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The cannabis plant and the hemp plant are made up of over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids, the most well known and plentiful of which are THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive substance known for making users of cannabis ‘high’. 

However, CBD has no such effects and has been suggested to hold benefits for health and wellbeing.

While the cannabis plant is illegal due to its high THC content, the hemp plant contains minute traces of THC and is high in CBD, making it non-psychoactive.

CBD derived from the hemp plant is therefore legal in the UK, and is also growing in popularity as the extract or oil can be used to supplement the cannabinoids that our body produces naturally.

To learn more about CBD, it’s history, and the science behind its use, check out our Definitive Guide to CBD.

The hemp plant contains over 100 cannabinoids, only two of which are CBD and THC. The rest are thought to hold their own benefits and increase the impact of CBD, especially when taken in the natural ratios in which they are found in the hemp plant, something known as ‘the entourage effect’.

When a CBD product is ‘broad spectrum’ it means that the whole host of cannabinoids are present, meaning users of that CBD product can benefit from increased effectiveness caused by the entourage effect. The difference between ‘broad’ and ‘full’ is that in broad spectrum the psychoactive THC component has been taken out.

Similarly if you see a CBD oil product that isn’t labelled as full or broad spectrum CBD oil, it likely means the product contains only CBD, isolated from the rest of the cannabinoids. This is thought to be considerably less beneficial.

Whilst CBD on its own has its benefits, the presence of all cannabinoids within the full spectrum product ensures optimum effect.

CBD is legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% of THC. This is also the case across the EU.

Along with quality assurance, this is why we provide lab reports with each product to show the active ingredients and relevant amounts.

Many countries outside of the EU take a similar stance but the THC limit may vary, and some countries haven’t updated their cannabinoid laws to reflect CBD at all, meaning it remains illegal. If you live outside of the UK and are unsure if you are allowed to use or purchase CBD, take a look at our guide to CBD Legality by Country and State.

Yes, CBD is non-psychoactive, you will not feel any immediate effect from it and its benefits have been realised as a natural remedy for decades.

Side effects are also very rare and rarely severe so they should never be anything to worry about. (Despite this, if you experience any side effects after using CBD oil please – as with any substance, contact your GP immediately).

However, CBD is not a substitute for medicine. All Evopure products are sold as food supplements and can be beneficial when taken as part of a healthy lifestyle.

In the vast majority of cases no, as most drug tests will test for THC, which is known to get you ‘high’. CBD is rarely checked for since it has no psychoactive effects.

However, we do recommend that you disclose your usage of CBD if faced with a drugs test, in the off chance that a minute quantity of THC is detected.

CBD oil products are shelf stable and can last a long time. Opened CBD oil bottles can last up to 6 months and unopened ones can last for several years.

You should not take any CBD oil that has changed in texture, colour, cloudiness or consistency, although this is more likely to result in diminished benefits than any health problems.

From taking CBD oil directly under the tongue to vaping CBD oil and eating CBD edibles, there is a rapidly growing array of methods to take CBD.

The most common and the best method for health reasons is simply to take CBD drops under the tongue.

If you would like to learn more about the different methods of taking CBD oil along with their pros and cons, please check out our detailed guide on How to Take CBD Oil: Doses, Methods, Side Effects & More.

You should not take any CBD oil that has changed in texture, colour, cloudiness or consistency, although this is more likely to result in diminished benefits than any health problems.

CBD in Europe comes from the hemp plant due to strict laws on THC content. However, in other countries and US states where cannabis is legal for recreational or medical use, CBD oil can also be made from the cannabis plant. This CBD oil is usually very high in THC content and therefore is both illegal in the UK and psychoactive.

UK and EU users should always take care to only purchase legal CBD oil made from industrial hemp.

CBD can increase the effect of blood thinning medications such as Warfarin by lowering blood pressure and therefore causing the body to take longer metabolising these drugs.

CBD can also increase the effect of sedatives.

Last but not least, you may have heard that many drugs can’t be taken alongside eating grapefruit. This is because grapefruit inhibits the metabolic process which changes the effects of these drugs and can cause side effects such as dizziness, difficulty breathing, drowsiness and more.

CBD can inhibit drug metabolization in the same way, and therefore should not be taken alongside any medication that has a warning about taking grapefruit on the label.

Cooking with CBD oil is very popular. Some people dislike the taste of natural, unflavoured CBD oil, and find that cooking it into food or adding it to drinks makes taking it regularly much easier.

It has also been found that binding CBD to fats slows down it’s metabolism and increases the benefits.

If you are interested in cooking with CBD oil, check out the following guides on the topic:

CBD oil interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system and supplements it, causing a variety of positive changes in the body, especially around immune response.

To get the best understanding of how CBD interacts with the human body, we recommend brushing up on the following topics:

No.

There is zero evidence that CBD oil can be addictive or habit forming, and even some evidence that it can help people resist relapses and cease addictive behaviours.

Hemp oil is just CBD oil that is made from the hemp plant. The vast majority of CBD oil is hemp oil, however some is instead made from the cannabis plant. CBD oil made from the cannabis plant is high in THC and can make you feel high, whereas hemp oil is very low in THC.