What Nutrients Are in CBD Oil?
What nutrients are in CBD oil?
The CBD content is the star of the show when it comes to CBD oil but we want to shed some light on the rest of the nutrients in CBD oil that can help ensure your body runs at its best.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is likely what drove your interest towards CBD oil. What you may not know is that Full-Spectrum CBD oil is a potent plant cocktail of nutrients to give your body a much needed boost.
Made from the stalks of high-CBD varieties of hemp, CBD oil is an ideal source of dietary nutrients that support a healthy and complete diet. Many of the nutrients you get with daily CBD oil servings are crucial for your body and mind to be able to perform at their best.
Full-spectrum CBD oil gives your body the whole plant benefit, providing you with a whole host of dietary nutrients to support a healthy mind and body. When the whole plant extract is consumed you get a multiplying effect from the compounds working synergistically, resulting in a much greater effect - this is known as the entourage effect.
Here’s a look at what nutrients your body will obtain with CBD oil servings, and how CBD oil products complement your healthy lifestyle.
Dietary Nutrients in CBD Oil
Full-spectrum CBD oil refers to pure hemp oil that features all the same cannabinoids and other compounds that are present in the original hemp plant. Unlike CBD isolate and Broad Spectrum CBD, nothing is taken out or tampered with, it contains the whole plant extract, or resin.
Hemp contains many dietary nutrients that are not sufficient in most diets today and is especially beneficial for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body and are important for the structure, function, and regulation of your body’s tissues and organs. Considered a complete protein source, hemp provides all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids your body is unable to make on its own.
Critical to the health of your digestive system, fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. Dietary fibers can act by changing the nature of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract and by changing how other nutrients and chemicals are absorbed. A high-fiber diet may also reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Essential fatty acids
Full-spectrum CBD oil is an ideal source of both Omega 3 and Omega 6. Omega 3 acids play a role in making the hormones that regulate inflammationand the contraction and relaxation of your arteries. They also lower triglyceride levels in the blood to cut down your risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke.
Most people consume too much Omega 6 compared to Omega 6. Hemp oil, however, has the optimal 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 acids to reduce the negative effects of high-fat foods.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has several important functions.
- helping your body's natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system) work properly
- helping vision in dim light
- keeping skin and the lining of some parts of the body, such as the nose, healthy
How much vitamin A do I need?
The amount of vitamin A adults aged 19 to 64 need is:
- 0.7mg a day for men
- 0.6mg a day for women
You should be able to get all the vitamin A you need from your diet.
Any vitamin A your body doesn't need immediately is stored for future use. This means you don't need it every day.
Humans have to get vitamin C from an outside source because we’re unable to synthesize it on our own. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant. It is also important for the formation of collagen and supports immune function.
B Complex Vitamins
B Complex Vitamins: Full-spectrum CBD oil contains Vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6, and B12.
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, helps:
- can boost your immune system
- break down and release energy from food
- keep the nervous system healthy
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, helps:
- keep skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy
- the body release energy from food
- works alongside the other B vitamins to create red blood cells
- useful for managing migraines, blood disorders, and some eye conditions.
Niacin (vitamin B3)
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, helps:
- release energy from the foods we eat
- keep the nervous system and skin healthy
- helps your body produce sex and stress-related hormones
- It also can be beneficial for helping address high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, helps:
- allow the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food
- form haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body
- Vitamin B6 performs multiple functions in the body and is thought to be involved in more than 100 enzyme reactions
- It also helps produce various neurotransmitters, including those tasked with regulating mood and the body’s natural clock
Vitamin B12 is involved in:
- making red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy
- releasing energy from food
- using folic acid
A lack of vitamin B12 could lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.
Iron is important in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.
A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia.
An essential element for blood production, iron helps ensure the efficient transfer of oxygen from the lungs to your working tissues.
Beta-carotene gives yellow and orange fruit and vegetables their colour. It's turned into vitamin A in the body, so it can perform the same jobs in the body as vitamin A. Beta carotene may be beneficial for theslowing of macular degeneration and preventing metabolic syndrome.
Zinc helps with:
- making new cells and enzymes
- processing carbohydrate, fat and protein in food
- wound healing
Crucial for the body’s immune system to work correctly, zinc has been linked to a lower risk of catching a cold.
Potassium is a mineral that helps control the balance of fluids in the body, and also helps the heart muscle work properly.
A key nutrient for ensuring that your nerves and muscles can communicate properly. It’s also been linked to a reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Selenium helps the immune system work properly, as well as in reproduction. It also helps prevent damage to cells and tissues.
Commonly taken as a supplement because of its antioxidant properties, selenium appears only in trace amounts in foods.
Manganese helps make and activate some of the enzymes in the body. Enzymes are proteins that help the body carry out chemical reactions, such as breaking down food.
- Often given to patients with osteoporosis and anemia
- manganese plays an important role in the production of bones and connective tissue, metabolism, and the regulation of blood sugar levels.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps:
- turn the food we eat into energy
- make sure the parathyroid glands, which produce hormones important for bone health, work normally
- Magnesium has shown to reduce the type of inflammation linked to heart disease and diabetes. It may also be beneficial for treating migraine headaches and osteoporosis.
Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites that are believed to provide antioxidant effects and benefit your body’s cell signaling pathways. Evidence also suggests that flavonoids are anti-viral, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory. They may also prevent heart disease and stroke.
Terpenes and Terpenoids
At Revivo we believe in the benefits of full-spectrum CBD because every drop is a pure C02 hemp resin extraction containing every naturally occurring plant compound.
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