When I first started on this journey almost 7 years ago I was confused by the detail and differences of CBD oil – it seemed everyone called their product CBD and I was keen to find out the differences between everyones oils. For patient safety mainly, however to also understand the different cannabinoids and how they worked within the body in its processes towards healing.
I write this article hoping I can answer some questions you have around this vast and exciting subject.
First I want to list what CBD has listed as medicinal properties:
– Anti-tumour effects
– Neuroprotective qualities
– Analgesic properties
– Anti-anxiety and antidepressant
– Anti-nausea (some people find added THC helps)
– Anti-sebum and anti-acne effects
– Counteracts THC intoxication and side effects (very helpful to know if you need both so you don’t feel high but need THC for pain). This list is not complete – it goes on and on and on!
There are of course other popular cannabinoids: CBG, THCA, CBDA, CBN, CBC, THCV and CBDV, to name a few. I will write about these in the coming months.
Differences between the Oils:
Is often derived from Hemp (less than .2% THC) or from Rich CBD low THC (1-2% THC) from medical cannabis.
Is 100% pure CBD and has no other part of the plant in the oil. It is generally considered the least effective oil – works for first 6 weeks then drops off.
This oil is the whole hemp plant used in the oil without anything removed. Canada often has Rich CBD low THC oil, UK more hemp CBD less than 0.2% THC as their oil as the later is harder to find in UK. Full spectrum will mean other cannabinoids like: CBDA, CBDV, CBC, CBG and CBN. Great value for money and whole plants seems to the the best results from my experience so far.
Broad-spectrum CBD (THC Free – all THC filtered out).
Terpenes can also be listed in oils: Pinene, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene and D-limonene – these all bring different taste and smell to an oil.
A formula for confirming the mg per bottle or ml is helpful to use if you can text your dry CBD bud prior to making products. This way you know mg per bottle and dose. Helpful for some.
Others can simply take 4-6 drops 3-4x daily and find the great benefits. Some require a ¼ mil others a full dropper (1ml) each dose.
Everyone has different needs depending on their health. Do not think this is like a Panadol – one pill – it can change according to your bodies needs so start listening to your body and its reactions and alter your dose.
CBD can be used in tinctures, oils, edibles or balm – also suppositories and creams. It is a wonderful healing aid.
It’s been said before and I will repeat this message. You can take your medicine daily 3-4x as ideally stated HOWEVER if you do not change your thoughts, emotions, diet, environment, activity levels, water consumption, reduce sugar, reduce alcohol your health will not continue to improve. CBD is a vehicle to healing and change – YOU MUST ALSO CHANGE BAD HABITS for long-term well-being.
Gone are the days of ‘take this pill – you will be right’
Written by Rose 🌹