What is CBD?creative33CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoid compounds that occur naturally in cannabis plant, it is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. The flowers also contain terpenes, amino acids, and various other compounds. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia, arthritis and more. Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
What are cannabinoids?creative33Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity. Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied relatively extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.
Is CBD legal?creative33The answer is yes! Any CBD oil that is produced using hemp plants is 100% legal to buy and consume in the UK as long as it contains less then 0.2% THC. When it comes to cannabis, however, it is still illegal to use it or possess it. Maybe this is why people tend to get confused. All Platinum CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC.
How does CBD work?creative33Our body has a system that produces its own set of cannabinoids, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). When CBD and other cannabinoids enter your bloodstream, they influence your ECS to either produce more or less of certain cannabinoids. In short, they communicate with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help your body maintain balance.
What is the right dose of CBD?creative33An effective dosage an range from as little as 5mg of CBD per day up to 150mg per day. Make sure you start low and go slow. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary, adjust the amount. If you want full detail on Dosage, then see our Dosage page.
When should I take my CBD?creative33Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. We usually say to take your oil or other CBD supplements 3 times a day, so firstly in the morning then midday then before bed. Most CBD products are only in your system around 6 hours (depending what product you use this will differ), so taking more frequently keeps the CBD in your system.
When will I notice CBD working?creative33On average, however, it's estimated that CBD oil should start working within 6-8 hours. Factors like your weight, metabolism, and lifestyle choices can also have an impact and may also reduce or increase this time.
Will CBD help with my illness?creative33There is a lot of ongoing reaching about CBD and how it can help many people with many ongoing issues. Unfortunately, we are not able to give medical advice as our CBD products are sold as food supplements to help support and maintain a healthy life. We strongly recommend doing your own research on CBD and how it can help you. With all that said, you do not have to be ill to use CBD products. It is for everyone no matter how healthy you may be. It provides a source of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids like Omega-3 and it’s organically grown too.
Where do you source your hemp from?creative33All of our hemp comes from the licensed organic farm in Colorado (USA).
Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD hemp oil?creative33No, hemp seed oil found at the local store or online is not the same as CBD hemp oil. It is important to read what you are buying carefully. CBD hemp oil is made from the flowers of the hemp plant, no seeds are used in this process. The oil must be extracted from the flower to get the oil. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is made by pressing the hemp plant’s seeds. The oil produced from the seeds contains some nutrients but does not contain CBD.
Can I travel with my CBD products?creative33You are allowed to fly around the UK with CBD products, as long as the product adheres to the federal law in the UK. The product must contain no THC and must be a product designed and processed for human consumption. So, CBD buds are not allowed but CBD oil and other CBD products are. If you are travelling outside of the UK with CBD products, We would definitely recommend checking if CBD is legal where you are going before traveling with CBD products.
Are there any side effects from CBD?creative33Typically CBD is not associated with many side effects but these have all been reported: Dry mouth, Drowsiness, Light-headedness. You should not feel any side effects from staying inside the recommended dose.
What the most effective way to take CBD?creative33There are many ways to effectively take CBD, but CBD oil drops and CBD sprays under the tongue is one of the fastest and most common ways to introduce CBD into your body it’s also extremely easy to get your dosage correct. Under the tongue application allows tissues to absorb the cannabidiol and diffuse it into the bloodstream. CBD vape liquid is the fastest way of getting CBD into your body, but it is a lot harder to correctly mange your dosage throughout the day. CBD orals / gummies are extremely easy to take and manage your dosage, but they take a little longer to get into your system then our other products.
Will I fail a drugs test from using CBD?creative33Most drug test screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not the cannabidiol (CBD), THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid which is still illegal in the UK. All our products contain less than 0.2% THC. Check out our lab reports to see what is in our products.
Will CBD get me “high”?creative33The simple answer is NO. All of our products contain between 0 and 0.2% THC which is the well-known cannabinoid that produces the high. CBD has many health benefits without producing the psychoactive effects THC. “relaxing but not intoxicating” is how some people have described the effect.
Will CBD interact with my other medications?creative33At low doses of CBD, less than 150mg total per day, it is unlikely that significant drug / herb interactions will occur. How ever it is always possible that drug / herb interactions can occur, and this is more likely the higher dose. For this reason, we would always recommend consulting your doctor first.
Why are lab tests so important?creative33Lab tests are conducted to verify cannabinoid content, THC levels, residual solvents and contaminants. Always make sure they are up to date (preferably from within the last nine months) and are from a credible lab. You might feel intimidated when looking at some of the technical data in the report. Don’t worry, the THC and CBD levels are usually bold and easy to identify.
Can my pets use CBD?creative33CBD is perfectly safe for animals. There is a lot of people who buy CBD oil specifically for their pets. We would just recommend adding the drops of CBD oil to your pet’s food. We recommend doing your own research as to why your pet would need CBD, we also recommend starting on a low strength of CBD, 500mg would be ideal.