Monday, February 3, 2020

Overview of the Various Types of CBD

The countless options in CBD products that are available today can be overwhelming: edibles, oils, tinctures; broad spectrum, full spectrum, isolates, hemp, THC, and the list goes on. So many buzzwords to learn when all you really want to know is if it’ll get you high or if there are health benefits. In an effort to keep things simple, we will begin by explaining that all parts of the Cannabis plant contains at least trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. How much THC the product contains is dependent on many things,
such as the plant strain, how the product was made and which parts of the plants were used.
In recent years, this has been a booming business that has resulted in newly created strains that have been altered to provide more or less THC, depending on what the plant will be used for. For the purpose of this article, we will work to answer a few main questions:

  • Does it contain THC?
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD?
  • How is it administered?
There are five broad categories for most CBD products. You may find yourself experimenting with different types until you find the one that works best for your situation.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a cold-pressed form of hemp seed. It's a popular ingredient found in dozens of beauty and health products. While you can eat the hemp seeds whole, ingesting or applying a high-quality hempseed oil allows for a higher concentration with increased potency. Hemp seed oil comes packed with fatty acids that can help manage certain skin problems like eczema, irritation or dry skin.
Hemp seed oil can contain trace amounts of phytocannabinoids and contains the many health benefits of CBD. This means there is minimal THC and no substantial psychoactive properties associated with using it. Applying it directly to the skin is a popular application method, and this is why you find this oil in a lot of lotions and body butter.
  • Does it contain THC? In Trace amounts
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD? Yes
  • How is it administered? Topically, can also be used orally

CBD Isolate

To create a CBD isolate, manufacturers purify the CBD molecule. Once the purification process finishes, you end up with a white and powdery substance. People report that it can bring a sense of calmness and relaxation once it’s worked its way into their bloodstream.
A very popular way to administer this isolate is to place it under your tongue for 60 seconds. The isolate absorbs into your bloodstream through your mucus membranes. You can also mix it with your food or drinks, use it in lotions or oils, or vape it in your e-juice. There is 0% THC in this form.
  • Does it contain THC? No
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD? Yes
  • How is it administered? Orally and topically

Full-Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD oil is one of the more powerful forms. To make this oil, manufacturers use parts of the entire plant. In turn, the formula has phytocannabinoids and CBD. It has CBN, THC, THCA, CBG and CBC. When you use it, you could experience the typical high associated with cannabis use. However, the THC content is usually very low.
Ingesting this CBD oil is a common way to administer it. It's also very popular to mix this oil with lotions and apply it topically. Since it's stronger, you do want to start with a lower amount and gradually work your way up until you find the best dosage. Standard uses include promoting a feeling of relaxation, helping manage anxiety and helping manage depression.
  • Does it contain THC? Yes
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD? Yes
  • How is it administered? Orally and Topically

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is more potent than distilled forms. This type of CBD oil usually contains a higher amount of cannabinoids without the THC. If you do get THC, there normally are only trace amounts that usually can’t be detected. It goes through a shorter processing time as well.
Just like the full-spectrum oil, you can use this form topically in lotions or body butter. Edibles, sublingual ingestion and vaping are also popular because it has a stronger taste and smell. People use it to calm down and soothe aches and pains.
  • Does it contain THC? Trace Amounts
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD? Yes
  • How is it administered? Orally and Topically

Nano CBD Oil

To create Nano CBD oil, the CBD molecules shrink and turn into a water-based form. This form is much quicker to absorb into the skin for topical applications with lotions or when applied directly to the skin.
This form can deliver tiny amounts of THC, but the amounts are usually so low they're untraceable. People use this form to promote wellness and balance and help them sleep through the night.
  • Does it contain THC? Trace Amounts
  • Does it offer the health benefits of CBD? Yes
  • How is it administered? Topically

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