WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD oil utilises the beneficial influence of the non-psychotropic compound, cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of the hundreds of natural chemical compounds found within the hemp plant, a member of the Cannabis sativa species.
Using highly sophisticated extraction methods, CBD is isolated and blended with carrier oils such as MCT oil, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil. Thanks to their non-toxic nature, you can safely consume these oils to influence mental and physical well-being.
Oils are one of the most popular cannabidiol products because of their convenience. Cibdol's high-quality CBD oil is available in several variations and concentrations to suit customer needs.
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
CBD is believed to influence several biological processes through its mediation of receptors such as:
• CB1 and CB2
Of the receptors listed above, CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors are proving to be the most influential thanks to their link to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a regulatory network responsible for producing beneficial enzymes, neurochemicals, and endocannabinoids—internally created compounds chemically similar to plant-based cannabinoids.
By encouraging the modulatory action of the ECS, CBD can boost its overall effectiveness. Fortunately, cannabinoid receptors extend throughout our entire body, and as a result, CBD's potential effects appear to extend from head to toe. Some of the most impactful areas include our immune, digestive, and central nervous systems, and specific parts of our brain.
WHAT EFFECTS CAN CBD OIL HAVE?
A few drops of CBD throughout the day can produce a wide range of effects. CBD is currently under extensive review, with many studies in the preclinical testing phase. To enjoy CBD, we highly recommend buying products that use the highest-quality natural ingredients, like those from Cibdol.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD?
Ongoing research suggests that CBD may have far-reaching implications for mental and physical well-being. CBD is not believed to be addictive, does not induce a high, and shows a good safety profile.
Please note, that oils from Cibdol are not intended to replace any form of medicine. As part of a balanced approach to well-being, you can use CBD products as food supplements.
DOES CBD OIL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) undertook a "critical review" of the evidence surrounding CBD. As part of their summary, they concluded: "CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential".
The WHO also added that "CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile" and that "reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients' existing medications".
Studies suggest that CBD interferes with enzymes in the liver (cytochrome P450), causing a delay in the breakdown of prescription medication. If you are taking or plan to take prescription medication, we recommend speaking to a doctor before consuming CBD.
Under normal circumstances, possible side effects from CBD appear minimal, but may include fatigue, diarrhoea, and changes in appetite.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF CBD OIL LAST?
On average, the effects of CBD oil last several hours, although this timescale may change depending on the oil's concentration and how it's administered. When consumed orally, CBD travels through the digestive system before entering the liver. Inside the liver, it's broken down by enzymes (cytochrome P450) before being distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream.
The duration and onset of CBD's effects may also be influenced by your weight, metabolism, and whether you've recently eaten. Oils taken on an empty stomach speeds up the effects, but it also increases the rate at which it's eliminated from the body.
Consumed orally, the effects of CBD should take hold after approximately 40–60 minutes.
HOW DO YOU USE A CBD OIL PRODUCT?
Thanks to the convenient dropper included with every bottle, you can easily administer CBD oil. Simply place 1–3 drops under or onto your tongue. If you have difficulty consuming the appropriate dose, try following the steps outlined below in front of a mirror:
• Shake well before use
• Take the dropper and place it beneath the tongue
• Administer the recommended dose under your tongue
• Keep it there for 60 seconds before swallowing
Many users choose to start with a few drops, up to three times a day. The frequency and number of drops will vary according to the concentration of the CBD product and your personal circumstances.
WHY TAKE CBD OIL UNDER THE TONGUE?
You can alter the bioavailability of CBD by taking it sublingually. Placing a few drops of oil under the tongue means the cannabinoid no longer has to contend with the digestive system before being distributed around the body. Instead, it enters the bloodstream directly via tiny capillaries under the tongue.
If the benefits of sublingual administration are not required, you can dose on the tongue or add the oil to food and drink. It's important to avoid cooking with CBD oils, as excessive heat will destroy the oil's active components.
WHICH CONCENTRATION OF CBD OIL SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
If you are trying CBD for the first time, we recommend starting with a low concentration. As you become accustomed to its effects, you can increase the strength and dose accordingly. Please be aware that it can take 1–2 weeks before you become familiar with the effects of CBD.
