In March of 2018 the CBD Summit, held in association with the Natural Products Expo, attracted thousands of researchers and medical professionals. CBD (Cannabidiol) was the word on everyone’s lips, however the vast majority of people have either never heard of CBD or are unaware of the differences between it and other cannabinoids. If you’re completely new to CBD or you’ve heard about it before and still have questions, let us shed some light on some of the basics of this natural supplement. Whether you prefer the approachable, delicious edible CBD supplements or the more straightforward CBD extracts available at Deep Six, the information here will help you to understand our products just a bit better!
- Hemp vs. Marijuana
Hemp & marijuana are both types of the cannabis family of plants, but there are key differences in genetic makeup, chemical properties, and the plants’ uses. Hemp is an industrial crop, grown for fiber and seeds and used for foods, fabric, and oils. While marijuana is bred for high levels of its psychoactive THC, hemp has virtually no psychoactive properties and an abundance of CBD.
- Okay, but what IS CBD?
CBD is one of the cannabinoids found in hemp cannabis strains. It lacks any psychedelic properties, and instead works within the endocannabinoid system in the human body. Since it is not psychoactive, it has a completely different effect from THC – you won’t find yourself intoxicated, just relaxed.
- Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate
“Full spectrum CBD” includes other cannabinoids and provides an experience closer to the natural form of the hemp plant from which it is derived. It’s a more chemically-complete version of CBD that retains some of the properties of other, naturally-occuring cannabinoids. “CBD isolate” is a 99% pure version of Cannabidiol, often infused into other products or consumed on its own to provide CBD’s effects without any interaction or interference from other naturally-occuring cannabinoids.
- How to Take CBD
Deep Six offers a complete range of CBD products for consumption at home. Edibles are preferred by many – they taste great, they’re easily shared, and they provide the longest-lasting effect during a busy workday. Ointments and lotions can be infused with CBD for topical use, and tinctures can be prepared for rapid absorption into the circulatory system after being dropped underneath the tongue. Vaporizing is also an option, and is considered to be one of the fastest and most efficient means of consumption.
- What’s the point?
The point is that we’ve got easy access to CBD as a relaxing, refreshing supplement that can help to smooth out some of life’s rougher edges. Many who want to explore the possible benefits of medicinal marijuana neither want nor need the psychoactive effects that have popularized the cannabis family of plants. CBD provides a natural, legal alternative for individuals who cannot or will not obtain a prescription for medicinal cannabis, allowing the greatest number of people possible to be introduced to its potential benefits.