If you’re new to the world of CBD, making your first purchase can seem daunting. There are so many brands and products on the market today that it can be difficult to find the right product for your needs.
Before buying CBD, and to make sure it is effective, there are many factors to consider such as the type of product, the percentage of CBD, the reliability of the seller, the source of the CBD and, above all, your need.
At Dhpregie we believe that there is a CBD product for every individual. Our guide will help you find yours and advise your loved ones if necessary.
Why buy CBD when in Europe?
CBD is one of 120+ compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the hemp plant (cannabis sativa L). It is the second most abundant cannabinoid after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, unlike THC, CBD is not a psychotropic drug. It is thanks to the isolation of the CBD molecule that it is possible to enjoy the benefits of the plant while avoiding its narcotic effects. It is neither addictive, nor toxic and does not “get high”.
Cannabinoids act in various ways on the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system plays a crucial role in maintaining the various balances of the body. On the scale of the human body, it is for example the management of weight, body temperature, blood sugar, heart rate, digestive system … etc..
In this sense, CBD would have the following properties:
- analgesic (pain)
- anxiolytic (anti-anxiety)
American scientific research is advancing rapidly and now proves that CBD has beneficial effects on health. In addition, the French government and the Ministry of Health are committed to starting a medical cannabis trial program. On the other hand, it is currently forbidden to promote the potential beneficial effects of CBD until the information has been officially ruled by the State.
There appear to be very few adverse side effects, and most people tolerate it well. CBD is not abused or addictive, as long as people don’t mix it with other potentially toxic substances.
CBD is increasingly used around the world to help relieve stress and anxiety, manage pain and induce a sense of well-being, among other things.
Is buying CBD legal in France?
Buying CBD in France is legal, but the legislation is still vague. It authorizes the purchase of CBD provided that the CBD product is derived from a hemp plant with a THC content of less than 0.2%. Be careful to select a reliable brand working with producers who implement controls.
What types of CBD products to buy?
Choosing the right product is important because each ingestion method has a different level of effectiveness, therapeutic properties, onset and duration. Below are the most popular product categories currently available.
CBD oils are by far the most popular products available today. Oils trump all other types of CBD products when it comes to dosing accuracy. In fact, all oils come with a precise dropper that makes it easy to increase or decrease doses.
The oil is the fastest method of absorption. It is absorbed sublingually (under the tongue), which means it works faster than most other forms of CBD products.
When starting out, buying oil may be the right method to be able to go gradually and know your ideal dosage. Visit this partner website to find the best CBD oils in France www.cbdtemple.fr/achat/huile/
Choosing the right spectrum
One of the first things you’ll see about CBD oils is their “spectrum.”
The spectrum actually represents the concentration of cannabinoids present in the extract.
Full spectrum CBD oils contain a wide variety of cannabinoids and terpenes from the original hemp plant. These products are known to offer maximum therapeutic benefits because they contain the widest variety of compounds available and take advantage of the entourage effect: that is, the potency of all the components added together. Moreover, they also contain a tiny dose of THC, but this one does not have psychotropic effects and is normally undetectable since it is lower than 0,2%.
Oils with broad spectrum
The CBD isolate oils (isolate) contain only CBD without THC and other cannabinoids. These are not recommended because they do not take advantage of the surrounding effect of the hemp plant. On the other hand, they should be preferred by people who are sensitive or even intolerant to THC.
To summarize: if you wish to benefit from the therapeutic effects of CBD you must privilege the purchase of oil with broad spectrum or complete for their strong concentrations in cannabinoids.
Flowers are one of the purest and most natural forms of CBD consumption. They will be ideal if you are already a smoker and you are nostalgic of the gesture or the effect of cannabis for example. CBD can be a good way to reduce its consumption.
Be careful though, CBD does not give you the high of cannabis, it is a different effect and the collateral effects of the substances that will accompany your intake such as tobacco for example can be bad.
Like oils, when you inhale CBD and other cannabis compounds, the effect comes on quickly, but it will last less time.
Our plants, from seeds registered in the EU catalog of seeds and varieties, produce CBD flowers that do not contain THC (<0.2%) and are thus authorized in France and in Europe.