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CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the hidden molecules behind hemp (Sativa, Indica, etc ..), it has been used for relaxation for generations and was already used in the bronze age. Well, to be honest, they probably weren’t aware of all the molecular components at that time, but they for sure were intelligent enough to notice the positive effects that hemp can have on their bodies. So let’s dive into the Cannabidiol subject and discover why CBD is such a strong topic in 2020.
Before you continue on this page, we recommend you to read The story of Charlotte, a little American girl who stabilized her Dravet Syndrome by using a high CBD hemp Strain named Charlotte’s web. This event was the real beginning of the rise of Cannabidiol and it’s always a good story to know and to tell 🙂
What is Cannabidiol ?
Definition of CBD
It’s a chemical found in all hemp species at differents concentrations, this molecule is from the cannabinoids family, like THC but the effects are far opposed from tetrahydrocannabinol. THC and CBD both act on the endocannabinoid system (for all mammals) but while THC generates a psychoactive effect, Cannabidiol doesn’t make people high.
So … it’s light Cannabis, right?
People like to call Cannabidiol “light cannabis“, but it’s wrong because these terms refer to hemp flowers highly concentrate in CBD with the purpose of being smoked. For medical Cannabis it’s a bit different because flowers contain THC at different levels and people need a medical approbation to use these products, then they can smoke it (not recommended) or make oil or edibles from it.
So this compound cannot really be called “light cannabis” or “medical cannabis” because it’s just one of the molecules of the full plant, it is one of the numerous elements you can find in industrial hemp like terpenes, cannabinoids, wax, fibers, etc …
The Science behind Cannabis
At a molecular level, when Cannabidiol is fully extracted from the plant, it looks like a tasteless and odorless powder. Extracting only cannabidiol while removing all other plant material is difficult and expensive because you need high-pressure CO2 extractor. This separation has to be made to have a pure 99.99% CBD crystals without any THC, the powder is then used to make CBD oil, edibles or cosmetics.
Now it’s getting interesting: Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that acts on the pain system and Serotonergic system in all mammals brain. It acts on specifics brain receptors like 5-HT1A or 5HT3A which are the same receptor used by opioid drugs like pain killer, anti-depression and sleeping pills.
And what is even better is that CBD/CBDa have very few benign side effects in contrary to the previous drugs. Now we understand why there is a great potential in cannabidiol: It could simply replace a huge quantity of drugs currently used by 5 to 10% of the world population!
Is cannabidiol legal ?
Yes, cannabidiol is 100% legal in the United-States and in 95% of the world countries. The molecule is considered as a food supplement that can be taken without restriction. But you have to be careful of the kind of CBD products that you buy and use because it shouldn’t contain any trace of THC in it. If the product contains even the smallest amount of THC you have to look at the marijuana law in your State. For more informations, you can read the updated 2020 CBD law.
How to take CBD ?
There are plenty of ways to assimilate this cannabinoïd but before diving into this I recommend you to read the most common mistakes while taking CBD, it is an interesting summary to help you to avoid making those mistakes.
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You should be very careful when buying your CBD oil ! Legal cannabis is a new market and there are tons of products going from very bad (or scams) to the highest quality oil produced in high-tech laboratories. When we talk about scam products we are referencing to misleading hemp oil products that are copying the style, marketing, and presentation of CBD oil. Those products are sold in a very small 10 ml bottle and at a very high price but they do not contain any Cannabidiol or other cannabinoids.
Hemp oil is just cooking oil made from pressed hemp seed exactly like olive oil. Hemp seed does not contain any CBD, THC or other cannabinoids, it is very cheap to produce and you can find good quality hemp seed oil for about $20 per liter.
To the contrary, CBD oil is usually made with a base of hemp seed oil but manufacturers add a real CBD extract in it. There are many different types of CBD extract that can be added in this oil :
- It can be a full spectrum extract that contains the full range of cannabinoids (including THC).
- Or It can be a broad-spectrum extract with a large range of cannabinoids but without THC.
- Or it can be an isolated extract that contains 99% of CBD and no other cannabinoids.
