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When which oil?
Broad spectrum CBD is good for me because:
- I want to do without THC. - I am sensitive to medicines or homeopathic remedies.
Our recommendation for you:
Full spectrum CBD is good for me because:
- I want to benefit from the enhancing effects of <1% THC on my CBD oil.
- I prefer the golden middle of 12% CBD to start.
Our full spectrum favourite:
Mix is good for me because:
- Because all 3 cannabinoids CBD, CBN, CBG are combined.
- I want to dose higher.
- Braindrops Triple
As a CBD beginner, a course of treatment over at least 2 - 6 weeks is recommended.
In order to be able to integrate the drops and their effect optimally into your everyday life, we recommend 3 rations daily in the morning, at noon and in the evening or simply when the pressure of suffering is at its highest. Start with 3-5 drops per ration. Then increase the daily ration by 2-3 drops every 3 days until the desired effect is achieved.
In case of insomnia or general problems around your sleep we suggest you to proceed as described above, but half an hour before going to bed.
You are already used to CBD or want to start with an increased dosage? A daily dose of 20-30mg is considered reasonable in this case. For the first 3 days, start with 20-40mg (5-10 drops of 12%-containing oil), each morning at noon and in the evening. Every 3-5 days increase the daily ration by another 10-20mg (2-5 drops of 12% oil) until the desired effect is achieved. If you suffer from chronic pain or other severe complaints, we recommend a daily ration of 100mg. In order to increase your performance in sports or everyday work or to improve your well-being, we recommend a dose of 2-4 Feetropfen 3 times a day. Such a lower dosage - in contrast to the sleep-promoting effect of the higher dosage - has a creative stimulating effect on the mind. Our recommendations are based on the latest findings and the experience of our numerous customers. The best way to determine your personal needs is to start with a low dosage but higher concentration (at least 12% CBD) and increase every 3 days according to our recommendations. If you feel discomfort or fatigue during use, reduce the ration by 3 drops for 3 days, etc. until you find your personal ration.
CBD oil cannot be overdosed and can be easily discontinued at any time without withdrawal symptoms. At higher doses, CBD has a sleep-inducing effect.
CBD, CBG, CBN, THC - what's the difference?
The main difference between CBD and THC lies in the THC-typical psychoactive effect, also known as "high".
CBG, on the other hand, is similar to CBD in that it is also non-psychoactive. Very little research is being done on the effects of CBG on humans, although interest is growing as it is thought that different non-psychoactive cannabinoids may have many different clinical applications.
Possible advantages of CBG
CBG stimulates receptors involved in pain and heat sensations, and may also stimulate a2 receptors in the brain and blood vessels involved in blood pressure regulation.Thus, CBG may play a role in blood pressure regulation and pain. CBG may also have some anti-inflammatory properties.
All these effects also occur with CBD. It is therefore unclear whether CBG, which is again produced in much smaller quantities by the plant, has differentiating properties.
In relation to certain diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and in Huntington's disease (an incurable brain disease), CBG may be beneficial. CBG may have antibacterial properties and prevent colon cancer.
In addition, it can increase dopamine levels and support sleep and appetite regulation. CBG has also shown supportive effects in the treatment of glaucoma, cancer and MRSA.
What's next for the CBD industry? According to Gabe Kennedy, co-founder of Plant People, "We hope the industry grows with a mindset for greater access, equity, inclusion and integrity; investment in regenerative practices, respectful treatment of people and the planet. CBD is just." the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of cannabinoids yet to be researched, understood and harnessed for function. "
Terpenes - what is that?
Terpenes are organic compounds found in many plants, including hemp and cannabis. They are aromatic compounds that can affect the taste and smell of cannabis and cannabis products, as well as the overall experience.
While they occur naturally, extracted terpene mixtures can be added to alter the taste and scent of cannabis-derived products.
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Many plant species develop terpenes to deter predators, but also to attract beneficial animals. Terpenes also attract pollinators, which help the plant reproduce. The infamous cannabis aroma thus comes from its high terpene levels.
Different terpene types
There are many different types of terpenes, with some specifically common in popular cannabis strains (referred to in botanical language as the "variety" or even "strains" of cannabis). Each of these terpenes has different properties and leads to a unique experience.
Found in a variety of plants, including wild thyme, mangoes and hops. It is a particularly aromatic terpene and also the most common terpene found in cannabis.
As the name suggests, limonol is mainly found in the oils of citrus fruits, which is found in the skin of the fruit.
This terpene has both scent and aroma properties. Besides cannabis, it is often found in tea trees, cumin and oregano.
Yep, found in conifers, as well as camphor tree and sagebrush. In cannabis, pinene usually acts as an insect repellent. Hot info for all nature lovers: This terpene is usually found in the resin glands of plants, from which it naturally exudes.
Occurs naturally in hops and accounts for up to 40 percent of the plant's essential oils.
Linalool has a floral aroma and is found in more than 200 plant species, including lavender, mint, cinnamon, and cannabis. Linalool is often used as an ingredient to provide a pleasant scent in a wide variety of commercial products.
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Several terpenes can coexist in a single strain. For example, you will find cannabis strains that contain limonol, myrcene and pinene.
TShop for terpenes
Each strain of cannabis has a unique terpene profile. While many consumers have historically purchased cannabis based on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), terpenes are quickly becoming a deciding factor when purchasing in states where purchase is permitted and the supply is significantly greater as a result.
