What is CBD?
CBD oil is created with the phytocannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp and Marijuana both produce CBD oil. Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants.
Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central regulatory system. This system, also known as the endocannabinoid system, manages homeostasis and affects your overall well-being.
There are over 100 unique phytocannabinoids found in hemp that your body already has natural receptors for.
The Benefits of 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
Hemp CBD has similar health benefits, but the biggest difference is that Hemp doesn't have the same “high” effect that many people enjoy.
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 oil 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.
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.
CBD is not FDA approved for treating any illness, including Lyme disease. The FDA considers CBD an “unapproved new drug” and does not suggest using as a substitute for prescribed medical treatment.