Tired after a lot of traveling and adventuring? Well, for relaxation and wellness, there are a lot of cbd products that you could buy from local authorized dispensaries. Here we will go over the different CBD products found at dispensaries and what you should know before you buy them.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound in the hemp plant. When smoked, applied topically, or eaten correctly, CBD can encourage homeostasis of the mind and body and provide relief to many symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety, and muscle soreness.
Let’s jump right in.
Different Forms of CBD
When purchasing CBD products, it is important to know and understand the different forms available. Each form may contain varying ingredients and compounds that provide a range of benefits, making it easy to find a product perfect for your needs.
Full-Spectrum CBD contains all of the natural components found within the hemp plant. This includes terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, CBC, and THC (trace amounts).
Having additional cannabinoids present in your CBD creates what is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect allows cannabinoids to work synergistically, maximizing therapeutic effects.
Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum products and contains all other naturally occurring cannabinoids with only THC removed.
Broad-spectrum CBD is great for individuals sensitive to THC’s effects or are concerned about the cannabinoid build up showing on drug tests.
Since broad-spectrum products still contain CBG, CBN, CBC, etc., the entourage effect takes place.
CBD isolate contains only CBD in its pure, isolated form. These products have all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and compounds removed.
Isolates cannot provide the entourage effect and are best for individuals that want CBD’s specific benefits.
CBD Products Available
If you know which form of CBD you would like, you can start looking into which products and consumption method is best for you. Each form comes in various product types. Which one you choose is up to personal preference.
CBD flower is just like the typical dried buds that may come to mind when you think of marijuana. CBD flower is different from the more common psychoactive versions because these products contain little THC (less than %.03), making them accessible in states where THC products are illegal or require a medical marijuana card.
CBD flower can be consumed just like other flower; out of a pipe, joint, blunt, or vape.
CBD oils or tinctures are liquid extracts derived from hemp and non-hemp plant matter that contains less than %.03 THC.
These products typically come in a dropper bottle and are consumed sublingually (under the tongue). You can also consume oils and tinctures by adding them to food or beverages. Oils can be found in many concentration levels and flavors.
Edibles are CBD-infused food products that provide various benefits, such as pain and anxiety relief.
The most popular edibles include:
Edible products typically take thirty minutes to two hours to kick in and last for up to six hours. Because edibles last for such a long time, it is a consumer favorite.
Topicals are CBD-infused products that are applied directly to the skin for localized relief. Most topicals contain cannabis oils in addition to pain relievers and other botanicals.
Topical products come in the form of creams, lotions, salves, balms, and bath bombs. You can expect the effects of topicals to kick in after about ten to twenty minutes and last for up to six hours.
Concentrates are highly potent CBD extracts that come in many forms, such as hash, wax, shatter, and crystals. CBD concentrates are typically vaporized in a dab rig or vape pen. You can also smoke concentrate from a pipe by putting it on top of flower.
CBD concentrates are common among consumers seeking products that provide stronger effects and quicker onset.
Vaporizers are CBD products that are designed to be inhaled, but unlike other cannabis flower, you inhale vapor instead of smoke. Vaporizers come in the form of a vape pen or cartridge, which are easy to use, discreet, and portable.
Vaping CBD is another way to feel the benefits of the cannabinoids quickly with an onset of about fifteen minutes. It is important to note that CBD and other cannabinoids interact with each person’s body differently. Some individuals may not feel the effects of vaping CBD for up to thirty minutes or more. When you first start experimenting with vaping, you should give your body ample time to allow the effects to kick in, otherwise, you may smoke too much, which can be uncomfortable.
Depending on which dispensary you go to, you may be able to find CBD pet products.
All animals, including vertebrates like mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles and invertebrates like mussels, leeches, and sea urchins, have an endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system that balances essential bodily functions. CBD and other cannabinoids bind to endocannabinoid receptors, which inhibits the system and encourages internal balance.
Just like humans, animals benefit from CBD and can find symptom relief by using the products.
Examples of CBD pet products include oils, topicals, and gummies. Pet products are most commonly given to animals that have osteoarthritis, anxiety, digestion issues, and pain.
Ferona Jose is a passionate travel writer and blogger at Travelistia. She has traveled throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her writing focuses on cheap travel destinations, travel experiences, cultural insights, and travel hacks.