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What Is Charlottes Web?

Charlotte’s Web is the name of the proprietary hemp genetics developed by the Stanley Brothers and is the core of CW Hemp products. All CW Hemp products include whole-plant hemp extracts from Charlotte’s Web plants. The extracts contain a unique blend of cannabinoids plus terpenes and flavonoids. Cannabinoids are phyto-compounds that are produced by the hemp plant.

 

The Stanley Brothers developed a variety of hemp to provide health benefits without psychoactive effects. This was initially called “Hippie’s Disappointment,” until the Stanley Brothers met Charlotte Figi and her family. As a result of Charlotte’s very positive feedback after using their extract, the Stanley Brothers renamed their proprietary hemp, Charlotte’s Web. 

 

One of the most commonly known cannabinoids in hemp is non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system to support homeostasis and health.* It exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the cannabinoids found in hemp. 

What Is Hemp Oil?

Hemp Oil is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds, and stem of the hemp plant. Hemp oil can be extracted by both mechanical and chemical means. In the extraction process, the oil retains a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found naturally in hemp. Oil that comes from only the seeds of hemp— hemp seed oil — does not include all of the same plant compounds and is primarily composed of dietary fats. 

 

Charlotte’s Web is a whole plant hemp extract with a broad spectrum of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Phytocannabinoids are phyto-compounds produced by the hemp plant. Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system to support homeostasis and health.* It exists in the immune system, many organs, and the central nervous system. The ECS accepts our bodies’ internal endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp. 

 

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What is Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds found in hemp plants. There are over 80 different phytocannabinoids.

 

Research shows significant potential for phytocannabinoids to support health & wellness.* Hemp contains other beneficial phytocannabinoids

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp but also produced by other plants and the human body. They are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning. There are more than 80 identified cannabinoids. 

 

A system within the human body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has receptors that these compounds fit into, using cannabinoids to support cells and healthy immune system function, despite fluctuations in our external environment.*

 

Hemp produces more than 80 different phytocannabinoids naturally. Of the 80+ non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. Others include Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC) & more. 

 

CW Hemp whole-plant extracts tap a unique assortment of hemp’s phytocannabinoids, plus terpenes, flavonoids, and other valuable hemp compounds to support the body.*

What is Hemp Extract?

Hemp Extract is the total amount of phytocannabinoids and plant matter. For example, The Everyday Advanced will have approximately 86 mg of Hemp Extract (all cannabinoids) per ml. A list is included below of our oil products hemp concentration

  Everyday There is 9-11 mg of Hemp Extract per ml.   Everyday Plus There is 23-28 mg of Hemp Extract per ml.  

Everyday Advanced There are 86 mg of Hemp Extract per ml. 

Who are the Stanley Brothers?

Stanley Brothers are the founders of CW Hemp. Joel, Jesse, Jon, Jordan, Jared, Josh and Austin are seven brothers from Colorado. In 2012 they developed the genetics for Charlotte’s Web, a non-psychoactive hemp plant. 

 

In 2013, the brothers achieved global media recognition through Charlotte’s ground breaking story, which was featured in Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN documentary WEED, as well as The View, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many more.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal’s body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.

 

Phytoannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system that helps support homeostasis and health.* This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp. 

 

The ECS is designed to support cells and healthy immune system function, despite fluctuations in our external environment.

 

A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands.

 

The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.

 

A phytocannabinoid is a compound that fits into a phytocannabinoid receptor. Hemp produces over 80 different cannabinoids that work to support the endocannabinoid system.

 

CW Hemp products are whole-plant extracts that include a range of beneficial compounds found in hemp, including phytocannabinoids and other phyto-compounds (such as terpenes and flavonoids) that work to support your health.

 

To support our bodies endocannabinoids, CW’s natural phyto-cannabinoids can be introduced to support the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. This helps to maintain proper balance, allowing for immune system support.

What is the difference between your 3 Hemp Oil products?

We currently offer two oil options for our hemp infusions, organic extra virgin olive oil and MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) oil.  MCT oil is a fractionated coconut oil that stays liquid at room temperature.  Our MCT oil offerings are enhanced with a pleasant organic mint chocolate flavouring. We encourage you to research our two oil options and decide which one is right for you. Note: Our mint chocolate flavouring contains no actual chocolate or caffeine. 

 

Full Strength, Extra Strength, Orginal Formula and Maximum Strength each contain different concentrations of hemp extract designed to meet the unique needs of each customer. Each product is available in Mint Chocolate flavour or Olive Oil. All of our hemp oils are available in 30 mL or 100 mL bottles. 

How should I store my Charlottes Web Hemp Oil?

Your CW does not need to be refrigerated, but if you prefer to take it when it chilled you can store it in the fridge without that impacting the product. We recommend storing your CW Hemp anywhere that the bottle isn’t exposed to constant light and or heat.

