Healthspan’s CBD oil capsules also contain olive oil and hemp oil to aid absorption, and the CBD drops products contain peppermint flavouring to disguise the unpleasant taste of hemp.
Apply a thin layer and massage affected area
To clarify: medical marijuana, or cannabis oil, can be prescribed by doctors as a licenced product – Sativex is one such example. However, it’s illegal for it to be on general sale in the UK. Medical marijuana contains controlled levels of THC, which is the ingredient from the marijuana plant that causes a so-called ‘high’. When medical marijuana is prescribed, it is used to help people with conditions such as MS.
Is CBD safe? Everything you need to know
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The concentration of CBD in Epidiolex is well above the level found in CBD nutritional supplements such as those sold by Healthspan. CBD nutritional supplements remain legal in the UK because they only contain trace amounts of THC: far below the level needed to cause the ‘high’ associated with marijuana. CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is bred specifically for nutritional purposes. It is legal and safe to take, but be aware that even a trace amount of THC may show up in workplace drug tests, and elite competing athletes should steer clear of CBD (see ‘Will CBD show up in drug tests?’ below).
NIGHT TIME CBD DROPS
CBD is a huge topic at the moment, but confusion remains regarding the difference between CBD oil, medical marijuana/cannabis and cannabis oil, especially when it comes to the legality of each ingredient. There have been plenty of news reports about the confiscation of CBD-related products at national borders, but inaccuracies in these reports have led to even more uncertainty about what is and isn’t legal.
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Hemp is used to make cloth, cosmetics, rope, printer’s ink, wood preservative, detergents, soaps, and lighting oil.