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Everything you need to know about CBD oil

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a chemical compound of the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the compounds of the hemp plant and it is believed to the potential for a big variety of health benefits.

CBD Oil Benefits

In recent years more time and money has been invested in researching the potential uses of CBD oil. Although it is early days in terms of using CBD to treat medical conditions, there is some evidence to suggest that we may be doing just that in the future.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting that CBD oil benefits many people in many ways. Many people choose to include cannabidiol in their daily routines because they feel it helps them relax.

Many people who suffer from stress and nervousness, feel that CBD can help to calm their nerves. Similarly, others find that CBD helps prepare them to relax and fall asleep.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a system in the body that helps to regulate everyday functions. Without getting too scientific, it contains receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. It is believed that cannabinoids like CBD can interact with these receptors and help to regulate key functions in the body.

Some of these key functions are:
Appetite: It is believed that the ECS can determine when and how hungry you feel.
Mood: The ECS helps to regulate hormone production. This means that it plays a part in determining and maintaining your moods.
Pain: Your ECS contains receptors that influence your perception of pain. This means that it can determine how much pain you feel and when.
Sleep: Not only can the ECS affect whether you feel tired or relaxed, but it can affect the quality of your sleep.

Research shows that cannabinoids like CBD interact with the receptors in the ECS. Sometimes cannabidiol can help to activate or deactivate certain receptors, giving different results.

Scientists believe that CBD can either encourage or inhibit the production of endocannabinoids, which influences the activation or deactivation of receptors.

What does CBD oil taste like?

Not all CBD oils will taste the same. Most oils have a trademark earthy taste, but the strength of this taste will depend on how the oil was extracted, filtered and purified.

The taste will also depend on the carrier oil used. For example, we at Greenheart CBD use flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, and rapeseed oils in our CBD oil products. Each of these organic oils will have distinctive flavour profiles.

What CBD oil dosage is right for me?

CBD dosage can be a little bit confusing and tricky to get right. Typically, the recommended dosage for an adult is 35 mg of CBD oil per day. This means that if you have a 5% CBD oil bottle, you should take 1 dropper, twice a day. Every bottle is equipped with a purpose-built dropper that will pick up just the right amount.

Although you can’t overdose on CBD, taking too much can make you sleepy. That’s why we recommend starting off small.

Start off by taking a lower dosage for about a week and see how you feel. If you don’t see the desired results, you can always increase the dosage slightly. By doing this you can tailor your dosage to your individual needs.

Is CBD oil halal?

Yes, CBD oil is considered to be halal by most Muslim scholars. This is because CBD oil is a plant extract, but it cannot contain any THC, intoxicating or haram substances.

What is CBD oil?

ll-spectrum extract. This means that it is an unfiltered, whole extract. This extract contains a wide range of cannabinoids, including CBD, as well as terpenes, flavonoids, and other plant matter. Although hemp has low THC levels, (0.2% THC), it is still present in the full-spectrum extract in very small amounts. This THC compound can be removed and the extract is then known as broad-spectrum CBD oil.

CBD oil can be processed and filtered further to remove all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. After these processes, the extract only contains pure CBD. This is known as CBD isolate.

CBD is suspended in a carrier oil to improve bio-availability. CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it fully dissolves in oil. The body absorbs and digests fat-soluble substances easily. So, using a carrier oil helps the body to absorb the CBD chemical. The most popular carrier oils are MCT oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil, and rapeseed oil

How to take CBD oil?

There are many different ways to take CBD oil - that’s one of the reasons why it’s so popular! Some of the most common methods are: Sublingually

This means putting a drop or two of CBD oil or tincture underneath the tongue. Hold it in your mouth for a minute or so, and then swallow. The mucous membranes in the capillaries under your tongue absorb CBD molecules straight into your bloodstream.

Topicals and Creams

CBD-infused moisturisers and serums are applied to the affected area of the skin and the cannabidiol is absorbed into the skin. If the lotion or serum is not a transdermal lotion, the CBD oil will not be absorbed into the bloodstream. But because it is applied to a specific area, it can target the skin concern or achy muscle directly.

Edibles

These can come in the form of capsules or sweet treats like chocolate or gummies. Capsules are taken whole, with water, just like you would take a vitamin tablet. Gummies and chocolates are chewed and swallowed like any other sweet treat.

Vaping

If you’re a fan of vaping, you can opt for CBD-infused vape juice. You can simply load this into the tank of your vape and take a drag, just like you would with normal e-liquids.

Smoking

CBD is smokeable and you have a few options. If you prefer rolling your own, you can opt for a dry CBD flower that you can grind and roll into a cigarette yourself. Or, you can opt for pre-rolled CBD cigarettes.

How is CBD oil made?

There are a couple of different extraction methods when it comes to making CBD oil. Solvent extraction is one of the most popular methods and it uses solvents to extract CBD from hemp plants. This process is extremely efficient as it produces high concentrations of CBD but it is potentially dangerous if any solvents are left behind after the process.

Steam distillation is a technique that involves using steam to separate CBD molecules from the hemp plant. Carbon dioxide can also be used to do this, but neither of these methods are particularly efficient.

We at Greenheart CBD use the cold-press extraction of CBD. This method is by far the most natural process. To do this, parts of the hemp plant are simply pressed and the raw CBD oil is collected. This method produces high-quality CBD oil, without the use of chemicals or solvents. This means that it’s sustainable and environmentally friendly!

Where to buy CBD oil?

There are many options to buy CBD online. But, if you are looking for a high-quality, organic, cold-pressed CBD oil, you should take a look at our extensive Greenheart CBD collection.

Greenheart CBD is committed to producing premium quality products for our customers, so we only use organic carrier oils in our products. We source these oils from experienced Irish farmers who naturally grow and extract the oils from their crop.

Greenheart CBD takes particular care to test all of our products, but we opt for third-party testing too. This ensures you’re getting the best quality products possible

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