CBD: Breaking Down The Barriers (Part 2)
If you’ve read our first post, you now have a better understanding of the CBD basics and how CBD interacts with your body. Now that you’re a little more comfortable with the topic, it’s time to make you an expert on how to buy the right product for you.
For starters, there are three common types of CBD that may be infused in a skincare product: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. If a CBD product contains several naturally occurring cannabis plant extracts, such as terpenes, and other cannabinoids — including up to 0.3% THC (a non-psychoactive dosage) — it will be labeled full-spectrum CBD. If the CBD contains several cannabis plant compounds, but it is typically entirely free of THC, it is labeled broad spectrum. The purest form of CBD, containing no other cannabis plant compounds, is CBD Isolate. CBD Isolate is Ideal for skincare because, eas the purest form of the compound, it’s the least likely to create a negative reaction from other components of the plant that can potentially irritate skin.
To ensure your using the most effective skincare products, make sure your products are CBD-based and not hemp- or hemp seed oil-based. While both hemp and CBD can be derived from the cannabis plant, they vary greatly in terms of composition and effects. For the product to interact with your endocannabinoid system, the ingredients must include some level of actual CBD.
As a final note, always discuss incorporating CBD into your routine with your doctor to understand correct uses, relevance and doses. Legal products are commonly identified by warning labels on the front of pack, clear disclosure of CBD/THC content, and child Resistant Packaging. If you’re interested in the quality of the cannabis source, you can always request a Certificate of Analysis from the brand to ensure your product is clear of pesticides, heavy metals and anything else that could potentially be harmful to the body.