Common questions

We have listed here the most common questions when it comes to CBD

General

Terminology

CBD Oil is a non-psychoactive oil extract taken from the Cannabis (or Hemp) plant. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of many cannabinoids found in the plant.

There are estimated to be over a hundred cannabinoids in the plant. We use strains specifically chosen for their naturally high CBD level and quality.

It is important to point out that our products are entirely different from “Hempseed Oil” you can find in many high street stores and online. Whilst our oil is extracted from the plant – “Hempseed Oil” is made by pressing the seeds. Hempseed oil has many fantastic properties, but these are entirely different to CBD Oil.

All our products use full spectrum extracts, but what does this mean?

In Cannabis extract, there are hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds which all make up the plant. Each compound plays a part – as nature intended – in giving the final product its effectiveness and potency (see “what is the Entourage Effect”). When we produce products using all of the compounds present, this is called “full spectrum”.

It is well known and documented that full spectrum products are more effective than “isolate” based products, or even “broad spectrum” CBD oils we are now seeing on the market.

Isolate based products means they use pure CBD – usually around 99% pure. This may sound impressive, but the white isolate powder used is a far cry from anything related to a plant. Isolate products are cheaper to produce and are simply not as effective. If all you can see on a products laboratory report is CBD – with everything else as “ND” (non-detectable) or at 0%, this product uses isolate and is certainly not high quality. There are many brands now claiming to have “full spectrum” because it sounds better, yet their reports show only CBD. We’ll let you make your mind up on that one…

As for “broad spectrum”, this usually means you’ll see a handful of cannabinoids present, but little else. Again, the drawback is these are not as nature intended and do not offer the quality and effectiveness of full spectrum products.

The “Entourage Effect” describes the process where all parts of the Cannabis plant work together to increase effectiveness. It is well documented that when single compounds (such as CBD isolate – pure CBD) are used, or an extract too heavily refined, the effectiveness is dramatically reduced.

If you see a CBD oil that looks like water or is clear like olive oil, this is a far cry from how nature intended. Our products may be darker and have a stronger smell than some, that is because we have potency and effectiveness in mind at all times.

An easy example to use would be to look at a team sport such as football, rugby or basketball. Individually, players may be great – but without working together with their team-mates their chances of success are non-existent.

Terpenes are the pungent oils that give Cannabis its taste and smell and more than 100 have been identified. They serve the purpose of repelling predators and attracting pollinators.

Their ability to add flavour is one factor and the other is the fact that each one brings its own important therapeutic properties. It is believed that each terpene plays a different role in the effect of Cannabis.

Some examples of terpenes:

  • Limonene – can elevate mood
  • Caryophyllene – can help protect the gastrointestinal tract
  • Myrcene – can aid sleep

The official definition for bioavailability is:

“the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect”

Put simply, if you take 10mg of something and your body can only effectively absorb 5mg, that would be 50% bioavailable.

Oil based and traditional CBD products have around a 10-12% bioavailability if taken under the tongue. This may sound low, but don’t be alarmed – they are still effective which is a testament to the power of the ingredients.

Swallowing traditional CBD oils, taking capsules or adding them to food & drink means the bioavailability drops to 3-4%, if you’re lucky. In other words, it is not a good idea. For those wanting to add something to a drink or even food – any of our Absorb range are suitable and designed for this.

Products in our Absorb range use a special complex which is already in an “active” state, and therefore can achieve near perfect bioavailability. It is for this reason we consider them our most effective products, as your body can effectively use up to 10 times more of the ingredients.

Myth Busters

Healthcare

There are no approved health claims currently for CBD or any cannabinoids, so beware of anyone who makes claims as they are not trading legally or acting with integrity.

Our products are sold as supplements to support health and wellbeing alongside a balanced diet and lifestyle.

When we are asked specific questions, generally we can say that you are okay to try our CBD supplements as they are incredibly safe to use.

For specific health enquiries, please use our Health Advice Service where we can offer lifestyle, diet and wellbeing advice. While we do not make claims regarding CBD – with over 15 years of experience there is usually plenty our health advisor can do to help.

Always consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking CBD if you are already taking medication. Some studies suggest CBD inhibits the action of cytochrome P450 which is important for removing some medication from your body.

Whilst many people have or do take cannabinoids during pregnancy, we advise that to be on the safe side you do not take CBD whilst pregnant.

CBD oil is not currently available on prescription in the UK. In fact, given the current political landscape, it is unlikely to become available on the NHS in the near future.

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    Cannabinoid spectrum:?

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  • How much of the active ingredient (CBD) is in each product. Products that state percentages can be confusing. Others state the extract content, not the CBD content – which is misleading.

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    Cannabinoid spectrum:?

    Cannabinoid spectrum

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  • 250mg | 500mg
    Cannabinoid spectrum:?

    Cannabinoid spectrum

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    CBD content

  • How much of the active ingredient (CBD) is in each product. Products that state percentages can be confusing. Others state the extract content, not the CBD content – which is misleading.

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    Cannabinoid spectrum:?

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