FAQ

CBD

CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid (or compound) in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains over 100 different kinds of cannabinoids, all with varying effects and uses. Two of the most well-known and prevalent compounds are CBD and THC.

THC is the psychoactive ingredient that produces a high, where as CBD does not. CBD has grown in use and popularity due to the growing reserach and evidence that shows it can be used to improve overall health and wellbeing as well as treat specific conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, depression, and anxiety.

The usual CBD formulation is oil, but it is also available as an extract, a vaporised liquid, capsule and gummies. Food, drinks and beauty products are among the many CBD-infused products on the market too.

OPTION 1:
All humans have an internal system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.

It does this through naturally producing cannabinoids which acts as a biological thermostat ensuring that the different tissues and organs throughout the body are working together and within appropriate ranges to support homeostasis (balance) within our body.

A cannabinoid is the name given to any compound that interacts with the ECS, including the cannabinoids made naturally by your body (called endocannabinoids, “endo” meaning inside) and the ones found in plants (called phytocannabinoids, “phyto” meaning plant). The most well-known cannabinoids are CBD and THC. However, there are more than 120 in the cannabis plant alone, and they’re all unique in their effect.

This is an over simplification, but you can think of cannabinoids like vitamins and minerals. When we don’t get enough from nutrition, or the body doesn’t make enough of its own, you can end up with a deficiency; your endocannabinoid system doesn’t work as well as it could.


By making a habit of some simple food and lifestyle practices, including CBD products, you can stimulate your endocannabinoid system naturally, which may lead to a number of health benefits including less stress and anxiety, improved mood, better concentration, deeper sleep, an increased rate of neurogenesis (brain cell birth) and even reduced inflammation. CBD essentially mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies in order to enhance our ECS and help prevent disease.


Cannabinoids and endocannabinoid-supporting nutrients are not exclusive to hemp. These “vitamins” for your endocannabinoid system can be found in other plants, like hops, rosemary, black pepper and cacao. 

OPTION 2:

All humans have an internal system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating our body in a variety of ways including appetite, memory, movement, and pain.

It does this by producing cannabinoids which bind to receptors found in our body which in turns signal to the ECS that it needs to take action. For example, if an outside factor, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s balance, your ECS kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation.

These cannabinoids participate in virtually all parts of human physiology and behaviour, from basic functions such as the regulation of hormonal and immune responses, to more complex cognitive processes such as the regulation of mood and emotion. The specific way endocannabinoids work is quite complex, but in general terms it can be thought of as a biological thermostat, ensuring that the different tissues and organs throughout the body are working together and within appropriate ranges.

A cannabinoid is the name given to any compound that interacts with the ECS and this includes the cannabinoids made naturally by your body (called endocannabinoids, “endo” meaning inside) and the ones found in plants (called phytocannabinoids, “phyto” meaning plant). The most well-known phytocannabinoids are CBD and THC. However, there are more than 120 in the cannabis plant alone, and they’re all unique.

This is an over simplification, but you can think of cannabinoids like vitamins and minerals. When we don’t get enough from nutrition, or the body doesn’t make enough of its own, you can end up with a deficiency and your endocannabinoid system doesn’t work as well as it could.

CBD essentially mimicks and augments the effects of the compounds in our bodies in order to enhance our ECS and help prevent disease so by adding CBD to your wellness routine, you can stimulate your endocannabinoid system naturally. This may lead to a number of health benefits including less stress and anxiety, improved mood, better concentration, deeper sleep and even reduced inflammation.

Cannabinoids and endocannabinoid-supporting nutrients are not exclusive to hemp. These “vitamins” for your endocannabinoid system can be found in other plants, like hops, rosemary, black pepper and cacao. 

Cannabis is a plant that consists of three primary species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

While hemp and marijuana are often referred to as “strains” of Cannabis, they do not qualify as either. In fact, they cannot technically be considered as plants at all; Hemp and marijuana are simply broad classifications of Cannabis based on their cannabinoid content.

“Hemp” is a term used to classify strains that contain 0.2% or less THC content in Europe (0.3% limit in the US), and is not classified as a controlled substance.

“Marijuana" is a term used to classify strains that contain more than 0.2% THC (0.3% in the US).

Both hemp and marijuana can produce high amounts of CBD; however, the THC is the defining threshold for regulatory purposes. All products sold by Savage Cabbage are derived from legal hemp varieties of cannabis and contain no more than 0.2% THC.

CBD is generally well tolerated and safe to use, however as with all products, everyone's circumstances are unique and we recommend understanding the product and its effects before taking. The World Health Organization (WHO) states CBD as generally well tolerated with a good safety profile, however we recommend speaking with your doctor or general practictioner if unsure, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other prior medical conditions. 

Many people integrate CBD into their health routine to support their cellular and molecular health. While the benefits of CBD are seemingly endless based on what is available on the internet, some benefits of CBD include a sense of calm and focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles.  

CBD oil is also used in several medical applications such as for the treatment of anxiety and depression, stress relief, diabetes prevention, mitigation of pain, alleviation of cancer symptoms, and acne reduction. One CBD-based drug has been approved globally called Epidiole, which is for treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.

CBD is available in a wide variety of products which claim the compound works on everything from headaches to aching joints, relieves anxiety and skin conditions, as well as relaxes and rejuvenates all parts of the body.

It is best to talk to your doctor before taking CBD if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have any medical conditions, or take any OTC or prescription medications or supplements.

