CBD FAQ’s – Your Questions Answered
Thinking about trying CBD? Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers below. We have linked many of the FAQs to more in-depth pages in our blog, so please do click through to the articles for further information.
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What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, as it’s otherwise known, is a naturally occurring compound extracted from the cannabis plant. There are many chemicals within the cannabis sativa plant and these are called cannabinoids. Two of the most well-known are THC and CBD.
THC is the psychoactive chemical that produces a ‘high’. CBD however, is not known to cause any psychoactive effects. To be legal in the UK, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC and therefore CBD products allow you to experience the benefits of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant without experiencing any psychoactive effects.
CBD oil drops contain cannabidiol suspended in MCT oil and are designed to be taken under the tongue or added to food and drinks. CBD capsules also contain CBD suspended in MCT oil, but are designed to be ingested. Our products can be taken as a food supplement but are not medicines.
If you’d like to find out more, please refer to our blog post, ‘What is CBD Oil?’ for more information on cannabidiol oil.
What are CBD Oil Drops?
Our CBD oil drops contain CBD and other naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in the full-plant extract. They are designed to be administered under the tongue (sublingually).
What are CBD Capsules?
CBD Capsules are simply another method to take your daily dose of CBD. Our softgel capsules are flavourless and contain a measured dose of CBD oil. They provide a convenient alternative to CBD Oil Drops which are designed to be taken under the tongue, or in food and drinks.
What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?
Comparing hemp oil vs. CBD oil, the key difference is that the two products come from different parts of the hemp plant. Hemp oil comes from the seeds, and CBD oil can come from stems, leaves and flowers. Read More Here.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD products are legal to buy and sell in the UK, as long as they are derived from one of the 63 industrial hemp strains that have been EU-approved. To be legal for sale in the UK, CBD products must not contain more than 0.2% of the illegal and psychoactive compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Find out more in our Blog.
How Do I Know If I’ve Bought From A Reputable Supplier?
We believe that buying the right CBD product matters, so we’ve put together this short guide in our blog
Can CBD Get You ‘High’?
No, CBD oil won’t get you high or cause any psychoactive effects. You can find out more in our Blog.
THC is the psychoactive chemical in the cannabis (aka marijuana or hemp) plant which is responsible for creating a high. Cannabis plants containing high levels of THC are illegal in the UK. The hemp plants which are harvested to create our CBD products contain only traces of THC (less than 0.2%) which will not have any psychoactive effect, and is completely legal.
What is the Percentage Strength of Your CBD Oil?
We go into this in much more detail in our Blog, but we don’t advertise our CBD products with a percentage strength. We believe it can cause confusion with products from other suppliers. Some suppliers state a percentage which relates to the amount of hemp oil in their products, rather than the actual percentage of CBD.
Our products are made from cannabidiol (CBD) distillate, which is highly refined. Some suppliers use hemp oil, which isn’t refined and contains plant oils that dilute the strength of the CBD and produce a poor flavour. As a result, percentages stated on their packaging may not directly relate to the amount of CBD (e.g. 5% doesn’t necessarily mean the product contains 500mg of CBD).
We are extremely passionate about our products, and have worked to ensure that they are stronger, better value and taste a lot better than other similar products on the market.
Which CBD Oil Concentration Should I Choose?
The optimal dosage for CBD differs from person to person and can depend on several factors including body weight, height and tolerance. If you’re new to CBD however, we recommend starting with a lower concentration at 1-2 drops per day. Continue at a lower concentration for at least 2 weeks to observe how it works for you. If after 2 weeks you aren’t experiencing your desired benefits, consider increasing your servings or moving up to a higher concentration.
Dosage Recommendations for CBD Oil Drops
- 50mg Concentration: Best for those who are curious about CBD and want to try our different flavours
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- 200mg Concentration: Ideal for those who are just starting out on their CBD journey.
