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Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidoil (aka CBD oil) is the concentrated liquid extraction of naturally occurring cannabinoids from the leaves and seeds of the marijuana hemp plant. CBD oil is a non-addictive food supplement that emerging science has praised for its potent health benefits.
How does it work?
Cannabinoids in CBD oil has been shown to have a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system in the body by supporting the immune system, regulating sleep patterns and altering the body’s response to pain.
Will CBD give me a high?
No. CBD oil does not contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in the marijuana some people smoke to get ‘high’.
Whats the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Although both plants are from the cannabis species, hemp and marijuana plants differ in their appearance and chemical makeup. Most importantly, cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% psychoactive THC are classed as ‘hemp’ whereas cannabis plants with THC 0.3% and above are legally classed as ‘marijuana’.
Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK?
CBD is legal to possess and sell in the UK and is not a controlled substance.Consumable CBD oil products are classed as a Novel Food and regulated by the UK Food Standards Agency. CBD oil products must meet strict labelling criteria and distributers must also prove through independent laboratory reports that the products do not contain illegal levels of the controlled substance TCH. Hemp and CBD products containing less than 0.2% TCH are legal for sale and use in the UK.
How much should I take each day and how often?
That will depend on your product choice, medical condition and desired effect. Many CBD products will contain different concentrations of CBD and most products are designed to target certain conditions or alleviate specific symptoms. We strongly recommend you follow the instructions on the label of the CBD product you purchase and use.
What are the different ways to take CBD?
The best part of CBD is its versatility. ‘Edible CBD’ products can be consumed in liquid drops, which can be added to your favourite drink or foods. ‘Topical CBD’ products include creams, balms and oils that are applied to the skin for targeting specific areas. ‘Inhaling CBD’ requires the use of a vape pen or inhaler that is specially designed for dispersing CBD oils into small droplets that are absorbed in your lungs during direct inhalation.
What is Certificate of Analysis (COA)?
A COA or Certificate of Analysis is a report of the cannabis or cannabis extract, detailing exactly what cannabinoids and residual compounds are found inside the plant or product. Reliable cannabis growers and CBD product manufacturers will ensure their cannabis and cannabis extracts are tested for their full-spectrum cannabinoid content as well as identifying potentially harmful substances in the plant or extract. A professional COA will include the laboratory results from a cannabinoid analysis, microbial test, residual solvents and heavy metals test and pesticide testing. These tests will determine how potent the CBD is, the concentration of different cannabinoids and uncover any hidden dangers like molds, yeasts, leads and other heavy metals as well as pesticides used during growing. The COA provides a good indication of the quality of the cannabis plant and the products produced from it.
Are there any side effects with CBD?
Because CBD is a natural compound similar to other plant based herbs and extracts like ‘Echinacea’, it has been found to be generally safe for use with very limited undesired effects. However like with all medications and herbs that have a chemical effect on the body, some people may experience negative side effects. Because CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, users won’t experience the psychoactive ‘high’ commonly associated with smoking marijuana. The most common side effects of using CBD include:
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Changes in appetite
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
We recommend that women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, individuals who are taking other medications, and children seek medical advice before using CBD.
How should I store my CBD Oil?
We strongly recommend you follow the storage and handling instructions on the label of the CBD product you purchase and use. Generally, most CBD products are recommended to be stored in a cool, dark place and not in a humid environment or in direct sunlight.
What are CBD Extracts and Pastes?
CBD paste is the ‘pure form extract’ from a cannabis hemp plant without dilution. Most CBD oils and products contain diluted forms of CBD extract mixed with carrier oils, lowering their concentration of CBD mg / g, allowing for ease of use a more affordable options for users. CBD paste is a thick, brown, sticky substance with a high concentration of CBD and other cannabinoids that a more advanced user can dilute themselves using their own oils and adding to their own products for consumption, skin application or inhalation.
The Difference between CBD Oil and CBD Extracts?
CBD oil is blended CBD extract with a carrier oil to yield a lower % of CBD per gram of product. Most CBD oils carry 2 10% dilutions, which is 2-10mg of CBD per gram of CBD oil. ‘CBD extract’ is the purest form of hemp extract without dilution and usually yields between 20-30% CBD or 20 30mg of CBD per gram of extract.
How are CBD Extracts made?
