In the past year, CBD has exploded. It is virtually impossible to drive down the road without seeing a sign advertising CBD products. However, many consumers still are not sure what CBD is exactly. This post will provide you with information on what CBD is, the benefits of CBD, and the various ways in which you can consume CBD allowing you to get a better idea of which products would be the best for you.
What is CBD, how does CBD work, and what are the effects?
CBD is short for Cannabidoil. This is the second most prevalent active ingredient found in cannibis or hemp. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD has no psychoactive effects on the body and does not cause a “high”. Additionally, CBD has no potential that could lead to abuse or dependency. In order to understand the effects that CBD has on the body, we must look at how it works. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, such as CB1 (CNS-cannabinoid receptor) and CB2 (peripheral cannabinoid receptor).CB1 receptors are one of the most common receptors in the nervous system. These receptors have influence on motor function, memory, mood, and pain perception. CB2 is most commonly found in the immune system that helps with inflammation and response to pathogens. CBD modifies these receptors’ ability to bind to cannabinoids while influencing other receptors and enhancing your natural levels of endocannabinoids. Because of this, CBD provides possible anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, and anxiolytic effects which can aid with pain management, anxiety/stress relief, mood enhancement, changes in appetite, nausea, epilepsy, muscle spasms, Parkinson’s Disease, and glaucoma.
What are the different forms of CBD?
CBD oil can be extracted in many forms, but the most popular are Full Spectrum and pure CBD isolate. Full Spectrum CBD means that the entire hemp plant is extracted allowing the CBD oil to contain the other molecules found in the plant like additional cannabinoids and terpenes. In full spectrum CBD, the cannabinoids and terpenes work together and influence each other giving you a potential for a larger effect. CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD meaning it only contains the CBD molecule as the active ingredient.
What are the different CBD products?
Here at Cloud 9 Smoke Co., we offer a wide range of CBD products that come in many different forms such as tinctures, creams, capsules, edibles, vape, and beauty products.
- Oils and tinctures are consumed sublingually with a dropper, and is absorbed through small capillaries in the oral mucosa.
- CBD Pain & Healing Creams are topicals that are infused with CBD that are primarily used to treat muscle and joint pain as well as arthritis. Additionally, you can use CBD-infused topicals to heal skin damage such as tattoos, minor burns, minor cuts and scrapes, cracked skin, and chapped lips.
- Capsules are generally used for epilepsy and digestive issues. These capsules are ingested and can take longer for the effects to kick in.
- CBD edibles can come in forms of hard candies, gummies, chocolates, and more. This is the most popular way to consume CBD because its delicious and discrete.
- CBD Vape. The fastest way to consume CBD is through vaping. This is because the compounds are absorbed directly into the blood stream. We offer many different ways to vape CBD such as CBD cartridges that screw onto 510 cartridge batteries, CBD e-liquid that you can put directly into any sub-ohm vaping device, CBD disposable vapes, and even CBD JUUL Compatible Pods with just CBD as well as CBD plus Nicotine.
- CBD beauty products provide a more therapeutic way to consume CBD. Here at Cloud 9 Smoke Co. we offer CBD bath bombs and face masks.
As you can see, there is a wide range of CBD products and positive effects that CBD can have on the body. When shopping for CBD and picking the right product for you, think about how fast you would like the effects to take place and how you are most comfortable consuming CBD products. At Cloud 9 Smoke Co. we provide a wide variety of products for everyone even your pets! Shop all of our CBD products here.