‘CBD oil’ this term has become extremely popular in the recent past, and people have incorporated CBD products in multiple ways in their daily life. Cannabidiol has undoubtedly become a part of a routine for many people across cultures for the simple reason that it possesses a multitude of health benefits and CBD is quite simple to consume.
As conscious and sensible consumers, we are obliged to educate ourselves about what we eat, why we eat, and what it does to us.
Therefore at Nordic oil, our commitment to creating awareness, educating people, and making CBD more accessible reflects in our high-quality CBD products.
We recommend you spare some time to read, understand and make informed decisions while buying Nordic oil CBD products.
Below is a detailed summary of our CBD product categories.
What does CBD stand for?
CBD stands for cannabidiol.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of the ‘cannabinoids’ that is naturally present in the cannabis plant.
In simple words, ‘cannabinoids’ are active chemical compounds that are present in many plants. However, the term cannabinoids are being popularly associated only with the cannabis plant. So cannabidiol (CBD) is the name of one such cannabinoid.
So far, research has discovered more than 500 varieties of cannabinoids from cannabis but, less than a hundred identified. Among them, CBD and THC are the most familiar. Hence, let us allow some room for the prevailing knowledge gap between what is discovered and what is known? The other cannabinoids found and researched from cannabis are THC, CBN, THCV, CBG, CBC, CBL, and many more.
Each of these cannabinoids possesses different qualities due to their distinct chemical structures. Amidst these, THC and CBD have been extensively studied. Particularly THC for its psychoactive properties or intoxicating effects when consumed. But, unlike THC, CBD does not exhibit psychoactive effects because its molecular structures are aligned differently.
What makes a cannabinoid psychoactive?
Does it not make us wonder how hundreds of compounds from the same plant (cannabis) could possess different qualities?
Firstly, we must consider the complexity in Botany to classify and study plant species that are geographically wide-spread across the world. Secondly, the existing classification of the types of Cannabis is based upon their medical properties for pharmacological applications
Therefore scientific literature records a broad classification (also known as chemotypes) of cannabis into drug type and fibre type. The drug types are used and researched for medicinal purposes, and fibre types in various commercial purposes.
Thus, the psychoactivity of a cannabinoid could depend on:
- the ratio of THC and CBD,
- the molecular structure of the atoms, and
- interactions with other chemicals.
Are marijuana, hemp, and CBD the same?
No. Certainly not. People often get confused with these interchangeably used terms. Marijuana and hemp are names of the species of the plant but CBD is one of the chemical compounds found in them.
Cannabis is an umbrella term for all the different species that are members of the same family. A broad classification of all the species of cannabis could categorize into Sativa, Ruderalis, and Indica. Having said this, theorists from the scientific literature report divergent views on classification and naming. That could be the reason why grasping a clear understanding of marijuana, cannabis or hemp seems confusing.
Marijuana could either belong to Sativa or Indica. The high percentage of THC compound in marijuana is a distinctive feature of the strain. Therefore, they get used in both recreational and medical marijuana research.
The hemp plant, also known as industrial hemp, is another variety of cannabis strains with low levels of THC, i.e less than 0.3%, and high amounts of CBD. The hemp plant is a source of renewable raw material hence becomes more suitable for multiple purposes including, food, animal feed, industrial use, fibre, clothing, biofuel, body care, and more. Cannabis sativa is a species of the industrial hemp variety that has high CBD potency.
CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in both hemp and marijuana strains. When it comes to extracting CBD, hemp varieties are mostly preferred.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is the extract from the cannabis plant.
We mentioned above some terms like strains, species, and chemotypes, all of which refer to the different varieties of cannabis. High CBD content cannabis strains are also selectively cultivated.
The next important aspect you need to know when you are learning about CBD oil is about carrier oils.
Cannabis extracts are highly lipophilic. Hence, they often need a carrier to make it easy for the body to absorb and digest. So, carrier oils help improve CBD’s bioavailability. CBD combines well with fatty substances to help get absorbed better. For example, hemp seed oil fractionated MCT oil, black seed oil are some of the carrier oils for CBD oil.
Nordic Oil CBD oils
We use hemp seed oil as a carrier oil in our CBD Oils, primarily for its many health benefits. Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3 and are considered a superfood.
Our bestselling Full Spectrum CBD Oils are available in 5%, 15%, and 20% concentrations with less than 0.05% THC.
Top benefits of CBD oil
It is indeed a vast and subjective topic. There are loads of information on the Internet that talks about several benefits of CBD oil. Nordic Oil aims to educate you with reliable information that could be a practical guide to people who seek the best from nature.
From a research perspective, the range of health benefits that cannabinoids address and their applicability to various conditions; is a work in progress. However, experts in the field actively discuss the putative medicinal uses of different cannabinoids including, CBD oil.
For instance, research and studies on cannabis have extensively reported that CBD could improve sleep quality, alertness, and manage pain. Today, through social media, we are exposed to a huge amount of content that shares the experiences of a huge number of CBD users across the world. But, its contradictory side effects make it complicated and confusing for commoners to perceive.
