Discover full-spectrum CBD oil: one of the most popular CBD tinctures in the UK
There are many types of full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures for sale all across the UK — independent journalist David Baker talks through the benefits of hemp oil and where to find it
Aside from Just CBD’s full-spectrum tincture oil, shoppers can purchase CBD creams, bath bombs and gummies on the brand’s website (consumers aged 18+ only)
Let’s start with the basics. After seeing so many different cannabidiol products advertised on the internet, including Just CBD, we all know what hemp-derived CBD is. But what is full-spectrum tincture CBD oil?
Full-spectrum CBD oil UK refers to the hemp extract that contains all the compounds that are found in hemp — it’s also called whole plant CBD. And a tincture is CBD taken in the form of a liquid, usually with a dropper — when you ingest the oil under the tongue this way it’s considered to be absorbed quicker into the body than other methods.
There are many reasons why someone can choose to make CBD a part of their daily routine. Since CBD comes in so many great forms and flavours, shoppers should have no problem finding the ideal CBD product for them. While colourful CBD gummies are a hit with some customers, others may prefer tincture oil instead, and the list goes on.
Below you’ll find many of the most frequently asked questions about full-spectrum CBD oil that shoppers tend to ask, answered by David Baker, an independent journalist with direct connections to JustCBD.
You must be aged 18 and over to purchase and use CBD in the UK.
Where should you buy tincture CBD oil?
There are many places to purchase CBD-infused oil throughout the UK and we have found that our favourite brands are just about always found on the internet. When you shop for CBD infused oil online, you can always check on the products’ website for detailed lab reports before purchasing.
The main check I make after looking at the product’s purity is the date of the report. Make sure this has been published recently.
JustCBD’s online CBD store has a wonderful full-spectrum CBD oil that is sold in eight strengths, from 50mg, 100mg, 250mg, 550mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, 3000mg and 5000mg. By providing customers with so many options, the range allows individuals to choose exactly how much CBD they want to take at any given time.
Where is the best quality hemp grown?
If you’re in the UK and search for full-spectrum CBD oil for sale near you, you’ll find many quality shops online that are based in the UK. However, if you take a look at the details of where they get their hemp-derived CBD, it’s usually grown in the USA.
The United States has some of the highest standards when it comes to industrial hemp farms and most major producers undergo third party laboratory tests on their products. Hemp from the USA can be a sign of a high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil tincture if formulated correctly.
Is full-spectrum CBD oil legal in the UK?
Full-spectrum CBD oil is completely legal for adults to purchase in the UK. The law states that in order for CBD edibles to be legal in the UK, the hemp strain must contain less than 0.02 per cent of THC. It’s important to purchase CBD from a reputable source that has third party lab testing, so you can be assured the product you buy remains within these limits.
What’s the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate CBD?
When you see a product labelled as CBD isolate it means that it is pure CBD. Everything from the plant has been removed from the CBD including many of the things that allegedly make CBD beneficial. This is usually done when it is being added to drinks or foods to create a more concentrated form of CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD refers to when the whole hemp plant is used to create a CBD product, but any trace amounts of THC are completely removed. Full-spectrum CBD involves the entire hemp plant being used to create a product, including the THC oil. Those levels of THC remain in trace amounts, at less than 0.02 per cent, which allow the item to remain legal in the UK.
How long does it take for CBD oil to work?
Just like anything else you are introducing to your body, the amount of time CBD takes to work for each person is different. We all have various rates of metabolism and circulatory times but generally, you can expect to start feeling the effects of the CBD in around 20 to 40 minutes.
How long will I feel the effect of CBD in my body?
To begin with, you will need to know the dosage of CBD that you took. Various products are sold in a plethora of sizes and strengths.
For example, one ml of CBD oil may contain 30mg of CBD, while one delicious CBD sweet may contain only 10mg of CBD-infused oil. Also, you need to note how many of each item you took.
Once you know the numbers, try to remember how that dose affects your body. This is based on your height, weight, and other conditions.
