Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant. You’ve probably heard of the terms cannabis, marijuana and hemp mentioned alongside CBD. Let us break this down for you.
Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the cannabis sativa family. While they do share certain similarities, there are very distinct and crucial differences due to each plant’s biological structure. Hemp plants are typically grown for agricultural products such as textiles, seeds, and oils. Hemp contains much higher concentrations of CBD and minimal traces of tetrahydrocannabidiol, or THC, the psychoactive counterpart found in marijuana plants.
IGNITE is committed to delivering the world’s best CBD products. All our products use hemp-derived CBD isolate, the key ingredient for some of the industry’s most recognized products. CBD isolate is pure powder with greater than 98% potency and does not contain other cannabinoids or ingredients. IGNITE CBD isolate is extracted in a highly-controlled environment and processed to guarantee industry-leading purity and consistency. Any trace amounts of THC are removed during this process.
With millions of daily users worldwide, CBD has many reported and claimed benefits. You won’t find these claims on any CBD packaging as businesses cannot make medical claims regarding CBD according to UK law. However, if you read and educate yourself in what others have to say about CBD, you may find benefits that fit your need. We hope that fit is within IGNITE’s full range of CBD products.
CBD will not get you high. It’s non-psychoactive and is safe for human consumption and legal in the UK. The World Health Organisation also states “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”
CBD is similar to chemicals in the human body which are referred to as endocannabinoids. The human body’s endocannabinoid system influences our major organs as well as the immune, digestive and nervous system to enable balance.
The key term to explain why CBD should be taken in different forms is Bioavailability. This refers to the effective use of the CBD compound by the body, how to get the best results in the quickest time, and how to get CBD into your system. CBD can be taken into the body in multiple ways including through inhalation, orally, or through topical application.
If you use E-Liquids and vape CBD into your lungs, the dispersion of molecules enables easy absorption due to the high number of blood vessels the CBD will interact with. Vape relief is fast but wears off in the fastest way, too.
Oral drops take longer to onset, but they last for a few hours. IGNITE Tongue Drops are best administered under the tongue where the blood vessels allow the CBD to quickly soak into circulation – more quickly than swallowing and sending the CBD through your digestive system.
If you don’t want to internally consume CBD, you don’t have to. If you want a localised external release of CBD, then topical application with creams, gels, and balms will reach the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin. The release of CBD is slower due to a lower bioavailability and topically applied CBD is unlikely to reach the bloodstream.
You may be aware that CBD products that are ingested are classed as novel foods by the European Commission. Novel foods apply to any food or ingredient that has no history of consumption before May 1997, which applies to CBD. The Food Standards agency is going to guide manufacturers and businesses towards achieving compliance in the CBD marketplace. IGNITE is monitoring and working closely with the various authorities to ensure our products remains fully compliant.