Just What is CBD Oil?

The CBD market has seen massive inflation and success over recent times, leading to an expanded product range. Of course, the downside of this being that when a product becomes popular in a short space of time, monitoring retailers can become difficult. In this article, we will explain how to avoid the pitfalls of disreputable CBD sellers.

Whilst some of the uses are more commonly known about, for example, anti-cancerous, dietary and medical support, for the relief of joint and muscular pain, there are many additional benefits still coming into the spotlight each day.

One such benefit involves the use of CBD products by animal companions. Just like humans, animals can experience pain relief and alleviate symptoms of discomfort. In almost all the ways that people can use CBD products for health and medicinal purposes, so can these products be used on our faithful companions. Some canine breeds and particularly older dogs have long been known to suffer from pain and discomfort from joint deterioration and arthritic conditions, all of which have the potential to be tackled with CBD products, as part of a healthy diet and care plan.

How is CBD Oil Made?

CBD oil, or to use its full name Cannabidiol, is an ingredient found in the hemp family of plants. The oil is extracted through various means and then refined into anything from dog treats to aromatherapy treatments until lastly, ending up ready for purchase on shelves or via online platforms.

Wait, surely CBD oil is dangerous? After all, hemp is like Marijuana?

Not quite! Marijuana and hemp are related but not the same plant. THC is a chemical found predominantly in marijuana and much higher proportions than hemp-based products such as CBD oil. THC is the chemical largely responsible for the negative reputation and connotations associated with Cannabidiol. By law, all CBD products are only allowed to contain a trace amount of THC, ensuring that whilst the relaxation and relief properties of CBD are effective, the ‘psychotic side effects’ often reported are not present. This means that whether a human or animal consumes a CBD product, it will not induce the ‘heightened’ effect commonly associated with marijuana. 

For further information on the various extraction methods, read this article also explains the differences between CBD products and THC, and further supports the safe use and identification of effective CBD products. 

With mental health becoming more openly discussed, as well it should be, it is worth noting the use of CBD products for supporting mental health when used responsibly and correctly; mainly, acquiring quality products from trusted and reputable CBD traders. 

Healtheuropa also has some very interesting insights into the world of mental health conditions and support by the use of CBD products. In light of this, it is unsurprising that there is a growing global voice, calling for an open and frank discussion on the use of CBD products and for this information to be as widely publicized as the negative impacts or marijuana have been for many years. 

Finding a Quality CBD Supplier

Although the law limits the amount of THC which can be contained within CBD products, it is still limited when it comes to ensuring that only quality, well-refined products are available for purchase. To this end, it is the responsibility of the consumer to ensure they have a good understanding of how to identify a reputable supplier and quality products. Such a supplier will be open and honest about their extraction and refinement methods. If it seems as though a retailer is being vague, it is probably best to avoid purchasing from them.