Your guide to CBD oil

Your guide to CBD oil

CDB oil is probably the most popular dosage form of CBD used in humans and animals. This product is what our guide is about. We clarify the terms and take a closer look at different “oil products” with hemp in their name.

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Topics we cover in this guide

DEFINITIONS: CANNABIS OIL, HEMP OIL, CBD OIL?

Want to buy CBD oil but have heard different product names and aren’t quite sure which one means what? What is cannabis oil, what is hemp oil, and which of these is CBD oil?

Basically, you can make different oils from plants in different ways. There are so-called seed oils, which are produced when the seeds of the plant are pressed – olive oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, for example. There are essential oils that can be distilled from various parts of a plant, such as its fruits, flowers, leaves or bark.

Overview of different oil types

In addition, oil-based products can be manufactured in which a mostly neutral carrier oil “carries” or transports the active agents.

CBD OIL aka CBD DRUGS

CBD oil is not an oil extracted from the hemp plant, but an oily extract of the hemp plant with cannabidiol as the main ingredient.

The permitted THC content is not yet finally regulated in Switzerland, while our neighbours have their own values: below 0.2% in Germany and below 0.3% in Austria.

The production of CBD oil is relatively complex and quite involved, which is why it is really important to buy high quality products – the differences in quality can vary enormously in some cases.

The production steps include all “typical” steps in the processing of crops. After harvesting, the low-THC commercial hemp plants are dried. Next, the hemp seeds are extracted for further processing. Then the remaining plant material can be used to extract CBD. CBD can be extracted by ethanol extraction or – more valuable and gentle – by the so-called CO2 extraction. This extract is then mixed with the so-called carrier oil. Depending on the product type, coconut oil, olive oil or hemp seed oil can be used as carrier oil. Alternatively, CBD can also be obtained by oil extraction – CBD oil obtained in this way takes a little longer to produce and has a shorter shelf life, but is preferred by some people as being particularly natural.

CBD Oil Properties Infographic

HANFÖL

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil is a conventional edible oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. It is a high quality oil that contains important omega fatty acids. This will not only make your salad delicious and nutty, but will provide you with vital nutrients.

CBD or even THC? Wrong.

The hemp seed oil is also used in cosmetics and industry.

Hemp oil infographic

HEMP ESSENTIAL OIL

Cannabis flower essential oil is distilled from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. It contains neither CBD nor THC and is used in aromatherapy as well as for flavoring food.

Hemp Essential Oil Infographic

"CANNABIS OIL" aka THC OIL aka HASH OIL

Cannabis, as you know, is the name of the plant. This unfortunately makes “cannabis oil” the most confusing term of all, as it can refer to a number of different products.

Meant can be products of the edible oil up to the so-called hash oil, therefore: Eyes on.

IMPORTANT:

Cannabis oil does not have to contain THC, but it can. Cannabis oil may or may not contain CBD. If you find a product with this label, be sure to look very closely at the ingredients.

Cannabisöl Eigenschaften Infografik

IS THE CBD OIL LEGAL?

Currently, CBD oil is seen as a (legal) lifestyle product in Switzerland. Lifestyle products are understood here as food and cosmetics. Also this
Goodvibe range of CBD oils
also falls into this category.

As mentioned before, make sure that you really buy a CBD oil without THC or with a declared THC content of less than 1%.

Here you can find a detailed article about the legal situation and legality of CBD.

DIFFERENCES IN CBD OIL

As we have shown, there are some differences in the extraction of the ingredient CBD. But the formulations of individual CBD oils can also vary.

CBD: ISOLATED OR FULL SPECTRUM

Those who use a pure CBD isolate can add other ingredients to their CBD oil formula, such as fat-soluble vitamins, but also flavorings.

So-called full-spectrum products, on the other hand, contain other cannabinoids as well as flavonoids and terpenes in addition to pure CBD. Chlorophyll, beta-carotene and various vitamins may also be present.

The advantage of pure isolates is that they cannot contain THC.

The advantage of full-spectrum products is that the various active plant ingredients can support each other synergistically. It’s called the

Entourage Effect

. The easiest way to compare this is to see how sugar from fruit is metabolized differently by the body than, say, sugar from fruit juice, which lacks the fiber of the fruit.

THE CBD CONCENTRATION IN CBD OIL

If you’ve ever wanted to buy CBD oil, you’ve probably seen that the oils come in different levels of CBD concentration, such as 2, 5, or 10%. The low concentration is especially suitable at the beginning. These products are usually also cheaper.

In principle, dietary supplements should not be taken without consulting your family doctor, especially because allergic reactions, interactions and side effects can occur on a very individual basis and depend on your state of health.

THE USE OF CBD OIL

People swear by CBD oil for a variety of reasons. Some want to sleep better, others want to reduce stress or pain. Some use it to supplement their diet, their meditation routine, their exercise program. Only a few side effects are known.

However, since the dosage and effects of CBD have not been finally researched, there are hardly any strict dosage recommendations.

