CBD Topical Ointments Cut Down Recovery Time and Improve Skin Health

Topical ointments like lotions, salves and creams are a great addition to any skincare routine. These ointments can keep skin looking young and vibrant, can help with rashes and skin irritation, and some added scents can even have aromatherapeutic qualities.

When the cannabinoid compound CBD is infused into one of these ointments, several additional health benefits appear. CBD infused topical treatments can sooth sore muscles and reduce inflammation to cut down recovery time after an injury. These ointments can also act as antioxidants and can clear up acne and other skin-related ailments.

Lotions, salves and creams provide a lot of great health benefits on their own, but when CBD is mixed in, a whole new world of skincare opens up.

CBD as a Topical Treatment

CBD is a compound produced naturally by cannabis plants and has been shown to be an effective treatment to dozens of different physical and mental ailments. CBD is produced primarily by the strain of cannabis called hemp. Unlike its close relative THC, it does not cause any psychoactive effects, making it legal all across the United States.

After being extracted from hemp, CBD is typically processed into an oil which is then made into a wide variety of products. Some products, such as tinctures and vapes, are used to ingest CBD directly into the bloodstream. This allows CBD to interact with several internal systems to increase serotonin levels, help with neurological diseases, fight cancer, improve mood disorders and help those with sleep disorders, among other things.

When CBD is infused into a topical ointment, however, it takes on an entirely new role. CBD lotions, salves and creams can be applied directly to the parts of the body that are experiencing the most pain for targeted treatment. Because these ointments are absorbed through the skin, they are long-lasting and can be reapplied as needed.

CBD topical ointments have been shown to help alleviate muscle soreness, decrease inflammation, help those suffering with arthritis, sooth deep muscle and joint pain, eliminate muscle spasms and fight against several types of skin cancer. They can even help reduce the effects of several skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and fibromyalgia.

Various systems and receptors respond to CBD when applied topically. The endocannabinoid system, for example, deals directly with several major biological functions, such as pain perception. When CBD is applied to the skin, it interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system to reduce pain, sooth muscles and promote deep-tissue health for quick relief and less recovery time. Not to mention the ointments themselves moisturize and sooth skin for a soft, glowing look.

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Lotions, Salves and Creams – Oh, My!

CBD can be applied topically in the form of infused lotions, salves and creams. But what is the difference between these three ointments? How do you choose which one to go with? Here’s a quick rundown of the difference between the three.

Salves

Salves are made from a mixture of oils and wax. Wax, usually beeswax, is shaved and then melted over low heat. Oils are then mixed into the melted wax to infuse the two compounds together. The ratio of oil vs. wax will determine how thick the mixture will be once it cools. The more oil there is, the thinner the salve will be and vice versa. Because there isn’t any water in the mixture, salves typically have a long shelf life.

In the case of CBD salves, CBD oil is infused with wax to create a thick topical ointment. Because salves are so dense, a little goes a long way. Since there is such a high concentration of oil and wax, salves can leave behind a greasy residue. As a trade off, however, salves are usually much longer-lasting than lotions and creams.

Their long-lasting effects make CBD salves perfect for people with deep muscle and joint pain.

Lotions

Instead of having such a high ratio of oil vs. wax, lotions are made with a lot of water. Lotions usually include four ingredients – water, oil, an emulsifier and preservatives. An emulsifier is an ingredient, such as a wax, that forces the water and oil to combine together. The ratio of the three main ingredients usually falls around 70% water, 20% oil and 10% emulsifier. Because of the high water-to-oil ratio, preservatives are needed to prevent bacteria from forming in the mixture.

Because of the high concentration of water, CBD infused lotions can be absorbed very quickly. They don’t last quite as long as salves do, but lotions can be reapplied as often as needed.

Creams

Creams are very similar to lotions, except they have a much higher ratio of oil. Creams are usually made with about 45% water, 45% oil and 10% emulsifier. Because there is so much more oil, creams are much thicker than lotions.

The half and half ratio of water to oil makes CBD creams a pretty good midway point between lotions and salves. Because CBD creams and lotions are both absorbed faster than salves, they work especially well as a beauty treatment and for those with skin conditions and surface pain and irritation.

