CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive oil extract taken from the Cannabis (or hemp) plant. It is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and in recent years has taken the health and wellness world by storm for its numerous health benefits.
No. CBD is entirely different from Hempseed Oil. Whilst both compounds are extracted from the same plant, hempseed oil is made by pressing seeds and has several fantastic properties which are different from those provided by CBD.
CBD is incredibly versatile and boasts a wide variety of health benefits. It can be used by people of all ages and has been proven to help anxiety, depression, and even sports recovery.
Research is still ongoing into more benefits of CBD, but it is similar to the endocannabinoids produced naturally in the human body by the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Please note that depression can differ from person to person, and you should always speak to a doctor about the different treatment options available.
No, CBD does not make you high. CBD does not contain any of the psychoactive substance found in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the compound responsible for making users feel high.
CBD offers several positive health benefits for the user, including alleviating anxiety and muscular pain; but research is still being carried out on other potential benefits of CBD.
CBD has relatively low toxicity levels, so overdosing is unlikely. However, you should always ensure you adhere to the recommended dosage.
This can vary from person to person but on average CBD will remain in your system for 2-5 days. Please remember that this will change depending on the amount you take and how it is administered.
CBD is a safe, non-intoxicating substance that has no known addictive properties.
Does CBD show up on a drug test? No, CBD should not show up on a drug test. Some CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, which standard drug tests are designed to look for; however, the amount of THC in CBD oil is extremely low so highly unlikely to cause a problem.
CBD is thought to be well-tolerated, but some people have reported some side effects, including a dry mouth, diarrhoea, a reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue.
It is also worth noting that it could interact with other medications you are taking, such as blood thinners. You should always seek professional advice.
CBD oil usually comes with a dropper. You place a few drops under your tongue, leave for at least 2 minutes and then swallow. Some CBD oils can be placed in food and drink if this is more convenient for you.
The exact dose will vary depending on how long you have been using CBD, and what benefits you would like to see.
The taste of CBD oil depends heavily on the extraction method and carrier oil used. The higher quality oils are smoother and have a more natural, somewhat earthy taste. If you do not like the taste, you can mix it with food or drink, whatever your preference.
It is not recommended that you use CBD oil with alcohol.
Terpenes are the pungent oils that give cannabis its taste and smell. In the plant, they serve the purpose of repelling predators and attracting pollinators, but in the human body, some of them are known for their health benefits.
Limonene – can elevate mood. Caryophyllene – can help protectthe gastrointestinal tract. Myrcene – can aid sleep.
In Cannabis extract, there are over a hundred cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. As nature intended, all compounds play a vital role within the plant to give the final product its effectiveness and potency.
Full-spectrum simply means that the product is produced using all those compounds. All our products use full-spectrum extracts, including less than 0.01% THC and terpenes.
No, THC only has psychoactive effects in high doses. CBD oils that contain THC have only a trace (less than 0.3%) which you will not notice.
It is worth noting that full-spectrum products are often regarded as more effective than ‘isolate’ products. Isolate products that contain just CBD and no other compounds are highly ineffective, and you are unlikely to see any benefits.
Our CBD products are extracted using the CO2 method. This is highly regarded as the most effective and safest extraction method because no solvents or other harmful substances are used. The CO2 method works by using liquid and gas CO2 to extract all the beneficial compounds from the hemp plant.
Our CBD products use MCT as a carrier oil. MCT is an organic oil extracted directly from coconuts. We use MCT oil because of the additional health benefits; it has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can aid weight loss.
This heavily depends on the person and dosage. Some people feel the effects within 30 minutes with continued use. Please ensure you follow the recommended dosage and consult a healthcare professional for advice.
Anybody can take CBD oils, but as with anything, you should ensure it will not interfere with any prescribed medications you may be taking by consulting a professional.
Some people have reported experiencing slight headaches after using CBD oil, but this is more likely to be the quality of the oil rather than a reaction to the compounds.
Lower quality CBD oils use ethanol or isopropanol, which some users may be sensitive to. Rest assured; our CBD oils contain no such solvents.
Only as a supplement and not as a medicine. CBD should never be seen as a type of treatment for any specific ailment, including cancer.
Research has shown CBD may help alleviate some of the side-effect’s cancer patients experience from Chemotherapy, including nausea and pain, but you should always seek professional advice.
Whilst there is no literature or research to suggest CBD is unsafe for pregnant women, we would recommend avoiding it to be on the safe side.
Yes, CBD is legal in the UK. However, it can only contain very little (trace levels under 0.3%) of THC. Cannabis oil with high levels of THC is strictly not allowed.
Whilst it is often the most expensive, CO2 extraction is considered one of the safest methods of extraction as it uses no harmful substances or chemicals. The process is also known for having little to no emissions and is therefore considered environmentally friendly.
When talking about CBD products, the entourage effect simply means that all the different compounds, including cannabinoids and flavonoids act in synergy.
So, by using a combination of all the compounds found in the hemp plant (full spectrum) you will see more significant results, compared to when you isolate one compound.
This is just one of the many ways your body can absorb CBD. As your tongue is capillary rich, the oil can be absorbed and reach your bloodstream more quickly.
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