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What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil (full name "Cannabidiol Oil") is Oil made from the Cannabis Hemp plant and is one of over 100 amazing plant compounds found naturally in the Cannabis Hemp plant.
Cannabis produces a variety compounds known as cannabinoids, many of which have not been detected in any other plant. How many, exactly? It’s hard to say. You’ll often see people report that there are 100+ plant cannabinoids produced by cannabis. But it’s difficult to know the exact number. Most of them are present at very low levels, especially in commercial cannabis products, making it difficult for scientists to accurately detect them. The important point is that there are many.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
In the UK, CBD Oils are completely Legal providing they contain less than 1mg of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per container. THC is the mind-altering substance often associated with Marijuana. CBD has no "mind-altering" properties and is therefor completely safe.
In March 2021, CBD will come under new regulations from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and will become "Novel" under the Novel Food Act. All products sold in the UK will have to have been approved by the FSA and registered on the Novel Food Register.
All CBD UK products will be Novel Food compliant. This includes complete lab-testing for CBD and THC content as well as things like "Stability" testing to ensure over time, bacteria isn't allowed to form.
This is an exciting time for companies like CBD UK who have always tried to be compliant to ensure our customers are completely safe. Hopefully it will put an end to the eBay style "Snake Oil" sellers (sellers selling cheap/untested/unsafe products).
How Much CBD Oil Should I take?
CBD dosage has always been a very grey area due to the fact that CBD is classed as a "Food Supplement" and not a medicine. The other issue is that CBD hasn't had the human testing that a medicine would have had so it is quite unclear exactly how much CBD a person should take. Because of this, the FSA advise a lower limit of 70mg/day. This was originally 200mg/day until recently and was lowered for some reason.
There are also other factors that come into play when taking CBD. Absorption rate is another key factor. Topical Creams like our Heat/Joint Cream have a lower absorption rate between 15% and 20%. This means that lower amounts are absorbed but another to remember, is that creams often target a smaller problem area so less is needed anyway. Oral CBD Oils have an absorption rate of upto 80%.
All our CBD Oil products come with full instructions but we always advise starting with around 20mg of CBD 1-2 times a day. If this was one of our 1000mg Oils, each drop is 5mg/drop so you would simply take 4 drops to achieve a 20mg dose.
Start small and work your way up. You will quite soon find that a certain amount (often a small amount), will achieve the desired results. Often with CBD Oil, it really is a case of "less is more"!
How Do I take CBD Oil?
This really couldn't be easier. All our pipette droppers make it so easy to release 1 drop at a time. If (for instance) the label says "take 4-5 drops", you simply shake the bottle, submerge the pipette into the bottle and lift out the pipette.
Then carefully drop the desired amount of drops under your tongue (not on top of your tongue). The reason for this is that the greatest absorption is taken through the sublingual gland under the tongue.
Drop the CBD Oil under the tongue and try and leave it there for between 30 and 60 seconds. This is more than enough time for the CBD Oil to be absorbed into the blood system and take effect.
Always buy your CBD Products from a Trusted Company. CBD UK are a CannaPro Trusted company.