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What Products Are Out There and What Can I Expect?

Topical CBD ointments are gaining popularity because of their simplicity and diverse healing properties. Lotions, salves and creams are convenient, easy to apply and keep skin looking healthy and young.

When applying topical CBD ointments expect quick relief to the targeted area. After finishing a hard workout, ointments can be applied to sooth muscles and relieve pain. When applied to irritated skin, CBD ointments can reduce inflammation, cut back on outbreaks and can sooth itchy and painful areas of irritation.

Most ointments begin working immediately and can be reapplied as needed. Massage the ointment into the affected area for deep relief.

Pharma’s Peppermint Eucalyptus CBD Salve is made from all natural ingredients and has 150 mg of active CBD in every jar. It is made from coconut oil and beeswax and quickly absorbs into the skin. Its peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils are wonderful for the skin and give the salve a soothing aromatic scent. Pharma also offers a vanilla coconut scented salve as well.

CBDFX offers a CBD cream with several special ingredients made specially to relieve pain. The cream incorporates 150 mg of CBD and is infused with caffeine, white willow bark and menthol. The cream comes in a 50 ml bottle and is made with natural ingredients.

Pure Spectrum offers an isolate blend of CBD lotion, meaning that there are no other cannabinoids in the mixture. It is made with distilled water, aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil and cocoa butter and is infused with several vitamins and essential oils. This blend is fast-acting and includes 250 mg of CBD.

Click here for a full list of our CBD lotions, salves and creams.

References

Zuardi, A.W. (2008). Cannabidiol: from an inactive cannabinoid to a drug with wide spectrum of action. Rev Bras Psiquiatr, 30(3), 271-280. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18833429

Callén, L., Moreno, E., Barroso-Chinea, P., Moreno-Delgado, D., Cortés, A., Mallol, J., … McCormick, P. J. (2012). Cannabinoid Receptors CB1 and CB2Form Functional Heteromers in Brain. The Journal of Biological Chemistry287(25), 20851–20865. http://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M111.335273

Hammell, D. C., Zhang, L. P., Ma, F., Abshire, S. M., McIlwrath, S. L., Stinchcomb, A. L., & Westlund, K. N. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. European Journal of Pain (London, England)20(6), 936–948. http://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.818

Jorge, L. L., Feres, C. C., & Teles, V. E. (2011). Topical preparations for pain relief: efficacy and patient adherence. Journal of Pain Research4, 11–24. http://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S9492

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The Beginner’s Guide to CBD

There are a lot of myths about CBD floating around the internet. People are confused about the seemingly mysterious cannabis-derived compound. Where does it come from? What is its purpose? Why are so many people talking about it?

It can be hard to separate truth from fiction – so here’s a quick run down of all of the basics you need to know about CBD.

What Is CBD?

What in the world is CBD? Well, CBD, more formally known as cannabidiol, is a compound naturally produced by cannabis plants. These compounds are called cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are produced by cannabis plants during development. Some are produced earlier and some later, so breeders will often selectively harvest their crop to have more of one cannabinoid over another. Once the plant has been harvested, the compounds are often extracted and condensed into an oil that can then be used in a wide range of different products.

More than 60 different kinds of cannabinoids have been documented, but there are a few that are a little more prominent than others. The main cannabinoids include CBD, THC, CBG, CBN and CBC. Each cannabinoid reacts to the body in a slightly different way and has its own unique properties.

For now, the only two cannabinoids you really need to worry about are CBD and THC.

There are two main plants in the cannabis family – hemp and marijuana. Hemp produces a high concentration of CBD, while marijuana produces more THC.

THC is the psychoactive drug that marijuana users seek to give them a “high” feeling. It can sometimes have negative side effects, which is why THC-rich marijuana is illegal in most states.

CBD on the other hand, is produced by marijuana’s sister plant hemp. Hemp has traditionally been used to make fiber and rope products, but researchers are quickly realizing that it has a lot of other uses as well. Because of its lack of THC, hemp is perfectly legal and the compounds it produces provide a lot of health benefits.

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How Does CBD Interact with the Body?

