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CBD (cannabidiol)

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp plants. It is a popular supplement, because it interacts with receptors that keep the body balanced and running normally.

Hemp derived products containing CBD are available for purchase online and delivery straight to your door, or at retailers in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.

What is CBD Oil?

This hemp-derived oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive.

CBD Oil

Cannabidiol is just one of over 85 cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant. THC is only present in trace amounts, while CBD dominates the plant’s makeup.

Why Use Cannabidiol CBD Oil Supplements?

Effects

CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) or endocannabinoid system. First discovered in the late 1980’s, the endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance, impacting such functions as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response. Like an acrobat on a highwire, as the environment around us impacts our normal balance, the endocannabinoid system “corrects” by mediating our body’s reaction to keep us level.

The Endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system is found in all mammals, and is made up of millions of cannabinoid receptor sites located primarily throughout the brain and central nervous system (CB1 receptors) and immune system (CB2 receptors) that act in neural communication.

The endocannabinoid system is one of the most important regulatory systems in the human body, but most people do very little to support the health of this system, because cannabinoids have not been part of the average diet.

If you would like to know more about technical aspects of the endocannabinoid system, you can go here.

Health benefits

In addition to positively affecting the endocannabinoid system, CBD has been the focus of more than 23,000 published studies about cannabinoids in relation to various medical indications including anxiety, epilepsy, inflammation, cancer and chronic pain to name few. For a more comprehensive look at these and other studies, visit our medical research and education page.

Properties and Effects

Does CBD Make me High?

No, CBD does not elicit a high feeling. The hemp used is of a naturally low-THC variety.

There are thousands of unique varieties of hemp. The cultivars used for CBD oil contain significantly higher concentrations of CBD than others. Using these uniquely potent plants, it is possible to extract cannabis oil that contains a significant levels of cannabidiol, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

This high-CBD hemp oil is imported to the US like any other commercial hemp product and can be sold and delivered to all 50 states.

Difference CBD and THC

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in Cannabis, the plant genus that includes both hemp and marijuana. While there are over 100 different cannabinoids so far identified in cannabis by scientists, CBD and THC are by far the most extensively studied and best understood.

One of the key differences between CBD and THC is whether the cannabinoid will cause a euphoric effect, or “high,” when consumed. THC does, and CBD does not have the “high” effect when consumed.

CBD and THC both interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system, a vital signaling system responsible for regulating a wide array of functions, some of which include:

  • Pain
  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Memory
  • Immune response
  • Sleep
  • Cycles of cellular life and death

Learn more about all the difference of CBD vs THC here.

Side effects

First and foremost, CBD will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” It is completely non-psychoactive. This means that, as opposed to THC, it not will adversely affect your sensory awareness, perception, consciousness, reaction time or behavior.

There have been some reports of dry mouth, low blood pressure, and drowsiness. A research review investigating CBD side effects and safety found that it had no adverse physiological effect on the following:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body temperature
  • Glucose levels
  • pH levels
  • Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and bloodstream
  • Red blood cell volume
  • Time it takes for food to leave stomach and travel through the intestines
  • Vomiting action
  • Body temperature
  • Potassium and sodium levels

For more information on side effects and recommended serving size, check out this article.

Origin

CBD hemp oil is a natural botanical extract of the common hemp plant. That part is straightforward and clear.

However, due to regulatory limitations here in the U.S. related to growing and processing of hemp, the process for getting CBD oil products to the consumer’s doorstep is quite a bit more complicated.

Legality

Yes, CBD derived from hemp plants is legal in all 50 states. However, growing hemp for commercial purposes in the United States is prohibited and even with the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, it’s still illegal to grow hemp for commercial purposes, with approved reasons for growing hemp resigned to pilot programs for research needs in, for example, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Minnesota.

It is for this reason that all the finished hemp goods that you see for sale in America, from food products to clothing to building materials, are part of an imported hemp industry that has surpassed $500 million annually. The size of this import industry is one of the major catalysts for hemp legalization in the U.S. As a renewable source of a range of products, hemp provides an exciting new step in American agriculture.

Therefore, the hemp used to create the high CBD products available in America is cultivated in various countries around the world, mainly Europe.

Safety

Yes, CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans to take, even at high amounts. A research paper titled Safety and side effects of cannabidiol explored this subject.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. has implemented a process called Triple Lab Testing to verify the quality of the oil.

Production Process

Harvesting and transport

After seasonal harvests of specific cultivars, these high-CBD hemp crops are put through a specialized solvent-free extraction process to yield a hemp oil that is naturally high in cannabidiol. This pure hemp extract is then tested for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content before being exported to our processing facilities in the United States. Importing any cannabis or hemp product into the United States is a complicated and serious task, so we leave nothing to chance before our high-CBD hemp oil makes its journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

After clearing U.S. Customs inspection, we test the hemp oil again when it reaches our facilities. After a 10,000+ mile transcontinental trip, we follow proper safety protocol to double check for degradation, damage, or contamination in our oil.

Finally, the imported bulk CBD hemp oil is combined with other ingredients by our formulators to create our extensive lineup of internationally recognized brands, like Dixie Botanicals®, CanChew®, and Real Scientific Hemp Oil™.

The finished products are tested for a final time after manufacturing to once again ensure the safety, quality, and cannabinoid content of our products before they are shipped directly to our customers’ doors. This is our standard Triple Lab Testing™ process that all our CBD oil products complete.

In the natural product and dietary supplement industries, these rigorous testing practices are not required by regulations — but given the the extent to which our customers depend on us, it has become our core mission to go the extra mile.

Types of CBD Products

The uses of CBD hemp oil are as varied as the customers who order it. With that in mind, there are a wide variety of products available, ranging in price and potency, to meet the needs of everyone.

Pure CBD Oils

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The most potent type available is pure CBD oil, known as Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™). This all natural hemp oil is simply extracted from the stalk of the hemp plant, tested for quality, and packaged for sale with no additives. These pure oils have the highest concentration of CBD, usually 100mg or more per serving. Buy Pure CBD oil here.

CBD Capsules

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Most people are used to taking a morning multivitamin, so with CBD oil capsules, it’s easy to get your CBD into your daily routine. Most CBD capsules contain a moderate serving, usually 25 mg or more. If you start your day with your morning fish oil capsule or multivitamin, these capsules could be for you. Buy CBD oil capsules.

CBD Tinctures or Liquids

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Some of the most popular hemp CBD oil products are in liquid form, made by diluting the pure hemp CBD oil into an alcohol or other natural oil base. Also commonly referred to as tinctures or sprays. They usually offer a smaller serving, from 1-20mg per serving, which is enough for most people.

They also come in great flavors, making them enjoyable for children, or anyone with a sweet tooth.

Best of all, CBD tinctures, liquids or sprays are some of the most affordable CBD products on the market. Buy CBD oil liquids here.

CBD Topicals

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CBD oil topicals like soothing salves and balms can be rubbed directly onto the skin. Many topicals are enriched with all-natural essential oils and botanical blends, these luxurious balms are rubbed into the skin, muscles, and joints for focused attention to trouble areas. Buy CBD Topicals.

Where to buy?

CBD hemp oil products can be purchased from our online store and shipped directly to all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. For international customers, contact our customer support team at 844-710-6562 to learn more.

Also check out our Buyer Guide that will help you choose the CBD product that’s right for you.

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