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Cannabidiol (CBD) is the compound that is dominant in the "Cannabis Sativa L." plant specie—commonly known as the hemp plant. The compounds that the hemp plant is rich in are called phytocannabinoids. Until now, botanical researchers have found more than 100 different cannabinoids. Each with its unique properties. Cannabidiol, the most beneficial cannabinoid in the hemp plant, is a fantastic molecule and is best known for its balancing and calming effects. CBD can support and regulate your body's endocannabinoid system to promote overall well-being. Because of CBD’s exceptional properties, we at Phyto Plus® are dedicated to producing only the finest and purest quality CBD oil.

The term "CBD oil."

The term “CBD oil” is a broad concept. It can be confusing to some. We will happily explain all you need to know about CBD hemp oil.

  1. What is CBD oil?
  2. Is CBD hemp oil the same as CBD oil?
  3. What is CBD oil made of?
  4. What is CBD oil used for?
  5. What does CBD oil do?

What is CBD oil?

There is no plant more versatile than the hemp plant. Almost every part of the plant is used mainly for industrial purposes. Two different oils are made from the hemp plant: CBD hemp oil and Hemp seed oil.

1) CBD Hemp oil

CBD Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant itself - usually from the stalks - for its CBD content. We call this “CBD hemp oil or CBD hemp extract.” Hemp oil extraction can be compared to olive oil extraction. After extraction, the oil contains CBD - this is the main element - but the oil has many more cannabinoids and compounds like; CBDa, CBDv, CBG, CBN, CBC, terpenes, chlorophyll, flavonoids, minerals, fatty acids, and other non-psychoactive compounds. We call this “full-spectrum CBD hemp oil.”

To maintain the EU legal requirements, CBD hemp oil must meet the limit of less than 0.2 percent THC.

Did you know that CBD hemp extract is commonly known as CBD paste?

What is CBD oil made of?

Here at Phyto Plus®, our hemp oil is derived from the hemp plant species named “Cannabis Sativa” This is the most common hemp species that naturally contains high concentrations of Cannabidiol. Aside from CBD, the hemp plant contains more than 100 other natural phytocannabinoids. The cannabis strains referred to as hemp is commonly used to produce CBD hemp oil and are very low in THC level (this is the psychoactive compound that will make you high). However, the cannabis plants that are referred to as marijuana contain high levels of THC. This is the type of cannabis with psychoactive effects if you digest or smoke it. Therefore this type of cannabis is illegal in most countries around the world.
We can guarantee that Phyto Plus® CBD oil products are entirely legal, as it contains minimal THC. Our products meet the Dutch legal standard of less than 0.05 percent THC.

Is CBD hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Yes, this is the answer regarding our Phyto Plus CBD Oils. For the production of all our products, we use the hemp plant - Cannabis Sativa - which only contains a trace amount of THC, less than 0.2%.
Whether oils are made from hemp extract or isolate (crystals), the compound CBD is the same in all oils. CBD is CBD. Still, since quality is the most crucial factor for a good result in CBD oil use, it makes a massive difference in the kind of cannabis strain used to produce premium quality oils.

A cannabis plant can be either high in CBD (Cannabidiol) or (THC) Tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD and THC are each other's opposites. If the cannabis strain is rich in the THC compound, it is low in CBD, and vice versa. As a result, you are left with an oil rich in THC, thus with psychoactive capabilities and illegal status in most countries.

2) Hemp Seed Oil

Like other plants, the hemp plant grows seeds in its lifecycle. After harvest, the hemp seeds are collected from the hemp plants. This is when the extraction process begins, and the hemp seed oil is extracted from the hemp seeds. Generally, hemp seed oil contains very low to no CBD - Cannabidiol - or other cannabinoids. Still, hemp seed oil is an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids; above all, hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of fatty acids.

Did you know that hemp seed oil is a very healthy source to use for cooking and salad dressings?

What is CBD hemp oil used for?

First of all, you can use CBD hemp oil as part of your daily diet. We at Phyto Plus believe that CBD oil as a daily food supplement can benefit your overall health. CBD hemp oil contains a unique list of essential terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals like; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, minerals, and the optimal ratio of fatty acids (Omega-3 and -6 ratios 1:3).
Furthermore, It is alleged that cannabinoids can positively influence our immune system and balance our endocannabinoid system. CBD has the potential to support and regulate your body and mind to promote overall well-being.

Both small-scale and scientific research suggests that CBD hemp oil can positively affect various conditions, such as anxiety, chronic pain, and skin conditions.

What does CBD oil do?

All humans and mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD hemp oil interacts with our body through our endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is an extensive system that consists of chemical compounds and receptors. Your endocannabinoid system looks after your body’s general balance state (commonly called homeostasis). They collaborate to maintain homeostasis - this is the balance of your body and mind.
So, the phyto-cannabinoids in CBD oil replenish your endocannabinoid system.

CBD hemp oil - cannabinoids - corrects functions that are slightly out of balance, such as your appetite, mood, immune response, pain, and sleep, to keep us feeling pleasant and balanced.


Then visit our Blog. On our Blog, you will find a lot of information and important facts about CBD. Do you want to start with CBD but need some more information? Send a message to our CBD support team. The team will be happy to assist you.
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