Introduction Cannabas CBD Oil and explanation of active ingredients in cannabis

Introduction Cannabas CBD Oil and explanation of active ingredients in cannabis

After PasioOnline stopped selling CBD oil a few years ago because our regular supplier gave up on it due to stricter legislation regarding THC content, we are very pleased that we have found a perfect replacement in Cannabas. Cannabas not only produces high-quality CBD oil in higher concentrations than we did before, but also has individual substances isolated from CBD oil (CBC, CBG and CBN), ointments that allow CBD to be absorbed through the skin as well as a line of capsules, in which CBD is combined with other resources such as vitamins, herbs or mushrooms.

Partly for this reason, we thought it was a good idea to devote an entire blog article to the brand and applications of individual active substances.

Cannabas CBD-oil

The name Cannabas was created by combining the first name of the founder of the company (Bas Stokman) with the word for the hemp plant, Cannabis. Cannabas stands for premium quality in combination with love for the plant.

Cannabas specializes in exclusive extracts, isolates and flowers from GMP – GACP to EU-GMP. We have contacts and unique collaborations all over the world with all kinds of manufacturers, from suppliers to buyers with corresponding import and export licenses. That is why we can act very quickly, decisively and above all professionally.

Because quality is very important to Cannabas, after all the consumer will eventually use these products, this has led to a long-lasting quest for the best product, starting at the seed to the final plant. The way the plants grow and under what good conditions. What about the producer? Everything is strictly controlled by us and we only work with parties that have just as much love for this plant as we do.

Because Cannabas has done this since 2010, we are very experienced with this selection process and we currently have all the pearls in house that fit within this quality framework. We are very proud of the great collaborations and the quality that we have guaranteed for all our customers.

Exclusive composition

The combination of our extracts leads to very high and pure values. Cannabas is the only company in the Netherlands and Europe that sells these extracts. Think, for example, of very high values of CBDv or THCV, or special combinations of several active Cannabinoids and Terpenes. We have a very large production facility at our location in Eindhoven, where we make everything ourselves under strict hygiene compliance rules and can process it into ready-made products for the end consumer.

Cannabas only produces premium CBD oil. Cannabas have mastered the entire production process and therefore know exactly what they are holding. Everything is laboratory certified and checked.

What is CBD oil?

CBD olie is een olie die wordt gemaakt door cannabidiol te extraheren uit een cannabis- of hennepplant. Vanwege de vele gezondheidsvoordelen zijn er overal CBD producten op de markt gekomen.

How isCBD oil made?

CBD oil is made using an extraction process. It may be a bit technical in some areas, but then you know how CBD oil is made. In addition, we tell you which ingredients are used and what you should pay attention to when you buy CBD oil.

There are two main types of products that can be made from cannabis, namely distillates and isolates. An important distinction between distillates and isolates is the purity and the method of extraction. Distillates are acquired using CO2.

The CBD extract is thus made from hemp, also known as cannabis. There are many ways to extract the oil from the plant. In addition to CBD oil, there are several other types of oil that can be made from other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBC, THCV, CBD, CBG
Each variant has its own specific function.

CO2 extraction systems use CO2 as a solvent to extract the various active substances. This solvent is considered a cleaner, purer form of extraction as there is no residue left after the extraction. That's important because you want it to be a healthy product.

To isolate the individual compounds (including CBD), the extracted oil must be distilled after extraction. In the first step you are left with a crude oil. This oil still contains all the fats, waxes and lipids of the oil. There has been no purification yet.

CBD oil is nowadays available at many drugstores or online webshops. Many people wonder why there is so much difference in price. This is mainly because the hemp used for this extraction in the first process is cheaper. This crude oil is often used by budget providers.

What should you pay attention to when you buy CBD oil?

When you buy CBD oil, it is very important that you pay attention to the following things. In this way, in our opinion, you can distinguish whether you have bought a somewhat cheaper brand or not.

The budget oil is characterized by:
  • dark colour
  • bitter taste
  • low percentages of CBD up to 10%.
In addition the oil is often:
  • diluted with olive oil
  • a product that works less harmoniously in humans and animals
  • cheaper, often there are many special sales


The second step to make CBD oil is a process called "winterization," followed by "short-path distillation."

