Our CBD products contain premium, responsibly sourced, all-natural CBD oil from hemp plants.
CBD has been studied for many years, and potential benefits and effects of CBD are well documented. More research is currently being conducted worldwide.
In addition to many other ailments, CBD is believed to help people suffering from conditions such as:
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Arthritis and Inflammation
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Mental Disorders and Psychoses
- Crohn’s Disease
- Bipolar Disorder
As we cannot give any health or medical advice, please consult your physician before using any CBD products. There is a wealth of knowledge about CBD on reputable websites, including various scientific studies on the benefits of CBD by international and national research centres. Also please consult your physician and do research about potential benefits from using CBD, and how CBD might be able to help your specific conditions.
CBD Oil for Pets
From a scientific perspective, cats, dogs and most mammals for that matter have a similar anatomy to humans, and therefore also have an endocannabinoid system that modulates their physiology and psychology. We naturally find ourselves asking whether CBD has the same benefits for our pet friends as it does for us.
Our calming CBD Pet Drops are perfect for anxious pets in tense situations. Some veterinarians even recommend the use of CBD oil to reduce symptoms such as itching, excessive hair loss, inflammation, and allergic reactions. Many pet owners are starting to use CBD Oil for their pets to reduce stress and anxiety, reduce pain and inflammation, fight cancers and tumours, treat epilepsy and seizures, help joints and mobility, combat digestive and nausea issues, and for overall good aging and wellness.
As we cannot give any health or medical advice, please consult your veterinarian before using any CBD products on your pets. Also please consult your veterinarian and do research about potential benefits from using CBD, and how CBD might be able to help your pet’s specific conditions.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC are the two most abundant cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is well known for its possible medicinal benefits. Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is probably the most well-known of the cannabinoids because of its psychotropic activity or psychoactive effect, causing a sensation of intoxication in users. These are two of the most abundant of over a hundred identified cannabinoid substances within the cannabis plant. Of the cannabinoids, CBD and THC are the most researched.
Is CBD safe?
You will have to consult your physician to determine whether CBD is safe for you. Currently the maximum recommended dosage of CBD is 20mg per day in South Africa, but this amount varies around the world. There is an FDA approved medicine that contains only CBD (cannabidiol) available on the American market, which is used for the treatment of seizures.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is typically made from hemp, which has high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) usually <0.03%, making it non-psychoactive. It is otherwise known as cannabidiol oil or CBD hemp oil. Usually CBD Oil is mixed with MCT oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil or another oil.
What is cannabis oil?
Cannabis extracts with high concentrations of THC are usually known by various names such as medical cannabis, medical marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana oil, or THC oil. We do not sell oils with a high THC content, so none of our CBD oils will cause a psychoactive effect.
What is hemp seed oil?
Unlike CBD hemp oil which is extracted from hemp plant matter, hemp seed oil is made from the cold-pressed hemp seeds which contain no CBD or THC. Our products contain no hemp seed oil.
How does CBD oil work?
CBD oil is thought to work because it contains Cannabidiol (CBD), which acts on the human body’s Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the nervous system. Most cannabinoids are believed to manifest their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for the psychological and physiological effects of cannabinoids.
What are the potential health benefits of CBD?
The potential health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are numerous. CBD is believed to exhibit potent antioxidant, analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic effects. It may alleviate the cognitive decline associated with ageing and reduce the risk of diabetes. Please consult your physician and do research about potential benefits from using CBD, and how CBD might be able to help your specific conditions.
How should I take CBD oil?
CBD supplements are most commonly taken orally as drops. Most users place the drops under the tongue and hold them there for around a minute before swallowing, to allow the drops to be diffused through the mucous membranes beneath the tongue.
Taking CBD drops sublingually is preferable to swallowing immediately, because some of the CBD may be destroyed in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and the intestines, where most absorption takes place.
CBD oil can also be applied topically to the skin, as CBD is used to prevent acne and inflammation. We have developed the Leaf Labs CBD Oil Skin & Hair with Argan Oil to be used on the skin as a daily moisturizer or serum, but all of our CBD oils can be applied to the skin directly for aches and pains as well.
What is Leaf Labs CBD Skin & Hair mixed with Argan Oil?
Argan oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, that means it will not clog your pores. in addition, it contains various vitamins and is a popular oil in many beauty products. We mix our CBD with Argan oil to give you the benefits of both in one powerful product.
How much CBD oil should I take?
Ideally, your dosage should be prescribed by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional. Different conditions may require different dosages to be effective, and some people may need more than others to have the desired effect. Please be sure to check your product packaging and website for dosage guidance, and to consult your physician.
Many users start with the recommended dose for a week and build up weekly in small increments until no further benefit is felt, then gradually reduce the dosage incrementally until the ideal dosage for the desired effect is found.
What is the recommended dose for CBD?
While there is no RDA or officially recommended dose for CBD, there are various clinical studies, research papers and resources from which information can be gathered. Please consult your healthcare professional for any advice.
Does CBD have any effect on appetite or weight loss?
Since CBD oil made from high CBD hemp, it does not contain the high levels of THC found in marijuana, and it doesn’t have the associated psychoactive effects, nor does it trigger your brain’s hunger centre to give you the “munchies”. However, everybody reacts differently to CBD, and some users have reported either increased or decreased appetite.
Will CBD make me drowsy?
CBD is believed to have adaptogenic properties, so if you’re struggling with insomnia (one of CBD’s most common uses), CBD may help aid your body in getting a good night’s rest. Since every person reacts differently, some people might feel drowsy, whereas others might not feel this effect at all.