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CBD and Your Pets

spaniel dog laying in the sun

Is CBD safe for pets?

It’s a great question; is CBD safe for pets? the answer is Yes, however, we cannot create a pet range. Why? let’s look into it.

Interestingly, the Veterinary world is the only space in the UK you can refer to CBD Oil as ‘Medicine’.

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CBD is a Medicine

CBD for Pets is classed as a ‘Veterinary Medicinal Product’ currently no one in the UK is licenced for Animal CBD products.

Subsequently, only a Vet could prescribe it, That is if indeed a licenced product existed.

At present, Big Chief Hemp is unable to craft you an animal CBD Oil product.

But let’s look at the idea of CBD for your pets.

Two spaniels

Endocannabinoids Naturally occurring Receptors present in every Mammal

Let’s consider how CBD works with your endocannabinoid system (ECS for short).

Endocannabinoids also referred to as ‘endogenous cannabinoids’, are a bunch of neurotransmitters. 

They send out signals to regulate the body. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors receiving the signals.

Cannabinoid receptors are present in your brain and body and these are the most abundant receptors in the human brain.

The ECS regulates a whole host of operations within your body such as:

  • temperature
  • serotonin levels
  • immune responses
  • appetite
  • pain

It’s the master controller of your bodily functions

everything with a spine

CBD does work for our pets in the same way it works for humans.  CBD is safe for Dogs, Cats horses etc.  In a much lower dose for our house pets.

In a lab, mice were administered huge doses of CBD. It presented problems to the liver in a mouse (however, it was given a Huge dose).

As recently as the 1940s it was a large staple of their diet, most of our livestock consumed hemp. 

Most farm animals would be fed on straw and hemp as most farmers had to grow the crop.

Cannabinoid receptors are the most abundant receptors in the brain

hemp history

 In the reign of King Henry, the 8th. A law was passed in 1535. The law decreed ‘for every 60 acres farmers owned, at least a quarter of an acre has to be dedicated to the sowing of hemp.

Such was the huge demand for hemp bi-products, rope and sails.

It seems, there was such an abundance of hemp, it makes perfect sense animals and humans consumed it as part of their diet.  Hemp was such a valuable commodity; it was used as currency to pay debts.

Cannabinoids have been consumed for centuries.

Is CBD Oil safe

At present, we don’t have much scientific evidence for CBD and pets, but we do have one or two studies.

In addition, we have anecdotal evidence from owners. They report

  • pain relief
  • relief from arthritis
  • an increase in appetite
  • less anxiety in their furry friends.

This is almost proven by the UK science world.

There is a theory, that CBD Oils will treat most conditions in pets the same as it does for humans such as epilepsy and IBS pain.

A study: Safety of CBD Oil with our pets

A study in Colorado ‘Seeking the Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs. 

It was a randomised, placebo-controlled experiment.   An owner and veterinarian double-blind, cross-over trial.

Twenty-two dogs had been X-rayed and confirmed to have osteoarthritis.

The dogs; depending on their size were given 2mg and 8mg doses over a 24hour period. 

Our scientists observed an increase in activity and a decrease in pain. The news is looking good!

we currently use NSAID's

Mint CBD Oil Currently we use NSAIDs  on our pets, 

So CBD would be a gentle alternative for the stomach.

We currently use NSAIDs (Ibuprofen) to treat osteoarthritis but this is known to have awful effects on our dog’s tummy and affects their kidney function.

In addition to reporting the good stuff, Side effects have been reported, as well as benefits.

  • It may cause drowsiness in dogs.
  • Dry mouths have also been reported.
  • High doses have temporarily lowered blood pressure.

Please note

If your pets are using prescribed medication by their Vet. It is best to avoid CBD.

CBD can interfere with the medication, the reason being, that the medications may use the same pathways.

Always consult your Vet before you give your pets CBD.

Our conclusion

Is CBD safe for pets? The answer is yes

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CBD and the Menopause

Girls together cbd and menopause

Can CBD Oil help with menopause

Let’s look at how CBD Oil can help with menopause.

Menopause is not our favourite subject and one I don’t think we chat about enough, it’s a perfectly natural stage in female life.

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What to expect

I had no idea what to expect other than hot flushes and didn’t know too much about those

This was only a visual observation of my wonderful Nan; who sat in the lounge red-faced and panting with a fan on her.  I remember as the years went on she had various handheld battery operated fans in her handbags, along with the bingo pens and HRT patches.

My Nan went through ‘The Change’ as she called it, for 10 years, it was brutal, I recall her difficulties with heat at night. But she never mentioned what it was or why.

The ladies in my family don’t discuss menopause. It’s something many of us go through alone and we just don’t talk about it. We are not alone, Recently, I read in a poll of almost 2,000 ladies in the UK found a fifth of women did not tell anyone at first and 43 per cent felt ‘completely alone.

The symptoms of Menopause

Most women will experience some of the symptoms, they do vary from woman to woman. For Some of us, the process is gentle but for others, it can be very uncomfortable.

The can symptoms begin months or sometimes years before your periods cease, this time is called perimenopause.  The length of time a woman can go through menopause varies widely; anything from a light 4 years, some struggle on for up to 12 years.

It begins with irregular periods. Then some of the following can occur:

Irregular cycles

Hot flushes

Mood swings

Tiredness

Weight gain

Brain fog

Reduction in sex drive

Excess night sweats

Heavy bleeding

Vaginal dryness

Pain during Sex

Osteoporosis

Urinary tract infections

This is caused by the natural decrease in oestrogen and progesterone, or a hysterectomy may have brought this on early. Ultimately, A reduction in hormones.

HRT Hormone replacement therapy

HRT Hormone replacement therapy is the usual treatment

It can be extremely effective at relieving the symptoms of menopause. It replaces some of the lost hormones via a skin patch, tablet or gel available. The big benefit of HRT is osteoarthritis, it helps to prevent any weakening of the bones.  The risks associated with combined HRT is a small risk of breast cancer and may increase the risk of a stroke in those over the ’60s.

Oestrogen can cause bloating, headaches, swelling of the body, feeling nauseous, leg cramps, vaginal bleeding, and breast tenderness.  This has more women today reaching for more natural remedies

The Advice

The advice is to maintain a good diet, Supplement with vitamin E, and vitamin D, wear light clothing, reduce stress levels, exercise, and avoid alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine.

Now we can add the ultimate recommendation, CBD oil and Menopause are a great marriage. Together with HRT or alone CBD can be a wonderful supplement for homeostasis.

Why is CBD oil good for menopause

CBD is a natural extract from the Hemp plant, there are more than 115 wonderful cannabinoids that derive from this wonderful plant. Each one has its wellness effect.

