Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum?

Full Spectrum (raw) CBD referred to as full-spectrum (raw), or whole plant CBD, means that the CBD product contains all or some of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as CBN (cannabinol) and CBG (cannabigerol). Along with these cannabinoids, full spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of cannabis. Although full-spectrum (raw) CBD can contain trace amounts of THC, the CBD products we offer comply to existing UK laws regarding THC content (tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychotic element of cannabis in a very miniscule amount and will not induce any psychoactive effects. In addition to the cannabinoids mentioned above, full-spectrum CBD contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, fiber, and terpenes. The end product is a rich green oil with a somewhat bitter taste.

Broad Spectrum (refined) Like Full Spectrum (raw) CBD, the compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract but the THC has been completely removed as have the waxes, fatty acids and chlorophyll that remain in Full Spectrum (refined) oil. Because Broad Spectrum – (refined) CBD contains multiple cannabinoids it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC. This leaves a golden oil containing CBD, trace cannabinoids and terpenes with what has been described as a nutty taste.

How much CBD should I take?

This is the most commonly asked question. Just like any highly beneficial supplement, while there are major advantages to adding CBD products to your diet, it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Consuming the right amount comes down to finding out what is right for your body, and the amount that really works for your endocannabinoid system. In terms of optimal dose, only you can decide at what level you feel most comfortable at by reflecting on how you feel and your thought process. CBD isn’t an obvious thing, so you won’t be able to ‘feel’ it working, but you may notice you feel slightly different in certain situations and have a general better sense of well-being, whilst your body soaks up all the CBD you supplement with and distributes it around the body for use.

The key thing is to not get too bogged down in all the percentages and strengths, but just get started with a low dose and work your way up sooner rather than later.

There are a vast range of hemp CBD oil products available on the market that have the different dosages clearly labelled. On most CBD products, you will be able to see that the dosage amount is labelled in mg, this is the same as what you would find on a packet of painkillers, for example.

Unlike painkillers where one tablet is commonly around 500mg, if you’re just starting out with CBD then we recommend users start low with a dose of around 10-15mg , taken in two doses, evenly spaced throughout the day.

Once you get more familiar with CBD, then you can increase the dose slowly; often done every 5-7 days until such a point where you feel that you are getting the full benefits of the product. This is called the uptitration method . Your body only needs a very small amount of the CBD for your body to positively respond.

Over time, too high of a dose could begin to wear out your receptors and mean that you’ll get less of the benefits of CBD hemp products, even with a higher dose. This makes it incredibly important to start with a low dose and work your way up to the right dose for your body – hitting the sweet spot on your body’s metaphorical 'curve'.

How much CBD is in a drop of oil?

Based on a starting dosage of 10mg per day

250mg = 1.25mg per drop    8 drops =  10mg  Cost £19.99  Cost per 10mg = 80p

500mg = 2.50mg per drop     4 drops = 10mg  Cost £36.99  Cost per 10mg = .74p

1000mg = 5.00mg per drop   2 drops = 10mg   Cost £64.99 Cost per 10mg = .65p

What is the minimum dosage cost of 10mg per day?

250mg     =  .80p

500mg     =  .74p

1000mg   =  .65p

 Cost effective to buy the 1000mg strength. Less cost and less drops.

Can we prove product contents?

YES. Our 2 UK based suppliers are members of the Cannabis Traders Association and every product has a batch number attached that traces the contents right back to the lab.

You can check with the following links:-

Hempura   https://hempura.co.uk/lab-reports/

Canabidol  https://canabidol.com/seemyresults

Is anything in the range scientifically proven?

YES. After years of research Canabidol’s Rescue Creams are the only UK clinically proven CBD topicals that have been in trials within a study group. The results were overwhelming and will repair, soothe and restore your skin.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

Dr. Raphael Mechulam was the first person to discover the tetrahydrocannabinol cannabinoid (THC) in the middle of the 1960’s. We know THC today as the psychoactive substance located in the cannabis plant, that since its discovery, has been used for both medicinal purposes and of course, recreationally. At this point in time, science was only just beginning to learn the workings of cannabis and just what it could be capable of.

Moving forward in history, a different side of the cannabis plant was discovered – today responsible for many of the best hemp oils in the UK market. Hundreds of cannabinoids were located in the plant, and it was shown that they interacted with the body completely differently. CBD then became the source of intensive research, it was isolated, and the benefits were discovered by a group of scientists; a process that took decades.

Many years later, the receptors CB1 and CB2 became the source of intrigue, known as the two receptors that react with CBD. These receptors are found on the cell surface in the body and were named the endocannabinoid system. The receptors are primarily located in the brain (CB1) and in the immune system (CB2). CB2 has a very high density in the spleen and is present in immune-derived cells.

What is the science behind the Endocannabinoid system?

Discovery of the endocannabinoid system led to further understanding of its workings, such as how cannabinoid receptors are able to deliver messages that influence certain functions. There are also additional benefits to cannabinoid receptor membrane, affecting responses in the immune system.

It is the presence of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make CBD oil products so effective. The body can interact with cannabinoids and make its own, with the presence of these receptors identified in many animals around the world. Due to its wide spread presence, it’s thought that it’s possible to be deficient in cannabinoids which could in turn affect the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is already known to play a key role in the maintenance of homoeostasis, with supplementation of cannabinoids believed to be beneficial in establishing a framework to keep our bodies functioning as they should.

Unlike THC, the cannabinoid CBD is incredibly beneficial and has none of the negative psychoactive affects.

What is the “entourage effect”?

The “entourage effect” refers to compounds working together to create the most powerful effects a cannabis plant can produce. Whole-plant CBD may be more effective than CBD on its own and the combination of terpenes and CBD enhance the positive effects of CBD.

Can I give CBD to my pets?

This is commonplace in USA so we cannot comment on the situation in the UK. It is up to the consumer to decide and there is a lot of anecdotal information regarding alleged benefits for dogs.

Can you suggest other websites for CBD information?

The extent of what is happening considering only 11 states in the USA have legalised Marijuana is huge. Assuming legalisation across the USA within probably 12 months will be mind blowing, probably in more ways than one!

leafly.com (Total CBD site for CBD industry - USA)

mjobserver.com  (CBD business news - USA)

daintri.com/cbd-education  (Everything about CBD and THC - USA)

hightimes.com  (News, products - USA)

nicinvestors.com  (Investment in Marijuana stocks by subscription - USA)

marijuanastocks.com  (Cannabis investment and news - USA)