CBD Oil

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CBD oil arrived quickly and was well packaged from Hempura. I am very pleased with this company for several reasons: the clear information it provides, the easy to navigate and informative website and the quality and choice of products it provides.

Russell

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Very high quality product, efficient ordering process and swift delivery.

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Very happy customer, good product and good quality service and fast delivery

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New to Hempura CBD Oil

Excellent service and information.  New to CBD I chose Hempura through the informative website.  I look forward to an ongoing relationship with Hempura.

Lesley

Hempura CBD Oil - Full-Spectrum Original Extract

Hempura CBD Oil - Broad-Spectrum Refined Extract

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Yes all Hempura’s oils are made using cold-pressed, food-grade, top quality hemp seed oil grown and sourced within the United Kingdom.

No. All hemp products must contain undetectable levels of THC to be sold legally in the UK and Europe and the quantities are so small there is little difference. THC is the part of the hemp plant that creates the symptoms associated with taking cannabis. Therefore there are none of the associated symptoms you would get if you took cannabis.

It is fine to add CBD oil to tea or coffee if it has been allowed to cool first.  We would not advise putting CBD oil into boiling/very hot water as it may change the composition of cannabinoids and other compounds.

If you wanted a drink after using the oil sublingually, any drink is fine.

If you are struggling with the taste of the CBD oil, whilst adding it to your food might help, the benefit of oil products is that they are taken sublingually (under the tongue). This gives CBD a good bioavailability as it’s absorbed directly into the blood. Ingesting the oil will reduce the bioavailability as it needs to go through the digestive tract and liver first. You could always try our delicious white chocolates instead.

Yes, but CBD oil has a long shelf life of up to 2 years. All of our products have a use-by date and we try to keep batches as fresh as possible. You can read more about CBD oil expiry in our article here: https://www.hempura.co.uk/articles-and-research/does-cbd-oil-expire/

It is entirely personal preference.  You can take it with or without food, before or after food.  If users feel sensitive to the compounds when they first begin taking CBD oil we recommend taking after food.

No. Hempura products are manufactured with a full-plant, hemp-derived CBD extract.

It is possible to find CBD products on the market that are manufactured form CBD isolate.  This means the CBD crystal has been extracted from hemp and is then added back into a filler.  These products do not contain the full array of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in our extracts.

The CBD industry can be extremely confusing with all the concentrations, percentages, strengths and volumes.  The Hempura product information and knowledge have been produced from our own research and resources for our range of products.
For easy management, we suggest a starting dosage of 10mg – 15mg for our customers, that can be controlled via drops or using the supplement facts shown clearly on all products and product pages:
For example, our sublingual oils contain:
  • 250mg contains 1.25mg CBD + additional trace cannabinoids and terpenes per 1 individual drop
  • 500mg contains 2.50mg CBD + additional trace cannabinoids and terpenes per 1 individual drop
  • 1000mg contains 5.00mg CBD + additional trace cannabinoids and terpenes per 1 individual drop
This allows you to gradually increase the dosage over a course of 5 – 7 days to determine the correct dosage to help with your needs and requirements.

Wondering how to dose with one of our oils?

To take any of our CBD oil range you use individual raindrops ? under the tongue (sublingual), allowing any drops to absorb for around 90 seconds will suffice. Keeping the extract inside the mouth for as long as possible will maximise absorption.

Our CBD chocolates contain the same extract in measured pieces. These pieces can be melted underneath the tongue as an easy alternative to drops of oil.

 

The Instructions for taking CBD Oil

  1. Draw up some oil into the glass dropper and then, in a mirror is easier until you are more adept,
  2. Gently squeeze the rubber tip until an individual drop (1 drop) is released out of the pipette underneath the tongue (approximately 0.05ml or so),
  3. Repeat until you reach your required number of drops,
  4. Wait roughly 90seconds
  5. Viola!

You can then easily use the drops to control the dosage.

