CBD is short for cannabidiol, a bioactive substance extracted from Cannabis Sativa, a plant that has existed on our planet for over 60 million years.
The Cannabis plant contains almost 500 natural substances, 113 of which are cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the best known. The cannabis plants from which MELS oils are extracted contain up to 40% pure CBD.
MELS CBD oils are non-psychoactive as they only contain trace amounts of THC. This means that you get all the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the intoxicating effects.
CBD acts on specific receptors on the cell membrane that are located in the brain, organs and in the peripheral nervous system around the body. These are called CB1 and CB2 receptors and are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Grunnet sin natur, kan CBD hjelpe mange forskjellige symptomer og tilstander. Dette betyr at selv om du tar CBD for en spesifikk lidelse, kan du oppleve store helsemessige fordeler på andre områder som et resultat av denne naturmedisinen. Som med de aller fleste naturmedisiner responderer mennesker individuelt og unikt på CBD-olje.
Cannabis Sativa is the botanical name of the plant species we use to make CBD oil. There are several subgroups of Cannabis Sativa, such as industrial hemp and marijuana. The latter is characterized by a high THC content, while industrial hemp is high in CBD.
Medical cannabis came on the scene in 1839 after an Irish doctor named William Brooke O’Shaughnessy traveled to India and learned how to use cannabis for his patients. However, cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, for everything from epilepsy and pain, to mental disorders. For example, we know that Queen Victoria used cannabis regularly for menstrual pain. Her physician, Sir Russel Reynolds wrote in 1890: “Cannabis is one of the most valuable medicines we use”.
The answer is no.
Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant. This oil does not contain any of the cannabinoids THC or CBD. It is possible that there are trace elements of CBD in the hemp seeds, but after oil is pressed, there will be no significant amount of CBD left. Hemp oils are sold at health food stores and in some grocery stores.
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MELS CBD-olje er laget fra hele cannabisplanten og har et naturlig høyt innhold av terpener, flavonoider, cannabinoider og andre gunstige plantenæringsstoffer. Derfor kalles oljen for en fullsprektret CBD-olje.
THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. In MELS CBD oils, we find only 0.02% THC. This is comparable to the alcohol content of cultured milk, i.e. only insignificant trace elements.
A good quality oil undergoes a gentle separation process to capture all the potent compounds from the cannabis plant. CO2 extraction is the cleanest and most cost-effective method of separating the cannabinoids. CBD oil is produced by applying controlled pressure and temperature to retain all the nutrients.
The fact that a CBD oil is full spectrum means that it contains a wide range of natural cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. They work best together, as they reinforce and complement each other. It’s called “The Entourage Effect” – a synergistic effect.
Cannabinoids are natural chemical compounds found in some plants and some herbs. By far the greatest concentration is found in the plant Cannabis Sativa. Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system – the body’s regulatory system
We have three types of cannabinoids:
- Phytocannabinoids (from plants and herbs)
- Endocannabinoids (produced by the body itself)
- Synthetic cannabinoids (produced in the laboratory)
Cannabinoids trigger physiological effects by binding to specific receptors on the surface of the cell, called the cell membrane. These receptors are found throughout the body, and the two main types are CB1 and CB2.
Cannabinoids are classified by degree of psychoactivity. For example, CBG, CBC and CBD are non-psychoactive, while THC, CBN and CBD are known to have varying degrees of psychoactivity.
CBD, on the contrary, has a sedative effect, counteracting the psychoactive effects of other cannabinoids.
Studies indicate that CBD (often in combination with other cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBG/CBGA/CBC/CBC/CBN) can relieve pain and inflammation, reduce nausea, ease anxiety, improve sleep quality, fight viral infections and provide a general sense of wellbeing.
People are unique, inside and out. We each have our own unique endocannabinoid system that responds to our specific needs, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
We recommend that you start with 1 – 4 drops per day for the first week or so. It may be worth starting small while your cannabioid receptors get used to using the cannabinoids.
Note that a heavier person weighing 90 kg needs more CBD than a lighter person weighing 50 kg. Otherwise, we have identified three different dosages as guidance for different symptoms;
Microdose: 5 – 25 mg CBD per day. Can be effective for sleep, headaches, mood swings, nausea, PTSD, stress and metabolic syndrome.
Standard dose: 20 – 100 mg CBD per day. May be effective for chronic pain, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, anxiety, depression, arthritis, some mental disorders, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, autism and weight loss.
Macro dose: 50 – 800 mg of CBD per day. Doses at this level are often used for cancer, epilepsy and other serious life-threatening conditions.
No, the body can only absorb what your receptors can handle. That’s why we recommend starting small and gradually increasing until you get the desired effect.
