Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana (the first being THC – the compound that gets you ‘high’). CBD is non-psychoactive and has numerous benefits to the neural interactions within the body. Some benefits include: reducing pain, relaxing muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory properties, reducing anxiety/depression and a myriad of other benefits.
CBD and all cannabinoids are produced and concentrated in the resin of the cannabis plant.The resin is a thick substance found mainly in the mushroom shaped glandular trichomes in the flower of a cannabis plant. There are smaller amounts of resin also found on the leaves and stems of the cannabis plant. Beneficial terpenes and flavonoids are also produced and concentrated in the resins.
Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in many plants. Cannabis has naturally high levels of terpenes. Terpenes provide fragrances in plants and they also have lots of beneficial effects for us.
Absolutely. We believe in transparency and honesty in providing you with a quality product. In that, we have worked with a highly reputable partner in providing you with a pure product that guarantees the CBD quality and efficacy. The products are independently laboratory tested and these reports are available on our website. Batch numbers are printed on every product label which correspond to the laboratory report.
The best way is to put a few drops under your tongue and hold it there for a minute or more if possible. This is often referred to as sublingual delivery and this allows the active CBD to be absorbed by the capillaries in the mucous membranes, and directly into the bloodstream. The longer you can hold the oil under your tongue, the better.
No. The level’s of THC within our CBD products is negligible (<0.01%) and any sensation of getting high would be remote.
No. CBD sold commercially in the U.K. is not addictive. CBD sold commercially contains very little or no THC. THC is what make an individual feel high and can be addictive. In fact, CBD is being studied in trials to see if it could help reduce addiction to other dangerous substances, such as tobacco or opioids.
The effects of CBD can vary between people. It depends on your age, weight and the severity of the condition you are looking to treat. See our Instagram post (here) where dosage by weight is plotted. It is best to spread your consumption over several doses and CBD is best absorbed when taken after a meal.
Studies have shown CBD to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors mostly found in the central and peripheral nervous system, respectively. CBD alter CB1 receptors in the brain and may stimulate signals from a neurotransmitter, Serotonin. The low THC content in our CBD Oils ensure that adverse anxiety effects are reduced.
By choice we use MCT oil which is a clear flavorless, liquid often derived from coconut oil in a process called fractionation. During fractionation, the long-chain fatty acids are removed leaving an oil primarily composed of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), referring to the length of the chemical structure. MCT oils are easily utilised by the body and are easily digested and metabolized and have considerable therapeutic potential.
According to FSA guidelines, we recommend a maximum consumption of 70mg/day. Consider CBD as a supplement. Treat it gently and dose yourself sensibly. The benefits will be over a long period so start low and go slow. Excessive consumption of CBD may result in adverse symptoms for some people. This only occurs to very few uses.
Full spectrum oil has THC within the oil up to the UK legally accepted amount of 0.2%. The bodyUlove broad spectrum oil have only trace amounts (as low as 0.01%) of THC content making it suitable for people who have concerns about consuming or being allergic to THC. The levels of THC in our broad spectrum CBD oil would require sophisticated testing machines for detection at work. In our opinion broad spectrum CBD oil is the best for most people. However full spectrum CBD oil has many benefits also if you have no issues with consuming THC.
These are products like creams and balms that have CBD infused within them. They can be face creams or relief balms applied topically to the skin. People suffering from mild forms of arteritis may apply a balm to a location of pain and the CBD within it will be absorbed locally with the CBD binding with the cannabinoid receptors to provide relief. Other products like CBD face creams have shown in studies that the powerful antioxidant in CBD help slow the aging process by reducing free-radicals keeping skin looking more youthful.
CBD edibles are products that have CBD infused within them. CBD gummies are an example. Sucking the gummy will dissolve CBD into your bloodstream. It is an easy and discrete consumption method that many prefer. Some gummies are coated with CBD Isolate powder. We don’t think this is a good option as most of this coating rubs off and remain at the bottom of the pack instead. Always look for the words ‘infused’ in your products. Other edibles becoming popular are chocolates, honey, mints, chewing gum and even CBD snuff pouches!
All our oils are sourced from the Cannabis Sativa L plant strain. Cannabis Sativa L is bred to contain high levels of CBD with very low levels of THC. Industrial Hemp is used in all our products as it is a legal requirement of all EU CBD products.
The Hemp plant harvested in different batches can and does vary. This is nature. It is impossible to create exactly the same extract when using different harvests. Saying that, all the natural constituents of hemp, like active cannabinoids and terpenes, are present across each batch due to being manufactured by chemists to meet strict technical specifications.
CBD is a food supplement and doesn’t need a prescription according to the FSA and FDA. However, very high doses of CBD to treat serious illnesses like cancer, may need a prescription and monitoring during treatment.
Yes, if you are taking any other prescribed medication, it may interact in ways that could cause negative effects. Always speak with your medical doctor first. Better safe than sorry.
