How to use cannabidiol (CBD) supplements
When you first begin to use cannabidiol supplements it is recommended to begin with a low dosage and gradually increase the dose until you experience the desired benefits.
There are no recorded overdoses from cannabidiol or any of the other chemical compounds present in hemp. Some research studies have used doses up to 1500mg CBD per day (approx 3 X 10ml bottles) without any serious side effects.
How many mg of CBD is effective?
It depends on your body mass, your physiology and the potency of the CBD Oil. An average user should begin to experience effects with 3 - 5 drops of a 5% strength oil taken 3 times daily.
2 or 3 drops 3 times a day is a good starting dose. If you do not achieve the desired effect then increase the dosage by a drop each time you take the oil, but do not take more than 30 drops a day. For serious men's health and women's health issues, it is recommended to consult a qualified medical professional prior to commencing use.
Does CBD give you the giggles?
CBD is not a recreational chemical like THC, but some users report feeling very happy after introducing it to their healthy living regimen. "Getting high" is not one of the recognised benefits of CBD oil, but when you are relaxed and happy its a good start!
Is CBD legal in the UK?
You can buy CBD oil legally in the UK providing the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content is below 0.2%. All CBD products for sale on this site contain CBD extracted from industrial hemp which contains less than 0.2% THC and is 100% legal to purchase and consume.
Will CBD Make Me Fail A Drug Test?
There are only small trace amounts of THC present in CBD oil. The UK CBD laws prohibit THC levels above 0.2%, therefore, even at large doses, it will not cause you to fail a drug test. It has been reported though, that at extremely high doses it has on rare occasions caused a positive result in a urine test. Its worth being aware that medical cannabis can produce positive drug tests due to the higher levels of THC.
Is CBD oil dangerous?
There have been zero recorded overdoses from cannabidiol usage. At very high doses, some research study participants have reported symptoms including nausea and diarrhoea. The dosages used in the studies were very high (in the region of 1500mg daily)
Can I get CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) on prescription in the UK?
Medical cannabis oil products are now available on prescription in the UK, but prescriptions are only currently available if you suffer from an illness which is not treatable using conventional pharmaceutical medication. You cannot currently buy medical cannabis oil (CBD and THC) from a pharmacy without a prescription, but you can legally purchase UK legal CBD oil which contains less than 0.2% THC.
Are CBD oil and hemp oil the same?
Hemp seed oil does not contain cannabidiol. Hemp oil is a very nutritious food supplement, and can be used as part of a healthy eating regimen, but will not boost the level of cannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system. Only oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of high CBD hemp plants (cannabis sativa) contains cannabidiol.
How long does it take for CBD oil to start working?
Time to onset of action depends on the method of use. Sublingual cannabidiol use can produce effects within 30 - 40 minutes as long as it is held in the mouth (preferably under the tongue) for 1 - 2 minutes before swallowing.
What are the side effects of CBD oil?
Occasionally, at very high doses, some users have reported feelings of mild nausea and/or diarrhoea. High doses can also cause drowsiness or sleeplessness. Remember to begin with a low dose and gradually increase the dosage. If you feel drowsy after taking CBD oil, do not drive or operate machinery.
What is the most effective way to use CBD oil?
CBD oil is absorbed more effectively when placed under the tongue and held there for a couple of minutes before swallowing to enable it to pass through the mucous membranes in the mouth.
Each drop of CBD oil contains approx 2mg of cannabidiol.
What is the human endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system of endocannabinoid neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors that are present in mammalian central nervous systems and peripheral nervous systems. Scientific research has shown that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in modulating many biological and neurophysiological processes including pain relief, inflammation, blood pressure, fertility, mood, hunger, sleep cycles, immune response, and the healing process. When your immune system is functioning optimally, you will still get coughs and colds, they just won't last as long. It is now possible to boost the level of cannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system using plant cannabinoids including cannabidiol.
What is full spectrum legal cannabis oil
Our full spectrum CBD oil (legal cannabis oil) is extracted from pesticide-free, non GMO hemp buds and flowers.
No cannabinoids are removed during the CO2 extraction process, so the oil contains a wide range of active compounds.
The oil is produced from naturally healthy hemp plants (cannabis sativa L) grown on traditional farms without the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides.
Our CBD products are UK legal, safe, and laboratory tested for purity and potency.
They contain less than 0.2% THC, are non-toxic, non-addictive and do not cause psychoactive effects.
They are made with all natural, pesticide-free, non-GMO ingredients.
All of our CBD supplements are vegan-friendly.
Whole plant hemp CBD oil contains a wide range of naturally occurring active compounds:
Full spectrum CBD oil contains multiple cannabinoids
Pharmacologically active cannabinoids are primarily produced in the trichomes of hemp flowers.