Trying a natural medicine or drug can be intimidating. Natural remedies often have a negative stigma attached to them. That’s why it’s so important to have hard evidence to back up medicinal claims.

The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes can be traced back thousands of years. Although doctors back then may not have known exactly how cannabis worked, its healing properties were obvious. In modern times researchers have discovered how CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the body and what they do to regulate internal systems.

When CBD is ingested into the human body, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system was discovered by researchers in the late 1900s. Although our knowledge about the system is relatively new, scientists agree that it is vital for the human body to function.

The endocannabinoid system is regulated by enzymes and two sets of receptors – the CB1 receptor, which deals directly with the central nervous system, various glands, the brain and several important organs, and the CB2 receptor, which has more to do with the immune system and peripheral organs.

Our body naturally produces compounds called endogenous cannabinoids. These compounds, along with different lipids and ligands, react with the CB1 and CB2 receptors to help the endocannabinoid system maintain a stable internal environment. This act of keeping the body regulated is called “homeostasis” and is required for a healthy, well-balanced life.

This is where cannabinoids come into the picture. The cannabinoids that cannabis plants produce interact with the endocannabinoid system in a similar way to endogenous cannabinoids. When they do so, they positively affect the system in several ways. When CBD interacts with the body it has been shown to sooth chronic pain, reduce joint inflammation, fight certain types of cancers, reduce levels of anxiety and depression and promote muscle healing, among other things.

Outside of the endocannabinoid system, CBD has also been found to have effects on serotonin receptors, vanilloid pain receptors and several other systems that maintain perceptions of pain, mood disorders and insomnia, according to this 2016 study.

The best part is, researchers have found that taking CBD doesn’t cause many, if any negative side effects.

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What are My Options?

Now that you know a little bit about CBD and what it does, you’re probably wondering how its taken and what options are available.

When CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, it is typically condensed into a highly-saturated oil. This oil is then used to make vape additives, tinctures, capsules, edibles and topical ointments. There are all kinds of CBD products available if you know where to look.

Vape additives are considered to be the most effective way to ingest CBD. When CBD is vaped, it is absorbed directly into the blood stream through the lungs. This means it can take effect almost immediately. Vaping also allows the largest percentage of CBD to be taken in, with up to 40% being absorbed into the body.

Tinctures are quick to take and can be added to meals and drinks. Like vaping, tinctures allow CBD to be absorbed quickly and efficiently. When taken sublingually under the tongue, tinctures can take effect in as little as 15 minutes. Tinctures are highly recommended for those with chronic conditions.

Capsules and edibles are also available for people who are looking for easy, long-lasting relief. Because they are absorbed through the digestive system, they take a little longer to take effect. However, they typically last much longer – up to 8 hours at a time.

Finally, topical ointments infused with CBD are available for those who need targeted pain relief. Topical ointments such as lotions, salves and creams are great for muscle pain, joint pain and skin irritation.

What Can These Products Help with?

Each type of CBD product works especially well for different types of ailments.  Here is a short list of some common ailments and how CBD can help.

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Athletic Pain

For those with athletic injuries or regular muscle spasms, CBD can interact with pain receptors and the immune system to sooth pain, calm muscles, reduce spasms, reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Topical ointments work especially well for those who need quick joint and muscle relief in specific, targeted areas. Capsules and edibles are good for those who need pain relief throughout the day and tinctures are perfect for quick, deep relief.

Sleep Aid

CBD can provide a great deal of relief for the 50% of people in modern day society who struggle with sleep disorders. Taking CBD has been shown to significantly reduce the side effects of insomnia, sleep apnea and sleep-related movement disorders.

Tinctures are especially good for those with sleep disorders. A tincture can be taken 30 minutes before bed for a longer, more restful night’s sleep. Capsules and edibles are also recommended since their effects can last much longer than many other types of administration.

Depression, Anxiety and Other Mood Disorders

Because CBD can interact with both the endocannabinoid system and serotonin receptors, it is especially effective for those with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders. CBD can help balance the way the mind processes stressful situations while simultaneously boosting serotonin levels to boost your mood.

Vapes are great for those who are prone to panic or anxiety attacks and need instant relief. Tinctures are good for those with chronic conditions who need steady relief over time.

