How to Make CBD Oil at Home

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The benefits when making CBD at home

Oil is one of the most common ways to consume CBD. Most of us will pop into the shop and buy accordingly to our budget or health preferences. There are sadly some limitations for some of us depending on the store product types availability and regulations in your country.

Worried about your budget or even what some CBD oil manufactures are adding to their mix? Worry no more, You can make your own CBD in your kitchen and not need to put on your lab coat. With a few easy steps and a few common household items, it is achievable. 

The methods

First of you must decide on which method you would like to use and or can use. There are two easy methods to extract the oil from the plant material namely Oil method and the alcohol method.

Both will give you excellent results, but it all comes down to the strain and quality of the cannabis. 

Oil Method 

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The equipment that is needed

• Double boiler (two pots)

• Baking tray

• Parchment paper

• Herb grinder (or scissors)

• Coffee filter, cheesecloth or something similar

• Glass jar or botel with lid for storage

The ingredients

• 30g hemp flowers  

• 450g carrier oil (hemp seed and coconut are best and preferred oils, but olive oil or any edible plant-based oil will also work)

The how-to

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1 Prepping

You will need to make the hemp flowers fine and not into a powder form, just into small pieces, and even as well to allow maximum CBD oil extraction. So if possible use a herb grinder. Using scissors will make the proses more time consuming and will require a little more effort. Especially to make all the hemp flowers even and as small as possible.

2 Baking

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the ground-up hemp flowers evenly onto it. Preheat the oven to 110ºC (225ºF) and let it bake for an hour, the flower should turn to a light brown color and will be a little bit brittle (crispy). This will begin the decarboxylation process, where the inactive CBDA is converted into active CBD.

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3 Extraction 

Mix the fine hemp flowers and oil you chose to use. Place the mixture into a double boiler, fill up the bottom with water, and keep an eye on the water level to prevent an interruption and or to stop the extraction processes without knowing it. Keep the temperature above 150ºC for 2 to 3 hours. This will evaporate the terpenes and the product will have a brownish-green color.

4 Separating

Carefully separate the double boiler or remove the pot from the heated water. Take your glass jar or bottle and place your filter over the opening and pour in your homemade CBD oil and let the filter sit for a few minutes with the plant material so all the oil is separated from the hemp material that is left. Remove the filter with the solid matter and throw it away.

Store your CBD oil in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The Alcohol method

The ingredients:

 Around 30g ground buds or 60–100g ground dried shake or trim
• High-proof, food-safe grain alcohol

The following equipment is needed:

• Mixing bowl
• Baking tray
• Parchment paper
• Grinder
• Fine strainer such as a piece of cheesecloth or a sieve
• Catchment container
• Double boiler (a set of two fitted saucepans/pots stacked together with space between them)
• Wooden spoon
• Spatula
• Funnel
• Plastic syringe

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Now follow the following steps:

  1. You now need to use a grinder to ensure that it is a fine consistency. Place it on a tray on parchment paper and bake for 1 hour at 110 degrees Celsius.
  • Place your decarbonated buds into a mixing bowl with alcohol, to let the plant matter submerge. Now stir it for 5 to 10 minutes. This will cause the CBD and terpenes to get extracted.
  • Separate the CBD extract from the alcohol. Use a filter and strain the solution into a bowl. You can repeat this process a few times using fresh alcohol.
  • Set up your double boiler.Pour the alcohol in the top and apply heat. Now keep stirring the mixture for 20 minutes while the alcohol evaporates. Just remember the vapor will be highly flammable and can be a fire hazard.
  • It will be a tar like consistency when all the alcohol is removed. You can use a syringe to draw it up while it is still warm, because it just makes it easier to store.

There you have it; you can choose between 2 methods to make your CBD oil in the comfort of your own home. It is as easy as that, try it!

Can you smoke CBD?

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How to smoke CBD flower?

