What is CBD


CBD Oils and CBD Isolate


CBD OIL

CBD is the short form of cannabidiol, it is one of the many compounds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. There are more than 80 compounds of cannabinoids within the plant. CBD and THC are the most prominent of these compounds. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychoactive compound, which is the one that makes you high. CBD on the other hand does have psychoactive effect but have some therapeutic benefits. Researchers are still looking at more possible medical benefits of CBD.

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of cannabidiols. They are what you get when you extract cannadinoids from cannabis and mix them with oil. The oil serves as the compound carrier. Most CBD products are made from hemp. CBD oils are also known as ‘industrial hemp’.

Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant and it contains less than 3% percent THC. Both hemp and marijuana are from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but the two are very different based on the percentage of THC they contain.

Many people are beginning to tout the medicinal benefits of CBD. They are using it in oral drops for relaxation, in concentrated pill form to suppress the out of balance nerves and in lotions to calm muscles. Other therapeutic benefits of CBD include relieve from anxiety, pain, drug craving, convulsions, arthritis and inflammation. CBD is also being tested for the treatment of chronic conditions such as epilepsy, endometriosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia. The use of CBD for the treatment of epilepsy is the only ailment which the FDA has approved so far.

 

How to use CBD oil

Just as we have mentioned earlier, CBD is just one of the many active compounds found in cannabis and it is not psychoactive. The usage of CBD oils is not the same as smoking marijuana. People make use of CBD in various ways to relieve or treat different symptoms.

The products of CBD oil come in different forms. Some are available in capsules or as sprays to be administered under the tongue. Others are available as a thick paste to be massaged into the skin to calm the muscle. Some are added into different foods and drinks while some can be taken with a dropper.

The recommended dosages of CBD oil depend on certain factors such as the concentration of the product, the body weight and the type of ailment to be used for. It also varies from one person to another.

Since there’s no regulation for most CBD products, it is advisable to seek advice from a healthcare professional before you begin to use.


CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the new way to use CBD. It is presently gaining more popularity and thousands of new users are making use of it every day. CBD isolate is different from CBD oil and it is fast becoming part of many health programs.

CBD isolate is a cannabidiol in its purest form. It usually comes either in a white powdery form or in crystalline form. CBD isolate in the crystalline form is the less refined of the two and you can only use the crystals by dabbing. The powdery CBD isolate can be used in different ways.  


How is CBD Isolate made?

CBD isolate is produce from hemp or other high CBD strains of cannabis. It is made from these types of cannabis because they contain lesser THC than CBD.  CBD is extracted from the matured plants using various methods. The common extraction methods include the use of CO2, alcohol or ethanol, ice water or butane. The process of making CBD isolate involves the separation of CBD from all other compounds that makes up the cannabis plant.

Is CBD isolate psychoactive?

The honest and straightforward answer is NO. CBD isolate just like CBD oil does not have any psychoactive effect. It will not make you high. This is because CBD isolate is extracted from high CBD/low THC strains.


Benefits / Effects of CBD isolate

  • It helps to reduces nausea and vomiting

  • Represses seizure activity

  • It mediates psychotic disorders

  • Helps to fight tumor and cancer cells

  • Combats anxiety and depression

  • It counters drowsiness, paranoia and memory loss

  • Tempers neurodegenerative disorders

  • It acts as an anti-inflammation


Note: CBD has no side effects and it has been shown to react with liver enzymes that break down the active ingredient of most drugs. Therefore, consult your doctor before using CBD isolate.

Furthermore, CBD isolate can be use in the treatment of the under-listed ailments

  • Epileptic disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Cancer

  • Osteoporosis

  • Lupus

  • Diabetes

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Schizophrenia

  • Psychosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Depression

  • Chronic pain

  • Neuropathic pain


How to use CBD isolate

Due to its powdery form, CBD isolate can be used in different ways. Below are some of the effective ways to use CBD isolate for best results.

  • By dabbing it – Crystal CBD isolate can be dabbed using a dabbing rig for a fast and instant medical relief.

  • Eating it – The powder form of CBD isolate can easily be added to anything you want to eat or drink. You can take it by adding a teaspoon to your coffee or tea. It can also go well with your cooking oil or salad dressing. And you can as well mix it into your baking.

  • Rubbing it on the skin – You can mix CBD isolate with your body cream. The pain reduction and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD isolate can be maximize by the rubbing it on the body.