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  • Can CBD improve the skin?

    CBD Skin improve

    According to scientific studies, CBD can do a lot - but can cannabidiol contribute to healthy and smooth skin? Maybe even fight wrinkles and slow down the aging process? In the following we look at current studies and get to the bottom of these questions. But first we have to understand one thing: Why does our skin actually age?

    How the aging process works ...
    Old moth! At some point it hits everyone and the wrinkles appear. Why is that? Because our skin loses its resilience and elasticity with increasing age - this happens when the body produces less collagen and elasticity. These two proteins are essential for the elasticity of the skin. At the same time, the sebum glands produce less fat, which removes moisture from the skin and makes it drier.

    This is the normal biological aging process. On top of that, there are other factors that can accelerate aging. These include, for example, the sun, alcohol or tobacco consumption. Unhealthy diet, low in antioxidants, and excessive stress also play a role.

    ... and what you can do against skin aging
    Of course, you should avoid the risk factors mentioned above. Some people also resort to plastic surgery or remedies like botox - but this is not very natural. Optimal would be a natural treatment that combats impurities and leaves the skin looking clean, young and fresh. If various studies are to be believed, this may be possible with CBD.

    CBD, wrinkles and an anti-aging effect?
    CBD is known to come from a plant - so it's not surprising that CBD has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants bind free radicals and avoid oxidative stress. This can counteract the aging process, reduce inflammation and improve the complexion. CBD cosmetics can help with wrinkles, blemishes and inflammation.
    Of course, there are many other antioxidants that can be said to be the same. What science has proven in this context, however, is that CBD contains very strong antioxidant properties - and is perhaps even more effective than vitamins C and E. A study from 1998 by the Proceedings of the U.S. The National Academy of Sciences showed that "" cannabidiol was better at protecting against the neurotoxicity of glutamate than either ascorbate or α-tocopherol, suggesting that CBD has very high antioxidant properties.

    What can CBD also do for the skin?

    • CBD for acne
    Acne is an inflammatory disease. That is why everything that reduces inflammation and soothes the skin makes sense with acne. This is where CBD comes in, which has anti-inflammatory properties - this has been shown by numerous studies. By soothing acne skin and reducing inflammation, you will minimize pimple formation and reduce redness. You feel better and you look better!

    • CBD for sensitive skin
    CBD oil can have a calming effect. This can help with skin sensitivities such as redness and minimize rashes, for example. All skin types are affected by external stress factors, so calming down the skin almost always makes sense! Studies also show that CBD can reduce excess sebum production from the skin's pores.

    By the way: CBD is now available in numerous variants. For example, you can dribble CBD oils on your tongue, take CBD capsules, vape CBD flowers or apply CBD cosmetics directly to your skin. CBD cosmetics include a wide variety of products such as creams, gels, lotions, serums or CBD balms. If you want to use CBD for a better complexion, CBD cosmetics are often the best choice.

    Buying CBD cosmetics: what you should pay attention to

    • Pay attention to the ingredients. Many cosmetics contain ingredients that are harmful to our skin. It is best to keep your hands off products with parabens, paraffins, silicone oils, microplastics, polyethylene glycols and synthetic fragrances!

    • Make sure that the list of ingredients says cannabidiol. Hemp seed oil or extract can also be useful, but they are not the same as CBD oil!

    Many brands differentiate between "CBD Isolate", "Full Spectrum CBD" and "Broad Spectrum CBD" for their CBD. None of these terms are regulated, but the terms can be useful distinguishing features:

    • CBD isolate refers to pure CBD. It does not contain any other cannabinoids or other naturally occurring substances such as flavonoids or terpenes.

    • Full spectrum CBD contains everything that is found in the hemp plant in addition to CBD - including trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids such as CBG (cannabigerol) and other antioxidant compounds.

    • Broad spectrum CBD also contains everything that is found in the hemp plant in addition to CBD - with the exception of THC. Broad-spectrum CBD does not contain THC.

    Closing word
    It has been scientifically proven that antioxidants can slow down the aging process of the skin. Science has also shown that CBD is a particularly potent antioxidant plant substance - therefore it is reasonable to assume that CBD can improve the complexion and contribute to young and smooth skin. Initial studies seem to confirm this assumption. But it is also clear that research is still in its infancy. Further studies are needed to further research and confirm the effectiveness of CBD.