Chronic Pain and Inflammation

For those suffer from chronic pain, inflammation and arthritis, CBD can provide relief throughout the day and night. CBD will not only decrease inflammation and boost the immune system, but it can also change the way the mind processes pain to drastically improve symptoms.

Topical ointments are perfect for those with pain, inflammation and joint problems in a particular area. By using an ointment, the CBD is absorbed through the skin and can start fighting symptoms in a targeted spot. Capsules and edibles are also good for those with these symptoms because they are easy to take and will last longer throughout the day or night.

References

Callén, L., Moreno, E., Barroso-Chinea, P., Moreno-Delgado, D., Cortés, A., Mallol, J., … McCormick, P. J. (2012). Cannabinoid Receptors CB1 and CB2Form Functional Heteromers in Brain. The Journal of Biological Chemistry287(25), 20851–20865. http://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M111.335273

Russo, E. B. (2011). Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. British Journal of Pharmacology163(7), 1344–1364. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01238.x

Shannon, S., & Opila-Lehman, J. (2016). Effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia as Part of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report. The Permanente Journal20(4), 108–111. http://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/16-005

Zuardi, A.W. (2008). Cannabidiol: from an inactive cannabinoid to a drug with wide spectrum of action. Rev Bras Psiquiatr, 30(3), 271-280. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18833429

Blessing, E. M., Steenkamp, M. M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C. R. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics12(4), 825–836. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1

Haj-Dahmane, S., & Shen, R.-Y. (2011). Modulation of the Serotonin System by Endocannabinoid Signaling. Neuropharmacology, 61(3), 414–420. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.02.016

Lu, H.-C., & Mackie, K. (2016). An introduction to the endogenous cannabinoid system. Biological Psychiatry, 79(7), 516–525. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.07.028

 

 

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The Wonders of Koi CBD

With so many CBD products out there, it can be hard to figure out which are the best. Some CBD brands sell products that haven’t been tested, making them…shady – to put it nicely. That’s why at CBD Vape Genius, we always do our best to provide top-notch products from reliable brands. Koi CBD is one of those brands.
Koi CBD is one of the most popular brands of CBD products. Their products have been praised in various magazines and blogs, with the brand being listed as one of the top three CBD product manufacturers.Established in 2015, Koi CBD goes above and beyond to ensure that their products are all-natural and aren’t polluted with any pesticides, solvents or GMOs. They have even found a way to completely cut out THC, offering products with 99% CBD and 0% THC. After each batch, Koi CBD has their product tested by SC Labs and lists the results online.
On their website, Koi CBD states that the company was formed as a way to bring a new standard of quality to the industry.
“At Koi, we use 99% pure cannabidiol extracted through pharma grade processes in a cGMP certified facility. This product allows us to provide the most consistent and finest Hemp Extract (CBD) on the market,” the website states.
Koi CBD’s products have had great success in helping users overcome their ailments. They have a long list of success stories from people who suffer with epilepsy and seizures, irritable bowl syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorder, arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines, to name a few. In every category there are glowing testimonials from CBD users who talk about how Koi CBD’s products have made their everyday lives better.

How to Get Your Hands on Koi CBD

At CBD Vape Genius, we offer several of Koi CBD’s products, such as vape additives, tinctures and even animal chews.

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Vape Additives

Koi CBD offers several interesting and unique vape flavors including Watermelon Green Apple Sour, Strawberry Milkshake, Vanilla Caramel Custard, Blue Raspberry Dragonfruit and Pink Lemonade.
Each of these oils comes in 250 MG, 500 MG and 1,000 MG containers. They have a similar consistency to most vape liquids, so these products can be used in just about any vape device. They can be smoked at your preferred wattage too.
Another great thing about these five oils is that they can be taken as tinctures as well. Adults can use them sublingually 1-3 times a day as needed.
Koi CBD also offers a special Koi Naturals vape additive. This product is available in a .5 ML cartridge at 250 MG CBD. This oil has a very fresh, natural flavor and is especially relaxing. This oil is not recommended for tincture use.
“It has the natural taste of hemp oil with a combination of organic essential oils and terpenes. It is safe, pure, and natural. With every inhale you’ll get a potent dose of CBD so you can experience the benefits immediately,” the manufacturer’s description states.
This oil requires a slightly stronger vape device. The recommended batter specifications are 3.7 Volt – 180 mAh – 510 Thread. This Keto vaporizer is perfect for use with Koi Naturals additives.

