As we all know CBD is a non-intoxicating compound that is found in marijuana and hemp plants. The CBD market is fast growing and you can buy CBD oils, gummies, drinks, sprays, capsules, paste, etc. CBD paste cannot be compared to CBD oil in terms of popularity. However, it can be a very good way to introduce CBD into your system. When you make the purchase of CBD paste from a reputable manufacturer, it can be potent and can have about ten times more CBD than cannabidiol oil.
What Is CBD Paste?
As the name suggests, CBD paste is a paste containing CBD and it can be used either topically or ingested orally. A majority of the CBD pastes that circulate the market contain cocoa butter, coconut oil, and full-spectrum CBD distillate. When you buy CBD paste, make sure that the method of extraction is outlined by the seller. The ideal extraction method is carbon dioxide extraction as it the safest method and offers the purest form of CBD. The equipment used in carbon dioxide extraction is expensive and uses carbon dioxide to extract CBD and other phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant.
As per the experts, CBD paste can have between 40 to 90% of CBD and if the paste is properly packed, it will be easy for you to measure the doses. Making CBD paste is pretty easy and you need not be well-versed in the hemp extraction process to make CBD paste. CBD paste usually retains the golden color of phytocannabinoids as the process of carbon dioxide extraction is conducted under moderate conditions and without the use of harmful chemicals or solvents. Therefore, buying CBD paste with dark colors is not advised, as it might be extracted improperly and can be a substandard product.
Using CBD Paste
Usually, all CBD pastes are available in a syringe-like container. These pastes also contain terpenes in hemp like Myrcene, Humulene, Linalool, etc that can increase the effectiveness of CBD by the entourage effect. To use CBD paste, you need to unscrew the lid and squeeze out a very small quantity of paste. Remember to never push out too much paste at once. The paste can be placed under your tongue and left there for about half a minute. After the paste dissolves, you can swallow it.
While swallowing the paste, it mixes with your saliva and the enzymes in the saliva break it down. The CBD in the paste moves through the mucus membrane and reaches different parts of the body through capillaries. The CBD reaches the ECS receptors fast and can have a rapid effect.
The amount of CBD that you intake depends on what you are taking CBD for. Also, it depends on your body weight and the condition that you are trying to treat with CBD. For instance, a person of average body weight and mild pain can use 10mg of CBD per day but if you weigh more than 240 pounds and have severe pain, then you will need about 50mg of CBD per day. It is recommended to use a small dose of CBD first and monitor the effects. If you do not see any satisfactory effects, you can increase the dosage until you experience noticeable effects.
Make Your CBD Paste
As said earlier, it is very easy to make CBD paste. All you need to make CBD paste is vegetable glycerine or coconut oil, hemp buds, and a mason jar. In place of hemp buds, you may also use buds from a high CBD low THC marijuana strain. Follow the instructions shared below to make CBD paste at home.
- Grind the hemp buds until it becomes a fine powder.
- Add the powdered buds into the mason jar.
- Add 2 ounces vegetable of glycerine or coconut oil to the ground hemp buds.
- Close the lid of the mason jar and place it in water in a container. Ensure that the water is at least 175 degrees Fahrenheit hot. However, do not allow the water to boil.
- Let the mason jar sit in the water for about ten hours. You may use an induction heater for this purpose.
CBD products are available in various forms and the best method of consumption depends on your preferences and the problem that you are trying to treat with CBD. For instance, if you want to treat skin problems with CBD, then topical CBD products can be the best and for internal problems, ingestion in the form of CBD paste or oil can be the best.
Even though CBD pastes are an expensive product, the cost per gram of CBD will be less than that of CBD capsules or oils. It might be the best option for you if you do not like the taste of CBD, but it can be a convenient and fast way to ensure your daily CBD dosage.