FAQs

FAQs

Taking CBD

Potential side effects include a dry mouth, lightheadedness and drowsiness. Lowered blood pressure can also be an issue for those whose blood pressure is already low – either naturally or as a result of medication.

However, it is worth noting that for many people using CBD, little to no known prominent side effects occur. Those documented are more prominent in studies that use test subjects consuming high doses of CBD (1 gram per dosage in comparison to the maximum 200 mg dosage recommended by Dragonfly Biosciences).

DragonflyCBD is suitable for those aged 18 and over.

There have been no documented fatal overdoses or deaths due to its consumption. However, as directed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), DragonflyCBD recommends taking no more than 200mg of CBD per day.

We would not recommend consuming CBD while pregnant.

While there are a number of different ways to take CBD, we generally recommend the sublingual route (holding CBD oil under the tongue before swallowing) to maximise absorption. Other options include topical application (rubbing oil directly onto the skin) for problem areas and oral consumption (directly swallowing/infusing the oil into food).

The amount of CBD you take – as long as it is not over 200mg per day – is at your own discretion. The standard dose would be 12-15mg. For new users, we recommend starting small and building up gradually until the desired effect has been achieved.

For further information on your dosage please contact info@dragonflycbd.com

After taking CBD, it is possible that you may feel more relaxed. However, CBD affects everyone differently, and the feelings/sensations it produces can vary from person to person. Effects also heavily depend on the strength of the product and how it is administered. It is worth noting that as a non-psychotropic compound, CBD will not induce feelings of being ‘high’.  

Unfortunately, we can’t give medical advice to our consumers.

In order for Cannabis-derived products to make you high, the psychotropic cannabinoid THC must be present.

At Dragonfly, not only do we carefully select Cannabis strains that are low in THC and high in CBD, well also use specialist extraction techniques to reduce THC content to trace amounts. In short, no.

No, as CBD is a non-psychotropic drug, it is not something that drugs tests scan for. Further, all our extract is formulated in GMP labs and third-party tested to ensure THC content is <1mg per product. However, if you consume a low-quality oil or consume an unusually large quantity, then there is very a small risk it would appear on the results

DragonflyCBD is sold as a dietary supplement and we are not liable to make any medical/health claims regarding the products. However, we do encourage your own research; there is a wealth of peer reviewed journals and, increasingly, human clinical trial data, that provide evidence for the benefits of CBD.

When formulated into organic hemp seed oil, CBD can taste earthy or even grassy.

The taste of DragonflyCBD oil also depends on whether it incorporates narrow-spectrum or broad-spectrum extract. The broad-spectrum offers a fuller flavour – as it retains terpenes and other plant material – and when available, is generally sold in our brown packaging. Narrow-spectrum provides for a lighter alternative, and is recommended for new CBD users.

How long the effects of CBD last for depend heavily on the method of consumption, as well as the weight of the person taking it. However, as a general rule, the effects of sublingual administration last for around 3-4 hours. Research into topical application is still in its preliminary stages, but some estimate that effects can last for five hours with this method.

Making CBD

Yes, hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. DragonflyCBD is extracted from Cannabis Sativa due to its cannabinoid profile – it is typically low in THC.

As an entirely natural compound, CBD is actually ‘extracted’ – not made – from our carefully cultivated Cannabis. Shortly after harvesting, our organic flowers are taken down to the lab to be processed using state of the art extraction.

The plant material is first soaked in ethanol, in order to remove all cannabinoids. This ethanol-cannabinoid mix is then distilled and evaporated into natural CBD extract using advanced chromatography techniques. Not only does the alcohol help to produce premium CBD oil, it also protects all our extract from bacteria and fermentation.

DragonflyCBD is classed as a food supplement in the UK and sold over-the-counter. DragonflyCBD is not available via prescription as a form of medical cannabis.

As a non-toxic and non-psychotropic, plant-derived chemical, that is currently regulated as a food supplement in the UK, CBD is considered extremely safe.

The only danger presented by the CBD industry as a whole is the presence of companies that outsource production, resulting in a final product with no trace of its origin or certification. However, at Dragonfly, we see all of our extract through from seed to sale, and perform stringent quality checks throughout. All our extract is processed at a GMP facility as well as being third-party tested, GMO-free, THC free, gluten free, vegan and organically grown.

Yes, CBD is legal in over 30 European countries, including the UK.

Yes, all our products are formulated with extract from 100% organically grown Cannabis Sativa and organic hemp seed oil. Full accreditation is provided by the inspection and certification body, Balkan Biocert (which is supported by the European Commission).

Yes, all elements of our packaging (aside from the pipette used in our CBD oils) are recyclable.

While we aren’t legally allowed to make any medical or health claims, there is a wealth of studies evidencing the potential benefits of CBD – most of which is available for public reading.

Simply put, when creating premium CBD extract, production costs are expensive. Our money goes into researching CBD development, organically cultivating and harvesting Cannabis, and our state of the art extraction process. Following the process from seed to sale in this way may seem expensive, yet it’s the only way we can guarantee customers the highest and most consistent product quality.