CBD Oil - UK Guide for the UK, the EU and the rest of the world, on how to select and dose CBD products like CBD e liquids, CBD Oil extracts, edibles like CBD gummy bears and topical products like the CBD balm. for the Ageless is a supplier of CBD oil in the UK, selecting only the best CBD products from Cannabis Sativa L. and delivering them to the UK and Europe. The full premium selection of the best CBD oil is organic, full-spectrum and THC free; sold as a food supplement for the Ageless to support and promote wellness.
For over 10,000 years, humans used cannabis as part of their diet, for its fibre to produce textile and materials like rope and for its medicinal properties. Its highly nutritious seeds can be ground into flour, eaten whole or made into an omega-rich oil when cold-pressed. Its leaves and flowers have been esteemed for their medicinal and nutritional properties. Every bit of this magnificent plant has properties and uses for humans and mammal pets.
In the early 20th Century, its prohibition started in Europe and then in America and spread around the world, when it was classified as a drug. Many historians and even medical professionals today claim that the prohibition of cannabis was racially and economically motivated.
The last few decades have seen a reverse in public policy regarding cannabis due to ongoing medical research and advocacy in favour of the benefits of CBD and the many cannabinoids, terpenes and valuable nutrients (such as its flavonoids) that the plant possesses.
The sale of cannabis oil as a supplement (with THC) continues to be illegal in most countries, including the UK, but hemp oil and CBD oil (containing less than 0.2% of THC) is considered “THC free” and can be sold and consumed legally in the UK, Europe and many countries around the world as a food supplement.
Cannabis Oil contains more than 0.2% THC and it is not legal as a food supplement in the UK.
for the Ageless does not supply cannabis oil but only CBD Oil, which is legal, THC-free and sold as a food supplement.
CBD Oil - UK Law
CBD oil is legal as a food supplement in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% of THC. CBD oil is also legal in the EU, most of the USA and many countries around the world as a food supplement to support and maintain wellness.
Cannabis contains THC. The legal term for cannabis that contains less than 0.2% of THC and mainly CBD and other cannabinoids is hemp. This is why CBD Oil Products and Hemp Oil normally feature the term “hemp” on their labels, even though they’re extracted from Cannabis Sativa L.
Both compounds - THC and CBD - are being researched widely all over the world. In the UK, a £10M research programme was announced recently by Oxford University.
CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol, one of the most prominent chemical compounds found in hemp and one of the 80+ cannabinoids found in full-spectrum hemp. Cannabinoids bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our cells, which are found mainly in the central nervous system, but also in the digestive tract, genitals and skin.
Cannabinoid receptors form part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a large matrix of receptor proteins with many functions. So many, that is has been described as “the greatest neurotransmitter system in the body”, because it relates to functions as immunity, appetite, mood, memory, inflammation and pain. There is a vast body of research on the endocannabinoid system and the effects and benefits of CBD Oil.
Humans and all mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS); therefore, both humans and mammal pets like dogs, cats, rabbits and horses can enjoy the myriad of benefits of CBD Oil.
Even though Cannabis possesses over 400 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC stand out as major constituents of the plant.
CBD (cannabidiol) stands out for its particular benefits and for being:
• non-psychoactive (unlike THC)
• and with no negative side effects (when taken responsibly)
When CBD oil is extracted using supercritical Co2 extraction, we can also call it cold-pressed or raw, because it preserves the many other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and complex nutrients of the plants. Certain varieties, seeds and flowers of cannabis are high in CBD and very low in THC. Those are the ones manufacturers like the ones we feature in our collections use to extract CBD oil.
This varies depending on the person and quantity ingested or vaporised. Our customers report a feeling of relaxation and general grounding. Most importantly, you can experience the benefits of supporting and maintaining your wellbeing as you would with other effective food supplements.
As food supplement suppliers, it is our legal obligation to state that all our products promote and support a healthy lifestyle and general wellness. We are not in a position to state any medical claims or provide any medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or qualified health practitioner if you have any medical queries regarding CBD oil or any of our products. Please read our Long-Form Disclaimer for more details on this.
The best way to use CBD Oil is by taking advantage of the full spectrum properties of hemp oil extracted from Cannabis Sativa L. To be precise, full spectrum CBD Oil is recommended as the highest-quality CBD Oil available in the market today, when extracted raw using supercritical Co2 extraction and when obtained from organic crops of Cannabis Sativa L.
This cold-pressed, organic hemp oil contains CBD (cannabidiol) and over 400 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids (including CBDA, CBG, CBC), terpenes, phenols and flavonoids with a myriad of beneficial properties and to achieve the entourage effect.
In its purest, full-spectrum form, CBD comes in an organic hemp oil carrier base. Check the list of ingredients before purchasing. For instance all of the Biopurus CBD oils come in this form and are full spectrum and certified organic.
You know you’re having the purest, full-spectrum CBD when the oil is thick and viscous and has an undiluted hemp flavour. When taking it sublingually*, you need to have the dropper quite close to your mouth to avoid any drops spilling off. The dropper itself holds around 5-6 drops at most so its easy to obtain the correct dose.
You can also mix the oil with food or inside a smoothie if you prefer. Store it in an upright position, in a cool, dark place. Refrigeration prolongs its shelf life, but it’s not necessary.
*Sublingual application means taking your dose under the tongue and holding it for 60 seconds or more before swallowing with a glass of water or any other drink. It ensures the fastest bioavailability (your body’s absorption of its active ingredients) because much of it will be absorbed through your mucus membranes directly into your bloodstream.
