Frequently Asked Questions
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act as neurotransmitters in the body and are involved in the regulation of various processes (e.g. hormone release). Endogenous cannabinoids are cannabinoids that our body produces itself. Exogenous cannabinoids are those cannabinoids that can be supplied to the body from external sources such as the female hemp plant.
What’s the Endocannaboid System?
The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for the uptake of cannabinoids. The receptors of the ECS are so to speak the locks to which the cannabinoids dock according to the key and lock principle. Two types of cannabinoid receptors are distinguished: CB1 And CB2. The CB1 receptors are located on the nerve cells of our brain. CB2 receptors are located on the cells of the immune system and are distributed throughout the whole body.
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are two of over 100 identified cannabinoids in the female cannabis plant. When ingested, CBD does not have a psychotropic effect while THC can cause in an altered state of consciousness at higher concentrations.
Do your CBD Oils contain THC?
Besides our Zero THC products we primarily offer CBD oils with a natural composition of cannabinoids in the form of our full spectrum hemp aroma extracts. These contain less than 0.2% THC, meaning that they do not have any psychotropic effect and are not considered narcotics by law as determined by the European Court of Justice. The analysis of the THC content is carefully monitored within the scope of our quality management. Products whose THC content is not beneath the specified limits are not released.
What does Full Spectrum CBD mean?
Full Spectrum CBD is a CBD extract that, unlike isolated CBD, contains the full spectrum of relevant plant molecules. This means that our products contain not only CBD but also all other important properties of the hemp plant (such as other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavinoids). This holistic utilization of the hemp plant is a distinguishing quality feature, comparable to isolated vitamin C supplements as opposed to the myriad benefits provided in a portion of freshly squeezed orange juice.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The female hemp plant contains over 600 different plant molecules, including a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavinoids. The entourage effect describes the fact that these individual components develop a synergetic effect when they interact with each other, i.e. when taken together their bioavailability is increased in whole and so they produce a higher benefit (1 + 1 = 3). In general, the more plant molecules come together, the higher the entourage effect. Especially important is the interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes.
What does CBD do?
Cannabinoids - including CBD - attach to the receptors of our endocannabinoid system from where they then perform different functions. For example, by indirectly regulating the release of messenger substances in the brain, cannabinoids influence various aspects of our body. Thereby they have the potential to positively affect our general well-being.
Does CBD help with diseases?
In fact, CBD has the potential to be able to help with various physical and mental ailments in higher doses. Since the rigorous medical study situation regarding the healing potential of CBD is still in its infancy, no concrete statements can be made yet. The therapeutic benefit of CBD has so far only been conclusively proven for treating epilepsy.
What is contained in your CBD oils?
Our CBD oils contain only our CBD extract and a carrier oil. We gain the extract from the extraction of the female hemp plant. As carrier oil we use high-quality MCT oil from coconut (Medium Chain Triglycerides from coconut oil). This is particularly suitable as a basis for CBD products, as it is easily digestible and supports the body to absorb the cannabinoids very efficiently. In order to preserve the natural purity of our products, we avoid the use of any additives.
How many CBD drops should I take?
Information on the correct use of our hemp aroma extracts with CBD can be found on the label of each product. The daily recommended amount should not be exceeded.
Which CBD concentration is right for me?
Our "endocannabinoid system" is responsible for the uptake of cannabinoids. Since its structure and sensitivity - for example due to genetic peculiarities - differs from person to person, CBD does not work the same for everyone. The same dose may already produce the desired benefit for one person, while another person could increase the dose. Which CBD concentration is the right one for you, you should find out yourself. Characteristics that can be taken into account are e.g. body weight, height or individual tolerance to cannabinoids.
Are there any side effects?
Based on the current studies available, no side effects of CBD have arisen so far. However, Fatigue has been reported in a small number of consumers.
What should I consider with your CBD products for dogs?
With our CBD products for dogs, you should consider the size and weight of your furry friend. For smaller dogs (<25kg) we recommend a CBD concentration of 2% and for larger dogs (>25kg) a concentration of 5%.
Do your hemp superfoods contain cannabinoids?
Our Hemp Superfoods do not contain cannabinoids. But they are incredibly rich in important nutrients, so they contribute to your well-being in a different way.
What’s the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?
The extract in CBD oil is obtained from the leaves of the female hemp plant. Therefore, it has a high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is produced by the gentle pressing of hemp seeds and is known for its richness in unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. While CBD oil is only taken in small amounts, hemp oil is a commercial edible oil that can be used in the kitchen, for example. Hemp oil may be found online purporting to provide the same benefits that might be found in CBD oil which is not correct.