What is CBD Oil?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound (cannabinoid) found in cannabis plants like hemp. There are over 120 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plants and all of them have been proven to have numerous advantages. Like other chemical compounds found in the cannabis hemp plants, CBD oil can interact with the human endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems.
While some cannabinoids like THC are psychoactive, CBD oil is not. No matter the quantity you take, you can rest assured that it will not mess with your brain chemistry or cause you a "sensation high." This quality has made CBD oil to be widely preferred by many especially people that do not like taking psychoactive substances.
CBD Oil and Tinctures
CBD oil is an extract from the cannabis plant's leaves and flower paste. This extracted paste is later mixed with oil typically referred to as carrier oil. Coconut oil, MCT oil, and hemp seed oil are the common carrier oils used to dilute the cannabis paste to form CBD oil.
At another point, herbal tincture is made by soaking or submerging herbs into a liquid for some time. As the herbs stay inside the fluid for days, weeks as the case may be, you will begin to notice the herbal extract in the liquid. CBD tinctures or tincture oils are made by extracting the compound from the cannabis plant's flowers or leaves with liquids like oil, vinegar, or a mixture of water and alcohol.
Benefits of CBD Oil
According to the studies, CBD products may offer some health benefits and gains. CBD can help relieve intense, sharp, and chronic pain with its ability to influence the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Since ECS manages the functions and activities of the body such as pain, immune system response, sleep, appetite, and other activities, CBD oil can positively affect these activities.
How to take CBD Oil
CBD tinctures usually come with built-in droppers to enable users to consume it with precision in terms of dosage, as it is to be taken in low quantity because of its concentration. Most CBD oils also come with a built-in dropper but both of them can be taken orally by:
- adding a drop to food or drink;
- dropping in the mount or under the tongue (sublingually).