What is CBD and its characteristics
Hemp is one of the most widely used plants in human history, its many uses making it a resource for multiple sectors: from industry, textiles, construction, and even food.
However, only recently has its main active ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD), begun to be studied by the scientific community for its innumerable benefits. What is CBD then?
CBD is a phytocannabinoid; a substance found in the inflorescences of hemp. Some varieties of the sativa species contain rather high percentages of CBD and for this reason are selected for the production of products with beneficial effects on the body and in the medical field.
Cannabidiol is extracted through a crude process, the proceeds is a dark molasses that contains, also other components of the plant, such as: low amounts of other phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBG, chlorophyll, wax, terpenes.
The extract is refined to over 80 percent purity for CBD, and crystallization begins at this stage. The refining process continues until everything that is not CBD is removed entirely, until 90% purity is reached.
In contrast, our CBD is obtained cold by the supercritical CO2 method and is 99.8% pure. This is the safest and gentlest method because it is a method that operates at low temperature, which is completely environmentally friendly because it creates no toxic emissions or residues to be disposed of.
Among the different products, CBD Crystals, in fact, are the purest product on the market and contain the pure molecule of the substance.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
Sativa hemp also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another cannabinoid that has strong psychotropic effects; this substance, however, in the varieties selected in the European catalog and approved by the Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU, contain it only in minute amounts.
In Italy, Law No. 242 of 2016 states that the free cultivation of legal marijuana can only take place if the cultivated variety falls within the sativa species with THC levels between 0.2 percent to 0.6 percent.
THC is a substance capable of interacting with the endorphin system, thus, with opioid receptors that release dopamine. Immediately the user receives a feeling of euphoria.
Many people experience a pleasant euphoria and a sense of relaxation. Other common effects, which can vary greatly from one person to another, include increased sensory perception (e.g., brighter colors), laughter, altered perception of time, and increased appetite.
Pleasurable experiences with marijuana with high THC percentages are by no means universal. Instead of relaxation and euphoria, some people may experience anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic. These effects are most common when a person takes too much of it or when the person taking it is inexperienced.
CBD, on the other hand, gives no psychotropic or addictive effects; moreover, it acts directly on the endocannabinoid system alleviating anxiety and depression disorders.
Cannabidiol modulates mechanisms already present in the body, precisely because of its action on the endocannabinoid system that regulates many processes in the human body, both physiological and cognitive. Among these is pain management and the healing process from inflammation; CBD tends to restore the original balance.
Basically, cannabinoid receptors receive information from phytocannabinoids, among which CBD has the most beneficial action. These act within our body.
Cannabis light contains a maximum concentration of CBD around 20 percent and has a 1:25 ratio with THC, which is significantly lower and below the minimum threshold.
Taking Cannabis light, therefore, is not harmful to health and does not cause physical dependence.
It has more or less theeffect of chamomile tea, which helps to relax those who take it, helping to balance sleep and improving mood. According to scholars, the psychological addictive effects are significantly less than those of nicotine, which is instead harmful to the body.
Why choose CBD products?
CBD products can be a valuable health aid and excellent personal care products.
The market has launched many CBD products, from crystals and oil to products for use in cooking. Depending on the needs of consumers, each mode of cannabidiol intake can provide benefits.
The CBD contained in the products available on the market is exclusively extracted from light hemp, varieties specially selected and cultivated for their high concentration of CBD.
In specialized stores, such as our e-commerce, it is also possible to find inflorescences without THC, that is, with a percentage of less than 0.2%. This product is free of side effects, while it is highly valued for its benefits from thehigh concentration of CBD.
Light weed varieties are derived from drying the female inflorescences of sativa hemp; it is derived from varieties with very low concentrations of THC. These plants are not found in the wild, but are the result of careful selection.
What is CBD oil and what are its properties?
CBD oil should not be confused with hemp oil, a substance that does not contain CBD, as it is produced by mechanically pressing hemp seeds, which do not contain CBD, like the inflorescences.
Hemp oil is used in cooking, while CBD oil is a versatile lotion that can be used topically as a base for pain-relieving massages, to treat skin disorders and as a moisturizer or hair oil, or can be taken sublingually.
The recommended dosage in oral intake is a few drops per day (1 or 2 maximum) for those who have never used CBD before.
The correct dose varies depending on the concentration of CBD, the person's body weight, and the intensity of the disorder.
When taken orally, CBD oil works against:
It can also be inhaled bringing benefits to the respiratory tract; in addition, even in oil form CBD can positively affect mood disorders and promote sleep. Our CBD oil is produced by natural methods and flavored with mint or vanilla flavoring.
What is the right dosage amount?
The dosage amount of CBD is never constant, it all depends on the user'sphysique and type of disorder; usually it is recommended to take cannabidiol in small doses, keeping the dosage constant and repeated over several days. Once the effects are observed effects, it is necessary to adjust the amount according to one's weight and one's wellness needs.
