CBD hemp oil is the product derived from the hemp plant, which is high in CBD (Cannabidiol) and low in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). This oil has received a large amount of attention in recent years, due to the growing wave of marijuana legislation and debate in many countries, including the United States. While cannabis and smoking cannabis (which often has a high level of the psychotropic compound THC) is still illegal in many places, as more is being learned about CBD, and its potential effects on the human well being, it is becoming more and more accepted as a legal and safe food supplement to support and maintain well being. Since it has a minimal amount of the psychotropic compound THC, use of this oil does not result in a traditional “high”, so its effects are generally considered balancing, not mind-altering.

There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, with THC being the primary one, followed by CBD. However, in the hemp plant, which is a different strain of the species Cannabis sativa, CBD is the main active ingredient, and THC is barely present, making its use and legality more widespread. When hemp oil is used and processed by the body, it is effectively supporting the function of the body, and helping our body maintain itself in many different ways.

Not only does true CBD hemp oil contain high levels of cannabidiol, it also contains vitamins, nutrients, minerals, volatile acids, and antioxidants that will further supplement your well being.

How fast does CBD oil work?

This depends on the dose, the reason for taking it and the expectations. Some people notice a difference quickly for others the full effect may take longer, maybe a few weeks.

How much should I take?

An appropriate amount of CBD oil will depend on the individual, their mass, size and metabolism.

  • Always start low and slow, 1 drop, once a day to start with for a few days, then slowly build up to 3 times a day and then build up over a couple of weeks to the recommendations on the bottle.

  • If this is not sufficient, a gradual increase of another 25 mg per day, over the course of 3-4 weeks, is recommended. While there have been no reports of more serious side effects when this oil is taken in larger concentrations, it is best to slowly increase your intake to find a comfortable and effective level, given your individual characteristics and needs.

  • More and more nutritional professionals are becoming informed about the potential benefits of CBD hemp oil, and are more commonly recommending it to their clients. Before adding this potent oil to your daily life, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition, speak with your doctor about any risks.

  • Is Hemp oil and CBD Hemp Oil the Same?

  • Unlike CBD oil, hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant – typically industrial hemp. This means that a number of cannabinoids found in hemp oil are actually quite low. The CBD content of this oil may be close to 0%, whereas the CBD content of CBD hemp oil can be as high as 22% or more!

  • Hemp oil does have a number of uses and is often marketed as a cooking oil or a product that is good for moisturising the skin. It is also used in the production of certain soaps, shampoos, and foods. It is also a basic ingredient for bio-fuel and even a more sustainable form of plastic. Hemp has been cultivated and used for roughly 10,000 years, and it definitely has useful purposes. However, a lack of cannabinoids, namely CBD, means that it has little therapeutic value.

  • Is CBD Oil Legal?

  • CBD oil is not legal everywhere. It is banned/restricted by countries such as UAE, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. Although CBD oil is illegal in many of the US states too, some have legalized its use for medicinal purposes. Where as it is a well used food supplement throughout Europe.

  • Side Effects of CBD Oil

  • There are a number of possible side effects to using CBD oil, such as fatigue, dry mouth, light-headedness, hypotension, and impaired motor functions. However, when used in moderate amounts, most people do not experience these side effects, and none of them are known for being fatal or particularly dangerous. More than 20,000 studies have been done in the past 15 years on cannabis, hemp, and cannabinoids, and the results have been overwhelmingly supportive of the  potential and viability of CBD oil. That being said, some people should be cautious before using this powerful oil.

  • Blood Pressure – If you are already taking medication for hypertension, combining this with CBD oil can potentially cause dangerously low blood pressure (hypo tension).

  • Appropriate Use – Since sedation, fatigue, and light-headedness are known effects of CBD hemp oil, particularly when consumed in large amounts, it is important that you do not use heavy machinery or attempt to drive while under the effects of this therapeutic oil.

  • Motor Functions – The sluggishness that many people associate with being “high” can be a side effect of concentrated CBD oil use, resulting in motor function impairment. This effect is temporary and passes in a matter of hours.

  • Weight Gain – If you are already struggling with obesity, be sure to monitor your intake of food to prevent overeating, snacking between meals and additional weight gain.

  • Oil Quality – The most dangerous aspect of CBD oil is potentially using low-quality oil or CBD oil that hasn’t been properly produced.

  • Pregnancy –Research on the use of CBD oil during pregnancy is unfortunately lacking, but most experts do not recommend it. Before using this oil – or any essential oil – while pregnant, always speak to a doctor about your particular condition.

Disclaimer:

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The content and claims published on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat or heal any type of illness. Consult a doctor before product use.

We do not sell oils to be used as treatment of illness and we are unable to offer advice, we recommend contacting your GP or healthcare professional if you have any questions.