Learn More About CBD & CBD Products With Our CBD FAQs
1. Will Taking CBD Help Treat An Illness?
At this time, we do not recommend using any over the counter CBD products to treat an illness. While there is significant research connecting the human and mammalian endocannabinoid systems to the regulation of health and wellness, the FSA has not yet made statements regarding the uses of the novel CBD ingredients for specific disorders.
The content and products on our website do not seek to treat or diagnose any conditions. When looking for solutions to any health issue, please consult a qualified medical practitioner.
However, we do recommend that healthy adults use our first-class cannabinoid products as a holistic tonic and wellness aid.
2. Does CBD Get You High?
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. Psychoactivity refers to the alteration of consciousness that occurs when taking mind-altering substances. As CBD is non-psychoactive, it cannot create the buzz or high that is often associated with marijuana use.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid compound meaning that it is extracted from cannabis plant varieties. Specifically, legal CBD is extracted from industrial hemp, which contains under 0.2% THC per dry weight of the product. THC is the plant compound that is responsible for the cannabis buzz. Industrial hemp plant material and flowers are also known as cannabis-lite as they cannot produce an intoxicating effect.
Finalized CBD products are legally obligated to contain under 0.2% THC per the World Health Organization’s recommendations. This regulatory standard implies that the use of these products will be 100% non-psychoactive.
Keep in mind that some untested products may contain higher levels of THC. All of our Herbal Health CBD has been tested by third-party laboratory facilities, ensuring 0% residual THC and precise concentrations of the desired non-psychoactive cannabinoid components.
3. Is CBD Legal?
Cannabidiol can legally be sold and purchased across the UK and Europe. CBD can be bought online or in stores without a prescription or ID.
The FSA has announced CBD’s inclusion in its novel ingredients list and has made several statements regarding its use in healthy adults. Currently, cannabidiol is not being sold with any restrictions, except that it is meant to contain compliant THC levels.
This new CBD market is still widely unregulated, however. The standards upheld by distributors vary widely, and these fluctuations can lead to an industry that is difficult for first-time customers to navigate. When it comes to purchasing the best, legally compliant CBD, it is essential to rely on third-party lab test results.
Lab testing ensures the safety, purity, and legality of the product in question. When CBD products contain zero 0% THC, such as our broad-spectrum and CBD isolate formulas, then you can trust their compliance. You can rely on Herbal Health when looking to purchase the best legal UK CBD available on the market.
4. Will CBD Show On A Drug Test?
Testing for CBD is not a common practice. Instead, sports regulators, employers, and academic institutions will commonly test for THC when looking for an indication of cannabis use.
Theoretically, CBD could be tested for via urine analysis, blood samples, saliva, or hair testing. However, cannabidiol itself is not banned in workplaces and competitive spaces. Still, the use of marijuana is considered taboo in many of these venues, and the ingestion of THC will cause a red flag for many drug tests.
The only way for THC to enter the bloodstream when taking CBD products is for the cannabidiol item in question to contain unwanted THC residue. This means that the product must have been extracted from a non-compliant plant source and that it was not refined to remove the remaining THC.
This can, unfortunately, occur with untested CBD products. If you are concerned about THC consumption for personal or administrative reasons, we highly recommend that you rely on our first-class items. They have been modified to eliminate all THC, resulting in premium non-psychoactive hemp solutions.
5. Is CBD Addictive?
CBD is not an addictive compound. In fact, the non-psychoactive receptor interactions that cannabidiol creates may help reduce the intoxicating effect of other compounds.
In this way, CBD counteracts the behaviour of common addictive compounds. The use of cannabidiol has not yet been associated with any withdrawals, and it has not been shown to create compulsive self-administration.
While new research is always being conducted, the current trends indicate that non-THC cannabinoid infusions are very unlikely to create addictive use.
6. What Drugs Should Not Be Taken With CBD?
CBD has been connected to a few drug interactions. Cannabidiol inhibits the CYP 450 enzyme system, which helps metabolize various medications and active compounds. Not all compounds that are metabolized by this system will be contraindicated to CBD use. Still, it is wise to research your given medication and speak to a medical professional before taking cannabidiol alongside your current regimen.
Cannabidiol may cause severe interactions with a variety of prescription medications. Examples of these include specific blood thinners, anti-epileptic drugs, and certain anticancer medications. We urge all of our readers who are experiencing symptoms, diagnosed or otherwise, to speak with a medical professional before administering CBD. This is particularly important when a client is already taking other medications.
7. Can Children Take CBD Oil?
At this time, the FSA has not made any statements about using over-the-counter CBD items with children. GW Pharmaceuticals, a UK-based company, has released a prescription cannabidiol item for use in children. The legal, medical marijuana movement was also brought to fruition in the UK due to the use of these products by two children as well.
Still, more research is warranted on the use of CBD with children. If clients do decide to administer CBD to their young family members, it is recommended to begin with low doses and to speak to a medical practitioner before starting their new routine.
8. How Much CBD Should I Take?
Current FSA statements recommend that healthy adults can enjoy up to 70mg of CBD daily. Your ideal dose will vary, and many of our customers enjoy doses as low as 5mg at a time. Oral doses of CBD will provide a duration of approx. six to eight hours. Taking two or three doses of CBD is usually sufficient, although more can be enjoyed, provided that you stay within the recommended daily limit.
9. What Does CBD Oil Taste Like?
CBD oils can be prepared in a variety of ways, making the tastes quite varied. Traditional tinctures typically contain an earthy full or broad-spectrum array of plant compounds suspended in straight oil. This can lead to a robust, earthy flavour.
Other preparations alter the taste of these oils, providing a slew of natural and artificial options. At Herbal Health, we offer the following CBD oil flavours: Natural, Citrus, Fresh Mint, and Mixed Berry. There’s an option here for everyone. If you do happen to take a risk on that natural, earthy flavour, don’t worry. CBD oils can easily be added to your favourite beverages, quickly masking the taste while ensuring a smooth delivery.
10. Can I Use CBD Oil For Pets?
Using CBD oil for pets has become quite a common health and wellness aid. While governmental agencies have been silent on the use of cannabinoids in pets, a long-list of veterinarians are beginning to speak out in support of the movement.
It is recommended to speak to your animal’s regular vet to see if cannabidiol could be right for them. When looking to purchase CBD for pets, ensure that the product contains no ingredients that could be harmful to pets. When in doubt, reach out to the company in question for a complete ingredient list before administering cannabidiol to your companion animals.