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CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. This substance is derived from the flowers and leaves of hemp plants. By using selective breeding techniques, CBD Oil is very rich in CBD and contains almost no THC. There are no negative side effects like getting high or getting addicted.
The oil is taken with a pipette by dripping it under your tongue. After 30 seconds, swallow the oil (with a glass of water).
In these 30 seconds, the oil is being absorbed rapidly by your mucous membranes. By using a pipette and drops, It’s easy to dose the oil perfectly.
Yes, Because the substance CBD is not psychoactive, CBD oil is 100% legal in all of Europe. Read all about it at (air)travel with CBD.
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Information about CBD oil
You have presumably landed on this page because you’re seeking knowledge about CBD oil or because you’re interested in buying it. While a plethora of information about CBD can be found on the internet, we know from personal experience that finding accurate information can be quite difficult. Many websites often overwhelm their readers with a veritable deluge of information, thus leaving customers and readers clueless about their next step. We aim to explain the ins and outs of CBD in clear and concise language to make our website accessible to a general audience.
CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a substance that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Although CBD was first discovered in the early 1940s, it wasn’t isolated until 1964. It is still one of the most commonly known and widely researched cannabinoids, and its popularity is continuing to grow. Because CBD research is a relatively new field, and although research into the beneficial effects of CBD is rapidly increasing, many discoveries are yet to be made.
One of the most important conclusions that have been drawn to date is that CBD does not seem to have any negative side effects. It is therefore considered to be a safe nutritional supplement and legally available in the Netherlands. Both its popularity and its wide range of applications make CBD the perfect ingredient for a wide range of products, including capsules, oils, e-liquids, and creams.
What are the differences between hemp and cannabis?
It is highly important to make a proper distinction between hemp and cannabis. Many people mistakenly believe them to be the same plant, but this could not be further from the truth. While both plants share a common ancestor and could be thought of like cousins, cannabis – or marijuana – is derived from the cannabis Sativa plant that is grown for its buds and resinous glands called trichomes. These trichomes contain a great deal of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical compound famed for its psychotropic and psychoactive properties.
Hemp, on the other hand, is often grown for industrial applications and only contains trace amounts of THC. Because hemp usually contains less than 0.05% of THC, it is legal to sell, buy, distribute, and consume.
The differences between CBD oil and cannabis oil
You may have heard about CBD oil, cannabis oil, THC oil, marijuana oil, hemp oil, and Rick Simpson oil. Perhaps you’ve even asked yourself if these are all the same things. The answer to that question is a resounding “no”. CBD oil only contains minor traces of THC (usually less than 0.2%) while cannabis or THC oil often contains anywhere between 1 and 8% of THC. That’s why THC oil is a controlled substance, while CBD is completely legal.
Is it legal to order CBD oil?
In most European countries, including the United Kingdom, CBD is 100% legal. While people are not permitted to have drugs controlled by the Dutch Opium Act, CBD is not a controlled substance and may, therefore, be freely traded and used.
What exactly is this oil?
Now that we are aware of the differences between cannabis and hemp, we can start talking about CBD and its many benefits. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. THC is another cannabinoid found in this plant, and it’s this chemical compound that is responsible for the high effect cannabis is famous for. CBD and THC have been described as “sister molecules”.
Usually, CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant because it contains plenty of CBD and only a negligible percentage of THC. Growing hemp plants is completely legal, which is excellent news, as the CBD it contains has substantial uses and benefits.
When buying CBD products from a reliable and trustworthy source, you can rest assured that, unlike supplements containing THC, these products will never produce a high. High-quality CBD oil, such as the ones we carry in our online store, contains only pure CBD and a number of other non-psychotropic cannabinoids. Their THC is always negligible (under 0.05%) and literally cannot produce a so-called “high”.
Different people use CBD oil for different purposes. This is hardly surprising, as CBD has attracted a lot of attention recently. Moreover, a lot of research has been done on the medicinal use of this chemical compound. Unfortunately, while we would love to do so, we cannot share experiences from our customers without breaking the law. We are, however, permitted to provide information about CBD and to inform you about its variety of purposes and applications.