- 400mg Concentration: The next step if you’ve used CBD before and know what works for you.
Tip: If you have been using 200mg concentration and are taking more than 6 drops per day, we recommend moving up to 400mg to half the number of drops you need to take.
- 800mg Concentration: Our highest concentration, for experienced users of CBD who find that they need to take a larger number of drops of lower concentration oils. For these users, this product will be more cost-effective as less drops will be required.
Which Strength CBD Capsules Should I Choose?
If you’re completely new to CBD, we would recommend starting off with our 10mg strength capsules. We recommend one capsule per day and that you trial taking them for around east a week before you decide whether you may need our high strength 25mg capsules.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
How much CBD you should take is fairly subjective. This depends on the individual and the reasons for which you are taking the oil. You may find the following guidelines helpful if you’re just getting started with CBD – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?.
- CBD Oil Drops Starting with a low dose will allow you to increase or decrease the dosage depending on your experiences.The standard recommended dose of OK CBD oil is 1 to 2 drops twice a day. You can then increase this if required, up to a recommended maximum of 15 drops per day. Please take a look at our Blog Post “How Much CBD Oil Should I Take” for further information.
- CBD Capsules We recommend taking a maximum of one capsule per day.
Can You Take Too Much CBD?
Although we don’t recommend consuming in excess of 15 CBD oil drops or one CBD capsule per day, there have been no reported incidences, injury or illness caused by taking too much CBD oil. There is some further information available about the safety of doses on the WebMD website.
What are the Ingredients in Your CBD Oil?
Our CBD oils are gluten free, vegan and organic. Our MCT oil contains no preservatives and the vanilla and spearmint flavours use essential oils only and are therefore completely natural. Vanilla flavour contains some food safe synthetic flavourings.
Find out more about OK CBD oil ingredients:
- MCT oil*
- Full spectrum CBD oil from distillate
- *MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides) is a blend of glycerine and fatty acids derived from palm kernels
Please note that as our products contains oil derived from palm kernels, they may not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
What are the Ingredients in Your CBD Capsules?
Our CBD capsules are gluten free and contain the following ingredients.
- Hemp Distillate (containing specified CBD in mg, CBD-A, CBG, CBC & other cannabinoids)
- Shell: Aqua, bovine gelatin, vegetable glycerine
How do I Take OK CBD Oil Drops?
Find our more in our Blog, but to take OK CBD Oil drops sub lingually (under the tongue):
- Shake bottle well
- Apply 1 to 2 drops underneath the tongue
- Hold the oil there for around 60 seconds before swallowing
- More information on how to use OK CBD oil drops can be found here.
In Food & Drink
To take OK CBD Oil drops in food & drink, just add a few drops into your food. If you use CBD oil as a cooking oil, many of the active compounds will disappear into the air. The way to add CBD oil to your food, therefore, is to keep the oil at room temperature, cook it at a low temperature or add it to food that’s already cooked.
You can find out more about taking CBD with food and drinks, plus 5 recipe ideas in this blog post.
How do I Take OK CBD Capsules?
Take one capsule per day, followed by a drink of water.
Can I Drive After Taking CBD?
CBD does not have any psychoactive effects; however you may find that CBD oil makes you feel a little tired or sleepy. If you’re trying CBD oil for the first time, we recommend that you take your first dose when you won’t need to drive or operate machinery for a few hours.
Will CBD Show Up in a Drugs Test?
Different drugs tests may look for different substances, however CBD wouldn’t normally be tested for in a drugs test as it is legal and doesn’t have any psychoactive effects.
Most tests look for THC which is only present in very trace amounts in CBD products (less than 0.2%) so, unless you’re taking a high quantity of CBD at very high concentration and the tests are looking for THC in the blood, it wouldn’t trigger a positive result. We would recommend that if you are subject to mandatory drugs tests through your employment for example, you check to see which specific substances are tested for.
Head to our Blog to find out more about CBD.