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At Nordic Oil, we strongly believe in CBD and want as many people as possible to benefit from it. If you're not satisfied with your CBD oil, you can get your money back with our 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
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How to Use CBD Oil Safely and Effectively
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is an extract from the cannabis plant and can be derived from either Cannabis Sativa, which is low in THC, or Cannabis Indica.
Our CBD oils contain all of the naturally occurring products found in the cannabis plant, including terpenes, essential oils and other cannabinoids. These work together to optimize the effects of the cannabinoids, known as the entourage effect. CBD oil is best consumed by placing a few drops under the tongue, dropping it into beverages, or applying it topically to the skin.
Is CBD Oil safe?
There are many e-commerce brands promoting and selling CBD products. As a consumer, it's important to take the time to research, build trust, and ask the necessary questions about product quality. Many CBD brands take shortcuts with their products and are not necessarily safe. It is always best to buy CBD from companies that can prove that their products have gone through third party lab testing, have a TDS (Technical Data Sheet) for their products, and are ISO22000 certified.
At Nordic Oil we have all of the above. We pride ourselves on delivering only the highest quality CBD to our customers. Whether it's oils or pastes, capsules or topicals, you can be assured that all of our products have gone through the very best production methods.
All of our CBD products go through intensive testing to ensure their quality. We work with experts across the US and Europe who, along with our in-house quality assurance team, thoroughly test the contents of our products. The certificates of analysis for our products are available for download online and all our CBD products meet all US regulations and are regularly tested.
Our customer support team is always available to answer any questions you may have about CBD safety.
How long does CBD oil have a shelf life?
Nordic Oil's Full Spectrum CBD Oils (What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?) in CBD concentrations of 5% to 50% have an unopened shelf life of up to two years. Once opened, the CBD oil has a shelf life of 6 months and should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat. However, when storing, be sure to keep it out of the reach of children. To avoid premature expiration of CBD oil, read here.
How does CBD Oil make you feel?
The effectiveness of CBD varies from person to person. CBD concentration, metabolism, and body weight can all affect how your body responds to CBD. We recommend starting with a lower dosage and increasing slightly week by week until you feel the effects.
For some people, the effects of CBD are felt immediately, but for others, it may take a few weeks before the effects are felt.
In our experience, most people find that the 5% CBD oil is enough for people who want to relax. For something more, customers tell us that the 15% CBD oil works best.
The time of day you take CBD will also affect your experience with it. If you take it early in the morning, it will have an energizing effect, whereas if you take it late at night, it will have a calming effect. This is because it works with the endocannabinoid system to maintain balance in the body.
CBD Drops from Nordic Oil
At Nordic Oil, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality CBD oil by taking the best that nature has to offer and refining it with our industry-leading technology. Not only do we offer market-leading CBD oil, but we also pride ourselves on our world-class customer service. Our in-house team of CBD experts and customer support specialists are available to answer any questions you may have. Whether it's dosing advice, help with product selection, or analysis of the latest industry studies, we believe we can make CBD accessible to everyone. Thanks to our drive and passion, we are now one of the most innovative and experienced CBD brands in Europe.
WHAT CAN CBD HELP YOU WITH?
How does CBD work and what are the areas of application for it?
CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
How Cannabidiol Affects the Body
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. This is a complex system in the body that helps regulate the body's systems and maintain balance. CBD inhibits the enzymes responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids, increasing the ability of receptors in the body to bind to and use important hormones and chemicals such as serotonin.
Cannabinoid receptors 1 (CB1) are located primarily in the central nervous system of the brain, specifically in the cerebellum and hippocampus. There they are involved in the extinction of negative memories, suggesting a role in anxiety disorders. CB1 receptors are also found in the peripheral nervous system, for example in the gut.
Cannabinoid receptors 2 (CB2) are found primarily in organs and immune system cells involved in bone formation and breakdown.
How does CBD work?
The endogenous cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol), like the endocannabinoids, can bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD has no proven psychotropic effects (More on the legal status of CBD).
CBD binds to the CB1 receptor in the brain - this receptor is associated with affecting depression, anxiety, pain and nausea.
In the heart, CBD binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors - these affect heart rate and blood pressure.
In the liver, cannabidiol also binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors - where the receptors regulate cell protection.
There are both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the digestive tract - these control activity in the digestive tract and act on inflammation.
The CB1 and CB2 receptors in the skin act on inflammation and pain. CBD can bind to and affect both types. This is why it is used in facial creams and ointments for acne.
In the nervous system there are mainly CB2 type receptors to which CBD binds. They have an effect on the sensation of pain.
CB2 receptors are found in the immune system, where they regulate inflammation and immune responses.
When will it work?
Which CBD product works fastest?
Of course, the focus should be on the quality of the ingredients and the processing. The amount and concentration also play a role in the effect. But whether you should take oil, cremes or capsules depends on preference and the desired onset of action:
CBD Drops - Sublingual: Absorption through the oral mucosa is rapid. After 15-20 min, the CBD is available in the endocannabinoid system.
