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What is CBD (cannabidiol) oil?

CBD oil is said to be effective in improving insomnia and mental instability. It is also popular with athletes as their concentration increases! The raw material is cannabis grass!

\\ This article is recommended as follows //

  • CBD oil beginner
  • Those who want to know the effects of CBD oil
  • People who want to know how to use CBD oil


  1. 1.What is CBD oil?
  2. 2.There are three main types of hemp-derived oil (hemp oil).
  3. 3.How is it different from hemp seed oil?
  4. 4.How to use CBD oil
  5. 5.Notes for CBD oil
  6. 6.Summary

1. What is CBD oil?

CBD (cannabidiol), one of the substances extracted from cannabis stems, is mainly extracted and mixed with olive oil and other carrier oils.

The effects are as follows.

  • Chronic pain
  • Anticonvulsant action
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Antihypertensive action
  • Strong relaxing effect
  • Alleviation of insomnia

In this way, various effects are expected, and in the United States, it is also certified as an antiepileptic drug.

On the other hand, the substance that makes cannabis an illegal drug is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is extracted from cannabis leaves, roots, flowers, etc. and isn't contained in the stem.
It has strong psychological effects such as uplifting and euphoria, distortion of the sense of time, and sharpening of the five senses, and is addictive.

2. There are three main types of hemp-derived oil (hemp oil).


A powder in which only CBD is separated and CBD is 99% or more.

・Full spectrum

An oil that contains all of the more than 100 ingredients of cannabis grass. Of course, THC is also included because it is extracted from the spikes and leaves.

・Broad spectrum

Contains all the ingredients of cannabis grass without THC.

※Oils containing THC are illegal in Japan, so it is "isolated" and "road spectrum" that aren't illegal even if you buy and own them in Japan.

3. How is it different from hemp seed oil?

A common mistake is hemp seed oil.
The raw material for hemp seed oil is the same cannabis (hemp), but only the seeds are used, and the ingredients, fatty acids, and effects are all different.

4. How to use CBD oil

・Oral ingestion

A method of dripping oil directly into the mouth or mixing it with a drink.
There are also capsule type and drop type.
This is the most effective method, but it has a unique taste.

・Ingestion by suction

A method of taking in smoke directly into the lungs using special oil and electronic cigarettes.
The effect is easy to get, but many people feel that the duration is short.

・Transdermal ingestion

Apply directly to the skin or mix with patches or lotions.
There are also stick-type CBD oils.
It is effective for relieving partial pain and is recommended for first-time users as it is easy to use.

5. Notes for CBD oil

Although it is a relatively safe oil, it may have side effects, so check it with a small amount before use.

・Change in appetite

It also reduces your appetite and may be used to support your diet.
However, taking CBD on an empty stomach may increase appetite.


CBD is said to be thirsty because it affects the organs that make saliva.
It does't harm your health, so please rehydrate frequently.

・Biphasic effect

With a small amount of use, it has a mild arousal effect, and with many uses, it has a relaxing effect. However, the appropriate amount depends on the person, so
The general amount for sleep isn't enough for some people and it has a wakefulness effect、
Conversely, the general amount for awakening is too much for some people and can make them sleepy.

・Be sure to choose THC-free oil

Some products may contain a small amount of THC.
For example, in the case of the United States, even if a small amount of THC is contain a CBD product, if it is less than 0.3%, it can be sold as THC-free. (Less than 0.2% in EU)
Therefore, when using it in Japan, especially when purchasing it online, you need to be careful.

・Choose a product from a reliable manufacturer

Depending on the manufacturer, the proportion of CBD may be abnormally low, or even in the "broad spectrum", there may be few components other than CBD.
It isn't a cheap purchase, so please read the product description carefully and make a selection while referring to the evaluation.

・Countries that can and cannot be used

It depends on the country whether it is legal or illegal.
It can be purchased and used in the United States and the EU except for some, but the recognition of CBD differs depending on the country with or without THC.

6. Summary

Since it is an oil that has only just begun to be used and has a short history, I think it will be an oil for which it is not yet clear what will happen if it is used for a long period of time.
So, if you don't have any symptoms, you should avoid using it every day.
The effect varies from person to person, but if the symptoms and purpose you want to improve are clear, you can use it for a fixed period of time!

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