Release the hemp! And do it immediately.
Who would have thought 20 years ago that the wish of a well-known German politician – at least with regard to CBD products – would come true and even turn into a true health trend.
Whether it is medicinal cannabis or cannabidiols, hemp is currently celebrating a true triumph in the health sector. The areas of application and the forms of administration are manifold and what was once a small market niche has become a large and often unmanageable market.
This is reason enough to take a brief look at the terminology:
Warum und wie funktioniert CBD?
Given the wide range of possible applications and effects, it is hardly surprising that CBD – especially in the form of oils that can be dissolved in the mouth drop by drop – is being hyped. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) states: “Cannabidiol is generally well tolerated and has a good safety profile”. With so much adulation, it is no wonder that research continues to focus on the potential effects for humans and animals.
But why and how does the human and animal organism respond so well to cannabidiol? Well, this is mainly due to the so-called endocannabionoid system, which in turn is part of the human or animal nervous system. You can imagine this as a kind of transmitter-receiver system between the body and the brain. Like the CB1 and CB2 receptors, it regulates the communication of various mental and physical bodily processes and ensures, for example, that our cognitive functions such as memory formation or our immune defences function. Due to stress, little sleep or other causes, this system can become unbalanced and the body’s own CBD production can be disturbed. The external supply of CBD can thus support the endocannabionoid system in an external way.
THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, THCV… Huh?
Can’t understand what you’re saying? Don’t worry, it’s the same for everyone who is learning about CBD for the first time. What you need to know is that there are about 500 natural components in the hemp plant, of which about 100 are cannabinoids. Well-known representatives of these 100 active ingredients are the psychoactive THC or the already described CBD (cannabidiol). In addition, there are several other exciting active ingredients that you can often find in the so-called CBD oils. You can either find them as the sole active ingredient or in the form of oil complexes that combine different active ingredients, whereby they all have one thing in common: The carrier substance is usually a special oil extract, such as 100% organic hemp seed oil from the manufacturer Optima.
If you read that a CBD oil is CBG, CBC, CBN, CBDV or THCV, the focus is on the respective cannabinoid. You can find more information on this on the website of the “Medical Cannabis Verein Schweiz” https://medcan.ch/de/patienten/6-informationsmaterial.
„Nature is the best pharmacy“ Sebastian Kneipp
Just try it?
In principle, you can try CBD oils with a maximum of 0.2% THC – as long as you strictly adhere to the consumption recommendation. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should refrain from doing so. Unfortunately, there is still insufficient data available that neither supports nor rejects the use of CBD! Therefore: Better safe than sorry.
Children and adolescents can also use CBD oils if the product explicitly states so. As with all dietary supplements, a non-medical practitioner, doctor or therapist should always be available to advise all groups of people. Even though we are not allowed to offer you medical and therapeutic advice, we will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about CBD oils and to tell you more about the Optima products, which you can also find in our web shop.