 

How should I use the included dropper in the oil?

 

Some of our Charlotte’s Web™ hemp extract bottles come with an included dropper for easy use. Keeping the dropper clean and void of any bacteria is essential for your health and the preservation of the hemp extract. If you choose to use the dropper for oral application of our hemp extracts, take special care to keep it from coming in contact with the interior and exterior of your mouth. It is recommended that you clean the dropper after each use, especially if it comes in contact with your mouth, with an alcohol swab to ensure proper storage of the product.

How should I decide which hemp extract to purchase?

Charlotte’s Web™ is the World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™ and at any strength you can feel confident that you will be supporting your body with phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals.* If you are new to using Charlotte’s Web™ hemp extracts, you might like to try the Full Strength. It is a great introduction to our products at an affordable price.

 

If you have tried Charlotte’s Web in the past, regularly consume hemp products, have a generally active lifestyle, or are just looking for phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals, the Extra Strength is perfect for you.

 

If you live a very active lifestyle and are looking to maintain optimal mental and physical performance, the Original Formula is the Charlotte’s Web™ product for you.* Formulated with the most advanced concentration of phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals, this is the product that made Charlotte’s Web™ the World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™.

Can I take CW with prescription medicines?

As with any dietary supplement, we recommend consulting your physician prior to adding CW to your daily routine. 

What dosage of CBD should I use?

There is no correct CBD dose, the optimal dose for the individual Consumer could depend on many factors, including CBD tolerance, body weight, the type of CBD product, or its concentration. Basically we are all different people with different needs with regards dosage of CBD, the method of finding your sweet spot is clearly a personal journey, using the Guide below will and can help to establish this if you are using oil based products.

 

In our opinion it is always wise to look for a whole plant Hemp extract (full spectrum) when researching a CBD product to use, although at savagecabbageltd.com we do stock a range ofproducts to satisfy our customers requirements, ranging from Whole plant extract (full spectrum) THC free (broad spectrum) , Isolate (only CBD ) CBG or CBDA (we will discuss these products later).

 

However, it has been evidenced through scientific research that full spectrum Hemp, which contains all the plants Cannabinoid, Terpenes and Flavonoids ect, is far superior to a CBD isolate product.

 

 

The dose response curves in the following schematic displays the results discovered by Stefan Kuprowsky BSc MA Naturopathic doctor. Endorsing the importance of full spectrum whole plant extract.

 

As can clearly be seen the isolate displays a bell shaped response curve, whereby an increase in dosage results in an optimal phase followed by a drop off in effect, conversely the Full spectrum Hemp displays a plateau phase and no drop off.

