What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol – aka CBD – is one of 114 compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Cannabis is commonly known as a drug that, when smoked or ingested, is used to get you “high” or “stoned”, but the cannabis plant is actually made up of 114 different compounds and only one of them is illegal.
The compound in the cannabis plant that achieves the “stoned” or “high” effect is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is a psychoactive substance and is controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and is illegal in the UK.
The compound that we use in our products – cannabidiol (CBD) – is completely separate from THC and 100% LEGAL in the UK as it is non-psychoactive. CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant using a process called the CO2 extraction method which creates a thick and very potent paste. This paste is then mixed with a carrier oil (most companies use hemp seed oil) but we use a full spectrum carrier oil that is created through an infusion method. Once mixed, the oil and paste then combine to make a thick, dark rich oil that has all the terpenes and flavours of a traditional CBD oil but with all the added benefits of a CO2 extraction. We then add a bit of honey to our oil to give it that distinctive, sweet flavour that makes our oil easy to take.
Once extracted from the Cannabis plant and absorbed into the body, the CBD acts as a key that opens the endocannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system – or ECS. When these locks are opened, the ECS gives a boost to your health and well-being. To find out more about what your ECS actually is and how it helps your health and well-being, please visit “The endocannabinoid system” page to watch our video and read the additional information.
Here at Lakeland CBD we understand that the notion of using cannabis to improve your overall health and well-being may be daunting and overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help.
The legal limit of THC in products is 0.2%. We know that our products don’t contain more than that but, don’t just take our word for it, we have lab results that you can view online at any time. Click here.
We have taken great care to ensure that our products are sourced from reliable places and from people with the same ethos as us. We prefer quality over quantity and wouldn’t sell anything we wouldn’t use ourselves.
We, as a team, use our own products and have seen the benefits of using our oils for ourselves.
If you have any questions about our products, please get in touch.