FAQs About CDB Oil
FAQ’s - CBD and Related Topics
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of 113 different cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. THC. the physcoactive compound in cannabis that gets people high, and CBD are produced in the largest concentration of the cannabinoids by the cannabis plant.
The Hemp plant, a specific genus of cannabis, is the primary source of CBD in the market today, given it contains only trace amounts of THC but much higher concentrations of Cannabidiol/CBD. While present in certain hops and other cannabis strains, it is the Hemp plant that is primarily relied upon as the source for CBD oil.
The 2018 Farm Bill signed into law, separated Hemp from cannabis, making Hemp and products made from Hemp federally legal in the United States. The Hemp plant is defined by regulators to not contain more than 0.3% THC content. Products derived from Hemp plants are required to follow this maximum concentration to be legally sold as Hemp based products.
CBD oil is finding its way into a variety of products, from oral tinctures and soft gels to CBD-infused edibles and CBD balms, it is used in vape pens, as well as a wide range of cosmetics, salves, lotions, and even pet products. Why? It is prized in its various forms to help treat chronic pain in lieu of potentially addicting opiates, systemic and localized inflammation, arthritis, reduce anxiety levels, and improve sleep to name some common uses.
Epidiolex® its primary ingredient is CBD, became the first FDA approved drug developed and shown effective in treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.
The beneficial effects people realize from utilizing CBD products is due to its interaction with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). By stimulating the ECS, CBD promotes homeostasis, reduces pain sensation, and reduces stress. CBD can also increase the amount of anandamide in the body. Known as the “bliss molecule,” anandamide plays a role in the neural generation of pleasure and motivation.
CBD is often ingested via oral tinctures/drops, softgels and even candies such as gummies and chocolates. CBD infused sports drinks, sparkling waters and sodas are becoming more common sources as well. Vaping, the use of Vape Pens to inhale the CBD mixture is another way people utilize to get CBD and the plants other beneficial compounds into their circulatory system.
CBD is becoming much more popular to utilize topically via lotions, salves and liniments primarily to reduce joint pain and inflammation.
Full Spectrum oils contain all the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids occurring naturally in the plant, not just CBD. All of which have therapeutic value and working together synergize to create what is know as the Entourage Effect.
Does it contain THC? THC is one of the 113 cannabinoids in the plant, and yes, but only in trace amounts in Full Spectrum Hemp oil (less than 0.3% concentration).
Often Broad Spectrum oil will be oil that has THC removed to the point it is not traceable. Couple different ways of making it are from CBD Isolate and remixing in Terpenes and flavonoids. Another is by utilizing complex processes to fractionally remove the THC from the Full Spectrum oil. “THC free” oil is another name and it means essentially testing shows no measurable amount of THC.
Studies suggest that full-spectrum CBD is superior to CBD isolate because of the presence of its naturally associated cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that creates that desirable entourage effect
The entourage effect, results when the many components within the Hemp plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone – it’s a synergistic effect. A large part of alternative medicine revolves around using the entire plant for medicinal purposes rather than isolating or producing the active ingredient in a laboratory. Mounting evidence suggests that medical substances may be more effective in their whole and natural state.
CBD Isolate is created by isolating and refining the CBD compound until it is 99% pure. It is typically sold in a whiteish crystalline powder form as CBD Isolate. It no longer contains other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids from the plant.
Hemp plants are extremely rich in Terpenes. They are aromatic chemicals produced by many plants. Cinnamon, lavender, ginger and hence essential oils contain them – they are characterized by intense, captivating aroma of flowers, and juices from a plant. Hemp contain many beneficial terpenes such as Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, and Eucalyptol to name but a few terpenes found in the cannabis plant. They are often used in herbal remedies.