What is CBD Oil? What gives CBD Oil its taste?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the most popular cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. CBD oil consists of CBD that has been suspended in a carrier oil so as to be able to dose accurately, safely, and effectively. In Canada, CBD Oil is regulated by Health Canada and must abide by safety and quality regulations.
A natural product, CBD oil is often made with either MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or hemp seed oil, among others. The carrier oil and process of infusing CBD into the oil can actually have a significant impact on the taste of any given CBD oil.
Depending on the type of CBD oil, it can be made from the leaves, flowers, and even the stalks of the plant. These are different types of CBD oils, which include full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. What these mean is how much other parts of the plant, including other cannabinoids, have been included in the process of making the oil. This too can affect the taste of your CBD oil.
Why do people take CBD Oil?
People use CBD oil for a wide array of health-related reasons, which has only increased since the recreational legalization of cannabis in Canada. Legalization has helped reduce the stigma of the plant, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable in speaking to their doctors, friends, and families about its potential health benefits. Some main reasons why people take medical cannabis include pain management, anxiety relief, sleep assistance, epilepsy, cancer-related symptoms, and more.
The benefits of CBD oil are plentiful. Being non-psychoactive, CBD won’t make you feel impaired as THC does, but still offers many potential advantages. CBD is anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing), anti-nausea, anti-epileptiform, and even neuroprotective.
Is there a CBD Oil with no taste?
Yes – Some Licensed Producers in Canada (companies that have been given approval by Health Canada to make CBD oil) have created tasteless CBD oil! If you are interested in learning more about your options or trying a tasteless CBD oil, book your free virtual appointment with Apollo Clinics today, or email us at Info@apolloresearch.ca.
What can I take instead of CBD oil?
These days, there are many options to ingest your CBD without having to take CBD oil that has a taste you don’t like.
Soft gel capsules:
Besides tasteless CBD oil, the next closest thing would be soft gel capsules. These are pre-dosed capsules that are filled with CBD oil, similar to any other capsule like Advil gel caps. These are great alternatives as you can measure your dose accurately and still be taking the same product without having to taste it.
Dissolvable CBD powders:
These powders, also made by Licensed Producers, can be dissolved into any drink or food and are flavourless! With these, take note if they are an “isolate” CBD powder. This means there are no other cannabinoids or other materials from the cannabis plant in them, meaning they may or may not be as effective as a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum oil.
While maybe not the healthiest to be taking every day, edibles provide a tasty and convenient way to ingest your CBD. These days, edibles range from cookies to dissolvable sublingual strips (like Listerine strips) to lozenges.
The options are there for you to find what medical CBD product options work for you! We offer free 7 day a week support via our education team at Apollo. Book your free appointment with us today.