OK, first things first. What is CBD? What does CBD stand for?
CBD stands for cannabidiol (can·na·bid·i·ol), an ingredient naturally sourced from hemp plants that are bred for nutritional purposes and contain only trace amounts of THC. CBD oil is not to be confused with medical marijuana or cannabis oil. Medical marijuana and cannabis oil are sourced from different strains of the cannabis plant, and contain enough THC to cause a so-called 'high'.
So you're saying CBD won't get me high?
Nope. The cannabis plant is made up of two main players: CBD and THC. "CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so what that means is you won't have any effects like euphoria. You won't feel sedated or altered in any way. You never know how your body will react to any new supplement, so when taking CBD for the first time, do so safely under supervision.
Is CBD oil legal?
There has been a fair amount of confusion surrounding the legality of CBD oil. But while the vast majority of cannabinoids are controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act, rest assured that CBD oil is legal across the UK for medicinal purposes, provided it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved. These strains contain very little to no THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid).
What’s inside of our liquids?
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD is one of over 400 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. It is extracted from the hemp plant and is non-intoxicating and known to have many different applications. CBD is used in e-liquids, oils, cosmetics, and various food products.
Terpenes are hydrocarbons found in the natural essential oils of plants that give them their smell and/or taste. There are hundreds of them and they typically work together to create aromatic and flavour diversity.
PG or Propylene Glycol:
PG is non-toxic and without odour. It is responsible for the "throat hit" sensation. We use the PG in our e-liquids to dissolve the CBD, and deliver the complex terpene aromas that are found in each flavour.
VG or Vegetable Glycerin:
A natural chemical, VG is derived from vegetable oil, with a light and sweet taste when vaped. VG is more viscous than PG, and is responsible for the amount of vapour produced by the e-liquid. It is widely used in beauty.
The difference between CBD and Terpenes:
Terpenes are compounds present in a variety of plants and contribute to their flavor, scent, and color. They interact synergistically with cannabinoids to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” that enhances the effects of the plant’s individual components.
CBD (or Cannabidiol) is a compound found and extracted from specific hemp strains. Contrary to THC, it has no psychotropic or hallucinogenic effects.
What is the difference between isolate CBD and full-spectrum CBD?
Whereas isolate CBD - otherwise known as broad-spectrum CBD - is a pure form of CBD stripped of any other ingredients, full-spectrum CBD contains a wide variety of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, plus added vitamins and oils. Isolate CBD is crystallised in texture, while full-spectrum CBD tends to be oily. All Healthspan CBD products are full spectrum, and our CBD oil capsules contain olive oil and hemp oil to aid absorption. The CBD droppers contain peppermint flavouring to disguise the unpleasant taste of hemp.
How long does CBD stay in your system?
Healthspan Medical Director Dr Sarah Brewer says, ‘The effects of CBD last for around 3 to 5 hours. After this, the dose will have fallen below levels that produce noticeable benefits, although it will take 1 to 2 days for all the CBD to disappear from the body. For optimal results, you should take CBD at regular intervals throughout the day.
Will CBD show up on drug tests?
CBD is a legal ingredient and is therefore not tested for in drug tests used to detect illegal drugs. As long as you take a pharmaceutical grade CBD product, which has been independently tested to ensure no significant content of psychoactive THC, then CBD will not show up in a drug test.
Is CBD addictive?
The simple answer is no. An addiction to marijuana develops out of a person’s reliance on the psychoactive consequences of THC – the ingredient in the marijuana plant which causes a high. CBD comes from an entirely different plant – the hemp plant – that contains trace amounts of THC which is not enough to cause a high. An addiction to CBD is not possible.
Please find a link below that will take you to the manufacturer's website to see the lab test results of each individual product.
Please also find below a picture of the lab test results of the CBD that we have in stock. These tests are performed monthly from the manufacturer.