CBD oils are the most commonly used CBD products on the market today. CBD oil is made from a concentrated extract of industrial grown hemp, containing a specified quantity of CBD, infused in an edible oil, such as coconut, hempseed or olive oil.
The most commonly used extraction methods are either ethanol or CO2 extraction. If the CBD oil is ‘full spectrum’ then as well as being rich in CBD, it contains other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and various plant compounds.
It is important to note the difference between CBD oil and Cannabis oil. The former contains no THC (or negligible trace amounts), while the latter can contain significant quantities of the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects often associated with recreational cannabis use.
Whilst CBD oil can be administered in a variety of ways, the most common method of administration is sublingually. The capillaries under the tongue absorb the CBD from the oil, acting as a highly efficient sublingual pathway to the circulatory system.
The use of CBD oil has remained one of the most popular ways of administration because the user can control the dose of CBD, through selecting the strength of product, and the number of drops applied sublingually at one time.