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  • 5 common misconceptions about CBD flowers

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    How does CBD work in the human body? Can you recognize high-quality CBD flowers by their color and consistency and are CBD flowers really not psychoactive? We introduce you to the 5 most common misconceptions about CBD flowers and reveal what is really true.

    Misconception 1: The mode of action of CBD flowers is not known

    Research on CBD is still in its infancy, but the basic mode of action of CBD flowers is already known. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is an important part of our body. Above all, the endocannabinoid system helps the human body to stay in balance and guarantees the functioning of many vital body functions.

    Misconception 2: Only the CBD flowers are processed

    The hemp plant is probably the oldest useful plant in the world and can be used to manufacture numerous products. The following parts of the hemp plant are particularly valuable:

    • Hemp flower
    The hemp flower is the bud of the mature hemp plant. It contains most of the cannabinoids and is also covered in trichomes (these are the plant's resinous glands). Hemp flowers are either smoked - or processed into a coarsely ground substance and used in the manufacture of various hemp products.

    • Stems, seeds and fibers
    These “plant residues” are not waste products. Stems, seeds and fibers of the hemp plant are used for a wide range of products - for example textiles, building materials and biofuels.

    Misconception 3: The origin of the CBD does not matter

    Sure, the actual CBD molecule is always the same. Nevertheless, not all CBD products and CBD flowers are created equal - the quality of the hemp plants is decisive for the quality of the CBD. This is mainly because hemp is a bioaccumulator - and would draw toxins from the soil.

    Tip: Make sure that your hemp comes from EU-certified crops. So you can be sure that the hemp grows on healthy and pollutant-free soil and that your CBD flowers are of perfect quality.

    Misconception 4: CBD flowers are not psychoactive

    CBD doesn't get you high. That's correct - but it doesn't mean that CBD is not a psychoactive substance. In fact, every molecule that changes our brain and our perception is psychoactive. Both caffeine and cannabidiol are psychoactive substances.

    Important: Because CBD is not intoxicating, it is one of the food supplements in Germany. As long as the CBD contains a maximum of 0.2% THC, CBD products can be freely sold in Germany.

    Misconception 5: The color allows conclusions to be drawn about the quality

    The color and consistency have nothing to do with the quality of the CBD flowers. Only the cultivation method can be recognized by the color:

    • Outdoor CBD flowers are usually darker in color. Such flowers are also slightly more humid and softer than the dry and firm indoor CBD flowers.

    • Indoor CBD flowers are often lighter than outdoor CBD flowers. This is mainly due to the fact that hemp growers can optimize and control indoor parameters such as temperature and humidity.

    So how can you spot high quality CBD buds? The smell! High-quality CBD flowers have a subtle and natural smell that can increase when the flowers are crushed or broken open. Inferior flowers, on the other hand, often smell strongly fruity or artificial.
  • How to support your health with natural CBD oil

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    Often discussed, sometimes underestimated and yet again and again appreciated - the CBD oil has long since proven its effect and so more and more naturopaths and medical professionals are recognizing and relying on this oil as a valuable means for treating very different symptoms of illness.

    What is behind the name CBD oil?

    Behind our valuable CBD oil is a valuable combination of natural active ingredients from the pure cannabis plant. The special oil obtained contains many healthy ingredients including the special cannabinoids. This includes the following active ingredients:

    1. CBC- an anti-inflammatory and analgesic cannaboid that has a positive effect on cell renewal.

    2. CBD, which is also used to relieve pain and

    3. CBDA, which has an antiemetic effect and combats nausea.

    In addition, numerous other ingredients such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins such as vitamins B1 and B2, high-quality minerals and trace elements, chlorophyll and carotenoids create an incredible CBD oil effect that sets free numerous healing processes in your body.

    The first-class CBD oil, which can also be bought from us under CBD oil, has not yet been fully scientifically researched and is still healing, used as a pain reliever and remedy in many disease processes and convinces with its soothing, relaxing and antibacterial effect. Your immune system is supported by the effects of the CBD oil and your body can concentrate its power entirely on fighting the disease. The gentle and effective CBD-NOL is now also successfully used in medicinal medicine to eliminate anxiety, alleviate epilepsy, prevent cancer, treat depression and heal skin problems. Chronic diseases and diabetes, rheumatism, addictions, Alzheimer's, osteoarthritis and many other diseases and symptoms can be effectively treated with the versatile CBD oil. The oil unfolds its valuable effects as an anti-inflammatory, preventative and pain reliever.

