CBD oil

What is CBD?

Products containing CBD come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in retail stores and online. But what exactly is CBD and how can it help to naturally improve the quality of your life? Since its inception, MariPharm and its staff have been researching cannabis and the effects of CBD and THC for over 25 years. Moreover, at MariPharm we have developed an elaborate knowledge base that enables us to dig deeper into a multitude of important subjects and issues surrounding cannabis. While answers to the most frequent questions about cannabis can be found on this page, should you have additional questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to assist you!

What is CBD?

The abbreviation CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of several compounds found in cannabis. Unlike THC, another cannabis compound, CBD is completely non-psychoactive, which means you cannot get high on it or intoxicated from using it.

How does CBD work in the human body?

The human body has a system of endocannabinoids, naturally occurring molecules produced by the body itself. Endocannabinoids on a molecular level are much like the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They affect – among other things – the body’s central nervous system, the brain, lungs, muscles, and the immune system. A vast amount of research has been undertaken, and is ongoing, to determine the precise effects of CBD in the body. In many cases studies have shown that – among other things – CBD is linked to:

  • Improved sleep
  • Pain relief
  • Stress reduction
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Anxiety relief
  • Strengthening the immune system and the nervous system

This blog will explain more about how CBD works and how it is made.

How is CBD oil made?

There are many different kinds of CBD oil. The difference between these products is the substances they contain, in addition to CBD. MariPharm CBD oil is produced using the purest form of CBD isolate combined with a carrier oil. The Isolate consists of CBD-crystals, which have been completely stripped of all other substances.

Another type of CBD oil is a broad – or full-spectrum variety, in which an entire cannabis extract is used. The cannabis extract also includes other compounds, such as additional cannabinoids or terpenes, and in the case of full-spectrum CBD – minute tracer elements of THC. On occasion, certain compounds and substances will be removed from an extract, and then added back again later in the manufacturing process.

Is it safe to use CBD and are there any side-effects?

In 2018 the World Health Organisation (‘WHO’) released an Advisory Report on CBD that showed people tend to respond well to CBD and that it is safe to use. Reported side-effects thus far appear to stem mainly when combining CBD with medication, which is why it is advisable to first discuss using CBD with your physician if you are taking any type of (prescription or OTC) drugs.

How to use CBD oil

Our oil comes with a dropper to apply the desired number of drops orally. We recommend taking CBD during or right after a meal, because studies have shown that this will maximise absorption of the CBD.

The number of drops you take, the most suitable concentration and the best time to take the oil, varies from person to person. The most important thing when using CBD is to gradually increase the dosage, to make sure you find out which dosage gives you the best results. We would like to tell you more about it on this page.

In Europe, cannabis laws vary from country to country. According to EU-legislation CBD products cannot contain more than 0.2% THC. This applies to all EU-countries, including The Netherlands, and MariPharm therefore products fully comply with this legislation. In addition, MariPharm possesses an Opium Exemption from the Government of The Netherlands which is why MariPharm’s CBD products can be purchased and used in The Netherlands. If you plan to travel, we advise you to check local rules and regulations regarding the use and transport of CBD.

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