15 Quick Facts About CBD Oil (including 1 you certainly didn’t know)
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 3 years, you’ve most definitely heard about all of the excitement surrounding CBD. Cannabidiol, the hugely popular hemp extract, is produced from cannabis plants. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive and will not cause you to get high or freak out. The scientific community is buzzing with results from the latest research papers investigating various applications of cannabidiol, and they have only just begun to scratch the surface. A quick look at Google search trends also shows us that interest in CBD amongst the general population is skyrocketing. So if you’re interested in learning more about CBD but don’t feel like wading through research papers or reading a book, we’ve put together a few interesting facts to start you off.
Cannabidiol is only one of more than 110 active cannabinoids which are present in cannabis plants.
You probably already know that cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis plants and seeds but it’s only one of the constituents found in the plants. There are over 110 known cannabinoids present in cannabis, the main one being THC. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and is being studied for various medical applications although the main thrust of scientific research is now focused on CBD. CBD is popular for research as it is legal in most countries and does not require a government license for research purposes. It has the added benefit of not being psychoactive and is also non-toxic which enables it to be tested on humans without concern.
CBD oil Is usually extracted from cannabis plants(hemp).
CBD is usually extracted from hemp which is another name for cannabis. CBD can be extracted from the leaves, flowers, stalks and seeds. Cannabidiol is normally extracted from plants which are high in CBD and low in THC. There is some confusion regarding different types of cannabis although it is now widely accepted that cannabis plants with a THC concentration of less than 0.2% can be referred to as industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is the main source of CBD.
The first recorded use of medicinal hemp was around 5000 years ago.
CBD is not a new thing, it’s always been present in hemp and hemp has been used for over 10000 years. It’s been used for various applications including food, medicine, building, clothing, paper, and ropes. Hemp seeds and oils were traditionally used as food and medicine, with the first recorded use of hemp medicine being approximately 5000 years ago.
CBD oil works with the endocannabinoid system.
Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids appear to work naturally with the endocannabinoid system present in mammals. The endocannabinoid system includes cannabinoid receptor sites which exist mainly in the brain and the central nervous system.
CBD also interacts with other mammalian receptors.
Current scientific research has revealed that CBD also engages with other receptor sites present in mammals. Research has shown that CBD engages either directly or indirectly with vanilloid receptors, adenosine receptors, and serotonin receptors.
Relax, CBD doesn’t get you high.
CBD won’t get you high. People get stoned from THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD purchased in the UK, the EU and most other countries around the world contains less than 0.2% THC.
CBD can reduce the high caused by THC.
CBD and THC are like yin and yang. Traditionally, cannabis plants grown in the wild contained a balance of cannabidiol and THC. It was only fairly recently that plants were specially bred to contain higher and higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is known to cause paranoia anxiety and may cause mild psychosis in some people if they are predisposed to the condition. Research has shown that CBD can balance the effects of THC.
Even pets are using CBD oil.
Even pets are getting in on the act by alerting their owners to the availability of a huge range of cannabidiol pet treats. We interviewed several pets to find out why CBD is so attractive to our furry friends. Unfortunately, due to government advertising restrictions, we are unable to reveal what they said.
It is extremely difficult to overdose when using CBD.
Several research projects have been undertaken during which subjects were given very large doses of CBD for long periods of time with zero toxic effects. There have been no known deaths caused by cannabidiol.
You can take CBD in more than one way.
CBD oil can be taken orally, added to food or other edibles, or vaporized. You can also vape CBD and you can rub it into your skin. You can also use it whilst cooking or dissolve it under your tongue. You can now even get CBD suppositories. You can also purchase cannabidiol beer, CBD gummies, and a vast array of other CBD products.
Queen Victoria liked CBD.
Queen Victoria used hemp medicine containing CBD. She was not cool enough to vape it, she instead ate it, to help with her menstrual cramps.
CBD is classed as a medicine in the UK.
CBD oil has been available in the UK for a long time. it was traditionally sold as a nutritional supplement but was recently reclassified by the UK government as a medicine. This has led to restrictions regarding the sale and marketing of CBD as well as leading some people to believe that the UK government may at some time attempt to outlaw sales. The reclassification of CBD as a medicine has led to some confusion as the UK government also holds the view that hemp has zero medicinal uses. CBD is extracted from hemp.
CBD oil is becoming THE thing to add to beauty products.
Dozens of beauty product companies are jumping on the CBD bandwagon by offering a wide range of beauty products containing cannabidiol. You can now purchase CBD beauty products ranging from skin creams and lip balms to foot baths and shampoo.
CBD oil made from industrial hemp is 100% legal in the UK.
Industrial hemp by definition contains less than 0.2% THC. All CBD oils and CBD products made from industrial hemp oils are 100% legal in the UK.