What is CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the cannabis plant. It is found naturally in both marijuana and industrial hemp, but it’s mostly extracted from the hemp plant (see below).
In a growing body of clinical studies, CBD has shown positive results for a wide variety of ailments and conditions. While it’s not considered a medication or treatment for any condition, it’s offered significant relief for many users. Most individuals use CBD to address inflammation, appetite, pain, anxiety, sleep disruptions, and seizure stabilization – although the list of potential CBD uses is quite a bit longer!
In a relatively short period of time, CBD has entered the mainstream. Today, you can find it in tinctures, capsules, topical creams, and even specialty products like shampoos. The wellness community prizes CBD as a natural, gentle tool in the wellness arsenal. Many also appreciate it’s good safety profile and relatively low chance of side effects.
There is still much we don’t know about CBD – but thankfully, that’s starting to change. After a 70 year prohibition of hemp, the 2018 Farm Bill cleared the way for the legal use of CBD. Now, users are able to purchase CBD legally, and more importantly, clinical researchers are able to truly study the compound. Medical research is now in full swing, and soon enough, the world will know much more about the fascinating compound that is cannabidiol.
Want to learn more about cannabidiol? Read our full Frequently Asked Questions page!
Is CBD the Same as Marijuana?
CBD is quite different from marijuana (and THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana). CBD is non-intoxicating, and has mostly gentle, therapeutic effects on the body. THC is intoxicating, and while it may have some medicinal benefits as well, it’s primarily used as a recreational drug.
Both CBD and THC come from the same plant, which produces some confusion. A summary is found below – for more information, see our industrial hemp vs marijuana page.
Cannabis sativa is the scientific name for the plant family that includes industrial hemp and marijuana. Recreational and medical cannabis, which is intoxicating and remains federally illegal, is engineered specifically for its euphoric effects. Plant breeders engineer strains of cannabis to maximize THC content. These strains may have some CBD, as well, but it’s rarely the focus.
On the other end of the spectrum, you find the industrial hemp plant. This plant variety is engineered to minimize THC content. To be considered hemp on a legal basis, the plant must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Industrial hemp has dozens of potential uses. It’s grown for fiber to produce textiles, building materials and composites. It’s grown for culinary applications, including the production of hemp seeds, hemp protein, and hempseed oil. And of course, it’s grown to produce CBD oil.
At NuLife CBD, we use hemp grown in Colorado that is engineered for maximum CBD content. To learn more about the hemp we use, check out the Our Farms page.
How Does CBD Work?
Once ingested, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the body, known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. Externally consumed cannabinoids such as CBD interact with the body’s own naturally occurring endocannabinoid system, resulting in a wide variety of potential effects.
Put simply, the endocannabinoid system is involved in maintaining homeostasis. This basically means that it helps to keep the body at a healthy equilibrium, by responding to imbalances and helping the body return to a healthy state.
Depending on the situation, this could mean that the endocannabinoid system (helped along by external CBD) may work to reduce pain or inflammation, increase appetite, balance emotional and psychological stability, enhance immune response, and dozens of other potential effects.
How CBD is Used
CBD is now found in everything from shampoo to health foods. It’s most common, and likely the most effective form is simple CBD oil. CBD oil, also known as CBD tincture, comes in small dropper-top bottles, and the potent oil is placed directly under the tongue. Learn more about how to use CBD here.
Other common forms of CBD include capsules, topical pain creams, edible treats, and more. Capsules, tinctures and other edible products are all used in essentially the same way. Topical creams, on the other hand, are applied directly to the skin, in areas experiencing pain or inflammation. CBD pain creams are a great way to target specific areas of the body.
The Benefits of NuLife CBD
CBD is more popular than ever. You can find it in local grocery stores, health food markets, and hundreds of websites online. NuLife CBD is just one of your many, many options when it comes to buying CBD. So, why should you buy from NuLife?
At NuLife CBD, we believe in promoting healing through the intelligence of nature. We utilize an extraction process that produces an extremely potent, all-natural CBD oil that is made from only the highest quality cannabis. Our small-batch, organically processed CBD extracts are domestically grown and produced in the United States without chemicals, and are 100% natural.
We work closely with family farm operations in Colorado to bring you the best CBD strains possible, and our manufacturers employ Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extraction – a cutting edge technology that effectively removes the CBD essence from the plant in its most pure form. NuLife CBD is a safe, all-natural remedy to support you and your family in optimizing general health. You can buy our CBD products online today, or contact us with any questions you may have.