Do not worry about getting it exact or taking a tiny bit too much as CBD is very safe, even in high amounts.

Any remaining oil can then be moved around the mouth and gums or swallowed – followed by a drink if necessary.

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What about your other CBD products?

Our skin lotion can be applied in small amounts directly as needed. Topically is not a recommended way to ingest CBD into the body, but rather treat the skin itself.

This means you are able to combine the skin cream with other products without the need to worry about taking too much CBD.

For our CBD vape liquids, we typically recommend using inhalations, starting from a few per day and gradually increasing until you feel the benefit before maintaining.

It is harder to dose accurately with a vape, but also difficult to offer accurate CBD vaping dose advice, as nearly every device and user is different in the way they vape.

Vaping CBD has the highest absorption of all methods, so do not worry too much about the dosage, and use inhalations to control treatment instead.

There are approximately 200 drops in a 10ml bottle. 1 individual rain-drop equates to roughly around 0.05ml. (200*0.05ml=10ml)

 

Hempura CBD oils come in 10ml sized bottles:

  • 250mg  –  contains 1.25mg CBD per drop
  • 500mg  –  contains 2.50mg CBD per drop
  • 1000mg – contains 5.00mg CBD per drop
Drop amounts are the size of a raindrop.

 

Sensitivity

If you are sure you are not allergic, a small minority of users do report initial sensitivity and alertness to our extracts as the body is not accustomed to the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes found within them. We would suggest reducing your dose to 1 drop per day after food for a week (mealtime is usually best) to allow your body to become accustomed. Because specific individuals may be sensitive to cannabinoids, we recommend starting with the smallest dose possible for an extended period, allowing the body time to adjust to the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the extracts. Each user that has followed this advice has not come back to us with further issues. If you still experience problems with 1 drop, we would recommend discontinuing use.

Herxheimer effect

When your body detoxifies, symptoms such as muscle and sore throat, chills, and a headache etc. take place. All of these issues are regular occurrences and is an indication that viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other pathogens are being killed. Our immune system tries to remove these toxins, but we are not able to eliminate them quickly enough. As a result, the toxins are capable of causing unpleasant symptoms, and the initial symptoms may even get worse for a short while.

If you take CBD oil and begin to experience the Herxheimer Effect, begin a detoxification protocol. Drink lots of water, a couple of grams of vitamin C, and foods known to work as antioxidants. Your goal is to speed up the process so that the Herxheimer Effect doesn’t linger. Typically, you could feel these effects for 2-3 days, although some people report the adverse side effects for longer. Remember the reason you took cannabidiol in the first place and try to persevere through if possible. People who experience the Herxheimer Effect often stop taking CBD oil within a day or two. If you persist, the adverse side effects should subside. After this happens, users often report everything settles down, and they can continue dosing as usual.

You may read more about this here: https://www.holtorfmed.com/what-is-a-herxheimer-reaction-and-what-can-i-do-about-it/

The extract mixed into the hemp seed oil is absolutely prone to variation due to coming from an organically grown hemp material. It is grown outside with zero GMO’s or pesticides etc. meaning it is incredibly difficult to create exactly the same extract when using different harvests. All the natural constituents of hemp, namely the active cannabinoids and terpenes, are present across each batch due to being manufactured by chemists to meet a strict technical specification.

This product is not like others with a few simple ingredients. The combination of terpenes & cannabinoids in cannabis sativa hemp is extremely complex and varied. This is part of the beauty of the plant and the variance should be enjoyed, as those are the organic compounds of cannabis you are experiencing.

Hempura Original extracts have been left as authentic as possible, straight from the field, producing a complex taste of earthy tones and fragrant, fruity terpenes. It can be an acquired taste, an no artificial flavours or colours are used, the taste is as nature intended.

Hempura Refined extracts have been winterised and filtered, removing all of the unnecessary hemp constituents. This extract is a much lighter taste but has a *reduced* overall cannabinoid profile.

