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  • CBD during Pregnancy: A Good Idea?

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    Whether CBD oil, CBD flowers or CBD liquid: More and more people are discovering the unique benefits of CBD. But can you take CBD even if you are pregnant? We answer this question below. But first we have to understand what CBD is all about ...

    What is CBD?

    CBD is a cannabinoid from the female hemp plant. In contrast to THC - which also comes from the hemp plant - CBD drops (or other forms of CBD) only have a very low psychoactive effect. So by taking CBD you will not get "high" and will not experience a feeling of intoxication. That is why CBD is considered a legal dietary supplement in Germany.

    How does CBD work? CBD interacts with the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system runs through the entire human body and is responsible for numerous vital functions. For example, it controls our immune system, appetite, memory or our mood. CBD can ensure that the endocannabinoid system is in balance and functions optimally.

    CBD and pregnancy

    CBD is generally safe for adults. This was even confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a comprehensive study. According to this, at most minor side effects are possible - for example drowsiness or loss of appetite.

    So is CBD safe for pregnant women too? There is no clear answer to this question. For one thing, we don't know whether CBD is actually safe for babies. On the other hand, even legal CBD products still have a small THC concentration (below 0.2%). It doesn't matter whether you buy a CBD oil test winner or a CBD oil from Rossmann. It was recently found that breast milk can transmit THC for around six days after consuming THC. That could expose babies to a substance long before their little brains can process it.

    What does science say?

    So far, science has hardly dealt with CBD for pregnant women. There are no studies or investigations that provide information about the effects of CBD during pregnancy. What you can only find on the net: CBD oil experiences of women who took CBD during pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to these reports, there are no known negative effects on the children.

    Still, keep in mind that anything you take during pregnancy will be taken by your baby too. It is well known that one should therefore avoid alcohol, cigarettes or drugs during pregnancy. And when it comes to medication, the motto is: “only if absolutely necessary.” We would recommend this motto for CBD during pregnancy as well.

    Play it safe

    CBD Oil is a safe product for adults. However, it is not clear whether CBD is also suitable for a baby's growing body. While prenatal use of CBD products will not result in health risks, toxicity, or addiction for the mother, it may not do so for the baby. No matter how small such a risk is - as long as it cannot be completely ruled out, in our opinion you should not take any risks.

    Closing words

    The effects of CBD during pregnancy have so far hardly been researched. If you don't want to take any risks, you should therefore wait until after pregnancy to buy CBD.

  • CBD oil: this is why you should choose an organic oil

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    If you want to buy CBD oil, you should look carefully at the product. In the following we reveal important information about organic CBD oil - and explain why you almost always make a good choice with an organic CBD oil.

    Is organic CBD oil necessarily better?

    When it comes to certain foods, one can argue about it. With CBD oil, however, the organic certificate is a clear quality feature. Why? Because organic CBD oils are always produced according to the highest and strictly controlled standards. Otherwise the manufacturers will not receive any certification. When you buy certified organic CBD oil, you can be sure that the following standards are met:

    • High soil and seed quality

    Organic hemp is grown on naturally pure soils. The floors are free of artificial chemicals and toxins and the hemp seeds of the organic hemp plants are untreated and 100% natural.

    • Natural conditions

    Organic hemp grows under natural conditions with water and sunlight. Artificial light or radiation is not used in the cultivation of the hemp plants.

    • No animal testing

    Organic CBD oils (including CBD cosmetics) are not tested on animals. You can buy your CBD with a clear conscience and without animals suffering for the product.

    An official organic certification from a relevant body confirms that all of the above points (and more) have been complied with. This also means: Non-organic CBD oils are more likely to be contaminated with harmful chemicals, drugs or hormones. Particular caution is required with CBD from Asia.

    Organic brings health benefits

    Are you still skeptical about organic products? That is understandable. After all, there are products that are almost as good without an organic certificate. However, many organic products are actually better and offer some health benefits. Even science confirms that!

    • A French study in 2018 examined the connection between the consumption of organic food and the risk of cancer. 69,000 adults were observed for a total of five years. The result? Those who consumed a high proportion of organic food had a significantly lower risk of cancer (-24%).
    • Newcastle University published a study in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2014. According to the study, organic plants contain up to 60% more antioxidants than plants that were not grown organically. In addition, the organic plants received a lower amount of toxic metals such as cadmium.
    • Another study by Newcastle University (2016) found that both organic milk and meat contained around 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic equivalents. The results of 196 studies on milk and 67 studies on meat were evaluated for the study.
    • Stanford University examined 240 studies on organic foods in 2018. Accordingly, the nutrient content in organic food is above average. Most of the studies show that crops such as apples, strawberries, grapes, tomatoes, milk, carrots and organically grown cereals have 10 to 30 percent higher concentrations of various nutrients; including vitamin C, antioxidants and phenolic acid.

