Worldwide, in the past few years CBD is being acknowledged for its many benefits and the market enjoying an influx of readily available CBD products. We see CBD appearing in beauty and personal care products, on cafe menus, and on the shelves of national chain stores. In fact, it’s now more accessible than ever.
Primarily driven by the high increasing demand for cannabidiol (CBD) for health and wellness purposes, the total Global Cannabidiol (CBD) Market is estimated to reach USD 47.22 Billion by 2028, up from USD 4.9 Billion in 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.3%.
Even before CBD became a cultural buzzword, it was prized by wellness enthusiasts and health experts for its vast all-natural therapeutic properties.
But what exactly is Hemp CBD, and what does it do?
What is CBD?
CBD, officially known as cannabidiol, is one of the 113 active compounds found within the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids extracted from Cannabis plants can affect the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, which controls many crucial processes including motor learning, appetite and pain sensation among other cognitive and physical processes. CBD is well-known for its medicinal properties and positive influence on our endocannabinoid system.
Cannabis plants have three strains—Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis—some of which are further differentiated as marijuana or hemp. The main difference between the two is that hemp only stems from the Sativa species, while marijuana can come from either Sativa or Indica strains. Marijuana plants contain higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the cannabinoid that produces the “stoner’s high.”
CBD is classified as hemp, meaning there’s 0.3% THC or less present in the compound. Marijuana, in contrast, can best be described as any cannabis derivative containing 0.3% THC or greater. CBD is legal as long as it is hemp-derived and falls within the limits on THC.
CBD has powerful non-psychoactive properties (meaning it doesn’t get you high) that make it very efficient at healing and helping, all without giving the typical high associated with marijuana consumption. For this reason, it is especially suitable for those who have medical challenges and need assistance, but also for those who want to function better on a day to day basis.In humans, cannabidiol (CBD), has no indication of abuse or dependence, nor is it associated with potential for abuse.
To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health problems associated with CBD use.
What is CO2 Extraction &
Why is it a good thing for my CBD?
Not all CBD is created equal. This notion extends all the way back to the hemp source and all the way forward to the products. Somewhere near the starting end of this transformation continuum is the extraction. The most common approaches are probably CO2 extraction, steam distillation, and solvent extraction.
Klostiki’s CBD products all use pure Hemp extract that has been extracted via a CO2 process, because we believe that the CO2 technique is a superior extraction process.
CO2 is carbon dioxide, which is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that naturally occurs all around us. According to the FDA, CO2 is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and relatively nontoxic.
CO2 extraction is safer for the end consumer and for the processor as well. Here are some of the top reasons CO2 extraction of CBD is a safe option:
- It doesn’t use additional chemicals or solvents. Many of the solvent-based extraction methods use solvents that can be toxic to humans and animals. While many of these solvents may dissipate throughout the processing, trace amounts or harmful byproducts may still contaminate the CBD extract. – Inviting acetone residue into one’s body is the last thing someone needs.
- It can produce extracts that are richer in cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds.
- It preserves the integrity of the CBD and other substances in the extract. CO2 extraction is taking place at 31°C, thus all the Cannabinoids, essential vitamins and minerals, beneficial fatty acids (i.e. Omega-3 and Omega-6), Plant-based protein and fiber, Chlorophyll, Terpenes and Flavonoids, are kept preserved.
- It can produce more-distinguishable extracts.
- It has fewer negative environmental impacts by resulting lower emissions, so it’s more eco-friendly and safer for our planet and future generations.
- CO2 can be safer to handle than solvents and chemicals. It’s a noncombustible.
CO2 is arguably the best because it’s safer, quicker, cost-efficient, and can yield better extracts. It’s also important to keep in mind that — to get superior CBD extracts — the processor needs to start with high-quality hemp.
Here at Klostiki, we take pride in specializing in hemp products, exclusively from highest quality hemp assured growers and renowned producers.
Ways to take CBD
It is easy for someone to adjust their method of administration of CBD to their own specific personal needs, since CBD is available in several different forms:
These oils, are infused with CBD and placed under the tongue with a dropper. The oral mucosa is full of tiny capillaries that absorb the compounds quickly. Oils are a good choice for anyone who can’t take capsules.
CBD capsules are used for systemic treatment of seizure disorders and digestive issues. Please note that the time from ingestion to onset of effect can take a while.
Gummies, are one of the most popular ways to take CBD. They’re affordable, portable, discrete, tasty and super healthy, due to their vegan recipe. There’s also no guesswork involved: You know exactly what dosage you’re taking.
CBD Isolate is the most pure CBD form. Distillate is refined into a CDB powder that is both water and oil soluble. This offers you many ways to use this product. 99.99% pure CBD, it is easy to work out how much is required and it’s THC free.
Balm & Massage oil
CBD – infused topicals are used to treat some skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. They can also treat joint and muscle pain.
Inhaling vaporized CBD oil, is the fastest way to experience effects. Compounds are inhaled and absorbed directly from the lungs into the bloodstream. The jury is still out, though, on whether vaping does damage to delicate lung tissue. Proceed with caution if you choose to vape CBD.
You may wish to have your daily CBD intake in multiple ways and in combination of CBD products and that is ok. Important is to take a note of your intake – exceeding your therapeutic window may have the opposite of the desired effect.