CBD Oil for rest, relaxation, and wellness — these are, perhaps, the most well-known uses for the most popular cannabinoid to come from hemp since the discovery of hemp itself. Sure, you’ve heard the terms CBD Oil and CBD Tincture used interchangeably, But are they the same? And when looking to boost your wellness regimen at Diamond CBD, what’s the best CBD Oil to add to your daily routine?
Let’s take a look.
CBD Oil is most often a blend of CBD extract and a ‘carrier’ oil like hemp or coconut oil.
CBD Tincture, on the other hand, is an alcohol-based extract. Using high-proof alcohol as a solvent to extract CBD from cannabis may leave the tincture with a bitter taste, so additives like sweeteners or glycerin are usually mixed to make the product more palatable.
But before we dive into the details about CBD Oil, let’s go back to the beginning. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active compound commonly extracted from cannabis plants. While both marijuana and hemp fall under the genus name “cannabis,” the two terms are not interchangeable. Although related, marijuana and hemp are two completely different plants — the most notable difference being their THC content. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause psychoactive effects — it won’t get you high.
Nowadays, almost all CBD Oil comes from industrial hemp, which contains minute amounts of THC while simultaneously being rich in CBD.
How Diamond Manufactures CBD Oil
Diamond CBD keeps a close eye on the CBD Oil production process from cultivation to testing. Sourced from all-natural, all-American industrial hemp, we craft our CBD Oil to ensure reliance, efficiency, and convenience for all users. Our products are third-party tested, certified safe and pure.
Maintaining absolute transparency about all ingredients, Diamond CBD’s products are guaranteed to be safe, pure, and, most importantly, effective. Sourced from farms across the country, our hemp is organic, non-GMO, and free from pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals. Additionally, we only use top-of-the-line equipment for safe supercritical CO2 extractions for our CBD Oil.
But knowing how we make our CBD Oil is only part of the equation. Because here at Diamond CBD, we offer you three types of CBD, all created to cater to your needs.
CBD Oil: Broad Spectrum, CBD Isolate, and Full Spectrum
Some folks prefer their CBD Oil with a hint of THC (no more than 0.3%, of course). Others enjoy nothing but pure CBD. Here at Diamond, we have something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the different types of CBD Oil we have available for you:
Full Spectrum CBD Oil - This formula provides the complete perks of CBD and the complete perks of all the elements and terpenes found naturally in industrial hemp plants. Studies show that full-spectrum CBD offers more benefits than CBD isolate by providing a large dose of the organic cannabinoids present in the plant. While it contains trace amounts of THC, full-spectrum CBD usually produces no psychoactive effects.
Broad Spectrum CBD - Similar to full-spectrum CBD, this formula offers all the benefits of natural elements and terpenes found in the hemp plant, except THC. Still offering more comprehensive benefits than CBD isolate, this formula guarantees the absence of any psychoactive effects potentially caused by the presence of THC. This worry-free solution is perfect for any wellness regime.
CBD Isolate - The purest of the three formulas, CBD isolate contains pure, isolated CBD without the presence of any other elements found in hemp. Our scientists can remove any cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the product through a rigorous extraction process. CBD isolate offers a way to enjoy all the benefits of CBD while simultaneously avoiding interactions with other cannabinoids like THC.
No matter what type of CBD you prefer, Diamond CBD is sure to have something for you. After all, our lab nerds know what they’re doing.
How To Take CBD Oil
Place It Under Your Tongue
One of the preferred ways to take CBD Oil is to place a few drops under your tongue. By dropping small amounts of CBD sublingually, the compound is absorbed into the bloodstream through the blood vessels. It’s one of the fastest ways to take CBD and only second to inhaling CBD into your lungs.
How It Works: Place a few drops of CBD Oil right under your tongue and let them sit for a minute or two before swallowing. It’s an effective way for your body to absorb the compound quickly. Wait anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes as the oil bypasses the liver and stomach before the product can enter your bloodstream and pull your body into Zen mode.
Mix It With Food Or Drink
Many people can be put off by the taste of CBD Oil when placed under the tongue, so if you’re looking to mask the taste while still enjoying all the benefits of CBD oil, there’s a solution for you. Another way of taking CBD Oil is mixing it in with food or drinks. While you’ve probably heard of the long and winding road leading to making cannabutter—a combination of cannabis and butter— from scratch, CBD Oil in food doesn’t require hours of cooking in the kitchen.
