RUDERALEX® product most frequently asked questions

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Here was answer some of you most asked questions, if you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us through live chat or through our contact form.

1. Is RUDERALEX® CBD a legal product to use in the United Kingdom?

The simple answer is yes! Although there still remains so much confusion amongst consumers as they associated CBD with Cannabis, it is actually a non-psychoactive product, meaning you will not get high and is legal.

The CBD must be derived from hemp plants that have less than 0.2% THC and also the final CBD product must also contain THC levels below this value.

2. Why is RUDERALEX® CBD so expensive?

RUDERALEX® CBD is manufactured by the finest hemp and cannabis growers in Switzerland. The majority of the product are 100% organic or the hemp cbd extract is organic and is made to the best quality standards known as BioSuisse.

Overall our products are extremely wholesome and have also gained appreciation amongst some USA cannabis activists and celebrities.

Our range is far superior to what you will commonly find in the UK market, which are either made from CBD isolate or from a weak hemp extract.

3. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the 200+ compounds that is produced by female hemps plants during flowering through their glands called trichomes. A process called CO2 extraction is used to produced CBD products, which also include other cannabinoids such as: CGB, CGN, CBC and THC. For the products to be legal the total THC must be below 0.2%.

4. What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short is a cannabinoid found in the hemp and cannabis plant. It is well known for its mind altering psychoactive effects. This compound is found in our full spectrum range of products at less than 0.2% and if you wish to ovoid THC due to blood testing or medications, then try our broad spectrum CBD which has 0% THC.

5. Which CBD supplement is best for me?

We have a range of high quality CBD products with different base oils to suite your needs. You will be familiar with CBD in hemp oil which is high in Omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids.

A milder tasting alternative is our sunflower cbd oil which is also highly versatile, just add a few drops to your potatoes.

We also have the premium MCT cbd oil range which has a clean hemp taste and is a great choice for supplement your diet or keto plans.

All of our ranges are available in full spectrum and broad spectrum varieties to suite your requirements.

6. Are CBD products psychoactive?

No, although our full spectrum CBD products contain THC, it is in very small amounts that will not cause any psychoactive effects. If you need to avoid THC, then you can use our broad spectrum range which is THC free.

7. Is it safe to use CBD?

Yes, it is safe to use CBD and products have been manufactured to the highest standards for your safety. The product are also lab tested to verify the quality and safety of our products before they are made available for sale to consumers.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in an article has stated that CBD is a well-tolerated and safe compound to use. The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), also released a statement that their findings show that CBD is safe to use and recommended a maximum total daily dose of 70mg.

However, our products are only for sale for persons over the age of 18, they are not intended for use to cure or prevent any disease. Must not be used by children, someone breast feeding or pregnant and must be used with the supervision of a healthcare provider or medical doctor.

As with most food supplements, they are also not intended to be a substitute for a balanced and varied diet in addition to a healthy lifestyle.

8. Are CBD products addictive?

The compounds found in hemp such as CBD are not addictive and the amount of THC found in our products are low ranging from: 0% to 0.2%. These THC amounts are too low for the use of recreational use and therefore not possible to use for any other reason than supplementing your diet.

9. How does CBD work?

Humans as well as animals have and endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is responsible for the balance of neurotransmitters and receptors which all essential organics. CBD interacts with this ECS, which may help to restore any in-balance of cannabinoids.

10. How do I take CBD?

Depending on the strength of the product, with oral drops you simply place the drops under the tongue and hold for one minute before swallowing. You can then use CBD throughout the day, it is recommended not to consume more than 70mg of CBD per day. Each individual is different, so to work out your dosage, you can start small and increase your frequency to find what works for you.

11. How much CBD should I take?

On each bottle there is a general guideline for suggested use, however if you are new to cbd then you may want to start using just 1 drop of our 5% 500mg CBD oil per day and then start increasing your dose and frequency to find your individual intake.

The maximum suggested total intake is 70mg per day. With higher strength products you only need to take less quantity per day to reach the same benefits as a lower strength oil.

So for example if you need 4 drops (10mg) of the 5% 500mg CBD oil 10ml, then you will only need 2 drops (10mg) of the 10% 1000mg 10ml tincture.

For more information, take a look at our dosing strategy article.

12. Can you take CBD while using other medication?

In general there are not many known adverse side effects known when using CBD along with other medications, however you should also seek the advice of a health professional or medical doctor for your particular medications.

13. What is RUDERALEX oil made from?

Many of our CBD oils are made from 100% organic ingredients however, the finished product itself is not organic certified. I all cases the extract itself is organic and all ingredients used are made to BioSuisse standards.

