CBD hemp: health benefits and legal situation in Switzerland
CBD Hemp resp. CBD oil is now the talk of the town. Even if the boom has already subsided a little again, many people swear by this active ingredient. The results obtained are good and the preparation has proved to be extremely helpful.
Especially for diseases for which there are still few therapeutically effective solutions. But what exactly is CBD, is it legal in Switzerland, what forms are there and what does CBD help against??
What is CBD Hemp?
Hemp CBD is cannadibiol and is extracted from the female hemp plant. The hemp plant has been used as a medicinal plant for more than 5000 years. 489 components of the hemp plant have now been identified.
Flavonoids, terpenes and phytocannabinoids have been found in the hemp plant. A special interest is the phytocannabioids. Over 70 of these phytocannabioids have been found so far.
The best known are cannabidiols (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), cannabinole (CBN), and cannabigerols (CBG). Tetrahydrocannabinol is the intoxicating component of the hemp plant.
The non-intoxicating constituent is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD oil is derived from industrial and commercial plants, while THC is derived from the indica plant.
CBD is not psychoactive and does not cause intoxication, unlike THC. CBD helps with many clinical pictures and is successfully used in the health service.
Meanwhile, there are quite a few studies that prove the effectiveness of CBD. The medical risks have not been sufficiently researched to date. Until today the benefit is in the foreground.
What forms of CBD are there?
CBD is available in different intake variants. CBD is available in the form of CBD drops, oil capsules, powder capsules, drops and tablets. Powders and CBD flowers are also available.
The purest and healthiest form of CBD is provided by the drops. Not everyone likes the taste and so you can resort to capsules that contain the oil. Many people find this intake more convenient and comfortable.
However, it must be remembered that the effect of CBD drops is faster, because they are immediately absorbed by the oral mucosa and the rest after swallowing by the gastric mucosa.
In the case of CBD capsules, the shell must first dissolve in the stomach before the CBD can take effect. In capsules with powder content, the content comes from ground hemp leaves. Also capsules with crystalline are available on the market.
Tablets and CBD drops still contain some carriers. CBD grass and CBD flowers are smoked or inhaled with the help of a vaporizer.
When smoking, of course, the negative effect of the substances that are inhaled occurs again. CBD flowers and CBD leaves are excellent for making a tea.
What are the effects of CBD oil or CBD in general??
CBD shows a high diversity of effects. According to many opinions, it has analgesic, anti-epileptic, anticonvulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, antibacterial against certain germs (MRSA), reduces the risk of diabetes disease and has nerve-protective properties.
Especially these neuroprotective properties link CBD to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and also Alzheimer’s disease.
CBD is also being considered for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Studies in the USA prove a pain relief potential or also a healing potential with arthritis, alcohol problems, epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, migraine and cancer.
A very versatile application of CBD, but only partially supported by studies.
How does CBD oil work optimally?
In the course of time it was found that plant substance mixtures have a higher biological activity than the isolated pure substance. The hemp plant in itself has a variety of phytocannabinoids and terpenes.
These substances play a crucial role in the effect of CBD. The combination of some substances optimizes the effect. It is called the entourage or synergy effect.
There are also medical conditions in which THC in combination with CBD plays a role and represents an important substance. Preparations without THC are almost not available, but usually the content is so low that it has no noticeable effects.
CBD actually binds to CB2 receptors, but blocks CB1 receptors at the same time. The CB1 receptors are where THC normally binds. This explains why there is no effect with small amounts of THC.
How CBD is dosed?
The dosage of CBD depends on the individual, their general condition and the disease being treated. Also important is what kind of CBD it is.
Is it synthetically produced or from the plant? As with almost all preparations, the synthetically produced preparations are weaker than the natural preparations.
In general, CBD with THC has a stronger effect than CBD without THC. Less is more, also applies to CBD preparations. A dose of 10 mg to 40 mg is recommended for adults.
However, the dose can also be increased up to 800 mg. For children, a dose of 2 to 10 mg per kilo of body weight applies.
Side effects were hardly found and if at all only to a small extent. After taking CBD, some patients noticed a dry mouth or low blood pressure. However, very rarely and to an extremely small extent.
Drinking a glass of water already provided relief. When taking prescription drugs at the same time, it is advisable to consult with a doctor, as CBD neutralizes, reduces or enhances some active ingredients.
No negative effects have been found even with massive overdoses.