Although CBD has no particular side effects it is always recommended not to overdo it with any substance taken from cannabis; cannabidiol, in fact has biphasic properties, that is, it tends to vary its effects depending on dosage.
If you take too much CBD, you risk experiencing a narcotic; you also risk "wasting doses," as if taken in excess, cannabidiol may be ineffective.
How much CBD to take per day?
The minimum recommended dose to start with ranges from 0.5 mg to 20 mg of CBD per day; we can only talk about 20mg if it is CBD oil at a maximum concentration of 5%. A microdose of CBD is recommended for sleep and to treat conditions such as headaches, mood disorders and other stress disorders, as well as to balancing one's body.
Once the body has begun to get accustomed to taking CBD, it is a good idea to try to vary the amount of dosage according to your needs, if you have stronger ailments, e.g. example it is recommended to take between 10 -100 mg per day, but it all always depends on the amount of CBD contained in the products and the combination with body weight.
In case the ailments are really strong, one can talk about of macrodosing, however, it is advisable to consult your doctor for specific recommendations on the appropriate dosage for your one's own situation and needs. Macrodosing refers to doses between 50-800 mg per day.
What happens if too much CBD is taken?
This way of operating in the case of CBD is safe, since if one can speak of its side effects, the only one encountered is the appearance of drowsiness due mainly to overdosing.
CBD concentration in CBD oil and light cannabis.
The concentration of CBD in light cannabis varies depending on the variety, usually ranging from 12% to 17%. Cannabis is derived from the dried inflorescences of hemp sativa grown in Italy.
Beyond the percentages, it should be known that the benefits of CBD can also have different timing depending on the type of administration: if CBD is taken through smoking, vaporization, or at the sublingual level, the effects will occur immediately, as CBD reaches the blood immediately.
For this reason, there is no real difference in effectiveness between smoking pot and taking CBD oil, whether taken sublingually or by inhalation. The only differences might depend on the dosage.
If, on the other hand, CBD oil is taken orally, the benefits compared to pot will be less timely because the CBD will have to pass through the digestive tract before reaching the bloodstream, but it may have a longer-lasting effect.
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What are the side effects of CBD?
CBD does not give major side effects even when overdosed; however, drowsy conditions may occur.
The main methods for producing CBD include liquid solventextraction, supercritical CO₂ extraction, and edible oil (such as olive oil) extraction. Liquid solvent extraction is the most common industrial method.
We work to obtain a high-quality product, the most potent and pure CBD possible, thanks to a process that consists of using innovative extraction and purification technologies that respect the phytochemical profile of the hemp plant and allow a high concentration of cannabidiols (CBD) - (THC Free).
Whether you are a consumer or a retailer, there is a wide range of CBD-based products available in our store. Here is a list of the most popular among our customers:
The inflorescences are
undoubtedly the product of choice for consumers. They often come
from European crops, which allows for better traceability of the
product. CBD flowers can be crushed and incorporated into an
infusion or in any culinary preparation. For those who prefer
inhalation, they can be consumed through a vaporizer of
However, our inflorescences come from organic Italian cultivations with a THC content that meets the limits set by Law.
- Resins or Hashish
CBD resins are also famous for their texture and aroma, reminiscent of traditional hashish. Among the best known are the Moroccan, Lebanese, and even Afghan resins. Just like flowers, the CBD resins can be consumed through a drink or a dish. To inhale them, you need a vaporizer specially designed with a special grid for the resin. Our hashish CBD comes from guaranteed natural farming, with no chemical treatments or additives.
CBD crystals are an even more potent form of CBD than those listed above. Rather, they are intended for consumers who are accustomed to taking this natural ingredient. Extracted from hemp, these crystals are the purest form of CBD product available, with a percentage as high as 99%.
It is the only product that contains no trace of a cannabinoid other than CBD. In fact, these products can be consumed sublingually, in a vegetable oil, in dishes, in an e-liquid or even in a vaporizer. Our crystals, are extracted from the best CBD flowers, and are extracted without chemical additives derived from gasoline but via Co2.
Bottled CBD oil is one of the most popular products among consumers. The reason for this success is due to several factors, including the ease of consumption. In fact, one only needs to pour a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue to enjoy relaxing effects within 10 minutes.
CBD oil is also more flexible to use than other forms of CBD, as it can be mixed with food or some everyday products. This cbd product is an discreet way to consume cannabidiol, as there are available in our store formats that contain natural flavors such as mint and vanilla. Our oils on the other hand are made with organic Olivia oil and a blend of terpenes from hemp and other medicinal plants (a plant organism used in pharmaceutical or herbalist workshops for the production of medicinal specialties) and dissolved crystals.
CBD can also be consumed in the form of capsules or
softgels. The advantage of this form is that the dose is very precise and it is
possible to consume it daily as a dietary supplement. With
capsules, the effects take longer to appear but are long
Like oil, capsules are perfect for consuming CBD efficiently, quickly and discreetly.
