Frequently Asked Questions
What does CBD stand for?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis plants that has many beneficial properties. CBD is one of 113 identified cannabinoids found in cannabis.
Is CBD safe?
Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and anxiety in some people. Quite often these can be alleviated by reducing the dose you take. CBD can interact with medications. It’s advised to leave at least a 2 hr gap between meds and CBD, 4 hrs for blood thinners, heart meds and some other medications. Before you start using CBD oil, discuss it with your doctor to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD. See CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.
Can CBD help any condition?
CBD oil has been studied for its potential role in treating many common health issues. It works by activating your own endo-cannabinoid system, which in turn regulates and balances all your other bodily systems, aiming to return your body to it’s natural state – homeostasis. That’s why CBD can help with so many different conditions. Some studies have shown that it has the following properties: Analgesic, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, sedative, antidepressent, antipsychotic, anxiolytic and anti-convulsive. It’s also been reported that it could help with ADD/ADHD, pain-relief, sleep problems and anxiety, inflammation, autism, epilepsy, MS and relaxation.”
How much CBD should I take?
Low and slow is the way to go with CBD. Increasing your dosage slowly allows you to find your ‘sweet spot’ – the dosage where you find relief. Once you reach your sweet spot there will be no need to carry on increasing. We have a Beginners dosing guide in our blog.
How long does it take for CBD oil to work?
If you are new to CBD it can take a month or more for you to start feeling the effects, so please don’t be put off, or think CBD doesn’t work for you if you don’t find instant relief. Your endocannabinoid system needs to be woken up gradually for best effect. Once your body is used to CBD it generally takes about an hour to feel the effects of CBD oil after you ingest it. However, effects may be felt in as little as 20 minutes on an empty stomach. The more food you’ve eaten before consuming CBD oil, the longer the effects will take to kick in. Vaping CBD is more of an instant hit.
Is CBD addictive?
The simple answer is No, CBD is not addictive.
How long does CBD stay in your system?
CBD stays in your system for approx 3-5 days, max 1 week in general. This can however depend on body size, how much you take etc.
Will CBD show up on drug tests?
Drug tests are for THC, not CBD. Someone would have to consume 1500 to 2000 mg of CBD per day to build up the amount of THC that would be needed to fail a drug screen. If you’re only using CBD, you probably won’t test positive for anything at work. Keep in mind that false positives do happen occasionally.
Is CBD oil legal in the UK?
Yes CBD is legal in the UK, as long as it has only a trace element of THC, less than 0.2%