CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating molecule found naturally in cannabis plants and hemp. The Cannabinoid compounds can interact with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), binding to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The ECS helps regulate and balance key bodily functions.
No. CBD doesn’t interact with the parts of your brain that cause euphoria, or disorientation. The part of the cannabis plant that can have those effects, known as THC, is not present in any Biogenic products.
In most cases the sale of CBD products is now regulated. We are on the list!
Novel foods, like CBD food products, must be authorised before they are put on the market to ensure they have been through an independent safety assessment. Applications for authorisation of CBD food products are required as these products are considered a novel food having no history of consumption before May 1997.
To bring the current market into compliance, the Food Standards Agency asked the industry to submit applications for CBD products which were on sale on 13 February 2022.
The list of CBD products linked to novel food applications contain CBD food products which meet the following criteria: 1. They were on the market at the time of our announcement on CBD (13 February 2020) 2. The FSA received an authorisation application for the products before 31 March 2021 3. The FSA validated the application or agreed that it is sufficiently progressing towards validation
All CBD products must comply with other legislative requirements and should not be: 1. Incorrectly labelled 2. Unsaf 3. Regarded as controlled substances
CBD food products are subject to food laws. If there are any safety concerns related to CBD products, local authorities can take appropriate enforcement action.
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The perfect amount will be different for everyone. Depending on the how efficiently your body maintains its internal balance, the same amount of CBD might affect you differently compared to the next person.
We do know that CBD is naturally and safely removed from the body, so it will give the best support when taken daily. A daily of intake of at least 10-20 milligrams (mg) of CBD can suffice to keep some in your system, but for those who want the most reliable response, we suggest an optimum daily intake of 40-60mg. Guidance from the UK’s Food Standard Agency recommends a maximum daily intake of 70mg in food or drinks. There is no official guidance level for CBD in skincare, but all Biogenic's products allow you to precisely control the amount of CBD you consume.
CBD is not a sedative. Instead, think of it as clearing away the distractions, so your natural sleep cycle can operate at its best. If you take CBD during the waking part of your day, it can help maintain alertness and focus. In contrast, taking CBD in the evening supports your body’s normal tendency to fall and stay asleep.
When you inhale or swallow CBD it enters your bloodstream, from which it can pass safely into your brain. There it interacts with our natural transmitter and receptor systems, helping maintain balance and normal functioning. Along with a healthy lifestyle, it can help you prepare for the day or night ahead.
Every endocannabinoid system is different for each individual and the condition of its receptors at any given time is unknown. The best practice is always to start with the smallest recommended amounts that we indicate on the product packaging. Taking too much CBD has the same effect as taking too little due to its bell-shaped dose-response curve, so we recommend you stick to the dosing guidelines.
Everyone responds to CBD differently. If you don’t notice any benefits, it might be that your body’s internal systems are already running at their best. If your endocannabinoid system and other internal regulatory systems are functioning correctly—which means that your body is able to respond quickly and correctly to stresses and other imbalances—then CBD will not change that. Neither will it have any negative effects in those circumstances.
Another reason for limited benefits may be that the amount of CBD you’re using is too low or too infrequent to build up a supportive effect in your body. If you’re only taking 5 or 10mg per day, your body might simply be removing it before it has a chance to help you.
No. Excess CBD is naturally removed from our bodies, so the main effect of taking a huge dose of CBD (i.e., hundreds or thousands of milligrams or mg) would be an increase in liver activity as it naturally breaks down the molecules. All of Biogenic's products have been carefully designed to stay within government guidelines for CBD, including our emphasis on 40-60mg per day as a supportive amount.
No. All our tincture products are formulated from hemp, are non-intoxicating and contain 0% THC. Please refer to our lab results for each product for confirmation.
We perform third party lab-testing on all our products for cannabinoids, terpene, pesticides, heavy metals, mould, microbes & other microorganisms, to make sure there are no unwanted/harmful elements present. Over 80% of “medical cannabis” concentrates were found to have residual solvent and/or pesticide contaminants. Ours do not.
All of our CBD products are formulated using hemp. Due to drug tests varying in what they test for and their respective limits we cannot legally advise whether or not our products will result in passing or failure of a drug test. If this is a concern, we recommend that you ask your employer about your company policy, before taking any CBD products.
If you’re taking medication, look out for a ‘grapefruit’ label on your bottle and on the package leaflet. If this is present, taking CBD is not advisable as it could affect the efficacy of the medicine. Common medicines with a grapefruit warning include statins, calcium channel blockers, Ciclosporin and immunosuppressants, Entocort and some Cytotoxic medicines.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend avoiding CBD. There has not been enough research into the effect of CBD on pregnant or breastfeeding people.
This is just a rough guide and should not be used in place of seeking professional medical advice. Talk to your GP if you have any concerns.