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. CBD is increasingly praised and studied for its positive effects on our health.
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 and are 100% legal in both Europe and a big part of the rest of the world. And you won’t get high.
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.
Important to know:
- You do not get high from CBD
- CBD has no known side effects
- CBD is not addictive
- CBD has no risk of overdose
- CBD is 100% safe
- All CBD products in our shop are 100% organic
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.
Sorts of CBD oil
In general CBD oil is available in percentages varying from 2.5 to 15. Most popular is the 5% oil and several studies concluded this, on average, is the most effective percentage. A lower percentage is admittedly cheaper, but because of the higher delution, the active substances are proportional lower. A higher percentage can be used if you want a lower dosage (eg. 2 instead of 4 drops) or if you experience better results.
The taste and color of CBD oil depends on the way it is produced. The exctraction 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, but others can be light brown and have a more neutral taste.
The curative power of CBD is more and more acknowledged by an increasing number of researchers en users. CBD not only actively fights certain conditions, but also helps to prevent them from developing. Because CBD isn’t a registered medicine, it has to be considered as a food supplement.
In several studies the following characteristics and effects are being addressed:
- anti-tumor properties
- anti-inflammatory properties
- analgetic properties
- reduces (chronic) fatigue
- reduces nerve-, muscular- and joint pains
- reduces insomnia
- reduces anxiety
- reduces migraine
- reduces intensity of autisme, ADD en ADHD
- reduces depression
- reduces nausea and queasiness
- reduces astma
- reduces intensity of epileptic seizures
- reduces psychoses
- reduces spasm
- decelerates neuro-degenerative diseases
On this page we have compiled a list of diseases on which the effects of CBD have been studied. Per disease the most important results are summarized and links to relevant studies are incorporated.
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.
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 and per condition, 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. This also may vary strongly per person and condition. 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. Finding your ideal dose may take some time.
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.
Swallow the capsule with sufficient water. Do not chew.
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.