The best CBD Oil is now on sale at Diamond. Buy hemp infused CBD oil for rest, relaxation, wellness, and so much more! Be a new you with cannabidiol. Everyone is talking about CBD Oil. But what is it? Where does it come from? Find out more about this versatile medicine.
The best CBD Oil is now on sale at Diamond. Buy hemp infused CBD oil for rest, relaxation, wellness, and so much more! Be a new you with cannabidiol.
This is the best sleep aid I have ever tried. I highly recommend a dropper full and you won’t have to count sheep. Takes about an hour. I wake up refreshed and alert.
Does CBD oil work?
Yes, CBD oil does work! CBD oil works in conjunction with the endocannabinoid system. Because CBD is a cannabinoid, it helps supplement the bodys natural cannabinoids, strengthening the endocannabinoid system. In other words, the endocannabinoid system is a vast system of cannabinoid receptors. Furthermore, the body itself produces its own natural cannabinoids. CBD oil or cannabidiol, in general, is known as a phytocannabinoid (plant-based cannabinoid) that can help to supplement the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
What is cbd oil?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol oil is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis.Cannabis is the genus name for both marijuana and hemp, and the term itself is not necessarily interchangeable with marijuana. In fact, almost all CBD oil today comes from industrial hemp, which contains negligible amounts of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for causing a high. Most strains of agricultural hemp are rich in CBD while only having less than 0.03 percent THC, making them perfect for extracting CBD oil.
Do you have a CBD dosage chart I can follow?
Yes, for best results with your CBD oil or other CBD products, follow this chart based on your weight: 241lbs Desired Effect Mild 4.5mg 6mg 9mg 12mg 18mg 22.5mg Strong 6mg 9mg 12mg 15mg 22.5mg 30mg Extreme 9mg 12mg 15mg 18mg 27mg 45mg
How do I determine a CBD tincture dosage?
The best way to do this is to simply apply it under the tongue where it is then absorbed into the bloodstream.For maximum effect, let the CBD oil set for as long as possible in order for maximum After a couple of minutes you can then swallow. To determine exactly how much CBD is in a droppers worth of oil, utilize the following formula:[TOTAL CBD IN BOTTLE] [NUMBER OF MILLILITERS IN BOTTLE] = MGS OF CBD PER DROPPERFor example, if you have a bottle of 30mL CBD tincture that contains 1500mg of CBD:1500MG 30ML = 50MG CBD PER DROPPERWhile, this method may not be 100 percent accurate, it is far more accurate than not measuring at all. And remember, always start small and work your way up.
What does cbd oil do?
CBD oil helps with many things from sleep to anxiety ton restlessness to more! It is the perfect hemp compound for your daily wellness routine!
Drop Into Wellness With CBD Oil
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
1. 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.
2. 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
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.
CBD Oil: An Introduction
Medical patients swear by it. Researchers are intrigued by it. Government regulators are flustered by it. And investors are head over heels for it.
Medical patients swear by it. Researchers are intrigued by it. Government regulators are flustered by it. And investors are head over heels for it. CBD oil is the It-Medicine of the moment. A few years ago, hardly anyone knew about CBD oil. Today there’s a huge demand for it. Millions of people are taking CBD oil as a health supplement. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from? How is it made? And what should you know before you buy it?
Where Does CBD Oil Come From?
Cannabidiol ( CBD ) is one of more than 100 unique “cannabinoid” compounds that are found in the oily resin of the cannabis plant. The sticky, gooey resin is concentrated on the dense clusters of cannabis flowers, commonly called “buds,” which are covered by tiny, mushroom-shaped “trichomes.” This is where the magic happens.
Trichomes are specialized glandular structures that contain a treasure trove of oily, medicinal compounds, including CBD , tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC ), and various aromatic terpenes. Why does cannabis create these oily compounds? What does the resin do for the plant?
The oily trichomes protect the plant from heat and ultraviolet radiation. The oil also has antifungal, antibacterial and insecticidal properties that deter predators. The stickiness of the resin provides another defensive layer by trapping bugs.
As it happens, the same oily resin that protects the health of the plant includes components that are beneficial for human health. CBD , a non-intoxicating compound, has shown promise in treating and managing the symptoms of a broad range of diseases. Ditto for THC , CBD ’s intoxicating cousin.
CBD oil is extracted from the resinous trichomes of cannabis plants. There are many different cannabis “strains” or varietals. The amount of CBD present in the trichomes will depend on the particular variety of cannabis or hemp. Low resin industrial hemp, which is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight, has fewer trichomes – and therefore less oil – than high-resin cannabis varietals.
