CBD - also called cannabidiol - is besides delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the best known active ingredient of the hemp plant. Since CBD is not subject to legal restrictions such as cannabis and THC are, it is now finding a wider practical use in society. Because contrary to many prejudices, CBD or products that contain CBD have no intoxication effect and have no psychoactive effect! Cannabinoids are compounds that affect the human nervous system via the Endocannabinoid (ECS) system. The hemp plant has dozens of cannabinoids, with THC, CBD and CBG being the most common. They differ in their chemical structure and effect on human bodies. The human nervous system contains a large number of receptors. Receptors are virtually the body's own transmission towers that transmit information or signals. While transmission towers use electromagnetic waves for signal transmission, receptors use specific molecules to transmit information.

One of those receptor systems is the so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS receptors are located, inter alia, in the human brain and in the peripheral nervous system - spinal cord and nerves. In the brain, the receptors are located in areas where perception, concentration, memory and movement are being influenced. That's why regulation of many physiological processes, including the sensation of pain, mood and appetite.

The two predominant ECS receptors are CB1 and CB2. These receptors bind to body-produced molecules known as endocannabinoids. 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) is a major endocannabinoid that binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD, a phytocannabinoid (= derived from plants), does not bind directly to these receptors, although it can mimic some of the effects of 2-AG and is therefore able to stimulate the brain.

For legal reasons, we are not allowed to disclose any health-promoting effects of CBD - as CBD is not approved as a medicine - we therefore we ask for your understanding.

Differences between CBD and THC

Facts about CBD:

  • CBD has no psychoactive effect
  • CBD does not cause any intoxications
  • CBD is legally available
  • CBD has a calming and relaxing effect

Facts about THC:

  • THC has psychoactive effetcs
  • THC intoxicates the consumer
  • THC can cause psychosis or anxiety
  • THC is illegal in most countries

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