CBD Drops - Stomach: Depending on the size and composition of the meal that has been mixed with CBD, it may take a few hours to be absorbed.
CBD Capsules - Liposomal: Liposomal CBD is encapsulated with small fat molecules that make absorption more effective and faster.
CBD Capsules - Normal: Normal capsules are significantly less effective than liposomal ones. Entry is delayed and CBD is partially excreted unprocessed.
CBD E Liquid - Lungs: CBD Liquid is vaporized and the active ingredient gets directly into the blood via the lungs. This method is not for everyone, but the CBD is available in the body after just a few minutes.
CBD Cream - Skin: As soon as the cream is absorbed into the skin, local itching or redness can be relieved.
How long does it take for the effect to kick in?
It may take some time from the first dose to the desired support in daily life. Most studies on CBD look at the effects over several weeks. It takes time for the body to reach CBD levels that make a difference. Getting impatient and giving up too soon is a disservice to yourself. That is why Nordic Oil offers a satisfaction guarantee. It allows you to try CBD for 3-4 weeks. If it doesn't work for you by then, just send it back and get your money back.
The effects of CBD vary
There are many factors that influence the effects of CBD. First of all, you should be clear about the effect you are hoping to get from taking CBD. In the case of over-the-counter CBD products, it is a dietary supplement that cannot replace a healthy diet or proper treatment. Different people respond differently to cannabidiol due to metabolism, weight, digestion, and many other unique factors. Therefore, instead of listening to the successes or failures of other CBD users, it is advisable to gain your own experience with CBD.
CBD: The Basics
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of the two main cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is a naturally-occurring substance used in oils, topical solutions and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. CBD will not cause a high.
In what applications is a medical effect of CBD conceivable?
In the survey period between July 15 and July 20, 2020, a survey published by Statista examined the areas of application of CBD. 1,000 respondents answered online in which areas they could imagine the medical efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD). Respondents also indicated their age so that the results could be divided into three age groups.
What does CBD help against?
The differences between these groups are relatively small. However, it can be seen that the older respondents are more likely to see an effect on chronic pain (82%) when taking CBD. In general, pain relief was mentioned most often.
In addition, most participants can imagine an effect against stress (54%-65%), inflammation (47%-67%) and sleep disorders (46%-53%). Slightly less popular was support for addiction control (19%-25%) or smoking cessation (13%-14%). The benefits of CBD for acne (12%-16%) or weight loss (6%-11%) were also mentioned.
About nine out of ten respondents can imagine CBD having a positive effect on health. The areas of application seem diverse, but the areas of pain, stress, inflammation, and sleep stand out the most. For sleep in particular, CBD is often used in conjunction with melatonin to enhance the effect.
Examples of everyday use of CBD
How can I improve my sleep?
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you are not alone. According to the American Sleep Association (ASA) Health Report, 30%-40% of Americans have symptoms of insomnia. Since 2010, the number of working people between the ages of 35 and 65 who suffer from sleep problems has increased by 66%.
The causes of these problems are many and varied and can usually only be alleviated by making major lifestyle changes. You can find a recommended routine for improving sleep on our blog. While long-term use of prescription sleep aids is not without risk, natural sleep aids are coming to the forefront. CBD can be incorporated into your daily routine and can also be taken in conjunction with the sleep hormone melatonin.
How can I reduce inflammation?
High levels of inflammation in the blood are problematic for the body in many ways. Inflamed tissue produces free radicals that can damage cells and genetic material. High levels of inflammation are also associated with other diseases. Exercise, less stress, and a healthy diet are good ways to reduce inflammation.
CBD not only indirectly counteracts the risk factor stress, but also has anti-inflammatory properties itself and is therefore used as an anti-inflammatory. Curcumin also has an anti-inflammatory function, which is enhanced by the addition of black pepper, which increases its bioavailability. You can read more about this interaction in our article on cannabis and curcumin.
How can I reduce stress?
Similar to the previous two points, mental stress is both the cause and the result of other health problems. Breaking this vicious cycle is not easy. CBD alone will not do the trick without accompanying measures, but it can help.
Success with CBD has been reported, especially with so-called brooding loops, also known as spinning tops. It's a little easier for the brain to get rid of these stressful thoughts. Combined with exercise, meditation or yoga, this relaxation effect can be intensified.
Application, effect and dosage
One of the most effective and common ways to consume CBD drops is sublingually. The tiny blood vessels under the tongue help ensure that the CBD oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream without first going through the digestive tract.
The most popular intake method for beginners
When using CBD, start with small amounts. Our CBD oil bottles come with a dropper for easy and convenient use. On the label you will find the amount of CBD in mg per drop, as well as recommended daily dosage instructions. Our tip: When taking the CBD drops, stand in front of a mirror so you can clearly see how much oil is coming out of the dropper.
How to find the optimal dose
When it comes to dosage, needs vary greatly from person to person. If you are a beginner looking to incorporate CBD oils into your routine, follow the "start low and go slow" approach. Users with longer CBD experience can opt for a higher dose or concentration of CBD oil from the start.
