Cannabidiol or CBD is fairly new & unheard of in the U.K. so if you’ve found yourself here the likely hood is you’re ahead of the game but looking to plug the gaps in your knowledge.

If you have any questions that aren’t listed below, or you feel you would like a more detailed answer, please e-mail us!  We are dedicated to educating our customers & others who are interested in trying Hemp Oil.

Q. Is it legal to use CBD oil in the UK?

Answer: Yes, our CBD oils & CBD vape oils are perfectly legal in the U.K. Europe and the USA. Anyone can legally consume cannabis oil for health purposes without any concern over legalities. All our products contain 0.0% THC – Non-detectable levels unlike some CBD products available.

Q. Will CBD help me to manage my illness?

Answer: Although CBD has many special properties and all the research suggests that there are many potential benefits that can range from mental benefits to physical advantages, there is no guarantee that consuming CBD oil, CBD vape or other cannabinoid products will help with specific medical problems. Our products are sold as food supplements, to create a stable equilibrium in your mind & body providing wellbeing & happiness in your life. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Q. How does CBD oil work?

Answer: Cannabinoids help supplement your Endocannabinoid system, CBD oil and CBD vape can be consumed without risking any of the side effects normally associated with taking cannabis as a recreational drug. CBD is entirely non-psychoactive and has many health benefits, so cannabis oil is an excellent addition to any diet as a food supplement.

Q. Is cannabidiol oil safe?

Answer: CBD has been tested and found to be totally safe for consumption. It is always best to check with your GP first before starting to take any new dietary supplement, while anyone taking medication should also consult their doctor to ensure cannabis oil is suitable for them.

Q. Will I get ‘high’ from taking CBD oil or its associated products?

Answer: No. you will not experience a psychoactive side effect from consuming cannabis oil or CBD vape simply because this form of the product does not contain the right chemicals for this process to occur. To experience a ‘high’ the produce needs to contain THC, but CBD oil does not contain this ingredient. You can use cannabidiol oil without risking any of the other side effects associated with cannabis.

Q. Is CBD and THC the same?

Answer: CBD and THC are the two main ingredients that are found in the cannabis plant, however they are not exactly the same thing. They are both cannabinoids but that is where the similarity ends. THC is the chemical that has a psychoactive effect, giving that ‘high’ sought by casual cannabis or marijuana users. CBD on the other hand is not psychoactive and non-toxic, so you can take it without experiencing the side effects associated with THC.

Q. How should I consume CBD?

Answer: Cannabidiol oil can be consumed in a number of different ways. The best way for you depends on the exact product you buy and any oil you purchase will come with its own clear instructions to help you add this oil to your diet. CBD can come in the form of a balm that you can apply to your lips or a type of gum that you can chew. It can also be consumed in capsule form for those who prefer to swallow capsules with water. Our capsules are uniquely manufactured in a water-soluble solution leading to a dramatically improved body absorption & bioavailability; making these capsules the most effective & best valued CBD product on the market.

Q. Why is cannabidiol oil so expensive?

Answer: CBD products such as CBD oil and CBD vape have often been imported from other counties in the EU and the US, so this can make them more expensive for the consumer to buy. The fees cover shipping costs from the supplier and the relevant taxes. CBD oil and associated products all have to go through many expensive manufacturing and testing processes and procedures, which all add to the cost.

Q. What does “CBD-rich” mean?

Answer: When cannabidiol oil or another CBD product is described as ‘CBD-rich’ it simply means that it is high in useful properties. Certain strains of cannabis plant have higher levels of CBD than THC, and often contain hardly any THC. This means you get all of the goodness of the CBD ingredient without any of the negative side effects of a high THC content.

Q. Can CBD oil interact with my medication?

Answer: Although it is unlikely that cannabis oil or CBD vape will react with your other medications, it is always vital that you talk to your GP before taking any new dietary supplement to make sure that there will be no adverse reaction or that the CBD will react with your medication or reduce the efficiency of other supplements.

Q. Is the CBD content of a cannabis plant determined by environmental factors?

Answer: The amount of CBD in a product is determined by a number of factors, including nutrients in the plant, temperature and light, along with water acidity. These factors can all affect the quality of the cannabinoid in question. However, despite this knowledge it is not possible to change the quality of CBD oil or CBD vape by adjusting these factors. The actual quality of the cannabis plant or the CBD product is determined by genetics.

Q. Can I cook with CBD or include it in my snacks?

Answer: Many people like to improve the taste of their CBD product by including it as an ingredient in edible food stuffs such as cakes. You can easily do this by mixing the CBD oil in with the regular oil that you will use to cook or bake with, such as olive oil, sunflower oil or rape seed oil.

What are Terpenes ?

In addition to others, these terpenes are present in cannabis and give marijuana strains their unique flavor and scent.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal and like the other compounds that make cannabis such a fascinating plant, terpenes have a host of therapeutic properties.  For example, pinene is known to assuage symptoms of asthma, pain, inflammation, oxidation damage, and bacterial infection.  Limonene is known for its anti-fungal, anti-depressant, anxiolytic, and immune stimulating properties.  Linalool doesn’t simply smell nice;  it is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and immune-modulating terpene.

The Health Benefits of Terpenes

So on their own, terpenes are pretty awesome.  But the interactions between terpenes, the cannabinoids present in cannabis, and our endocannabinoidsystems can actually amplify the medicinal qualities of cannabis.  In a 2011 study, Dr. Ethan Russo found that the relationship between those compounds “could produce synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, and fungal and bacterial infections.”  For example, the combination of linalool, limonene, pinene, and the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) may prove to be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  Linalool decreases stress, limonene enhances mood, pinene improves alertness, and CBD basically improves…everything.  Together, those compounds are a medical force to be reckoned with.

Terpenes, unlike cannabinoids, are responsible for the aroma of cannabis. The FDA and other agencies have generally recognized terpenes as “safe.” Terpenes act on receptors and neurotransmitters; they are prone to combine with or dissolve in lipids or fats; they act as serotonin uptake inhibitors (similar to antidepressants like Prozac); they enhance norepinephrine activity (similar to tricyclic antidepressants like Elavil); they increase dopamine activity; and they augment GABA (the “downer” neurotransmitter that counters glutamate, the “upper”).

Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, and contribute to their flavor, scent and color. These substances are the building blocks for essential oils and plant raisins, and are often used in food additives, perfumery and aromatherapy. Some are even thought to have medicinal properties, and to help in fighting bacteria, fungus and environmental stress.

Terpenes in hemp have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, the most known of them being caryphyllene and myrcene.