FAQs

CBD FAQs

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of the 113 cannabinoids that have been identified within the hemp plant. It is a non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid that offers a range of uses for every aspect of the body. It has been used in clinical studies for cognition, anxiety, pain, aches, acne and movement disorders as well as a host of other uses.

Is CBD Legal?

For a CBD product to be legally sold and consumed within the UK it must contain less than 0.2% of the psychoactive cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). A figure over this amount would make the product illegal for use within the UK and should not be consumed.
For safety when buying CBD products it is recommended to seek out Certificates of Analysis (COA’s) to ensure the product you are buying is within the current UK law.
All products provided by Just Be CBD are analysed by laboratories to ensure that the THC content is below the permitted trace level of 0.2% and Certificates of Analysis are available to view here.

Can CBD get you high?

Full spectrum CBD contains negligible amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the cannabinoid in the plant that gets you high. Within the UK, legal CBD products must not contain more than 0.2% THC, therefore it is not possible to get high from using certified products.

Why do people take CBD?

Many people take CBD in the belief that it will help with their wellbeing and there have been many studies undertaken which provides evidence that it can benefit anxiety, depression, movement disorders and chronic pain along with supporting individual’s wellbeing. We advise you to conduct your own research on the studies, reviews and evidence regarding CBD as we are not legally allowed to make claims or share testimonials as a business.

Does CBD have any side effects?

Despite numerous studies on a wide variety of CBD dosages and methods of application, no side effects have been reported.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The human body has a vast network of cannabinoid receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices diminish our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes. The Endocannabinoid System is comprised of 2 types of receptors: CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

Where are CB1 receptors found?

CB1 receptors are mainly found within the brain and spinal cord (Central Nervous System), with large concentrations in our nociceptive areas (pain pathways), limbic system (emotion), motor control pathways and reward pathways. CB1 receptors have also been found in the periphery including the enteric nervous system (GI), peripheral neurons, adipocytes (fat cells), retina (eye), reproductive organs, colon tissues, lungs, adrenal gland, prostate and heart.

Where are CB2 receptors found?

CB2 receptors are highly expressed throughout the immune system. This means that CB2 activation has an inherent important role in pain, inflammation and physiological defence mechanisms. It is a natural immunomodulatory receptor meaning that it can induce, enhance or suppress an immune response.

Are hemp and cannabis the same?

Although they belong to the same genus of plants, hemp has been selectively bred to maintain a minuscule THC content. Hemp has no psychotropic or intoxicating effects—it cannot get you high.

Is Just be CBD manufactured from 100% hemp?

Yes, Just Be CBD products are manufactured from 100% organic (certified) hemp.

In what forms can I take CBD?

CBD can be consumed in many different ways. The quickest ways are inhalation via vaping a CBD e-liquid or dropping oral drops (known as tinctures) under the tongue (known as sublingually). You can also take CBD topically (e.g onto the skin via a cream or lotion) or via a soft gel capsule (similar to a cod liver oil tablet).
Just Be CBD offers products for all 4 types of the above consumption.
We have a variety of flavours and strengths available. We recommend customers to read through our site to determine which product will be most suitable for their needs.

How much should I take?

We’re legally not allowed to offer individual advice regarding CBD dosage as this will be dependent upon many personal factors such as weight, height, sex and your specific reason for taking CBD. Every individual is different and there are a huge number of variables that will determine how our bodies can react to supplements. The amount you take will depend on your body and wellness goals. We recommend starting with a low dose and building up your intake slowly during the course of a few weeks until you find the dosage that best suits your needs. If in doubt, remember low and slow is best. The average dose is 3–4 drops, 3 times per day.

Is CBD oil suitable for me and will it help my condition?

Many regard CBD oil to be a worthwhile supplement; however, we cannot legally offer any health or medical advice regarding its use. We strongly encourage you to conduct your own research into the matter.

How should I store my CBD?

For the best results of prolonging your CBD product, please store in a cool dark place. Direct light, heat and air exposure all play a part in the breakdown of natural cannabinoids like CBD, so it is important to defend against them. The temperature of the storage environment should be between 6–20°C.
Please keep out of reach of children and pets.

