What IS CBD
CANNABINOID, AKA CBD
CBD is a type of cannabinoid – an extractable compound found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been studying the possible therapeutic effects of CBD and ways to utilise these benefits.
CBD Oils are made by adding concentrated CBD into ingestible oils. The level of CBD concentration can be adjusted to determine dosage. For the most part there is still a lot of confusion in the general public about what is CBD and how does it help the human body.
While research indicates that Cannabidiol (CBD) can have certain health benefits, responsible practitioners will always advise customers to seek advice from a fully trained medical professional.
How CBD Works
All cannabinoids, including CBD, act on receptors found in all mammals. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system. Clinical trials are currently looking into the effect of CBD on the body. So far the findings that we can legally share with you are the discovery of 2 main receptors in our bodies (see diagram below). Unfortunately, due to the nature of this commodity, we are limited to what we can say on this matter. However, there is lots of information avaliable online that we believe might be of huge interest to our customers.
Mostly found in the brain, lungs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract, reproductive organs and central nervous system.
Mostly found around organs, liver, pancreas, brainstem and also the immune system.
THC VS. CBD
Marijuana contains both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD, but the compounds have different effects. Marijuana farmers breed strains of cannabis that contain high levels of THC and other compounds that influence smell, taste or appearance. Hemp farmers historically have not tried to modify the plant. It is these hemp plants that are used to create CBD oil. Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same plant family, cannabis sativa, but they are very different in their properties:
THC is associated with the mind-altering effects it produces (aka "high") when the compound is broken down by heat and introduced into the body – for example when someone smokes parts of the plant or adds those to food that is cooked.
CBD has none of the mind altering affects associated with recreational use of marijuana – it is not psychoactive. This means that it does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. However, it has been observed that CBD produces significant that have been found to have health benefits.
Cannabis is legal for either medicinal or recreational use in certain countries, and in certain states within USA. Other countries and have varying levels of tolerance for CBD and medical marijuana. This is an ever-changing landscape and as more jurisdictions become educated to the benefits of CBD and can distinguish between hemp and marijuana the demand for CBD products will continue to grow. For a complete and up to date account of the legal status of CBD in your locality, we recommend you consult the local or central government websites of your country.
When will I receive my order?
We offer various shipping methods:
Royal Mail First Class Tracked: This services promises deliveries within 2-4 business days. The tracking code issued is ONLY updated when the parcel is delivered.
Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery (Mon-Fri): This service promised to deliver parcels the next working day before 1:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays). There are certain locations - usually remote areas - where Royal Mail may take a day longer to deliver. Tracking codes are updated at each stage of the journey of the parcel.
Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery (Mon-Saturday): This service promised to deliver parcels the next working day before 1:00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays). There are certain locations - usually remote areas - where Royal Mail may take a day longer to deliver. Tracking codes are updated at each stage of the journey of the parcel. Use this code if you need to receive your order on Saturdays.
International Europe: Deliveries to any European country are made by Royal Mail International service and can take up to 10 days.
International USA & Canada: Deliveries to any North America are made by Royal Mail International service and can take up to 2 weeks
International Middle East & Africa: Deliveries to any ME & A countries are made by Royal Mail International service and can take up to 2 weeks.
How do I know if my parcel has been shipped?
Under normal conditions all orders received before the daily cut-off will be fulfilled and dispatched before 15:00. You will receive an email confirming your order has been shipped with a link to track your order. This link is usually activated by the post-office no later than 18:30 the same day.
During periods of high demand or seasonal holidays we may bring the cutoff earlier in the day and you should always double check while you are reviewing the Shopping Cart in case the time has been amended.
Will CBD help me with my illness?
All our products are sold as food or food supplements. Despite this many of our customers use our products in conjunction with illnesses and we always recommend informing your medical consultant first.
Will I get high?
Simply put, no. The high most people attribute to cannabis comes from a compound found in the plant called THC. This compound is either untraceable in our products or falls below the legal requirements within the UK. The result one may experience from taking a large serving of CBD is relaxation throughout the body but no impairment or change in psychoactivity.
Is CBD legal?
You can rest assured that all our products are 100% legal within the UK and most of Europe.
What is the best method of taking CBD?
Here are 3 things our customers are interested in when purchasing:
1. Most cost effective: Concentrates, Crystals, Wax.
2. Fastest absorption: Vapes, CBD flower, CBD hash, Wax (dabbing), creams.
3. Palatability (child-friendly): Oils, crystals, syrup.
What are Terpenes?
These are plant hydrocarbons, derived from cannabis, natural fruits and vegetables. Simply, they are the aroma of specific strains of cannabis. Customers who purchase these are looking to get the most out of their CBD products by enhancing the "entourage effect", a recent finding by scientists in Israel. They are fluid in nature and can be diluted into vapes, drinks, diffusers or even applied topically onto the temporal bone. Certain terpenes are well suited for relaxation, whereas others are more appropriate for energy stimulation.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a liquid that typically contains 2 things: a carrier oil (e.g. coconut oil) and cannabinoids (CBD). A carrier oil is needed because cannabis is fat soluble by nature. In order for our bodies to fully absorb CBD, we need an oil to accompany it. The fact that it is already infused in oil and ready to consume with no other steps makes CBD oil the most convenient way to administer CBD.
What is a concentrate?
Concentrates come in the form of a paste, wax. Typically, they contain a higher CBD content than the oils and can be more appropriate for customers looking to take high levels of CBD every day. They tend to not be oil infused, and should therefore be consumed with a fat on the side. This can be done simply by swallowing a tablespoon of coconut oil after holding the concentrate under your tongue for 30 seconds.
What do you do with CBD crystals?
CBD crystals are one of the most versatile CBD products we sell. They are both fat and water soluble, and can therefore be dissolved into drinks, or added to oils for cooking or vaping. They contain only one cannabinoid from the plant, CBD, and are completely isolated from all other plant compounds. This makes them 100% THC-free. If you intend to add them into drinks, simply stir them into the drink of your choice. If you are looking to make edibles, first mix the crystals into your cooking oil, an then proceed with your usual cooking routine.
How much CBD should I take?
Unfortunately we are limited in what we can say when asked this question. This is partly due to the legality of offering such advice, and also because each person responds very differently to different doses of CBD. Here are two approaches you might find useful to determine your dose:
1. Start off by flooding your system with a high concentration of CBD, and over time decrease your dose. If the desired effects continue to present themselves after the dose has been decreased, it's likely that you don't need to take such a high concentration and can continue to decrease your serving size until the desired effects discontinue. At this point you should know what your dose look like.
2. Start off by taking a low concentration of CBD and continuously increase this serving until desired effects are noticeable. This will help determine what is an appropriate daily serving of CBD for yourself.
The first option tends to be more popular among our customers since they are more likely to realize immediate results with the product.