Nothing has been added to our CBD extracts except organic hemp oil. Nothing has been taken away but uncertainty.

All Hempura CBD products are sold as food supplements only. To this effect, Hempura is unable to offer any medical advice around the use of CBD Oil.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of 100+ naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa Hemp plant. When Cannabis Sativa is <0.2% THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high), it becomes classed as hemp. A full-plant extract is then taken & the extract is suspended in an oil solution, hence the term CBD oil.

Both types of extract originate from the same special strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant called Industrial Hemp. This is the same plant from which illegal cannabis originates, but, instead, is a strain that does not produce the same unwanted psychoactive effects due to containing very low THC (<0.2%).

Full-Spectrum Original Extract:
Our full-spectrum original extract contains a full-plant spectrum which includes many of the organic compounds found in hemp. This is what gives this extract its potent, earthy taste. As it is left raw, *all* of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in the original hemp are still in there at the original levels. For the refined extracts, inherently any refinement and purification process will slightly *reduce* the overall trace cannabinoid spectrum. This applies to all of the cannabinoids in the extract, but they are still in there at lower trace levels than the original extract. Our broad-spectrum extracts may still, in fact, contain very low THC.

– CBD + other trace cannabinoids (THC: <0.03%)

– Original hemp constituents

– Terpenes

This extract contains all the natural components of hemp straight from the field and is our most potent, Original extract. 

Broad-Spectrum Refined Extract:
Our broad-spectrum extracts have been winterised & filtered after the original extraction. This allows the compounds to be separated and certain ones removed, leaving a highly activated golden oil, containing only concentrated cannabinoids and terpenes. This process inherently removes small amounts of the other trace cannabinoids from the original extract, meaning it is no longer a true full-spectrum, but rather a refined broad-spectrum extract. This extract is lighter tasting, whilst still possessing the high concentrations of CBD, along with other trace cannabinoids and terpenes.

– CBD + other trace cannabinoids (THC: possible trace levels)

– Terpenes

Winterisation is the process of alcohol washing and freezing the initial extract. It is a type of fractionation (also known as fractionate crystallization), which is the general process of separating the triglycerides found in fats and oils, using the difference in their melting points, solubility, and volatility. This process separates the various compounds allowing further filtration to be carried out and produces an ultra-refined final product, but can inherently reduce the trace levels of cannabinoids in the spectrum.

By removing substances such as plant waxes, fats and also chlorophyll which remain in the original extract, it can also improve taste (to some) whilst leaving a highly refined and potent hemp extract with near-zero THC.

For our sublingual oils and vape liquids:

  • 250mg is roughly 2.5%
  • 500mg is roughly 5.0%
  • 1000mg is roughly 10%

When deciding which strength bottle to use, it is important to understand that it is the same extract used in each but in different concentrations. This means any will work as well as each other, but you will require a lot of drops of the lower concentration bottles if you start taking higher doses.

The products on the store are all marked with a specific dosage per measure for your convenience. The higher concentration bottles are better valued over the long term, so if you are planning to supplement with Hempura for a while, we would always recommend the higher concentration bottles.

We would advise you to store your products somewhere dry and out of direct sunlight. There is no need to store it in a fridge but you can do so if you wish.

We use a UK grown natural, food-grade hemp seed oil as a carrier oil for our range of CBD oils (except for the vape oil). Hemp seed oil is considered to be one of the world’s healthiest oils and is rich in Omega 3 and 6.

“Which CBD product is right for me?”  is one of the most common CBD questions we receive at Hempura.

This short FAQ will take you through the steps you need to take to easily decide the right CBD products for you.

 

‘How do I want to take CBD?’ is the first consideration you should make

There are three common methods of treating yourself with CBD: vaping, under the tongue and ingestion.

Vaping is said to have the highest levels of absorption1  but is the least popular due to difficulty with devices and also restraint/control of dose.

