CBD oil is extracted from the leaves and buds of hemp plants. Typically, strains are chosen that are known to have higher CBD levels in order to maximize the potency of the end product.
Extraction methods vary, but the simplest known process is the oil-based method, wherein the plant is soaked in a carrier oil—typically hemp or olive—to separate the components. Contrast this with the unsafe solvent-based approach that pushes butane, hexane or alcohol through the plant to extract the chemical. Here at balanced bio we opt to use a CO2-based approach, which places the material under high pressure. This method offers the safest alternative and produces the purest end product.Things to look for:
Usefulness as a medicine
The resulting oil is rich in CBD and low in THC, making it ideal for those seeking the benefits of marijuana with none of the psychoactive effects. CBD inhibits the uptake of THC, reducing many of the negative aspects of marijuana while still producing a calming effect.
THC traces are necessary
Contrary to popular belief some traces of THC are necessary for maximum efficacy to help produce "The Entourage Effect". However, the amount of THC in these products is strictly limited, and reflects doses and concentrations permitted by pharmaceutical standards. It’s important to understand the difference and read product labels when finding the right CBD oil for you.
CBD oil contains naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD), which is the main therapeutic cannabinoid found in hemp. CBD, along with other specific cannabinoids binds to the cannabinoid receptor sites found in the human body that make up the endocannabinoid (EC) system. This endocannabinoid system was discovered by Raphaele Mechoulam, the research scientist who isolated and identified endogenous cannabinoids.
This EC system is an integral part of natural human physiology and is responsible for multiple physiological and mental processes. Unlike synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, cannabis oil and related cannabinoids have no known toxicity level, and their health benefits come without negative side effects.
The positive effects of CBD continue to be studied by scientists. They have already discovered the connection of CBD boosting the function of the cannabinoid receptors to produce soothing, relaxing effects without producing a "high." In some countries, CBD is already classified as a medication due to its proven effectiveness, but it is still currently available in the United States without a prescription.
Many users choose cannabis to manage their long-term health or pain issues, while others supplement daily with healthy CBD to maintain and promote their general well-being, mood and stress levels.
It is non habit-forming, and can be taken daily. It has no psychoactive properties, and will not impair users in any way.