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  • CBD Oil: Effect, Ingredients and Studies

    What's up with the hype about CBD oil? In this article we explain how CBD works, why it is so valuable to the human body - and what science says. Have fun while reading!

    How does CBD work?
    CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid (ECS) system in the human body. Although not fully explored, this system is considered to be the most vital and comprehensive system for our physical and mental well-being. The ECS controls, for example, our brain functions, our hormone system and the immune tissue. American researchers discovered the endocannabinoid system only in the 90s!
    The ECS includes the receptors CB1 and CB2. These receptors are u.a. in the brain, spleen, tonsils and immune cells. When you consume CBD oil, the cannabinoids dock on the receptors and affect the basic functions of the human body - for example, mood, appetite, sleep and pain sensation. Due to its antioxidant properties, CBD can also capture free radicals in the body and prevent oxidative stress. This slows down the aging process of the body.
    Important: Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive! It is legally available, does not put you in a state of intoxication and is considered a dietary supplement in Germany.
    What's in the CBD oil?
    CBD Oil offers many valuable ingredients that support vital body functions:
    cannabinoids
    Cannabinoids are the most important ingredients in CBD oil. As described earlier, you interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, affecting the brain and nervous system, for example. In addition to CBD CBD oil also offers the cannabinoids CBC, CBDA, CBG or CBN.
    Gamma-linolenic acid
    Gamma-linolenic acid has anti-inflammatory, blood pressure regulating and wound healing. Especially for people with skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, gamma-linolenic acid is important.
    Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
    The human body not only needs the fatty acids to regenerate and renew cells. Omega fatty acids also play an important role in cell membranes and the cardiovascular system. CBD Oil offers Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in optimal proportions!
    Minerals and trace elements
    Whether calcium, potassium, sodium, manganese or copper: CBD oil contains many important minerals and trace elements. CBD oil also offers zinc, phosphorus, iron and magnesium.
    vitamins
    Vitamins are also found in CBD oil. For example, vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties, supports the body's own cells and can prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's. Or vitamin B1, which affects serotonin levels and can help with depression.
    Carotenoids and chlorophyll
    Chlorophyll influences the cell respiration and purification of the body's own cells and influences the immune system. Carotenoids slow down skin aging and strengthen the cell membranes. In addition, carotenoids can affect the cardiovascular system and cholesterol levels and prevent arteriosclerosis.
    What does science say?
    Although research on CBD is still in its infancy, there are already many studies on the mode of action of CBD. We have the most interesting studies at a glance:
    CBD and cancer
    According to various studies, CBD can fight tumor cells. An English study published in 2018, for example, examined 110 cancer patients (breast cancer and glioblastoma) who used CBD as a treatment aid: in 92% of patients, CBD improved their health! Other studies have shown beneficial effects of CBD on the following cancers: blood cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, oral cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer.
    CBD and Alzheimer's
    The cannabinoids in CBD oil have neuroprotective properties. For example, one study found that CBD can prevent a neurodegenerative process - a process that plays a key role in diseases such as Alzheimer's or dementia. CBD also slows down the memory degeneration, according to an Israeli laboratory study with mice.
    CBD and epilepsy
    Doctors in Israel treated 74 children and adolescents with CBD who had epilepsy. While conventional treatment did not help, CBD improved the health of the children and adolescents studied within 6 months. 89% of children suffered from fewer seizures after treatment with CBD. In 13 children, the seizures even reduced by 75 and 100 percent! Here is more information on CBD and epliepsia study.
    CBD and multiple sclerosis
    A 2013 study showed that CBD can relieve physical pain, fatigue and spasticity - all common symptoms of MS.
    CBD and depression
    A CBD study with rats found that CBD can increase motivation and cause the so-called "prohedonic effect". This effect plays an important role in fighting depression. Another study with mice showed that CBD has a similar mode of action as antidepressants - only without the dangerous side effects and without the threat of addiction.
    By the way: this is just a small compilation. Other studies included the effects of CBD on Parkinson's, anxiety, psychotic symptoms, schizophrenia, nervousness and lack of empathy, eating disorders, sleep problems, nicotine cravings, diabetes, and more. In almost all studies, CBD positively affected the symptoms, ailments or diseases.
    Conclusion
    CBD oil offers you many advantages. Due to its valuable ingredients, CBD has many benefits and can improve your quality of life in a variety of ways. You do not need to be afraid of side effects - if you have a chronic illness, you should discuss it with your doctor first. Even pregnant women should refrain from CBD!
  • Skin Care with Hemp: That's why your skin will love CBD

