What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is made from CBD (also known as cannabidiol). CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant, called cannabis sativa. It’s one of over 100 natural compounds (or cannabinoids).
Our CBD oil is derived from the common hemp plant — a member of the cannabis plant family. It is completely legal because it contains only 0.3% THC — another natural compound that’s responsible for making you ‘high’ when present in high doses.
Because our CBD oil contains such small amounts of THC, it is non-psychoactive.
What are the benefits of CBD oil drops?
It restores balance within your body
CBD works with your endocannabinoid system. This is your unique biological system that’s made up of your body’s wide network of receptors and chemical compounds, maintaining balance (or homeostasis) within your body and mind.
CBD helps to restore overall balance by stimulating cannabinoid receptors related to inflammation, pain and anxiety — among others.
It allows you to get maximum absorption
By taking hemp oil in liquid form, you’re able to feel the effects of CBD quicker than some other methods. This is especially true when the CBD oil is placed under the tongue (known as sublingually) as it enters the bloodstream quickly via the capillaries under your tongue.
It contains all the goodness your body needs
Our CBD oils feature cannabinoids, omegas, vitamins and minerals that are sometimes missing from our diets. So in one little oil, you’ll get all this and more.
Our hemp oil includes the perfect 1:3 ratio of Omega 3s and 6s along with free radical-fighting Vitamin E. It’s also free from herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
To learn about the potential health benefits of CBD, check out our benefits resource here.
What’s the difference between CBD hemp oil drops and RAW hemp oil drops?
CBD hemp oil drops: these are made with the whole hemp plant containing both CBD and CBDa. These are extracted using CO2 without any chemicals.
The raw hemp material is then filtered and gently heated for the CBDa to transform into CBD. This keeps all the most important active molecules in the plant intact.
CBD RAW hemp oil drops: these aren’t made with any heat or filtering during production so the CBDa is left intact. And it’s the CBDa that’s thought to have effects on other non-endocannabinoid receptors and enzymes.
As a result, RAW hemp oil drops could be considered a useful addition to a raw food diet. Raw CBD hemp oil maintains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from the original plant — all preserved as no heat has been applied.
How do you use CBD oil?
When using CBD oil under the tongue, it’s easier to manage the dosing. It’s worth bearing in mind that everyone is different and so may react differently to the same dosage.
However, as a general rule, it’s best to begin with one drop and work your way up to your CBD ‘sweet spot’. This is known as the up-titration method. In general, the CBD drops come into effect after about half an hour.