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8 facts about CBD oil you’ll wish you’d known earlier
Wellness is better late than never.
We’re firm believers about the role that CBD oil can play in wellness. That passion is why we spend our days researching, creating and refining the most effective, high-quality CBD products we can.
We’ve picked up a bit of knowledge along the way – and we’ve been asked a lot of questions, too. Here are the 8 CBD facts we find ourselves sharing and explaining to customers new and old.
1. Not all CBD is created equally
Full-spectrum and its isolate cousin are both CBD. But one has more to offer.
Full-spectrum CBD-rich Hemp Oil contains not only unadulterated pure active CBD, but also many other active vital cannabinoids that work together in a synergistic way to bind to key receptors and maximize the effectiveness of CBD. For more information regarding all of the active components in CBD, please see our article titled "the benefits of whole hemp CBD extracts".
CBD isolate. CBD isolate is CBD that has been "isolated" during the extraction process. The result includes only CBD – and none of the plant matter, cannabinoids and fatty acids found in full-spectrum CBD. Some people swear by isolates, but we prefer to err on the side of nature.
2. CBD oil isn’t the same as hemp seed oil
The two may come from the same plant, but they’re not the same thing.
Hemp seed oil. The hemp seed oil found on supermarket shelves is the result of a cold-pressing hemp seeds. It’s a nutritious product rich in fatty acids, omegas and fiber, but doesn’t contain the cannabinoids found in CBD oil. It's perfectly fine to add it to your diet – but don't expect it to work like CBD.
CBD oil. Where hemp seed oil is pressed, CBD oil is extracted. It’s created from the hemp plant using a supercritical extraction process designed to retain the plant’s essence – and minimal chemical residues. CBD oil contains cannabinoids and a wealth of other components used to optimize wellness.
3. CBD oil won’t get you high
CBD and THC are both found naturally in hemp. But only one gets you high.
CBD oil. Pure CBD oil is non-intoxicating. While it may contain trace amounts of THC, those numbers have to stay under 0.3%. That means that you won’t have to worry about getting high.
Oils containing THC. THC, on the other hand, is psychotropic. Some CBD oils on the market today may contain higher amounts of THC, or may be a THC oil infused with CBD. Stay on the safe side, and always read your product labels prior to purchase.
4. You don’t need a prescription to buy Hemp derived CBD
Hemp-derived CBD isn't a medicine – and no prescription is needed if you want to buy it in store or online. However, there’s a caveat here. This is only the case if your CBD comes from
industrial hemp plants. If the CBD you plan to buy has been extracted from medical marijuana plants, you’ll need a medical marijuana subscription and will need to reside in a state where
medical marijuana is legal. Unless this applies to you, always check labels to ensure that you’re buying hemp-derived CBD.
5. CBD oil can be shipped to your door
Our CBD oil is extracted from foreign-grown hemp plants and extracted in accordance with current regulations and requirements. Nothing we sell is in violation of the US Controlled Substances
Act. That means that we can – and do – ship US-wide. There’s no need to provide a medical marijuana card, or to be concerned about legal repercussions, when purchasing CBD products in the US.
We also keep our packaging discreet for your peace of mind.
6. There’s no one-size-fits-all "dose" of CBD
CBD is a wellness supplement, not a medicine. Some people find that a small amount taken regularly achieves the desired effect, while others prefer to take it in larger or more frequent
quantities. The amount of CBD that works for you will depend on your personal background, why you’re taking it – and your personal preferences. It’s not possible to overdose on CBD.
7. Vaping isn’t the only way to take CBD
CBD oil is available in multiple delivery methods. These include ingestible liquids, vape pen mixtures, tinctures and tablets. Each method has slightly different onset and duration lengths,
as well as some variation in strength. But it all comes down to personal preference.
Tablets. Tablets are the simplest form of delivery. They’re tasteless, odourless and are a good choice for those who want to ensure their dose is regulated. Their onset is a little slower – but the effects tend to last longer.
Tinctures. Liquids can be ingested or dripped directly beneath the tongue. Because they can be portioned out, liquids allow more precision around the amount being taken. They do have a taste, which is something to bear in mind.
Vaping. This involves inhaling vaporized CBD oil into the lungs via a vape pen. CBD oils can be vaped on their own, or in combination with other oils. Vaping is fast acting, with the effects felt almost immediately.
8. Hemp CBD oil is a topic of major medical interest
Hemp extract is taken for a wide variety of reasons: to support general wellness, for quality of life reasons, and for therapeutic purposes. There’s a huge amount of anecdotal evidence around the benefits of CBD oil, and the scientific and medical communities are beginning to take notice. While clinical research is still in its early stages, pre-clinical research suggests that CBD oil may have plenty to offer.