    You want to improve your skin appearance? CBD and hemp cosmetics can do wonders - and solve even stubborn skin problems quickly and effectively. But how does hemp and the contained CBD work? What makes hemp so valuable for a healthy and vital skin? In this article are the answers. Here are 5 reasons why your skin will love hemp and CBD.
    Natural and sustainable
    Did you know that most cosmetics are based on petroleum and contain mineral oils? Whether cream, shampoo or shower gel: the skin can not absorb the oil. Instead, the oil clogs our pores, deprives the skin of oxygen and leads to impurities. When showering, the oil then ends up in the drain and presents the environment with problems - it is not biodegradable.
    CBD and hemp cosmetics is 100% natural. Instead of using fossil fuels, the products are based on one of the most sustainable plants in the world - for example, hemp requires 10 to 14 times less water than cotton. The CBD creams and hemp oils provide your skin with valuable ingredients and protect the environment.
    Anti-inflammatory effect
    Whether acne, eczema or psoriasis: CBD oil and hemp cosmetics can cure inflammation and skin diseases. This is mainly because CBD can regulate the sebaceous gland function of the skin - as a Hungarian study in "The Journal of Clinical Investigation" found out. In addition, CBD contains anti-inflammatory gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
    Valuable antioxidants
    Oxidation is the process of aging. This chemical process causes apples to turn brown and metal rust - and over time, the same thing happens to our skin. The antioxidants contained in hemp oil and CBD cosmetics counteract this process. They protect the skin cells, slow down the cell death of the skin and make you look younger.
    Thank you for the hemp, the next time you are asked for your ID card when buying alcohol!
    Vitamin D source
    Vitamin D is indispensable for our body. Since the sun is our largest source of vitamin D, many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency, especially in winter. This weakens the immune system, can lead to bone damage and increase the risk of bone loss.
    Hemp is the only (known) plant source for vitamin D. Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium and calcium strengthens bones, muscles and overall health. In addition, vitamin D and calcium bring dry skin into balance and ensure a soft, even and healthy complexion.
    Important fatty acids
    CBD creams, oils and hemp cosmetics have an ideal 3: 1 ratio of omega fatty acids. The essential fatty acids in hemp are similar to the natural fats (lipids) of the skin - the best conditions for a gentle and sustainable skin care.
    Therefore, our skin can absorb the fatty acids of CBD and hemp cosmetics quickly and down to the deepest layers of the skin. This not only makes your skin soft and shiny, but also your hair.
    "Okay, I'm convinced!"
    ... no, wait! Hemp offers you so much more! For example, a natural UV protection. It contains all the essential amino acids, allows ideal nail care and provides everything your skin needs - Vitamin A and Vitamin E3; Vitamin B1, B3, B5 and B9; Chlorophyll, copper-iron, magnesium, phospholipids, phosphorus, phytosterols, potassium, sulfur and zinc.

    There are no chemical formulas and no other plant sources that can compete with hemp. The next time you take care of your skin, look for CBD and hemp cosmetics. Your skin will love it!

  • CBD cream and CBD ointment do it yourself - two simple recipes

    10 billion bacteria cavort on your skin surface. But man's largest sense organ not only fulfills an important protective function; it is also a figurehead for beauty. With CBD cosmetics you can optimally care for your skin. In the following article we will tell you why CBD is so valuable for your skin - and how you can easily produce hemp ointment and CBD cream yourself.

