There are many mistruths about CBD and related products. CBD is a huge topic at the moment, but confusion remains, here’s what you need to know about CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD Is one of the main ingredients of the Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa, and in this case Hemp.
The reason Hemp is chosen for extraction in our plant is because of its low level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient which is banned in many countries.
CBD is produced as a food supplement and although many talk of its health benefits, we make no claims of it, however The World Health Organisation produced a paper on CBD in December 2018 which can be viewed by clicking the link here.
CBD forms part of our own ‘Endocannabinoid system’ a biological system found throughout the central, and peripheral nervous systems. A more in-depth explanation can be found by following the link here.
CBD (Cannabidiol) can be taken in many ways, the most common on the market are E- Juices which are ‘vaped’ and CBD Oils.
CBD can also be taken in foods and beverages which are infused with the ingredient.
Does CBD get you 'high'?
The active ingredient in Marijuana is called THC. In the industrial Hemp which we use for making CBD, the THC is only present in a minute level (around 0.2%) and therefore does not get you high at all.
CBD is actually used by some people who use THC to take away the high.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal in most countries as long as the THC level in the product is below 0.2%.
If you are travelling abroad however, it is always recommended you check the laws of your destination before taking your CBD health supplement with you to ensure you are within the law.
Does CBD cure cancer?
There is no evidence that CBD cures cancer. There are Pharmaceutical companies who are working with Cannabis, and who have certain patents pending in the use of Cannabinoids for many illnesses, including cancer.
Why is CBD so expensive?
Because of the prohibition of THC in most of the world, CBD must be extracted from industrial Hemp. The Hemp contains very small amounts of CBD (around 3%) so a lot must be used to extract a small amount. There is then the process of extraction, followed by laboratory certification, then packing, and shipping.
What is the recommended does for CBD?
The recommended dose of CBD often depends on what people are using it for.
In general terms if it is being used as a daily supplement, 2-3 drops of a 10-15% product is suitable.