At Blessed CBD, our CBD oils are made from organic hemp to ensure our product is superior. This means that only CBD itself is contained, and there are no other cannabinoids in our formulas. Some other CBD oils can contain other cannabinoids like CBN and CBG, and they can even be mixed with some other compounds and flavonoids. With the help of the CBD enthusiasts at Hypothesis Journal, read on below for more of an explanation as to what can be found in CBD oils.
Are CBD oils always pure CBD?
CBD oils can be simple or they can be complicated compounds. Cannabidiol is the primary ingredient, but sometimes it is mixed with other materials. You will want to ensure that any CBD oil you buy has no THC in it, or very minimal (less than 0.2%). THC is what makes you feel high or intoxicated, and CBD oils do not typically contain THC.
CBD oils are designed to be used regularly as a dietary supplement. You can consume them any time of day without worrying about feeling high.
Before purchasing your CBD oil, check the label to see the list of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes that may or may not be included. Most are ok – just watch out for THC if it is greater than 0.2%.
While CBD oil can be pure, your body will reap the most benefits if the CBD is made with other hemp compounds as well. This is due to the “entourage effect.” Research indicates the effect of CBD products are stronger, and better, if the CBD is created along with other phytochemicals from the same hemp plant.
There are over 100 different cannabinoids that can be used in CBD oils. If you combine some of those with things like terpenes, flavonoids and some waxes, you will create the optimal CBD oil. There are a variety of different mixtures and ways you can create CBD oil.
What cannabinoids are in CBD oils?
Cannabidiol is certainly the most common cannabinoid in CBD oils, but there are many others. While this is not an all-inclusive list, here is a breakdown of some of the most common cannabinoids found in many CBD oils:
An important factor to consider when thinking of different cannabinoids, some have different origin points. In this case, CBC comes from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), which happens to also be the source of CBD and THC, so it is one of the easiest cannabinoid to include in CBD oil.
It is one of the most popular cannabis strains because of how easily it blends with CBD, and it works well with receptors in your body, meaning you will feel the maximum effect of CBD oil if this ingredient is included. Some of the receptors it blends well with are the transient receptor potential channels. These channels serve to regulate your body’s temperature. If you are running a fever, or your temperature is off, a CBD oil blend that includes this cannabinoid could help to regulate you.
This is the cannabinoid that most closely resembles THC, which is the strain of marijuana that makes you feel high or intoxicated. THCV has a little bit of a different carbon makeup, so it is not the same as THC, but it is in the same family.
While it is related to THC, you will not feel the same high effect, making the CBD oil still safe and legal to consume. In small amounts, THCV can help moderate your CBD oil blend, making sure no one cannabinoid overreacts. THCV is helpful because it adds balance to your CBD oil.
Be careful not to confuse the name of CBN with the main ingredient in CBD oil cannabidiol, as CBN is its own compound. It actually does not come directly from the hemp plant, but actually is a result of oxidizing THC. After THC is exposed to air, it changes substance and eventually turns into CBN, which has some of the positive elements of THC but does not have the psychotropic properties that make you feel high.
Since you will not get a high, CBN is another popular cannabinoid to include in CBD oils. CBN is also easy to product as it is in old hemp plants, or even some cannabis that has been kept stored for a little bit too long. Essentially, it exists after oxidation, so any form of cannabis that is getting a bit stale likely has CBN to harvest. Therefore, you will see this in CBD oil even if it did not start in the oil. If you have oil that is old, the natural processes likely turned some components of the oil into CBN.
In the grand scheme of things, CBG is a relatively minor cannabinoid. That said, it can be an important one. While it typically only is in CBD oil in small amounts, it can serve as the glue for the entire oil. Netherlands-based CBD oil company Nutra CBD, are famous for their use of CBG in their full spectrum CBD oil.
It is a cannabigerolic acid that serves as the top molecule that produces other valuable cannabinoids. Without CBG, some other cannabinoids would not exist.
Since it also does not produce the intoxicating effects of THC, it is a safe molecule for your CBD oil.
Blessed CBD has a team of experts standing by. We recognize that CBD oils can be quite confusing. With molecules, strains, and varieties of plants, we understand if you still have questions even after reading our website.
Before you buy any product, we are here to help. Let us walk you through anything else you need to know about any CBD product, whether it be CBD oils, CBD gummies, vapes, CBD creams or CBD capsules, or something else entirely.
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