    Why hemp cosmetics?
    Hemp is one of the oldest crops in the world. The CBD contained in it not only moisturises your skin - valuable ingredients such as unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants fulfill a multitude of functions. The CBD works fast and effectively and can, for example, relieve inflammation and pain. It relaxes muscles and tissues, stimulates cell regeneration and can fight free radicals in the body.
    For example, CBD cosmetics can help with skin conditions and blemishes such as acne or eczema. They can relieve sore muscles, relieve tension and aid in curing arthritis. CBD also has an anti-aging effect thanks to the antioxidants.
    Both creams and ointments (or CBD Balm) are ideal for your skin to absorb the CBD in the best possible way. Here are two simple recipes to make yourself.
    Recipe 1: Make CBD cream yourself
    The following CBD cream is done quickly. It has an ideal pH for the skin (between 4-6), which strengthens the natural acidity of the skin. On top of that, there are many useful ingredients.
    What you need for CBD cream:
    contents:
    15ml vegetable oil
    3g of emulsan
    1-2g beeswax / shea butter / cocoa butter
    30ml of distilled water
    2g CBD oil (organic)
    Tip: For the vegetable oil you can, for example, take grapeseed oil, safflower or argan oil. Those who suffer from dry skin will find the right choice with almond oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.
    Working utensils:
    1 pot
    2 bowls (heat resistant)
    blender
    thermometer
    Glass container (for the finished oil)
    Tip: Clean and disinfect your hands, work surface and all utensils before making the CBD cream. This avoids bacteria or germs in the cream.
    How to prepare:
    Part 1:
    Heat 250ml of water and hang a heat resistant bowl in the pot (see: water bath).
    Let beeswax / shea butter / cocoa butter melt in the bowl.
    Add the emulsan, vegetable oil and CBD oil at will.
    Allow everything to melt, remove the bowl from the heat and allow the mixture to cool to 40 ° C (check temperature with thermometer).
    Part 2:
    Heat the distilled water in the second bowl to 40 ° C (also in a water bath).
    When the contents in both bowls reach 40 ° C, pour the bowl of distilled water into the first bowl (the right temperature is crucial, otherwise the components will not mix optimally).
    Puree the mixture until a creamy consistency is obtained.
    Fill the cream container with a spoon in the glass container.
    You can customize the basic recipe with various active ingredients, oils and extracts according to your wishes. For example, aloe vera, walnut oil or green tea are also available for skin creams.
    Recipe 2: Make CBD ointment yourself
    Our CBD ointment is also made quickly, but it has to cool down a bit longer. The ointment contains many valuable ingredients and is suitable, for example, for a deep relaxation in muscle and joint pain.
    That's what you need for CBD ointment
    Ingredients:
    1kg Vaseline or fat
    50ml CBD oil (organic)
    50g hemp tea
    20g marigold flowers
    2 chili peppers
    Tip: There are a variety of CBD oils with different CBD concentrations. What works best for you, you can only find out by testing. Our article about CBD oil dosage gives you more information.
    Working utensils:
    1 pot
    1 sieve or cloth
    Glass container (for the finished ointment)
    How to prepare:
    Part 1:
    Let the vaseline / fat melt in a pot at about 80 ° C.
    Add the hemp tea, chilli and marigold blossoms and let it drain for about two hours.
    Now the base for your CBD Balm is ready. Put them in a dark and cool place for a week.
    Part 2:
    Melt the ointment base again at 80 ° C and let it draw again for 2 hours.
    Now put the ointment in a dark and cool place for a month.
    Part 3:
    Let the ointment melt one last time (without heating it).
    Add the CBD oil.
    Pour the ointment through a sieve or cloth and remove any herbage.
    Fill finished CBD ointment into the glass jars.
    The finished ointment should have a yellow-green color. As with the CBD cream you can of course experiment with other ingredients - and customize the basic recipe of ointment to your liking.
    Store CBD cream and ointment properly
    Store CBD cream and CBD ointment in the refrigerator. Since homemade cosmetics contain no additives, the shelf life is limited (about 6-12 weeks). You can also freeze the ointment or enrich it with tea tree oil. Tea tree oil serves as a natural preservative, but has an intense odor.
    Conclusion
    CBD or hemp cosmetics is a good choice for almost every skin type. They provide your skin with valuable ingredients, can improve the appearance of the skin and relieve skin disorders. Whether you want to make your own CBD cream or buy ready-made cosmetics: CBDNOL® has everything you need. From high-quality organic CBD oil to delicious hemp tea to the natural CBD Balm without any additives. We are looking forward to your visit.
  • CBD in sports? Athletes and athletes need to know that!

    More and more American top athletes use CBD to regenerate muscles and joints - and in Germany, cannabidiol is becoming increasingly popular with athletes. But what really brings CBD after exercise? And is not CBD a doping agent? Below we answer the most important questions about CBD in sports!

