What is CBD or Cannabidiol as it’s otherwise known, it is an incredibly popular non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Over recent years, the uses and benefits associated with CBD oil have gained an incredible amount of attention and it’s all thanks to the beneficial properties that have been seen a million times over, around the globe.
Study upon study has shown that CBD oil has numerous proven benefits. These can range from a heightened metabolism to more level moods, better appetites, deeper and more rested sleep patterns. With such health benefits, it’s no wonder the popularity of CBD oil has increased over the years and in turn, the varieties in which it’s available.
Cannabidiol is a compound derived from hemp, commonly abbreviated as CBD. The market for CBD has been mostly unregulated but its rise in popularity around the world in recent years has led to the widespread use of CBD as a health food supplement.
The evidence that suggests CBD has beneficial effects in these areas is mostly anecdotal. Regardless, more long-term clinical trials are needed to determine if CBD should be prescribed for these purposes, regulated by a federal agency, or used long-term by people who desire its effects.
It’s important to remember that though CBD is considered safe to use, it is not a cure for any disease. If a CBD company claims (as some have) that CBD cures cancer, be aware because this claim has no real-world application yet.
Basically, it’s important to keep up to date on research being done into CBD, which is increasing every day. It’s also important to know the difference between CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC often comes up in discussions in terms of CBD’s legality and not understanding the difference is often a sticking point in CBD’s public reputation.
The Legality Of CBD In The UK
CBD users in the UK are fortunate the laws around the importation, production and sale of CBD are quite relaxed in comparison to other countries in the EU and around the world.
Correctly extracted and formulated CBD oil (broad spectrum and CBD isolate containing no THC, CBN) induces no psychoactive effects and is not subject to any legal restrictions in the UK regarding possession or use.
CBD Oil had as become very popular in the UK due to its amazing reported health benefits, both mental and physical, however is still confused for its more infamous sibling THC – the most abundant cannabinoid in modern day cannabis strains responsible for giving users the high feeling associated with cannabis.
The restrictions however, exist in a different form, the promotion or marketing of CBD products with any claims of medicinal value are completely forbidden, you may have noticed the top retailers comply to these regulations by making no medical claims on their marketing material, products are also labelled as food supplements or additives rather than medicines or pharmaceuticals.
Although the law for now seems relaxed, stricter regulations will enter the industry as of April 1st 2021 to ensure proper practice is conducted by companies wishing to sell CBD, this would weed out the hundreds of “snake oil salesmen” in the market space selling unsafe products.
The legality of CBD, however, presents an interesting opportunity for the cannabis community and users of cannabis. Since the introduction of CBD oil and the countless media stories of its work, from stopping children having seizures to curing tumours, laws around the possession of THC products and other cannabis products have started to relax.
Countless stories of authorities turning a blind eye to users of medicinal cannabis have surfaced in newspapers, forums and social media pages, giving hope to cannabis activists and users from the UK. For now however, THC and cannabis still remain restricted and illegal, CBD however, is completely legal.
As the legal use of hemp and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. This includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus.
CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis. Hemp and cannabis come from the Cannabis sativa plant. Legal hemp must contain 0.2percent THC or less. CBD is sold in the form of oil, gummies, gels, supplements, extracts, and more.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system but they have very different effects.While they may have a lot in common, they have some key differences that determine how they’re used.
Here is a little more information about these compounds.
CBD vs. THC: Chemical structure
Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing effects on your body.
Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors.
The interaction affects the release of nuerotransmitters to your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain, immune function, stress, and sleep, to name a few
CBD vs. THC: Psychoactive components
Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. CBD is psychoactive, just not in the same manner as THC. CBD doesn’t produce the high associated with THC.
What is CBD oil?
Out of every CBD product, oils are generally the most popular. They come as a tincture, which is the CBD oil held in liquid suspension, and they’re very simple to take. The required amount of CBD is applied using the provided dropper, directly under the tongue. The oil is then held there for a short amount of time, generally around 30-90 seconds, then swallowed. CBD oil is also regularly used as a food supplement, and is simple to add to drinks, smoothies and food recipes.
There are many different varieties of CBD oil, which vary based around things like extraction method, concentration and purity. In general, however, CBD products can be divided between two major varieties, broad-spectrum and isolate. CBD isolate only contains CBD itself, with no other cannabinoids in the formula. Broad spectrum oils instead contain a wide range of other cannabinoids, (generally CBN and CBG,) alongside other compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.
That’s why, with each of our products, we make our full third party lab results available , giving you a compete breakdown of the contents, in exact percentages.
Another sign of a high quality CBD oil is the extraction process used during its creation. The ethanol extraction process produces the purest CBD supplements. The sofisticated ethanol extraction, which is used in every single one of Lively Canna Co’s CBD oils not only frees the resulting products from THC – the psychoactive compound in conventional cannabis – but also purifies the CBD of heavy metals, chemical additives, fertilizers, pesticides, and other undesirable plant waxes and chlorophyll.
Ethanol has been referred to as “the best of both worlds”. This extraction method is recognized for having the efficiency of a butane extraction while maintaining the safety of CO2. The FDA classifies ethanol as safe for human consumption and therefore it is commonly used as a food preservative and food additive.
In terms of concentration, the higher the dose of CBD, the stronger the inevitable effect. In general, it’s worth always beginning on a lower dose and working upwards over several weeks until you reach your required level of effect
Lively Canna Co offer 4 variations of oil . 500mg & 1000mg natural broad spectrum CBD oils and our 500mg isolate terpene infused Energise and Relax CBD oil range . Each of these products has been chosen with a specific purpose in mind, based around our experience with CBD and the industry. 500mg is a fantastic starting option. 1000mg for the more experienced user, strong enough for general use without being excessive, and our 500mg Energise and Relax versions great for sporting professionals looking to add something new to their pre and post workout routines. By using premium organic raw materials made using high-quality extraction and production procedures, Lively Canna Co maintains high standards at all phases of production.
Our oils start from just £39.99, offering incredible value for money. For more information or help choosing the right CBD oil for you, you can contact us directly through instagram @livelycannaco_ or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org