Our bodies work on a system of signals and receptors that receive the signals.  The signals send out regulation messages to balance and heal the body and keep it happy and healthy.  It’s called the Endocannabinoid system. Humans naturally produce cannabinoids, the same as the hemp plant.

The cannabinoids from the hemp plant are a great supplement for us to keep our body’s cannabinoids topped up and working correctly.

The ECS

CBD lends very well to the effects of menopause. Governing mood, hormone balancing, body temperature, and alleviating inflammation so help with joint stiffness and muscle aches.  The Endocannabinoid System, ECS for short, is the master controller for a lot of bodily functions. It speaks to our CB1 And CB2 receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are the most abundant in the human brain.

 

Night Time CBD To help aid a gentle, cool and calm sleep. CBD Oil can help with menopause and Big Chief Hemp has crafted a Night Time range of CBDs. Our gentle night range is available from 500mg to 4000mg. The range is infused with a natural Lavender extract.

 

The menopause and lavender

Lavender has properties that aid menopause. There is a study that Uses lavender aromatherapy, which shows a significant decrease in menopause symptoms.  The results clearly stated: Comparing the level of the symptoms before and after using lavender in the experimental group suggested that the rate of the menopause symptoms has decreased significantly. 

Brain synapsis
The pittsburgh sleep quality

Lavender is proven to improve sleep, as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.  This study looked at the effects of this herb in a capsule or aromatherapy.  It concluded Lavender could significantly improve the quality of sleep. It also improved sexual desire, and psychological and physical symptoms among menopausal and elderly women.  

The subjects reported feelings of relaxation, happiness, and cleanness effects of having used lavender respectively.

These two ancient herbs combined to create the best natural alternative to HRT.

our conclusion

So when we ask can CBD Oil help with menopause? The conclusion is these two ancient herbs combined create the best natural alternative to HRT.

Why not give our Night Time Lavender CBD Oil a try, and have yourself a beautiful sleep?

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CBD and COVID

COVID under a microscope

Can cbd help with covid

Does CBD Oil help with COVID?, We know CBD is great for sleep, appetite, MS, menopause and pain but did you know, it’s also great in the wrestle with COVID.

CBD works with your Immune system

Twenty Scientists from Chicago, carried out a study ‘COVID and CBDs Fight against infection’ and concluded;

Natural non-synthetic CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) from the cannabis plant has the potential to prevent and inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS)

it makes Perfect sense

It does make perfect sense that CBD would play an amazing role in fighting the disease, as the Endocannabinoid system is the master controller of all our major systems.

CBD works in harmony with our Immune system. It works on a system of signals and receptors. If our bodies are out of sorts the ECS sends out a regulating message to correct any misfires.

Our bodies naturally produced Cannabinoids, if for some reason we are not creating enough Cannabinoids, we can consume CBD from the plant as a natural supplement to aid our ECS system.

lets look at cbd against covid

Please note the tests were carried out ‘in Vitro this means in a petri dish only. None of this part of the study was carried out on humans.

In a Lab CBD Oil reduced The SARS infection by 50% very interesting, the potential is huge.

The report tells us:

  • CBD inhibited or suppressed Viral replication.
  • CBD could be acting to block viral entry to host cells or at later steps following infection.
  • CBD acts to prevent viral protein translation and associated cellular changes.

So it appears CBD could slow the virus from spreading in your body

Following this realisation

These twenty-one researchers joined another team of twelve from the University of Louisville and created a survey of 1212 US patients taking prescription CBD 100mgs, Cannabidiol inhibits SARS-CoV-2.

The results on CBD returned lower COVID-19 test rates than the opposite control groups with similar medical backgrounds who did not take CBD Oil.

This group furthered the study with mice and concluded that ‘Future studies to explore the optimal means of CBD delivery to patients along with clinical trials will be needed to further evaluate the promise of CBD as a therapeutic to block SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Our animal studies provide preclinical support for evaluation of CBD as an anti–SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic agent in clinical trials.’

For COVID and CBD Fight against infection ‘We advocate carefully designed placebo-controlled clinical trials with known concentrations and highly characterized formulations to define CBD’s role in preventing and treating early SARS-CoV-2 infection.’.

our conclusion

CBD can block SARS-CoV-2 infection at early and even later stages of infection in animals.

SARS-CoV-2 infections did reduce in humans who consumed CBD.

The scientists agree, that there is a lot of cause to further these studies, it’s looking positive that CBD can help us with our battle with COVID.

As the Science is looking positive for CBD oil. We are looking forward to hearing the next report.  So when we ask the question Does CBD Oil help against COVID? the answer is Yes.

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What are terpenes

What are Terpenes

An Essential Oil

What are Terpenes, they are little gems that provide the Cannabis smells and tastes. They are a large and diverse group of naturally occurring organic compounds. The largest particles of essential oils

different varieties

Every variety of Cannabis plant has a different terpene profile. 

They produce distinctive aromas and fruity or earthy tones.  Similarly, as the aroma in food adds to the taste, terpenes’ aroma adds to the benefits of taking CBD.

The gift that keeps on giving

They enhance the benefits of CBD, with an array of elements.  Subsequently, they carry similar benefits to CBD.

Each variety of Hemp is different and possesses different levels of flavonoids and lipids (fatty acids).  Sadly, some are lost during the process of extraction.  Due to the drying process of the buds, some of the little gems do not survive.

They are so delicate, that many of them are removed, before the cleaning process of the CBD extraction.  After that, they can be added back to CBD Oils once they have been cleaned and cooled. Generally, Terpenes are added back to the same batch from which they were removed.

broadspectrum

When you hear the term broad-spectrum or full-spectrum, it is describing the state of the CBD if it includes terpenes and cannabinoids. A Broad Spectrum cannabinoid will have the terpenes removed. 

what are weed terpenes

A common question is;

Are weed terpenes the same as food terpenes? Yes, similarly Food and cannabis share the same terpenes.

There are over 100 naturally occurring Terpenes in Hemp

Here are just a few:

Limonene

Lemon/Limonene occurs in many foods and can be found in Lemon, Orange rind, and Juniper.  The citrus aroma comes from the Limonene.  Likewise, the cannabinoids carry similar benefits;

Useful for their antibacterial properties, help with digestion, and mild sedative effects.  They also stimulate weight loss and assist with stress.  The beautiful lemon aroma from Hemp & Cannabis comes from this Terpene.

Myrcene

Is considered the most important one.

Myrcene is present at high levels in a lot of herbs and commonly used in a lot of food flavourings. Has a musky, earthy taste and is found in hops, lemongrass and Mangos.

