Now that marijuana use is finally becoming legalized across the country, we are seeing a lot of cannabis-based products take off, like CBD oil.
If you have been searching for an all-around beneficial supplement for your general health which could have some sexual benefits as well (mostly indirect), CBD oil is well worth thinking about.
Still, if you have never shopped for CBD oil before, you could be totally at a loss for where to begin.
We’re going to answer all of your questions about where to find quality CBD oil and how it can help you. From what it is, how it works, what it can and cannot do for you, and how to make sure you are purchasing a high quality product. Let’s get started!
What is CBD?
CBD stands for “cannabidiol.” It is a compound found in cannabis.
Specifically, cannabidiol is a “cannabinoid.” Cannabis contains many different cannabinoids—researchers have identified over 85 to date. While many of these cannabinoids have benefits for the human body, CBD appears to be the most beneficial.
You can buy CBD in a few different forms. You can get it in a capsule, or as CBD oil. It is also available as a topical ointment. If you prefer, juicing and vaping are other options.
CBD Does Not Get You High
Before I talk about the health benefits of CBD oil, I want to clarify something real quick—and that is that CBD is not the same thing as THC. Taking a pure CBD oil product is not going to get you high.
When people advertise that they are selling “medical marijuana,” they are not selling pure CBD oil. They are selling a completely different product. Medical marijuana contains CBD, but it also contains other cannabinoids, one of them being tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC.”
THC is the substance in marijuana which is psychoactive. When you smoke pot, it is THC which is getting you high.
When CBD is extracted from hemp to produce pure CBD oil and other CBD supplements, it contains only trace amounts of THC. As a result, it cannot make you high.
Of course, this is only true if the product you are purchasing is pure CBD oil. Impure products may have higher amounts of THC present, and might have a psychoactive effect.