CBD and CBD infused products are great to use if you want to support a healthy, natural lifestyle. Sourced from organically grown, industrial hemp, and either placed under the tongue, swallowed or used topically on your skin, you'll find CBD in face creams, in bath bombs, in cake and of course in tablet, oil or gummy form. So if you aren’t sure what it is and why it’s so popular these days here’s some basic information.
WILL CBD CURE MY ILLNESS? (SEE BELOW TOO)
IS IT SAFE TO TAKE?.
CBD is perfectly safe to take, however care needs to be taken when choosing who to purchase from. As with many industries, there are unscrupulous suppliers around. So make sure that:
*The amount of CBD contained is shown clearly on the packaging
*There is a Batch Label on the product - especially for CBD edibles
(Lab Reports are third-party tests that will tell give you a breakdown of the exact content of the product)
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol; which is one of 104 chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the hemp plant (hemp and
marijuana are species of Cannabis.) It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed or coconut – to create CBD oil, or with other ingredients to create CBD tablets, gummies, topical creams etc.
WILL I GET HIGH?
As mentioned above, unlike the most well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you ‘high’ – the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis. See below
IS CBD LEGAL?
The answer to this question is Yes and No! It just depends on where in the world you are. Organic Secrets UK Ltd is based in England, UK – where it is LEGAL, and (at the moment) we only ship product to UK addresses.
Please check the legal position in your own country by searching
“Is CBD legal in .......”.
Here in the UK, CBD products that are produced using Cannabis Sativa L. (hemp) are able to be legally sold as food supplements. Hemp has been used as a nutritionally rich ingredient for thousands of years. It's also one of the oldest and most sustainable crops to be grown in the world.
However, there are strict regulations in place with regard to CBD oil’s THC content: to be legal in the UK, the THC level must be extracted from hemp with below 0.2% THC. (Marijuana contains much more than this!)
As you'll see from our Lab Reports, Organic Secrets CBD Oils contain 0% - only trace amounts of THC.
WHY DON'T YOU MENTION SPECIFIC BENEFITS?
To continue thriving as an industry, which means that customers can continue to enjoy using CBD, companies must refrain from making medical claims as these are officially unsubstantiated. Non-compliance may result in the MHRA – the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority taking action and shutting down the industry.
So please understand that we can’t endorse unsubstantiated claims, as doing so would put our industry and your choices as a consumer in jeopardy.
Please do your own research for evidence that's relevant to your own concern. Talk to friends & family & look for reputable reference sites online.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?
Remember that CBD is a natural plant extract, not a pharmaceutical drug. There's no prescribed amount relevant to a particular reason for taking it. Therefore, because we're all individuals, It's just a matter of experimenting with dosage amounts, times of day, different methods (eg: oils/edibles/topicals) We recommend starting with 5-10mg.
In the UK, the recommended maximum daily intake is 70mg.
You can download our free dosage chart here