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The Basics of CBD

July 27, 2020

Understanding the Different Types of CBD Products

You might know about the basics of CBD, but it is likely that you still have several questions about it. For instance, what is the right way to use CBD? And if it comes from marijuana or hemp, does it make a difference? You might also be wondering if it is a safe product for cats or dogs. With so many different products out there to choose from, it can be hard to pick out the right one. We are going to cover some of the basics of CBD here, so that you can have a better understanding of CBD.

Marijuana CBD vs. Hemp CBD

CBD can come from both marijuana and hemp plants. While both of these plants are similar in appearance, there are some differences in each of them. This is mainly the amount of THC and CBD that you can get from the plant. Many people are concerned whether the CBD from the hemp plant can cause any psychoactive effects.

The answer is no. All CBD from the hemp plant has to have no more than 0.3 percent of THC in it. This is not nearly enough to make you feel high. In the U.S., this is the kind of CBD oil that you can purchase without a special medical marijuana card. These are some of the very basics of CBD that are super important to know.

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CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum CBD

THC and CBD are the two most common cannabinoids, but these are not the only ones that you can find in the plant. With full-spectrum CBD oil, you can find all of these cannabinoids, vitamins, nutrients, and terpenes. That can create the best blend for your wellness use.

CBD isolate is the opposite and contains only CBD with nothing else added. This is the purest kind of CBD that you can find, and it comes in a powder or crystal form. You can add it to your food or make it into a tincture. With isolate, though, you lose out on many of the helpful cannabinoids and lose out on the “Entourage Effect” which is the synergy between the cannabinoids and terpenes in hemp that can really help you.

Many people prefer to use full-spectrum CBD since there are so many other potentially beneficial components in it. They believe that when the components work together, they can be more powerful and create what is known as the entourage effect. On the other hand, there may be as much as 0.3 percent of THC in it, and if you use it regularly and are subject to follicle drug testing, you may be worried about it showing up on that drug test. That is when you might want to go with CBD isolate or broad spectrum (THC Free) only.

How to Take CBD

There are many methods that you can use to take CBD, and this will depend on how fast you want to experience the effects. Your budget and personal tastes will also play a role. Trying several different methods will help you find a CBD product that works well for you. Another key to understanding the basics of CBD is knowing about the different ways to take CBD!

CBD Oil

CBD oil comes from hemp plants, and that can make it cost more money since there is more CBD in it. With full-spectrum products, you will find other nutrients and cannabinoids in it. You can add it to your drinks and foods. Or you can just consume it orally; usually a person will leave it under the tongue for about 90 seconds and then swallow it. This allows for great absorption by the body.

You might want to choose this product because it can be taken under your tongue and then swallowed so it can enter your bloodstream faster. It might be more expensive, but since it is so potent, you really don’t need to use a lot at any one time. You can even find some CBD oils that are made for vaping. If you choose to go this route, make sure that you find one that is specifically designed for vaping.

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CBD Capsule and CBD Pills

This is just what it sounds like: CBD powder in a capsule. You will swallow the pills, and your digestive system will help you to absorb it better. Because there is a certain amount of CBD in them, it can be easier for you to get the right dose. They are easy to use, especially if you have used other vitamins and supplements that you swallow like a pill.

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CBD Edibles

Often, you might think of THC when you think of hemp edibles. But you can also use them to take CBD. You might find CBD gummies, chewing gum, or make your own. They taste good, and if you don’t like the taste of CBD, you might want to try mixing them into your food.

Since they need to go through your body’s digestive system, they can take longer to affect you. But that also means that you sometimes will notice the effects for longer than other methods. At Peak City CBD we are currently not offering edibles, as it is frowned upon by the FDA.

CBD for Your Pets

Your pets do not need to feel left out when it comes to CBD. You can find products that are designed specifically for your furry friends. The most popular ones are oils, but you can often find cat or dog treats as well. It is fairly easy to get your pet to take CBD oil since you just need to add it to their food. Make sure that you only use products sold for pets and that you consult with your vet first.

Closing Thoughts

There are many ways that you can take CBD, so you should be able to find a method that is right for you. When you are choosing the right products to take, you should find one that is high in quality and that you like to take. You will want one that can help you achieve your goals. This might take a bit of experimentation.

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