    You should consider the CBD oil dosage as an important factor

    For mild and simple complaints, three drops of the 5 percent CBD oil are sufficient in the morning and evening for the first week. In the second week, the dosage can be increased by 5 drops. If you have more severe symptoms, we recommend 3 drops in the morning and evening for the first 2 weeks and 5 drops 3 times a day for the third week. Just 3 drops of a 2 percent oil in the morning and in the evening help against stomach cramps and insomnia. If you suffer from anxiety or nervousness you should take this 3 times a day. Of course there are also chronic ailments and serious illnesses that are associated with constant pain. You can use the 10 percent oil for one week with 4 drops in the morning and in the evening and in the second week with 5 drops. Depending on the pain, the dose can also be increased a little. Just like all other preparations, the dosage of course always depends on your weight, state of health and any allergies. A professional assessment is certainly not wrong here. So you can fully exploit the unique benefits and healing powers of CBD oil for yourself and your body.
  • 5 Myths about CBD oil

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    There are numerous myths and misconceptions about CBD oil. In our article, we introduce you to the 5 most common myths about CBD oil so that you are better informed. Have fun while reading!

    Myth 1: "All CBD oils are the same"

    All types of coffee are not created equal, are they? Cannabidiol is a complex natural substance that, in addition to cannabidiol, contains a wide range of useful plant molecules such as terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids.

    CBD oils from different plant sources often have very different ingredients - even if both oils contain the same dose of CBD. That means: Different CBD oils can affect your body in different ways.

    Tip: When choosing your CBD oil, pay attention to the source of the CBD (for example hemp or cannabis) and the type of CBD oil. In many cases, a so-called full spectrum CBD oil is the best choice - such oils contain the entire range of different cannabinoids and valuable botanicals of the hemp plant.

    Myth 2: "CBD works like THC only without intoxication"

    This is a common misconception. CBD works very differently than THC because it interacts differently with the body's endocannabinoid system and affects our body in different ways. From serotonin and pain receptors to enzymes.

    Myth 3: "The effect of CBD oil has not been proven"

    It is correct: Research on CDB is still in its infancy and the exact way in which CBD works for various ailments needs further research.

    Even so, there are countless studies that have examined CBD and its effects on the human body. In the USA, for example, CBD is an approved drug for the treatment of epileptic seizures in children. There are also studies on CBD and physical pain, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, neurodermatitis or chronic pain.

    Myth 4: "More CBD is better"

    This is wrong for a variety of reasons:

    • Products with higher CBD content may be less effective than full-spectrum CBD products with less CBD but more terpenes and other cannabinoids.

    • How you take CBD also affects how it works. If you just swallow your CBD oil, the CBD will pass through your digestive tract without entering your bloodstream. Swirling CBD oil around in your mouth for a minute before swallowing has a better effect - even if the dose is lower.

    • According to clinical studies, very high doses (1,000+ mg / day) increase the risk of side effects such as tiredness, decreased appetite, or digestive problems. Once the dose was cut in half to 500 mg per day (which is still a huge amount) the side effects decreased.

    Myth 5: "CBD works within a few hours"

    Don't expect miracles overnight. For some people, CBD may actually improve symptoms immediately - but these are rather exceptional cases. If this is your first time trying CBD, you probably won't feel a thing at first. Often, CBD has to be taken for several days or weeks until the first changes are noticeable.

    Tip: Determine beforehand why you are taking CBD. Then, over time, watch how your symptoms develop. It is best to keep a CBD diary, where you record the time, dosage and effect.
  • CBD oil: dosage, intake and shelf life

    CBD oil: dosage, intake and shelf life

    How do you guarantee an optimal absorption of CBD oil?

    What dose should you choose and how do you store the CBD drops so that they last as long as possible? We will answer this and more in the following. This article explains exactly what to look for when taking CBD oil.

    Dosage of CBD oil
    There are many individual factors that play a role in choosing your CBD dosage. For example, your weight, your current state of health, why you are taking CBD and your health goal. For example, if you want to use CBD oil to help you fall asleep, you will need a different dose than that used to treat physical pain or a chronic illness.

