Frequently Asked Questions
Over the last few years CBD has presented itself as the \'it\' product of health and beauty yet there still remain a number of answers people seek when they begin to use it for the first time or integrate it into a new area of daily life.
Here at Woodies, we want our customers to love and understand CBD as much as we do and so have compiled a comprehensive guide to let you into the life of this magic natural ingredient.
CBD was legalised in the UK in 2019 and has no restrictions about how it can be used. For any CBD product to be lawfully available for human consumption it needs to meet the Exempted Product Criteria in Regulation 2 of the MDR 2001. Every CBD product being sold in the UK must have 0.2% THC content or less which must be verified by an accredited lab, any more than that would deem it to be illegal. At Woodies we work tirelessly to ensure our products are 100% legal and fit for consumption.
Each batch of Woodies product is quality controlled and certified to ensure that our rigorous standards are maintained at all times. Find our Certificate of Analysis here
As I’m sure you know, I’ve made it my business to know about cannabidiol, or CBD as it's more commonly known, and I get lots of people messaging me these days, asking for my advice on how to treat various ailments with CBD. I don’t claim to be a medically qualified doctor and I can’t and won’t prescribe or make promises about whether CBD will work for them... read more here
Like CBD, CBG is non-psychoactive and won’t get you high. In fact, CBD and CBG do have many similar qualities. Scientists believe that, like CBD, CBG supports many functions within the endocannabinoid system (ECS). According to a 2018 study, they both interact with the same receptors in the endocannabinoid system and, unlike THC - which binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, but less so to CB2 - they bind very weakly to CB1 receptors... read more here
Although initially identified in the early 90s by researchers looking into the effects of THC, the endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signalling system that does NOT depend on cannabis use for its functions within the body. The ECS actually contains many cannabinoids of its own called endocannabinoid... read more here
This is where things tend to get blurry in people\'s understanding of CBD. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant which interact with the body\'s endocannabinoid system, however, both have extremely different effects.
THC is the main psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant which provides the high sensation; this is due to the way the THC binds tightly to cannabinoid receptors in the brain. On the other hand, CBD cannot give this euphoric sensation as it binds very weakly to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and therefore does not supply psychoactive effects.
Both THC and CBD have the capacity to relieve pain. However, CBD is 100% legal and incurs no side effects.
Whilst there are still a number of tests needed to be done to substantiate the claims about CBD and pain control, it is clear that CBD has the capacity to help alleviate many pains and conditions.
The endocannabinoid system\'s purpose is to regulate the functionality of the body\'s processes, including appetite, sleep, pain and immune system response. The system is composed of two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are activated by plant-derived phytocannabinoids (CBD) and which alert the body to signals of pain. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce pain by \"impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters\".
Anxiety and depression are both conditions which can have a monumental effect on a person\'s wellbeing. In recent years, CBD has become an alternative to the normal prescriptions of pharmaceutical drugs which are often accompanied by a number of side-effects.
It is thought that CBD\'s ability to relieve anxious and depressive symptoms is linked to the way in which CBD can positively interact with the brain\'s serotonin receptors which regulate mood, behavior. Much research is still ongoing about the anti-depressant qualities of CBD.
There is no \'one size fits all\' prescription for CBD dosage, it depends on the concentration of CBD, the user\'s body weight, nature of the condition being treated or the reason behind taking CBD. We recommend that you start with a low dosage and find out what your ideal dosage is during this early trial period. At Woodies we like to chat with people and provide them with the ultimate 1-1 attention. If you have any questions about dosage and how often you should be ingesting our products, send us a message and we will get back to you with some recommendations.
Many people have experienced a better night's sleep thanks to CBD; there is also research to explain how these positive effects can be introduced with regular use.
The properties of CBD lends itself to be able to minimise the impact of many external factors which may contribute to poor sleep, e.g. anxiety and pain (see previous answers). Moreover, CBD has been shown to, in small doses, stimulate daytime alertness and maintain the consistency of the sleep-wake cycle which can lead to longer and deeper regular sleeping sessions.
Evidence suggests that CBD allows the skin to heal through cutaneous cannabinoid signalling which promotes healthy skin renewal and the functionality of skin barriers - the endocannabinoid system regulates the functionality of skin cells. CBD\'s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties means it can benefit a number of skin concerns; when CBD is applied onto the skin, the cannabinoids activate and can inhibit inflammation, itching and proliferation. Some studies have indicated that CBD might be effective in reducing the production of sebum in the skin and have the capacity to treat various forms of acne.