Learn about CBD
What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound known as a phytocannabinoid and is one of about 110 cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp.
The best known cannabinoid is of course THC which is the main compound that is responsible for getting cannabis users “stoned”.
CBD on the other hand is completely non-psychoactive in humans, and legal throughout the EU.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has nearly all the health benefits of medical cannabis, because it is the CBD content within medicial cannabis that delivers most of those benefits. However, due to EU medicines legislation, we are not allowed to make any medical claims about our CBD without obtaining a medicines license (this can cost up to £1m and more). This is why all CBD suppliers have to sell CBD as a food supplement only, and not as a medicine. However, many customers of course do their own research and draw their own conclusions based upon this and their personal experiences.
Can CBD get me "stoned" or intoxicated?
Absolutely not, as stated above, it is completely non-psychoactive. You cannot get intoxicated from it.
How is your CBD produced?
Our CBD is extracted using a CO2 machine, from organically grown hemp. Hemp is a legal strain of cannabis that has an extremely low THC content – less than 0.2% for it to be legal. Our CBD has been extracted and purified to have 0% THC content.
How does CBD work?
All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects.
The body contains two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors which is what causes the effects of cannabis.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They have an effect on inflammation and pain.
It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids and works in a more indirect manner.
What is the difference between your CBD Oil and CBD Vape products?
CBD Oils consist of regular hemp oil with a certain amount of CBD dissolved into it. The greater the amount of CBD, the greater the concentration. They are taken orally, by swallowing, although some people prefer to hold the oil under the tongue for 60 seconds first to aid absorption into the blood stream.
CBD Vape liquids consist of CBD dissolved into PG/VG so that it can be consumed via an electronic cigarette. Absorption via the lungs is much more effective than orally as with the oils, so the concentration is typically much lower in CBD vape liquids compared with CBD oils.
Concentrations are usually given as a weight of CBD in milligrams (mg) and also a % which represents the amount of CBD in ratio to the volume of hemp oil into which it’s dissolved. Hence a 5% 10ml CBD oil bottle contains 500mg of CBD and 10ml of hemp oil.
I see some websites making specific medical claims about their CBD products, are these true?
CBD suppliers within the EU are not able to make any medical claims about their CBD products because if they did, they would need to obtain a marketing authorisation under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.
Therefore we make no medical claims about our CBD products, sell them as health food supplements only, and advise our customers to do their own research to assess whether they think CBD will be beneficial in their particular circumstances.
Where can I find the latest scientific research on CBD?
The latest published CBD research papers, covering a very wide range of areas, can be found here: