CBD vitamin D sprays, CBD oil with added vitamins, CBD fruit gums with vitamin D ... There seems to be more and more of such products. But what is it actually all about? What are these individual ingredients anyway and what do they bring?
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a so-called cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant along with THC and other cannabinoids. This means that the CBD must first be extracted from so-called commercial hemp, which contains less THC than other hemp varieties. Then the CBD is processed into oils or extracts. It is important that these products do not exceed the legally prescribed THC maximum of 0.2%, because THC is the active ingredient that makes you high in larger doses. Therefore, no "regular" cannabis with high THC content is used for the production of CBD, because this is illegal in Germany except for medical purposes until now.
What vitamins are there and what do they do?
Vitamins are very important for our health, but cannot be produced by our body itself except for vitamin D. Therefore, we should eat a balanced diet with healthy, vitamin-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. However, since this is not always possible in our hectic everyday lives, dietary supplements are becoming increasingly popular.
In fact, there are 13 vitamins in our body, of which 4 are fat-soluble and 9 are water-soluble. Some of these vitamins enter our body as provitamins, which means that they are first converted by us into "real" vitamins so that we can process them.
The fat-soluble vitamins E, D, K and A are responsible for wound healing, cell protection, strong teeth and bones, and healthy mucous membranes. They are found in fatty foods such as oil, milk and fatty fish like salmon. However, vitamin D is only present in food in small quantities, because it is primarily formed in our skin through exposure to sunlight. In Germany, vitamin D deficiency is therefore widespread among the population, especially in the gloomy winter months.
Vitamin D is a very important vitamin that ensures a stable bone structure and mental health. Deficiencies lead to typical symptoms such as winter depression due to a lack of light during the cold season, and sometimes also to skeletal pain.
The water-soluble vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12 and folic acid ensure a functioning metabolism, tighten connective tissue, strengthen the immune system and promote endurance. In the body, they transform into co-enzymes that support enzymes to trigger reactions. Water-soluble vitamins are found in vegetables, meat, fish, whole grain products, legumes, cereals and fruits.
Products with vitamins and CBD
The hype around dietary supplements with vitamins such as vitamin D3 oil capsules, or vitamin A oil, around CBD and cannabis products such as hemp oil or CBD oil drops, and around numerous other health lifestyle products has now spawned many hybrid products. In addition to CBD gummy bears, capsules and sleep sprays with melatonin, there are now also CBD sprays with vitamin D, C and or E. However, these CBD products may not be used like regular food supplements, because they are only approved as cosmetics in this country. This means that CBD sprays and co. may not be swallowed, but must be spit out again or should only be applied externally.
How does vitamin D oil help our immune system?
Vitamin D is normally produced by our body through exposure to sunlight and helps our immune system function well. It activates important immune defense cells called killer cells to fight certain pathogens. If there is too little vitamin D, the killer cells remain dormant, making the immune system less efficient. Boost your immune system, but also your recovery after exercise with vitamin D.
When and how much hemp oil should you use per day and when does it start working?
It is best to use hemp oil in the morning before breakfast, so that you can benefit from its refreshing effect. You should also dose carefully with three pumps. When you start to feel the effects of the oil depends entirely on your individual body.