What exactly is CBD?
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol (Cana-bi-diol) is a hemp extract derived from cannabis and can be found everywhere these days, from dispensaries, online retailers, or your local corner store. You can ingest it, vape it, apply it to your skin but one thing you can’t absolutely do? Is get “HIGH” on it. The human body contains endocannabinoid receptors which binds with CBD to trigger our regulatory health system which helps alleviate chronic pain, joint pain, mood, sleep, stress, inflammation, immunity and much more.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a mixture of the chemical compound CBD and a high quality carrier oil such as MCT oil or hemp seed oil. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis. Many people in Canada and around the world are turning to CBD oil for its amazing health benefits. So far, CBD oil usage has been increasing steadily and will soon takeover as the biggest and best form of health and wellness for Canadians.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
The pros of using CBD oil are tremendous. CBD possesses a wide variety of health benefits and has countless scientific evidence for its effectiveness. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
- Relaxation or calmness
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Improved mood
- Chronic pain relief
- Sleepiness (in high doses)
- Alertness (in low doses)
While the research and analysis around CBD oil is still relatively new, it is safe to say that CBD oil is more helpful than harmful without major negative effects and many Canadians should consider using it as an alternative to other medications such as the ones prescribed by doctors and pharmacies.
Will CBD oil make you feel “HIGH”?
No – the truth is CBD oil won’t get you “HIGH” at all. Even though it comes from a cannabis plant, the same species as marijuana. CBD is derived from the non-psychoactive part of the plant which contains little to no THC (the psychoactive compound) that creates the euphoric or intoxicating effects which most people are afraid of.
What is the best way to take CBD oil?
CBD oil comes in a variety of products including tinctures, capsules, vapes, gummies, chocolates, topicals and many more. While they all have mirroring effects, each one is slightly different.
CBD Oil tinctures are the most popular option among the range of products out there, due to how easy and quickly it gets absorbed into the body. CBD oils are typically administered sublingually (under-the-tongue).
CBD Capsules, which have a similar effect to CBD oils since they are orally taken, seems to have a systemic effect which affects the body over time. However, it is noted that capsules take longer to be absorbed by your body.
CBD Topical creams & salves are generally used to relieve joint, nerve, and muscle pain. Others have claimed that CBD creams are beneficial for many skin issues such as rashes, eczema and even skin scarring.
CBD Edibles which are gaining popularity amongst the young and the old for its irresistible taste and ease of use.
CBD Vapes are by far the fastest way to absorb CBD, which directly goes into the bloodstream when inhaling the vaporized CBD Oil.
What Are the Main Types of CBD Oils?
If you have ever used or seen CBD oil, you would have probably seen the terms Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Water-Soluble CBD and CBD Isolate:
Full Spectrum CBD Oil is the godfather of alleviating pain due to variety of cannabinoids it possesses. These cannabinoids work synergistically to create the “Entourage Effect’, which helps increase the healing capabilities of the cannabinoids working together. It does contain small traces of THC (less than 0.3%).
Broad Spectrum Oil possesses almost identical cannabinoids and attributes like its brother “Full Spectrum”. However, what makes it slightly different is that it doesn’t contain any THC content.
Water-Soluble CBD is one of the fastest-acting forms of CBD due to the higher bioavailability it contains. Bioavailability refers to the rate at which our body absorbs a particular substance. Higher bioavailability means that your body absorbs the substance more quickly and easily.
Pure CBD Isolate Oil is the purest form of CBD with zero THC content. The unique characteristics Pure CBD Isolate promotes are more calming and relaxing effect.