Which CBD to choose

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the scientific name given to the natural molecule found in hemp.

Don't confuse hemp and Cannabis, they are two plants from the same family, but do not have the same properties or physical characteristics.

Hemp is distinguished by its long stems, which can reach up to 3 metres. Its leaves are thin and less dense. The major difference between these two cousins is in their flowers and leaves.

Cannabis, known as recreational hemp, has flowers and leaves covered with a resin containing traces of a psychoactive compound: THC, with a content of 20 to 40%. Traditional hemp, on the other hand, contains only a tiny fraction of THC (0.2%). It is known for its rich content of Cannabidiol (CBD), which has relaxing properties and positive effects on health. CBD is an increasingly common ingredient in many health and wellness products.

How does CBD work?

The therapeutic effects are not only due to the cannabinoids. In addition, there are other factors such as terpenes and flavonoids that create the so-called entourage effect. It is the synergy between these different compounds, i.e. the way they influence and amplify each other, that will increase the beneficial effects and properties of each hemp variety.

CBD is extracted in such a way that it is as complete as possible: cannabinoids, flavonoids and a broad terpene profile.

Terpenes will be responsible for the different tastes and aromas that can be found in the plant and therefore in CBD. Flavonoids are responsible for the colour of the fruits, flowers and leaves of certain plants. They have many benefits for our body and our health. In particular, they are said to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, immunostimulant, antiviral, antibacterial, antihistaminic and venotonic properties. They considerably improve blood circulation by strengthening the vessels and participate in the fight against cardiovascular diseases.

What is really going on in our bodies?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has a unique ability to interact with the human body by binding to cell receptors and altering the message they send to the brain.

Our body has an endocannabinoid system that acts to maintain a certain balance in our body, this is called homeostasis. This endocannabinoid system regulates essential biological functions such as sleep, appetite, the pain system, mood and stress. Our body therefore already produces endocannabinoids naturally to keep its internal environment in balance.

CBD is a phytocannabinoid, a plant cannabinoid found in Cannabis Sativa plants. Both the endocannabinoids produced naturally by our bodies and the phytocannabinoids from the plant respond to the same type of receptors called CB1 and CB2 found throughout our bodies. These receptors have the ability to modify the messages sent to our brain. Taking CBD will therefore activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors which are themselves connected to the central nervous system. As a result, cannabidiol can dampen the intensity of neural activity by scrambling the signals of nerve cells responsible for pain, stress and also inflammation.

Effects of CBD

Its effects are diverse and varied and can manifest themselves differently from one person to another, depending on their sensitivity. Overall, CBD will provide a feeling of well-being by maintaining a healthy and stable balance in our body in the face of external factors that would disturb its normal functioning, this is called homeostasis.

It will therefore, for example, have therapeutic, relaxing, anti-stress, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Directions for use and dosage

To take full advantage of the effects of CBD, it is best to mix this molecule with liquids with a high fat content such as oil (hemp oil, olive oil, mct oil...). This is why the use of CBD in the form of oils, creams or capsules is ideal. Of course, it is possible to consume it in its pure form for infusions for example.

It is best to consult your doctor if you are taking other forms of medication in order to get professional advice on the compatibility of the different substances.

When to take it

It all depends on the product you choose and the desired effects. Some products will act on your energy, so taking them in the morning or during the day is more appropriate. Other products will give you a feeling of calm, useful during a stressful period or when you have trouble sleeping. Others will have a greater effect on your chronic pain or inflammation and will therefore be used to prevent the onset of these and to relieve you.

Each of our products has a description in which you will find the instructions for use.

In what form to consume

We offer a wide range of CBD products available in different forms: oils, flowers, resins, food products, capsules, balms, creams, bath bombs and massage oils.

The methods of administration therefore vary from one product to another: oral, sublingual, cutaneous or respiratory. It all depends on you and your needs. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method, you just have to choose the one that suits you best.

I am a first-time user of CBD

If you are just starting out, we recommend that you start with oils. They are simple to administer, quick and easy to dose. To benefit from the effects of CBD throughout the day, we recommend that you consume it in three doses, morning, noon and night. Start with one drop of CBD oil three times a day (morning, noon and night) for one week. The following week, try two drops of oil (3x a day) and then each week add an extra drop to your daily intake. Gradually, you will find the right balance in your dosage according to the desired effects. Always remember to check the label of your product to find out the number of milligrams delivered per dropper. This may vary from one product to another.