Thinking about trying CBD or would like to know a bit more about it? Here are some frequently asked questions about CBD to clear any misconceptions about the plant
CBD, or cannabidiol, as it’s otherwise known, is a naturally occurring compound extracted from the cannabis plant. There are many chemicals within the cannabis sativa plant and these are called cannabinoids. Two of the most well-known are THC and CBD.
THC is the psychoactive chemical that produces a ‘high’. CBD however, is not known to cause any psychoactive effects. To be legal in the UK, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC and therefore CBD products allow you to experience the benefits of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant without experiencing any psychoactive effects.
CBD oil drops contain cannabidiol suspended in MCT oil and are designed to be taken under the tongue or added to food and drinks. CBD capsules also contain CBD suspended in MCT oil, but are designed to be ingested. Our products can be taken as a food supplement but are not medicines.
In short, no. As previously stated the two main compounds CBD and THC. CBD is the non psychoactive portion of the plant which means you will not get the head high or euphoric effects. Your mind stays clear whilst from neck down you’ll feel relaxed.
Cannabis plants containing high levels of THC are illegal in the UK. Our CBD products contain only traces of THC (less than 0.2%) which will not have any psychoactive effect, and is completely legal
Yes, CBD products are legal to buy and sell in the UK. CBD is not a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, neither is it covered by the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.
To be legal for sale in the UK, CBD products must not contain more than 0.2% of the illegal and psychoactive compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Our products have all been regulated and tested to confirm the legal amount.
You may have read or heard about CBD being used by people with pain, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, arthritis and a wide variety other conditions.
All of our products are sold as food supplements only to help promote everyday wellbeing. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
You’ve spent some time shopping online for CBD oil, and you’ve found tremendous variation in price from one vendor to another. How is it that the same product can be so much cheaper from some vendors than others? The answer, of course, is that the product isn’t necessarily the same. CBD products can differ greatly in how they’re sourced, extracted and made into finished products – and before you buy CBD oil from any vendor, you owe it to yourself to find out as much as you can about where the product comes from.
Here at Herbology, we pride ourselves on providing the best products on the market. We are happy to talk you through and educate you on everything you need to know about CBD.
The first thing to keep in mind when it comes to CBD regulation in the UK is that diffident bodies are responsible depending on the CBD format. Consumable CBD products are regulated by the Food Standard Agency (FSA). Cosmetic products are currently governed by the EU cosmetics Regulations. Vape products are regulated under the General Product Safety Regulations, and medicinal CBD is regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products RegulatoryAgency (MHRA).
The compound CBD will not affect results in your blood test, however, if you were to consume a ‘Full Spectrum’ product it may affect your drugs test. To understand how, the narratives of ‘Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate’ is explained in the next question.
Full Spectrum- Full spectrum CBD products suggests it contains all of the extract including essential oils and other natural and chemical compounds, terpenes, flavonoid and nutrients. This also specifically includes THC but provided the product is laboratory tested at the regulated levels of 0.2%, the dose is beneficial in supporting the entourage effect between CBD and THC. This trace amount will not make you high.
Broad Spectrum- Broad Spectrum CBD products may retain much of the same cannabinols, terpenes and flavonoids but contains 0% THC. Although THC may be completely removed during the extraction process, the effects are still beneficial.
CBD Isolate- CBD Isolate is a crystalline solid or powder resulting from a purifying process which removes all other cannabis compounds. In most cases, CBD products containing CBD isolate are more affordable and is the cheaper form of CBD. This is because there are no other active ingredients in comparison to what you would find in a Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD.
Our bodies genetically have an Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which involves three core components: Endocannabinoid, receptors & enzymes. hence studies have shown the CBD can have many health benefits from physical to mental related issues. The use of CBD allows the Endocannabinoid receptors perform at its optimum level by interacting with the neurotransmitters.
Many manufacturers have found a variety of ways to take in and absorb the affects of CBD from topicals to edibles, vapes and oils. The best form of taking or using CBD depends on what you would intend to supplement it for.
No it is not addictive. It is a natural product with no severe side effects.
It is imperative that when sourcing CBD products, the manufacturer or seller is transparent with their products. You should be able to trace back product content and manufacturing reports from Certificate of analysis and batch report. Images inserted are examples of branded CBD products whom provide clear evidence is sourcing and testing on their products or online. It should go without saying, that if a product have expiry dates that can be removed or are not labeled correctly with the batch number, it ought to be questioned or avoided.