In France, a range of products found under the name "CBD oil" is multiplying. Of these oils, there are all kinds (Cibdol, cbd innov, ...), more or less concentrated, in more or less suitable containers (opaque bottle, transparent vial, ..) and of more or less good quality (organic, ..). This hemp oil has the particularity of having a very low or almost zero THC concentration in order to meet the French legislation in force. For the rest, it's a concentrate of weed!
. The cannabidiol (CBD) is THE active substance (cannabinoid) very popular in recent years and this, for its beneficial virtues. It is naturally found in significant concentrations in hemp plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the CBD molecule does not possess psychotropic effects.
If there are different forms of products on sale containing CBD (flowers, balm, capsules, liquids, capsules, ...), the oil, remains the No. 1 purchase of CBD users !! Direct consequence of its effects and its simplicity of absorption. But in fact, what is this much-loved CBD oil? What are its effects, its dosage? Where can we find them? Are there some modes of absorption that are more relevant than others? Is there a quality to favor?? We tell you everything...
EXTRACTION OF CBD OIL
In a very simplified way, CBD oil (cannabidiol) is none other than a hemp concentrate. There are mainly 3 methods to extract CBD from the plant. These different extraction modes will give CBD oil its uniqueness:
By liquid chemical solvents (ethanol, butane or isopropyl alcohol): These solvents separate cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBG, ...), terpenes and flavonoids from the rest of the plant matter. If this method is by far the cheapest, it is worth noting that the use of a solvent will have consequences on the quality of the CBD hemp oil obtained (flavors, chemical residues).
By vegetable oil: this more natural technique does not allow to dose the CBD in the final product. This very random extraction of CBD, with a very appreciable taste and health rendering, cannot be marketed with a given concentration of CBD.
By supercritical CO2: this method is particularly selective with regard to the extracted substances (cannabinoids, terpenes and flovonoids). If it appears as complex and expensive, it allows on the other hand to obtain a very concentrated oil and of very good taste quality. Concerned about the quality of our products, our online shop, Bistrot CBD, has therefore opted for oils from this CO2 method.
The different CBD oils
On the European market, there are essentially 2 types of CBD oils obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction from the whole plant (with flowers and leaves), or from only a few parts (stem, seeds):
Full spectrum or full spectrum CBD oils: as the name suggests, all hemp compounds are found in this type of CBD oil. It is considered the purest oil.
Broad spectrum CBD oils: this type of oil is similar to full spectrum oil except for one detail: the finished product has undergone an additional step to extract all traces of THC.
Represented by 2 types of spectra (full spectrum or broad spectrum) and produced from different varieties of hemp, CBD oils will obviously not have the same effects and the same taste qualities from one oil to another (cbd innov, Cibdol, ..). But, also from one individual to another!
As each organism responds physiologically and physically differently to identical stimuli, the choice of one type of oil over another will be made according to the expectations and needs of the consumer. In any case, it is better to opt for an organic CBD hemp oil to avoid any risk of absorbing toxic substances.
Concerned about the health of its customers, Bistrot CBD only offers full spectrum organic CBD oils extracted from the whole hemp plant (flowers, leaves, stem and seeds). Thus, the organoleptic properties and the effects of the different cannabinoids present (CBD, CBG, ...) are at the top!
CBD oil 30%, 20%, 10%, 5%
CBD oils come in different concentrations of cannabidiol :
Concentration of cannabidiol (CBD) starting from 5% and generally up to 30%
These contents meet very specific and specific needs for an individual. On the other hand, they will not necessarily be the ideal of another.
Note that the action of cannabidiol (CBD) depends directly on:
its concentration in oil
the physiology of the individual
its "therapeutic" needs
As a result, it is impossible to advocate concentration for an individual novice in the matter. If it is obvious that an oil with a high concentration of CBD will be powerful, it is advisable to start with low dosages (5%). Depending on the expected effects and after a few days of use, it is then possible to increase the dose of CBD by evaluating the responses of this "treatment" on his body. During a future purchase, it will then be possible to turn to a more concentrated oil in order to reduce the number of drops absorbed.
The range of full spectrum organic CBD oils in our Bistrot CBD comes in 3 relevant concentrations: low (5%), medium (10%) and high (20%). Thus, each consumer will find his happiness according to his own needs!
An oil more concentrated in CBD is obviously more expensive. But, once the optimal dosage of CBD is found, it is interesting for the consumer to move towards more concentrated CBD oils. Thus, it will be able to benefit from an excellent quality / price ratio.
