CBD - the herbal super therapeutic agent
Cannabidiol is fully in line with the trend. But what exactly is CBD? What effect does it have and can you administer it to your pet? Is CBD oil the same as hemp oil and why are CBD drops so popular? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in our large dossier on our favourite phytocannabinoid.
What is CBD?
Figure 1: Industrial hemp from which secondary plant substances such as CBD are extracted
Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive , which facilitates the marketing and sale of the substance, but also its everyday use and research. Especially in everyday life, the substance is often used because of its therapeutic effect. Like all other cannabinoids, it is mainly found in the plant as an acid. For this reason it is also offered and sold in the form of oil (fatty acids).
Note: CBD is a non-psychoactive phytochemical that provides a high therapeutic benefit and is completely legal.
Why you exactly should try CBD
What does cannabidiol help against and is CBD legal ?
How does CBD work ?
CBD interacts in a supportive way with the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, which occur naturally in the human body. These receptors normally mediate the functions that control the nerve cells in the brain as well as pain inhibition. In addition, increased activity reduces addictive behaviour and affects the appetite. The activation of the CB2 receptor is also associated with a positive effect on the course of Alzheimer's disease. A positive correlation with cancer is not scientifically known, but many cancer patients also report pain relief.
Note: Humans possess a natural, endogenous and very complex cannabinoid system, which is responsible for various functions such as pain relief, appetite and neuronal connections.
What is the best way to take CBD ?
CBD drops vs. CBD capsules
The plant extract can be consumed in many different ways. Whether in the good old DIY manner, as butter or cocoa (more on this later), as oil or as capsules. There are hardly any limits to the way it can be taken. However, each way of consumption promises a different intensity or duration of effect. The most uncomplicated way is to consume the vegetable oil Sub Lingual. To be more precise, this means that you simply drop a few drops under your tongue and let the oil work before swallowing it. This way of taking promises the fastest absorption, as the oil is absorbed directly through the sensitive mucous membrane of the mouth.
The advantage of our capsules is not only the vegan processing, but also the delayed absorption, because they are completely decomposed only after the stomach. This promises a long-lasting effect and also has a beneficial effect on the entire digestive tract.
Note: Capsules have a more targeted effect, especially in the case of gastrointestinal complaints; the pure oil in the form of drops, absorbed sub lingually, has a somewhat faster effect.
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Cannabidiol für dein Haustier ?
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