Wonderful Myrcene acts as an anti-inflammatory muscle relaxant and just like Limonene as a sedative.

Caryophyllene

Is pegged as the most dramatic Terpene due to its vast properties.

It’s found in many herbs and condiments, to name a few:

  • pepper
  • cloves
  • rosemary
  • oregano
  • cinnamon
  • basil

This beauty provides a party of aromas from floral to earthy to citrus to earthy.  Called beta-caryophyllene, you will find this as an ingredient in most aromatic oils. Caryo is a bigger molecule than the above terpenes.  It is a rare one that carries many direct benefits

our Suggestion

So next time someone asks What are Terpenes? you can tell them.  Terpene Oil can be purchased, giving you the smell and tastes of the plant without the CBD or THC.

Great to use in cooking or smoking, create your Vape Oils or Vape Juices.

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Cannabis Decriminalisation UK

Police man on bended knee next to Mandy discussing cannabis

Is it time to decriminalise cannabis

Big Chief on the Campaign for Cannabis Decriminalisation in the UK, for a Better Future!

We’ve been busy; we’ve been wheeling up and down the country talking to different groups and sitting outside of New Scotland Yard and The Home Office, at a ‘Campaign Rally’; because we believe in the rights of the Hemp Plant.

Our founder, Mandy Tusz had a meeting with Michael Gove; to discuss the British Hemp Alliance’ Hemp Manifesto’, and all things Hemp.  Michael Gove is a British politician and Minister for the Cabinet Office. Michael has been the Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath of which, Mandy is a constituent.  Big Chief Hemp resides in the same constituency, and so our questions were two-fold. Personal and Business.

PROJECT twenty 21

Proudly, Mandy is a participant in Project Twenty21, a Cannabis study, run by Professor David Nutt.

Project Twenty21 is the most extensive study in Europe to gain the research required to prove the efficacy of Medical Cannabis. So this study aims to give confidence to policymakers and GPs alike and alleviate myths and misconceptions.

Seed our future

Mandy has also had the pleasure of contributing, in a small way, to the Open Letter by Seed Our Future ‘No Evidence, No Crime’.

The Document is an open demand to the Government and Police Agencies to decriminalise Cannabis in all; its forms.  Seed our Future’s paper challenges the very Laws that see Cannabis included in the Schedule one Misuse of Drugs Act.  Ultimately, So we can be free of the fear of conviction

Where did this all begin

Our founder’s journey in creating the company began in early 2018. While looking for an alternative to pain relief stumbled across Cannabis paste. At the time, the paste was not strictly legal in the UK.

Mandy is physically disabled with a fracture in her lower spine. As chronic pain is part of her life, Cannabis has been an enormous relief to her. So she could not accept the reasons for the laws and took a delve deeper into the issues surrounding Cannabis and the laws that govern it.

It began with becoming a member of the Cannabis Trades Association, attending their 2nd ever Conference, in Solihull. Guy Cox was a founder member.

the cta

Mandy and the team watched Guy Coxall deliver a speech on the reasons compliance within the new CBD industry was so vital; for the success of the sector.  Later, the group attended a talk by Guy discussing his organisation Hemp Tank.

guy coxall

Inspired by Guy’s onstage talks and armed with the new information about his mission, Mandy went home to see what she could do.

Mandy tells me “Guy wants to change the current legislation surrounding the Cannabis plant and educated me on the reasons Cannabis was illegal; it blew me away!”.  She began researching and writing articles for her website but was contacted by her local Trading Standards Office and asked to moderate the wording and remove any mention of Medical Benefits.  Her articles continually being stripped of valuable information and slimmed down to a nonsensical blurb with mere suggestions of ‘wellness’.

the frustration

Mandy found this frustrating; Many studies have already been completed, and we are behind in the UK.  It seems arrogant of our various Councils not to accept reviews and studies from other well-learned Countries.

Besides, Cannabis as a medicine does not fit within the current medical arena; as such, it ought not to be measured in the same way.

We need to create new categories and move with our newfound knowledge of the plant.

the ultimate question

‘WHY IS CANNABIS ILLEGAL?” Cannabis has been used by human beings, livestock and textiles for thousands of years. It is only in the last 70 years it’s become the villain in a sordid play.  Up until 1973, Full Cannabis tinctures were available in UK pharmacies.

It was another two years before Mandy crossed paths with Guy once more.

A group called Seed Our Future was holding a rally. Up and down the Country in various home towns and cities, performing ‘Civil Disobedience’ and planting a Hemp Seed to legalise cannabis campaign. 

The Planting of a Hemp Seed requires a Home Office Licence. The Police were in situ at most of the Venues, but it was a peaceful day all around.

civil DISOBEDIENCE

Mandy attended the London rally, outside New Scotland yard.

She reports it was a great day, She rocked up on her Wheels with her partner, and they met lots of like-minded people. She had no idea at the time this event had been organised by Guy Coxall and his team of warriors.

Mandy managed to educate one Police Officer and was very pleased with herself.

Police man on bended knee next to Mandy discussing cannabis

At the event, Mandy met the British Hemp Alliance and Beyond Green. It was one of those, ‘Meant to Be’ moments.

Sam Cannon from Be: yond Green filmed Mandy for a Cannabis documentary.  Mandy was idly chatting about contacting her local MP, Michael Gove. The next thing, Mandy had arranged a meeting and Beyond Green came along to offer support.

During the meeting, Mandy e-mailed the British Hemp Alliance; ‘Hemp Manifesto’

She was supporting the Hemp Industry, in particular Farming.

We are working hard on Cannabis Decriminalisation for the UK

meeting mr gove

Her conversation with Mr Gove lasted 12 minutes;

“We had a 10-minute slot, and we were well prepared, it went better than expected. Michael was optimistic, he seemed very enthusiastic and seemed to be unaware Hemp is such a fabulous Carbon Sequencer.

He says he will discuss it with the Home Office; Priti Patel and the Health Minister; Matt Hancock.

Mr Gove’s going to get back to us; I’m feeling good about it, Mr Gove is a very nice man, this is not my first encounter with him.”

hope

Mandy has set up a CBD company as full cannabis companies are not yet legal and ultimately wants to be a Cannabis Farmer, and grow Full Plant extracts from Cannabis.

The two main questions:

  • Why is a none psychoactive plant in the Home Office under licence?.
  • Why do we have to destroy the flower and leaves on-site?

BusinessCann Magazine Covered our Story

legalise cannabis campaign

After the call, Mandy was feeling encouraged but lonely in this quest and unsure of what she could do next.  Mandy had joined the group Seed Our Future after the rally and wanted to do anything she could to help, in any way possible.  She contacted Guy Coxall to explain what she’d been up to and asked for some advice.

