With Cannabidiol (CBD) being used extensively for a wide range of applications ranging from treating pain and epilepsy to reducing insomnia, people are interested in finding more about CBD, how it can help to improve the health of a person and whether it is legal. While there are a wide range of CBD products like CBD capsules, gummies and tinctures, all of them are derived from hemp cbd oil. The details of how CBD oil is produced from the hemp plant, the different types of CBD oil sold, legal status and the health benefits of CBD oil are discussed for convenience.
CBD plant source
The chemical ingredient CBD can be derived from multiple sources including the marijuana or cannabis plant, however in the United States only CBD derived from the industrial hemp plant is legal. CBD extracted from the cannabis plant also contains a high amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , a psychoactive ingredient, which is addictive. As a result cannabis CBD is not legal in the United States. On the other hand, the CBD derived from the hemp plant contains less than 0.3 percent THC which is not addictive. Hence the sellers of CBD have to ensure that the CBD they are selling is derived from the industrial hemp plant and has almost no THC content.
The CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalk of the industrial hemp plant. It should be noted that though hemp oil is also extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, this oil does not contain a significant amount of CBD, though it can be used for other applications like soap making, skincare. The organically grown hemp plants used for CBD extraction are specifically selected so that the CBD concentration is higher than standard hemp plants. Typically it will take approximately eight months for the hemp plant to grow from the seeds to a size where it can be used for extracting CBD oil in the Kentucky Farms of Pure CBD selection.
CBD oil extraction
The leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant are dried so that the CBD oilcan be extracted. There are many methods which can be used for extracting CBD oil. Initially alcohol extraction method was used for extracting the CBD from the plant material by CBD oil sellers . However, at present, the carbon dioxide method is most extensively used by the most famous brands in the CBD industry to extract the CBD oil from the hemp plant. The carbon dioxide is cooled to a supercritical temperature when it partly liquifies, so that CBD separates from the plant material kept in the container. The CBD oil is then filtered to remove impurities like the plant material and is packaged so that it can be used further.
Full spectrum CBD
One of the advantages of using carbon dioxide for extraction of CBD is that full spectrum CBD is obtained, which includes 85 different phytocannabinoids like cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabidivarin ( CBDV), omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and terpenes. While CBD is the most beneficial ingredient, all these other compounds also help in improving the health. The CBD oil produced is also checked for its THC content, to ensure that it has less than 0.3 percent THC, which ensures that it conforms to the regulatory guidelines.
CBD oil is very effective in treating various problems like stress, pain, anxiety because it acts on the endocannibinoid system which found in all mammals including humans. The endocannibinoid system has millions of receptors throughout the body, and is the regulatory system for the body, ensuring that it remains balanced. Till a few decades ago, not much was known about the endocannibinoid system, and most diets do not include the cannibinoids which are required to ensure proper functioning. Consuming CBD oil improves the overall wellness and health of the person. CBD oil is also useful for treating pets like dogs and cats, which are mammals having an endocanniboid system.
One of the reasons why CBD has become popular in the last few years, is because the legal status of CBD has changed in many countries especially the United States. Earlier CBD was confused with cannabis, which is illegal because it is an addictive drug. However, the 2018 agricultural bill passed in the United States, classified industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity since the THC content in hemp was very low. Hence it is now legal to use CBD oil and other CBD products which are derived from industrial hemp in the United States, since the amount of THC is negligible, usually lower than 0.3%
The CBD oil sold is usually classified based on the concentration of the CBD in the oil which is specified in terms of CBD amount in milligrams per ml. Since CBD is used for a variety of applications like pain alleviation, treating stress, anxiety and insomnia, the amount of CBD required for each application will vary. For example a person who is using CBD for the first time to check its effect will require a lower strength CBD oil, while a person who is suffering from chronic pain, may require more CBD for reducing the inflammation which is causing the pain.
Using the CBD oil
CBD oil is sold in bottles, and the amount of CBD in each bottle is clearly specified. The CBD oil can be added in the dosage required to the food and drinks to consume it. A dropper is usually provided with the bottle, and one dropper full is equivalent to 1 ml of the oil. The bottle should be shaken well before using, and stored in a cool dark place. The amount of CBD in one drop of the oil varies depending on the concentration of CBD of the bottle. For the convenience of the users, PureCBD selection is offering high quality CBD oil derived from organically grown hemp plants in three different strengths, 250 mg, 750 mg and 2400 mg. The price is directly proportional to the amount of CBD in the bottle, with prices varying from $39.99 for 250 mg to $239.99 for 2500 mg per bottle.