What is CBD?
CBD is a shortened name for Cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid first discovered in 1940.
CBD is just one of over 100 identified cannabinoids in hemp plants (aka cannabis) and makes up a significant amount of the plants extract. It is a natural chemical compound understood to have positive wellbeing effects on the human body. CBD is the second-most widely understood and recognised element of cannabis, after delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not cause any changes in personality or euphoric effects i.e. getting high. CBD is totally safe and not addictive, making it a great choice to use as a daily food supplement to maintain health and bring balance.
How does CBD work?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses).
How long does it take for CBD to start working?
CBD can take from a few minutes to a couple of hours to work effectively. CBD also builds up in your system over time, creating long term incremental benefits.
How much CBD should i take?
It is difficult to make any kind of recommendation regarding correct dosage as everyone tolerates CBD differently.
If you are new to CBD we suggest you start low and work your way up, if necessary, to help find your optimal serving size in the future. A process of trial and error can then help you to determine the ideal amount, while following guidelines concerning safe consumption. We also strongly recommend you consume your CBD to completion before making your final decision about if CBD has helped you.
Is CBD Oil legal?
Yes, CBD Hemp Oil is legal in the UK, EU and US. You can consume CBD oil as a food supplement for health purposes without any concern over legalities.
Can I Travel Safely Carrying CBD?
While legal throughout the European Union, we advise caution when travelling with CBD because of the slim chance that airport staff may confuse it for illegal cannabis products and seize it. When travelling outside of Europe we strongly recommend not travelling with CBD on your person or in your luggage unless you have researched the laws regarding CBD in the country you plan to travel to. Ultimately it’s your decision to take.
Can CBD interact with my medication?
It is important you speak with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement to make sure there will be no adverse reaction or problems with your medication routine.
Can I Use CBD While Taking Other Medication?
With taking anything new we would always suggest speaking with a medical professional. CBD can interact with some medicines but only at very high levels so it is on the whole very safe.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD will not get you high. Our products are completely non-psychoactive so you won’t experience any unwanted side effects and will be able to go about your day as normal i.e. going to work, driving, taking care of your children, etc.
Is CBD Additive?
CBD is categorically non-addictive. A World Health Organization report stated, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and that “CBD is well-tolerated and safe for human consumption.” For clarity – THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that might cause it to be additive to some people.
Will I Fail a Drugs Test Using CBD?
Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not cannabidiol (CBD). However, full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, so could cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens, especially when taken at high doses. I recommend a prudent and cautious approach to taking CBD rich hemp extracts in the context of urine drug screens.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CBD
Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. Our CBD products are food supplements and should be taken as part of a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Please store your product(s) out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Do not take if pregnant or lactating.