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CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It belongs to a group of compounds called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoid receptors can be found throughout the body, in what's called the endocannabinoid system.
Drug tests do not look for CBD, however, they may look for THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis). CBD products can contain up to 0.03% THC, so it is theoretically possible for it to show on a test. That being said, the THC content is so tiny that it’s highly unlikely to trigger a false positive.
The only way to guarantee this though would be to use THC-free broad-spectrum CBD oils such as our “ZERO” range.
Studies have shown that CBD may be beneficial for many common health concerns. These include anxiety, pain, and poor sleep, as well as many other chronic ailments, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Because the human body has an endocannabinoid system we naturally produce our own equivalent cannabinoids, making it near impossible to overdose on CBD. The available evidence suggests that it’s a safe and natural alternative to many of the common wellness issues we face.
CBD can be taken in several forms, including oils, topical creams, vapes, and even in food and drinks. We believe the most efficient forms of CBD are oils and topicals.
To consume CBD oil orally, we recommend taking it under the tongue, as this provides the most efficient absorption into the bloodstream. Place half a pipette (0.5ml) under your tongue and wait 1-2 minutes before swallowing to maximise absorption. This can be repeated up to three times a day.
Topical CBD, such as our Muscle Rubs, can be applied directly to areas of pain or discomfort. We recommend massaging the balm into muscles and joints where required, allowing the CBD to work its anti-inflammatory magic. Topical CBD will not pass into the bloodstream like oral CBD, so any benefits will only impact the selected areas.
CBD is not psychoactive, unlike THC which is primarily responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis. CBD oil is extracted from plants with extremely low THC (less than 0.03%). As a result, the extracted oils won’t get you “high”.
Hemp seed oil is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds. The oil produced is then processed and refined before it’s bottled. Hemp seed oil contains only trace amounts of CBD - not enough to experience any therapeutic value from the CBD itself. That being said, hemp seed oil has its own benefits, such as providing Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
CBD oil is extracted from the raw plant matter of the whole hemp plant, creating a concentrated, thick extract. This extract is then mixed with a carrier oil for usability and dosage and contains much higher amounts of CBD, other cannabinoids, and plant phytonutrients, giving it greater therapeutic effects.
CBD is legal in the UK provided its THC content is less than 1mg per container. CBD oils also require a novel food certification to be orally consumed.
All our CBD oils are covered under the novel food act and have had third party lab tests carried out, ensuring THC levels are under the legal limit.
Our “RAW” CBD oil range is produced by highly skilled cannabis experts here in the UK, using a CO2 extraction method that delicately preserves the full spectrum of the plant’s phytonutrients, including high numbers of naturally occurring monoterpenes. This range is suited to those wanting to take a more natural approach to their healing and wellbeing.
Our “ZERO” CBD oil range is broad-spectrum and although also CO2 extracted, it is much more refined. The processing removes THC and many other phytonutrients, yet terpenes and other bioactive compounds can be added back into the oil, at higher concentrations. Products in this range offer targeted, specific relief thanks to the infusion of specific terpenes for additional benefits. These are ideal for those who want an extract they can take daily without trace amounts of THC.
Our “RAW” oils are available in 5%, 10%, and 20%, while our “ZERO” oils are available in 5% and 10%.
The ideal strength for you will depend on your individual needs and how your body responds to CBD.
Although 5% is a great starting point, increasing the dosage to 10% or 20% may be necessary to see greater effects and benefits, proving useful for those looking for relief from more severe anxiety or pain.
If you would like more tailored advice on the right products for you, please feel free to drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or through our “contact us” form. We’ll do our best to provide friendly, helpful advice as soon as possible.
When it comes to CBD, quality matters significantly to your satisfaction, experience and results.
There are several options when it comes to CBD extraction methods. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks depending on what you want from the final product. Some methods leave dangerous solvents behind or expose the plant to extreme heat, ultimately degrading the oil by destroying phytonutrient content. While it’s better to avoid cheaper isolate and distillate CBD-based oils, the introduction of the novel foods certification has encouraged these less effective, highly processed oils to become a norm in the market.