The hemp extracts are produced using CO2 extraction and then dissolved in either: hemp, sunflower or mct oil.

The products will contain a full range of naturally occurring cannabinoids, including: CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN and THC.

14. How long will the 10ml RUDERALEX oil last?

This depends on the strength of product you are using, your dosing and frequency regime. Each 10ml bottle contains 200 drops and once you have established your dosing intake will then know specific to your own intake how long each bottle will last.

As an example: If you are using the 10ml 5% 500mg version, taking 4 drops 3 times a day, then this bottle will last you approximately 16 days.

15. What is the best way to take CBD?

The best way to take CBD will depend on your required application.
RUDERALEX® CBD comes in several formats, with the following CBD activations times:

- Ingestion (CBD gummies, capsules): 10 minutes to 2 hours
- Sublingual (CBD tincture drops): 10-40 minutes
- Vaping (CBD e-liquid): 10 minutes or less
- Topical (CBD creams, balms and lotions): 5-30 minutes

 16. How can CBD cosmetic skincare products help?

Our skincare products and cosmetics are made with the best ingredients which include the finest hemp cbd extract, along with additional ingredients such as: Sodium Hyaluronate and Aloe Vera.

These products may help with:

- Soothing the skin
- Deep moisturising
- Skin oil balance for conditions such as acne and blemishes
- Act as an antioxidant and promote skin cell repair
- Nourish and protect the skin

 17. Where is your hemp sourced from?

RUDERALEX® is made from the finest hemp crops in Switzerland made by the best farmers of organic and cannabis crops. These are grown to strict EU regulation and the highest BioSuisse quality standards.

18. Can you travel abroad with RUDERALEX®?

Although CBD products are legal in many countries, you are strongly advised to check the legalities of the country concerning CBD/hemp before travelling.

19. What forms of payment do you accept?

We process all payments through our secure payment provider, which accepts all major 3d secure enabled debit and credit cards.

20. Where are your products shipped from?

Although RUDERALEX® is manufactured in Switzerland, we exclusively dispatch all goods from London, UK.

21. How can I get a sample of RUDERALEX®?

We do not offer sample products, as we have the finest Cannabidiol products on the market, which are lab tested, made with the best hemp extract and with ingredients made to high Bio Suisse standards.

The products are already well renowned of the Worlds and you can also benefit from using one of the best CBD oils on the UK market today!

22. Why do your products not carry any health claims?

The first reason is that, since our products are food supplements and beauty products they are not marketed to cure or prevent any disease unlike medicines; hence no health claims.

Secondly, as a responsible manufacture adhering to EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation guidelines, there have been no studies conducted at this time to substantiate any authorised health claims.

23. Is CBD a type of medicine?

Although CBD is derived from the medicinal herb Cannabis Sativa (hemp), the products are sold as food supplement and therefore not permitted to make any health claims.

However, there are medicinal CBD products that have gone through strict clinical research and testing for a particular disease such as epilepsy and are only available on prescription through your GP.

The two products should not be confused as CBD hemp products are regulated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) through Novel Food authorisation in the UK, whereas CBD medicines are regulated by the MHRA.

24. Will CBD make me high?

Simply put no, as cannabidiol does not interact with the endocannabinoid system in the same way as THC to give you the feeling of being high!

25. What is full spectrum CBD oil?

Majority of full spectrum CBD oils are made with an extract that typically contains in detectable amounts the cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, Delta 8 THC and THC.  This extract also contains other phytonutrients such as terpenes which is blended in a carrier oil such as, hemp seed oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids.

26. What is broad spectrum CBD oil?

Similar to full spectrum CBD, except that the THC has been removed using a process called flash chromatography.

27. What is CBD oil made from isolate?

This is a type of CBD oil which is made using an isolated extract that only contains pure cannabidiol.

28. What strength CBD oil should I use?

To determine what strength you should use, is a matter of personal preference after you have determined what dose you require.  Ideally using a low strength CBD, you should slowly increase your dose and frequency for your desired result.

Once you know what dose you require, then you may want to choose a strength of CBD oil in order to reduce the intake volume.

For example, if your required dose is 20mg cannabidiol, then:

1. If using a 10ml 250mg (2.5%) CBD oil, you would need to take 16 drops, as each drop contains 1.25mg cannabidiol.

2. You may want to reduce the intake of volume, so you could change over to a 10ml 500mg (5%) CBD oil, and know you would only require 8 drops, as each drop contains 2.5mg cannabidiol.

29. How much Cannabidiol is in CBD products?

The are many CBD products available on the market in different strengths, sizes and formats.  The best way to determine how much Cannabidiol is present in any product is to check the label and also you can ask for lab test results for verification.

