CBD oil is a versatile and popular supplement commonly found in wellness shops. With a vast influence on the human body to consider, we'll cover what you need to know about CBD oil, how it works, and where it comes from.
CBD oil is a bottled liquid typically consumed on or under the tongue. The main ingredient, CBD (cannabidiol), is an organic compound found inside hemp, a type of Cannabis sativa with extremely low THC levels.
Once CBD is extracted from plant material, it's added to a carrier oil, bottled, and sold as CBD oil. The reason it's mixed with oils such as olive, hemp, and MCT is to improve how well it's absorbed in the body, while also providing a variety of complementary nutritional benefits.
The best source of CBD is industrial hemp. This versatile plant already features in dozens of commercial industries, appearing in clothing, shoes, fabric, animal feed, building materials, and much more. In fact, evidence of hemp farming dates back almost 5,000 years!
While these industries focus mainly on the plant's fibres, leaves, and seeds, the CBD industry is more interested in its chemical structure. By harnessing the compounds found within hemp flowers, and processing them for safe consumption, it's possible to benefit from their vast influence.
While it's entirely possible to make CBD oil at home, there's no telling what kinds of chemicals, additives, and compounds will be in the finished product. Instead, highly sophisticated extraction methods such as supercritical CO₂ and butane extraction have quickly become the industry standard.
Cibdol uses CO₂ extraction, an incredibly safe and precise way of extracting CBD from naturally grown hemp. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we can isolate specific compounds while ensuring the final CBD extract is free from harmful levels of THC, additives, heavy metals, and GMOs.
Compared to other extraction methods, supercritical CO₂ creates CBD oils that are incredibly high-quality, with industry-leading levels of purity.
CBD belongs to a larger group of compounds called "cannabinoids". What makes these compounds special is the way they influence the mind and body. However, the unique interaction only exists because of an exclusive network of receptors found inside all of us.
Located from head to toe are receptors responsible for balancing all of the different processes that go on inside our body. When all our systems are balanced (immune, digestive, and central nervous), they're better equipped to deal with disease and disorders. CBD oil works by encouraging this vast network to work more efficiently.
Ingesting CBD can result in a wide range of possible outcomes, including increasing enzyme and endocannabinoid production, soothing tension, protecting against signs of ageing, and stimulating digestion.
It's important to highlight that there isn't a definitive list of effects from CBD oil. But, according to the World Health Organisation, overall, CBD oil appears non-toxic, doesn't induce a high, and is "generally well tolerated" with "no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential".
To decide whether CBD oil is right for you, it's essential to discuss any concerns with your doctor, as there are a handful of minor side effects to consider. You should know, however, that the full extent of CBD oil remains under investigation, and there is still a lot to learn about how it affects the human body.
CBD oil is available in a variety of concentrations, bottle sizes, and carrier oils. And, while CBD oil formulas make up the majority of CBD products, there are dozens of ways to experience the cannabinoid’s influence.
• CBD creams
• CBD cosmetics
• CBD capsules
• CBD crystals
• CBD supplements
All of the CBD products outlined above will have a different outcome, duration of effects, and intensity. The most effective product will come down to individual circumstances and what you want to achieve with CBD.
However, it's perfectly reasonable to combine different CBD products, supporting your well-being from different angles. CBD has the potential to influence systems all throughout the body, so you may want to experiment a bit to find what works best for you.
Although both CBD oil and hemp oil come from hemp, they are not the same. CBD oil derives from the flowers of mature hemp plants, while hemp oil is made from cold-pressed hemp seeds, which do not contain any cannabinoids.
Although hemp oil does have dozens of nutritional benefits, it will not influence your body in the same way as CBD oil. To tell the difference between the two types of oil, you must check the ingredients, either on the bottle's label or on the producer's website. Cibdol prides itself on product transparency, providing a detailed breakdown of every CBD oil we sell.
CBD oil offers a natural approach to well-being, working with the body rather than against it. It is well tolerated, non-toxic, and can be adapted to even the most demanding lifestyles thanks to the abundance of products. When you consider that the receptors responsible for promoting balance exist in our brain, skin, immune, digestive, and nervous systems—a few drops could have a significant impact!
If you would like to try CBD oil for yourself, browse the Cibdol store for a complete selection of high-quality, independently tested oils, creams, and supplements. Or, if you still have more questions about how CBD works, or whether it's right for you, you'll find the answers in our CBD Encyclopedia.