What is CBD?

What is CBD? | HERBLIZ

Anyone interested in natural health and wellness products can hardly avoid the term CBD. But what exactly do the three letters that so many people speak of mean?CBD is an abbreviation that may sound like chemistry, but has nothing to do with it. The abbreviation stands for cannabidiol - a completely natural plant product. It is mainly derived from hemp, such as the better known THC. Both are counted among the cannabinoids. The terms are very similar - which can be confusing for beginners. As an essential component of the hemp plant, cannabidiol acts, in contrast to THC (tetrahydrocannabiol), with no intoxicating effect at all. Instead, it can have a positive effect on our physical well-being. In addition, due to its versatility, hemp has been cultivated as a useful plant for more than 10,000 years and is valued worldwide.

CBD is said to have a relaxing effect. The active ingredient is also experiencing a real hype in the cosmetics industry due to its antioxidant effect. Oils, bath bombs, body lotions and creams - CBD cosmetics can have various application fields. But what is it that makes CBD so versatile? The secret lies in its special effect on many different areas of our nervous system.


The receptors for cannabinoids are located in the cells of our nervous system and together they form the endocannabinoid system. But what exactly are receptors? In simple terms, they are the ends of our nerve cells that are able to receive stimuli from outside and convert them into signalling processes or excitation in the body. Thus, the endocannabinoid system has a direct influence on many of our body functions. 

Within this system CBD binds to the so-called CB1 and CB2 receptors. The cannabinoids from the plant are so similar to the body's own endocannabinoids, that they can interact with each other. This explains why CBD is used for so many different reasons. 


The areas of application are as diverse as the effect of CBD on the body. Depending on your taste, you can choose from oils, creams, lotions, ointments and more. The effect of CBD oil is particularly rapid since the active ingredient can be absorbed directly through the oral mucosa. 

The high-quality CBD oils from our in-house brand HERBLIZ are developed in a complex manufacturing process. For this, we use both CBD isolates and full-spectrum hemp leaf extracts in our Berlin manufacture. A pure isolate is filtered separately from the other hemp components. This extract consists of up to 99.99% cannabidiol. In addition to CBD, a full-spectrum CBD oil also contains other valuable ingredients of the cannabis plant, such as terpenes, bitter substances and flavonoids. 

As a result, you benefit from the so-called entourage effect, which ensures an optimal effect thanks to the perfect combination of the individual substances. As a carrier oil, we only use pure organic oils such as pumpkin seed, MCT coconut or milk thistle oil.

How do I use the CBD oil? 

CBD oil enters the bloodstream through the oral mucosa. Put the oil under your tongue and leave it there for about 30-60 seconds. In the beginning, it is recommended to start with an amount of 1-2 drops/pumps in the morning and evening and increase as needed. The recommended daily amount of 3x3 drops should not be exceeded. For newcomers, a product with a low CBD concentration is suitable  (e.g. HERBLIZ full-spectrum CBD oil 5%) and can be increased up to a strength of 20%.

How fast does CBD act in the body? 

Since every organism is unique, the effect also sets in at different speeds for each person. The usage form, however, decisively determines the absorption time. When used externally through the skin (e.g. through creams), it can take between 20 minutes and 2 hours until the substance is completely absorbed by the blood. 

On the other hand, when vaporizing with a vaporizer, the first effects are often immediately noticeable, since the CBD directly enters the bloodstream via the pulmonary alveoli. The effect of a CBD oil starts after about 15 minutes when it is put under the tongue. The absorption through the oral mucosa is responsible for the quick effect.

How long does CBD work in the body? 

Here applies as well: there are many individual factors that determine the duration of the effect. Depending on the amount, bioavailability and usage form of the cannabidiol as well as individual factors, the active substance remains in the body for several hours. On average, the effect lasts about 4 to 6 hours. 

However, if CBD enters the circulation quickly (e.g. by vaporization or as oil), the half-life is shorter. If it is absorbed more slowly (e.g. through the stomach or skin), the effect lasts longer.

Is CBD legal? 

Yes, because CBD is only extracted from commercial hemp plants that contain less than 0.2% THC. CBD is legal in Germany for anyone who is at least 18 years old. This also applies to products made from it, such as oil, as long as the THC content does not exceed the specified limit of 0.01%.

What should I pay attention to when buying?

Choose a manufacturer you can trust. Make sure that the CBD content is indicated on the products and choose 5% to 20% CBD oil, depending on your needs. The carrier oil should consist of high-quality organic oils, such as pumpkin seed oil. Special quality products can also be recognised by various analysis certificates and quality seals.

Is CBD oil also suitable for animals? 

Since animals also possess an endocannabinoid system, the administration of CBD is also possible here. However, pet owners should make sure that they only use products that have been specially manufactured for animals. Dogs have a higher concentration of receptors in the brain than other living creatures. This makes them very susceptible to cannabinoids. Terpenes and THC, on the other hand, are completely unsuitable for dogs and cats, for example. That is why there are special products for animals with lower doses.

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