What’s so great about CBD?Many leading doctors, scientists and experts in their fields are excited about the effects of CBD, never seen before in the pharmaceutical, food or dietary supplement industries.
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 Botanicals 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. Several studies have evaluated the safety of CBD in adults and concluded that it’s well tolerated to levels greater than the average person would need.
Should I take CBD if am taking other medication?
CBD inhibits the enzyme CYP450, as does grapefruit. Some medications are eliminated from the body by the liver using this enzyme so inhibiting it actually increases the amount of the medication left circulating in your body. Think of the liver as a waste treatment plant in the body and of CYP450 as one of the filters. Stopping CYP450 from working allows more waste to get through. Drugs you ingest are treated as ‘waste’ by the body which is why you might need to take the same drug three or four times a day to keep it working.
Not all drugs are removed by the liver and of those that are, not all rely on this enzyme. However, it is good advice to say that; IF the drug you are taking mentions grapefruit in the Patient Information Leaflet, or if you’ve been advised to avoid grapefruit by your doctor or pharmacist, you shouldn’t take CBD before asking their advice.
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 trace amounts of THC.
It’s important to purchase from a trusted and legitimate manufacturer. Goodbody Botanicals products comply with laboratory 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.
People have told us they take CBD as part of their lifestyle. However, due to the classification of CBD as a food supplement, it cannot be given any medical claims. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
What are the beneficial properties of CBD perceived to be?
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 Botanicals products fully comply with UK law.
What is the UK law on CBD?
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 Botanicals products are fully compliant
with UK law.
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. Our experience shows that each person takes CBD for different reasons and each person’s requirements are unique to them. What works for one person using CBD will vary from another. So theoretically, two people in the same household could share the same bottle of CBD oil.
To give our consumers the most accurate way of measuring their required usage we have supplied a syringe in our oil variants. This allows a measured amount of product, which not only provides much greater consistency, but greatly reduces product wastage and saves them money.
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 Botanicals are trying to make consumers’ lives easier so our bottles are all 10ml.
% CBD is the strength or concentration of CBD in the product. It 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 of product to select, and to make our consumers’ lives easier we at Goodbody Botanicals have classified our oils into various strength categories. These being Low (5%), Medium (10%), High (15%), Max (15%) and Max Plus (20%).
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 Botanicals 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 best absorbed 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 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 Botanicals) who demonstrate they have all the required procedures, tests and documents to prove not only safety, but quality.
To clearly demonstrate the quality and content of our product we at Goodbody Botanicals have added a QR code to our product packaging. This allows our consumers the ability of scanning this code on their phone, which takes them directly to our suite of product lab reports, enabling them to see exactly what is in that particular product.
Why trust Goodbody Botanicals?Goodbody Botanicals are based within a beautiful farm in the West Country (England) where our office is located and our products manufactured. Goodbody Botanicals is part of the Sativa Group PLC, 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 Botanicals products are laboratory tested by our sister company PhytoVista Laboratories and are fully supported by their reports.
All our products are Gluten Free, Vegan, UK Made and UK Lab Tested. There is a QR code on the side of each pack which you can scan, taking you to the lab reports.
What do our consumers say about Goodbody Botanicals products?Don’t just take our word for it; listen to what our consumers have to say. We get a huge amount of positive feedback on Goodbody Botanicals products from our happy consumers. These are best summed up by the following recent posts;
Paul: “I have bought a number of CBD oils over the past6 years and none has matched the quality of Goodbody Botanicals. You may wish to pay less for the oil, but, in reality, you get what you pay for. GB is good value for the quality you get.”
Sarah: “This cannabis oil is fantastic!”
A Bristow: “I’ve found this oil to be really helpful and wish I’d
started it many years ago.”
L Andronova: “Top quality products and customer service.
GB are my go to for CBD products in the UK. The balm is amazing. My whole family use their products!”
P Marshall: “Brilliant product the only one I trust due to being