Common questions

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound present in cannabis. It belongs to a group of natural substances called phytocannabinoids, which are largely responsible for the health effects of the plant. CBD is typically extracted from industrial hemp, a variety of cannabis with low THC levels

How much CBD should I take?

Everyone’s ideal CBD dosage is different. That’s because it’s influenced by many factors, including body weight, body chemistry, and the reason you’re taking CBD. The best approach is to start with a 10-15 mg dose, wait a few hours to see the effects, and increase as necessary to achieve the desired relief.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of cannabinoid receptors, special enzymes, and endocannabinoids produced by your body. Its goal is to maintain an internal state of balance called homeostasis by regulating your brain function, immunity, metabolism, stress, and many other vital processes. CBD can influence this system, producing a variety of beneficial effects.

What’s a topical CBD product?

Topical CBD products combine CBD with other skincare ingredients into a formula that’s applied directly to your skin. They come in a wide variety of types, including creams, shampoo, lotions, balms, ointments, serums, patches, gels, and bath bombs. Topical products allow you to get the benefits of CBD in a specific area of the body.

What’s the difference between CBD oil and a topical product?

The main difference is in how the CBD is absorbed. When you use CBD oil, it’s absorbed directly into your blood and reaches your whole body. Meanwhile, when you apply CBD topically, it’s absorbed only in that specific area (unless you’re using a transdermal product). 

Can topical CBD products help with pain?

Our products are not designed to treat or cure pain, arthritis, or any other medical condition.

Does CBD make you high?

CBD is a non-psychotropic substance, so it cannot get you high. 

Is CBD safe and legal?

According to research, CBD is a safe, well-tolerated substance. It’s also perfectly legal in the UK, provided that the CBD is sourced from EU-approved hemp and the resulting product contains less than 1 mg of THC per container. CBD products are legal in many other European countries as well.

Do your products have medicinal benefits?

Our CBD products are not designed to cure, treat, or diagnose any medical symptom or condition.

How do topical CBD products work?

Your endocannabinoid system is present in all parts of the body, including the skin. When you apply CBD topically, it can interact with cannabinoid receptors and enzymes in that specific area. Additionally, transdermal topical products can reach the blood so they might also produce body-wide effects.

What are topical CBD products used for?

Topicals work best for issues affecting a specific part of the body or skin, such as exercise-induced inflammation. This makes topical CBD products the go-to option for post-workout recovery.

It’s not difficult to find hemp-based topical CBD products in the UK. They’re available online, in high street shops, and many other places, with dozens of brands and many types of topicals to choose from.

The real challenge is telling apart high and low-quality products. There are many factors to be aware of, such as the hemp source and third-party testing.

High-quality CBD products are derived from organic hemp plants and tested by an independent laboratory to verify their levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.

At Green Factor, we take care at every step of the manufacturing process to create effective and reliable CBD products.

We begin with organic, non-GMO hemp grown in the US and Europe. This hemp is extracted with carbon dioxide (CO2), the cleanest, mildest, and most advanced method available.

Next, the THC is removed to leave behind a broad-spectrum extract rich in all of hemp’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds. This extract is carefully blended with other ingredients to create our topical CBD products.

As the last and most important step, we send our products for testing to a third-party laboratory to confirm their potency and safety. The results of these tests are available directly on our website.