CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol and is a bioactive substance extracted from Cannabis Sativa, a plant that has existed on our planet for over 60 million years.

In the Cannabis plant we find almost 500 natural substances, of which 113 are cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the best known. The cannabis plants from which MELS is extracted contain up to 40% pure CBD.

MELS CBD oils are not psychoactive as they only contain trace elements of THC. This means that you get all the medical benefits of cannabis without the intoxicating effect.

CBD acts on specific receptors on the cell membrane that are located in the brain, organs and in the peripheral nervous system around the body. These are called CB1 and CB2 receptors and are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Due to its nature, CBD can help many different symptoms and conditions. This means that even if you take CBD for a specific condition, you may experience major health benefits in other areas as a result of this natural medicine.

Cannabis Sativa is the botanical name of the plant species we use when we make CBD oil. There are several subgroups of Cannabis Sativa; such as industrial hemp and marijuana. The latter is characterized by the content of THC. Industrial hemp is high in CBD and low in THC (0,3%).

Medical cannabis came into being in 1839 after an Irish physician named William Brooke O’Shaughnessy traveled to India and learned to use cannabis for his patients. However, cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, for everything from epilepsy and pain to mental disorders. For instance, we know that Queen Victoria used cannabis regularly for menstrual cramps. Her doctor, Sir Russel Reynolds, wrote in 1890: “Cannabis is one of the most valuable medicines we use.”

The answer is no.

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant. This oil does not contain any of the cannabinoids THC or CBD. It is possible that there are trace elements of CBD in the hemp seeds, but after oil is pressed, there will be no significant amount of CBD left. Hemp oils are sold at health food stores and in some grocery stores.

MELS CBD oil is made from the entire cannabis plant and has a natural high content of terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids and other beneficial plant nutrients. That is why the oil is called full spectrum CBD oil.

THC is an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol which is a psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. MELS CBD contain maximum 0.02% THC (trace elements).

A good quality oil goes through a gentle separation process to extract all the effective substances from the cannabis plant. CO 2 extraction is the purest and most expensive method of excreting cannabinoids. By applying controlled pressure and temperature we retain all the nutrients.

That a CBD oil is full spectrum means that we find a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in the oil. These work best when there are several of them together as they reinforce and complement each other, called “The Entourage Effect” which means a synergistic effect.

Cannabinoids are natural chemical compounds that we find in some plants and some herbs. The greatest concentration is found in the plant Cannabis Sativa. The cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

We have three types of cannabinoids:

  1. Phytocannabinoids (from plants and herbs)
  2. Endocannabinoids (produced by the body itself)
  3. Synthetic cannabinoids (produced in the laboratory)

The cannabinoids provide physiological effects by attaching to specific receptors on the surface of the cell, called the cell membrane. These different receptors are found throughout the body, and the two main types are CB1 and CB2.

The various cannabinoids are classified by the level of psychoactivity. For example, CBG, CBC and CBD are not-psychoactive, while THC, CBN and CBDL are known to have varying degrees of psychoactivity.
CBD, on the contrary, has a calming effect, and counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.

Preliminary human studies indicate that CBD (often with the help of other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBDA, CBG / CBGA) can relieve pain and inflammation, reduce nausea, relieve anxiety, improve sleep quality, fight viruses and viral infections, reduce muscle tension and provide a general harmonic feeling in the body.

We humans are made unique, as much on the inside as on the outside. We each have our unique endocannabinoid system that responds to our special needs, therefore there is no right answer here.

We recommend that you start slow, with 1 – 4 drops per day for the first week or weeks. The cannabioid receptors need time to become activated by the presence of cannabinoids.

Be aware that a heavier person weighing 90 kg needs more than a lighter woman weighing 50 kg. However we have identified three different range of dosages as a guide for different symptoms;

Microdose: 5 – 25 mg CBD per day. Can be effective for sleep, headaches, mood swings, nausea, PTSD, stress and metabolic syndrome.

Standard dose: 20 – 100 mg CBD per day. Shown to be effective for chronic pain, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, Borrelia, anxiety, depression, arthritis, some mental disorders, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, autism and weight loss.

Macrodose: 100 – 800 mg CBD per day. Doses at this level are sometimes used to treat cancer and epilepsy

No, the body can only absorb as much as the receptors have a capacity for. MELS recommend starting low and increasing gradually until you have the desired effect.

The effect is individual and depends on the health status of each individual. The most common feedback we hear is that sleep becomes deeper, anxiety decreases and pain becomes manageable. Increased energy is also a common sign that the oil is working.

Effects of CBD oil can be felt as soon as 5 minutes after consumption, while long-term benefits are usually seen after weeks of continuous use. If you do not feel the effect, you should increase the dose day by day until you feel the benefits.