    Is CBD legal in Germany?
    The use of cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in Germany - as long as the CBD does not have more than 0.2% THC content. Authorized CBD is safe even for professional athletes: The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed CBD 2018 from the list of banned substances. The psychoactive component of marijuana (THC), on the other hand, remains banned - as does synthetic cannabinoids.
    Why can CBD help after sports?
    The human body possesses several cannabinoid receptors - among others in the intestine, in the central nervous system and in the cells of the immune system. These CB receptors belong to the so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS), whose importance in the human body has not yet been fully explored. The endocannabinoid system is thought to affect various body functions associated with pain perception and inhibition of inflammation and to regulate the immune system.
    Which advantages are possible?
    Anti-inflammatory effect
    Too many inflammations in the body hinder regeneration and impair performance. Sporting CBD can inhibit the production of cellular messengers (cytokines) and make inflammation fade faster and the body recover faster.
    Improved sleep quality
    Good sleep is an important factor for any athlete. CBD can make it easier to fall asleep and provide a more restful night's sleep by boosting the signaling of the body's own "Müdemacher" adenosine. In addition, CBD can be soothing and relieve anxiety, which also increases sleep quality and recovery.
    Improved regeneration
    By its anti-inflammatory effect CBD can increase the cell protection and increase the regeneration of the muscles. At the same time, cannabidiol affects the release of cortisol and estrogen, which supports muscle mass and slows down the breakdown of muscle tissue.
    Analgesic effect
    Many athletes use CBD as an alternative to painkillers (analgesics). With its sedative and anti-inflammatory effect, CBD can relieve physical pain in the sport and prevent dependency or possible side effects of traditional analgesics.
    How do I take CBD in sports?
    Everybody reacts differently to CBD. Therefore, athletes should start with a low dose - see how your body reacts to cannabidiol and how CBD affects your training and recovery. Then you can experiment and gradually increase the dosage. Basically, you can take CBD before and / or after training!
    Tip: For athletes especially CBD oil is recommended. Dropped directly onto the tongue, the CBD oil can be absorbed very quickly via the cannabinoid receptors on the oral mucosa.
    Conclusion
    Whether improved sleep quality, less pain or faster recovery: CBD in sports can offer athletes many benefits. Above all, competitive athletes in official competitions should absolutely be careful to buy legal CBD products (maximum 0.2 THC content) from reputable suppliers. If you do, you can use CBD for your sport without hesitation!
  • CBD Oil Dosage: So much CBD should you take

    We wish we could provide you with a calculator that could easily calculate your CBD needs - but it's not that easy. Our article reveals 4 key points for properly dosing CBD oil.

    1. Understand the CBD effect
    There is no universal dosage rule for CBD oil. Many people take about 10 to 20 milligrams of CBD oil once or twice. Some only take 1 to 3mg per day, others a tiny dose every hour. Because each person is different, CBD works differently for each person.
    "The correct CBD dosage depends on many factors - from
    Weight, nutrition, metabolism and genetics. "
    A special role is played by the endocannabinoid system. This system and its so-called "CB receptors" are the reason why CBD works in the human body. A person with a well-functioning endocannabinoid system usually needs less CBD oil than someone with an urgent health problem - here, more CBD oil is needed to balance the endocannabinoid system.
    2. Start small
    Start with a small dose of CBD. Find out how your body reacts to cannabidiol and how you feel after a small dose. Then you can gradually increase the CBD dose until you find the right dosage for your body.
    We recommend: Increase your CBD amount by 25mg every week. As soon as you feel the desired effect, stop raising. If the effect wears off, increase again by 25mg. If you feel unwell or symptoms get worse, reduce the dose by 25mg.
    Tip: You can record your daily experiences in a notebook. This will not only help you find the right dosage. In hindsight, you can also understand what worked best for you.
    3. Observe the field of application
    The application also plays a role in the dosing of CBD. You can look at the following guidelines for the two most common uses of CBD - but again, what works for others does not have to work for you.
    Treatment of pain
    In CBD for chronic or acute pain, a dose of 5mg is recommended for entry. You can increase this dose gradually up to 20mg. In severe pain, you can take the CBD 1-3 times a day.
    Treatment of mental health problems
    For the treatment of depression, anxiety or other mental disorders, smaller doses are usually sufficient - typically less than 2 mg per day. Even with sleep disorders, a small dosage is recommended.
    Important: Overdose with CBD is not possible. You can experiment with the CBD dose worry-free.
    4. buy quality
    As with almost all products, quality is more important than quantity for CBD oil. Make sure you buy high-quality CBD oil - best from EU-certified BIO hemp and extracted with a gentle CO2 process. So you can be sure that your body gets the best possible ingredients.
    Conclusion
    Finding the right dose of CBD is not rocket science. Use our guide values as a starting point. Start slowly and gradually increase until you feel the desired effect. And the most important thing: have fun! CBD is a wonderful plant substance that can bring more peace and serenity into your life in the right amount!
  • Hemp for cooking: delicious recipes and important tips

    You love delicious food and the health benefits of hemp? Why not combine both - adding hemp to food is easier than you think! Whether salad dressing, smoothies or pizza: We'll tell you how to prepare tasty and healthy dishes with the "superfood" hemp.

