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CBD Insights

Rebel Wine is made from exceptional quality wine, infused with a touch of organically grown, water soluble hemp, from Colorado. This hemp contains 6% CBD and is completely natural.

Each 200ml can of Rebel Wine contains 166mg of Hemp which includes 10mg of CBD.

We are now listed on the  FSA register of CBD products linked to Novel food applications: Ref RP438 in association with the EIHA.  Only CBD products on this list can be legally sold in the UK. This is part of the government programme to regulate CBD and ensure all CBD products conform to government guidelines and are safe for human consumption.

What is CBD?

CBD is a natural compound found in hemp, a variety of the species Cannabis Sativa. It has long been prized across the world for its calming properties. Marijuana is a different variety of the same species. The difference between the two is that marijuana typically contains 15% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the psychoactive element which gets you high and is illegal in UK. Hemp on the other hand has less than 1%.

It is illegal to sell Hemp in the UK with more than 0.2% THC, which is why we remove it before infusion to an even lower level.

Everyone’s talking about it.

The benefits of CBD are widely covered and, while we make no claim that our products support these, we do recommend that you read up on them. These articles from FORIAHealthline and MedicalNewsToday cover everything you may want to know. What we do know is that this is a quality product, made with quality wine. Think of the natural infusion as perhaps a way to enhance your enjoyment of the drink as well as providing a natural, delicious source of CBD.

So, CBD won’t get me high?

Nope. Understandably, many people assume that taking CBD, whether in the form of an oil or infused in a drink, will leave you feeling high – but this is not the case! Hemp only contains a tiny amount of THC which is removed before infusion into our wines, so you can be assured it won’t get you high, make you lose control, affect your memory, make you feel paranoid or increase your appetite.

Is the CBD universe growing?

CBD products are growing at a very rapid rate and becoming increasingly popular in many different forms.

What is the optimal level of CBD intake?

Current government guidelines suggest a maximum daily dose of 70mg for a normal healthy adult. There are no published downsides for the dosage levels that we are using.

Are there any side effects from CBD?

Medical trials have tested doses up to 1,500 mgs per day, with no apparent side effects, However too much of anything is bound to be unhealthy. High doses can, rarely, lead to diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss and appetite problems.

Should I take CBD if I am taking prescription drugs?

It can interact with other prescription drugs including some immune suppressants and blood thinners. You should consult your doctor before taking CBD if you are using any prescription drugs.

Should I take CBD if Pregnant or breast feeding?

It is recommended that you do not take CBD if pregnant or breast feeding.

What is the effect of Wine and CBD together?

Generally, the CBD enhances the wine drinking experience. It has no effect on the taste or smell of the wine, although being a natural product, it can make it slightly cloudy. It increases the feeling of relaxation and calm without increasing the effect of the alcohol.

Is 10mg CBD per can considered to be the optimal intake of CBD for the average person?

CBD-producing companies continue to collect data, as do government agencies. CBD products are now being regulated by the UK Food Standards Agency. This requires extensive testing and licencing to ensure the CBD is safe for human consumption. Many soft drinks contain up to 35mgs of CBD in a can, so are much higher. We consider 10mg in a wine, to be the perfect level to enhance the wine drinking experience. Medically 10mg is a very low dose (some of the NHS registered CBD drugs recommend doses of 500mg a day), so even if you drink 7 cans of Rebel Wine, it will still only take you to the recommended maximum daily dose.

What does the WHO say about CBD?

At its November 2017 meeting, the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) concluded that, in its pure state, cannabidiol does not appear to have any abuse potential or cause harm. As such, CBD is not currently a scheduled substance.

Are you the first wine with CBD in the UK?

Although there are some wines with CBD in the USA, Rebel Wine will be the first produced in the UK.