CBD, aka cannabidiol, is a natural substance that can be found in hemp plants Cannabis Sativa.
The hemp plants that make your CBD are naturally richer in CBD than marijuana plants and have been specially selected.
When they are ripe and ready, the leaves and flowers are made into paste and then the CBD is extracted from it.
Yes, we wouldn’t sell it here at H&B otherwise!
CBD is legal in the Ireland as long as it does not contain above permitted levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is classed as a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
You can always trust H&B to stock only the most trustworthy and legitimate brands that make sure their CBD products comply with the law.
Although they come from the same family of plant, taking a CBD supplement and using marijuana are two totally different things.
Hemp is a cannabis plant which naturally contains less THC and more CBD than the marijuana cannabis plants.
Therefore, when you are using marijuana the compound THC enters your body, this is the part with the psychoactive properties that can make you feel ‘high’.
CBD extract is not the same. It has been made specifically not to contain/contain acceptable levels of THC and doesn’t have the psychoactive effects that pure cannabis does.
No, CBD can’t get you high.
As we discussed above, CBD oils, capsules, gummies, etc. should not contain/contain acceptable levels of THC - the compound that makes you ‘high’. This means CBD won’t have the same psychoactive effects associated with smoking cannabis, like sedation or euphoria.
Sometimes a product will contain very small traces of THC, but that should still be negligible and small enough to not have any effect.
All of the CBD products we sell here at H&B have been tested for acceptable levels of THC or contain absolutely none at all. You can trust they are of the highest quality and won’t have any ‘high’ effect.
CBD is a cannabinoid. It was recently discovered in the early 1990s that human bodies make their own versions on cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids.
These molecules make up part of our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is not yet fully understood, but is thought to play a role in regulating some bodily functions and processes.
Endocannabinoids are very similar to cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is not yet known how CBD interacts with the ECS, but it is thought to play a role when consumed.
Like with many supplements, you need to give it time to interact with your body and take effect.
It is unlikely CBD will have any immediate effects when you first start taking it, so remember to be patient, let a few weeks pass, and let your body get used to it before drawing any conclusions.
There are currently no proven claims that CBD helps to relieve pain, but it could help support muscles when used in a CBD balm.
There are no proven claims at the moment that CBD helps to relieve symptoms of anxiety.
There are no proven claims at the moment that CBD helps with sleep.