There’s no question that Cannabidiol (CBD) has seen a spike in popularity as a wellness product recently. Positive word of mouth has made the industry evolve quickly, with the introduction of new CBD products ranging from beauty to food. Numerous studies have now proven that CBD is a safe and non-habit-forming substance that does not produce the ‘high’ associated with 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD is, in fact, a naturally occurring substance that’s now widely used as a supplement to improve wellbeing.
With so many types of CBD products on the market, Hempura is here to share the similarities and differences between them, helping you to find the best product for your specific needs. It’s also important to mention the different ways in which CBD is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant, as different products may contain CBD that has been extracted from Industrial Hemp in different ways, giving each product its own unique characteristics.
There are several ways of extracting CBD from the Cannabis Sativa Industrial Hemp strains, and the way it is handled will affect the type of product it will become. One of the most common ways of extracting CBD is by using a liquid solvent, Carbon dioxide or an oil solvent. Carbon dioxide extraction is considered one of the best methods to create the CBD extract and the result gives you an oily substance that ranges from dark black to honey in colour. You can read more about the CBD extraction process here.
The main forms of extracted CBD can be described as either CBD isolate, broad-spectrum or full-spectrum. You can read more about the different spectrums in this blog post. CBD isolate is pure isolated cannabidiol (CBD), which comes as a white powder and doesn’t contain any THC.
At Hempura, we stock a range of different high-quality CBD products, including:
CBD oil comes in a variety of forms and is one of the most common methods utilised to consume CBD. Full-spectrum CBD oil also contains other natural compounds derived from the extraction process but CBD isolate shouldn’t contain any cannabinoids, flavonoids or terpenes.
You can even opt for the broad-spectrum CBD oil, which is a refined extract with near zero-THC, which will have some (but not all) of the cannabinoids and phytochemicals you obtain when processing industrial hemp.
To consume CBD Oil, you simply need to place a couple of drops under your tongue and hold it for one to two minutes before swallowing. The dosages can range from 5mg to 50mg, so conducting research into what strength suits you best is necessary.
The molecules carried in the oil are absorbed into the bloodstream via a vein called the sublingual gland. This means the absorption time is quicker than taking a capsule as it only takes 20 to 40 minutes before the effects are felt. These effects are 12% to 35% higher than oral consumption and it lasts for up to six hours.
Pure unfiltered CBD oil has a taste that is often described as earthy and grassy. For those who don’t like the taste, it is recommended that they swallow the oil with a spoonful of yoghurt.
You can take a look at Hempura’s range of CBD oils here – including our Full-spectrum Original Extract and Broad-spectrum Refined Extract products.
Capsules release CBD at a much slower rate than CBD oil as the digestion process takes place over six to eight hours. The exact time depends on the individual and a variety of factors (such as your weight and height) and will affect how long it takes your body to absorb it. The effect will be felt gradually throughout the whole day.
As each capsule offers a set amount of CBD it means it’s much easier to keep track of your daily serving. It is also a great option for those who want to avoid the taste.
Hempura offers full-spectrum capsules, containing 10mg of CBD per capsule. They are rich in active cannabinoids and terpenes and made from HPMC, which is vegetarian-friendly.
CBD edibles come in a variety of different forms, such as gummies, chocolate and drinks. The main benefit of edibles is that they’re easy to consume and are a great way to mask the taste, making it a great option for those who are making their first foray into CBD.
These products are most often made from CBD isolate which lacks some of the benefits of a high-quality full-spectrum extract. Edibles are processed through the liver, which reduces the concentration of CBD that enters the bloodstream.
An edible can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in and lasts between six to eight hours. Again, factors like your weight and height can affect the time period as well as how your body processes it.
Hempura offers a delicious raspberry or lemon hemp tea that is made from high-quality cannabis sativa hemp strains that are bursting with terpenes and are completely THC free.
CBD beauty products are an expanding market and include everything from makeup to body lotions. Our skin contains numerous cannabinoid receptors which are bound and activated by CBD for improved wellbeing, and CBD beauty products can help repair, restore and soothe the skin.
As Hempura CBD products (with the exception of our CBD chocolates) are certified vegan and registered with the Vegan Society, makeup that is infused with CBD can be a great option for those who are looking for cruelty-free cosmetic products. For example, CBD can often be used instead of beeswax in mascara and brow gel and can infuse lipstick and lip balm with moisture and a give them a creamy texture.
Hempura offers a CBD rich topical cream which is packed with 100% natural cannabinoids and contains no artificial flavours or colours. Hempura CBD is extracted from organically grown hemp plants that are produced naturally with no harmful pesticides. To view our range of Hempura CBD Creams, click here.
Inhaling vaporised CBD oil through e-cigarettes is the fastest way to experience its benefits as the compounds are inhaled and absorbed directly from the lungs into the bloodstream.
The discussion is ongoing as to whether vaping does damage to delicate lung tissue so proceed with caution if you choose to vape CBD and ensure that you source any CBD vape products from a reputable manufacturer and retailer so that you know only top-quality ingredients are used in the strict manufacturing process. You can view Hempura’s range of CBD Vape products here.
In this growing market of CBD infused products, it’s important to understand the various ways that you can consume CBD and understand how each one may affect your body. Depending on your personal preferences, such as taste and convenience, you might find that certain products work better for you than others, so experimentation is often worthwhile as you begin your CBD journey. You should also conduct research into what dosage would suit you best, no matter which form of CBD you use.
 World Health Organization. Cannabidiol (CBD): Critical Review Report (World Health Organization, 2018).