You are probably tired of hearing about cannabidiol (CBD) oil all the time. That is understandable to an extent. Afterall, recent years have seen a major jump in CBD’s popularity. However, if you have not really looked into what CBD oil may have to offer and why it is such a big deal, then how could you dismiss it already? We here at Panacea Life Sciences are big believers in proper education about CBD and think that it everyone should learn a thing or two about it before they are willing to write it off as some passing fad. So, let’s go over CBD and CBD oil together, just so you can get a better idea of why people love it so much.
What is CBD oil?
Of course, we really should start with some definitions of CBD and CBD oil. So, let’s go.
No doubt you have heard of the two main variations of the cannabis plant: marijuana and hemp. Each of these variations are made up of a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. There are many of these compounds. Researchers have identified over 113 different ones so far. That number may seem like a lot, but there are a few that you are likely familiar with. CBD is one of the best-known cannabinoids. Another cannabinoid that you are likely aware of is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
You may know exactly why THC is so famous. But on the off chance that you are not aware, let’s go over that and why CBD stands out from it. THC has a specific effect on those who encounter it, this effect is known as psychoactive. That means that it creates that intoxication that is so easily associated with marijuana. CBD, due to its association with THC is often believed to also be psychoactive. However, it is not. CBD does not cause any sort of intoxication.
What really defines the difference between hemp and marijuana is the concentrations of CBD and THC in each of the plants. Marijuana has incredibly high levels of THC. Its CBD levels vary from plant to plant. Because of these concentrations, marijuana is still federally illegal (though some states have legalized in one form or another). Hemp, meanwhile, has very low THC levels. It, in fact, is never more than 0.3%. Hemp’s CBD concentration is through the roof. This has led to hemp’s federal legalization in the United States (with exceptions in a few states). These concentrations also mean that CBD manufacturers tend to use hemp much more than marijuana, as it is easier (and more legal) to extract CBD from hemp.
The research on CBD’s effects is still very much in the preliminary stages. We do not yet fully understand the cannabinoid’s overall effect. But the research that does currently exist is very promising and encouraging. For example, there are many studies that have suggested that CBD could be helpful in managing a nervous disposition. Other studies have suggested that CBD could be a great aid to those who are suffering from poor joint health. There have even been studies that have found that CBD may have an impact on acne.
CBD oil’s definition
Now that we have gone over what CBD is, let’s talk about CBD oil.
There are many CBD products out there (as we will go over later), but CBD oil really stands out among the others as one of the most popular. This is partially because it is the simplest CBD product. It is CBD extract that has been mixed with a carrier oil, like coconut or avocado oil. This means that there are no other ingredients to the product that may dampen your CBD experience.
Another appeal of CBD oil is the fact that it is a very versatile product. With most CBD products, you really only have one option for how to take them. CBD oil gives you a few options. One really common way of taking CBD oils is by creating your own CBD edibles. You do this by including the CBD oil in with your cooking, preparing, or baking. However, this is a rather slow way of getting your CBD. This is because the food needs to digest in your stomach before the cannabinoid can take effect and start its work. The other way to take a CBD oil is much more direct. You just place the desired number of drops directly into your mouth. Specifically, it should go under the tongue. This is because there is thin skin under the tongue, which allows for easier absorption. As a result, the CBD gets into the system much more quickly.
What other CBD products are there?
After reading the above section, you may be ready to give some CBD oil a try. Or you may be wondering if there is a different way that you can take CBD. Well, you are in luck. There are a lot of different CBD products out there, so you can have your pick.
Capsules & tablets
If products that are more like pills are up your alley, then you may want to give these a try. CBD soft gel capsules are the most pill-like. They are made with liquid CBD extract, which makes them digest quicker, but they do still need to digest. CBD tablets are generally sublingual. You take them by placing it under your tongue and allowing it to dissolve, utilizing the same thin skin as CBD oils.
If you are concerned about CBD having a hemp flavor, then CBD edibles could be the perfect choice for you. They are exactly what you may have already guessed: CBD that has been made into food or a drink. These are great because they taste good and are easy to take. The only downside is having to wait for the food to digest.
Maybe you do not want to take an oral product. That is no problem with CBD topicals. They are anything that you use on your skin. They could be any sort of lotion, salve, cream, or hand sanitizer. Topicals are not as likely to give you the overall effect of oral products as topical CBD usually does not enter the bloodstream. They may instead give you a localized effect, focusing on the area that they are placed.
Now that you have a better understanding of CBD and CBD oils, are you ready to give some a try? Here at Panacea Life Sciences we make the highest-quality CBD oils that you can find. We use only locally sourced, organically grown hemp, and extract the CBD using careful processes. Each of our products are tested for quality and content to ensure that we are providing our customers with the best CBD products possible. Check them out here.