Frequently Asked Questions
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What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is is an active compound found in the cannabis plant, but will not get you high. CBD products can have incredible health benefits because they can help your body achieve a state of homeostasis by activating your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. You won’t get stoned, but will feel calm and balanced.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
Yes, in the UK you can buy CBD products legally as food supplements to support and promote complete wellbeing. The CBD oil market in the UK has grown considerably over the past two years alone. A study from the Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC) has predicted that over 1.3 million people within the UK are self-medicating with CBD products on a daily basis for an array of different conditions.
Does CBD really do anything?
There is still more research to be done which will highlight all the benefits of CBD. The pharmaceutical industry is already developing prescription treatments using CBD like Epidiolex, a drug made using CBD isolate to treat epilepsy. This helps support the consensus that CBD does have a positive impact on the body.
The benefits of CBD
When it comes to fully understanding the impact CBD can have on the body, we’re just getting started. Scientists are currently studying its effects on a huge range of conditions including depression, anxiety, arthritis, addiction, PTSD, OCD, menopause, and even acne. And in many studies, they’re seeing some impressive results.
How can you tell quality CBD oil?
Looks can be deceiving. Always check the company behind the product, look for transparency and make sure if you need to ask a question you get the right answers. Product certification and full ingredient breakdown should be available on request. Check labelling as it should disclose everything that is in the product.
In a market that needs regulation, it can be difficult to know who to trust when purchasing CBD oil. Make sure you buy from a supplier which can provide you with certification for all its products. Here is a full list of product certificates for the Tailored Wellbeing range of CBD oral Drops and E-liquids.
What is the highest strength of CBD oil available?
In the UK there is no current limit on strength that can be purchased. Some companies offer strengths in the tens of thousands, but we recommend that you only purchase products with strong evidence the product content and ingredients are in fact what is in the bottle. Be aware of any company that struggle to provide validation. You can do this by asking for the product certification and raw material documentation. We recommend you go one step further and do your research on the testing laboratory that carried out the testing and creation of the final certificates.
What strength CBD oil should I use?
Every human beings’ body is different and there are a lot of factors to consider including your size, weight, metabolism and individual body chemistry. With so many variables to consider it is wise to communicate with your Doctor before starting to add CBD into your daily routine. We recommend you keep a diary or journal so you can refer to your notes on times taken, how it makes you feel, sleep patterns and general wellbeing. Some people report effects within minutes and some it can take up to 30 days. Keeping a journal is a good way to know when and how much to take to relieve any symptoms you may be suffering with.
Is CBD addictive?
There is no scientific evidence that CBD is addictive, and as it is non-psychoactive this would support current scientific research.
Can I drink alcohol while taking CBD oil?
Alcohol and Cannabidiol when used together may increase the effect of other. Taking both together in large volumes could possibly make you quite sleepy, and create a sedative effect on the mind and body. Human and animal studies have shown that CBD itself protects the body’s cells from alcohol induced cell damage, and reduces alcohol in the blood. Evidence also suggests that CBD can aid alcohol addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Can I drive after taking CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, unlike THC, it’s psychoactive counterpart. This makes it safe to consume and it is fully legal to drive after taking CBD as long as your chosen product has no THC detected in its test certificates. We highly recommend you check your products before you do get behind the wheel mind.
Does CBD oil make you sleepy during the day?
There are users claiming increased alertness when using CBD during the day light hours, and that their mental focus has improved. What our research and study suggests is that it is down to the dose and amount you consume, and how our endocannabinoid system reacts to the volume you take. The CB1 receptor in the brain is involved in the natural release of neurochemicals, which include Serotonin and Melatonin. Melatonin is the sleep chemical (which since 1997 is only available on prescription in the UK). Serotonin is the chemical which aids happiness, positivity and energy. Studies have shown low doses encourage energy and alertness whereas large doses increase a relaxed state of mind and drowsiness. Most our users take half a pipette half an hour or so before bed which they say helps and improves sleep, and then in the morning a couple of drops around breakfast which they report helps them get off to a better start to the day.
Can CBD oil give you more energy?
CBD calms the nerves and reduces anxiety which frees up energy for other more positive processes and brain activity. Dosage is key, if you take too much it may infact make you a little sleepy. Studies and users feedback reports positive responses to using CBD during the day as a pick you up, and sport enthusiasts and professionals are using it in their recovery programmes and after long gym sessions. More and more celebrities are also promoting positive effects with their wellbeing too.
What drugs should not be taken with CBD?
We recommend consulting your Doctor before taking CBD especially if you are being prescribed prescription drugs.
Does CBD interact with any medications?
If you’re considering using CBD oil and are taking any prescribed medications, you should speak to your GP or other healthcare professional to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you to do so.
What happens if you use too much CBD oil?
If you take a larger than normal dose of CBD you may experience feelings of tiredness and lethargy, this will not last for long and you should monitor the volume of dosage you take. We recommend you keep a journal to record your dosing and affects experienced.
Can you get high off CBD?
No, Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids found in Hemp or Cannabis. CBD is non-psychoactive and non-addictive, and extensive scientific research has proven that it has no adverse side effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid that will get you high. Cannabinol (CBN) is also a cannabinoid that is prohibited from sale in the UK and the legal limits are the same as THC. CBN won’t get you high but it will make you sleepy and could affect things like driving. This is why it is very important to check your product certification. Click to view the full list of Tailored Wellbeing product certification documents.
Does CBD give a buzz?
