General questions about hemp
- Are hemp and hemp products legal?
- Which hemp varieties are used to make Hempion products?
- Which parts of the hemp plant contain THC?
- At what age am I allowed to buy hemp products?
- I am allergic. What do I have to consider when consuming hemp products?
Food from hemp
- Do I get "high" when consuming hemp foods?
- Which parts of the hemp plant are used to make food?
- Are children allowed to consume hemp food?
- Why are foods made from hemp seeds valuable?
- What products are made from hemp seeds?
- How are hemp crunchies made?
- What are foods made from hemp leaves and hemp flowers used for?
- Are there side effects and interactions of hemp food in combination with alcohol and medication?
- Is CBD legal?
- Do I get high when I consume CBD products?
- Why do some CBD products say "not suitable for consumption"?
- What are CBD products made from?
- How are CBD oils made?
- When can I use products containing CBD and how should they be dosed?
- What are the legal regulations of CBD and CBD products?
- Is there also Hempions CBD oil with more than 10% CBD content?
- Against which complaints does CBD help?
- I have a complaint or a condition that CBD is supposed to help with. Where can I find information on clinical trials?
- Are there side effects and interactions of hemp foods in combination with medicines and alcohol?
- Can I drive after consuming CBD?
General questions about hemp
Are hemp and hemp products legal at all?
In principle, hemp is legal throughout the EU. However, the restrictions regarding the use of hemp are important. Content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Products with a THC content of less than 0.2% are generally legal in the EU. Higher limits apply depending on the country.
Hemp is a versatile useful plant and is used in countless areas. It is therefore a pity that hemp is often associated with narcotics.
Our products come from organic farming of certified EU commercial hemp. These varieties have a very low THC content and are approved in the EU. Hempions edibles are mainly produced from the varieties Fedora and Finola.
THC is one of many cannabinoids. There are glandular hairs all over the cannabis plant (except seeds and roots). These produce a cannabinoid-containing resin. The content of THC is highest in the resin of the hemp flowers.
In the EU, only commercial hemp varieties with a very low THC content are allowed. The general THC limit is 0.2%. With such low levels, an intoxicating effect can be ruled out.
There are no age restrictions for food made from hemp and CBD cosmetics.
CBD oils may only be purchased from the age of 18.
In general, there are no records of allergic reactions when consuming pure hemp products. Nevertheless, in case of doubt, the trusted doctor should be consulted.
Our foods may contain traces of cereals containing gluten due to the harvest.
Food from hemp
No, hemp food has no intoxicating effect. In particular, products made from hemp seeds contain at most traces of the intoxicating THC.
A limit value for THC in food has not yet been set. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the consumption of 1 µg THC/kg body weight is safe.
Hempion's products contain at most traces of THC. Therefore, this value is not exceeded when consumed properly.
Food from hemp is mostly made from the hemp seeds. The small seeds are about the size of a peppercorn. Hemp seeds are among the most nutrient-rich foods on earth.
In addition, hemp leaves and flowers are also used for food.
Yes, foods made from hemp are safe for children. They are even very suitable for meeting the nutritional needs of children. Especially during growth, children need more vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein than adults. Hemp seeds in particular contain a large proportion of these nutrients.
Moreover, you will be amazed at how "cool" hemp products are perceived by children.
Hemp seeds contain many valuable nutrients:
- essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the optimal ratio
- easily digestible protein
- Dietary fibre in ideal composition
- Vitamin E and B vitamins
- Minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc
- Secondary plant substances
Hemp seeds can be used in many ways. The best-known products made from the seeds are:
In addition, hemp seeds and products made from them can be used in many different ways. You can find some ideas in our Recipes.
Hemp crunchies are made from unhulled, germinable hemp seeds:
- The unhulled seeds are slowly dried after harvesting.
- The next step is to clean the seeds, sorting out small and immature seeds.
- The hemp seeds are gently roasted to preserve the valuable ingredients.
- Depending on the variety, the crunchies are refined with salt, chocolate and spices.