Is CBD legal? And where to buy CBD hemp and CBD oil?
CDB oil is available in specialized stores, pharmacies, hemp counters, head stores at kiosks and online mail order in Switzerland and is legal in all variants.
However, it is a prerequisite that the THC content is less than 1 percent. Thus CBD does not fall under the narcotics law in Switzerland.
If the THC content is over 1 percent, the narcotics law takes effect and the possession and sale is punishable. CBD products may not be labeled as food or as medicine or remedy.
There are voices that fear that in the course of CBD legalization, smoking pot will also be legalized.
CBD grass and CBD hemp – a boom or just curiosity?
Many stores are feeling a decline in CBD products, especially CBD hemp and CBD weed. Those who simply found it interesting to “smoke pot” in public on the street, stay away.
These games with the police have lost their appeal. The products are now established, so it is no longer so appealing to this clientele. The kick is missing and the police is also not so easily involved.
Another difficulty is now an oversupply. Stores where CBD products are available are now numerous. It is no longer a rarity.
For consumers, it is recommended to buy directly from established and certified organic CBD manufacturers like Zuya to ensure that the CBD is pure.
What problems and medical conditions can CBD help with?
To date, some diseases are already known, in which CBD helps or at least promises relief. In many areas, the dosages of classical medications can be reduced and thus the side effects of these medications can also be reduced.
According to current knowledge, CBD has no real side effects and is extremely helpful. In many testimonials from consumers, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
CBD oil as a painkiller and as a pain-relieving preparation
CBD can have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects. Due to these properties it is used very successfully in pain therapy.
Nerve pain and pain based on inflammation respond particularly well to treatment with CBD. The active ingredient can relieve inflammation and weaken the sensation of pain.
It can suppress the formation of pro-inflammatory tissue hormones. Since CBD does not affect or impair cognition, but only acts on pain, it can be taken at any time of day and during any activity.
Even with chronic pain, where patients have already been through a long medical odyssey, CBD could help.
The great advantage of CBD hemp over ibuprofen, diclofenac and other classic painkillers is that it has no side effects on the circulation, heart, stomach, intestines and kidneys.
CBD drops for rheumatism
Rheumatism is an autoimmune disease. The body’s own defenses attack bones and joint tissue instead of bacteria and viruses. Rheumatism can be hereditary or caused by external influences.
Certain viruses and general lifestyle are responsible for the development of rheumatism. Rheumatism causes severe joint pain. Visually show adhesions. Whole joint and bone regions can be destroyed.
Also other organs can be affected by rheumatism. Swelling of the skin and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract are not uncommon. The situation is often aggravated by depression and sleep and eating disorders.
Rheumatism is not completely curable, but there is the possibility to alleviate the symptoms and extend the time between relapses. Since rheumatism is primarily an inflammatory disease, taking CBD preparations is very promising.
A soothing effect of CBD in rheumatism has already been proven. The great advantage of CBD hemp is also here the fact that CBD hemp is produced on a plant basis.
Chemical drugs normally used for rheumatism almost always have side effects.
CBD hemp can be taken without hesitation for a very long period of time without harming other organs.
CBD drops for psychosis and schizophrenia
CBD has been used successfully for depression and psychosis for many years. Since these disorders are often based on a lack of dopamine and CBD stimulates the release of this hormone, good successes have been recorded.
Schizophrenia is also a psychic clinical picture. The term comes from the Greek and means splitting or splintering. It is an ego disorder.
Patients suffering from schizophrenia sporadically adopt a different personality. The exact cause of schizophrenia is not known until today.
An unfavorable interaction of infectious, genetic and metabolic events is suspected. However, a traumatic experience can also result in schizophrenia.
Subsymptoms of schizophrenia are hallucinations, delusions and depression, among others. There is a disturbance of the receptors and the messenger substances. CBD can have a regulating effect in sporadic episodes and is not addictive.
No side effects have been observed to date. So for patients suffering from schizophrenia it is a very interesting possibility.
CBD drops for sleep disorders
Sleep is enormously important for humans. During sleep, the mind and body regulate, the psyche recovers through dreaming and joint and muscle apparatus relaxes. CBD supports sleep and acts on a herbal basis against sleep disorders.
Sleep quality is improved and recovery during sleep occurs again. Many conventional sleeping pills are addictive and usually have a high number of side effects. CBD is free of side effects and is not addictive.