CBD is a powerful tool that millions of people swear by, but it can be an overwhelming world to enter. With all the potential health benefits, it seems odd that you can find it everywhere from gas stations to grocery stores. Is it all the same, and does it all provide the same benefits? What even ARE the benefits?
We totally understand being overwhelmed, confused, and just seeking some help in the craziness that is the CBD world, so we're here to help provide some guidance. By the end of this article, you should be able to get started with CBD and start to experiencing it's potential positive effects on your life!
Different Types of CBD
You may have seen different titles for CBD while looking into it and wondered what they meant by "full-spectrum", "pure", and whatever other terms you may have come across. Let's start by looking at pure CBD extract.
All CBD products are extracted from the Cannabis Sativa hemp plant. Pure CBD is extracted without THC, plant fats, or any of the terpenes (flavor compounds) that give the plant its various aromas and tastes. CBD isolate should be around 99% pure CBD and nothing else, which gives you a potent, concentrated dose and, in theory, a higher concentration of potential benefits.
When a product is called "full-spectrum", it means that everything was extracted from the plant. This includes CBD, CBN, terpenes, plant fats, chlorophyll, and everything else that makes up the chemical structure of the hemp plant. Many people believe that cannabinoids work best in their natural state and complement each other.
Different methods of taking CBD
Tinctures, vapes, topical creams - depending on why you're taking CBD, there's a different and potentially better method of taking it. One note, your CBD product packaging should tell you how many milligrams is in it. There are many products circulating that say "hemp oil" or "CBD" and do not contain how many milligrams are in them. Always know how much you're taking.
Originally the most common method of administering CBD extract, oils are still extremely popular. Some people simply administer the dose directly under the tongue and allow it to sit.
For burns, injuries, and other conditions of the skin, muscles, and joints that you want to treat with CBD, topical applications are a great choice. They consist of potent CBD extract in a soothing, natural balm that sticks where you put it to directly apply the effects of the CBD where you want them.
Internal vs. Topical
For the direct benefit to a very specific area, topicals are great, but if you want the full-body health effects of CBD, then taking it internally is the way to go.
Fully Activated CBD Products (internal)
At Fully Activated, we offer a broad range of potent, rigorously tested CBD products for you and your family.
For strict dosage, easily ingested and easy-to-store, gel caps are a great way to take CBD internally without the messiness or taste of consuming the oil directly.
Okay so while this isn't ingested, it's still an internal application for CBD juice and one that many people find fun and appealing. Especially with full-spectrum vape juice, you can get the full flavor of the wonderful terpenes and all the benefits of CBD extract.
Did you know dogs have an endocannabinoid system as well? Our dog treats can provide the same potent CBD benefits you enjoy to your furry friends as well in a delicious, pet-friendly treat!
Full Spectrum Products (external)
For burns, tattoo care, injuries, and other problems of the skin and muscles, a topical application of CBD can provide long-lasting benefits.
For the moisturizing and sun-protectant effects of lip balm with the health benefits of CBD, our roller lip balm is your one-stop for healthier lips.
We offer a variety of salves for burns, tattoo recovery, and general skin health. Crafted with honey, mustard oil, chamomile, and other potent herbs, our salves are great for your skin and they feel amazing as well.
If you're looking for an easy topical that travels well, try out our CBD rollers. With essential oils like peppermint, lavender, and tea tree, you'll feel and smell wonderful.
Fully Activated Health
Whether you've been using CBD for years or you're just starting, trust Fully Activated to get you the potent benefits of CBD from organically grown hemp, finely crafted in small batches. We source the finest ingredients to combine with our CBD extracts, creating a superior product you can trust.
Come check out our broad line of products and see how CBD products can benefit the life of you, your family, and your pets, too.