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What is CBD?

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-cousin of the much-maligned Marijuana plant and has very low amounts of THC, the `stuff that gives a “high”. CBD and other Cannabinoids have been used for years 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 is below than 0.2%, an utterly negligible amount.

Is CBD Legal? Will it get me “High”?

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 in the above stated amounts has no psychoactive effects.

Laboratory reports are provided to show the active ingredients and the constituent amounts.

Is it Safe?

CBD is widely considered to be safe and has been consumed for many years 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.

Potential adverse effects and drug interactions

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.

Millilitres (ml),  Milligrams (mg), % strength – How do I know what I am really going to get?

It is our belief 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 unscrupulous companies that cause misunderstanding when labelling the active ingredient (CBD) in their products.

Firstly, George Botanicals will always believe in being exact. So, if you see 1000mg, 500mg or 2000mg labelled that is the weight of active ingredient that is within the product. Milligrams are a unit of mass (weight)

The standard size bottle of CBD oil that we sell is 10ml which is a mixture of pure CBD and a carrier oil. Other companies influenced by the United States will sell CBD oil in other volumes such as 30ml (approx 1 fl oz). Millilitres are a unit of volume.

% 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 George Botanicals to have the same effect.

Will I fail a drugs test if I take CBD?

Any Bona fide CBD products sold in the UK must contain only trace amounts of THC (the element that the Drugs Test focusses on) you would have to consume large volumes of product to fail a drugs test from CBD products alone. The entire Range of George Botanicals products contain trace elements of THC and is fully compliant with UK law.

How do I take CBD? Why is there no specific dosage information?

George Botanicals offers different products for consumers to choose how they would prefer to take CBD.

There are oils in various strengths that are best administered using the pipette provided to drop the oil under the tongue; one of and if not the fastest ways for the body to absorb the extract.  A CBD balm can be used topically on the skin and then there are also capsules for people that find them easier to manage.

Can you overdose on CBD?

No. CBD is non-toxic, as such no fatal overdose levels have ever been reported. Several studies have evaluated the safety of CBD in adults and concluded that it’s well tolerated at levels greater than the average person would need.

What are the beneficial properties of CBD believed to be?

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.

Full spectrum Vs Isolate?

Many thought leaders in the industry believe that combining CBD with the full spectrum of the other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes (taste & smell) and flavonoids (flavours) found in industrial hemp may offer a range of benefits never seen before. At George Botanicals we believe a full spectrum offers superior consumer experience so all our products all contain a full spectrum.

An isolate means the products offer just CBD an no other cannabinoids are present.