Winterization is the process of removing unwanted elements taken from the plant, such as fats, waxes and lipids. This process is only necessary if the CBD oil has been extracted at high pressure/high temperature (supercritical) as this intense cannabis/hemp extraction extracts everything from the plant, including material that is not wanted in the end products. The extracted cannabis oil is in fact raw hemp oil, which must be refined.

Once extracted, the mixture is combined with alcohol and stirred vigorously until completely mixed. It is then placed in a freezer overnight.

In the morning, the mixture will look cloudy and ready for filtration. One way to filter out the fats and other impurities is to run it through a filter paper into an extraction jar. A commonly used device for this is the Buchner funnel.

Once the oil has been satisfactorily filtered and the unwanted elements removed, it is time to remove the alcohol. This happens with heat. The extraction is heated and as it is heated, the alcohol evaporates because the boiling point of alcohol is lower than that of the oil. The removed alcohol can be reused in a subsequent batch of crude oil.

That process is typical for the more expensive brands.

This CBD oil is characterized by:

  • a lighter colour, often honey/gold
  • a more subtle taste, in which the natural mounds and flavonoids can be better tasted;
  • product can be absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream, because it does not have to process all kinds of fats and waxes to absorb the active ingredient into the body
  • higher concentrations are possible, without adding crystals.
This type of CBD-oil is in a higher price segment and is characterized by lower margins for the manufacturer. There are often more niche players in this segment, who focus on quality.
This high-quality cannabis oil, which is then left over, is the product used for Cannabas CBD oil.

Thanks to specially grown hemp and a more refined production process, Cannabas CBD Oil contains a much broader profile of active substances than other producers.

The last option to extract is to isolate. A substance is isolated in the CBD oil or cannabis oil. This is done by means of the short-path distillation method..


To further refine and isolate the CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, CBDV or THCV extract, the oil goes through a short-path distillation process. This works in much the same way as winterization. The extract is heated and all the compounds are separated, as they each have a different boiling point. Each connection is isolated and can be used on its own.

Which active ingredients does CBD oil contain?

After having explained the various extraction methods, it is of course also nice to understand which active ingredients are present in CBD oil.

CBD oil contains several active substances. We make a subdivision of one component called terpenoids. These can then be subdivided into two active groups, namely cannabinoids and terpenes.

There are more than 130 different known cannabinoids. The most well-known are THC and CBD. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol will get you high or stoned. CBD or cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive known substance.

How CBD Oil works

After using CBD, the combination of substances from cannabis enters your blood within a few minutes. Due to the gastric acid-resistant layer, the active substances are only released in the intestines. Ideal for a higher biological absorption. Read more about the effect of CBD oil in which we also tell you how long it takes before CBD oil works, what the effect is and what it does to your body.

CBD oil is not a medicine, but a dietary supplement. The substance CBD is also called cannabidol. It is one of more than 120 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa (hemp) and Cannabis indica strains, including the flowers. Hemp is often used industrially for the production of CBD oil. Our CBD oil contains a wide profile of active substances, including six cannabinoids and about ten natural terpenes. It is precisely this combination that forms the synergy of the plant and ensures a complementary effect. We call this the 'entourage effect'.

How can CBD oil or other cannabis substances work for me?

CBD oil and other cannabinoids interact with the body's cannabis system. This is also known as the 'endocannabinoid system' ('endo' stands for 'inner' or 'own')

How can CBD oil interact with your own cannabis system?
Every mammal, including humans, has its own cannabis system. This works together with so-called receptors. These receptors regulate everything in the body on a neurological level. Think about:

  • hormone balance
  • absorption of nutrients
  • regulation of the organs
  • state of mind
  • metabolism
  • memory
  • immune system

The main result of these processes is that 'homeostasis' is achieved. The most ideal state of being naturally healthy. Why is this so important? Actually very simple; to ensure that you can overcome all possible adverse external factors, as this is how the body can best adapt to those conditions.

Cannabis or hemp has a similar cannabis system, the 'phytocannabinoid system', 'phyto' stands for 'vegetable'. In this respect, the different cannabis strains are unique in the plant world. This system has many similarities with the body's own endocannabinoid system of mammals. It fits like a key on a lock. It is remarkable to see that there is an organism that is so very different from us, but which can still help and support us to achieve homeostasis. This plant is therefore connected with humans in a beautiful way.

