Why is hemp beneficial to humans?
History points to the use of hemp as something with intrinsic health benefits. It is believed the first crop was grown by the old Japanese culture of Jōmon, circa 5600 BC.
Of course, you’ve probably lived with hemp for longer than you’ve realised. From use in our textiles to cereals and oil, hemp has been useful for centuries. In terms of health benefits, a similar comparison would be the Echinacea plant, but hemp has considerably more of the key ingredients.
What kind of hemp do you use?
Carun uses a specially cultivated variety of Cannabis sativa, grown organically by farmers in the Czech Republic.
Is it safe?
There have been concerns over the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels found in hemp, as these are the chemicals that can induce a high. However, while Cannabis (which may be psychoactive) can contain a high THC level of between 20-40%, the Hemp that Carun uses only contains a level of around 0.086%. The legal limit in Europe is 0.2%.
Is it legal?
Absolutely. Carun adheres to the strict pharmaceutical EU standard (ISO 13845). You can find more on the standard here: https://www.iso.org/standard/59752.html.
Do your products include CBD?
All of our products include CBD, but as CBD is just one element of the hemp plant, our range also includes further strands such as CBDA, terpenes, and other naturally occurring compounds from the full-spectrum of the plant. We know over 120 minor cannabinoids can be found in hemp. This makes a real difference between products containing only CBD and products containing a wide spectrum cannabinoid structure, such as ours.
How do you extract its ingredients?
We extract material from the plant using CO2 supercritical extraction. This uses carefully controlled carbon dioxide under high pressure at extremely low temperatures helping to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the extract. In doing so, it creates Carun’s Active Hemp Oil that is safe, rich and free of chlorophyll. Our extract does not contain a naturally occurring carcinogen called benzopyrene. Thanks to our advanced purification technique we are able to remove this unwanted compound.
What about addiction or mental health problems?
Any form of addiction or psycho-activity in hemp stems from the inclusion of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but because all Carun products are grown on a specially cultivated plant, we can fully control all of the extracted ingredients. This means none of our products can induce any psychoactive effects.
Are the products safe for pregnant women or children?
The range of our skincare products is absolutely safe for pregnant women, children, the elderly or people with health conditions.
CBD Oil - oral solutions is not suitable for nursing or pregnant women.
Are the products tested on animals?
None of the products in the Carun range are tested on animals.
Are the products vegan friendly?
Carun products are absolutely vegan friendly, and are currently undergoing the vegan certification process.
Can I use it every-day?
Most of our products are designed for every-day use to promote soft skin, good health and great oral hygiene.
Where can I buy it?
You can buy from our website, in over 150 independent pharmacies in London or nationwide from health shops such as: Planet Organic and Independent H&W nationwide.
Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
If you’re a fan of Dragon’s Den then you might have seen founder Michal Takac secure an investment from entrepreneur Jenny Campbell back in February 2018.
He won Jenny round with his personal story of how he found Carun beneficial after severely damaging his arm and losing fingers in an accident. Due to his own incredible results, he decided to launch the UK arm of Carun and win further funding from the Den.
You can follow the story of Michal, Carun and Jenny’s investment by keeping your eye on our news page.