Health Science

CBD Oil 101

This is a guest post By Terry Healy

So, what exactly is CBD oil?

CBD has exploded onto the market over the past year or so. It is becoming increasingly popular. The positive reviews that a simple Google search shows up are astonishing. It is now being used by children and adults for a variety of reasons. In this very brief article we will cover the basics.

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short is made from Hemp, which is a variety of Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for food use. More than 85 different cannabinoids have been discovered in cannabis, but CBD is one of the most beneficial. CBD does not have a psychoactive effect due to only trace amounts of TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol) that’s in medical marijuana. What CBD does have is a remarkable painkilling effect.

CBD is entirely legal and widely available in health food shops and can be purchased online and delivered directly to your door.

How Does CBD Work?

Experts claim that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are small proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.

  • CBD oil is natural, safe, and side-effect-free for most users.
  • For many users, the pain relief from CBD oil is so powerful that it is
    possible to get off of medication.
  • CBD oil is affordable.
  • CBD oil can help with a lot of different conditions.

Some benefits of Cannabidiol:

  • Treat pain from many sources: Back pain, neck pain, surgery or trauma. CBD oil may also reduce the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
  • Restore balance to mood.
  • Treat Epilepsy.
  • Help with Anxiety.
  • Clear up acne.
  • Combat insomnia.

And many more…

From a personal point of view, we have spoken with several users of CBD who have noticed the considerable effect of the oil in treating anxiety and back pain.

Will CBD oil get me high?

No. CBD oil contains high amounts of CBD, but only trace amounts of THC. It is THC, not CBD, that produces a high. There simply isn’t enough THC in CBD oil to get you high.

What about dosage?

We have experience with two brands.

Cibdol swiss purity. This comes in 2.5% (mild), 4% (Normal) and 10% (High). Cibdol has excellent reviews and has been well researched and studied. It is produced in Swiss laboratories, purified, consistent and fully decarboxylated. We were recommended to start with the 4%, but please speak with whomever you are purchasing from for advice.

Cibdol in our local health food store was priced as follows:

  • 2.5% – 25Eur
  • 4% – 35Eur
  • 10% – 75Eur

Dosage: 3-4 drops, 3 times per day. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.


Celtic Winds Crops. An Irish brand. Available as 5% and comes in 10ml and 30ml sizes.

Start with a half full dropper, then 3/4 and then the entire dropper is what we were adviced. Again please ask your supplier for dosage information.

CBD Concentrate is produced from the seed of Irish Hemp grown by Celtic Wind Crops in the Cooley Mountains of Co. Louth. No Herbicides or Pesticides are used in the growing of the crop and the raw seed is cold pressed and concentrated using no additives or preservatives.

Pricing in our local store:

Multi-Complex Hemp CBD Oil Concentrate – 10ml – 30Eur

Dosage:: Take o.7ml (=1 squeeze of the dropper) once per day sublingually. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.


Rare but possible side effects:

  • Mild stomach pain (very rare).
  • A sedative effect in high dosages.

The side effects experienced today are only witnessed in very high dosages.


  1. Always consult your GP if you’re on existing medication before considering the use of CBD.
  2. Do not stop taking prescription medication and using CBD as a replacement without consulting a healthcare professional.
  3. Do plenty of research.
  4. Speak with the staff at your local health shop, they tend to be very knowable and can give good advice.

We would love to hear what you think of CBD Oil if you have tried it. Please use the contact page here to get in touch.

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