Commonly Asked Questions About CBD
1What is CBD? 🤔
🌱 Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the flowers of the hemp plant. CBD was once over-shadowed by THC (the compound in cannabis sativa that causes a buzz) but in the last five years there has been a dramatic increase in scientific research into CBD. Much scientific research is currently being undertaken, all around the world, into CBD and the other cannabinoids, and in the next five years we will likely see an exponential rise in the numbers of users of these non-intoxicating and fascinating substances.
2Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK? 🤔
🌱 It is entirely legal to buy and take CBD supplements in the UK. Future CBD is a member of the Cannabinoid trust UK , a body created to ensure legal and ethical CBD trading standards in the UK. Cannabinoid trust UK works closely with the MHRA, FSA and CTPA to comply with EU and UK legislation and regulations. Only selected companies that meet exceptionally high quality standards are allowed to carry its seal of approval; its members guarantee transparency in trading, registration, batch testing and labelling, with reliable and accurate product information to give consumers peace of mind.
3Will CBD show up if I was to take a drug test? 🤔
🌱 CBD is a legal ingredient and is therefore not tested for in drug tests used to detect illegal drugs. As long as you take a pharmaceutical grade CBD product, which has been independently tested to ensure no significant content of psychoactive THC, then CBD will not show up in a drug test.
4How long does it take for CBD Oil to work? 🤔
🌱 The speed at which CBD works will depend on the delivery method you choose for your intake of CBD oil. Capsules typically have a slower release, while oral sprays are absorbed more quickly. our capsules, drops and sprays are blended with either olive oil or MCT’s (Coconut oil) to aid the absorption rate.
5Can CBD Oil cure any conditions or illnesses? 🤔
🌱 We produce CBD oil that is sold as a dietary supplement, so we’re not making any medical claims. However we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our CBD products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from taking CBD. Check out these sites as a start to your research…. https://ministryofhemp.com/made-from-hemp/cbd/#whycbd
6Is it safe to travel with CBD Oil? 🤔
🌱 While CBD is legal throughout the European Union we still recommend caution when travelling with it. It is a cannabis product, after all, and there is a small chance airport staff may confuse it for illegal cannabis products and seize it. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to travel with CBD products – and we have never heard of a customer getting in trouble for doing so – but you should bear in mind that probably not everyone who works in an airport will be aware of the legality of CBD, but everyone will know the illegality of cannabis in general. When travelling outside of Europe we strongly recommend not travelling with CBD.
7What is the endocannabinoid system? 🤔
🌱 Your body is home to the endocannabinoid system; a complex network of cannabinoid receptors and connected molecules. It’s responsible for helping regulate a huge variety of bodily functions, such as memory, sleep, motivation and reward, immune function, temperature, and appetite. The system contains two main types of receptor: CB1 and CB2. The differences between CBD (a non-psychoactive compound) and THC (a psychoactive compound) can be identified by studying the way each compound reacts with these receptors. CB1 receptors mainly influence the release and production of transmitters, while CB2 receptors are involved in maintaining the effectiveness of your immune system. THC interacts with these receptors by overwhelming the endocannabinoid system and bonding with the synapses, throwing it off balance and causing a psychoactive response linked with pleasure, memory, concentration and pain tolerance.
8How does CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system? 🤔
🌱 Unlike THC, CBD does not bond with the CB1 receptors. Instead, it stimulates activity in both the CB1 and CB2 receptors without binding to them. Additionally, when CBD is introduced into the endocannabinoid system it increases the release of 2-AG. This is a naturally occuring endocannabinoid which is produced to enhance the overall effect of the endocannabinoid system on the body. In high concentrations, CBD can even activate the 5-HT14 serotonin receptor, which is responsible for producing anti-depressant effects. It also influences appetite, anxiety, sleep, pain perception, addiction mechanisms, and nausea.
9Where does CBD come from? 🤔
🌱 Cannabidiol molecules are found in industrial hemp, as well as cannabis plants. Because industrial hemp has a low THC concentration, SmartCBD takes extra caution to preserve the raw nature of the hemp plant in order to extract from it the highest quality CBD. If you’re looking to purchase a CBD-infused product, SmartCBD’s extensive range offers a high-quality, natural alternative to wellbeing and health. Visit our products page to buy from the UK’s leading supplier of 100% organic, all-natural CBD products.
10Are there any side effects of CBD? 🤔
🌱 Rest assured, there are no side effects of CBD.
11What are Terpenes? 🤔
🌱 Terpenes are the natural compounds in the Industrial Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plant that give the plant it’s aroma and flavours. They are excreted from the plant as an essential oil that can be used to add aromas to balms, CBD oils, e-liquids and many other products.
12Is CBD marijuana? 🤔
🌱 No. Although Cannabidoil comes from the same plant species, it is not marijuana. Oil extracted from industrial hemp is high in CBD and low in THC.
13Does your CBD contain THC? 🤔
🌱 CBD Oil contains less than 0.02% THC and is considered food grade.
14Will it make me high? 🤔
🌱 Put simply, no it won’t! CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties. Meaning it doesn’t get you high. The psychoactive cannabinoid is THC and it is this compound that gives you the high.
15What strength do I buy? 🤔
🌱 Most people (children included) do fine with the 500mg. For those with chronic pain or multiple health issues, upwards of 500mg is suggested. You can always contact us for more advice.
16How much CBD do I take? 🤔
🌱 All of our product descriptions come with recommended usage amounts. Using your personal feedback diary on messenger you will be able to track your progress using our CBD.
17How do I use it? 🤔
🌱 The best delivery method is under the tongue. That way it gets into your bloodstream more quickly.
18Can I apply it topically? 🤔
🌱 Yes – many people do both using oral drops and topical creams applications for various conditions.
19How do we use the Bath Bombs? 🤔
🌱 Simply Fill your tub and drop the CBD bath bomb! Watch the fizz and then slip in and feel the silky clays and oils on your skin. Relax and enjoy for at least 20 minutes to gain the most from the our CBD bath bombs, oils, salts and clays.
20Are Bath Bombs suitable for all ages? 🤔
🌱 Yes, the CBD bath bombs ingredients are safe for levels, from children to elderly, all ingredients are printed on label everything has been approved by (CSA) Cosmetic Safety Assessments. As a side note please be aware that we use oils in our bath bombs and your tub may be slippery, therefore rinse bath tub before exiting.