Some frequently asked questions

CBD oil is appearing everywhere from coffee shops to fitness stores, to health shops and everywhere in between. Why is this plant-derived supplement garnering so popularity? For starters, CBD is a 100% natural compound that is extracted from the hemp plant; a natural product that helps with a huge variety of different ailments. Consumers have reported that the potential benefits of CBD oil can be used to treat ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, inflammation, and appetite disorders. CBD isn’t just strictly for those looking to treat a specific ailment however, as it is also sought out by people looking for the general holistic benefits that CBD can offer. Improved sleep, help with fitness regimens, skincare, and digestive health, are just some of the potential benefits people are using CBD for. There are also multiple different ways to consume CBD, such as topical, sublingual, inhaled, and eaten. This means that no matter your reasons for taking CBD, we have a product to suit your needs.

The science and biological chemistry behind CBD might seem daunting at first, but it’s important to understand how and why you could benefit from CBD. It starts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This is a communication system between our brain and the rest of our body that impacts multiple different bodily functions including stress, pain, appetite, and sleep. Our endocannabinoid system responds to the presence of cannabinoid compounds, such as CBD or THC. Providing your body with CBD can influence your endocannabinoid system to potentially provide you with a multitude of holistic benefits.

Despite its worldwide popularity, we cannot currently make any medicinal claims about CBD in the United Kingdom. For this reason, we encourage you to read other people’s testimonials and experiences they have had with CBD and carry out your own research to learn whether CBD can be beneficial for you and your individual needs.

As more and more studies are undertaken into CBD, we should begin to uncover further evidence about the most effective uses for the product. Based on the significant scientific evidence carried out so far, America’s FDA unanimously recommended the approval of a CBD medication called Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Alongside the FDA’s landmark decision, numerous animal studies have shown promising evidence for the effectiveness of CBD as an anti-inflammatory medication.

An important factor to keep in mind is that everyone’s physical state is different, so what may work for one person may have different effects for another. This is why it’s best to try for yourself and in different amounts, increasing gradually until you find the dosage that suits you best.

Hemp and cannabis have been used as medicinal tools for many years but the study of CBD is still in its infancy and more clinical trials are needed before specific medical claims can be made. The best advice is to speak to fellow users, do your research, and try the product for yourself to see what works best for you.

Getting started with CBD is a simple and easy process. If you are totally new to CBD, we do recommend doing a little research into what CBD is, how and why it works, as well as the different forms of CBD. CBD has been attributed to helping people treat many different ailments including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and sleep disorders.

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is which form of ingesting CBD you feel works best for you; whether that’s vaping, oral oil drops, edibles or cosmetics. Those looking for the general holistic benefits of CBD might prefer the regularity and consistency of vaping; whereas for those with conditions such as arthritis in their knees, elbows anywhere the problem spot may be; Liberty Organics muscle rub could be a better choice. Once you’ve decided on a form of CBD that suits your needs and lifestyle, the strength of CBD is your next decision. When selecting the correct dose for your specific needs, we recommend starting with a lower mg dose and increasing gradually until you notice the positive effects. For more information on CBD doses and potency, please visit our FAQ page, blog post or contact our customer care team, If you have any specific questions, our customer support team are happy to help with any queries you may have.

FACTORS OF CBD DOSAGES

When it comes to achieving the best dosage of CBD, a lot depends on what results you’re looking to achieve. Everyone from experienced CBD users to complete novices wonder this, but realistically there are no fixed rules on how much CBD an individual should be taking. We can however advise on some factors to keep in mind to help you make an educated decision. Firstly, it is important to remember that CBD intake is affected by the following influences:

• The concentration and quality of CBD
• Your bodyweight*
• Your unique body chemistry
• The condition / ailment being treated

*As with most substances, individuals with a higher bodyweight will require more CBD to experience its effects than someone with a lower bodyweight. A good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 1-6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds (4.5kg) of bodyweight.

Use your level of pain or the severity of your ailment to work out whether to go for the lower or higher dosage.

The main rule is that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ dosage when it comes to CBD and you’ll likely have to go through some trial and error to work out the optimum dosage for your individual needs.

You should also be aware that as your body changes over time, so too do the receptors in your Endocannabinoid System which are directly responsible for interactions with CBD. As a result, the amount of CBD you require will change throughout the course of your life.

