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CBD Oils: What Does the Science Say?
CBD oil is widely touted as nature’s miracle by CBD enthusiasts – and for very good reason! Some of the most popular research publications have identified that active cannabinoids – which include those that are found in CBD hemp oil – have antioxidant and neuroprotective properties.
But before we go any further, let’s discuss the question of; what are CBD oils? Many people these days are looking for natural alternatives to harmful pharmaceutical drugs that often come with adverse side effects. By tapping into the physiological function of the human body on a deeper level, CBD can provide some level of natural benefit. This makes CBD an exciting natural option.
CBD oils are one of the most popular CBD products on the market and are most readily available in the form of a tincture. They can be taken by applying a few drops under the tongue and holding it in your mouth for a few seconds, which allows the CBD to be absorbed before you swallow it. You can also add CBD oil to water or smoothies, or even some of your favorite meals.
You get many different kinds of CBD oil. From extraction methods to the concentration of CBD per product, there are various factors at play. But, ultimately, there are two main types of CBD oil: Full-spectrum and isolate. Provacan sells full spectrum CBD oil, and here’s why. CBD isolate oils only contain CBD; there are no other cannabinoids present in the product. However, research suggests that full-spectrum CBD products are more effective due to the “entourage effect.” You see, full-spectrum CBD oils contain other cannabinoids (often CBN and CBG), as well as terpenes and other substances like flavonoids. All of these compounds work in synergy with CBD to produce the best effects possible. Under each of our listed CBD oils, you can find the breakdown of other cannabinoids present, as well as in what percentage.
There are also various ways for CBD to be extracted from the cannabis plant. The best CBD oils are created using supercritical CO₂ extraction, which is what we use at Provacan. This method makes use of carbon dioxide under high pressure to preserve, isolate, and maintain the purity of the CBD, as well as the other cannabinoids and terpenes. This method allows us to maximize the CBD content while ensuring that our products are 100% natural and solventless. CO₂ extraction doesn’t use any toxic substances.
As for the concentration of CBD found in CBD oil, higher doses of CBD will likely have more pronounced effects. It’s not usually recommended to start with a high concentration. You can start off low, and if necessary increase until you reach the desired results. By observing the effects over several days or a few weeks, you can make necessary adjustments. If you don’t experience the desired effects during this time, you may have to alter your dosage to find what works best for you. Once the desired effects kick in, you can establish what concentration of CBD is best for you.
Extensive scientific research – a lot of which is sponsored by the U.S government – as well as mounting anecdotal accounts from doctors and physicians highlight the positive properties of CBD. As of now the neuroprotective effects and properties of CBD are currently being investigated at several academic research centers across the world.
But, what does this all mean? Basically, it all comes down to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a neurological network found throughout the human body, and it includes thousands of receptors that interact with cannabinoids. Depending on the specific cannabinoid that you consume – in this case, CBD – the chemical reactions in the body will vary. The ECS is a complex system, and thus cannabis can affect us in several ways.
Why Provacan UK CBD Oils?
If you have spent any time searching for CBD hemp oil online, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed by the number options available. There are so many different brands who all seem to offer exactly the same CBD products, so the question comes down to “What makes Provacan different?”
Let’s start off with the fact that Provacan CBD oils are Kosher certified via the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din (KLBD). This is widely regarded as the largest Kosher certification agency in Europe, which is just one of the reasons we proudly proclaim to provide the best CBD oil in the UK.
Here are a few other things that really set us apart from the rest of the market:
- Each and every one of our lab-certified formulas is developed in association with each and every one of our lab-certified formulas, which is the epicenter of cannabis research and development.
- Our CBD is extracted from certified organic hemp plants – grown under the highest agricultural directives in Europe.
- All of our CBD products are independently lab-tested via third-party organizations and displayed for everyone to view on our website.
- Our CBD oil comes in four different concentrations (300 mg, 600 mg and 1,200 mg), allowing for a range of applications. Also, we ensure that in addition to the active CBD, the full-spectrum oils contain other all-natural hemp extracts, like CBG (Cannabigerol), and (Cannabidivarin), as well as naturally-occurring flavonoids, terpenes, and Omega acids.
- We use raw, all-natural ingredients and all of our products are made without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or insecticides.
But, if all of this is not enough to convince you, be sure to search ‘Provacan CBD oils UK coupon’ and you can find some great coupon codes that will unlock some incredible discounts for you.
In an industry where “pure CBD oil” for sale is marketed by just about anybody under the sun, one of the only real ways to separate the high-quality stuff from the average, or lower-grade stuff, is to listen to reputable, reliable sources that you know you can trust. Just do a quick google search on Provacan, and you will see exactly what we are talking about.
Are CBD Oils Legal in the UK?
Since we are selling CBD oil to the UK market, we can assure you that it is legal. However, the real answer is a lot more complex than that, so let’s get down to the crux of the matter.
