The scope of traditional hemp crops increased after the medicinal properties of hemp CBD gained the attention of the medical world and it further increased when the government supported the hemp farming industry by legalizing CBD products derived from hemp. Before all of this happened, hemp was cultivated solely for its seeds and fiber, and no importance was given to the cannabidiol in the plants. In response to the recent developments, hemp farming practiced for extracting CBD has the highest demand.
In this session, we walk you through a list of CBD hemp based products used for therapeutic benefits.
Therapeutic CBD Products
The interaction of CBD with the endocannabinoid system of our body offers wide ranging therapeutic benefits. Here is a list of various therapeutic CBD products.
CBD oil is manufactured by employing a suitable CBD oil extraction method to pull out beneficial cannabinoids from the hemp plant and infuse them into a suitable carrier oil like MCT oil, coconut oil or hemp seed oil. They have a characteristic raw taste attributed to its minimalistic ingredient profile. Flavoring and coloring agents added to CBD products will reduce their potency. Because most CBD oil manufacturers do not add any additional ingredients, their strength is easily maintained at the optimum levels.
CBD tinctures have about 60-80 percent alcohol in them that acts as the carrier in the herbal formulation. They are taken orally by the sublingual method or by adding to edibles. In terms of intake methods, tinctures share similarities with CBD oil but the shelf stability and potency may vary. Due to the preservative nature of alcohol in CBD tincture, they last longer than CBD oil. Tinctures often come in a variety of flavors that please the user’s taste buds but these flavors can reduce its potency. When we take CBD oil and CBD tincture of the same strength in equal doses, the CBD tincture will have lesser potency than the CBD oil.
As the name suggests, CBD topicals are meant for external application to treat several skin conditions, as well as pain in the muscles and joints. Topicals are a large category that includes CBD creams, lotions and ointments. The cannabidiol in topicals offers the expected relief by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin.
You can make CBD edibles by adding CBD extract to traditional edibles like brownies, chocolate, gummies and a variety of other edibles. In addition to the hemp flowers that are added to the edibles that you cook, you may add CBD oils and tinctures to your foods and beverages.
In addition to its therapeutic application, cannabidiol is a popular ingredient in personal care products and food supplements.