Concentrated hemp oil: why do you need it?
We know that hemp, and particularly hemp seed is touted as a superfood among the superfoods. People have eaten hemp for thousands of years, and there’s no denying that it makes a healthy food. So why do we even need concentrated hemp oil? Surely, we can enjoy equal benefits from cold pressed hemp oil or simply scatter some hemp seeds into our salads and cereals.
One of hemp seed’s benefits is also one of its drawbacks if you’re looking for a concentrated serving with all the goodness of hemp. It contains a lot of fiber, and as you will be aware, fiber in itself, while good for you, has no nutritional benefit. Another drawback is that the seed doesn’t contain the cannabinoids found in the rest of the plant. Yes, it is nutritious, but if you’re hoping to get CBD, cold pressed oils don’t make the grade.
Of course, just munching raw hemp plants isn’t going to get you very far very fast, even supposing you could get hold of hemp plants or could stomach eating them just like that. You would have to eat an awful lot of plants before you got the same amount of CBD, terpenes and so on that you would get in a few drops of concentrated hemp oil.
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There are even different concentrations of concentrates
This might sound confusing, but don’t let it put you off. What you need to look out for is the type of oil and the percentages of CBDa and CBD. Raw concentrated hemp oil contains both of these. It’s concentrated in the extraction process, but still has nature’s combination of ingredients.
A raw hemp oil can now be heated (decarboxylation) so that the CBDa in the oil is converted into CBD. As you can imagine, this increases the CBD percentage of the concentrated hemp oil. For those who would like the process taken a step further, the oil can be filtered to remove plant-based waxes. You won’t get everything that was in the plant, but you will get even more CBD per drop of concentrated hemp oil. At Endoca, we offer all three of these options to meet the varying requirements and preferences of our clients.
How to take concentrated hemp oil
Although you can get concentrated hemp oil capsules and just swallow them, the best way to absorb CBD into your blood stream is by bypassing the digestive system. This can be done by using a suppository, by holding concentrated hemp oil drops under the tongue before swallowing, or by getting a CBD chewing gum that releases slowly.
Concentrated hemp oil usually comes in packaging that allows you to easily measure out your desired serving size, for example, a bottle with a dropper. You don’t have to worry about being absolutely exact, because you can’t possibly overdose, but obviously too much is likely to be a waste. Some people take their concentrated hemp oil as often as four times a day, while others take it once, twice or three times a day. You can determine the right serving size for your needs by reading up, asking, or 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.