What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the most prominent chemical compounds in the cannabis/hemp plant and unlike one of the other known cannabinoids, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-psychoactive. Therefore, CBD does not appear to cause euphoria and you can neither be high nor skewed by CBD, which is a very important point to establish.
CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid component of the cannabis/hemp plant. CBD was discovered in 1940; it is one of approximately 120 cannabinoids identified in the cannabis/hemp plant, and accounts for up to 40% of the plant extract.
CBD can be ingested and absorbed into the body in several different ways, including smoking, vaping, and edibles. It can be supplied in oil form, capsules, extracts, creams and ointments, suppositories, chewing gum, crystals, lip balm, and more.
What does CBD oil contain?
CBD contains omega-3 and omega-6, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and especially vitamin E. Terpenes and traces of other cannabinoids and cofactors are also derived from the hemp plant. Its essential amino acids make it an excellent source of protein and the perfect dietary supplement.
It has been found that the basic structure of cannabis/hemp contains over 400 molecules. New research shows that cannabis produces a group of molecules called cannabinoids.
These molecules are responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects, which contains over 120 cannabinoids, including the most well-known such as CBD, THC, CBG, CBC, and CBN.
How does CBD oil work?
Research, studies, and experiences from CBD users indicate that cannabinoids act in the same way as endocannabinoids that are naturally created in a healthy human body. The mechanisms are not completely mapped out and there are no conclusive studies showing any direct connections yet.
CBD (cannabidiol) is also complex and works individually in relation to how well our body is able to absorb the beneficial ingredients (cannabinoids) from the cannabis/hemp plant.
Any desired results or effects also depend on factors such as age, weight, diet, exercise, etc.
There is a good reason why many people use CBD oil as a dietary supplement, one of which is that CBD seems to have anti-inflammatory properties that can maintain our immune system, which thus protects the body.
It stimulates our own endocannabinoid system (ECBS), which is a group of neuromodulatory lipids and receptors in the brain involved in a variety of physiological processes. These include appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory, as well as neuronal protection.
Hemp is also recognized by the WHO as a food that contains the optimum 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This combination is thought to be ideal for promoting health in the long term by, among other things, reducing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression.
Cannabis oil with CBD can help people and animals be more resilient and at the same time, the oil can reduce pain and soothe the mind, which can provide better sleep. It also helps to control stress, improve mood and memory, reduce nausea and increase appetite.
Cannabis oil with CBD is completely natural and without any of the side effects we usually find in traditional medicine.
Cannabis oil with CBD alone is not the solution to all one’s health problems, but it is a really good and natural supplement that can increase well-being and promote better balance in body functions. However, one should always carefully consider their diet and make sure to get some exercise, this could include regular walking. It is also important to consume plenty of water.
What is the difference between raw and decarb CBD oil?
Some people want to benefit from the wide variety of compounds and cannabinoids found in raw CBD – such as terpenes, THCa, and CBDa, which can often be degraded by heat processing.
Decarb CBD retains more bioavailablity and is thus easier for the body to absorb. Some people find that the raw extract can be a little hard to digest in drops and capsule form if they have a very sensitive stomach.
For example, people can use raw CBD for Alzheimer’s, mild anxiety, asthma, pulmonary diseases, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain, psoriasis, etc., while decarb CBD is used for severe anxiety, ADD / ADHD, migraine, stress, sleep, ADD / ADHD.
Many people experience stronger effects with the use of raw CBD. For example, with anxiety and depression, people can experience some significant relief in their peace of mind.
The strengthened effect of raw CBD is also believed to provide better anti-inflammatory effects, but again, it depends on how well each individual’s body can absorb the many beneficial substances from the cannabis plant.
With decarb CBD, many find that it can have a calming effect, so it can have a positive effect on conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, stress, sleep problems, etc.
As previously mentioned, each person’s endocannabinoid system is affected differently by different types of CBD, so it would be advisable for new users to start with very moderate amounts.
Although there is still a lack of research in this area, one could surmise from what is known so far is that the greater the imbalance we have in our endocannabinoid system, the greater effect CBD can provide to redress this balance.
Can CBD oil cause allergic reactions?
Like pollen from trees, grass, and weeds, cannabis pollen can create an allergic reaction in a very small section of the population. Research in the field is still lacking, but scientific studies indicate that allergic reactions may occur.
If you choose a product that is GMP certified, you will minimize the risk of coming into contact with allergens. Our CBD oils are of the finest quality and are all GMP certified and tested. This means that our CBD oils do not contain harmful chemicals which can cause an allergic reaction.
Can I get high or skewed with CBD oil?
No! You can neither get high nor skewed by CBD oil because CBD is not a psychoactive (euphoric) substance.
Cannabis oils containing a high value of THC can make you high/skewed because THC is a euphoria inducing substance. For example, you will find a high THC value in hash, skunk and some cannabis strains. In Denmark, THC oil is not allowed to be bought or sold for ingesting because of its euphoric effect.
What conditions can cannabis oil with CBD help?
A lot of people have experienced the beneficial effects of CBD oil on a wide range of conditions. These include insomnia, stress, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, sclerosis, migraine, depression, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, asthma/ lung disease, diabetes, ADHD, epilepsy, psoriasis, PTSD, and many others.
How should I ingest CBD oil?
You should have food or liquids approximately 30 – 45 minutes after taking the CBD oil. In this way, you will achieve the most beneficial effects of CBD oil.
There are 5 most common ways to consume CBD oil:
The most common way to consume CBD oil is by ingesting it orally in droplet form. This is administered by placing a drop of CBD oil under the tongue, holding it in the mouth for a few minutes, then swallowing it. CBD oil can have a distinctly strong taste.
- Through the skin
Creams and ointments are also another obvious option for utilizing the beneficial effects of CBD. For people who are struggling with psoriasis, this is an obvious choice, since the CBD cream or ointment can be applied to affected areas on the body, where it will have a stronger effect.
- Anal or vaginal
If oral CBD oil drops or capsules give you nausea or you suffer from gastrointestinal problems, you can take the oil in the form of a suppository. The suppositories must be stored in a cool place so that they stay firm.
- Food and drink
Another really popular and well-known way to consume CBD oil is in food. However, you must be aware that CBD oil must not be heated, so it should therefore not be used in cooking.
- E-cigarettes and evaporators
Another way to consume CBD oil is with an e-cigarette/evaporator/ vape, which helps to ensure absorption of the beneficial cannabinoid ingredients of the oil, while the reducing the bad toxic substances.
Does CBD oil react with other drugs?
There are no scientific studies to show what the side effects of using CBD oil with conventional drugs are. However, we encourage you to discuss the matter with your doctor if you want to make changes to your diet.