CBD - CANNABIDIOLThe abbreviation stands for cannabidiol and is one of about 120 known active substances from the hemp plant (lat. Cannabis). The group of active substances is known as cannabinoids. Cannabidiol is produced exclusively from the legal cannabis varieties (lat. Cannabis) was won. In contrast to THC, cannabidiol is not an intoxicant, does not fall under the narcotics law and does not alter consciousness. The hemp grown for CBD production must not contain more than 0.2% THC include. Cannabinoids were instrumental (and eponymous) in the discovery of the endocannabionoid system (acronym for endogenous cannabinoid system) and the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in the human nervous system. CB1 and CB2 Receptors are found in the following organs and endogenous systems: Immune system, intestine, liver, vascular system, lungs, brain, spleen, pancreas, ovaries, muscles, bones.
Cannabinoid System - How does CBD work in our body?Phytocannabinoids like CBD are extracted from plants like hemp and dock in our body to the already mentioned cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. They influence important physical processes such as our mood and Sleep. Furthermore, they influence our immune system, regulate our perception of pain and probably much more. The therapeutic effects of cannabis were already investigated in the 70s. The result was the Approval of dronabinol in the 1980s, a synthetically produced THC. Among other things, the drug was used in cancer patients who suffered from nausea and dizziness after chemotherapy. Numerous trials are looking at comprehensive with the still poorly researched function of the entire endocannabinoid system and thus with the effect of cannabionoids.
Use of CBD productsCBD products are generally used as aromatherapy. It is used as an aromatherapeutic product for relaxation, for better sleep, to curb appetite and much more.
The difference to THCUnlike THC, cannabidiol is not a narcotic and is not covered by the narcotics law. CBD is obtained from certified cannabis. The THC content in all hemp varieties released for cultivation and products must be below 0.3% in Austria. Further neutral information from Austria can be found here: https://www.verbrauchergesundheit.gv.at/Lebensmittel/Cannabinoid/Cannabidiol.html https://www.ages.at/service/sie-fragen-wir-antworten/hanf/
CBD ProductsMore and more people use the properties of CBD products. Available CBD products
- CBD grass, CBD flowers, CBD weed, CBD ganja, CBD cannabis, CBD marijuana
- CBD Oil
- Liquids for the e-cigarette
- Hemp tea
CBD OILCBD or cannabis oil must not be confused with conventional hemp oil. Hemp oil is a very high quality edible oil for the cold kitchen. CBD oils are mostly also hemp oils, to which additional CBD extract has been added.
CBD flowersCBD grass is also often offered and sold under the name CBD flowers or CBD cannabis. Basically, however, it is always the same CBD product.
Quality criteriaWhen buying the raw materials covered by CBD, attention should be paid to the information on the origin and processing of the raw materials. Therefore, attention should not only be paid to the highest possible concentration, but above all to quality. Hemp products should be produced in BIO quality according to high quality standards. Hemp is cultivated in Austria, Germany and Slovenia, for example. Beside the outdoor cultivation it often needs indoor productions for the production. In general, the quality standard for processing CBD products is getting higher and higher.
- Origin of raw materials
- Base oils used
- laboratory-based proof of purity and content
- corporate responsibility for clean and sustainable production