All About CBD Oils
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is the second most prominent of the active ingredients found in the hemp plant. CBD is a critical component of medical marijuana that, unlike THC, does not produce a “high.” CBD can be bought isolated by itself from a hemp plant, containing minimal-to-no THC, or it can be derived from the actual cannabis plant, in which case slightly higher levels of THC (up to 0.3%) will be present.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
Patients throughout the world have been finding relief from their debilitating conditions through the use of CBD for decades. In fact, CBD really started to gain momentum as it’s impact on epileptic patients, inflammation and its related pain was thoroughly documented. CBD was able to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, seizures in epileptic patients who otherwise would have a significantly reduced quality of life. Certain conditions, such as Dravet syndrome, can cause seizures but do not respond to anti-seizure medication. In these instances, CBD has proven to be immensely effective in reducing and/or eliminating the impact and frequency of seizures.
Beyond having a wonderful success rate in treating inflammation and seizures, CBD has also been proven to aid in a number of other ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and many more.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil is simply an extract derived from cannabis which allows us to isolate the CBD compound found within the plant. Through this extraction process, we can create high-quality CBD oils offering the best relief for our customers and patients.
How do I use CBD Oil?
When it comes to CBD oils, there are several methods of ingestion that have been helpful for patients. The first method is to ingest the CBD oil orally. CBD oils may come with a dropper or even in capsule form, making oral ingestion quite simple. The capsules also allow for the patient to easily monitor their dosage. Many patients find that beginning with 25mg capsules is a good starting-point. These capsules, when taken orally, can take up to an hour to take effect. Oils may also come in a bottle with a dropper, allowing patients to measure their dosage and apply the oil right below their tongue, allowing the CBD to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Other individuals choose to ingest their CBD oil in edibles, which can be an easy introduction to patients who are new to CBD oil.
CBD Oils are often used for the Following Conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Spinal cord injuries
What's the difference between CBD Tincture and CBD Oil?
The first notable difference is in the base of these extracts. CBD oil utilizes either the CBD as the base, or MCT oil as a diluent, whereas with a tincture, alcohol acts as the base substance. Oils, however, can be ingested through vaping, as well as orally or sublingually. Tinctures cannot be inhaled. That being said, both products present the same medical and therapeutic benefits.
Are CBD and Hemp Seed Oil the Same?
No, hemp seed oil and CBD oil are not the same thing. CBD oil is made utilizing the leaves, stalks, and flowers from the hemp plant during production. As a result, CBD oil contains a higher concentration of CBD. Hemp Seed Oil is derived from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Thus, Hemp Seed Oil actually does not have CBD in it, although it does have numerous other health benefits, including many nutrients and valuable fatty acids.
Does CBD get you "High?"
While many CBD patients report feeling more relaxed, there is no risk of feeling “high” if the patient is using CBD products from the hemp plant. However, if utilizing CBD extracts from a cannabis plant, the product may have higher levels of THC, which could result in the patient experiencing the “high” associated with marijuana.
Can CBD Oils Go Bad?
Typically, there are no major health risks associated with the use of CBD oil. That being said, Side Effects can occur and may include:
- Loss of coordination
- low blood pressure
Which CBD Oils are Best for Me?