You would like to buy CBD oil, but have no idea where to start looking? We hear this daily. The Internet is full of information about CBD, but the topic is often so complex, that regular Joe has no clue what all those articles are about. We would love to change that, and will briefly describe below what you should look for when buying CBD oil.
Difference between CBD oil and cannabis oil
You might have noticed that apart from CBD oil, other terms are used, like cannabis oil, marijuana oil, THC oil and Rick Simpson oil. Are those oils the same product? The answer to that question is no. The big difference between CBD oil—also called hemp oil—and the other oils is that the latter ones contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). This is an active ingredient causing a high. In CBD oil, only trace amounts of this substance are found (less than 0.2%), but this oil has a much higher CBD content. Hence, CBD oil does not cause a high. Nonetheless, for most issues and syndromes CBD is sufficiently effective. Only in the case of cancer, THC has proven to be a more potent treatment.
Legality of CBD oil
CBD oil is completely legal in The Netherlands: Because it contains very low amounts of THC, or even no THC at all, it is not covered by the Dutch Opium Law. This is not the case for THC or cannabis oil, which due to the high percentage of THC is illegal.
What concentration do I need?
We offer oils with CBD (Cannabidiol) concentrations of 2.5% up to 10%. This refers to the concentration of the main active ingredient in the oil. We advise using the 2.5% oil for children, pets and small issues, the 5% for syndromes of medium severity, and the 10% for severe illnesses and syndromes. If you are looking for an even higher percentage, you could consider the CBD paste.
- Children, pets and small issues: 2.5% – 75%
- Syndromes of medium severity: 5% – 6%
- Medium to severe illnesses and syndromes: 10%
- Very severe issues: 15% – 18%
We are often asked how much CBD is the right amount. Unfortunately, there is no single answer to that question. It depends on the severity of the issue, as well as on the individual: what might work for one person, might not work for the next. On our website, below every product, you can find a chart that shows generally how much you should use for a specific case or syndrome.
How to take
We advise you drop the oil directly under the tongue with the supplied pipette. It will then be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, which works quick and efficient. You could also mix the drops with water or other beverages. For more information, please take a look at these CBD instructions.
In short, when you buy CBD oil it is important to be well-informed. Indeed, you only want the best quality of oil, made by renowned brands such as Medihemp, Jacob Hooy, or Cibdol. You also want to make sure that the concentration you purchase is the right one, that it is strong enough for your specific case, and not too strong, and consequently, more expensive than necessary. Are you interested in buying cannabis oil: take into account that it is illegal, and that its ingredients cannot officially be regulated. This means, that you cannot be sure of the quality of the product. Better would even be making cannabis oil yourself. We would love to get in touch with you to answer all of the questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us via this form.