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FAQs

Your Health Questions Answered

You might think that Google can answer your health questions and fill that gap of knowledge, but you never know whether you’re reading the right information. The result? A misdiagnosis.

So let’s take the confusion out of everything. We’ve collated all your health questions into one handy FAQ page, all written by the knowledgable Wild Oats team. It’s important to note, we always recommend that you come in for a face-to-face (socially-distanced of course) session with us so you get advice tailored to you.

Take a look at the Wild Oats Health Hub for even more health-related articles and guides too.

CBD

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It’s been found to have health benefits without any of the side effects of recreational cannabis use.

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The psychoactive substance in cannabis is called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. CBD products are made from low THC plants known as hemp.

Hemp was often fed to animals and they passed cannabinoids on to us in meat and milk. When cannabis was made illegal around 100 years ago our cannabinoid intake was lost.

Category: CBD

CBD is totally legal if the THC content is below 0.02%. The World Health Organisation states that CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no serious side effects.

If you are on medication you should consult your GP before taking CBD.

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Research suggests that taking CBD can maintain balance and wellbeing in the body. No official health claims can be made about CBD, but studies are currently underway to determine if CBD can help heart health, acne, chronic pain and sleep among other things.

Category: CBD

CBD is normally taken as an oil and is probably most effective as an oil.

But it can also be taken as capsules, tea, skin balm, massage oil, patches, gummies and vape oil. At Wild Oats we even have CBD chocolate!

Category: CBD

The whole plant oil, which will be dark green in colour and bitter tasting. It contains the whole spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll and omega 3.

A very light coloured oil or an isolate will have been further processed. It will taste less bitter but may not always be so effective.

Category: CBD

Ideally, CBD should state that it’s organically grown, and extracted using CO2 distillation rather than solvents, and have a third party lab test to verify the content and purity.

There are many fake brands on the market with no CBD content at all.

Category: CBD

It’s best to start with a low dose as we all experience things differently, maybe 1 or 2 drops of 3% or 5% strength on the first day.

Then you could increase to twice a day and see how your body reacts. Or try a cup of CBD tea.

Category: CBD

Ideally, before food in the morning, held under the tongue a minute or two to allow the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth.

Or try it an hour before bed. Always wait for 5 minutes after taking CBD before having a drink.

Category: CBD

Many people give CBD to dogs and other pets at an appropriate dose as it’s well-tolerated and non-toxic.

Category: CBD

CBD can be prescribed by a doctor for children suffering from epilepsy and has been found to be very effective at reducing seizures.

Unfortunately, there is a lack of research into giving CBD to children for other reasons. So for that reason, we consider it not advisable.

Category: CBD

Understandably, if you benefit from CBD you may want to take it with you on holiday. Although CBD is legal in the UK, be aware that it may not be legal in the country you are visiting.

Call the customs office of that country well in advance before taking any risks.

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CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It’s been found to have health benefits without any of the side effects of recreational cannabis use.

Category: CBD

The psychoactive substance in cannabis is called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. CBD products are made from low THC plants known as hemp.

Hemp was often fed to animals and they passed cannabinoids on to us in meat and milk. When cannabis was made illegal around 100 years ago our cannabinoid intake was lost.

Category: CBD

CBD is totally legal if the THC content is below 0.02%. The World Health Organisation states that CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no serious side effects.

If you are on medication you should consult your GP before taking CBD.

Category: CBD

Research suggests that taking CBD can maintain balance and wellbeing in the body. No official health claims can be made about CBD, but studies are currently underway to determine if CBD can help heart health, acne, chronic pain and sleep among other things.

Category: CBD

CBD is normally taken as an oil and is probably most effective as an oil.

But it can also be taken as capsules, tea, skin balm, massage oil, patches, gummies and vape oil. At Wild Oats we even have CBD chocolate!

Category: CBD

The whole plant oil, which will be dark green in colour and bitter tasting. It contains the whole spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll and omega 3.

A very light coloured oil or an isolate will have been further processed. It will taste less bitter but may not always be so effective.

Category: CBD

Ideally, CBD should state that it’s organically grown, and extracted using CO2 distillation rather than solvents, and have a third party lab test to verify the content and purity.

There are many fake brands on the market with no CBD content at all.

Category: CBD

It’s best to start with a low dose as we all experience things differently, maybe 1 or 2 drops of 3% or 5% strength on the first day.

Then you could increase to twice a day and see how your body reacts. Or try a cup of CBD tea.

Category: CBD

Ideally, before food in the morning, held under the tongue a minute or two to allow the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth.

Or try it an hour before bed. Always wait for 5 minutes after taking CBD before having a drink.

Category: CBD

Many people give CBD to dogs and other pets at an appropriate dose as it’s well-tolerated and non-toxic.

Category: CBD

CBD can be prescribed by a doctor for children suffering from epilepsy and has been found to be very effective at reducing seizures.

Unfortunately, there is a lack of research into giving CBD to children for other reasons. So for that reason, we consider it not advisable.

Category: CBD

Understandably, if you benefit from CBD you may want to take it with you on holiday. Although CBD is legal in the UK, be aware that it may not be legal in the country you are visiting.

Call the customs office of that country well in advance before taking any risks.

Category: CBD

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Menopause

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It’s been found to have health benefits without any of the side effects of recreational cannabis use.

Category: CBD

The psychoactive substance in cannabis is called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. CBD products are made from low THC plants known as hemp.

Hemp was often fed to animals and they passed cannabinoids on to us in meat and milk. When cannabis was made illegal around 100 years ago our cannabinoid intake was lost.

Category: CBD

CBD is totally legal if the THC content is below 0.02%. The World Health Organisation states that CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no serious side effects.

If you are on medication you should consult your GP before taking CBD.

Category: CBD

Research suggests that taking CBD can maintain balance and wellbeing in the body. No official health claims can be made about CBD, but studies are currently underway to determine if CBD can help heart health, acne, chronic pain and sleep among other things.

Category: CBD

CBD is normally taken as an oil and is probably most effective as an oil.

But it can also be taken as capsules, tea, skin balm, massage oil, patches, gummies and vape oil. At Wild Oats we even have CBD chocolate!

Category: CBD

The whole plant oil, which will be dark green in colour and bitter tasting. It contains the whole spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll and omega 3.

A very light coloured oil or an isolate will have been further processed. It will taste less bitter but may not always be so effective.

Category: CBD

Ideally, CBD should state that it’s organically grown, and extracted using CO2 distillation rather than solvents, and have a third party lab test to verify the content and purity.

There are many fake brands on the market with no CBD content at all.

Category: CBD

It’s best to start with a low dose as we all experience things differently, maybe 1 or 2 drops of 3% or 5% strength on the first day.

Then you could increase to twice a day and see how your body reacts. Or try a cup of CBD tea.

Category: CBD

Ideally, before food in the morning, held under the tongue a minute or two to allow the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth.

Or try it an hour before bed. Always wait for 5 minutes after taking CBD before having a drink.

Category: CBD

Many people give CBD to dogs and other pets at an appropriate dose as it’s well-tolerated and non-toxic.

Category: CBD

CBD can be prescribed by a doctor for children suffering from epilepsy and has been found to be very effective at reducing seizures.

Unfortunately, there is a lack of research into giving CBD to children for other reasons. So for that reason, we consider it not advisable.

Category: CBD

Understandably, if you benefit from CBD you may want to take it with you on holiday. Although CBD is legal in the UK, be aware that it may not be legal in the country you are visiting.

Call the customs office of that country well in advance before taking any risks.

Category: CBD

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