What is Cannabis Seed oil?
Cannabis seed oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L).
Currently, hemp seed oil is considered the most nutritious of the different oils on the market, since it is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, and It has a wide variety of medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic uses, making it an excellent ingredient for a multitude of treatments, mainly those associated with the care and treatment of the skin.
What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound naturally present in the cannabis plant. Together with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they are the two most abundant cannabinoids in the plant, although there are other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, etc ... also present in the plant, and with different therapeutic properties.
Unlike THC, Cannabidiol is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause the so-called "high" of marijuana.
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Benefits of CBD
Cannabis has been used throughout the centuries as a medicinal plant, just like aloe vera or the tea tree are used today. However, it is now, when they are isolating and certifying the properties of the different components of hemp that do not have psychoactive effects, such as CBD, CBG, CBN ... whose studies are showing that they have a large number of health benefits , and not only for us, but also for our pets.
Its therapeutic effects are both physical and emotional. Therefore, there are many forms and types of products that you can find made based on cannabidiol. It is sold in creams, oils, food supplements, air fresheners made with terpenes ...
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What is THC?
THC is the abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol, the best-known psychoactive agent in cannabis plants. It interacts with nerve cells and the effect is similar to that caused by dopamine in the brain. This active ingredient in cannabis is what is normally sought by people who use marijuana for recreational rather than medical purposes.
Differences between CBD and THC
Both components are obtained from the same cannabis plant, but their differences and effects make them as different as they are useful. These are the main differences between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC):
1. Composition : Both ingredients have a different molecular composition.
2. Origin : THC is found in higher concentration in the marijuana plant (a plant that is grown mainly for recreational purposes, where high percentages of THC and low concentration of CBD are sought), while CBD is more present in the variation known as hemp (plant normally used for textile use, and lately also for the extraction of CBD and other cannabinoids ... therefore they are varieties with high percentages of CBD, and almost residual values of THC, less than 0, 2% or 0.3%).
3. Psychoactive component : THC does have psychoactive effects in humans because the sensation it produces is similar to that of dopamine, causing states of euphoria, paranoia, physical satisfaction, etc ... among others, according to each person . CBD has no psychoactive effect as its THC concentration is minimal and its components act as THC antagonists.
4. Endocannabinoid system : Endocannabinoids are Cannabinoids that are naturally produced by the body endogenously (that is, they originate within the body). However, it should be noted that these cannabinoids are different from the cannabinoids found in cannabis, although they share similar effects and properties, as they interact with the same pathways in the body, brain, and central nervous system. See more information about the endocannabinoid system by clicking here
Differences between CBD from hemp vs CBD from cannabis plant (marijuana)
The oil called CBD Hemp Oil is made from the hemp plant, while the dry CBD oil is made from marijuana or cannabis plants. That is, the CBD from the cannabis or marijuana plant is different from the CBD obtained from the hemp plants, since the latter plants either do not contain THC or have residual values of it (less than 0.2% or 0, 3%)
Therefore, CBD hemp oil will contain little or no THC, while CBD cannabis oil may contain significantly more THC than CBD hemp oil.
Is Seed oil VS CBD oil the same?
It is not the same, since CBD oil or tincture is considered as a medicine, and is normally used for these purposes, while hemp seed oil is a product normally applied to food, and is made from pressed hemp seeds.
Hemp oil is a highly nutritious food product due to its high content of beneficial fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, and does not contain any CBD or other cannabinoids. Currently, hemp seed oil is considered the most nutritious of the different oils on the market, and has a wide variety of medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic uses, making it an excellent ingredient for a multitude of treatments, mainly those associated with the care and treatment of the skin.
What is the difference between CBD oil and CBD Tinctures or Tinctures?
A CBD tincture or CBD tincture in English is another term used to call CBD oil.
In the cannabis industry, the word "tincture" and "oil" are used interchangeably. A CBD tincture or CBD oil, therefore, is a liquid concentrate that contains CBD.
What are the effects of CBD?
Among many other effects that are still being investigated, CBD has been shown to have the following effects, among others: it is non-psychoactive, sedative in high doses, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory properties, stops nausea / vomiting, reduces anxiety and depression, in addition to other antioxidant, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective and antitumor properties.
Can you overdose on CBD?
It has been shown that CBD can be taken in high doses and that it does not cause any type of overdose. CBD does not cause any type of fatal overdose.
