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Store CBD oil properly

CBD oil is usually supplied in suitable packaging. Despite this packaging, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to properly storing CBD oil. This is the only way to preserve all the active ingredients and ingredients. A lack of or damage to these substances through incorrect storage would have a negative impact on the effects. It is advisable not to buy larger quantities in advance, but to order fresh again and again. If stored correctly, the oil will last for a while. Nevertheless, outside temperature and storage locations can influence the ingredients.

How is the CBD oil received by the consumer?

In general, when buying CBD oil, you should make sure that the manufacturer also chooses the right packaging. Most of them are darkened bottles that are easy to use and operate. However, this safe packaging on the part of the manufacturer does not mean that the oil should be kept on the window ledge.

Store natural products like CBD oil properly

CBD oil and all other ingredients belong to natural products. This means that these are broken down naturally. And that inevitably, no matter how correctly you store the product at home. The best way to slow down the degradation is to keep it in a cool and dark place. The refrigerator is probably the best choice, but dark, cool pantries can also be chosen for storage.

The role of light, heat and air in the breakdown of ingredients

Natural cannabinoids are broken down with the help of light, heat and air. If you prevent these three components, the degradation slows down to a minimum. Even during production, the oils are given a brown glass bottle. While this doesn't look too nice, it will prevent light from hitting the oil. The screw cap of the bottle should also be able to be closed airtight. During use, the bottle should be closed as soon as possible and not kept open longer than necessary. In the refrigerator, the temperatures remain reliably cool and the product is also little light.

How long can CBD oil be kept?

In general, the CBD oil has a very good shelf life, provided it is delivered in the correct bottle and takes the storage conditions into account. The CO2 extraction and the extraction with alcohol even make the oil very durable. If you then store the oil correctly, you extend the minimum shelf life. Above all, it is the unsaturated fatty acids in the oil that are very sensitive to light and heat. With prolonged exposure to heat, the cannabidiol even oxidizes.

Does it really have to be stored in the refrigerator?

No, storage in a cool cellar can also be a good alternative to the refrigerator. In addition, one can take care to choose a room that is facing east or north. No direct sunlight is to be expected there, which could impair the quality of the oil.

What happens to the oil when it comes into contact with light and air?

Light is poison for CBD oil and ensures that the oil changes color and consistency over time. Contact with air is far worse and even CBD oil's greatest enemy. Air sets certain decomposition processes in motion and has a significant effect on durability. If the CBD oil remains completely closed and is not opened, one can assume a shelf life of one year. The taste also changes, because it weakens more and more over time. Whoever breaks the oil should use it up quickly, between 1-3 months.

CBD oil and the valuable ingredients

Not only cannabidiol is responsible for the effective effects of the essence. The oil contains many other ingredients such as minerals, proteins, fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and, above all, other cannabinoids. Because the cannabinoids are primarily what make the oil so precious. The most important of them are:

  • CBC (anti-inflammatory and pain reliever)
  • CBD (helpful for chronic pain)
  • CBDA (helpful for nausea)
  • CBG (antibacterial)
  • CBN (relieves fears)

In addition to cannabinoids, we also find these ingredients that break down unprotected and become ineffective:

  • Gamma linolenic acid (helpful for skin problems and inflammation)
  • Chlorophyll (responsible for coloring and cell respiration)
  • Carotenoids (strengthen the immune system and have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system)
  • Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids (essential for life and not produced by the body itself, act e.g. against rheumatism, acne, stroke)
  • Vitamins (e.g. vitamin E, strengthen the entire organism)
  • Trace elements & minerals (e.g. magnesium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, etc.)

Of course, this is by far not all the contents of the CBD oil, but initially the most important ones for our organism.

CBD oil

When cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant, an oily extract is obtained that contains various cannabinoids. Which cannabinoids are contained depends on the type of plant, the extraction process and the origin of the plant. CBD oil is called CBD oil because cannabidiol is the main component of this essence. But there are far more cannabinoids in the oil.

The endocannabinoid system plays a major role in the effect of the oil. This system, in our body, is part of the central nervous system. It occurs in every mammal and is now one of the most important physiological systems for good health. Research was carried out into the different effects of CBD on the receptors. We are talking about CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are found everywhere in our body. Most of them are found in the brain. Here the CB1 receptor is responsible for emotions, pain, thinking, appetite, memory, coordination and movement, while the CB2 receptor (THC docks to it) is responsible for the immune system, pain and inflammation.

It used to be assumed that cannabidiol also interacted with the CB receptors. But according to the latest studies, CBD has neither effects on the CB1 nor on the CB2 receptor. Rather, CBD is responsible for influencing the entire organism by stimulating the body to produce and use more of its own cannabinoids.

Storage, shelf life and tips

Because the CBD oil has a natural base, it is completely normal for it to degenerate and break down after a certain period of time. This is why it is important to keep the oil in a cool place (refrigerator) in order to slow down the degeneration process. This is because light, air and heat play a major role in the breakdown of the substance and should therefore be avoided.

In the case of industrial CBD oils, the expiration date is on the bottle. Those who produce their own oil cannot rely on this information. Therefore, the general rule that CBD oil has a shelf life of 1 year applies as long as the above criteria are met.

Tips for everyday use

CBD always needs a little time to be able to develop its full effect in the body. That's why a little patience is required. It is recommended that you take CBD for at least 2 weeks, depending on the symptoms or conditions being treated. Here everyone can work out for themselves how much CBD oil they need to buy in order to be able to treat themselves for around 1-2 months.

The bottle should be shaken well before use so that all of the ingredients mix together again. During the storage of the CBD oil, the heavier components settle at the bottom, similar to many other products made from liquid components. The best thing to do is to drip the oil under the tongue, as it gets into the bloodstream directly through the mucous membranes. But it is also possible to swallow the oil. The effect then only takes a little longer.

Unless otherwise prescribed, treatment should begin with one drop per day and then gradually increase. The respective dosage should be maintained for a few days to see whether the oil works or any side effects occur. If you notice changes in the smell, you should stop using the oil. If the oil cannot be dripped under the tongue due to taste or other reasons, it can also be mixed with food and then consumed.

Basically, with CBD it should always be noted that it is a very valuable extract and should therefore be treated with care. Because it has so many ingredients, it is accordingly sensitive to certain environmental influences. Care should be taken when consuming it, even if you cannot overdose on CBD or if it would not have any bad effects. Accordingly, it makes sense not to get too many vials and to store them longer.