A guide to CBD

What is CBD?

CBD – It’s a relatively new product, but how can it benefit you? Most people haven’t even heard of it and yet it’s starting to appear in conversations around sports, food and beauty products.

The most sensational aspect is its derived from the cannabis plant, which has previously been associated with laziness and overeating. However, CBD takes some of the beneficial aspects of ‘weed’ and makes use out of them for positive ends.

It’s mainly used in the form of an oil derived from industrial hemp, which contains more CBD than our traditionally crossbred strains of cannabis hemp used for smoking. This is altogether a different product from dried marijuana flowers, after all. CBD oil can be bought at varying concentrations and is generally eaten or vaporised into the lungs.

How does CBD work?

The way it works is by interacting with a special subsystem of the nervous system, known as the ‘endocannabinoid system’. This is the part of our body which has interacted with cannabis products since we started using them as long ago as ten thousand years. However, CBD is a little different from the psychoactive THC that humans have sought from cannabis until very recently. It doesn’t have the same intoxicating or negative effects as THC – but can help you and your body wind down after physical activity or if you just feel strained or anxious.

When taken orally or vaporised CBD interacts directly with the brain via the endocannabinoid system – sending signals through the nerves to the brain to regulate the levels of other chemicals our body produces naturally. This has an effect of masking pain, prohibiting anxiety and inflammation as well as helping promote appetite. However, it’s not completely known how this varies from person to person, or why the effects of CBD change depending on who takes it.

How do I take CBD?

There’s currently a great new craze of trying to incorporate CBD into even more products – edible gels, capsules, topical creams and balms and beauty products. There’s CBD chocolate candies and other edibles to try, as well as many vaporiser flavours and manufacturers. There are even whole recipes dedicated to putting the often bitter CBD in foods to mask its flavour and make a delicious meal. So many things to try – and it’s extremely safe to do so as well, there is an extremely unlikely chance of overdose or reaction due to the hemp plants high compatibility with the human body. If you feel the need to, consult your Doctor for more info beforehand.

What are the benefits of using CBD?

CBD can work for some people in one way and the effects may not manifest in another person – due to the concept of ‘neurodivergence’, the way all our brains and nervous systems are ‘wired up’ differently. This means a wide range of people might glean a wide range of uses from this powerful plant product – it might be useful for some athletes to help reduce the feeling of muscle strain and inflammation, or people with nervous anxiety problems feel more confident.

So for someone interested in CBD at this point, we’d encourage trying it out and seeing if it works for you in a way that makes you feel better. The most important thing is putting your well being first with CBD oil 5%. If it works then great, but there’s always the chance it may not. Again, the ball is in your court and we offer as many ways as possible to try CBD on our website. If you feel comfortable with trying new things, or just curious about all the fuss – have a go with one of our many products today!

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Why our CBD?

Seed to shelf re-assurance

The Sativa Wellness Group INC CBD brands are born of a need – people want to buy CBD products they can trust, knowing they don’t contain anything they shouldn’t. You need products that are legal, great quality and tested by a certified laboratory. Additionally, you want the added reassurance that you will receive that high quality with every purchase.

Our Sativa Wellness Group CBD brands offer that consistent quality and traceability every time. How do we do that?


As part of the Sativa Wellness Group INC, we own every step of the manufacturing process* – from the seed in the ground to the bottling of the product. No other brand in the UK can offer that – giving you a high-quality product, every time.


PhytoVista Laboratories is Sativa Group’s independent analytical hemp and CBD testing facility. This laboratory is the UK’s premier testing facility and tests each batch of products to ensure stringent quality control. Each product that you buy will have a QR code that provides a link to the lab report for that product.


Goodbody Botanicals and Goodbody Wellness are part of the Sativa Wellness Group INC, and Sativa Cultivation and Extraction, our research company has entered into a research partnership with King’s College London looking at respiratory disease.


We are shaping the future of the CBD product landscape through our innovation and manufacturing.

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Our products are backed with 5-star reviews due to our consistent quality and service, every time.


Formulated in the UK, the Goodbody brands are based on a beautiful farm in the West of England.


Our team of experts are based on site so that they can control every step of the process.

Not every CBD brand is the same, the quality and level of CBD content varies tremendously. Legislative changes are taking place with tighter rules on the licensing of products under the Novel Foods FSA guidelines. We welcome this and, hopefully, in future all CBD brands will undergo testing and licencing to offer consumers the level of reassurance that at Goodbody, we can offer now, along with the ability to trace every step of the production route.