What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the flowers, leaves and stalk of the hemp plant. It’s one of over 110 powerful cannabinoids found in hemp, and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways.
How Does CBD Work?
The human body and all mammals have a large network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices negatively impact our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the receptors of the ECS, helping the body do its job and keep us in good health by supporting many of the its physical processes.
What Are The Benefits of CBD?
Most studies analysisng the benefits of CBD have found it to help in been three key areas of recovery:
2. Pain Relief/Anti-Inflammation
Most people tend to seek out CBD for these three key benefits. However, every person is different and may find unique benefits given their body chemistry. Since CBD plays a critical role in helping the body reach homeostasis it can provide general health & wellbeing with daily use.
How Do I Use CBD?
As a general rule of thumb is it best to start low & slow when beginning to use CBD. A good daily dosage to start at is 10-20mg and increase from there.
CBD is accumulative so it is important to be consistent daily when using it for optimal benefits. Effective doses can range from 5mg to 100mg at a time. Some studies suggest the benefit of CBD may increase up to the point of taking 1mg of CBD per lb of body weight, daily.
For topical products (skincare, rubs, gels) you can apply generously, as these products will provide more targeted relief and do not enter the bloodstream. They can be applied frequently based on the severity of your symptoms, every 2-3 hours.
What Is The Difference Between Our CBD Products and Cannabis?
CALL our products come from the Hemp plant, which comes from the same plant family as Cannabis, but is very different. Hemp contains low levels of THC (less than 0.3%), the compound that makes you feel intoxicated, and high levels of CBD, a non-intoxicating compound with a wide variety of benefits! Hemp is the only plant that can feed, heal, clothe and house us. It is one of the most versatile plants in the world. All our products come from the Hemp plant and contain 0% THC.
Will CBD get me `high´?
No, CBD is a safe and non-addictive substance that will not make a person feel intoxicated or “high”.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is considered by many to be a 'wonder crop'. It's used in a variety of products such food, textiles, construction, biofuel, paper and many more. Hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC, while it's cousin, Cannabis, contains higher THC levels higher than 0.3%. Hemp's low levels of THC means it is not enough to make you feel intoxicated.
What is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis?
Both hemp and marijuana belong to a group of plants called Cannabis sativa. We all know that marijuana can get you high, but does hemp do the same thing? The answer is no– hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC, which is the molecule in marijuana that gives the psychoactive effect. These low amounts of THC are non-impactful and won’t make you feel high. Although hemp doesn’t get you high, hemp-derived CBD products can lead to noticeable mental and physical changes. Most people say they feel more focused or calm, or that they just feel an overall heightened sense of wellbeing when they use CBD products.
Are Athletes Allowed To Take CBD?
Yes, In 2018 the World Anti-Drug Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD as a banned substance allowing athletes to finally use it when training and competing. All other cannabinoids are still banned so when taking CBD make sure it is an Isolate product. Athletes should consider taking CBD to help with the following:
- Sleep & recovery
- Anxiety & depression
- Pain & inflammation
- Natural alternative to opioids and NSAIDs
- Immune system functioning
- Weight & appetite control
- Concussion protection & treatment
CBD is ideal for sporting application given its anti-inflammatory properties. As an athlete you apply more stress to your body leading to pain and inflammation, greater than what your ECS can handle. CBD can be thought of as a supplement to help increase the activity and capability of the ECS to combat against the increased external stressors.
Some sports organizations such as the UFC and NBA allow its athletes to consume THC and other Cannabinoids so make sure you check the drug policies of your competition before taking CBD and other Cannabinoids.
What Products Are Suitable For Athletes?
Our Fourfive product range is specifically designed for athletes. Those products are WADA and IOC compliant.
Do Your Products Contain THC?
ALL products sold by us contain 0% THC.
Where Do Your Products Come From?
We source products from the best brands in Europe and North America to ensure the best quality.
Are Your Products Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly?
We provide a range of vegan and vegetarian friendly products. Please look at the description on the product pages for reference.
Are Your Products Third Party Lab Tested?
Yes, all our products are third party tested to ensure transparency and quality for you. Each product's lab report can be found on its individual product page. How Does CBD Provide the answer to the question here.
How do I Store CBD and Will it Expire?
We suggest storing your products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. Check each of the product pages or the label on your product for exact shelf life dates.
HIs CBD Safe?
CBD is a safe and non-addictive substance that will not make a person feel intoxicated or “high”. CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Can I take CBD with other medication?
If you are on other medication, it is you consult with your doctor before using any CBD products.
Can I Take CBD While Pregnant?
It is best pregnant women consult with their doctor before using any CBD products.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal in Hong Kong so long as it has 0% THC.
Will It Show Up On A Drug's Test?
CBD will not show up on a drug's test because drug tests do not test for CBD.
What Is The Minimum Age For CBD Use?
It is best children under the age of 18 and their parents consult their doctor before using any CBD products. We only sell to people aged 18 and above.