The CBD industry has grown exponentially over the years offering a wide variety of ingestible, vape-able and smoke-able merchandise. Currently, the most popular type of oil is full spectrum CBD oil. This type of oil has many cannabinoids as well as 0.3% THC which creates something called the entourage effect. All compounds working together amplify the effectiveness of CBD. Although 0.3% of THC does not have a psychoactive effect, some people are still concerned. For them, broad spectrum is the ideal choice. With this, there is still a version of the entourage effect providing a therapuetic value without any THC at all. Last but not least, there is CBD isolate. There is no other active ingredient except the single CBD phytocannabinoid. This is commonly used in dog treats or lower priced CBD products. With CBD isolate, there is known to be no entourage effect.
What type of CBD products are out there?
CBD Oil Tinctures - Tinctures are the most popular way CBD is sold. Putting the oil under your tongue is the absolutely quickest way to absorb THC and reap the benefits of CBD. Also, tinctures are usually 30ml and in most cases can last a month before requiring a customer to refill. Common CBD concentration is 500mg and 1000mg in one tincture. Rarely you will be able to find 1500mg and sometimes even 5000mg. This however is for super tolerant CBD users and will not be useful to most people. Using too much CBD may cause sleepiness and/or fatigue.
CBD Balms & Salves - CBD balms & salves are amazing for topical pain relief. Commonly used on skin for areas with muscle soreness and inflamation such as for example a rotator cuff issue or joint pain. Also, CBD topicals are used for eczema and many other skin conditions.
CBD Edibles - CBD gummies, infused drinks and food have very been popular, but state regulations are changing and causing a legality issue. In many states, CBD edibles are becoming illegal. CBD in coffee has been growing in popularity, however if too much CBD is used, there will be a sedation effect.
CBD Pills & Tablets - This product category consists of softgels, tablets and capsules. The FDA has clarified their stance on calling CBD a supplement. It is now elligal to refer to CBD as a supplement therefore this type of CBD product falls into a grey area. Also, with softgels, tablets and capsules it can take over an hour to feel the effects therefore making it the least popular way of ingesting CBD.
Various research and medical studies show that CBD aids in the following conditions:
Stress & Anxiety
CBD promotes bone health
CBD can improve quality of sleep
CBD can combat addiction
Can improve heart health
Elevated Blood Pressure
Type 1 diabetes
Rare Cases of Acne
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Lowered Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Better Cholesterol Profiles
Nausea and Appetite