Frequently Asked Questions
- What is CBD?Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product that's derived from cannabis. It's a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a "high" effect or any form of intoxication — that’s caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC.
- How does CBD work?CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses).
It blocks GPR55 (a 3rd cannabinoid type receptor) which through a series of events, decreases the breakdown of bone, acts as an antiseptic, prevents cancer cells from growing and many other things. CBD also changes the shape of the CB1, preventing THC from directly binding to it.
- Where does CBD come from?CBD is a compound extracted from the flower of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
As the fiber grows past its peak strength, the energy from the stalk starts to push into the tops of hemp where the flowers and seed or grain grow. The nutrients from the plant then start to produce flowers and trichomes which house cannabinoids like CBD. The plant is then quickly harvested before the male plants pollinate the female plants, creating seed in place of the cannabinoid-rich flowers.
- Is CBD natural?Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made. It is a gift from nature.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a famous natural remedy that is used in overcoming many ordinary health issues. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then mixed with a carrier oil like coconut and hemp seed oil.
- Will CBD get me high?CBD can be extracted from a cannabis plant, but it doesn't have the same ability to create a “high” or state of euphoria as marijuana or THC. Both CBD and THC are mood-altering compounds that have significant therapeutic benefits, like relieving pain and nausea, reducing inflammation, and treating some seizure disorders. But even though both cannabinoids are psychoactive, only THC is intoxicating. While CBD promotes relaxation and calmness, THC produces actual euphoria, and alters perceptions of space and time. You won't get high if you choose to use a CBD-infused oil, tincture, edible, or other product.
- How long does CBD take to start working?In general people will begin feeling the effects of CBD in as little as 20 minutes, but getting real relief Taking CBD orally usually take anywhere between 1 hour and 6 hours for its levels in the bloodstream to peak. In saying that, this makes oral consumption the perfect method for individuals looking for long-term therapeutic effects or supplementation. Everybody responds differently to CBD too. So where one person might do well on a 20mg dose, another person might need 60mg. It’s important to experiment with your dosage and work up slowly until the desired results are achieved. Weight as a factor influences your metabolism, circulation, and health.
- Will CBD show on a drugs test?CBN is a controlled substance, modern drug tests in the UK only screen for THC. If the level of THC reaches a defined threshold you will fail the test. To prevent this, you must be certain that the CBD products you buy are low in THC or THC free.
- Is CBD oil Legal?CBD Oil UK Law Summary
Cannabidiol is not a controlled substance when isolated in the UK, USA, or most of the EU.
It’s THC, which is responsible for the cannabis plant high, but it’s is only found in trace amounts in hemp – the species of cannabis used to extract CBD.
In the UK specifically, two other cannabinoids – THC and CBN, are listed as a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Consequently, UK CBD oils must be THC and CBN free in order to be legal in the UK. So, in summary:
In the United Kingdom, CBD oil is legal as long as the product doesn’t contain any controlled substances such as THC and CBN.
- UK CBD legislation (as of April 2020)For a product to be 100% legal, suppliers and retailers must comply with strict regulations regarding farming, production and marketing. Unfortunately, there are still many brands who supply illegal products by not adhering to these guidelines or misunderstanding them.
At present, CBD products that comply are legal in the UK. To make the rules clear, the Home Office has produced a factsheet that summarises the current legal status of cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids.
- Is CBD oil safe?CBD has been tested and found to be totally safe for human and animal consumption. It is always best to check with your GP first before starting to take any new dietary supplement, while anyone taking medication should also consult their doctor to ensure CBD oil is suitable for them.
This is particularly important if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, if you have any pre-existing conditions or if you are taking any medication including statins, blood thinning medication and calcium channel blockers.
Although the use of CBD is controversial, it does seem to be tolerated by most people. It has, however, caused hypotension and light-headedness in a small number of patients. As it does not contain the THC part of the cannabis plant, the oil will not induce a ‘high’.
CBD oil should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Do you have lab reports?We believe you have the right to know exactly what you are buying. You should be confident that you are purchasing a product with the advertised amount of CBD. You also need to know you are buying a legal product, without an illegal quantity of THC (the intoxicating compound in cannabis). Please see our https://www.wispcbd.com/lab-test-certificates/.
- Are your products vegan?Wisp CBD products are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians and are not manufactured using any animal-derived products.
CBD Oils – CBD extract is entirely vegan, but different companies combine it with their preferred blend of oils, colours and flavourings. Wisp CBD will only include a high-quality carrier oil like hemp seed oil or MCT oil.
- Can CBD Interact with my medication?CBD can reduce or increase the effects of certain prescribed medications by interacting with receptors throughout the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450.
Cytochrome P450 is a group of liver enzymes that are responsible for breaking down drugs and toxins that enter the body. By inhibiting the activity of this enzyme, CBD can temporarily deactivate its activity, which can alter how other compounds are metabolized.
- What time of day do you take CBD oil?There’s no perfect time of day to use CBD oil for everyone. Generally, the ideal time is whenever best fits in your schedule so that you can be consistent with your CBD routine.The majority of users take CBD oil 2 times a day – once in the morning and once in the evening. Many take it 3 times a day by adding a mid-day dose. But the best schedule for taking CBD oil is the one that works best for you.
- How much CBD should I take?It is difficult to make any kind of recommendation regarding correct dosage as everyone tolerates CBD differently.
If you are new to CBD we suggest you start low and work your way up please see our https://www.wispcbd.com/cbd-calculator
Start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry, the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.