CBD Oil Taste
Raw CBD oil, extracted from the flowers of hemp plants like tastes like what is commonly described as nutty, earthy or grassy. If you keep it under your tongue for a good amount of time -a couple of minutes- you’ll feel a slight tinkling in your gum.
When you swallow it after that, the raw taste might slightly itch your throat, but if you follow up by drinking a glass of water you’ll have this very nice taste in your mouth that you want to stay there.
The taste of decarb CBD oil is smoother and gives you less of a feeling that you are taking the pure natural stuff.
CBD Oil Color
You can easily identify yourself if CBD oil is raw or decarboxylated. Raw CBD oil usually has this typical hemp green color, because microscopic plant material hasn’t been filtered out. While on the other hand decarb oil has a golden color to it and probably no longer contains many other compounds.
If the manufacturer processes CBD oil beyond the CO2 extraction level, the green color disappears along with the terpenes, plant material etc.
You must have noticed that lately everyone -including iDWeeds- has been going on about terpenes, terpenoids and their greatness. What is the deal with that?
Maybe we (meaning our modern-day society) think we are too smart, that we know it all. We take a plant like hemp that has been around and known for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Then, because we know it all, we start extracting compounds of it, thinking we make things better.
Not so sure. The recent development around terpenes also called terpenoids, is like taking a step back on this. And indeed tests prove that by taking as little as possible out of hemp during the extraction process it is more effective and users enjoy a stronger ‘entourage effect’.
In addition, scientists now believe that the medicinal properties of cannabis and hemp can not only be contributed to the cannabinoids like CBD, THC and many others. The terpenes, which the cannabis plant is rich of, also have medicinal properties.
Some of these properties, add to the effects of others, while others counteract certain properties. It is a very complicated puzzle of nature, that scientists have only begun to scratch the surface of.