It’s always good practice to look for an independent, third-party certificate of analysis (COA) to check the oil you’re buying contains what’s on the label. At Hippie Turtle Herbal Co®, we ensure all our oils are of the highest quality. Whether it be our “RAW” oils or our terpene-infused “ZERO” range, you can be sure of the quality and consistent products. Our COAs can be found listed alongside each oil on our website.
Yes, all of our CBD products are vegan and palm oil-free.
Always consult a medical professional or doctor before taking CBD if you are currently prescribed other medication.
CBD can reduce or increase the effects of certain prescribed medications by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450. Cytochrome P450 is a group of liver enzymes that break down drugs and toxins. CBD can temporarily deactivate this activity, therefore altering how other compounds are metabolised by your body.
In most cases, taking CBD at least 4 hours apart from other medications will be a safe way to combat this.
It is important to choose a time that suits you best as this will help you take it more consistently. Ashwagandha (in Active) and Ginseng (in Vitality) are very mildly stimulating, so are advised to be taken in the morning or afternoon, rather than in the evening.
Supplements in pill form have to work their way through your system before they start getting absorbed. Powders, on the other hand, can quickly be absorbed by the body from the moment you consume them with liquid. This means that the benefits come into action more rapidly.
Not to mention, you can fit more ingredients into a powder as the volume is larger than that of a pill, this means that instead of taking 5 separate vitamins or supplements you can have them all in just one spoonful of powder! Adding one of our powders to fruit juice or a smoothie may also make it easier on the stomach during digestion.
Yes, all of the ingredients in our supplement powders are gluten-free.
Yes, all of the ingredients in our supplement powders are vegan.
Our SLEEP, MOOD & JUICY ROOTS gummies are made using fruit-based pectin making them suitable for vegans.
However, our BONE & JOINT gummies contain gelatin and marine collagen, so those are not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Yes, all ingredients in our gummies are gluten-free and made in an allergen-free facility!
We're happy to say our gummies & all other Hippie Turtle products are non-GMO.
Yes, we are proud to say none of our products are tested on animals, meaning our bath bombs are cruelty-free.
They are handmade here in the UK from 100% natural plant-based ingredients making them suitable for vegans.
For all our bath bombs, we use 100% natural, organic ingredients and the finest essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances or colourings that are often irritating to the skin, making them suitable for all skin types.
If your skin is extremely sensitive, or you have adverse reactions to certain essential oils such as citrus, then we recommended going for our Positive Vibes Only bath bomb. This is free from colour and essential oils but still packed with natural, gentle, skin-nourishing ingredients.
We’re happy to say we're soon going to offer a fully customisable subscription service. Love Hippie Turtle products? Subscribe, save and get hassle-free health delivered to your door.
We know it’s not always easy to pick the right product for you, especially with so many options available. We’ve put together tailored product bundles, to help you get the right products to achieve your goals.
By opting for product bundles you’ll also save money compared with buying the products individually. Which bundle will you pick?
We are happy to say that now we can ship in the UK and EU. For orders outside the UK, it is the customers' responsibility to ensure that CBD is legal at the shipping destination.
Import fees may apply depending on the country.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (e.g. you received an incorrect or defective item).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in most cases you will receive the refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions on how to return items from your order.
Orders placed before 12pm are dispatched on the same working day.
Depending on the shipping method selected, shipping can take 1-5 days from dispatch.
We are committed to bringing you high-quality natural healthcare products that are kind to both the planet and consumers. Where possible, we source organic ingredients and use recycled packaging. Our products are made and packaged here in the UK, keeping our carbon footprint as minimal as we can.
We are an independent business operated by a very small team of people, all our profits go back into improving the growing our brand. You can ensure that all staff at Hippie Turtle are treated well and therefore just as engaged as our founders in providing quality products whilst sustaining the health of the planet.
All our boxes, labels, tubs and pouches are all readily recyclable. The only exception to this is our CBD oil dropper tops.
We are actively searching for a recyclable alternative, as part of our commitment to being a sustainable business.