What is CBD Oil?

Posted on July 27 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is an extract of the cannabis or hemp plant that is created to contain high concentrations of CBD, a chemical compound that is naturally found in cannabis plants. Health research demonstrates that CBD oil can help support certain areas of physical and mental health. Because CBD oil contains miniscule amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the variety of products provide the health benefits of CBD without the psychoactive components that cause a “high”.

How is CBD Oil Made?

CBD oil is made by extracting the cannabidiol chemical from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a soluble, natural oil -- often infused with hemp extract. The most commonly used natural oils are MCT coconut oil and hemp seed oil. Depending on the product format, CBD oil is combined with different ingredients to create tinctures, creams, topicals, and even gummies. 

Products made from CBD oil are commonly made of 100% plant-based & vegan ingredients. Elixinol’s CBD oil products are created without toxic chemicals and are not tested on animals. Many products include a special blend of essential oils, such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and grapefruit to enhance the benefits you receive with each application.

How to use CBD Oil

There are a variety of ways to use CBD oil. CBD oil is commonly ingested, within regular dietary supplements, CBD capsules, or gummies. CBD oils can be consumed as tinctures that are placed under the tongue with a dropper and dissolve “sublingually.” This method of holding the CBD under the tongue for roughly a minute has shown to aid in quicker absorption. Specially flavored CBD tinctures can even be added into your favorite food and drinks. CBD oil can increase appetite and reduce stress. Try adding a Elixinol Cinnamint CBD tincture into your morning tea. 

 CBD can also be formulated into topical creams and balms. Because CBD has natural pain-relieving effects, try applying CBD Sports Gel on after an intense workout to help relax your muscles. With a variety of formats and strengths, CBD gels and balms work for all skin types. Topical applications are an option if you’re looking to use CBD oil for muscle pain.

The variety of CBD oil products provide you with the flexibility to choose whatever form works best for your needs.There are so many possible applications for CBD and each product is designed to ensure it provides the desired results. Choosing a specific type of CBD oil form depends on various considerations, such as serving size, health conditions, and how long you’d like the effects to last. Try experimenting with different products to see what works best for your needs.

Does CBD Oil Work?

CBD oil can lead to different effects depending on the person. It’s possible to see different reactions depending on a person’s age, weight, and existing health conditions. Different types of CBD products can also have varying effects. When CBD oil is ingested, it may take upwards of 30 minutes to see any effects. These effects can last for different lengths of time, depending on the amount of CBD consumed. If you’re new to taking CBD oil supplements, start slow and wait until after the effects have peaked before testing higher servings.

Ultimately, the effects of CBD depend on the body’s ability to absorb cannabinoids taken from the hemp plant. Here at Elixinol, we discovered that hemp was an amazing source of cannabinoids - one of the most poorly researched yet most impactful wellness ingredients known to man. Explore Elixinol's CBD oil tinctures and CBD topical products.