frequent questions and answers

Legally CBD oil is sold and marketed as a ‘food supplement’, not a medicine, and with that in mind CBD oil is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Due to strict government guidelines in the UK & EU, we are unable to make any claims as to the potential specific benefits of CBD. However, we would urge you to undertake your own research e.g. online via Google, as many people are now successfully using this wonderful supplement for a multitude of reasons. There are thousands of testimonials out there!

Yes! In 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report saying that naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans and animals, and is not associated with any negative public health effects. It was also stated that CBD does not induce physical dependence and “is not associated with abuse potential”.

No, CBD will not make you feel drowsy or ‘high’. Full spectrum CBD contains only trace (0.2%) THC which is the compound in the cannabis sativa plant that will get you ‘high’.

There is no one single dose that works for everyone as it depends on age, sex, weight and whether you are taking other medications. We are all different with potentially different issues that we want to address. Others may just want to take the oil to simply help protect their health, from a prevention perspective. However, the good news is that whilst discovering your ‘sweet spot’ e.g. the right dose that works for you, CBD is well tolerated and incredibly safe, and to date, there have been no cases of CBD overdose.
The rule to follow with CBD is to start low and work your way up, as the benefits of proceeding in this manner mean that your body is given time to get used to the CBD and importantly you may discover that CBD works for you at a minimum dose so you will, therefore, save yourself money.

Many people using CBD find that a dose between 5-15mg taken once or twice a day is enough, yet others have highly successful results with as little as 1.5-5 mg per day (depending on what strength oil you buy this could be as little as one drop). Generally, people take the dose twice a day e.g. every 12 hours, but some people find that only taking the CBD once a day works for them. Conversely, others find that microdosing several times a day works better for them. There is no correct answer.

The key is to listen to your own body and if a lower dose does not work for you, gradually increase until you find the dose that does. This process may involve trial and error, and some people fail at the first hurdle as they take it once or only a few times and decide it has not worked and give up. Very few supplements work after one dose, and CBD is no different. Like some other herbal supplements it can take up to 3 months before the full benefits kick in, which frankly given the potential health benefits it can give, is well worth the wait. However, some people will feel the effects virtually straight away, so again we say, we are all different!

There are various methods for taking CBD oil but orally is the easiest and best for most people. Pure CBD oil tinctures can be administered sublingually e.g. drops placed under the tongue, which allows the CBD to be absorbed by the capillaries and then directly into the bloodstream. Our oil has been constructed with low viscosity for maximum absorption. Once the liquid is held for up to 90 seconds under the tongue, the remainder is then swallowed. Using this method means that the CBD reaches the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system within minutes.If it is swallowed straight away then it is impaired by our stomach acids. this is why we don’t produce capsules.

To supplement the oil we also have highly portable spays and caramels. We also have vapes and two different types of tea. Finally, CBD can be applied topically in creams and massage. You can even use the soap to support your skins health.

The effects of CBD take anything from a few seconds to 60 minutes to kick in depending on how you are taking the CBD and when you last ate e.g. it works faster on an empty stomach. For many it may take days or even weeks for the oil to be absorbed fully and build up in the body before the user feels the full benefits.

No! CBD oil will be labelled ‘CBD oil’ or ‘CBD hemp oil’.

If a product is labelled ‘Hemp oil’ it will mean that it is a nutritional supplement which does NOT contain CBD, meaning that it does not have the therapeutic properties that CBD does.

Once the CBD has been extracted from the plant it is mixed with a carrier oil. The oil dilutes the CBD to the correct strength, makes measuring dosages easier and sometimes helps with absorption into the body. Some of the carrier oils most often used are olive, hemp seed and MCT from palm/coconut.

Sunflower oil This is our oil of preference. It contains lecithin which not only helps with the absorption of CBD, terpenes and THC at a cellular level but has its own benefits too. Sunflower lecithin may help improve memory, strengthen the immune system and could even help prevent strokes and heart attacks. Every cell has lecithins and our bodies are always crying out for more. Our oil being cold pressed organic Sunflower SEED oil is very high in lecithins. Don’t get confused with the cheap inferior oil you get in the supermarkets. It also lowers viscosity in the mouth so aids maximum absorption through the lining of the mouth.

