What is CBD? Everything you need to know about CBD (cannabidiol)


  • CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in relative abundance in the hemp plant (Canabis sativa).
  • Studies suggest it may have the potential to support a variety of health conditions, including anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and chronic pain.
  • CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning it will not get the user “high” and is not addictive.
  • While there are possible side effects from using CBD, they are rare and mild, and are usually the result of taking too much CBD.
For centuries, the hemp plant (Canabis sativa) has been considered a botanical powerhouse for its medicinal properties. Despite being somewhat ignored in the modern medicinal era, recent years have brought a resurgence of interest in this plant and its therapeutic potential.
Hemp’s popularity as a natural remedy is due to the many compounds found within the plant – one of these compounds being a cannabinoid known as cannabidiol, or CBD.
So what is CBD? Here’s our comprehensive beginner’s guide to the world of CBD – we’ll explain what it is, where it comes from, what it’s used for and some other facts you might not know.

1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of about 140 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant (Canabis sativa). It is the main active ingredient in hemp-based products, including CBD oils, edibles, topicals, capsules and vapes.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the controlled cannabinoid that causes intoxication, CBD is non-intoxicating, so it does not get the user “high” or addictive, making it completely safe for consumption.

2. How it works?

CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), an intricate network of cellular signaling found throughout the body. This system regulates many vital functions, including sleep, mood, pain, appetite, and memory, and helps maintain a constant state of balance (or “homeostasis”) within the body.

The ECS consists of three key components: endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes.

  • Endocannabinoids
Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by the body that regulate many neural functions. These bind to cannabinoid receptors and signal the ECS when it needs to act (for example, to relieve pain).
The two main endocannabinoids are anandamide (AEA), which affects the brain’s reward system, and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), which regulates the circulatory system.
  • Cannabinoid receptors
Endocannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors to support the body. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors are known as CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system and peripheral organs.
Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they have done their job.
The two main enzymes involved in this process are fatty acid amidate hydrolase (FAAH), which breaks down anandamide (AEA), and monoacylglycerol acid lipase, which breaks down 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
While experts are still not entirely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS, it is believed to bind weakly to CB receptors and affect the body indirectly. For example, CBD prevents the FAAH enzyme from breaking down endocannabinoids like anandamide, thereby increasing endocannabinoid concentrations and allowing them to have a greater effect on the body.
Additionally, when CBD is consumed with the intoxicating cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the extensive presence of endocannabinoids such as anandamide may in turn prevent THC from binding to CB receptors in the brain and producing a “high” effect. Thus, CBD can indirectly counteract the intoxicating effects of THC.

3. History

Hemp originated in Central Asia and is believed to have reached Europe around 1200 BC, before later spreading throughout the world. Back then, the plant was mainly exploited for its medicinal benefits, with folk remedies and primitive medicines using various parts of the plant to manage convulsions, dysentery, arthritis, birth complications, rheumatism and even insomnia.
The compound CBD was first discovered in the 1940s when Roger Adams successfully isolated CBD and another hemp cannabinoid called CBN (cannabinol). However, scientists back then were more interested in studying THC, which we will talk about later in this article.
In 1946, Dr. Walter S. Loewe conducted the first testing of CBD on laboratory animals, concluding that CBD did not alter their mental state. In the same year, a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (commonly recognized as the grandfather of cannabis research) discovered the endocannabinoid system and the three-dimensional structure of CBD – two discoveries that brought CBD into the spotlight and transformed our understanding of cannabis.
Soon after this, British pharmacologists launched the first CBD oil intended for therapeutic use. Research into the potential health benefits of CBD has continued to gain ground around the world, catalyzed by important research in the 1980s into CBD’s potential to help people with epilepsy.
In 2007, hemp cultivation licenses were granted to two farmers in North Dakota, and in 2014, US President Barack Obama signed the “Farm Bill” authorizing research institutes to start hemp cultivation pilot programs.
A subsequent Farm Bill amendment in 2018 completely separated CBD and hemp from scheduled drugs prohibited by the Controlled Substances Act, which meant that hemp-derived CBD could no longer be treated as an illegal drug.
In the same year, the Swiss Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first oral CBD drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures in epilepsy patients aged 2 years and older.
Today, hemp-derived CBD is widely used as a dietary supplement, and consumers can choose from a variety of products, including CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD topicals, CBD foods, and CBD inhalers.