Alternatively, you can find cannabis oil made with other oil bases, like Grape Seed Oil, Sesame Oil, Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil (Rapeseed Oil), Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Peanut Oil, etc …
So be careful when buying your oil from an unknown supplier and always check the label to verify if it’s a crude hemp seed oil or a real CBD product.
Here below are what scientists found about the CBD properties on the human body, you can find plenty of other research here.
To relieve pain
According to the research conducted by GW Pharmaceuticals in the USA by E.B.Russo, the use of CBD oil can interact with the body’s protein cells and transmit chemical signs both to the immune system and brain through a variety of stimuli. This creates a positive impact and helps the cells deal with chronic pain. CBD is extremely useful for people who are facing back pain and inflammation. Another survey proved how this molecule can improve sleep quality and mood patterns. Patients going through chemotherapy find relief with the usage of Cannabidiol when both the treatment and disease becomes unbearable.
To deal with anxiety
CBD has earned its fame for its ability to reduce stress and deal with anxiety. The Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics published a report explaining how the natural components present in CBD is beneficial when it comes to releasing pleasure hormones. It enables to relax the mind. CBD oil also brings about a sense of relaxation and calm. The serotonin levels of our body are altered due to this cannabinoid action over our endogenous cannabinoid system. It has an impact on the CB1 receptors present in the brain. This helps to improve mental health.
The ability to help patients with Cancer
Though a massive amount of research is still going on regarding the ability of CBD to fight cancer, the reports so far have been affirmative. Both cannabis and CBD oil are known to reduce the side effects of cancer therapy and reduce its symptoms. A combination of both the components Cannabidiol and THC will help to deal with the pain that is related to cancer. According to research conducted at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria by Hansen M, it can be concluded that CBD will help to deal with the harmful effects that are caused by chemotherapy including anxiety, vomiting, and nausea. Please note that there is not a single medical study that proves that Cannabidiol could reduce the tumor’s size or actively fight metastasis, for now, science only has certitude over the reduction of side-effect of the main radiology treatment.
No more signs of acne
The winner of a Nobel prize – George Andrew Olah conducted research and declared how CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can fight the signs of acne. CBD also controls the production of sebum which reduces oiliness and helps the skin fight inflammatory cytokines and bacteria responsible for causing acne.
Better Mental Health
Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis and epilepsy can make the most of this cannabinoid. In the University of London, a research was conducted which proves that CBD can deal with a wide range of different neurological conditions. This includes Parkinson’s disease and Dravet syndrome. It also reduces cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, this helps those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The struggle to fall asleep at night is real for a majority of the population. This molecule can work wonders for those who simply want undisturbed sleep without any side effects. The components present in this cannabinoid can relax the body and lower the energy levels.
Giving you a clear answer is pretty difficult because we don’t know who you are, we don’t know your morphology, or why you want to use CBD for. Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you have pain? Maybe social anxiety? There is not a single answer to everyone…
To get very precise information about how much CBD you should take, you need to use our advanced CBD dosage calculator. Answer the 6 questions of this quiz so we can calculate for you the exact amount of CBD that you need to take on a daily basis.
Our calculus is based on the table below :
|< 11 kg||11 à 20 kg||20 à 40 kg||40 à 70 kg||70 à 110 kg||> 110 kg|
|Level of Pain|
|Low||4.5 mg||6 mg||9 mg||12 mg||18 mg||22 mg|
|Middle||6 mg||9 mg||12 mg||15 mg||22 mg||30 mg|
|High||9 mg||12 mg||15 mg||18 mg||27 mg||45 mg|
But we are going deeper and giving you a more precise dosage by including your age, and the severity of your problem, so just give a try to our online quiz to learn more about the dose of Cannabidiol that you should take.
We want to remind you that cannabidiol is not a medicine or a drug, our products should not be used to treat symptoms or to heal an illness. If you are experiencing health troubles please consult your healthcare professional before using CBD oil or cannabis oil.