CBD is rather unique and is notably different from other cannabinoids. Several studies have indicated that CBD has very little effect on the two significant receptors in the nervous system. What it does do, however, is strengthen the effects of both endogenous and indigenous cannabinoids. Thus, CBD supports the body’s endocannabinoid system and enables it to absorb cannabinoids better.
How do I use it?
CBD oils can be taken in various forms, including tinctures, oils, pastes, and capsules – or even by taking chewing gums or applying body butter. CBD tinctures are usually dripped under the tongue, after which it is absorbed by the body within (approximately) half an hour. People who dislike the natural (and somewhat strong) flavour of CBD oils and CBD pastes often mask it by mixing these products into their food or beverages. Those who are often on the go and travel frequently may prefer taking capsules, as they are both discreet and easily portable.
The endocannabinoid system
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. While THC – which is another chemical compound produced by the cannabis plant – and CBD share a number of important characteristics, there is a marked difference between the two. While CBD is completely non-psychoactive, THC can produce an effect that is commonly referred to as a “high”. Unlike THC, which is psychotropic, CBD is a cannabinoid that doesn’t make people “high.” On the contrary: CBD on its own has entirely different effects that we will explain below.
In the 1990s, shortly after the first cannabinoid was isolated, scientists discovered that the human body produces similar compounds on its own. These endogenous cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids, were found to regulate several important bodily functions. Because the endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, the importance of these compounds should not be underrated.
Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system plays an incredibly important role in the human body as it regulates, among other things, the following bodily functions:
- Pain perception
- Immune system
- Sleep pattern
- Motor skills
The cannabinoids that are produced by the body interact with so-called receptors. In layman’s terms, this means that they help the body communicate with itself.
Cannabinoids are therefore indispensable for the proper functioning of the body. Research has shown that because hemp oil contains CBD – a known cannabinoid – it can affect the user’s endocannabinoid system by interacting with specific receptors and helping them function optimally.
Different types of CBD oil
Many people mistakenly think that all types of CBD oil are the same. There are however many types of CBD oil: their respective differences mainly reside in concentration, chemical composition, and in how they were produced.
To make a CBD product, the CBD must first be extracted from the hemp plant. There are many ways of extracting CBD from cannabis or hemp: each extraction method has its advantages and disadvantages.
Supercritical CO2 extraction
Supercritical CO2 extraction, a process that uses safe pressurized carbon, is a relatively new way of obtaining extracts. CO2 extraction is currently one of the cleanest and safest methods for extracting CBD. It has a number of significant advantages, including:
- The preservation of sensitive and delicate components
- The possibility of recollection and reuse
- Its use of non-toxic solvents
- No need for additional purification
Extraction with oil
In this extraction method, the CBD is ‘loosened’ from cannabis. One major advantage of this method is that it is relatively cheap. One study that set out to determine which method of CBD extraction is the safest found that the oil extraction method poses the least risk. A disadvantage of this method is that the final product is less concentrated and therefore less potent, meaning that users will have to consume more of this product to reach the desired result.
This extraction method is also referred to as ‘ethanol extraction’. In this method, plant materials are put into a container. The liquid solvent is then run through this material and evaporated away from this mixture to produce an extract. During this process, the CBDA is converted into CBD (this process is also known as decarboxylation). While this extraction method is relatively easy and efficient, it does pose risks, as even the slightest spark could cause an explosion.
Would you like to try a CBD oil that has been extracted using the CO2 method? If so, we recommend purchasing the “RAW” variety, which retains a number of useful and beneficial cannabinoids providing unique therapeutic benefits. The “RAW” variety not only contains CBD, but also other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, CBN, and CBDA.
A variety of strengths and concentrations
There are many different CBD products available in different concentrations. After the process of extraction, a thick CBD paste remains. In most cases, this paste is blended with either olive or hemp seed oil. The lower the strength of the final product, the more the CBD paste has been diluted with one of these oils.
In most cases, CBD oil contains hemp seed oil as a solvent. Hemp seed oil is a natural, organic product derived from cold-pressed hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil contains many essential and important nutrients, such as minerals, vitamins B and E, and protein.
