What is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in many species of cannabis plants, including hemp.
Woah, wait. Isn’t cannabis marijuana? There are many different types of cannabis. Marijuana is one type of cannabis, but there are others, including hemp. Think of it like different types of apples- there's Red Delicious, Gala, etc. The same goes with cannabis!
OK, so where does CBD come from? Cannabis plants of all types contain more than 100 different chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids. These compounds interact with the human body in various ways. CBD is one of the cannabinoids that comes from cannabis plants, including both marijuana and hemp.
Our CBD oil is derived from hemp.
Will CBD get me high? Is it psychoactive?
Want the short answer? No. Our CBD oil is derived from hemp, and contains only trace amounts of THC. It won’t get you high.
The longer answer: of the hundreds of cannabinoids in cannabis, two are relatively well-known, CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is psychoactive, responsible for that Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle feeling of being “high”. CBD is not psychoactive and cannot get you high.
Is CBD legal in the UK? If the CBD was derived from one of the 63 strains of hemp that is currently legal in the EU, and contains less than 0.2% THC, it is legal in the UK.
What are the health benefits of CBD? There is significant scientific evidence pointing to CBD’s usefulness in treating epilepsy. Other benefits remain unsupported by the same amount of medical evidence. However, there is a growing body of anecdotal evidence that CBD:
- increases cell regeneration
- relieves inflammation, reducing pain and swelling
- assists muscle recovery activity after gruelling workouts and strenuous physical activitiy
- acts as a stress and anxiety reliever
- promotes better memory recall and mental acuity
There have been a few studies that have shown it could assist smokers quit, as well.
Why mix CBD and coffee? Many of us need a little coffee to wake us up in the morning or as long days (or nights) wear on us. Mixing CBD in your coffee will give you all the health benefits of CBD and the energy boost of coffee. You’ll feel calm, but kick ass.
How much CBD is in your coffee? Our coffees contain 10mg of full spectrum, hemp derived CBD oil.
Why can’t I just make CBD coffee at home? You could indeed, but that’s where our delicious recipes and add-ins to make the CBD more bioavailable (so it can be absorbed into your body and all the benefits can really soak in) come in.
Where does your coffee come from? We source our coffee from responsible fair trade sources and small local coffee shops. #supportlocal
What does your coffee taste like? Our coffee tastes like a delicious coffee - the CBD taste is not very distinguishable. That being said, if you order products with coconut oil in them, get ready for a coco explosion of taste.
Where are you stocked? We are a very new company- we just started selling in early 2019. So, we are only found in a few shops and online. Our current stockists include Hackney City Farm and Love Shack. Watch this space for more in the future!
Who is behind LifelineCBD? LifelineCBD was started by two young professionals living the typical busy London life. Burning the candle at both ends, working hard and playing hard, we both noticed our health take a turn as the toll of our lifestyles wore us down a little bit. Both of us took a step back and investigated alternative health modalities that weren’t too disruptive of our lives- we love London and all it has to offer! CBD was one of the things we found along the way.