Buyer’s Guide: A Guide to CBD Oil
So you’ve heard that CBD oil can be used for a variety of things, and now you’re thinking about buying some. But where does it really come from? How does it work? We hope this simple guide will help answer your burning questions about CBD oil.
Where CBD Comes From
The cannabis plant (cannabis sativa) flowers have compounds called Phytocannabinoids. It contains around 115 phytocannabinoids that have been found to have the therapeutic and medicinal qualities of cannabis in general.
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating molecule, and is one of the said phytocannabinoids.
Qualities of CBD Oil
Cannabinoid compounds that have therapeutic qualities are concentrated into oil. A person can consume it without getting high or stoned.
Because it comes from hemp, it contains significantly less THC – at 0.3% (by dry weight) compared to the 30% THC that may be found in marijuana (by dry weight). It all starts from the plant.
We can determine the presence of CBD through the trichomes or “buds” located on the flower of the cannabis plant. These buds protect the plant from heat and UV rays, and provides the plant with antifungal and antibacterial properties.
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CBD Oil: How It’s Made
CBD oil producers need first to select a plant variety that is rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. This is done through rigorous lab testing. Trichome and CBD plant material is extracted from the buds and flowers to make CBD oil. On the other hand Hemp oil is extracted from stems, stalks and seeds – the parts that contain virtually no cannabinoids.
CBD can be extracted through methods like CO2 method, where CO2 is applied at high pressure and low heat to remove the intact trichomes from the plant matter. These are then processed into oil. However, this method may damage the cannabinoids in the plant, which leads to a less potent oil. The Ethanol method (which is used exclusively by Imbue Botanicals) is a meticulous technique dating back to the 1840s. Pharmaceutical grade ethanol from organic sugar cane is super-chilled for better results. This is combined with ultra low-pressure to produce raw CBD oil.
Get More Information About CBD and its uses
CBD has many uses and many believe that it improves the quality of their lives.
If you want to learn more about the evidence-based science behind CBD, explore our website for futher resources.
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