Yes CBD is legal, but The Food Standard Agency has given a deadline of March 31st 2021 to the CBD industry to submitted a Novel Food Authorisation application for certain types of CBD products. These mainly apply to CBD Isolates and Isolate products. Further regulations in the industry is what we at bodyUlove support and working with the right professional partners ensures we are well prepared for this.
Cannabis has been consumed by our ancestors for thousands of years. It was treated with great reverence for it’s medical and spiritual benefits. CBD extraction and consumption is a relatively new process. CBD has taken the benefits (medicinal) of the Cannabis plant and reduced/removed its more potent THC partner (spiritual). It’s a natural product and in our opinion moving away from a laboratory synthetic medication to a natural plant based solution is a positive move in the right direction.
General Product Questions
Doing business in an eco-sustainable method is our guiding principle. Our glass bottles and labels are recyclable. Sadly at present, our plastic cuff and caps are not recyclable. We will strive to change this when possible. We consciously avoid excess packaging where possible and ensured that only recyclable packaging material is used.
If you have a complaint about our product or our services, please email us first to firstname.lastname@example.org marking it as a complaint and explaining the problem to us. We will investigate and revert with an answer as soon as possible.
Yes, all our products are Vegan friendly.
We fully support animal rights and welfare. Our products are never tested on animals and are cruelty free.
The hemp used for the manufacture of our products are organically grown and are herbicide, pesticide, fungicide & GMO-free. The hemp harvested is tested and certified before purchase and importation into the UK.
Adaptation. Without this remarkable quality, life as we know it would not exist. It is only through the ability to adapt that humans, plants, and animals have evolved to their modern-day capacity. There is a fascinating concept at play here, and that is the fact that plants have actually helped us to adapt to our changing environments and circumstances. Plants have helped us cope—and adjust—with the stressors in our lives. These types of plants have come to be known as adaptogens.
What are adaptogens? While these plants have been around and in use for thousands, if not millions of years, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that Russian scientists coined the term adaptogens. Today, an adaptogen can be defined as an agent that:
- Has a normalising effect on a wide range of bodily functions
- Has a nonspecific action that helps the body overcome stress regardless of the direction of stress
- Is nontoxic when used in normal dosage
In other words, adaptogens help to modify the body’s reaction to stress, both environmental and internal. One way they do this is by strengthening and supporting the immune, nervous, and glandular systems. There is a compelling fact about adaptogenic plants—they themselves often live in stressful conditions and have their own adaptation strengths and abilities which they impart to us. For example, ashwagandha, a popular adaptogen in Ayurveda, is highly drought resistant, thriving in arid conditions and soil of poor quality, conditions in which most plants would suffer from severe stress, while ashwagandha flourishes.
It cannot be overstated that for millennia humans have depended upon plants and mushrooms as both food and medicine. Since their inception, Ayurveda has relied on herbal remedies for healing and rejuvenation. However, in the West, much of flora and fungi wisdom and their efficacy has been limited or even relegated to folklore, indigenous communities, and countries outside of the United States, Europe and the UK. With that said, the science around adaptogenic mechanisms support their relationship to the “pituitary-adrenal gland axis.” Their ability to “smooth out” the body’s stress response may be related to “adaptogens’ effects on glucose metabolism…[however] the specific mechanism of adaptogenic activity has not yet been elucidated.” We may be able to surmise that by supporting the adrenal glands, we support the regulation of stress hormones, including cortisol.
Another important aspect of adaptogens, as their name connotes, is their ability to adjust to a body’s needs, bringing the body back into balance “no matter what the direction of imbalance.” Ashwagandha is a good example of this phenomenon as it has the ability to both increase energy and vitality while also helping to calm the mind and induce sleep.
Traditionally, bulk herbs are taken as a tea, also called a churna. Most herbs have a synergistic effect when taken with other herbs and thus are usually taken in tandem. However, steeping herbs first thing in the morning does not fit into everyone’s routine. With this in mind, bodyUlove conveniently offers many of our single herbs and mushrooms in powder form and also as liquid extracts (both coming soon). Some of the adaptogens offered as both a powder or extract include amalaki, ashwagandha, brahmi/gotu kola, Mucuna pruriens, shatavari, and tulsi, and mushrooms such as Chaga, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Reishi and Shiitake.
Some adaptogens that are gold standard include amalaki, ashwagandha, brahmi/gotu kola, and guduchi. While most herbs are generally recognised as safe, they may also come with their own limitations. Diuretic herbs, for example, need to be taken with care. We at bodyUlove always recommend doing some preliminary research before starting a new herbal routine. And although herbs may be considered safe, it does not necessarily mean that they may be the right herb for you. There are also situations, such as pregnancy for instance, that need to be taken into consideration when choosing your herbal protocol. Get to know these wonderful adaptogenic herbs of Ayurveda and start incorporating them into your life as it feels appropriate. Notice the help they provide and make adjustments along the way.
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