Selection of strength
CBD oil is usually sold in the form of 5%, 10% or 15%, it is usually recommended to start with the lowest dose.
If you have tested CBD and believe that many drops are required to get the desired effect, you can instead test ordering an oil that is stronger.
The percentage indicates how much of the content consists of CBD.
Difference between CBD oil and hemp oil
CBD oil is the oil that contains cannabidiol (CBD). This has been extracted from the leaves and stem of the cannabis plant (see industrial hemp).
The extract is then usually combined with a carrier oil (often olive oil, coconut oil or the like).
Hemp oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the seeds of the hemp and thus contains neither CBD nor other cannabinoids.
Hemp oil is usually used in cooking and cosmetics.
Method of preparation
The most common way is to extract the CBD from the leaves, flowers and stems of the cannabis plant using solvent or heat.
Regarding the use of solvents, there is the “fine” method of using CO2 (carbon dioxide) as a solvent.
Furthermore, there is the budget alternative that involves using other chemicals such as ethanol, butane, kerosene, etc. as a solvent.
When it comes to heating method, on the other hand, steam is used to extract the oil in a gentle and efficient manner.
The extraction method directly affects the quality of the oil you buy.
When creating high quality full spectrum oil, it is important to extract CBD without causing damage during the process.
If the cannabinoids or terpenes are destroyed or damaged, the product will have less effect or require added flavors to mask unwanted taste.