WHAT IS CBD
CBD is one of over 110 different compounds present in the Cannabis plant referred to as cannabinoids and is being attributed to a wide range of therapeutic and wellness benefits. Usually, CBD is extracted from cannabis plants genetically selected for their very low THC concentration, however it can be found in different concentrations in most cannabis plants.
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD oil is prepared from CBD and hemp. There are 3 main types of CBD oil.
- Full spectrum products, which contain all of the naturally occurring plant molecules as well as less than 0.2% of THC.
- Broad spectrum products, which contain CBD as well as other trace cannabinoids and terpenes, and treated to eliminate THC.
- Isolated CBD products, which are the CBD molecule on its own, diluted into a carrier oil.
WHAT IS BLOSSOM CBD Oil?
Blossom CBD oil comes in two forms, broad spectrum (THC-free) and full spectrum (with less than 0.2% THC). Our CBD oils are prepared following the highest quality processes and GMP-EU standards are applied to every product, from our lower strength entry level oils, to our more potent, natural formulations. Created by nature and perfected by science.
DOES CBD OIL HAVE MEDICAL BENEFITS?
CBD is a hot research topic and there is evidence of over 200 active trials involving CBD in clinical studies worldwide, with pre-clinical trials conducted over the last decade supporting the view that CBD shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotectant, antidepressant and more, however more research is necessary. Recent research has also found positive outcomes in the modulation of inflammation after post-aerobic work.
EMMAC Life Sciences Group is supporting clinical trials with leading academic institutions across Europe. With Imperial College London, a programme is underway to investigate mechanisms of action of cannabis-based medicinal products related to several clinical applications including pain and cancer. EMMAC is also partnering with the Center of Research in Medical Pharmacology at the Italian University of Insubria. The programme aims to investigate mechanisms of action and characterise cannabis-based medicinal products in disease models with a particular focus on the immune system and immunoinflammatory disease. University of Insubria
HOW MUCH CBD OIL IS GOOD FOR ME?
Using CBD is different for everyone and what might work well for one person, may be different for the next. A variety of factors can influence how CBD works for you, such as your height, weight, metabolism and general genetic make-up will influence your own personal dosage. It’s generally recommended to start off with a lower strength product, slowly increasing your dose over time.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is part of the human body that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, pain and more.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids can be divided into 3 different groups – phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are chemical messengers made by our body that are part of our endocannabinoid system. Phytocannabinoids are chemicals compounds naturally present in the cannabis plant, that have been found to interact and directly influence the endocannabinoid system. Synthetic cannabinoids are chemically synthesised to play a role in endocannabinoid system modulation, like phytocannabinoids.
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
When cannabinoids enter the body, they activate the endocannabinoid receptors. The effects of CBD are very complex. Research up to this point indicates that CBD is able to influence our bodies to use their own endocannabinoids more effectively by activating or inhibiting other compounds in the endocannabinoid system.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CBD OIL?
The most common ways to administer CBD oil is sublingual (drops under your tongue) or oral (capsule). However, there are a variety of different ways CBD oil can be taken. How you take CBD oil depends on you and your personal preferences. Some people have problems with administering products sublingually, and some struggle with capsules or pills, therefore how you take it depends on you.
ARE CBD CAPSULES AS EFFECTIVE AS DROPS?
The most common method of administering CBD is sublingually, which is generally faster when it comes to absorption rates into the bloodstream. Using this method, CBD oil drops are typically placed under the tongue, and absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth. This allows for quick absorption, directly into the bloodstream and facilitates a higher concentration of CBD by bypassing the metabolism in the liver.
CBD capsules are taken orally, however capsules usually take longer to absorb, as they must be digested before entering our bloodstream. This means you may have to wait a little longer for the CBD to take effect when using capsules, compared to a sublingually administered CBD oil. The concentration of CBD is also reduced significantly by the liver when using this administration method. Taking CBD orally in the form of capsules, despite being the easiest method of delivery, will influence the absorption rate of CBD and can take some time to feel the effect.
In summary, the effectiveness of the products depends on which type of product best fits in with your lifestyle, and encourages continued, consistent use. Capsules are perfect for those often on the go and provide a discreet way to incorporate CBD into a daily regime, without having to taste CBD oil. Drops are ideal for those looking for a product that takes effect quickly and allows for easy dose adjustment.
THE BLOSSOM QUALITY PROMISE
As part of the EMMAC Life Sciences Group, Blossom’s mission and vision it to produce the highest quality products for our customers, through our fully integrated supply chain from plant to bottle. From cultivation to final product formulation, all processes are subject to stringent standards and testing protocols that monitor the development of our product from start to finish. Our plants are grown organically in Europe under GACP standards (Good Agriculture and Collection Practice) and harvested from both our greenhouses and fields. We select clones with specific cannabinoids profiles to create a wide range of cannabis extracts and purified isolated cannabinoids, and our production process complies with pharmaceutical manufacturing standards (GMP), to ensure consistent, high quality, products.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANNABIS AND HEMP?