The effect is individual and depends on each person’s state of health. The most common feedback we hear is that sleep becomes deeper, anxiety is reduced and pain becomes manageable. Increased energy is also a typical sign that the oil is working.
Effects of CBD oil can be felt as quickly as 5 minutes after the first dose, while the major changes are usually felt after several weeks of continuous use. If you don’t feel an effect, you should increase the dose daily until you feel the desired effect.
CBD has a half-life of 1-2 days, but the effects will usually last for 6-12 hours. Half-life is the time it takes for exactly half of a chemical compound to be broken down and eliminated from the bloodstream. Since CBD has a relatively long half-life, the concentration of the substance will gradually build up in the body over time, which helps to give CBD more long-lasting effects the longer you take it. This means you can usually also reduce the dose.
CBD is considered extremely safe to consume and no deaths have been reported. Research shows that doses of up to 1500 mg CBD per day are well tolerated in humans.
Some reported side effects include dry mouth, upset stomach for the first couple of days, lowered blood pressure and drowsiness, but this usually passes.
Yes, you will. You will not notice any kind of intoxication when consuming MELS CBD oil.
MELS CBD oils are non-psychoactive.
It should be dripped under the tongue, without mixing. This is because it is best absorbed in the oral cavity through the mucous membranes. Avoid eating and drinking for at least 20 minutes after taking the oil.
Please, go to the page How to take our oils to see instruction videos.
MELS CBD oil has a high bio-absorption when dripped under the tongue and absorbed through the mucous membrane. The percentage cannot be defined as there are so many variables involved.
As with many other natural medicines, it is recommended to take a short break after about three months. A break makes the receptors more sensitive, which makes CBD work even better afterwards. The body builds up a stockpile of CBD so that you can take a lower maintenance dose over time.
MELS CBD oils have less than 0.2% THC, a limit that meets EU guidelines. However, since MELS CBD has trace amounts of THC, we do NOT recommend using the oil if your workplace requires you to provide urine samples. In that case, we recommend that you go for the THC-free CBD oil that you can find in the online store.
Due to a lack of studies, we cannot recommend the use of CBD oil for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, we find it very exciting to read about children and mothers benefiting from CBD oil.
CBD can potentially reduce or increase the effect of certain drugs by indirectly inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. On the other hand, CBD is popular among cancer patients who may experience adverse side effects from radiation and chemotherapy.
Talk to your doctor if you are unsure.
It is not recommended to consume alcohol while using cannabis-based products. The combination of alcohol and cannabinoids can cause dizziness, drowsiness and impaired judgment
We recommend taking CBD on an empty stomach.
No, you cannot become physically dependent on CBD oil and can quit at any time without withdrawal symptoms.
Occasionally, the color, smell and consistency of the oil may vary slightly. This has to do with the amount of terpenes in the plant. MELS works with freshly picked plants, and the exact content depends on the cannabis plants in question that season. Therefore, MELS uses a third-party laboratory to ensure that the content of the active ingredients on the bottle is correct. The lab report tells us exactly how much CBD is in the oil.
Terpenes are the essential oils found in the cannabis plant. These oils give CBD smell, color and taste.
Terpenes work synergistically with the cannabinoids to provide therapeutic effects (The Entourage Effect). A very important terpene is Limonene, which has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties, as well as anti-cancer effects.
Concentrated cannabis oil is very thick and difficult to dose, so a base oil is added. We have chosen to use MCT oil as it is absorbed quickly in the small intestine and is unique in its ability to support metabolism, the heart and a healthy brain.
MCT also helps to make the taste of the oil less bitter.
Endocannabinoids are natural chemical compounds found in the body. They bind to receptors that are involved in a number of physiological processes, including appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory. The receptors are also involved in the feeling of reward and bliss.
Endo-cannabinoids are found throughout the body, but are more highly concentrated in certain tissue types. They act as small molecules that bind to receptors on the surface of cells. If we think of these receptors as a keyhole, they will only work when you insert the right key.
Together, endocannabinoids, receptors and some enzymes make up the endocannabinoid system (ESC). The ESC plays an important role in our internal biological system by regulating appetite, metabolism, blood sugar, hormone balance, the immune system, communication between cells, and much more.
There are many types of receptors, but only two of them have been thoroughly studied and researched. They are called CB1 and CB2.
Our goal is to make the best CBD oil on the market and our criteria for the producer are clear:
- Harvested from fresh organic cannabis, grown outdoors.
- Extracted in the best and gentlest way, through CO2 supercritical extraction.
- Infused with an easily absorbable base oil (MCT oil).
- Full spectrum oil. This means that it contains the main cannabinoids CBD, CBDA and CBG/CBGA, as well as terpenes and flavonoids.
MELS quality assures its products at all times and has direct contact with both the farmer and the chemist.