Weet jij waar jouw CBD olie vandaan komt?

Do you know where your CBD oil comes from?

Do you know where your CBD oil comes from?

Ignorance in CBD Land

Let me start at the beginning. I'm going to try to explain that there are differences in production, and the effect of cannabidiol or CBD. 

CBD, who hasn't heard of it, everyone knows it and hears the most unlikely stories about this product. But when we ask the question of how and what it is made of, we get the strangest answers. 

Such as that the THC is in the flowers and the CBD is in the leaves. THC is in the female plants and CBD in the male ones. In short, there is a big cloud of ignorance in CBD land.

To clear up all misunderstandings; only the female cannabis plants produce the so-called trichomes on the flowers and on leaves around the flowers. THCa and CBDa are formed in these trichomes. The male plants hardly produce these trichomes and are not used. 

For industrial hemp cultivation, CBD is only a by-product

Until now, only European Certified products are officially allowed in Europe   Industrial Hemp is grown. This hemp is grown for its seeds and fiber and naturally contains very few cannabinoids and terpenes. 

In addition, the cultivation is intended for the production of fibers and seeds, and the CBD is only a by-product. 

In this cultivation, the top layer of the crop is collected separately and is then dried by machine in about four hours. The biomass thus obtained has approximately a percentage of 2.5 to 3% of cannabinoids, by which time the terpenes have virtually disappeared. 

At that point, the industrial hemp can actually only be used for the production of CBD crystals , as the plant has been virtually destroyed.

High-quality extract from Fiber Hemp actually does not exist

A high-quality one  extract of the hemp grown and processed in this way is impossible. From a commercial point of view, this is also not profitable for the hemp grower, who is concerned with hemp fiber and seeds and does not manually harvest and dry the female plants. 

However, if we were to harvest only the female plants and allow them to dry slowly, we could still make a reasonable extract from these plants. But remember: we cannot take out what is not there. And adding extra terpenes and/or crystals generally does not provide any extra effect.

CBD oil from cannabis plants, as Mother Nature intended

A completely different story is the production of CBD oil from normal cannabis plants, with the important difference that these cannabis flowers also contain a maximum of 0.3% THC.  contain, just like industrial hemp. However, these plants contain more than 21% cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other very useful components. 

In other words: this is the medicinal cannabis that doesn't get you stoned.

With expert processing and extraction of these high-quality CBD plants, we can extract amazingly beautiful extracts that we would not be able to make from industrial hemp. 

A very important difference with industrial hemp is that this high-quality CBD hemp is packed with cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. These plants become natural  dried  in about 14 days, while retaining as many terpenes, etc. as possible. 

Freeze-drying is the best way to harvest and process plant material. A very promising installation is the CRS 2000 CryoMass  from America.

Unpurified NOT decarboxylated Full-Spectrum extracts made from these plants  are (HTFS) extracts containing the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from the plants.  Exactly as mother nature intended, completely in balance. And responsible for the many success stories.

Unfortunately, the large-scale cultivation of thisCBD cannabis is not (yet) officially allowed in Europe; Since it is NOT European Certified Industrial Cannabis , it is prohibited.

Decarboxylation is cremation

What is decarboxylation , why, when not, when?

If we want to retain the full medicinal potential of cannabis extracts, in my experience it is very important not to decarboxylate at all. This may sound stubborn, but my extensive experience and own findings are increasingly being scientifically proven . 

Various scientific reports have now been released stating that non- decarboxylated extracts are 1.7 times more effective than the same extract but decarboxylated.

In fact, various scientific studies have already shown that THCa and CBDa appear to be many dozens of times more effective than THC and CBD! This certainly gives cause for thought. Especially when you realize that only THCa and CBDa can be found in fresh plants.

The THC and CBD are actually degradation products of a dying plant.

Endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system

To make this a little clearer, it is important to know what our endocannabinoid system is, and what endocannabinoids are. 

Very simply explained; We produce cannabinoids in our bodies: the so-called endo-cannabinoids. These are used by our endocannabinoid system (ECS) to repair and heal our body.

Our lifestyle, poor diet, stress, alcohol, etc. cause deficiencies in our own endocannabinoid system. Fortunately, the cannabis plant as a nutritional supplement can help us tremendously with this.

The phytocannabinoids of the cannabis plant are seen and accepted by our body as endogenous (endo)cannabinoids, and our body can immediately supplement its deficiencies, hence the fast effect and problem-free acceptance in our body.

If one then realizes that our body produces barely measurable endocannabinoids and can heal itself with this, in my opinion there is absolutely no need to decarboxylate. 

During processing and extraction, some form of decarboxylation always takes place, which produces more than enough THC and CBD for our body. The big advantage is that these extracts are packed with all the very important acids, flavonoids and terpenes that would normally be lost by heating. 

And believe it or not, THC and CBD are not the main components in the plant.

Cannabis plant cannot be copied or patented!

Science has now also discovered this and is very diligently looking for a stable form of these acids , which is essential for the production of medicines (patent).

But fortunately, the cannabis extracts donated by Mother Nature are completely balanced, cannot be copied, and cannot be patented!

Decarboxylation is good for activating the non-psychoactive THCa into the psychoactive substance THC, so that you can get nice and stoned. But for obtaining high-quality CBD (food) supplements, I personally strongly advise against it. 

Why one CBD oil is definitely not the same as another CBD oil

I have a lot of experience with decarboxylated and non-decarboxylated extracts, and my experience is that the pure non- decarboxylated oil from the cannabis plant works many times more effectively than the decarboxylated form. 

The CBD in isolate (crystal) form certainly only has a limited effect. An additional problem is that the Synthetic CBD Crystals can hardly be distinguished from plant-based CBD Crystals.

In the many scientific trials, more than 80% of users of real full-spectrum extracts experience clear improvements. In contrast, only a score of 35% for extracts based on isolates (crystals). 

It is interesting to know that various extensive placebo studies have shown that the placebo effect on medication is around 30%...

Peter Vermeul, Owner CBD Spain (June 15, 2021)