CBD products are considered safe, natural, and affordable. Whether physical complaints, stress, physical illnesses or insomnia: CBD can help - and is also suitable as a general nutritional supplement for mental and physical well-being. But what is CBD and how do you use it? We will answer this and more for you in the following. Have fun reading!
What is CBD?
Like more than 80 other active cannabinoids (chemical compounds), cannabidiol comes from the cannabis sativa plant (hemp). Hemp is the oldest useful plant in the world and has been used for medicinal and naturopathic purposes for thousands of years - because the plant interacts with the so-called endocannabinoid -System . In contrast to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the other primary and best-known cannabinoid in the hemp plant - CBD is not psychoactive. Anyone who consumes CBD will never feel "high"!
How does CBD work?
CBD works with the body's endocannabinoid system. This is how CBD influences the production of the body's own endocannabinoids, which act like neurotransmitters: They transmit signals throughout the body in order to keep the physiological body functions in balance. Although both CBD and THC via the CB1 and CB2 receptors (read here: What are cannabinoid receptors? ) interact with the endocannabinoid system, their effect is very different:
- THC docks to the CB1 receptors. These are mainly present in the brain and regulate our cognition, memory, motor skills and our sensitivity to pain. At the same time, however, THC inhibits the release of neurotransmitters and increases the release of other compounds. This changes the normal functioning of the human body.
- The effects of CBD have not yet been adequately researched. However, researchers suspect that CBD primarily interacts with the CB2 receptors and, unlike THC, stimulates the body to produce more endocannabinoids. This leads to less anxiety, stress, pain, or inflammation.
What are the benefits of CBD?
While research into the health benefits of CBD is still in its infancy, recent studies suggest that CBD can help treat and prevent numerous diseases. For example, CBD can relieve anxiety, alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy, or help with epilepsy. In addition, CBD has anti-inflammatory effects and can help with various types of physical pain.
By the way: CBD can also help treat Alzheimer's, cancer or multiple sclerosis. It can provide a natural treatment for schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, relieve stress and improve sleep quality.
How do CBD isolate and
full spectrum CBD differ?
Nowadays there are many different types of CBD to buy, for example as CBD flowers, CBD pollen, CBD cosmetics or CBD oils. When it comes to CBD oil, a distinction is made primarily between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD:
- Full spectrum CBD
A full-spectrum CBD product contains not only CBD, but all of the other cannabinoids and nutrients found in the hemp plant. In addition to CBD, the extraction process also pulls all other cannabinoids out of the plant. For example CBN, CBDa, CBC or CBG.
- CBD isolate
A product with CBD isolate contains only CBD. The cannabidiol is therefore separate from the other cannabinoids. However, that doesn't mean a product made with CBD isolate is better. In fact, the opposite is true!
Full-spectrum CBD usually offers a higher degree of effectiveness than a CBD isolate. The reason for this lies in the so-called "entourage effect": A mixture of plant substances has a higher biological activity than the isolated pure substance - because valuable phytocannabinoids and terpenes ensure a synergy effect.
How do I choose the right dose?Finding the optimal dose is an individual process. Everyone is different and reacts differently to taking CBD. Start with a small dose (10-20 mg of CBD) and watch how your body reacts. You can then increase the dose in small steps, if necessary, until you feel the desired effect of the CBD. Most people consume between 10-80 mg of CBD per day.
Tip: Your optimal CBD dose is influenced by various factors. For example weight, nutrition ng, metabolism, sleep patterns, stress levels and genetics. Also, some people are simply more sensitive to ingestion of CBD oil than others.
Are there any side effects?
Most people tolerate CBD well. After all, CBD is a natural plant substance that is harmless even in high doses. The most common but harmless side effects of CBD are mild sleepiness, loss of appetite, dry mouth, diarrhea, or minimal weight loss.
Important: You cannot become psychologically or physically dependent on CBD. In fact, cannabidiol can help treat an existing addiction!
What should I consider when buying CBD?
The purchase and use of CBD is legal in Germany as long as the CBD product contains a maximum of 0.2% THC. Therefore, you should only buy your CBD from trustworthy and reputable shops - for example from CBDNOL®. Also, pay attention to the origin and purity of the CBD. Where does the CBD come from? From EU-certified crops? What third-party tests are carried out to ensure the purity of the CBD product and to exclude contamination?
If a company is unwilling to divulge such information, you should be careful. There are many safe CBD providers out there who are happy to educate their customers and get in touch with you.
Does CBD also work on pets?
CBD oil can also be useful for pets. For example, CBD can relieve anxiety in dogs and cats - or in older animals it can relieve pain in everyday life. You can simply mix the CBD into the food for this - and should start with a small dose. More tips and information on the subject can be found in our article: CBD for your dog: These are the greatest benefits and risks .
Where can I buy CBD?
There are now many suppliers from whom you can buy CBD in a wide variety of varieties and formats. However, we do not recommend buying any unknown and cheap CBD product from your local smoke shop or gas station. The better choice? Trust in renowned suppliers who specialize in CBD!
If you want to buy CBD online, you will find a huge selection of high quality CBD products at CBDNOL a huge selection of high quality CBD products - and can conveniently have the CBD delivered to your doorstep.