How It Works: It’s pretty straightforward; because CBD is a fat-soluble substance, the oil in our product has already taken care of breaking it down for easy delivery into your body. You don’t have to worry about how the oil will interact with the other ingredients in your food; just add a few drops of CBD Oil into your salad dressing, smoothies, oils, or butter, and you’re done.
You’ll enjoy a hassle-free, delicious meal that will have you feeling your best within the hour. Although this method takes the CBD Oil a little longer to kick in as it makes its way through your digestive system, it also creates a more long-lasting effect than faster methods. You know what they say about good things coming to those who wait!
CBD Oil: How To Dose
An important thing to consider when taking CBD Oil is dosage. Figuring out the right amount of CBD Oil to ingest can be tricky, as it depends on several variables, including body weight, body chemistry, and what you’re using it for. For these reasons, it’s always best to start small and make your way up the dosage ladder.
Some Recommendations: Maybe start with 20mg a day and increase it by 5mg the following week. If it’s too mild for you, increase it in higher amounts.
Some research suggests that taking 0.25mg of CBD multiplied by body weight in pounds is adequate.
For those not keen on math, here’s a simple, fool-proof formula to get you where you need to be:
(0.25 x Body Weight in lbs. = Mg of CBD to be ingested)
Because all bodies are different, finding the proper dosage for you can be a trial-and-error process, but rest assured, when you find the dosage that hits just right, all your plights will certainly have been worth it.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?
One of the main benefits of using CBD Oil is its distinction from THC. Unlike cannabinoids like delta 8 and delta 9, ingesting CBD Oil will leave you buzz-free and ready to take on any task without worrying about a hazy mind or impaired thinking. Research suggests that CBD Oil might help you with:
Aches and inflammation
So much more
Fine Print: The Food and Drug Administration has not approved CBD for any medical use whatsoever. The CBD sold by Diamond is not intended to cure, aid, or prevent any disease or illness.
CBD Oil vs. Delta 8 Oil (AKA To Buzz Or Not To Buzz)
As previously discussed, the primary difference between CBD Oil and delta 8 oil is the presence of psychoactive ingredients in the two substances. Both delta 8 and CBD can be used in the same ways, including droppers and mixing into food or drink. Delta 8, however, causes a mild psychotropic high, while taking CBD causes no cognitive changes in the brain.
Big Warning: Don’t operate heavy machinery while using delta 8. Don’t operate the remote control either.
Ingesting delta 8 is sure to result in a more mind-bending experience than ingesting CBD. So, CBD Oil is definitely for you if you’re looking for a cloud nine-body feel while your head remains down on earth.
Some main differences between CBD and delta 8 include:
- Pain relief
- Insomnia relief
- Anxiety relief
- Changes in appetite
- Drug Test Status:
- It will not make you fail a drug test.
Delta 8 Oil:
- Pain relief
- Appetite boosts
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Rapid or slow heart rate
- Drug Test Status:
- It will make you fail a drug test.
The Latest Scientific Research About CBD Oil
With CBD Oil’s newfound fame following its federal legalization half a decade ago, the stigmas associated with cannabis have mainly abandoned CBD. Distributed as a wellness supplement, an ingredient in skincare products, and widely available throughout the country, CBD Oil has permeated the lifestyles of millions of Americans already.
Because of CBD’s popularity, the scientific community has turned its head in curiosity to learn more about the potential benefits of the cannabinoid. Recent studies have shown that CBD Oil may have numerous benefits, though research is still in its early stages.
In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, the first oral solution medication derived from cannabis. With CBD as one of its main ingredients, the medication has proven effective.
That same year, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine researched CBD’s impact in other ways, with Dr. Margaret Rajnic, a CBD-experienced medical professional, finding positive results. Again, these are preliminary results that cannot be translated to over-the-counter products.
The number of medical studies showing promising evidence continues to grow, including one published in the National Library of Medicine. While CBD Oil is still in the research stage, it seems to be a good and beneficial product. Whatever the future holds, at Diamond CBD, you can always guarantee that you’ll find the best CBD Oil on the market today.