CBD - the basics

What is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of over 120 naturally occurring compounds (cannabinoids) found in hemp, a strain of the cannabis plant. It has remarkable potential for helping to balance all bodily processes and assisting in ensuring optimum levels of recovery, focus, energy, restorative sleep and much, much more.

Are CBD products safe?

Yes. As stated in a report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) naturally occurring CBD is well tolerated in humans, and is not associated with any adverse public health effects.

Always ensure that your supplier has lab reports available on their website verifying the product’s cannabinoid content and that it does not contain THC or any other harmful elements.

Every batch of MOXU CBD products undergoes analysis by a third party laboratory. Lab results are made available on our website to our customers, so that you can buy MOXU CBD products with confidence.

CBD and THC, what is the difference?

It’s simple; they are both compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, the way they interact with the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors and subsequently their effects are very different.

CBD is a non-psychoactive substance and will not get you high, not even a little bit. THC is psychoactive and gives you the feeling of being high.

All of MOXU CBD products are third party lab tested to ensure they’re THC free. Click to see the lab reports.

CBD is legal in the UK and approved and recognised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a legal substance. THC, however, is illegal unless under specialist prescription.

Can I overdose on CBD?

CBD has never been found to cause any serious or harmful side effects. MOXU recommends taking no more than 70mg of CBD per day as per suggested guidelines.

Are CBD oils addictive?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that CBD is non-addictive and displays no withdrawal affects.

Can I take CBD while pregnant?

CBD should not be used in pregnancy or if you’re breast feeding. It is important to always discuss any supplements with your doctor.

How does CBD work?

We all have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within us. It is a complex system and was only discovered around 30 years ago, so the full extent of its functions are still being studied, but research has linked the ECS to maintaining balance and regulating the body’s essential functions such as sleep, stress, immune system, mood, inflammation and pain. Introducing MOXU CBD products to your fitness routine will helps you to positively affect your ECS. To help you understand this complex system further click here.

How does CBD make me feel?

Of the millions of people enjoying CBD products as part of their lifestyle, many have noticed similar effects such as a better quality sleep, a positive mood boost, overall improved stress management, reduced pain and inflammation, speedy DOMS recovery after exercise, increased energy and even heightened productivity and focus.

The first point to note is that it won’t get you high, as CBD products in the UK (if purchased through a trustworthy CBD supplier) does not contain the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. However, you may feel uplifted, calm, energised or relaxed – depending on the product you take and the dose. CBD oil is biphasic, which means the affects can vary depending on the dose.

How can I take CBD?

MOXU makes a variety of formats from oils, topical, transdermal and powder. Each format can affect you in a slightly different way, ultimately, it comes down to your personal preference.

Oil – to maximise absorption draw up 0.5ml of MOXU CBD Oil and apply under the tongue up to 2 times a day and hold for 90 seconds before swallowing. This is because the absorption is increased through the lining of the mouth. You can also directly swallow the oil which means it is absorbed through the gut or you can infuse the oil into your food.

Either way, there is also some evidence suggesting that taking CBD oil with food can increase absorption, so we would recommend taking MOXU CBD Oil with your breakfast and/or dinner.

The key to getting the most out of  CBD is to start low, go slow and be consistent. You need to take it every day for a length of time (ideally at least a month), building up gradually to a dose that suits your needs, to give the cannabinoids time to accumulate and your body time to re-centre. Try taking MOXU CBD Oil at the same time every day for your first week and see how you feel. We recommend taking a dose once or twice per day (in the morning and at night). Always consult with your doctor before starting a new health regime.

How much CBD should I take?

To see our recommended dosage information on each product, please visit specific MOXU CBD product page. The dosage amount and frequently is really up to you, just bear in mind the upper limit of maximum 70mg CBD per day.

What does CBD taste like?

MOXU CBD Oil has a very delicate flavour, a very light, natural earthy taste to it.

How long can it take for CBD to start to work?

It depends in what form of CBD you take - oil drops, powder and transdermal (gel, patch). You’ll feel the effects of all of them at different speeds.

Oil drops are one of the fastest ways to feel the effect of CBD, usually having a noticeable impact within 5-10 minutes. Anything that needs to be digested like MOXU CBD Restore takes longer, and has a slow, steady build up as opposed to a quick shift, because they need to go via your digestive system first.

With MOXU Patches you could start feeling the effects within 30 minutes and it will continue it's slow release of CBD for 24 hours. 

You can expect to start to feel the positive effect of MOXU Active Muscle Gel and MOXU Active Muscle Stick in around 20 minutes of application. Transdermal CBD products are what most athletes will reach for to quickly tackle delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

However, no two people interact with any compounds in the exact same way, so the speed which you can feel the effect of CBD can vary. Most consumers feel the effects after 2 weeks of continuous use. Click here to see how long will you feel the effects of CBD for. 

Which CBD product is right for me?

It is important to make sure you pick the best CBD product for you. There is no definitive answer as everyone is different. Take a look at the handy guide below - it may simply be a case of trying different products to find what works best for you. 

Oil - The most popular method of taking CBD, and with good reason. This is best for people wanting a quick onset and to build up the benefit of CBD throughout their body. It will work throughout your body and taken daily the effect your whole endocannabinoid system.  

Powder - CBD in the MOXU Restore powder is a great supplement to your overall CBD intake. It is a 10mg CBD per serving and works well with glucosamine and BCAA's. 

Muscle Gel and Stick - Great for tired and aching muscles. The gel is perfect for larger muscles and the stick for targeted soreness. Both are superb for the relief of DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness).

PatchPerfect for those wanting to avoid the taste of CBD. Gradually releases CBD for a period of 24 hours. It is effectively absorbed by the body whilst being discreet and waterproof.   

Why is CBD expensive?

Production costs for pharmaceutical grade CBD extract are unavoidably high. The controlled nature of cannabis production requires elements of MOXU CBD products to be produced by licenced facilities which are subjected to strict quality measures. The manufacturing process from selection of specific strains of seed that yield top grade cannabis to a specialist extraction process that guarantees the consistent quality of MOXU CBD products, is carefully monitored.

Does taking CBD cause any side effects?

MOXU CBD Oil should not cause any side effects. It’s important that you follow the direction and recommended dosage on each product. If you take a lot more than recommended and ideal dose, you may experience a mild headache, dry mouth and feeling of drowsiness. But all of these wear off very quickly.  If the side effect persists, please consult with your doctor.

We recommend you start with the lowest dose possible so that you body can adjust before increasing your CBD dosage.  This enables your body to adjust before you increase the levels of CBD. We advice that you consult with your doctor at first instance. 


How are your BCAAs manufactured?

Our Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) are made by fermenting corn. This means that our products are not only vegan friendly, but also extremely high quality. 

Is the packaging recyclable?

We're proud to have over 95% of our packaging recyclable. We are also working to increase this whilst carefully navigating some specific product requirements - such as the bulb of the tincture.  

How do you deliver?

Good news is that we offer free next day delivery for all orders over £50 placed before 2pm (week day delivery only).Please visit our Delivery section for more details.

We are keen to make sure MOXU products arrive quickly and from a happy smiling driver. So, instead of charging the full cost to customers, we wave tally ho to some of our margin and keep the delivery cost as low as possible. Nobody likes to pay for delivery so we try to take the edge off.