At Cibdol, the mildest CBD oil is 5% (500mg), but a range of higher concentrations is also available (up to 40% (4000mg)).
If in doubt about which option is right for you, always consult a doctor before taking CBD oil.
CAN YOU USE CBD OIL AND CBD CAPSULES?
Both CBD oil and CBD capsules use Cibdol's full-spectrum formula. Taking both is entirely feasible; however, we recommend tracking your daily intake of CBD (in milligrams). Tracking how much CBD you consume each day will allow for accurate and precise dosing, and enable you to monitor which dose is most effective.
For details of the CBD content in any of our CBD products, please see the "Information" tab on the relevant product description webpage. This tab also includes dosing recommendations, shelf life, and allergens.
Combining CBD oil with any other Cibdol CBD Supplements, CBD Beauty, and CBD Creams is also possible.
WHERE SHOULD YOU STORE CBD OIL?
CBD oil is a perishable product that should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place to maintain its integrity. Excessive sunlight and extended exposure to the atmosphere will degrade the cannabinoids used in Cibdol's full-spectrum formula.
When you buy CBD oils, the ideal location to store them is the refrigerator; however, ensure you shake the bottle well before each use. Every oil bottle includes a printed expiry date on the label and a corresponding batch number.
WHO IS CBD SUITABLE FOR?
Due to the versatile nature of CBD oil, it's potentially suitable for adults, children, and even household pets. It is, however, essential to adjust the dose and concentration of CBD oil according to the individual taking it.
Moreover, due to CBD's interaction with enzymes in the liver, any individuals taking prescription medication should seek advice from their doctor before taking CBD oil. And, due to a lack of sufficient research, CBD oil is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Find the taste of CBD oil undesirable? You can try Cibdol CBD Softgel Capsules for a tasteless and odourless alternative containing high-quality CBD and olive oil. Each capsule contains a predetermined dose of CBD for straightforward dosing.
WHAT IS FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
Full-spectrum CBD oil takes advantage of the entourage effect, a phenomenon unique to Cannabis sativa. When cannabinoids and terpenes exist together, inside a hemp paste, their respective attributes are enhanced. Full-spectrum products contain a greater ratio of essential cannabinoids compared to CBD isolate and broad-spectrum CBD oils.
The best CBD oils from Cibdol are full-spectrum, containing a diverse mix of cannabinoids such as:
Initial preclinical studies suggest that many of the cannabinoids listed above, alongside terpenes and flavonoids, may have a range of potential health benefits, complementing the effect of CBD.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most abundant cannabinoids found within Cannabis sativa. While they are similar in their chemical structure, their effects differ when consumed.
While THC binds mainly to CB1 receptors found in the brain, CBD takes a general approach, mediating the overall functionality of the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
As a result, THC induces side effects such as increased appetite, impaired coordination, and an altered mental state. Unlike THC, CBD does not interact with the body in the same way, and will not provoke the same reaction.
THC is extracted from a cannabis plant, while CBD products mainly come from organically grown hemp.
IS CBD OIL AND HEMP SEED OIL THE SAME?
After extracting CBD from the flowers and leaves of mature hemp plants, it's added to a carrier oil, such as olive oil, to create the best CBD oil. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is produced by cold-pressing seeds from the hemp plant. Unfortunately, hemp seeds do not contain any CBD, meaning hemp oil will not provide the same potential benefits as CBD oil. Many people still enjoy hemp seed oil for its pleasant flavours and abundance of omega-3 fatty acids.
Cannabis oil is another oil derived from the cannabis plant that is easily confused with CBD oil. These oils may contain CBD, but will also have high levels of the psychotropic cannabinoid THC. As a result, cannabis oil is considered illegal in most parts of the world and will not produce the same effects as oils from the hemp plant.
To avoid confusing CBD oil with hemp oil or cannabis oil, we recommend only buying oils from producers who verify their products with independent testing. Cibdol is proud to offer third-party testing on all batches of CBD, so customers know exactly what's in every bottle.
