Frequently Asked Questions
CBD benefits explained. The benefits of using CBD, laboratory tests, how to use CBD and the manufacturing processes.
What is CBD?
CBD has featured quite a lot in the news, on TV and in social media but what exactly is it?
CBD is the short name given to Cannabidiol. It is one of more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the hemp plant. All living things are made up of compounds and these can now be separated into the individual types that form together to give us the whole part. The Hemp plant is best known for helping people to get ‘high’ and the compound that does this is called THC. THC is just one of the many compounds that make up the plant. Recently, expert researchers have been extracting the THC element altogether or alternatively cultivating plants that have a minimal THC content, to ensure that you can use the positive CBD and other compounds, as a supplement without the adverse effect of getting ‘high’.
Much research has already taken place and continues to take place, regarding these other positive compounds and their properties. Whilst we cannot claim that our products can in anyway diagnose, cure or prevent any diseases, we are allowed to tell you how cannabinoids receptors already exist in the human body and that CBD, may contribute to an overall wellness and in maintaining good health.
How does this all actually work?
Cannabinoid receptors exist both in the brain and all over the human body, forming the endocannabinoid system. There are two kinds of receptors in this system - CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors have been found primarily in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors can be found in the immune system, as well as the digestive tract, pancreas and spleen. As these receptors have been discovered in so many parts of the body, researchers have been investigating all of CBD's potential interactions.
If it's MADE FROM cannabis, will I feel its psychotropic effects (will I get ‘high’)?
No. CBD is completely non-psychotropic. The other more famous compound found in cannabis is THC, which is responsible for the 'high' feeling; the disordered thinking, the dry eyes and the insatiable appetite. THC is restricted under UK law, whilst CBD is unrestricted as it has no psychotropic effects, and as a natural anti-psychotic it is believed to actually lessen the effect of THC and other psychotropic substances.
Our e-liquids are made for us with CBD Isolate which is pure, organic and Non-GMO. Our e-liquids are never made with Chinese industrial hemp; unlike many other brands on the market, and is CO2 extracted to a purity of 99%+.
Our Broad Spectrum Oil is pure, organically grown, organically transported and Non-GMO. Chinese industrial hemp is never used. Our products only contain premium hemp oil from specially selected strains of hemp for the highest cannabinoid content and lowest THC content, allowing us to provide CBD dosing and a broader cannabinoid range within our products. Laboratory reports are available upon request for our e-liquids or via the QR codes on all of our other products. These are batch specific so you can see exactly what is in the product. Our products are tested at source, in both Colorado and Oregon and periodically tested again in the UK.
CBD strengths and MG Confusion.
There is much confusion concerning CBD strengths and the ‘Mg’ amounts shown on packaging. We believe this should be simple to understand and clearly stated.
Some companies may tell you that the best-selling strength is 500mg. You will first need to consider what size bottle this is in.
500mg in a 50ml short fill bottle equates to 100mg in a 10ml bottle, which is 1% in both cases. The cost of a CBD product, whether it be oil, capsule, cream or e-liquid, is based on the amount of CBD contained therein and NOT on the size of the packaging.
A Full Spectrum product may say 3000mg Hemp Oil on the packaging. This could be misleading advertising; attempting to give customers the impression they are buying a 3000mg CBD tincture. In reality this is the amount of hemp oil in the product, not the amount of CBD. The product may only have a concentration of 100mg of CBD.
Always look for and ask for the concentration of CBD.
All of our products are clearly marked with the CBD concentration.
Our suppliers have tested many other branded products and diligently researched Full Spectrum products. With particular regard to E-Liquids many of these contain fats, waxes and lipids within the full spectrum oil, preventing it from blending with the e-liquid (causing splitting, a very bitter flavour and inconsistent dosages). They advise us that they are concerned that without further research, the oils present in some Full Spectrum Oil may have a carcinogenic effect.
Vaping CBD is considered to be one of the most effective and efficient ways to absorb the compound and maximise its benefits.
CBD molecules have been found to interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human body. Regulating these receptors may help the body to maintain its natural chemical balance.
Why should I buy your e-liquids containing CBD?
We have built a close relationship with our suppliers ensuring we have the best quality products. We have agreements in place to visit farms and extraction facilities periodically to ensure we are happy with the products we are receiving. In addition to this our products are manufactured to the highest of standards in a clean room environment, homogenizing our e-liquids, which give a cannabinoid deviation of no more than 1.5%. Whilst it is widely used in the USA, we have yet to find another manufacturing company in the UK, which uses this technique. This means that when we say it contains 100mg of CBD then it contains between 98.5 – 101.5mg of CBD. In some inferior processes there can be huge variations between bottles so that some contain as little as half the amount of CBD that companies are claiming.
