What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a supplement extracted from the hemp plant, a type of plant in the Cannabis Sativa family. CBD is still being medically reviewed and research is currently limited, but experts believe that the effects of CBD may be far-reaching. 

CBD is only one of the many (over 100) cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, but it is known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system in ways that may provide various balancing health benefits for the body.

Although cannabidiol-based medications have only currently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating rare forms of epilepsy, many people seek out high-quality CBD oil products for managing conditions like pain, anxiety, and immune system imbalances.

Hemp-derived CBD is a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil, like hemp oil, to create CBD oil.

CBD oil, sometimes called CBD tinctures, is only one of many dosing forms for the supplement. Still, CBD oil may offer an array of unique benefits that make it preferable to other dosing options. 

At Vida Optima, we’ve expanded our selection past CBD therapeutics. Instead, you can find a full collection of cannabinoid products, including full spectrum CBD oil, CBG oil, and CBN oil products. 

To learn more about cannabidiol, dosing types, and other cannabinoid therapy benefits, check out our CBD Encyclopedia.

How is CBD oil made?

CBD is derived from the hemp plant using one of various cannabis extraction methods. Then, the extracted material is carefully refined to remove impurities or unwanted plant materials, like chlorophyll, which can give CBD oil a strong hempy taste.

Finally, the extract is mixed with various ingredients, like a natural carrier oil and sometimes flavor additives, sweeteners, or other beneficial ingredients.

The final product is then carefully sampled and batch tested by a third-party lab to ensure purity and potency. To learn more about how CBD oil is made, read about Hemp and CBD Extraction Techniques.

What is "full spectrum" CBD oil?

"Full spectrum" is the term used to describe CBD oil that contains other naturally occurring compounds from hemp plants, like minor cannabinoids and terpenes. This type of CBD oil may be more beneficial when compared to other forms of cannabidiol, like CBD isolate, a pure CBD concentrate.

Although the benefits of full spectrum CBD have only been medically reviewed on a limited basis, cannabinoid synergy (like from CBD and THC) has frequently been thought to provide more balanced health benefits.

Of course, full spectrum CBD oil from Vida Optima will always be 100% Farm Bill compliant, which means it contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Is CBD oil psychoactive?

Unlike the most well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you ‘high’ – the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis.

Instead, the effects of CBD are often described as "euphoric, uplifting, and balancing." CBD may help you feel more focused, energized, and at ease, but will not make you feel intoxicated.

Many people who are THC sensitive or otherwise THC limited may turn to CBD for its variety of non-psychoactive therapeutic benefits.

Benefits of CBD Oil vs Other CBD Products

There are various reasons why you may choose to buy CBD oil vs other types of products. Tinctures are a liquid form of CBD meant to be taken sublingually, or by dropping the oil under your tongue. This provides various benefits, like:

Fast acting effects

The effect of CBD oil tinctures can kick in after only 15 minutes and usually take full effect after around 30 minutes. For comparison, edibles may take up to two hours to take effect.

Easily adjusted doses

Because tinctures come in an oil form, you can easily measure each dose according to your specific dosing needs. This means that you can easily switch from microdoses to larger doses as your needs change. 

Cost efficiency

CBD oil tinctures are often the most affordable way to use cannabidiol, especially when you buy high-potency bottles. Thankfully, Vida Optima products are some of the most affordable on the cannabis and hemp markets. 


You can easily carry a CBD tincture with you when you’re on the go, or use it to add your cannabinoid dose to food and drinks. CBD oil tinctures also frequently come in a variety of potencies and flavors that makes it easier to adjust your cannabidiol routines to meet your needs.

Supplemental Dosing

CBD oil tinctures are often chosen for supplemental dosing, or increasing your cannabidiol dose alongside a different CBD product like a pre-measured edible dose.

Moderate Duration of Effects

While cannabidiol oil tinctures are not usually thought to last as long as edible doses (which can sometimes last 6 hours or more), they still have moderately long-lasting effects. Effects from CBD oil tinctures can last 4-6 hours, which is longer than the effects from inhaled doses (which may wear off after 2-3 hours).

Read about CBD product types and their unique benefits to learn more. 

Are there health benefits of CBD oil tinctures?

