CBD related questions
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is derived from cannabis plants that have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) while having low levels of THC. At Spirit of Hemp, our CBD oils always have less than 0.2% THC. The cannabidiol (CBD) content of CBD oil varies tremendously since the manufacturers use a varying assortment of cannabis plants and preparation techniques. At Spirit of Hemp, we source CBD oil with a high concentration of Raw CBD + CBDA containing < 0.2% THC.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are delicate, organic compounds, known as phytochemicals or metabolites.
Most of us are familiar with essential oils. You have likely enjoyed the smell of lavender, sage or eucalyptus essential oil.
Terpenes are well known for giving the plant, its unique aroma signature. These essences activate the olfactory system, which when inhaled can send messages to the limbic system of your brain, resulting in a cascading effect of positive benefits.
These fragrances may release stored memories, change your mood, calm you down in stressful times, among other physiological and physical benefits.
Dr. Ethan Russo, suggests that “terpenes are potent agents for animal and human behaviour transformation when inhaled at ambient air level serums.
Russo mentions that terpenes are a crucial aspect of the entourage effect that is a significant component to the therapeutic qualities of the cannabis plant.
Terpenes are foundational components to a thriving eco-system and optimal human health.
Did you know most of the Terpenes are lost in the extraction process of the CBD?
In order to extract the CBD the plant matter must be dried. When the flowers are dried they lose their terpenes.
We return the balance that nature intended by blending the terpenes back into the extract. These terpenes our are from the Steam distilled Hemp Blossoms otherwise known as Hemp essential oil.
Hemp Essential oil is also known as "Holy (Oil) Water", it is by far the most precious of all legal cannabis derivatives. It takes between 100g to 5kg of aerial parts to create just 1g of the sacred nectar (approximately 1ml).
As far as we are aware we are the only company in the UK currently offering a Terpene rich CBD.
We sincerely believe you will experience a positive difference and we look forward to hearing from you about your experience with our Terpene Rich formula by Spirit of Hemp.
Are your products Third Party Lab Tested?
We treat testing very seriously here at Spirit of Hemp and thus spend large amounts of money and resources doing quality control.
All our products are verified for potency by third-party laboratory testing using cutting-edge tests and world-class equipment to ensure that our products are safe and healthy.
We can also guarantee that all our products have been tested for over 200 different pesticides, heavy metals and mycotoxins and are free of all these contaminants.
We believe in transparency here at Spirit of Hemp and we believe in providing our customers with only the highest quality Terpene rich CBD rich products.
What is Hemp oil?
Hemp oil is simply another word used for CBD oil, as both are terms to mean cannabis extracts. But be aware that there is also a huge misunderstanding about the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil, with many people believing they are the same. Hemp seed oil is derived purely from hemp seeds, and is used in food preparation but does not contain CBD or any other cannabinoids.
How is CBD oil/Hemp oil manufactured?
At Spirit of Hemp, we source solvent free CO2 extracted CBD, in other words using the CO2 from the air we breathe to extract the beneficial molecules.
Is CBD oil/hemp oil legal?
CBD Oil/Hemp Oil and other hemp products are considered to be food-based. As such, there are no restrictions on the production, sale and consumption of hemp oil in the United States. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in the UK, EU, Australia and in fact most countries in the world as long is it contains low or in some countries untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC.
Our CBD oil contains < .2% THC and is NON psychoactive.
Do I get high from CBD in the hemp oil?
Although we always say that CBD effects everyone differently, the answer is no, hemp oil contains mainly CBD, a compound which does not make the consumer feel high. Instead, hemp oil helps maintain a calmer, clearer mind while also maintaining an active lifestyle.
Will CBD Oil/Hemp Oil help me with my illness?
We cannot make any medical claims about CBD/Hemp Oil.
It is recommended that you conduct your own research, there are many resources available online or contact your doctor.
What is the difference between cannabis, marijuana and hemp?
All are actually cannabis plants, however, hemp or industrial hemp is a term commonly used for cannabis strains that contain very low levels of THC, to be precise below 0.2% THC. Marijuana, in general, is a word used for plants that contain high amounts of THC.
