Our body has an internal system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Naturally, we produce cannabinoids that help support this system. The ECS contains a network of receptors that are spread throughout the body. Some of these receptors serve to regulate physiological processes such as sleep and memory; whereas the other receptors regulate immune responses such as inflammatory reactions and pain perception. CBD works by supplementing the ECS, meaning it helps your internal system work better.
The effects may be more subtle than you initially imagined. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, which means it won’t make you high.
However, the relaxing effects of CBD may serve to ease nervous tension in your brain. While this is happening, you remain in total control of your body as your mental state begins to clear.
The FSA recommend not to exceed 70mg of CBD a day. However, two of the most comprehensive, independent studies on the safety and side effects of CBD, one in 2017 and another in 2011, found that even in continuous use of CBD in high does (1,500mg a day), is well tolerated by the human anatomy.
Remember to consult with your doctor if you’re looking to try CBD oil alongside other medications, as this may cause side effects.
Hemp and marijuana are both sub-species of the Cannabis plant. However, both are fundamentally biologically different from one another.
The main difference between Hemp and Marijuana is the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient, that is produced. Hemp contains hardly any THC and is what is used to make CBD oil.
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CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a high concentration of healthy cannabinoids. Meanwhile, Hemp Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the Cannabis plant, which do not contain any beneficial cannabinoids.
We recommend to administer our CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue), and holding the liquid for circa 60 seconds. This shortens the time needed to your body to metabolise CBD into your bloodstream to around 5-10 minutes.
Full-Spectrum oils contain CBD and other cannabinoids, derived from the Hemp plant, that can benefit your body too. Compared to the other oils you can most commonly buy (isolates and broad-spectrum), full-spectrum oils contain the greatest number of cannabinoids. This means they can deliver the full effects of “the entourage effect,” subsequently increasing the beneficial properties of your oil. This is as a result of cannabinoids working in unison to strengthen the beneficial properties of CBD.
Our isolates are made by dissolving a CBD containing plant extract into alcohol, and then being chilled. CBD crystals are then formed and filtered off. When these crystals dry, no alcohol remains, producing a pure CBD isolate without using any harmful chemicals or extreme temperatures. We add these isolates to our full spectrum oils to get to the specific concentrations of CBD that we think are best.
This is a high CBD hemp concentrate that has gone through a distillation process to remove THC. To do this, you must heat the CBD concentrate to its boiling point (165 degrees Celsius). The heated CBD steam travels upwards and the vapor is captured into a tube that condenses them into water and oil.
The process of distillation in our opinion is a poor one in extracting pure CBD. The boiling point of CBD (165oC) is sandwiched between the boiling point of two structural isomers of THC (155 and 175 oC). Therefore, you are likely to have THC remaining after this process as well as other “stuff” of an undetermined and unwanted nature. The purity of CBD from products on the market that are distillates is between 80-95% pure. Even at the higher end of this purity, what does that 5% consist of? We choose isolates because it is 100% pure without using any harmful chemical or extreme temperatures.
Using the right type of olive oil is crucial. There are three recognized grades; refined, virgin and extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed and refined, which matches our CBD oil tinctures perfectly. It’s extracted using natural methods and then assessed for purity and sensory qualities. Extra virgin olive oil provides a distinct taste and is high in phenolic antioxidants which is why its recognised as the premium choice when considering health and taste.
MCT, the market standard, oil should be refrigerated. As a result, buying oils with MCT as an active carrier will immediately lead to the degradation in quality of the oil if not stored at the correct temperatures- this is rarely acknowledged online. On the contrary, refrigerating our CBD and extra virgin olive oil is not only redundant, but the oil prefers room temperature, out of sunlight, just like the oil you have next to your cooker. Even looking past all the preferential health benefits, for storage and maintaining the quality oil that you paid for, extra virgin olive oil is the premium standard that money can buy.
For athletes, while CBD is no longer a banned substance under WADA, drugs tests check for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (otherwise known as THC). WADA set a urinary threshold of 150 nanograms per millilitre for THC, which is substantially more lenient than the previous limit of 15 nanograms per millilitre: “The new threshold level is an attempt to ensure that in-competition use is detected and not use during the days and weeks before competition,” Ben Nichols, WADA.
This means that our range of full spectrum oils should not disqualify athletes following urine, blood or hair follicle tests. However, if you test positive for these metabolites on a urine, blood, or hair-follicle test, you’ll typically have to undergo a secondary Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) test. This should clarify the amount of specific THC metabolites in your body to your regulatory board and so long as recreational cannabis hasn’t been introduced, our amounts of THC should comply.
No, if you consume CBD oil you should not test positive for cannabis on a workplace drug test. Workplace drug tests are testing for THC and its metabolites. UK regulated CBD oil contains either very low amounts of THC or none at all meaning that they’re very unlikely to trigger any positive results. However, if you have bought a product outside the UK, this could be a different matter.