CBD oils are made from industrial hemp flowers containing high concentrations of CBD. Products of this type may only contain trace amounts of THC, which does not cause any psychoactive effects. Therefore, CBD oils are completely safe and legal. Moreover, cannabidiol is known for its positive effects on health and well-being, and its therapeutic potential is appreciated by more and more people.
What is CBD oil?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Compared to THC, it has no psychoactive properties and is therefore a legal and completely safe ingredient.
CBD oil is a product that contains naturally occurring cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes (including CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBDV, BCP) found in hemp. The product is available in various capacities and concentrations.
How is CBD oil produced?
The first step in making CBD oil is to source hemp, which is grown in legal cultures. Typically, varieties with high concentrations of CBD are grown. The plant should be harvested at the right time and then processed. Hemp flowers yield terpenes and cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds that have therapeutic effects. For this purpose, a supercritical CO₂ extraction method is used. In CBD oils produced in this way, the full set of cannabinoids and terpenes is preserved. Thanks to this, the product demonstrates strong therapeutic properties and is used in the fight against various diseases.
CBD oils – types
CBD oils can be classified into two basic categories. One is the division into crude and purified, while the other is the products with different concentrations.
Crude CBD oil is enriched with vegetable oil after being extracted. It is then not subjected to any further processing. Products made in this way are considered to be the most natural. Their taste and smell is very intense, very close to the aroma of hemp. Crude oil is usually green in colour and has a higher density than purified oil.
Purified CBD oil is extracted and filtered to kill chlorophyll, wax and excess plant matter. This type is characterised by its golden colour and thinner consistency.
CBD oils can come in different concentrations such as 3%, 5%, 10%, 20% or even 30%. The CBD content should be selected according to the individual user’s needs and the expected therapeutic effect.
How to take CBD oil?
CBD oil is taken orally. Depending on your needs, you can take it once or several times a day. Most often, this product is available in small bottles with a dropper, which makes it easier to dose. As mentioned, the concentration should be selected individually to the user and the expected therapeutic effects.
The advantage of CBD oil is the possibility of discreet intake, also during other activities. Due to the lack of psychoactive effects, it can be used during work or leisure activities. According to some studies, a dose of CBD oil should be taken every 6 hours or so. It is after this time that CBD is broken down in the body.
The product is available in different capacities, so you can choose the packaging that suits the frequency of taking doses. CBD can also be taken in other forms, including capsules, supplements, pastes, powders or dried hemp. Manufacturers also offer preparations for use in animals.
Properties of CBD oil
Scientific studies, as well as anecdotal scientific testimonies, speak in favour of CBD as a compound with numerous therapeutic and health properties.
The use of CBD oil can help in the fight against various diseases and ailments. Among its most important properties are:
anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, anti-cancer properties - studies show that CBD can prevent the movement and multiplication of cancer cells, support of the human endocannabinoid system - regulating immune function, sleep cycle, appetite or mood, among other things, relaxing properties, reducing stress and helping to combat insomnia, support in quitting smoking, support for drug-resistant epilepsy, minimising psychoactive effects when using medical marijuana containing THC - supplying the body with CBD oil allows to create the so-called synergistic effect.
In addition, CBD oil can be used prophylactically, positively affecting memory, concentration and alleviating the symptoms of many diseases.
Hemp was used many thousands of years ago. It was used before drugs such as morphine, aspirin or penicillin were on the market. Nowadays, more and more research is being done to prove the value of the compounds contained in the hemp plant. One of these is CBD, which can also be found in manufactured CBD oils.