You’ve probably heard about CBD oil lately, because a lot of people seem to talk about it. But what is it? And how do you use it? We will explain the basics of CBD oil in this article!
What is CBD oil & how to use it?
Let’s start with looking at what CBD oil is. CBD oil is a supplement. It contains CBD (also known as “Cannabidiol”), a compound of the hemp plant. CBD oil has many potential benefits. CBD oil is usually taken sublingual, which means placing the drops under your tongue so they can absorb that way. You can also mix the oil in foods or drinks. However, because of the ‘bio-availability’, CBD oil is more effective when taken under your tongue than when swallowing it directly. CBD can also be taken in other forms than oil. Examples are edibles (such as CBD gummies) and topical products for your skin!
Does CBD oil get you high & test positive?
A lot of people that are new to CBD, are worried about getting high or testing positive on a drug test. It’s understandable that people have these worries, since CBD is a product from the cannabis plant. However, there’s no need to worry; CBD doesn’t make you high. THC is the compound in cannabis that makes you high. There no or only very little THC in CBD oil.
There are different forms of CBD; isolate, full spectrum and broad spectrum. Isolate contains only the compound ‘CBD’. Full spectrum contains all the compounds of the hemp plant, and broad spectrum contains all the compounds except THC. Full spectrum has the most powerful potential benefits as all the compounds can work together. However, because it contains a trace amount of THC (below 0.3%), it can potentially make you test positive on a drug-test. These tests look for THC, and can pick up very small amounts. That’s why there are isolate and broad spectrum; since they contain no THC, they also won’t make you test positive on a drug test! So if you’re still afraid that CBD oil will make you high or make you test positive on a drug test, you can always pick isolate CBD oil!
More info about CBD
Above are the basics of CBD oil. However, there are a lot more frequently asked CBD questions. If you need more information about CBD, I highly recommend checking out the CBD beginner’s guide. It covers all the CBD FAQ very detailed!