But most high resin cannabis strains these days are THC -dominant with little CBD . So choosing the appropriate CBD -rich cannabis chemovar, a variety of cannabis defined by its chemical constituents, is key for extracting CBD oil.
Trichomes are fragile structures that easily break off of the cannabis flower. Even rough handling is enough to shake off the trichomes. Making hashish or “kif” (hashish powder) involves manually removing the resinous trichomes by agitating the flower. Sometimes heat or pressure is applied to partially melt the trichomes together, turning the resin into a congealed slab, referred to as rosin, which can be smoked or ingested.
In addition to the resinous trichomes concentrated on the flowers and to a lesser extent on the leaves of the cannabis plant, there are the tiny sessile trichomes, which dot the stalk, but these contain hardly any oil or CBD . (Shaped like tiny inverted commas, non-glandular hairs without oil also cover the plant’s surface.) CBD is also absent in the roots or the seeds of cannabis and hemp. Companies that claim they derive CBD from hemp stalk or hemp seeds are making false claims.
How Is CBD Oil Made?
To make CBD oil, one must start with CBD -rich plant material. There are several ways to extract CBD oil from cannabis. Each method has its pros and cons. Some are safer and more effective than others.
After it is extracted from the plant and the solvent is removed, the CBD oil may be refined and formulated into a variety of consumable products – edibles, tinctures, gel caps, vape oil cartridges, topicals, beverages, and more.
The purpose of an extraction is to make CBD and other beneficial components of the plant (such as terpenes) available in a highly concentrated form. Because cannabinoids are oily by nature, separating CBD from the plant material will produce a thick, potent oil. The texture and purity of the oil depends largely on the method used to extract it.
CBD and the other plant cannabinoids are chemically classified as “terpenophenolic” compounds. To the non-scientists among us, this means that CBD is soluble in both oil and alcohol. Thus, the process of extracting CBD oil from cannabis often entails the use of a solvent that’s good at dissolving an oil or an alcohol-based compound. Solvents that are commonly used to extract CBD from cannabis include supercritical CO2 , ethanol, hydrocarbons (such as butane) and olive oil.
CO2 Extraction of CBD Oil
CO2 extraction is the most prevalent commercial method – as well as one of the safest ways – of separating CBD and other cannabinoids from cannabis biomass. At room temperature, carbon dioxide is a gas. But under high pressure and fluctuating temperature, CO2 liquifies while still maintaining the fluid dynamics of a gas. In this “supercritical” state, CO2 acts like a solvent, which flushes out the active ingredients from the plant matter.
This method is very effective because each compound can only be extracted by CO2 under specific conditions. Slight changes in temperature or pressure in a supercritical state allows for fine-tuning the extraction of CBD and other desirable plant components.
As the pressure drops, a crude, waxy, CBD -rich substance, golden in color, separates from the gas and deposits into a collection vessel. Afterwards, the golden oil undergoes a process known as “winterization,” which purifies and refines the extract to increase its quality and value. The plant waxes, which are not appropriate to include in certain kinds of products, are filtered out, resulting in a safe, clean, CBD -rich oil that is free of chlorophyll.
Supercritical CO2 extraction requires expensive equipment and a steep operational learning curve. But unlike combustible solvents, such as ethanol or butane, CO2 poses no danger of fire or explosion.
Ethanol Extraction of CBD Oil
The use of ethanol to extract medicinal compounds from cannabis and other plants has been a common practice in many cultures for centuries. In 1854, the U.S. Pharmacopeia recommended ethanol-based tinctures of “Indian hemp” to treat numerous ailments, including neuralgia, depression, hemorrhage, pain and muscle spasm.
These odiferous tinctures were a standard part of American health care prior to the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which prohibited all forms of cannabis consumption. But homemade cannabis tinctures persisted as an underground folk medicine, particularly in marginalized Latino communities, despite federal law.
In recent years, ethanol has re-emerged as a popular means of extracting cannabis oil, in general, and CBD oil, in particular. Whereas a tincture made from a cannabis extract could be equal in potency to the original flower, a concentrated version of the same tincture will be much more potent. Today, food-grade grain alcohol is a widely used solvent for creating very potent, high-quality CBD -rich oil, which is suitable for oral ingestion.