Cannabis and hemp are synonymous, and both refer to the Cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa L. Fam. Cannabaceae. Despite being the common name for the entire Cannabis genus, the term hemp is often used to refer to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial uses, that include paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, and fuel. When not used for industrial applications but cultivated for CBD production, hemp varieties typically contain high levels of CBD and very low amounts of THC (trace).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND HEMP?
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the Cannabis plant. Hemp is the common name used historically for cultivated Cannabis plants that were originally used for industrial purposes.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL AND HEMP SEED OIL?
CBD oil uses the CBD obtained from the whole Cannabis plant, while hemp seed oil comes from plant seeds only. CBD oil is made from a variety of parts of the mature Cannabis plant, including flowers.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are the two main cannabinoids present in the Cannabis plant. CBD and THC have the same chemical formula, but different chemical structures and they affect your body differently.
Both CBD and THC work with receptors that release neurotransmitters in the central and peripheral nervous system, such as in the brain, gut and immune system. Unlike THC, CBD has no intoxicating or psychotropic effects and this 2017 report from the World Health Organization stated that there was no evidence of any public health related problems (such as addiction or dependency) associated with the use of pure CBD.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP & MARIJUANA?
Marijuana, Hemp, Cannabis are synonymous, and all refer to the entire genus Cannabis. The scientific name for the plant is Cannabis sativa L. Fam. Cannabaceae. The term hemp is often used to refer to cannabis strains cultivated for industrial uses, that include. paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, and fuel and that contain very low levels of THC. Marijuana is commonly referred to when discussing recreational cannabis, usually containing higher levels of THC and used for recreational as well as medical purposes. Both are common names for the cannabis plant that have evolved to indicate different applications and chemical profiles.
ARE THERE INTERACTIONS WITH FOOD OR MEDICINE?
Taking CBD with a meal that is high in fat or with foods with a high fat content helps increase the amount of cannabidiol that is absorbed by the body. This may increase the effects experienced, as well as any potential side effects of cannabidiol consumption. CBD can also interact with some medications, so ask your doctor if you are using medication and are thinking of taking CBD.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD AND CBD OIL?
CBD is generally well-tolerated, across a wide dosage range and unlike THC, CBD has minimal to no significant side effects on the central nervous system. Side effects are not common, however individuals may sometimes experience some mild side effects after consuming CBD or CBD oil, such as light-headedness, drowsiness, nausea, fatigue or irritability. This is why it is generally recommended to begin at a low dose increasing slowly, keeping an eye out for any unwanted side effects and adjusting your dose as necessary.
CAN YOU DRIVE OR OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER USING CBD OR CBD OIL?
CBD products may affect your ability to drive, use tools or machinery so if affected, do not drive. It is not recommended to combine CBD and alcohol. Some people might feel some mild side effects after consuming CBD, such as light-headedness and drowsiness. Driving is not recommended if you are experiencing any side effects.
CAN YOU USE CBD OIL WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding know how carefully they need to monitor what they put into their body during this time, as certain foods and drinks are off limits, and therefore must be cautious about anything they consume. There is not sufficient research on the topic to verify the safety profile of CBD in these applications, so it’s important to speak to your doctor before using CBD oil if pregnant or breastfeeding.
IS CBD LEGAL?
The legal status of CBD differs from country to country. Pure CBD is not classed as a controlled substance in many countries, including in the UK, but it is important to consider the laws governing the end product which might contain CBD. Products containing CBD will be subject to national laws for example, food safety laws or regulations regarding the manufacture and marketing of cosmetics. Any product containing CBD that is used for a medicinal purpose must be licensed as a medicine or will be subject to a legal framework for regulation of unlicensed medical products. Therefore, the legal status of CBD is often determined by a separate set of factors and not just drug laws.
WHAT DOES CBD STAND FOR?
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol which is a chemical compound naturally present in the cannabis plant.
HOW DOES CBD MAKE YOU FEEL?
The feeling of CBD will be different for everyone, and will vary depending on how you administer it, the strength you take, and other influencing factors such as your height and weight.
HOW TO USE CBD OIL FOR PAIN
CBD oil can be used in a variety of ways including sublingual and oral. When it comes to dosage, what works for one person may be different to the next. Most people start off with a lower strength oil and slowly increase the amount of CBD they consume over time, however, ensure not to take more than the daily recommended limit found on the side of the box.
HOW LONG DOES CBD LAST?
How long your CBD lasts for depends on a variety of factors such as bottle size, how much CBD you use and how often you use it.
HOW IS CBD OIL MADE?
CBD oil can be made in a variety of ways, however the most common is by Co2 extraction or by ethanol extraction. When done correctly, under strict quality control processes, both are equally effective ways to make a CBD oil.
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