What is CBD oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol - one of the hundreds of active components found in cannabis- and hemp plants. Together with THC, CBD is undoubtedly one of the most common cannabinoids found in these plants. Until now, scientific research has successfully identified and isolated around 150 cannabinoids. Each with its own specific positive impact on humans and animals. Though it is believed that there are much more cannabinoids, which are yet to be identified.
Products with a high concentration of CBD and a low (or non-existent) THC-content, do not cause a high or stoned feeling. In contrary to products that contain relatively more THC than CBD; and therefor do cause a psychoactive effect. The main reason behind this, is that CBD is known to decrease THC’s psychoactive traits.
That is also the reason why modern cannabis strains for the recreative market are often crossbred to contain the highest possible THC-levels, with close to no CBD at all. These high-inducing products are found in Dutch coffeeshops, dispensaries in North America and on the black market. And although the cannabinoid THC does have some positive health-effects, not everyone wants to get high or stoned.
Full-Spectrum CBD oil products
Certain hemp cultivars however have a more balanced cannabinoid content; which by nature is better suited for the production of high quality CBD products. Besides a good cannabinoid-ratio (high CBD content with low amounts of THC) these hemp varieties also contain cannabinoids like CBG, CBC and CBN. And where isolated CBD products like CBD crystals offer some health benefits; a full spectrum CBD product - also containing these other cannabinoids and terpenes - proves to be much more effective. That is why we do our best to offer CBD oil carrying the broadest cannabinoidspectrum available.
Curious to find out how CBD works in the body? Also read: ‘The endocannabinoid system (ECS) - how does CBD work?’
Terpenes are, different from cannabinoids, the aromatic compounds that give each hemp or cannabis variety its own unique smell and flavor profile. In varying compositions, these terpenes are responsible for steering the effects CBD and other cannabinoids have in the body. For the recreative sector, cannabis strains are selected on certain terpene-profiles to reach a specific effect. For the maximum health-benefits though, it is important to offer a complete and balanced terpeneprofile; a so-called ‘full-spectrum’ product like our regular CBD oil for example.
Because full-spectrum CBD products offer an entourage-effect. This means that the many different active components in the product strengthen each other’s function. So you will not only receive the positive health-effects of CBD, but also those of the other naturally occurring elements from the hemp plant. In other words, full spectrum CBD products - which in addition to CBD contain other cannabinoids and terpenes - appear to be more effective than isolated CBD products. Obviously, this is why we are proud to offer one of the most complete hemp extracts on the market - with undoubtedly the best entourage-effect available.
How CBD oil works
Before we explain the effects CBD oil might have on the body and mind, let’s have a look at how Cannabidiol (CBD) works. Because you’ll need to understand how the substance is processed by the body first; to be able to understand the possibilities this organic product holds.
Cannabidiol is one of the many vegetal cannabinoids found in the hemp plant; or actually, phytocannabinoids (phyto = vegetal) to be precise. Because cannabinoids do not only exist in (hemp) plants. In fact, we humans - and all other mammals in the world - possess a body’s own cannabinoid system. A network that uses endocannabinoids (endo = body’s own) to regulate all kinds of important processes in the body. Meaning that our own cannabinoids act as signaling neurotransmitters, essential to our survival and well-being.
However, in some cases the body is not able to produce enough of these substances. Or they break down too fast, possibly causing several ailments in the body as a result. In those cases it might help to provide your body with additional vegetal cannabinoids to get back in balance. As such, CBD lends a ‘helping hand’ from nature in reaching homeostasis in the body. That is the ideal balance in which your body thrives and you feel the best. So by using CBD oil on a daily basis, you might expect the following effects:
1. CBD can strengthen immune system
One of the ways in which CBD could possibly improve your life, is by helping to regulate your immune system. Meaning that it makes sure the immune system reacts when needed, and helps eliminate various ‘intruders’ like viruses and bacteria from the body. Though it also helps to calm down the immune system when it overreacts unnecessarily, like what happens with auto-immune diseases for example. The reason that CBD works so well on the immune system, is because our immune cells are loaded with CB-receptors from the ECS. Proven by scientific research, this way CBD oil helps you strengthen and tame your immune system when needed.
2. Treat (chronic) pain with CBD
Besides, CBD oil could possibly help treat (chronic) pain. As various research papers prove CBD’s amazing effect on pain, because of two different approaches. Firstly, in the majority of cases, Cannabidiol could possibly help treat the cause of pain. Considering its strong anti-inflammatory and neuroregenerative properties - actively helping to decrease the level of inflammation and helping to restore damaged nerves.
