CBD Oil:  What you need to know before buying CBD oil

CBD Oil: What you need to know before buying CBD oil

March 21, 2019

 

What you need to know before buying CBD oil

If you’re in the market for buying CBD oil, then you’ve probably heard of the myriad of benefits this product brings. There also are many claims made by individuals about the curative properties of hemp.  So what are we to believe?  Thankfully, we live in a time where there is an abundance of information but unfortunately there is an abundance of misinformation.

In the past, it was possible to trust what a manufacturer said the product was and its alleged benefits, and a handshake meant something.  Over time though advertisements have stretched the truth and we hear more and more often about alternative facts.  An abundance of caution is needed to find a middle ground. 

One of the best ways we can help ourselves is by learning everything we can about this new product that is available to us.  While we have a plethora of sources that provide information, caution is needed and one should read from trusted sources.  I will try to not give opinions but base all information on facts, research, and reputable sources.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil derives from the cannabis plant, which has been outlawed by many countries for years. Cannabis has many components working together to provide the effects that it does to the human body. The most well known of the cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.

THC is responsible for the “high” effect people experience when using marijuana, which is why the plant has been banned in many countries. CBD, on the other hand, does not make a person high, and according to numerous studies, has many positive effects.

How is CBD oil produced?

CBD is contained from hemp, but of note the seeds itself do not contain CBD or THC.  Hemp Seed Oil which seems self explanatory is used for other purposes and is created from the seeds.  CBD comes from the resinous parts of the plants.

 

Summing It Up

One could spend weeks reading about all the benefits of hemp and the uses for this amazing plant.  It is my suggestion that you read as much as possible to arm yourself with knowledge about the subject.  It hasn't been talked about much over the years and now there is an explosion of information and misinformation about the topic.  One place to check is PubMed.  Israel has led the way in Cannabis research and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem can be a valuable source for quality information.