CBD, or cannabidiol, as it’s otherwise known, is a naturally occurring compound extracted from the cannabis plant. There are many chemicals within the cannabis sativa plant and these are called cannabinoids. Two of the most well-known are THC and CBD.
THC is the psychoactive chemical that produces a ‘high’. CBD however, is not known to cause any psychoactive effects. To be legal in the UK, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC and therefore CBD products allow you to experience the benefits of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant without experiencing any psychoactive effects.
CBD oil drops contain cannabidiol suspended in MCT oil and are designed to be taken under the tongue or added to food and drinks. CBD capsules also contain CBD suspended in MCT oil, but are designed to be ingested. Our products can be taken as a food supplement but are not medicines.
If you’d like to find out more, please refer to our blog post, ‘What is CBD Oil?’ for more information on cannabidiol oil.
CBD products are legal to buy and sell in the UK, as long as they are derived from one of the 63 industrial hemp strains that have been EU-approved. To be legal for sale in the UK, CBD products must not contain more than 0.2% of the illegal and psychoactive compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
No, CBD oil won’t get you high or cause any psychoactive effects.
THC is the psychoactive chemical in the cannabis (aka marijuana or hemp) plant which is responsible for creating a high. Cannabis plants containing high levels of THC are illegal in the UK. The hemp plants which are harvested to create our CBD products contain only traces of THC (less than 0.2%) which will not have any psychoactive effect, and is completely legal.
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The optimal dosage for CBD differs from person to person and can depend on several factors including body weight, height and tolerance. If you’re new to CBD however, we recommend starting with a lower strength oil and taking around 1-2 drops per day. Continue at this dose for at least 2 weeks to observe how it works for you. If after 2 weeks you aren’t experiencing your desired benefits, consider increasing your servings or moving up to a higher strength.
If you have been using 50mg or 200mg concentration and are taking more than 6 drops per day, we recommend moving to up to a higher strength oil. You’ll find you will need to take far less drops which will be more cost-effective for you.
There are no known adverse effects from taking CBD and there has never been a case of anyone ‘over-dosing’ on cannabidiol.
Absolutely, we are proud of the quality of our products and know how important it is for you to ensure you are buying a legitimate CBD product. We are currently working on making our lab reports available to view on our website. In the meantime, please contact us at [email protected] stating which product you would like lab test results for and, if available, the batch number. We will then be happy to send you the lab test reports for the corresponding batch.
Different drugs tests may look for different substances, however CBD wouldn’t normally be tested for in a drugs test as it is legal and doesn’t have any psychoactive effects.
Most tests look for THC which is only present in very trace amounts in CBD products (less than 0.01%) so it wouldn’t trigger a positive result. We would recommend that if you are subject to mandatory drugs tests through your employment for example, you check to see which specific substances are tested for.