    Which hemp products for cooking are there?
    hemp oil
    Hemp oil (or CBD oil) is great for cooking. It has a nutty taste, many omega-3 fatty acids and can provide health benefits. From a lower cholesterol level through a stronger immune system to cell renewal!
    hemp flour
    In comparison to cereal flour, hemp flour provides more protein, minerals (folic acid, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc) and fiber. The flour is tasteless and can easily be mixed with common flour. You can also bind and refine sauces with hemp flour!
    hemp seeds
    Hemp seeds are a popular ingredient for many dishes. Not only do the little nuts taste good, they also provide many important nutrients, fatty acids and plenty of protein. You can add hemp seeds, for example, in salads, cereals or yogurts.
    By the way: hemp seeds are peeled and unpeeled. Shelled hemp seeds taste similar to sunflower seeds or sesame seeds and provide many proteins, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids and minerals. Unpeeled hemp seeds have a solid shell and contain many fibers that can help with digestive problems and promote colon cleansing.
    Our favorite recipes with hemp
    Hemp as a salad dressing
    Hemp has long been able to do what olive oil can do! Just sprinkle some hemp oil into your salad, add a dash of lime and taste the dressing with balsamic, lemon, salt and pepper. The cashew hemp dressing by Terry Hope Romero from his book "Protein Ninja" tastes a bit more intense, but at least as delicious.
    hemp pesto
    Hemp pesto is prepared quickly. Just chop some garlic, add lemon juice, pepper and salt and pour everything with hemp oil until the desired consistency is achieved. Of course you can also take roasted cannabis seeds, refine them with a mortar to powder and mix with rapeseed oil or olive oil. We love the vegan hemp pesto with red tomatoes and marinated aubergines by Nicole Just!
    hemp Pizza
    You should definitely try the hemp pizza from kochbar.de! Make the dough from flour, yeast and hemp seed, top up the pizza with ingredients of your choice (for example, mozzarella, tomatoes, salami) and then bake the pizza at 220 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Probably the healthiest pizza you've ever eaten. And it tastes good too!
    Baked goods with hemp
    Fancy biscuits, bread, muffins or brownies: Mince cannabis seeds in the mix and mix the mus in the dough. Most baked goods with hemp do not take longer than 30 minutes and taste great. Also chocolate muffins with hemp and maca are worth a temptation!
    Hanfeis
    If you are looking for a sweet refreshment, you will be happy with delicious hemp ice cream. The colleagues at the Kochbar have put together a delicious recipe for a walnut hemp ice cream with dark mousse au chocolat and hemp croquant, which we absolutely must recommend!
    Hemp Smoothies
    Whether detox raspberry hemp, banana mango hemp or cocoa hemp: For delicious smoothies with hemp seeds there are many possibilities. You can live your creativity and mix the hemp seeds with fruits, vegetables of your choice and milk. With unpeeled hemp seeds, water and dates and a blender, you can even make your own hemp milk.
    What you should consider when cooking with hemp
    Start gently
    Whether cannabis seeds, hemp oil or hemp flour: Whoever cooks hemp for the first time should start with a small dosage! So you can get used to the taste and experiment until you find the perfect hemp dosage.
    Choose high quality
    As with any cooking ingredient, fresh and quality products are recommended. Choose only renowned manufacturers and first-class hemp products for cooking - especially the purity and origin of the hemp is crucial. In the shop at CBDNOL® you will find a fine selection!
    Dissolve cannabinoids with fat
    The valuable cannabinoids of the hemp plant dissolve best with fat or alcohol. For example, when cooking, add oil, butter or coconut milk to make the cannabinoids bind and be well absorbed by the body. Use at least as much water as oil or butter!
    Observe temperature
    Cannabinoids are heat sensitive. At temperatures above 145 degrees Celsius, hemp oil breaks down and loses many important nutrients - so you should never use hemp oil for frying or cooking at high temperatures. To avoid overheating, you should also stir regularly while cooking.
    Conclusion? Everybody can cook with hemp!
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