Leaves and flowers of the hemp plant are mainly used for teas. We have also made salad with hemp leaves (but this is not a typical use). Dried hemp leaves are also ground to make hemp leaf powder. Hemp leaves contain:
- Many minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc
- secondary phytochemicals
When hemp foods are consumed properly, there are no known side effects or interactions. This is because foods made from hemp contain at most traces of THC. According to the European Food Safety Authority, hemp foods are harmless to health as long as the reference value of 1 µg THC/kg body weight is not exceeded. This value is observed when hempion products are consumed properly.
Yes, CBD is 100% legal in Europe. CBD does not fall under the Narcotic Drugs Act or the Narcotic Substances Act.
NCBD products must not exceed a very low THC content. This limit for THC is generally 0.2% in Germany and Europe. In Austria, the limit for THC is 0.3%.
Manufacturers of CBD products thus circumvent the ban on CBD in food. CBD is therefore sold as "flavour oil" with the aforementioned additive.
The reason for this is a decree by the Austrian Ministry of Health that bans food and food supplements with added CBD.
You can find more details on our Article on the legal situation of CBD.
CBD products are mainly extracted from hemp flowers. With the exception of the seeds and roots, the entire hemp plant has fine glandular hairs. These produce a cannabinoid-containing resin. Thus, CBD products can also be produced from leaves and stems. As a rule, the CBD content is highest in the flowers.
The extract in our CBD oils comes from CO2 extraction of hemp from organic cultivation. This enables the production of whole extracts with a wide range of valuable ingredients, including many cannabinoids, terpenes (fragrances) and flavonoids (secondary plant compounds).
In CO2 extraction, the ingredients are dissolved out under pressure with supercritical CO2. The purity of these extracts is particularly high because there are no residues of the solvent. This is often the case with other types of extraction, such as extraction in alcohol.
Depending on the application goal, the appropriate application frequency should be selected. The following reference values for the application of CBD oil are helpful at the beginning:
|Against chronic complaints, inflammations, sore muscles||2x - 3x daily||20 mg|
|Against occasional discomfort, stress, insomnia||1x daily or as needed||20 mg|
Self-monitoring is particularly useful when it comes to the time and amount of intake in order to find the optimal dosage. Our dosage table gives guidelines on the amount of CBD per application:
|Product||5 drops||10 drops||15 drops|
|CBD Oil 5%||10 mg||20 mg||30 mg|
|CBD Oil 10%||20 mg||40 mg||60 mg|
The legal situation of CBD varies from country to country.
You can find an overview and details of the legal situation in our Article on the legal situation of CBD.
No, we only offer CBD oils with a CBD content that corresponds to the natural content of the source plant. EU commercial hemp varieties only rarely contain more than 15% CBD.
This means that our CBD oils are permitted as food supplements in Germany.
Details can be found on our Article on the legal situation of CBD.
The successful use of CBD for certain complaints and clinical pictures has already been confirmed by a large number of studies. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), these include tension, inflammation, chronic pain, epilepsy and spasms, anxiety, depression, MS, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. However, it should be noted that the clinical efficacy of CBD has not yet been fully proven. Further information on clinical trials is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov to find.
I have complaints or a disease for which CBD is supposed to help. Where can I find information and clinical studies?
All international clinical trials are available at www.clinicaltrials.gov to find. You can easily find relevant studies using the search function. If you have problems with the English language, we will be happy to help you with the translation of relevant content.
In addition, we recommend that you consult your doctor.
When hemp foods are consumed properly, there are no known side effects or interactions. This is because foods made from hemp contain at most traces of THC. According to the European Food Safety Authority, hemp foods are harmless to health as long as the reference value of 1 µg THC/kg body weight is not exceeded. This value is complied with if hempion products are consumed properly.
Yes, you are generally allowed to drive after (proper) consumption of CBD products. This is especially true for CBD oil, tea and ointments. Their THC content is so low that no drug test can detect it. The measurement accuracy of the tests is simply too low for this.
You can find more detailed information on this topic in our article CBD in road traffic.
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