At Vida Optima, our high-quality CBD oil collection is multidimensional. We strive to offer unique, useful CBD products that exceed many of the general formulas on the market.

In general, a regular dose of CBD may help balance the endocannabinoid system, which means CBD oil may offer multiple health benefits, like boosting the immune system or regulating blood pressure.

Of course, human studies regarding the uses of CBD are still limited, but many people find that hemp-derived CBD products may also boast anti-inflammatory properties that could help with dampening chronic pain.

CBD's potential benefits for anxiety are only medically reviewed on a limited basis and CBD has not yet been established as a treatment for anxiety. Still, ongoing research suggests that CBD may also have great potential as an anxiolytic substance, especially as an alternative the THC, which may worsen anxiety in some people.

Our Vitality CBD line includes premium full spectrum CBD and added vitamins thought to help support energy regulation, endurance, and general wellness. 

We also offer targeted cannabinoid therapeutics, like the Mood Tincture and Sleep Tincture, so you can find a CBD oil product that meets your unique needs. Our collection is curated to help you easily decide which products may best help you live your optimal life. 

Can you use CBD oil for pain relief?

CBD oil products are not made to treat, diagnose or cure any ailment or condition. However, many of our customers use CBD as a supplement to promote and support a naturally healthy lifestyle, which may include managing pain and discomfort. 

Research regarding CBD for pain is limited, but experts agree that CBD's potential as an anti-inflammatory, pain-blocking substance needs to be further explored.

Because Vida Optima products are carefully curated for everyday use, it’s easy to create a cannabidiol routine that keeps you protected around the clock. CBD oil tinctures make it simple to dose at home or on the go, whenever discomfort may arise. 

Can CBD oil be used for my stress?

Vida Optima products aren't designed to treat any mental conditions or ailments, and you should always seek professional medical advice concerning the use of CBD as a treatment for serious medical conditions, like anxiety.

However, a variety of cannabinoid products may be useful for promoting balance and providing a sense of calmness. The endocannabinoid system, a bodily system that interacts directly, is thought to be at least partially responsible for signals that impact mood, anxiety, and more.

Anecdotal reports suggest CBD helped cut stress and induce relaxation and rest needed to unwind after an anxiety ridden day.

Can CBD lower blood pressure?

CBD research is still limited, but some evidence suggests that CBD (as well as other cannabinoids like THC) has some impact on blood pressure. CBD is still being medically reviewed and is not yet established as a treatment for any blood-pressure-related condition.

As always, we recommend consulting a medical doctor for health information regarding the use of CBD for lowering blood pressure.

Can CBD Oil help me sleep?

There is limited research that suggests that CBD may have a positive impact on sleep-wake cycles, and anecdotal reports have shown that CBD may help ease discomforts that disrupt sleep, like pain.

If you're looking for CBD products that may help you regulate your sleep cycles, you may consider using CBD products that contain specific minor cannabinoids and terpenes.

For instance, CBN is a minor cannabinoid that has been frequently linked to improved restfulness. Our line of Sleep products includes a high CBD content alongside a moderate CBN dose (because CBN is stronger) to help create the balance needed for a great night's rest.

CBD Oil Tincture Dosing Information

For those who are unsure of their CBD dosing needs, we generally suggest a “low and slow” technique when you start taking CBD.

Keep in mind that the correct dose will vary greatly for every person and product. Some things that affect the way cannabidiol will respond to your body include weight, general health, tolerance, other medications, and body chemistry.

How much CBD oil should you take?

As we mentioned, it's always best to start with small doses and increase as needed until you get a feel for how much CBD you need to feel your best. You can always start with doses as low as 1-6 mg for every ten pounds of body weight and increase your dose slowly over time until you reach the desired effects. 

The most reliable way to find the best dose for you is to talk to a medical doctor before using CBD oil. It is not advisable to use CBD to replace any medication or treatment plan without first consulting your doctor.

If you decide to add CBD oil to your medical regimen, you and your doctor will be able to look at your personal health and lifestyle to decide the best starting dose and treatment plan for you. 

Read more about CBD dosing here

Should I take CBD oil daily?

The Endocannabinoid System thrives on regularity and consistency. In fact, research often suggests that's its primary role in the body. For that reason, regular cannabidiol doses are thought to be more effective than sporadic, on-demand doses.

