As CBD grows in popularity, more and more customers are coming to us for advice. So we've compiled some of the most common questions in our CBD FAQ's to help you understand more about the potential benefits and answer some of the concerns that are shared with other new CBD users.
Q: What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. CBD oil is non-intoxicating, has no known adverse side effects, and is virtually impossible to lethally overdose.
Hemp-derived medicine has been traditionally used across many cultures for centuries. For years, CBD had been neglected while recreational and medical users and scientists focused on the mind-altering chemical, THC. Today, scientists around the world are studying all of the 100+ cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp including CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, and CBC.
Q: Will I get 'high' from taking CBD?
No, you will not get ‘high’. CBD is a non-psychoactive substance. THC is the active chemical compound that gives users the ‘high’ feeling. High doses of THC are needed to feel this effect, all our products are lab tested and under the legal limit for THC.
Q: Are CBD products legal in the UK?
Yes, CBD products within the UK and the EU (European Union) are legal to use when derived from legal cannabis/hemp when sold as a food supplement. Only trace amounts of THC can legally remain in any products sold legally.
Currently the regulation of CBD products in England is covered by the Food Standards Agency, in Scotland the responsibility is under Food Standards Scotland, and Northern Ireland and Ireland are covered by EU regulations. All of our products meet the strictest rules from across the three governing bodies.
If you're planning on travelling outside the UK, please be aware the laws may differ, and we have a complete guide to the latest information on travelling with CBD Oil, here.
Q: What percentage CBD product should I choose?
Some people prefer stronger products with higher Cannabinoid levels, while others prefer products with lower Cannabinoid levels. Everything depends on the individual and we recommend trying out different products. What is worth knowing is that it is not possible to directly overdose on hemp in its natural form.
Q: How much CBD should I take?
Every person is different and for that reason, we advise you to start with a low dosage. 2-3 drops in the morning also 2-3 drops in the evening/before bed. You know your body better than anyone else, after regularly taking you can determine if you need more or less. These are only guidelines. As a food supplement, the maximum adult daily dosage guideline is 200mg per day.
Q: Can I drive a car safely after using your products?
Yes, you can. Our products are not psychoactive or intoxicating.
Q: Can you take CBD and drink alcohol?
There's limited research regarding what effect mixing CBD and alcohol may have, so it's recommended to stick to moderation with both. Some evidence suggests that combining CBD and alcohol may amplify the effects of both and potentially minimise some of the side effects of drinking, but much more research is needed before it's clear whether the two can be safely consumed alongside each other.
Q: Can I travel abroad with my CBD products?
The restrictions on travelling with CBD will depend on your destination. We've compiled a list of the recommendations for travelling with CBD oil whether it's for a holiday or work trip. But we'd also recommend checking with the latest updates for your destination before you leave as the laws regarding taking CBD abroad may change.
Q: What happens when you stop using CBD oil?
CBD itself doesn't contain addictive properties. So you won't suffer from withdrawal as you would with nicotine, or some prescription drugs.
Obviously you also won't be potentially benefitting from the positives of taking CBD, so you might find any existing or previous problems with sleep, pain, mood etc will return.
Q: How should I store my CBD oil?
Please ensure that the oil is kept upright at all times. And keep it in a cool, dark place when not in use. A cupboard or shelf should be fine.