1. Cannabidiol - What is it?
Cannabidiol is known by the abbreviation CBD and has experienced a real boom in Switzerland for 2-3 years. CBD is a cannabinoid from the hemp plant. Hemp has been valued for its health-promoting ingredients for thousands of years. This is one of the reasons why the areas of application are very diverse. Science is also increasingly dealing with the plant and is examining it in detail.
2. No intoxicating effect
CBD belongs to the cannabinoid family and is extracted from the Cannabis sativa cannabis plant. This family also includes the ingredient THC, which has an intoxicating effect. However, CBD and THC have different chemical structures, which is why CBD has no psychoactive effects.
A small residual content of THC can and may be present in CBD products. This content is natural and is always less than 1% in our Swiss-made products. Therefore, when packaging a CBD oil, make sure that this value is stated. If this name is not given, you should choose an alternative.
3. CBD oil versus hemp oil
Hemp oil and CBD oil are both derived from the hemp plant. However, the oils differ significantly from each other and have little in common. While CBD oil is used medicinally, hemp oil is usually used in cosmetics and in the kitchen. In CBD supplements, hemp oil can also act as a carrier oil. The main difference between the two oils is that they are derived from different parts of the hemp plant. Hemp oil can be extracted from the seeds of the plant and they contain very small amounts of cannabinoids. CBD, on the other hand, is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. This is where all the important cannabinoids are found. It is also worth noting that CBD oils are generally a mixture of CBD extract and carrier oil. Thus the most important difference lies in their chemical composition.
4. Different dosages
You may have already noticed that CBD oil can be bought in a wide variety of concentrations. Why is that? There are numerous studies and researches that have examined different dosages. However, there is no uniform recommendation for admission. That’s why you can opt for 5% to 20% CBD drops.
There are a wide variety of dependencies when it comes to CBD dosage. From your body weight, your metabolism, but also the functions of your own endocannabinoid system.
5. Types of CBD Oils
There is a really confusing range of CBD oils on the market. The following terms are the most common for the different types of CBD.
- Full Spectrum CBD Oil
A full-spectrum CBD oil contains other cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to the CBD. These terpenes are responsible for the specific taste and smell. Researchers assume that terpenes can offer certain therapeutic benefits and thus increase the effects of CBD (entourage effect). Here you go to them Full spectrum oils from Sainfort
- Broad spectrum CBD
This broad spectrum CBD also contains additional herbal compounds but no THC.
Research suggested that the entourage effect could also enhance the effects of CBD.
- CBD isolate or CBD crystals
CBD oils with CBD crystals contain CBD that has been isolated in the laboratory. Therefore, there are no other substances of the terpenes and cannabinoids that could optimize the effect of the CBD.
6. Oils, flowers, capsules…
Nowadays, CBD is increasingly being produced in many dosage forms, be it flowers, capsules, pastes or drinks. However, the most popular form remains highly concentrated oil. Get an idea of a provider and look for high and sustainable quality and that it suits your needs. However, CBD is generally easily digestible and has a high bioavailability.
7. Consider 5 points when buying an oil
Research the ingredients before buying an oil, because not all products deliver what they promise. There are a few aspects that you should consider.
Quality: You will find various products from the ranges of the manufacturers. When making your choice, pay attention to the safety and quality statements made in the description of the products. The manufacturing process should be subjected to constant quality controls and should therefore not contain any heavy metals or chemical solvents.
Swiss cultivation: The CBD oil from Switzerland meets the highest standards and requirements. CBD oils from Africa are also often offered on the Swiss market. These are cheaper, but do not meet Swiss standards and laws.
THC content: The THC content should be below 1% and be shown in a product description. In high-quality processes, the THC content is regularly checked in several production steps.
Mixed products: CBD products are also offered on the market as CBDa. CBDa is the precursor of CBD, which is acidic. "Acid" is the English term for "acid". This form has no physical ill effects, but is considered to be less potent and has a lower absorption in the body.
Label: To understand exactly if the oil is worth the cost, you should take a close look at the label. You should always be able to find words like “CBD” or “cannabidiol” on the label or description of the online product. In addition, the quantities mg CBD/ml must also be recognizable. This is the only way you can be sure that the authenticity of the CBD product is guaranteed. If you don't recognize this anywhere, it may be a hemp seed oil that does not contain CBD.
8. Taste of CBD Oil
The oil is known for its grassy, earthy, slightly pungent and nutty flavor. This unique mixture is created by the aromatic components of the hemp plant. If the taste on your tongue bothers you, you can take it less concentrated or dilute it with other liquids.
9. Price of oil in Switzerland
Cultivation and production in Switzerland are complex and therefore not cheap. CBD oils for 10 CHF? No, you will not find this for high-quality and real CBD oils. Therefore, avoid products from manufacturers who use vague labels on the packaging. These are typical features of how to deceive the buyer.
10. Recently bought CBD OIL, now what?
Make sure that you always store the products in a cool, dry place and protected from light. This can be in a basement, in a dark pantry, or of course in the fridge. This ensures maximum effectiveness and durability of CBD.
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