It is followed closely by under the tongue (a.k.a. sublingual), being the most popular method among our users due to ease and control of dose. Our CBD oil and chocolates can be taken this way.

Vape and sublingual are absorbed almost direct to the bloodstream via the lungs and saliva glands, respectively.

Ingestion (capsules) is said to be the lowest levels of absorption due to having to pass via the gut and intestines.

The body reacts differently to ingested cannabinoids, so we feel it is unfair to directly compare ingestion with other methods. We have many customers that assert the capsules to be our most effective CBD product for them. Many combine two products; some even use a combination.

We would recommend to not discredit dosage methods solely due to their expected bioavailability and absorption rates – as you may be missing out.

Pick a method that suits you.

 

Which concentration of CBD? 250mg, 500mg or 1000mg?

You have chosen your method, now, which concentration CBD product should you order?

The highest concentration products are better valued over the long term, meaning if you are a regular, or are planning to take for the foreseeable to aid with your health, then we would always recommend the higher concentration 1000mg bottles.

If you are looking to try CBD and don’t want to order a high concentration bottle, any of the concentrations are adequate to give CBD a genuine try by just using it to the end of the bottle.

The positives of the higher concentrations bottle: 1) it is easy to take higher dosages, 2) you require less oil/drops in the mouth to reach your dosage requirements, 3) it is cheaper over the long term, 4) the bottle will last you longer, 5) you have to order less frequently.

 

If you have chosen a sublingual oil, ORIGINAL or REFINED CBD oil extract?

Hempura Original Extract is left as raw and authentic as nature intended.

Hempura CBD Oil Original Extract 1000mg

Original CBD Oil

Hempura CBD Oil Refined Extract 1000mg

Refined CBD Oil

Having undergone minimal refinement and filtration processes, you can be sure all of the ORIGINAL levels of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds found in the original extract are in there.

Our most potent, Original extract – with a similarly impressive taste.

Hempura Refined Extract is precisely how it sounds.

It has been refined and filtered to remove all the extra unnecessary hemp constituents – leaving the highly beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.

This extract has a much lighter taste, but likely a microscopically lower overall cannabinoid profile. The variance is so small modern analytical machinery can barely tell the difference, so we advise not to worry too much about it.

All our products are fantastic and manufactured to the highest standards. Pick a product that suits you and you feel comfortable with; you can’t really get it wrong.

 

We hope this helped!

If you are uncertain how to control using drops, check out our how do I take CBD oil? FAQ – it is a good read.

And that’s it, we hope! If not, please let us know where we went wrong, and we’ll update this FAQ if necessary.

 

Footnotes: 
  1. A Systematic Review on the Pharmacokinetics of Cannabidiol in Humans

 

Many users combine both methods. There are a number of different factors which are important to consider when deciding between CBD oils and CBD capsules. These are:

  • mg Amount – How much you want to take
  • Method – How you ingest the substance
  • Time to Feel Effect – How long it takes to feel the effect
  • Bioavailability – How much of the substance is absorbed into the circulation
  • Duration – Over how long the CBD is administered

CBD Oils

  • mg Amount – this can be controlled by the number of drops and therefore gives you more flexibility
  • Method – Sublingual
  • Time to Feel Effects – Average (10-30 minutes)
  • Bioavailability – Medium (20-35%)
  • Duration – Short

CBD Capsules

  • mg Amount – capsules come as 10mg so the dosage can only be taken as multiples thereof
  • Method – Oral
  • Time to Feel Effects – Slow (30-60 minutes)
  • Bioavailability – Low (up to 20%)
  • Duration – Long (72hrs)

Taking a capsule is often a much easier method for some than the traditional dropper method. It has none of the associated taste and there is no need to keep it in your mouth for any length of time. It can also be much more convenient to take on the go. An easy addition to your daily routine.

For an in-depth read, see our article Are CBD Capsules as Effective as Drops? 

