FAQ About CBD
Are you thinking about trying CBD? Maybe you’ve still got a few questions. If so, take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions from our customers below. We have linked many of the questions to more featured explanations in our cbd blog, so please do find the time to look through the articles for further information.
What is CBD?
Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK?
Yes – CBD oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FSA considers hemp based CBD to be a food based products.
However, it is not legal to grow hemp in the UK with a proper license, and even then under restrictions. For this reason, a lot of companies producing CBD oil or other cannabidiol-rich supplements, source their hemp from countries where it is legal to grow it. Industrial hemp can be legally grown in most countries and CBD oil can be purchased in most of those countries.
For more information, read our blog post here: https://www.naturallycbd.co.uk/blog/is-cbd-legal-in-the-uk/
There are different types of CBD extracts used - what is the difference between them?
There are three different types of CBD available, as follows:
Note: A more in-depth article can be found in our blog here: https://www.naturallycbd.co.uk/blog/what-is-in-cbd-oil/
Full spectrum CBD
When you buy full-spectrum CBD oil, you get a product that contains small amounts of every single element found in the cannabis plant. This also means that it may contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (a.ka. THC) - the compound that produces the ‘high’ associated with smoking cannabis.
UK law dictates that full spectrum CBD oil must have no more than 0.3% THC inside and whilst there are products on the market that contain higher levels, they’re only legal in countries where cannabis use is legal, so should not be readily available in the UK. One of the benefits of full spectrum products is that they harness the power of the entourage effect, which is said to enhance the support that CBD offers.
Broad Spectrum CBD
The difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products is that broad spectrum only contains some of the components that exist naturally in the cannabis plant. However, one notable exception is the THC elements, which is something that doesn’t exist in broad spectrum CBD.
Anyone thinking of buying CBD oil should see this particular type of product as a nice compromise between full spectrum and isolate CBD options, as it offers the entourage effect without having to worry too much about what you’re taking.
Isolate products represent the purest type of CBD and they’re created when all but one variety of cannabinoid is removed, along with all terpenes. The extraction process is when this isolation takes place and what’s left over is one pure type of CBD, which some prefer because a) it doesn’t have any kind of aroma or smell and b) it allows more precise control of the health support that’s provided.
Can you get addicted to CBD?
CBD is a non-intoxicating substance, and the body does not build up a tolerance. For these reasons, it is unlikely that you could become addicted to CBD.
CBD itself does not contain any THC, which is responsible for the “high” feeling experienced with cannabis products.
Is it legal to grow CBD plants in the UK
Although CBD oil might be growing in popularity, it is derived from a plant that is still illegal to grow in the UK without a licence.
A common misconception is that cannabis plants are illegal while hemp plants are not, but this is not true. They are the same plant family, “hemp” being a nickname for low-THC cannabis - so it is simply the cannabinoid content that varies between strains.
Hemp can only be grown in the UK under a specific license. This means you cannot grow cannabis or hemp plants in the UK at home, even if your intention is to use them to create your own CBD oil
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Are Hemp Oil and CBD Oil the same?
No, they’re not. While they are both derived from the hemp plant, the main difference between the two is that hemp oil contains virtually no CBD , which means it offers nothing like the same health support. Another difference is that hemp oil is made from hemp seeds (making it great for cooking), whereas CBD oil is created from extracting CBD from the stalks, flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.
Is CBD Oil a blood thinner?
Research into the effects of CBD on the body is ongoing. Some users report feeling more relaxed when taking CBD oil. Initial research suggests that CBD increases the body’s production of coumadin, which is a blood thinner. This could be a concern for those with blood pressure problems. It is always best to consult a doctor if you are unsure how CBD will interact with your medication. pulvinar dapibus leo.