Cannabidiol (CBD) is the primary cannabinoid in industrial cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) In recent years there is increasing interest in the therapeutic potential of CBD, which causes no psychotropic effects, is not psychoactive (cannot get you “high”) and even in high doses does not cause relevant side-effects. Its chemical formula is C21H30O2.
There is close to 1250 unique chemical compounds identified in cannabis plants. Hundreds of them are terpenoids. Terpenoids are the compounds that give fruits, flowers and herbs many of their desirable aromas, flavours and other special properties. Cannabinoids are a sub-class of terpenoids.
There are over 144 cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis.
CBD oil is extracted from the stalks and seeds of industrial cannabis plants.
CBD oil is a cannabis oil that contains significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD). The super-critical CO2 extraction process also preserves all other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and nutrients, and contains only trace amounts of THC (below 0.2%).
The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors throughout the human body that helps regulate physiological and cognitive processes. The ECS works with naturally-occurring cannabinoids in your body. There are two primary external cannabinoids, CBD and THC, and over 60 additional minor cannabinoids found in plant and other natural sources. CBD, the primary cannabinoid found in industrial hemp, works to maintain the ECS and support balance and well-being.
CBD is a natural alternative to wellness products that support balance and well-being.
While the legal status of marijuana-derived CBD is contentious, hemp-derived CBD is legal in the UK in the form of oils, edibles, ointments, and various other products. Life Oil products are derived from industrial hemp, which is authorised for interstate sale under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Hemp contains only CBD. Marijuana contains a full spectrum of CBD, CBDA, CBDV, CBGA, CBG, CBC, CBN. Hemp is a lot cheaper to produce than Marijuana. Both are members of the cannabis family but are cultivated and used differently.
Everyone’s body is different and may require different amounts of CBD based on factors such as metabolism, activity level, medications you are taking, and overall health. Because there is currently no recommended daily value from the FDA, you will need to determine the dose that fits your body and purpose. Begin with a low dose and increase or decrease your dosage based on signs from your body.
Your optimal flavor and method of administration is whatever you prefer most. However, your usage method may have an effect on the amount of CBD that gets absorbed into your system, and how long it takes to feel the effects. Oil drops placed under the tongue for at least 30 seconds allows optimal CBD release.
Chromatography is the process of breaking down the various constituents of a mixture into its various parts to be quantified and analysed independently. In the context of CBD, third-party laboratories use chromatography to test for CBD and THC levels, as well as other minor cannabinoids.
A CBD test assesses our product at all phases, from raw material to final product, to ensure that it adheres to our specifications and meets our rigorous quality standards. This confirms that our products contain exactly what they claim on the label.
The THC concentrations in hemp oil are nowhere near enough to have any effect on you: industrial cannabis plants (Cannabis sativa L.) generally contain only a trace amounts of the THC that marijuana plants contain. THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces, known by the rather complicated name of ‘11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH)’. If initial tests find that you have more than 50 Nanograms (ng) of these substances in your urine, a Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) test is carried out to confirm the result. This test targets the 11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite and is not sensitive to other cannabinoids including CBD.
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that you cannot get “high” or intoxicated by consuming CBD oil drops, as well as any other raw natural product from cannabis sativa plants for that matter.
Our CBD products are all made from cannabis sativa, which only contains trace amounts of THC (less than 0,2%), so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurised carbon dioxide (CO2) to extract phytochemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of being one. It is the most expensive extraction method and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method.