An Attack on the CBD Industry and its Consumers

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Another Attack On The CBD Industry And Its Consumer 

This week seen the ‘Daily Mail’ publish an article stating that Watchdogs were planning to ban the sales of all CBD Oils derived from Cannabis, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was going to ask all local authorities to remove these products from stores and websites country wide. 

Why are they planning on banning it? 

The European and British FSA wants to classify cannabidiol (CBD) oil as a Novel Food. Ok, so whats a novel food? Well, novel foods are foods which have not been widely consumed by people in the EU before May 1997. This means that the foods don’t have a ‘history of consumption’. 

History of consumption? Cannabis has only been around for the last 12,000 years and has significant history of consumption as a food and also a medicine. Cannabis has even been passed off as SAFE by The World Health Organisation. Click here to see report

As you are probably aware, for a short time this sent some panic through the industry and its consumers, but this isn’t a new thing for us, back in 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) launched a similar attack. The industry was quick to respond and Peter Reynolds along with his team at CLEAR, Cannabis Law Reform stepped in to stop this and the MHRA soon backed off. 

The same happened this time! CannaPro, which is the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses and also headed by Peter and his team at CLEAR have stepped in and along with some of the biggest names in the industry are helping to resolve the issue. 

So we’re not really to worried about at this time as the industry and its consumers are in good hands. 

600mg 6% full spectrum golden oil

Its at times like these where EVERYONE, small businesses and big businesses pull together and fight back, making it, in my eyes, the best industry to be in. 

Bnatural will always be open and honest with its customers, hence the reason for this blog. We will continue to keep you up to date with all of whats going on, where we can. 

Some Key Points and Guidance from Peter Reynolds 

Don’t panic.  If you’re using CBD it will continue to be available. You might find it easier to buy it online in future.

Don’t panic.  If you’re a CBD business, the future remains bright, you should be used to a few obstacles in your path 

Golden Oil vs Black Oil

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Why is Golden Oil Better?

golden oil vs black oil

The 3 most common Co2 extractions used to make CBD oil on the market today are Raw, Decarboxylated and Filtered. Raw (Black) Oil, is the easiest and most inexpensive to make, the lack of processing really takes away from the overall effectiveness of the oil.

Black Oils are simply extracted and then infused with a vegetable oil and that is it – no further processing. Black decarboxylated oils are not as effective.

Filtered, Golden Oils, like ours, made from naturally grown, european hemp offer a much better CBD consistency – as proven in our lab reports. Heres why!

  • Golden oils maintain a high level of purity and contain only essential cannabinoids and full spectrum, terpenes that enhance the CBD further – cue ‘The Entourage Effect’.  Compounds working much more efficiently when combined, much better than they do as individual compounds.
  • Additionally, golden oils are filtered, separating excess plant matter, lipids, waxes and chlorophyll from important compounds, resulting in a clear, golden color.
  • It undergoes full decarboxylation in order to maximise the potency of the golden oil. This process removes one carboxyl group, turning CBDa (inactive) into CBD. All this is done by heating up the cannabis for a long period of time, until the compounds are fully active for optimal efficiency 
  • The CBD content is much higher in golden oils than dark oils, therefore better value for money. 
  • Black oil vary much more in cannabinoid concentration and much harder to regulate. 
  • Smell, Taste and Purity – The clear golden colour of the golden oil brings to mind, Purity and a strong presence of CBD. The taste is also much nicer.

So to summaries! Golden Oils are much more pure and much more effective. Golden Oils will continue to be the forefront of the best CBD products on the market.

Starting Off!

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How Much CBD Should I Be Taking?

As far as selling CBD oil in the UK, it is sold strictly as a food supplement. With that in mind, this means that we are not allowed to offer dosage advice. Although we do have to advise people that they should not exceed 200mg per day.

How does this help us in knowing what the correct dosage is then? Well by researching and getting feedback off people who use CBD the general rule of thumb is ‘Low and Slow’

Low and Slow!

LOW – start 1-2 drops, twice a day & SLOW – increase by 1 drop every 3-6 days. Keep increasing slowly, until you get to the point that you don’t have anything left to improve, or until you start feeling better.

It is also very important to drink lots of water to flush out all of the toxins as a lot of people experience the herx effect when starting the CBD oil (The Herx Reaction is a short-term reaction the body has as it detoxifies.

It is quite common to experience flu-like symptoms including a headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.) 

If things start to reverse, back off. This is referred to as ‘self titration’. You’re figuring out your serving size, or sweet spot. For many, this can change over time, so be aware.

Final thoughts, we would advise anybody who’s thinking of starting a CBD journey to join some ‘user groups‘. This will allow you to be able to ask questions and gather information.