As the CBD industry continues to expand, different types of CBD products are popping up everywhere. But there is actually a reason for this that goes beyond marketing and your personal preference. Since cannabidiol (CBD) is able to interact with various receptors inside your body, different forms of CBD and other cannabinoids can indirectly influence all the different receptors.
But how can you find the right product among such a huge variety, and most importantly, how do you know if the CBD product is safe to use? In this article, we will discover common formats of CBD products and a few things to consider before purchasing CBD.
If your life is always on-the-go, if you live so actively that you don’t even have a free minute, “happy tea” will be the most favourable option in this situation. You can take a bottle of it everywhere you go and have a drink when you want. It is a tasty drink that will help you deal with stress and inflammation. There are natural ingredients in the composition, and it consists of natural hemp extract. The taste resembles the usual tea. You can add lemon or cinnamon depending on your preference, and it will not spoil the product. CBD tea does not produce a psychoactive effect, so you can drink it safely even while working. The general recommendation is to buy unflavoured tea, and it will not affect your final beverage.
How to make CBD oil tea?
- boil the appropriate amount of water;
- add butter or milk because the oil can not be dissolved in the water; it can only mix with other oily ingredients;
- add a few CBD oil drops and stir the tea until it is blended;
- enjoy your tea.
The essential thing that you have to know prior to vaping CBD is the dosage. It is better to start with a small amount and increase the concentration until you reach the desired effect. The typical CBD vape cartridge contains 100 Mg of CBD, so about 1 ‒ 2 Mg of the substance will be vaped with each puff. If you use a CBD vape pen, you will inhale a little bit more CBD with each puff, so plan usage accordingly.
This kind of consumption of CBD helps with problems such as stress, inflammation, and pain.
As for side effects, smoking for the first time may cause mild drowsiness. However, when you become a regular user, the side effects will be milder or eliminated.
There are several advantages and disadvantages of CBD vaping.
Taking the pros into consideration, we have to mention the following:
- Convenience. You can vape whenever you want. Cannabidiol vaping does not produce odour as traditional cigarettes. It is convenient to bring a vape pen in the pocket everywhere due to its compact packaging;
- Immediate effect. You will feel the effects of CBD momentarily. The substance goes directly to the lungs rather than the digestive system, which makes the effects immediate;
- Eco-friendliness. Vaping is waste-free.
The disadvantage is real and unpleasant, and it is a potential negative impact on your lung functions.
To minimise the risks, one should only buy high-quality CBD oil from reliable and reputable brands.
The common compound that is used to produce CBD vape juice is propylene glycol. The research shows that this chemical can cause allergic reactions and asthma. It can also cause harm to lung functions when used long-term. Ideally, you need to consult with the doctor to know your dose.
This form of CBD product is useful because it is hard to overdose with capsules. One capsule has all the necessary ingredients. You do not need to count drops or carry a tincture with you. They are compact and have no taste or smell, which makes them a convenient addition to your daily routine.
It is a convenient way to take CBD on a daily basis. Oil capsules are gluten-free and non-GMO and also have vitamin E to support balance in both body and mind.
The main disadvantage is that you will not feel the immediate effect and may take from 30 minutes to 2 hours. To speed up the effect, you can bite the capsule and swallow the liquid, and the result will take 20 to 40 minutes. Another problem with CBD capsules is that they can be «on the expensive side».
If you are a beginner, this method is your best option because it is easy to dose and remember to take capsules.
The aspect of choice depends on a person’s lifestyle. If you stay active, energetic, and are always on the move, capsules are your best option. In case you spend a lot of time indoors in the office or work from home, CBD infused tea can be a good alternative to traditional tea while providing health benefits.
When it comes to topical products, they are beneficial for various skin issues and pain relief. Topicals usually include a CBD cream, lotion, salve, and other products applied directly to the skin. You can also find various CBD beauty products such as face mask, lip balm or bath bomb, to name a few.
CBD topicals are easy to use and target inflamed areas, whether it is knee, neck or back. If you are an athlete, the cream will also be helpful for you because they are easy to use and fast to absorb.
Cannabidiol is a safe and well-tolerated product, but some people may experience side effects after it’s consumption, such as:
- Dry mouth;
- Changes in appetite or weight.
Also, the use of CBD infused products alongside other types of medications can cause side effects or may affect the performance of the cannabinoid product. For this reason, it is essential to consult a doctor before using two or more medications together.
It is also crucial to pay particular attention to ‘grapefruit warnings’ if you take CBD alongside other medications, as CBD and grapefruit interact with enzymes to provide better drug metabolism.
Lastly, always check what you are purchasing. Nonprescription CBD products aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and may be inaccurately labelled. Such CBD products cast doubt on their effectiveness and usefulness.
To get maximum from CBD treatment, you should make sure the product you buy is of high quality. A certificate of analysis (COA) has all the necessary information about cannabinoid testing, shows a full list of ingredients and components found in the composition. These certificates are provided by accredited laboratories and allow you to see only accurate figures.
Above all, don’t forget to ask a company about COA or take time to find this information online before purchasing.