FAQs

Is CBD legal in the UK?

Pure CBD is legal, THC is not and is a controlled substance. In the UK the Home Office states the legal limit of THC in finished CBD products as 0.2%, with the extra note that the THC must not be easily separated from the rest of the product. THC is the cannabinoid that in high dosages is known for its psychoactive effects, the strain of hemp plants we use are high in CBD and low in THC. All Sativa Gold products adhere to these guidelines and UK & EU law.


Can I get high from CBD?

In short – no. CBD is extracted from a type of cannabis called hemp, which is industrially grown. Hemp does not contain THC levels high enough to produce a psychoactive effect or “high”. In fact, Sativa Gold products contain less than 0.2% THC.


Are there any side effects?

Numerous studies are highly supportive of a lack of negative side effects from consumption of CBD. It is non-toxic, and very well tolerated by the body even in high doses. Side effects are determined by an individual’s particular response to the product. As with everything there are some who will be more sensitive to side effects, while others require a heavier dose to get its full benefits. It is important to note that in a small percentage of cases there are some possible side effects which can include drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, dysphoria, light-headedness and mild stomach upset, however when used in moderation the large majority of people don’t experience any side effects at all. When taking other medications, it is wise to consider the potential drug interactions.


Can I take my CBD product abroad?

We would advise checking with relevant authorities before international travel with CBD. Despite pure CBD being legal in the UK as well as in many EU countries, clarity is not always available as to other countries’ specific drug laws and how they might apply to CBD products.


What is the best method of consumption?

We believe the best route by which CBD can diffuse into the bloodstream is through the tissues under the tongue. This is not to say other products don’t work, they do. However, to maximise the absorption rates into the body and get the most benefit from your CBD the bioavailability is higher via sublingual absorption, thus giving you more value for money.


Which CBD products are recommended for beginners?

When you begin taking CBD it is wise to start small and build up, everyone reacts differently and depending on your body’s chemistry and the strength of the CBD the reactions and effects are different. We suggest you start at 20mg a day and work up, increasing or decreasing 5 mg a day, each week until you get the desired effect. It is wise to keep track of your daily intake of CBD. If you are taking medicine and would like to try CBD, it is essential you speak with your Doctor first.


What is CBD oil good for?

CBD oil is well known as a good natural remedy to help maintain health and wellbeing. It also has been associated with providing relief for anxiety, pain, depression although these are pending medical studies.


How many drops of CBD oil should I take?

A drop of CBD can be taken twice a day under the tongue. Start at a low dosage and work up by 5mg a day until you get the desired effect. It is wise to keep track of your daily intake of CBD and if you are regularly taking medicine or prescribed medication, you should consult with your Doctor prior to using any CBD products.


Is CBD oil safe?

CBD oil is a naturally derived product and when isolated from THC, does not produce the psychoactive compound that Cannabis does and can be used daily, with little or no side effects.


Does CBD really do anything?

CBD medical research is ongoing and claims from individuals are based on their own experience from using CBD over periods of time. Key benefits can be seen to provide relief for anxiety, pain, depression and PTSD and to aid sleep amongst others.


Can I rub CBD oil on my skin for pain? / Can you rub CBD oil on your back?

Whilst CBD oil has been designed for use under the tongue, CBD creams have been developed to be used directly on skin where required. CBD creams can be rubbed in and used to treat more localised issues.


Is CBD good for joint pain?

Whilst definitive medical research into the benefits of CBD is still ongoing, some of the benefits have been reported to improve joint pain and a range of other health conditions.