This is something about which people are confused. Hemp, cannabis, THC, CBD – what's the difference? Are they all the same? THC and CBD are both cannabinoids that are obtained from the hemp plant. Even if the substances have the same basis, however, their effects are very different.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is considered to be the most important non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant. CBD is extracted from the female cannabis plant – but does not trigger an intoxicating state.
This is in contrast to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another part of the flower of the cannabis plant. This triggers a psychological effect – and makes you "high".
CBD (cannabidiol) does not fall under the category of intoxicants, but is rather an approved medicinal product that is gaining more and more recognition. Even though the cultivation of hemp is prohibited, CBD products are freely available. In addition to CBD oil, there are now many other products that contain CBD.
When hemp is grown to extract tetrahydrocannabinol, THC products such as hashish or weed are made. Use of these intoxicants has psychoactive effects, and they have a very large impact on our body. THC has a euphoric, stimulating effect and creates an unbelievable feeling of elation. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is therefore traded as a drug, and even just cultivating the hemp plant is illegal. Furthermore, ingesting THC made from hemp is not considered a criminal offence, but possession of THC is against the law.
Why is CBD not a narcotic?
CBD does come from the cannabis plant – mainly from its leaves and flowers. However, it originates from Cannabis sativa L., not Indica. This is why this hemp contains very little psychoactive THC. CBD itself is also neither psychoactive nor addictive. It can therefore be viewed as a dietary supplement. This makes CBD particularly safe and legal – provided that the statutory limits are adhered to.
CBD oils and other CBD-infused products have been shown to alleviate physical ailments. Even with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches, just a few drops of CBD oil can help. In addition, CBD oil and other foods that contain CBD are also used in therapies. Anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression and burnout are diseases that have their roots in our deepest subconscious. They can appear for no apparent reason and are very difficult to cure. However, CBD has a calming and relaxing effect. It is therefore ideal for declaring war on mental disorders.
CBD in the cosmetics industry
CBD is becoming more and more established in creams and oils used for skin care. The amount of CBD in these products varies. Ointments enriched with cannabidiol are primarily used for skin complaints such as neurodermatitis and acne. Those affected suffer just as much from the physical pain as from the psychological stress. Treatment with full-spectrum creams that contain a good amount of CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Our CBD oils stand out for their premium quality and can be purchased with different concentrations of CBD. All oils come from hemp grown in Europe. This means that our buyers can be secure in the knowledge that both the cultivation and the ingredients are completely legal. Our shop is open 24 hours a days and is available to you for assistance and advice.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil (cannabidiol) is an extract made from the flowers and leaves of hemp plants. In contrast to THC, CBD does not trigger any psychoactive, intoxicating effects in the user. CBD products are therefore freely available in the EU without a prescription. Each hemp plant contains more than 100 cannabinoids that have been identified to date, including well-known THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
The oils usually contain 0.2 percent THC. Our products contain 0.0 percent, and are therefore THC-free.
The recommended dose of CBD varies from person to person. Those just starting out, in particular, should give their body plenty of time to get used to taking CBD oil. It is advisable to start with a low dose and to gradually increase it over the course of use until it takes effect. CBD oil has impressive capabilities, but the effects should not be underestimated.
The higher the concentration, the fewer drops need to be taken. However, this does not mean that a more concentrated CBD oil will necessarily help more. Low-concentration oils are usually sufficient for normal complaints. Highly concentrated oils, on the other hand, are intended for very severe complaints and serious illnesses.
The advantage of CBD is that the dose can be adjusted at any time. In the case of acute or more severe symptoms, the dose can be increased; in the case of no symptoms or only mild symptoms, the dose can be reduced. There is no habituation effect, as is the case with most chemically manufactured drugs.
CBD oil is easy to draw out of the bottle. The removed drops are then placed onto the tongue using the pipette. This enables targeted dosing.
What are the side effects of CBD?
According to WHO, cannabidiol does not pose a risk to health. This is because cannabidiol does not have any side effects worth noting. Of course, the possibility of someone having a reaction cannot be completely ruled out. It is therefore important to start with small doses, especially when first using CBD. If the dose is too high, this can quickly lead to tiredness, dizziness, or nausea and diarrhoea. Headaches could also be a mild side effect of CBD.
How fast does CBD work?
After taking CBD oil under the tongue, an effect will be felt after 20 minutes to an hour and will last for a few hours. Adding CBD to food or drinks and ingesting it this way is when it takes the longest for the effects to occur. This is due to the delay in uptake by the stomach.
Taking a higher dosage of CBD oil does NOT mean the effects will be felt more quickly.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is an extract from the whole plant. Our oil is a broad-spectrum hemp oil that is rich in phytocannabinoids and has a strong cannabinoid profile. It is rich in CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, other cannabinoids and potent terpenes. This broad-spectrum oil is a true full-spectrum oil, but without the psychoactive substance THC, and is therefore particularly safe to use and trade in commercially.
The primary benefits of broad-spectrum CBD oil are obvious. Since it contains multiple cannabinoids, it has a more thorough effect than that of CBD alone. The effectiveness of the broad-spectrum CBD oil is increased because the cannabinoids work in synergy and reinforce each other.
What is the difference?
When we compare hemp seed oil that contains CBD isolates versus broad-spectrum CBD oil, there is a distinct difference.The isolate is isolated at the molecular level, while the full-spectrum CBD contains a spectrum of cannabinoids, but primarily the cannabinoid CBD.
CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD are both extracted from hemp plants. In order to be classified as "hemp", a cannabis plant cannot contain more than 0.2% THC. The big difference in terms of the end product lies in the extraction process, when the CBD is obtained from the hemp plant. The method of extraction determines whether the end product is an isolate or a broad-spectrum CBD oil.
What else is in broad-spectrum hemp oil?
Broad-spectrum hemp oil contains many other important ingredients. These include terpenes. As natural insecticides, they are actually supposed to keep pests away from the plant. However, they can also influence the entourage effect and are often retained when manufacturing the oils. Further constituents of hemp include vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Well over half the fatty acids are polyunsaturated, which is why hemp oil itself is a real superfood.