What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Little known until recently, it is becoming increasingly popular for a purported wide range of benefits, without the ‘high’ normally associated with cannabis. Unlike the better known and more popular cannabinoid THC, CBD is not psychoactive and is legal in the UK. A recent report carried out by the World Health Organisation declared CBD to be well tolerated and safe in humans.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from a concentrated extract of hemp flowers or leaves that is dissolved in an edible oil such as coconut, hemp seed, or olive oil. The most commonly used extraction methods are either ethanol or CO2 extraction. If the CBD oil is ‘full spectrum’ then as well as being rich in CBD, it contains other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and various plant compounds. The CBD oil we sell is made from CBD extracted from industrial hemp, which is naturally high in CBD and low in THC. CBD oil does not contain THC.