The momentum cannabis is gaining in the modern world is nothing short of astounding. Thousands of researchers have devoted their life’s work to giving us more information about this miraculous plant. One of the plant’s major cannabinoids (components found in the plant) is CBD or cannabidiol, and it’s proven to help treat various health conditions, from anxiety and depression to skin problems.
The most popular CBD product remains to be oil, but what are some other ways of consuming it? Let’s find out.
Extracts and isolates are not necessarily the most popular products used by consumers. Through various forms of derivation, extracts (paste or honey-like liquid) and isolates (single-slab crystals or powders) come out as the purest and the most potent form of CBD on the market.
Both extracts and isolates don’t contain other cannabinoids that would make these products full-spectrum. Full-spectrum products contain waxes and terpenoids, as well as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the intoxicating cannabinoid.
Most people choose to use both isolates and extracts to make other CBD-based products such as gummies and other edibles, drinks, or even to mix these with carrier oils (almond oil, olive oil, argan oil, coconut oil, etc.).
However, those who choose to take extracts and isolates on their own usually take them sublingually, in capsules, or mixed with water. Isolates are insoluble in water.
Edibles and drinks remain to be among the most popular CBD-infused products. Most people prefer eating gummies or chocolate, sucking on lollipops, or drinking CBD-enriched energy drinks over inhaling CBD. Such products are an interesting twist to standard ways of taking CBD.
However, it’s important to mention that not all edibles and drinks are as effective as other CBD products. Since they are to be processed through one’s liver, the concentration of this cannabinoid is significantly reduced. It’s possible to avoid this by eating edibles that are made with more oils, as fats make CBD more bioavailable.
Patches work transdermally and are somewhat similar to topicals and creams. As our body’s endocannabinoid system has receptors in the skin as well, it’s not necessary to inhale or eat CBD to make it work.
These products are applied to the skin and work pretty quickly. People use them to relax muscles and treat sore spots, for massages, various health conditions, skin inflammation, etc.
Last but not least, CBD statistics show this cannabinoid is not only beneficial to humans. As it turns out, our furry babies seem to love it as well. Most animals also have the endocannabinoid system, which is why many pet owners across the United States (and the world) choose to administer CBD to pets to relieve pain and stress. CBD-based pet products are slowly but surely making their impact on the cannabis market and the pet industry altogether.
All things considered, it seems like CBD has something for everybody. However, don’t take it lightly, and consult with your physician before trying it out.