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The ABC's of CBD

 Q&A with KIM SMITH, BRAND FOUNDER OF KLORIS CBD

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What is CBD?

ACBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over 120 of the chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that have been identified so far in the cannabis plant. As a result of being outlawed for so long, research into the benefits of CBD and fellow cannabinoids is still in fairly early stages (ongoing since around 1995), but what has been discovered so far is nothing short of incredible.

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What are the different ways of taking CBD and what are they best for? I.e. orally for mood, topically for body? 

AInside our body, we have what is called an endocannabinoid system – a complex network which is involved in regulating almost all bodily processes. Amazingly, the cannabinoids produced by the cannabis/hemp plant interact with this system to encourage greater communication, balance and function.The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many vital systems in the human body, including: appetite, hunger, and digestive systems, sleep, motor control, pain and pleasure, immune function, temperature, mood and memory.CBD is quite miraculous in that it can interact with endocannabinoid receptors both in the brain and throughout the body, many of which are found in the skin and joints.This means that you can both ingest CBD - people report this being helpful as a sleep aid, for easing anxiety and stress, and even boosting libido - or apply it to the skin - depending on what it is combined with, users report benefits for symptoms ranging from localised pain to inflammation, irritation and dryness.This is also why it makes for a powerful skincare ingredient.
Finally, this rule may not be very scientific, but is extremely important: you need to find one that you like. You might have the most exclusive, best-rated sunscreen, but if you do not like the texture and smell, you will not apply it (or not enough). Especially when it comes to the face, you might want to choose a light and hydrating, easy-to-apply sunscreen that sits well on your type of skin.

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Talk to us about dosing generally if you are taking the oral drops

AThe FSA state a maximum of 70mg per day and we say a broad /general rule aim to work up to 50mg per day as your standard daily dose. Simply put that works out to 20 drops of our 5% and 10 drops of our 10%

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Do you need to have a problem to fix to benefit from CBD or is it a general wellbeing hero?

ANot at all! it is 100% a general wellbeing hero as it can assist with an overall calmer feeling and better sleep - who doesn't want that!

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Who can’t use CBD? 

AAnyone pregnant or breastfeeding, also if you are on medication and unsure, always be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new supplement.

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With new CBD brands popping up all over the place, what makes KLORIS different?

APersonally I am thrilled there are other brands, it's hard to make an industry or a movement with just 1 brand - I am really confident in what we do at KLORIS and I think the different brands specialise in different things, which is wonderful. Everything we do is considered, we are trying to do our part to really elevate the quality of CBD products. We have an incredible team of plant scientists who oversee every formula and we work so hard to be earth friendly. For example, our bathing products come in compostable plant cellulose wrap, we always use glass and kraft card instead of any kind of plastic andall raw ingredients within our formulas are biodegradable. 

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What is the most-asked question you get about CBD?

AThe most asked question is still definitely "what is CBD, and will it get me high" (answer no it won't!)