Seeing percentages of CBD oil from different brands can be confusing (5%, 15%, 20%, etc.) because the % does not indicate the quantity of CBD oil on its own; you’d also need to take into account the product volume (10ml, 30ml, etc.)
What really matters is the amount of CBD oil you purchase, how much you consume, and how often you dose it (see next section on dosage). To simplify the selection process, we’ve decided to organise our full collection of CBD products according to their total CBD content. This allows you to quickly figure out which product matches your desired dose best and which offers the best value for money. Compare the products by seeing their total CBD content in the red bubbles around them.
Of course, other factors such as whether its carrier oil is hemp or not, whether you’d like to vape it or ingest it, also come into consideration when selecting a CBD Product. If in doubt, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist with any questions you may have on the products.
As a food supplement, the maximum adult daily dose allowed is 200mg.
CBD can be used at higher doses only under supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
If you’re starting with CBD, try starting by taking 10mg twice per day and, after a week, doubling that dose to 20mg twice per day. Listen to your body and increase the dose accordingly without exceeding the 200mg daily amount. You may take the oil 3-4 times per day if needed. Once you feel the benefits, it’ll be easy for you to judge which is the best dose for you. If in doubt, consult with a healthcare practitioner.
Each drop of CBD oil contains 0.05ml so, depending on the concentration you choose, this is approximately how much CBD you’ll be taking, regardless of whether it’s a 10ml, 30ml or 100ml bottle.
Biopurus, BioBloom, CannabiGold, Love Hemp, and Hemptouch CBD Oil products:
4% = 2mg per drop
5% = 2.5mg per drop
6% = 3mg per drop
8% = 4mg per drop
10% = 5mg per drop
15% = 7.5mg per drop
20% = 10mg per drop
30% = 15mg per drop
40% = 20mg per drop
Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil products:
Charlotte’s Web Everyday = 0.3mg per drop
Charlotte’s Web Everyday Plus = 0.8mg per drop
Charlotte’s Web Everyday Advanced = 2.5mg per drop
CBD e liquids
Pharmahemp’s e liquid 300mg in 10ml = 1.5mg per drop
Pharmahemp’s e liquid 500mg in 10ml = 2.5mg per drop
Love Hemp’s e liquid 100mg in 15ml = 0.33mg per drop
Love Hemp’s e liquid 250mg in 15ml = 0.83mg per drop
Love Hemp’s vape additive 600mg in 15ml = 2mg per drop
All other products clearly indicate the amount of CBD in each dose.
There are many types of CBD products. Here's a short description of the CBD Oils available in the UK.
As explained above, the purest form of CBD oil is the full-spectrum, organic hemp oil with CBD extract. This oil contains CBD and over 400 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids (including CBD, CBDA, CBG, BPC, CBDV), terpenes, phenols and flavonoids with a myriad of beneficial properties and to achieve the entourage effect.
We have selected what we consider to be top of the range CBD oils available in the UK: Biopurus, Pharmahemp, Love Hemp, and Hemptouch. for the Ageless offers a manufacturer price-match guarantee and the freshest batch available.
When diluted in a carrier oil like coconut oil, the CBD solution is thin enough to become a CBD spray.
This is an ideal form for those new to CBD oil, because it is a milder form of it (containing a total of 400mg of CBD or 4%). Being able to choose between a natural (pure) flavour or peppermint, lemon, or orange is also attractive to those who prefer to disguise the flavour of the plant.
A very enjoyable way of taking CBD is by brewing hand-dried Cannabis Sativa L. flowers, buds, stems, leaves and seeds. We carry a lovely selection of teas in different concentrations of CBD that can provide as much and more CBD than some of the oils at a fraction of the price. These can also be ingested, smoked or vaporised.
Mammal pets (cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, etc.) all possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS) as we humans do, so they can benefits from CBD as much as we do. Read specific dosage instructions under each of the CBD for pets products, which are specifically labelled for pets. The CBD for Pets products are AVAILABLE TO EU CUSTOMERS ONLY and NOT FOR SALE IN THE UK.
CBD creams, balms and body salves can be applied directly onto the skin and absorbed directly into the small capillary blood vessels. Topical application allows you to target specific areas of your body.
If you prefer to ingest the oil as you would a multivitamin capsule, CBD capsules are a convenient way of doing this. They can easily be carried and consumed when you’re out and about, just like CBD e liquids and edibles.
CBD e liquids follow the same principle as CBD sprays, but the carrier here are a solution of vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol which allow it to be vaped. Vaping is a pleasurable experience for many today and allows the possibility of taking CBD through the respiratory system, quicker into the bloodstream. Studies show that inhaling or vaping CBD make it highly bioavailable (increased absorption rate in your bloodstream) quickly. When swallowed the effect takes longer but also lasts for a longer period.
If you’d like to add CBD to e liquids that you already use, or wish to boost your CBD e liquid with a higher concentration of CBD, there is a CBD Vape Additive with 600mg of CBD content in a 15ml solution of propylene glycol. CBD e liquids come in 12 flavours.
CBD gummy bears, really? The naughtiest product on the list, but why not enjoy CBD as a sweet treat minus the sugar! They’re sweetened with maltitol, sorbitol and stevia and its colours and flavours are natural. Love Hemp’s CBD Gummy Bears contain 10mg of CBD per bear. That’s as much CBD as one drop of 20% CBD Oil.
If you have any questions on our products not answered in this CBD Oil UK Guide, do not hesitate to contact us.