They met up, and it was a successful meeting of minds; Mandy told me

“Because He is a Legend in our world. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Guy and his wife Helen they are inspirational.  With purely good intentions, It’s refreshing to meet a ‘legend’ and not be disappointed.”.

So Guy was at the end of writing “possibly the biggest paper” of his life, together with fellow ‘lifetime activists’ Trev Coleman and Steven Harrison.

With contributions from Alun Buffry, Phil Monk and Victoria Lenormand, all working hard on the legalise cannabis campaign.

 

mandy says

Because Our Cannabis Laws appear to be Unenforceable.

Seed Our Future has requested five pieces of Foundation Evidence to support the Laws against, Possession, Use and Cultivation of Cannabis.  Our Freedom of Information request results were no surprise to Guy Coxall; it was confirmation of what he already knew:

The CPS, Police Crime Commissioners and the Police Force are not able to provide the Foundation Evidence that has Cannabis included in Schedule 1 of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act in the UK.

Sativa Cannabis is less harmful than sugar

His Conclusion

Cannabis should never have been included on the prohibited list. Misuse of Drugs Act in the UK

In the Absence of Evidence, The Law cannot be enforced

No Evidence. No crime.

MAXIM OF LAW

Quamvis lex generaliter loquitur restringenda tamen est, ut cessante ratione et ipsa cessat.

“Though the law speaks generally, it must be limited as, where the reason ceases to apply, the law itself ceases”

Its a crime

Arresting a UK citizen for Cannabis would be tantamount to a Crime, because, The PACE code which governs the Police and the Terrorism Act requires each officer to be aware of the laws which they enforce. The lack of evidence suggests they are assuming the Law; this goes against their due diligence requirements.

As we have proof of the Personal, medical & Environmental Benefits of using Cannabis it should not be a schedule 2.

Cannabis cannot induce a lethal response because of drug-related toxicity. To cause death, a Cannabis in smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much cannabis contained in one cannabis cigarette. In this scenario, the likelihood is; dying of smoke inhalation first.

Evidence

There is proof that our Prohibition Law was and remains today, Politically motivated.  Why is Cannabis illegal? I would recommend the website SeedTheLight.com for more information.  Recommend Joining Seed Our Future on Facebook or their website, if this is of interest to you. It’s a private group, where you may speak freely about the joys of the plant Cannabis.    

A personal note from Guy Coxall

With special thanks to the ‘Seed Our Future’ supporters, the entire ‘cannabis community,’ including but not limited to, every cannabis/hemp activist who has tirelessly fought for our rights, freedoms and future for decades, and those who have been involved in all cannabis/hemp research, industry and promotion and finally to those in positions of power who push for changes in cannabis legislation.

seed our future logo

seed our future

The Document went live on 16th October 2020. No Victim no crime paper

It is an Open Demand to The Government and Police Service:

From the paper

The people demand immediate reform to bring an end to these crimes against humanity and the environment.  We do not want a move in classification or licencing; we don’t want ‘legalisation’ which supports corporate interests,  we demand that Cannabis be immediately and completely removed from all drug scheduling and licencing,

The people want to regain

That the people regain their right to cultivate and consume Cannabis for personal use, that the ECS is added to all Biology curricula,  Especially within medical training and that Medical Practitioners are allowed to prescribe Cannabis-based medicinal products, not as a last resort but as they see fit.

Finally, we ask that any cannabis products which are marketed for sale, be regulated as specified in section 5.4.

Recommendation

We would also like to recommend that the Government seriously consider investing in the infrastructure for a thriving ‘green industrial revolution’ in utilising the many industrial uses of Cannabis.

what does it mean

“my contribution was small, but it meant the world just be involved, An honour. Most of my work was Freedom of Information requests”.

This was a life-times work of three men in particular, and their whole group Seed The Future joined in and supported them.

“watching this group and this campaign has been fab! The Paper they have created is a Real Game Changer”

Seed Our Future aims to challenge the laws surrounding Cannabis. To bring to light how politically motivated the laws are.  Because it has nothing to do with harm.

Our conclusion

For the Full Document.

Is it time to decriminalise cannabis? Yes! This amazing plant has so much to give.

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Cannabis Prescription UK

Cannabis Oils

Cannabis Prescription

It has been possible to gain a Cannabis prescription in the UK since 1st November 2018.  The UK law changed to allow Medical Cannabis availability on the NHS.

However, since November, less than 20 prescriptions have been issued by the NHS.

 

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The Medical Cannabis clinic

The Medical Cannabis Clinics

Project Twenty21 was born out of a need to satisfy the Governments’ request for UK scientific proof.  The study is Europe-wide and will demonstrate the efficacy of Cannabis in humans.  It is only natural that we look to science for evidence of the plant’s benefits.

Project Twenty 21 Medical Cannabis Clinic

There is an extensive set of data from fellow Countries like Canada, The Netherlands, Israel and the Czech Republic. These Countries are considered The Giants in Cannabis Growth and Research.  More and more research results are published daily; it is an exciting time for this humble but mighty plant.  And the UK is now collating its evidence; Drug Science was founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt.

Drug Science brings together leading drug experts, to carry out ground-breaking research into drug effects.  The group Drug Science aims to put together the most extensive study in Europe’s Project Twenty21′.

It is important to note; There is no placebo involved in this study therefore it’s a Registry and not a Clinical Trial.   And it’s not free so the patient bears some of the Cannabis Prescription cost in the UK

The study will provide a much-needed service of Private Medical Cannabis Prescriptions in the UK. Of course, limited to those who can afford the prescriptions, we will discuss the Cannabis prescription costs in the UK later in this article.

Costs of Medical Cannabis Prescription in the UK are slightly more expensive than the street prices, once you factor in the consultant fees and prescription costs.  But it does all depend on how much you need.

 

are you ELIGIBLE

With Project Twenty21, eligible patients can access a medical cannabis treatment monitored by Drug Science. The organisers of the project aim to enrol 20,000 patients by 2021. The study will create the largest body of evidence, all for the effectiveness and tolerability of medical Cannabis.  Because Drug Science hopes the outcome of Project Twenty21 will provide proof for NHS funding where the benefits of treatment with medicinal Cannabis will prove to outweigh the potential risks.

who is professor david nutt

David Nutt was the Chair of the Misuse of Drugs Advisory Council. Famously, David announced ‘ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol’.   This was during a lecture at King’s College London. The lecture was on drug risk and classification.

Unfortunately, The honest answer was not desirable and so was swiftly followed by Professor Nutt’s removal from the Panel.   Almost ten years later not much changed when Prof Alex Stevens, resigned from the Advisory Council (ACMD), due to inappropriate Political interventions.

