5 Fun Facts About CBD

Aug 19, 2021

1. CBD oil turns pink

While delicious CBD gummies come in various shades of pink, it may be a little bit jarring if your CBD oil turns pink. But don’t be alarmed!

To start, it is important to understand that CBD oil can come in many colors. Based on the extraction method used, the CBD oil may be either golden, clear,  or a slight green color. Basically, the various extraction processes can  impact the color your CBD ends up being, as well as its overall quality. 

Similarly, how much filtration the oil goes through will impact the color in your bottle. It is commonly understood that the less filtering, the more green the oil will be. 

In addition to filtration and extraction, you must also account for any additional oils put into your tincture. CBD is normally mixed with a carrier oil such as olive, avocado, hemp seed, or MCT oil. Essentially these oils dilute the pure CBD in the tincture and can therefore become the color of the carrier oil instead. 

Knowing all of this, why would your CBD oil turn pink? Well, this has to do with a plant nutrient called polyphenol oxidase. 

These polyphenol compounds are found in a wide variety of plants, including hemp and MCT. When the plant nutrients are exposed to oxygen and light, they turn pink. Think of it like this: when you cut into an apple and leave it out, it will turn brown. This same natural effect is happening to your CBD oil. 

It’s worth noting that the nutritional and dietary value of the oil is still perfectly fine. Regardless of if your CBD is the golden, clear, or green color it came as, or has turned a slight shade of pink, the product will retain its delicious and nutritious qualities.

2. CBD oil can be added to your skincare routine

There are lots of CBD products available these days. And while CBD has been added to many products, adding basic CBD oil to your skincare routine may be an effective use. 

The first question is: can CBD oil be absorbed through the skin? The quick answer is, like any other topical CBD product, yes. 

When CBD is absorbed topically it does not enter the bloodstream, but rather, connects with cannabinoid receptors through the pores. 

In healthy individuals, CBD can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent for achy joints and muscles. With this said, using CBD as part of your skincare routine can have all of the great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits we commonly see, too.  When you apply a bit of CBD oil to your face, the oil is absorbed into the pores, giving you those anti-inflammatory benefits by ultimately reducing common redness and inflammation on the face.

We recommend using a 1000mg (or higher) oil as part of your regular skincare routine. Just fill up the dropper and apply on your face as you would a serum. If you have sensitive skin or any specific skin condition, always check with your doctor before using oil on your face.

3. Queen Victoria was prescribed CBD-rich cannabis for menstrual cramps 

It is commonly misunderstood that CBD is a new trend. However, the recreational, religious, and medicinal use of cannabis has been around for more than 5000 years. While synthesized CBD has not been around for that long, its origin still dates back to the 1940’s when Roger Adams successfully isolated CBD. Since then, it has been on the rise. 

But many people were using CBD before it became the sensation it is today. Legend has it that Queen Victoria was prescribed cannabis with high CBD concentration for menstrual cramps. That’s right, even Queen Victoria used CBD!

4. Dosage is different for everyone 

One aspect of Cannabidiol that tends to confuse first-time users is that the dosage is different for everyone. 

However, this is not uncommon with many plant-derived supplements, as each person metabolizes differently. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer about how much CBD to take, or a simplified CBD dosage chart for first timers. It really is all about trial and error. 

With this said, a “normal dose” of CBD tends to be around 10-20mg per sitting. If after a week you notice no difference, we recommend increasing the dose by 5-10mg until you achieve desired results. 

But, once again, CBD dosage depends on several individual factors, and it is best practice to use trial and error until you achieve the best results for your body. 

5. CBD’s effects are enhanced by other cannabinoids

Cannabidiol is only one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While it works great on its own, it works best in conjunction with the many other cannabinoids present in cannabis.

Ever heard of the entourage effect? The entourage effect is the idea that CBD works better in combination with other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant (including a little THC) compared to when isolated. For this reason, Full and Broad spectrum CBD oils are more popular, as they do not filter out the many other cannabinoids found naturally in the plant. 

As a consumer, if you want to experience that entourage effect, Full and Broad spectrum CBD products offer rich cannabinoid profiles for maximum benefits.

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