CBD oil is a cannabinoid-rich but non-psychoactive substance taken from hemp and cannabis plants. In most cases, industrial hemp is used to make the oil, as this kind of hemp is legally required to have a maximum of .3% THC. When the CBD oil is extracted, it needs to be isolated from the THC entirely.
Even though CBD can be extracted from marijuana plants, it’s the THC that’s responsible for “getting high." By isolating just the CBD, you can enjoy lots of other benefits – lowered anxiety and pain relief, for example – without getting the munchies.
CBD oil comes in many forms and can be consumed in many ways – vaped, dropped in your morning coffee, swallowed in a capsule–you can even mix the oil with products like coconut oil to create a soothing, localized topical ointment. But be sure to speak with a doctor first. They’ll have the best idea for how much to take based on what you’re treating.
As of right now, CBD products derived entirely from industrial-grade hemp and not cannabis (like ours!) are legal throughout the country–though it’s not unusual for customs agents to confiscate CBD products, so travel carefully if you want to hold on to your legal CBD.
Yes! While experiences will certainly differ from person to person, for many, CBD has proven effective in treating a number of ailments that other more conventional medicines have failed to do.
For most people, CBD is totally safe and side effects are rare, but not unheard of. In a 2017 study centered largely on treating epilepsy and psychotic disorders with CBD, it was found that mild forms of depression, nausea, sleepiness, dry mouth, dizziness, and indigestion can occur. That said, these tests involved high doses of CBD, much larger than the average at-home dosage.
Because CBD Oil can be extracted from hemp, it can be easy to confuse CBD and Hemp Oil products. After all, if CBD comes from hemp, doesn’t that technically make it hemp oil? The difference is in what part of the plant is used during the extraction process. Hemp oil – which is great for cooking, skin care, and hair care – is extracted from the hemp seed and has little to no cannabinoid content. CBD Oil, on the other hand, comes from hemp stalks, flowers, and leaves and is cultivated with high CBD content in mind.
Taking a large amount of CBD won’t have any major negative effects, but it may hinder the supplement’s ability to help you, given the body’s tendency to build a tolerance for things it deals with large amounts of. People find that CBD taken for therapeutic purposes is best enjoyed in small doses throughout the day instead of large doses all at once, and those taking CBD should start low while measuring out a dose that works for them. CBD’s effects can also take a little time to kick in, so wait it out before taking more.
Yes and no! It can be confusing, as both products are often listed as CBD Oil, but concentrates made for ingesting orally are referred to as oil tinctures while products made for vaping are referred to as liquids or e-liquids. CBD liquid is specifically made to be vaporized and inhaled as steam. This process allows for CBD to be absorbed by the lungs, into the bloodstream, and across the blood-brain barrier. CBD oil (CBD oil tincture drops) are typically made with hemp seed oil which can only be absorbed and digested through the body.
CBD Oils extracted from cannabis plants or non-industry grade hemp may contain trace amounts of THC, which can certainly show up on a drug test. That said, Mix RX industry-grade hemp derived CBD Oil contains no TCH at all.
While CBD offers plenty of benefits on its own, some believe these are amplified when paired with other cannabinoids from the hemp or cannabis plant, like CBN and CBG (this is called the entourage effect). CBD Oil that includes these other cannabinoids is called full spectrum CBD, while CBD on its own is called CBD Isolate. The problem is, “full spectrum” can also mean heavily diluted, with many of these oils having low CBD content. Mix RX CBD is not like these other so-called “full spectrum” products. We only offer the highest premium cannabidiol that offers true full-plant cannabinoid.