4. Is CBD oil made from marijuana?

Now that we’ve explored the history of CBD, it’s time to focus on some common questions about this cannabinoid.
Hemp and marijuana are two variations of the cannabis plant. Although they are technically the same species, their chemical properties differ significantly
Hemp is the non-intoxicating form of cannabis, grown mostly for industrial and agricultural purposes. It is rich in CBD and contains only minimal amounts of the intoxicating phytocannabinoid THC.
Marijuana, on the other hand, contains high levels of THC (up to 40%) and is mainly grown for recreational purposes.
While CBD oil can be produced from both hemp and marijuana, marijuana-derived CBD has a much higher THC content than hemp-derived CBD and is therefore illegal in many countries, including in UK.
When purchasing CBD oil, it is important to be aware of which plant species it comes from. Byolitic CBD is obtained exclusively from organic hemp plants grown in Switzerland, guaranteeing a negligible THC content (<0.01%).

5. What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid that, unlike CBD, is intoxicating and responsible for creating the “high” usually associated with cannabis.
THC causes brain cells to release dopamine, a chemical compound that causes feelings of euphoria. It also blocks information processing in the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for forming new memories.
Like CBD, THC is also available in the form of oils, edibles, tinctures, and more. However, when both compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, they produce very different effects. Indeed, they are often used in synergistic combination in commercial products to produce various medicinal benefits.

6. Will CBD make you fell “High”?

Not. Cannabidiol is 100% non-intoxicating, meaning it won’t make you feel dizzy or high, unlike THC.
This is illustrated by a 2016 study that showed that active THC caused significant physical and psychological effects, including an increase in heart rate and euphoria, while CBD did not negatively affect heart rate, blood pressure or cognitive functioning.

7. Can CBD be addictive?

No. Cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and does not cause the user to feel high or become addicted.
According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the results of a well-controlled experimental study in humans indicated that CBD was not associated with a potential for abuse. What’s more, CBD could even help treat drug addiction.
In fact, the first evidence from scientists suggests that CBD can reduce the possibility of developing methamphetamine and cocaine use disorders, as well as help avoid relapses after detoxification and sobriety.
8. Is CBD legal?
Yes, CBD is legal in many countries around the world, although THC content laws vary in different territories.
In UK, any cannabis-derived product containing 0.2% THC or less is considered safe and legal for consumption.
9. Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
CBD itself is not illegal, so it should not cause someone to fail a drug test at work or while driving. Of course, it is very important to choose a brand that has been tested to prove it has 0 THC and passes the Novel Food Licensing process. Byolitic CBD meets these requirements.

10. How long does the effect of CBD last in the body?

While the effects of CBD are most noticeable between 2 and 6 hours, it can stay in your system for between three and five days. This period of time (also called the half-life of CBD) differs for each person and depends on various factors, including:

  • How you take CBD (for example, oils, capsules, balms or gum)
  • How Much CBD Are You Taking?
  • How often do you take
  • If you take CBD with something else

Edible CBD products usually stay in your system longer because they release CBD gradually throughout your body. On the other hand, topical CBD products remain active for a shorter period of time because they mostly interact with cannabinoid receptors in the skin, not in the body. The half-life of CBD can also be extended by taking it with a fat source or by taking higher and more frequent doses.

11. What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?

The terms “CBD oil” and “hemp oil” are often used interchangeably. However, there is one major difference – their extraction origin.
CBD oil is derived from hemp, but is a broad term used to describe any oil that contains CBD. As explained above, CBD oils can be obtained from other varieties of the plant that contain a higher percentage of THC, such as marijuana.
On the other hand, hemp oil is an extract of hemp with high concentrations of CBD and small amounts of THC. It is obtained from various parts of the plant, including the stems, stems and flowers, and is used to make oils and tinctures.
So, in short, hemp oil is always extracted from the hemp plant, while CBD oil can be extracted from other varieties of cannabis. Just keep in mind: Hemp oil may be called CBD oil, but CBD oil is not always hemp oil.
You may also have heard of hemp seed oil. While hemp seed oil is sometimes called hemp oil, it differs from both CBD oil and hemp oil because it is made solely from the seeds of the hemp plant and therefore does not contain any amount of CBD.

12. What potential benefits does CBD have?

As mentioned above, CBD has numerous therapeutic properties. Let’s take a look at some of the main effects of CBD.