Our grandfathers did not know anything about THC (that it is psychoactive) and were just growing cannabis and calling it hemp. It’s only in modern times that the definition of hemp means low levels of THC.
On street level when a cannabis plant is analyzed it’s found to contain 1%-22% THC. Cannabis products can even contain up to 98% THC.
Will I test positive for Cannabis if I use CBD Hemp oil?
Whatever your thoughts and opinions on workplace drug testing, it is a reality for many employees. Most drug tests screen for THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Our products contain almost untraceable amounts of THC. However, studies have shown that eating foods containing hemp (seeds, oil, etc.) can cause confirmed positive results for THC. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing, it is our recommendation to talk with whoever may be testing you prior to using any hemp-derived CBD products.
What does the CBD Oil/Hemp Oil contain?
CBD, Chlorophyll, Alkanes, Nitrogenous compounds, Amino acids, Sugars, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Ketones, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Vitamins and Pigments.
We have found out that cannabis/hemp contains over 400 molecules and in recent research, we have discovered there are a group of molecules that cannabis produces called cannabinoids which are mostly responsible for its effects. There are over 120 cannabinoids including CBD, THC, CBG, CBC and CBN.
A famous cannabinoid is THC, which is psychoactive and responsible for the high. However, at Spirit of Hemp, we produce products with a high concentration of the cannabinoid CBD that does not give the high.
Does cannabis/hemp have any other names?
Yes, it has a lot of slang names such as Marijuana, Pot, Weed, Grass, Ganga, Dope, Herb, Reefer, Skunk and many more.
What is Medical Cannabis/Medical Marijuana?
Medical cannabis or medical marijuana can refer to the use of cannabis to treat disease or improve symptoms; however, there is no single agreed upon definition. Mostly this term is used to define plants that contains high amounts of THC, but recently due to the fact that we find a lot of cannabis plants with many other molecules, it is becoming more complicated to define what it is.
Medical cannabis/Medical Marijuana is a term used very frequently in the thousands of medical cannabis shops in the USA where they sell cannabis plants legally under state law. Most of the Medical Cannabis/Medical Marijuana is sold for recreational purpose. Very few cannabis products on the market have been through any clinical trials, unfortunately, the trials that have taken place are very small with inconclusive results.
Here is a link to an interesting Documentary on the Subject of Medical Marijuana
Does cannabis have medicinal properties?
Historically, it is famous for its use as medicine. There are also many clinical trials that show some effects and there are new ongoing trials. Millions of people are using it already, claiming it helps them in one way or another. There is already medicine on the market made from cannabis that has been through clinical trials that is approved for sales. However, unfortunately, the trials that have taken place are very small with inconclusive results.
Why has cannabis/hemp been so popular?
- The crop is easy to grow organically without using chemicals and is very pest resistant.
- It is also low risk due to the fact that the plant is easy to grow.
- It gives high profit per hectare to farmers because they can profit from the whole plant and the seeds.
- It can replace fish oil as the plant is very rich in Omega 3 and contains the optimal 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to 6.
- There is a large population of people who believe it can have a relaxation effect, therefore it is popular for recreational use.
- There are also a lot of people claiming that the plant helps relieve different symptoms
Why does cannabis help people?
According to mainstream science, there is no evidence that cannabis has any positive effect on the human body. Until research has been done with many people over a long period of time, it will be very difficult to answer this question.
The cannabinoids that the cannabis plant produces are very similar to endocannabinoids produced by the human body and therefore could have huge potential in helping the body to find a balance. However, to claim anything, there is a need for large randomized, double-blind placebo trials over a very long period of time to be able to prove any positive effects.
How does CBD work?
There are some scientific experiments that indicate that cannabinoids work in a similar way to the endocannabinoids that the human body already produces in healthy people. The mechanisms of action are still not clarified and there are no conclusive studies that show any clear pathways.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. It has a regulatory role in pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.
It comprises a vast network of receptors in the brain, central and peripheral nervous system and cannabis-like compounds called endocannabinoids.
