Cannabidiol is derived from the hemp plant and it is not psychotropic. It can deliver all the benefits of THC without producing the high and so it is legal and gaining popularity. When purchasing, looking at the huge number of products made from different forms of CBD can be confusing. The different forms have varying CBD content and hence onset times depending on the method of consumption. Read on to understand different types of CBD before choosing one for yourself.
Forms Of CBD
CBD is available in three different forms such as oils, waxes and isolates. These are used to manufacture a wide variety of products. The CBD concentration and dosage varies with products mainly because they have different bioavailability, i.e., the duration of time CBD remains in your bloodstream. CBD isolate has the lowest bioavailability among the 3 and the method of consumption for each also varies.
- CBD Oil: CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant using different extraction methods employing different solvents. They will also have other cannabinoids from the plant along with the CBD. This results in the entourage effect and as well as higher bioavailability. CBD oil is consumed sublingually and are found in CBD oil capsules, tinctures etc. They are also added to balms, lotions, shampoos etc.
- CBD Wax: This is also known as butter, crumble, live resin etc. This is produced by making the extract crystallised and solidified. Wax is a type of CBD concentrate and one of the popular methods for consuming is via dabbing where vapours of CBD are inhaled. This is very useful for providing instant pain relief because of the quick onset. There are chances of overdose because of its high CBD concentration.
- CBD Isolate: This is 99% pure CBD. For example, when you purchase a 10mg CBD isolate product you have 10mg of CBD. Therefore it is good for precise dosage. Many of the CBD medical products use this form of CBD and are used by dissolving in carrier oils as CBD does not dissolve in water. If you are looking for a product without THC it is better to choose CBD isolate infused item.
- CBD Sheets or Crystals: CBD isolate is also available in the form of sheets and crystals. You can use the crystals to make edibles, capsules and homemade beauty care creams. This is because of the high amounts of antioxidant that can help in skin regeneration. It can be consumed by dabbing for quick pain relief. Keep in mind that there are chances of overdose due to their high CBD concentration.
It is good to do research on your part before purchasing any CBD product. Also finding the optimal dosage is very important to decide what type of CBD product you need.