The Many Faces Of CBD

The Many Faces Of CBD

Whether to improve quality of sleep or alleviate chronic pain, CBD products are celebrated and used widely across the globe. 

For a long while, the market has been dominated by three main product types: CBD flower, oils, and capsules. However, as popularity skyrockets, CBD delivery methods are getting more and more intricate to suit the growing needs and preferences for those in need. 

From oils to beverages, and even topical creams, the possibilities – along with the benefits – are seemingly endless. But how do you know which is the one for you? In this blog, A Greener Leaf explores the many different delivery methods that CBD is available in, including the pros and the cons, to help you determine which one is best suited to you.

Oils

We’re starting off with one of the most common, sought-after ways to deliver CBD into your body. CBD oil is revered for its simplicity and is best suited for those who are new to the world of CBD. They are easy to consume and integrated into everyday foods or drinks, whilst also offering a lot of choice when it comes to the strength and flavors available. 

Being one of the most common and popular products on the market, CBD oil is a great option if you’re looking for more discrete ways of dosing, as well as being able to partake on-the-go. There are also a wide range of flavors, or flavorless, options available to suit any palette. 

However, oils typically provide fewer effects and benefits due to it passing through the digestive system to be metabolized by the liver. As it doesn’t directly go into your bloodstream, many of the compounds are lost and excreted. This isn't to say it doesn’t have an impact, but the more seasoned consumer may find their money better spent on a stronger delivery method. 

Concentrates 

Concentrates carry between 50-90% CBD (or other cannabinoids) and are considered among some of the most potent CBD products on the market. Types of concentrates include isolate powders, wax, shatter, live resin, and crystals.

Like most CBD products, they are versatile and can be used in many ways, making them well suited for beginners and experienced users alike. Concentrates are most effective when inhaled, which can be off-putting to some users, especially beginners. If this is the case, they can be placed into foods and drinks as a less intrusive, and therefore less potent, delivery method. 

CBD concentrates are very useful for immediate relief from moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, or sleep issues. If you have a busy work-life schedule, or in need of a pick-me-up in the morning – concentrates are definitely the way to go. 

Edibles

Probably the most exciting and popular products on the market, CBD edibles have taken the world by storm  – especially for beginners. CBD can be infused in basically anything edible and is most popularly added to chocolate, candy, cookies and gummies 

CBD edibles come in a range of strength and potencies. They are mostly sweet-flavored and very easy to consume, meaning they work well on two levels: a little sugar hit that provides short-term energy, while slowly releasing CBD throughout the body via the digestive system. This is perfectly suited for those who live busy lifestyles or are simply forgetful. However, the downside to most CBD edibles is the sugar content which makes them the least healthy option on the market.

Topical Creams

CBD topicals are used for a wide variety of reasons. The hemp-derived product applied to the skin is designed for specialized treatment to combat muscle and joint pain, as well as being a worthwhile addition to a skin care routine.

Some topicals are better than others for certain ailments. Most CBD creams are thinner because they are water-based, and are better suited for people with acne-prone skin. CBD balms, on the other hand, are thicker and generally better for very dry, cracked skin.

Overall, CBD topicals are useful for all occasions and generally best-used for skin discomforts, muscle pain, and joint issues. If you’re unsure where to start with topicals, we recommend choosing a broad or full-spectrum product for best results starting out. 

Turn A Greener Leaf 

A Greener Leaf is leading the way in quality CBD infused products to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle. From gummies to oils  – you can trust A Greener Leaf to supply you with a finer quality product. 

For more information, please visit our website and turn to a greener leaf. 

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