The use of CBD is increasingly widespread, but the variety of products on the market today can be confusing. We explore the different types of CBD concentrates, from wax to oil, to shatter, up to hash and isolates. Are you ready to learn all about CBD and how to consume it? Royal Queen Seeds explains it to you.
CBD is the second most common cannabinoid in nature, after its most famous brother THC. And it has also become the second most used cannabinoid. The use of CBD is exploding and more and more people appreciate its beneficial effects. But many still have doubts about how they are hired. If you are looking for the CBD you will find an incredible variety of products, from oil to wax, to shatters, to blocks. What does all this mean? If you want to better understand the different types of CBD concentrates, you’re in the right place.
What Is Cbd?
CBD was first isolated in the 1940s, although it was not considered pharmacologically active at the time. This was a great oversight, although it does not surprise us, because unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects. However, it is largely responsible for many of the health benefits offered by cannabis.
Here are some:
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of CBD in the treatment of seizures, even at low doses.
A study published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management showed that CBD is a great promise in the treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain, with few side effects.
Another study highlighted the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, which could be the reason for many of the health benefits offered by the CBD. Inflammation is linked to many diseases of our time.
A recent study has suggested that CBD could be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis.
The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has recently published a study that demonstrates how CBD is able to prevent the spread of cancer between parts of the body, thus suggesting that cannabidiol may be able to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells.
CBD can also be useful for those who do not suffer from chronic diseases: many people use it to relieve stress, promote better sleep and facilitate access to “flow states”. It also has preventive benefits, as CBD helps prevent bone diseases and various types of cancers, as well as promoting the growth of new neurons in the brain.
CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of our body. The endocannabinoid system calms the over-excited cells and consists of two main branches. One in the brain, composed mainly of CB1 receptors, and one in the immune system, composed mainly of CB2 receptors. Like THC, CBD also acts on these receptors, but unlike THC, it antagonizes them. Among the other pharmacological effects of CBD, it is thought to increase the natural release of endocannabinoids in our bodies.
CBD and Pain
Now that you understand the incredible benefits of CBD, how do you want to start?
The market is flooded with a dizzying variety of products with CBD. This diversity has its advantages – everyone likes to choose but it can be puzzling for beginners.
Many newcomers to CBD start with supplements. It is not surprising, because everyone knows how to take a pill. But dietary supplements are not always the best choice. The supplement industry is not regulated and the products do not always contain the indicated amounts of CBD.
Let’s take a closer look at the different types of CBD concentrates.
What Is A CBD Concentrate?
Concentrates are what you get when you extract CBD from a hemp plant with high CBD content and low THC content. The extraction method determines the type of concentrate. Here are some:
The simplest extraction method is to shake off the CBD crystals from the hemp flowers, thus obtaining a CBD kif that can be smoked. You can also compress this kif to have a CBD hash. This will not be the strongest concentrate, and it will not be the purest as it will contain terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds. Most of these components are healthy, but they introduce many unknowns. The hash can be smoked and can also be eaten, but it must first be decarboxylated, ie heated to 110-116 ° C for one hour to convert CBDA to CBD.
The simplest form of CBD concentrate is CBD oil. You can make CBD oil at home by boiling the hemp plants in oil and then filtering the plant matter. That being said, the professionally produced CBD oil will tend to be of higher quality, concentration, and purity.
A professional extraction method consists of using a solvent, often butane or ethanol. The plant is crossed by the solvent, which extracts the CBD. The plant material is filtered and the resulting liquid is boiled to remove the solvent, thus leaving the CBD oil. The boiling process continues to decarboxylate the oil. Using butane, a highly bioavailable oil called “butane hash oil” or BHO is obtained. The BHO is usually used for dabbing, as described below.