There is much more to tell about cannabis, but this will at least give you a good idea of ​​the basics of the phytocannabinoid system and how it works harmoniously with your endocannabinoid system.

The 10 most important cannabinoids

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are actually chemical, natural substances that react directly and indirectly to Endocannabinoid receptors. It supports humans and animals in the balance of body and mind, also known as homeostasis. In this way the body remains stable and healthy.

Our body already produces cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. This is produced internally by the body, and then delivered to cannabinoid receptors.

In addition, we also find certain phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant, which bind to our own cannabinoid receptors. This way cannabis works optimally, and you also get a medicinal effect.

The phytocannabinoid system

The phytocannabinoids are the active substances of the cannabis plant itself. So we are talking about the plant system here. Phyto means plant in Greek.

In total, there are more than 85 known phytocannabinoids. Some studies even result in 100 or more of these substances. Because we would like to inform you about the most important cannabinoids, we have made a selection of 10 cannabinoids.


THC is the most well-known of all cannabinoids, partly due to its psychoactive effect.
Because this effect can have not only benefits, but also adverse side effects, it is important to clarify what health benefits this cannabinoid really has.

THC is mainly useful for controlling pain and inflammation. THC works directly to the receptors that regulate pain and inflammation.

For example, for many people who have had treatments for cancer, THC is perfect for nausea and vomiting. An important addition is that it stimulates the appetite.

Other important uses are:

  • assists with sleep (falling asleep or staying asleep)
  • treating glaucoma (green and gray cataracts)
  • limiting muscle contractions
  • protecting the nervous system

The latter is also very important for the treatment of adverse side effects of autism, ADHD, ADD and the consequences of stroke.

Possible side-effects of THC
THC also has side effects that you should be aware of. These can lead to, for example:

  • increased heart rate
  • tensions
  • paranoid feelings or fears
  • binge eating, which is of course not helpful if you want to lose weight
  • dry mouth
  • red eyes

In addition, (temporary) forgetfulness, dizziness, lower blood pressure and sometimes hallucinations can occur.

In most cases, all of these side effects will also subside, and it's just a matter of staying calm. CBD can often lower the effects.

It is therefore very important that you adjust the correct dosage, so start slowly and not too high in the dosage.
Always keep a diary, which gives the best effect, and how often you add drops.
Then gradually increase the dose so that you can feel and cope with the effects of THC better.

You may have noticed that some of these side effects can be viewed as positive or negative. Each effect is a different experience for everyone. Where one person may experience it as positive, it may be negative for the other.
For example, an improved appetite can be very nice for a cancer patient, and not for someone who wants to lose weight.

Cannabis use, and in particular its medicinal use, can be different for everyone. Everyone is simply different. Therefore, always coordinate well with yourself. And again, always start low with your dosage. This way you will never be faced with unexpected unpleasant situations.

The pearl of cannabinoids: CBD

CBD was discovered as long ago as THC. However, in recent years, this cannabinoid in particular has received a lot of attention.

CBD has become very popular among medical cannabis users. We can also say that CBD has made a positive contribution to putting the Cannabis plant in a nicer light again.

CBD has quickly become known for its positive effects on epilepsy and cancer treatments, without the psychoactive effect of the THC.

However, some claim that CBD has a psychoactive effect, due to its calming and relaxing effect. Only it cannot be compared with the euphoric effect of THC.

CBD also ensures that seizures are reduced or even disappear completely. In addition, it helps to prevent the growth of tumors and cancer cells. CBD can also be used perfectly against anxiety.

The cannabinoid CBD provides an anti-psychotic effect, making it perfect for use against mental illness. It regulates the equanimity of the mind, despite many parties still clinging to mainstream health care.
Other Popular Uses of CBD

We see that many people also use CBD for muscle and intestinal spasms. It could possibly help with pain relief and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

CBD ensures that the nervous system is much more protected. It can also be used very well for the prevention or management of dementia and Parkinson's disease.

In addition, you can also perfectly use CBD in combination with THC against Autism and treatments after, for example, a stroke.

