BLOG

We know that there is a lot of confusion over exactly what CBD extract is. Let’s take a look at the basic facts about this versatile, naturally-occurring chemical supplement.

What It Is

Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is new, natural supplement that is in the spotlight because initial research shows incredible potential for its use in treating a broad array of medical and psychological concerns. While there are still many things we are learning about CBD as more and more research is completed, what we do know for sure is that CBD is safe and legal.

CBD extract is derived from specific strains of cannabis, also known as hemp. Cannabidiol is just one of 85 different chemical constituents, referred to as cannabinoids, that are naturally present in hemp. CBD is the second most plentiful element in cannabis, making up approximately 40% of all extracts. The most abundant element is THC, the substance that causes a “high” in marijuana users.

CBD and CBD oil is extracted separately from THC and all other chemical elements of hemp. In other words, it contains absolutely no THC, cannot get you high, and is therefore not illegal. Unlike THC, cannabidiol is a legal cannabinoid that is completely safe to use and ingest.

Definitions

To truly clarify your understanding of CBD extract, we want to share some important definitions with you.

Cannabis
Cannabis is a flowering plant with three distinct varieties: cannabis ruderalis, cannabis indica, and cannabis sativa. Cannabis has been used for hundreds of thousands of years for its oils, strong fibers, and medicinal uses. Today, it has a broad array of both medical and industrial applications. It is also used as a recreational drug that is illegal in most states, causing the cultivation of any form of cannabis to be regulated due to its natural level of THC.

Hemp
Hemp is the term for the taller-growing types of cannabis that are used for their oil, fiber, and seeds. These elements are refined into many products including wax, cloth, resin, pulp, rope, paper, fuel, and hemp oil.

Marijuana
Marijuana is a preparation of the cannabis sativa plant generally used as a psychoactive, recreational drug, as well as for some medical conditions and for both religious and spiritual purposes.

Cannabinoids
This is a family of both natural and artificially created chemicals. Each specific cannabinoid is unique in its chemical makeup and provides different effects. Some cannabinoids are known to have medicinal properties, while others are classified as illegal drugs.

CBD/Cannabidiol
CBD extract, or cannabidiol, is a natural cannabinoid that has been shown in many research studies to have beneficial antioxidant, anticonvulsant, antiemetic, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.

THC
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, on the other hand, is a completely different cannabidiod element that has psychoactive properties which cause those who ingest it through certain methods to experience a “high.” THC is strictly regulated and is illegal in most states.

At CBD Oil Empire, we sell only the purest, hemp-based CBD oil products. We have experienced for ourselves the incredible benefits of cannabidiol and are proud to share them with our customers. Feel free to contact us for more information on any of our products!