Certain terpenes have therapeutic properties. It also suggests that terpenes may make an important contribution to the entourage effect. This refers to the theory that cannabis compounds as cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids have a complementary or reinforcing effect when cannabis is consumed
Which terpene combination is right for you?
The answer is simple: try, try, try.
Driving with CBD?
Driving and police control:
Do not drive immediately after taking high amounts of CBD. Do not drive or operate machinery while intoxicated, as driving ability may be impaired.
Medical interactions (As an explanation for treating physicians):
THC and CBD are metabolized by CYP3A4 and CYP2C9
CBD, but not THC, is metabolized by CYP2C19
THC is a CYP1A2 inducer. Theoretically, THC can decrease serum concentrations of clozapine, duloxetine, naproxen, cyclobenzaprine, olanzapine, haloperidol, and chlorpromazine, amongst others.
CBD is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4 and CYP2D6.
As CYP3A4 metabolizes about a quarter of all drugs, CBD may increase serum concentrations of:
Calcium channel blockers
Sildenafil (and other PDE5 inhibitors)
Some statins (atorvastatin and simvastatin, but not pravastatin or rosuvastatin)
CYP2D6 metabolizes many antidepressants, so CBD may increase serum concentrations of:
opioids (including codeine and oxycodone)
However, in practical terms THC and CBD are very safe to be taken simultaneously with most drugs. The most important interactions are as follows:
THC and CBD increase warfarin levels.
Frequent cannabis use has been associated with increased INR.
Alcohol may increase THC levels.
Smoked cannabis can decrease theophylline levels.
In children treated with CBD for epilepsy, CBD increased clobazam levels.
Addictiveness and risk?
CBD is not addictive - on the contrary: our body knows its own cannabinoid system as part of the nervous system. Cannabinoids are natural chemical messengers of the body. They interact with the cannabinoid receptors and thus regulate our basic functions. Even with years of intensive use, CBD can be discontinued from one day to the next without discomfort or side effects.
There are hardly any known risks associated with the consumption of CBD. However, CBD should not be taken during pregnancy, as CBD can reduce the protective function of the placenta and change its properties (source).
Interactions in conjunction with other medicines may exist. CBD is broken down in the liver, inhibiting certain enzymes responsible for drug breakdown. If you are already taking medication, please consult your doctor.
The 1X1 of hemp
Cannabis is usually divided into 3 categories: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. These terms are used to describe the broad spectrum of cannabis effects in a simplified way.
Indica cannabis strains are associated with a feeling of physical relaxation - as if all tension is drained from the body. These strains are therefore ideal for coping with stress or supporting restful sleep. In contrast, sativa cannabis strains are said to have an uplifting, creatively stimulating effect. Hybrid cannabis is the term used to describe those strains that are genetically and in terms of effect between sativa and indica.
Did you know?
The species "Cannabis Sativa" was first classified in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus, a botanist known for creating the modern system of naming.
Cannabis Indica" was first classified by the biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamark in 1785.
The two species were classified according to their appearance and geographical region.
At that time, these were used for the production of fibres and the harvesting of seeds.
The Cannabis Sativa plant has narrow, pointed leaves.
The plant grows taller and narrower than its Indica counterparts (reaching heights of up to 12m). The leaves have a lighter green colour. The plants originate from countries closer to the equator, which is why they thrive particularly well in hot and wet growing conditions.
Compared to the Sativa plants, the Cannabis Indica plant is shorter, broader and bushier. The leaves are noticeably wider and have a dark green, bluish to purple or black colour. The stems are also thicker than those of a sativa plant.
Indica plants usually come from Afghanistan, India or other countries in South Asia. A little tip on the side: Indica plants need less time to flower and can therefore be harvested faster.
Hybrid cannabis strains take on characteristics of sativa and indica "parents". The resulting strains are often referred to as "sativa-dominant" or "indica-dominant", depending on whether the hybrid is more classic sativa or indica.
What influences your cannabis experience?
The two most well-known cannabinoids (the active ingredients in cannabis), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), are recognised benchmarks in explaining the effects of a particular strain. The more you know the specific proportions of these two active ingredients in a cannabis product, the more certain you can be about the expected effect.
The terpene profile of a strain is one of the most important factors in influencing your cannabis experience. These compounds, found in all plants, affect the smell, taste and possible influence on the body. At this point, we recommend you read our post on terpenes at the top of the FAQ.
Cannabis experiences are only transferable to a limited extent. Even with completely identical consumption, two people can have completely different reactions. What you can do: Create a calm, familiar environment and a situation in which you feel comfortable. With this foundation, you can only benefit from cannabis products.
Frequency and tolerance:
The effect of cannabis depends very much on how often it is consumed and the sensitivity of the person. The more often and intensively you use cannabis, the weaker the effect will be for the same amount.
The amount you consume can drastically influence the effect. Try to orient yourself - especially as a beginner - to our recommendations in the upper section of the FAQ.
The distinction between sativa and indica is really helpful, but certainly not a conclusive classification. In order to assess the experience of a particular consumption, it is important to read the packaging as well as the accompanying reports from the laboratory to learn about the cannabinoid content and the terpene profile of the strain, among other things. Also, always make sure you have a pleasant environment if you want to consume cannabis carefree. With this in mind, have fun :)