CBD oil is coming up fast in the Irish wellness industry as a popular food supplement. This article will detail a guide to full-spectrum CBD oil in Wicklow, Ireland.
What Is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil, also known as CBD oil comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant which has been cultivated by humans as far back at the 6th Century B.C. This plant species is full of chemical compounds called cannabinoids which can be extracted and added to a carrier oil to create CBD oil.
CBD is one of the main components of the hemp plant, along with a wide range of other cannabinoids. CBD oil also called hemp oil is the most commonly available formulation of CBD products. It is non-psychoactive as it does not contain enough THC, another cannabinoid found in hemp, to cause a ‘high’ in the user.
For this reason, CBD is not considered illegal by the Misuse of Drugs Act in Ireland. The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) however has not yet authorised CBD as a medicinal treatment and has strict regulations around the marketing, sale and use of CBD supplement products as a result. CBD oils and other Cannabidiol products sold on the Irish wellness market must be marketed and sold as food supplements.
Why is This Supplement Popular in Wicklow and is it Legal?
CBD oil is becoming popular in Wicklow because of claims about its benefits to the body when taken as a food supplement. It is a legal hemp product as long as it contains 0.2% THC or less because it cannot produce a ‘high’. CBD food supplements are considered safe to use even when the user is working, driving, etc. For the same reason, consumption of CBD is legal in Wicklow and across the island of Ireland.
Due to the above, the number of brands of CBD products has exploded recently. Knowledge of and further research into the Endocannabinoid System in human and animal bodies adds to the interest of men and women looking into CBD oil diet supplements.
The market is flooded with products of varying degrees of quality and safety in terms of product ingredients and extraction methods. One thing to note as a potential customer of CBD supplements is that not all of these products have been lab-tested even though this is a legal requirement.
Dr. Hemp Me’s Products
Dr. Hemp Me offers superior CBD products in a variety of formations that are tailored for use by a variety of customers on a daily basis as part of a balanced diet. This Irish brand of CBD caters for both humans and pets through their range of lab-tested CBD products. The following list outlines some of the most popular supplemental products:
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
The phrase “full-spectrum” indicates that this product is extracted from the full hemp plant. Different parts of the plant are known to provide different benefits, all of which are contained in this product. In other words, this supplement contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes, a primary constituent of hemp’s essential oil.
Dr. Hemp Me offers 10ml bottles of 5%, 10%, 20% and 30% Full Spectrum CBD Oil. These oils all contain less than 0.2% THC, which is the legal limit of tetrahydrocannabinol.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
This Broad Spectrum CBD oil is available in concentrations of 5%, 10%, and 20%. Many factors can affect how long it takes for CBD to take effect, both after a single dose and to build up in your body.
Everyone’s experience will be different, which is why we recommend the standard 20mg – 30mg per day for the first few weeks. Remember, always consult with your doctor before taking any food supplement; this article is not intended to constitute medical advice.
Users report Broad Spectrum oil to have a lighter taste. Also, it contains 0% THC, making it ideal for users to need to pass drug tests for various reasons one being for their profession.
Owner observations and testimonies of the efficacy of CBD oil for pets have led to its widespread production and distribution. Drops can be easily mixed with pet food. CBD oil for pets is available in 2.5%, 5%, and 10% concentrations for much larger animals like horses.
For users who dislike the strong, earthy, or grass-like flavour of hemp oil, CBD Gummies are a favourable option. These Gummies are sweet, chewable, and fruit-flavoured. Each bottle contains 60 Gummies with 15mg of CBD per gummy. Dr. Hemp Me’s CBD Gummies do contain sugar but contain 0% THC.
Lab Test Availability
Lab tests from Cannalabs (Ekotechlab) are available for all of Dr. Hemp Me’s CBD products on the company website or upon request. Cannalabs partners with the University of Windsor and Western University to apply cutting-edge analytical methods to cannabis industry testing. Dr. Hemp Me’s lab test results are updated with each new batch of products.
This practice is one thing that sets Dr. Hemp Me apart from other producers. Because of the burgeoning popularity (and legality) of CBD products, some producers are taking advantage of the lack of restrictions to more cheaply manufacture inferior-quality supplements that have not been evaluated in a lab setting.
CBD products that have not been tested may contain THC levels that surpass the legal limit. They may also be subject to more rapid decay due to contamination or excess levels of chlorophyll and plant matter left over from inefficient extraction methods.
All of Dr. Hemp Me’s products are regulated by the Cannabis Trade Association, the largest non-profit company representing the hemp industry.