FAQ

Where do you ship to and how much does it cost?
 
We currently sell in the UK and Europe and offer free delivery with every order. UK orders get free 24h delivery whilst EU orders get free standard delivery.


What is the cutoff point for next day delivery?

Any orders placed before 3:30pm Monday - Friday will be dispatched on the same day with Royal Mail's 24h tracked delivery service. Orders placed after 3:30pm on Friday will be dispatched on Monday and arrive on Tuesday.


Why do you not send your CBD oil in a box like most other companies?
 
Reducing our environmental impact is very important to us so we reduce waste to the absolute minimum. Many companies will send you products in a box within another box. We have managed to fit all of the necessary information on the bottle so we can send you just the bottle in a small bubble protected packet. 


What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in Cannabis or Hemp plants. For those of you who don’t know already, Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa L plant which tends to have low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get you high and studies have found that it is perfectly safe for regular human consumption.

A cannabinoid is any chemical that binds to or affects cannabinoid receptors such as CB1 and CB2 in the brain and body. The three main groups of cannabinoids are phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids.

Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa L plant, however, cannabinoids in fresh plant matter are in acidic forms such as: CBDA, THCA, CBCA and CBGA. When these acidic forms are exposed to heat or light, they transform into CBD, THC, CBC and CBG. This transformation is known as decarboxylation. 

Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that are produced naturally within the bodies of nearly every animal organism. The two most important endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors are the two pillars of the endocannabinoid system, which controls vital bodily functions such as our immune system, mood, memory, appetite, sleep patterns and pain. Interestingly, CBD has a very similar chemical structure to anandamide.

The final group, synthetic cannabinoids, are as the name suggests, cannabinoids that have been produced synthetically in a laboratory. One example of a synthetic cannabinoid is dronabinol which is the active ingredient in MARINOL, a medicine that has been used to prevent nausea, vomiting, weight-loss and loss of appetite. 
 


Is CBD legal in the UK?
 
Yes, as long as CBD is sold as a food supplement, no medical claims are made, and products contain less than 0.2% THC then CBD is legal to buy and sell in the UK.


Does CBD get you high?

No, unlike THC, CBD is non psychoactive which means it will not get you high. The levels of THC (less than 0.2%) present in BROWN'S CBD oil are also far too low to have a psychoactive effect. 


What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System is a network of receptors which are present throughout the human body. It controls vital bodily functions such as our immune system, mood, memory, appetite, sleep patterns and pain. Interestingly, CBD has a very similar chemical structure to anandamide, which plays a key role in regulating the endocannabinoid system. 


Can CBD help with anxiety, depression, stress, pain, PTSD, or high blood pressure?

Due to UK law, we are not permitted to make any medical claims. If you have any doubts about the power of CBD. Have a quick search on the web and your questions will soon be answered. Many studies have shown that CBD helps with a wide range of issues.


What's inside the bottle?

We like to keep our oils as simple and natural as possible so our bottles contain nothing but full spectrum CBD extract and organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil. 100% natural and all from the same plant!
 

What are the benefits of hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is known as "nature's most perfectly balanced oil" due to its perfect 3:1 ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) which are essential for human health. This makes it an excellent contribution to a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. 
 

Why is whole plant or full spectrum CBD better than CBD isolate?
 
Whole plant or full spectrum CBD allows the user to benefit from the 'entourage effect', which is when multiple active ingredients work in synergy to create a more powerful effect. Whole plant or full spectrum CBD contains trace elements of THC, CBDV, CBG, CBC, CBDA and terpenoids. CBD isolate is just pure CBD.


What is CO2 extraction?

CO2 extraction uses pressurised carbon dioxide to extract cannabinoids and other phytochemicals from the plant. It requires highly expensive machinery and is the cleanest, safest, most effective and most environmentally friendly method of extracting CBD. All of our oils are produced using custom-built CO2 extraction equipment specifically designed for optimum purity and potency.


How many milligrams of CBD are there per drop of BROWN'S CBD Hemp oil UK?

5% (500mg) = 2.5 mg per drop

10% (1000mg) = 5 mg per drop

15% (1500mg) = 7.5 mg per drop

20% (2000mg) = 10 mg per drop

25% (2500mg) = 12.5 mg per drop

(Total mg of CBD/total number of drops)

Each bottle has approx 200 drops.


How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD oil?

If the CBD oil is taken sublingually (held under the tongue before swallowing), it should take no longer than 30 minutes to feel the effects. If the oil is swallowed directly or mixed with food or drink, it could take up to two hours.


How is golden CBD oil different to other CBD oils?

Golden CBD oil goes through a process called decarboxylation, which is where it is heated to activate all of the inactive chemicals. It is then filtered to remove unwanted plant matter which gives it a smoother taste.


What is the difference between Hemp & Cannabis?

Whilst very different in terms of genetic profile, Hemp & Cannabis both belong to the Cannabis Sativa species and are in fact the same plant. Hemp tends to have high levels of CBD and low levels of THC, whilst what most people know as Cannabis tends to have high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.



What are the main CBD benefits?

Those of us who use CBD know first hand how effective it can be. However, all we can legally tell you is that CBD is an excellent Food Supplement for general health and well being. If you would like to know if it could help with anything else, do some research and make an informed decision. 


Will a 30ml bottle last longer than a 10ml bottle?


The size of the bottle doesn't matter if the CBD content is the same. If your optimum dose is 10mg, you would need 2 drops of a 1000mg, 10ml bottle.  To get the same dose from a 1000mg, 30ml bottle you would need roughly 6 drops. In the end, the two bottles would last the same amount of time.