- The CBD is extracted by means of CO2
- CBD Oil “RAW” contains a number of other essential cannabinoids, including CBDA, CBC, CBN, CBV, and MEB
- Has a wide range of different applications and uses
- Uses the entire plant and is therefore cheaper
- Contains less pure CBD compared to the “PURE”
- Has a somewhat bitter and pungent flavour
- Has a mild, somewhat nutty taste
- The CBD is obtained by means of using the heat extraction method
- Is less suitable for people with insomnia and other sleep issues
- Is more expensive than the “RAW” variety due to the fact that it’s only made from the tips of the hemp plant
- Only contains pure CBD with no other cannabinoids present
Buy the highest quality
If the information on this page has piqued your interest, please feel free to get in touch with us, so we can help you find the product that’s right for you. You can purchase all kinds of products containing this wonderful compound from our online store, which carries oils, tinctures, skincare products, chewing gums, e-liquids, and many more exciting products.
All our products are produced by reliable manufacturers and extensively tested by independent, third-party laboratories. The results of these tastes are all freely available, allowing customers to shop with confidence and peace of mind,
In addition, we encourage people to visit our website, which contains a lot of information about CBD and its many therapeutic benefits. We strive to offer only the best customer experience.
CBD oils are available in a variety of concentrations – i.e. the amount of CBD in a given volume of liquid – ranging from 2.5% to 18%. A 10-milliliter bottle with a CBD concentration of 2.5% – a strength we recommend for children and pets – thus contains 250mg of cannabidiol. The average CBD concentration in most products is 5%. If you require a stronger concentration, we can offer you products with a CBD content of 10% or even higher, such as Endoca’s CBD paste, which contains no less than 30% CBD.
Determining the right dosage
If you are new to CBD, or cannabidiol, you might have all sorts of questions and may find the topic of dosage a bit confusing. It’s important to know is that there is no universal dosage and to realize that every person and every situation is different. Several factors, like the concentration of the oil, your age, your weight, and your level of tolerance may influence how CBD will affect you. Because we understand that the effects vary for each individual, you can’t filter our products based on such attributes as age and weight.
Figuring out the right dose also depends on the product you’re using, as our different CBD products come in a variety of strengths and concentrations. Tinctures that have a lower amount of CBD per dose, for example, will have a different effect than a paste with a much higher concentration of CBD.
It is also worth noting that the same CBD products can sometimes differ per batch and harvest. Like a fine wine, each batch of hemp is different, meaning that small differences in the same product can sometimes occur. These differences are usually negligible and only affect the final product’s taste, colour, and substance, but never the amount of CBD and other active ingredients.
Start low and go slow
It is important to take a close look at the amount of CBD that a product contains. If you want to give CBD a serious shot and have the cash for it, we recommend starting with a relatively high percentage (e.g. 10%). Certain medications, including several sleeping aids, have been shown to be habit-forming, meaning that a person cannot sleep without the drug It is therefore important to note that CBD is not habit-forming.
Please note that it is possible to gradually increase your CBD dosage. Keep in mind, however, that CBD has to build up in your system, which may take up to 14 days. Please allow at least 2-3 weeks to measure any effects.
Dosage guidelines for children
There is no harm in taking CBD, and it’s been found to be completely safe for children. Please note, however, that children require a lower dosage than adults. If you’re thinking about purchasing a CBD product for your child, we recommend choosing a product with a relatively low concentration of CBD (2.5 or 5%). As with adults, it is important to start with a relatively low dose and, if needed, to increase it gradually. For children, start with one drop twice a day. CBD has to build up in their system, which may take up to 14 days, so make sure to keep an eye on them and ask them if they’re noticing any changes yet.
- There is no universal dosage.
- The ideal dose depends on a variety of factors.
- It is best to start with a “start low and go slow”.
- CBD has to build up in your system, especially if it’s the first time your body has ever received it. This may take up to 14 days.
- CBD is not habit-forming
- Children should only take CBD products with a relatively low concentration of CBD (2.5 or 5%).
Not habit-forming or addictive
Certain medications, including several sleeping aids, have been shown to be habit-forming, meaning that a person cannot sleep without them. It is therefore important to note that CBD is not habit-forming.
How do I choose the right product?
You might find it difficult to choose a CBD product, which is understandable given the plethora of CBD products, brands, and concentrations out there. For those who are new to CBD or want to give CBD products to their children or animals, figuring out the best method can be quite challenging. We have therefore made a handy and useful interactive questionnaire available, making it is easy to find the right CBD product for your needs.