What is CBD Oil and How it Can Improve your Life

CBD oil is the new craze you keep hearing about all over the place. For the last couple of years, certain American states have legalized the use of cannabis, and hemp products have been allowed for distribution thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, and in Canada on October 17, 2018, the country officially legalized the use of cannabis to all citizens.

Governments and lawmakers have realized that this once thought of as a dangerous drug is really not that harmful, and those leafy greens can pack in a lot of health benefits. While not everyone enjoys the “high” that THC will throw at you from the conventional joint, new methods of consuming this highly beneficial plant continue to pop up – the most popular being CBD oil.

And now a lot of people are wondering what this magical CBD oil is and, how can it possibly improve my life?

What is CBD Oil?

The complicated answer:

The cannabis plant or, marijuana plant, is made up of 113 different types of cannabinoids which is a class of chemical compounds that affects the cannabinoid receptors in nerve cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. This release of neurotransmitters can influence neurons in specific locations of the brain and therefore, affect different types of behaviour.

Cannabidiol (CBD) being one type, and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being another popular cannabinoid people frequently hear about.

The easier answer:

Basically, you have Cannabis and Hemp. When you think of Hemp, you may think of clothing, oils, skincare etc.

When you think of Cannabis, you probably think of Marijuana that people usually smoke in joints or bongs. Which is a fair assumption for both.

But both plants are essentially Cannabis Sativa L – but marijuana takes a little more TLC to cultivate those buds that people smoke.

How is CBD Oil made

When I first started doing my research into how CBD oil was made, I was picturing more of a crystal-meth type lab setup, but it is really more complex and (LEGAL) than that.

Now that you’ve learned more about the cannabis plant which grows the Cannabinoids, we can start looking into the different methods that CBD is extracted from the plant.

Like most things in science, nature and as well with CBD extraction, there isn’t just one simple answer or process on how you get from plant to potion.? There are two main extraction methods: Ethanol and CO2

Ethanol Extraction

Ethanol extraction is perhaps the most popular CBD extraction process, as it is safe, simple, and effective. In this method, high-grade grain alcohol (ethanol) is used as a solvent to separate CBD and other cannabinoids from the plant itself. Ethanol extraction can be done under warm or cold conditions and is considered extremely time-efficient when compared to other CBD extraction processes like CO2?extraction.

CO2 Extraction

Supercritical (or subcritical) CO2?extraction is a method that involves using carbon dioxide that is under extremely low temperatures and very high pressure to strip hemp flower of all cannabinoids and terpenes. CO2?extraction is highly precise and can produce some of the purest cannabinoid extracts when done properly. However, because of the high cost of equipment and the steep learning curve, this is not always the case.

CO2?extracted CBD products are some of the purest in the world when done properly, but when done in less-than-optimal conditions, there is great room for error. That potential for error is why subcritical CO2?extraction is largely used by ?boutique? CBD brands that cater to the ?luxury? class of CBD consumers and is a lot more expensive than the ethanol extracted CBD.

Health Benefits of CBD Oil

Scientists are now discovering that the health benefits of CBD oil seem to be endless. People are also realizing that there are more natural alternatives to help heal their ailments rather than resorting to potentially harmful pharmaceutical drugs.

Some well-known health benefits CBD oil can help with include:

  • Nausea
  • Bipolar
  • Acne
  • Heart Disease
  • PMS
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Chemotherapy
  • MS
  • Weight Gain
  • Quitting Smoking/Substance Abuse
  • Parkinsons
  • Relief of inflammation

Additional ailments CBD oil can help with are:

  • Diabetes prevention
  • Fibromyalgia
  • RA
  • Migraines
  • Skin Care
  • Cramps
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Labour Pain

Is CBD Oil Safe?

Like anything that you put into your body, there can always be some adverse side effects.? But unlike the laundry list of side effects you hear at the end of a pharmaceutical commercial, the side effects from CBD are far less severe.

The most common ones include: Nausea, fatigue, irritability and sometimes increase appetite.??But most people do not experience any side effects at all due to the low or zero THC content.

However, studies have shown that for patients taking the blood thinner Coumadin?as well as CBD oil, the CBD can raise the drug’s level in your blood in a similar way that grapefruit juice can. This side effect may also occur when combining with other medications as well.

Since CBD is considered a supplement, not a medication, and there is no FDA regulation, the main concern with CBD products is the purity of the supplement.? That is why it is very important to do your research, check the batch labels and only purchase high-quality products from reputable companies.


CBD oil has been the hot topic for the last couple of years and is showing no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

Is it the cure-all of all diseases and ailments?? Maybe, maybe not.? The issue is there just has not been enough human studies that can pinpoint the exact doses for certain diseases to know exactly how effective it truly can be.? But that’s not saying you should give up and go back to your prescription drugs.

CBD oil has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and is still being prescribed for certain medical conditions by doctors.? If it’s been used by cultures from around the world for this long and is still the go-to treatment for certain diseases, why would anyone even question its use?

If you are looking for a treatment that will be easy on your body, help improve your endocrine system and not cause additional issues for you down the road, then CBD oil is the good choice for you.

But keep in mind, like any supplements that you can purchase on the market, it’s always best to check with your doctor before starting a new treatment?ESPECIALLY?if you are taking any prescribed medications!

8 Replies to “What is CBD Oil and How it Can Improve your Life

  1. I have heard so much about CBD oil. I used to have anxiety issues and challenges to get calm and stay calm. I was on medication for a while, but i am not one fond of medication and so I went through different modalities that really helped me. Every now and then I find myself wishing for something safe, natural and that I would just have available to take now and then. I am ready for my special CBD oil to keep. Thanks for the explanation of what it is.

  2. I knew that CBD oil was good for some things but I had no idea of the extent of the benefits!  Wow, this is eye-opening!  You have done your due diligence by stating that there have not been enough studies to show what levels work for which conditions and exactly how effective it actually is.  But (as you also point out) it has been used for thousands of years and many people can attest to how well it works for their particular condition.  Not only that, there have been no side effects or health hazards associated with CBD.    If it works, use it!

  3. I became interested in CBD a few years ago as a way to possibly ease my intense dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps) that would leave me debilitated and bedridden for about 2 days a month. I tried it along with turmeric and ginger root to decrease my overuse of ibuprofen, which is very bad for your gut. I was afraid of ulcers. 

    It definitely helped me cut down on my ibuprofen use AND I noticed that it alleviated my anxiety. I’ll definitely continue using CBD. Is there a specific brand that you’d recommend?

  4. Does CBD oil or related products help out with sleep apena? I ask this question because the post mentions that CBD oil helps with sleep problems.CBD and hemp seem to help out with a variety of different health problems. I think that a person should cinsult with his doctor if he suffers from these conditons in order to get prescription strength . This is because prescription strenth is stronger than over the counter for the same product ,. I speak form my own experience for other productss hat i hav used in OTC verses prescription .

  5. Thank you for sharing some of the science behind the latest hot product, cannabidiol aka CBD. I’d love to see more studies and science for each of the things it claims to treat (such a long list!). These side effects seem to be on the mild side when compared to other treatments, so it is definitely worth studying to find safe treatment methods. I’d love to see the dosage more standardized, as right now the toughest thing is knowing how much to take to produce results. 

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