In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) products in Western society, because of the gentle assistance they provide to the human body. Historically speaking, CBD been widely used for centuries in other areas of the world, like Asia and Africa, as the people there are fully aware of CBD and its ability to promote overall wellness and health.
To those who are new to the subject, CBD products are derived from the cannabis plant and put through a gentle, but effective extraction process that’s able to retain all of the helpful enzymes locked within (cannabinoids). This process is also able to completely eliminate the high inducing element THC, which is wrongly associated with CBD derived oils, pastes and balms.
These cannabinoids interact with the many receptors located throughout the body, mimicking and supporting the natural production of endocannabinoids, which help our organs and systems to work more efficiently and promote health and feelings of wellness.
This explosion in popularity in the developed world has given rise to a range of different products containing CBD, which can ingested into the body in a number of different ways. In this blog, we look at the types of products that are on the market and exactly how they should be used.
Arguably the most widely used and popular form of CBD product is CBD Oil, which is typically sold in a 10ml tincture in varying levels of cannabinoid potency (between 3% to 15%). Dispensing the oil is quite a simple process, as the tincture comes with a pipette attached to the lid, which is used to deliver drops into the user’s mouth.
After giving the tincture a good shake (always recommended before use), the required amount of drops are simply delivered by the pipette, inside the lower back teeth, under tongue. The oil should then be left there for between 60 and 90 seconds to allow absorption to take place. For those who find the taste a little too strong, we recommend taking either before food or with a dash of fruit juice.
This process should be repeated as necessary throughout the day.
Another type of product derived from the cannabis plant is CBD paste, which is notable in that it is one of the most naturally processed, terpene and cannabinoid rich forms available. As a result of the natural harvesting and processing methods used by reputable CBD companies, all of the nutrients are retained, which also include flavonoids, vitamins and phenols. This is an important aspect of the production process, as more nutrients = higher potency.
Administering the paste, which is available in a 20% or 30% strength, is easily done with the plastic syringe that is provided with the product. Simply place the paste between the cheek and gum, taking care to press it firmly in place against your gum with your finger, not moving it for between 8 and 10 seconds.. Then, carefully move around with the same finger (either side to side or in a circular motion), allowing it to ‘grab’ your gum.
Drink a little water afterwards to assist with the taste. Take 0.25ml of the paste in this way twice a day.
CBD can also be used in Vape form, which is a liquid, very similar to the type you might find in an e-cigarette. Vape liquids can be used via an e-cigarette, as well as through vape pens and vaporisers, which deliver the cannabinoids in a particularly quick and efficient way. This is due to the fact that inhaling the CBD product introduces the beneficial cannabinoids into the bloodstream, quicker than when ingested orally.
As the vaping experience is often measured by the taste it provides, vape oils come in a variety of different flavours, such as blueberry, citrus or plain hemp - the best option being a purely subjective matter. Vape oils can also be purchased in a range of different potencies, with 1%, 3% and 5% varieties being available.
As we mentioned earlier, there are CBD receptors located throughout the body and nowhere are they more abundant than in the skin. This means that the helpful cannabinoids in CBD balms can be applied topically, all over the body. It’s a gentle way to provide your skin - the largest organ in the body - with the gentle health assistance that CBD provides.
There are no hard and fast rules about the topical application of CBD balm, with the only guidance needed, being that you should use it sparingly, at least initially or until you get used to how far it spreads.
CBD Balms are primarily designed for use on any affected areas, such as joints, neck or back etc.
Whilst we wouldn’t recommend using it for a massage in its neat form, a small quantity can be mixed with standard massage oils for an extra relaxing rub down.
As Nature Intended
At Nature’s Blends, all of our CBD products are put through the same rigorous independent scientific testing, so that whatever you buy, its quality is assured. We believe that nature’s produce should retain its purity on its way to you, the consumer and not be tainted by harsh extraction processes or toxic additives. Everything we supply carries the Nature’s Blends seal of approval, so that you know you’re buying the very best and purest on the market.
If you have any questions that we haven’t answered here about the use of our CBD products or you’d like some guidance regarding the ideal dosages for your own particular needs, you can find out everything you need to know by looking through our website https://canabidolcbd.com or by talking to our friendly advisors via our live chat facility.
CBD has an unwarranted stigma attached to it, almost entirely due to the fact that it’s created from the cannabis plant. We are dedicated to spreading the word that common misconceptions about CBD are wide of the mark. There’s absolutely no risk of inducing a high by using it and the assistance it provides to the promotion of health is well known to our customers.
The question you have to ask yourself is - are you willing to try it and find out for yourself? You’ve nothing to lose and a whole to gain, but of course, the choice is yours alone.
We thank you for reading our blog. Check back with us soon for advice and guidance on all things natural.