Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil

May 12, 2022

What is CBD Oil?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a naturally-occurring substance found in the cannabis plant. CBD is just one of the cannabinoids present in cannabis, and it is known for its relief and wellness properties. It is extracted from the hemp plant and diluted with a carrier oil to meet the desired dose. CBD oil can be made into a tincture which is taken under the tongue, a topical serum which is used on the skin, or a water soluble that dissolves in water or any other drink. CBD oil can also be used for skincare and other additional body and skin health purposes commonly associated with alternative medicine.

What is CBD Oil good for?

​CBD oil may provide relief from mild discomfort, promote relaxation, help manage everyday stress, and provide relief from occasional sleeplessness. It also may provide positive mental support, help improve mood, help maintain cardiovascular function, and help promote joint flexibility. CBD American Shaman lab tests all products for purity and potency standards. So, if you want to know for sure if CBD will work for you, try one of our all-natural, high-potency hemp oil products.

How do I use Water Soluble CBD Oil?

​CBD American Shaman was the first to create a water soluble CBD oil product, and it is the most popular product here at northwest Austin. This fast-acting delivery system is up to 10x more bioavailable than oil, meaning it enters your bloodstream 10x quicker in order to see results 10x faster. Water soluble CBD oil can be added to any drink. Here at CBD American Shaman, we use proprietary nanotechnology to break down cannabinoids to the molecular level, making them easier to absorb into the body. This makes our CBD hemp oil more potent, absorbable, and effective!

How do I use CBD Oil Topical Serum?

​Our CBD oil topical serum can be applied to the skin of the target area and will penetrate tissue to enter the bloodstream. We recommend applying a dropper of serum to the area and leaving it on for 15 minutes. Within that time it will penetrate your skin and muscle tissue and enter your bloodstream. Results may vary, but many people use CBD topical serum for relief from mild discomfort.

How do I use a CBD Oil Tincture?

​Our all-natural hemp oil tinctures are a dietary supplement that should be taken orally, usually under the tongue. All of our CBD oil products are made with non-GMO hemp, grown in the USA, powered by our proprietary nanotechnology, and lab tested. You will not find a more pure and potent product than CBD American Shaman products.

Does CBD oil get you high?

​CBD oil will not get you high. THC is the cannabinoid that is known for its “high” or psychoactive effect. Marijuana contains high levels of THC, which is why it gets people “high,” but our full spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC content in compliance with the legal limit and produce absolutely no psychoactive effects. We also offer a lab tested and guaranteed THC-free version of some of our products.

What are the side effects of CBD?

​CBD is considered generally safe and is well tolerated by most people. However, just like any substance, it may cause adverse reactions in some people if they have a cannabis allergy or sensitivity. There are no serious side effects of CBD for someone without an allergy. The most common side effect is an upset stomach and gastrointestinal discomfort due to ingesting too much oil. This side effect isn’t specific to CBD oil, but can happen when someone ingests any type of oil.

How does CBD oil make you feel?

​CBD oil does not have the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis, because it doesn’t contain the cannabinoid THC. CBD oil will simply make you feel relaxed and comfortable, if you feel anything at all. People with everyday discomforts may notice that they feel more comfortable when taking CBD. But for people who don’t have daily discomforts or stresses might not feel a noticeable difference. The key to CBD oil is whether or not you feel the effects of CBD, they are there. CBD, or cannabidiol, interacts with the cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, helping the endocannabinoid system to regulate processes such as hunger, stress, sleep, body temperature, inflammation, and more.

​Is CBD oil safe?

​CBD oil is completely safe for the large majority of people. The FDA allows CBD oil to be sold in every state, since it has been found to be a very safe plant oil. CBD oil usually causes no side effects, and no adverse long-term effects have been found. It is rare, but possible, to be allergic to cannabis compounds which can cause an adverse reaction to cannabinoids such as CBD. If you experience allergy symptoms after using CBD, stop use and talk to your doctor.

Does CBD oil work?

​Yes, CBD oil works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The exact effects of CBD vary from person to person, since the endocannabinoid system regulates many systems in the body and each person’s ECS will have different needs. For some people, CBD oil works for relief of discomfort, maintaining joint and cartilage function, positive mental support, improving mood, and more. The wide range of uses of CBD is due to the wide range of processes that the ECS regulates within the body.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

​The human body creates its own compounds that are extremely chemically similar to the compounds found in the cannabis or hemp plant. The chemicals created by the human body are called endocannabinoids, while the chemicals created by the hemp plant are called cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are captured by the body’s endocannabinoid receptors which make up the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS regulates many critical processes in the body such as sleep, hunger, stress, inflammation, body temperature, the immune system, the cardiovascular and circulatory systems, cartilage and joint function, mental support, mood, and more.