What is CBD oil?

With the exciting emergence of CBD oil as a self-care regimen, you can find it just about anywhere these days. What makes CBD so popular? CBD has been proven to provide great benefits to users, with no side effects and no intoxication. But what exactly is CBD oil?

CBD—short for cannabidiol—is a naturally occurring compound of the cannabis or hemp plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid meaning it won’t get you high. CBD works synergistically with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote relaxation, focus, improved sleep and other benefits. 

The human body produces endocannabinoid compounds naturally. They are not identical but are similar to CBD compounds. These endocannabinoids bind with specific receptors throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system works constantly to create homeostasis in our bodies, influencing a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory.

How CBD oil works with the endocannabinoid system

We all know that our immune system plays an important role in maintaining our health. But the endocannabinoid is equally as important—in fact, the ECS influences the immune system and inflammation in the body.

When a physiological process is out of balance, our ECS makes infinitesimally small adjustments in an attempt to restore homeostasis—a stable state of health. But when the body’s endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning properly, other systems can go out of whack.

CBD works by binding to specific receptors which can be found throughout the body. It also interacts with the body through other biological pathways. Because CBD can influence the body by activating multiple pathways at once, it may be an effective plant-based therapeutic aid when taken as a tincture or CBD oil.

How CBD and terpenes combine to promote wellbeing

While you could ingest pure CBD oil and feel a shift in your nervous system, the real potential is unlocked when CBD is combined with specific terpenes—chemical compounds present in most herbs and plants. These compounds are responsible for the aromas, flavors and even colors associated with specific plants. Aromatic herbs—such as thyme or rosemary, or flowers like roses or lavender—all smell the way they do thanks to terpenes. 

When specific terpenes are blended with cannabidiol (CBD), certain effects can be amplified or intensified. We all know that aromatherapy candles or essential oils can influence your mood and energy—this is due to the influential power of terpenes. 

You could blend CBD oil with limonene (a bright citrus aroma and flavor) or linalool (the essential oil found in lavender) and get two very different effects. So while CBD oil is an incredible resource for one’s personal wellbeing, it is even more beneficial when terpenes are added for effect.

Daygold CBD Oils

Daygold CBD oil blends are physician-formulated to promote wellness through three complex terpene blends, along with CBD, CBG, and CBN compounds, along with trace amounts of THC (<0.3%). Our CBD is sourced from hemp plants, is triple tested for purity and safety, and sourced from non-GMO farms.