Contributed by Anthony Delarm
It's one of the fastest growing products in the nation... CBD. But what are all these new products coming with it? Tinctures? Salves? How can we tell which is best for us? What concentration of CBD is enough? In this article, I will try to make this complex world as simple as possible. As always, anyone should do their research before making any changes that will affect their health.
The top CBD products coming out include tinctures, topicals, concentrates, capsules, sprays, and vapes. Tinctures: "Tinctures are the most common usage of CBD on the market. Compared to any other products, tinctures and concentrates are probably the purest applications of CBD, as manufacturers don’t do any separate processing of the CBD oil. Some brands do add a little flavor to their tinctures, which makes it easier (and more enjoyable) for customers to take" (MOH, 2016) Tinctures come in mg doses of CBD, anywhere from 500mg to 2000mg. Use is easy, by simply placing drops under the tongue as directed on the bottle. CBD concentrates typically contain the highest available dosage of CBD, sometimes 10x higher than other CBD products. These products can come in syringes and are typically not "flavored". Drops are also placed under the tongue, similar to tinctures.
Another product includes capsules. Probably the easiest to use, capsules contain CBD oil and can come in various dosages. Capsules are simply swallowed and typically contain 10-25mg of CBD. Topicals, such as lotions, salves, and lip balms are typically applied to the skin or areas of pain.
"CBD topicals are known to help with chronic pain, inflammation, acne, psoriasis, cancer treatment, anti-aging, and so many more" (MOH, 2016).
Sprays are one of the least popular, only introducing 1-3mgs per spray, and are hard to track amounts of CBD. Serving sizes are typically labeled on the bottle. Finally, vapes can offer a familiar delivery system of CBD to the growing vaping community. Vaping offers quick adjustments to level of CBD but do not offer the same levels as capsules or tinctures. These require devices that can be expensive but advances in technology are dropping prices every day.
So, there you go! Now you are equipped to experience the various types of CBD. As always, please do your own research, but if you would like to talk about CBD, stop by our "Sweet Lounge" on 224 N Yenlo St. Wasilla!
Ministry of Hemp (2016) Top 6 Ways to Take CBD Oil, retrieved February 7, 2019 from: https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/different-types-cbd-oil/