CBD oil effect
A good number of consumer testimonials give CBD hemp oil many virtues:
relaxing (anti stress, muscle relaxation)
These benefits stem from the propensity of cannabidiol (CBD) to inhibit the production of an enzyme belonging to our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This enzyme is naturally responsible for the regulation of anandamide (commonly known as the "happiness hormone").
As we know, chronic pain, by its nature and persistence, often requires a multi-drug approach to pain management. However, if a treatment relieves and/or treats a patient, taking medication at the same time can lead to side effects. The latter can sometimes be as disabling as the reason that pushes to take them. CBD oil then appears as a particularly relevant natural alternative. In addition, it does not cause (or very few) side effects which accentuates its beneficial action.
If CBD oil is indisputably an ally to fight against chronic pain and to facilitate relaxation (anti stress), another virtue is attributed to it: CBD would be an effective help for falling asleep!
CBD for sleeping
If we had to remember only one evil of this century, it would be: falling asleep. We note that indeed, there are many drugs to fight against insomnia and other sleep disorders (sleeping pills, anxiolytics ...). Unfortunately, these remedies soothe the evil without treating the cause, which inevitably leads to consumer dependence.
CBD will not act directly on sleep but rather on the cause of its dysfunction. It soothes! A subject suffering from sleep disorders (insomnia, stress, chronic pain) will feel a muscle and cerebral relaxation running through his body. He thus allowed sleep in peace.
If we consider an 8-hour restful night, it is obvious that the amount of CBD available must be sufficient for its action to be long-lasting and effective. For this reason, hemp oil is predisposed to this use since it is highly dosed with cannabinoids,
Before any purchase of therapeutic CBD, we recommend consulting a doctor. Especially if you are already undergoing a treatment and this, in order to avoid any interference between the molecules.
How to consume CBD
CBD oil can be consumed in different ways. Each of them will have an impact on the effects felt by the body. Regardless of the method of absorption chosen, it is recommended not to drink, eat or smoke at least 5 minutes before so as not to increase the duration before action.
Consumption of CBD oil sublingually
To achieve a quick and optimal action, taking CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) is by far the best absorption option. It is enough to deposit with the help of a dropper a relative amount of oil under the tongue. Waiting 1 minute before swallowing improves the assimilation of available CBD by the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Sublingually, the effects of CBD oil will not be long in coming. Count a little quarter of an hour. On the other hand, the effects of CBD oil last a long time (from 2 to 5 hours depending on the dose ingested, the weight and the physiology of the person), which makes this form of CBD, very effective.
Ingestion of CBD oil
It is quite possible to ingest CBD oil by depositing a few drops on a sugar, a cookie, in an infusion or in the kitchen.
If this method of absorption has proven its worth, it will still be a little less demanding on its effectiveness because the effects are longer to come and are reduced by the passage of CBD in the stomach (less CBD available).
CBD Oil Vaporizer
In theory, it is quite possible to vaporize CBD oil. In practice, common vaporizers are not designed to receive liquid. If you still want to take your CBD oil using a vaporizer, it will be necessary to place a few drops on tobacco or a hemp flower.
In the first case, the presence of nicotine will slightly inhibit the effects of CBD and in the second case (flowers) the concentration of absorbed CBD will be higher. In the 2 cases it will be necessary to readjust your usual dose of CBD oil to obtain the expected effects.
If vaporizing is an excellent absorption method for CBD products such as hemp flowers or cannabis resin, for CBD oil, it is not the most relevant!
Cannabis oil for smoking
For the same reasons as with the vaporizer, putting oil on a cigarette will change the initial CBD dosage of your oil. In addition, unavoidable combustion is dangerous to health. This method of absorbing CBD is strongly discouraged.
Regardless of the way chosen to consume CBD hemp oil, it is recommended to repeat its use approximately every 6 hours in order to continuously maintain all its benefits.
Do not forget to shake the oil bottle well so as to homogenize the compounds. After opening, keep your CBD oil cool and away from light to best preserve its properties.
If the benefits of CBD are real, this molecule is not allowed as a drug. As a result, no daily dose is officially recommended.
CBD oil what percentage?
It is advisable, for a novice consumer, to dose his CBD oil low, so be careful:
oil concentration in cannabidiol
number of drops ingested
Depending on the effects felt and after a few days of use, if expectations are not met, it will then be possible to gradually increase the dose of CBD ingested. Again, it will be necessary to wait a few days to evaluate the responses of this new dosage on the body.
How many drops of CBD to sleep
We have seen that the effects of cannabidiol depend directly on:
its concentration in oil
the physiology of the individual
its "therapeutic" needs
Therefore, even to facilitate falling asleep, it is impossible to recommend a precise daily amount.