 
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD AND WHOLE-PLANT HEMP SUPPLEMENTS?
Many people integrate CBD into their health routine to support their cellular and molecular health. CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of over 80+ cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. In fact, scientists found that these plant compounds have a better effect on the body when they work together, rather than alone.   This means that CBD and all those other great compounds can support the body more fully than just CBD. And how, exactly, do they provide support to the body? Among the many benefits that our users experience, some of the main ones are: a sense of calm and focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles.   Charlotte’s Web is a full-spectrum cannabinoid extract with CBD and other cannabinoids and beneficial plant compounds like terpenes and flavonoids. Since research shows that using the whole plant maximises benefits delivered throughout the body and supplies additional wellness components, we make sure to give you as much of Mother Nature’s goodness as we can.
IS CHARLOTTE’S WEB MARIJUANA?
No. Charlotte’s Web comes from hemp plants, not marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are close relatives, but not the same. By definition, hemp contains no more than .3% THC – the psychoactive compound that is found in higher concentration in marijuana. By contrast, hemp naturally has higher levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound known for helping human bodies maintain health and overall wellness.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP OIL AND HEMP EXTRACT?
There’s so much confusion between these terms. Some people refer to “hemp oil” when speaking about hemp seed oil while others use it as shorthand to refer to an oil that carries CBD (cannabidiol) extract. Let’s tackle the first one first: oil from hemp seeds is primarily composed of dietary fats, which means it can provide benefits for skin but does not include all of the same plant compounds (such as CBD). These phytocannabinoids — cannabidiol, among others– are found naturally in the leaves and flowers (also known as “aerial parts”) of hemp. After deriving the cannabinoids from plant parts during our production process, we’re left with a broad-spectrum hemp extract that retains a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids – all of which are found naturally in hemp. This extract is then diluted with a carrier oil to make the final Charlotte’s Web product, whether that be our hemp extract oils or capsules.
WILL CHARLOTTE’S WEB CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
As a broad-spectrum cannabinoid extract, in addition to cannabidiol (CBD) and more than 80 other cannabinoids in hemp, Charlotte’s Web may contain a trace amount of the cannabinoid THC, less than .3%. Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the consumption of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is inherently present in trace amounts in hemp plants. The legal limit of THC in hemp is no more than 0.3%. It’s important to understand that the underlying science behind the conversion of certain cannabinoids to other related cannabinoids when consumed is not yet fully understood. If you are subject to drug testing we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products because individual biochemistry, the potential for the conversion of cannabinoids, and the possibility of trace, but legal, amounts of THC inherent in hemp products are all factors to consider.
WHAT DOES CBD FEEL LIKE? WHAT WILL IT FEEL LIKE WHEN I TAKE CBD OIL?
The most accurate answer to that question is – it depends. Meaning, it depends on what your body needs. Each body is different, so everybody will have a different response. Since hemp extract with cannabinoids works with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System to maintain good health, the effect is personalised based on what you have going on internally. That being said, quite a few people mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that hemp extract helps them feel focused. The best way to find out how CBD will work for you, is to try it for yourself!
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO TAKING CBD OIL?
CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. As with any other supplement, there is a chance that it could cause adverse reactions for some people, and/ or could interact with certain medications. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.
WHO CAN TAKE CBD OIL?
Studies show that hemp extract with CBD can be well-tolerated by many. Since the most common results of taking it are calm and focus; relief from exercise-induced inflammation; support for healthy sleep cycles; and relief from everyday stresses, anyone looking for balance in these areas might benefit from a cannabinoid extract with CBD and additional plant compounds.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PRODUCT AND HOW MUCH DO I TAKE?
Charlotte’s Web provide serving details on the product packaging and in the product details on the CW site. In terms of what product to start with, some people start out with Full Strength CBD Oil concentration but later decide to bump up to Extra Strength CBD Oil or Original Formula CBD Oil to achieve their personal wellness goals. If you’re starting with Full Strength CBD Oil or Extra Strength CBD Oil, take the recommended serving as indicated on the package for 4 to 6 weeks. If you’re still not where you want to be, we suggest moving up to the next concentration. Being consistent: For any dietary supplement to work properly, it must be taken regularly. Missing days or servings can affect ability to help support your body.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT BROAD-SPECTRUM HEMP VS. CBD ISOLATE?
Hemp has a symphony of over 400 compounds like cannabidiol (CBD), secondary phytocannabinoids, as well as terpenoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds work synergistically to heighten the positive effects of cannabidiol. That’s why we believe so strongly in creating whole-plant hemp extracts. With that in mind, we also understand that sometimes we just want a boost. Specifically, a boost of CBD. Listening to their consumers, CW added a CBD Isolate to our product line, so you can enhance a broad-spectrum hemp supplement routine, whenever, however you need to.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CO2 AND IPA EXTRACTION?
Each technique has its own advantages. Supercritical CO2 extraction is extremely efficient, while IPA extraction is more like an artisanal process, that is by nature, not as efficient, but extremely effective in extracting a wealth of various beneficial compounds from hemp, such as CBD and other cannabinoids. Both processes produce high-quality products. Our Charlotte’s Web Original Formula CBD Oil is still made using IPA extraction, while our other CBD products are made through CO2 extraction or using a mix of CO2- and IPA-extracted cannabinoids. Why? Because we use trusted methods to create the best products we can.
HOW DOES CHARLOTTE’S WEB ENSURE A CONSISTENT PRODUCT?
Charlotte’s Web is committed to making every single product the best possible extraction of Mother Nature, and we do so by overseeing the entire production process. This starts by testing soils, testing the plants as they grow to ensure correct phytochemical profile, testing the final product, and more testing in between. Learn more. You can get information about the phytochemical profile of your Charlotte’s Web products by getting batch results here.
Can I overdose on CBD?

In a word no, CBD is considered non-toxic and it produces few side effects which when they occur are typically minor.  A recent report CLICK HERE TO VIEW by the national cancer institute- notes that overdosing on CBD is virtually impossible, and the same is true for THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoid), because cannabinoid receptors unlike opioid receptors are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal doses from cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.

What is tolerance and what can I do to help deal with it?
CBD consumers may develop a tolerance over time, which can result in a reduced effect from the same dose. A method used by many of our customers to help deal with this situation is to stop taking their CBD product for 48 hours to give their Endocannabinoid system a chance to reset, and then start back on their sweet spot dose again. Conversely some have reported that after a few months of taking their CBD product they find that they don’t need as much, and manage to decrease their dose while maintaining the same effect. which you could describe as reverse tolerance, to reiterate we are all different people.
 
Some of our customers are reporting that they cycle between 2 or 3 different quality CBD products (for example 2 to 3 months on each product in turn) as a means of controlling tolerance.
 
Its been suggested that as the plant used for each different product will be a different strain and therefore the composition will slightly differ from one product to another, that the development of tolerance is not being experienced, although there is no science based evidence that we are aware of available to endorse this, their feedback on this matter and methodology must carry some weight in this matter of tolerance development and control.traces of contaminants, toxins or heavy metals.
 