    Also, it has been overwhelmingly found that consuming organic foods drastically reduces the amount of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and antibiotics in the human body. As you probably know, such substances can promote numerous diseases.

    Organic is also good for nature

    Pesticides, herbicides and chemicals don't just affect our health. The substances also harm the world around us. The following quote from a study in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Journal (March 2009) sums it up:

    "[...] the use of pesticides is associated with considerable costs. Pesticides have contaminated almost every part of our environment. Pesticide residues can be found in the soil and in the air as well as in surface and groundwater in all countries. The use of pesticides in Cities contribute to this problem. Pesticide pollution poses a significant risk to the environment and numerous organisms. From beneficial soil microorganisms to insects, plants, fish and birds. "

    By the way: Hemp is a so-called bioaccumulator. This means that when pesticides, herbicides and the like are used to grow hemp, the hemp absorbs these chemicals and they end up in your CBD oil at the end of the day. This cannot happen with organic CBD oil.

    Which Are there organic certificates?

    There are various organic certificates in Europe. Each certificate has different requirements for the CBD oil. In this section we present the three most common organic certificates in Europe.

    1. Soil Association Organic Standard

    Requirements:

    • Less pesticides
    • No artificial colors or preservatives
    • Always free range
    • No routine use of antibiotics
    • No genetically modified ingredients
    1. Ecocert

    Requirements:

    • At least 95% of all ingredients must be of natural origin.
    • At least 10% of the total product by weight must be organic.
    • Maximum 5% synthetic ingredients (all of which must be on the list of harmless synthetic ingredients).
    • All processes must be audited and eco-certified.
    • Synthetic substances such as fragrances, colors, petroleum derivatives, polymers, parabens and other harmful chemicals are prohibited.
    • No animal testing.
    • Animal products that neither have a negative impact on the ecosystem nor directly question the lives of animals are permitted.
    1. Organic stamp

    Requirements:

    • At least 95% of all ingredients must come from organic farming
    • The plants have to be fed by the soil ecosystem (hydroponic cultivation is not allowed).
    • Limited use of non-synthetic fertilizers.
    • No use of pesticides.
    • Chemical-synthetic allopathic drugs are strictly prohibited.
    • Herbal supplements can be used as compost.
    • Organic animal husbandry follows criteria to ensure a high level of animal welfare.

    By the way: Europe has some of the strictest organic requirements in the world. With organic CBD oil from EU-certified hemp plants such as CBDNOL, you can be sure that you are getting high-quality CBD Oil and discover the full potential of the benefits from CBD Oil.

  • CBD flowers: frequently asked questions

    CBD flowers: frequently asked questions

    Would you like to smoke CBD flowers? Maybe you already have experience with CBD oil and would like to try CBD flowers for the first time? Then you should read this article. In the following we answer the 5 most common questions about "CBD flowers". Have fun reading!

    1. Will I get high from CBD flowers?

    Anyone who smokes CBD flowers is guaranteed not to get high. Like THC, CBD comes from the hemp plant - but unlike THC, CBD does not put you in a state of intoxication. That is why CBD flowers are legal and freely available in Germany. Legal CBD flowers may contain a maximum of 0.2% THC.

    1. How does smoking CBD feel?

    The CBD effect can be very different. Depending on how much you smoke, how much experience you have with CBD and how your body reacts to CBD flowers.

    Although CBD flowers won't get you high, you will probably feel something.

    You may even feel a "buzz". This buzz is more like a feeling of elation after exercising. You are "high" on happiness hormones and feel right at home. Some people also report that they feel calmer and more focused after consuming CBD flowers.

    By the way: The more you smoke CBD, the more your body gets used to the CBD. You will continue to benefit from CBD, but you will probably not feel the effects as strongly anymore.

    1. How do CBD flowers taste?

    CBD flowers are intense in taste. Have you smoked cannabis before? CBD flowers taste just like hemp flowers. This is mainly due to the terpenes in the CBD buds. What's so special about it? Hemp has over 200 terpenes. That is why every hemp variety has a unique terpene profile that offers slightly different tastes and smells.

    By the way: Terpenes are responsible for the aromatic smell. The more terpenes a plant has, the stronger its scent.

    1. Can I smoke too much CBD flowers?

    CBD side effects are not known. In the worst case, it can lead to minor side effects such as drowsiness or loss of appetite. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies CBD as absolutely harmless. There is also no risk of CBD addiction.

