What is Hemp CBD?
Hemp CBD Oil is made from extracting the oil from the specific hemp plant that is bread for producing High-CBD and Low THC. The oil is extracted from either the whole plant or just the aerial parts of the plant that is exposed to air. Unlike Marijuana, Hemp based products cannot get you high because it either contains no or very low levels of THC(tetrahydrocannabinol) which is what has the psychoactive properties.
Hemp CBD has similar health benefits, but the biggest difference is that Hemp CBD doesn't have the same “high” effect that many people enjoy.
Hemp also doesn't have the same side-effects that you might find in Marijuana like:
- Dry mouth
- Eye irritation
The Benefits of Hemp CBD:
The medical world has been studying the science and health benefits of Cannabidiol for many years.
- Pain relief
- Treatment for Anxiety
- Relief of Depression
- Soothes Arthritis
- Improves sleep quality
- May help prevent seizures
- Improves skin
- Helps fight substance abuse
- Good for memory and mood
- Improves the immune system
How is CBD extracted?
Sadly, CBD is often extracted by running harsh chemicals like butane ( lighter fluid) over the raw plant material. Test are showing that some products have trace amounts of carcinogenic compounds like formaldehyde (embalming fluid ) that are toxic over time. This is why you must do your research to know exactly how the CBD is extracted when you decide on a CBD brand.
CO2 extraction (Supercritical Fluid Extraction) is the main extraction process for essential oils. The newer method of CO2 extraction is cleaner and believed in be healthier than using butane or other harsh chemicals.
Closed- Loop or Cold ethanol extraction is another method that companies are turning to, claiming to be the best and highest quality extraction method using food grade ethanol to distill the oil and separate the hemp extract from the CBD oil. CBD oils are then refined to remove any trace of THC, wax, plant pigments, chlorophyll, etc.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolates are refined CBD oils that are processed even more until it is a fine odorless white powder containing 99% pure cannabidiol.
CBD isolates are then used in foods, supplements, and edibles. There isn’t really a taste at all to it. This is targeted for people wanting higher CBD doses and control of exactly how many milligrams of CBD per serving.
You can learn more about CBD by visiting our CBD FAQ page.