A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabidiol CBD

Updated on: Aug 11, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabidiol

CBD or Cannabidiol Products have grown to make their mark around products – from candles, cosmetics, add-in booster in post-workout drink to the good old chocolates. The buzzy ingredient is regarded as a natural, safe, and affordable product with numerous health benefits to enhance overall wellness.

Whether you are curious about the topic or looking to begin your journey with CBD, we have encompassed all the details regarding the origin, types, and usage of the product.

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol is a non-intoxicating compound present in the Cannabis plant. Since CBD is directly derived from the hemp plant, it isn't marijuana, just a component present in the plant.

The most common question around CBD is if the ingredient will intoxicate the person consuming it. Although it is extracted from hemp or marijuana, CBD is bereft of the psychoactive components and cannot get you high. On the contrary, THC, also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, present in marijuana causes intoxication on consumption.

As of 2019, the products with low THC contents (0.3%) are legal for generic consumption in India.

Grasping the Classification of CBD Oil –

The world of CBD holds three major varieties – full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. You should grasp the difference before buying to make an informed decision of what suits you best.

Full Spectrum, commonly known as the whole plant, contains CBD, terpenes present in all essential oils, and other components in Cannabinoids, including CBG, CBN, and small amounts of THC. The entourage effect in the full spectrum product maximizes the therapeutic benefits of its components.

On the other hand, Isolate is the purest form of CBD Oil extracted from hemp, which holds low to non-existent traces of THC. It is produced by removing all the other components from the plant.

If you would like to explore the benefits of cannabinoids and terpene without consuming THC, you should grab the Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil. It is formed either by undergoing additional processing or introducing components to the Isolate based products.

How should you use CBD?

CBD is available in the form of oil or powder. It can be added to your lotions, capsules, and food. The oil can be either ingested or used topically as per the requirement. Using CBD is a simple and straightforward process.

How should you choose your product?

It is essential to choose your brand and CBD product carefully by analyzing their components, as with any supplement. A brand that is transparent with its ingredient list is a great place to start. You have to pose the following questions before getting your hands on the product.

●        Understand the extraction process – You should stay away from the extraction process involving butane or propane.

●        Know the location of Hemp – The geographical location of hemp says a lot about the quality of the product.

●        Third-Party Certification – A Certification adds credibility to the product. Look for brands that display non-company validation to attest to the safety and quality of the product.

●        Read the reviews – Consumers are a standing testament to a brand. Listen to the reviews provided from the first-hand experience of the brand and product from communities.

It should be noted that CBD oil has a shelf-life of one to two years. It is essential to take the correct dosage level in the preferred method within the specified time frame.

As the world is witnessing a huge shift in people's approach to self-care, the popularity of CBD products is beginning to soar to a point where they will grow to be a part of our daily lives.