CBD oil is all the rage nowadays, you can’t hop on social media without someone posting about the benefits of CBD and it’s properties. There is another option for using CBD products, and that is CBD Powder. The powder contains the same benefits as the oil but can be added to a variety of dishes, dissolved in liquid or oil and used in your drinks, smoothies or as a topical balm, or placed directly under the tongue. Here is your complete guide to using CBD powders.
What is CBD Powder?
CBD powder is essentially CBD extract, a cannabinoid product that does not contain THC, the component that gets you high. Without THC, all that is left behind is the health-boosting properties. Since the powder is odorless, colorless and virtually tasteless, using the powder in place of other edible products, may be beneficial to those who are sensitive to the taste and smell of other CBD product.
How do You Use CBD Powder?
CBD powder can be used in the same ways (and more) that you would use CBD oil. You can take it straight and allow it to dissolve under your tongue. You can mix it into drinks or smoothies for a healthy treat. You can mix with oil or ointment and make yourself a medicated muscle cream. If you’re into baking with your cannabinoids, then use your powder in your favorite recipes for a tasty treat, that is good for your entire system.
CBD Powder, How Much Should You Take?
The Dosing on CBD powder is different than the dosing you might take with oils. CBD powder is purer, so you will need less to the same effects as using an oil-product which is already diluted for you. Since the powder tends to be the purest form of CBD, 1 milligram of powder is about 90% pure product, giving you the best health benefits without the need to take a large dose.
CBD Powder, What Does It Do?
CBD is being used to treat a large number of health conditions, from anxiety to obesity. Anywhere you would use CBD oil, you can substitute CBD powder in its place. Since the powder will not give you a high as THC based products do, these can be taken by virtually anyone, and will not disrupt your daily life, or prevent you from doing your job safely. You may not see the effects of CBD powder on your health for a few days, although some health benefits can be seen immediately, it is important not to miss a dose.
So What’s Better, the Powder or the Oil?
The main difference between the powder and the oil is the purity of the product. CBD powder (also referred to as CBD Isolate) is virtually pure, all plant material, oil, and waxes have been removed, leaving only the pure CBD product behind.
CBD oil contains not only
- CBD but also
- and terpenes.
So you’re now ready to take a chance on CBD Isolate or CBD powder, what should you choose?
Products on market
Here are three products on the market, what they do, how they work and what people think of them:
Dixie Botanicals CBD Isolate
Dixie Botanicals has an isolate on the market that contains 99% pure CBD extract, the highest concentration available. Their products are triple-lab tested to ensure each dose is as pure as they claim it to be. This product is hemp-based.
Their suggested dosage is 10mg, and they sell a handy-spoon online in order to accurately measure your medicine.
You can ingest by placing under the tongue, creating a salve or balm to apply directly to the skin or by mixing it into your favorite foods or beverages as this powder is virtually tasteless.
This product retails for $49.99 for 1,000 mg of CBD powder.
The CBDistillery promises all their powders and oils are non-GMO, organic and pure. They stock a full-range of powders for every need in a variety of flavors and strains. Depending on how you wish to consume these products, there are options for everyone. Their products are created with locally-grown hemp.
Their popular CBDelicious line comes in a one-gram container for $28 and is odorless, flavorless and contains zero THC. A dosage is 10-20mg.
Reviews on this product are generally positive, claiming it to be one of the best products on the market.
The Med99 + CBD Isolate is tasteless and gives the user a calming effect. It does have a slightly more earthy smell to it, but, it is not overwhelming. This is a hemp-based product.
The cost of this product is $34.99/ gram with a recommended dosage of 10-20 mg. The company provides an easy-to-use scoop to ensure proper dosing.
This company is very transparent, both with where they source their products, as well as with their willingness to provide third-party sources that back up their claims.
When choosing your products, you want to ensure you are getting exactly what you have ordered. There are so many knock-offs and unregulated products on the internet, that you want to be sure you’re getting exactly what you ordered. Don’t be afraid to read reviews, or to reach out to the company themselves and request the studies that back up their claims.
It’s best to do some research before immediately running out to try CBD isolate. While this product is safe, non-addictive and has many medical benefits, you want to be sure it’s right for you. Do your research and find the best product for your needs and budget. Once you have sourced a product, you’ll want to make sure you can take them daily for maximum relief. What works for some, may not work for others so you may have to change your method to find the one that fits you best. With these tips, hopefully, soon you’ll be on your way to your healthiest self, with a little help from some hemp.
Dr. Jack Barnes
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