CBD is a cannabis compound with deficient levels of THC that’s legal. Plenty of people use it recreationally, and others buy it in medical settings – CBD-rich oils can treat seizures and other conditions.
You might also have heard recent rumors about the NFL banning players from using cbd tincture oil, which they’ve never done before. It’s always been available, but because of its new popularity, the NFL wants its players to only get approved prescriptions for painkillers – never mind that those don’t work for everyone or that these products are expensive and carry their risks.
This all makes CBD a trendy topic right now. And some people are a little worried about the safety of CBD oil. So, you may have heard that CBD has been linked to health problems like liver damage and kidney damage, but that’s not true. The only known risk associated with CBD is addiction, which can be caused by consuming too much of it too quickly. But here’s where things get interesting because there are a lot of “CBD oils” out there, from tinctures to vape juices to topical treatments – and it’s not always easy to tell if you’re getting quality or a bottle full of cheaper hemp oil or plain-old snake oil.
So, if you’re interested in trying CBD oil, here are a few things you should know first. For more information, we recommend this guide written by Project CBD.
CBDs are super essential components of hemp (and marijuana) plants. They can be extracted from the plant and sold as a product called CBD oil, but there are other cannabinoids you’re also getting when you buy a CBD product. The most common ones include CBG, CBN, CBC, and THCV – THC is also responsible for the high CBD-rich cannabis produced.
These cannabinoids work together in what’s called an “Entourage Effect.” This effect helps ensure you don’t get too much or too little of any one compound – it keeps things balanced in your body.
Additionally, CBD and THC have what’s called an “inverse relationship.” This means that CBD gets more and more powerful as THC levels increase. Moreover, CBD counteract some of the effects of THC.
CBD can be extracted from both hemp and marijuana plants. The extractions are made using either CO2 or ethanol – you’ll find a lot of online retailers selling entire bottles of CBD oil under the guise that it’s all legal because it’s made from hemp seed oil, but that doesn’t mean that all of the extracts are genuinely safe and legal in your state. That’s a big ol’ mess of laws, so check with yours before you buy.