What is CBD Oil?

Aug 24, 2020 | CBD Oil, CBD Products

CBD oil is undeniably the hottest product at the moment. Thanks to its purported therapeutic benefits, it has gone from being sort of around to absolutely everywhere in just a few years. Although it has made inroads into almost every corner of the health and wellness world, many people still find CBD oil a little confusing. In this blog, we will take a closer look at all aspects of CBD oil to help you figure out what it really is.

Definition

CBD — short for cannabidiol — is one of the primary active compounds (or cannabinoids) naturally found in the cannabis plant. CBD oil is produced by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

Can CBD oil get you high?

Unlike its cousin, THC (short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is not psychoactive and does not induce the “high” sensation often associated with marijuana. However, because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD, it is possible to buy a CBD product that contains more than the advertised amounts of THC that could get you high. Therefore, it is crucial to purchase your CBD oils from suppliers that offer complete transparency by conducting third-party testing on each of their products.

At New Age Hemp, we get every single batch we process tested by an independent third-party research lab to measure total THC per batch accurately and scientifically validate our CBD products’ quality ingredients and contents. You can view all of our lab results on our website.

What are the health benefits of CBD oil?What is CBD oil

While much remains to be learned about CBD oil’s efficacy and safety, recent clinical studies and research have shown us that it can be a promising natural remedy for a laundry list of health issues, including:

  • Pain associated with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mental health problems such as anxiety
  • Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia
  • High blood pressure and related issues such as heart attack, stroke, or metabolic syndrome
  • Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and epilepsy
  • Drug abuse

It bears mentioning that CBD oil is not a “cure-all” and will not magically fix all of your health issues. However, when used correctly, it can effectively target the underlying causes of the problem to potentially give you relief.

Is CBD oil safe?

Though CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe to use even in large amounts, it could mess with your body’s ability to metabolize any medications or dietary supplements you are using. We encourage you to speak to a trusted medical professional before you start using CBD oil to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions.

What is the ideal CBD oil dosing?

Although CBD oil’s potential medicinal benefits are quite well known, it has no official recommended dosages yet since CBD is not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA). This can make determining the right dosage a little confusing, especially if you are using CBD for the first time. That said, some variables like the concentration of CBD in each drop, your weight, how you get it into your body, and the nature of the condition you are trying to treat can help you make an educated guess.

The safest method to identify the right dosage for you is to “start low and go slow.” Start with a very low dose. Observe how your body responds to that amount of CBD, and slowly work your way up while continuing to monitor your body’s responses. Keep doing it until you find the perfect dose that works for you. If you experience any unpleasant effects (such as dizziness or nausea), return to the previous dose.

Is CBD oil legal?

In 2018, President Trump signed a new Farm Bill that legalized hemp-derived CBD in all 50 states. Hemp is legally defined as any plant of the cannabis family with a THC concentration of less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. On the other hand, marijuana plants have a THC concentration that is significantly higher than 0.3% and are thus classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Because of this classification, marijuana-derived CBD is only legal for medical or recreational uses in the District of Columbia and a handful of states, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

Keep in mind: While hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states, Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota still have laws prohibiting the sale and use of both hemp and marijuana-derived CBD.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

It should not, as drug tests do not screen for CBD, but one of THC’s primary metabolites: THC-COOH. That said, regular daily ingestion of high doses of Full Spectrum CBD (in the thousands of milligrams per day) and mislabelled THC concentration labels on CBD products, could make you test positive for THC and fail your drug test.

Shop For Cbd Oil From New Age Hemp

Now that you know everything there is to know about CBD oil, if you are interested in giving CBD a shot, check our online selection of CBD oils today. When you shop with us, you can be sure that what you are getting is pure and has no more than 0.3% THC.

Also, don’t forget to head over to the main page of New Age Hemp’s blog for more insights and news on CBD.

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