  • Stress and Anxiety

Research indicates that CBD can help people suffering from stress and anxiety.
For example, a 2019 study measured the anxiety level of 57 men before a public speech after they were given CBD oil (100mg, 300mg or 600mg) or a placebo. The results showed that the men who received the 300mg dose of CBD experienced fewer symptoms of anxiety than those who received the placebo or the 100mg dose. (This study used very high doses of CBD, and we don’t recommend taking more than 70mg per day.)
Some animal studies have also shown that CBD can have significant anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects due to how it interacts with receptors and chemicals in the brain.
In addition, a study published in 2015 suggested that CBD has significant potential in the treatment of epilepsy. Stress can contribute to the development of epilepsy and can also be a trigger for epileptic seizures.
  • Inflammation and pain

Many studies, mainly in animal subjects, have demonstrated how CBD can help support health conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation by influencing the activity of endocannabinoid receptors and interacting with neurotransmitters.
For example, an animal study showed that applying CBD cream to the joints of rats had the potential to reduce swelling and improve limb posture. Another study found that CBD could help rats with osteoarthritis by blocking joint pain in a dose-dependent manner and preventing any future nerve damage and associated pain in arthritic joints.
  • Sleep

Studies have shown that CBD can help support sleep. One of the ways it does this is by influencing the amount of adenosine produced by the body.
Adenosine is a substance that regulates the feeling of tiredness: high levels of adenosine help us fall asleep, and low levels help us stay awake. CBD does not increase adenosine levels; instead, it helps regulate them to match the body’s circadian rhythm, thereby supporting normal sleep patterns.
Additionally, studies investigating the link between CBD and improved sleep highlight how CBD interacts with GABA and serotonin receptors in the brain to promote relaxation and sleep. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in our body that helps calm excessive brain activity and promotes relaxation. Serotonin is a chemical that helps reduce anxiety and improve mood, both of which promote better sleep.

14. Side effects of CBD

CBD affects each person differently. Although there have been no reported serious side effects of CBD consumption, it is recommended to start with small doses and gradually increase the amount until you notice positive effects.

Some less common side effects of CBD include:

  • Dry mouth
  • You feel dizzy
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Changes in appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Diarrhea
Since CBD oil can also increase liver enzyme levels, people with liver disease should use such products under the care and guidance of a physician with regular liver enzyme level checks.
In addition, CBD oil should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding to avoid any possible risks to the development of the baby, as CBD can pass through the placental barrier.

15. How to take CBD

There are many different ways to take CBD. With so many different CBD products on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Let’s walk you through the different ways to incorporate CBD into your daily routine:

13. The difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD

If you’re looking to buy CBD products, you’ll likely come across two terms that are often used: full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. It is important to understand the difference between them.
The main differentiator between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products is their THC content. A CBD product that contains up to 0.3% THC or more, along with a combination of natural plant extracts such as terpenes and other cannabinoids, is considered a full-spectrum CBD product.
While broad-spectrum CBD products also contain many plant compounds, they contain negligible amounts of THC, meaning less than 0.3%. For this reason, broad-spectrum CBD is widely considered safe for consumption, while full-spectrum products are illegal in many countries due to the risk of intoxication.
You may also be curious to know what CBD isolate is. Well, this is the third common type of CBD – the pure form without any other cannabis-derived compounds. Unlike broad and full-spectrum CBD, CBD isolate does not offer the potential benefits of the “whole effect” – which is based on the assumption that the effects of the whole cannabis plant are greater than the sum of the individual cannabinoids, due to the interaction between them.
Byolitic’s CBD products are made with broad-spectrum CBD and therefore offer all the potential benefits of the “whole effect” – with negligible THC guaranteed.
  • CBD capsules

CBD capsules are a good starting point for people new to CBD use, as they are easy to take and offer a simple way to manage your dose.
To take the CBD capsules, just swallow them with a little water. CBD capsules usually start working within 1-2 hours and the effects can last between 2-8 hours.
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  • CBD Oils

CBD oils have a higher bioavailability than most other methods of administration, which means that CBD enters the bloodstream faster and takes effect faster.
To take CBD oil, place the required number of drops under the tongue (sublingually) and hold them there for one minute before swallowing. CBD oil begins to take effect within 15-30 minutes and its effects can last between 2 and 8 hours.
  • CBD Blams

While CBD oils and CBD capsules act systemically on the entire body, CBD balms and other skin care products allow the user to focus on problem areas, such as sore joints or muscles, and keep the CBD benefits localized at the point in time. which are the most necessary.
To use CBD balms, apply a thin amount to the affected area 2-3 times a day. Because CBD balms and creams interact directly with the skin, they can begin to take effect within 10-30 minutes. These effects can last between 2 and 8 hours.
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  • Food products with CBD

CBD snacks are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of CBD. Popular food products include cookies, jellies, cookies, nut butters, and chocolate.
Because it must pass through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream, CBD food products take longer to take effect than other products (typically 1-2 hours). However, their effects can last up to 8 hours as the CBD is gradually released throughout the body.
  • Lichidele CBD pentru inhalare (vaping)

Vaping-ul cu CBD este o modalitate eficientă de a absorbi CBD în organism. Acestea au cea mai mare biodisponibilitate dintre toate rutele populare de administrare, deoarece CBD-ul este absorbit direct în fluxul sanguin prin plămâni.

