What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical found in hemp plants. It’s currently being thoroughly studied by researchers all over the world to determine it's potential health benefits. CBD is defined as a phyto-cannabinoid, which means that it’s produced by plants. This chemical has a similar structure as anandamide, which is a cannabinoid produced by processes within the human body.
How is it different to cannabis (marijuana)?
All cannabis is hemp. Not all hemp is cannabis. Hemp only becomes cannabis when it has more than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in its chemical makeup. While they are from the same species, their appearance and compound make-up are different. Cannabis contains a natural high amount of THC and CBD, whereas industrial hemp contains almost no THC but plenty of CBD.
What is the difference between full spectrum CBD and isolate CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD is typically made up of all of the various compounds within the hemp plant. This includes CBD as well as other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids; all of which can work together in an 'entourage effect' and are believed to provide more therapeutic benefits. CBD Isolate is CBD in its purest form and doesn't contain all of the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids of the full spectrum CBD. For some users, this may make the use of CBD more effective.
Is CBD a recreational drug?
No! CBD has no psychoactive properties, and is a natural supplement.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and is legal in the UK, so long as it contains no more than than 1mg THC in the final packaged product. If you aren’t in the UK, or plan to take any of our products out of the country, we advise finding out the legal status of CBD products in your destination.
How much CBD should I take?
We cannot make specific recommendations. With any supplement, you should start low and increase the dose gradually over time.
Will CBD react with my other medicines?
If you have any concerns, please consult with a medical professional.
Are there any side-effects of ingesting CBD?
We cannot make any medical claims about CBD. Most research suggests that there are no negative side effects of CBD. All CBD does is regulate the receptors across your body. If you feel thirsty after use, it’s because you are dehydrated. Feeling tired means you’re fatigued. CBD doesn’t cause these feelings. All it does is ensure homeostasis across your endocannabinoid receptors.