About CBD

On this page you find detailed information about CBD.

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of the more than 100 identified cannabinoids (active substances) which are present in hemp.

An other wellknown cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This substance is known for its psycho-active effect, causing an euphoric feeling (“high”). In most European countries hemp products legally may contain not more than 0,2% THC.
All products on our website comply to all legal requirements.

CBD is obtained from industrial fiber hemp. This culture is known for its high CBD en low THC levels. Industrial fiber hemp is an annual agricultural crop. Parts of this versatile plant are used in the building-, automotive-, paper-, textile- and food industry, but also in farmacy.

Active ingredients

The active substances are present in small resin glands on the leaves and buds of the plant. The active substances are separated from the plant material in a laboratory. The remaining extract is a 100% natural paste with a high CBD level. This paste then is diluted with olive or hempseed oil, making the endproduct fluid again, so it can be used with eg. a pipette. Except for CBD, CBDa, CBC, CBG, CBN, CBV, there are also terpenes, flavonoids and phenols present in the oil.

In general, CBD oil is available in percentages varying from 1 to 20. Most popular is the 5% oil.

The taste and color of CBD oil depends on the way it is produced. The extraction process, the post-processing and the diluents being used determine how the end product will look and taste. Raw CBD oil has a dark greenish color and a bitter taste, while Pure CBD is light brown with a more neutral taste.

CBD effects

Unfortunately we are not allowed to provide information about this.
CBD has been designated as a food supplement. Under EU law, such products must not be labeled, presented or promoted as if they were capable of preventing, treating or curing a disease. The purpose of this is to protect consumers against potential health risks and to ensure that food supplements are not accompanied by misleading information.
We therefore advise you to search for this on the internet. A lot of information is available there. If you have any questions, you can always contact us. We’ll be happy to help you!

We have also put together a handy CBD Product Guide that can be used to simplify your choice based on other aspects.

Usage

General

In general everyone can use CBD, but in case of pregnancy or breastfeeding it is advised not to use these products. This is because there are hardly any studies conducted regarding the effects and safety in these situations.
Optimal results are achieved by combining the usage of CBD with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Although no risk of overdose is known, it is advised not to use more than the maximum volume mentioned on the products.

Oil

Shake the bottle before use and drip the oil under the tongue. It is convenient to do this in front of a mirror, hence you can see how many drops are ingested. You can also drip the oil on a teaspoon first and then place it under the tongue. Do not swallow for 1 minute, in order to have the active substances absorbed in the bloodstream.

The ideal dose varies from person to person, but a good basis to start is with 2 or 3 drops twice a day. A 10ml bottle contains more than 200 drops, so at 4 drops per day, it is sufficient for almost 2 months.
Although CBD activates within 10 to 15 minutes, in some cases it may take up to several days before you experience effects. If after a couple of days no effects are experienced, increase the dose with 1 or 2 drops. This can be repeated every couple of days, until the maximum effect has been reached. Do not exceed the maximum dosage as stated on the product.

It is best to use CBD at room temperature and store it in a dark place. Avoid exposure to sunlight or heat. If you choose to store it in the refrigerator, please keep in mind that the oil will thicken and you have to wait until it reached room temperature before use.

Capsules

Swallow the capsule with sufficient water. Do not chew.

Paste

Put the desired quantity on your finger or on a teaspoon. Next put the paste under your tongue and wait until it is dissolved. Start with a volume equal to the size of a grain of rice and increase when desired.

Cream and Balm

Put the cream or balm on the body part or skin surface and let it soak in.