Terpenes are a large class of organic compounds that are produced by plants (not just hemp!). They are incredibly fragrant and are what gives Cannabis it’s aromatic diversity. There are over 30,000 terpenes currently recorded[iii], therefore if you can find any plant that smells pleasant or a herb that tastes spicy, terpenes are likely responsible for these characteristics.
CBD is a contraction of the word cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in all plants in the cannabis family. However, the CBD oil you can buy online or in-store is always made from industrial hemp—not ‘marijuana’. It can therefore scientifically be called hemp oil.
Endocannabinoids are molecules produced naturally by the body to support the endocannabinoid system, and these molecules have a number of striking similarities with cannabinoids – the chemicals found in Cannabis Sativa. In total, there are more than a hundred cannabinoids that can be extracted from different strains of the cannabis plant, each of which has different benefits for overall balance and wellbeing.
The simplest way to define the difference between cannabis and hemp is that hemp is used to denote the non-psychoactive variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. While cannabis or marijuana is used to denote the psychoactive variety of the same.
While CBD hemp oil products are the most popular way to enjoy the benefits that CBD has to offer, it is not the only product that contains CBD that can be legally sold. You can buy CBD UK wide in multiple forms. This includes the purchase of CBD chocolates, CBD vape liquid and even hemp CBD capsules. All these products are available for purchase and are 100% legal, just like CBD oil.
However, PayPal policies mean that when you buy CBD products in the UK, it is not possible to use PayPal as a platform. PayPal, due to American law, class all CBD cannabidiol products as a narcotic, which means that the platform does not accept the transactions of any hemp-derived products.
We have worked hard to make our CBD guide as comprehensive as possible, and cover a broad range of topics about CBD, from the extraction process (from industrial hemp) to the differences between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate products, and from recommended dosage to the effect that CBD products have on the endocannabinoid system (ECS)… and more!
Hempura’s refined extracts are manufactured from the same base extract as our Full-Spectrum Original, except the extract has been winterised and further purified after initial extraction. These filtration and refinement techniques allow unnecessary compounds to be removed (like the original hemp constituents), leaving a highly activated golden oil containing a refined cannabinoid and terpene extract.
If you are just starting taking CBD, we recommended that you start with a low dose of around 10-15mg, taken in two doses, evenly spaced throughout the day. Once you get more familiar with CBD (and the effect that it has on your wellbeing) you can increase the dose slowly, perhaps every 5-7 days, until you reach a point where you feel that you are getting the full benefit of the product.
The body can interact with cannabinoids and create its own, with the presence of these receptors identified in many animals around the world. Due to its widespread presence, it’s thought that it’s possible to be deficient in cannabinoids which could, in turn, affect the endocannabinoid system.