A slow, mindful approach to CBD oil is generally advised. Observing the reaction of one’s own body is the be-all and end-all. A binding dosage recommendation for all is difficult – also because depending on the product formula, different concentrations and compositions can be absorbed differently.

Basically, however, you can say how the CBD oil is taken. A few drops are placed directly under the tongue. Hold the oil there for a few seconds to allow the oral mucosa to absorb the CBD. The oil is then swallowed.

The CBD oil can of course also be swallowed directly or mixed with a drink – which in turn can dampen the effect.

Here you will find a comprehensive guide to
CBD effect
.

BUYING CBD OIL - WHAT YOU SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR

When buying, it is important that you can accurately read the CBD claim on the product.

Normally, the CBD percentage value (e.g. 5% of 50 ml product) is directly stated. However, some manufacturers add the content of CBDa, the precursor of CBD. Therefore, you should also consider the mg specification of CBD.

Also, pay attention to the THC declaration, so that the legal guideline values are not exceeded.

Finally, one last storage tip: CBD oil is light-sensitive and should therefore always be stored in a cool, dark place. Your bathroom cabinet or the sunny shelf in the kitchen are not suitable.

CBD-Öl FAQ

  • Wie riecht CBD-Öl

    Ein weiterer Faktor, den du eventuell in Betracht ziehen sollten, ist der Geruch. Als Pflanzenextrakt ohne künstliche Zusatzstoffe hat reines CBD-Öl aus Hanf einen natürlichen “erdig-grünen” Geruch. Einige CBD-Konsumenten genießen den Cannabis Geruch der Chemikalie CBD-Öl, während andere es vorziehen, diesen entweder mit natürlich gesüßten oder geruchsneutralen Optionen zu maskieren. Viele unserer CBD-Produkte (insbesondere unsere Vollspektrum-Öle!) behalten diesen natürlichen erdigen Geruch von Hanf bei. Generell gilt: Reinextrakte (ohne THC) sind eher geruchsneutral, Vollextrakte (mit kleinen Mengen THC) sind etwas stärker im Geschmack, enthalten aber neben THC auch weitere sekundäre Pflanzenstoffe.

  • Wie stark sollte mein CBD-Öl sein?

    Die natürlich ausgleichende Wirkung der CBD-Produkte kann von Person zu Person unterschiedlich sein, und die individuellen CBD-Bedürfnisse eines jeden Menschen sind unterschiedlich. Es gibt keine “beste” oder “durchschnittliche” Verabreichung von CBD-Produkten. Wie sehr CBD für dich und deine besonderen Bedürfnisse richtig ist, unterscheidet sich von den Bedürfnissen anderer Menschen. Die breite Palette an CBD-Chemikalien in unserem CBD Shop soll sicherstellen, dass du ein Produkt mit der für dich richtigen Menge an CBD findest. Im Allgemeinen empfehlen wir, mit einer kleinen Dosis CBD langsam zu beginnen und bei Bedarf zu erhöhen.

  • Welches CBD-Öl ist für mich am besten?

    Hier gibt es drei wichtige Faktoren, die du bei deiner Kaufentscheidung bezüglich der Chemikalie berücksichtigen solltest: – Stärke des CBD-Öls – THC Frei versus weniger als 1% THC – Geruch  

  • Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Vollextrakt CBD-Öl und Reinextrakt CBD-Öl?

    Vollspektrum-CBD-Öle sind sogenannte Vollextrakte. Diese werden aus einem Extrakt hergestellt, der das natürlich vorkommende Cannabinoid-Profil der Cannabispflanze beibehält. Dazu gehören andere Cannabinoide wie CBG, CBC, CBN sowie Terpene wie Pinen, Linalool und Limonen. Grundlegender Unterschied ist, dass Vollextrakte kleine Mengen an THC (bis maximal 1%) enthält. Reinextrakte haben kein THC. Es gibt tatsächlich Hunderte von anderen Verbindungen als CBD oder THC, die in der Cannabispflanze gefunden werden – jede davon hat ihre eigene Wirkung auf deinen Körper. Vollextrakten wird oft ein größerer therapeutischer Nutzen zugeschrieben als Isolaten. Dies ist auf den so genannten Entourage-Effekt zurückzuführen – ein Prozess, bei dem verschiedene Verbindungen in der Cannabispflanze zusammenwirken, um eine größere Wirkung zu erzielen. Reinextrakte werden meist aus Vollextrakten weiterverarbeitet, um alles außer CBD aus dem Extrakt zu entfernen. Diese Extrakte ermöglichen eine stärkere Standardisierung der CBD-Produkte durch die Hersteller und garantieren, dass die therapeutische Wirkung von CBD nicht von anderen Cannabinoiden beeinflusst wird. CBD-Produkte, die aus Isolaten hergestellt werden, sind in der Regel billiger, haben aber wenigere unterschiedliche Effekte als Vollextrakte.