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CBD stands for cannabidiol – Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants (Phytocannabinoids) that act upon the endocannabinoid system. There is unsanctioned medical use of hemp-based products in oils, supplements, gums and high concentrated extracts available for the treatment of many different ailments.

(Source: WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence; Critical Review : Cannabidiol (CBD) Expert Peer Review 1.:1–4.)

While everybody responds differently to the effects of full-spectrum hemp extract, many people who use hemp-based products regularly report feeling calmer, more relaxed, more comfortable and more balanced.

(Source: Pisanti S, Malfitano AM, Ciaglia E, Lamberti A, Ranieri R, Cuomo G, et al. Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications. 2017 p. 133–50.)

And while scientific studies and clinical trials are still ongoing, it has been suggested that CBD oil derived from hemp can have positive benefits, helping to:
– Enhance general well-being
– Soothe tender muscles
– Ease soreness and discomfort
– Reduce stress
– Improve sleep and rest
– Boost clarity and concentration.

CBD has been shown to have a positive effect on what’s called the endocannabinoid system. This system of receptors, neurotransmitters, enzymes and other chemical signals is located throughout the body and helps to regulate and maintain the balance of several bodily processes including movement, mood, memory, appetite and pain. CBD is also thought to modulate several non-endocannabinoid signaling systems throughout the body.

(Source: Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Pre-Review. Cannabis plant and cannabis resin. Section 4: Therapeutic Use. 2018;1–17. Available from: http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/Section5.CannabisPlant.Epidemiology.pdf?ua=1)

The ECS is a complex system, located throughout the body responsible for regulating and maintaining the balance of a variety of physiological processes including movement, mood, memory, appetite, and pain.

(Source: Di Marzo V, Piscitelli F. The Endocannabinoid System and its Modulation by Phytocannabinoids. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(4):692–8.)

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that hemp is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions, between hemp and patients’ existing medications. There is no evidence of recreational use of hemp or any public health-related problems associated with the use of full spectrum hemp extract.

(Source: WHO. Cannabidiol (CBD) Pre-Review Report. Meet Pre-Review Rep. 2017;(November):6–10.)

ESENIA’s unique spray bottle makes it easier than ever to incorporate hemp extract in your daily routine. Shake well before use. Then spray the oil directly into your mouth, under the tongue and allow to absorb for 15 seconds or as long as possible before swallowing. For the best results, avoid eating or drinking directly before or after taking ESENIA.

We recommend starting gradually with 1 spray every 8 hours. You can progressively increase the use of ESENIA 4% CBD hemp oil. It is important to listen to your body to work out which dose works best for you. Remember: start slow and go slow.

ESENIA products contain 100% natural CBD extract. Our full-spectrum hemp extract with 4% CBD is extracted from hemp plants grown according to sustainable agricultural practices without the use of herbicides or pesticides and using biological controls to manage pests and disease without the use of chemicals.

ESENIA’s products are vegan friendly.

Absolutely! Every ESENIA product undergoes multiple and comprehensive quality checks and laboratory testing.

We recommend storing your ESENIA products away from sunlight, excessive heat and humidity. Keeping it at room temperature (6 to 20°C) in a cupboard or drawer, for instance, is ideal.

ESENIA ESSENTIAL, our full-spectrum hemp extract contains 4% CBD.

ESENIA ESSENTIAL full-spectrum hemp extract is derived from hemp plants with less than 0.2% THC.

As noted above, CBD does not produce the effects that are typically seen with other cannabinoids such as THC. It also failed to produce significant effects in a human study of abuse potential. Across a number of controlled and open label trials of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile

(Source: Colizzi M, Bhattacharyya S. Does Cannabis Composition Matter? Differential Effects of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Human Cognition. Curr Addict Reports [Internet]. 2017;4(2):62–74. Available from: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40429-017-0142-2).

It is important to remember that CBD can affect everyone differently and what might happen for one person might not be the same for you. When you first start taking CBD, we recommend to start with a low dose and gradually build up. If you notice any side effects, contact your physician.

(Source: Colizzi M, Bhattacharyya S. Does Cannabis Composition Matter? Differential Effects of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Human Cognition. Curr Addict Reports [Internet]. 2017;4(2):62–74. Available from: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40429-017-0142-2)

There are over 400 different organic compounds found in the hemp plant. These range from phytocannabinoids, alkanes, terpenes and chlorophyll to nitrogenous compounds, amino acids, sugars, aldehydes, alcohols, ketones, flavonoids, glycosides, vitamins and various pigments. While unlikely, it is always possible to develop an allergy to any natural compound. In extremely rare cases, for instance, terpenes have been known to trigger allergic reactions. However, since these compounds are found in many other foods and, e.g. cosmetics, if you did suffer from this rare allergy, the chances are you would already be aware of it.

(Source: Russo EB. Taming THC: Potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. Br J Pharmacol. 2011;163(7):1344–64.)

No. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound and will not get you high. THC is the compound found in some strains of cannabis that has a psychoactive or mood-altering effect. ESENIA hemp extract with 4% CBD contains virtually no traceable amounts of THC, making it safe and legal to use.

(Source: Niesink RJM, van Laar MW. Does Cannabidiol Protect Against Adverse Psychological Effects of THC? Front Psychiatry [Internet]. 2013;4(October):1–8. Available from: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00130/abstract)