    The following factors influence the CBD dosage:

    General health
    Type of complaint / illness
    Therapy goal
    body weight
    Sensitivity to CBD
    Reaction of the body's endocannabinoid system
    Our recommendation: start with a small dose and see how your body reacts. You can then gradually increase the dose until you experience the desired effect. Be patient! Especially as a newcomer to CBD, it can take a while to find the right dosage. Take the drops every day for the first two months so that you get a feel for the different dosages. Basically, you can take CBD oil as often as you want - many consume CBD around two to three times a day.

    What are common CBD dosage levels?

    A common small daily dose of CBD oil is around 20mg of CBD. Larger CBD dosages are used for dosages from 200mg CBD. However, such large amounts are usually not necessary for the normal consumer - and before you take such high doses of CBD, you should clarify this with your doctor you trust.

    Tip: keep a record of how many drops you have taken each day - and how you feel. This can help you find the right dosage faster and get the results you want.

    Ingestion of CBD oil

    You can take CBD oil in different ways. For example in the form of capsules or drops. Some also swear by mixing CBD oil into their food - for example as a dressing for salads, in sauces and similar types of preparation. Compared to other types of CBD, CBD oil has the advantage that you can dose the CBD very precisely. This is particularly useful for newcomers to CBD, so that you can find the right dose step by step.

    Tip: CBD oil is particularly effective when you drip the drops directly under your tongue. Hold the drops in your mouth for about 30 seconds to a minute and then swallow the drops. The oral mucosa under the tongue can absorb the CBD particularly quickly and guarantees optimal bioavailability in the body.

    Ingestion of CBD oil
    How can you make sure that your body is getting the most out of the CBD oil? Not only the CBD quality is crucial - the carrier oil of your CBD product is also important to guarantee optimal absorption. Since CBD is fat-soluble, the carrier oils ensure that the CBD is absorbed quickly.

    But be careful: not all carrier oils work equally well. High-quality CBD products rely on high-quality carrier oils - for example MCT oil or hemp seed oil. Such carrier oils offer an optimal ratio of essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and linolenic acid. The body can optimally utilize and absorb both the carrier oil and the CBD.

    Tip: The ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (3: 1) in hemp seed oil is optimal for the human body - and can help control cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Just 1-2 tablespoons of hemp oil are enough to meet the daily requirement of essential fatty acids!

    Shelf life of CBD oil

    A completely sealed CBD oil can usually be kept for about one to two years. Look at the best before date on your CBD product! When you first start using the CBD oil, you should use it up relatively quickly - in most cases it is recommended to use it within three to six months.

    Tip: Not sure if your CBD oil is still good? Smell it and take a little taste. The taste may change minimally over time - but if the oil smells or tastes rancid, you should stay away from it.

    Storage of CBD oil
    When it comes to the shelf life of CBD oil, proper storage plays an important role. Store the oil in a cool place protected from light to extend the minimum shelf life - because CBD can oxidize in excessive heat and sunlight. Light, heat (and oxygen) can speed up the process of the CBD product.

    Tip: You can keep your CBD oils in the refrigerator. It's cool there and the oil is protected from light. These are optimal conditions so that your CBD oil will last as long as possible!

    Different types of CBD oil
    Full spectrum CBD oil
    Full spectrum CBD oil offers the full therapeutic range of cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The oil does not only contain CBD - but also CBDA, CBDV, CBG, CBC, CBN, CBL and many more. There are over 100 such cannabinoids in total. A full spectrum CBD oil therefore also contains THC. However, reputable providers ensure that the THC content does not exceed the legal maximum of 0.2%.

    CBD isolate oil
    CBD isolate oil only contains CBD. In the manufacturing process, the CBD is isolated from the remaining active ingredients and cannabinoids of the hemp plant. The user receives pure CBD oil (with a corresponding carrier oil).

    Broad spectrum CBD oil
    Broad spectrum CBD oil, like a full spectrum CBD oil, contains all cannabinoids of the hemp plant. In contrast to the full spectrum variant, however, the THC was removed from the oil in the extraction process.

    Tip: For most users, full-spectrum CBD oil is the best choice. This is due to the so-called "entourage effect" - researchers suspect that the interaction of the various cannabinoids can significantly improve the medicinal effect of the CBD oil.

  • Could CBD (cannabidiol) cure acne?

    Could CBD (cannabidiol) cure acne?
    Could cannabis or cannabidiol (CBD) cure acne?
    Cannabis is known as an efficient solution for severe dermatological conditions. In fact, scientific studies have proven that cannabinoids and hempseed oil have a positive impact on many topics and can also improve the overall quality of the skin.

