Our CBD Starter Kit for £8 with code JOY50
Get £10 off for every £30 you spend with code BRIGHT10. Shop Bestsellers
Cyber Week 40% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY
20% off sitewide with code FEELGOOD (excl. subscription and sets).
50% off CBD Beginners Sets with code CBDSETS50
Save on our limited edition Christmas Sets.
Complimentary CBD Balm with our Strong Strength CBD Oil. Use code SOOTHE
Enjoy 50% off our bestselling CBD Oil Starter Kit with code RESTORE50
50% off our award-winning CBD Starters with code STARTCBD
25% off all CBD products with code AUTUMN25. Shop our bestsellers
30% off all CBD products with code CBDDAY + Mystery Gift at checkout worth £29
40% off + extra 10% on select products for 24 hrs only.

The Beginner's Guide to CBD


The Beginner's Guide to CBD

Welcome to your CBD beginner’s guide.

If you’re curious about starting your CBD journey, you’ve come to the right place!

We’re answering all your burning questions on the topic of our much-loved wellness warrior.

Discover why CBD is becoming so popular, which product is right for you and how to take it safely and effectively.

Ever wondered how CBD should make you feel? Or how long it takes to feel the effects? We’ve got that covered too.

Pick a topic below:

Why take CBD?

Let’s take a look at why people are taking CBD.

Personal experience and early research indicate it may assist with stress, anxiety and sleep, but these studies are still preliminary and more research is needed.

Dr Chandni Hindocha, an internationally award-winning research fellow in clinical psychopharmacology at UCL, affirms the following:

“In terms of psychopharmacology, we do know that CBD definitely, at high doses, affects sleep and anxiety.” - Dr Chandni Hindocha

Similar anecdotal evidence and initial research suggests that CBD may help combat short-term pain relief and inflammation, support muscle recovery, and contribute to a sense of calm.

Mary Biles, holistic practitioner and author of ‘The CBD Book: Essential Guide to CBD Oil’ explains:

“It’s feeling in a balanced mood. It’s your body doing what you want it to do. You don’t ache when you get up in the morning, you’ve got energy. All these things are about balance, and that’s what CBD is about.” - Mary Biles

What format of CBD can I take? 

CBD oils, capsules and topicals are three of the most popular ways to take CBD.

CBD Oils 

CBD oil can be taken in a tincture that is delivered in drops under the tongue via a liquid dropper bottle. Unflavoured CBD oil has a distinctly herbal, earthy taste.

CBD Capsules

CBD can also be taken in capsule format. Quick and easy to take on the go, CBII CBD capsules offer slower release absorption - a perfect introductory dose of CBD.

CBD Topicals

Topical CBD Balm is most commonly used in an attempt to help manage muscular pain, skin irritation and stress. Simply apply to the skin to target areas of tension.

CBD Dosage for Beginners

All our bodies are different, and how we respond to CBD is too. As such, it is impossible to provide a singular recommendation on CBD dosage that works for everyone.

Finding the right dosage may take some trial and error. We recommend starting low and going slow, gradually increasing your intake until you find your sweet spot.

Choose your Strength

At CBII, we recommend our CBD Starter Kit, featuring our medium strength 2% oil and our stronger 5% oil. Begin with the 2% for a week, before moving on to the 5% strength to compare the difference.

You can experiment with different dosages as long as you don’t exceed the Food Standards Agency’s recommendation of 70 mg a day.

You can find additional dosage recommendations for CBII oils and capsules here

How will CBD make me feel? 

Since everyone is different, there isn’t one singular way that CBD can make you feel. It can also depend on what you’re taking CBD for.

For some people, it may make them feel less anxious, quieting the daily noise and worries that whiz around in their head. For others, it could help them get a more restful night’s sleep, helping them feel less tired in the day and as a result more energised and able to concentrate.

Try to take a few moments to reflect each day. The key is to tune in to how you feel, and most importantly what you don’t feel.

We recommend keeping a diary to monitor what’s working for you.

Curious about CBD and excited to start your own journey? Try it without committing with our CBD starter kit for just £19.

CBD for Beginners

  1. CBII CBD Starter Kit
    New to CBD? Trial both CBD oil strengths to find your perfect match
  2. Balance: CBD Capsules With Vitamin B3
    To help reduce fatigue and stress
    £29.00 £19.00 As low as £17.00

Complementary items from the balance range