Koi Tinctures

While the five flavored oils listed above can be vaped or used as tinctures, Koi offers several tincture-only products as well. Koi Naturals CBD Tinctures come in spearmint and orange flavors.
Both products feature a blend of natural flavoring and Koi PRISM™ full-spectrum CBD blend. This blend includes active cannabinoids such as CBD, CBDV and CBG along with 13 terpenes for flavor. A full dropper should be held under the tongue for 15 to 20 seconds, 1-3 times a day.
You are probably aware of the health benefits associated with CBD, but CBG (another active cannabinoid in this mixture) has also been linked to positive benefits. CBG can help with bone growth, can fight against cancer and can promote a good nights’ sleep.

Dog Chews

Koi CBD also offers full spectrum CBD dog chews. These chews are full of naturally rich chicken and bacon flavors and are infused with 2.5 MG of CBD in every treat. These treats can help pets who suffer from chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety.
One review on Koi’s website states, “I have felt that my dog may have been having joint pain for a coupe of weeks now and she also deals with anxiety due to loud noises and past abuse. I bought a bag of these treats and she eats them voluntarily. I noticed on the second day, she was a lot more playful! I think this is a great product for pets!”
Check out Koi CBD’s soft chews here!

References

Russo, E. B. (2011). Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. British Journal of Pharmacology163(7), 1344–1364. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01238.x

 

 

 

 

What Exactly Are Cannabinoids and Why Are They in a Wide Variety of New Products?

If you’re an avid internet goer, you’ve probably seen people discussing THC, CBD and their effects on the human body. Both of these compounds are a type of cannabinoid and are naturally produced in cannabis plants.

While cannabis plants produce dozens, or even hundreds of different cannabinoids, there are a few in particular that have been shown to have important healing properties.

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What Are Cannabinoids?

So what exactly are cannabinoids? Well, according to this article, while cannabis plants are developing, they have two main growth periods – the vegetative period and the flowering period. While the plant is in the flowering period, it produces compounds known as cannabinoids. These compounds interact with the body in different ways, and can have strong healing properties.The cannabinoid with the highest concentration is typically cannabidiol (CBD) followed by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and dozens of others.
Since cannabinoids are produced while in the flowering stage, farmers have figured out when to harvest their crop for a higher concentration of their target cannabinoid. Many have also learned how to selectively breed the plants in order to produce one compound over another.
Because cannabinoids have different effects on the body, being able to selectively breed these plants is very beneficial. For more information on how cannabinoids interact with the body, check out CBD in Depth from CBD Vape Genius.

Five Main Cannabinoids

5 main cannabinoids

There are five cannabinoids that are typically considered the most important, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabichromene (CBC).

THC and CBD are the most popular and most extensively studied. This is because these two cannabinoids exist in the highest concentration in cannabis plants. THC is usually associated with marijuana, and CBD is typically associated with hemp.
Hemp and marijuana are both plants within the cannabis family. While these compounds are found in both plants, hemp naturally produces a higher concentration of CBD, while marijuana produces more THC. Marijuana is illegal in many U.S. states. Hemp is not.

THC

THC is the compound that causes psychoactive side effects when smoking or ingesting marijuana. It reacts with the body’s neurological system, causing a “high” feeling that can change a person’s mood and perception of what is going on around them.
Although many people discourage the use of THC because of its psychoactive effects, it has actually been shown to have several positive health benefits. THC has been shown to reduce nausea, decrease pain, decrease inflammation, improve appetite and help people with muscle control problems, among other things.

