If you followed the health-trends over the past few years, chances are you’ve come across something called: CBD. The cannabinoid CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is proven to be effective against all sorts of ailments. It is usually consumed by dropping a few drops of a diluted CBD Oil under the tongue. Though we believe there is an easier way to go about it.
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What is CBD?
For those who haven’t heard of CBD before: you’re missing out. Since the discovery of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD as a health-supplement some years ago, people have been using the substance exponentially in order to treat all sorts of ailments. Ranging from (chronic) pain to sleeping disorders and ADD to extreme fatigue.
The reason CBD could help with all these – very different – things, lies within us. And that is not some spiritual saying meant to boost sales. All humans and most animals actually have an endogen (that means body-own) system that is responsible for almost ALL processes in their body. It is the body’s own signaling system, known as the endocannabinoid-system or ECS. By stimulating this systems receptors, found throughout the entire human body, cannabinoids such as CBD (non-psychoactive) and THC (the psychoactive one) are able to regulate these systems.
The usual way of consuming CBD is by dropping a couple drops of a diluted CBD-extract under the tongue. To dilute this extract, companies often use olive oil or something similar. Making the substance hard to absorb by the thick tissue in the mouth, resulting in the absorption of around 6-12% of the active components in the oil. This ‘CBD Oil’ is made with either pure CBD crystals or a full-spectrum extract, from hemp or CBD-carrying cannabis strains.
In contrast to pure crystals, full-spectrum extracts also contain other cannabinoids; and cannabis’ aromatic components terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for the flavor of each cannabis strain, but also determine if it is going to get you high or stoned. Therefore cannabis products that carry terpenes, like our own Amsterdam Genetics CBD Oil, are regularly valued higher than CBD-only products made with crystals. For more information on terpenes, check our article: ‘Choosing the right cannabis strain: it’s all about the smell‘.
CBD Melt Tablets
The latest addition to our range of innovative CBD products are the CBD Melt Tablets, with either 12mg or 24mg active CBD per tablet. In comparison to the CBD Oil, our CBD Melt Tablets are easy and practical to dose and transport and infused with Vitamine C for a more wholesome effect.
Use of the CBD Melt Tablets is somewhat cheaper than consuming CBD Oil as well. Because of the microscopical size of the CBD-molecules in the tablets, ALL of it is absorbed through the mouth’s tissue – instead of only 6-12% like with CBD Oil. So you’ll actually benefit from ALL of the CBD in the tablet, as opposed to only 6-12% of the CBD from oils.