What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the many chemicals found in cannabis. Unlike tetrhydrocannbinol (THC), the other notorious and notable chemical compound found in cannabis, CBD does not have a psychoactive effect. In other words, it doesn’t get you high, but it does effectively relieve a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and more (see further on.

One of the most commonly available and easily accessible form of CBD is CBD oil. CBD oil is a concentrated extract from the cannabis family Although CBD oil and other products made with CBD are becoming more popular and widespread, there are still a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about what CBD is and how it should be used, lots of information surrounding its uses can be found via google.

CBD oil comes from the Hemp plant. so, what is CBD oil? It is an extract containing the 100% organic all-natural compound, CBD. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species, that does not contain THC. THC is the intoxicating compound in cannabis, so this means that Hemp and CBD products can be legally sold and consumed.

Our suppliers can track the CBD to top-tier farmers in the hills of Colorado USA. They implement rigorous state regulations to ensure quality as well as lab testing every product. Broad-spectrum extracts will include a large amount of hemp plant compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more.

The simple answer is NO as our CBD products contain zero THC (the psychoactive substance in cannabis.) CBD is simply a non-intoxicating component which has enormous potential. Your state of mind etc will not change if you take CBD at all. Although it can make changes in the body – this isn’t one of them.

The way it is extracted allows all of the natural and beneficial nutrients out of the cannabis plant without getting anything nasty in there as well. Not only are you NOT getting high, but you are getting a product that’s natural and safe. CBD is legal, because Hemp is legal in the UK, Hemp is a plant that is safe, natural and non-toxic.

CBD has not been shown to cause many of the negative side effects common to prescription drugs. The most common reported side effects are fatigue, tiredness, sleepiness and a dry mouth. The severity of these is dose-dependent. When used correctly, it’s unlikely that you’ll experience any adverse effects from CBD, adjusting your dose is key.

It’s important to understand that CBD has a sub-therapeutic, therapeutic and supra-therapeutic range of dosing.

  • A sub- therapeutic dose is too low and will not help relieve you of your symptoms.

  • A supra-therapeutic dose is too high and can cause side effects, mainly fatigue, tiredness and dry mouth.

  • The aim is for a therapeutic dose. It’s the dose that’s just right. It’s the dose where CBD is helping to relieve symptoms without any adverse side effects. As the dosage of CBD differs for each person, it’s best to start with a small dose and gradually increase the dose until the desired result is achieved.

Unfortunately, we are not able to give medical advice, as our CBD products are sold as food supplements to help support and maintain a healthy body and mind. Its important to do your own thorough research- depending on what you are using CBD for. Just type CBD then your problem and start researching from there.

With that said, you don’t have to be ‘ill’ to use CBD, it is for everyone, however healthy you may be, it provides a source of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids, like omega-3, protein and its organically grown, vegan and sustainably sourced. Giving us ‘balance’ in our daily lives.

Using CBD as a daily supplement is a great way to support your body’s Endocannabinoid system and keep it in balance.

CBD interacts with your body at a cellular level in a variety of ways, and has been shown to reduce inflammation, intercept pain signals to the brain, boost serotonin levels, dampen the flight-or-fight response, and help to regulate sleep. Because of these qualities, there are many chronic medical conditions whose symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with the use of CBD. These include but are not limited to:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Back pain, back spasms, sciatica
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Generalised anxiety disorder & social anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve pain from Lyme disease
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraines & tension headaches
  • And many more that you can research.

Overall, CBD is relatively safe, well tolerated, and carries fewer risks of adverse drug interaction than many other commonly prescribed drugs. However, it’s important to know that CBD can make some prescription medications more effective, thereby helping to reduce the need for that drug.

CBD can also make some drugs less effective, thereby necessitating changes in how the drug is administered. If you are taking prescription drugs it is best to ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Since CBD cannabinoids, naturally occur in the body they therefor naturally work with the Endocannabinoid system to control communication between cells and mediate body function. This means CBD is perfectly safe for children.

CBD is non-psychoactive so your child will categorically not get high from using it. Like any new products speaking to a health care provider is recommended or doing your own research