There is so much that goes into CBD from the extraction method to the carrier agents. Understanding what CBD is can be a little intimidating; but as long as you know that it's not marijuana you're on the right track! The science behind CBD isn't always so simple to understand but we'll break it down for you. You'll find out how CBD works, how CBD oil is made, and the different ways to take CBD.
How CBD Works
There are a lot of compounds in the hemp plant; the most abundant compounds include THC and Cannabidiol (CBD). However, CBD doesn't get you high while THC is the compound that gets you high. CBD can actually reduce negative psychoactive effects of THC according to an article published on Frontiers in Psychiatry. In this study, researchers noticed the effects of THC were higher when CBD was absent. This means people experienced more anxiety, depression, and cognitive functioning when they consume THC with no CBD present. This is great news for people who experience anxiety when they consume Marijuana. CBD is non-psychoactive so it shouldn't cause you to have those effects you get from Marijuana because it's not Marijuana!
Our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that keeps internal functions stable. The ECS controls how we think, feel, and react. Studies have shown that CBD interacts with our receptors and has different interactions. While CBD doesn't interact directly with our ECS receptors it triggers them indirectly.
How CBD Oil Is Made
The CBD that we use comes from the Hemp plant, although it can also come from the Marijuana plant. Hemp has multiple purposes which include CBD and making materials like paper, clothing, etc. While CBD is legal on a Federal level this can vary from state to state. Although CBD made from Hemp is legal marijuana CBD is not. This is because the Marijuana contains high amounts of THC when grown and low CBD. While Hemp contains higher amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC. When you extract the CBD from the hemp plant it removes most of the THC; and extracting the CBD from the Marijuana plant can produce the same results.
The most common forms of CBD extraction process includes - Alcohol Extraction - CO2 Extraction. The alcohol extraction includes soaking the Hemp plant in grain alcohol; the solvent is then evaporated and only the CBD oil remains. The CO2 extraction includes extracting CBD using CO2 through temperature and pressure. This helps to extract CBD in a more pure form - this is the process that Savage CBD uses. Afterwards, the CBD is classified under Isolate - Full Spectrum - Nano Spectrum - etc. The type of CBD depends on how much THC and other rich Hemp properties are in the CBD.
Different Ways To Take CBD
There exist different ways to take CBD depending on your preference. The biggest difference between our products is how fast you get to enjoy the CBD. One of the purest ways to enjoy CBD is through our CBD Flower. You're getting the hemp plant in a raw form so it's unprocessed and can be used different ways. For more information on CBD Flower you can read out - How To Use CBD Flower - blog. If you want to experience CBD almost immediately we recommend our CBD Tinctures or our CBD Disposable Pens.
You have the option of choosing from our many products which include - Full Spectrum CBD - CBD Isolate - Nano Spectrum CBD - and more. All of our products include 3rd party lab test results to ensure quality. Lab test results are important when shopping for CBD because this shows you what's in your CBD. A lot of companies that sell counterfeit CBD typically don't have lab test results because they 1) don't care about their quality or 2) don't want people to know what's inside their products. When purchasing CBD you want to make sure you read the ingredients. This way you'll know how much CBD you're getting and what amount is perfect for you.