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Flying with CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)

Flying With CBD Oil
Flying with CBD Oil

We hear a lot of questions from people about flying with CBD oil (Cannabidiol). Hemp extract is the perfect supplement for travellers to promote calm and relaxation. Not to mention its ability to fight pain, inflammation and anxiety. It stands to reason that people would want to take it with them on long journeys. There is a lot of uncertainty around airports and air travel and whether Cannabidiol is allowed or not. Regular users of CBD ask if it is legal to take their oil drops with them through the airport and on board a plane. Well, there is no simple answer to this question. It depends on where you are flying from and your destination.

Travelling with CBD Products

In some countries, Hemp CBD is legal. This means you are free to take Cannabidiol with you on internal flights. However, for international flights, some countries still prohibit the use of all forms of CBD extract. Hence, you could find yourself in a situation where you depart from a location where the CBD is legal and arrive in a country where you are breaking the law. Let’s say you are travelling from the UK to Dubai in the UAE. In this country, Cannabidiol is illegal and if you are in possession, you would be breaking their laws.

In the United States, CBD is now legal (as of December 2018) and can be taken through airports and on aircraft for internal flights. However, it must be derived from Hemp and contain less than 0.03% THC. Nevertheless, this is a welcome change for American citizens who are flying between states.

Check The Product Label

It cannot be stressed enough, always check the label of your CBD oil so you know exactly what the THC content is. This will give you peace of mind and confirm the legality or otherwise.

Check Laws Before Travelling

Do your research well in advance before embarking on your journey. Plenty of accurate information can be found online. If in doubt, please check with the local authorities before travelling to avoid any confusion or uncertainty.

Keep CBD in Carry-On Luggage

If you are clear to take CBD on your flight, the best practice is to keep it in your hand luggage with any liquids, oils or lotions you are allowed to take on board. This means it will be close at hand while negotiating the security process and you will be present to assist airport staff with any queries they may have.

Hemp-derived CBD is now legal in most countries. However, because Hemp is sometimes confused with Marijuana, there is still some stigma towards Cannabidiol. In time, we anticipate there will be more widespread acceptance of this natural substance and fewer restrictions on travellers. However, for the time being, we would urge caution and research before flying with CBD oil (Cannabidiol).

Cannabidiol – the Correct CBD Oil Dosage

Cannabidiol CBD Oil Dosage
Cannabidiol – The Correct CBD Oil Dosage

When people first start taking CBD they usually have a number of queries. However, there is one question we get asked more than any other. That question relates to Cannabidiol and the correct CBD oil dosage. In this article, we will cover how much CBD you should be consuming. Furthermore, we will look at how dosage can differ according to specific factors such as the illness or health issue being treated. The duration of treatment depends on several factors.

Taking CBD Oil via the Sublingual Method

If you are taking CBD via the sublingual route (oral). Place the oil drops under your tongue and hold for 30 seconds. This method of delivery gives a high rate of absorption. We have included some dosage examples which can be used as a rough guide to get you started.

A Guide to CBD Oil Dosage

Low – A typical low dose of CBD would be 5mg to 25mg per day. This is recommended for general pain, sleep, headaches, nausea, stress and mood issues.

Medium – A medium dosage of Cannabidiol would be in the range of 25mg to 50mg. This would be recommended for chronic pain relief, inflammation, anxiety, depression and arthritis.

High – If a high dosage of CBD is required, the aim should be 50mg to 150mg. This amount of CBD would be for people with serious health conditions such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Start Low and Increase CBD Dosage as Required

We all have an endocannabinoid system. On average, a dose of 25mg CBD per day is effective for most people. However, everyone is different and what works for one person with a particular condition, may not work for someone else. Some people will find relief with a dosage of 10mg CBD per day while others will require 30mg. The golden rule for beginners or those new to Cannabidiol, is to start low. This method allows the user to make small adjustments until the ‘sweet spot’ is found. Once a consistent level of relief has been found, that becomes the maintenance dosage.

A good starting point is to consume 10mg Cannabidiol per serving. For example, Hempstil 5% CBD Oil Drops contain 2.5mg of CBD per drop. Hence, you would need 4 drops to consume 10mg of CBD extract. All manufacturers should provide details of how much Cannabidiol is in each drop of oil. This enables the user to administer a precise dosage. Ensure you spread out your servings evenly throughout the day.

The effects of CBD can be felt instantly. Users report experiencing a calming, relaxing and soothing feeling. In contrast, health issues like pain & inflammation can take 1 to 3 days to improve. Please be aware, the delivery method may also have an impact on the effectiveness of the CBD. Some people respond better with oil tincture compared to softgels and vice versa.

If you are taking additional medication, we would advise consulting a Doctor before taking CBD. This is to safeguard against any possible interactions. CBD provides natural, non-psychoactive relief for a range of health issues. It may require a little patience to find your preferred delivery method, strength and dosage. However, when this is complete, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits. We hope you are now better informed about Cannabidiol and the correct CBD oil dosage.

