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Packshots of the Healthspan CBD Support range on a wooden top with hemp leaves in the background

Healthspan's CBD Support range explained

Healthspan's CBD Support range combines CBD with a selection of different ingredients to support various aspects of your health. Dr Sarah Brewer explains the differences between the blends.

CBD Support Mellow combines natural hemp CBD with a full complex of B vitamins plus vitamin C, magnesium and zinc. It is designed to help support psychological and cognitive function and mental performance as well as your nervous system.

CBD Support Immunity is formulated to help ensure your immune system can function optimally. As well as containing natural, purified CBD it also provides a natural extract of black elderberries plus vitamin C and a vegan form of vitamin D3. Both vitamin C and vitamin D are important for the normal function of the immune system.

CBD Support Joints includes pure, distilled CBD oil with type II collagen and vitamins C and D. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, providing the scaffolding for healthy cartilage, tendons, ligaments and other tissues. At least 28 different types of collagen exist, of which type II collagen is found in the elastic cartilage that cushions joints.1

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bone, while vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function.

CBD Support Menopause, as its name suggests, is ideal for women who are approaching or experiencing their 'change of life.' This blend combines pure CBD oil with sage and soy isoflavones, two sources of plant hormones that have a natural, oestrogen-like action in the body. Added vitamin A helps to maintain healthy skin while vitamin B6 supports hormone regulation and normal psychological function.

CBD Support Night Time is intended for use as you retire to bed. It contains pure, distilled CBD oil with natural herbal extracts of chamomile, lemon balm and hops that are traditionally used for their relaxing properties. Additional vitamin E provides antioxidant protection against oxidative stress – a damaging process that is associated with premature ageing.

The above supplements are all available as capsules, so they are easy to take and you don't have to worry about the flavours associated with CBD oil products.

How quickly does CBD work?

CBD capsules typically start to be absorbed into the circulation around 20 minutes after you take them.

How long do the effects last?

The effects of CBD last for around three to five hours. Spreading CBD throughout the day will help to provide continuous benefits.

Are there any side effects?

CBD oil is recognised as safe and well tolerated. A World Health Organisation report has confirmed it does not have any potential for abuse or to cause harm. As CBD does not produce a 'high' and is not addictive, it is not classed as a controlled substance.

In doses used as a food supplement, side effects are unusual, but CBD can cause dry mouth (when used as oral spray or drops) and drowsiness.

Are there any watch points?

CBD oil is safe to use as a food supplement and, in recommended doses, side effects are unusual. A World Health Organisation report on CBD confirmed that 'CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients' existing medications.'

If you have a health condition or are taking any prescribed or over-the-counter medicines, always check with your doctor before taking CBD supplements. Do not use CBD during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

If you take part in elite sports, you should avoid CBD. There is a natural alternative known as PEA (short for palmitoylethanolamide) which has similar effects to CBD.

Some CBD products are synthetic. Select a CBD oil that is 100% natural and extracted from whole hemp plants.

Healthspan's CBD oil is obtained from industrial hemp plants that are grown organically in the EU, purified and are independently tested to ensure it is non-GMO and certified free of psychoactive ingredients.

All Healthspan CBD products are made to a pharmaceutical standard known as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). This ensures the purity of the product and consistency of each dose.

Dr Sarah Brewer is Healthspan's Medical Director and holds degrees in Natural Sciences, Surgery and Medicine from the University of Cambridge. Having worked as a GP and hospital doctor, Dr Sarah now holds an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey and specialises in nutrition. She is also an award-winning writer and author.

Find out more at Dr. Sarah Brewer's website, or read more about Healthspan's health experts.

Nothing beats a healthy, balanced diet to provide all the nutrients we need. But when this isn't possible, supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying supplements or herbal medicines.

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