Lichidele pentru inhalare cu CBD pot avea efect în câteva minute; cu toate acestea, datorită absorbției rapide, efectele sunt relativ de scurtă durată (2-3 ore) în comparație cu uleiurile sau produsele alimentare cu CBD.

În timp ce produsele pentru inhalare sunt considerate o alternativă cu risc redus pentru fumători, nu încurajăm non-fumătorii să înceapă să vapeze.

16. CBD Dosage: How Much Should I take?

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has yet to recommend a standard daily dose for CBD, which means many people don’t know where to start.
The first thing to know is that the dosage differs for each person, depending on a range of factors, including weight, height, and the reasons for taking CBD. For those who are new to CBD, we recommend starting with a low dose (eg 2mg) and increasing it gradually until the optimal dose is found. Alternatively, our CBD oil dosage calculator can provide a recommendation based on individual needs.
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) recommends a maximum total daily dose of 70mg of CBD, so please make sure you never exceed this amount. By following this guideline, you can manage the dosage based on what works best for you and combine other CBD products if you wish.

17. How long does it take for CBD to start working?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the unique physiology of the user and the product being used. CBD vape juice is the fastest way to absorb CBD into the body – when inhaled, it goes directly into the bloodstream through the lungs and can start working within minutes. CBD oils are also fast because CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream through the blood vessels under the tongue. They usually take effect within 15-30 minutes.
In contrast, CBD capsules and snacks must be digested before entering the bloodstream, so it can take up to an hour or two to start working. Topical CBD products, on the other hand, don’t enter the bloodstream at all—they’re absorbed directly into the skin and usually start working within 30 minutes.

18. What to look for in CBD products

When buying CBD oil, make sure that the oil is derived from hemp plants that contain safe levels of THC (less than 0.3%), that it is completely plant-based (no synthetics added), and that the seller provides a certificate of analysis for the oil as proof of its safety and quality.

Key things to watch for:

  • Safe THC content
  • Plant-based CBD
  • Certificate of Analysis available
  • Organic hemp cultivation (ideally grown in Switzerland)
  • Without pesticides and additives
  • Certified manufacturer
  • Regular testing by third party laboratories.
Byolitic’s CBD oil has 0 THC and is derived exclusively from hemp plants grown in Switzerland, meaning we never use isolates or synthetics and always only use natural, plant-based CBD.
In addition, all our products undergo rigorous testing by independent laboratories to guarantee their safety and quality, and our certificates of analysis are easily accessible for complete transparency.

19. Is CBD safe for pets?

Yes, CBD is safe for pets.
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system that keeps the body in a state of balance by regulating essential psychological and physiological functions. CBD interacts with SEC in a similar way for both animals and humans.
Initial studies have shown that CBD can help treat a number of conditions in pets. If you want to learn more about CBD for pets, check out our blog post here.

20. How do cannabinoids differ?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the most important cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. But did you know that cannabinoids can also be produced by the human body and by scientists in the laboratory?
While cannabinoids present in plants are called phytocannabinoids, the type produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids, while cannabinoids produced in laboratories are called synthetic cannabinoids.
All of these can interact with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), although not in exactly the same way.
For example, both CBD and THC are phytocannabinoids, but they have very different effects. THC is a controlled substance known for its intoxicating effects. On the other hand, CBD is legal and known for its potential health benefits that can be obtained without causing any intoxication.
The two differ so much that some research suggests they can influence each other’s effects. Scientists are focusing a lot on exploring the relationships between different cannabinoids, particularly CBD’s potential to counteract some of the side effects of THC. This could help many medical cannabis users who are fighting for their lives while on high THC medication.
Due to their abundance in the cannabis sativa plant, both THC and CBD are classified as major cannabinoids. In the case of hemp, CBD will be the dominant cannabinoid, while in medicinal cannabis plants, the THC content will be much higher.
Those that remain of the cannabinoids found in the plant, such as CBG, CBC, and CBN, are classified as minor. We must remember that “minor” refers to their low concentration in the plant and is not a reflection of their potential for health benefits.

