What Does CBD Stand For?  And It's Not Cannabis!

What Does CBD Stand For? And It's Not Cannabis!

Call me dramatic 🎭  💃🏻 (I am, I know!), but this really frustrates me.  

CBD is NOT short for Cannabis.  

CBD is short for CANNABIDIOL, and Cannabidiol is one of many compounds (or cannabinoids) found in Cannabis

It is misleading of high street stores to label Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil products as CBD.

So if you've bought a product with labelling similar to that shown, or any other beauty product containing Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Seed or Hemp Seed - whilst those ingredients are good for the skin;  if it doesn't state CBD or Cannabidiol on the packaging, then it doesn't contain CBD as an active ingredient.                                                                                                

As far as I can see, there's nothing wrong with the wording on this packaging, although I'm sure that a lot of High Street brands are deliberately calling what used to be 'hemp-seed oil' by it's more fashionable name of  'cannabis sativa seed oil', just to cash in on the confusion!  What is very misleading here is the shelf-edge label produced by the stockist.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
I'm guessing that this store didn't intend to mislead, but have like many, assumed that CBD means Cannabis.  Put simply, if you're looking for a CBD product and the label or ingredient list doesn't mention CBD or Cannabidiol, then it's safe to assume that it doesn't have CBD as an active ingredient.   It should also state the level of CBD content, either by percentage or by milligrams.  Price is another good indicator - if it looks too good to be true, then it probably doesn't contain CBD!
This is the third time in 2 weeks that I've come across products like this either in stores or  it's come up in conversation about CBD.  And I promise you that I don't get out that much or go searching for these situations. 😀  It bothers me because as a small company trying to convey the right message, we are so, so careful not to mislead people.   
No wonder there are so many misconceptions about CBD out there!  Not only around what it is and how it might help you, but how to take it, when to take it, how much to take .... So, please  do your own research around CBD before purchasing, or send us an email and we'll try to help you decide what's best for your needs.  You might enjoy reading Do All Hemp Products Contain CBD? 3 Things You Need To Know         
Rant over! 😀