CBD in pharmacy
In France, a pharmacy is a business intended to sell medicines. Currently, there are 3 hemp-based ones that have obtained a temporary marketing authorization from the ANSM (National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products):
Like all medical treatments, the sale of these cannabinoid drugs (CBD, THC, CBG, ...) can only be done in pharmacies!
In France, cbd products with immediate action such as hemp oil (in bottles, capsules or capsules) or dried CBD flowers are not considered medical treatments. Despite the considerable commercial development of CBD legally, hemp does not claim to be a therapeutic treatment as such. Pharmacies are then not authorized to market this molecule in the form of CBD oil. The purpose of this restriction is not to mislead its consumers.
In France, an online store and a CBD shop are allowed if their CBD products for sale are made from hemp varieties with a THC concentration of less than 0.2%.
For a new consumer, going to a specialized CBD shop can be relevant since he will have direct contact with the seller (assuming that he is a real professional). The latter can then suggest which form of CBD will best meet his expectations (flowers, capsules, capsules, capsules, organic oils, resin ..).
For an informed consumer, on the other hand, an online store will offer him a wider range of choices (moonrock, full spectrum organic oils, icerock, ...) and, for a similar quality, a purchase price (with delivery included) much lower.
Small detail that may be important: even if CBD is starting to stand out slightly from the controversial active substance that is THC, still many consumers prefer to remain discreet about buying legal hemp. As a result, a serious online store such as Bistrot CBD appears to be a very relevant choice for a more relaxed purchase.
When we do our shopping, the price of a commodity can be a determining criterion but not only... Labelling, and therefore the composition of the product and its method of manufacture, are selection criteria which must take precedence over that of the purchase price. It is therefore necessary to compare what is comparable! For CBD oil, it's the same thing: don't buy it with your eyes closed on the pretext that it's cheaper than anywhere else.
Some crucial points must be taken into account:
transparency on composition
The type of crop that will determine the quality (indoor, outdoor or greenhouse)
Nature: type of extraction of CBD oils, organic or not, full spectrum or broad spectrum, etc.
Packaging and delivery (for online sites)
After-sales service and reviews
If many parameters impact the selling price of CBD oils it is because they are directly responsible for its quality. They are therefore not negligible. When buying your CBD oil, except exceptional promo, it is the quality / price ratio that will have to be gauged and not only the selling price.
Our online store, Bistrot CBD, agrees every day to offer you the best of CBD at preferential prices. We rely on the quality of our products to boost our sales rather than on our commercial margin.
CBD for dog reviews
Today in France, CBD oil intended for human use has gone viral. Its benefits for the body are indeed no longer to be demonstrated. However, pets are not left out, they can benefit from the relaxing virtues related to CBD.
Be careful before giving your dog hemp oil. As the latter has many more cannabinoid receptors than a human being, it will be more sensitive to the presence of THC in the product (possible side effects). So prefer a BROAD SPECTRUM CBD oil free of THC. As with humans, taking CBD oil will need to be specific to the dog's height, weight, and veterinary history. Again, start with a low CBD dosage. After a few days, gradually increase the dose if necessary.
In France, currently, there are no CBD drugs for animals yet. In Switzerland, on the other hand, a CBD veterinary product for dogs and cats is marketed under the name Anabidiol from the VIRBAC laboratory. This treatment provides the necessary cannabidiol for the internal balance of the endocanabinoid system (ECS) of the animal.
CBD Oil reviews
To choose the right CBD cannabis oil, it seems obvious to buy products:
organic guaranteed without pesticides
meeting the country's legislative standards for its consumption
But, once these selection criteria are chosen, there is no better oil as such. This subjective notion is specific to each consumer. It is indeed noted that some people will prefer the effect of CBD alone (CBD isolate) while others will desire a more powerful action or more or less bitter aromas.
On the other hand, if we isolate personal tastes and focus only on the benefits of a CBD oil then, there is indeed an oil better than the others:
full spectrum CBD oil
This full-spectrum oil allows the different molecules that compose it (CBD, CBG, terpenes, ...) to interact with each other. This molecular collaboration then increases the plurality of actions and their effectiveness. We speak of "entourage effect" and that's why our shop, Bistrot CBD, to bet on this hemp oil rather than another.
In France, despite the explosion in the diversity of products containing CBD (flowers, seeds, capsules, capsules, ...), we note that legal hemp oil, easy to use and frighteningly effective, remains the best selling cannabis products. By ingestion in pure sublingual, as a condiment in cooking, in infusion or in the form of capsules and capsules, CBD cannabis oil can be taken everywhere, taken discreetly and inevitably achieves its goal in just a few drops: your well-being!
Do not hesitate to push the door of the Bistrot CBD to discover our range of organic CBD oils with regulated aromas and ideal concentrations for all users.