CBD oil is the most common form of taking pure CBD.
Essentially, CBD oil is pure CBD, extracted from cannabis plants, suspended in an inert oil solution.
The process of collecting the oil from the Cannabis Sativa plant is quite similar to other oil gathering processes. Some manufacturers isolate pure CBD from individual hemp plants, whereas others extract the entire plant and seek to ring out every last drop of potential cannabinoids.
The method of extraction is quite commonly done using CO2. Essentially, temperature control is utilised so as to force concentrated CO2 through the plant, which isolates the CBD molecules from the other plant nutrients and compounds. This avoids corrupting the final product, leaving a pure, distilled form of CBD which can then be suspended in a food-safe oil.
CBD oil is generally used for the purpose of either oral ingestion or through application in food. It is commonly sold in a small bottle with a dropper, allowing you to administer it a few drops at a time.
One of the most frequent applications of CBD oil is actually to use it as fuel for a vaporizoer pen, allowing you to imbibe your CBD through vaping it.
Tinctures cannot be vaporized using an e-pen – to do so can be potentially quite dangerous.
Pros & Cons Between the Two?
CBD oil is great when administered however you like it, but there are some clear advantages and disadvantages to choosing either oil or tincture.
Here’s a short list of the pros and cons of each:
CBD oil is easily vaporised and thus imbibed through vaping. A very easy to method.
As it is suspended in inert oil, it does nothing whatsoever to affect the CBD.
Certain foods benefit from using oil, rather than a tincture, for example if you’re administering your CBD using fat-soluble recipes, like in cookies.
CBD oil has a distinctive, somewhat unpleasant taste.
Oil, when applied to food, can change its properties somewhat – not every dish benefits from some drops of oil in it!
Tincture is excellent for applying to food; allowing it to more easily mix into whatever dish you want.
Tincture must absolutely not be vaped.