Frequently asked questions on CBD Oils
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol that is a chemical compound extracted from hemp plant and cannabis. CBD extracted from cannabis will have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that will provide a psychoactive high-feel. But, CBD from hemp will not have any mental effects and provide various health benefits.
Where can you get CBD?
You can buy CBD products from medical stores as well as online websites if it is legal in your area. If you are a Canadian, you can search for CBD Canada to get to know the availability. Some of the CBD products are CBD oil and CBD cream, etc. However, you should buy CBD products without compromising the price as quality products will cost higher.
What is the solvent extraction of CBD?
Solvent extraction is the CBD extraction from the hemp plant with the use of natural or manmade solvents. These solvents include petroleum, butane, propane, ethanol, and olive oil. Olive oil and ethanol are natural with no residue on the CBD oil, while petroleum or butane will leave some toxic residue in the product that can be harmful when used.
What is the CO2 extraction of CBD oil?
To extract CBD from the hemp plant, some will use supercritical carbon dioxide instead of solvents. The carbon dioxide will be partially liquid and partially gas. When this CO2 is pumped into a chamber that contains hemp plant at higher pressure, the plant will breakdown producing CBD oil. The process will provide enriched CBD oil that is more useful. Although it is safer, the process of CO2 extraction is costlier than solvent extraction.
What does it mean by Full Spectrum CBD?
A full-spectrum CBD oil will contain other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, CBA, and CBC in addition to CBD. The combination of all these compounds will help improve the efficiency of the oil and will provide better health benefits. The use of Full Spectrum CBD oil will activate the endocannabinoid system in a better way.
What are some health benefits of CBD?
CBD oil can help in activating the endocannabinoid system, thus providing relief from health issues like inflammation, pain, nervous system issues, and digestion problems. It is also used in the treatment of allergy and cancer. However, accurate researches on proving the health benefits of CBD are still going on.
What are the side effects of using CBD for your dogs?
Although there are no proven results for the side effects of CBD on dogs, doctors believe the intake can lead to dry mouth, drowsiness, and low blood pressure in them.
How do Marijuana and Hemp differ from each other?
Both Marijuana and Hemp are the variants of the Cannabis sativa plant. The main difference between the two will be the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gives a high feel during intake. The hemp plant is considered an industrial variant of the Cannabis plant that has only 0.3% of THC, while Marijuana has a higher concentration of THC. So, CBD oil extracted from hemp plants will not have any effects on humans or animals.