These are all questions that we get asked all the time around CBD so thought we would write a short blog post, hopefully answering as many questions as possible.
The Endocannabinoid System
Our bodies produce cannabis-like compounds daily, known as Endocannabinoids.
These Endocannabinoids work with receptors located all around the body. Collectively this is called as the Endocannabinoid System.
The Endocannabinoid system is known to impact many important bodily functions and can help to regulate and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
CBD or Cannabidol is one of over 100 Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa (Hemp, Marijuana) Plant. Studies have shown huge potential benefits of using CBD and more importantly Full Spectrum Cannabinoid Extracts. Athletes around the world are looking to CBD products for the Natural Benefits they provide.
Is CBD Legal in the UK?
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, CBD and Full Spectrum Cannabis Extract (from Hemp plants) is completely legal in the UK as is not classified as a controlled substance. THC (Tetrahydrocannabidol) which is another major compound found in Cannabis, is the psychoactive cannabinoid that is classified as an illegal substance here in the UK. For this reason, we only source our CBD oils from the Flowers of European Organic Hemp Plants containing less than 0.2% THC.
How is CBD obtained?
Ok so how do we get the CBD Oil from the plants?
To obtain the oil from the plants, it requires a method of extraction. This is usually done using CO2 or alcohol; producing a Raw CBD Oil which can be diluted and used in oils and balms for example. At this stage, the Raw Oil may then undergo a Decarboxylation process where the oil is heated to change some of the compounds in the oil.
The Oils will then contain a Full Spectrum of Cannabinoids to provide what is known as the ‘Entourage Effect’. Studies have shown that the cannabinoids all working together in harmony provides many more benefits than if using an isolate.
Will CBD get me high?
Due to the low concentration of THC in our Oils there is absolutely no chance of getting ‘High’ from the oils, however many people have experienced calming effects and an overall feeling of wellbeing.
Lab Tested CBD Products.
We want to make sure that our customers receive not only the best quality CBD Oil but also a fair price; getting exactly what they pay for. We have our oils and products independently lab tested; ensuring the quality and cannabinoid content lives up to our promise!
Please check out our Lab Test Results on our website for more information.
I hope this blog has answered some of the questions you may have had, and you are starting to understand the benefit of this botanical beauty. Otherwise, feel free to leave a comment or get in touch via email.
We appreciate CBD and Hemp Extracts are only now starting to get the recognition it deserves, so if you are looking to try but are still unsure, we’d be happy to spend more time answering any further questions, so please feel free to contact us.
Thanks, Team Hemp Garden