We are sure that you are sick of hearing about CBD by now and perhaps not understanding what it really means. Well, we are here to help you understand the ins and outs of CBD and the CBD products that we are sure that you will grow to love. What is CBD? How is CBD put into all of these products? Is CBD safe for everyone? What about my animals? These are all great questions that are of high importance when beginning your CBD journey. We will answer these questions as well as give you a list of different products made with CBD in them. With so many different products out there claiming to help you with all of your health ailments it is nice to know that there is something more natural that may help you. There are so many different products out there that you may not be aware of or you may not understand how to use these products. We are here to help get you started so, let’s start at the beginning, what is CBD?
CBD, what is that?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the chemical compounds called cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plants. A Cannabis sativa plant is found in nature and is also found in a few different types. It is likely that you have lumped these different Cannabis sativa plants into the same plant, however, this is not the case. Two popular forms of Cannabis sativa are the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. Both of these occur naturally as well. These two are often misunderstood and lumped together. They both contain all of the 113 cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis sativa plants, but each cannabinoid comes in a different percentage. Marijuana for example contains more THC percentages than the hemp plant does. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid that is often confused with CBD. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that many folks have heard of and understand. THC and CBD are very different in this way. Marijuana has both CBD and THC but contains much higher amounts of THC. The Hemp plant contains much more CBD than THC. 0.3% of THC can be found in the hemp plant. This small percentage of THC cannot cause the psychoactive effects that the amount in marijuana can. Because of the difference between these two plants there are also differences in legality. Some places have legalized the use of both plants and cannabinoids, others have only legalized one. Make sure that you understand the laws where you live.
Will you love these CBD products?
Like we stated before, there are many different ways that CBD has been put into products. There are many different products that you can choose from and you may have heard of some of them. Here is a list of some common CBD products:
CBD capsule/softgels: This type of CBD is likely one of the most popular as it is quite easy to take. A CBD capsule or softgel is just as it sounds. A dissolvable capsule that is full of a CBD oil/tincture. These are easy to take in the morning with the rest of your pills (just be sure to speak with a doctor to ensure it won’t make other products not work). After you swallow the capsule it is broken down while the CBD oil is absorbed into the bloodstream from the pore in your stomach lining. These take a little longer to feel but have been noted to last a bit longer than other products.
CBD edibles: CBD edibles work similarly to the CBD softgels. Edibles come in many different forms, including cakes, cookies, gummy candy, and hard candy. There is no way not to make an edible made with CBD, these are just the more popular ways. These land in the stomach and are broken down just like a softgel. CBD gummies are another example of this.
Vape: Vaping CBD gets into your bloodstream faster than edible CBD. Once the CBD vape is inhaled it goes straight into the lungs and then into the bloodstream. Vaping CBD is convenient for those who are old enough to purchase a CBD vape (varies where you live). The effects start off strong but may not last as long as other types of CBD.
CBD oil or tincture: This type of CBD gets into the bloodstream similar to a CBD vape. When the dropper of CBD oil or tincture (the same product just different names) is placed into the mouth it is absorbed into the system from under the tongue. A carrier oil is added to the pure CBD that carrier oil can be made from grapeseed, avocado, coconut and even almond. Some tincture comes in different flavors to mask the natural earthy taste it has. Tinctures are great too so that you can easily add or subtract the amount of CBD you would like.
Topicals: CBD topicals are different than their counterparts as they generally cannot reach the bloodstream. This is because CBD topicals are made to use on the skin. CBD topicals come in all sorts of forms. Lotions, salves, ointments, creams and even hand sanitizer or CBD lubes. Topicals are great to use to add to your skin care routine or just for antibacterial purposes. Topicals made with CBD are great used often and in the same area to get the best benefits.
These are just a few broad CBD products that you can find almost anywhere. Most CBD sales are done online but many products are found in grocery stores, malls, and even specialty stores made just to sell CBD products alone. Be sure to look at the ingredients listed to ensure that the CBD products for sale are quality and the right percentage of CBD and THC for you. If a product does not list its ingredients you should probably steer clear. We want our customers to have the knowledge and power to understand which product is best for them and the product that they were looking for.