CBD Education frequently asked questions
What does CBD stand for?
- CBD stands for cannabidiol (can·na·bid·i·ol), a compound naturally found within cannabis plants. Hemp plants contain natural high level of CBD compared to that of Marijuana plant where THC is prevalent, THC the compound that causes psycho active (high) affects.
What is CBD?
- CBD is one of around 104 chemical compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed, MCT, vegetable glycol, propylene glycerine – to create CBD oil.
How do I use CBD?
- CBD extracts are available in many forms, as oil, capsules, gummies, tea and water soluble.
- If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any vitamins or health supplements.
How long does it take for CBD oil to work?
- The speed at which CBD works may depend on the delivery method you choose for your intake of CBD oil and dosage. Capsules typically have a slower release but longer lasting effects, while oral sprays and liquid drops of CBD are absorbed in to our blood stream more quickly. Vaping is the quickest but will have shorter lasting effects. (dosage info to follow)
Will CBD show up on drug tests?
CBD individually is a legal ingredient and is therefore not tested for in drug tests. As long as you take the highest quality grade CBD products, which are independently tested to ensure no significant content of psychoactive THC, then CBD will not show up in a drug test.
- If Products are full spectrum mean all plant cannabinoids are present including THC even though under the legal limit there is a possibility to have a trace after consuming daily. To be safe if being tested for employment purposes we recommend using broad spectrum (THC free) or isolate products.
- Broad Spectrum – is all of the cannabinoids but zero THC content
- Isolate – is zero THC and purely isolated CBD only
- Full spectrum – is full plant cannabinoids with high CBD content and traces legal limits of THC
What should I look out for on the packing to ensure I’m dosing effectively?
- On the packaging of products look for the amount of active CBD. If it does not say as for certificate and look at total CBD contained.
- In a 1000mg 10ml bottle there is 5mg dose per drop. Some people start with only 1 – 2 drops daily and build up. The daily limit is no more than 200mg.
- It is needs to be considered that some people may need more than others. i.e if in more pain someone may take 3 – 4 drops in one dose twice daily.
- A easy guideline is to start with 1 to 2 drops twice day then build up, CBD may take few days to enter system, some people feel benefits immediately others could take few days depending on how body reacts to it
Can CBD used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
- Although there is no major side effects from CBD, there is not enough evidence to suggest it is safe to use during pregnancy. To be safe it would be advised not use CBD at early stages or in pregnancy, always consult a medical professional when using any supplement products whilst pregnant.
Will CBD help me with my illness?
- All our products are sold as food supplements only to help promote everyday wellbeing. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Does CBD interact with other food supplements or medications?
- As always, you should consult with your doctor prior to taking any new supplements or medications to ensure no interactions. However, it is suggested to take CBD products at least 2 hours before or after any regular medication you may use if given clear to use.
Why are certificates important?
- Certificates show measured amounts of Cannabinoids present products. It is best to look for total CBD amount and calculate to amount of CBD stated on the bottle