Cannabidiol oil is increasingly used for a variety of purposes. What are its beneficial properties and how does it work? What are the best ways to take it?
In this article you will find answers to the most frequent and common questions about CBD oil, the effects of CBD oil, its production process, the benefits of CBD oil and the best ways it can be taken.
We have already talked about the side effects or the possible addiction by taking cannabidiol, this time we will deepen the topic, telling you how the oil of cbd is produced and how it acts on the body.
CBD oil is increasingly used both for common use and to relieve some symptoms related to specific diseases.
The CBD oil is available in various concentrations and its strength is represented by the versatility of use. In this article we will investigate various aspects that intrigue those who use cannabidiol oil:
- How is CBD oil obtained?
- How does cannabidiol work on the body?
- What other substances are present in CBD oils?
- What are the advantages of using CBD oil?
- What are the best ways to take CBD oil?
How CBD oil is obtained
The raw plant material used to produce CBD oil comes from cannabis varieties registered in the European Community register and allowed for industrial crops.
It is cannabis with a low THC content (always below 0.2% as required by law restrictions). This cannabis, having to follow a production process that meets a series of very precise quality standard requirements, is also cultivated according to the most recent guidelines that dictate the principles to guarantee a quality product from cultivation to sale: from the beginning to the end of the production chain.
During the various phases, a monitoring of the cannabinoids contained in the compound takes place, in order to decide the ideal moment for harvesting. Afterwards, a series of requirements are verified, which must be respected even during drying, to prevent the formation of mold and bacteria, which could develop due to a conservation of the product with an incorrect humidity level.
This vegetable product is shredded and subsequently treated in an extraction site. The extraction site produces an extract from which the THC has been removed by separation and this extract, in turn, is monitored to evaluate both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the cannabinoids and their microbiological characteristics.
Once these analyzes have been completed, the extract is diluted with hemp seed oil. The different solutions in hemp oil finally allow to obtain the various types of hemp oils available on the market. Enecta proposes CBD oils in which the initial extract is diluted to 3%, 10% and 24%.
The action of CBD oil
How does cannabidiol oil (CBD) work? Do other substances in oil play a specific role? What advantages can they give? There are many questions regarding cannabidiol and its effectiveness for human health.
To fully understand why cannabis is used increasingly and in many different areas, we must explain the concept underlying its mechanisms of action.
The human being has an endocannabinoid system and cannabidiol (CBD) acts indirectly on the receptors of this system. Cannabidiol (CBD) does not act on a specific pathology: it is not a "panacea" against all evils but a "regulator" of our endocannabinoid system.
Cannabidiol (CBD) modulates mechanisms that already exist and act in our body. Basically, when an imbalance or decompensation occurs in the endocannabinoid system, the modulation provided by cannabidiol (CBD) - which acts, for example, on the immune system or indirectly on an inflammatory process – try to restore the original equilibrium.
Cannabidiol (CBD) involves an indirect modulation of the alterations affecting the human endocannabinoid system caused by pathologies or traumas.
The other substances in the CBD oil
The oil in which the cannabis extract is diluted is not a simple excipient: it is a pharmacologically inactive substance in which a drug is incorporated to facilitate its intake.
The substances in the oil are not pharmacologically active, but are in any case substances that have a physiological role in the human and animal system.
The oil that is used by Enecta to dilute the cannabis extract has a precise ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6: essential fatty acids naturally present in many seeds and also in other foods.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 are naturally found in various vegetable oils or in some animal fats, in which there are molecules of linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. Omega-3 and Omega-6 inside CBD oil are active nutrients.
They are structural components of human cell membranes, especially those of brain cells. Their health benefits affect many research and they are confirmed by science.
The benefits of cannabidiol to human beings
Scientific research investigates and studies more every day the benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) in its variants, including cbd oil, brings to human health. Often, however, the action of cannabidiol, or used as an oil or as crystals, it is misunderstood.
Cannabidiol modulates an ongoing mechanism, acting on pain through an indirect path, so CBD does not have a direct but indirect effect on pain. A classic example is: if we suddenly feel a strong toothache, taking a few drops of CBD oil will not intervene on the sensation of pain like an analgesic, but we will feel an improvement with a long-term CBD intake.
