What Are the Different Types of CBD Oil Products on the Market Today?

Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) has become a household name in recent years. In fact, the CBD Oil market is said to be a 5.3 billion dollar industry by 2025. 

With CBD business on the rise, there are many types of CBD Oil. These products are known to come in different forms and have a variety of uses. With all of the options out there, it can be overwhelming to find the right one for you.

Use this guide to help you sort out all of the different CBD oil products on the market today. 

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant’s genetic makeup. CBD products can be hemp-derived or marijuana-derived.

Marijuana-based CBD products can have higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the other primary element of cannabis known for giving a high to those who ingest it. All marijuana-derived CBD products are either regulated or banned in the United States.

Hemp-based CBD products contain less than 0.3% of THC. With very low levels of THC, hemp-derived CBD products can be purchased at a variety of locations. Both the convenience and known benefits of hemp-derived products are why the CBD oil industry is booming!

Types of CBD Oil

For context, there are three compounds that make up the cannabis plant, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. CBD and THC both come from the cannabinoid compound. The cannabinoid compound is responsible for producing therapeutic and psychoactive effects.

Terpenes affect the plant’s fragrance and can also have therapeutic effects. Similar to a lavender smell having a calming effect.

Flavonoids also have therapeutic effects and are found in many different plants including fruits and vegetables.

There are three different types of hemp-derived CBD oils including full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Each type has a different combination of the three aforementioned compounds. 

Full Spectrum

Full-spectrum is one of the more popular choices when deciding which CBD type to go with. Full-spectrum means the ingredients include more than just CBD. Full-spectrum also includes terpenes, flavonoids, and low levels of THC.

These compounds are all said to work in synergy with one another to elicit a more pronounced and well-rounded effect.

Broad Spectrum

If you’re looking to avoid THC, broad-spectrum might be the right choice for you. Broad-spectrum products strip out all traces of THC but, similar to full-spectrum, still contain the terpenes and flavonoids compounds. 

Isolate

Isolate is pure CBD. It does not contain any of the other compounds (THC, terpenes, and flavonoids). To create an isolate oil, crystalline CBD powder is usually mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.

Look for isolates with a purity of 99.9% to be sure there are no THC traces in the product. Since this is the purest form of CBD, it doesn’t take much to feel its effects. 

Benefits of CBD

CBD oil products, particularly full-spectrum and broad-spectrum, are said to have many health benefits. 

Pain Relief

A huge sought-after benefit of CBD oil is pain relief. CBD is said to help relieve muscle and joint pain as well as more intense chronic pain. It has also shown to help cancer-related side effects such as nausea.

CBD has also shown promising effects for managing two rare forms of epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. 

Anxiety and Depression

CBD is also said to help aid anxiety and depression related to post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders. In fact, a 2020 study showed CBD can have a positive effect on mental health disorders and anxiety. 

Risks of CBD

While there are many benefits of CBD, there can also be some risks. Be sure to consult a healthcare professional if you are looking to integrate daily use of CBD along with your other prescriptions. 

Some more minimal side effects of CBD can include drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, digestion issues, and changes in appetite and weight. 

It is nearly impossible to cause a CBD overdose. Experts say you would have to ingest over 20,000mg of CBD in one day to reach toxic levels, which at worst can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.

However, it is important to monitor how you’re feeling after using CBD to make sure your body isn’t reacting negatively. 

CBD Oil Products

The CBD Oil Industry has developed a plethora of different products to choose from. Concentrates and topicals are the two most popular forms of CBD on the market today. 

CBD Oil Concentrates

CBD concentrates are highly potent and condensed forms of cannabis. They typically contain the strongest dosage of CBD compared to any other CBD product. Vaporizing is a common way to ingest concentrates. Your body absorbs the compound much quicker through inhalation than through topicals. 

Melting concentrates to smoke is also popular. A common form of CBD concentrate is Shatter. Shatter resembles glass and can be melted using specialized equipment, like a dab rig, to smoke.

Another popular concentrate form is called Crumble. Similar to marijuana in its flower state, the texture allows you to sprinkle Crumble into a rolled joint and smoke it that way. 

Tinctures are also popular and can simply be dropped on or under your tongue for fast and efficient results. 

You can also melt concentrates into a carrier oil or butter, then use the infusions to make your own tinctures, edibles, creams, or balms. Some common edibles are usually produced in gummies or chocolate form. 

CBD Oil Topicals

You can also purchase topicals that have been infused with CBD oil. Topicals such as lotion, salves, lip balms, and sprays are used to help heal skin issues or inflammation. Topicals are normally applied generously to your skin, but be sure to follow the instructions before use. 

From concentrates to topicals, there are many types of CBD oil products to choose from. Do your research and look at the benefits and convenience of each to see which is right for you.

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About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas, United States. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses grow their bessiness.