Have a question about CBD?

People have a lot of questions about CBD oil, but finding the answers can become confusing and overwhelming.

Below are some of the most common questions our customers ask.

Is Blessed CBD legal in the UK?

Absolutely. Any CBD oil that is produced using hemp plants is 100% legal to buy and consume in the UK.

The law, passed in January 2017, says you can buy and use CBD oil as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. Blessed CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC.

Why don't you have a cheaper product?

A cheaper product, from the research we’ve gathered, has led to a lot of people spending their money on ineffective CBD oils that did not provide benefits or relief from symptoms of ongoing medical issues. 

Selling a low dosage like 250mg doesn’t seem to offer our customers the kind of relief they’re looking for unless they use double their dosage, which makes the product last a shorter period of time. 

The Blessed CBD team believes that we should only offer CBD oils that we know work fast and provide relief for a longer amount of time.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 cannabinoid compounds that occur naturally in cannabis plants. Cannabis flowers produce a sticky resin that contains these compounds. The flowers also contain terpenes, amino acids, and various other compounds. 

CBD is one of the most popular compounds. The other is THC, the infamous compound known for its mind-altering effects, and the reason for much hesitance when people think about trying CBD oil.  

How does CBD work?

Our body has a system that produces its own set of cannabinoids, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS contains a complex network of neurotransmitters and receptors that spread throughout the body, working to maintain balance within several organ systems. 

When CBD and other cannabinoids enter your bloodstream, they influence your ECS to either produce more or less of certain cannabinoids, thereby either relieving stress or reducing the amount of pain and inflammation you feel. 

In short, they communicate with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help your body maintain balance.

How quickly do improvements become noticeable?

The most effective way to experience the therapeutic benefits of CBD is to drop the desired amount directly under your tongue and hold it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing.

Like most natural supplements, CBD is not just a “quick fix” to an immediate problem. It works to improve symptoms by triggering your own body to make necessary internal changes and while many people experience instant relief within an hour after taking the oil, for best results we recommend incorporating our CBD oil into your daily routine to maintain optimal health.

What time of day do you take CBD oil?

Customers who seem to get a lot out of CBD oil make it part of their morning routine or take it right before going to bed. It’s also good to take it whenever you feel symptoms flaring up at any time. We recommend taking your dosage 1-2x per day (day and night).

The most important thing is that you take it regularly and consistently in order to maximize its health benefits. 

How much CBD should I take, and how often?

There is currently no conclusive decision on the exact dosage that should be taken for a particular condition. It comes down to trial and error and finding the dose that works best for you. We recommend that you start low and slow with just a couple of drops daily and then increase gradually until you notice a positive improvement in your symptoms.

You might be surprised at how little it takes to experience the benefits, so take the time you need to increase or decrease your dosage until you hit the sweet spot.

What's the most effective way to take CBD?

There are many ways to effectively take CBD, but oil in the form of tinctures is one of the fastest ways to introduce CBD into your body for relief. 

If you have chronic, severe or sudden pain, tinctures are the way to go because they offer fast pain relief and are available in higher concentrations than other CBD products.

Where do you source your hemp from?

Our hemp comes from licensed farms in Colorado. They adhere to strict regulations and provide some of the finest soil to grow organic, clean hemp.

Are your hemp extracts safe? What are the potential side effects?

Every batch of Blessed CBD oil is tested by an independent lab to test for any contaminants, pesticides, solvents or heavy metals and the lab results are made available to the public – so you can always feel good about buying our CBD oil.

There are minimal side effects when the right dosage is taken. Those reported have included:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness

It’s important to start at a lower dosage, giving your body time to adjust to it before increasing the amount of CBD you take.

What are the most important factors to consider when buying CBD products?

When buying reputable brands that make high quality CBD products, the most important factors to consider boil down to these 2 questions:

  • How do you want to consume CBD?

Tinctures, capsules, vapes, teas, gummies, salves, ointments, balms… the list goes on. Choosing the right product depends on what you’re using it for, if you’d be comfortable using it in public if you suddenly need it or how convenient you’d like using it to be. 

Oils provide the most complete benefits and relief but aren’t as easy to precisely dose if you’re new to CBD. Topicals can be applied directly to affected areas and are good for joint pain and inflammation or recovery after workouts. Gummies make dosing easy and taste good but can sometimes contain high amounts of sugar and synthetic ingredients, making them ineffective and just a “fun” product (which is why we don’t sell them).

  • What strength do you need your CBD to be?

Doses vary a great deal – it helps to buy a strength that matches your dosage. If you know you will need a high dose of CBD, a more potent oil makes sense as you will need too much of a lower strength to experience the effects you want. Look into our premium 1000mg CBD oil option if you’re looking for strong and potent strength.

What's the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants, with the difference between the two being their composition. Marijuana, or Cannabis indica, contains high levels of THC and is illegal to sell or buy unless for lawful medical purposes. 

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) contains less than 0.3% THC and is used to make CBD oil and other CBD products as well as food, paper, rope, and other goods. 

Blessed CBD uses a special proprietary hemp strain that is naturally very high in CBD and low in THC. We then further refine our oil so that it contains no trace amounts of THC.

Hemp vs marijuana derived cannabinoids: are they the same?

CBD extracted from a marijuana plant is the same as CBD from a hemp plant. 

The same is true of any other cannabinoid. The difference is the ratio of cannabinoids consumed. You’ll find that marijuana plants are high in THC and low in CBD and vice versa for hemp. The CBD from either plant will provide the same benefits to your body, however, the therapeutic effects from marijuana-based CBD may be shorter-lived and weaker than hemp CBD oil due to the lower levels of CBD in marijuana. 

Terpenes vary a great deal between the two plants but also vary greatly depending on the strain. Our proprietary hemp strain contains high amounts of terpenes in order to produce a robust, full spectrum CBD oil. 

Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD hemp oil?

No, hemp seed oil found at the local store is not the same as CBD hemp oil. It’s important to read the labels carefully, even when purchasing online. 

CBD hemp oil is made from the flowers of the hemp plant, no seeds are used in this process. The oil must be extracted from the flower to get the oil.

Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is made by cold pressing the hemp plant’s seeds. The oil produced from the seeds is rich in amino acids, trace minerals, and other nutrients but doesn’t contain CBD, terpenes or any other naturally occurring hemp cannabinoids.

If you don’t find the answer to a question you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. We enjoy engaging with the CBD community and look forward to hearing from you! 

We Only Make CBD Oil. That’s It.

There’s a reason you won’t find CBD edibles on our site. At Blessed CBD, we make CBD oil, and we make the best on the UK market. We have no desire to sell anything else.