I always recommended that when you start to take CBD treats you start off slow. Buy CBD edibles that have a lower potency or only take half of the dropper of the hemp oil. Then see how it affects you and you will be able to judge what the best full-spectrum CBD dosage will be for you on a daily basis.
How do you calculate CBD dosage?
JustCBD was founded in America and provides third-party laboratory reports for all of its products online (consumers aged 18+ only)
Measuring out your personal dosage can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. We can use JustCBD’s 1500 mg bottle as an example. The dropper measures out 1 ml at a time when full.
The dropper also has measurement markings for .25ml, .5ml, .75ml and 1ml. The brand’s bottle of full-spectrum CBD oil is a 30ml bottle. To calculate the correct dosage, you can divide the mg of CBD in the bottle by the size of the bottle.
So 1500mg (CBD) divided by 30ml (30,000 mg bottle) equals 0.05mg (5.0E-5 ml) of CBD per 1ml dropper. If you want less than that use the quarter lines on the dropper to measure smaller doses. So, it really can be just that easy.
Will full-spectrum CBD oil get you high?
No, using CBD oil will not get you high. Since the CBD is derived from the hemp plant, there are only trace amounts (less than 0.02 per cent) to no amount of THC in the product. This low amount of THC is not enough to give you a euphoric feeling. CBD is non-psychoactive and does not have the same effect as THC.
Are CBD products safe?
CBD sold legally in the UK accompanied by an eligible third-party lab report is safe for consumption. JustCBD recommends you purchase your products from a reputable business that offers transparency to its customers.
Shoppers have been said to find many benefits from adding CBD to their daily routine, the product is also non-addictive. JustCBD also suggests that customers keep their CBD usage to a respectable amount, and shop responsibly.
How do I take full-spectrum CBD tincture oil?
CBD oil can be consumed by placing a dropper under your tongue and squeezing out the oil (consumers aged 18+ only)
There are generally three ways to take CBD tincture oil: swallow it, drop it under the tongue or add it to a food or into your drink. Many customers think that the best method is by using the product sublingually — this method involves placing the oil under the tongue and letting it sit there for 30 to 60 seconds. This method is believed to allow the oil to be absorbed into the bloodstream quicker, and individuals to feel the full-spectrum CBD oil benefits promptly.
If you instead swallow the oil then it must pass through your stomach and GI tract before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. It is believed by some people that the strength of the CBD is then reduced as interaction with food or drink in your digestive system will degrade the oil. This includes when swallowing the oil when it’s mixed with food.
Beyond CBD oil and gummies, what other types of CBD items are available in the UK?
CBD tincture oil has been growing in popularity amongst shoppers in recent years (consumers aged 18+ only)
With the rising success of CBD gummies and oil, CBD can be very easy to find both online and in stores. When there is never-ending popularity of an item, companies really outdo themselves with new versions. There is an extensive range of hemp-derived CBD items on the market, allowing shoppers to use CBD beyond oil and gummies.
My current personal obsession is CBD infused ground coffee. My journey has been to test out as many of my regular daily items as CBD-infused items where possible, and I really found a winner in the coffee. Colombian medium blend each morning allows me to start my day with the benefits of cannabidiol.
Another great product I found is for use at the end of my day, when I like to unwind with is a nice warm bath. It’s my alone time that allows me to wash away the cares of the afternoon in a peaceful and quiet way. I found that CBD bath bombs are a great addition to this routine, and JustCBD offers five fantastic scents including citrus, rose, lavender, sweet cherry and eucalyptus for shoppers to enjoy.
Another addition to my CBD regime is honey sticks. Each 10 pack box of honey sticks from JustCBD contain 100mg of CBD and they come in five flavours; original, cinnamon, green apple, pink lemonade and sour blue raspberry. I usually like to buy one box of each and mix them up, so every day I get a random one.
This was just a sampling of the new CBD products I have found. In my research, I have come across so many products containing CBD derived from hemp, which ranged from CBD-derived toilet paper and feminine products to bedsheets and hemp-derived CBD infused clothing. We truly are witnessing the birth of the age of CBD. What a time to be alive.
By David Baker — CBD Aficionado