The majority of companies use hot baths and magnetic stirrers to blend their e-liquids. This causes deviation of CBD concentration of up to 60% as well as decreasing the shelf life and usefulness of the CBD. It also damages the flavour within the e-liquid potentially causing a bitter flavour.
What are the benefits of using CBD?
Whilst we are not able to specifically purport medical benefits of CBD, it has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation as having medical properties.
How much should I vape per day?
There are no clearly defined dosages for CBD and the amount a person should take is dependent on the individual.
A person can benefit from the mood boosting properties of CBD even in very small quantities.
The maximum amount of CBD that can pass between the blood brain barrier in 24 hours is 200mg.
There are no reported negative side effects associated with excessive consumption.
How is it made? What Certifications do you have?
Our Mantra is: Transparency of Quality, Traceability of Crop and Guaranteed CBD Quantity in every product, so this is very much dependent on the product as different manufacturing techniques and raw materials are used for different products. Our e-liquids are produced in a clean room environment using the highest quality ingredients. The manufacturing process uses a technique called homogenizing to introduce the CBD into the solution for maximum consistency, flavour and shelf life. Our Tinctures and Oils are obtained from the highest quality crops and we extract the full spectrum oil.
Many manufacturers sell very cheap low grade CBD extracts from Industrial Hemp and a lot of this originates in China. As a consumer you must be concerned with traceability and laboratory testing. If you cannot satisfy these two tests we would urge caution when purchasing CBD. There is currently no certification for CBD in the UK but as a company we aim to lead the way with our processes, compliance, quality control and labelling integrity; ensuring when legislation comes into effect we will be more than prepared.
We do not use isolate except in our E-Liquids. Our CBD is from Premium Hemp Oil.
Where does the raw material come from and how is it produced? Is it tested against pesticides, etc.?
We have gone through a thorough process of selecting our suppliers. Products are always 3rd party lab tested as well as being tested in house at the point of manufacture. They are guaranteed to be organically grown and handled, from non-GMO crops, free of pesticides and never extracted from Chinese industrial hemp. For the raw hemp we use three farms all in the USA based out of Colorado, Kentucky and Oregan. Production of the final products takes place in the UK for all E-Liquids and Washington state USA for all other products. We will always provide the lab testing reports to our customers.
What are Triglycerides?
Caprylic/capric triglycerides are naturally occurring in coconut and palm kernel oils at lower levels but to make this pure ingredient, the oils are split and the specific fatty acid (capric acid and caprylic acid are isolated and recombined with the glycerin backbone to form the pure capric/caprylic triglyceride. Caprylic Triglycerides mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent. As an emollient, it both quickly penetrates the surface to condition the skin/hair, and provides a lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. As a dispersing agent, it helps enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and other active ingredients contained in a solution so that they become evenly spread out and fully absorbed by the epidermis. It's oily texture helps thicken cosmetic formulations and provides a slipperiness, which in turn allows for the easy spreadability of solutions and a smooth after-touch. Cosmetic manufacturers highly value this ingredient for its lack of color and odor, as well as for its stability. It possesses such great stability and resistance to oxidation, in fact, that it has an almost indefinite shelf life. You may find this ingredient in personal care products such as facial moisturizer, lipstick, anti-aging serums, sunscreen, foundation, eye cream and lip/eye liner.
- CBD (Cannabidiol)
Is extracted from hemp and traditionally comes in two variants: Full Spectrum and Distillate. We do not use isolate except in our E-Liquids. Our CBD is from Premium Hemp Oil.
- Full Spectrum oil
Is the first stage of extraction, which contains CBD, Secondary cannabinoids (CBG, CBD-A) etc., chlorophyll, flavonoids and waxes.
- Distillate ("Broad Spectrum Oil")
Distillate, sometimes referred to as "Broad Spectrum Oil," starts as a full spectrum oil, but then goes through a refinement process to reduce or remove chlorophyll, waxes and unwanted cannabinoids such as THC.
- CBD Isolate
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. It comes in the form of a powder that contains no other active compounds, just CBD.
Are natural compounds extracted from plants which produce natural flavour and beneficial effects such as energy or relaxation.
Are made by suspending the CBD into an oil base and is administered orally using a dropper bottle under the tongue.