The Importance of Routine During Lockdown

Britain has announced new, unprecedented shutdown measures in the fight against COVID-19. The majority of the UK now confined to their homes, and should only leave to shop for essential items, exercise once a day or for urgent medical care. Most of us agree that the measures are necessary, but it is a scary and confusing time for many and over the course of the next few weeks is sure to affect people’s mental health. For some it may be loneliness, isolation and feeling cut off from the world. Others are juggling work, childcare and home life all within a [...]

By | 2020-03-25T14:51:04+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ways to Limit Self-Isolation Anxiety

With the recent government advice telling people to stay at home to control the spread of COVID-19, there’s understandably a lot of fear around the topic right now. Those who experience depression and anxiety can often feel isolated even without the strict restrictions, and for the 5% of the population affected by health anxiety, it’s certainly a troubling time. Here are some ideas for those who are experiencing higher levels of distress, which could help you to relax and unwind. Of course, if you’re feeling very low it’s really important to seek the advice of medical experts.   EASY LISTENING [...]

By | 2020-03-24T15:05:21+00:00 March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

One of the most frequently asked questions about DR CBD Rx is ‘will it get me high’ and the answer is simple - no. The element of the cannabis plant that creates euphoric feeling or ‘high’ is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and DR CBD Rx is one of the few brands on the market to be produced with guaranteed 0% THC. Here, the pharmacist and creator behind DR CBD Rx, Tom Chapman explains more about the two different elements. “Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are compounds that are extracted from the cannabis plant. “Both compounds can have a positive effect on [...]

By | 2020-03-11T17:19:31+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using CBD Oil For Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that effects 31% of people in the UK, with symptoms like trouble getting to sleep, waking up often during the night and finding it hard to go back to sleep again. Lack of a good night sleep is often caused by anxiety and stress, but ironically being tired can make these problems worse. So, you can see that it’s easy to get stuck in a vicious cycle. First, it’s important to understand what’s causing your lack of sleep. Is it because you have a lot of external factors going on that is causing you stress? [...]

By | 2020-03-03T10:54:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter brings feelings of festive joy and warmth for many of us, those who love the thought of wrapping up in a blanket at night and holding a cup of hot chocolate. Others are less excited by the colder months as they recognise that winter will often brings feelings of depression and anxiety - more commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.   What is SAD?   Not to be mistaken for the winter blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common condition that affects around one in three people in the UK. It’s a type of depression that arises [...]

By | 2020-02-13T10:16:43+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spotting the Signs of Stress

We all have to deal with stressful situations from time to time and, mostly, we’re able to cope without too much disruption to our daily lives. Occasionally though, things can get on top of us and stress can begin to have a negative impact. In this situation, spotting the early signs and taking steps to relieve the pressure can prevent us from spiralling into more deep-seated mental health problems. Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, from physical symptoms like migraines, muscle pain or skin rashes, to feelings of hopelessness and desperation. It’s important to listen to your body [...]

By | 2020-01-30T16:16:06+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Have One of the Top 20 Most Stressful Jobs in the World?

Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives and for most people, work is a huge contributor. According to recent studies, over 40% of UK residents of working age are on the verge of ‘burnout’, with two thirds of those blaming their job for the issue. Workload, culture, bullying, worrying about performance, job security, pay and poor working conditions are just some of the things that can cause us to become stressed about work. Tom Chapman, the pharmacist behind DR CBD Rx says, “Certain people are naturally more able than others to cope with the strains of their job [...]

By | 2020-01-30T16:17:05+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Travelling with CBD products: can I travel with CBD oil?

Yes, you can travel with CBD oil to the majority of popular tourist destinations. With CBD oils and associated products gaining in popularity it is natural for them to be taken with you when you go on holiday or are travelling both internationally and domestically, especially as their benefits are recognised for travel anxiety and sickness, but some caution needs to be used. There is naturally some concern when cannabinoid consumers want to take their desired products with them and travelling or going on holiday can be stressful enough without adding more concerns to your itinerary. We have created this easy to read, [...]

By | 2020-01-13T16:21:36+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Considering CBD for fitness and exercise?

As you can see from many of our other blogs, CBD has a lot of purported benefits, backed up by our array of real-life success studies and scientific evidence. Everything from helping cancer patients fight nausea, to acting as a sleep aid for people with insomnia, to heightening libido. While those seem like potentially huge breakthroughs, CBD is also said to help with smaller stuff, like helping you recover faster from workouts thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Here’s everything you need to know from Tom at DR CBD Rx. Why are we sore after a workout anyway? No matter how fit you are, sometimes [...]

By | 2020-01-13T16:14:03+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The new hangover ‘cure’ we should all be reaching for this festive season

Our range of products are here to help reduce the dreaded 'beer fear' or 'hangxiety' associated with inevitable festive boozy nights.  Tom, the celebrated British pharmacist behind DR CBD Rx talks about why his products should be the go-to 'cure' for hangovers this festive season. Tom, 82, whose career has seen him accredited as an expert member of the British Pharmacopoea Herbal Committee, said: “Sales of CBD have roughly doubled over the past two years in the UK and we are seeing a real spike in sales as individuals join in with all things festive. “The aftermath of drinking copious [...]

By | 2020-01-13T16:15:18+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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