The rise of CBD has been so sudden and all-encompassing that it’s easy to get confused about what CBD actually is and why it’s important.
It’s possible that you’ve come across, or even tried, CBD oil. In terms of health and wellness trends, CBD is right up there with the likes of avocado on toast. Unlike avocados however, its fair to say that there is a grey area in terms of information.
In this article we’re going to set that right, with these 5 important questions you’ve always wanted to ask about CBD oil.
Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK?
One of the biggest concerns for customers is the obvious question of whether CBD oil is legal. In the UK, CBD is legal under the condition that it must be produced via an EU-approved strain of hemp and contains no more than 0.2% THC. Hence, if you buy CBD oil online, they should be transparent about their source. Ideally, they should provide independent lab reports of their product to give you the customer complete visibility.
Does CBD Have Psychoactive Effects?
Contrary to some of the suspect reports, CBD oil does not have any psychoactive effects and will not get you ‘high’ either. CBD oil contains very little to no THC, which is the substance known to get you high. The fact that it is prescribed in certain medication, is sold legally in a shop and is being used by over 500,000 people in the UK proves that it contains no psychoactive properties.
Will CBD Show up on a Drugs Test?
Simple answer? It depends on the type of CBD oil that you take. If you use CBD isolate that has had all THC removed then it will not show up on a drug test. If you take full-spectrum, which contains minimal traces of THC, then there is a chance it could show up as a positive result.
If you face having to take regular drug tests as part of a strict employment policy, then its probably better to be safe and take isolate.
Whats the Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD and Isolate?
Once you have made the decision to try CBD, this is probably the question that crops up most. There is a whole world of confusing CBD terminology out there, but this question is pretty straightforward. CBD isolate contains only pure CBD.
Whereas the full-spectrum variety contains CBD plus the 100+ cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant, this helps encourage the ‘entourage effect’ in which all the cannabinoids work together to be more effective.
How do you Measure CBD Quality?
As mentioned before, every reputable CBD brand should provide freely available independent lab reports of the contents in their product.
Other than that, the best marker is customer reviews on the site. Again, every brand that provides quality CBD oil should have some form of customer review widget on their website or on Trustpilot. If you still have concerns, feel free to reach out to those customers to find out more about their experiences with CBD oil.
Author Bio: Elliot Black is the Founder of Evopure based in London. Elliot is passionate about E-Commerce and its ability to connect meaningful brands and their customers.