WHAT IS CBD OIL?
With the CBD Oil market growing rapidly at the moment it can be a bit overwhelming finding the right product. That is why we wanted to help you understand CBD Oil, what it is, how it's made and the ways it can be used.
One of our big aims at Plant The Seed is to help remove the stigma associated to the cannabis plant and share our experiences with you. We want to help people realise the many claimed benefits CBD can provide, to help you live healthier, happier lives.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD short, for cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive, naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD Oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and diluting with a carrier oil.
Carrier Oil. You may have seen many products using MCT Oil, Coconut Oil and Hemp oil, here at Plant The Seed we use organically grown Sunflower Seed Oil.
How to Use: CBD Oil is taken sublingually (under the tongue) to reach the bloodstream more effectively. Finding the right dose can be tricky, (see post here) but to begin with we always recommend starting with 2-3 drops twice per day.
CBD vs THC
CBD has been around for many years and lately become the new buzz word in the health and fitness industry.
As mentioned above CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant, one of many compounds known as cannabinoids. You may already be familiar with another, 'THC', the part that is commonly associated with cannabis, and yes the one that get's you high.
Unlike it's well known compound THC, CBD does not contain any psychoactive elements, but instead is associated with its balancing and calming effects.
Will CBD Get Me High?
No, all our Full Spectrum CBD Oils contain less than 0.2% THC, as per legal guidelines. This is not enough to give you that 'euphoric' or 'high' feeling.
All our CBD Oil is third party lab tested for purity and to ensure each batch contains less than 0.2% THC.
How is CBD Oil Used?
CBD Oil, can be taken in a number of different ways, such as sublingual (under the tongue) or added into your favourite food or drink.
Sublingual: At Plant The Seed, we think that the most effective way to get your dose of CBD Oil is through the sublingual method. This method involves placing 2-3 drops of CBD Oil under your tongue and holding for about a minute.
The benefit of taking CBD Oil through sublingual absorption is that our bodies are able to absorb more CBD, helping us receive the maximum benefits.
Adding to Food or Drink: As CBD Oil has a rather distinct flavour, many people prefer to add CBD Oil to their food or drink to disguise the taste. If you are choosing to add CBD Oil to your food or drink then it can take around 30 minutes to 2 hours for the CBD to be absorbed into our bodies. In addition to this, the amount of CBD that is absorbed into the body is slightly less than if you were to take CBD sublingual.
We think that adding CBD Oil to your smoothies, coffees or favourite dinners is a great way to introduce CBD Oil into your diet, particularly if you want to ease into it slowly.
Finding what works for you: At Plant The Seed, we understand that we all have our own routines and rituals, and as with most things, taking CBD Oil is all about finding what works for you. Consistency is key when taking CBD Oil so if adding it to your morning coffee, or taking a few drops before you get into the shower (morning or night) works best for you, then we recommend sticking to that.
Why Plant The Seed CBD?
All our CBD Oils are 100% organic. One of the many things we are proud of at Plant The Seed is the time and dedication we put in to making sure we provide you with a CBD Oil you can trust. All our oils contain nothing but Full Spectrum hemp extract and Organic sunflower seed oil, that's it.
Our hemp is grown in Switzerland to Bio Suisse regulations (recognised as the strictest standards), hand-picked and CO2 extracted for a smooth, rich tasting CBD oil.
Each batch of oils are third party lab tested for purity, safety and potency, so you can be sure that all our oils are pure, natural goodness, and nothing else.