CBD

About Hemp

  • What is CBD?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 identified cannabinoids (cannabis compounds) found naturally in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. It is non-psychotropic (no ‘high’) and has several unique health benefits and properties.

  • What is THC?

    Plants in the Cannabaceae family can make you ‘high’; it depends heavily on their tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content as this is the psychoactive part of cannabis. At Together, we carefully select Cannabis Sativa strains that are low in THC and high in CBD. We then use specialist extraction techniques, which result in oils and powders with virtually no THC to ensure each product will provide health benefits with no ‘high’.

  • What are Terpenes?

    Terpenes are active compounds found in cannabis that give the plant the characteristic of smell, taste, and colour. Not only are terpenes essential for the full beneficial entourage effect, but most have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • What is the entourage effect?

    Good CBD Oil contains cannabinoids, terpenes, enzymes and hundreds of other beneficial plant compounds. These compounds work together to produce a synergistic effect known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect helps maximize CBD oil's therapeutic benefits. The higher the variety, the greater the effect.

  • What is the difference between isolate CBD and full-spectrum CBD?

    CBD Isolate only contains the CBD molecule. The extraction process strips out all other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids naturally occurring in the hemp plant. One of the benefits of isolate CBD is that it has no taste or odour and is less expensive to buy. CBD isolate can be both naturally-derived from the cannabis plant or created synthetically. Isolate CBD does not benefit from the entourage effect, and we do not believe that it is a beneficial solution for those wanting the full beneficial effects of hemp. Be aware of some companies mixing isolate CBD with non-CBD hemp oil and labelling the plant compounds from the hemp. This is not the same as a full spectrum CBD extract.

  • Is CBD legal in the UK?

    It is entirely legal to buy and take CBD supplements in the UK. Together is a member of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK), a body created to ensure legal and ethical CBD trading standards in the UK. We are continually working with CTA UK to stay informed of any changes in regulation.

Our Products

  • What extraction process is used for our CBD oil?

    Our CBD is extracted using Ethanol.

     

    Because ethanol is a solvent created by plants, many proponents of the ethanol extraction method believe it’s the best way to maintain the chemical ratios that naturally exist in cannabis. Ethanol extracts both water and oil-soluble compounds, which can be seen as both good and bad.

    One of the compounds ethanol efficiently extracts is chlorophyll; while chlorophyll closely resembles haemoglobin and has many health benefits, it can be bitter and grassy tasting. It’s important to note that this extra filtration of the chlorophyll can reduce the potency of the CBD oil.

    Perhaps the most significant advantage of using ethanol extraction for CBD oil is the formation of esters. Esters are water-soluble, meaning they’re highly bioavailable—in other words, they’re easily absorbed by our bodies. So, by mixing the CBDa or THCa that occurs in raw cannabis with ethanol, you will end up with CBD or THC that is easily absorbed by the body.

    Bioavailability is massively important when it comes to CBD oil. Oil-soluble compounds are challenging to digest and must be broken down by our body’s acids and enzymes, reducing their potency and purity in the process.

  • How is the CBD oil made?

    Please see the following diagram showing out natural production method:

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  • Why is piperine added to your capsules?

    The 10mg of piperine (black pepper extract) we add to each capsule has been shown to increase absorption of CBD.

  • Why would I take capsules vs oil?

    This will depend on the preferred method of consumption. We consider the oil to have a pleasant natural taste, but some people do not like the taste and prefer taking capsules.

    Both the capsules and oil can also be combined.

  • How do I know that my product is effective and pure?

    Together’s CBD is carefully tracked and monitored, and we offer full visibility on all independent testing. Please visit out batch check page to view data for your specific batch https://togetherhealthcbd.co.uk/pages/batch-testing

  • Where is the CBD grown?

    Our Hemp is grown outdoors in the Swiss highlands.

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How to take

  • Should I take CBD capsules with food?

    Yes, whilst the included piperine improves bioavailability the intake of dietary fats will further improve this.

  • Should I take CBD oil with food?

    Yes, the oil that is ingested after sublingual use will have improved bioavailability due to the included MCT oil but will be further improved with the intake of dietary fats.

  • Can I add my CBD to food?

    Yes, both the oil and powder from an emptied capsule can be added to drink or food (not boiling). Please note that with this method, the oil will have a slightly reduced bioavailability compared to taking under the tongue.

  • What is the best time of day to take CBD oil?

    Because it’s important to keep your CBD servings consistent, the ideal time to use CBD oil is when it best fits into your schedule. You’ll need to monitor how long the effects last for you to figure out the best times throughout the day for your servings.

    If you find CBD produces an awakening effect, it may be helpful to use it in the mornings or early afternoons. However, if you feel drowsy after taking CBD or are using it to promote healthy sleep habits, it’s probably best to limit your servings to the evening hours. For most people, the important factor is that you’re taking your CBD oil at the same time every day to ensure its effects are consistent.

  • How long does CBD stay in your system?

    The effects of CBD can last for around 2 to 4 hours. After this, the dose will have fallen below levels that produce noticeable benefits. Therefore, for optimal results, you should take CBD 2 - 3 times throughout the day.

  • How long does it take for CBD oil to work?

    The length of time to notice the effects of CBD will vary depending on an individual's body composition. However, here is a general rule:

    Sublingually: CBD oil is absorbed through tissues under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 10 - 15 minutes. This is perhaps the best way to maximise absorption.

    Oil Ingestion: After the oil has been absorbed sublingually, it is then swallowed and the remaining actives absorbed into the gut lining with the aid of the included MCT oil. The effect of ingestion is likely to be felt in around 30 - 60 minutes

    Capsule Ingestion: Once the capsule has reached the gut, stomach acids will quickly release the power and piperine and effects should be noticed within 30 minutes of ingestion with the piperine enhancing absorption of the CBD.

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