What is CBD oil?

              CBD oil (which is also known as cannabinoids and hemp oil) is one of the major non-psychoactive components that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant.

How CBD works

The human body contains ECS [Endocannabinoid System (a biological system composed of endocannabinoids)] which has their receptors located throughout the body; the brain, cognitive tissues, glands, organs and immune cells. It has two receptors for cannabinoids, namely CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but a lot of them are located in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deals with emotions, coordination and movement, memories, thought, appetite, just to mention a few.

CB2 receptors are common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain. The cannabinoid system which performs different tasks in each tissue has a goal which is known as “Homeostasis”.

All cannabinoids, including CBD oil attach themselves to certain receptors in the consumer’s body to produce their individual effects.

Legality of CBD oils in Canada

CBD oils with the normal amount of THC is legal in Canada for medical use only. Also, only CBD oil sold by the “Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations” (MMPR) registered companies is legal for sale inside of Canada. Although for recreational use, possession of CBD is still illegal

              CBD oil (which is also known as cannabinoids and hemp oil) is one of the major non-psychoactive components that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant.

How CBD works

The human body contains ECS [Endocannabinoid System (a biological system composed of endocannabinoids)] which has their receptors located throughout the body; the brain, cognitive tissues, glands, organs and immune cells. It has two receptors for cannabinoids, namely CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but a lot of them are located in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deals with emotions, coordination and movement, memories, thought, appetite, just to mention a few.

CB2 receptors are common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain. The cannabinoid system which performs different tasks in each tissue has a goal which is known as “Homeostasis”.

All cannabinoids, including CBD oil attach themselves to certain receptors in the consumer’s body to produce their individual effects.

Legality of CBD oils in Canada

CBD oils with the normal amount of THC is legal in Canada for medical use only. Also, only CBD oil sold by the “Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations” (MMPR) registered companies is legal for sale inside of Canada. Although for recreational use, possession of CBD is still illegal

Health Benefits

CBD oil has many potential benefits because of its reaction in the human body. Some of the benefits are:

  • Helping with epilepsy and other mental health disorders: Studies revealed that CBD is possible in curing epilepsy and some other neurological disorders that are linked to epilepsy such as psychiatric diseases, neurodegeneration and neuronal injury because of its anti-seizure properties and a low risk of side effects.
  • Helps fight cancer: CBD also acts as an anti-cancer agent (because of its low toxicity level) by potentially blocking cancer cells from spreading around the body (by suppressing the growth of cancer cells) and invading the cancerous areas entirely.
  • Reduces Anxiety: Studies reveal that CBD has shown to reduce anxiety both in healthy individuals and patients with social anxiety disorder and it can also be effective for obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.
  • Relieves Nausea: CBD oil has been used for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Researchers found that CBD suppresses nausea and vomiting when consumed in low doses but it rather increases nausea or has no effect when consumed in high doses.
  • Relieves pain: Investigation shows cannabinoids may be a new class of drugs for the treatment of pain. For Example; postoperative pain, chronic pain associated with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain.
  • Lowers incidence of Diabetes: Diabetes which is a disease that involves problems with the hormone insulin can be significantly reduced by cannabinoid. CBD oil which is known to be the safest of all cannabis concentrates can possibly be used for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes at an early stage before it becomes chronic.
  • Promote cardiovascular health: CBD safeguards against the vascular harm caused by a high glucose environment, or the stimulation of Type 2 diabetes. CBD also proved to decrease the vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut) associated with such environments.
  • CBD may help with quitting smoking: CBD is said to help people quit smoking due to the fact that Marijuana contains chemical compounds that can help fight cigarette addiction.

Side effects of CBD oil

Compared to legal narcotics such as cigarettes CBD oil isn’t known to create any long-term side effects, however, users may experience the following:

  • Hallucination
  • Drowsiness
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal symptoms, like restlessness and petulance
  • Low blood pressure.

A research review investigates that CBD had no contrary physiological effects on the following:

  • Heart rate
  • pH levels
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose levels
  • Potassium and Sodium levels
  • Exchange of O2 and CO2 between the lungs and bloodstream.

How do I know which CBD oils are good if any?

Purity is one of the main factors to consider when planning to get a CBD oil, purity is not as easy to measure as we all might think because many products on the market claim to contain pure CBD oil while some others claimed to contain something like 97% purity.

Methods of extraction is a thing to put into consideration to have a clue of the product’s purity; When creating CBD oil, the whole extraction process plays an important role in determining a CBD oil’s purity. You need to take a close look at the company you are about to patronize. You should move on to another seller if the company is not ready to disclose how the CBD oil was extracted, because most companies are always pleased to provide their customers with the process if their CBD oil is genuinely pure.

Checking the amount of THC present in the CBD oil is also a way of getting to know which CBD oil is good. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the cannabinoids present in both agricultural hemp and marijuana, and it is a constituent responsible for the psychoactive effect on the consumer’s body.

The normal level of THC that should be present in CBD oils should not exceed 0.3 percent, so checking the labels or requesting for lab results is necessary when purchasing a CBD oil.

Where do I get CBD Oil in Canada?

              Cannabis industry in Canada is currently increasing, finding dispensaries is easy, but CBD oil buyers need to check the company’s product description and review from people who have successfully purchased and used their product. Below is list of companies one can purchase CBD oils from.

In opposition to how most cannabinoids function, CBD relates slightly to the cannabinoid receptors and either help other cannabinoid to be better absorbed or stops their effects on the human body. And also, CBD contains excellent nutritional value and essential nutritional components that the human body does not produce naturally, hence, CBD is encouraged but it is left to you to decide if it is right for you.

Where do I get CBD Oil in the US?

The CBD Oil market really started taking off a couple years ago and is seeing more market participants trying to serve the growing demand.  One company that has been focusing on high purity CBD oils and other related products is Verified CBD.

Verified CBD

was founded in 2014 and is located in Miami, Florida.  They provide high concentrated CBD Oil that can be used for various uses as stated above.  They derive their oil from hemp grown in Kentucky that is NON-GMO, free from pesticides, or other harmful chemicals.  Keep in mind that there is no THC content in any of their products as that would undermine the legalities in most states.  Their products are available in 50+ countries and delivery is quite prompt.

If you’re interested in adding some flavor to your life CBD Distillery is a company that has come up with some really creative ways to spruce up the taste of oils.  They provide Full Spectrum oils among flavored vape pens and creams.