CBD oil, characteristics and benefits.
The oil CBD is a flagship product of cannabidiol market, known for its therapeutic properties. But how is this oil made? How to recognize a quality product? What are the benefits you can get from consuming CBD oil?
What is CBD oil?
As you may know, CBD oil is produced by mixing a “carrier” oil, which is a vegetable oil, with hemp extracts, which contain all or some of the plant’s active molecules.
Extracts can be made with different methods, but most producers and distributors, including Maison de la Graine , are now moving towards supercritical CO2 extraction , which has several advantages.
In fact, supercritical CO2 is considered a “green” solvent, because it is neither polluting nor toxic, and therefore guarantees eco-responsible production. In addition, its use does not leave any potentially harmful chemical residue for health in the hemp extracts.
The quality of CBD oil is also relative to the quality of the “carrier” oil chosen by the producers. Today, it is accepted that organic hemp seed oil is the best “base” available, because it contains a large amount of fatty acids, omega 3, and various vitamins.
In summary, the best quality CBD oil is made from hemp seed oil , and contains compounds extracted from hemp with the supercritical CO2 extraction method.
Which spectrum to choose?
For most consumers, the notion of the “spectrum” of CBD oil remains unclear. So what is the spectrum of CBD oil ? What is its importance ? Which one to choose ?
The notion of spectrum describes what part of active molecules extracted from hemp will be found in CBD oil. There are three different spectra, the full spectrum, the broad spectrum, and the isolate .
- A full spectrum oil contains all of the molecules of hemp, namely the different cannabinoids and terpenes that have been extracted from the plant.
- Broad-spectrum oil, on the other hand, has in its composition almost all of these molecules, often with the exception of THC, which is a cannabinoid with a psychotropic effect.
- The lower quality “isolate” CBD oil contains cannabidiol only.
The different molecules present in full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD oils interact with each other during consumption, and allow the user to benefit from the entourage effect .
For a quality CBD oil, opt for a full spectrum or broad spectrum oil!
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
CBD oil is a product that contains a large amount of cannabidiol, which is one of the many cannabinoids found naturally in hemp. This molecule, known for its soothing, relaxing, and analgesic properties, is used to act on multiple symptoms.
CBD oil can therefore be consumed to fight against stress and anxiety , to promote sleep , to regain appetite , to soothe certain chronic pains such as osteoarthritis, to avoid inflammation during muscle injuries, to calm painful periods , to facilitate digestion …
As you will have understood, the virtues of CBD oil are numerous!