Our full spectrum hemp oils contain a wide range of cannabinoids.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most widely known but there are over 110 other cannabinoids present in the hemp plant including:
Cannabidiol is one of the two best-known hemp oil compounds. It is currently being researched for many potential medical applications including inflammation, sleep disorders, epilepsy, arthritis, anxiety, eating disorders, depression and cancer.
Cannabidiolic acid is the precursor to CBD. When CBDA is heated by smoking, cooking or being vaporized, it is converted into CBD. CBDA has historically been regarded as "inactive" but is now the focus of research into its potential health benefits.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is best known for its psychoactive effects. It is the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the "high" or "stoned" feeling that most people experience when using illegal cannabis products."Wild" hemp (cannabis sativa L) usually contains a balanced THC/CBD ratio, but modern growing methods and selective breeding have resulted in an increase of super high THC strains. Some studies have suggested that high THC cannabis may trigger mental illness and psychosis. THC is currently used to boost appetite in patients undergoing chemotherapy. The low levels of THC in our CBD oil are not sufficient to cause psychoactive effects.
THCa is the precursor to THC. It is considered an "inactive" cannabinoid but is converted to THC by smoking, vaporizing or cooking.
Cannabigerol is a lesser-known compound which is the subject of many current research studies to assess any potential benefits.
CBGa is the precursor of CBG and like the other "acid" molecules, it is converted to its base molecule through a process of decarboxylation (heating).
Our CBD oil contains low levels of THC (less than .2%) and high levels of CBD.
It is not psychoactive and will not make you feel high, anxious or paranoid.
CBD will not cause you to fail a drug test and you will be able to enjoy your usual daily activities.
It is 100% legal to purchase and use in the UK and EU.
Hemp flavonoids (cannaflavins) are the compounds that give the hemp plant its colour.
Common hemp flavonoids present in full spectrum CBD include:
Cannaflavins play a role in preventing plant diseases, filtering harmful UV light rays, and also help to repel insects from the plant.
They are currently being researched to identify potential health benefits
There are over 200 terpenes present in hemp.
Terpenes are the natural, oily, volatile molecules which are responsible for giving full spectrum hemp oil its unique flavour and taste.
Some of the most prominent hemp terpenes include:
Myrcene - Imparts musk, citrus, and herbal flavours and aroma.
Caryophyllene - Spicy, cloves, and woody flavours.
Linalool - Floral, spicy, and sweet like candies.
Humulene - Earthy and woody overtones.
Limonene -Citrus (flavour of lemons).
Pinene - Sharp, pine, sweet (pine trees).
Researchers have discovered that terpenes interact with cannabinoids. They can work to block some of the effects of THC and can enhance and boost the benefits of cannabidiol.
The entourage effect
The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism whereby the active compounds in a plant interact with each other to produce an effect that is greater and more beneficial than the effect of the compounds if used in isolation. In the case of hemp oil extracts, the entourage effect may involve the interactions between cannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids. Therefore it can only occur when whole plant extracts are used.
In addition to oil droppers, CBD is also available in several other formats:
CBD capsules are ideal for those who do not enjoy the flavour of raw CBD oil. The absorption rate of capsules is much lower than sublingual drops and therefore a higher dose is required to achieve the same effect.
CBD gummies are catching on as a convenient method to top up your endocannabinoid system. They are especially popular among athletes who seek the energy provided by the glucose present in the gummies.
CBD buds are the raw female flowers of industrial hemp plants containing CBD (cannabis sativa L). Also known as "hemp flowers" they contain higher concentrations of cannabidiol than any other part of the plant.
CBD vape liquid
CBD vape oils and vape pens offer a convenient and legal alternative to smoking illegal cannabis whilst benefitting from cannabis plant cannabinoids. Many types of products are available and a wide range of flavours and strengths.
Why has CBD oil become so popular in the UK?
Medical cannabis oil has been legal in some countries for many years. Patients can now get online medical marijuana prescriptions for multiple conditions including sexual health, erectile dysfunction, mental health conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, weight loss, heart health, pain management, chronic pain, reducing anxiety, stop smoking, epilepsy, cancer, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Cannabis extracts are also becoming increasingly popular as additives in health foods, skin care products, for sports nutrition, and for many other products used in daily living. They are now even becoming popular for pet care!
Unfortunately, in the UK, it is extremely difficult to be prescribed medical cannabis oil, and illegal to purchase a cannabis product if it contains THC (over 0.2%).
Fortunately, there are legal hemp CBD oils available that have been extracted from hemp plants containing CBD.
This has led to a massive surge of interest in everything related to CBD oils in the UK.
All hemp CBD oil products for sale on cbdoiled.com are full spectrum, whole plant extracts.