Organic production principles
From the beginning, we have realized that cultivating the safest Hemp possible is key. To achieve this we have adopted organic production principles and we do not use synthetic pesticides. We manage the pests and diseases of our hemp with beneficial insects and fungi that support the plant growth and health. Moreover, we rotate our outdoor crops to maintain soil fertility and we have ongoing organic fertilization experiments.
Food law certified
Our manufactor food law certificate and packaging lines observe the EU food laws and we have established all standard operating procedures (SOPs) according to which we run our packaging, the analytical laboratory and our extraction facility. We control the whole manufacturing process from seed to shelf. All solvents we use are food-grade and we strive for solvent free extractions wherever possible and we are proud to say our CBD products are the highest quality you can buy.
Our analytical laboratory tests every lot or batch of all our products on two different chromatographs. Thereafter, we verify our results by having our products tested in an external laboratory before we release our CBD products. Our standard testing procedure for every batch covers over ten Cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDA, THC, THCA, CBG, CBGA and CBN, to make sure we offer you the best products available. We provide accurate concentrations for every product and they can be easily recalled online by entering their LOT numbers.
Body Life CBD Oil 100% quality
We only have produced our CBD in Europe, which allows us to maintain our high production standards and closely monitor our production. We produce Hemp on several hectares in controlled indoor conditions, glasshouses equipped with light deprivation systems and on outdoor fields. Also, all post-harvest processes – the drying, curing – and all processing – extractions, packaging and bottling – are performed in Europe.
Body Life CBD Oil manufactures
production has its own analytical laboratory to identify and determine the concentration of various constituents, including cannabinoids and terpenes, in all its products.
INTRO TO CBD / what is CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis and hemp, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high.
The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis.
CBD: THE MULTIPURPOSE MOLECULE
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in synch with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD is known to provide possible relief for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions.
Extensive scientific research – much of it sponsored by the U.S. government – and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
CBD has proven neuroprotective effects and its anti-cancer properties are being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere. A 2010 brain cancer study by California scientists found that CBD “enhances the inhibitory effects of THC on human glioblastoma cell proliferation and survival.” This means that CBD makes THC even more potent as an anticancer substance. Also in 2010, German researchers reported that CBD stimulates neurogenesis, the growth of new brain cells, in adult mammals.
What is THC
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them and affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception, according to NIDA.
THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant. More of these glands are found around the reproductive organs of the plant than on any other area of the plant. Other compounds unique to marijuana, called cannabinoids, are present in this resin. One cannabinoid, CBD is nonpsychoactive, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and actually blocks the high associated with THC.