The UK is currently challenging the Government and the laws surrounding Cannabis.

Activists, Scientists and Doctors have come together to change the way we see this plant and its many benefits.  They have been discussing the plant with Members of Parliament and GPs to encourage a change in how we see Cannabis.

its life changing

The Cannabis Oils and Flowers treatment can be life-changing, yet patients in the UK are unable to access or afford it as there are too many barriers.   Because there is still a lot of social stigma and fear attached to this beautiful natural treatment.

Families of children who have epilepsy are desperate for NHS funding for Cannabis treatments, which have proved very effective.  And patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome and Substance Use Disorder or PTSD – could benefit from Cannabis via our health system.  But currently, they are finding it challenging to gain assistance from our National Health Care System

Patients 1.4 Million

It is estimated up to 1.4 million patients are left with no alternative but to turn to illegal means of gaining Cannabis—Criminalising and putting themselves in harm’s way.

Families are deprived of NHS assistance and have grown desperate. They are trying to fund their prescriptions privately.

Without prescriptions

The costs for UK Cannabis Prescription can be enormous, some being more than a monthly mortgage price.

Because many of the treatments are imported from other European Countries.

the uk is one of the largest CANNABIS EXPORTERS

This is incredibly frustrating as the UK is one of the largest suppliers of Medical Cannabis; in the world. (The UK was the largest supplier until this year).

These families now face a new problem in Brexit with the absence of a Deal combined with COVID, further issues with trade have arisen.  Because the flow of Medical Cannabis is about to grind to a halt.

Added stress

The stress increases further and a painful inability to gain access to their treatments is devastating.  Life-Threatening in some cases.

prescription CANNABIS uk

Project Twenty21 cannabis study is crucial for the UK to move forward and to realise this plant’s potential and in turn, change UK laws surrounding the plant.  This plant requires renewed respect, and it will see a renaissance in the UK. As a nation, we need to grow it freely, without the shackles of licences and post-production laws that are starved of logic.  Get Medical Cannabis with Project Twenty21.

We require access to the treatment on a large scale, and every day the need is growing more urgent.

Prof. Barnes is a campaigner for changes in attitude to cannabis-based therapies. He worked with Hannah Deacon in gaining one of the first Prescriptions for Hannah’s son Alfie Dingley.   When Alfie was Seven, he was granted a special licence to use Cannabis oil and is now living a “pretty normal life”, in Hannah’s words.

Alfie has a rare form of epilepsy and was enduring up to 150 seizures every month. Those seizures have stopped, and Alfie is a happy smiling boy.

End Our Pain

Professor Barnes and Hannah now work together on the campaign, and both are standing up for other patients’ rights, patients in need of these treatments. The campaign is ‘End Our Pain’.

hemp flowers in jars

i am a participant

I am one of the Project Twenty21 Participants and have a Cannabis Prescription.

Proud to be a part of this study, as a CannaActivist myself. I’m very keen to have the UK Laws changed, to move with the times, so everyone can enjoy the freedom cannabis gives. The scope of benefits is much broader than described above, but the study has to have a set of parameters.

The Medical Cannabis Clinic London

My cannabis prescription UK is via The Medical Cannabis Clinics, created by Medical Director, Professor Mike Barnes.

The initial step was to ensure I was eligible for treatment.

 To be a patient and part of the study, you must have one of the following conditions, recorded by your GP:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • PTSD

criteria for a prescription

The second criterion, you must have tried at least two prescribed treatments that have not worked.  If you satisfy the above, you can access the website and Choose a Clinic. You can call (make sure when you phone you confirm you require Project Twenty21) or access an online booking system and make yourself an appointment for a consultation with a Consultant.

I meet the criteria as I endure Chronic Pain due to an old fracture that will not heal. I’ve tried many combinations of medications and treatments; none have been successful and only exacerbate my complaints. My GP is fully aware, and I also have a pain specialist I see every four months.

The process was fascinating and odd at the same time, making an appointment to gain Cannabis on a prescription. It was a day I thought would never come; it gave me butterflies

There are different Consultants to choose from, depending on your medical requirements.

my GP helped

Cannabis prescription costs in the UK are in the middle so not cheap but not too expensive.  The initial appointment was £150. I went ahead and booked my first consultation with the Pain Specialist and created an online account with the Medical Cannabis Clinic at the same time.  So it was all straightforward stuff, a pleasantly easy process. 

Then came a quick courtesy phone call from the Clinic before our appointment. My Consultant just had a couple of questions to check and ensure this was the correct avenue for me.  Getting the appointment is no guarantee of a prescription; as initially, your Consultant will weigh up your suitability and discuss it with your GP.

All being well, an e-mail arrived with a consent form. I was giving my permission for the Consultant to access my medical records.

Two weeks later

I had an online meeting with my lovely Consultant.   The appointment lasted roughly 30 minutes.

During the call, it was agreed Cannabis is the way forward for me.  We went through my medical history and complaints and discussed the various treatment options.

My GP has not contacted me about this process; instead has agreed on my suitability. Previously, My GP had not been altogether enthusiastic about Cannabis Therapies, but it would appear this is no longer the case, and I applaud his open-mindedness.

Cannabis Prescription flowers

cannabis prescription cost uk

Each prescription costs £150; Initially, I had two prescriptions, with 30ml of 12:25 Oil & 30g of Flower each month.

The cost for a repeat prescription is £30.

 Follow-up appointments are £65 (every three months).

*These prices are from 2021 and may have changed.

It appears expensive, but for me the outcome is priceless.

The treatments were available to me at the time.

 Oils:

 30ml bottle 100% CBD Oil

 30ml bottle 12:25 Oil – 12mg/ml THC & 25mg/ml CBD

30ml bottle 25:25 Oil – 25mg/ml THC & 25mg/ml CBD

 Flower:

 Khiron – Indica with 18-22% Thc

The flower terpene profile is Carophyllene oxide 0.96% Humulene 0.66% Carophyllene 0.61% Alpha-pinene 0.26%.

I’ve tried the whole menu.  My bottle holds 750 drops of an MCT carrier oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride).

The cannabis treatments are a mix of CBDs and THCs, so the psychoactive elements and their healing properties are present.  Of the above list, I’ve tried everything on the menu aside from the 100% CBD  (as CBD is my business, I’m lucky to be aware of its benefits).

my prescription

My Prescriptions allow for both Flower and Oil. Initially, when this journey began for me, the Flower was not available, I was added to a waiting list and started straight away with 12:25 Oil.  Within a few days, I received a call from the Green Pharmacy.

