FAQ

OLIG CBD aims to bring you the best CBD products in the UK. We have paid particular attention to both our source and our manufacturing process, ensuring: fresh harvest, pure extraction, high solubility, and a high-quality product

What is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, the second most common of the active ingredients to be found in cannabis – or marijuana.

Will it make me high?

No. The mind-altering compound in cannabis is THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the substance that has a hallucinatory or psycho-active effect. There is no THC in OligCBD oil.

What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil?

CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant leaves, stems and flowers. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the cannabis plant seeds. Hemp oil is good for your hair, skin and better general health. CBD oil is used to ease pain, inflammation, stress and anxiety, and to aid sleep.

What is the difference between cannabis and marijuana?

Cannabis is the botanical name for a species of plant, of which there are several different varieties or strains. 

One of the more common varieties is Cannabis Sativa, or industrial hemp. Industrial hemp contains high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. This is where CBD oil comes from.

Another common variety is Cannabis Indica, or marijuana. Marijuana contains high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.

They are different plants, but they come from the same family. Industrial hemp is legal to grow in most countries. Marijuana is not.

What are the benefits of taking CBD oil?

There are many benefits in taking CBD oil. 

Backed by scientific evidence, the benefits of taking CBD oil can include:

  • Relief from pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce depression
  • Alleviate cancer-related symptoms
  • Reduce acne
  • Ease epilepsy symptoms
  • Ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Benefit heart health.

More research is necessary, but it also believed that CBD oil may:

  • Reduce psychotic symptoms, such as in schizophrenia
  • Reduce dependence on morphine
  • Prevent the spread of some cancerous tumours
  • Reduce diabetes.
Is CBD oil legal?

Yes, CBD oil is considered legal in most countries, including the UK, as it is deemed to be medicinal or a food supplement. Industrial hemp is legal to grow in most countries. Marijuana is not.

How do I take CBD oil drops?

OligCBD oil can be ingested (taken orally) or applied topically. Usually, it is placed on or under the tongue.

CBD oil drops can be taken by holding a few drops under the tongue before swallowing. This way, CBD is absorbed through the mucous membrane and absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly.

How does CBD oil work?

CBD is a relaxant. It represses autonomic arousal. Or, in other words, it has a calming effect. It can be ingested (taken orally) or applied topically.

The oil preserves its properties and is the most effective way for CBD oil to enter the bloodstream.

How much CBD oil should I take?

OligCBD oil comes in three different strengths: 300mg; 500mg; and 1,000mg. Dosage depends on a number of things, such as what you are using it for as well as your gender, weight and age, and several other factors.  

For acute pain, higher doses of CBD oil are recommended. For chronic pain, it is best to take smaller doses several times a day. The same applies to stress management.

It is recommended to start with a low dosage and gradually build up to higher doses. Keep to the same dosage for several weeks before increasing the dose if necessary.

How long does CBD oil take to work?

Depending on how the CBD oil is administered, it will take 20 – 40 minutes to take effect.

How long does CBD oil last?

CBD oil taken orally lasts up to six hours.

How long does CBD oil stay in your system?

Several factors affect how long CBD oil stays in your system. These include:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Metabolism
  • Lifestyle
  • Frequency of use
  • Dosage

CBD oil taken orally can stay in your system for 2 – 5 days.

How does CBD oil make you feel?

CBD oil will make you feel relaxed but not high. As with any supplement, it may not work for everyone. But those for whom it does work say it has a subtle effect but does indeed make you feel less anxious, more free from pain, and generally better.

Can CBD oil cause headaches?

No. Because OligCBD oil is 100% organic, it is unlikely to cause headaches. Poor ingredients, such as chemicals and pesticides, may cause headaches, but OligCBD oil is not contaminated in such a way.

How many mg in a drop of CBD oil?

The number of mg in a drop of CBD oil depends on the strength of the CBD oil drops. OligCBD oil drops come in three strengths: 300mg; 500mg; and 1,000mg. 

OligCBD oil drops contain around 300 drops in a 10ml-bottle. 

A 10ml bottle of 1,000mg CBD oil drops contains approximately 3.3mg per drop, while a 10ml bottle of 500mg CBD oil drops contains approximately 1.3mg per drop, and a 10ml bottle of 300mg CBD oil drops also contains approximately 1mg per drop.

CBD oil and driving

Because OligCBD oil does not contain THC, it is legal to drive while taking the supplement. 

However, prolonged use in an uncontrolled manner may cause a reduction in concentration and could affect your reflexes, and your ability to react quickly to sudden changes. 

It is important to try CBD oil for the first time in a safe environment.

What are the side effects of taking CBD oil?

While most people can tolerate the use of CBD oil very well, it is possible, in some cases, to experience some side effects. It must be stressed however, that side effects are rare. 

Side-effects can include:

  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Temporary decrease in blood pressure
  • Light-headedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Can affect some medicines.

If you are concerned, consult a medical practitioner before you try CBD oil for the first time or if you suffer from any of the above side effects.

Can I give CBD oil to my pet(s)?

Yes. In cats and dogs, CBD oil may help with:

  • Poor appetite
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Grumpiness
  • Nervous trips to the vet
  • Nervous trips in the car
  • Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks or other loud noises
  • Car sickness
  • Inability to settle or relax.

In cats, OligCBD oil can help with fear of the litter tray. And in dogs, it can help to ease excessive barking. 

If your pet is in obvious pain, always consult a veterinarian. 

What is full spectrum CBD oil?

CBD is actually found in many different plants but is more abundant in the cannabis plant. Full spectrum CBD is pure oil taken specifically from the cannabis plant.

What is MCT oil?

MCT is short for medium-chain triglycerides. Triglycerides are molecules that make up most fats. Medium-chain refers to the length of the molecule tail. MCT oils are usually made from coconut oil or palm oil, which are common sources of this kind of fat.

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