Frequently Asked Questions - CBD Oil FAQs
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. The cannabis plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids. CBD, THC and CBG are the most commonly known of and researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD.
Yes, CBD is a naturally occurring, non-toxic, non-psychoactive compound extracted from the cannabis plant and is safe to use in both humans and animals. All our products at cbDNA are free from the use of GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides and harmful chemicals.
The short answer is ‘Yes’. CBD is fully legal within the UK currently as a food supplement as long as it contains no more than 0.2% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid associated with feeling high.
CBD is currently legal in the UK as a food supplement, meaning any manufacturer/seller of CBD is restricted from making ‘medical claims’. There is however a vast amount of information and research online about how CBD may help you.
CBD oil does NOT get you “high” in the traditional sense of smoking, vaping, or ingesting marijuana that contains high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is what causes the hazy, stoned, euphoric, sometimes mind-altering thoughts and feelings that are typically associated with marijuana use.
Due to the nature of chemical compounds, virtually every substance, including CBD, will interact with other substances. For instance, labels on a variety of prescription drugs will advise you to avoid grapefruit when taking the medication because it can significantly affect how the body metabolises the drug, this also applies to CBD. We recommend anybody taking prescription medication to consult their physician before use.
Yes, while CBD is a compound from the cannabis plant it does not contain enough THC to make it illegal or unsafe to drive vehicles.
The short answer is NO. Legal CBD within the UK should contain less than 0.2% THC, the compound tested for during drug testing. However it is important to remember to check your CBD products lab reports to ensure this is the case. Higher levels of THC within your CBD product may result in a failed test over a period of time.
All of our products are subjected to third party independent lab testing. These can be viewed here or requested through our website contact page. We believe fully in the responsible, ethical sale of cannabis.
CBD is a cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s own Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System is composed of cannabinoid receptors that are throughout the body, predominantly in the central and peripheral nervous system and in the immune system. The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for controlling a variety of body functions including; sleep, mood, temperature, immune response, perception of pain and pleasure, fertility, memory and appetite.
People of all ages from infant to elderly may use CBD. We recommend that anybody pregnant, lactating or on medication consult their physician before use.
Just like humans, our furry friends also contain an Endocannabinoid System in which CBD and other cannabinoids interact with, meaning that they too may benefit.
There are many different CBD products on the market such as oils, capsules, water soluble, skincare topicals and balms etc. This really is down in part to preference and in part to your reason for using CBD. Our website www.cbdna.co.uk will assist you further into understanding which product may suit your needs.
As everybody’s body chemistry is different there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to using CBD. A good starting point would be a 10 – 20mg dose twice per day and increasing gradually until you find a suitable dosage that works for you. CBD can be taken in quantities of up to 200mg per day, although this would be considered a high strength dose. All our products come with a dosage insert which breaks this down further.
Many things can affect the rate in which CBD breaks down in the body. Some people may show or feel affects within several minutes of first use and others may initially take up to several weeks. Consistency is important.
This can range generally between 4-6 hours depending on the method you’re using. Regular use of CBD over a longer period of time is thought to have heightened benefits.
CBG (cannbigerol) is the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids are synthesised. CBG, is non-psychoactive (just like CBD) and similarly is believed to interact with the bodies own Endocannabinoid System.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the principal psychoactive part of the cannabis plant, and is the cannabinoid responsible for the ‘High’ feeling related to cannabis. This part of the plant is illegal in the UK currently and your CBD products should contain no more than 0.02% THC.