Yes, you can smoke CBD through CBD vapes, CBD cigarettes, CBD Pre-rolls, and CBD flowers

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vaping oil- CBD vapes

The benefits of smoking CBD:

  1. The quick effect

You can experience the benefits 2 to 5 minutes after you have used it.

  • It is non-intoxicating

The flowers are rich in CBD and low in THC.

  • All-natural

You smoke the hemp plant itself with no ingredients added.

  • Crave less nicotine

Studies have shown that those who use CBD have less nicotine cravings.

  • Calmness

The usage of CBD will make you feel less stressed and help fight anxiety.

The different ways of smoking CBD:

  • CBD cigarettes

No, it is not regular cigarettes. These cigarettes are nicotine-free and only contain 100% raw CBD.

Benefits of the CBD cigarettes:

– They ensure the exact amount of CBD to ensure consistency. Each cigarette contains 60 mg of CBD.

– Easy to carry around. They usually come in packs that contain 12-20 CBD cigarettes.

– Helps with inflammation

– Helps with the lack of sleep

– Improves physical and mental well-being

Can you vape CBD?

Yes, you can vape CBD in the following forms:

– Raw hemp

– CBD-rich marijuana

– CBD concentrates

What is a CBD flower?

CBD flower is a cannabis bud that will help you relax without giving you that high feeling. Here is an interesting fact if you feel extremely high from THC you can take CBD to take you to equilibrium.

How will taking CBD make you feel?

How the CBD flower will affect you will depend on the person. But it has been reported that you will feel either relaxed or energized.

Can consuming a CBD flower make you fail a drug test?

You would have to consume a very large amount for it to show up on a drug screening as the tests are testing for the presence of THC and the CBD flower only contains 0.3%.

How to smoke a CBD flower?

Smoking CBD is the most popular way of using the hemp flower

Vaping CBD flower

Vaping the flower can be more effective than smoking it as the vapor absorbs into your lungs better than smoke. By vaping the flower you also preserve the terpenes and the flavonoids that give flavor to the flower.

Can you eat the CBD flower?

Yes, you can eat the flower but please do not go eat it off the stalk. You can eat the flower when it has been cooked or when it has been heated to the extent that the cannabinoids have been activated. You can cook the buds in oils or butter. Make sure to keep the heat low so that you don’t burn your buds.

You have now learned the different forms of how to consume CBD and the CBD flower as well as the benefits it includes. You have studied the theory, so you can now do the practicing part. It all depends on what you prefer and enjoy. Get your CBD and relax!

WHAT IS IN CBD OIL THAT HAS HEALTH BENEFITS?

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CBD oil stands for cannabidiol and is a natural, increasingly popular product for the treatment of a variety of diseases, ailments and pain. There are two main types of CBD oils. The first type is made up of isolated cannabinoids, while the second type is broad spectrum CBD oil, which includes other components present in the marijuana plant.

The marijuana plant “Cannabis Sativa” has more than 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids.

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These cannabinoids give CBD oil the power to heal and relieve pain and other general health problems. It is important to understand that the active cannabinoids in CBD oil are not the same as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the compound in the marijuana plant that makes a person “high”. However, CBD is not psychoactive and cannot get anyone high and comes from the state-legalized industrial hemp plant.

The fact that CBD oil is free from the psychoactive THC compound is what makes the products so attractive.

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For years, marijuana has been believed to provide health benefits to people. The problem, however, was that it was impossible or difficult to isolate the psychoactive THC ingredient from the health-promoting cannabinoids.

CBD oil is an excellent, inexpensive, low-side-effect method for people to provide relief from certain health conditions without the mind-altering effects of THC or common drugs that can come with a variety of harmful and stressful side effects. It is a natural product in which the cannabinoids are obtained from the hemp plant. The cannabinoids are then diluted with a carrier oil, the most common being coconut or hemp seed oil.

What Are the Common Uses of CBD Oil?

