Cannabidiol (CBD) oils and tinctures are the most popular products sold in the CBD industry. Consumers have reported using CBD for therapeutic purposes such as treating anxiety, reducing pain levels and inflammation, as well as managing epilepsy.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant is also known to contain several other chemical compounds that are similar in structure and function to CBD. These are referred to as phytocannabinoids with one of the most well-known being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Most CBD products currently on the market are made from the hemp plant as it contains a higher concentration of CBD.
Though more research is required to make any conclusive medical claims surrounding CBD, the research we do have shows that it might be able to help people struggling from several health conditions – from managing pain to lowering anxiety to reducing inflammation.
CBD oil (sometimes referred to as hemp oil) is a solution made up of a carrier oil – usually MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil – and hemp extract. The hemp extract used to make the tincture comes in one of the following three forms:
- Full-Spectrum – Uses all of hemp’s phytocannabinoids and terpenes.
- Broad-Spectrum – Uses all of hemp’s phytocannabinoids and terpenes except for THC, the cannabinoid responsible for psychoactive effects.
- CBD Isolate – Purely CBD and no other cannabinoid.
CBD oils have become one of the most popular ways to take CBD as they are a practical, easy, and effective consumption method.