All systems go

We discussed and confirmed my prescription and address. All systems go, I made an over-the-phone payment.  Transaction complete, the wait began for my Cannabis to be delivered through the post.  And the day arrived, a black padded envelope was handed over, and my new, improved life began.

how to consume cannabis

My suggestion is to forget everything you think you know and follow the Consultants instructions. I got ahead of myself and took too much too soon.

Begin slowly

 0.1ml to start twice a day for one week, then increase to three times per day. In the third week, I raised this to .02ml three times per day. The fourth week arrived at my target of .03 three times per day (I only use more when required).

After the first bottle, which lasted for over six weeks, I switched to the larger dose of 25:25mg/ml.

Problems with cannabis flower prescription

my Flower arrived. But not the Khiron that we had discussed. Due to logistical issues, the Khiron was unavailable.   A different strain of Flower was provided in its stead, and it came from Israel.  It looks initially like a box for a pair of tights. Inside is a foil bag; each bag contains 30gms of buds.   The new Flower was more of a mix of Sativa than a pure Indica, around the same THC level.

We discussed and confirmed my prescription and address. All systems go, I made an over-the-phone payment.  Transaction complete, the wait began for my Cannabis to be delivered through the post.  And the day arrived, a black padded envelope was handed over, and my new, improved life began.

how long does it last

I use the Oil with a measured pipet under the tongue and hold it for as long as I can, usually around two minutes.   A 30ml bottle of Oil will last me for one month, thereabouts (once up to the correct dosage).

Cannabis flowers

Vape daily, as and when I need it or use an old-fashioned bubbly.  I’ve had the Flower for around six weeks now and still have a couple of weeks remaining. It is too early for me to see a pattern emerge yet.

Therapy

I can only sing the praises of this therapy, it has been life-changing for me.

Cannabis has assisted my painful spine, knees, arthritis, anxiety and pre-menopausal issues. Just Wow!

Unmolested Extract

The full natural plant extract is the way forward. No synthetics are required here. The plant is perfect just as it is.  The Oil’s are excellent.  As I’m enjoying a tad more physical freedom; part of My disability has been downgraded from Enhanced to Standard. My head is in a great place, and my body is very grateful.

pain relief

It’s an odd thing; one moment I’m in terrible pain, and my partner grabs my oils and gives me a few drops or an added big vape.  So the next, I’m being asked how I feel and for a split second am confused by the question.   You seem to forget about the pain; it just melts away oh so quietly, delightful!

Routine is the best

with Cannabis Therapy if I forget a dose, I know about it. Consistency seems to be the key here.  Historically, I would struggle with the side effects of taking my old medications. Sour stomach or feeling nauseous was the common theme; but Not any more.

How much CBD to take?

it’s a joy to behold. Everyone is different, so we are in charge of our dosage. It is very much up to the individual to establish.  And my next job is to report back to the Consultant.  Every three months, we report back to our specialists. Information is vital for the study.

My prescription is via The Medical Cannabis Clinics, created by Medical Director, Professor Mike Barnes.

*This, of course, is only my personal experience, I cannot speak for anyone else. I am not making medical claims as Cannabis is personal and everyone has a different experience.

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Will I fail a drugs test

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Will I fail a drug test with CBD Oil?

Will I fail a drug test with CBD? Yes, it is possible to fail a drug test in the workplace.

This is a fair question, with more and more UK businesses looking at drug testing at work.

Drug testing in the workplace is a daunting issue for employers and employees.

in the workplace

Will I fail a drug test with CBD? Yes, it is possible to fail a drug test in the workplace.

This is a fair question, with more and more UK businesses looking at drug testing at work.

Drug testing in the workplace is a daunting issue for employers and employees.

But don’t despair.

In this article, we will explore ways to keep you safe and confident when buying CBD online.

 

 

health & saftey

Some employers believe that it is important to strike a balance.

A balance between the rights of your employees, with the health and safety of your workforce and the wider public.

Because health and safety include managing any health and safety risks posed by employees.

This extends to anyone who may be under the influence of drink or drugs whilst at work.

It is especially common in construction or transport industries. In some cases, it is contractual to have a drug test before your contract is finalised and included in a medical.

employers rights

Employers can be prosecuted if they knowingly allow an employee to be in the workplace while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Your employer can’t force you to provide a sample and they will gain written consent from any person to be drug-tested first.

A separate written consent to be obtained for alcohol testing is required.

But let’s face it, You’re not going to refuse your employer but do ensure all the correct paperwork is in place before you donate your sample

operating heavy machinery

When looking at drug testing for cannabis, the drug tests are designed to pick up THC (the element of the plant that makes you high).

As THC is deemed illegal unless you have a UK cannabis prescription.

If you do have a prescription, you are still to be cautious. Some prescriptions deem you are not permitted to operate heavy machinery. Because of this your employer may want to be vigilant.

 

Our CBD Oils

All UK CBD Oil products are to be sold will a lot less THC. UK legislation deems no more than 1mg of THC can be a present per bottle of CBD Oil.

This is the reason Laboratory reports for your Oils are important.

The Theory is would-be consumers of UK CBD Oil shouldn’t have a problem passing a drug test.

But as with all things it is not impossible due to incorrect labelling or no lab reports.

Big Chief Hemp CBD Oils are created with a premium distillate, this means we can ensure the purity of your CBD Oil.

If you take a large dose

So Individuals who take a large dose of CBD for instance; a whole bottle of CBD Oil could theoretically fail a drug test.

And it is not advisable to drink an entire bottle. The maximum recommended daily dose is 75mg.

Full Spectrum CBD oils may contain more THC so any consumer may indeed fail a drug test for traces of THC.

positive drugs test

Failing a drug test may not always result in instant dismissal.  Most employers are reasonable and will want to discuss the outcomes with you.  Especially with your good performance.

CBD counters the effects of THC

When we consider CBD counters the effects of THC, it is highly unlikely traces of THC will have any head effects.

A UK Study including David Nutt on the Oxford University website looks at the effects of THC without CBD.

The team carried out a study of seventeen healthy people. The patients are familiar with cannabis but not regular users. The experiment worked with two strains of cannabis and one placebo. 

It was observed; that THC resulted in a reduction of function for both strains of cannabis.  Dissociable effects of cannabis with and without cannabidiol on the human brain’s resting-state functional connectivity – PubMed (nih.gov)

It was concluded that “CBD restores disruption of the salience network by THC.  This explains its potential to treat disorders of salience such as psychosis and addiction.”

So CBD restores any disruptions caused by THC.

Lab

power of THC

It’s correct to say you’d prefer to see zero THC present in your drug test. Especially if you operate large machinery, however, we shouldn’t dismiss THC. 

