The benefits of CBD oil is that it is used to treat a number of different conditions including anxiety, depression, pain and PMS, and is said to have beneficial effects on concentration, energy levels and sleep. It’s also sometimes used topically as an anti-inflammatory (but you might want to check the price before you start pouring it on your bad back – some CBD oils can cost around £140 for a small vial).
CBD can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp. However, as marijuana is illegal in most places, much of the CBD you’ll find on the market is made from hemp.
Will CBD get you high?
Interested? Good! We’ve actually dedicated a whole blog post for the benefits of CBD oil – check it out to learn more!
Yes, hemp oil can be good for pain. Hemp seed oil is applied topically or ingested by many people as a form of natural pain relief. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful for people suffering from a variety of painful infections, autoimmune disorders or injuries.
Good Hemp’s hemp oil is super-rich in omegas (otherwise known as good fat) and has 25 times more omegas than olive oil. It has absolutely no trans fats (and 40% less saturated fats than olive oil).
Emily Kyle, a holistic cannabis practitioner and registered dietician, said the early research on CBD suggests it can help with “ anxiety and depression, sleep disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders, pain and inflammation. It is believed that CBD can nourish the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which is directly responsible for maintaining homeostasis or balance, in the body.”
But what does the research say about CBD and what happens when it is mixed in olive oil?
Though the amount of CBD and its purity matters in its potential effectiveness, Kyle said consuming it with a fat, such as olive oil, can help the chemical work.
Brun said KB Pure products are commonly used by seniors and athletes to manage pain, and that she recommends folks interested in trying CBD and olive oil combinations try topical salves at first.
Brooke Brun is the co-founded KB Pure Essentials, which sells olive oil and CBD products, including lip balm, deodorant, shampoo, makeup remover, body lotion, tinctures and more. KB Pure Essential products are made from a blend of CBD and olive oil, in part to improve the taste and aroma of the products, but also because of olive oil’s health properties.
Olive oil is great for your skin too, which is why we use it as a base for our salve. Its humectant properties moisturize and soothe dry and sun-damaged skin. The oleic acid also supports the skin’s natural breathing process and sebum production.
People everywhere are consuming CBD products – and for good reason! Ongoing scientific research continues to link CBD to a long list of benefits from combating inflammation to improving sleep to pain management. There are many forms of CBD found on shelves (topicals, capsules and gummies to name a few), but the most common form is a tincture, often referred to as CBD Oil.
Inflammation is thought to be one of the key drivers behind certain chronic health problems, including Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes. The predominant monounsaturated fat in olive oil is oleic acid, which makes up almost 3/4 of the oil content. Studies have shown that oleic acid has an anti-inflammatory effect that has been compared to ibuprofen in terms of its profile and potency. It is suggested that this acid may be able to help fight cancer by protecting healthy cells from the genes linked to cancer cells.
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Olive oil is the liquid fat collected from pressing whole olives. How the olives are processed results in different grades of olive oil – refined and unrefined. Unrefined oils are pure and untreated which means there are no chemicals added or heat being used in the extraction process. This results in a purer oil with a stronger taste. Refined oils have been treated to remove any flaws and are usually lighter in color and milder in taste.
An intake of sufficient omega-3 and omega-6 is needed to repair and replace CB1 and CB2 receptors. This repair and replacement process is important so our bodies can utilize both phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids sources outside the body) like CBD and endocannabinoids (cannabinoids made in the body), which regulate homeostasis within the body. Research has shown that in order to get the maximum benefit from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you need to ingest them in the proper ratio; 1 part omega-3 to 10 parts omega-6. Coincidentally, that is the ratio in which they are present in olive oil.
You have probably heard that olive oil is one of the shining stars in the Mediterranean diet. Inhabitants of the Mediterranean region have used olive oil for centuries; many believe that this is the key to its population’s youth and longevity. Olive oil is high in antioxidants – these reduce the negative effects of free radicals that can contribute to the development of disease.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biochemical communication system that regulates many of the body’s everyday functions. Cannabinoids (like CBD) bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the ECS, setting off a chain reaction that triggers different effects such as improving sleep and countering pain. If the receptors are damaged, the effects may not be so potent.