Olive oil has larger fat molecules which makes it harder for your body to process and so less CBD is absorbed.

Hemp Seed oil may seem like a logical choice but, actually, is not very bioavailable to the body so is not great for absorption.

MCT Palm/coconut oil MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are smaller fat molecules which are easily absorbed into the body but have been isolated from coconut oil or palm oil and therefore it is a mechanically altered substance and is not in its natural state. Due to this MCT can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Also, many people choose to avoid palm oil products due to the deforestation it causes.

Simply put we choose a natural, organic carrier oil with as many health benefits as possible, has no side effects and is easily and effectively absorbed into the body and cells. This could make a major difference to your results!

There is a lot of fear and confusion around THC. Some people believe that any THC is bad and therefore should be avoided, others think it is the holy grail and take it in isolation and in high quantities. The truth is, it’s all in the balance. THC and CBD have a relationship which works best when they are used together. THC and CBD both fit perfectly into the endocannabinoid system in the brain but have different positive qualities. THC has (along with the terpenes found in the plant) been shown to have positive properties, however, as you might expect, nature knows best and when you start to isolate these elements it causes problems. THC used in isolation and in high doses, such as in recreational cannabis, can cause stress, anxiety and memory loss and causes a psychoactive high that is addictive. CBD is harmless when isolated but seems to be much less effective than when used in conjunction with the right amount of THC and the terpenes found also in the plant. CBD calms the system down and blocks the ‘high’ you would otherwise get if using THC in isolation. CBD, terpenes and THC, in the right quantities and ratio, enhance the positive effects of each other giving you much more powerful results. This is often called “The entourage effect”.

Simply put a high dose (up to the legal limit) of THC combined with CBD and terpenes create a more powerful positive effect with no side effects and won’t get you high or cause addiction.

Percentage is quite a confusing term with regards to CBD, and this, in turn, can be very misleading. The important thing with regards to CBD is the milligram level, and this should be shown clearly on the packaging.

The industry is starting to clamp down on companies promoting the % of CBD, as some unscrupulous firms are intentionally misleading consumers by claiming a product is a higher % than it actually is. There are lots of instances where a test certificate is issued with a %, but the test was done on a 10ml sample size, then the seller has rebottled the product into a 50ml size bottled, so they are actually reducing the size % by 5!

The ONLY way you should buy CBD is when you can clearly see how many milligrams are in total in the product, then it’s simply a case of increasing the number of drops you take until you hit your sweet spot.

Fine wine. Exotic foods. They’re both expensive because the best of them are usually imported from other countries and the quality of the ingredients has a huge bearing. The same is true of our CBD products. All our CBD products need to go through extensive manufacturing processes, especially being organic, from production to extracting the exclusive oil from the hemp plants, to testing its potency and purity (multiple times) before it is finally packaged up and sold to you. All of which means it is expensive to produce. With that in mind, our prices are some of the most competitive on the market, bringing you premium organic CBD products at reasonable rates.

Cannabidiol oil is obtained from hemp through a unique technique called supercritical CO2 extraction. We use hemp because it is naturally low in THC and high in CBD. We opt for this technique because it enables us to produce oil that yields the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Our extracts contain a multitude of cannabinoids with positive effects, as well as terpenes, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins. All these substances make our products nourishing and we recommend them as dietary supplements. CO2 extraction is known in the industry to be the most superior method, delivering pure oil with no contaminants like ethanol and the method we use keeps all the other ingredients in tact for optimums results.Once extracted we do not heat the oil as others do to “dew” it as we know this will also damage the contents. Instead we use a centrifuge and a series of very fine filters to great our pure quality oil.

We extract CBD oil from industrial hemp, so our products are all natural. We do not produce or sell CBD isolates. Industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and low in THC so we use this plant to make sure the final product contains a multitude of useful compounds and no psychoactive substances. All as nature intended.