30. How much Cannabidiol is in CBD oils?

This is a very important question, especially for users who are new to using CBD oils.  Majority of CBD oils are made from a hemp extract which contains CBD and a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil which the extract in mixed with to form a finished product known as CBD oil.

Especially for products made with a carrier oil, it is important to know how much cannabidiol is present as this is what will differentiate a CBD oil from a plain hemp oil that has no cannabinoids such as cannabidiol.

Examples of Cannabidiol content in CBD oils

We are going to base the following examples on a 10ml bottle being equal to 200 drops and a 30ml bottle is equivalent to 600 drops.

Full Spectrum Water Soluble CBD (1.75%) 175mg Organic Extract Drops 10ml

This product has 175mg of cannabidiol, which equates to 0.88mg per drop and a typical serving of 11 drops will give you a serving size of 9.6mg of CBD.  Although this dose is considerably low, this water soluble product has a bioavailability 5 times greater than conventional CBD oil.

Full Spectrum CBD 5% 500mg Hemp Oil 10ml

The 500mg 10ml CBD is one of the most popular strengths sold and a great starting point for beginners too.  You get 2.5mg of CBD per drop which is great for starting low and increasing the dose slowly. A typical dose is 4 drops, which gives you 10mg of cannabidiol and incrementing by 2.5mg is a great way to find your required dose.

Full Spectrum CBD 10% 1000mg Sunflower Oil 10ml

Now you get a product that is double strength of the 500mg version, giving you 5mg of CBD per drops and a dose 20mg cannabidiol for every 4 drops.  This version is also equivalent of the same dose per drop as the 10% 30ml version.

Full Spectrum CBD 15% 1500mg Sunflower Oil 10ml

The 15% 10ml gives you 7.5mg CBD per drop and a typical dose of 2 drops with give you 15mg of cannabidiol.

Broad Spectrum CBD 10% 3000mg Sunflower Oil Drops 30ml

For those who know their dose, the 30ml CBD versions can be a great way of getting more for a better price.  This 30ml is equivalent of the 10% 10ml CBD oil, with each drop containing 5mg of CBD and 20mg total cannabidiol per serving of 4 drops.

31. Why does CBD taste so strong?

The strong taste of the product will depend on how the product is made and is typically to do with compounds such as terpenes and plant material such as waxes.

RAW CBD oil is a product that contains a majority of the hemps plants nutrients such as terpenes, waxes, lipids, flavonoids and chlorophyll.  These nutrients are responsible for the products bitter taste, however this is the closest you will get to a "whole plant" experience.

Organic CBD oil is a filtered product that has the harsh waxes, lipids and chlorophyll removed leaving you will a beautiful golden coloured oil.  However, the terpenes remain intact which are responsible for the hemp/cannabis taste which not everyone finds palatable.

Finally, you have pure CBD oils which are made with just a carrier oil and CBD isolate.  Here, it will be the choice of carrier oil that gives the product is taste, which is a mild earthy taste if using hemp seed oil and an even milder taste if using oils such as sunflower seed oil or especially MCT oil.  

If taste, is a real issue then you can also find pure CBD oils that are also flavoured with for example, mint flavouring.

The other alternative is to try a different format of CBD product such as capsules that will bypass you having to taste the product.

32. How quickly does it take CBD to be effective in the body?

This depends on the types of product you are using, but as a general guide CBD vapes are the fastest acting, followed by CBD oil, products that are ingested such as capsules and then finally topical creams.

33. How long will Cannabidiol stay in the body?

Several factors are at play here which decide how long the compound will stay in the body.  This is based on the format of the product, your own metabolising and the amount of cannabidiol you have consumed.  The half-life of cannabidiol is between 18-32 hours, the time taken for the amount to halve in the body. 

34. What are the warnings or restrictions associated with CBD products?

As a responsible seller of cannabinoid products, we issue the following warnings and product restrictions:

- That our products are not to be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.

- Not to be used during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

- That the product may interact with medicines and a medical doctor should be consulted before use.

- To not exceed the recommended daily limit of cannabidiol. 70mg.

- To keep out of reach of children.

All of our products are restricted for use by people of the age of 18 years or older, as described by our Terms and Conditions.

35. Can CBD products be abused for controlled compounds?

The amount of THC or CBN in our full spectrum CBD products is present in negligible amounts and would not be of a large enough concentration to cause any risk of harm or abuse.  Similarly, the low concentrations of THC and CBN would make it extremely difficult for anyone to extract a meaningful amount of these compounds from the products to be a concern of abuse.