THC-Free CBD Oil
If you’ve ever wondered about THC-free CBD (cannabidiol) oils or products, you’re not alone. Many people want the benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is what gives the “high” feeling when using regular cannabis, but if you need to drive, use machinery or get drug tested for work, you need a CBD without the THC.
Hemp-derived CBD oil only contains a trace amount of THC (up to 0.2%), which is not enough to trigger the high feeling. However, THC can accumulate in the body over time, which may make it detectable on a drug test.
To meet the needs of users, at Down To Earth we’ve expanded our collection with a product known as CBD isolate, so you can enjoy hemp oil THC-free.
CBD isolate consists of purified CBD that doesn’t contain THC or other cannabinoids. This product also contains no terpenes, which means CBD isolates are odourless. This makes CBD isolate perfect for people who want the many benefits of CBD oil with the peace of mind that no trace amounts of THC are present or will show up on a drug test.
The CBD isolate isn’t the only product that produces THC-free oil, there is also broad-spectrum extract which consists of a wide range of THC-free cannabinoids and terpenes.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about THC-free CBD oil.
CBD and THC Have Different Effects on the Endocannabinoid System
Okay, we’re gonna get scientific, but we promise it’ll make sense!
The main difference between CBD and THC and how they affect your body via the endocannabinoid system is the way they target cannabinoid receptors.
THC directly binds to the CB1 receptor, the highest concentrations of which are found in the brain and central nervous system. This allows THC to cause feelings of happiness and euphoria.
THC has an almost identical molecular structure to anandamide, one of the two main endocannabinoids. This molecule is also attributed to feelings of calm, happiness and euphoria.
When THC is consumed, the brain is “tricked” into thinking more anandamide is circulating in the system, triggering the euphoric high. Excess THC in your system can cause side effects, such as temporary anxiety, paranoia and difficulty sleeping.
The way CBD interacts with your body is a little different.CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors and signals the endocannabinoid system to release more anandamide. CBD might also allow anandamide to circulate in your system longer by blocking an enzyme that breaks it down. However, it doesn’t lead to abnormal anandamide levels and therefore doesn’t trigger the high feeling, regardless of the dose.
CBD works where it’s needed most and can ensure a healthy concentration of endocannabinoids in your body without any mind-altering effects.
Does THC-Free CBD Oil Work?
At this point, you may be wondering if removing THC from CBD oil makes the product less effective.
To answer this question, we need to explain the “entourage effect”.
The “entourage effect” is an idea proposed by Dr. Ethan Russo, who states that different types of cannabinoids work better together than alone. Even traces of THC in CBD oil extracts can influence how CBD oil works.
Full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids of the hemp plant, including a small amount of THC. The presence of THC enhances some of the benefits attributed to CBD by allowing your body to process this cannabinoid more efficiently.
Several studies have shown that CBD-enriched cannabis extracts could be more effective in reducing inflammation and physical discomfort, which is why athletes love it. Instead, CBD on its own may lose its effectiveness when a certain dose is exceeded. Full-spectrum extracts can prevent this.
However, THC-free CBD oil can still be beneficial even if some of the other benefits provided by other cannabinoids and terpenes may be lost. Currently, the research is too limited to conclude whether CBD isolate is less effective than full-spectrum CBD, but what we do know is that CBD isolate does have many benefits.
If you want to take advantage of the entourage effect with THC-free products, try looking for a broad-spectrum CBD extract.
The CBD market has grown enormously in recent years. There are more and more products designed to suit different types of CBD users, you can find CBD cosmetics, CBD flowers, oils, and much more.
Some studies suggest that CBD oil is processed more efficiently in the presence of small amounts of THC, but if you need to have zero THC in your system for certain workplaces, to drive or operate machinery, then a CBD isolate – a THC-free oil – may be the best choice for you.
You should also consult your doctor before using any CBD products, especially if you have any medical conditions or if you’re on medication.
At Down To Earth, we sell only premium CBD products. All our products are tested by independent labs to ensure their quality and purity. You can find these independent lab reports on our website.
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