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Cannabis Oil FAQ
1. Are CBD Cannabis Oil products legal in the UK?
Yes they are legal, so long as the THC content has been removed. CBD products, Hemp Oils and derivative products are legal in the UK as food supplements, and although their consumption is not restricted, it is not legal to grow any kind of cannabis plants without strict licensing.
It is why many CBD Product Suppliers and or Manufacturers in the UK import expensive, quality hemp from tested and certified sources.
Getting the right hemp is the most important thing in cannabinoid extraction. The standard industrial hemp used for non CBD applications does not have a high enough content of useful nutrients and so there is a special strain of hemp grown especially for cannabinoid CBD Oil industry.
We ensure all our CBD products are manufactured from high end and certified sources, allowing us to provide you with a high quality CBD product.
2. So, am I at risk if I buy Cannabis Oils in the UK?
No you are not, as long as you buy CBD products with THC Zero or THC trace compliant products (under the legal limit of 0.02%) from reptable resellers.
CBD versus THC.
Cannabidiol (abbreviated CBD) is one of the 113 cannabinoid cannabis compounds, naturally occuring and used as a food suppliment to provide what some belive are daily “Quality of Life” benefits. CBD does not give you the feeling of being high that users of recreational cannabis report to experience from smoking; that is to say, CBD is not Psychoactive.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (abbreviated THC) is another one of the 113 cannabinoid cannabis compounds, naturally occuring but the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, and sought after by recreational users of cannabis who wish to experience the feeling of being high.
3. Are CBD oil products medicine?
Simply speaking, CBD products are not sold as medicines.
CBD oil products are sold in the UK as food supplements, and no reseller or manufacturer should be making any medical claims about their CBD products, but we all do encourage you to carry out all your own research before buying and introducing them into your daily routine.
You will find many studies about CBD Body Salves, creams, oils and CBD capsules, but most carried out and published in other countries. There are also many forums, social media groups and sites where people of all ages and experiences discuss the impact of CBD on their lives.
4. Should I consult my GP before I take CBD products?
You should always seek advice from a medical professional if you have a condition, or feel your quality of life is below your expectations. CBD products will effect us all in slightly different ways, much like our tolerance to medication, we may all experience differing elements of differing side effects, and this can depend on many things including medication or medical procedures you have had, are having or planned to have.
Remember, CBD products will effect us all in slightly different ways, much like our tolerance to other products such as alcohol for example. Some of us experience the feeling of being drunk after a single unit of alcohol, where as others seem to have a built up tolerance. Understand your body, your daily requirements, research as much as possible and seek the help of a professional, all factors ensuring you can make a well rounded, well informed decision.
5. So how is CBD extracted from the Hemp Plant?
Essentially, there are three ways to extract CBD from the natural state plants.
CO2 extraction – this method is said to be the safest and most efficient method of extraction, however, it is also the most expensive.
Ethanol extraction – this method can reduce the oil’s potency due to the destruction of the plant’s waxes during the extraction process.
Olive oil extraction – this method is very simple and only requires that the olive oil is heated up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, however, the resulting extract is less potent resulting in the requirement to take much larger dosages.
The CO2 extraction process is reputed to be the best to preserve amino acids, terpenes, minerals and fatty acids necessary for the final cannabis oil to be of a quality sometimes referred to as having a “Full Spectrum”.
6. Are your products natural?
Yes, our products are natural, mostly organic, GM free and in some cases vegan too.
Where the product allows, the majority of our CBD products are Full Spectrum, and our balms and salves contain coconut oils and bees wax.
Of course, like any other product, there are good CBD and bad CBD lines available, some produced at a lower cost and resulting in a lower quality, and probably a lower price. Before you choose your brand, research and look for positive and wide ranging feedback from a good cross section of reported users.
8. Ok, so how do I know which CBD products are for me?
Research, research, research!
Join as many user groups as you can; ask the resellers, speak to others who have and are using CBD products, but don’t forget to ask a health professional.
Once you have enough information to make an informed choice, choose a reputable reseller of a reputable manufacturer and decide on which format, in which dose.
Dont hesitate to shop around as you may be developing a long term relationship with your retailer, so make sure they tick your boxes!
The best advice we can give is to go in with your eyes wide open and if at all possible, embrace and enjoy the experience. Don’t forget to share your experience once you have it, helping others who are thinking about starting their own journey!
Good luck and best wishes from The CBD Team here.
7. Which format do I choose, how do I know what dose I should take and are CBD products addictive?
You should firstly ask yourself how you would prefer to take the CBD Oils. Some use the hand mouth spray, spraying dirctly under the tongue, others prefer our Gummy Bears or Gummy Drops, whilst capsules are the choice of others. The most cost effective and efficient use is through our oils, directly under the tongue, or added to a hot drink with milk (CBD Oils need a fat carrier such as milk in order to bond and be ingested). Suffice to say, it all depends on your own prefered method!
Once you have settled on a prefered delivery method, most people start with a minimal dose and increase on a weekly basis until they feel they are benifiting in their expected way. On occasion, some start with maximum strength products and maximum dosage as a way to ensure they acheive their desired results as swiftly as possible.
And so is CBD addictive? – Remember, CBD is one of the components in Cannabus.It’s the other component, THC, that causes it to be addiction in some people. That is because THC directly binds with the brain’s cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors, responsible for triggering the intoxicating effects often associated with marijuana use. Research has shown that activating CB1 receptors affects the brain’s reward system and the release of the “pleasure hormone,” dopamine, explaining why THC can be addictive. Because CBD oil is made from high-CBD, low-zero THC hemp, it does not stimulate the brain’s dopamine-based reward system and is not addictive.
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