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In general, the benefits of CBD oil are used to treat a range of chronic ailments, particularly chronic pain, arthritis, and anxiety. When treating acute infections or serious health problems, these benefits of CBD oil are not effective.

CBD oil for pain relief

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CBD oil for pain relief

The marijuana plant has always been used to treat chronic pain. In modern times, scientists have been able to isolate and examine the parts of the marijuana plant that are responsible for providing pain relief. It has been found that CBD and some other components of hemp are responsible for chronic pain relief in users of both types of CBD oils.

The human body has a so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS system is responsible for regulating certain everyday functions, including the body’s responses to pain, appetite, need for sleep, and the immune system’s response to pathogens and other foreign invaders and infections. Endocannabinoids, which move along the ECS system, are a type of neurotransmitter. These neurotransmitters bind to the receptors that make up the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.

But what role does CBD oil play in this system? Studies have shown that CBD oil affects the receptors in the ECS system. The components of the CBD oil have anti-inflammatory effects and also act on other neurotransmitters in the body that are responsible for the feeling of chronic pain. Studies of CBD oils containing THC components (but not showing high levels) can help reduce the pain associated with multiple sclerosis.

CBD oil for anxiety

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CBD oil for anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world, affecting nearly 18% of the adult US population annually. Usually, anxiety is treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication. But many people don’t like the side effects that pharmaceutical drugs can have. In some parts of the United States, people with anxiety can find it difficult to find a suitable therapist to manage their anxiety that is covered by their insurance.

CBD oils are useful for treating anxiety, they are a cheaper and most widely used treatment option for anxiety sufferers. Furthermore, they have no adverse side effects. Anxiety disorders can also cause other conditions that CBD oil can relieve, such as: B. Depression, insomnia and increased restlessness. Studies have shown that CBD oil alleviates the symptoms of social phobia and anxiety associated with PTSD. Furthermore, like many common anxiety drugs, CBD oil is not addicting.

CBD oil for depression

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CBD oil for depression

Like anxiety, depression is a common mental illness. Untreated depression can increase the risk of substance use disorder and put a person at risk for self-harm and suicide attempts. The US economy loses more than $ 2 billion annually to workplace depression, with depression being a leading cause of absenteeism and disability in the workplace worldwide

CBD oil for weight loss

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Which dosage form is recommended?

Best known is CBD in the form of oil. However, there are also a number of other dosage forms with which the cannabidiol can be administered to the body.

  • oil
  • Capsules, pills, coated tablets
  • Crystals
  • Liquid
  • Food supplements

CBD oil

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Is considered a classic and is a true all-rounder. The oil is easy to dose and it works quickly. If you drip the oil on or under the tongue, the active ingredient can be quickly absorbed by the mucous membranes and the effect usually unfolds after around 10 minutes.

The bottle is handy so you can take it with you anywhere and thanks to the pipette you can use the oil orally anywhere. In addition to the valuable ingredients (secondary plant substances and minerals), terpenes and flavonoids can also be found in CBD oil.

When buying, you should definitely value a full-spectrum product, because this is the only way to benefit from the many health benefits. CBD oil has only one disadvantage – the taste is not for everyone.

Capsules, pills and coated tablets

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Capsules and the like are easier to dose than oil. You can also take it with you and swallow it with a little water at any time. The advantage is that this shape is tasteless. However, you have to plan a little more time for the effects to unfold, because they only unfold once they have reached the stomach.

Crystals

Crystals are pure CBD because they contain 100% of the active ingredient. Crystals are used when you want to make CBD products yourself. You can also take it pure. This is an advantage if you value high concentration. Such isolates are placed directly under the tongue, where they can slowly dissolve. If you want, you can also take the crystals dissolved in tea or another drink. The effect unfolds quite quickly.