However, it is possible to have certain side effects from taking too much CBD. One consequence of taking too much CBD is the increased likelihood of negative effects like lethargy or drowsiness.
What is CBD used for?
People are finding that CBD is helpful for many conditions that have not responded well to conventional treatments. New diseases are discovered every day that CBD can help treat. However, the most common uses for CBD are in the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, and epilepsy.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds found in the Cannabis plant and are responsible for its medicinal and recreational properties. The best known are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there are other Cannabinoids (more than 100 different ones) that are equally important, such as CBC, CBN, CBG, etc ...
The word cannabinoids refers to all those chemical substances that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body and brain, and that have effects similar to those produced by the Cannabis Sativa L plant It is a very broad and diverse group of substances that can be classified in several ways, but the most useful at the level of understanding the diversity in cannabinoids is the following:
What types of Cannabinoids are in cannabis?
Below we detail the most important cannabinoids and the therapeutic properties of each of them:
- CBG : intestinal and stomal anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant.
- CBC : antibacterial, antidepressant.
- THC : anticancer, glucose regulator, muscle relaxant, analgesic.
- THCV : antidepressant, antibacterial analgesic.
- CBDV : anti-inflammatory.
- CBD : sleeping pill and muscle relaxant.
What are Terpenes and what types of Terpenes are in cannabis?
Terpenes are aromatic and volatile organic compounds, which give the organoleptic characteristics (aroma and flavor) of plants and which constitute the majority of the essential oil produced by aromatic plants.
In plants, terpenes perform different functions, the two main ones being protection against insects and herbivorous animals and protection against high temperatures.
Below we detail the most important Terpenes and the therapeutic properties of each of them:
- Limonene : powerful anxiolytic, antibacterial in the dermis.
- Myrcene : anti-inflammatory.
- Pinene : antibacterial even for highly resistant bacteria.
- Linalool : powerful anesthetic with more volume than lidocaine.
- Eucalyptol : anti-leukemic and immunosuppressive and psychoactive.
- Caryophyllene : anti-inflammatory, anesthetic and antibacterial.
What are Flavonoids and what types are in cannabis?
Flavonoids belong to the group of chemical compounds known as phytonutrients. They are present in fruits and vegetables, and directly influence the color of flowers, producing yellow, blue, red and sometimes even purple pigmentation, which naturally attract pollinating animals such as bees, etc ... and play a fundamental role filtering UV light, as well as deterring pests and diseases.
Cannabis contains flavonoids, as do many other plants. In fact, the intense aromas, flavors, and colors that you might attribute to a particular strain are often caused by the flavonoids (and terpenes) in that specific plant.
Below we detail the most important Flavonoids and the therapeutic properties of each of them:
- Apigenin : immunosuppressant applied in organ transplants and powerful sedative.
- Cannflavins A, B and C : powerful anti-inflammatory.
- Luteonin and Orientin : anticancer and antibacterial, powerful sedative.
- Quercithin : analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
- Kaempferol : great antidepressant.
- Vitexin and Isovitexin : antibacterial.
What are Carotenoids and what types are in cannabis?
Carotenoids are responsible for the red, orange and yellow colors in plants, although they are also present in many organisms of living beings. In fact, carotenoids play a very important role in human beings themselves, as they are responsible for, for example, synthesizing vitamin A, which is involved in vision and growth in humans.
Next, we detail the most important Carotenoids and the therapeutic properties of each of them:
- Carotene A and B : preventive cardiovascular disease.
- Cannflavins A, B and C : powerful anti-inflammatory.
- Lycopene : cardiovascular preventive and anticancer.
- Lutein : anticancer and preventive macular degeneration.
- Violaxanthin : anticancer and antidepressant.
- Astaxanthin : colon protector, and digestive system.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is the grouping of different cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and enzymes involved in the production and breakdown of endocannabinoids.
As the endocannabinoid system is made up of Cannabinoids and Cannabinoid receptors, it could be said that Cannabinoids are like keys, binding with the cannabinoid receptor, unlocking and causing changes in cellular functioning. These changes lead to a variety of different effects throughout the body.
When you consume cannabis, THC and CBD enter the endocannabinoid system and bind with cannabinoid receptors. The two types of cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. Most of the CB1 receptors, which THC binds to, are found in the brain. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are spread throughout the rest of the body, and are the receptors that CBD binds to.
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Source: CANNA foundation
Where are the CB1 and CB2 receivers located?
CB1 receptors are found primarily in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). THC mainly binds to these types of receptors.
CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system. CBD mainly binds to these types of receptors.
What is the main function of the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system acts as a regulator of homeostasis in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance.
Homeostasis is a property of organisms that consists of their ability to maintain a stable internal condition, compensating for changes in their environment through the regulated exchange of matter and energy with the outside.
What is the Entourage Effect or also called “Entourage” Effect?
The term coined by Mechoulam ("entourage effect" or "entourage effect") refers to the synergistic effect of the different cannabis compounds to produce a wide variety of actions on the body . Additionally, the entourage effect states that cannabis compounds work better together than in isolation, as long as they are in a significant percentage (greater than 1%).
If you take any of the active compounds in hemp alone, individually, they are strong, but together they go beyond their normal function. It is when 2 + 2 = 5. This is known as the entourage effect.
«When we consume CBD isolated or with a residual index of other cannabinoids, we lose 100% of all benefits and applications»
What extraction methods are there?
CBD is present in the plant as carboxylic acid (CBDA), an ingredient called inactive. The conversion of CBDA to active CBD, from a pharmacological point of view, is called decarboxylation. In this process, a molecule of carbon dioxide is separated from CBDA by heating or by enzymatic catalysis. This process is similar to the decarboxylation of THCA into THC, a process that is achieved by burning THCA through tobacco (heat), to release the psychoactive substances THC.
There are several extraction methods to obtain CBD from cannabis. Currently used methods include heat extraction, supercritical carbon dioxide, butane, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, or ethanol.
The most widespread form currently would be the extraction using supercritical carbon dioxide, since this method is careful with the plant and flower material, and other important pharmacological substances such as terpenes, no substance is damaged anymore. Furthermore, carbon dioxide is cost-effective, environmentally friendly, produced in nature and leaves no residue, as it is transformed after heating back into a gaseous state and volatilizes. This process is somewhat more expensive than the other methods, but it is the one used by leading companies to obtain quality CBD without traces of pesticides or heavy metals.
What is isolated CBD or pure CBD?
Pure CBD or Isolate CBD is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant, including terpenes, flavonoids, parts from plants and other cannabinoids.
Isolate CBD is generally extracted from hemp, due to its low or no THC content.
What is CBD Full Spectrum or Full Spectrum?
Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all the compounds naturally found in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils and other cannabinoids.
The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to increase the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly known as the "entourage or entourage effect."
What is CBD Broad Spectrum or Broad Spectrum?
Broad-spectrum CBD is a blend of full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
Like full spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; However, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed.
Because broad spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids, it can provide the enhanced benefits of the "environment effect", without the risk of the psychoactive effects of THC.
Which CBD oil and which extraction method is the best?
Broadly speaking, the best CBD oil would be the one from complete plant extracts or Full Spectrum, since it contains significant percentages of other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBDA, CBN, etc ... in addition to Terpenes, Flavonoids, etc ... that are naturally found in cannabis.
It must be borne in mind that many brands attest to use CBD Full Spectrum in their products, but they really only contain significant values of CBD, the rest of Cannabinoids are residual (less than 1% ), therefore, the so-called “entourage effect” is lost (the entourage effect is the synergistic relationship of the natural compounds found in plants Cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in cannabis have been shown to work vastly better when taken together, rather than in isolation from each other.)
Therefore, you have to be very careful with this point and look in detail at the compositional analysis of the different products to know if they are using residual values or not of the rest of cannabinoids, terpenes , etc… If you have any questions, contact us email@example.com and we will try to solve all your doubts.
If I consume CBD… Can I test positive for an anti-doping or anti-drug test?
You shouldn't, as drug tests look for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. CBD is not considered a psychoactive component like THC is.
Some CBD cannabis products and CBD hemp oils may contain a small amount of THC. In Spain in particular, the maximum amount allowed in products is less than 0.2% THC, since that percentage is considered residual, as it is not assimilated by the human body.
If I consume products with seed oil… can I give a positive drug test?
No, since hemp protein does not contain THC.
Is CBD legal?
In the EU, including Spain, it is legal to market CBD products provided they have a Health certificate for sale as a cosmetic product for external use.
In Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic or the Netherlands, products with CBD can also be sold for food use, but in the rest of Europe it is not possible until there is a regulation in this regard by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).
Does CBD cause addiction?
The WHO affirms that CBD is not addictive or harmful to health , in addition to confirming that it has therapeutic properties. In fact, CBD has shown great potential to help people break addictions to harmful substances.
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