CBD is the herbal supplement that everyone is talking about. Can it help you sleep and what are its other health benefits?

It’s official, lockdown and the pandemic have caused havoc with our sleep patterns over the last year. As a nation, more of us are suffering from insomnia and anxiety and chances are, we’re not confronting the issues. It’s fair to say that we want to work through these problems ourselves, to establish a better sleeping routine or to keep calmer, without adding to the burden of the NHS at this critical time. But what can you do? Exercise is a great leveller or that weekly Pilates class can give you a sense of karma, even if it is short lived. Listen to the online chatter and you’ll soon hear what everyone is talking about, CBD oil.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the biggest wellness products of recent years, that has taken the industry by storm. For those who have yet to step over the threshold and try CBD for the first time, it’s sensible to have all the hard facts to hand so you can make an informed decision before buying products.

Benefits of CBD oil

Once a prohibited substance, CBD has become a well-established and accepted part of wellness culture, offering a natural solution to poor quality sleep, anxiety as well as giving relief from a variety of mental and physical health problems without the THC. You won’t get a high from taking CBD, yet it can offer relief from stress and anxiety, can help with chronic pain and inflammation and can alleviate insomnia.

Does CBD oil help you sleep?

Yes it can, but CBD is still a very hot research subject, with lots of, as yet, unanswered questions. People also use CBD oil to help reduce persistent pain and inflammation

Things to consider before buying CBD oil

The market is flooded with many different strains and strengths of CBD which can be mind boggling when you start to research brands and products. CBD oil is made from the stalk, stems, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain high amounts of active, therapeutic cannabinoids.

Basically, you’re looking for a CBD oil that is as pure and potent as possible. Make sure you research the brand and its reputation and check reviews before heading to the checkout.

These are the buzzwords you need to look out for:

Non-GMO and organic: in an ideal world, you want your CBD oil to be free from pesticides, herbicides and other chemical nasties.

Concentration of CBD: This tells you the amount of CBD in the product.

Ethanol extraction: CBII CBD products (more on the brand below) are created using a trademarked gentle, clean and sustainable ethanol extraction method that recycles over 90% of the ethanol used in the process.

Full spectrum CBD: This means that a wide range of cannabinoids are present in the oil (including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes and flavonoids) which is thought to be more effective at fighting pain and inflammation, with a longer lasting effect than isolates.

How to take CBD oil

If you haven’t taken CBD before, it’s best to start on a fairly low dosage and gradually build it up. Give it a couple of weeks, and if you’re not getting the results you are looking for, you can up the dose by two or three drops and see what happens after a few more days. It may take as much as three to four weeks before you see noticeable improvements.

An effective dose can be anywhere between 5 and 70 mg per day. CBD oil is not addictive and you cannot overdose on it. However there can be mild side effects if too much is taken.

To get the best results, use the dropper to measure out your desired dosage and hold it under your tongue for between 30-60 seconds before swallowing. This will help the CBD to enter your system and to get it to work faster.

If you find you don’t like the natural taste of CBD or hemp oil in general, consider going for a capsule. They’ll still give you the CBD you’re looking for, but its taste will be masked.

Is it better to take CBD oil at night?

The big question is when to take CBD Oil for sleep. Most people get the best results by taking it a couple of hours before they expect to go to bed.

You can take CBD on an empty stomach if you want the results to act a little bit faster, but it will be just as effective even if you take it together with or after your meal.

The brand to know: CBII

Why choose CBII?

As we’ve found out, you want to buy your CBD products from the best possible source and rest assured, this brand, CBII™ CBD oils are made with legally sourced EU hemp, extracted in Switzerland and bottled in the UK. What’s more, the products are packaged in 100% recyclable outer cartons made from hemp.

Popular with celebrities, including Gemma Atkinson, Emily Atack, Charley Webb and Scarlett Moffatt, the brand has won 2020 Hip & Healthy Sleep Awards and 2021 Hip & Healthy Wellness Awards.

Which CBD product is the right one for you?

CBII boasts a collection of CBD oils in three strengths, with capsules and a skincare range.

Discovery Duo CBD Oil Starter Kit

If this is your first time taking CBD, the Discovery Duo start kit is the perfect introduction, giving you two of its most popular oil strengths to use over seven days. You can trial both formulas to see what works best for you and your dosage sweet spot so you can feel good from morning to night.

How do I use the Discovery Duo?

Take the 2% oil (6 - 12 drops) before moving onto the 5% oil (5 - 10 drops) at your own pace. Everyone reacts differently to CBD so take your time to find the right product and dosage. Simply place the drops under your tongue and hold for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. It can take up to 30 minutes to feel the effects.

When to take

It's good to take CBD at the same time every day for your first week as part of a daily routine. CBII suggests twice a day, such as early in the day and in the evening just before bedtime.

See how you feel

Slowly build your dosage to find the right balance and benefit for mind and body. Use the CBD diary, which is included with each order, to track your results.

You might be asking why seven days? Studies have shown that CBD metabolism takes a little time to build up in the body before you notice results.


This is the hero product of the brand, a full spectrum oil containing 50mg of CBD per mL, with a distinctly herbal, earthy taste. This is perfect oil for those who find a more potent dose works better when it comes to encouraging a restful night’s sleep and a feel-good sense of calm.

How will you feel taking CBD?

CBII CBD works naturally to calm anxious minds and helps promote quality sleep. Taking CBD oil doesn’t make you feel tired or lethargic, but rather encourages a calming effect on your mind and body.

How to use CBD Oil

The most effective way to take CBII oil is to place 5-10 drops under your tongue twice a day, hold for 30-60 seconds .

When to take

It's good to take CBII at the same time every day for your first week as part of a daily routine. We suggest early in the day or in the evening just before bedtime.

See how you feel

As before, everyone is different so build your dosage slowly until you find the right balance for body and mind.

CBD Capsules

If you don’t like the taste of CBD oil, capsules are the answer and this range comes with
added vitamins and nutrients for holistic wellness. Whether you’re wanting to give your immune system a boost or maintain healthy bones and reducing fatigue, these carefully formulated capsules are the first step to feeling your best ever.

How to take CBD capsules

These oral capsules can be taken 2-3 times a day with a glass of water. Exact dosage varies depending on your preferred formula. Follow CBII’s advice by clicking here https://www.cbii-cbd.com/capsules-information

CBD Balm

This balm, which is perfect for soothing stressed muscles, is infused with the scent of eucalyptus, lavender and ginger essentials oils that target muscle tension.

How to use CBD Balm

Rub a small amount on to the stress-prone area and breathe in the calming scents. This balm is great for post workout recovery. Massage into tight muscles for ten to fifteen minutes and you’ll soon feel the balm getting to work.

In Summary

If you’re keen to get your sleep back on track or suffer from muscle pain or anxiety and are looking for natural alternatives, CBD is definitely worth considering. Afterall it’s a herbal supplement and taken in the right dosages, can help alleviate these problems and lead you to a better life: this is your introduction to CBII.

Created in sponsorship with CBII

By Team GWG
March 2021


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