The Best Guide for Taking CBD Oil In 2020
These are the best ways to buy and take CBD oil.
Have you seen those dozens of CBD bottles in health stores and felt overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices? Because every one of those products are promoted as “pure” CBD extract, and because these products are basically selling the same compound, it can be a challenge trying to work out which is best.
Before we explain the different CBD products available today, let us start by defining CBD, so as to give you a better understanding of what makes one product “better” or different than the other.
What do we mean by CBD oil?
CBD oil is packaged and sold in four different forms. Each type contains cannabidiol, a compound that is found in hemp and cannabis. Although the differences between these CBD extracts can mean that the CBD will have different uses, people respond to CBD in different ways; and so it’s possible that two individuals might use different types of extracts for the same purpose.
Here are the different types of CBD oil:
1) CBD isolate
When extracting CBD from hemp, some manufacturers remove every other compound in the raw materials, so that only the finest form of CBD remains. This product is then packaged as pure-CBD oil or CBD isolate.
2) Broad-spectrum CBD oil
Hemp and cannabis contain many more compounds than the two that people know about; THC and CBD.
Since the human body absorbs most cannabinoids safely (and presumably, uses them to boost health), some CBD proponents have argued that isolating cannabidiol can lead to fewer medical benefits, and so perhaps the best way to prepare it is to extract most of what’s in the plants. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is used for a variety of reasons including pain relief and skin disorders.
3) Whole-spectrum CBD oil
If you got tired of smoking cannabis and are looking for a healthier way to take cannabis, whole-spectrum CBD may provide the same effects. Whole-spectrum CBD oil combines all the compounds present in hemp and/or cannabis, and some have claimed that it’s a more powerful form of CBD.
Cannabis can serve as a healthy supplement for a number of ailments, but the main challenge for some users is managing paranoia, which comes from the high THC content. Products sold as whole-spectrum combine every compound in cannabis, and may provide relief to people with neurological disorders such as seizures and Parkinson’s.
4) Hemp seed oil
Made from the seeds of hemp, hemp seed oil is commonly used in skin care, in the form of creams, lotions, and other skin oils. There are two main differences between hemp seed oil and regular CBD isolate:
• Hemp seed oil is thicker, and greasier than CBD oil.
• Hemp seed oil has very low amounts of cannabinoids other than CBD; and may contain CBD in lower concentration.
Which CBD extract is the best?
The compound CBD is the same no matter what type of extract you get it from. The most crucial aspect when it comes to purchasing CBD is the standards used in farming.
Hemp plants are highly absorbent and will take in harmful chemicals from the surrounding soil; including heavy metals, and cancer-causing agents. For this reason, farmers must ensure they follow safe, sustainable farming methods to guarantee the quality of the product.
As a consumer, there are some things that you can do to verify the quality of your CBD and avoid cases of reaction or side effects. Here’s a quick guide for buying CBD oil:
• Always stick with renowned brands, unless you know and trust the manufacturer.
• Quality CBD oil is pricey, so avoid cheap products.
• Check CBD companies that offer third-party testing for their products.
• Read product labels to find out the CBD content, and whether a product is broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, or CBD isolate.
• Customer reviews are always a good place to start but consult with friends and family about finding good CBD products.
Types of CBD products
CBD can be packed in capsules, powders, oils, food, and drinks. In case you don’t like the oil form, feel free to try these other options:
• CBD edibles (cakes, gummies, sweets, etc.).
• CBD sprays (for skin, muscle pain, joints, etc.).
• CBD recipes for snacks, breakfast, or dinner – there are plenty online.
• CBD pet food – check that no THC is used.
• CBD hair products (may include oils, sprays, and more).
In conclusion Cannabidiol can be used for many different reasons; so, don’t think of it as a treatment for diseases – in fact, the best way to approach this is by taking good care of your first, and then using CBD to maintain your health.
Always speak to your doctor before using any supplement, and especially if you are currently under medication. Other than this, feel free to try the different types to find one that suits your needs.