1. Is CBD safe for athletes?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a very safe, non-toxic compound however if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medications you should avoid using CBD products. Additionally, athletes and anyone else using CBD should avoid using more than 70mg a day. To calculate your dose for oils simply go to the dosing tab on each product page.
2. Will I fail a drug test when using CBD product?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound in hemp responsible for the ‘high’ and is also a regulated compound in many parts of the world. Our products are 0% THC based on advanced analytical reports from Eurofins, one of the largest analytical laboratories in the world. We are working with leading sports doping bodies to get our products approved, stay tuned!
3. How often should I take CBD?
Taking CBD is an individual experience, with dosing and frequency varying widely. As such it is not appropriate for us to tell you how much CBD to take. However, we do suggest you start slowly, to find out what works for you.
There are currently no official guidelines around how much CBD to take and there is currently a lack of solid clinical evidence to definitively state the therapeutic range of CBD. Research effort is currently underway to address this.
As CBD is a biologically active compound, things like body weight and age should be taken into consideration. Things which are harder to determine but which may also affect dosing efficacy include metabolic rate, genetics and the current health of your endocannabinoid system.
The best way to start is slowly, with a low dose. Keep a close eye on your mood, attention and how your body feels. Gradually increase your dosing and see how your body reacts until you reach a level that you feel is beneficial.
4. Do I need to consult my doctor?
By law you do not need to consult your doctor before using CBD products and most people do not speak with their GP before starting to take CBD. However if you have an existing conditions or are on medication we would strongly recommend speaking with your doctor before taking CBD. Do not stop taking any medication or alter your medication without consulting your GP.
5. Does CBD interfere with medication?
CBD can have an indirect interaction with certain drugs. Most medications are metabolised in the liver by a family of related enzymes dubbed P450. CBD can affect the activity of P450 thus changing the way certain drugs are metabolised. This is why we always recommend spacing CBD at least 2 hours apart from your regular medications. However, this is not medical advice and you must speak to your doctor if you are concerned.
Interestingly, grapefruit has a similar effect on these P450 enzymes. If your doctor has previously warned you about grapefruit consumption due to your medications, the warnings are also relevant when using CBD.
We always recommend checking with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Any instructions you may have received from a medical professional regarding grapefruit should be treated with the same level of care when it comes to CBD products.