Of the more than 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most prevalent.
Due to the growing research around the positive benefits of CBD on health and well-being, CBD is becoming increasingly sought after, especially when taken as a full spectrum plant extract, making use of the other compounds, producing what is known as ‘the Entourage Effect’.
It’s important to recognise that CBD and THC are not the same thing, CBD is non psychoactive (it won’t get you high) and in our case is extracted from strains of cannabis that have little or no THC content.
CBD is legal here in the United Kingdom. Our products contain no THC, cannot get you high and we are compliant with the United Kingdom Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Unlike THC, it is impossible for CBD to get you high.
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system found in the body of not only humans but other animals too. Within the endocannabinoid system contains two kinds of receptors, CBD1 and CBD2.
CBD1 is found mainly in the brain and spine (central nervous system, and CBD2 throughout the rest of the body’s nervous system (peripheral nervous system). CBD acts on receptors found in the endocannabinoid system, CBD exerts its effects in part by mimicking or boosting levels of endocannabinoids, chemical compounds that humans produce naturally and are found throughout our bodies.
Endocannavinoids play a vital role in regulating mood, appetite, stress, memory, sleep, metabolism, immune function, pain sensation and reproduction.
CBD has no set dosage amount. We recommend to start with a low dose, maintain this for a few days before steadily increasing until you feel you have reached the desired effects. Dosage amounts can vary from as low 2.5mg per day up to a couple hundred mg per day.
Hemp is a label used to classify Cannabis varieties that contain less than 0.3% THC and such cannot get you high. Hemp is generally used for industrial purposes and its resulting products. Marijuana is the terms used to describe cannabis varieties that have a THC content greather than 0.3%
Due to government (MHRA) regulations we can not make any medical claims, offer advice or provide links to information pages on this subject. We therefore suggest for our customers to do their own research. We sell our CBD only as a food supplement, to support health and well-being and to be taken as part of a balanced and healthy diet.
Yes, CBD does interact with other medications. CBD can inhibit the breakdown of particular medications and as such, if you are currently taking any prescribed or over the counter medicine we recommend speaking to your GP first.
Full spectrum refers to CBD oils that have not only CBD but contain the full range of cannabinoids and terpenes. These compounds work in unison to produce what is known as the ‘entourage effect’. Full spectrum CBD products have been found to have the greatest effect in therapeutic and health benefits.