The molecule found naturally in the cannabis plant is the Cannabidiolic acid C22H30O4 and when it is activated (warmed/decarboxylated) it becomes Cannabidiol: C21H30O2 but CBD oil comes in 3 different forms :
Isolate: The purest form
Isolate is a white powder of 99% pure CBD, this is the purest form you can get but it does not contain any other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, THC, etc … With the new researches about this molecule, science is now concluding that this form of oil is the least effective. Scientific researches show that the oil needs to contain a large range of cannabinoids to better interact with the endocannabinoid system. CBD alone will be assimilated easily by your body but it will not be as effective as a full range of other cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN. That is why you need to focus on full-spectrum or broad-spectrum THC free distillate extracts.
Broad-spectrum: THC Free, wide range of cannabinoids without chlorophyll
The broad-spectrum oil probably the best type of CBD oil that you can get on the market, it contains a large range of cannabinoids that will be assimilated by your body and that will provide an “entourage effect”. Cannabidiol associated with Cannabidiolic Acid, Cannabinol, Cannabigerol, Cannabichromene, Cannabidivarin, Tetrahydrocannabivarin, and Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid will act with a huge efficiency or your endocannabinoid system. About this point, Broad-spectrum is very similar to full-spectrum oil but the main difference is that the broad spectrum is cleared from THC, wax, and chlorophyll. That means this oil will not make you high, you will not undergo any psychoactive effect, and the oil will have a great taste without any wax and chlorophyll residues.
This is clearly the best CBD oil you can buy, and you are lucky because this is exactly the kind of oil that we produce and sell on this website.
Full-Spectrum: All the cannabinoids but with THC and other unwanted residues
Full-spectrum cannabis oil is probably the easiest and cheapest oil. Manufacturers only need to some ethanol to extract these elements, they will get a brown crude oil that contains all the cannabinoids, the THC, the wax, and the chlorophyll. This oil will be as effective as the broad-spectrum oil but will contain some levels of tetrahydrocannabinol that can exceed the legal limit in your country … Plus it will contain all the residues of hemp/cannabis, like some fibers, wax, chlorophyll.
Here are some nice tips to help you find the best Cannabis oil for you :
Find a serious laboratory
As you saw above, finding a serious laboratory from which you buy your cbd is crucial! They are plenty of different hemp products on the market and they are not at the same level of quality.
Be careful of hemp seed oil promoted as CBD oil
Many products that you can find on marketplaces do not contain any trace of CBD, those products are just hemp seed oil labelled and packaged as cannabidiol products, but seeds from cannabis don’t have any cannabinoids that act on the endocannabinoid system. If you fall in this trap you will pay an enormous price for a simple alimentary oil that have the same properties as olive oil or others cooking oil.
Ask for laboratory analysis
The simple way to be sure that your product is a real hemp extract with cannabidiol, you need to ask for the third-party lab analysis to know the cannabinoids concentration in each bottle. On serious website like Naturicious, you don’t even need to contact the client service, you can find the analysis directly on the website. On other websites, if you don’t find those analysis and you need to ask the analysis by email it probably means that there is no CBD in the products or that those companies don’t have the budget to do expensive lab certification for their products, it’s not a very good sign of quality and seriousness …
Go for a broad spectrum oil
As you saw above, hemp-extracted oil comes in 3 different forms: Isolate, Broad spectrum or full-spectrum. Isolated cannabidiol contains only CBD (99%) and is not that effective because there are no other cannabinoids in it and it doesn’t generate an entourage effect on your body. Full-spectrum oil contains a wide range of cannabinoids but there are wax, chlorophyll and give a bad taste to your oil and the THC that will make you high and unable to proceed some basic daily task. Choosing a distillate broad-spectrum oil is the best way to go because you got all the different cannabinoids from cannabis without wax, chlorophyll, and THC, so no bad taste and zero psychoactive effect!
And you are the right place at the right time because all our CBD oils are made using broad-spectrum distillate mixed in a premium hemp seed oil.
