CBD poetry and truth: let's clean up with these 6 myths

It is clear that ignorance sometimes turns into dangerous half-knowledge, which in turn raises questions. Is CBD legal? It is supposed to work against many symptoms, so CBD is a miracle cure? And sometimes CBD is actually still confused with marijuana, time to address some myths around the topic...

Myth 1: CBD is a miracle cure

CBD a miracle cure? We say no, dif it were one thing, then it wouldn't be scientifically explainable and that's it. The existence of the body's endocannabinoid system is proven – it acts as a docking site for Cannabidiol. This EC System is extremely important for the normal functioning of our body and is, according to science, millions of years old. CBD as one of the many active ingredients from the cannabis plant has been discovered as a non-psychoactive Phytocannabinoid which, according to the researchers, anti-inflammatory, has analgesic, anxiety-relieving and antipsychotic properties. CBD reacts with the receptors in a very natural way in the body. If the system goes off track, CBD can restore Balance. Therefore we are colloquially but not "broad" or "stoned", because CBD does not seem intoxicating. Nevertheless, the system is brought back into balance, so to speak-internal Balance, with plant help.

Myth 2: there is hardly any research on CBD

It is true that in many diseases long-term study is still pending, but to say there are no studies is complete nonsense. Since the discovery of the endogenous Cannabinoid receptor system more than 20 years ago, cannabis-based drugs have been intensively researched. In 2011, a cannabis extract was approved for the first time under pharmaceutical law in Germany. Currently, for example, the Charité in Berlin is researching in the research area “Mind and Brain” under the title ESPRIT Cannabidiol study the property of CBD associated with schizophrenia. As an advantage with CBD is written on the Website: "for CBD an improved side effect profile with stable anti-psychotic effect could be proven in studies. Thus, there was no weight gain, no increase in prolactin and no movement disorder (EPS).”



Myth 3: CBD has side effects

In our experience, CBD is very well tolerated, as the WHO (World Health Organization) also says: “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients' existing medications. Along with an endorsement from the WHO, the FDA approved CBD as an alternative medication to treat epilepsy."And as we read in Myth 2, researchers are also using CBD as an Alternative to chemical medication, as it is low in side effects. Of course, there may be occasional side effects, which are more likely to occur with extreme consumption/very high doses – for example diarrhoea. If you discover side effects or are unsure when taking them, also together with other medications, please contact your doctor. Here it is particularly important when buying CBD products to pay attention to pure organic products, free of foreign substances and produced according to European Standards!

Myth 4: there'S THC in it

Marijuana is not equal to hemp! The first is strongly THC-containing, hemp has very small amounts of THC; our breeding a large amount of CBD in the female hemp plants. In Germany, products with a THC content of more than 0.2% are prohibited, in Austria more than 0.3% and in Switzerland more than 1%. If you do not want THC and want to stay fit, you should THC-free CBD products select. Here THC is not detectable.

For our Broad Spectrum extract, we remove THC by Flash chromatography, preserving all active and healthy plant ingredients such as cannabinoids, terpenes and Arominoids. According to research, this has positive effects on the organism, because all important ingredients together should bring more Benefits than just an isolated one.

How much CBD oil would you have to consume so that a drug test is positive? Between 1000 and 2000 milligrams daily if the CBD oil contains THC.

Myth 5: CBD content is often lower than advertised

There are black sheep on the market where such a deception could be proven, yes! Therefore, it is important to find a trustworthy manufacturer who either knows exactly where his product comes from and can prove the ingredients or is best himself a producer or farmer. We have this advantage at ALPINOLS, because we have influence on every production step of our oils. Who is also certified at recognized laboratories and their laboratory analyses disclosing is more trustworthy. Also important are the organic cultivation and the origin of the CBD (best EU Standard). Ask the company you trust exactly where the CBD they sell comes from. If the answers are inconclusive or you are being floated, then of course this is a sign that they themselves do not know or do not want to reveal it, because it does not meet EU Standards or has no organic cultivation.


Myth 6-CBD is illegal

Don't worry, CBD extracts (i.e. hemp in processed form) are legal, because certified commercial hemp varieties of the EU or Cannabis with a THC content of less than 0.2% are legal in Germany, in Switzerland the value is less than 1%. CBD Cannabis is usually below or, as with ALPINOLS Zero, THC-free. So THC cannot be detected here. With CBD flowers, however, it looks different, these are available in many countries for sale to private individuals illegal on the grounds that the THC limit value for flowers cannot be guaranteed.

Then there is the Novel Food law. Here was the discussion whether CBD should be classified as a novel food, which in turn results in appropriate approval procedures, which are often long-term and costly. Now there is a first success: the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) successfully enforced against the BVI in March 2020 that CBD is not one of the novel foods. Evidence has been provided that the extracts from the hemp plant do not are novel, but the opposite.Until this process is completed, no healing promise or dosage indication may be printed on the oils. Often you readthereforethe word "aroma extract"on packaging.

It remains to be seen what the legal developments regarding CBD-containing products will look like in the future. However, CBD cosmetics, bath additives and fragrances are not covered by the Novel Food regulation anyway.

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