Your Ultimate CBD Guide
Dr. Christian Jessen will answer your CBD question.
British media doctor and health campaigner, Dr. Christian Jessen answers your CBD questions. In this video series you will find out all about CBD.
What Is CBD?
What is CBD? Dr. Christian talks you through exactly what CBD is and more about the popular cannabis compound.
Is CBD Legal In The UK?
Yes, certain CBD products are legal in the UK. But how do you know which ones? Dr. Christian explains all.
Is CBD Medical Cannabis?
Learn the difference between medical cannabis, prescription drugs and CBD food supplements.
CBD Oil Benefits
What are the benefits of CBD oil? Dr. Christian Jessen will explain the benefits of CBD oil for your health.
Is CBD Safe?
CBD taken on its own (without THC) is safe and shows no addictive properties. Dr. Christian Jessen takes you through why CBD is safe to use.
CBD UK Law
Popular TV health campaigner and media doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen explains what products are legal to buy and sell.
"... my advice do your own reading about CBD and decide for yourself. Certain think it is safe thing to try out."
Dr. Christian Jessen
British Media Doctor & Health Campaigner
Buying CBD Oil Safely
It is really important to make sure that you know exactly what is in the supplement you have chosen. Dr. Christian Jessen explains where you can buy CBD oil safely.
The Right CBD Dosage
You must follow the recommended guidelines on the CBD product you have chosen. Dr. Christian Jessen tells you exactly how to determine the right CBD dosage for you.
Can You Get CBD On Prescription
Doctors can prescribe certain cannabis-derived products. What about CBD? Dr. Christian Jessen explains CBD on prescription.
Full spectrum CBD
Full spectrum refers to a product containing many different cannabinoids. Dr. Christian Jessen explains what is the entourage effect of full spectrum CBD.
What is Bioavailability?
Bioavailability refers to how much, and at what rate, a substance is absorbed into your bloodstream. To find out how this increases the benefits of CBD, click here to watch Dr. Christian Jessen explain.
Natural CBD has been extracted from cannabis plants grown specifically for this purpose. Find out the key difference between Natural CBD vs. Synthetic CBD with Dr. Christian Jessen.
Answer Your Questions
What you will Learn in the Ultimate Guide to CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound taken from cannabis plants. It is believed to have an effect on our cell-signal system (the Endocannabinoid System), which regulates functions like sleep, pain relief, and immune response.
This is why CBD has a wide range of applications. CBD is one of the cannabis plant’s two most abundant compounds – the other being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Cannabis plants that contain less than 0.2% to 3% THC can be legally grown. Marijuana has higher levels of THC.THC is an illegal substance because it has stronger psychoactive effects (produces high). Scroll down to find out more about CBD guide.
What is CBD?
CBD guide – There are three main types of CBD products: oils, sprays, and vapes. You can also use it as a cream for your skin or as a muscle balm. We’ve seen CBD popping up in everything, from tea bags to cosmetics to popcorn.
Experts are skeptical about CBD products that contain CBD, even though there isn’t much evidence to support them. They also don’t believe CBD can be absorbed by the body in an effective manner.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
CBD guide – Today, the government announced that CBD products should not be consumed by pregnant women, nursing mothers, and those taking medication.
The government’s Committee on Toxicity (COT) has found that CBD products can cause ‘potential adverse effects to the health of people’.
What can CBD be used for?
CBD guide – CBD is popularly used for anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.
Although medical research is still in its infancy stages, the World Health Organization (WHO), has indicated that CBD is well tolerated, not addictive, and that preliminary evidence suggests that CBD may be a helpful treatment for many medical conditions.
Do you have any evidence of CBD?
CBD guide – CBD has a lot of potential. However, existing clinical trials for anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain are so small that it is difficult to draw any firm conclusions.
To investigate further, larger-scale human trials will be needed. The UK is currently conducting research into CBD’s effects on anxiety, psychosis, and pain management in chronic diseases.
Research into schizophrenia and rare forms epilepsy is the most advanced. The majority of clinical trials currently apply to CBD-grade medical-grade CBD. It’s not known if commercial products have a lower concentration that can cause an effect. Importantly, there are no established dosage guidelines.
However, regulators have provided some CBD guidance on the upper limit. Although some studies have shown CBD can cause liver damage if taken in higher amounts, the Food Standards Authority (FSA), says the evidence isn’t conclusive.
The FSA recommends that adults not exceed 70 mg per day. This is unless a doctor has given their approval. This amounts to approximately 28 drops of 5% CBD.
What about CBD for pets and people?
CBD guide – CBD isn’t just for humans. Owners are keen to use CBD to treat their pets’ anxiety, pain, and other health problems.
There are many CBD products for pets, but none that are currently licensed for use in the UK.
Although there is very little evidence to support the effects of CBD on animals it could prove dangerous for pets.
Some CBD oils contain THC, which can be extremely toxic for dogs and cats.
Frequently asked questions
How does CBD work in the body?
CBD works in the body by activating receptors in the brain and nervous system the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It affects different receptors to THC and affects many receptors which are responsible for the regulation of many parts of the bodys systems. How long does it take for CBD to take effect? At the right dosage, it typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes for the CBD effects to be noticeable. As CBD has no psychoactive component, there is no high. You may experience a reduction in pain, reduced tremor, a sense of calm. It does depend on why you are taking CBD oil and whether you are taking enough to combat the symptoms you have and whether CBD has an effect on you.
How is CBD extracted from hemp?
CBD can extracted from hemp using a number of methods. Elixinol uses a completely organic plant and extracts CBD and a full spectrum of other cannabinoids using a specialized CO2 extraction process. Other CBD suppliers use chemical extraction which leaves behind other essential cannabinoids which we believe reduces the effectiveness of CBD. What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found in the brain of mammals. It is present throughout the CNS and peripheral nervous system. The ECS is composed of neuromodulatory lipids and many endocannabinoid receptors which regulate many mechanisms within the body. The Endocannabinoid system receptors are specifically receptive to cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
What are the side-effects of CBD?
CBD side effects are almost negligible. They are certainly nowhere near the often scary side-effects lists that are seen in many FDA approved pharmaceutical products! Please read this article on the side effects of CBD. Perhaps a little stomach discomfort for those on high doses and some very low-level sedative effects. In a similar way that using a drop of Lavender oil on your skin might relaxes you. CBD produces no psychoactive effect so there is no high or particular concern about your ability to function normally. Is it possible to overdose on CBD? No CBD in high dosages may incur mood or anxiety swings but it will not be lethal.