Why are oil even more expensive than regular CBD flowers? This is probably the question that we are seeing the most on the Internet and in cannabis events that we organize around the world! Oil is not simple to make, maybe you think that we simply buy hemp or cannabis biomass and that we press it to extract the delicious CBD, this is not how it works … To reach the highest standard of hemp-extracted oil we need to follow a long path using high-tech laboratory machines and extractors to deliver our golden CBD oil.
Here are some of the important steps that are involved in the making of Naturicious Premium oil :
Growing hemp :
The first step is to grow some good quality hemp by selecting a nice and vigorous strain to will grow and produce a great plant in 6 months. We are rigorously selecting the best hemp strains that will be suitable for our final product, we are making numerous test for the taste, we are looking for low THC high CBD and the plant needs to produce high concentrations of other cannabinoids too. So it is not an easy procedure!
After on long process, we can harvest our hemp and let it dry for some days before we are able to process it in our C02 supercritical extractor. Drying cannabis in a good way is important to preserve the taste and to make the extraction process easier.
By removing a good part of the water in cannabis we have less liquid residue and the taste is preserved in the extraction process.
Extracting CBD from hemp
To extract this precious molecule from Marijuana, first, we need to remove the flowers because we are not allowed to use this part for countries like in Europe. The flower contains the highest percentage of CBD so there is some loss but this is mandatory to be able to sell our products in the whole world.
Then we need to go grind the plant in very small particles so it will be easier to extract the components from the plant. Then we insert this powder in a super-critical C02 extractor: This extraction method doesn’t use alcohol but only air (carbon dioxide), this gas under high pressure will act as a solvent and will separate the cannabinoids from the plants. We can only extract 5 kilograms of biomass each 5 our hours so it’s a very long and complex process!
In the end the retrieve a yellow paste full of cannabinoids (with THC), terpenes, wax, chlorophyll, and other residues, at this stage we then need to refine it to remove unwanted impurity.
Removing residues with distillation
To improve our oil an make it fully legal regarding the 0% THC law, we need to distillate our wax to remove all the unwanted elements. Distillation is a very old and well know process that removes wax and chlorophyll while keeping terpenes and cannabinoids. But then after we distilled our oil we still need to remove all the THC before bottling our oil. This process of removing tetrahydrocannabinol is made using advanced chromatography methodology. Chromatography is the only way to remove only the molecules of THC while keeping the Precious, CBD, terpenes, and all the other cannabinoids of Marijuana.
Sampling and analyzing in laboratory
Finally, before we are able to sell our products, we need to be sure that our oil are top quality level, so we send some bottles to a third-party laboratory that will test our products for cannabinoids concentration, heavy metals, microbiological and pesticides residues. We run more than 5 differents on each batch, and everyone can consult them on our website before purchasing our precious tincture.
First, it is important to understand that Cannabidiol is not a medicine or a drug if you have a health trouble you need to consult your professional healthcare to know if CBD can be good for your case. Secondly, as a serious cannabinoids manufacturer, we cannot recommend the use of CBD for any health-related condition. Now that you are aware of this fact you can learn why our clients are using our products on a daily basis.
Some say it helps them sleep
Many people around the world have sleeping trouble, it can be sleeping apnea, or trouble to relax or the impossibility to get a complete night of relaxation without getting awake. Every day we receive emails and reviews from people that greatly improved their quality of sleep by using CBD as oil or as flowers.
Some people use it to mitigate their pain.
Scientists have learned that CBD and all the Marijuana compounds act directly on the endocannabinoid mammal system. This system is directly responsible for managing mood, pain, relaxation, it’s a critical system to the human body. For ages, people have been using Marijuana to mitigate their pain and our clients are using cbd in the same way, their reviews for pain-related trouble are very positive on our Trustpilot Page.
People like to use CBD to relax without any psychoactive effect
Another way why people are using hemp oil is to relax, our daily life can be very stressful and sometimes it is not easy to enter a state of relaxation by simply breathing deeply. CBD is very effective in this way, the effect of this molecule is similar to cannabis but without psychoactive effect, you will be able to take care of your daily task without being amorphous or getting a mad desire to eat and do nothing of your day.
