CBD Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a chemical compound derived from the hemp plant. Unlike THC or marijuana, CBD is legal and does not produce a "high."
Much interest has been seen around CBD and its potential health benefits, which include reduced pain and inflammation, reduced anxiety, and faster recovery from physical activity.
Just like extra virgin olive oil, the extraction process is crucial to the overall quality and health benefits. Another similarity is the amount of cheap, adulterated, or otherwise fraudulent products. So like our extra virgin olive oil, we source our CBD directly from a small estate we trust.
Why olive oil as a carrier for CBD?
CBD can be sold in a variety of carrier oils. Because CBD and EVOO share similar anti-inflammation properties, we believe EVOO to be a better vehicle for the CBD.
How does CBD affect the body?
CBD is used by the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, but so far we know it plays role in regulating:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- inflammation and other immune system responses
- learning and memory
- motor control
- cardiovascular system function
- muscle formation
- bone remodeling and growth
- liver function
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
Some experts believe we can have endocannabinoid deficiencies. A 2016 report from the National Institute of Health reviewed over 10 years of research and suggested that low endocannabinoid levels in your body or ECS dysfunction can contribute to the development of certain conditions, such as migraines, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
If clinical endocannabinoid deficiency does play any kind of role in these conditions, targeting the ECS or endocannabinoid production could be the missing key to treatment, but more research is needed.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Although marijuana and hemp products are both derived from cannabis plants, full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD oil is legally required to contain less than 0.3 percent THC.