    Important: CBD is not a "panacea". Smoking CBD flowers is not intended to cure or treat physical or mental ailments. Be aware of this!

    1. Does CBD flowers make smoking hungry?

    As a rule, CBD flowers do not make you hungry. It is the THC that can induce cravings in people. In fact, THC is used in medicine to stimulate the appetite in people with diseases such as HIV, cancer or anorexia nervosa.

    CBD probably works differently. According to various animal experiments, CBD inhibits appetite and reduces food intake. According to a study with human subjects (2010), CBD only stimulated hunger in 6.35% of the participants.

    Closing words

    CBD flowers are not one of the most popular CBD products for nothing. If you want to buy high quality CBD flowers, you are in the right place in our CBD flower shop . We look forward to your visit! Or learn more in our Article: "CBD flowers: the alternative for smokers".

  • What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil?

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    CBD oil and hemp seed oil are popular health products. Both are sometimes confused because CBD is obtained from hemp or cannabis plants. In health food stores, they could be stored close together, which further confuses matters. However, there is a huge difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil.

    Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil have health benefits, but these are completely different. Before buying either product, do some research on the difference.

    The benefits of hemp seed oil
    Hemp seed oil is obtained from the hemp seeds and cannabis plants. To make oil, the seeds are pressed in the same way as olives.

    Hemp seed oil is very nutritious and high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve the health of your skin, joints, eyes, and even your heart. It is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been linked to strengthening bones, lowering cholesterol, and improving symptoms of PMS.

    The benefits of CBD
    CBD is not obtained from hemp seeds, but from the flower of the plant. Traces of CBD can also be found in the leaves and stems. In other words, hemp seed oil doesn't necessarily contain CBD.

    CBD has been linked to several benefits, including:

    • Relieve anxiety
    • Relief from pain and inflammation
    • Improve sleep
    • Reducing the severity and frequency of seizures
    • helps with acne and other skin diseases

    Although CBD needs further study, many people use it for a number of health reasons.

    CBD vs Hemp Seed Oil: Which One Do I Use?
    Before you buy any CBD or hemp seed oil, take a look at the packaging to be sure you are buying the right one. Both CBD and hemp seed products often contain pictures of hemp leaves, so don't let this confuse you: read through the ingredients.

    Although hemp seed oil doesn't always contain CBD, some CBD products also have added hemp seed oil. Some CBD oils use hemp seed oil as a "carrier oil". CBD products will state on the packaging that they contain CBD, cannabidiol oil or "cannabinoids".

    Hemp seed oil can be used as a salad dressing. You can also take a teaspoon of hemp seed oil regularly to get your daily dose of omega fatty acids.

    CBD oil is better suited for the above problems including seizure disorders, pain, anxiety, inflammation, and insomnia.

    We always recommend speaking to a doctor before using CBD oil. This is especially important if you are on chronic medication as some medications interact with CBD and cause nasty side effects.

    In some cases, CBD can also cause mild side effects such as:

    • Changes in weight and appetite
    • diarrhea
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • fatigue

    These side effects usually go away within a few hours. However, if the side effects are persistent or severe, you should call your doctor.

    CBD and hemp seed oil both have benefits - but they're not the same thing. To find high quality CBD products, take a look at our product range.

    Source

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    10.1080 / 09546630510035832
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  • How CBD and THC differ

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    The cannabis plant contains over 113 chemical compounds. The two best known of these compounds are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Below we take a look at both cannabinoids and explain how they differ.

    What is THC and what is CBD?

    • Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant. THC activates the brain's reward system because it increases our dopamine levels. THC was first isolated by Roger Adams in the 1940s. Nowadays, THC is mostly consumed through smoking marijuana.
    • Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most common chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD was first discovered in the 1940s and has seen a huge boom in recent years due to its health properties. CBD is obtained from EU certified industrial hemp.
    CBD and THC: the main differences


    THC and CBD act differently on the endocannabinoid system. This system plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis. The details of the complex endocannabinoid system are still unknown to researchers. However, it has been established that the system is linked to processes such as memory, appetite, sleep, mood, and fertility.

    Therefore, while THC and CBD are similar, there is one key difference:

    • THC is psychoactive. It creates a high and a "high feeling". THC is always obtained from marijuana.
    • CBD is not psychoactive. So it doesn't create any high. CBD is typically extracted from hemp.

    Why is THC psychoactive and CBD not? As described above, this is related to the endocannabinoid system. Both cannabinoids act on different receptors in the brain.

    By the way: cannabis is the Latin word for hemp. Marijuana refers to the dried flowers of the female hemp plant.

    How is the chemical structure built up?

