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How to choose the CBD oil best suited to your needs?

Published By: Daniele / Published On: 21 Jun, 2023

CBD oil

CBD oil is a product with growing demand in the market thanks to increased consumer trust and the assertion of its health benefits

Choosing a CBD oil tailored to your needs is an important aspect to understand, so we decided to provide the necessary information for those who need to know more.

In summary, aspects to consider when ensuring the oil is suitable include:

  • Good quality raw materials;
  • Safe extraction methods from responsibly and organically grown cannabis plants;
  • Ensuring the manufacturer has a good reputation in the industry;
  • Checking if the oil contains other phytocannabinoids;
  • Knowing the different types of CBD oil on the market and their various uses.

What do you want to achieve with CBD use? 

One factor to consider is the concentration of CBD in the oil. Most have a concentration between 5% and 30%. So make sure you buy an oil with a concentration suitable for your needs.

When choosing CBD oil, it is essential to be clear about your intended use, despite the many potential health benefits supported by scientific research, as expectations can vary for each person.

In addition to CBD oil, there are other types of CBD-based products available that may suit individual needs. Experts have suggested that the way the oil is ingested can have an effect on onset, type, and duration of its effects.

To quickly reduce stress, anxiety, or insomnia symptoms, inhaling CBD is the most effective method because most of it enters the bloodstream quickly. However, there may be some contraindications.

If you desire more efficient absorption and are willing to wait a few minutes for the effects to become evident, CBD oil drops are the ideal solution. Many people use these products to alleviate symptoms such as insomnia and stress. It is recommended to start with the lowest percentages if you have never used these products before.

There are other types of uses that help provide relief from muscle pain like tears, fatigue, or localized discomfort on the body. Topical CBD products like creams and oils are applied to the area and are ideal for treating various conditions directly on the skin.

THC content 

The concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the oil should be considered not only for its effects but also for its percentage that determines whether the product is legal. This is an important aspect for those using these products for the first time.

Some studies have indicated that for some people, CBD may be more beneficial when taken in synergy with a small amount of THC. The combined action of phytocannabinoids like CBD, THC, and others, with terpenes is known as the entourage effect - a collective effect of these compounds much more potent than when they are isolated.

CBD oil derived from hemp contains a minimal amount of THC, not exceeding 0.2%. It does not produce psychotropic effects and is a legal product. It can be found in dispensaries, e-cigarette stores, natural food stores, pharmacies, and specialized online retailers.

Other types of oil that do not contain THC are isolated oils containing only CBD. There are various differences in these products.

How is CBD extracted? 

The extraction method affects the quality of the final product. Once the plant is fully grown and harvested, it is transported to an extraction facility where laboratory technicians extract the plant's active ingredients using various processes.

CBD can be extracted through a variety of methods: the most common are CO2, ethanol, and hydrocarbon solvents such as butane, propane, or hexane.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered the most reliable extraction method in the industry. By using pressurized CO2, cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the plant material without the need for additional heat or toxic solvents. This extraction method ensures that CBD extracts remain consistent in potency across all batches.

We recommend selecting CBD oil products that have undergone CO2 extraction processes for superior quality. Although these products may be slightly more expensive than those extracted with alcohol, the additional cost is worth the quality.

Has it been third-party tested? 

Another essential aspect is requesting a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product before purchasing. This document provides proof that the product has been tested for CBD and THC concentrations as well as any contaminants.

We recommend obtaining reports from laboratories that have no affiliation with the manufacturer and can, therefore, provide unbiased results on the product's quality. This document must be specific and up-to-date to ensure the product's quality, purity, and effectiveness.

If an online manufacturer or local store does not provide the necessary information or refuses to disclose it, we recommend refraining from purchasing the product.

Are there other ingredients in it? 

CBD oils can have different formulas that are the active principles and terpenes of hemp which are added to a food-grade carrier oil. The extract has a thick consistency for a dropper, so a carrier oil is added to facilitate administration and improve bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD, the active form that is absorbed into the bloodstream, and then reaches systemic circulation. Since cannabinoids dissolve in both alcohol and fats, adding a carrier oil enhances the potency of CBD extracts.