  THC is a vital element of the cannabis plant. I’m a big fan.  It’s an amazing element of the cannabis plant.

As a full cannabis oil-prescribed patient, I require THC every day to assist with my pain levels.  My tolerance is high so I do not feel any head high with my medication. I go about my day just as you do.

If you get tested

It’s correct to say you’d prefer to see zero THC present in your drug test. Especially if you operate large machinery, however, we shouldn’t dismiss THC. 

  THC is a vital element of the cannabis plant. I’m a big fan.  It’s an amazing element of the cannabis plant.

As a full cannabis oil-prescribed patient, I require THC every day to assist with my pain levels.  My tolerance is high so I do not feel any head high with my medication. I go about my day just as you do.

our conclusion

To answer the question will I fail a drug test with CBD? The answer is yes, it is possible, but it is possible to buy with confidence.

Check the lab report for your CBD Oils to ensure your Oils contain only trace elements of THC. This way you have no fear of testing positive for a drug test at your place of work.

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History of hemp

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The grand History of hemp

Discovering the history of hemp, we travel far and wide to find its origins.

A journey from the East to the West. Many ancient manuscripts are written on Hemp paper, and archaeological discoveries show Hemp was used in ancient daily life.

Hemp goes back 10,000 years we journey to the cradles of civilisation ‘Ancient China’ and ‘Mesopotamia’.

where was Mesopotamia

Today, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait make up Mesopotamia, it was an ancient region in Asia.

This region’s many inventions remain crucial to our lives. For example the concept of time, Writing, The wheel, sailboats and maps.

Hemp played a vital part; grown and used for materials; cloth, fishnets, rope, paper and for the plant’s therapeutic properties.

Jerusalem

How far back does it go?

When the ‘Shekel’ was the first introduced to Mesopotamia as a currency, back in 3000BC.

Chinese historical records demonstrate that ancient civilizations used Hemp Oil for its therapeutic benefits.

Hemp rope is found in Italy’s homelands of the Romans.

Continue North

Continue North to Sweden and see Vikings using Hemp for rope and sails.

In Mesopotamia as a currency, back in 3000BC Chinese historical records show the ancient civilization using Hemp Oil for its therapeutic benefits.  They used it to create paper since 740AD; Hemp is used for paper, Teabags, writing paper, toilet paper, and rope. Not surprisingly, In 907AD China was the leading bookmaker.

Between 800AD and 1000AD

Throughout the 1000AD paper created with Hemp moved onto Korea with a Monk, most importantly along the Silk Road and then onto Japan, Tibet and India.

After that, Hemp rope is found in Italy’s homelands by the Romans. Consequently, it moved North to Sweden and then we see Vikings using Hemp for rope and sails

We move to Spain next, to the year 1150AD

Spain created the first paper industry in Europe, reaching the UK by the 12th Century. IN 1215 the Magna Carta was drafted on Hemp paper.

Right through to 1453 AD Byzantines; The East Roman Empire used Cannabis flowers for their therapeutic properties – Therefore, we can see CBD is nothing new, it just has a fancy new name.

Roman baths

In 1533 King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII made it compulsory

by Royal Order for Farmers to dedicate a quarter of an acre of land to Hemp (or Flax for every 60 acres)

Most Bibles of this time were printed on hemp paper, the famous Gutenberg Bible was written on Hemp paper

In 1563 Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth ordered all farmers and landowners to grow Cannabis.  Consequently, anyone caught not adhering to this law would have to pay a £5 penalty, to add some perspective, that’s around £1500 in today’s money.

Elizabeth insisted hemp was cultivated to build up her Navy and for her household.

There is a rumour Queen Elizabeth 1st also used the flowers to ease her pains, once a month.

1600s the early days of America

Hemp was a vital material for this newly developed nation, and the Founding Fathers insisted Farmers grow this fantastic crop.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington flew the flag for the Hemp industry and assisted in its hearty creation in the early days of the US. 

The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were also written on Hemp paper, the final copy was, however, written on animal skins.

So valuable was the Hemp crop it was used as legal tender, it became Mandatory to grow this product and as consequence, the American colonies grew.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the plant became a part of American Law. But what blew me away was; It was illegal NOT to grow Hemp in some colonies.

Such is this valuable plant. Its assets were necessary to grow a developing nation.

Its properties are abundant, and so versatile, that we made ropes, sails, clothes, food, paper, and oils (that is just a snippet)

17th and 18th centuries

Queen Elizabeth ordered all farmers and landowners to grow Cannabis.  Consequently, anyone caught not adhering to this law would have to pay a £5 penalty, to add some perspective, that’s around £1500 in today’s money.

Elizabeth insisted hemp was cultivated to build up her Navy and for her household.

There is a rumour Queen Elizabeth 1st also used the flowers to ease her pains, once a month.

USA Four Fathers

By the By the 1700s

Hemp paper was used to make all the following books;

  •   King James Bible
  •     Works of Alexander Dumas
  •     Mark Twain
  •     Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland 1865

18th Century Hemp War

During the 18th Century, Russia was the largest producer of Hemp producing around 75% of Europe’s Hemp.

Britain became so reliant on Russia for its Hemp Napoleon started ‘The Hemp War’ signing a treaty with Russia in 1807.

Russia

The Tilsit Peace Treaty, one of the conditions being, that Russia would no longer supply Great Britain with much-needed Hemp.  Napoleon’s attempt to weaken the British Navy. 

Just a few short years later, Russia resumed trade with Great Britain, the beginning of the end for Napoleon.

In 1865

In 1865, the beginning of the end in Europe

We began to use the Wood pulp.  As a result, hemp is phased out by the end of the 1900s. unfortunately, most printers in the Western world were using wood pulp.

history of hemp prohibition

Finally, in 1979 hemp was banned and labelled as a controlled substance.

It would appear hemp was banned by the Americans for corporate interests, namely a threat to the Oil and Fibre industries.

hemp cloth

Hemp fibre

Hemp fibre was relied upon as much as wood is to us today.

Hemp is frequently used as a medicine and for cloth, now that’s versatile!

So given all of the above

This plant giving so much proved itself a valuable asset through the ages. We are looking for an alternative to wood; this is a no-brainer.  It seems we tried to reinvent the wheel, and our depleted rainforests show we’ve made an error so let us reverse it!

This incredible plant can provide us with so much.

So given all of the above

This plant giving so much proved itself a valuable asset through the ages. We are looking for an alternative to wood; this is a no-brainer.  It seems we tried to reinvent the wheel, and our depleted rainforests show we’ve made an error so let us reverse it!

This incredible plant can provide us with so much.

