What is Cannabinoid - CBD?
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Cannabidiol or CBD is a chemical compound extracted from Cannabis Sativa plant or what is commonly known as marijuana or hemp. There are hundreds of chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant and each of these compounds are called Cannabinoid. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is another well-known chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant. CBD may come from marijuana or hemp plant but is more commonly extracted from the hemp plant to avoid THC, while THC is derived from marijuana. Scientists and researchers have found that both CBD and THC have similar medical benefits and are used as part of modern-day medical treatment. They are also found as active ingredients in other health and skin care products. Even though they may be closely related and used to treat some of the same symptoms, upon close inspection we will notice that there are some differences between the two. The most obvious difference between CBD and THC is that CBD doesn’t cause you the sensation of feeling “high” or euphoria like THC does. A lot of people choose to use CBD because they are not intoxicated or psychoactive.
What are the uses of CBD?
CBD is used to help with anxiety, depression, migraine, nausea, seizures, inflammation, pain, sleep, psychosis, and inflammatory bowel disease while THC is used to help with pain, muscle spasms, glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, and nausea.
A lot of people ask if there are any side effects of using CBD. Yes, like every product available there may be some possible side effects that are commonly found in CBD such as feelings of dry mouth, diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue. These side effects are minor and easily tolerated. Please keep in mind that these side effects do not occur with everyone and if they do then it goes away shortly. It is advisable to ask your doctor or medical personnel for advice on how to use it. If you are currently on any medication you should consult with your doctor before using CBD as it may interact with the medication you are using.
What to Look for When Shopping for CBD Oil
Another important issue that we should never overlook is the safety of the product. Safety should always be a priority. At Mellow Organic CBD Oil we send our product for testing to the accredited thirty-party science labs to make sure that our product has a high amount of CBD, no Microbial, and no heavy material making consumption completely safe. We advise readers to always ask for product lab tests or a Certificate of Analysis (COA) before they make their purchase. Mellow CBD Oil is always ready to share our lab test results upon request and there is a QR code imprinted on our packaging ready for our customer to scan for the lab test and instructions on how to use our product.
Types of CBD
There are three main types of CBD Oil available in the market today. CBD Isolate, Full-Spectrum, and Broad-Spectrum. First, we look at CBD Isolate, which is the purest form of CBD. Meaning it contains no other compounds from the cannabis plant. CBD Isolate usually comes from the hemp plant and contains a very low amount of THC. So now that it has no impact on the product. Mellow Organic CBD Oil is CBD Isolate which has no greeny taste or unpleasant smell as we use MCT Oil as the carrier. CBD Isolate is perfect for people who are looking for an alternative natural supplement for better health and mind without having to deal with THC. The second type of CBD is Full-spectrum. Full-spectrum contains multiple extracts from the cannabis plant which include terpenes, cannabinoids such as cannabinoids, and cannabidiols and may contain up to 0.3% of THC.
Just an update, Mellow will be launching a full-spectrum product very soon for people who are looking for THC in their CBD products. The third type of CBD Oil is Broad-Spectrum. Broad-Spectrum is similar to Full-Spectrum as it contains several extracts from the cannabis plants, but it is typically THC free even though there may be some traces of THC left in the product. You should always consult with your doctor on what kind of CBD Oil is right for you or you can always contact Mellow. We are always ready to serve you and answer your questions. We wish you the best of health!