Frequently asked questions
CBD or Cannabidiol to give it its full name, is a naturally occurring extract derived from the Hemp plant. The Hemp plant is a close relative of the Marijuana plant and has very low amounts of THC. CBD and other Cannabinoids have been used for centuries as a natural remedy around the world for various different reasons.
CBD derived solely from the Hemp plant is legal in the UK so long as THC levels are below the government guidelines.
All of our CBD oil-based products are tested thoroughly by Phytovista Laboratories for quality, and are compliant to industry standards and regulations.
In the UK, CBD products are legal so long as they contain less than 0.2% of THC. Not all products from the Cannabis plant are illegal and if consumed can be beneficial.
THC is the psychoactive part of the plant but at levels of 0.2% or below, it has no psychoactive effect on the human body.
We provide laboratory reports for all our products to show the active ingredients and their amounts.
CBD inhibits the enzyme CYP450, as does grapefruit. Some medications are eliminated from the body by the liver using this enzyme so inhibiting it actually increases the amount of the medication left circulating in your body. If you think of the liver as a waste treatment plant in the body and of CYP450 as one of the filters, stopping CYP450 from working allows more waste to get through. Drugs that you ingest are treated as ‘waste’ by the body which is why you may need to take the same drug three or four times a day to keep it working.
Not all drugs are removed by the liver and of those that are, not all rely on this enzyme. However, it is good advice to say that; IF the drug you are taking mentions grapefruit in the Patient Information Leaflet, or if you’ve been advised to avoid grapefruit by your doctor or pharmacist, you shouldn’t take CBD before asking their advice.
CBD is widely considered to be safe and has been consumed for centuries as a homeopathic remedy. It is not, however, a medicine and should not be considered one and as with any food supplement, advice should be sought from your GP or consultant before you take this in conjunction with prescribed medicines. Please see the information above about CBD inhibiting some enzymes.
The NHS have prepared a useful Q&A document to highlight any possible adverse effects or interactions with prescribed or other medicines. As a reputable supplier of CBD, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience with our products and to ensure you are confident with anything you purchase from our website. By Clicking this link, you can access the NHS Q&A article to find out more about any potential interactions between CBD and your own prescribed medicines.
We believe that you, as the consumer, should be able to know exactly what you are getting from our products. The strength of CBD should be easily understood but there are many unscrupulous companies that cause misunderstanding when labelling the active ingredient (CBD) in their products.
To start with, we always believe in being exact. So, if you see cbd oil labelled 500mg, 1000mg or 2000mg , then that is the weight of active ingredient within the product. (Milligrams are a unit of mass which is weight)
The standard size bottle of CBD oil that we sell is 10ml which is a mixture of pure CBD and a carrier oil. We use MCT as our carrier oil for the drops and this is derived from coconut oil.
% Strength is calculated using the below formula and is based on our 5% 500mg 10 ml CBD oil.
Volume: (1ml = 1000mg) Bottle size is 10ml so 1000*10 = 10,000mg
500mg (active ingredient CBD)
500/10,000 = 0.05 or 5%
However, some companies may put the same amount of CBD in a larger bottle e.g 30ml. Giving you a weaker product as can be seen below: –
500/30,000 = 0.0167 or 1.67%
This means you would have to take 3 times the amount in millilitres (ml) of their CBD oil compared to CBD Naturae products, to have the same effect.
Any genuine CBD (Cannabidiol) oil products sold in the UK must contain only trace amounts of THC (the element that the Drugs Test focuses on) you would have to consume large volumes of product to fail a drugs test from CBD products alone. The full range of our products contain trace elements of THC and are fully compliant with UK law.
We offer different products for customers to choose how they would prefer to take CBD.
There are oils in various strengths that are administered using the pipette provided to drop the oil under the tongue; this is probably the fastest way for the body to absorb the extract. A CBD balm or massage oil can be used on the skin.
In short, no. CBD is non-toxic, as such no fatal overdose levels have ever been reported. Several studies have looked into the safety of CBD in adults and concluded that it’s well tolerated at levels greater than the average person would need.
Many people have told us they take CBD to manage a vast range of conditions. However, due to the current classification of CBD as a food supplement we are not allowed to make any medical claims or give any specific advice.