What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil is a non-psychoactive Cannabis oil derived from the plant genus Cannabis which includes Hemp plants. The oil is made from hemp plants rich in CBD (Cannabidiol) and very low in THC (the psychoactive compound within Cannabis plants). The CBD does not come 'neat', it is shown as a percentage of the delivery medium (often olive oil or coconut oil, leading brands use a Full Spectrum Raw Hemp Seed Oil). The actual CBD content is shown in milligrams (mg) this is how much CBD is actually in the bottle. For example a 300mg 3% 10ml dropper bottle of PHYTO+CBD contains approximately 300 drops, so each drop is approximately 1mg of CBD at 10 drops per day the bottle will last approximately 30 days.
Is CBD legal in the United Kingdom?
CBD is legal as a natural food & health supplement in the UK and is currently undergoing a wide range of scientific studies around the world examining the therapeutic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of the compound. The UK is the world's largest exporter of Cannabis and Hemp for Medical Use, so with the opening up of legislation for legal CBD access, it should only be a matter of time until we follow the world's lead and allow patients access to other cannabinoids in Medical Cannabis.
What are Cannabinoids?
A Cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that act upon our cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Part of the Endocannabinoid System - ECS. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects. Cannabinoids include the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by humans and animals) and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable and commonly known cannabinoids are the phytocannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
Cannabis Research in Israel headed up by Professor Raphael Mechoulam, led directly to the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System - ECS, within the human body and in fact within all vertebrates (mammals, fish, birds etc...) This is a biochemical communication network, which helps to regulate the body's physiology. Naturally occurring endocannabinoids and cannabinoids within the human body and the cannabis plant, bind with receptors (CB1 and CB2) in our cells to act upon the ECS, helping to modulate our physiological systems. If one word could be used to describe the ECS it would be homeostasis.
What are Terpenes & Terpenoids?
The Cannabis plant consists of a wide variety of chemicals and compounds. Approximately 140 of these belong to a large class of aromatic organic hydrocarbons known as terpenes. The words terpene and terpenoid are increasingly used interchangeably, however, the main difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons (meaning the only elements present are carbon and hydrogen); whereas, terpenoids have been denatured by oxidation (drying and curing the flowers) or chemically modified. Commonly occurring terpenes include; Myrcene, Limonene, Alpha & Beta-Pinene, Linalool, B-Caryophyllene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Terpinolene and Humulene.
Terpenes also play an incredibly important role by providing the plant with natural protection from bacteria and fungus, insects and other environmental stresses. Like cannabinoids, terpenes found in medical marijuana play a big role in boosting the therapeutic effect of cannabis, with the interplay of the various compounds known as the “Entourage Effect”, covering the full spectrum of the plants' ingredients and leading to a whole plant medicine.
Where do you source your CBD and Hemp Oil from?
Verified European Organic Hemp and Cannabis Farmers in soils free of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
How much CBD is in your products?
These figures relate to products from our Premier Partner PHYTO+CBD
- CBD/CBDa Oils range from 300mg to 1500mg CBD content. 3% to 15% per 10ml bottle.
- CBD/CBDa Extracts range from100mg to 200mg 10% to 20% CBD content per 1 gram syringe and 1000mg to 2000mg 10% to 20% CBD content per 10 gram syringe.
- CBD Crystals Pure 99% 500mg
The CBD content is shown in milligrams (mg) this is how much CBD is actually in the bottle. For example a 300mg 3% 10ml dropper bottle of PHYTO+CBD contains approximately 300 drops, so each drop is approximately 1mg of CBD at 10 drops per day the bottle will last approximately 30 days.
What is the best way to take CBD?
Our Oils should be taken orally in the form of drops, placed under the tongue.
Our Extracts should be taken orally as drops or added to food, can also be applied directly to the skin as a topical treatment.
Our Crystals can be added to food and is ideal for inhalation using a proper vaporizer for oils and wax.
How much should I take?
This will vary from person to person, however, scientific studies in the USA, show a good daily dosage to be from 10 mg to 50 mg.
Please note we are not medical professionals and our advice is based on independent research and personal experience as CBD users. - If you have a particular ailment condition or disease, you should carry out your own research examining scientific studies and speak to a certified medical practitioner, as there is a great deal of anecdotal and scientific evidence to say you can regularly take a much high dosage of over 2000mg per day with no ill effects.
What is the quality and safety standards of your products?
All of our products* are tested to Pharmaceutical and Food Industry standards in the GMP Certified Laboratory of our Premier Partner PHYTO+CBD
A Laboratory Test Report is available for all of our product batches from this includes an accompanying Certificate of Analysis (CoA) which can be provided on request, detailing the cannabinoid content and an overview of the purity of the product, showing it to be free of heavy metals, toxins and contaminants.
*applies to PHYTO+CBD products, for all affiliate partners, please view their websites directly via the links on the Partners and Suppliers page.