CBD is considered non-toxic and it produces few side effects which when they occur are typically minor.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

CBD is legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC and it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is approved by the UK. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoid) is a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. You can buy with confidence on Savage Cabbage and trust that we only stock fully compliant products from the world's trusted brands.
CBD typically won’t show on a drugs test, but if your CBD product contains THC, it may appear. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoid) is the psychoactive ingredient derived from cannabis plants that is responsible for the “high” effect. It is legal for CBD products to contain THC amounts of less than 0.2%. This trace amount won't make you high and there are benefits as to why THC is present in some products types. If you’re concerned about THC levels, be mindful of the type of CBD products you choose. Here is a quick breakdown: Full-spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum CBD extracts contain all of the naturally occurring compounds from the plant they’re extracted from, including THC. Broad-spectrum CBD: This is similar to full-spectrum CBD, but it goes through a process to eliminate THC. CBD isolate: This type contains only CBD.
In full spectrum products, it is highly unlikely that you will have a psychoactive effect from the THC in the product. The low level of THC (up to 0.2%) is simply to support the Entourage Effect between CBD and THC, which promotes greater efficacy on your ECS and makes a CBD product more effective.
PRODUCTS

Savage Cabbage are committed to providing our community with the highest quality CBD products in the world.

While sub-lingual products (those that dissolve under the tongue) are the most popular, there are now many different products available that could work for you depending on your lifestyle and needs.

We are here to help you every step of the way, so if you want to talk through the options and products, please use the live chat or contact us here

Store CBD products in a dry, cool place away from direct heat and sunlight. Make sure the cap or lid is closed tightly after each use.

When using CBD oils, avoid touching your mouth with the dropper to prevent any contamination and preserve the quality of the oil.


Shake the bottle of CBD oil before use to ensure an ideal consistency and use the dropper provided to drop the oil under your tongue.

For maximum absorption, hold it under your tongue for 30 seconds to a few minutes before swallowing.

To determine how many drops to take, follow the recommended dose provided by the manufacturer or start with small dose to try first. Over time, you can increase the dose and frequency until you achieve your desired results.

Appropriate doses for CBD can vary greatly depending on many individual factors, such as:

-Required result / Intended use
-Body weight / Metabolism
-Body chemistry


You can take CBD at any time of day, though if you’re using it to improve sleep, take it before bed. It is best to take doses at least 4 to 6 hours apart.

The immediate effects of CBD oil usually take effect within 30 to 90 minutes, but long-term results may take several weeks to achieve.

You can also mix CBD oil into drinks and food, but this may affect absorption.

There is no rule of thumb with CBD dosing, we are all different as individuals and so there are many different physical, mental & product factors that affect how to consume CBD. These include but are not limited to your body weight, the type of product you are consuming, your tolerancy for cannabinoids, your energy levels and even what you have eaten during the day.

As humans, we are all unique, the method of finding your sweet spot is a personal journey. For support in guiding you, either speak to our team or use the Guide below to help establish your oil dosing levels.

At Savage Cabbage, we strongly advocate the use of full spectrum products wherever possible, as these offer the full therapeutic benefits of the hemp and cannabis plants. Having a full spectrum of compounds in these products supports the Entourage Effect, which improves the efficacy of CBD products due to the synergistic effect between various cannabinoids. In particular, the synergistic effect between THC and CBD allow for maximum efficacy in hemp products. 

 

Full Spectrum CBD are the closest to the plant in its natural form, and include a wide range of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. It also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes and flavonoids as well as THC.

 

Broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD without any THC (Tetrahydocannabinoid). It offers some of the entourage benefits associated with full-spectrum CBD, but the lack of THC means that this entourage effect is limited. This is an ideal option for those who are drug tested regularly and cannot consume even a small amount of THC. 

 

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. While these products offer some benefits of CBD, there is no Entourage Effect available in 

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A CBD topical is any cream, lotion, gel, or balm that is infused with CBD and can be applied directly to the skin. They can help address pain or inflammation that is at a specific area of your body, such as joints or muscles and can also help with certain skin conditions.

CBD topicals are applied externally to a specific part of the body. Unlike many over-the-counter medications, CBD doesn’t just mask pain, it actually makes it go away. CBD interacts with certain protein cell receptors inside the body to turn pain off. <Read more in CBD 101>


CBD topicals DO not enter the bloodstream to produce full body effects. Instead, they work locally through your epidermis and pores, digging just deep enough for CBD and other beneficial compounds to work its magic. 


CBD topicals are often combined with other helpful ingredients to maximise the benefit. For example, Charlotte’s Web CBD roll-ons contain aromatherapy blends of either peppermint or lavender oils. The cooling gel on the other hand contains arnica to help faster muscle recovery.

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RETURNS AND REFUNDS

If you decide to purchase our products, you are drawing your own opinions as to the benefits or uses these products may provide. Your acceptance of the terms of purchase means you agree to and understand the refund policy.

If you are not satisfied, simply return the unopened item in its original packaging within 14 days for a full refund (minus shipping charges.)

Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges after 14 days.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging ave not been evaluated by the FSA. We are committed to complete compliance with FSA regulations and as such, because these products have not been evaluated by the FSA, we make no claims as to any extra benefits for products containing CBD (cannabidiol). To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

To return your product, email us at info@savagecabbageltd.com for further details. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. If you are shipping an item over £50 ($75), you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@savagecabbageltd.com.

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@savagecabbageltd.com