CBD FAQ’s

CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” –  Can-na-bid-i-ol.
This is just one item or cannabinoid that is found in large quantities in the Cannabis or Hemp plant. Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains. The two plants are related however industrial hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC)

Flavonoids are polyphenolic molecules containing 15 carbon atoms and are soluble in water. They provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects and are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables.

YES-The cytochrome P450 enzyme is involved in metabolizing many pharmaceutical drugs. You may have heard about people being told not to use grapefruit juice as there are compounds in this that will have the same effect on medications. Just like grapefruit, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. This is why we stress that if you are ever in doubt you should always seek a doctor. They sometimes advise not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication.

I personally, not the case for everyone, have come of sleepers and other medications due to CBD. Other people have reported a reduction in their medications, however, you should always consult a doctor if in doubt, regardless of the large positive reports from the CBD Industry. They are testing CBD for its use to enhance anti-biotics and for treatments on Covid-19. Even though the results are promising, nothing is set in stone.

With CBD isolates, you receive only 1 cannabinoid (Cannabidiol – CBD) out of the 120 odd in the Hemp plant. The whole plant provides everything the plant has to offer from CBD to the terpenes and everything in-between.

CO2 extraction is the most common. You can also use other solvents like ethanol and cold press extraction. Some companies use a mixture of the above methods.

Yes. Having said this CBD oil is generally considered to be safe for most people, and we have yet to witness anyone having negative side effects from my products. In cases, we have come across where side effects were reported the people involved took extremely large doses of CBD. These doses were well above the advised suggested doses. You can read one such study HERE.

No. And I am sorry to say, yes as there are many poor quality CBD products on the market and not just in Ireland. A high-quality CBD brand will have a seed to bottle plan. The products will also come from a GMP Certified facility and these two factors help to ensure quality and consistency. In Ireland on towards the end of 2019 companies were tested on various aspects of the FSAI regulations. 15 companies failed for various reasons and many were due to the fact that there was THC detected.

To be transparent it needs to be noted that even if these companies had 0.2% CBD in the products there is a high likely hood a test would not show THC. Someone would have to take around 2000mg of CBD in a day and even then there is only about a 25% chance of testing positive. Our products have ZERO THC in them so you will not fail a test for THC.

CBD Oil -Hemp Oil appears to have excellent anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce the muscle tension and pain. It allows muscles to heal much quicker and stronger. The cannabinoids and terpenes provided to you by CBD work well with your body’s cannabinoids Anandamide and 2AG. Let us help you use Prime Spectrum CBD products so we can find a therapeutic dose that works for you.

CBD works naturally with your own bodies Endocannabinoid system. This is linked to many benefits to the body and enhancing this system is believed to improve your mental health. This reduces stress, enhances your focus, and can help with improving your sleep. It is also found to be a great anti-inflammatory which can help with injuries.

In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its Prohibited List, allowing its use by PGA Tour players and Olympic athletes however the THC levels are still a concern so getting THC Free products is important for your career.

Full-spectrum hemp extract is a pure extract of the hemp plant, including all 120 odd Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids. This also includes the THC element. Further filtration and manufacturing are needed before it is ready for consumption.

Capsules are great for people who want to take CBD on the go as they are easy to take. You need to look at the strength of the capsule and how it is produced as bio-availability is decreased when taken in this format. A good quality capsule is a great way to maintain your CBD levels during the night when you sleep. Find out more at Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland.

CBD Oils are the fast-acting option and get into your bloodstream quicker. They are also more bio-available to the body. Capsules are slower releasing and are less bio-available especially in poor products. Some oil can taste poor so this may be another factor in your decision-making process. It is all down to your own needs and there are pros and cons to both. It is about perspective. Find out more at Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland.

There should be no need to worry about this with a good CBD Hemp brand as they are fully regulated and legal. CBD is a non-intoxicating substance. In Ireland, as of this year 2020, all CBD brands are required to have ZERO THC in them. This is psychedelic part of the Hemp / Cannabis plant and if taken in larger quantities daily there can be some mental and physical addiction to this substance, placebo, and otherwise. Find out more at Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland.

Extremely high doses of CBD can be damaging to the liver. This would be the same for any other product or substance. There is only so much of something that is placed into your body that can be used absorbed and excreted at the one time safely. A good CBD Hemp brand can always advise you on the recommended dosage of their products and as always if in doubt talk to your doctor. Find out more at Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland.

In Ireland and the EU, with a license, you can grow Sativa Hemp as long as the THC content stays below 0.2%. However, this does not translate into CBD Hemp products as these are not allowed to have any trace of THC in them whatsoever. CBD is classified as a food supplement and is under the supervision of the FSAI / HSE in Ireland. If your products are registered and comply with FSAI laws and contain ZERO traces of THC they are deemed legal.

Using a CBD Hemp oil with good bioavailability is very important. Buying a cheap, poorly made product will mean you need to take much more of it to have the effect you desire. Prime Spectrum CBD products have, by far, the best bioavailability in Ireland. This means you need to take less of our products to have the desired effect you require. This means the product could last you twice as long as other brands. Product selection and dosage are the other two most important factors and we are with you every step of the way to help you here too. 

If you had a bad headache would you take half a paracetamol every 8 hours? No, you would not as you know that you may need to take the maximum dose of 2 every 4 to 5 hours. The same rule applies to CBD Hemp products. Everyone is different and buying something without knowing what will suit your needs is a waste of time. The best value CBD Hemp product is the one that gives you the desired effects you require and lasts as long as possible. This comes down to the administration format, strength, and dosage. It’s your money so get value for it. Get in touch and get the personal touch you deserve here at Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland. 

In smaller doses, CBD has been shown to help keep people alert. Reducing the day time need for naps means more melatonin is available at night which helps you to sleep. Taking larger doses of CBD at night works with your sleep cycle routine and when you fall asleep you are more likely to stay asleep and go through your REM and IREM cycles better. 

Hemp seed oil is often mistaken for CBD Oil as CBD comes from the Hemp plant however the Hemp seed oil contains NO CBD. It is a perfectly good seed oil that’s high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. People should be careful when buying CBD and make sure they are not buying Hemp Seed Oil.

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system in your body that is made up of Receptors and Cannabinoids. These receptors are located around your body from the skin to each internal organ in varied masses. The cannabinoids expressed by your body or given externally interact with the receptors. These reactions play a role in maintaining balance within the body.

CBD is legal in Ireland if it meets the FSAI guidelines and it contains no traces of THC. The EU law of 0.2% THC in Hemp does not translate to CBD.

Yes and No. CBD works with your endocannabinoid system and helps maintain balance within the body. Your biological functions are higher and you are body is working hard to maintain this level of function. The metabolism to hormone production is much different and CBD will directly or indirectly help maintain this balance. At night the metabolism to hormone production is much different again and CBD will help to promote and maintain this balance.

There is no evidence to prove that CBD makes you tired. CBD users and the general industry agree you may feel more relaxed however knocking you off your feet during the day, no.