Other formats available on the market are:
- Electronic liquids
Electronic cigarette smokers also have a format suited to their needs: e-liquid CBD. An ideal form of CBD to enjoy the benefits of CBD while vaping. In addition, e-liquids with CBD can be an interesting alternative for smokers who are trying to reduce or even stop consuming nicotine and THC.
Very often, these e-liquids can come in different percentages of CBD and different flavors so as to satisfy as many as many people as possible.
CBD cosmetics are particularly popular for their their moisturizing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. All of these properties can be beneficial for skin and hair. Now you can find CBD in face creams, body conditioners, oils for hair, lipsticks and much more.
In addition, CBD is ideal for combating irritation, itching, inflammation, blemishes and other skin problems. Applied daily, CBD cosmetics do nothing but improve the quality of the skin and delay its aging. In fact, CBD can also be applied locally to help the process of healing and regeneration of the skin.
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (one of the biological systems in the human body ), which helps regulate sleep, memory, stress response, mood, and more. This natural principle in light cannabis does not bind directly to nerve receptors. Although scientists are still working to understand how this active ingredient works, it appears to promote the endocannabinoid system to maintain homeostasis and balance.
The endocannabinoid system allows CBD to help treat a wide range of mild symptoms. In fact, this natural principle binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Its action is to interact with the body through the biological system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is believed to produce therapeutic effects by activating multiple pathways simultaneously.
CBD also has a complicated relationship with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabidiol that causes psychotropic effects, directly related to how the two interact with the ECS. At the molecular level, cannabidiol acts opposite to THC.
CBD is a CB1 receptor antagonist, while THC is an agonist. When CBD and THC are taken together, cannabidiol has the potential to reduce the side effects of THC by activating a reverse CB1 receptor response.
Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of the more than 480 different compounds found in the plant, only about 66 are called cannabinoids.
The best known of these compounds is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Cannabidiol is another important component, making up about 40 percent of the plant resin extract.
Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids)
Endogenous cannabinoids (CB) are lipid molecules that can mimic the effects produced by Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound responsible for the psychological effects of marijuana. Endocannabinoids are derivatives of arachidonic acid and are involved in numerous physiological effects.
Natural cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids)
Cannabinoids are all chemicals, external or internal, that react with receptors in our endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are those generated by the body itself, while phytocannabinoids come from plants (not just cannabis).
Synthetic cannabinoids ("synthetic marijuana," "Spice," "K2") are various man-made chemicals that some people might use as an alternative to marijuana. These small, seemingly innocent packages of "fake weed" can cause serious side effects that are very different from those of marijuana.
Synthetic cannabinoid products can be toxic. As a result, people who smoke these products may experience symptoms such as: rapid heartbeat, vomiting, agitation, confusion and hallucinations.
For this reason, our philosophy is to use organic or naturally sourced ingredients that are safe for our customers.
Some people feel more energetic and more alert when they take CBD, so taking it first thing in the morning makes sense. Others prefer to take it a few hours later, when afternoon fatigue begins to set in, so they have an extra boost to get through the day.
Ingesting a few drops of CBD oil is the easiest and most effective way to take this natural substance. Another option is to mix this product with food or drinks to mask the flavor or through a vaporizer.
The truth is that the optimal dose of CBD is different for each person, because the optimal dose of CBD depends on the weight and potency of the oil being used.
It is common for two people of the same weight to respond very differently to the same dose of CBD. The ideal dose for one person may be 30 mg of CBD, while the other person responds better to only 10 mg. Thus, the ideal dose of CBD depends on a number of factors, including:
Your height and weight
The severity of the condition you wish to treat
Your tolerance to CBD
Your body chemistry
The potency of the CBD oil, capsules, gummies, or other products you are using
However, the best way to find the right dose for your body is to start with a very low dose (2 mg, for example) and increase by 2-5 mg per dose until you find the one that works best for you.
Indeed, yes, a person may experience an overdose of CBD when exceeding the product's instructions, in which cases the user may trigger some unwanted reactions. Excessive intake can cause unpleasant side effects, such as drowsiness, weakness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and general disorientation. In cases where symptoms such as dizziness with drops in blood pressure occur, it is recommended to drink a glass of water and sugar or tea that will help eliminate the unpleasant effect.
Usually, for those who have never taken CBD and suffer from disorders mostly related to mood or sleep, it is recommended to take cannabidiol concentrations of no more than 10 percent. This percentage is often contained in CBD oil, although there are products of higher concentrations, up to 30%.
Our shop has several CBD oils at various concentration; the 10% oil is produced with the addition of two flavors different ones: mint and vanilla.
In this case, the standard dose would be between 25-48 mg daily. However, it is always recommended to consider one's age, body weight, and type of disorder: consulting your doctor is the most effective way to get the ideal dosage and solve your problem without experiencing unwanted effects.