CBD may be most effective when used as a preventative measure, but may also be useful as a spot treatment after a regular dosing routine is established.

For best results, try taking your CBD dose at the same time each day. Our Vitality products combine a regular cannabidiol dose with a daily multi-vitamin, which makes for a simple start to an optimized day.

Will CBD Oil interact with other medications?

CBD oil can react with other medications because it uses the same liver enzymes as many common medications when it is metabolized by the body. Taking too many medications that rely on the same enzymes can temporarily deplete enzyme levels in the body and cause medications to pass through before they are broken down.

This is known as the "grapefruit effect" and is the reason that many medications come with a warning to not consume them with grapefruit juice.

In most cases, putting some space between your CBD and medication doses can help resolve the issue, but you should always speak to a doctor before taking cannabidiol alongside any of your regular medications.

Immediately discontinue use and consult your doctor if you experience any side effects from hemp plant CBD products. To learn more, read about CBD Drug Interactions.

Do CBD tinctures cause side effects?

The majority of people take CBD oil without experiencing any side effects at all. As with any natural supplement, there may still be risks of mild side effects associated with consuming CBD oil. 

In general, most negative feedback reports only mild dizziness or drowsiness. We always advise that you consult your doctor before taking cannabidiol, especially if you are taking medications or have a serious health complication. 

Read more about CBD side effects here

Why buy CBD oil online from Vida Optima?

When shopping to buy CBD oil online, you’ll quickly learn that there are countless CBD brands that claim to be the best. You’ll also likely be overwhelmed by the surplus of options that claim to be "medically reviewed" or "certified organic."

It’s important to understand that the hemp industry is still not well regulated and that CBD is often made using unsafe practices or from cannabis material that may not be legal. In other words, not all CBD is made equally. 

In fact, many CBD companies have the habit of sourcing low-quality oil offshore from places like China, where agricultural & industrial regulations are much looser. Others take advantage of consumers’ lack of knowledge of the cannabis industry, charging wildly disproportionate prices for cheaply made products. 

At Vida Optima, we strive to offer products that are reliable, affordable, and easily integrated into your daily routine. Every product contains a blend of unique vitamins and plant-derived ingredients that offer multifaceted and targeted benefits to meet a wide range of wellness needs.

Here's a quick breakdown of the Vida Optima process:

We choose top-quality hemp.

We use non-GMO, USDA Certified Hemp that is grown in three states known for their advanced hemp agriculture programs, including Kentucky, Colorado, and Oregon. We may use hemp-flower or hemp biomass for production depending on the product being made, but we always use the best hemp material we can get our hands on.

Our facilities are state-of-the-art.

After harvest, our high-quality hemp material is taken to our partner cGMP certified manufacturing facility in California. There, industry-leading CO2 extraction techniques are used to create potent, clean hemp extract that is used to create every full spectrum CBD oil product in the Vida Optima collection.

We use thorough testing procedures.

Before production even begins, the raw hemp material is tested in-house for potency, cannabinoid profile, and purity. This is how we ensure that the final extract will be both potent and clean.

After manufacturing, final products are batch tested by a third-party lab to ensure that all areas of quality are met and that every bottle can be accurately labeled. These tests also ensure that our CBD products contain less than 0.3 percent THC, making them legal by federal law. You can always find these test results on-site before you buy.

To learn more about our non-GMO USDA Certified Hemp, organic sourcing methods, and third-party testing procedures, read more about us here

Is CBD oil legal in my state?

CBD is legal according to federal laws thanks to updates to the 2018 Farm Bill. Still, every state has its own laws about CBD, including the ways that CBD can be produced and marketed. Many states have legalized CBD sales in the state, but some may have restrictions on product types or where you can purchase legal CBD oil products.

Read more about CBD laws by state to make sure CBD is legal near you.

Is CBD approved by the Food and Drug Administration?

A limited number of CBD-based medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in managing rare forms of epilepsy. CBD is not currently FDA approved for any other use, including as a treatment for anxiety, pain, or other medical conditions.

These statements have not been medically reviewed and are not intended to take the place of medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All Vida Optima products contain less than 0.3 percent THC, the federally defined amount for legal cannabis products.