Myth Busting: Does CBD Get You High?

by Cannaray Wellness Editor, Zara Kenyon

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'Can CBD get you high?' It's a question CBD beginners ask us all the time, and the myth actually stems from CBD’s plant-based origins. But – spoiler alert – we can tell you now that CBD won't get you high. Keep reading to find out why, plus discover what really goes into your CBD oils and CBD gummies...

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Will CBD Make Me Feel High?

In short: no. CBD has no intoxicating effects, but any myth that it might usually comes from confusion around its plant-based beginnings. Because CBD is extracted from hemp plants, some wonder if it could produce the same ‘high' that's sometimes associated with cannabis.

However, CBD is just one of over 100 plant compounds known as cannabinoids found in the hemp plan and it's actually a different compound in cannabis, called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for creating cannabis' psychoactive effects.

Not only does hemp produce very low levels of this THC compound (we're talking tiny trace amounts), but it is also filtered out further during the CBD extraction process. This is why your favourite Cannaray CBD products can not and will not make you feel ‘high'.

Just to give you even more reassurance: In the UK, the legal limit on the amounts of THC in CBD is 0.03%. This is a very small amount that you would not be able to feel any effects from. Because we believe in giving you that extra confidence in the products you use, we go the extra mile at Cannaray to ensure all of our CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD gummies and CBD topicals are THC-free. This means that the percentage of THC in our products is below detectable levels by lab equipment, where the threshold is 0.005%. They even go through further tests by independent third-party labs, which guarantees you get a pure, premium, THC-free supplement every time.

So, to recap, Cannaray CBD is:

  • THC-free.
  • Non-psychoactive.
  • Not going to make you feel high.
  • Completely safe for everyday enjoyment.

Is CBD a drug and is it legal in the UK?

Let's debunk some more CBD myths. First up, CBD isn't a drug and, yes, it is completely legal to buy and take CBD in the UK. As we mention above, CBD brands simply have to make sure they keep each product's THC levels below 0.03%, which is why you should always make sure you're buying your oils and edibles from a reputable company. Quick reminder: Cannaray CBD is THC-free.

In the UK CBD is actually classed and sold as a food supplement, which gives you some idea of how safe it is to add it to your daily routine. In fact, you'll even find Cannaray CBD in some of your favourite and most trusted high street stores, from supermarkets such as Waitrose and Sainsbury's, to health shops like Superdrug and Holland & Barrett.

What does go into CBD?

You know that CBD is free of THC, but what does it include? The answer to that all depends on the CBD products you're enjoying. CBD is just one of the ingredients that goes into our CBD oils, CBD capsules and CBD gummies, but we've packed fresh flavours and other healthy nutrients in there too.
Here's what you'll find...

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Inside the Bright Days and Night-Time CBD Oil Drops

Along with the most premium dose of CBD, both of our vegan CBD Oil Drops blends – Bright Days and Night-Time – feature a hearty infusion of good-for-you coconut oil which boosts the absorbency (or bioavailability) of CBD oils.

It also tastes delicious, adding a coconutty twist to the citrus Bright Days CBD Oil Drops, and a touch of sweetness to the minty Night-Time CBD Oil Drops. And there's another absorbency-boosting, plant-based oil it teams up with in the Night-Time CBD Oil Drops: omega-rich organic hemp seed oil.

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Inside the Bright Days CBD Capsules

Take two of the vegan Bright Days CBD Capsules per day, and not only will you enjoy 20mg of CBD, but you'll also reap the health-supporting rewards of this trio of vitamins and minerals:

500% of your daily Vitamin D3 dose

When the sun isn't pulling its weight or you want a more concentrated burst of vitamin D3, you'll find 500% of your daily serving in two CBD Capsules. This strengthening vit contributes to the normal functioning of your immune system, healthy bones and normal muscle performance.

66% of your daily Zinc dose

As well as contributing to the maintenance of bone health, mind-kind zinc supports normal cognitive function, making it ideal in those moments of everyday stress. You'll find 66% of your daily dose of zinc in two CBD Capsules.

225% of your daily Vitamin C dose

Vitamin C is a key player for a wide range of health benefits, as it contributes to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system, normal functioning of the nervous system, and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. We've 225% of your daily dose in two CBD Capsules, so you get an extra vit hit.

How long will CBD stay in my system?

This all depends on the CBD products you're taking, as well as your biological make-up, how high your dosage is, and even what you've eaten that day. Put simply, the length of CBD performance will vary from person to person. For some, the compound may be processed quickly, for others, it may last hours. As for how long CBD stays in your system, one study indicates it may remain for one or two days when taken orally, while others suggest there could be traces for as long as three to five days.

Now you know that CBD won't get you high, why not kick start your own routine? Discover our guide to finding the best CBD for you or jump right in and shop our CBD bestsellers.