CBD, the active ingredient in CBD oil, is a popular subject of research due to its unique interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Because research is freely available on the internet, you may think you know all the facts about CBD oil. But there are some facts about CBD oil that may surprise you.
There are different types of CBD oil.
There are several CBD preparations on the market that can be divided into the following categories:
- Full-spectrum: CBD oil may also contain traces of other cannabinoids, terpenes and THC as it is a full spectrum formula.
- Broad-spectrum: the content is the same as in a full spectrum formula but without THC products. In addition to CBD, it may contain other cannabinoids, which is why it is commonly referred to as a broad spectrum oil.
- Isolate: this formulation contains only isolated CBD. The other cannabinoids and terpenes contained in the cannabis extract are not included in the composition of the cannabis extract.
- CBD is not psychoactive
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the best-known compounds in the cannabis plant. It is psychoactive, i.e. it causes a feeling of intoxication. CBD is a related compound to THC. Although CBD is present in the same cannabis plant, CBD is not psychoactive. Because THC binds to the CB1 receptor on the ECS, it produces a ‘high’ or distinctly euphoric feeling. On the other hand, CBD binds to the CB2 receptor and therefore does not produce psychotropic effects but has many other beneficial effects.
- CBD oil is not a universal substance.
What works for your friend may not work for you. So be careful about the dose of CBD oil. Remember that the effectiveness of CBD depends on many factors.
- The composition, dose and concentration of CBD oil are also important.
- The administration is also another factor affecting the effects of CBD.
- Everyone has a different body shape. Your genetic make-up and metabolism react differently to the substances you consume or the amount you consume.
- Several methods are used to extract CBD oil.
CBD oil is extracted from hemp. The process of extracting CBD oil varies from one CBD industry to another. Several extraction methods are used, such as olive oil extraction, dry ice extraction, cold ethanol-alcohol extraction, subcritical and supercritical CO2 extraction and others.
- CBD works better in combination with other cannabinoid compounds
As already mentioned, there are CBD oils that contain other cannabinoid compounds. For example, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD contain other cannabinoid extract compounds. Other compounds in CBD oil cause ‘side effects. Think of it like an orchestra: different musical instruments playing together to create a harmonious and melodious sound.
The same happens with CBD oil; when cannabis compounds work together, they create a better overall effect.
Arm yourself with these facts, be smart consumers of CBD oil, read product labels and look for quality assurance certificates. There is still a lot to learn about CBD, but the research so far shows that it has huge potential for the future of the healthcare industry.