What is CBD oil?
CBD oil or cannabidiol oil is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant containing high amounts of the cannabinoid cannabidiol.
Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains; while the two plants are related, industrial hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabiol, another cannabinoid better known as THC. In fact, according to the 2014 Farm Bill, industrial hemp cannot contain more than .3 percent THC on a dry weight basis – a nearly negligible amount.
In order to extract CBD oil from the cannabis plant, producers need to isolate the CBD from the THC to ensure that the oil will not be psychoactive.
What does CBD oil do?
To answer this, we need to take a step back to address the endocannabinoid system, a system within the body whose receptors (CB1 and CB2) have an enormous impact on our health and well-being.
“CB1 receptors in the brain are associated with emotions, mood, appetite, coordination, movement, and pain,” explains Stormy Simon, the former president of Overstock.com who recently left the corporate world to become an advocate for cannabis. “CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and throughout tissues of the spleen and tonsils.”
The endocannabinoid system is a relatively new discovery. In fact, Simon notes, it was actually discovered and named after the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Seeing as cannabinoids are the compounds that activate this system, many have posited that cannabinoids like THC or CBD could help improve endocannabinoid function.
How do I take CBD and at what dosage?
Before adding CBD oil to your regimen, as with any supplement, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that it’s a good choice for you. This is especially true if you are taking certain anti-seizure medications.
CBD oil can be consumed in a myriad of ways: tinctures, oil vaping, capsules, sublingual, or even topicals. When taking CBD, always follow the instructions on the package of the product you have purchase.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
No. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you high; CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. While many CBD oils, particularly full-spectrum products, contain trace amounts of THC, it is not enough to make you high.
If you are at a risk for random drug tests, for example through your job, you may wish to choose a CBD oil that is entirely devoid of THC such as our KIIS CBD PURE range.
What is the difference between CBD oil and 100% hemp oil?
Hemp oil is the name given any oil derived from the hemp plant; CBD oil is an oil containing high amounts of CBD, made from either the hemp or the cannabis plant. While much CBD oil is also hemp oil, not all hemp oil is CBD oil; hemp oil made from the seeds of the hemp plant will not contain active CBD
Is CBD oil legal?
Yes! Most CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp, the same plant used to make hemp textiles and hemp seeds. This plant contains trace amounts of psychoactive THC – not enough to make you high and usually not even enough to make you fail a drug test.
CBD Side Effects?
CBD has seen extraordinary success in the wellness industry in recent years, but as beneficial as it has been reported to be, are there any drawbacks or side effects to using it?
First off, it should be noted that CBD has been found to be safe for human consumption. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information states that “the safety profile [of CBD] is already established in a plethora of ways” and unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and its side effects are minimal. Any side effects of CBD are extremely uncommon and many users claim to experience no side effects at all. Even in high doses, CBD is considered non-toxic for humans.
The quality of the CBD plays a large role in whether people experience adverse side effects. Pure CBD isolate like that used in KIIS CBD CO products is extracted from well-cultivated hemp plants using high-quality processes and therefore tends to be more effective and less likely to cause any unwanted side effects.
However, there are some side effects that are worth pointing out, though they are minor and very uncommon.
A dry sensation in the mouth is a common side effect of consuming CBD and other cannabinoids. This is mainly caused by anandamide, an endocannabinoid which blocks signals from the nervous system to produce saliva, leading to a dry mouth. Dry mouth can be worse if you choose to vape your CBD rather than ingesting it via other options such as oral drops or topical creams.
High doses of CBD oil can cause a slight drop in blood pressure, which can lead to feelings of dizziness and light-headedness. Lowering blood pressure can be useful in those who are at risk of heart disease and diabetes due to high blood pressure, but it may be a minor issue for those with normal blood pressure. However, this side effect does not last long and can be quickly resolved by drinking a caffeinated drink.
CBD can sometimes cause drowsiness, especially when taken in high quantities. People who respond to CBD in this way should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. However, CBD does not typically induce feelings of drowsiness and in most cases is actually more likely to cause a state of wakefulness and increased energy. If CBD makes you feel drowsy, reducing the dosage can provide effective alleviation from the symptoms.
Research has also found that CBD has been proven effective in relieving the symptoms of insomnia. This is because the use of the CBD is reported to improve the brain’s ability to respond to stress, and a reduction in stress ultimately leads to a better ability to shut off, eliminate worry, and achieve a more restful night’s sleep.
There’s a small chance that CBD may interfere with pharmaceutical medication, so it’s good practice to consult with your doctor first before taking CBD. Although uncommon, high doses of CBD may inhibit the activity of P450 enzymes in the liver which break down the majority of pharmaceutical drugs for human consumption, and as such CBD may temporarily impact how drugs are broken down in the body. It’s worth pointing out that these effects are minor and usually subside quickly.
Although there are potential side effects associated with CBD, these effects are not hazardous and are largely uncommon.
Why should I buy CBD products from KIIS CBD CO?
At KIIS CBD CO we believe in client satisfaction and return custom, therefore we ensure the quality of our products is second to none and that they are competitively priced – giving you a full spectrum of benefits when shopping with us.