Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, meaning it’s a naturally occurring plant-based cannabinoid, a constituent found in members of the cannabis plant family. It’s one of more than 113 known active phytocannabinoids found in cannabis and has been the subject of a great deal of research into its potential health benefits. Its molecular formula is C21H30O2.
Phytocannabinoids do a great job in supplementing our endocannabinoids – those that we make ourselves as part of our endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. Everyone has an ECS. It plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Phytocannabinoids work very well to support this system when it’s depleted, and research has shown it can help restore balance and good health.
Will CBD make me high?
No, another cannabinoid does that – THC. Not all cannabinoids do the same job within the body. CBD is psychoactive in that it can affect brain response in a similar way to, say, lavender essential oil, but you won’t get high on it.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
Yes, CBD is legal, although there are some Government guidelines for CBD products. Flora Fusion products all fall within those guidelines. We are a member of the Cannabis Trades Association which means you can be sure that what you buy from us falls 100% within existing legal requirements.
What does the new UK legislation mean for CBD users?
We’re still waiting for more details to emerge, but the new laws appear to concern medicinal cannabis only, not already legal CBD supplements of the kind that we make and sell.
What is the difference between medicinal cannabis and CBD?
The biggest difference between the two is that medicinal cannabis, or medical marijuana, contains THC which is psychoactive and can give you a high. THC-rich marijuana is a Class B drug. Legal CBD preparations in the UK are required to have a very low THC content and do not give you a high. There can be negative side effects to taking THC, including:
- Lack of concentration
- Increased appetite
- Loss of coordination
- Shallow breathing
Some people report no negative side effects but for others these can be pronounced and unpleasant.
CBD or CBD oil causes no mind-altering side effects. It can be safely given to children, people who might be sensitive to THC and anyone who doesn’t want to experience a marijuana high.
What are the guidelines on THC in legal CBD products?
It’s widely accepted that CBD products for sale in the UK are only allowed to have a maximum THC content of 0.2%. However, closer inspection of the relevant laws show that this relates more to the hemp plant itself before processing rather than the end preparation. The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 make it clear that any product derived from low-THC cannabis grown legally under licence as industrial hemp is “exempt” from being categorised as an illegal drug provided it contains “not more than one milligram” of THC or CBN, a more mildly psychoactive cannabinoid. You can read the regulations here.
How does Flora Fusion guarantee that their products are safe?
All our products are fully compliant with UK and EU laws and we go to great lengths to ensure they are safe.
Our main line of CBD products is produced within the UK at a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) Laboratory which follows strict guidelines in labelling and manufacturing protocols. This guarantees that what you see on the label is what you get.
Our full spectrum products and non-CBD products are sourced by reputable UK and international suppliers. We give each one a full Flora Fusion quality criteria assessment before we release it onto the market.
What is CBD isolate and how does it differ from full spectrum CBD oil?
Isolate is a recent addition to the CBD product family and it’s proving to be very popular. It’s what is left when everything else is removed from the whole plant extract.
We hear a lot about CBD, but in fact it is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis sativa plant. CBD isolate is pure and contains around 99% CBD on its own with no other cannabinoid present.
After normal extraction, CBD oil contains CBD plus a range of other cannabinoids, fatty acids and some plant matter like chlorophyll. To make isolate, this oil is then purified and filtered further before being winterized, a process that removes the excess wax, fat and chlorophyll. The result is a pure white crystalline powder that has no taste or smell and is THC-free.
In this form, CBD can be mixed easily other wellbeing preparations without changing the taste or smell, as well as skincare products and hair treatments.
Unlike CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD oil also contains a range of cannabinoids, essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, terpenes and fibre. The main compounds are CBD and CBDA, or cannabidiolic acid.
Using a full spectrum oil with a range of cannabinoids and other elements can be more beneficial than using CBD isolate because of the entourage effect where each of the elements works better in the company of others.
Will CBD help with my condition?
We can’t make any medical claims for CBD but there are many testimonials online and research that suggests benefits in many different areas. We would encourage you to do your own research into how CBD can help with your condition. We would also encourage you to have a chat with a qualified nutritionist or herbalist about integrating CBD into your daily regime. If you do want to speak to us about anything in relation to our products, our dedicated team will be happy to hear from you.
Can you recommend a product for me?
All our products contain CBD and therefore work in the same way. The main difference is in the delivery – paste, oil or water-soluble formula. So how you want to take it is a matter of preference and how much each person takes is down to each individual’s requirements. All the information on dosage and how each product is designed to be taken is outlined in our usage guide which is included when you buy our products as well as online here. Information on each product is also available in our online store. If you want to speak to us further about anything in relation to our products, our dedicated team will be happy to hear from you.
Can you recommend a starting dose for my condition?
We’re not allowed to give medical advice, but we do include a usage guide with each of our products when you buy. You will also find those online here. We would encourage you to do your own research into how CBD can help with your condition. We would also encourage you to have a chat with a qualified nutritionist or herbalist about integrating CBD into your daily regime. If you do want to speak to us about anything in relation to our products, our dedicated team will be happy to hear from you.
How do I take your CBD products?
We do include a usage guide with each of our products when you buy. You will also find those online here. We would encourage you to do your own research into how CBD can help with your condition. We would also encourage you to have a chat with a qualified nutritionist or herbalist about integrating CBD into your daily regime. If you do want to have a chat with is, our dedicated team will be happy to speak with you.
Can you recommend products for me?
We would encourage you to do some research of your own into how CBD can help you. We would also encourage you to have a chat with a nutritionist/herbalist about what diet changes you could implement that may help. If you do want to have a chat about any of our products, our team will be happy to speak to you.
I’m looking for a full spectrum product that includes THC. Can you help me?
Any product with more than 0.2% THC content is illegal in the UK, so we don’t supply it. However, our Raw CBD paste and Bio water-soluble oil are both full spectrum CBD products. We encourage our customers to do their own research into how CBD can help with their condition. We would also encourage you to have a chat with a nutritionist or herbalist about how to integrate CBD into a healthy regime. If you do want to have a chat, our team will be happy to hear from you!
Can I sell your products in my shop or do you have an affiliate scheme?
Please email [email protected] with any wholesale inquiries.
How much is your oil?
All our products and prices are listed in our store.
Can you tell me the difference between your CBD oil and Holland and Barrett’s CBD oil?
Here is the link to a blog on the subject: https://flora-fusion.com/jacob-hooy-cbd-oil-review/
How long do your oils last, and how should it be stored?
Our oil has a 12 month use by date on it. It should be stored in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight, ideally under 5C.
Where can I buy your products?
Apart from at our online store, you can buy from several stockists. You can find our latest stockist list here.
I’ve just ordered from your online store. How long will it take for my order to be delivered?
We send all our post first class, so it normally arrives within a day or two.
Are your oils suitable for vaping?
No, our oils are not suitable for vaping. They are designed to be taken orally.
Do you offer a trial pack of your products?
We don’t currently have trial packs, but we do have 10ml bottles that you can try then move on to a bigger bottle once you find the one you like.
Do you ship your products to Europe?
We ship anywhere in the world where CBD is legal.
Does CBD work for pets?
We do sell a CBD product that isn’t for human consumption. We recommend you do your own research on what animals might benefit and how to use it.