What is CBD?

CBD is growing in popularity every day, and if you are new to the world of CBD, you probably have a lot of question. This is great! By educating yourself on all aspects of full-spectrum CBD, you will be equipped to speak with your doctor about incorporating CBD into your current treatment plan and to make informed decisions about supplementing your overall health.

Cannabinol, commonly referred to as “CBD,” is derived from hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), and was discovered in 1940. CBD does not have the same psychoactivity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Instead, users report a calming effect, using CBD as a supplement for a wide variety of ailments. In recent studies, CBD has been shown to interact with the endocannabinoid system, the orexinergic system, and the serotonergic system in positive ways. Because these systems control a huge variety of functions, from your immune system to pain management to your mood and much more, it will take time for research to catch up with the wide range of uses people have found for CBD. Clinical research for using CBD as a treatment option is still in the preliminary stages for many conditions due to financial and legal difficulties, however the FDA has already approved the CBD medication Epidiolex for use in two rare forms of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome) that were notoriously difficult to treat, paving the way for lawmakers to allow for more research and legalization of hemp-derived CBD products. 

Because CBD doesn’t give you a “high” feeling and most people report little to no side effects, people who supplement with CBD enjoy its positive effects without it interfering in their day to day lives the way that many prescribed medications can. There is some promising research and positive anecdotal evidence that CBD may help with the following, although clinical research is still being conducted, and you should discuss any health issues and supplement plans with your physician. 

  • Epilepsy and seizures 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Pain and Inflammation 
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • CBD for dogs

CBD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does CBD get you “high”?

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC, which are not high enough for you to get a “high” feeling. 

What’s the advantage of full-spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all compounds naturally found in the hemp plant, which is by law required to have extremely low levels of THC. These compounds, including terpenes, essential oils, CBD, and other cannabinoids work in tandem to amplify CBD’s effects. Studies have shown that full-spectrum CBD treatments provide more relief than CBD isolate. 

Methods of administration 

CBD can be ingested orally, applied topically, inhaled with a vaping device, suppositories, vaginally, or in a nasal spray. 

Reactions to medications

CBD, like grapefruit juice or St. John’s Wort, may interact with some pharmaceutical medications. Some medications below may interact with CBD oil. If you take any of the below medications, consult your doctor before supplementing with full-spectrum CBD oil.

  • Anesthetics
  • Angiotensin II blockers
  • Anti-epileptics
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • HIV antivirals
  • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Immune modulators
  • NSAIDs
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • PPIs
  • Prokinetics
  • Steroids
  • Sulfonylureas

Is Oil Well CBD CBD all natural?

Yes, Oil Well CBD full-spectrum CBD oil is 100% natural. CDB occurs naturally in the cannabis plant.

What can I use CBD For?

CBD has a wide variety of uses, and has been extensively scientifically studied – some studies even funded by the United States government. The evidence for the medical benefits of CBD is staggering, showing promising potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, gut disorders, cardiovascular conditions, and even dermatitis and psoriasis. In fact, as of June 25, 2018, the FDA officially recognized the medicinal effects of CBD by approving a drug called Epidiolex to treat two types of severe pediatric disorders. Speak with your doctor about the plentiful benefits of incorporating CBD therapies into your treatment plan.

Is CBD addictive?

CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that is does not have any intoxicating effects, therefore is not considered an addictive substance. In fact, individuals going through addiction recovery have been known to use CBD to combat anxiety which in turn can help with impulse control.

Are there any known drug interactions with CBD?

CBD,  like St. John’s Wort and grapefruit juice can inhibit something called CYP450, which affect how certain drugs are metabolized by the body. This can cause a slower processing time, causing there to be a ‘build up’ of different drugs in your system, which can lead to unwanted side effects. Some of the drugs that run the risk of potential interactions are:

  • Anesthetics
  • Angiotensin II blockers
  • Anti-epileptics
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • HIV antivirals
  • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Immune modulators
  • NSAIDs
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • PPIs
  • Prokinetics
  • Steroids
  • Sulfonylureas

This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions with CBD. Always talk to your doctor before supplementing with CBD, as you would with any other dietary supplement.

What is the difference between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate?

CBD isolate, which, as the name implies, isolates the CBD from the rest of the cannabis plant leaving the cannabidiol in its purest form, while full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of the wide range of over 100 cannabinoids that naturally occur in cannabis. Full-spectrum CBD contains essential fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. While both full-spectrum and CBD isolate both are highly beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, studies have shown that the benefits of full-spectrum CBD outweigh the benefits of CBD isolate alone due to the inclusion of the other compounds in full-spectrum CBD.

Will CBD get me high?

The short answer – no. Properly extracted and processed CBD oil will not get you high. Even full-spectrum CBD, like the kind you can purchase from Oil Well CBD, does not contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause any psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD stunts the effectiveness of THC, which can calm the ‘paranoia’ some individuals experience when ingesting THC.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

Pets, especially dogs and cats, can benefit from supplementing with CBD oil. Commonly used for treating arthritis and anxiety, CBD oil can ease a number of ailments when it comes to your pet. See our pages on CBD Oil for Dogs and CBD Oil for Cats for more detailed information. As always, speak to your veterinarian before incorporating CBD oil into your pet’s diet, especially as drug interactions may be possible, as with any herbal supplement. 

Is CBD legal?

In December 2019, the United States Federal Government passed the US Farm Bill which declares hemp, which contains less than .3% THC, as legal in the United States. Each and every batch of Oil Well CBD CBD oil is lab-tested for compliance (and quality) and can be purchased and shipped nationally under the 2018 Farm Act.

Is CBD only taken orally?

Beyond ingesting CBD oil to experience its health benefits, CBD can also be applied topically. Full-spectrum CBD contains essential fatty acids and flavonoids, which are shown to be effective in combating psoriasis, inflammation, acne, and dry skin. 

Is the cannabis plant the only plant where CBD is found?

Many other plants produce cannabinoids or cannabinoid-like compound, including some of the most recognizable plant supplements on the market. Plants besides cannabis that produce cannabinoids are Coneflower (Echinacea), Electric Daisy, Japanese Liverwort, Helichrysum, and even Cacao!

Why should I buy CBD from Oil Well CBD?

Every single batch of Oil Well CBD CBD oil is lab-tested for quality and legal compliance. Our full-spectrum CBD oil is of the highest quality available on the market. Be wary of purchasing full-spectrum CBD oil from unverified sources, as many CBD companies do not process or test their products in a way that yields a high-quality result. By purchasing full-spectrum CBD oil from Oil Well CBD, you can rest assured that you are getting a safe, natural, legal, quality product. 

At Oil Well CBD full-spectrum CBD oil is our passion, and we are always available to answer any question you might have regarding CBD oil. Feel free to reach out to a member of our team any time. We are here to help.

This information on this page, including Oil Well CBD product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your treatment plan.

This information on this page, including Oil Well CBD product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your treatment plan.