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What is CBD (cannabidiol) Hemp Oil?

Within the swiftly growing cannabis oil industry is a new category of products seeing its own equally rapid rise in popularity: cannabidiol hemp oil, or CBD hemp oil.

These highly demanded hemp derived products 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?

CBD hemp 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.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after THC. In hemp, however, THC is only present in trace amounts, while CBD dominates the

plant’s makeup. CBD interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a high. This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits.

Why Use Cannabidiol CBD Oil Supplements?

CBD has become a highly sought after compound in recent years, taking the natural products industry by storm after receiving highly publicized exposure in the media, including in Sanjay Gupta’s special, “Weed”, which first premiered on CNN. Since then, CBD oil products have appeared on shelves in doctors offices, medical marijuana dispensaries and grocery stores alike, with no medical card required to purchase.

What are the Effects of CBD?

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.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Found in all mammals, 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. However, the endocannabinoid system doesn’t simply rely on plant-based cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids. The human body is capable of making its own cannabinoids. Similar in function to CBD, Anandamide and 2-AG are the body’s own endocannabinoids, created to control communication between cells, mediating your body’s functions.

It’s clear that 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.

What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

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.

What Makes Hemp CBD Oil Unique?

Does CBD Make me High?

No, CBD does not elicit a high feeling. The naturally low-THC hemp plant, a non-psychoactive of cannabis, grown in many countries around the world and imported into the United States for use in textiles, building materials, and of course nutritional supplements and foods.

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.

CBD hemp oil is also significantly different than the hemp seeds or organic hemp oil you commonly find in grocery stores. Derived only from hemp seeds, hemp seed oil is a great nutritional supplement, containing many vitamins and minerals and other healthy constituents, but it does not contain cannabidiol.

In the past decade or more, there have been over 23,000 of studies published in peer reviewed medical journals detailing the effects of cannabis, cannabis oil, and cannabinoids on the body.

Now that families, legislators, scientists, and more are becoming aware of the potential of cannabidiol, hemp CBD oil presents a game changing solution in the supplement marketplace, providing all the benefits CBD, without the high of marijuana, that thousands of people already count on every day.

What are the Differences of 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.

Does CBD Have Side Effects?

First and foremost, CBD will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” CBD oil 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.

While there have been some reports of dry mouth, low blood pressure and drowsiness, the health information site reports. A research review investigating CBD side effects and safety found that CBD 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 CBD side effects and recommended serving size, check out this article.

Where Does CBD Hemp Oil Originate?

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 hemp oil products to the consumer’s doorstep is quite a bit more complicated.

Is CBD Legal?

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. Although hemp crops have been planted in states like Kentucky, West Virginia, and Minnesota for the first time in half a century, American hemp cultivation has a long way to go to reach current domestic demand.

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. That we use for our CBD oil products is cultivated on farms in Europe. Not just any hemp crop will do either — specific cultivars of the hemp plant are required to yield an extract high enough in CBD.

Is it Safe to Take CBD?

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.

Thankfully, CBD is harmless to use by all the members of your family because it is non-psychoactive and has minimal side effects. Additionally, Medical Marijuana, Inc. takes a number of important steps during our manufacturing process to ensure that the CBD hemp oil products that you and your family have come to trust are always the safest and most reliable they can be. Read more here about our triple-testing regulations and the overall safety of CBD.”

How is CBD Hemp Oil Used to Create CBD Products?

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, ensuring you receive only safe, reliable CBD hemp oil products.

These products form a range of potencies, personal uses, and application or consumption methods to meet the varied needs of our customers.

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

These products form a range of potencies, personal uses, and application or consumption methods to meet the varied needs of our customers.

Our finished CBD hemp oil 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.

What Types of Hemp CBD Oil Products Are Available?

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 CBD hemp oil products available, ranging in price and potency, to meet the needs of everyone.

Pure CBD Oils

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The most potent type of CBD product 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. Learn more about 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 of CBD, usually 25 mg or more. If you start your day with your morning fish oil capsule or multivitamin, CBD capsules could be for you. Learn more about 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 CBD tinctures or sprays, there are a variety of great benefits to CBD liquids. They usually offer a smaller serving of CBD, from 1-20mg per serving, which is enough for most people.

CBD liquids also come in great flavors, making CBD 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. Learn more about CBD oil liquids here.

CBD Topicals

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Not all CBD oil products are taken internally. CBD oil topicals like soothing salves and balms can be rubbed directly onto the skin. Many CBD 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. Learn more about CBD Topicals.

Where Can I Get CBD Hemp Oil Products?

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.

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Need Help Selecting the Right Hemp CBD Oil Product?

Would you like to start with a product that contains a lower concentration of CBD? Are you looking for an affordable daily CBD product that still offers a significant serving of CBD? Do you prefer an option that tastes great? Are you interested in applying CBD directly to your troubled skin areas, joints or muscles?

Recognizing that there are several considerations when selecting an ideal hemp CBD oil product, we introduced our CBD Hemp Oil Product Recommendation Tool to help you find the right product for your lifestyle, health needs and financial considerations. Try it below: