CBD oils are a little more complicated than hemp oil. While hemp oil is purely just pressed seeds from hemp plants, CBD oils contain a variety of ingredients including different cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. While each CBD oil is a little bit different, read on below for a good idea of what is in most CBD oil. You will also learn how to read labels and decide what CBD oil is right for you, and what dose to take.
Ingredients in CBD Oils
CBD oils will always contain cannabidiol. However, cannabidiol is usually mixed together with a host of other ingredients to create a good CBD oil. The thing to know about CBD oils is that they are made from the whole cannabis plant, so there are pieces of leaves and flowers used in the making of your CBD oil.
About the only ingredient you want to watch out for is THC. We always recommend reading the labels of your CBD oil, so you know what’s in each bottle. This can help when deciding how much to take. But, be cautious of any CBD oil that has more than 0.2% THC in it. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that causes you to feel intoxicated. CBD oils do not make you high, which is why you can take them safely every day to supplement your health.
The Entourage Effect within CBD oils
Any good CBD oil follows the “entourage effect,” and the oils at Blessed CBD are no different. What this means is that CBD oils are the most effective if they consist of a blend of different cannabinoids. In addition to cannabinoids, some waxes and oils from the hemp plant are also included in CBD oils. These mixed ingredients work best when they are together. They have positive effects on the other ingredients. It is sort of like the blend of spices in a pot of soup makes the soup taste better than if you just ate each individual ingredient by itself.
Blessed CBD acknowledges that the entourage effect improves our CBD oils. As such, we will provide lab reports to our consumers so they know exactly what is in the CBD oil.
What is inside CBD oil that uses the entourage effect?
While all CBD oils have cannabidiol, there are a lot of other cannabinoids that are likely found in your CBD oils. Some are better than others, and some you should stay away from altogether. Read on for information about some of the more popular cannabinoids that are likely to be found in your CBD oil:
If your body is frequently running hot or cold, you should try to find a CBD oil that contains CBC. This cannabinoid is great at working with the receptors in your body that control your body’s temperature. While CBD oil should never be used in place of medicine, and might not break your fever, CBC in CBD oil has been proven to help regulate your temperature and make you feel more even-keeled on a normal basis. It could also be used to help offset some menopausal hot flashes.
THC, the component of marijuana that causes that high feeling that many recreational users seek, is the cousin to THCV. THCV gets to have the benefits of THC without the side effects of feeling high, so it is very safe to include in CBD oils.
THCV actually works with other cannabinoids to moderate the CBD oil. It helps add balance and ensures that no one particular molecule overpowers another, allowing your CBD oil to be balanced and smooth. Without THCV, your CBD oil might have an unpleasant taste or smell as a result of being improperly balanced.
Frequently confused with the primary ingredient in CBD oil, cannabidiol, CBN actually stands on its own. The only way to create CBN is to oxidize THC. Since it is an aftereffect of oxidation, you do not have to worry about feeling the intoxicating effects of THC, and this cannabinoid can safely be included in any CBD oil.
In fact, if your CBD oil does not start out by including CBN, it could naturally enter the CBD oil if the oil sits out for a while and oxidizes in the air. This is ok, and will not harm your CBD oil.
Last, but not least, is CBG. Without CBG, there are some cannabinoids that would not exist, as CBG essentially serves as the parent molecule. CBG by itself also act as the glue in a container of CBD oil. Other cannabinoids love binding themselves to CBG.
Since it is non-psychotropic, it can be included in any CBD oil as it will not cause a high. This is a cannabinoid that might be overlooked. It is a bit like the broth in soup. Without it, you would not have soup. With it, everything blends together and tastes good. You wouldn’t think to make soup without broth, and you should feel the same way about including CBG in your CBD oil. If you’re looking for a CBD brand with high amounts of CBG, look no further than Nutra CBD, based in the Netherlands. Their CBD olie has won awards from Trending.nl and other well known publications.