The Difference Between CBD and Hemp Oil

CBD Hemp Oil
CBD Hemp Oil

There is a lot of confusion surrounding many CBD products. In particular, not everyone is aware of the difference between CBD and Hemp oil. In general, most people can correctly identify Cannabidiol. However, if you pose the same question with Hemp oil you would receive a range of different answers.

CBD vs Hemp Oil

There are those who consider ‘Hemp oil’ to be CBD while others see it as Hemp seed oil. In effect, some CBD and Hemp seed oil products are sharing the term ‘Hemp oil’. Both Cannabidiol and Hemp seed oil come from the same plant (Cannabis Sativa). However, CBD is extracted from the flower, leaves and stalk/stem. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is extracted by pressing the seeds of the Hemp plant.

Because Cannabidiol is a relatively new product, some advertising platforms and payment processors prohibit the use of the word ‘CBD’. This forces manufacturers of CBD to advertise and sell their products in a different way. Instead of ‘CBD’ on the box or bottle label, you may find ‘Hemp Drops’. To confuse matters further, CBD uses several different carrier/base oils. These include Olive oil, MCT oil and Hemp seed oil. This means you could have a 5% CBD extract mixed with a Hemp seed oil base. This would be a legitimate 5% CBD oil.

How to Identify CBD Oil

Luckily, we have several ways to correctly identify the product. Always check the strength percentage on the label. A bottle of CBD oil will have the term ‘5% CBD extract’ or ‘5% Hemp extract’ or a similar description emblazoned on the front of the packaging. In contrast, Hemp seed oil will not have this on the label as it only contains trace amounts of Cannabidiol. If in doubt, always check the ingredients of the product before purchase. The nutritional information should quite clearly state what the product is and exactly what the ingredients are.

Another tip to remember is related to pricing. A genuine 10ml bottle of CBD oil will probably cost around the £30 mark. Compare that with a 250ml bottle of Hemp seed oil that usually sells for approx £7. Obviously, the CBD oil is the more expensive of the 2 products.

We hope that after reading this article we have managed to clear up some of the confusion regarding Cannabidiol and Hemp related products. Going forward, you should now be aware of the difference between CBD and Hemp oil.

CBD Oil for Beginners

CBD Oil For Beginners
CBD Oil for Beginners

Welcome to this brief guide on CBD oil for beginners. If you are thinking about trying CBD, this helpful guide will ensure you understand the various options available.

Choosing the strength

Before purchasing CBD Hemp oil, you need to determine which strength is the right one for you. Most brands offer products in the following strengths; 3%, 4%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%. Anything between 3% and 4% is considered a good starting point for users who are new to CBD. This is because it is low to medium strength and allows the consumer to asses tolerance levels. If required, it allows the option to transition to a higher strength. CBD oils between 5% and 10% are considered as medium strength. This potency is recommended for users who would not benefit from a low strength option. It is an adequate strength for people who require prompt assistance with health issues. The 15%, 20% and 25% CBD oils are high strength options for experienced users. These products are suitable for people who are most likely suffering from serious health problems and require immediate relief.

Choosing the type of CBD oil

As we know, CBD is enjoying a mammoth growth period. This means consumers, are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a product. In general, there are three types of CBD oil; Raw (non-decarboxylated), Green (decarboxylated) and Gold (fully decarboxylated).

Raw (non-decarboxylated) is very dark (almost Black) in colour. It undergoes the minimum of filtration and processing. The major downside is it contains plant matter, fats and chlorophyll and can sometimes offer a somewhat unpleasant taste. This is the least popular CBD oil. That said, it still enjoys a loyal following.

Green (decarboxylated) has a distinctive colour in varying shades of Green and enjoys a moderate amount of filtration and processing. Besides CBD, it will normally contain a notable amount of CBDa. This type of CBD oil has an acquired taste. Some people like the earthy flavour while others do not. It is the second most popular CBD oil on the market.

Gold (fully decarboxylated) is easily recognisable by its golden colour. It is highly filtered and processed to ensure peak levels of quality and purity. As it is fully decarboxylated, this type of oil has the most CBD content. It has a pleasant flavour so there are no taste issues with this type of oil. It is by far the most popular choice among CBD oil users.

Choosing your dosage

After deciding on the strength and purchasing your product, you will need to establish the correct dosage. Most manufacturers should be able to tell you how much CBD is in each drop of oil. For example, a typical 5% CBD oil product would contain approx 2.5mg of CBD per drop. With this information, you can establish how much CBD you are ingesting and adjust the dosage accordingly moving forward. Body weight is one factor that should influence your thinking when it comes to dosage. For instance, a small, slightly built person would not require the same dosage as a tall, well-built individual.

This concludes our guide on CBD oil for beginners. Hopefully, after reading this, you now have a better understanding of choosing a product and taking CBD oil for the first time. If you have any queries about Hempstil and/or CBD, visit our FAQ page for a list of common questions and answers.