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CBD refers to cannabidiol. It is one of around 140 compounds from the cannabis or hemp sativa plant. Unlike marijuana, CBD does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive element responsible for the “high” feeling. Instead, CBD is used as a herbal food supplement designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.
There is no evidence to suggest that CBD can cure cancer. Research is still ongoing into the benefits of cannabis oil for relieving some of the symptoms associated with cancer treatment. However, it’s important to note that CBD oil is different from cannabis oil.
Cannabis and CBD are often used by cancer patients to help alleviate the side effects of the treatment. While the THC is often considered to be more effective in alleviating cancer treatment symptoms, not everyone wants the associated “high”. CBD can be an alternative which does not contain THC. It is advisable to check with your doctor to ensure the CBD won’t interact with any of your medications.
Yes, it is. However it must contain less than 0.2% THC, which is a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
No, CBD does not get you high. CBD does not contain the psychoactive substance THC, so it is not possible to get high from CBD oil. Some users report feeling calmer and more relaxed from CBD products, but this is not the same as the “high” experienced with THC.
CBD is a non-intoxicating substance, and the body does not build up a tolerance. For these reasons, it is unlikely that you could become addicted to CBD. CBD does not contain any THC, which is responsible for the “high” feeling experienced with cannabis products. This is another reason that cannabis may be addictive while CBD is not.
It’s true that the psychoactive compound found in THC can lead to an increase in appetite, but CBD does not have the same impact. CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and this plays a role in regulating different body functions, including your appetite. More studies are needed, but early results seem to indicate that CBD could actually help to control appetite.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds found in marijuana and hemp plants. There are 113 identified cannabinoids, and CBD is just one of them. Because we use a process called ‘extraction’ we capture all the compounds in our product, not just CBD.
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabinoid. It is a phytocannabinoid which is derived from the cannabis plant. CBD and other compounds are extracted from the plant and then consumed as either an oil tincture or paste.
The most common form of a CBD product is known as CBD oil. Our full spectrum CBD oil can be taken as drops under the tongue using a pipette or dropper. Simply hold the oil under your tongue for a minute and then swallow.
CBD is commonly used by people who are suffering from pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Research is still ongoing into the benefits of CBD for the human body. What is known is that CBD is similar in structure to endocannabinoids which are produced by the human body by the endocannabinoid system (EDS).
Your individual response to CBD will be unique. Many people report feeling more relaxed after using CBD products. Since CBD does not contain a high amount of THC, it will not get you “high”. CBD products can enhance your feeling of wellbeing and contribute to a healthy outlook.
How long it takes CBD to work will depend on your choice of product and how you take it. If you take CBD oil drops, you should start to feel the therapeutic benefits between 1 to 6 hours after taking it. People who choose to use our vape CBD may notice the effects sooner. Once CBD enters your body, it needs to interact with proteins in your body and central nervous system for the effects to be felt.
CBD may interact with some other medications you are taking. If you are unsure, always consult your doctor before you try CBD products. The following drugs should not be taken with CBD. • Steroids • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors • Calcium channel blockers • Antihistamines • Prokinetics • HIV antivirals • Immune modulators • Benzodiazepines • Antiarrhythmics • Antibiotics • Anesthetics • Antipsychotics • Antidepressants • Anti-epileptics • Beta blockers • PPIs • NSAIDs • Angiotensin II blockers • Oral hypoglycemic agents • Sulfonylureas
While many people will turn to CBD oil to help them to relax, it doesn’t cause drowsiness. While it might help to make you calmer, you don’t have to be worried about being drowsy or sleeping during the day while using CBD oil.
It all depends on the strength of your CBD oil and how much you take. To give a rough idea, the effects of a typical strength CBD oil will last for around 2-6 hours. Most people will begin to feel the effects of CBD oil around 1-6 hours after taking it.
It all varies from person to person. On average, the CBD will stay in your body between 2-5 days after taking it. How you take the CBD, how much you take, and your size will all have an impact on how long CBD stays in your system.
CBD is often referred to as a natural remedy for this. Since CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it is often assumed that using CBD oil will have the same effect as smoking cannabis. This isn’t the case, as CBD oil contains very low THC.
CBD is a new treatment and the full effects on the human body are not yet known. Initial studies seem to suggest that CBD can be effective in treating inflammation, which can be a leading cause of back pain. CBD is best used as a food supplement to help support a healthy lifestyle.
Initial studies into CBD oil and the impact on the human brain are promising. CBD interacts with something known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and this system has receptors all over the body, including the brain. Studies suggested that CBD could be a fast acting antidepressant. If you are interested in the effects of CBD on depression, we recommend doing further research.
CBD oil is growing in popularity in the UK. You can buy CBD oil on our web shop. For CBD oil to be legal in the UK it must contain less than 0.2% THC compound.
CBD shouldn’t show up on a drug test. Since most CBD oil contains trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, this could potentially show up on a drug test. However, this is unlikely to be a problem as the THC content is very low.
It would be very unusual for CBD to show up on a blood test. Blood testing looks for different things, including THC, which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It would be unusual for a blood test to be designed to look for CBD.
Hemp oil and CBD oil are not the same things. While they are both derived from the hemp plant, and both contain compounds which can promote wellbeing, hemp oil does not contain any CBD oil. Hemp oil does not contain any cannabinoids which are associated with CBD oil.
Research into the positive impact of CBD on the human body is still ongoing. Online reviews from CBD users suggest that CBD could be beneficial to those suffering from nerve pain and inflammation.
This all depends on where you are travelling to. If you are travelling to the United States, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines indicate that travelling with any cannabis infused product is prohibited. These guidelines were recently updated to clarify that CBD products are allowed, provided they are approved by the FDA. Before travelling, check that CBD is legal in the country you are visiting. You will also need to comply with airline rules around liquids in your hand baggage.