CBD

CBD is the most commonly found cannabinoid and is used in a wide-variety of health products. About 40% of the resin extracted from cannabis plants is made up of CBD. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects.
CBD can be extracted from marijuana and hemp plants but is most commonly taken from hemp, since hemp extraction results in a lower percentage of THC. CBD products made with hemp extract include less than .03% THC and are therefore legal in every state.
While THC interacts with transmitters in the brain, CBD interacts with transmitters in the rest of the body. This means that there is strong evidence to show that CBD can act as an anti-inflammatory agent, anticonvulsant, can reduce vomiting and nausea, help those with epilepsy, help those with anxiety, help those with schizophrenia and is even an anti-oxidant, according to this study published in the National Institute of Health.
In other words, CBD can help with mental illnesses, a variety of health issues, and is just plain awesome for your body.
THC and CBD are the two most common cannabinoids, but there are three others worth discussion as well. These three are CBG, CBN and CBC.

CBG

CBG is another cannabinoid that doesn’t make its user intoxicated. It actually makes up a very small percentage of plant extract, so it often gets pushed to the side or forgotten. However, CBG is actually very important and is like a parent to many of the other compounds.
CBD, THC and CBC all derive from CBG. You could say CBG is like the dad and the other three are the unappreciative kids. Although it usually makes up only 1% of plant extracts, CBG still has a ton of beneficial features and more and more scientists have begun studying its effects.
One of the most important benefits of CBG may be its tendency to fight against cancer cells. It has been linked to inhibiting cancer-growth receptors in more than one type of cancer. In fact, research suggests that out of all of the cannabinoids, CBG is the best at fighting cancer.
On top of that, it also has antidepressant tendencies and is a muscle relaxer. CBG might even be able to help with eyesight, with this article talking about its potential use in the treatment of glaucoma.
Although CBG is usually found in such low concentrations, cross-breeding may allow farmers to grow cannabis strains with even more of this compound than before.

CBC

Like CBG, CBC has also been linked to antidepressant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. CBC also has several other benefits, though, with it being linked to positive brain and kidney health.
After being closely examined in this 2011 article, Taming THC, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, CBC has been shown to actually counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, allowing its user to reap more of the health benefits and experience less of the potentially disorienting “high.” On top of that, the study pointed out that CBC also has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects.

CBN

The same 2011 article also discusses our last cannabinoid – CBN. CBN is a by-product of THC and is common in older cannabis samples.
Like previous compounds, CBN has anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory properties. One thing that sets CBN apart, though, is its sedative quality. It doesn’t interact well with neurological transmitters, so it doesn’t cause any hallucinogenic side-effects, but its sedative effects may be able to help those with insomnia.

Why is CBD the Most Talked-About Cannabinoid?

Now you know about the five main cannabinoids produced by cannabis plants, so why is CBD the most talked about? If they all have similar effects, what makes CBD so great?
One of the main reasons for its popularity (besides all of the awesome health benefits) is its high concentration. Of all the compounds extracted from cannabis plants, CBD makes up 40%. CBD products are also legal in all 50 states, as long as it is extracted from hemp rather than marijuana. Hop over to our article about the legality of CBD for more details on U.S. law.
To summarize, CBD is easy to come by, has a lot of health benefits, can be ingested in a variety of ways, and is legal (unlike THC).

What Research is Out There?

Scientists have been studying cannabinoids for years. In fact, some records have been  found from nearly 5,000 years ago that talk about the health benefits of cannabis plants.

In modern time, scientists have done detailed research on the effects cannabinoids have on the human body, including side effects, health benefits, etc. Even a simple search in  Google Scholar will produce a wide range of articles and studies on just about every  cannabis-related topic.

What Are Some Products and What Can They Do For  You?

CBD Products

There are a ton of Hemp products out there, our focus being on CBD oil. Some contain other cannabinoids in addition to CBD, so choosing the right product can be a bit confusing.
There are four main ways to intake CBD – tinctures, vaping, gel capsules/edibles and salves/lotions. Each method has its pros and cons and affects different people in different ways.
For those who like to vape, CBD oil can be put into a vape cartridge to be inhaled directly into your lungs. When CBD is inhaled, it hits the bloodstream directly and reacts with the body in record time. Vaping CBD oil is probably the most popular method of ingesting CBD since it’s quick and allows the body to absorb a higher concentration of the cannabinoid (up to 40%).
If vaping isn’t really your thing, tinctures are the next best thing. A tincture is a liquid put into the mouth and held underneath the tongue. It works differently depending on the solution (alcohol-based or oil-based) and on how long it’s kept under the tongue. The percent of CBD absorbed with tinctures ranges from 20 to 35%, depending on how they’re used. It takes around 15 to 45 minutes to start feeling the CBD’s full effect and lasts a pretty long time.

