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Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

It is entirely legal to buy and take CBD supplements in the UK. Healthspan is a member of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK), a body created to ensure legal and ethical CBD trading standards in the UK. CTA UK works closely with the MHRA, FSA and CTPA to comply with EU and UK legislation and regulations. Only selected companies that meet exceptionally high quality standards are allowed to carry its seal of approval; its members guarantee transparency in trading, registration, batch testing and labelling, with reliable and accurate product information to give consumers peace of mind.

How to use CBD oil?

If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements. As is increasingly the case with delivery methods for nutrients now-a-days, cannabidiol extracts are available as capsules, gummies, drops and oral sprays.

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Healthspan Medical Director Dr Sarah Brewer says, ‘The effects of CBD last for around 3 to 5 hours. After this, the dose will have fallen below levels that produce noticeable benefits, although it will take 1 to 2 days for all the CBD to disappear from the body. For optimal results, you should take CBD at regular intervals throughout the day.

How long does it take for CBD oil to work?

The speed at which CBD works will depend on the delivery method you choose for your intake of CBD oil. Capsules typically have a slower release, while oral sprays and liquid drops of CBD are absorbed more quickly. The absorption of CBD depending on the format you buy it in will have an impact, too. CBD oil capsules which contain additional olive oil will aid the absorption of CBD into the body.

Is CBD addictive?

The simple answer is no. An addiction to marijuana develops out of a person’s reliance on the psychoactive consequences of THC – the ingredient in the marijuana plant which causes a high. CBD comes from an entirely different plant – the hemp plant – that contains trace amounts of THC which is not enough to cause a high. An addiction to CBD is not possible.

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol (can·na·bid·i·ol), an ingredient naturally sourced from hemp plants that are bred for nutritional purposes and contain only trace amounts of THC (see ‘What is CBD oil?’ for further information on THC). CBD oil is not to be confused with medical marijuana or cannabis oil. Medical marijuana and cannabis oil are sourced from different strains of the cannabis plant, and contain enough THC to cause a so-called 'high'.