CBD oil is becoming a popular supplement used for a wide range of ailments. But how does it work and how do you know you are buying a quality product? We asked the experts from Jersey Hemp
Why do people choose to use CBD oil?
CBD is an extract of the cannabis or hemp plant used by millions of people around the world as a natural supplement for a wide range of ailments, and to promote general wellbeing. A recent major study of CBD users found CBD oil was most commonly used for pain, anxiety, focus, depression and sleep disorders, but also for the symptoms of migraines and headaches, PTSD, nausea, cancer, allergies, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Over 65% of those who took part in the study said that CBD oil treated their conditions ‘very well’ or ‘moderately well’ without the use of other remedies or medications.
How does it work?
Our bodies have an internal network of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is the largest receptor system in the body. This system helps support a stable, balanced body state called homeostasis across internal functions including appetite and metabolism, pain, inflammation, the immune system, mood, stress, sleep and the way our organs work. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the body’s ECS, helping to support our body’s processes and overall wellness. CBD also affects the levels of other neurotransmitters and hormones in the body including serotonin, which is known to help stabilise mood and promote a sense of wellbeing.
Is CBD oil safe for everyone?
A report by the World Health Organization on CBD found no evidence of addiction or public health problems related to CBD and it’s important to remember that it does not have the psychoactive effects associated with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, so it won’t get you high. As a precautionary measure, the UK’s Food Standards Agency advises that vulnerable people, such as pregnant and breastfeeding women and those taking medication, do not use CBD and that healthy adults take no more than 70mg a day. In general, it is sensible to talk to your doctor if you are considering taking CBD oil.
How is it manufactured?
CBD is a plant compound found mainly in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. At Jersey Hemp, our hemp is organically cultivated to the highest industry standards. We use an industry gold standard cryogenic organic ethanol extraction method at -80 degrees. This carefully extracts a complete range of beneficial plant chemicals, preserving delicate terpenes and improving the cannabinoid spectrum. Our organic ethanol and water process contains no harsh solvents, so you can be sure of receiving a consistently high quality product that’s better for you and the environment.
How can I be sure of the quality of the CBD oil I buy?
While a quick Google search will reveal a dizzying amount of CBD options, it’s important to buy from a destination that you trust. If you try a product that doesn’t live up to the promise on the label and see no difference to your wellbeing, you’re less likely to try again. A market study and blind test carried out by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) of 30 major CBD oil brands available in the UK revealed that 38% of the products actually contained less than 50% of the advertised CBD content, with one product containing no CBD at all. The same study tested our CBD oils, and found that every claim we make on our labels is completely accurate when it comes to the product inside and stated that our CBD oil was ‘one of the most compliant, high quality and accurately labelled products tested’. At Jersey Hemp, we want to help people achieve a better quality of life, and that’s why we put so much care into making high quality products that live up to their claims.
How can I take CBD oil and how much should I take?
CBD commonly comes as a bottled oil, with a pipette that allows you to drop a measured dose directly under your tongue, which allows for maximum absorption. Just hold it there for a few moments before swallowing. The right serving for CBD for you depends on many factors. You can use our CBD calculator to give you an idea of an ideal amount, just visit https://jersey-hemp.com/cbd-calculator.
Can I give my pets CBD oil?
CBD in small amounts is safe for pets. A recent study in the US of over 1,000 pet owners found that after trying CBD on their pets, 9 out of 10 participants in the study would recommend CBD to others. When buying CBD for your pet, always look for companies like ours that have all their products tested by an independent laboratory and will provide certificates of analysis for every batch they sell. CBD oil is different from other cannabis products, it’s not marijuana and doesn’t contain high levels of THC. THC can harm canines of all sizes, so only choose oils that contain ‘no detectable THC’.
What is the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil?
CBG (Cannabigerol) is the first cannabinoid the hemp plant makes, and as it matures it turns that CBG into CBD, THC and all other cannabinoids. Both CBG and CBD work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, but CBG is considered a ‘rising star’ among cannabinoids for its range of applications. CBG has been getting positive reports from customers with depression and anxiety, autism, ADHD and even glaucoma, IBS and Crohn’s disease.
What is distinctive about Jersey Hemp CBD products?
Jersey Hemp is the first CBD brand in the British Isles to be licensed to grow, harvest and extract Jersey-grown CBD at our farm in Jersey. We’re proud to hold to the industry’s highest standards to produce the best hemp products that nature has to offer. From organically-grown hemp to gold standard extraction and third party lab tests as standard, Jersey Hemp’s CBD and CBG oils are good by nature, gluten-free, vegan and chemical-free and contain no artificial colours or preservatives. Simply the highest quality products, made to support your wellbeing naturally.
Where can I find out more about Jersey Hemp?
Visit our website, www.jersey-hemp.com to find out more about why Jersey Hemp was started by three Jersey firefighters and how we’ve become the first licensed CBD producer in the British Isles. Jersey Hemp was founded by people who wanted to help everyone achieve a better quality of life. That’s why we ensure that all of our hemp is cultivated using best organic practices. We also work alongside our soil expert to develop and grow soil microbes and these in turn ensure our hemp crops can flourish. Healthy soil produces healthy plants, which means that our hemp products are the best they can be. It’s a lot of work, but we’re committed to making sure our customers have the best CBD oil possible, with no fillers and no nasties.