Frequently Asked Questions

CBD is a rapidly developing worldwide industry, growing so fast that our understanding sometimes struggles to keep up. Here we answer the most frequently asked questions surrounding CBD.

Your CBD Questions Answered

Here at Orange County CBD, we offer Free UK next day delivery on all orders over £25.00 made before 2.30pm Monday-Friday.

We’re proud to say that we ship our CBD products worldwide, with the exception of a handful of countries due to legal restrictions. The countries we DO NOT ship to are:

- Australia

- Bouvet Island

- Heard & McDonald Islands

- Iran

- Malaysia

- North Korea

- Russia

- Saudi Arabia

- Syria

- United Arab Emirates

Though CBD is completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic, we do respect that some people would still prefer discreet packaging. Rest assured that all Orange County products will arrive in an unmarked box that does not suggest it contains CBD. 

No, CBD will 100% not get you high. 

Whilst you may feel more relaxed, less stressed and even more content in your mood, you won’t feel unlike yourself in any way after taking CBD. You’re even safe to drive after taking it!  

Whilst CBD does come from the hemp plant - which is renowned for inducing a high - the psychoactive compound, THC, has been removed so significantly from CBD products that we can guarantee you won’t feel any of these effects.   

Both full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD products contain a vast profile of beneficial cannabinoids, the only difference between the two is the trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) you’ll find in each. 

Full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC: these are always less than 0.2% and well within the legal limits set by the UK. However, you will not feel in any way high off these trace amounts of THC.

Broad-spectrum CBD, however, doesn’t contain any THC at all.* 

*No detectable traces to the 6th decimal.

The trace amounts of THC found in our full spectrum products can build up in your system. This could mean that they show up on a workplace drug test if used regularly. If you're likely to get tested for THC in your workplace, we'd always recommend using our CBD isolate products instead, as these contain zero levels of THC.

Regular CBD users report a number of different benefits from taking the compound including:

- Reduced anxiety: Initial studies surrounding CBD use suggest that it may be beneficial for some in the treatment of anxiety. These studies indicate that CBD may play a role in changing how receptors in the brain respond to the hormone serotonin, the compound responsible for stabilising mood and feelings.

- Pain management and inflammation relief: Recent studies suggest that CBD may be a useful alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on opioid-based medications to manage it. Whilst more research is needed to verify the pain-relieving benefits of CBD products, CBD is believed to reduce inflammation by decreasing or even preventing the release of hormones that trigger the pain response. 

- Better Sleep: Increasing numbers of people are turning to CBD oil as an alternative natural supplement for sleep, and though studies are still in their initial stages, preliminary research suggests CBD can help with a number of sleep disorders, including insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, and excessive daytime sleepiness disorder. 

- Better Fitness Recovery: As CBD is thought to relieve inflammation, it can be a great aide when dealing with DOMs or other fitness-related pain. CBD muscle rubs, in particular, may help to reduce joint and tissue pains after a workout, which may improve your performance and hasten your recovery. For more information, read our blog about how CBD may be able to boost your workout

- Feeling Peaceful: Reduced anxiety will generally result in a feeling of peace and calm. Although more difficult to measure from an objective standpoint, many users have reported this feeling after taking CBD oil. CBD oil could also boost your mood to help you handle your daily tasks with greater ease.

How much CBD you should take will depend on a range of factors, including:

Your body weight

What condition you’re hoping to treat with CBD

Your individual metabolism

The concentration of the CBD you’re taking 

Because there are so many variables that go into your unique CBD dose, we always recommend that you start low and gradually increase it until you feel the desired effects.

This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day, and increasing it by 5 mg until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.

You should be able to feel the effects of orally administered CBD products, (such as our oilsgummies, or capsules) within 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on a number of factors from metabolism to body weight. 

Vaping CBD may result in more immediate effects.

Many different factors might influence how long the effects of CBD might last for you, including: 

- Physical factors and genetics, such as your metabolism, age, and weight

- Last time it was taken

- Dosage

- Frequency of use

However, CBD tends to last around 2 - 6 hours.

There are a number of different factors that could influence the amount of time that CBD stays in your system as well as how it affects you. How long it lasts and how long it is detectable within your system won’t be the same for everyone, and it can depend on:

- Physical factors and genetics, such as your metabolism, age, and weight

- Last time it was taken

- Dosage

- Frequency of use

However, CBD typically stays in your system for 2 to 5 days.

According to a 2011 study by Current Drug Safety, to reach toxic levels of CBD you would need to ingest a ridiculously huge 20,000mg either all at once or in a short span of time.

To put this to context, that would mean directly ingesting about 13 bottles of our 1500mg CBD oil all at once. Not even the most experienced CBD user can take this much by accident.

So, taking a few more drops of CBD oil or chewing a few more CBD gummies than you are used to won’t expose you to any danger. However, we recommend that our customers keep within the FSA dosage limit of 70mg of CBD per-day.

Yes! As CBD is 100% non-intoxicating, within the UK, it’s completely legal to use CBD and drive.  

There is no ‘right time’ to take your daily dose of CBD, and when you choose to take it really depends on your own routine, and the reasons you’re using CBD in the first place. 

CBD can fit into your schedule however you like, but we’d recommend starting by taking it before bed to get a feel for the effects. 

The vast majority of our customers here at Orange County CBD take our products twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening, sometimes just before sleep. Others take it three times a day by adding a dose at midday.

We’d always recommend keeping your CBD oil in its original Orange County packaging to prevent any unnecessary exposure to air. 

Store your bottle of oil at room temperature, in a dark place away from light, such as a pantry, cupboard, or closet.

CBD gummies are exactly what they say on the tin: delicious gummy sweets infused with the same premium CBD you’ll find in our oils. 

As well as being individually dosed, (so you know exactly how much CBD you’re taking with each sweet) many of our customers prefer to take their daily dose CBD via gummies as they don’t have the same earthy taste that you get with the oils. 

How many CBD gummies that you take depend on a number of different factors, including:

Your body weight and metabolism

What condition you’re hoping to treat with CBD

The concentration of the CBD you’re taking 

Because of these variables, everyone’s ‘perfect’ CBD dose will be different, so we recommend that you start low and gradually increase it until you feel the effects that you desire.

For example, you might want to start with a low 20 to 40 mg a day, and increase it daily by 5 mg until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.

Generally, you should be able to feel the effects of edible CBD products, (such as our gummies, or capsules) within 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on factors such as your own individual metabolism and body weight.