CBD has a half-life of 1-2 days, but the effects will usually last for 6-12 hours. Half-life is the time it takes before exactly half of a chemical compound is broken down and eliminated from the bloodstream. Since CBD has a relatively long half-life, the concentration of the substance will gradually build up in the body over time – this helps to give CBD more long-lasting effects the longer periods you take it.

CBD is considered extremely safe to consume and no deaths have been reported. Research shows that doses of up to 1500 mg CBD per day are well tolerated in humans.

Some reported side effects include dry mouth, upset stomach for the first few days, decreased blood pressure and drowsiness. This will pass.

Yes. You will not notice any kind of intoxication when you take MELS CBD oil. MELS CBD oils are NOT psychoactive.

The oil should be dripped under the tongue and as the uptake is best in the oral cavity through the mucous membranes. Avoid eating and drinking for at least 20 minutes after taking the oil.

Please, go to the How to take our oils page to watch the instruction videos.

MELS CBD oil has a high bio-uptake depending on how long the oil is under the tongue.

As with many other natural medicines, it is recommended to take a short break after approximately three months of CBD usage. This will sensitize the receptors for the cannabinoids.
With time the body will build up a storehouse of CBD, meaning you can take a lower maintenance dose over time.

MELS CBD oils have less than 0.2% THC that meets EU guidelines. However, since our oils contain trace elements of THC, we do NOT recommend using the oil if your workplace requires you to give urine samples.

Due to lack of studies, we can not recommend the use of CBD oil for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. But we find it very exciting to read about children and mothers who benefit from CBD oil.

CBD can potentially reduce or increase the effect of certain drugs by indirectly inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. On the other hand, CBD is popular among cancer patients who may experience adverse side effects from radiation and chemotherapy.

Talk to your doctor if you are unsure.

It is not recommended to consume alcohol while using cannabis-based products. The combination of alcohol and cannabinoids can cause dizziness, drowsiness and impaired judgment

We recommend taking CBD on an empty stomach.

No, you can not become physically dependent on CBD and can quit at any time without any ill effect.

This includes how much terpenes are in the plant. MELS works with freshly picked plants, and the exact content depends on the cannabis plants in question. Therefore, we send each batch to a third party to make sure that it contains the active ingredients on the bottle. Occasionally, color, odor, and consistency MAY vary slightly, but the lab report tells us exactly how much CBD is in the oil.

Terpenes are the essential oils found in the cannabis plant. These oils give CBD smell, color and taste.

Terpenes act synergistically with the cannabinoids to produce therapeutic effects (The Entourage Effect). A very important terpen is Limonen, which has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties, as well as antitumor effects.

Concentrated cannabis oil very thick and difficult to dose. Therefore, a base oil is added. We have chosen to use MCT oil as it is absorbed quickly in the small intestine and is unique in its ability to support metabolism, the heart and a healthy brain.

MCT also helps improve the taste of the oil.

Endocannabinoids are natural, chemical compounds we find in the body. They bind to receptors involved in a variety of physiological processes, including appetite, pain, mood and memory. The receptors are also involved in the feeling of reward and happiness.

Endocannabinoids are located throughout the body, but are highly concentrated in certain tissue types. They act as small molecules that bind to the receptors on the surface of the cells. If we think of these receptors as a keyhole, they will only work when you insert the correct key.

Together they form the endocannabinoid system (ESC). ECS plays an important role in our internal biological system. It affects appetite, metabolism, blood sugar, hormone balance, the immune system, communication between cells, and much more.

There are many types of receptors, but only two of them have been thoroughly studied and researched. They are called CB1 and CB2.

Our goal has always been to make the best CBD oil on the market. Our criteria for the oil were determined from the very beginning:

  • Harvested from fresh organic cannabis, grown outdoors.
  • Extracted in the best and gentle way, through CO2 supercritical extraction.
  • Added an organic base oil for better absorption. MELS prefer MCT oil as it provides faster and better absorption in the intestine.
  • Full spectrum (also called broad spectrum). This means that it contains the most important cannabinoids CBD, CBDA and CBG / CBGA, in addition to terpenes and flavonoids.

MELS ensure the quality of our products are at all times by having direct contact with both the farmer and the laboratory.

This changes frequently.

As of today, for example Norway, Sweden and Denmark are countries where CBD is classified as a medicine and is only available by prescription. Private import is not officially legal, however, it does not appear that this law is followed by fines and charges. MELS sends to all scandinavian countries. It seems that the authorities have come to their senses and realized that CBD is NOT a drug, but simply a very effective and harmless natural medicine for millions of people.

Prohibition of CBD is a political decision and not based on science. Cannabis is a natural medicine that help balance the endocannabinoid system and hence can help a number of symptoms. MELS is working actively to influence authorities to recognize CBD as a legitimate natural medicine.