What you need to know about CBD
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant. However, CBD has no psychoactive effect. In short, CBD cannot make you high.
The cannabis plant is made up of more than 100 different compounds. The most well-known of the compounds are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
There are hundreds of studies being conducted in the UK and around the world, focusing on the benefits of CBD.
Since the legalization of CBD in the UK, products containing CBD have infiltrated the wellness market at a staggering rate. There is an enormous range of CBD products available, and we promise to provide you with only the most rigorously tested and best quality available.
Is CBD legal?
There is a huge amount of confusion around CBD in the UK. Every product we sell is legal and tested in the UK.
Cannabidiol is a nutritionally rich substance. CBD is not used to get ‘high’.
As per The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 the legal limit per closed container is 1mg of any controlled substance. The 0.2% reference is solely used to identify varieties which may potentially be cultivated from approved seed types with a THC content not exceeding 0.2%.
What is the difference between CBD & THC?
Before discussing the difference between CBD and THC, we will first consider the similarities.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most researched components of the cannabis plant.
Both CBD and THC affect the body’s endocannabinoid system, but each will have a very different effect. They are both considered to have a psychological effect on the brain, however in two very different ways. THC makes the user ‘high’, whereas CBD is non-psychoactive and safe to use.
CBD and THC have very similar chemical structures. However, the most obvious and important difference between the two is that THC is intoxicating, and CBD is not.
Put simply, the cannabis plant can be divided into two different categories. These two categories are hemp and marijuana. The huge difference between the two comes down to the level of THC. Legally, hemp must contain less than 0.2% THC. Marijuana contains a much higher percentage, which leads to it being smoked as a recreational drug.
There is a lot of confusion in the UK regarding the difference. The clearest difference you should remember is that CBD is legal, whereas THC is not.
If you have any queries about this, please feel free to get in touch.
What are the most popular ways of consuming CBD?
Oils. The first product to become hugely popular in the UK and still the front runner. We only sell the best quality oils and please get in touch with us to discuss dosage amounts. This is normally taken by placing droplets under the tongue. These should be left for around a minute before swallowing. We normally recommend this is done before eating.
Capsules. Probably the most straightforward and simple way to get your daily dose of CBD. Simply swallow the tablet as you would any other type of vitamin. If you do not like taking tablets, consider purchasing chewable gummies instead.
Vaping. One of the most popular ways to consume CBD. The CBD oil is used in your electronic cigarette the same as any other liquid would be used. Regular vaping provides no health benefit to the consumer. Vaping CBD provides you with a tobacco-free experience and all the benefits of CBD.
What’s the maximum amount of CBD should I take?
Updated FSA guidance states that no more than 70mg should be consumed daily – this supersedes the previously advised 200mg amount.