About CBD & FAQs

What is CBD used for?

Pain Relief - CBD is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent remedy for pain caused by inflammation, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. CBD also changes the way your brain perceives pain, making it less noticeable.

Heart Health - New research has shown that CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties could reduce heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure. CBD may also be able to reduce the risk of related conditions, such as stroke.

Mental Health - CBD has been shown to protect the brain and change the way it responds to stressful stimuli, making it a great support for anxiety sufferers. It can promote serotonin production in the brain, which is the body’s ‘happy chemical.’ As a result, CBD is both relaxing and calming.

Improved Sleep - Studies have shown that CBD oils can have a sedative effect on the body at high concentrations. CBD is able to help insomnia by addressing the underlying cause of sleeplessness. If lack of sleep is due to anxiety or pain, CBD can improve sleep quality by reducing these causes.

Is CBD legal? 

CBD products are legal to buy and sell in the UK. To be legal for sale in the UK, CBD products must not contain more than 0.2% of the illegal and psychoactive compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The vast majority of our CBD is “Broad Spectrum” which means it contains 0% THC.

Will CBD make me high? 

In a word, no. THC is the molecule in the cannabis plant which get’s you “high” Our products are mostly Broad Spectrum, which means they contain none of the THC. The few products we do sell which have 0.2% THC, have such a low THC content that they, again, will not cause a “high.”

Will it interfere with my medication? 

Research to date shows that CBD is generally safe and has few, if any, minor side effects. But there’s one big caveat: CBD does have the potential to interact with some medications. The concern has to do with how the body metabolizes certain substances.

Before trying CBD, it’s crucial to talk to your doctor about all of the vitamins, supplements, and prescription and over-the-counter medications you’re taking.

Is it possible to take too much CBD? 

There aren’t many studies done on toxic levels of CBD. That would be hard to justify from an ethics standpoint. However, according to a 2011 study, published in Current Drug Safety, the “toxic” dose of CBD falls somewhere around 20,000 mg of CBD, taken almost all at once.

To put that into context, you would need to consume 40,000 of our recommended doses to come close to this all in one sitting.

Can I drive after taking CBD?

CBD does not have any psychoactive effects; however, you may find that CBD oil makes you feel a little tired or sleepy depending on the strength. If you’re trying CBD oil for the first time, we recommend that you take your first dose when you won’t need to drive or operate machinery for a few hours.

Will CBD show up on a drugs test? 

Different drugs tests may look for different substances, however CBD wouldn’t normally be tested for in a drugs test as it is legal and doesn’t have any psychoactive effects.

Most tests look for THC which is only present in very trace amounts in some CBD products (less than 0.2%) so, unless you’re taking a high quantity of CBD at very high concentration and the tests are looking for THC in the blood, it wouldn’t trigger a positive result. We would recommend that if you are subject to mandatory drugs tests through your employment for example, you check to see which specific substances are tested for.