We answer your most frequently asked CBD questions

If you haven’t heard of CBD, where the hell have you been?! CBD has boomed in the last few years and it is now available in supermarkets and pharmacies across the UK. One recent study has found that there are 1.3 million active CBD users in the UK and around 6 million people who have previously used it. Like all other trendy products, there are lots of questions surrounding CBD. The mission with our CBD range is to make CBD accessible and transparent to all users whether you’re a CBD expert or a complete newbie. If you’re yet to start your CBD journey check out this guide

Here are three of the most common questions we receive about CBD:

  1. Is CBD legal in the UK? Yes, it is, just as long as it contains 0% THC. 

  2. Will CBD get me high? CBD will not make you high because it has no psychoactive properties, unlike THC. 

  3. Is CBD safe to use? According to the World Health Organisation CBD is safe. 

It must be said that because of the regulations surrounding selling CBD we can’t make any comments relating to CBD as medication. We can answer any of your questions surrounding its use. 

Now that we have answered the three most common questions, here are three other questions that require a little more explanation: 

  • Which type of CBD is best for me? 

  • Can I take CBD with my medication? 

  • Can I take CBD abroad? 

1. Which type of CBD is best for me? 

    If you’ve been doing your CBD research you may have noticed that there are lots of terms to describe CBD. The terminology shouldn’t throw you off though. The words you have probably seen the most are ‘full spectrum’ and ‘isolate’ however there are a few other terms that we will run down for you. 

    Whole Plant CBD 

    Whole Plant CBD is used in a wide range of products such as E-liquids. Whole Plant CBD contains the entire spectrum of hemp compounds meaning they’re rich in 40 different cannabinoids, as well as terpenes and flavonoids, waxes and oils. If a premium CBD experience is what you’re looking for, then try Whole Plant CBD.

    Full Spectrum CBD 

    Similar to Whole Plant, Full Spectrum CBD will contain the same range hemp compounds without the waxes, oils and additional fibrous substances. 

    Broad Spectrum CBD 

    Products that contain Broad Spectrum CBD also have additional cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, like Full Spectrum but without the traces of THC. This choice, we believe, is the safest choice of CBD for all users. If you would like more information on Broad Spectrum CBDcheck out this guide. 

    CBD Isolate 

    You’ve guessed it, this form of CBD only contains 99.9% pure CBD. While the CBD is extracted, all other plant matter is removed, unlike other types of CBD. This type of CBD works best in topical products like our CBD Muscle Balm. 

    So which one do I take?! 

    Each type of CBD has their own merits. If you’re a CBD nerd then Whole Plant or Full Spectrum are the ones for you. If you don’t want to run the risk of having THC in your CBD then we advise using Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate. As always, make sure to do your research to find out which is best for you. 

    2. Can I take CBD with my medication? 

      This is one question we receive often and there is no 'yes' or 'no' answer for it. It entirely depends on how CBD reacts to different medication you might be taking. According to the World Health Organisation, CBD is completely safe. CBD has low toxicology reports and there is no evidence to suggest having abuse potential. However, it’s important to consider the effects of introducing different chemicals into the body. 

      Due to the current laws surrounding CBD in the UK, we can’t discuss the medical properties of CBD. This cannabinoid interacts with the body so its important to consider what will impact your CBD routine. We recommend speaking to your doctor if you have any questions about using CBD alongside your other medication. 

      The most important factor to consider is whether CBD will inhibit the production of enzyme P450. If this happens, the drugs you’ve been prescribed won’t be metabolised as fast as when you took them without CBD. This can affect the dosages of your medications. Don’t worry,  this isn’t as scary as it sounds. Fun fact for you, grapefruit has exactly the same effect on your enzymes which is why you can't eat grapefruits while taking certain medications. As always, make sure to speak to your doctor beforehand. 

      3. Can I take CBD abroad? 

        The last question we receive most often is as to whether you can travel with CBD. If you would like a more in depth explanation, check out this guide. Regular CBD users will take CBD virtually every day, as it forms part of their healthy and balanced lifestyle. The chance of missing a whole week of CBD can be a little frustrating. 

        The laws around CBD vary so much from country to country. The best piece of advice we can give you is to research into what customs has to say about your holiday destinations. Remember, if you have a changeover in another country you will need to research their CBD laws.

        Liquid laws 

        The first thing to do is to look at the liquid restrictions when flying. The majority of CBD will fall under the 100ml liquid rule. This means that the container you are using for your CBD must be below 100ml. If you have been prescribed CBD it shouldn’t fall under this category, however, we advise checking with your airline to see if it falls under the liquid restriction or not. 

        Is THC legal? 

        The reason why you might not be able to take CBD on a flight is because of the THC content. In the UK CBD can only contain 0.2% THC for it to be legal and in the US that number is 0.3%. This can obviously cause some confusion when going through customs. We advise buying Broad Spectrum CBD or an isolate which does not contain any THC. Another top tip is to print off your CBD batch report and taking it along with you to the airport. You can find your batch report here. 

        Learning More 

        If you’re still thirsty for more CBD knowledge then you can check out the following guides: 

        How to take CBD on holiday

        CBD Myths Debunked

        How much CBD should I take?

        CBD: What does Broad Spectrum mean?!

        CBD: Making sense of the strengths

        Starting Your CBD Journey

        If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! Drop us a message on our live chat, the BeYou Team would love to answer your questions. Or you can hop on over to our CBD FAQ page.

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