Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some of the most often asked questions. If you have a question which isn’t covered here please get in touch with us via our Contact form.

General questions regarding CBD

What is CBD?

CBD is one of the main compounds found in Hemp/Cannabis.

This compound is known as a cannabinoid, one of over a hundred found in the plant.

Discovered more than half a century ago, but only recently utilised in the food supplement industry.

CBD is known as a non-intoxicating cannabinoid meaning when you take it, it won’t get you high.

What is Hemp Extract oil?

Hemp extract oil is the terminology used when the extract contains more than isolated CBD.  This means it contains a spectrum of compounds found in the Hemp plant. See the Entourage effect for more information.

Where is CBD derived from?

Our CBD is a natural compound extracted from the Hemp plant, unlike some synthetic alternatives.

Do I get high from CBD products?

All of our products are completely non-intoxicating.

I'm new to CBD, which product is best for me?

When first consuming CBD, we would always recommend starting on a lower strength product. This is generally an oil or capsule. We would always recommend a product that the customer is comfortable with whether that be oral, vape or topical.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are biomolecules produced by many plants and are the main compounds of their resins and essential oils, to give to each of them their own characteristic odour.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect refers to the combined effect the various substances present in Hemp have got, which can differ according to the combination itself.
Studies report that the result of a combination can modify the actions of the main active principles, enhancing their actions and minimalising the possible side effects.

Can the use of CBD products lead to a positive result in an anti-drug test?

Anti-drug tests are carried out via a process of immunological screening. When CBD is taken in high dosages, it could give a false-positive result during the first phase of the test. In this case the procedure requires more thorough tests to check on presence of the major metabolites of THC (THC-COOH and 11-OHTHC), which are not present in the CBDLife UK products.

What is the recommended daily dose?

We always recommend starting on around 5-10mg per day, gradually working your way up to optimise dosage to your personal judgement.

An average daily dosage is usually between 30-50mg.

Current guidlines by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) state that the recommended maximum daily dosage is 70mg.

Are there any side effects?

CBD can affect blood sugar levels of the body. Therefore, if taken on an empty stomach, the consumer can suffer from symptoms of low blood sugar which include light headedness and nausea. To prevent this, simply consume with a meal as directed.

Furthermore, if you are already taking any form of medication – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional beforehand.

Can I take CBD with my medication?

We advise that you always consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking any CBD product if you are already taking medication.

How long does it take for CBD to have effect?

As of today in literature it's documented that the most rapid effect is obtained with administration by inhalation(5-10 minutes), while in oral administration, an increase in plasmatic concentration of CBD occurs after 1 hour (probable outset of the effects of CBD), reaching its peak after about 3 hours; subsequently the elimination process through faeces and urine begins. In a research study it has been reported how the CBD peak in urine after oral administration of > 150mg was registered after 6 hours. Hence it can be deduced that the effects of CBD last at least 6 hours.

How can your ensure your products quality?

We only work with vetted raw material suppliers in accordance with our supply chain management policy.

Our suppliers provide batch certification with every consignment which we verify with thrid party analysis.

This testing is important and that we only provide the highest quality product to our customers.

Our products are vegan friendly, kosher & non-GMO.

What is the differences between CBD and CBDa?

During the growth process of Cannabis, the production of cannabinoid acids, like CBDa take place; these are the acid forms of the free molecules, and thus CBDa is a precursor of CBD.

The conversion process from CBDa to CBD is called decarboxylation and occurs through heat. Both CBDa and CBD are non-intoxicating cannabinoids.

Is CBD addictive?

As of today, in literature, no cases of abuse and physical addiction have been identified in animals nor in humans.

What's the difference between Raw, Refined & Pure?

Raw extract products have had the least amount of refinements and therefore as close to the plant as possible. This means they contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Refined extract products are made from a rich, golden coloured broad spectrum extract. This has been refined to remove any undesirables. This still contains a spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, just without THC.

Pure extract products contain only the highest quality CBD isolate. This means no hemp flavour or taste, and no traces of THC either.