Many months ago, the word ‘sanitizer’ lacked the relevance it has today. All of this due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global epidemic has spawned a large number of preventive products, and CBD hand sanitizers are one of these items. Two of the measures to prevent COVID-19 is sanitizing the hands regularly and social distancing.
The CBD hand sanitization product makers are cashing in on the growing importance of keeping hygiene as a COVID-19 preventive measure. But, is CBD alone enough to kill bacteria? Or, is the sanitizer with cannabidiol one of those ‘cash grab’ products? In this guide, we will answer those questions and will discuss more things.
How Do These Sanitizers Work?
Almost every brand includes more ingredients than cannabidiol in the sanitizer, to help users kill bacteria with the product. Almost every one of these sanitizers includes isopropyl alcohol or ethanol, which are tried and tested disinfectants. Thus, the cannabidiol in the product kills some bacteria, while the ethanol component kills the rest of them. It could just increase the possibility of correct disinfection.
Cannabidiol may be effective against bacteria, but it appears to be not potent enough to function as a standalone antibacterial product. Rubbing cannabidiol oil to the hands is unlikely to produce the same primary effect as the hand sanitizer produced with CBD. Cannabidiol and other components of this form of hand sanitizer help in disinfecting. For some reason, certain phytocannabinoids have the capability to control the growth of bacteria. The addition of cannabidiol to the sanitizer possibly results in other effects, such as reducing pain and inflammation. Therefore, it is no ‘cash grab’ item.
What To Consider When Purchasing A Sanitizer
It is fascinating to find a new product in the cannabidiol sector. Certain companies go one step further by making disinfecting wipes with cannabidiol. Anyhow, the sanitizers presently appear more popular than the wipes. If you plan to purchase any sanitizer, you should keep some things in mind to make informed decisions.
Firstly, remember that the Food and Drug Administration has released a list of possibly toxic hand sanitization products. The federal agency regards methanol as a toxic ingredient of these goods. So, make sure the product you plan to buy lacks it and any other toxic component. To know this, look at the label or the laboratory test report that accompanies the product. Try not to buy any product that does not come with the report, to avoid possible exposure to toxic substances.