Ethanol extracts available in medical cannabis dispensaries are typically referred to as Rick Simpson Oil (aka RSO ) or Full-Extract Cannabis Oil ( FECO ). In order to make RSO or FECO , cannabis flower is soaked in ethanol, agitated, and strained; then the residual oil is gently heated until all that remains is a viscous, highly concentrated goo infused with cannabinoids, which can be difficult to dose accurately, given how thick it is.
Often sold in plastic, needleless syringes to make dosing and administration a little easier, RSO should contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids extracted from the plant. This means that a small amount THC will also be present in a CBD -rich ethanol extraction. Consumers are cautioned not to ingest a dose larger than a small grain of rice. With this type of cannabis oil, in particular, it’s always best to start low and go slow.
Hydrocarbon Extraction of CBD Oil
Using hydrocarbon solvents – such as butane, hexane and propane or mixtures thereof – to extract CBD from cannabis has major advantages as well as distinct disadvantages compared to other methods of manufacturing CBD oil. When properly implemented, this extraction technique is a very effective at separating cannabinoids and terpenes from unwanted cannabis components (e.g., chlorophyll), while preserving the unique scent and significant therapeutic attributes of the plant.
Potent cannabis concentrates made with hydrocarbons may resemble tree sap, ear wax, or brittle candy in texture. The product known as “shatter” (so named because of its glass-like appearance and the manner in which it breaks) is consumed via inhalation by using a “dab rig” or a high temperature vaporizer.
But butane and other hydrocarbons are highly flammable, neurotoxic solvents. If these solvents aren’t fully purged from the CBD oil extract, their consumption can be harmful – especially for someone with a compromised immune system. In addition to leaving toxic residues in the oil, unsafe manufacturing processes involving hydrocarbons have been known to cause deadly explosions.
Making Your Own CBD Oil
Project CBD strongly discourages home extraction using flammable solvents. There are much safer options for making a CBD oil extract in one’s own kitchen.
A 2013 study by Luigi L. Romano and Arno Hazekamp evaluated the efficacy and purity of five cannabis extraction solvents, including ethanol, naphtha (a harsh industrial poison that should be avoided), and olive oil. The authors found comparable efficiency between all the solvents but noted that olive oil, a nontoxic solvent, was better at extracting terpenes along with the cannabinoids. Moreover, according to Hazekamp, “You won’t blow yourself up making cannabis-infused olive oil.”
Olive oil extraction is safe, simple and straightforward. It’s also inexpensive. And you can do it yourself. Heating the plant matter in an oven will decarboxylate the cannabinoids, turning THCA into THC and CBDA into CBD . Steep the flower and leaves in the olive oil; then sift, strain, and separate the oil from what’s left of the herb. Cannabis-infused olive oil — whether CBD -rich or THC -dominant — is perishable and should be stored in a cool, dark place so it doesn’t turn rancid.
One can also extract CBD from cannabis by using other lipid solvents, including avocado, coconut or MCT [medium chain triglyceride] oil. Hemp seed oil is another effective extraction solvent and a carrier vehicle that mixes well with CBD .
But be forewarned about CBD product companies that claim they get their CBD from hemp seeds. While hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein-rich, omega 3 fatty acids, the seeds themselves don’t contain CBD , THC or any other cannabinoids. Trace amounts of cannabinoids may be present in oil pressed from hemp seeds if the seed covering, the bract (where resin can cling), isn’t thoroughly rinsed and removed prior to the extraction process.
Unregulated CBD Oil Products
To reiterate: CBD oil in not the same as “hemp oil” or “hemp seed oil.” Some companies are manufacturing inferior products by spiking hemp seed oil with a CBD isolate. Such products lack the synergistic array of beneficial components found in full-spectrum CBD -rich oil.
Unfortunately, there is little oversight for manufacturing hemp-derived CBD products, which can lead to confusion and deception. Many hemp-derived products are mislabeled as to CBD and THC content. And poorly processed CBD oil may be contaminated with dangerous solvent and pesticide residues, thinning agents, corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and other toxins.
If possible, it’s better to obtain CBD oil products from licensed dispensaries in states that have legalized cannabis for therapeutic or personal use. These states are likely to have stricter safety standards for CBD oil products than states or countries that refuse to regulate the booming CBD industry. Read the ingredients carefully before purchasing a CBD oil product, and look for evidence of laboratory tests and verification of CBD concentrations when buying a CBD remedy or supplement.
Zoe Sigman is Project CBD “s Program Director and the Science Editor at Broccoli Magazine.
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