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What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is typically made from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that has high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) and very low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) typically <0.01%. Unlike cannabis oil or medical marijuana, which is usually made from marijuana, another variety of the cannabis plant that has a high level of THC, it has a minimal level of THC, making it non-psychoactive. Extracts with high levels of CBD are commonly known as CBD oil, cannabidiol oil or CBD hemp oil.
How does CBD work?
CBD Oil works because it contains a cannabinoid called Cannabidiol (CBD) and because the human body contains an Endocannabinoid system, which is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the nervous system. Cannabinoids manifest their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for the psychological and physiological effects of cannabinoids.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
Ideally, your dosage should be prescribed by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional. Various brands have products offering different strengths. Also, different conditions require different dosages to be effective, and some people may need more than others to have the desired effect. Typically, one should start with the recommended dose for a week and build up weekly in small increments until no further benefit is felt. Then, gradually reduce the dosage incrementally until you find an ideal dosage for the desired effect.
How Should I Take It?
CBD supplements are most commonly taken orally in the form of drops. Take your drops sublingually, or under your tongue and hold there for around a minute before swallowing to allow the drops to be diffused through the mucous membranes beneath your tongue. Because there are a great many capillaries under the tongue, it has a direct route into your bloodstream, allowing it to work faster and more efficiently.
Taking your drops sublingually is preferable to swallowing immediately, as it must first pass through your gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and the intestines where most absorption takes place, but also where some of the CBD may be destroyed by stomach acids. Then it is filtered by the liver before entering the bloodstream. CBD capsules can be swallowed immediately and are preferred by those that can’t handle the taste of CBD, but it should be noted that higher dosages may be required as less of the CBD may enter the bloodstream as a result of the destructive effects of the digestive system.
CBD Oil for Pets
We naturally find ourselves asking whether CBD has the same benefits for our pet friends as it does for us. From a scientific perspective, cats, dogs and most mammals for that matter have similar anatomy to humans, and therefore also have an endocannabinoid system that modulates their physiology and psychology.
How much CBD should I give my pet?
We have two different strength CBD Pet Oils. The 50mg is specially formulated for small pets and our 250mg is more suited to medium or large pets.
Since CBD is still a new compound, Oil Science cannot make specific dosage recommendations because of the wide variety of pet sizes, metabolisms and goals. Pet owners have been using a 1ml (1 full glass dropper) measurement as a starting point and then adjusting the amount they administer, accordingly.
How should I give my pet the CBD Pet Oil?
The best approach is to administer a few drops under the pet’s tongue. You can also put the oil directly into the pets mouth or simply add a few drops to the pet’s food.
How much CBD do our products contain?
There are different concentrations of CBD depending on which product you choose. Here’s a quick breakdown of our current products:
- 300mg CBD oil tincture contains 300mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 5mg of CBD)
- 1000mg CBD oil tincture contains 1000mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 16,6mg of CBD)
- 50mg CBD Pet Oil tincture contains 50mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 0,5mg of CBD)
- 250mg CBD Pet oil tincture contains 250mg of CBD (1/2 glass dropper = 2,5mg of CBD)
- CBD-Infused Baobab Rescue Gel contains 100mg of CBD per 30ml jar.
- CBD-Infused Anti-Inflammatory Serum contains 156mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.
- CBD-Infused Skin Restore Cream contains 100mg of CBD per 50ml jar.
- ½ dropper = 10 drops
- 1 full dropper = 20 drops
Is CBD legal in South Africa?
CBD products have been legal in South Africa since they first became available on the market. This is mainly because of the lack of THC, which is the psychoactive compound which causes a sense of intoxication when consumed.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC are the two most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is well known for its medicinal benefits, and Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is probably the most well known of the cannabinoids because of its psychotropic activity or psychoactive effect, causing a sensation of intoxication in users. These are two of the most abundant of over a hundred identified cannabinoid substances within the cannabis plant.
All of our products are THC free and will NOT have any psychoactive effect on you while using it.
What is the difference between Cannabinoids and Cannabis?
You may well be confused by the terminology, in terms of what is meant by cannabinoids and how they differ from cannabis. Cannabinoids are a class of several chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in cells that modify the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Cannabis, on the other hand, is a type of plant, of which marijuana and hemp are varieties.
What is CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are effectively the same product as they are both typically produced from the same plant. It is vastly more cost-effective to produce CBD-based products from the hemp plant. The reason for this is that hemp naturally has a high CBD content and very low THC content. Producing such products from the marijuana plant would necessitate the removal of the THC content, which would be a costly process.
What is CBD Hemp Seed Oil?
It is important to note that some manufacturers now produce a CBD hemp seed oil. However, it should not be confused with hemp seed oil as described below, as this is a CBD product that uses hemp seed oil as a carrier or suspension, as opposed to olive oil, coconut oil or MCT oil.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Unlike CBD hemp oil which is extracted from hemp plant matter, hemp seed oil is made from the cold-pressed hemp seeds which contain no CBD or THC. Many experts consider hemp seed oil to be one of the most balanced nutritional oils found in nature. Manufacturers produce hemp seed oil by cold-pressing industrial hemp seeds and extracting the oil. It is a natural source of essential amino acids and omega-3 & 6 essential fatty acids but is virtually free of cannabinoids.
What are the Health Benefits?
The health benefits are numerous. It exhibits potent antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic effects. It alleviates the cognitive decline associated with ageing, and it also reduces the risk of diabetes.
Should I use CBD or Cannabis Oil?
CBD has been under intense scrutiny for many years, and its medicinal benefits are well studied and documented. It is often used for conditions such as:
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Arthritis and Inflammation
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Mental disorders and psychoses
How do I buy Oil Science products?
To buy any of our products online, simply follows these easy steps:
- Visit our website @ www.oilscience.co.za
- Register a quick profile here or simply login here if you are already registered.
- Browse our products here and select the products that you want to purchase by adding them to your cart.
- Once you are ready to check-out, simply visit your cart and follow the prompts to complete your order.
If you experience any issues or need any assistance feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 073 451 2690.
Alternatively, you can visit our physical store situated at the Century Village Shopping Centre in Cape Town.
How much and how long is delivery?
A delivery fee of R75 will be charged for each order you place that does not exceed R950.
Delivery is roughly 2-7 working days from payment, depending on where you are located within South Africa.
How do I apply to become a reseller of Oil Science's products?
To apply to become a reseller, simply go through the easy reseller registration process. You can find the reseller registration button on the footer (very bottom) of our website. You can also click here.
Do you have any physical stores?
We have just launched our first retail store. The store is located at the Century Village Shopping Centre in Cape Town.
We will be opening more stores across South Africa in 2020.
What is Subscription?
Our subscription service is a great saving and hassle-free way of getting your CBD products every month. Get your products automatically delivered to your door each month.
Each month your order will automatically be put through and debit your card, and we will then send you that order again.
Our subscription service gives you the following:
- A MASSIVE saving on your basket, up to 45% Off.
- Hassle free ordering.
- Delivered to your door or collection from our Century Village Store
- You can cancel it anytime.
- Flexible subscription, 1-8 weeks
How does the Subscription work?
By subscribing to our subscription package you will be saving yourself 45% off the original price per month. Its quite simple to set this up, on the product page above the Add to Basket button select the “/ month” option, add this to your basket and check out with a card payment. Every month on the same day you started ordering the subscription on, we will debit your account and send you the ordered items in the subscription. If you have any questions on this please do not hesitate to contact us.
How can I get in touch with Oil Science?
You can email us at email@example.com or you call us on 073 451 2690. Should you not get through to us immediately, we will endeavor to get back to you ASAP. We would love to hear from you.