What is CBD?
At Endoca, we believe that CBD is the most amazing natural molecule found in the cannabis plant — and we’re dedicated to producing only the finest and purest quality CBD hemp oil. With that said, we understand that the term CBD hemp oil can be slightly confusing and raise questions such as:
- What is CBD?
- Is CBD the same as CBD oil?
- Will CBD it get you high?
- And - is CBD even legal?
Don't worry, we’ll answer all the above and more in our simple guide; what is CBD oil?’
So, what is hemp oil?
Technically, hemp oil refers to any oil that’s made from the hemp plant. It’s possible to extract oils in order to access things other than CBD such as essential vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, fatty acids and other non-psychoactive compounds.
There tends to be two main oils that can be made from hemp:
1) Hemp seed oil
This oil is extracted from the seeds and is used when cooking. It typically contains no CBD.
2) Hemp oil
This oil has been extracted from the stalk of the hemp plant solely for its CBD content (also known as CBD hemp oil). In order for it to be legal, it must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC.
What is CBD hemp oil used for?
CBD contains an extensive list of naturally-occuring vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. For this reason, CBD hemp oil can be used as both a medical supplement as well as a food supplement. Essentially, it contains all the goodness of CBD without the high of marijuana.
Aside from taking part in people’s daily diets, scientific research suggests that CBD hemp oil can also be used to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain and skin conditions. Read more about the benefits of CBD here.
Is CBD oil the same thing as CBD hemp oil?
Our cannabidiol oil (CBD) is a natural botanical extract of the hemp plant, which only contains trace amount of THC (less than 0.3%). CBD oil is often derived from other strains that contain more THC. The CBD compound is the same in all CBD oils, whether its hemp or otherwise, CBD is CBD. However it's where it’s derived from that makes all the difference.
What is hemp oil made from?
Here at Endoca, our hemp oil is derived from the common hemp plant, which naturally contains CBD — one of over 100 natural compounds found in cannabis plants. Yes, cannabis (cannabis sativa) is the cannabis species, hemp.
The definition of hemp is commonly used for cannabis strains that contain very low levels of THC (the compound that will make you high). CBD hemp oil is therefore completely legal as it contains very little THC (around 0.3 percent to be exact).
When cannabis is grown with high levels of THC, it is commonly referred to as marijuana and has psychoactive effects. This makes it illegal in most countries.