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What Is CBD Oil and How Is It Produced?

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil is an all-natural extraction from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is one of the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. It does not have psychoactive traits that would give you a buzz like it’s not so distant cousin, THC. Although they are both a type of cannabis plant, hemp plants and marijuana plants are grown separately from each other for less chance of contamination.

CBD is extracted from hemp plants and marijuana plants using different techniques. Extraction by CO2is relatively common, natural and ore common for those CBD products that are meant to be medicinal products. Extraction via ethanol is usually reserved for products such as e-cig vape juice. Finally, extraction via olive oil is perfect for edibles. There are also extraction methods that use substances such as butane but this method tends to leave behind residues that do not fit in with the health and wellness initiatives that CBD has become an important part of.

Once the oil is extracted, it goes through a complicated distillation process. It is then readied for the general public through the bottling of the oils and tinctures, making available the soothing balms, lotions and bath bombs, infusing in chocolate, gummies, lollipops and sports drinks, and preparing the e-cig juice for vaping.

What are the Health Benefits of CBD Oil?

  • Pain reduction
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improved heart health
  • Antipsychotic
  • Improved sleep
  • Relieves some cancer-related symptoms
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Slow dementia progression
  • Calms seizure disorders

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

Although they are relatively rare, CBD does rarely have side effects of diarrhea, fatigue, or appetite changes. It can also have negative interactions with any prescription drugs you may be forced to take.

Conditions that respond well to CBD treatment include Arthritis, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Diabetes, Glaucoma, various sleep disorders, and Parkinson’s Disease as well. Other chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia can respond well to CBD treatment as well.

It is very unlikely that you would fail a drug test with CBD in your system. For an oil to be classified as CBD, it is required to test as less than .035% THC content.