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CBD: How is it made and what is it good for?

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CBD is all the rage right now. Now that it has been legalized in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a growing number of other countries across the globe, CBD oil, CBD edibles, CBD capsules, CBD balms and other CBD formulations are flying off the shelf. All the hype has many asking how CBD is made and what it’s used for?

What CBD Is…and Isn’t

CBD, or cannabidiol as it is formally termed, is a naturally occurring substance derived from the cannabis plant. It differs from “pot” in that it contains absolutely no psychoactive properties. It has no ability to get you “high”. It does, however, possess other amazing qualities. While no claim is being made that CBD is a cure-all or a substitute for medical treatment, scientific studies prove that it does have some powerful characteristics. It has the potential to be an anti-inflammatory, a stress reducer, a pain reliever, and may even be conducive to the treatment of diseases like cancer and heart disease in the near future. Continuing research is still being conducted, of course.

The Process of the Product

The process of making CBD is nothing short of amazing. It all begins with the growing and harvesting of the Cannabis plant. For optimal results, proprietary strains are used. Extraction is the next course of action. Some, but not all, CBD oil-based products originated from the extraction of the whole plant. Others use isolate for their derivative. It is commonly believed that whole-plant extraction maximized a broader spectrum of cannabinoids. CBD isolates are still pure CBD. The quality and effectiveness of the compounds made from isolates totally depend upon the isolation process as well as the quality of the plant within. Extraction can occur in several different ways. The original method is alcohol extraction which entails the soaking of the Cannabis plant in a solvent, like grain alcohol or ethanol. When the solvent evaporates, only the CBD oil remains. Roto-Vap is another extraction method. In this mode, the ethanol solution is heated to speed up the evaporation process. The CBD oil collects in a specially designated compartment. CO2 Extraction involves the forcing of CO2 through the actual plant in order to extract its oil. There are specific tools used which allow the CBD oil to fill into chambers where it is collected. From there, different formulations are born. CBD oil, CBD capsules, CBD balms, and so forth are carefully created by various means. Then come the packaging and the products eventually find their way to the consumer for the true test of the entire process.

Quality Matters

There are many factors that set regular CBD and superior CBD products apart, as with any other type of products. The location, the plant the product is derived from, the infiltration of toxins into the mix, and the purity of the formulation all play important roles in separating the good from the bad and even in distinguishing the elite from the good. The market is becoming cluttered with brands and variants. Some claiming to be CBD oil, but in fact, they are from hemp seed oil, typically low in cannabinoid content. A huge amount of hemp is required to extract a small amount CBD, raising the risk of contaminants because hemp, a bio-accumulator, draws toxins from the soil. These products are typically low cost compared to CBD Oil, and as usual in life, you get what you pay for.

CBD oil and CBD products, on the other hand, are typically at the top end of retail pricing. The oil is extracted from Cannabis and extracted to eliminate traces of THC, leaving a product with high-level CBD, delivering maximum therapeutic impact. As the oil comes directly from the specially cultivated cannabis plant, it is far superior to Hemp Oil. The robust terpene profile of whole-plant cannabis enhances the therapeutic benefits of CDB. If it is pure CBD oil that you want, always shop with a company who can provide full lab analysis. This will quality assure that the products you buy, are free from THC, Organic, Non-GMO and legal within the UK.


Why Medik8-NI ?

At Medik8 NI, we are passionate about CBD…and it shows. We go the extra mile to assure our products are among the most superior in existence. Our products are derived from quality assured, award-winning cannabis plants grown in the fertile soil and ultimate conditions of Colorado. We take stringent measures to grow organic plants, so you never have to worry about the contamination of chemicals or GMOs. We are proud to state that our cannabis plants are vegan-friendly and organic. We also take great pride in making sure our operations are fully sustainable. All of our products are fully lab certified and come complete with full product lab analysis.

When it comes to CBD oil and other CBD products, you can’t get any better than MediK8 NI products. We are passionate about CBD and its benefits. We are an ethically aware company who donate 10% of our products to charities. Our fantastic range of cannabis plants is grown in Colorado and us very aware of the beautiful world that we all now live in. As a company, we are committed to playing our part to protect the planet by reducing our carbon footprint and removing unnecessary packaging where possible. We invite you to explore our wonderful world of CBD products and join us on this exciting journey. Visit us

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Article Topics: Cannabis, Hemp
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