CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the 113 phytocannabinoids contained in Cannabis Sativa plants. It has no psychoactive effects and is the main therapeutic agent of the plant studied in recent years. Its popularity is due to the large number of published clinical studies that suggest promising applications in many conditions and diseases.
Cannabinoids are a big group of active chemical compounds found naturally within both the human body and the cannabis plant. When derived from the plant, we call them phytocannabinoids. When derived from the human body, we refer to them as endo-cannabinoids.
The properties of CBD have been investigated in recent years, with excellent results. CBD is used against anxiety, as an excellent substitute for benzodiazepines; and insomnia, promoting sleep induction and maintenance. Studies have shown the decrease in chronic pain, a condition always difficult to treat, and an anti-inflammatory effect. The evidences suggest an antiemetic ability, with a focus on nausea caused by anticancer treatments. A drug for children epilepsy containing CBD has also recently been approved in Europe, an amazing result. In addition, anticancer and antidepressant effects are being studied.
The road is still long, but the results are promising in many fields!
THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is another important compound found in cannabis plants. THC is what gives marijuana its psychoactive properties, making you feel “high”. Our plants and products contain a THC percentage lower than 0.20%, a practically negligible quantity. Although it has a chemical structure very similar to CBD, the effects are very different, making it part of the illegal substances tables in many countries of the world.
There are several ways to take a dose of CBD. The methods vary according to the product and the effect we want to achieve.
- Sublingually, leaving the product to act for one or two minutes before ingesting it
- Orally, pure or added to tasty recipes
- By inhalation, ideal for dabbing, vaped or mixed with tobacco
- Topically, in the form of a cream, for a local action
CBD is legal in most European countries, with due restrictions and limitations. EU's Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 classifies CBD as a novel food (foods not used in the Union before May 15th, 1997).
Generally, hemp with 0.2% THC or less is completely legal in most of Europe. Switzerland allows CBD products with less than 1% THC. There are some exceptions, France, for example, only permits products containing 0% THC. Countries are constantly changing laws, which is why we strongly recommend that you inquire with official institutions.
A range of studies have concluded that CBD is safe and non-toxic.
CBD is well tolerated by the majority of the population, with zero or minimal side effects, in therapeutic doses. Like all compounds, ingesting high doses or be very sensitive to the substance can lead to side effects and some people may experience: drowsiness, decreased blood pressure, diarrhea, dry mouth, changes in appetite and more.
Both derive from the Cannabis sativa plant, which breeds thousands of different varieties of cannabis. At first glance there is no difference, it is the chemical composition that sets them apart. Basically, hemp has a very low THC content, less than 0.2% in Europe. Marijuana has a high THC content, emphasizing psychoactive effects and making it illegal in many countries around the world.
Our company use the ultra-sound assisted extraction (USAE).
There are many extraction techniques, from the classic solvent extraction to, often used, supercritical fluid extraction (CO2) and microwave assisted extraction. The recent ultra-sound assisted extraction is faster and more efficient than other techniques, it does not consumes much solvent and it takes place through a simple process.
Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant, including other substances, like other phytocannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN), terpenes, omega-6 / omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. These substances improve the aroma and nutritional properties of the product.
From the other side, isolate CBD is the purest form, this means that there are no other compounds in the product aside from CBD.
If you’re taking CBD together with other medications, you should always exercise caution. Typically, the CBD is considered safe, but there are conditions where interactions may occur or increasing the side effects of your medicine. If you have any doubts about it, ask your doctor, he will be able to give you the correct answers.
Yes, all the plants are organically grown and are free of any pesticides and herbicides. We strongly believe in the quality and purity of products so important for human health.
Do you have any other questions? Do not hesitate to contact us, we will reply as soon as possible.
Please note that the information provided does not replace a medical opinion. The regulation of the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products forbids medical promises concerning CBD products. It is not allowed for Swisscannamedix GmbH to give medical consultations. The aim of our CBD products is not to heal diseases. From a pharmacological point it is recommended to consult a specialist prior to the consumption of the products.