For those who are already used to taking vitamins every day, popping a quick CBD-infused capsule may be the easiest way to go. It takes a little longer for capsules to kick in, but they’re oh so easy to take and last a long time. Capsule effects can last up to eight hours. When digesting CBD oil, the percentage of CBD absorbed drops to about 6 to 25%.
Finally, CBD oil can be applied as a lotion or salve. These are especially good for painful and inflamed areas of skin. They are great for muscle pain, joint pain and any surface-level skin pain. Plus, they start working immediately and can be reapplied as needed.
For a more complete run-down, check out this article on CBD intake.

Summary

Hemp products can help with anxiety, reduce nausea and vomiting, reduce inflammation, helps regulate the immune system and suppress muscle spasms, to name a few things. Everyone can benefit from the healing effects of CBD and its fellow cannabinoids. Hemp products provide an easy, effective way to experience the calming, healing properties of cannabis plants.

References

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Top 3 CBD Isolate Vaping Products of 2018

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CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol which contains wide variety of therapeutic benefits which can improve ones quality of life. CBD offers a natural alternative for people suffering from chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, eczema, acne, psoriasis, epilepsy, insomnia and much more. There are two main forms of CBD available in the market,“Full Spectrum CBD” and “CBD isolate”. Full Spectrum CBD products contain a multitude of Cannabinoids such as in CBN, CBL and CBCVA and minor amounts of THC (up to 0.3%) while CBD isolate is considered to be pure CBD that has been extracted from the Hemp plant. There are a wide variety of situations when CBD isolate would be preferred over Full Spectrum CBD because it does not contain any other compounds found in the hemp plant. In this article, we are going to introduce you with the Top 3 CBD isolate products that many people are purchasing at CBD Vape Genius

1.Pure Spectrum Pure Clear 250MG

Pure Spectrum is a five star rated most trusted brand for CBD products. They aim in providing their customers with a high quality product.

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Pure Spectrum Bubble Gum Pure Clear 0.5ml cartridge is the perfect product for reducing stress and anxiety fast. That’s why it is one of the top buying product at CBD Vape Genius. It contains 250mg of CBD isolate and tastes just like bubble gum. It comes in 5 different great and unique flavors, Pure Spectrum Lemon Haze Pure Clear .5ML cartridge, Pure Spectrum Tangerine Haze Pure Clear .5ML cartridge, Pure Spectrum Sour Diesel Pure Clear .5ML cartridge all contain 250mg of CBD isolate.

2. Veedverks

Veedverks is another popular brand who manufactures premium quality CBD products such as CBD vape pens, CBD oil etc. At Veedverks, CBD oil is manufactured in a very distinctive way. It is harvested from different strains of hemp plants. Their strains include CBD Sativa, CBD indica and CBD hybrid. All are made from CBD isolare and each having a distinct and powerful effect on the mind and body. It is made to specifically target a particular euphoric feeling.

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Check out our list of both day time and night time CBD vape pens and find out which one best meets your unique needs.

3.Koi CBD

Koi CBD is one of the best and unique CBD brands, with so many flavors available. Koi combines those unique flavors of E-Juice with CBD to create the best tasting CBD E-liquid product. Koi CBD comes with 3 CBD Strength options: 250mg, 500mg and 1000 mg. They can be consumed as E-juice with any compatible Vape device or as a tincture (Place drops Underneath Your Tongue for 15-20 Seconds Before Swallowing). All E-liquid products manufactured by KOI are unique, exquisite and very responsive. Their effects can be felt within few moments of Vaping. These are definitely a worth trying products.

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Be sure to try them all Koi CBD Jade: Watermelon Green Apple Sour, Koi CBD Pink: Pink Lemonade, Koi CBD Gold: Vanilla Caramel Custard, Koi CBD Red: Strawberry Milkshake, Koi CBD Blue: Blue Raspberry Dragonfruit, Koi CBD Red: Strawberry Milkshake.