    Both CBD and THC are similar in chemical structure to the body's natural endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters or chemical compounds that work in the brain and transmit signals between nerve cells in the body. They play an important role in a wide variety of functions such as sleep, pain, appetite, mood, and affect the immune system.

    By mimicking endocannabinoids, CBD and THC bind receptors and cause different effects in the body. In fact, CBD and THC have the same molecular structure. They only differ in the arrangement of these molecules.

    Benefits of CBD and THC

    Research into the health benefits of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, there are already promising studies that both CBD and THC could be helpful for the treatment of various diseases and ailments. Above all, CBD is used more and more medically, for example for the following complaints:

    Is CBD also illegal?

    The possession and consumption of THC is prohibited in many countries. With CBD, on the other hand, it looks very different: Because CBD is not psychoactive, it is not considered an intoxicant in most countries. In Germany, for example, CBD is declared as a food supplement and is freely available. Important requirement: In Germany, CBD products may contain a maximum of 0.2 percent THC.

    By the way: That's why you don't need to worry if you consume CBD and have to do a drug test. Legal CBD is so low in THC that drug tests fail.

    Are there any differences in taking?

    CBD and THC come in a wide variety of varieties. For example oils, tinctures, sprays, vape products or food. If you are looking for high quality CBD products, you have come to the right place at CBDNOL®. Whether CBD oils, CBD cosmetics, CBD flowers or CBD foods: Browse through our shop and take a look at our wide range of CBD products. Our CBD oils with various CBD concentrations are particularly popular.

    What else you should know

    • An overdose of THC or CBD Flower is theoretically possible, but very unlikely. To date, not a single case of cannabis overdose has been reported. In the case of CBD, this is mainly due to its very low toxicity. For a dosage, you would have to consume around a hundred times as much CBD as the daily dose (30 milligrams) in a short period of time.
    • There is no clear dosage recommendation for CBD. Everyone reacts differently to CBD and therefore needs different amounts of CBD. It is best to start with a small dose and watch how your body reacts. If necessary, you can then gradually increase the dose until you achieve the desired effect.
  • 5 tips for buying CBD oil

    Tips Buying CBD Oil
    Would you like to buy CBD oil? Before doing that, you should read this article. With our 5 tips, you will avoid nasty surprises and make sure that you invest your money in high-quality CBD.

    Tip 1: quality over price

    Most people take CBD for their health. They also? Then you shouldn't just look at the price when choosing your CBD oil. Noticeably cheap CBD products often contain inferior ingredients, a low CBD content or even additives that are anything but healthy.

    High quality CBD oil has its price. This is because the production of the CBD oil is complex. Expensive high-tech equipment, qualified specialists and independent laboratory tests are necessary to gently extract the CBD and its valuable ingredients from the cannabis plant. This is the only way to create high-quality CBD drops.

    Tip 2: pay attention to the hemp source

    Only buy CBD drops from EU-certified hemp plants. Then you can be sure that your CBD comes from hemp plants that grow on healthy soil and are healthy. You should be particularly careful with CBD from Asia. The plants there are often treated with pesticides, herbicides and other chemical agents.Tip 3: CBD concentration

    CBD oils are available in a wide variety of strengths. Which CBD Drops Should You Choose? An oil with 2%, 5% or 10% CBD content? That depends on your intended use and your experience with CBD. If you want to try CBD for the first time, you can start with a lower concentration. Watch how your body reacts and gradually increase your dose if necessary.

    Tip 4: THC concentration

    You have less choice when it comes to the THC concentration of your CBD oil. Because legal CBD oil in Germany (and in many other countries) may contain a maximum of 0.2% THC. If a CBD oil exceeds this limit, selling and buying the oil is illegal! But you don't have to worry from reputable suppliers and you can buy your CBD drops without hesitation. Still, play it safe and check the THC levels before buying.

    Tip 5: realistic expectations

    If you do research on the internet, CBD quickly sounds like a miracle cure. Sleep problems, headaches, anxiety disorders, depression, epileptic seizures, cancer: CBD oil is said to be able to help against all this and many more ailments and diseases.

    You need to know: CBD research is still in its infancy. Although many studies are promising, the effect of CBD oil has not yet been 100 percent proven in many cases. So don't expect an overnight miracle effect. CBD oil can work quickly. However, CBD oil can also take time to work in your body. Sometimes it can take weeks or even months before you feel the desired effects.

    Closing word

    Buying CBD oil is not a rocket science. Choose a reputable supplier, pay attention to the quality of the hemp plants and the CBD and THC concentration. By the way, you can find a large selection of high-quality CBD oils on CBDNOL®. Browse through our CBD oil range and if you have any questions, we are always there for you. We look forward to you!
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