The concept of the Entourage Effect was conceived by Raphael Mechoulam, the man who first discovered THC and CBD. He suggested that cannabis compounds such as CBD work better when taken together. In other words, a proper cannabis extract should be more effective than CBD taken on its own. When all compounds of the cannabis plant work together in harmony you get something called ‘the entourage effect’. Full spectrum (or whole plant extract) contains all cannabinoid compounds and so produces the much desired entourage effect. This is believed to be the best way to take CBD as removing compounds can lessen the synergistic effect on our bodies. Full spectrum CBD products are without doubt the best selling on the market.

Aha! Few can mistake the pungent smell of cannabis and for that, we have the terpenes to thank for! There are over 100 terpenes identified in the cannabis sativa plant and at present over 30 have been identified that are thought to bring their own therapeutic effect to the endocannabinoid system. More research is being carried out on this small but believed to be vital ingredient. Simply brilliant.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) discovered in the 1980’s, is a network of sensory receptors found throughout the body and brain. These receptors work in a lock and key relationship.There are 2 primary kinds of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors mostly exist in the brain and spinal cord. CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system but exist through many other areas of the body. CB2 receptors primary role is in reducing inflammation throughout the body.

If the ECS is working correctly, your body would produce its own phytocompounds called endocannabinoids that nourish the ECS. This vital system is primarily focused in supporting balance (homeostasis) in the body. Unfortunately this system can become less effective with age and environmental pressures in today’s modern world. Within the ECS, cannabinoids(CBD,and CBG & THC) act like keys and receptors act like locks. Every time a “ key” fits into a “ lock”, the lock is opened and causes an effect to occur in the body.

This is why so many people in so many situations find our oil supports them on so many levels. We are just giving the body what it needs to help get it back into balance and better health

As there is little evidence in this area we would recommend that you don’t take CBD products while pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact as it’s classed as a supplement we have to state that it’s not suitable for women in this situation.

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. There is a lab certificate available which we would suggest you take with you on your travels.

When travelling outside of Europe we strongly recommend not travelling with CBD.

CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests, though there remains a possibility that the small trace amounts of THC may be detected. All of our products comply with all regulations regarding minimal THC content, and our full-spectrum hemp oil contains less than 0.2% of THC by volume, as required by law. However, if you are subject to regular drug screening, we recommend you check with your employer.

All our products are vegan and gluten free except Omega 3-6-9 Fish Oil Capsules, CBD Plus 3% Balm which contains Bee Wax and Caramels which contain honey propolis.

Yes, all our products are free from nuts except our massage oil and soap which have Almond oil in them.

No none of our products are tested on animals!

Yes we are very proud to say we met and surpassed their membership requirements. The CTA are the biggest group in Europe working with the government to bring around regulation of the industry. We can’t wait for this to happen as it will clean up the market for the consumer.

Whilst we do not advertise or sell our products to under 18’s due to supplement laws, some users do inevitably give it to their children.

We do not advocate you adding it to hot drinks as your stomach acids will impair the effectiveness of the oil. So for the same results versus taking the drops under the tongue you may need to increase your dose three or four fold which of course is not financially economical. Instead, we suggest you take our specially put together red or black teas which due to the composition will give you approximately 7 mg of CBD per bag. They taste great too!

Yes, they do but they have a shelf life of 2 years. Each packet is clearly marked with a “best before” date.

Yes we are proud to say we have one of the strongest balms on the market! Our little 30ml pots contain 900mg of CBD and are composed to spread very thinly, so a little goes a very long way! They are excellent for targeting small areas of your skin to help complement the oil taken internally. Please visit our shop for more details.

Yes we are producers of a fantastic massage oil and soap too! Both of course as you would expect, are made from 100% organic natural ingredients. As well as masseuses loving the oil, many customers use it at home where it can be applied to many times a day to support your needs on various areas of the body. Its has been designed to be able to be used as a full body massage oil, so don’t worry, there is no fear of overdosing!