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CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound or ‘Cannabinoid’ found in Marijuana (Cannabis) and hemp plants. Along with CBD, the cannabis plant contains between 70 – 100 other cannabinoids. Most people have heard of THC (Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high. After THC, CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid and is generally considered to be non-psychoactive.
Cannabinoids function as part of the endocannabinoid system; the body’s complex network of chemical compounds (Endocannabinoids) and receptors which are constantly working to bring the body into homeostasis and optimum functioning.
Cannabidol or CBD is considered safe to use but there is still much needed research to discover the full benefit of this food supplement. Some users can experiece side effects of CBD include fatigue so we always recommend to start of with a small dose and build your way up to a point where you really enjoy the benefits. CBD can increase the level of blood thinning and other medicines in your blood by competing for the liver enzymes that break down these drugs. Grapefruit has a similar effect with certain medicines. So it is recommended to let your doctor know if you are regularly using CBD.
The UK are increasing regulation in the CBD industry to ensure people get a reliable product. In the past a significant safety concern with CBD was how it was marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the UK does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So, to ensure trust, Enjoy CBD has third party lab results for every product in stock so you can see exactly you are buying. Every year more and more medical trials are being being carried out, if you would like to see one such example of the benefits to CBD you can read the trial here https://www.jmir.org/2021/10/e25730
When we talk about ‘the best CBD oil’ there are a few things to bear in mind:
- Where the CBD is sourced
- Is it organically grown? Organically sourced oils without additives indicate that the product is safe to use and better for the environment.
- Are the oils whole plant extract (also known as full spectrum)? This will ensure what’s called the entourage effect. The more cannabinoids (components of cannabis) working together, the bigger the health benefit compared to being taken individually.
- Has the CBD oil been produced through the supercritical CO2 extraction method? This will ensure no heat or solvents have been added to the production process that would degrade the product.
- We can ensure you that all CBD oils you can purchase at Enjoy CBD are all 100% organic, whole plant extract (or full spectrum) and produced through CO2 extraction.
- The strength of CBD oil
- The more concentrated the oil (the higher the mg amount per ml of oil) the larger the benefit. It is however important to slowly build up your dose to ensure adjustment of the cannabinoid system as everybody’s bodies differ in sensitivity.
- The volume of CBD
- If there is a CBD oil with high volume for example https://www.enjoycbd.co.uk/nuleaf-naturals-cbd/nuleaf-naturals-cbd-oil-6000mg-hemp-extract-100ml/ – it is important to look at the amount of mg per ml rather than just the volume alone. The strength of all Nuleaf Natural oils are in fact the same (60mg per 1ml). As you slowly build up the dose and take more drops this will increase the amount of CBD you are taking however the strength of oil in the Nuleaf Natural bottles do not change as you increase the volume size.
Start low and build up your dose. We would suggest by starting with a lower strength oil such as https://www.enjoycbd.co.uk/cbd-oil/premium-cbd-oil-500mg-10ml/ and once you have found your optimum dose (number of drops taken and the strength (mg) of oil), you can increase the bottle size (ml) so it lasts you longer. Another way of thinking about it is, once you have found an optimum dose that works for you and you have built up to taking more drops per dose, you can buy a stronger strength oil such as https://www.enjoycbd.co.uk/cbd-oil/premium-cbd-oil-1000mg-10ml/ and use less drops accordingly.
Unfortunately there is no easy answer; it all depends where in the world you live and from which plant your CBD oil has been extracted.
A good rule of thumb is that if the CBD oil comes from industrial hemp, which is legal in most countries worldwide, it’s a good bet that it’s within the law. But if it is extracted from medical marijuana – which generally contains higher levels of the psychoactive component THC – it would be classed as illegal, unless you happen to live in a US state or country where medical cannabis is permitted.
But over all, wherever you are, it’s important to know where the CBD was produced, what kind of plant it came from and if it contains any THC exactly how much.
WARNING (If your CBD product doesn’t have proper lab test reports and batch numbers you may put yourself at risk legally as you have no certainty of knowing exactly what is contains.)
In the following countries CBD is considered legal and you should have no problems, importing CBD oil or other CBD products as long as they have negligible THC content.
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Antilles, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovak, Republic Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America USA, Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Wales.
NB: Since the laws are changing rapidly, any information provided here should not be considered legal advice. You should always check with your local government officer, police department or customs office for the most up to date information.
There are an enormous selection of products out there – tinctures, sprays, pastes, chewing gum and balms available from an ever growing selection of companies of varying reliability.
Main delivery methods of our CBD food supplement: Oral, Inhalation (Vape), Skin (Topically), Sublingual (Under the tongue)
By now you should be clearer about the type of CBD product you’re interested in. Now begins the task of working out who are the reputable sources to buy from and who are peddling little more than snake oil.
Don’t buy the cheapest
Don’t fall into the trap of choosing the cheapest CBD on offer – there’s a fair chance it comes from low quality, non-organically produced industrial hemp containing pesticides and other contaminants. It’s not worth risking your health with sub-standard CBD oil.
The best place to start when deciding whether you can trust a CBD manufacturer is by doing a quick online search of their company name. Find out what other people say about them on independent review sites such as Trust Pilot.
Look at their website, is it professional, do they display an email or phone number where you can contact customer support? Give the number a call to see if anyone answers the phone. Do a who.is search for the company. If they hide who owns their website it maybe a sign they have something else to hide.
Good Manufacturing Practice
Are they GMP certified? Only reputable companies take the time to get GMP certified. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to the quality standards. It is designed to minimise the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
Independent Lab Tests
Are the companies lab analysis reports published online? A good lab analysis needs to check for pesticides and heavy metals, microbial organisms, fungus, mould and other impurities along with CBD percentages. Simple, Transparent and honest.
