Frequenly Asked Questions About CBD

Frequenly Asked Questions About CBD

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Frequenly Asked Questions About CBD

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally existing compound present in various cannabis plants. However, it is found in particularly high concentrations in the hemp plant.

Is CBD like marijuana?

While both hemp and marijuana belong to the cannabis family, they are distinct strains with significantly varying chemical compositions and characteristics. While marijuana contains small amounts of CBD that can contribute to relaxation, its primary active compound is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), responsible for the psychoactive "high" effect. Hemp, on the other hand, is richer in CBD and contains only trace amounts of THC, not enough to induce a psychoactive effect. This fundamental difference sets CBD and marijuana apart in terms of their effects and uses.[1]

Will I get high?

No. CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants, and it is not psychoactive like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the "high" feeling associated with marijuana use. CBD products, when derived from industrial hemp plants with low THC content, usually contain very little to no THC, well below the legal limit in many countries.

Always make sure to check the THC content of any CBD product you're considering, especially if you want to avoid any psychoactive effects.

Is CBD legal?

The legal status of CBD (cannabidiol) products can vary by country and jurisdiction. However, hemp derived CBD products are legal in most EU countries, especially when they contain negligible levels of THC. 

What does CBD help?

Extensive research is still being carried out on CBD and its effects on the human body. We market our products as food supplements and do not have the authority to offer medical advice on their usage. We've developed a dedicated database to empower our customers with knowledge. Here is a comprehensive CBD research database of scientific studies, clinical trials, and scholarly articles that delve into the multifaceted aspects of CBD's potential benefits and effects on the human body.

How does CBD work?

Built into each and every one of us is an endocannabinoid system, complete with CB1 and CB2 receptors. When CBD enters the system, it interacts with these receptors, which play a crucial role in controlling and regulating the production and release of certain chemicals, such as serotonin. For a more in-depth exploration of how CBD works, we invite you to read our article titled "How Does CBD Work?"

How long does CBD take to work?

The time it takes for CBD to take effect varies based on consumption method, dosage, and metabolism. Sublingual tinctures absorb directly through mucous membranes, taking 15-30 minutes for effects lasting hours. Ingested CBD, like edibles or capsules, takes 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in due to digestion, potentially providing longer-lasting effects. Inhalation (vaping or smoking) offers rapid onset within minutes but shorter effects. Topicals are applied on skin for localized relief; their effects onset time varies. Individual responses vary based on weight, metabolism, and product used. Start with low doses, gradually increasing, and consult a healthcare professional, especially when on medications or with health concerns.

Will CBD show on a drug test?

CBD itself will not compromise a drug test. However, what you need to be aware of is that some CBD based products have a small trace of THC which may be detected.

We understand that health and safety considerations demand that individuals in certain roles are subject to substance testing to safeguard colleagues and the public. CBD supplements have been subject to monitoring as part of official controls (under (EU) 2016/2115) using tests for THC residues that detect a limit of quantification of 200ppm.

Whilst the actual amount of THC residue may vary from product to product and batch to batch, we as manufacturers believe that it is unlikely that quality-controlled CBD products should give rise to adverse test results. However as both sensitivities of tests and THC content of products can vary in light of the limit used independently for testing,we cannot take any responsibility for positive test results and it is recommended to investigate with the tester before taking CBD.

How do I know I’m getting a high quality product?

How ensure you’re getting only the highest quality CBD product please check the company has supplied a CoA (Certificate of Analysis) on their website. This document will tell you the exact components of your product, it will also provide contact details for the laboratory where it was tested. These documents can cost up to four figures, so low grade operations will not be willing to invest. Please do not hesitate to contact the company if you cannot find their CoA.

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