Can I keep my CBD oil in the fridge?

Yes, CBD oil can be kept in the fridge for an extended period of time, however lower temperatures can affect the colour and viscosity of the product. There might be some precipitation (looks like flakes falling out of the oil), but these will disappear once the oil is back at room temperature. There is no loss of potency, and it won’t damage the product.

Will I fail a drugs test?

Although our products always contain under 0.2% THC, we are never able to guarantee any results on a drug test and these products should always be taken at your own risk. This is due to a build up of THC within the body which can potentially show up on a drugs test. However, drug tests differ so it would be useful to know what testing method they’re using and what they are looking for. Take at your own risk as CBD can metabolise in a way that may show a false positive. There are some testing facilities that check for a spectrum of cannabinoids that could trigger a positive drug test. You can always contact the lab to verify what exactly will be tested.

Is Just Be CBD lab tested?

Yes, we test and monitor Just Be CBD products throughout its production process to ensure the utmost safety and quality. Results are verified by an independent third party organisation. You can find the certificates of analysis here.
Each batch of our CBD is third-party lab tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants like heavy metals, bacteria, microbial life, mycotoxins and pesticides among other toxins.

Can CBD help with epileptic seizures?

Unfortunately, we are not legally allowed to make any medical claims. However, there are a variety of high-quality articles on the subject available online. Thorough research is always recommended when dealing with a disease such as epilepsy, and we highly recommend that you consult your GP or medical practitioner when in doubt. In summer 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever oral CBD spray, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

What’s the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

The main difference between CBD oil and hemp oil is that hemp oil does not contain CBD. CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes. CBD is a compound found in industrial hemp. We utilise a whole plant CO2 extraction process that allows us to draw the CBD from the plant material and filter out unnatural substances, while maximising pure CBD concentration. While CBD is extracted from the entire plant, minus the seeds, hemp oil is extracted from the seeds. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products. Hemp-seed oil is used as a protein supplement for food, as varnish for wood and is often used in hair and skin products.

How is the safety of your product guaranteed?

We guarantee the traceability and certification of the products throughout the production chain. We constantly analyse each batch of product to ensure that all the products comply with the legal limits (THC<0.2%) and that they do not contain substances that could make the product unsafe.

Consumables and Cosmetics FAQ

What is CBD vaping?

Vaping a CBD e-liquid is one of the simplest ways of consuming CBD, as inhalation is a rapid means of delivery.

What are CBD consumables?

We have two different types of consumable CBD products; soft gel capsules and oral drops (also known as tinctures). CBD oral drops are taken under the tongue, also known as ‘sublingually’.

What are oral drops?

Oral drops, known as tinctures, are perfect for people who do not vape. These are for sublingual use, meaning under the tongue, and it is the most effective way to take a tincture supplement. Simply drop the desired amount of oil under the tongue, hold there for 60 seconds allowing the liquid to absorb into your bloodstream, then swallow. The reason for this, is because the skin under the tongue is very thin, which allows for osmosis (the movement of particles from a low concentration area to a high concentration area through a membrane), to happen quicker. This means if you take CBD sublingually, it will get into your bloodstream quicker than other methods.

What are soft gels?

Soft gel capsules offer users an alternative convenient way to take their daily CBD. Filled with premium quality CBD oil they are easy to take and free of any aftertaste. With 10mg of CBD in each capsule they provide a valuable way of being able to ensure that you are delivering precise dosages to suit your particular requirements.

How much should I take?

Every individual is different and there are a huge number of variables that will determine how our bodies can react to supplements. The amount you take will depend on your body and wellness goals. We recommend starting with a low dose and building up your intake slowly during the course of a few weeks until you find the dosage that best suits your needs. If in doubt, remember low and slow is best. The average dose is 3–4 drops, 3 times per day or 2 soft gels twice a day.

Can I use the body lotions in addition to oral drops?

Absolutely! Our range of body and face lotions complements our range of drops and capsules and can be used along with other CBD products.