With other types of pain - such as that caused by chronic migraine - good improvements are observed if cannabidiol (CBD) is taken regularly, thus modulating and restoring the balance of the endocannabinoid system.
One of the first studies that observed this mechanism dates back to 2016, which was conducted by researchers from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Colorado, USA.
Scientists monitored the health conditions of 121 adult individuals with a proven migraine over a period of four years and prescribed cannabis-based therapy. The results showed that, in patients treated with cannabis, the number of monthly migraine episodes had decreased from 10.4 to 4.6.
This study, like many others, perfectly define the potential of the therapeutic use of cannabis, which is recommended for long periods and under the supervision of the doctor. The benefits of CBD are the result of long-term treatment and not of a single, sporadic intake.
Uses of cannabidiol oil (CBD)
There are various ways of taking CBD oil, which are differentiated by the "pleasantness" of the intake, defined by the quantity of active principle. The main difference lies in the percentage of cannabidiol in the solution.
According to personal needs there are those who prefer to take 3 drops of 10% CBD oil and those who prefer to take 10 drops of 3% CBD oil. What changes is the pleasantness of the assumption. It is good, however, to make a distinction between oral oil administration and the actually best way to take CBD oil.
The methods of taking cannabidiol oil (CBD) are:
- By topical application
Oral administration: ingestion or sublingual intake?
Oral administration involves ingestion and in this case we must consider that the substance is subjected to a first pass effect in the liver where, inevitably, a part of the cannabidiol (CBD) is metabolized.
As a consequence, an increase in the intake dose is necessary because, with oral administration, the amount of cannabidiol actually taken could be reduced due to the metabolic process.
A safe and effective oral mode of CBD intake is the application of drops of oil under the tongue. Thus allowing the passage directly into the bloodstream, through the sublingual and mouth capillaries (high vascularization zone). The concentration of cannabidiol is not reduced, acting in a minimum time, almost immediately.
Is it possible to Vaporize cannabis oil (CBD)?
We are often asked if we can vaporize CBD oil and the answer is: NO.
If you want to take Cannabidiolo through inhalation, the best way is to combinate CBD crystals and a vaporizer.
The vaporizer heats the substance which gradually vaporizes and then is inhaled. Regarding the cannabidiol oil (CBD) the temperature of the vaporizer should be set at 180° C.
A very important aspect - often not considered - is the need to have a vaporizer that is designed to contain even liquid substances as oil derived from the melting of CBD crystals, and not just inflorescences or dry substances.
By means of vaporization, cannabidiol (CBD) is absorbed by the lungs, avoiding the digestive process, with a very rapid action.
Topical use of CBD oil
CBD oil in cosmetics is used for different purposes. It has a protective action of the epidermis and a strong antioxidant function. Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is generally mixed in other creams or cosmetic products for a local application on the skin to treat particular conditions of the dermis.
The CBD oil, in addition to the characteristic antioxidant action, also has an anti-seborrheic function (acts on very oily skin) through its antibacterial capabilities. It is right to remember that cannabidiol (CBD) taken in the airways (vaporized or smoked) does not involve any action on the skin.
The CBD oil, in this case, should be applied directly (or diluted in other creams) on the affected skin area. The oil should be applied gently and left to act. The quantity of product to be used varies according to individual needs. Long-term use and not single applications are necessary to appreciate its benefits.
Enecta CBD oils are available in three grades - 3%, 10% and 24% - and are a perfect range to meet everyone's needs. It is also possible to try the Enecta C1000 soothing oil containing 1000 milligrams of cannabidiol.
The CBD Enecta oil is produced and tested in specialized laboratories, certified in terms of purity and safety and subject to strict legal regulations. The product contains cold-pressed hemp seed oil, cannabidiol, terpenes, vitamin E and other naturally occurring molecules in the extract.
As researchers point out, it is essential to use a dermatologically tested CBD oil, rich in terpenes and produced in a controlled supply chain, monitored at every stage.
The CBD contained in Enecta oils is obtained from cannabis plants grown in certified organic fields and cultivated throughout the Italian national territory.