Every product page has a Dosage Information tab next to the product description with a detailed Dosage information section.
CBD (Cannabidiol) dosing is not a precise science as most CBD companies produce a wide variety of products, with differing strengths. Everyone’s journey into CBD (Cannabidiol) is unique, but a good place to start is on a low dose, listen to your body and work your way up to find your sweet spot, increasing the dosage week by week until you get the results you’re after….
If you are just starting out and want to test a CBD food supplement product and its effect for the first time, it’s good to start with a low strength CBD product. CBD oil as a food supplement would be a good place to start. This kind of CBD can be taken under the tongue and you can easily adjust the dosage by increasing the number of drops you take.
When buying CBD there is a direct correlation between strength and price. To make an informed decision you have to look at the price / mg of CBD. When you do the calculations you may find that a higher strength CBD product will actually work out cheaper in the long run.
As more competition enters the market the price of CBD products will decrease but expect to pay anywhere between £0.05 – £0.25 (£/mg CBD) depending on quality and how the oil is produced.
Points to remember when choosing a CBD product:
- If this is the first time you are taking CBD? A lower strength oil is a good place to start.
- Which CBD products gives maximum absorption into your bloodstream?
- Which delivery method do you prefer?
All Nuleaf Naturals oils are the same strength (mg per ml). Please note that this does not apply to other brands we stock. All that changes is the bottle size (or volume / ml). So in summary, with Nuleaf Naturals CBD oil, all oils are equal in concentration (mg per ml) and the only thing changing is bottle size, making it more convenient and cost effective for our customers when buying bigger bottles.
There are no nice clear instructions like you get on the side of an aspirin bottle. That’s because CBD dosing isn’t an exact science. Each company produces different strengths and types of CBD.
The effects of CBD will vary from person to person, so there is no hard and fast rules for dosing CBD apart from taking it on an empty stomach for maximum absorption. We always suggest to start slowly and gradually increase your dosage as you learn how your body responds.
This is called the ‘Up Titration method of dosing’ in which you gradually increase your dose, monitoring your response and observing carefully for any undesirable effects. Adverse reactions could be feeling overtired or over stimulated. CBD affects the adenosine receptors similar to caffeine. Some people report that too much CBD makes it hard to sleep, especially when taken late in the evening.
Your body will tell you when you have reached your limit. At this point back up and reduce your dose slightly for a few days and see if things change. Then you can either reduce or increase your dose until you find your sweet spot.
Everyone’s endocannabinoid systems and therefore sensitivity to cannabinoids is different, so it’s all about finding your optimum dose. Whilst you might think stronger is better, it’s important to remember to start low and slowly build your dose as your body adjusts. It is possible that you can develop undesired effects of taking more CBD than your body needs such as tiredness. If this is the case, reduce your dose accordingly. A good place to start is with the 500mg Premium CBD oil and then once the body has adjusted and you slowly increase the dosage, you can try a higher strength CBD oil such as the 1000mg Premium CBD oil, both in a 10ml bottle.
The honest answer is that we don’t know, and even if we did know, due to regulations we wouldn’t be allowed to tell you or make any medical claims. It takes years for clinical trials to take place and even the scientific and research community haven’t fully discovered all the mechanisms that cannabinoids operate on.
If you are planning on using a CBD food supplement product to treat any illness, we strongly suggest getting help and advice from a qualified professional.
There are two ways to get started:
- Start off with a low dosage and slowly build by increasing the strength of CBD oil (consuming a higher mg per ml). For example by starting off with the 500mg Premium CBD oil you can then build up to the 1000mg Premium CBD oil as they are both in a 10ml bottle, with the higher strength offering twice the amount of CBD per bottle.
- Start off with a low dosage and slowly build by increasing the number of drops you take – simply put, the more drops you take, the higher the dose. If you think of it like this, you can start off with the Nuleaf Naturals 900mg CBD oil in a 15ml bottle and then as you use more drops, you can buy a bigger bottle such as the Nuleaf Naturals 1800mg CBD oil in a 30ml bottle. All the Nuleaf Naturals CBD oils are the same concentration per ml – 600mg per every 10ml.
Both methods are correct and purely different ways of managing CBD oil dosage. Consistency is also important to bear in mind, to allow for the endocannabinoid system to adjust as everyone’s sensitivity is different. Some customers prefer to buy smaller bottles with a more concentrated dose instead of carrying a bigger bottle with them where they may have to take a lot more drops to get the same dose. Also if customers are not keen on the natural hemp taste – which other customers love – taking less drops is much more desirable. We like to offer our customers a range of choice as we feel this is important. Everyone is different. We only stock the best brands and those that we trust, selling organic, full spectrum oils produced through supercritical CO2 extraction – a very important factor to keep in mind when choosing CBD oil. All our oils are also third party lab tested – please see lab reports here.
Yes, as long as you complete your order by 3pm UK time between Monday to Thursday. Excludes public holidays etc.
If you order on Friday before 3pm, your order will be delivered the next working day on Monday. If you order Next Day delivery on Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday, your order will go out with our couriers on Monday morning and be delivered on Tuesday.
Yes, we recently changed our international shipping options to make it cheaper to order high quality CBD products anywhere in the world. The rates are now as follows, however they can be changed without notice:
We do not guarantee international delivery within the timescales below, however we do endeavour to achieve these timescales.
£15 for 1-2 days IRELAND delivery
£18 for 1-3 days EUROPE delivery
£18 for 1-3 days UNITED STATES delivery
£20 for 1-4 days SWITZERLAND / NORWAY delivery
£25 for 1-4 days EVERYWHERE ELSE delivery
As always, your order will be sent and delivered with FedEx Couriers with full tracking at every stage, so you can rest easy knowing your CBD products will be with you as quickly as possible.