What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD is one of the major substances found in the Hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa L.). It is a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and then mixed with various products, i.e coconut MCT oil (CBD Oil).



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Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum   
Full Spectrum:  Full spectrum CBD means the product contains many cannabinoids in addition to CBD, along with other elements of the hemp plant, including naturally-occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, protein, and more. 
Broad Spectrum: Broad Spectrum CBD products contain additional cannabinoids (with the exception of THC), terpenes, and flavonoids. The difference between Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum is that Broad Spectrum products specifically do not contain THC. They contain all the other components but ZERO THC.


What is Hemp?

Hemp is part of the Cannabis sativa family, a cousin of marijuana. Hemp is different from marijuana because it naturally has a very low percentage (<0.2%) of THC, the only psychoactive cannabinoid, and cannot get you high. Hemp was used for thousands of years for clothing and building etc before being used for CBD. One of the most important benefits of Hemp is that it contains over 100 non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including CBD.

Learn the Types of CBD Products

CBD hemp oil comes in seemingly endless forms, each with a different concentration of CBD and other phytocannabinoids. Determining how to use CBD oil first starts with choosing your route of administration – in other words, choosing the best way to take CBD oil for your needs and lifestyle.  

These include…


  • Liquid hemp oil (CBD tinctures or CBD drops)
  • CBD concentrated into a thick paste
  • Encapsulated CBD oil
  • Phytocannabinoid-rich sprays/spritzers (generally designed for application beneath the tongue)
  • Bottled water containing nano-sized CBD particles
  • CBD-infused chewing gum
  • On-the-go dissolvable powders containing CBD 
  • Cooking oils (such as coconut oil or olive oil) with added cannabinoids
  • CBD-infused edibles (i.e., gummies, brownies, cookies, etc.; generally for individuals who are sensitive to smoking/vaping)


    • Crystalline isolates
    • Wax / Shatter
    • CBD-rich eLiquids and/or vape cartridges (akin to an e-cigarette)
    • Hemp Flowers


      • Transdermal patches with CBD (similar to a nicotine patch)
      • Cannabidiol-infused salves,balms, lotions, shampoos, or soaps (for topical use)
      • Bath bombs infused with CBD
      • Spray on CBD


        Decide How to Use CBD Oil

        Liquid CBD Oil/Tinctures/Extracts: Drops or tinctures should have a “suggested serving size” and the total milligrams of CBD listed on their packaging. From there, you can determine the amount of CBD you would like to ingest. Simply place the correct quantity of drops under your tongue using the dropper and hold the CBD oil in place for a minimum of 60 seconds. The 60 second hold allows for absorption via the blood vessels underneath your tongue – efficiently bypassing first-pass metabolism. Once 60 seconds has passed, swallow the CBD oil.

        CBD E-Liquid/Vape Cartridges: Vaping is excellent for people looking for an immediate response, as inhalation is the fastest way to deliver CBDs to your brain and body. To use vape simply exhale gently the air from your lungs then inhale through the mouthpiece slowly for 3 seconds. Then fill your lungs the rest of the way with additional breath and hold for a few seconds, exhaling when ready. There are pre-filled, cost-effective vape pens and cartridges available as well as more expensive vaporizers that you can refill with CBD-infused e-liquid.

        CBD Edibles: With edibles, the only required steps are open, eat, and enjoy! This method of consumption will result in more drawn-out effects that also take longer to kick in than some of the other options. Edibles are great for those seeking sustained effects, or for those who want to be subtle about their usage of CBDs.

        CBD Isolates/Concentrates: Simply sprinkle some into a vaporizer or water pipe, ignite, inhale, and enjoy! We find that this option is useful for individuals looking to elevate their regular consumption of CBD-rich flowers.

        These tips have come from cbdoilreview.org