Published on: 05/29/16
CBD cannabidiol hemp oil: are all hemp oils equally potent?
If you’re using hemp oil for its CBD content, but also want to benefit from the variety of other natural ingredients that boost its effects, you’re looking at getting a natural CBD cannabidiol hemp oil that gets as much of the natural goodness out of the plant as possible. You’ll also be looking for a measurable CBD content so that you can determine how much you need to take in order to achieve the desired health effects.
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Are all CBD cannabidiol hemp oils the same?
Many people believer that all CBD cannabidiol hemp oils are identical just because the name is the same, but this is not true. As an everyday example, let’s think about grapes. They are all from the same plant, but the flavor of the grapes differs depending on the cultivar. Of course, this comes from factors such as how much natural sugar the grapes produce and the concentrations of other molecules in the grapes.
If grapes differ in the concentrations of various molecules but are all still grapes, the same can be said of hemp, and therefore the CBD cannabidiol hemp oil that is extracted from it. Unfortunately, while you can identify your favorite grapes just by looking and tasting, you can’t do this with CBD cannabidiol hemp oil.
There are many cultivars of hemp, and not all of them have the same percentage of CBD, so the choice of plant material used to make CBD cannabidiol hemp oil will affect its potency.
How can you know how potent your CBD cannabidiol hemp oil is?
- Firstly, it’s important to get a certified product. Without certification of some sort, manufacturers can say anything they like and you can’t be sure it’s true.
- Next, you need to check the percentage of CBD on the product’s label. For example, Endoca makes hemp oil drops ranging from 3% to 15% CBD. Or you can get crystals containing 98% CBD – but this also means that the other plant molecules that could be good for you aren’t included.
- Lastly, you need to look at the extraction process used, particularly if you want to take advantage of the combined effect of all ingredients from the plant. Supercritical CO2 extraction effectively extracts all the goodness, while other extraction methods don’t.
Can you overdose on CBD cannabidiol hemp oil?
Although very high doses of CBD have been given to patients in medical trials, there were no strange side-effects, and definitely no dangerous ones. However, more is not always better. There is no point in giving your body more CBD than it knows what to do with.
Usually, CBD cannabidiol hemp oil comes with a recommended serving or dose, but to find out what is right for you, can try a process called ‘up-titration’ in which you increase your dose little by little in order to determine how much to take for the desired effect. For example, if you are using CBD cannabidiol hemp oil to relieve pain, you will know when you are getting the desired effect.
If you are using CBD cannabidiol hemp oil for a purpose that may not influence the way you feel directly, you can consult research papers to find out how researchers have used CBD in the past. Alternatively, you can talk to the people at Endoca’s labs. They are happy to provide any information you may be looking for.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).