Therefore there are several aspects to consider while understanding the health benefits of CBD or other cannabinoids per se:
- How cannabinoids flow in the human body and their effects rest on several aspects such as the formulation, route of administration, metabolism, other health conditions, and ongoing medication.
- Therefore, administering CBD needs to be tailored to individual requirements.
More detailed information on CBD, its array of effects, and the applicability of CBD on the body's system, you could find a great deal of information compiled in this online CBD magazine.
How should you take CBD oil?
Using CBD oil is a simple process.
One of the efficient ways to consume CBD oil is taking it sublingually. Just put it directly under your tongue, hold for a minute to get it diffused, and then swallow. The tiny blood vessels or capillaries under the tongue help absorb food quickly into the bloodstream without passing through the digestive system.
Another popularly used method of taking CBD oil is by infusing them into your salads, soups, pasta, toasts, buttermilk, etc. Some people also prefer to infuse CBD oil with essential oils and apply it to their skin.
How much CBD oil do I take?
When you are trying new food, you would want to try it in small amounts.
In all our CBD oil bottles, you could find the measurement marks in the dropper that can help you decide the amount of CBD oil that you want to take per dose.
When it comes to dosage, each individual may require a different dose. If you are a beginner and eager to incorporate CBD into your routine, follow the ‘start low and go slow’ approach. Experienced users might need a different dose.
Can I take CBD oil every day?
Yes, you can take CBD oil every day. When you are eager to start your wellness journey, begin right. Keeping in mind your dosage, you may incorporate CBD into your daily diet. Some people take it continuously for 3-4 weeks and then pause for a week to experience the difference and then begin again. This approach may help the body to absorb the benefits of CBD completely.
How does CBD oil make you feel?
This is undoubtedly one of the most common questions that one could have while starting a CBD oil routine. Firstly, get your mind cleared that CBD is non-psychoactive and does not get you high. Whatever time part of the day you consume CBD oil, you will not feel drowsy or intoxicating.
So, how does CBD oil make you feel?
Generally, CBD gives a balanced feeling that could make you relaxed and calm.
Is the entourage effect the same as feeling high?
Feeling high is different from the entourage effect.
Firstly, psychoactive cannabinoids are responsible for the high that most people fear. Feeling high could be a relaxed experience accompanied by some unwanted effects such as delusions, confusion, paranoia, and others.
On the other hand, the entourage is related to getting the full benefits of all the cannabinoids from the entire cannabis plant. A full-spectrum CBD oil brings out the overall effect of all the cannabinoids and terpenes. It brings out the positive outcome of the plant in a much-pronounced manner. Except, the psychoactive effects. An isolated formulation of pure CBD oil may not produce the benefits of the entourage effect.
Does CBD oil help sexually?
The benefits of CBD are multifold. As discussed previously, the feeling of relaxation and the balance that one could experience may help you feel comfortable in your body. While sedentary lifestyles influence our mood to a large extent, CBD oil may help you calm your stress and uneasiness.
Work-related pressure, financial strain, fast-paced life, and poor eating habits impact the mind leading to a reduced sex drive. Having an easy-going mind and a balanced temperament is probably the basis for setting your mood right and probably prompt you to spend quality time with your partner.
Is CBD oil safe?
There are two sides to the safety aspect.
When it comes to consumption, the WHO has reported that CBD is well-tolerated with a good safety profile. There are no public health issues associated with CBD so far.
Having said, as with any supplements, the use of CBD and its effects are based on several individual conditions. Hence it is a good practice to talk to your doctor who can guide you to the right dose of CBD considering your other medications, and health conditions. Similarly, pregnant women and nursing mothers may also seek medical advice before beginning to use CBD.
With respect to legal safety, the legislative landscape is continuously changing to ensure the lawful supply of CBD products. The regulatory status of CBD is not only complicated but also constantly evolving.
Growing public interest and demand for hemp-derived CBD products has urged rigorous interventions from public health and safety agencies. The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) in the United States and the European Medicines Agency ( EMA) in Europe regulate matters on cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products.
Besides, there are some safety precautions to keep in mind while you are looking for CBD products. There are several brands online that promote CBD products. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check and inquire about product quality. Each CBD product has different strengths, and some products may contain less CBD than the amount mentioned in the labels.
Nordic Oil CBD products follow the highest standard practices for production and quality control. Our CBD products are labelled precisely and clearly to help you with the necessary information and instructions. Our third-party lab tests reports provide transparent information on the product standard, what it contains, and in what percentages. Additionally, our customer support team is happy to help you with all your queries about cbd through phone, chat, or email.
Side effects of CBD oil
Generally, there are no adverse side effects reported on consuming CBD oil. However, on a case to case basis, one may experience dry mouth, mood changes, or drowsiness. Again, these reactions could vary based on age, metabolism, lifestyle, prevailing health condition, ongoing medication for any disease or condition, etc.
For people suffering from any ailment or health condition, please make it a practice to talk to your medical advisor about incorporating CBD into your wellness routine.
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