Olive oil is one of natures greatest gifts. It has long been prized for its superior health benefits and beauty treatments. Additionally, Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana, has become popular for its potential ability to treat a variety of ailments. CBD has found its way into soaps, salves, food products and now olive oil. At Drops of Heal we are always looking to create healthier and enjoyable ways for people to enjoy taking CBD, so naturally we created the UK’s first CBD Olive oil.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is only one of the many active compounds found in the cannabis plant. It is also the second cannabinoid – next to THC that occurs in abundance. However, unlike THC, CBD has no intoxicating effects so it wont make you feel ‘high’.
CBD can be used in many different ways such as tinctures, capsules, edibles and topical. At first many people were skeptical of this natural compound and questioned whether it could effectively treat such a wide range of conditions.
With these recent discoveries, nutritionists are exploring culinary options that combine CBD with healthy foods to help regulate the body’s natural endocannabinoid system which is responsible for keeping the body healthy and balanced.
“CBD, like all cannbinoids, are lipophilic, meaning they love fat. They are most easily and readily absorbed when paired with a fat such as olive oil.”Emily Kyle, holistic cannabis practitioner and registered dietician
Why are CBD and Olive Oil a Good Combination?
Nutritionists have found that CBD and high-quality olive oil are a match made in heaven. This is due, in part, to olive oil’s natural health properties. For example, extra virgin olive oil absorbs polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant, during cooking which defend the body from cancer cells and heart disease. A mediterannean diet, heavy in EEVO, is known to help prevent dementia and depression, even stave off the effects of Alzheimers. These are just a few of olive oil’s known health benefits, so it is the perfect complement to CBD’s qualities.
CBD is commonly sold in oils because it is lipophilic, or fat-soluble. The body can most easily absorb CBD when it is paired with a high-quality oil. When the oil itself has a number of brain and body benefits, such as olive oil, the result is a nutritionists dream!
What are the Uses of CBD Olive oil?
CBD Olive oil has an array of uses and it is a healthy additional to any diet. CBD Olive oil can be used everyday for overall health and it works best when used regularly. It can be used for dipping, drizzling, cooking, frying and baking. We believe CBD olive oil is the marriage of two superfoods and a staple to a healthy life.
Drops of Heal – Our process
Creating tasty and innovative products that you can integrate into your everyday life is what we are passionate about. Our process is vital to create the highest quality CBD products that are bioavailable and consistently lab checked.
Ready to see what CBD Olive Oil can do for you? Visit our range here.