Well if you are looking for some kind of caffeine hit like that from a espresso then no, CBD will not and should not make you feel like you have just drunk a large can of energy drink. People do report a positive change in mental clarity and focus, some research tells us people see and feel a change in mood for the better. This could be due to experiencing improved sleep and better rest cycles as this can benefit your bodies chemistry and its production of hormones and feel good chemicals.
How many mg is a dropper?
This depends on the specified strength of the bottle and the size of the dropper. Smaller bottle droppers are usually 0.5ml, Tailored Wellbeing’s dropper is a calibrated measured 1ml pipette with gradient measurements on it to ease the measuring process. For example, 1 x 10ml bottle containing 1000mg CBD would be 100mg of CBD per millilitre.
Can you overdose on CBD?
There are no known cases of people using CBD that have experienced a state of overdose or hospital administrations. You should start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry, the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.
Will CBD show on a drug test?
Cannabidiol CBD products should not show up in a drugs test as long as your products are zero THC. Tailored Wellbeing products are produced using the finest quality raw material, we have our CBD tested by a third-party laboratory when we procure it before we produce our CBD oil and vape products. We then test each finished batch production to ensure our products are free from THC.
How long is CBD detectable in urine?
It’s hard to say exactly how long CBD stays in your system since there are so many factors involved. Plus, different bodies can have very different responses to CBD. It can take anything from between 7 days up to 30 days based on what science tells us so far.
Can I give my child CBD?
In the UK, CBD is intended for use for adults only, and all products should have the over 18 symbol on the packaging. It is not recommended that children take CBD products. We suggest that you keep all CBD products out of reach from minors.
Can you have a bad reaction to CBD oil?
An excellent way to mitigate CBD reactions is to buy from a high-quality brand. A lot of trouble reported appears to stem from unwanted plant matter ending up in the final product, and this is only going to happen with unscrupulous manufacturers. Always check the lab reports of your CBD products to verify that there are no contaminants. Tailored Wellbeing products are manufactured using the finest possible raw materials, with a strict and documented procurement process and supply chain for each of our ingredients used. If you do experience an adverse reaction to taking CBD products, we always recommend you speak with your Doctor or physician.
Can CBD oil kill you?
Just at drinking 8 litres of water can kill you, everything needs to be taken in moderation. There are no known cases of people using CBD that have experienced a state of overdose or hospital administrations.
Is it safe to use CBD oil every day?
Taking a daily dose of CBD oil can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia. CBD oil taken in small doses on a daily basis, especially a few hours before bedtime can help reduce stress and produce pleasurable, soothing feelings. CBD has the ability to manage anxiety, a factor which is essential in improving sleep quality.
Does CBD Relieve Anxiety?
The overall feedback from CBD users around the globe is hugely positive with people claiming huge improvements with their anxiety struggles, and evidence from scientific research is mounting over time to support these claims. We’ve got a blog article written on this topic, click to read more about it.
Can CBD cause panic attacks?
More and more evidence relates to CBD having a positive impact on those that suffer with anxiety and stress. There are no known recorded incidences of CBD causing panic attacks.
How much CBD should I take for panic attacks?
If you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks you can try using CBD oil to relieve these symptoms. We recommend starting at around 20mg a day and adjust your intake until you notice a change in mental state. Remember keep a journal to help you find your perfect intake.
How long does it take for CBD oil to work for joint pain?
We know that CBD interacts with users in different ways based on body type and body chemistry, some users report improvement after minutes and some after weeks. We suggest that keeping a journal and starting with a small dose of CBD oil is the best practice then increasing to suit your desired needs.
Can CBD oil make you gain weight?
CBD research to date is still limited and more facts are being discovered month by month. Currently there is evidence that suggests CBD aids and helps control our metabolism for the better, in turn aiding our bodies weight and food intake.
What is shelf life of CBD oil?
Always read the label. On every product there should always be a expiry date clearly visible on the label.
Should CBD oil be refrigerated after opening?
Yes you can keep it in the fridge. It is sensible to keep your CBD out of the reach of children and store it in a cool dark place.
Does CBD oil affect kidneys?
Research is reporting more and more positive data evidencing that CBD aids renal function and that the kidneys cellular makeup interacts well with the metabolism of CBD. In America Kidney disease is the 9th largest killer, and studies are taking place on how CBD aids sufferers with kidney disease symptoms. Again, we always recommend you speak with your doctor or physician if you are being prescribed medication or have any medical questions that need answering.
Is CBD oil bad for your liver?
Quite recently there was a study released to the media claiming CBD was in fact bad for liver function, well these articles were debunked by scientists and medical professionals and quite rightly too. These evidenced flawed experimental process and reporting, as the mice in the studies were given extremely high doses of CBD for their weight to mass. Comparison was made to a study taken back in 1974, where rhesus monkeys were dosed with astronomical quantities of marijuana cigarettes, 63 to be precise within 5 minutes, all of which suffered brain damage due to carbon monoxide intake. Aside from this being a very cruel method of research, imagine if you were to smoke 63 joints or even cigarettes within 5 minutes? How do you think the human body would respond to that? Scientists fed the mice a single dose of CBD, ranging from a low dose of 246 milligrams per kilogram up to a huge dose of 2460 milligrams per kilogram! The maximum human dosage recommended for the licensed CBD drug Epidiolex is 20 milligram per kilogram, which is over 100 times less than what the experimental mice were tested on for biological response. What this tells us is yes of course there needs to more research and scientific investigation on liver enzyme function and how CBD interacts within this particular organ, and this research is on-going and taking place around the globe as you read this now. Common sense should always prevail, and consumption should be approached and executed with responsibility. We recommend you always speak with your doctor or physician if you are thinking about using CBD and being prescribed medication.