What is CBD?

Celebrities, your friends, your family, and maybe just someone you met on the street have likely told you about all the CBD health benefits they have personally experienced. Everyone’s experience is slightly different, but one thing that is for certain is that if you are looking for a high-quality CBD product, then you deserve a pure, organic, and vegan CBD oil product.

 CBD is legal and available as an oil, as gummies, as body cream, and more, and you can get that high-quality product you are seeking right here on our site. However, hearing about it is one thing, but what actually is it?

What is CBD?

CBD is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. Unlike the other active ingredient found in cannabis plants, THC, CBD is not addictive, and it is also non-intoxicating. To best understand what CBD is, it is better to break it down.

CBD Definition

What does CBD mean? The CBD meaning is “cannabidiol”. Cannabidiol is an active ingredient that has taken storm around the world as the next big thing in food supplements. Unlike another active ingredient found in the cannabis plant, CBD is not a controlled substance, which means you can try our pure, organic CBD oil for yourself.

Where Does CBD Come From?

CBD is an active ingredient that is extracted from a cannabis plant. It is not extracted from the marijuana plant, however, but rather the hemp plant. The hemp plant is a cousin to the marijuana plant, with one key difference. A hemp plant must contain 0.3% or less of THC content, which is then further filtered out during the extraction process for CBD.

 Our CBD comes from the largest organic certified hemp production farm in Switzerland. They have over 15 years of cannabis cultivation and 25 years in organic farming practices. They have been certified organic by Bio Suisse regulations, which is the highest standard of organic farming practice in the country.

How Does CBD Differ from THC?

CBD is an entirely different ingredient from THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the compound that provides the high, and though it is legal in a few locations around the world, is not currently legal in the UK. CBD, on the other hand, is different from THC, and is legal in the UK.

Is CBD Legal in the UK? 

CBD’s legal status is simple. So long as CBD is pure and has had all THC removed during the production process (like ours is), then it is completely legal in the UK. You can consume our CBD, use it in your body creams, and so on. Our customers use different CBD for a wide variety of reasons. So no matter what type of product you are interested in, you can purchase it right here.

What is the Manufacturing Process of Our CBD?

We use the best in manufacturing technologies and a CO2 extraction process that allows us to precisely extract CBD from the hemp plant. Our slow-extraction method works to preserve the cannabinoids (CBG, CBC, CBN, etc.), flavonoids, nutrients, and terpenes

The Cannabis Sativa plant variety has two main species that we are familiar with Hemp and Marijuana. Both of these varieties contain CBD, but Hemp includes a much higher level of CBD and low levels of THC compared to marijuana which has higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. 

The compounds are extracted from the green parts of the plant (leaves and stems) and must be obtained in the plant's raw state.

The extraction process most commonly used is CO2 extraction, and this involves extracting the CBD from the plant under high pressure in a specially designed extractor. This is costly to the producer but also provides a premium and safer product. After extraction, the CBD oil must be refined and purified to create either a full spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or a CBD isolate. 

What is Medical Cannabis Oil?

As defined by the NHS, medical cannabis, or medical cannabis oil, is a broad-spectrum term that applies to any cannabis-based medicine that is used to relieve symptoms. Medical cannabis oil is only prescribed for those with severe forms of epilepsy, those suffering from severe nausea during chemotherapy, and those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Examples of medical cannabis include Epidyolex, which is a highly purified liquid containing CBD. Other types of medical cannabis include Nabilone, which is a manmade form of cannabis. These are very different to the type of CBD oil that we offer, so if you have any of the aforementioned conditions, you will need to speak with a specialist hospital doctor.

What CBD Products are Available?

We offer a wide range of high-quality, pure, and vegan CBD products for you to enjoy and use at home. We are always looking to expand our range, so the only decision you have to make is in regards to choosing the right CBD products for you.

You can all of our find CBD products right here on our website.

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Edibles allow you to enjoy CBD oil without the taste for CBD oil. We offer both CBD gummies and CBD mint chewable options for all of our customers who want to ingest CBD as part of their lifestyle but don’t want the direct taste of CBD on their pallets.


One of our most popular product types is CBD oil. As it is an oil, you have total control over how you use CBD at home. You can ingest it directly, or you can mix it into your food, drink, or even body creams. 

Body Creams

We offer quality CBD creams for those looking for a way to apply CBD directly to their skin. Our upcoming CBD topicals have added CBD oil so that you can enjoy quality skincare from Itgel.

Soft Gels

You can also choose CBD gel tablets at Itgel CBD. These make it easy to introduce CBD into your routine on a regular basis.

How Much CBD Should You Take?

It’s important to know how much CBD you should take, especially if you are mixing CBD oil yourself. If you are questioning, “how much CBD should I take?”, then use this easy-to-understand CBD dosage chart to help you get started. 

So that's the basics but if you have any more questions on this remarkable supplement, check out our FAQ's or articles on CBD.