When the hemp plant is mature and ready for harvest, it is cut, dried and processed using a method called ‘extraction’ that pulls all the high quality compounds, including cannabinoids and CBD from the plant into a substance we call ‘extract’. This potent extract contains a high concentration of cannabinoids in various amounts depending on the hemp plant variety. There are several different ways of extracting cannabinoids from hemp such as the most common industrial CO2 extraction, the cheaper and simply solvent extraction method, hydrocarbon extraction and lipid extraction. Each type of extraction will yield different variations of the same end product and have advantages and disadvantages for the user and the end product itself. For example, CO2 extraction is hailed as the ‘crème de la crème’ of extraction methods but requires an expensive machine and an experienced handler. Solvent extraction is cheap and relatively easy however yields a less pure end product that requires further purification to remove or isolate leftover solvent and unwanted compounds. This website explains the extraction process in detail. https://bigskybotanicals.com/blog/how-is-cbd-oil-made/
What is ‘Full-Spectrum’ extract?
Full-spectrum extract is the name for hemp extracts that contain not just CBD but all types of cannabinoids, terpenes and plant lipids, which offer a more complete and holistic product. Many argue that full spectrum oil is the most potent form of hemp extract because of the compounds ‘synergetic’ properties causing the ‘entourage effect’. If CBD is taken on its own its healing potential may be limited when compared to full-spectrum oil’s ‘entourage effect’, where the cannabinoids combined with terpenes and plant lipids have the potential the increase the extact’s ability to have a desired effect on the body and enhancing the experience for the user.
What is Co2 Extraction?
The CO2 (carbon dioxide) extraction method is commonly used in industrial hemp extraction for mass production. Because CO2 extraction does not use solvents to extract the potent healing compounds from the hemp plant, the extracted paste will not contain toxic residues left over from solvent extraction. CO2 extraction equipment is expensive but allows precision adjustments for temperature and pressure to manipulate the state of CO2 into subcritical and supercritical forms. Another added benefit of using CO2 extraction to make hemp extracts is that the process does not require heat, unlike solvent extraction, therefore yielding a full-spectrum extract including terpenes and plant lipids that would otherwise be destroyed during high heat extraction methods.
Why does CBD oil contain less than 0.2% THC?
CBD oil products must meet strict labelling criteria and distributers must also prove through independent laboratory testing that the products do not contain illegal levels of the controlled substance TCH, which is illegal in the UK. Hemp and CBD products containing less than 0.2% TCH are legal for sale and use in the UK.
What is CBD Isolate?
Unlike full-spectrum hemp extract that contains a wide variety of different cannabinoids, terpenes and plant lipids, CBD isolate has been treated and refined to only contain the cannabinoid CBD. It is a pure, concentrated cannabidiol with none of the extra compounds that you might find in a less processed, full-spectrum product. CBD isolate is perfect for use in vaping devices because when it comes to the health of your lungs, its best to inhale the purest form of hemp extract and not a combination of unidentified plant compounds where the long term side effects of inhalation are relatively unknown.
CBD % and mg - What do they mean and their relationship?
Most CBD oils carry 2-10% dilutions, which is 2-10mg (milligrams) of CBD per gram of CBD oil product. To understand this better we refer back to question 13 above discussing ‘CBD extract’, which is the purest form of hemp extract without dilution, usually yielding between 20-30% CBD or 20-30mg of CBD per gram of extract. This is a potent substance and difficult to dispense and dilute to your desired amount for ease of use. Therefore, most CBD product manufacturers have diluted the highly concentrated CBD extract with carrier oils to produce diluted products with lower levels of CBD. Most commonly CBD products are found in liquid form in a dropper bottle containing 2-10% CBD and possibly a small percentage of several other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC and CBN. This means there is between 2mg and 10mg per 1 gram of liquid in the bottle. For example, if a product contains 30g of liquid and the CBD concentration is 5%, the total amount of CBD in the bottle will be 5% of 30g, which is 1.5g. The directions may also specify how much CBD is found in each dose which is useful to treating specific conditions or symptoms.
Do CBD products contain other types of cannabinoids?
Currently we know of at least 113 different cannabinoids that can be found in the hemp plant and each extract will contain a varying amount relative to the plant type and strain. You can target different symptoms with various cannabinoids to enhance your experience and desired effect. CBD products are specifically designed and refined to control the level of CBD per drop and dose to support the user for ease of use and reliability. Products containing CBG, CBC and CBN may also include % or mg per dose to support the experience of the user and the end result.
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