WHY IS HEMP USED TO MAKE CBD OIL?
The hemp plant contains an abundance of CBD while being naturally low in THC—it's ideal for producing CBD products. Hemp then undergoes highly advanced CO₂ extraction at Cibdol's purpose-built laboratory so the experts can carefully isolate pure CBD alongside dozens of influential cannabinoids and terpenes.
WHAT OTHER CBD PRODUCTS ARE THERE?
Please also be aware that CBD oil products differ from CBD oil tinctures, CBD edibles (including CBD gummies) and CBD balms. A CBD tincture, for example, is usually made using high-proof alcohol. CBD tinctures should, however, still use hemp extract, provided they are from trusted CBD brands.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A CO₂ EXTRACTION METHOD?
Although it is possible to create CBD isolate from plant material using ethanol extraction, it does not match the efficacy and precision of supercritical CO₂ extraction. Not only does a CO₂ extraction method remove the risk of unwanted chemicals, but it allows for the isolation of selected compounds without damaging them.
The result is an incredibly pure, golden-grade oil that preserves both cannabinoids and essential terpenes. Thanks to their dedicated Swiss laboratory and highly advanced equipment, Cibdol has the purest oils in the CBD industry.
All Cibdol CBD products are free from GMOs, plant matter, heavy metals, and chemical fertilisers. For an in-depth breakdown of all the oils, refer to the "CBD Analysis" page for batch results, terpene oil analysis, and heavy metals analysis.
WHY BUY CBD OIL FROM CIBDOL?
Simply visit our dedicated webshop to buy CBD oils from Cibdol, the UK's trusted CBD brand. Not only do we stock a complete range of third party lab-tested CBD oils, capsules, creams, cosmetics, and supplements, but we ensure all CBD is subject to a strict quality control protocol.
Cibdol also provides oils that are gluten-free, vegan, and halal-certified. For full details on our high-quality CBD products, please see the "CBD Analysis" page. For a comprehensive selection of the best CBD oils, choose Cibdol.
WILL CBD OIL TRIGGER A POSITIVE DRUG TEST?
Workplace or roadside drug tests are searching for THC, not CBD. However, there is a risk that CBD oils not produced to the correct standard may provide a positive reading due to excessive THC content.
Every batch of CBD used in Cibdol's full-spectrum oils is third-party lab tested and should not trigger a positive drug test result. All Cibdol's CBD products are THC-free. Unfortunately, as legislation may vary, we recommend checking with your employer or local law enforcement about the implications of using CBD products.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL WITH CBD OIL?
Although CBD is considered legal in most parts of Europe and the US, and the CBD industry is rapidly expanding, local restrictions may apply. Due to a lack of global legislation, it is not advised to travel between countries or states with CBD oil.
If you must travel with a CBD product, we recommend checking restrictions with law enforcement and travel authorities, both in your area and the intended destination. It may be possible to get a permission letter to travel with CBD oil products.
IS CBD OIL LEGAL IN THE UK?
Given CBD's links to the C.sativa species, many people ask, is CBD legal? As long as is CBD oils are derived from industrial hemp and produced to the correct standard; they are considered legal in the UK, Europe and the US. Throughout most of Europe, CBD products must contain no more than 0.2% THC; in the US, the threshold is 0.3% THC. All CBD products sold by Cibdol meet these strict requirements.
Cannabidiol is not a controlled substance, nor is it scheduled under the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances; however, due to the complexity of regulations, we strongly advise checking local laws before purchasing a CBD product.
DOES CIBDOL SHIP TO THE UK?
Thanks to our dedicated UK fulfilment centre, Cibdol ships CBD products within 24 hours (if ordered before 14:00, Mon-Fri). You can avoid the frustrating costs and inconvenience of customs, and get the best CBD oil delivered directly to your door.
DOES CIBDOL OFFER FREE UK DELIVERY?
All orders above €25 qualify for free CBD oil UK delivery. Any orders that don't meet this threshold will be charged a fixed, low-rate shipping fee via an approved courier.
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