21. What do cannabinoids do in the body?

Once cannabinoids enter the human body, their primary task and focus is to interact with cannabinoid receptors.
The two most important endocannabinoid receptor cells are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are abundantly present in the brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are mostly associated with the immune system.
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), and it produces endocannabinoids that are able to bind to and activate CB1 and CB2 receptors. Through these interactions, endocannabinoids can influence various processes such as immune response, sleep, mood, stress, and more.
Contrary to popular belief, not all cannabinoids extracted from plants (such as CBD) bind to receptors in the same way that endocannabinoids do. Instead, they indirectly interact with cannabinoid receptors and thereby support the optimal functioning of the ECS.

CBD vs CBG vs CBN:

CBD, CBG, and CBN are all cannabinoids that occur in varying concentrations within the hemp plant. CBD is the most abundant of the three, and despite being discovered around the same time as CBN, has been the subject of the most research in recent decades. As a result, scientists have a better understanding of the effects of CBD than those of CBG and CBN.
CBG (cannabigerol) is also known as the “mother of cannabinoids” because it is the precursor molecule from which all other cannabinoids are derived. Young hemp plants contain high levels of CBG, but as the plant matures, these levels decrease as CBG breaks down to form other cannabinoids, including CBD and THC.
CBN (cannabinol) is formed from the breakdown of THC when THC is exposed to heat and light. Because of this, it has intoxicating properties similar to those of THC, although much less potent due to the low abundance of CBN. Although both CBG and CBN are believed to have some therapeutic potential, not enough research has been done to confirm the initial findings.

22. What are terpenes?

Each cannabis plant has a distinctive sweet smell that becomes stronger when exposed to heat.
Interestingly, it is not the cannabinoids that give cannabis its smell, as cannabinoids have no smell. Instead, the characteristic aroma you feel when using hemp-derived products is due to terpenes.
Terpenes are not exclusive to cannabis. They are abundant in the natural world, and they are the reason why fruits and flowers smell the way they do.
For plants, the role of terpenes is clear. Their role is to protect a plant from predators or pathogens or to attract pollinators when the time is right.
The most prominent terpenes in nature, and which can be found in abundance in many cannabis plants, are:
Pinene – Pinene is responsible for the smell of the trees in the forest or the Christmas tree in your living room.
Limonene – The citrus smell of oranges, lemons and certain strains of cannabis is due to limonene. This terpene is also often used in air fresheners, cleaning products and foods.
Linalool – Linalool is very present in lavender (and is an essential ingredient in any lavender-scented product), but it is also present in basil.
Terpinolene – Found in nutmeg and cumin, terpinolene has a more pronounced and heavier smell than limonene or pinene.

23. Do terpenes have health benefits?

However, research is finding that terpenes can provide other benefits in addition to pleasant smells. The relationship between terpenes and health is beginning to be recognized and more studies are underway – so watch this area!
For example, when tested on mice, limonenes showed some potential antidepressant properties. Pinenes show some promise as an anti-inflammatory ingredient, and terpinolene is currently being tested to explore its antioxidant properties.

24. How is CBD Oil made?

The journey of the cannabis sativa plant, from seed to CBD oil in dietary supplements and foods, is long and complex!
The first step is always the extraction of the CBD. While CBD can be extracted from hemp using various techniques, the cannabis industry considers the CO2 extraction method to be the best.
CO2 extraction allows cannabinols to be extracted from the plant efficiently and safely.
It is also the most expensive extraction method. While butane or ethanol extraction is cheaper, they carry more risk and produce lower quality end products.
When it comes to extraction, the price corresponds to the quality of the final product.

25. How is CBD Oil extracted at Byolitic?

At Byolitic, all our products contain CBD distillate oil from organic hemp grown in Switzerland, extracted using the CO2 method.
This method uses CO2 in a supercritical state. CO2 has the unique ability to act as a gas and a liquid depending on the temperature and pressure it is exposed to.
The process usually requires the use of a machine that consists of several chambers. Plant materials (hemp) are placed in one chamber and CO2 in another. When the time is right, the CO2 is moved into the hemp chamber, and then, by manipulating the CO2 through temperature and pressure, the extract and supercritical CO2 move from chamber to chamber, leaving us with a mixture of the desired extract and CO2.
After the CO2 evaporates, the extraction process is complete and the result is a full-spectrum CBD oil.

What happens next?