It has been likened to a dimmer switch, constantly working to bring balance when there is too much or too little activity in the body.
Plant cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system, which researchers believe may explain some of the reported physiological effects of the cannabis plant.
Scientists also believe that when this system isn’t working correctly, disease can occur. This is known as Endocannabinoid Deficiency and could be at the root of many conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS and multiple sclerosis.
Recent research has demonstrated that active compounds from other plants species such as Carrot (Daucus carota), kava (Piper methyscum), New Zealand liverwort (Radula marginata), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Black pepper (Piper nigrum) contain compounds which interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Is CBD (Cannabidiol) different from THC (tetrahydro-cannabidiol)?
Cannabinoids are a group of molecules that in general work in a similar way, interacting with the endocannabinoids system. There are some small structural differences, but they all bind to the same receptors in the human body. While there is no evidence as such, there is a lot of speculation in the scientific community that the small structural differences are responsible for the different side effects each individual cannabinoid has.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives its users the ‘high’, and it’s this cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. CBD is very similar in structure, however, the side effect of CBD is the opposite of THC. Unlike THC, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high. In fact, CBD has antipsychotic effects which means CBD works in the complete opposite way to THC.
Scientific studies suggest that CBD also acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.
How does a cannabis drug test work?
THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with e.g a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces. There is no such thing as a CBD drug test because CBD is not a drug.
Does CBD have any Drug Interactions?
There are no studies showing the that there are any drug interactions using CBD and other drugs. However, it is wise to consult with a professional doctor if one is making dietary changes.
What is Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil can be used to describe any cannabis extract.
What is CBD Extract?
CBD extract can be used to describe a CBD rich cannabis extract.
What is Hemp extract?
Hemp extract can be used to describe any cannabis extract. But it doesn’t mean it will be high in CBD as not all hemp plants contain CBD.
How long before I will get my package?
We take the speed of delivery very seriously.
We normally process your order the same day, orders received before 3 pm will be sent the same day. (Mon-Friday excepting public holidays). Orders received before 10 am will be sent the same day on Saturdays, excepting public holidays.
You will normally receive your Spirit of Hemp product if ordered in the UK within 1 to 3 working days, depending on the type of postage selected.
International orders may take longer.
This is an estimated guide only:
Europe approx 3-5 days.
USA and Canada may take approx 5-8 days
Australia usually takes approx 12 days to arrive. However, there are things that may further delay your shipment such as customs which are out of our control.
All products are shipped with tracking so you will know where your order is at every step of its journey to you.
If you paid using the bank transfer option (+4 days)
The funds will be available in our bank approximately 4 days after the transfer is made by the customer. As soon as we receive the funds, we will ship your Spirit of Hemp product.
Shipping delay due to customs inspection - International orders
By placing an order at www.spiritofhemp.com you accept all responsibilities regarding the legality of the products that will be shipped to you.
All products on the website are legally permitted in the UK. It’s your responsibility to know the rules and applicable customs regulations that exist in your country.
We ship worldwide but some countries have import regulations that delay the transportation of hemp-based products.
Please inform yourself about the legal status in your country, as we cannot guarantee delivery. Contact the local authority to verify that we can ship to your country.
We hope that soon all the world will learn about hemp solutions, meanwhile, we will if you have chosen tracked shipping we will see if an inspection from your postal service or customs delays your package.
Spirit of Hemp does not take any responsibility regarding country-specific legal situations or provide legal advice.
How do I pay?
Spirit of Hemp makes paying easy with any of the following methods. All payments take place in a secure environment with our payment service provider.
Spirit of Hemp accepts payment with MasterCard or Visa. This is how you pay online: simply enter your credit card number, its expiry date and the 3-digit security code (CVC code) on the back of the card on our provider’s payment page. We will receive your payment immediately and can start preparing your order.
If you are unable to pay with MasterCard or Visa, just ask us to create a personal payment link, just for you, for you to send your money securely and safely directly to us. It is also possible for you to pay by bank transfer (also through internet banking). After you place your order, you’ll receive our banking coordinates to finalize the payment.
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