Ingredients (per 1ml):
Cannibis sativa L. (CBD isolate) 20.0mg
Inactives: Cold-pressed hemp seed oil, Alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E oil)
This product contains not more than 10mg/kg (0.001%) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Directions for use: Adults (18+ Yrs): Apply 15 drops under the tongue twice  daily, or as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not use more than 1ml per day.
Although this product is derived from the hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plant it does not include THC cannabinoids, meaning it has no psycho-active effects, making it perfectly safe and legal for everyday use.
CBD vs THC
CBD or cannabidiol is an extract of the Cannabis plant (which we will see later can refer to multiple plants) known for its vast medicinal benefits. It has no psychotropic effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is prepared specifically for its psychoactive effects. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids, a class of chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in cells within your Central Nervous System (CNS for short), regulating the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. The body actually has a whole system, called the endocannabinoid system, which is a group of cannabinoid receptors in parts of the nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the physiological and psychological effects of CBD and THC cannabinoids.
The Plant Family
Now that we know what CBD is, we need to understand the plant family from which CBD oil hails. Cannabidiol oil can come from either the marijuana plant or the hemp plant, both of which are members of the Cannabis plant family. When most people refer to Cannabis, they mean marijuana, but this is in fact incorrect and misleading. Here are the facts in simple terms:
Cannabis – a plant family that includes hemp and marijuana, among others. So when we talk about Cannabis, we’re not referring specifically to ‘weed’, we’re referring to the plant family.
Hemp – a member of the Cannabis sativa plant family. It grows tall, and the sturdy stalks are farmed for multiple purposes. It has relatively high amounts of CBD and less than 0.3% THC. It is also referred to as industrial hemp. In SA, it is still currently illegal to cultivate without a permit as it is classified under the Cannabis species, but the Department of Agriculture is petitioning to have it allowed.
Marijuana/dagga – arguably the commonly known associate of the Cannabis sativa family due to its psychotropic effects that give the user a ‘high’ sensation. It is generally grown for its high THC levels and is illegal to sell, though it has recently been decriminalised for personal use in the home. It is quite different in appearance to hemp, as the bush grows far smaller and is cultivated indoors.
Oils Produced from the Cannabis Plants
Cannabis extracts with high concentrations of THC are known by various names such as medical cannabis, medical marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana oil, or THC oil. These extracts also contain CBD but in lower amounts. Extracts with high levels of CBD are commonly known as CBD oil, cannabidiol oil, hemp oil or CBD hemp oil. These typically have very low amounts of THC.
Don’t confuse hemp seed oil and hemp oil though, as they are not the same. The difference is in how the oils are produced. Hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant and is essentially free of any CBD or THC elements. It is a rich and nourishing oil but is not used in the same way as CBD oil or cannabis oil. Hemp oil or CBD oil, does contain CBD but very low to non-existent amounts of THC. It is usually extracted from the leaves, stalk and flowers of industrial hemp.
Benefits of CBD
CBD is an amazing and has been scrutinized and studied for its health benefits. It has antioxidant, analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic properties. It alleviates age-related cognitive decline, and it can also reduce the risk of diabetes. Studies show that it has a significant impact on various neurological and physiological disorders such as anxiety, stress, ADHD /ADD, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bipolar, schizophrenia, cancer, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, depression, epilepsy, and hypertension. CBD also treats insomnia, migraines and headaches, multiple sclerosis, nausea, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, PTSD, seizures, spasticity and spinal injuries.
CBD oil is also safe for pets, and can be used for stress, anxiety, pain, various diseases and for sedation purposes. For more information, we recommend you do consult with your Veterinarian.