Additionally, CBD oils can be mixed with other ingredients to increase or supplement the benefits. CBD oil is available with the addition of important elements like terpenes and melatonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes restful sleep. If the natural taste of CBD oil is not preferred, flavored varieties are also available, such as mint, vanilla, berry, kiwi, and citrus.

We recommend choosing CBD oil derived from natural sources and free of any suspicious additives when selecting CBD oil.

Now let's take a closer look at the different types of oil with diverse ingredients.

The different types of CBD oil

There are various types of CBD oil, which differ based on the content of different phytocannabinoids and other natural compounds of cannabis, mainly divided into three forms: CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum CBD oil, and Broad Spectrum CBD oil.

CBD Isolate oil 

CBD Isolate is an isolated form of cannabidiol or CBD and is the purest form of CBD oil available. This is due to the fact that all other cannabinoids and compounds from the cannabis plant are removed through an extensive extraction process, leaving only CBD. High-quality CBD isolates typically have a purity level of 99%. This high level of purity is one of the significant advantages of this form of CBD, as it allows for the preservation of cannabidiol's potency even when combined with other materials, such as food, creams, or shampoo.

CBD Isolate is a popular choice for those looking to avoid THC since it contains no other phytocannabinoids, including THC. This form of CBD is often chosen by those who need to pass drug tests. If you're looking for a neutral, odorless option, CBD isolate might be the ideal choice. However, if you prefer flavored items, you can purchase CBD isolate oils with added flavors.

Our CBD isolate oil has a refreshing mint or vanilla flavor and is ideal for anyone looking to support their healthy and active lifestyle. It has been tested and approved by laboratories and is therefore a natural product that meets all compliance requirements.

Full Spectrum CBD oil 

Full Spectrum CBD oil is a product containing CBD, along with traces of THC (up to 0.2%), terpenes, and flavonoids. This type of oil may be perfect for those who believe in the entourage effect theory, which suggests that the combination of CBD, THC, and cannabis terpenes might be more effective than CBD alone.

This type of oil may be suitable for those who prefer an unrefined product and don't mind its earthy taste, although flavored varieties are also available.

Broad Spectrum CBD oil 

Broad Spectrum CBD falls between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD. This type of CBD oil mainly contains cannabidiol, along with small amounts of other cannabis compounds, but it does not contain THC, although some products may have trace amounts.

Broad Spectrum CBD has the potential to produce more pronounced effects due to the presence of additional components such as cannabichromene (CBC) and terpenes like limonene, myrcene, and pinene. Those looking to take advantage of the entourage effect without the psychotropic effects of THC usually opt for this form of CBD to maximize the benefits.

CBD oil with flavors 

This oil is rich in cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), extracted from hemp plants and then mixed with other natural oils to create an aromatic blend. Flavored CBD oil can be used in various ways, such as adding to food, using it as a dressing, or applying it directly to the skin. Thanks to its natural composition, flavored CBD oil offers numerous health benefits.

It can help reduce stress, relieve muscle and joint pain, improve sleep quality, and help alleviate inflammation. Moreover, flavored CBD oil has antioxidant properties and is a great ally for skin beauty. To fully enjoy the benefits of flavored CBD oil, it's essential to choose a quality product. Make sure to buy certified organic oil, free from chemical additives or artificial preservatives.

Which oil is best for you? 

The optimal choice of CBD oil depends on your lifestyle, individual preferences, and how it will be used. Other factors that can influence your choice, for example, wanting to take products that do not contain THC percentages or wanting to add oil to other foods while maintaining its effects.

Therefore, our CBD isolate oil offers a unique formula that provides a pleasant taste with the addition of flavors like mint and vanilla. It can be taken without the classic bitter, strong aftertaste of the isolate and its potential benefits are those of being a potential anti-inflammatory, a valid aid to quit smoking, a remedy for insomnia, and more. If it’s your first time using these products, it’s advised to start with formulas that contain a reduced percentage of CBD.

To learn more, we have created a helpful guide for CBD dosage so that you can have a reference for the correct use of our oil. If you have no problem consuming minimal percentages of THC, full spectrum oil is a formula that allows you to benefit from the interaction of active principles with terpenes and may help you sleep better, reduce pain and inflammation, and alleviate symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Alternatively, broad spectrum offers the same formula but without THC, and it is a valid substitute for reaping the benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes without the presence of THC.

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Published By: Daniele
Published On: 21 Jun, 2023