CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is becoming increasingly known to the general public. The oil is used, among other things, for better sleep, in the event of stress, anxiety and pain. But with the popularity of CBD, the amount of facts and fables about this oil is also increasing. What is true and what is not?
CBD can reduce health problems
More and more people are using CBD oil for various complaints. For example, it is a popular product in people with complaints due to fibromyalgia (soft tissue rheumatism) and other pain complaints, such as those caused by MS, osteoarthritis and rheumatism. There are also positive comments about its use in epilepsy, sleeping problems, psychological problems and even in the case of cancer complaints. Note: Cannabidiol oil does not cure these diseases, it can help to reduce the symptoms of diseases and side effects of any medicines.
There are situations where people in consultation with their doctor could even phase out some of their medication. They feel more energetic, pain relief diminished and sleep quality improved. If you also want to try CBD oil yourself, it is advisable to report this to your doctor, so that you are sure that there is no interaction with your medication. Although there are many positive sounds, not everything is scientifically substantiated. A great deal of research is currently being done into the precise operation, including, the expertise center for epilepsy and sleep medicine.
All types of CBD oil are the same
Many people think that all CBD oil is the same and only the price differs. But there are indeed differences, namely in the production process, the composition and the concentration:
Oil based on CO2 extraction (raw CBD oil)
Raw CBD oil is based on a fiber hemp extract whose active ingredients have been extracted from the plant material with the help of CO2 extraction, often the entire hemp plant is used for this. CO2 not only ensures that the CBD is pulled from the plant material, it also takes fats, sugars, leafy green and other substances with it.
As a result, these CBD oils almost always contain other cannabinoids in addition to CBD, such as CBDA and CBN. A CBD CO2 extract consists of about a third of waxing, which gives it the structure of a paste. This paste is diluted to be able to use it in drop form. Cheaper brands use olive oil, coconut oil and sometimes water for this.
That explains together with the relatively cheaper production method part of the price differences. The more expensive brands often opt for hemp seed oil, which benefits the quality and performance of the oil. Raw CBD oil usually tastes a bit sharp and bitter, because hemp naturally has this taste.
Organic CBD oil based on oil extraction
Organic CBD oil is made from only the tops of the hemp plant and a different extraction method is used: the oil extraction. The oil is heated for longer, resulting in pure CBD and all other components, which are present in the raw version, disappear or are converted into CBD. As said, only the buds of the hemp plant are used in this extraction method, because this is where most of the cannabinoids appear.