In the UK, cannabis is currently a controlled substance as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. A follow-up to this law, called the Misuse of Drugs Regulations Act 2001, placed cannabis under Schedule 1. This is the category for substances that have no medicinal value. However, this is the schedule that is now currently under review.
Cannabis plants consist of more than 100 different cannabinoids that all have different effects on the body, and are found to different extents in different parts of the plant. The most well-known of these are CBD and THC. THC is known for its psychoactive effects – it gets users high, while CBD doesn’t have this effect.
Almost all cannabinoids are controlled substances and fall under the Misuse of Drugs Act. However, CBD is not on this list. For instance, industrial hemp can legally be grown in the UK because it’s a strain of the cannabis plant that has very little to no THC, but is full of CBD.
What does this mean for UK CBD oil? Many full-spectrum CBD oils contain traces of THC so this could pose a problem for many brands. As stated by the Home Office, CBD oil can contain a maximum amount of 0.2% THC, and the THC mustn’t easily be separated from it.
Provacan CBD oils are well within the law since our products contain less than 0.05% THC. Our CBD oil is one of the industry’s leading hemp-based formulas, and has been manufactured using only the finest whole-plant extracts grown. The idea is to produce high-content CBD oils that are full of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, but with very little to no THC.
So essentially, yes CBD oil is legal in the UK , but there are a few other factors at play. For instance, it is illegal to buy CBD oil in another country and fly back to the UK with it. A few people have been granted a license to possess medicinal CBD oil, and these people would be able to. But, for the general public, you need to keep your CBD oil within the UK.
But, things get a little more complex than that. As of 2019, Secretary Javid decided to reschedule medicinal cannabis, but only for those who suffer from a verifiable medical condition. Ultimately, medical cannabis, including CBD oil that contains higher THC levels, will be attainable by prescription. This new legislation allows specialist doctors to legally prescribe medical cannabis to those patients who need it. However, the clinician must deem the condition as an “exceptional clinical circumstance” for which there is no other lawful medicinal available that would meet the patient’s specific needs. In other words, the patient may only be prescribed medical cannabis if there is no other pharmaceutical drug to treat their condition. This is, of course, the law in terms of medical cannabis, and thus CBD products that contain higher levels of THC. The fact remains that CBD oil with less than 0.2% THC is legal.
Since CBD oil is now legal in the UK, it has become readily available all over the country – mostly through high street specialty stores. Most of these places have been legally selling CBD oil for a while because they market their products as “nutrition supplements” rather than health/medicinal products.
Unfortunately, some of these sellers have been accused of bottling up hemp seed oil, or even infused olive oil, and selling it as CBD oil. In reality, it contains very little, if any, CBD. So this is something that you need to be aware of if you are shopping for CBD oil on the high streets.
Provacan is one of the few companies that has been fully compliant with the MHRA, as well as organizations like the UK Cannabis Trades Association. While our products are only available to purchase online, we are able to ship nationwide, and also to some other countries within the EU. While it may be a little less convenient than just purchasing from a retail shop on the high street, in the long run, we are the most reliable if you are looking to take advantage of the benefits of CBD oil.
When You Buy Provacan CBD Oil Online, What are You Getting?
Not only is it important to understand what goes into a truly top-quality CBD oil, but it’s important also to understand the difference in effects between the different CBD oils to buy in our online store. After all, we offer four different strengths of CBD oil, and it’s not just for fun.
Depending on why you are using CBD oil will determine what strength of CBD oil you should use. Everyone is different so effects will vary from person to person. While one person may experience positive effects by using a few drops of our 300 mg oil, another person may require a much higher dosage, and thus use our 1200 mg oil. However, there are many other factors that also need to be taken into account. These include an individual’s weight, metabolic rate, and how susceptible they are to medication, among other things.
The Provacan CBD oils are an award-winning full-spectrum CBD formula. All of our oils are made with a boosted terpene profile to ensure an enhanced entourage effect. We are undoubtedly one of the best and highest quality brands if you are looking to buy CBD oil UK products.
Each and every one of our formulas are laboratory-tested to verify the CBD content, as well as other compounds in the CBD oil. Along with the main component of CBD, each of our CBD oils also contains CBDv, CBG, and CBDa, in varying amounts depending on the strength of the product. Any of our CBD oil with THC, contain such a small percentage (less than 0.05%), so we are well within the law.
So what makes for the best CBD oil? At Provacan, our priority is to operate in the most responsible, transparent, and efficient way possible, so that our customers can rest assured knowing where to buy CBD rich oils of the highest-quality. This is why we use CO2 extraction, have each of our formulas lab-tested, source our ingredients from only the highest quality industrial hemp, and ensure that our products are free of any herbicides, pesticides, chemical solvents, or heavy metals.