More and more people are asking us if it can be interesting to give CBD to their pets, this question often comes up for dogs and cats health troubles like arthritis. As you know we cannot tell you that cannabidiol is able to heal your animals but on the other hand, we can say that all mammals have endocannabinoid receptors and therefore CBD will have an effect on them. Talk to your veterinarian to find out if this molecule can improve your companion’s problems.
We have developed a special formulation for dog and cat, click here to discover our Salmon CBD oil for pets.
On the other hand, for more exotic animals such as reptiles, it seems that they are not receptive to cannabidiol because they do not have the corresponding receptors, giving them oil will have no effect on them.
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in hemp that act on endocannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain. But these are molecules that produce very different effects on the behavior of individuals. In fact, THC acts more aggressively than CBD by generating intense psychotropic effects: Hilarity, hunger, sleep, loss of consciousness, etc. With long-term effects such as schizophrenia, depression, and paranoia.
However, CBD acts more passively on the body with beneficial effects on sleep, pain, and well-being which can be seen in the long term. Although many studies have been done on CBD, long-term side effects have not been shown. There is no dependency while using CBD, and it does not lead to consuming cannabis or other drugs.
Be sure to use a broad spectrum THC free distillate CBD extract so there will be no trace of Tetrahydrocannabinol in your oil and therefore zero psychotropic substance.
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When you are working in a professional environment with clients, partners, or with your team, you need to have a clear focus of mind and energy to be able to do go down your to-do list. When you know a bit about cannabis you know that there are some major effects on your body and on your mind that impact your social skills and your energy level. This downside of cannabis is because there is a high concentration of THC in it hemp and you clearly don’t want those effects when you are working.
CBD, on the contrary, does not generate psychoactive effect and mostly act on your relaxation and your well-being, the effect is similar to marijuana but without the downside. In fact, CBD is often used by high-level athletes to obtain a higher focus, relaxation and better muscle recovery.
CBD is not a psychoactive molecule and it doesn’t appear in saliva drug detection that mostly focuses on THC levels in your blood. In case of a company drug screening, your employer won’t even know that you take CBD in the morning or before going to sleep.
This is probably one of the most asked question that we receive every week! It’s normal to be worried when carrying a cannabidiol bottle in a plane because you know that you have a very big probability to be controlled by the airport agents!
To be able to carry a bottle in a plane, the safest way is to tidy your oil in a toiletry bag near your toothbrush, your toothpaste, and your deodorant. In fact, we do not recommend carrying the oil on you or in your handbag because there are some travel companies that are super strict with liquids. While carrying cannabis oil on you; you will most of the time have the same trouble as carrying water, cola or perfume. So … avoid having your oil confiscated by discreetly storing it in your hold bag.
These tips are for practical transporting your product on a plane but what about the law?
As you saw above, our products are legal pretty much everywhere but there are some exceptions (example: Saudi Arabia) so be sure to check the CBD law of the country where you are flying to! To even reduce the probability of having trouble with your travel company you can print (or download on your smartphone) our lab certification to prove that there is no THC in our product.
Driving can be dangerous is you don’t have full control of your body and your mind. There are a countless number of accidents caused by alcohol and cannabis, so asking yourself if you can drive your car under CBD is a very legit question! If you already know a bit about CBD and it’s effect on the body, you already know that there are very different than smoking marijuana. Your senses won’t be affected by the intake of cannabidiol because there is no THC in our oil. THC is the only cannabinoid that affects your vision and your reactiveness but there is some downside of cannabidiol that you should be aware before driving your car or your motorcycle.
Cannabidiol is often used before going to bed because it’s a proven way to relax your body and your mind, CBD in fact is categorized as a Sedative by Wikipedia because how effective it is to fall in sleep while using it.
Therefore it is not recommended to use Cannabidiol before driving because of this sedative effect, it is true that this effect is much less powerful than cannabis but it’s an important factor that you should consider before taking the wheel.
Current saliva Test only reacts to THC molecules, they don’t focus on other cannabinoids so there is no possibility that a drug test return positive if you only took CBD isolate, or even a Broad-spectrum extract. But keep in mind that some CBD oil contains very little trace of THC that can’t be fully removed so even if there is a minuscule quantity of THC in your oil, the saliva test can probably detect it.