Liquid

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The liquid is very popular with smokers. It can be consumed with a vaper or an e-liquid and so easily vaporized or inhaled. The extract is absorbed directly through the airways and you can feel the first effects after just a few seconds. However, one should keep in mind that the liquid is not the best dosage form if you want to lose weight with CBD. However, the liquid is ideal for acute treatment to relieve severe pain.

Food supplements

The active ingredient CBD is now available in a number of foods and dietary supplements. So, you can integrate the cannabinoid very well into your everyday life. It should be noted that the active ingredient is only released into the body very slowly. The product is effective for longer, but it also takes longer to notice an effect. CBD in food is less suitable for weight loss, because you also always have to keep your calorie balance in mind.

How do you properly dose CBD for weight loss?

The right dosage of CBD for weight loss is not easy to explain because it is related to various factors:

  • The concentration of CBD in the various preparations
  • The desired goal
  • The body’s reaction to the substance CBD

Everyone reacts differently to CBD, so it is not easy to find the right dosage. As a beginner you should slowly approach the right dose and always start with a low dose. With CBD oil, this is usually 5 to 8 drops per day, depending on how high the CBD oil is. If the body reacts positively to this dose, one can think of increasing it gradually.

In any case, it is important that you take the CBD regularly, because the active ingredient can only develop its full potential if it is continuously available to the body. You should see the first changes after the first few weeks of regular use. If there are no positive changes, the dose can easily be increased because no significant side effects are to be expected.

Where else can CBD help?

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Anxiety

Aside from helping you lose weight; CBD can do a lot more. It helps with stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue, among other things. It also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The research is far from over here, so it will be interesting to see what effects CBD still has.

How can CBD help with obesity?

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Numerous studies have already shown that cannabidiol can successfully support weight loss. In contrast, in the case of pathological obesity, the so-called obesity, taking CBD alone is not enough.

CBD for weight loss

First and foremost, the background to obesity must be known, because obesity can be equated with an addiction disease. Usually this happens in the context of a metabolic disorder.

So far there have been two important findings on this. CBD can help with addiction diseases, so that it can also be used in obesity, because the active ingredient can significantly improve the disease.

For people with obesity, the body mass index (BMI) is calculated first.

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This can be determined by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the height in centimeters and multiplying this result by 2.

The result provides information as to whether the person is in the normal range, in the range of overweight or even in the range of obesity, although differences must be made according to age and gender.

Too high creates an enormous burden on the organs.

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If the sugar intake is too high, the pancreas has to work harder to ensure that enough insulin is produced at all times and the blood sugar level remains constant. Sooner or later, this can lead to insulin resistance, which can subsequently lead to type 2 diabetes.

This can lead to dysfunction of the mitochondria. The result is that inflammation increases in the body, which in turn leads to an inhibition of the function of the organs. At the same time, with increasing weight, the body also accumulates more and more fat, which also presses on the organs.

Here help can come from the active ingredient CBD, because the cannabidiol has been shown to inhibit the absorption of sugar in the cells.

This ensures that less sugar is converted to fat, which builds up in the body. However, you have to know that cannabidiol is not enough to protect yourself against obesity. Obese people need to be willing to change their diet and exercise more.

What should you watch out for when losing weight with CBD?

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Many now probably think that you take a few drops of CBD oil every day and the pounds are falling off. But it is not that simple. The active ingredient should rather be seen as a supplement, because you can only lose weight in the long term with a good dose of discipline and a good degree of personal responsibility. In any case, this includes:

  • Sufficient exercise
  • A healthy and balanced diet
  • The intake of sufficient water
Diet
Diet

If you really want to lose weight, you should change your daily diet to healthy and low-calorie foods that are balanced. Realizing this is actually worse for many than integrating sufficient exercise into everyday life.

CBD can reduce the feeling of hunger, so you have a good chance here to tackle the change in diet.

If you also provide your body with sufficient fluids, you are much less hungry and can perform better in sports. Sport shouldn’t be neglected if you want to lose weight. A healthy mix of strength and endurance sports is ideal in this case.