“People in Hong Kong, as well as mainland China, have not lost their connection to plant and herbal remedies for overall health and wellbeing like we have stateside and to an extent in Europe,” explains Jamie Leilani Pelayo, co-founder of Natureofthings, a wellness platform from the US that offers an array of CBD luxe bath products and bodycare. “I think Hong Kong consumers are very savvy and knowledgeable on using natural remedies to take care of themselves,” she adds.
CBD is considered non-intoxicating, so individuals will not get high when consuming it. “CBD products generally do not cause side effects, but we do advise that anyone already taking significant medication to consult their physician before adding CBD to their daily routine,” explains Mullen. “CBD is unlikely to cause someone to fail a drug test (World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, have announced that CBD is not a banned substance for professional athletes), but we do recommend that individuals who are required to take drug tests – for work or other reasons – clarify whether CBD is considered a banned substance for their particular situations,” he says.
An introduction to CBD and products available in Hong Kong
The type of CBD product you choose should come down to what exactly you need to get out of the product. But before deciding, know that not all CBD are created equal. When reading each product description, look out for the following terms: full spectrum , broad spectrum , and isolate . To make it easier to understand let’s compare it to a burger, do you want a regular burger with just meat? Or do you want it with cheese and all the other fillings? The same goes for full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
With so many available options, it can get overwhelming with which product to use, and how to even get started. So, let’s break down the basics.
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People often take CBD to help with anxiety, pain, depression, and sleep. But, there’s a much wider use for it on our skin. CBD helps improve skin hydration and reduce inflammation, which helps treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. And because of its antioxidant properties, it helps in managing ageing and dry skin.
What it is: Easy-mix water-soluble CBD
Why we love it: The taste is quite pleasant and the products are fairly priced. We love that it is an organic oil and that they are transparent in publishing the laboratory analyses on their website.
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What it does: Helps brighten skin
CBD type: Broad spectrum (whole plant but with zero percent THC)
CBD potency: 500mg of full spectrum in 30ml bottle
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