Learn more about using CBD and find answers to frequently asked questions.
How does CBD work?
CBD is active in several areas of the body. It docks onto receptors in the body's endocannabinoid system to balance endocannabinoid levels. At the same time, serotonin receptors and ion channels also appear to be targets of CBD molecules.
What does CBD help with?
In general, CBD oil can help bring the body and mind into a more balanced state, which can make you more relaxed and calm. As a result, it would primarily improve sleep and reduce stress.
How to use CBD oil?
As a CBD beginner, place one drop directly under your tongue three times a day. Allow your oral mucosa to absorb the CBD and swallow after about a minute.
How long should I keep the drops under my tongue?
1 to 2 minutes. This allows the cannabidiol in the CBD oil to be optimally absorbed by the oral mucosa and released into the bloodstream. This method provides the most efficient bioavailability.
What if I don't like the CBD oil?
CBD oil pairs well with fatty foods like butter, milk, cheese, plant-based fatty milk, and nuts. You can simply put a few drops on a piece of cheese or in a small amount of milk to mask the taste of the oil. If the taste is still too strong for you, you can also opt for CBD capsules as an alternative.
Can I take CBD drops every day?
Yes, you can take CBD oils every day and incorporate them into your daily routine. However, in the beginning, less is more. Gradually find a rhythm that you feel most comfortable with.
How long does it take for the effects to kick in?
The effects of CBD depend on how it is taken. If it is taken in the form of CBD drops through the oral mucosa, the effect occurs in 15-30 minutes.
How long does the effect last?
The effects of CBD oil can last up to 4-6 hours. Factors like CBD dosage, metabolism, and the type of effect achieved all come into play.
How long do I have to take CBD for it to work?
Depending on the person, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a month for CBD to take effect. Some people feel the effects immediately, while others need time for their bodies to adjust and build up the necessary levels of CBD in their system.
When not to take CBD?
CBD oils should not be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Keep out of the reach of children.
Can you take CBD with other medications?
Do not take any risks. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about interactions with certain medications.
Does CBD oil have any side effects?
Very few adverse side effects have been reported from consuming CBD oil. Your ideal dose of CBD may look different from another person's because everyone's endocannabinoid system is different. However, on a case-by-case basis, individual testing and assessment is helpful in determining a dose that works best for you. In rare cases, you may experience dry mouth, mood changes, or drowsiness.
Are CBD drops dangerous?
No, CBD is not dangerous. It is not addictive and has no psychoactive effects that would make you "high". However, we strongly advise against using CBD during pregnancy as there is not enough research in this area.
How does CBD work best?
It takes some patience to find out what works best for you. A promising approach is to choose the method of intake that you feel most comfortable with, and slowly build up from a low dosage over a period of weeks.
Why doesn't CBD work for me?
Everyone responds differently to CBD. The causes of the ailments for which CBD is taken also vary widely from person to person. Also, be patient. If you don't see any effects after weeks of continuous use, you can adjust the dosage. If that doesn't work either, you can return your CBD product to Nordic Oil for a 30-day refund.
CBD against Pain
I can’t say enough good things about this company and their products! I started buying their oils for my husband who used to get shots in his back, knees and elbows about once every three months for all the pain. He was even looking into another knee replacement surgery. Since he started using the oils he hasn’t had any shots and is relatively pain free. We will continue to use this wonderful company, with their absolutely excellent customer service, for as long as we’re both around.
CBD for Sleeping
I use CBD oil to enhance sleep, calm anxiety, and serve as an anti inflammatory against muscle soreness. I have only been using the product; so far so good. I have recommended to family members and friends. Customer service is very informative, and the free offer is a great concept. I will be reordering for sure.
CBD against Inflammation
OMG! I love this stuff! I wanted to try it because of pain in my knee from bursitis...I am no longer hurting. The inflammation is down and continues to go down. I will be ordering more soon. Don't completely understand how it can do all that, but when you have lived with daily pain that hinders your quality of life, you try everything to get relief. So glad I took a chance on Nordic Oil. Thank you.
Is CBD oil legal?
There are still some reservations about CBD oil due to the thematic proximity to cannabis. Learn more about the legal status of CBD oil and find answers to frequently asked questions.
Is CBD oil legal in the USA?
Yes, the legal status of CBD in the United States is clear, it is legal as long as it has no psychoactive effects. Therefore, CBD oil with a THC content of less than 0.2 percent is legally available without a prescription in the United States.
Can you get high with CBD oil?
No. Commercially available CBD oil does not get you high. CBD oil is made from industrial hemp plants and contains little or no THC. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the feeling of intoxication.
Is CBD oil a drug?
No. At least not if you define the term drug as an intoxicating substance. Pure CBD is not psychotropic. Over-the-counter CBD oil has little or very little THC, which would produce a "high" in large quantities.
Is CBD oil doping?
No. Unlike the psychotropic THC, CBD is not on the list of prohibited substances. The list is compiled and periodically reviewed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).