Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most abundant non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid that can be extracted from cannabis plants. The cannabis plant has hundreds of cannabinoids and other constituents. Out of all these, according to research, CBD has been proven to have many medical uses. Cannabis plants represent both industrial hemp and marijuana plants. The two differ in the amount of THC available. Marijuana is rich in THC while industrial hemp is rich in CBD. When extracting CBD industrial hemp is preferred.
Choosing the right kind of CBD infused edible
There are different forms in which CBD can be consumed. Among the many consumption forms available, CBD edibles have emerged popular recently. A CBD edible is simply any food or drink that is infused with CBD. The different forms of edibles available have contributed to the fast growth of edibles. Each of the forms has different benefits. One common benefit of all the edible is masking the potentially bitter taste of CBD. Below are common forms of CBD edibles available today.
Gummies are simply candies infused with CBD extract that has already been decarboxylated (activated). They come in different shapes, flavors, concentrations, and colors. CBD gummies have gained popularity among CBD users and non-users because of their discrete nature. You can easily carry them in the pocket and toss one in the mouth as you go about your day. Most CBD products are not FDA approved. Purity and strength, therefore, vary between brands and within the brands.
CBD itself can taste bitter (depending on the extraction method) and most brands add sweeteners to disguise this taste. Anyone avoiding the bitter taste will be very glad to try gummies. As long as you are not allergic to sugar, gummies offer all the benefits associated with CBD regardless of the sugar.
CBD gummies vary in potency, which is not uncommon since individual needs also vary. Some individuals need high doses of CBD while others need relatively low concentrations.
There are also different types of gummies depending on when you are taking it and the purpose of consuming them. For example, CBDistillery nighttime vegan gummies also help with sleep. At night, you definitely require rest after a long day and this is exactly what this product offers by combining a high dose of CBD with melatonin. Many people that are “in the know” prefer full spectrum gummies, which provide the additional benefits that come from a broad terpene and cannabinoid profile.
CBDistillery gummies are made from THC-free isolate, while other gummies are made from full spectrum extracts in order to provide the advantage of taking a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes. We also carry a daytime version of CBDistillery vegan gummies for general consumption, which can be taken any time of the day. The best part of these gummies is that the CBD infused in them is sourced from non-GMO, USA-grown industrial hemp (no pesticides or herbicides used).
CBD Infused Honey
CBD infused honey is a versatile option among the many forms of edibles available today. You can directly consume it without mixing any other substance. You can also take it to another level by mixing the infused honey with tea or coffee. Since honey is sweet, it helps to mask the bitter taste of CBD completely. Honey itself has antioxidant properties that your body requires. It also serves the body with important nutrients and enzymes. Most of the time, it is used in place of refined sugar. Combining it with CBD makes it even better and stronger.
Copper Mountain Hemp Traders offers full spectrum CBD honey from Apis Mercantile, which is perfect for cooking or baking to create your own CBD-infused edibles at home. Full spectrum means that it serves you with CBD and other important active ingredients available in the cannabis plant.
As already mentioned, individual needs vary, and so do products. CBD infused honey also varies significantly. Other CBD infused products include; orange blossom hemp oil honey and wildflower hemp oil honey.
Organic chocolate and CBD can benefit human beings when consumed separately. When combined the two work even better. Because our Lulu’s chocolate bars contain organic coconut sugar they are low glycemic and suitable for a wide range of tastes. Lulu chocolate bars are made with full spectrum CBD and are independently lab tested to ensure potency and quality.
An isolate is the purest form of a substance and CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. To get the best you have to use the best. The best CBD isolate is obtained from industrial hemp which has low levels of THC. Here is how to infuse CBD into oil, butter, and other drinks.
Infusing CBD into Butter or oil
Learning how to infuse CBD into your favorite food isn’t difficult. To do so you first infuse your CBD extract (isolate or RSO) with butter or oil over low heat, and then you use the butter or oil in the recipe as normal. It only takes a little heat so be careful not to burn your infusion. Strong heat reduces the potency of your extract. Once the CBD extract is fully infused into your oil it is ready to be used to cook or bake with.
Another reason you might consider making your own CBD edibles is if you have certain food allergies and want to make sure the edibles you consume are completely safe for you. The versatility of using CBD extracts to make your own infusions brings edibiles into the reach of just about anyone.
Edibles offer Long-lasting Relief
Edibles offer long-lasting effects when compared to other forms of CBD consumption. Due to the metabolism process involved, the effects may take much longer to kick in but once they kick do, the effects can last for several hours.
The other forms like smoking have instant effects but at the same time they usually fade within an hour or so. This is why so many people use multiple methods to deliver the CBD that their body needs. Edibles are suitable for long-term relief whereas smoking or vaporizing can be taken for quick relief of breakthrough symptoms.
CBD edibles are not intoxicating
As already mentioned, CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid of cannabis plants. Psychotropic or psychoactive compounds alter the normal functioning of the body and mainly the brain.
This alteration results in a change of mood, cognition, behavior, perception, and consciousness. This is what we call in layman’s language as getting “high”. CBD edibles, therefore, offers many benefits without getting you “high”.
Edibles are discreet
Privacy is important in one’s daily activities. Consuming cannabis in public is not always well received by others and sometimes subjects you to stigmatization. Unlike other forms of consumption like vaporizing or smoking, CBD edibles are very discreet because they are convenient to use in public without attracting attention. They come in different shapes, types, and even forms; smoothies, juices, candies, gummies, chocolates, coffees, cookies, and so on.
Additionally, it is easier to carry them around like any other food or juice. While in public, you can take your edible without anybody noticing.
Eliminates Lung Irritation
Some CBD consumers might notice that their lungs, nose, eyes or throat become irritated when smoking hemp flower but this isn’t an issue when consuming edibles. The amount of CBD needed by your body might be different from others so it’s important to determine the amount that best works for you. Edibles are great for beginners to determine the amount of CBD that their bodies require.
It is advisable to start with a small quantity. If need be, you can add up slowly but carefully watching for tolerance until you get the right dose for your body. Edibles can help you achieve this.
The bottom line…
For beginners, CBD edibles can be a great way to introduce a new user to CBD because they are convenient and taste great. To correctly understand the correct amount of CBD your body needs, begin with a low dose and give it several hours to take effect before titrating up.
If you are new to CBD edibles and you take too much the biggest side effects you are likely to have to worry about are lethargy and appetite stimulation. Like it’s THC counterpart CBD can make you sleepy and hungry, so dose accordingly.