Perhaps the most well-known forms of CBD is in the form of an oil tincture. Using one of our premium CBD oil tinctures is incredibly simple, simply withdraw the pipette from the bottle, and drop between five to ten drops of the pipette of CBD oil directly under your tongue. CBD oil is best administered underneath your tongue as it can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream via the sublingual glands. Sublingual administration means that the CBD oil stays out of the digestive system to result in a direct and effective method of ingestion, with a high level of bio-availability. It was important to us to create a luxurious product that is a pleasure to use; we have a range of two different flavoured CBD Oils: Seville Orange and Peppermint. The two flavours come in three different strengths.

One of the more recent developments in CBD is the usage of CBD within topical products such as our Lip Balm or Muscle Rub. These topical products work by utilising the body’s endocannabinoid system and absorbing the CBD through your skin. Our Muscle Rub combines the luxurious and nourishing effects of essential oils with CBD to provide you with a restorative and moisturising balm. The ingredients are known to potentially help with conditions such as arthritis due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

One of the most popular and effective ways of consuming CBD is by vaping. The main advantage of vaping CBD over other methods of consumption is that it’s the fastest way to ingest CBD due to its high bio-availability level. Bio-availability is the speed at which your body uptakes the CBD from your chosen form of CBD, whether it’s vaping, oil tinctures, edibles, or topical. Vaping CBD will produce none of the psychoactive effects of marijuana, nor is it addictive or habit-forming. Our 1000mg vape is suitable as an additive while enjoying your favourite vape flavours or can also be used on its own as a natural flavour.

Fitness and exercise are an integral part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and many are finding that CBD can be a hugely beneficial addition to their fitness and wellbeing regimen. Cannabinoids like CBD are known to be potent anti-inflammatory agents, and this has led athletes of all levels to benefit from using CBD. Anti-inflammatories are used by athletes to relieve and prevent injuries, as well as decrease recovery time and relieve pain. It’s widely reported that some athletes take anti-inflammatory pills before every workout or competition, so an all-natural option such as CBD is the best choice. From football, to martial arts, to swimming, athletes of every type of sport are appreciating the benefits that come with using CBD. The support and testimonies given by professional, and influential athletes have helped to bring CBD to the mainstream and showed how it can be an effective and valuable addition to anyone’s life.

Because CBD is often mistakenly associated with cannabis, the legal status of CBD is sometimes misunderstood. CBD shares very few properties with marijuana; most notably, CBD has none of the psychoactive effects that come with marijuana use, this is because all products contain no traceable THC and are third-party lab tested in the UK. CBD and hemp products are 100% legal to grow and market, so our Liberty Organics UK range is strictly within the law and you’ll have nothing to worry about when using our products.

CBD is not a licensed pharmaceutical medication, and therefore scientific claims cannot be made about the benefits of using CBD. Despite this, however, plenty of expert biological research and numerous scientific studies back up the abundant reasons consumers are choosing CBD to positively impact their life. With more and more research being done into the science behind CBD each day it has become a credible and valid supplement that could provide real benefits to a person’s life.

When it comes to choosing a CBD brand, it is important to make sure you have all the facts about the product. Choosing a reputable retailer or manufacturer that can provide the scientific evidence and certificates for their range is vital to ensuring you get a high-quality CBD product. We are always happy to provide our Certificates of Analysis for our products, or if you’d rather come to us directly with any questions, were always here to help and answer any questions you may have.

HEMP vs MARIJUANA explained

Hemp contains high levels of CBD – the compound that has been attributed to help manage common ailments of 21st century living including anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, and even symptoms of the menopause. It has no psychoactive properties. It is completely safe to use and cannot make you high. A report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) states “in humans CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” We always recommend you choose a product that is made by a reputable company with high-quality ingredients and testing certificates – like Liberty Organics.

Our products are THC-free, they are also stringently tested to demonstrate a ‘non-detect’ level. Certificates of Analysis are provided for all our products on our website for full transparency.

Hemp can also be used in the production of paper, clothing, building materials, biofuel, food products, oils and more.

Marijuana contains higher concentrates of THC – the psychoactive substance and lower levels of CBD. Marijuana is illegal to possess in the UK, Hemp is not.