Moreover, CBD often has a positive effect on the perception of pain; because it delays the speed in which the body breaks down some of the body’s own cannabinoids like anandamide and 2-AG. And these substances are partly responsible for experiencing feelings of happiness, but also soothe pain. So theoretically, the more of it you have in your bloodstream, the less pain you’ll experience. Also read our blog on CBD and chronic pain: ‘CBD Cosmetics: improve your skincare routine with hemp topicals'
3. Might reduce stress and anxiety
Anxiety, stress and depression are the silent killers of our time. According to the WHO, depression is even the number one disease in the 21nd century. Often, these disorders are treated with heavy medication that include long lists of possible side effects. Think dizziness, aggression, sleeplessness, headaches and sexual dysfunction for example. Furthermore, the (often benzodiazepine) medication can be very addictive and harmful to the body with continuous and/or excessive use.
Though various research on both animals and humans prove that CBD could possibly help treat this type of conditions. As hemp oil appears to be effective in reducing anxiety associated with public speaking, for example. Whereas other research shows CBD could possibly reduce sleeplessness and anxiety in children with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This has to do with CBD’s effect on the serotonine receptors in the brain. A neurotransmitter responsible for the regulation of mood and social behavior. Showing promising potential for CBD in treating mental disorders as stress, anxiety and depression.
4. Sleep better with CBD
As described in another article on CBD and sleep, a whopping 30% of the world’s population experience trouble sleeping. This might have various causes, but in all cases it is obviously very annoying and might cause daytime fatigue. Luckily, you won’t need dangerous and heavy sleep medication for a good night’s rest. Because according to various scientific studies mentioned in our previously published article, CBD appears to treat a variety of causes for insomnia. Whether you have trouble sleeping because you experience anxiety or stress; or wake up at night because of pain. The right CBD helps consumers fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, in most cases.
5. Possibly treat acne and other skin-problems
CBD however offers more than a positive effect on the internal human, so to speak. As it can also be used topically. In fact, Cannabidiol has shown to be an exceptionally effective treatment for skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis; to name a few. In case of acne, the problem is caused by genetics, bacteria, inflammation and an excessive sebum-production; the fatty excretion coming from the skin. Though according to recent science, CBD oil might help decrease inflammation and sebum-production.
So to keep your skin healthy, you could ingest CBD oil on a regular basis. Or better yet, treat the skin directly with CBD cosmetics. This way you apply the CBD directly where it’s needed. And considering the skin is fully covered by CB-receptors of the ECS; skin cells react unimaginably well on CBD skincare products.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
Curious about the health benefits of CBD? Studies suggest that Cannabidiol (CBD) can have all kinds of positive effects on the human body. CBD is said to help with pain relief and soothe all kinds of aches and pains. Taking CBD drops may help in preventing migraine, may help to reduce anxiety and may help in pain management for people suffering from chronic pain. The health benefits of CBD may also vary per person, as can the treatment’s efficacy. CBD may help with rheumatoid arthritis, could help treat certain forms of epilepsy, might help reduce pain and possibly help people with anxiety and mood disorders. Please email us for the results of the latest studies, clinical trials and health news. We believe in the benefits of CBD as an alternative medicine!
CBD Dosage: How much should you take?
Depending on the chosen product, the starting dosage for CBD oil and our water-soluble CBDactive+ is around 1 or 2 drops or pumps, 1 or 2 times a day, unless otherwised advised. This provides the minimum amount of CBD necessary to experience some kind of effect. In case you experience no difference in your situation after 10-14 days of use, it is advisable to increase the dosage. It is also advisable to increase the dosage when you feel that it could improve the effects of the product. Though at some point it’s better to increase the potency of the CBD oil you’re using, moving to a higher concentrated dose of CBD per drop, instead of increasing your dosage.
In case you’re not sure about the right dosage for your needs, or have recently switched brands, type or strength of CBD oil - you are always welcome to contact us free of charge. We’re happy to give you advice on all of our CBD products and their starting dosage; and help you determine the best way to integrate CBD into your daily diet.
Is buying CBD oil in the UK legal?
In the UK and most other European countries, CBD oil can not contain more than 0.05% THC to be legal. As is the case with our products, CBD oil meeting these requirements has no psychoactive effect and will not get you high. The CBD oil sold to the UK from Dutch Natural Healing naturally meets this requirement. This way you can legally enjoy the effects of CBD oil without the high-inducing THC.
Buy CBD oil at Dutch Natural Healing
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Service of Dutch Natural Healing
Ordering CBD from Dutch Natural Healing means you choose quality. Our CBD oil is the richest in terpenes and contains the largest variety of cannabinoids. Therefor we can safely promise that our CBD oil provides the best entourage effect. Order the best CBD oil online from Dutch Natural Healing!
Be sure to check out our CBDactive+, a drinkable and water-soluble alternative to regular CBD oil. Of course we also sell pure CBD, such as CBD isolate and CBD paste, obtained through a supercritical CO2-extraction. Do you still find something to be unclear, or do you need personal advice? Feel free to contact our customer service!
CBD oil test results
All of our hemp extracts and CBD oils are intensively tested to ensure they meet our highest quality standards. To see the latest test-results, please send us an email.