What is CBD Oil?
CBD is a compound found in cannabis referred to as Cannabidiol. CBD is extracted from a cannabis plant and processed as an oil manufactured for oral administration. There are two different types of cannabis; hemp and marijuana. Marijuana has higher levels of THC and Hemp has higher levels of CBD. CBD is from the hemp plant and to be considered hemp, the plant must contain less than 0.3 percent THC. CBD and THC have different uses. THC has psychoactive properties which produce euphoria when ingested. CBD, commonly referred to as hemp, is used to make industrial materials, clothes, food and wellness products. The two types of plants do not have the same effects or usage.
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Health Benefits of CBD oil
There are a myriad of health benefits associated with CBD oil. As well as the overall health benefit, CBD oil is used to treat a variety of medical conditions and illnesses such as cancer, epilepsy, inflammatory related illnesses such as bowel disease, sleep issues, skin disorders, diabetes, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, arthritis, anxiety and depression. It is even recommended for pet health. You can understand why CBD oil is growing in popularity, as it has so many benefits for so many health conditions from mild to life threatening.
How is it applied?
CBD oil comes in liquid form in a standard 500ml bottle or bigger. Application involves administering drops to the tongue, which are absorbed momentarily under the tongue for maximum benefit. Recommended dosages vary based on the condition being treated. Chronic pain dosage suggested is 2.5 to 20 mg orally for 25 days. Epilepsy 200 to 300 mg orally daily. 2.5 mg to 1 mg for 6 weeks to treat cancer patients with appetite loss. CBD oil can be purchased in different sizes. Consumers have described the pure unflavored taste as nutty, earthy or grassy.
Some manufacturers add mild natural flavors to the oil to make it pleasant to taste, but you can also add the oil to juices, smoothies, or food in general. Whatever makes it better to consume.
How can you determine if the CBD oil organic?
With organic CBD oil, there is no use of heavy machinery or toxic hydrocarbons to extract all the beneficial cannabinoids from the plant. You should pay attention to disclosure of the manufacturing of the product. All authentic organic products should disclose the extraction process on the label, or with the product, and they will refrain from using hydrocarbons butane and propane and any other chemicals to perform the extraction. The purest extraction of CBD consists of the careful boiling out of ethanol solvent to generate a richer purer and safer CBD extract.
Consumers are concerned of the legality of CBD oil and its relation to cannabis legislation. CBD oil is an industrial hemp product, which is 100% safe and legal, having less than 0.3 percent THC. With such a low level of THC, you do not get the same effects as a marijuana plant type of cannabis, therefore you will not experience the psychoactive properties which create a euphoric high resulting from ingesting or smoking the substance. Consumers should be aware of large doses of CBD such as 1000 to 2000 mg a day could trigger a THC alert on a drug test. Some manufacturers of CBD oil specify zero THC in their product, so be sure to check for levels of THC in the product before buying if you have any concerns around THC levels.