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What is CBD? Is it legal to use in the UK?

What is CBD? Is it legal to use in the UK?

Posted by Just Vape 247 on 19th Mar 2018

What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) derives from cannabis plants. Cannabis plants produce more than 400 different compounds. These compounds aren't always unique to the cannabis plants and can also appear in many other species of plants. In those 400 compounds, around 60 of them are totally unique to the Cannabis plant. These 60 compounds are what Scientists call cannabinoids. The cannabinoid we are going to focus on is cannabidiol (CBD).

Humans all have a endocannabinoid system (ECS) it is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. CBD can help maintain your ECS. 

What strains of cannabis is our CBD extracted from?

With all different strains of cannabis there are different ratios of cannabinoids to THC, as all our CBD products contain no THC (which is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant). We source all our CBD only from certified organic hemp/cannabis growers.

How is our CBD extracted?

Using Super-critical CO2 Extraction. Whilst a reliable method of production it is also the most expensive due to the equipment required. High pressure CO2 is used to keep the plants extremely cold during the oil extraction. This approach preserves all the beneficial qualities and produces the purest CBD oil. This method also ensures the highest quality CBD. 

How safe is CBD to use?

CBD is considered a safe product, CBD in a non-toxic product and does not cause any psychoactive effects or a "high".

Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is a legal product in the UK. The legalities in other countries would need to be confirmed before importing any CBD products. THC is an illegal substance in the UK and as our products contain no THC (confirmed by lab tests performed on each batch) it is 100% legal to consume and purchase.

What strength should I use? 

There are various strengths of CBD on the market, this is measured in MG (milligrams) and can be found on any CBD products packaging. Everyone is different so it is important to be aware of how your body responds to CBD, we advise that users start on a lower MG strength and gradually increase their intake, this will allow you to understand how your body works with CBD over time. If you experience any negative side effects reduce your intake and gradually work back up.

What are the different CBD products out there?

CBD Oils

These products come in tinctures and should be dripped under the tongue and the liquid left to be absorbed for as long as possible before swallowing.  

CBD Vape Juice

These products are similar to e-liquids however they contain no nicotine. They should be vaped in an e-cigarette. 

Health & Beauty Products

There are many different creams and ointments that can be rubbed into the skin.

Essence of Life - Our Mission

Essence of Life is Flavour Hub LTD's own brand of CBD products. This will include CBD oils, CBD vape juice and CBD creams. Our mission is to provide the highest quality CBD products at affordable prices. Please note our products are food supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Every human has an endocannabinoid system, it is the essence of our being and we are very excited to bring you CBD products that are the Essence of Life. Check our products out here