It’s often as a replacement for environmentally harmful products – industrial products (paper and rope), textiles (bags and clothing), foodstuffs (milk, cold-pressed oil and tea) and herbal remedies (tinctures creams, balms, and other topicals).

Industrial Hemp is also cultivated for insulation, biofuels, car manufacturing, fabric and carpet production.

Biodiesel is created from Hemp Seeds and Stalks called ‘Hempoline’; You can produce alcohol by fermenting the whole plant.

There is a form of hemp oil that can power a diesel engine.

It transpires the first diesel engines were designed to run on hemp oil.

heard of Hempcrete

Have you heard of Hempcrete? It’s a thing! You can use Hemp materials to build a home; it truly never ends.

Today we have rediscovered another use for this amazing plant.  We are now around to using CBDs, and it’s all perfect for the environment and safe for all the family

Our conclusion

Let’s follow our colourful history. This industry can provide us with a sustainable product with a multitude of uses and be environmentally friendly and harvest Job creation, what’s not to like?!

For more information see our article Everything you need to know about CBD

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Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum

hemp flowers in jars

The spectrums

What is the difference between Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD Oil? The difference is THC. Phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids) are naturally occurring elements of the cannabis plant, hemp.

There are over 115 cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. Made up of CBDs and THCs, each one with a variety of benefits. And there could be up to 200 terpenes.

CBD & THC have many benefits

CBD & THC have many benefits, these are a mere snippet:

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help with:

  • anxiety
  • epilepsy
  • glaucoma.
  • helps with certain cancer.

THC has pain-relieving properties it helps with glaucoma and offers relief from certain cancer treatments.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

is created from the whole hemp plant. Everything the plant has to offer, including flavonoids, terpenes, lipid fatty acids and a small amount of THC around 0.3% Full-spectrum oils has the natural smells, colour, and tastes of Hemp. Giving you all the elements is called the ‘Entourage effect’ because you get the full benefit of the plant.

CBD Oil Soft Gel Capsules 25mg We are proud of our 25mg CBD Capsules – Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil soft gel capsules. We work hard to source superb CBD oils with a hint of CBG; the lab report on these guys is fabulous.

Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil

can be up to 80% pure, also called a THC-free distillate, because there are only trace elements of THC, around 0.0005%.  Broad-Spectrum is a better choice for people who want a cleaner CBD experience, with a Wide Variety of Cannabinoids. And minimal impurities.

According to studies, the broad-spectrum distillate is less potent than its full-spectrum counterpart.  This is because of the lack of terpenes, flavonoids and lipid fats. As terpenes have their array of benefits.  The beauty of Broad-Spectrum is to enjoy the benefits of CBD without the flavonoids.

This removes the strong earthy tastes and smells and gives your taste buds a more pleasant experience.  The distillate can be applied to an MCT Carrier Oil or foods and if so desired can have the terpenes added back to the mix.

It’s easier to create a fabulous tasting CBD oil using distillates. We have a delightful blueberry-flavoured CBD Oil.

cbd Isolate

Isolate is a highly refined cannabis extract often derived from hemp flowers alone.

Isolating the CBD removes all other elements of the plant, removing the other Cannabinoids, including any trace element of THC

The crystallised Isolate, a concentrate of CBD, Can be 99% pure and is ground into a white, odourless powder, Removing any elements of THC.

Big Chief Hemp crafts CBD Oils using Distillate in our Oral Oils. Our customers can rest assured no THC is present. Only great-tasting and wonderfully smelling CBD Oils.

Whilst giving you a Broad Spectrum of Cannabinoids.

This provides great-tasting and lovely aromatic CBD Oils.

our Conclusion

They both have benefits – Big Chief Hemp prefers using CBD Distillates in our Oral Oils, to bring our customer assurances of no THC and to provide a great-tasting and lovely smelling CBD Oils.

And give you the full benefit of whole plant extract in our capsules.

This fascinating plant has so much to offer, to find out more, see our full guide!

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How much CBD to take

How much CBD to take? CBD to take

CBD works much like a vitamin pill.  How much CBD to take?

As a food supplement, you are aiding your body to replace lost vitamins and help your body achieve homeostasis.

CBD is similar as it’s a phytocannabinoid plant extract that supports your naturally occurring Endocannabinoid system and stimulates your receptors to send out positive messages to the rest of your body.

Initially, it’s hard to know how much CBD to take

Full CBD range in a heart

Start at a very low dosage

We would suggest you begin with a low 500mg in a 10ml bottle.   One drop twice a day for three days.   Then increase to three times a day.  After three days increase to two drops each three times daily.  As there is no head effect, how will you know how much is enough?

Folks use CBD for a host of reasons, and everyone has different absorption rates. It’s up to you to establish what your levels are.

In the CBD Oil Oral Drops PIPET

each drop is roughly  0.05ml

Not a full pipet but a SINGLE DROP

dosage guide

A 10ml bottle of CBD Oil has 200 DROPS

In a 500mg CBD Oral Oil 10ml Bottle

 

Each drop contains 2.5mg of CBD if you want to take 20mg you would take 8 drops per day

Ask yourself the reason you want to take CBD?

For a sense of wellbeing; it’s recommended to use just 0.5mg – 1.5mg a day or you may want a tad more.  If you are recovering from an illness, it’s suggested you use more.  Again, always build up your levels at a gentle pace.  There is a point at which you will plateau, and find your ideal dosage.

You found your level

The day you increase and don’t feel any more benefit than the previous dosage. You found your level.  Your levels may change over time, depending on how you are feeling.  You will get to establish those areas yourself.  To find my levels, I kept a diary and looking back could see the improvements over the weeks, until I arrived at my level.  It is more apparent to me now, I am aware when I’ve forgotten to take it.

How much CBD to Take

People take CBD for different reasons.  So the dosage will be different for each case.  Some people have asked how much CBD to take to assist with sleep we would say around 1 to 6 mg.

We have been asked how much CBD it takes to help with tremors?;  we would suggest anything between 5 and 10 mg.

How much CBD to take For Chronic pain is anything up to 20mg of THC recommended.

Please Note : Medical Advice

Do not exceed more than 70mg of CBD in 24 hours, unless otherwise directed by your Medical Professional

Research has indicated, that CBD may inhibit the CYP450 liver enzyme, responsible for the metabolism of several medications.  This can potentially have an adverse effect when taken with Anti-cancer medications ( for example epipodophyllotoxin derivatives such as etoposide and teniposide).

Certain blood thinners (warfarin/coumadin) 

Certain anti-seizure medicines ( for example clobazam, and or norclobazam).

Always.

Consumers should always seek approved medical guidance if taking other medications or during pregnancy, before consuming CBD Oil  as per MHRA & FSA guidelines**

Advice for your GP can be found Here

 

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