I had a great time speaking with the team at Royal Queen Seeds. You can listen to the Podcast here called Rachael Breaks Down All Things CBD. In this 40 minute interview we talked about my personal journey with CBD and why I opened our CBD Shop in Bradford. I also answered some of the most common questions people ask about CBD.
Question 1.) What should we know about the different types of CBD Products ?
The whole point of using CBD is to get it into the bloodstream so it can attach to the cells of the endocannabinoid system. There are four ways in which you can do this and each method has its own benefits. Which CBD Product you choose to use will be personal preference so lets answer the CBD Question of what are the methods of consumption?
Firstly you can use Sublingual CBD Oils that are dripped under the tongue. When CBD is absorbed through the mucus membranes in the mouth it reaches the bloodstream within 15 minutes and will last in the system for around 4-5 hours. This is why we suggest using it once morning and once afternoon.
CBD oils can taste of hemp especially full spectrum as they contain all the hempy cannabinoids. Therefore its worth knowing that if you are sensitive to tastes you may be better choosing a CBD Edible or capsule.
Secondly you can digest CBD either as a CBD Edible or CBD Capsule. When we digest CBD it takes around an hour to travel through the digestive system before it is metabolised by the liver. We do loose a small proportion of CBD in the digestive process however it lasts the longest, staying in the system around 8 hours. Therefore you can just take 1 serving a day.
CBD Gummies are a tasty treat for the whole family and come in a range of strengths and flavours, including vegan CBD Gummies. Its a lot easier to give CBD Gummies to children and also to take whilst you are out and about.
Thirdly you can inhale CBD either by Vaping or Dabbing. When we inhale cannabinoids they reach the bloodstream through the lungs within minutes however they only last in the system for around an hour. These are ideal for those people who want quick relief.
Finally you can use CBD topically as a CBD Cream or CBD Balm. When we apply CBD to the skin it absorbs through the top layer and attaches to the cells just underneath. This means you can target a specific area of skin that needs special attention however the cannabinoids will not travel around the body in the way they do with the other methods.
2.) Before we buy any CBD product, how can we know which CBD percentage is best for us?
3.) Can we make CBD products at home?
The easiest way to make CBD Products at home is to buy CBD isolate. It doesn’t have the rest of the cannabinoids from the plant, it’s just CBD. It comes in the form of a white powder, and you can use it to make your own CBD vape juice, infuse into butter for baking or even make your own CBD Bath bombs.
It’s really easy to make your own CBD Vapes at home. All you need to do is buy some PG/VG, which you can get off Amazon, and just mix the CBD crystal isolate into the PG/VG. You warm it up a little bit (not over 60 degrees) just so the crystals absorb into the oil , and then you could put your own little flavour in there if you wanted to.
To make a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil, you’d have to get a hemp plant and extract the Phyto cannabinoids from within, which is not always an easy process, as you might not be allowed to grow hemp in your country. But you can still make CBD oil at home using the isolate.
All you would do is mix the isolate with some olive oil, coconut oil, or hemp seed oil—to carry the cannabinoid into the body—and then just warm it slightly so they melt and infuse; then you’d have your own CBD oil at home.
4.) How much CBD should we take in a day?
When the industry first evolved the Food Safety Authority recommended not to exceed 200mg in a day. This I believe was because over 200mg is classified as a medicine and CBD is sold as a food supplement. Since then they have changed this to 70mg a day. In all honesty I have taken over 300mg in a day to see what would happen and it was fine you can’t overdose on CBD.
It’s not really necessary though to take large amounts as if your body doesn’t need it, it will excrete it. To answer this CBD Question we suggest therefore to start on 10mg a day and increase gradually if you feel it necessary. Just listen to your body, you will know what is best for you.