THC drug detection are made to detect the THC without a minimal concentration like it’s done for alcohol. So if you buy a full spectrum or a badly distillate oil that is not fully THC FREE, then there is a small chance that the drug result can return positive. To avoid this kind of trouble be sure to purchase a THC FREE Broad spectrum CBD oil.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is NOT the natural element that you find in hemp or cannabis to the contrary of CBDa (cannabidiolic acid). Those two elements look very similar but in fact, CBDa does not act on the endocannabinoid system while CBD does (in fact CBDa act a little bit, but about 100 times less than CBD). CBDa is transformed into CBD by heat, this process is called decarboxylation where the CBDa molecule loses few atoms to become CBD. The decarboxylation is the scientific term to describe what is happening while smoking weed. While burning the CBDa becomes CBD, the THCa becomes THC, the CBGa becomes CBG, etc …
With our next-generation laboratory, we don’t need to burn anything and we have a patented process to make this decarboxylation while keeping the perfect flavor of weed that you will taste in our CBD oil.
Also, we would like to warn you about some crude oil that you can find everywhere in the United-States and on the Internet! Be careful and check if the product has been decarboxylated because without decarboxylation your cannabis oil will contain only CBDa and will have a close to zero effect on your endocannabinoid system.
There are many misunderstandings about CBD, Weed, Hemp, Medical cannabis, or recreational Marijuana. To understand those different terms you need to know that they all come from one single plant: Cannabis sativa L. There are many sub-species of Cannabis, some of them produce high level of CBD, other produce a higher level of THC (selected strain for indoor growing) and other produce a 50% / 50% ratio of CBD and THC.
When we talk about medical cannabis, the flower or oil is produced in a very strict medical framework. Medical cannabis is used for strong health trouble and medical support. Then it is not a food-supplement or self-medication but a real medicinal drug for which you need a prescription and will be used for very specific health concern. There are many cannabis medications but the 2 most famous are Epidyolex and Sativex, those controlled products are made using a 50:50 ratio of CBD and THC and will generate a high psychoactive effect due to the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol. Those drugs are used for Sclerosis or Dravet Syndrom so they are very different that Cannabidiol used to relax or to ameliorate your peace of mind.
Recreational cannabis is a term used by the public to designate the use of weed for recreational or social purposes. Recreational cannabis is always the same plant (Cannabis Sativa L) but using a strain that contains a good concentration of THC. The purpose to consume highly concentrated THC is to increase the serotonin level into the user’s brain and make them happy/stone/relaxed or in a laughing state.
For recreational purposes, Marijuana can be smoked in a join, vaped in an electronic cig, ingested as full-spectrum oil under the tongue, or even baked in a space cake.
This usage of Cannabis is still prohibited in many countries around the world and the effects are far opposed as those that people get while consuming THC Free CBD oil.
Cannabis Sativa L is the botanical term to define hemp, but like everything in nature, there are some sub-species of this plant that have different chemical compositions. Cannabis (Sativa or Indica) and hemp are the same plants but with different usage: Hemp is mostly used for fibers to make fabrics, clothing, industrial insulation because it contains a small amount of CBD and THC, hemp as been use since antiquity for various usages.
Cannabis is the term that people use to talk about the plant that procures psycho-active effect with the presence of CBD and THC in the flowers so the concentration of Cannabinoids is the main difference between Hemp and Cannabis in the public mind. Industrial hemp contain less than 0.2% of THC and less than 20% CBD and recreational cannabis can go up to 50% CBD and 50% THC. This recreational cannabis was made possible by selecting high THC strain over generations, doing hybridization, and using indoor lighting with high-pressure sodium, LED, or Metal halide lamp. With those kinds of human behavior, we are far from the original Cannabis Sativa L strain.
With the current extracting technologies CBD can be extracted using registered industrial hemp containing less than 0.2% of THC, Companies like Naturicious don’t need to grow highly modified cannabis seed with huge amount of CBD or THC in it.