These are the questions we asked when looking for a quality whole plant hemp extract to stock in our shop at https://savagecabbageltd.com. The questions where asked as a consequence of Savage Cabbage CEO Jade Proudman undergoing a number of major operations which took their toll on her, and we realised there was a need to enhance her wellbeing and improve her homeostasis.
 
We discovered that Charlotte’s Web Oil is a full spectrum hemp extract, more than just a CBD oil, with many beneficial compounds that come from their plants containing more than 80 other phytocompounds including Cannnabidiol (CBD) Cannabigerol (CBG) Cannabichromene (CBC) along with Terpenes and flavonoids.
Can body weight affect the dose I require?
Generally a person’s body weight plays a part in how little or how much CBD affects the body. As a rule of thumb the heavier the person the higher the dose, conversely lighter people may feel the same benefit with a lower dose, but there is a factor that some individuals are more sensitive to CBD than others.
How do I get guidance or help with dosage? What if I am taking medication?
Only a qualified medical practitioner who is educated and has full knowledge of the CBD products available can give dosage advice (Good luck finding one in the UK). If you are taking medication and/or require guidance with CBD products The Realm of Caring is the contact for free professional guidance. They are a charity based in the USA with a team of professionally trained individuals who will help with your enquiries and give guidance on a product and dosage. Or you could contact the United Patients Alliance UPAlliance.org
 
The United Patients Alliance support approximately 20,000 patients in the UK who are already successfully utilising cannabinoid therapy.
 
Established in July 2014, with the support of Professor David Nutt and Caroline Lucas MP, United Patients Alliance founded to represent the interests of patients choosing to consume medical cannabis to treat their chronic conditions. With some of the most vulnerable members of society facing up to 14 years in prison, they call attention to the injustice of prosecuting individuals for consuming medicine legal elsewhere in the world.
 
Despite the wide body of clinical evidence supporting medical cannabis use, and a change in Drug Policy in November 2018 moving cannabis to schedule 2, patients are still being denied safe access to a medication with a proven record of safety and efficacy. The team at United Patients Alliance are all patients themselves with life limiting conditions; cannabinoids have not only allowed them to elevate their own lives, but they now operate a platform that provides support to many thousands of people with unmet needs, providing tireless advocacy, community support, patient forums, educational tools and harm reduction advice nationwide.
 
United Patients Alliance have been commissioned to assist with the facilitation of Project Twenty21 as part of Drug Science’s Medical Cannabis Working Group. The project seeks to deliver a trial model that will see that 20,000 patients are placed onto trials over the next 24 months.
What does full spectrum mean?

Full Spectrum CBD oil, includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant. Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes and flavonoids.

What does broad spectrum mean?

Broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD without any THC Tetrahydocannabinoid). It offers all the entourage benefits associated with full-spectrum CBD, without any chances of THC being ingested into the body. Broad-spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have any traces of THC is their system, However,  it must be noted that in some products there maybe a trace of THC.    

What does isolate mean?

CBD isolate contains only CBD All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed, offering a finished product that’s CBD and nothing more However, it must be noted that in some products there maybe a trace amount of THC.

What is CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid)?

CBD has largely been viewed as the most promising of the cannabinoids for enhancing you health and wellbeing and medicinal research, and as such CBDA was overlooked, however, the new trend in raw juicing cannabis leaves has reignited the interest in CBDA. 

CBDA is the precursor for CBD, CBDA is found in the raw plant material and is the acidic precursor to active CBD.  Both CBDA and CBD first develop in the plants as the cannabinoid Cannabigerol (CBGA) once an available enzyme is present CBDA synthase it converts CBGA to CBDA,. From here CBD is formed from CBDA via the process of decarboxylation, which involves applying heat to remove the carboxyl group. The decarboxylation can also happen during vaporising, cooking and during the drying process of the plant matter.

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What are the benefits of CBDA?
Research has suggested that CBDA has the potential for pain relief, reducing inflammation, reducing, appetite suppressant, reducing seizures, promoting bone growth, and inhibiting cancer cell growth.

However no clinical trials have been carried out as yet, and more research is needed as CBDA is much more than the inert cannabinoid that scientist originally thought.  

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What is CBG (Cannabigerol) ?

CBG is the non-acidic form CBGA, and GBGA is the parent molecule from which several additional cannabinoids are produced. Once the plant is fully matured the majority of the CBG within the plant is already converted into CBGA which turns into other cannabinoids. CBG is often described as the parent of other cannabinoids.

 

Research suggests that CBG can help with pain relief, reducing inflammation,  promoting bone growth, as an appetite suppressant, alone with reducing seizures and inhibiting cancer cell growth.

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