Side effects of CBD in high(er) doses
If you use CBD in higher doses, you may also experience side effects, such as:

  • dizziness
  • feeling light-headed
  • fears
  • decrease in appetite
  • drowsiness
  • faster heart rate
  • heart palpitations

A very important side-effect of CBD is that it can lower the psychoactive effect of THC. For this reason, higher doses of THC can also be used in the treatment of (chronic) pain complaints and cancer treatments.

CBD causes high feelings, which have a sedative effect. It can also lower an increased heart rate.

In many cases it is simply better to combine CBD with THC. Of course, it is well attuned to the disease, ailment or deficiency that there is. We at only work with the best of the best. For this reason we can also guarantee our quality. We see the CBD as a rich supplement for every person.

We have now covered the most popular two Cannabinoids. The following are the other 8 cannabinoids with characteristics and uses in a slightly more concise manner.


THCA is the acid form of THC, often found in the raw form of the cannabis plant.

When exposed to heat, sunlight or time, THCA will turn into THC. THCA has no psychoactive effect and is mainly used in the United States for:
  • nausea
  • spasms (in epilepsy)
  • muscle tension
  • cancer (and tumor control)


CBDA is the acid form of CBD and again mainly found in the raw plant. CBDA also converts to CBD through heating, light or time. In addition to THCA, CBDA is also used to fight inflammation.


CBDV is very good for people who do not respond well to regular CBD. This particular cannabinoid is closely associated with CBD. You can't get high or stoned from CBDV either. It is suggested that this cannabinoid will show very important medicinal properties in the future.

At the moment, studies are already being done into the promising effects for, for example, the anti-convulsant effect, which in turn helps people with epilepsy.


CBN is a breakdown product of THC. When you let dried cannabis ripen, THC is converted to CBN.

CBN is mainly used for sleep support, and is also good for pain relief and muscle tension.


CBGA is actually the precursor of THCA and CBDA. If the cannabis plant develops further, you will therefore see a large decrease in CBGA. So it is mainly present in smaller amounts in the adult plant. CBGA is converted to CBG by air and light.


CBG is mainly used in the United Sates as:
  • antidepressant
  • for muscle relaxation
  • antibiotic and antifungal manager
  • antihypertensive agent


CBC is also found in smaller amounts in the Cannabis plant. It has a pain-reducing effect and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It is therefore often used as antibiotics, against fungi, and for anti-cancer effects.


THCV has mild psychoactive effects, but 75% less than THC. This substance counteracts the appetite, and in this way can support weight loss.

THCV also ensures that seizures can be prevented. It is also seen as the sports car among the cannabinoids. It ensures that the other cannabinoids can work together better.

How do you know which cannabinoids work best for you?

The goal should be for you to consider how you will tailor your cannabinoid therapy to the symptoms and conditions you want to treat. As mentioned earlier, the effect of cannabis is very personal. Since everyone is different, the symptoms and conditions are also different.

So you will often have to try for a while what works best for you. We always indicate that you should work with cannabis for at least two months in order to arrive at an ideal dose.

With this information, and the above list, you can already determine very well what you want to treat and which cannabinoids you want to use.

Below we give a number of examples of Phytocannabinoids that you can use for a specific disease, ailment or deficiency.


 Chronic pain

There are different types of chronic pain(s)
  • nerve pain is best treated with CBD and THCA;
  • smuscle aches, on the other hand, respond better with THC;
  • a combination of CBD and THC is good for, for example, bone pain;
  • inflammatory pain is well managed with THC and THCA;
  • muscle spasms can be treated well with CBD.

Sleep problems

  • THC and the breakdown product CBN are very good for sleeping problems
  • the addition of the terpene mycrene is a perfect means for improving sleep


CBD is the best remedy for fears and tensions that come with them. However, high doses can actually make your fears worse.

THC also works well, but only in lower doses. If you have a high CBD oil or high THC oil, always start with a low dose. The lower the dose, the better you can tune in. What suits you, and what do you feel most comfortable with?

How do you know what cannabinoids are in your product?

The only way to find out is to have the product tested in a lab. Fortunately, Cannabas has all their own products tested regularly. We do this to guarantee that what is on the label is actually in the products.

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