The THC (and CBN) levels in all Hempura products are of trace & undetectable levels (<0.03%) to ensure our products are 100% legal and safe - similar to how alcohol-free beers must contain no more than <0.05% alcohol[1].

Over time, if taking any Hempura CBD product, tiny contaminant levels of THC in any of our products may build-up in the body with sustained treatment. THC is stored in the fat cells and released slowly over time, allowing quantities to remain detectable in your body for longer durations of time when compared to CBD.

All Hempura extracts undergo THC removal, removing the THC to undetectable levels in every product. But, as the extracts are ultimately coming from organically grown cannabis sativa hemp material, there are potentially microscopic contaminant amounts that are unable to be removed without damaging the authenticity and quality of the extracts. The THC levels in our full-spectrum original extracts may generate a visible result much sooner; having undergone less filtration.

If you are in a role with potential testing, we would recommend sensible consideration. Sportspeople are known to ‘cycle’ using our products to reduce any potential risk, taking the oil for short periods of time with regular breaks. This method may ensure levels are unable to build up sufficiently to be visible, but there is no guarantee.

 


References
  1. https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/alcoholic-drinks-units/alcoholic-and-non-alcoholic-beers/

Peruse our Mega-FAQ

What is CBD oil?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of a large number of chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.  CBD is a cannabinoid, a compound that interacts with our body’s natural Endocannabinoid System (a system which helps cells maintain optimum performance) and is widely regarded as a supplement that can promote wellbeing.

Not to be confused with the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD oil won’t make you feel ‘high’.  Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids that are found in Cannabis Sativa, but the strain of Cannabis Sativa that we use for our CBD products is Industrial Hemp, a plant that is described by Health Canada as having less than 0.3% THC in the flowering head and leaves[1]. To find out more about the difference between Hemp and Cannabis, please visit our knowledge centre.

All of our CBD products have to meet strict UK guidelines and are fully legal. Our CBD oil (and other products) must contain a THC level of 0.2% or less to be considered legal in the UK, as products with a level of THC above 0.2% become a controlled substance under UK law.  Our extracts come from organically grown Cannabis Sativa plants and there are microscopic amounts of THC present in the oil, though these are at an undetectable level (of less than 0.05%).


What’s the difference between Full and Broad-Spectrum CBD oil?

Hempura Full-Spectrum Original extracts are left in a relatively raw state after extraction from the industrial hemp plant, and therefore still contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and compounds (including beneficial terpenes) found within the original plant.

Hempura’s Broad Spectrum refined extracts are manufactured from the same base extract as our Full-Spectrum CBD oil, but the extract has also been winterised (where a solvent and cold temperatures are used to separate the various compounds in the extract) and further purified after initial extraction. These filtration and refinement techniques allow unnecessary compounds to be removed (like the original hemp constituents), leaving a milder tasting CBD oil which contains a refined cannabinoid and terpene extract.

To find out more about the differences between Full and Broad-Spectrum CBD Oils, please visit our knowledge centre.


Why choose Hempura?

Our customers health, safety and wellbeing is our priority at Hempura, so we only use the very best quality hemp and have strict and exacting standards throughout the manufacture of our products to ensure excellence throughout the growing, picking, refining, manufacturing and distribution processes.

The hemp used to manufacture all Hempura products is sourced from carefully selected and highly regulated EU farms. The Industrial hemp is organically grown and free from herbicide, pesticide and fungicide.  Every harvest is carefully and comprehensively tested before purchase and before entering the UK, and also throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the consistency and quality of our products.

Hempura is proud to be registered with the Vegan Society, with all of our products (except our dairy chocolates) registered as vegan thanks to the fact that they meet the strict Vegan Society standards (which include good hygiene standards across production, zero animal ingredients, by-products or derivatives, no animal testing and no genetically modified ingredients).


References

[1] https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/about/cannabidiol.html#a6

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