Understanding Swiss CBD oil with our guide
Swiss CBD oil or Cannabidiol Oil is becoming increasingly popular. We are often asked through our online CBD Shop by newcomers; What exactly is CBD oil? What are the differences to hemp and cannabis and where does the oil originally come from? Our guide answers all those questions. Furthermore, we answer why you should use Swiss cannabidiol oil. In addition, we explain the extraction methods for obtaining CBD oil, as well as “how do CBD drops work”. Furthermore, we will delve into the effects and side effects as well as possible applications of the Cannabidiol oil. Finally, we will explain the correct dosage of CBD oil for it to be most effective and why Swiss CBD Oil is superior to others.
What is CBD Oil and where does it come from?
Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is growing exponentially in both popularity and fashionability. People as diverse as soccer moms, your grandparents, hipsters, and hippies alike are lining up for it. Cannabidiol is finding its way into many different product types. There is CBD oil, CBD drops, capsules, cannabis-infused edibles, balms as well as cosmetics, and much more. Furthermore, CBD oil is now also becoming the go-to remedy among pet owners. For those, who wish to help their little cherished companions enjoy stress-, anxiety, as well as pain-free lives.
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CBD Oil: Differences Between Hemp and Cannabis
Despite the general popularity of CBD oil, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding hemp, cannabis, as well as CBD. A lot of people still think of hemp as being different from cannabis. Moreover, they also think that hemp is medicinal and cannabis recreational.
However, without getting too technical, hemp plants are simply a strain of the Cannabis Sativa species. This has been preferentially bred and cultivated to produce long, fibrous stems. Those, however, are primarily used in industrial applications. Hemp also has a high Cannabidiol content while being comparatively very low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This makes it ideal for extracting the Cannabidiol hemp oil. The oil, that is used in therapeutic, cosmetic, and nutritional products.
Cannabis on the other hand refers to the wide range of strains and species. While all of them belong to the Cannabaceae family of plants. It also tends to have a high THC but low Cannabidiol content. This is why it has traditionally been associated with recreational use. As a matter of fact, just like Cannabidiol, THC also has therapeutic benefits and is used medicinally. It can be found in the form of medical marijuana, cannabis oil, cannabis drops, as well as other types of cannabis plant extracts.
A Brief History of Hemp and Cannabidiol Oil in Europe
In recent times, archeologists unearthed an urn near Berlin that contained cannabis seeds and leaves. This made them believe that hemp first made its way to Northern Europe around 500 BC
However, it is during the 1st Century AD that hemp really came into its own. This was, when the Romans started to embraced its use. Pollen records show that the earliest peak in hemp cultivation dated back to Roman times. Historians believe that their occupation was responsible for introducing England to hemp around 70 AD.
By 400 AD, hemp was well established in both Europe and England. As a matter of fact, it became one of the most economically and socially important crops. Around 600 AD, Germans, Franks and Norsemen (a.k.a. the Vikings) were making hemp seed oil, sails, paper, rope, as well as clothes from this versatile, natural resource.
14th, 15th Centuries and Forward
As a matter of fact, by the 14th and 15th centuries in Europe and England, 80% of clothing and textiles were made from hemp. Simply because of its strength, and resistance to water, as well as salt. The shipping industry was almost wholly dependent on hemp canvas. There, it was mainly used for ropes, as well as oakum (used to seal spaces in-between planks) for sailing ships. Many historians believe that these hemp sails, the oakum, as well as the ropes made Columbus’s trip to the Americas possible. All other fibres available at the time would have decayed somewhere in the mid-Atlantic.
By the 1800s, hemp had become such a vital part of European society that it actually started a war. At that time, the British Royal Navy was almost completely dependent on Russian hemp to stay afloat. In order to weaken the English Navy, Napoleon signed a treaty with Russia to cut off supplies of hemp to Britain. However, Russia went back on the treaty and Napoleon was compelled to invade Russia in an attempt to put an end to Britain’s main hemp supply.
Fast forward 200 years and hemp represents an annual market opportunity of over €692 Million in Europe. Traditionally hemp was used for food and fibres. However, hemp is now also used to make hemp-derived CBD oil and other therapeutic, personal care as well as recreational products.
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What Is Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil is obtained from specially cultivated hemp plants, such as the Cannabis Sativa. These plants have a very low THC content. This means, that cannabis oil cannot cause intoxication. The Cannabidiol content in cannabis oil varies from product to product. When taking cannabis oil, the user has several options. One possibility is to vaporize the oil and thus absorb the ingredients through the respiratory tract. Alternatives are the intake of the oil through food or an oral intake.
How you want to take the oil therefore depends entirely on your personal needs or preferences. We make sure that our cannabis oil is of the highest quality and only comes from well-known manufacturers. Therefore, when buying Swiss cannabis oil at our online CBD Shop, you can be assured of the highest quality. Cannabis oil is often associated with various positive effects. For example, it is said to relieve pain as well as anxiety.
How to Obtain CBD Oil – Extraction Methods
Cannabidiol Oil post-extraction production
Process for full- or broad-spectrum CBD oil
For full- and/or broad-spectrum, hemp derived CBD oil, winterization is used to remove waxes and other impurities. What is left behind is a full- or broad-spectrum CBD oil. This oil contains a wide range of cannabinoid acids (uncarboxylated precursors of cannabinoids) / cannabinoids (carboxylated cannabinoid acids). There are THC and Cannabidiol, terpenes and flavonoids.
Cannabinoids and cannabinoids acids commonly found in full- and/or broad-spectrum hemp CBD oil include:
Terpenes commonly found in full- and/or broad-spectrum hemp CBD oil include:
Process for cannabinoid isolates
For cannabinoid isolates, the crude hemp oil is put through a process called centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC). During this process, all other compounds are removed, leaving behind <99% pure CBD or other cannabinoid isolates.
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How CBD oil works with your body?
Let’s look at the reason why CBD Hemp oil and cannabis oil have the ability to interact with your body. Hemp oil as well as Cannabis oil affect your body in a positive way because of the endocannabinoids system (ECS). This is the human body’s very own biological cannabinoid producing and processing system.
Understanding CBD Oil = Knowing the Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is vital in helping us stay healthy because it keeps our bodies in a continual state of balance, or homeostasis. Like the story about “Goldilocks” where everything is just right. ECS makes sure that conditions within the human body are optimal for all cells, tissues and biological systems to function at their best.
But, like anything else, the ECS can become dysfunctional, which causes our bodies to fall out of homeostasis. Scientists now believe that many of the symptoms and diseases we experience are due to something going wrong with our ECS.
How Cannabinoids (and CBD Oil) Work on the ECS?
Scientists believe, that an imbalance in the “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome”, can be mediated by the cannabinoids found in hemp plants and cannabis drops. Plant cannabinoids like Cannabidiol and THC when introduced into the body, attach to, and regulate the same CB1 and CB2 receptor cells that endocannabinoids and other neurotransmitters do. This, in turn, helps to kick-start the ECS and rebalancing our biological systems.
The Effects & Benefits of Using CBD Oil
Hemp or marijuana derived CBD oil has been shown to be helpful for a range of medical conditions. The known positive effects of Cannabidiol oil are linked to its analgesic (pain killer) anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), as well as anticonvulsant (anti-epileptic) therapeutic properties.
We will take a look at some of the conditions that Cannabidiol can help with. Please note that the information provided here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a doctor / physician if you have any medical conditions or use any prescription medications. Medical advice should always be sought before starting any new treatment, including the intake of CBD products.