    Cannabis is known as an efficient solution for severe dermatological conditions. In fact, scientific studies have proven that cannabinoids and hempseed oil have a positive impact on many topics and can also improve the overall quality of the skin.
    Lately, cannabis sativa-based products have been considered as a potential solution for patients with one of the most common skin conditions that affects millions around the world. In particular, cannabidiol (CBD) is at the center of some medical studies that focus on the role of cannabinoids in treating acne as well as on a range of skin related conditions.

    Could cannabis or cannabidiol (CBD) cure acne?

    In the Dermatology Department, CBD has been proven to efficiently cure or alleviate symptoms of serious skin conditions such as psoriasis or dermatitis. It is also known to be a potential actor in the race against the aging process.

    From a cosmetic point of view, CBD is used for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, although there are very few relevant products due to the currently limited legality of cannabis.
    However, in selected places in the ever-growing world of legal cannabis, the purchase of CBD-rich ointments and creams is possible, but these products generally aim to improve skin quality in general. They often consist of a blend of CBD along with many other components, ranging from various oils to chemicals, which in some cases may provide less satisfying results and may be counterproductive. It should also be noted that, despite the generally small amount of CBD contained in such creams, their prices, which are sometimes comparable to those of the medical CBD, may make daily use, intensive use or medical use somewhat unrealistic ,

    Hemp seed oil creams
    On the other hand, countless cosmetic and healing products have been produced on hempseed oil and taken care of especially for skin care. These creams, balms and other products that are to be applied topically are also in most cases mixed with a wealth of other ingredients, if only for the purpose of increasing shelf life.

    Such cosmetic products, while ineffective in the context of severe skin conditions, or in cases of acute acne, may suffer a significant improvement in the more casual acne. The anti-inflammatory property of hemp stocks with cannabis is certainly a good incentive why hemp seed oil-based cosmetics can be safely added to the beauty regimen of anyone dealing with acne outbreaks. In addition, due to its light consistency, it can be a good base for acne-friendly homemade moisturizer, which cares intensely due to its fatty acid content and abundance of nutrients. Last but not least, hempseed oil is available to some extent as a culinary product, making these bespoke, home-made solutions an attainable reality.
    Medicinal cannabidiol (CBD)

    There have been a handful of recent studies focusing exclusively on the effects of pure CBD on human sebocytes. One that was released in 2014 has attracted much attention. For the study, cannabidiol was used on sebaceous glands (which secrete sebum, which is made up of oil that can lead to oily skin and / or obstructed pores). The study successfully concluded that CBD acted as "high potency" sebostatics.

    Acne is characterized by the onset of pimples, as well as blackheads, whiteheads and overall oily skin that usually appear on the face, larger neck area and back. These symptoms, whether of genetic, hormonal or infectious origins, are mainly caused by excessive secretion of sebum. For this reason, the aforementioned study focused on the glands responsible for this secretion.

    According to the study, CBD has directly administered to cultured human sebocytes the inhibition of lipogenic effects in multiple compounds. Lipogenesis is strongly associated with the processing of glucose (sugar) and lipids (fatty acids), especially in the fatty tissues.
    The managed cannabinoid successfully transduced a prolipogenic pathway through activation of a transient receptor called TRPV4, which in turn has influenced downregulation in nuclear receptor-interacting protein-1 (NRIP1). The receptor, which affects glucose and lipid metabolism, has successfully achieved inhibition of lipogenesis in sebocytes.
    In addition, the well-known anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are beneficial only for the inflammation, which often results in outbreaks.
    The study concludes: "In summary, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris because of its combined lipostatic, anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effects."

    Practical benefits

    While other studies besides those mentioned in the above paragraphs that CBD, as well as less targeted use of cannabinoids, could be beneficial for acne patients, acne is not recognized but officially treatable with cannabis or CBD.
    Countries, as well as US and Canadian states where medical cannabis is approved, often operate on the basis of a list of diseases approved by public health authorities. Unfortunately, dermatological conditions are not a priority for decision-makers.

    However, for patients residing in locations where industrial hemp CBD oil (as opposed to medicinal cannabis) is freely available for purchase, i. Some of the places where industrial hemp is legal, there is a possibility for improvement. However, this usually depends on the particularities of the country, which not only correspond to industrial hemp, but also to the import of food supplements (when ordered abroad), the CBD percentages, etc.