Which Form of CBD Is Most Effective?

Which Form of CBD Is Most Effective?

Which form of CBD is most effective

It’s official: CBD has gone viral, and there’s no coming back. And it’s not surprising why. So many people use CBD as an affordable and legal (in most U.S. states) tool for things like pain, anxiety, depression, sleep, focus, creativity, and so much more.

But a simple Google search will tell you that there are SO many different kinds out there, and it’s tough to know which ones are more effective than others. That’s why this guide aims to unpack the different types of CBD and the benefits of each.

  1. Full-spectrum CBD vs. broad-spectrum CBD
  2. How many types of CBD are there?
  3. Types of CBD edibles
  4. How to acknowledge CBD products stand out

Full-spectrum CBD vs. Broad-spectrum CBD

We can group CBD into three major categories according to what kind of cannabinoids come along with it.

What does that mean? CBD naturally occurs in cannabis plants (or hemp plants, AKA cannabis plants without all the THC). Companies can extract the CBD from those plants to make oils, tinctures, and so on.

There’s more than one way to extract CBD, and those extraction processes can take just CBD from the plant or CBD plus other things.

For example, CBD isolate is pretty much just what it sounds like — isolated CBD with nothing else in it. No cannabinoids, no THC, no terpenes, no anything else. ONLY the CBD gets pulled from the plant.

On the other hand, full-spectrum CBD has it all. It’s the full spectrum of all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and so on that’s found in hemp plants — including THC, but only up to 0.3% in most cases.

Broad-spectrum CBD is basically the same as full-spectrum CBD in that there are other cannabinoids, but there’s no THC.

How Many Types of CBD Are There?

Depends on what you mean by “type.” If we’re talking cannabinoids, there are the three that we covered in the prior section.

If we’re talking about methods of delivery, there are several. Oils, tinctures, gummies, flowers, lotions, creams, balms, sprays, and so on. These days, you can find just about anything with CBD in it — everything from skincare to pet products.

There are also different kinds of CBD strains. And we can start by dividing them into indicas, sativas, and hybrids. Indicas are more calming, relaxing, and soothing. Sativas typically do the opposite, resulting in more energy, enhanced mood, and improved focus. Hybrids, of course, mix the two and can produce a relaxed yet energetic effect.

According to Medical News Today, there are at least 700 known strains of cannabis and hemp (which is where CBD comes from). Each one has its own set of profiles (aroma, taste, and cannabinoid concentration) — so there’s plenty to explore if you’re a fan of flower and extract, in particular.

Types of CBD Edibles

So, so, so many. Just like we outlined earlier, there are three major types of CBD edibles: isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum.

Even further, CBD edibles take all different shapes and sizes. Gummies, chocolates, capsules, taffy, tea, seltzers, cereal, honey, ice cream, and so many more. If you can think of it, there’s probably a version with CBD out there somewhere.

And just like oils, buds, and other kinds of CBD, edibles often have different dose structures. So, one brand of gummies may have more CBD per ounce than another, which may have more CBD than a brand of CBD cookies. So on and so forth.

There are a few reasons people like CBD edibles, too. They’re smoke-free, so they’re easier on the lungs for people who are more sensitive to inhalation. Edibles typically don’t have a strong aroma, either – so they’re more discreet than smoking or vaping.

But just because something has CBD in it doesn’t mean it’s healthy or of good quality. Always consult with a doctor before making any changes to your health routine, and do your research when it comes to CBD products before ingesting.

We recommend only buying from brands you trust that also make certificates of analysis for every product that are easily available online. This way, you know exactly what’s in a product before you ingest it.

How Acknowledge CBD Products Stand Out

At Acknowledge, we believe transparency is the key ingredient in trust. We want you to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, so we keep our ingredients simple, have our products third-party tested, and provide in-depth COAs.

Our CBD oil is carefully sourced from our regenerative farm in Maryland’s Pleasant Valley. We value sustainable practices that support the land, our products, and the health and well-being of our customers. If you’re looking for a CBD brand that you can trust, shop Acknowledge. If you have further questions, please reach out to us today.

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