This extract is not the final CBD oil product. In the next stage, all impurities and unwanted compounds must be removed.
For example, in the United Kingdom, CBD oil may contain only undetectable levels of the controlled and intoxicating cannabinoid THC.
During this stage, other minor legal cannabinoids are retained, including CBG, CBC, and CBDa.

26. The difference between CBD oil concentrations

You’ll notice that CBD oils have different percentages on their labels, indicating the concentration of CBD in the bottle.
Beginner users are always advised to choose a lower concentration, so a 5% or 10% CBD oil is a good place to start. This is because it is much easier to adjust your dosage with CBD oils that have lower concentrations of CBD.
We recommend using our CBD oil dosage calculator to find the perfect starting dosage.
Remember that every body is different, so this is just a suggestion when you start taking CBD. To find the right dose for you, you may need to gradually increase your consumption. This is easier to do if you start with a lower concentration.
Once you’ve found the perfect CBD dose for you, you can switch to a stronger CBD oil (if that’s what your body wants and needs), but don’t exceed a daily CBD dose of 70mg.

27. CBD Ingredients

What’s in a Bottle of CBD Oil? Much more than just CBD!
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is the main ingredient in all CBD oils.
Depending on the type of CBD oil, CBD will be the only cannabinoid or one of several present in your oil.
At Byolitic, we make sure that our CBD oils are THC-free, but contain plenty of other legal cannabinoids.
This allows you to take advantage of any potential benefits of these cannabinoids and the wholesome effect.
You can find a full list of the different cannabinoids found in our oils by checking certificates of analysis from third-party laboratories.
Terpenes are chemical compounds found in various plants, including cannabis.
They are responsible for the smell of the hemp plant (and your CBD oil) and contribute significantly to its taste.
There are many different terpenes, and many of them also occur in other species. For example, pinene is a terpene highly present in hemp, but it is also a dominant terpene in forest trees.
Early research suggests that terpenes may have health benefits.
Carrier oil
A bottle of CBD oil will contain a combination of CBD, other compounds (such as cannabinoids or terpenes), and carrier oil.
CBD needs to be mixed with a carrier oil in order for the body to digest it properly.
The most popular oils used by CBD manufacturers are hemp seed oil and MCT carrier oil (such as coconut oil).
Each of these oils comes with its own beneficial ingredients. For example, hemp seed oil contains vitamins, minerals and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, while coconut oil contains vitamin E and various minerals.

27. What does CBD oil taste like?

Many first-time CBD users wonder what CBD oil tastes like. If you have no previous experience with hemp products, it is difficult to imagine what taste to expect.
Most CBD oils will always have a slightly earthy, mushroom or forest taste, but our CBD oil has a very delicate taste.
In addition, each CBD oil contains a carrier oil that also influences the taste of the final product. For effective CBD absorption, the carrier oil is usually either hemp seed oil or MCT oil (such as coconut oil).
CBD oils that contain hemp seed oil will accentuate the natural taste of the CBD, while MCT oil will help mask the natural taste slightly, but will not overpower or hide it completely.
Many people genuinely enjoy the natural taste of CBD. If you like mushrooms and strong tastes, chances are you will have a great experience while using CBD oil.
However, the taste of CBD is not to everyone’s taste. CBD users who prefer sweeter flavors in their lives can opt for CBD gummies, CBD chocolates, or CBD cookies instead.
Users who do not enjoy the natural taste of CBD oils and would prefer not to add sugar to their diet can consider the only unflavored CBD option available on the market – CBD capsules.

28. Why Byolitic?

Now that you are familiar with CBD and its potential benefits, you may want to give it a try. If so, please explore our wide range of CBD products and select the ones that best suit your needs.
Byolitic offers an extensive and exclusive range of quality CBD products and supplements.
All Byolitic products are created using state-of-the-art technology and undergo rigorous third-party testing practices to ensure product quality, customer safety and supply chain transparency.
Our CBD oil is a THC-free, broad-spectrum distillate with high bioavailability, making it the safest and purest oil on the market.
It is obtained exclusively from hemp plants grown in Switzerland, which means we never use isolates or man-made synthetics, only natural plant-based CBD.

Disclaimer: CBD products have not been approved by the FDA. However, the WHO recognizes CBD as a non-toxic and safe compound with little or no side effects. There is currently insufficient evidence to support the use of CBD in the conditions mentioned above and this text in no way reflects recommended uses. Always seek the professional advice of your doctor if you are taking prescribed medication or intend to use CBD for your condition.