CBD, also known as cannabidiol is the new star among health and wellness products due to its multitude of health benefits. Legally available therapeutic products formulated using it are made from hemp plant strains that have less than 0.3% of THC. Because of this low concentration of psychotropic THC, it does not produce any high upon consumption. As a result of these advantages, a plethora of cannabidiol products are available in the market, and it can be a daunting task for first-time buyers to purchase the right one. So, customers need proper CBD education, and this article aims to do that.
The Source Of CBD Products
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid common to the cannabis strain of plants, and this includes both marijuana and hemp plants. Of these, the latter has higher CBD content, while the former has higher THC content and produces the mind-altering effect. Cannabidiol imparts its therapeutic and medical benefits because cannabinoids are similar in structure to the endocannabinoids naturally produced by our bodies. Also, CBD products became common with the US Farm Act of 2018 that legalized the cultivation of hemp plant strains having less than 0.3% of THC. Moreover, the growing conditions of hemp pants affect the quality of CBD effects.
CBD Extraction Method
The quality of CBD products also depends on the extraction method used for producing hemp plant extracts. The most reliable and safest extraction process is CO2 extraction because of the highly pure end product. Besides, this is the method used by most reputed brands. Also, the yield is high compared to other methods of extracting cannabidiol. But its disadvantage is that the process is expensive due to the complex machinery used for this method of extraction. Above all, carbon dioxide is inert, and hence it doesn’t react with the hemp plant materials used for extracting CBD.
Different CBD Products
CBD products are mainly produced from three types of hemp plant extracts full-spectrum extract, broad-spectrum extract, and CBD isolates. The first type contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant, while the second type is processed to remove all THC content. The last type of extract is 99% pure cannabidiol and is highly potent compared to the previous two. Finally, both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum extracts have the added advantage of having the entourage effect. It enhances the individual effect of each cannabinoid, including CBDs therapeutic effect. Also, it increases the bioavailability of CBD products like oils upon consumption.
CBD products like topicals contain additives to enhance the therapeutic effect, but you should know that they can either increase or decrease the effects of cannabidiol (CBD). So, it is important to do thorough research about their effect on your skin before buying them.
We hope that the aforementioned details about cannabinol (CBD) products will help in your purchase and use of them.