With the medical benefits of CBD gaining popularity among the public, diverse and versatile CBD products are being introduced into the markets every day. Various product options differ in terms of concentration, potency and intake methods, but are manufactured especially to deliver CBD benefits to the users.
Here is a list of the various CBD products that are available in the market.
The oily substance has a consistency that ranges from paste to honey and the extract contains all beneficial plant compounds like cannabinoid, terpenes and fatty acids. The full spectrum nature of the extract maximizes the medical benefits that it can offer.
CBD extract is commonly used to make several CBD products and is available as standalone product as well. When purchasing CBD extract as a standalone product, make sure it is packed in a syringe or similar container so that you can accurately dose the extract.
Isolate is the purest form of CBD as the only component in it is cannabidiol. CBD isolate is a crystalline substance that is usually found in crystal or powder form and is prepared using CBD crystallization technique.
CBD isolate is used as an ingredient of several CBD products and is also used as a standalone product.
CBD oil is prepared by mixing CBD extract or CBD isolate with suitable carrier oil and are taken sublingually. It has minimal number of components and has an earthy taste because CBD extract/isolate and carrier oil are its sole ingredients, but its highly concentrated nature contributes to its potency.
CBD oils usually come with droppers to make the dosage decision easy, and keep it away from direct heat and sun to ensure its potency.
CBD capsules are similar to any other pill in terms of intake method and two main types of CBD capsule are oil based capsule and powder-containing capsule. The potency of CBD capsules depends on its contents and capsules containing full spectrum CBD extract have higher potency levels than capsules containing CBD isolate.
In oil or isolated state cannabidiol is hydrophobic in nature indicating that it is immiscible with water, but recent innovations in cannabidiol industry has led to the development of water-soluble CBD products which include CBD water, powdered CBD drink mixes and energy shots.
CBD products in their raw form do not usually have an appealing taste and CBD edibles come off as a tasty CBD option. CBD edibles are prepared by adding CBD extract or isolate into a variety of edibles like cookies, candies, gummies or pastries.
CBD edibles that have a high content of fats and oils will facilitate better absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. When compared with several other CBD products, CBD edibles have less bioavailability as the liver must process them prior to absorption.
CBD tinctures are based on alcohol and have appreciable concentration, potent enough to offer CBD benefits even when consumed in small doses. Tinctures are taken sublingually by keeping it under the tongue for about a minute before swallowing, the method that facilitates faster CBD absorption as it reaches the bloodstream through the mucus membranes.
The potency and the effect produced might vary depending on whether CBD extract or isolate is used as the ingredient. The alcohol base that has a preservative nature helps in improving the shelf life of CBD tinctures.
CBD products designed for application on the skin surface are generally termed as CBD topicals, and they include CBD balms, rubs and creams. CBD works by interacting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the body and the skin has several receptors that make topical application of CBD a popular method.
CBD topicals can be used for relieving inflammation, skin irritation and for targeted pain relief.
Transdermal patches are an efficient way to apply CBD through the skin surface and they handle chronic issues better than common CBD topicals. CBD infused strips are placed at veinous body areas like the wrist that facilitates the holding of CBD against the skin for longer periods than that possible with rub-on CBD topicals.
CBD Vape Products
Vaping is a popular method of CBD intake and the market offers an appreciable variety of CBD products. Common vape products are CBD vape pens, vape catridges and vape oil. Disposable CBD vape pens are prefilled with CBD vape oil and the battery of the vaping unit is directly attached to an atomizer. You can simply vape until the tank gets empty and dispose of the pen.
Vape catridges are available in disposable and refillable forms and contains pre-filled CBD extract or distillate. Vape oil is the liquid that is filled inside CBD vaping devices and the vapors produced on heating this oil is inhaled directly.
If you plan to start CBD use to treat a medical condition or to boost daily health you can choose one from the plethora of CBD products available.