Advancements in technology and the ability to test products has opened a whole new world for medical treatment and testing in the CBD market. In 2017, $124 million dollars of medical CBD was purchased. By now you've at least heard about CBD and its potential, but there is still a lot of mystery surrounding CBD and how it differs from other medical options and THC (the active psychotropic chemical in marijuana). Here is a brief overview and some information if you're considering CBD products.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that comes from cannabis plants. Unlike THC, however, CBD isn't a psychoactive chemical and does not produce a "high" like marijuana products with THC. There are many ways CBD is currently being used and many ways to ingest it, including CBD oil products, CBD pens, CBD as a sleep aid, CBD for sports recovery (or for general pain management) and it also comes in hard candies form, as well as other types of edibles.
What is CBD Tincture?
CBD tincture is essentially a product that has been through a distillation process, concentrating the cannabinoid molecules into a liquid that can be ingested, which is beneficial as it does not require smoking.
There are several types of tincture and varying strengths, generally for a CBD tincture, 1000mg is the most potent strength available. Other oils and products are sometimes added to improve the taste of the tincture and the overall experience.
What are Some Potential Benefits of CBD?
While CBD products are just now entering a phase of regulation and increased research, there are a lot of potential health benefits associated with using CBD products. CBD oils and tinctures can be used to boost overall mood, decrease anxiety and help manage pain, especially after an injury.
While no specific medical claim should be made without further research, the popularity and increasing use of CBD says a lot for how people perceive its uses as medicine. For some using a CBD tincture 1000mg would theoretically be a potent sleep aid and pain reliever.
CBD products are increasing in popularity, and provide relief to people who prefer not to have the psychoactive effects of THC. With new doors opening for research, refinement and regulation, CBD will continue to be a highly sought-out remedy.