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What’s so great about CBD?

CBD is a naturally occurring extract derived from the hemp plant, which can help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The human body contains a network of CBD receptors called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system helps to promote a balance in the body, and affects things like sleep, discomfort, memory and even mood. Taking CBD is a completely natural and easy way to help support the ECS and its functions.

So, what is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a powerful plant extract that has been used for thousands of years. It is a Cannabinoid (which means it’s a natural ingredient found in the cannabis plant family) and there are over 100 different Cannabinoids present in this family.

CBD is a naturally occurring chemical and is present in the human body.
The majority of CBD (including Goodbody products) are extracted from industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) which is grown legally all over the world.

Will it make me high?

No. CBD is non-psychoactive and does not make you “high”.

Can you overdose on CBD?

No. CBD is non-toxic, as such no fatal overdose levels have ever been reported.

The Food Standards Agency recommends no more than 70mg a day (about 28 drops of 5% CBD) unless under medical direction.

Should I take CBD if am taking other medication?

If you are taking any prescription medication, please check with your doctor whether CBD is right for you.

What are the differences between cannabinoids?

• Although there are over 100 Cannabinoids, the two most commonly known are CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). They are both very different and have very different effects upon the body.

• THC is the compound which has psychoactive properties (affecting the mind) and as a result is currently a legally controlled substance here in the UK.

• CBD is the compound associated with the many wellness benefits and is legal in the UK.

• Any UK legal CBD product must show what it contains and tests must be carried out on a batch by batch basis to prove the finished product only contains non-detectable THC.

It’s important to purchase from a trusted and legitimate manufacturer. Our independent testing facility ensures that all our products comply with legal and safety requirements.

In fact, we have a specific laboratory employing a team of scientists to ensure our products are of the highest possible standards and deliver maximum performance to our customers and are given the Phytovista seal of approval.

What are the beneficial properties of CBD perceived to be?

People have told us they take CBD as part of their lifestyle. CBD is not a medicine, and therefore no medicinal claims can be made about it, however what we can tell you is that CBD gives your system a little boost by working in harmony with your body naturally, specifically with your endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Our ECS is absolutely vital to our survival because it regulates a huge number of everyday functions that support health and well-being, and restores balance, functions such as appetite and digestion, metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation and other immune system responses, mood, sleep, cardiovascular system function, muscle formation, bone remodelling and growth, liver function, reproductive system function, stress, skin and nerve function.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

What is the UK law on CBD?

The taking of products containing CBD is legal here in the UK. However, products containing THC, THCV or CBN at levels above 1mg per container, are restricted and as such are illegal in the UK. All Goodbody products fully comply with UK law.

Will I fail a drugs test if I take CBD?

Any legal CBD products sold in the UK must contain only trace amounts of THC (the element that a drug test focusses on). You would have to consume large volumes of product to fail a drugs test from CBD products alone. The entire range of Goodbody products are fully compliant with UK law and limit restrictions.

Pure CBD will never show up on a drugs test, this is only potentially an issue with full spectrum products that contain trace amounts of THC.

Why is there no dosage info?

Any manufacturer making CBD products cannot make any medicinal claims, nor can they give guidance to consumers on what dosage they should take. 

The Food Standards Agency recommends no more than 70mg a day (about 28 drops of 5% CBD) unless under medical direction.

 

How do I work out what strength a CBD product is?

This can be the cause of huge confusion. Some products show one and others show multiple values. However, it’s really important to understand so you make the right choice for both your experience and your budget. So, let’s look at each one of these:

ml (Millilitres) – CBD needs to be added to a carrier oil (most commonly olive oil, hemp seed oil or MCT coconut oil) to allow it to be taken, so this figure is simply the volume of liquid (both CBD and carrier oil) in millilitres that the product contains. We at Goodbody are trying to make consumers’ lives easier so our bottles are all 10ml.

% CBD represents the amount of CBD in the amount of the entire volume (ml’s) of the liquid in the bottle (combination of CBD and carrier oil) that is in that product. So, a product showing 5% CBD has half the amount of CBD that’s in a product with the same volume containing 10% CBD. Also, a product that has 5% CBD in a 10ml bottle is the same as 10% CBD in a 5ml bottle.

mg (Milligram) is the weight of CBD that has been added to the product i.e. 250mg, 500mg or 1000mg and are all common weights. The more CBD that’s in the product (in the same volume – ml) the stronger the CBD content.

To avoid confusion over what strength to select, and to make our consumers’ lives easier, we at Goodbody have identified the % of CBD contained in each bottle. For example, a 10% CBD oil indicates that 90% is the carrier oil and 10% is CBD.

How can I achieve good value for money whilst maintaining high quality?

Consumers can vary their CBD intake by either the strength of CBD they take (i.e. 10% is 4 times stronger than 2.5% for the same quantity), or by increasing the volume they take (4 drops of 5% oil will deliver twice as much CBD as 2 drops of 5% oil).

There are many competitor products on the market with very low % of CBD content in large bottles, which appear to offer very good value for money. However, be wary as the low CBD content in them makes them extremely poor value compared to higher % CBD products.

Remember it’s the CBD that’s the expensive part of the product, and not the carrier oil. We at Goodbody work hard to offer the highest quality of products, whilst ensuring our products offer good value for money.

How can I take CBD?

CBD is absorbed really well sublingually (which means administered under the tongue) which is why the majority of products are available in oil format. This is by far the preferred format of choice by consumers.

However, there are a large variety of ways CBD can be delivered from adding it to your tea or coffee, swallowing in capsules or rubbing it on your skin as a balm. All of these formats are offered by Goodbody Wellness and some within Goodbody Botanicals.

What should I be wary of when selecting a CBD product?

The most important factor is that it’s produced by a trusted source (such as Goodbody) who demonstrate they have all the required procedures, tests and documents to prove not only safety, but quality.

Why trust Goodbody?

Goodbody Botanicals and Goodbody Wellness are based within a beautiful farm in the West Country (England) where our office is located and our products manufactured. Goodbody Botanicals and Goodbody Wellness are part of the Sativa Wellness Group Inc, of whom have entered into a research partnership with King’s College London and have been granted a Home Office license to grow medicinal Cannabis. We are shaping the future of CBD products through innovation and manufacturing, and our products are backed up by our 5-star reviews which is a testament to our stringent quality control.

All Goodbody products are laboratory tested by our sister company PhytoVista Laboratories and are fully supported by their reports.

What do our consumers say about Goodbody products?

“I have been taking drops since about September 2019.  My sleep quality and coping levels  have improved so much, it’s amazing.” – Karen C

“CBD has worked wonders for my night terrors, fantastic knowledgeable staff!” – George M

“I was taking this product for just over a week. I then found I had reduced my pills from 16 to just 8 a day, it is a brilliant product” – Ang