CBD oil might be one of the best known cannabinoid-supplements on the market today. Though it sure isn’t the only hemp-derived food supplement, used by millions of people in hopes to improve their health and well-being. CBD Paste for example, is a hemp derived extract that’s certainly worth mentioning. But what exactly is CBD Paste, how to use it and what benefits can you expect?
What is CBD Paste?
CBD Paste is in fact an undiluted form of CBD oil; a hemp-supplement you might be more familiar with. It is a raw hemp extract made using a CO2-extraction technique, to separate the active compounds from the flowers and leafs of hemp plants. This results in a dark colored, thick, paste-like substance filled with valuable elements from hemp. When these are diluted with a carrier oil - like hemp seed oil for example - you’ll have a bottle of CBD oil. But because of the thick structure of these extracts, CBD Paste is often offered in handy dosing syringes.
While some producers supplement their CBD Paste with a bit of cocoa butter or coconut oil for - as they say - ‘easier use’. We do not believe in processing these raw hemp derivates at all. So we make sure our products are immediately packed and stored after extraction. Keeping our hemp extracts fresh and as close to the natural composition of the plant as possible; for the best possible effects on your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Full spectrum hemp extract
Considering these raw hemp extracts are in no way refined after extraction, this full spectrum paste does not only contain Cannabidiol (CBD). In fact, you’ll also find a range of other active ingredients from hemp in our CBD Paste syringes.
This includes vegetal cannabinoids such as Cannabidiolic-acid or CBD-A; as found in our CBD-A oil. But also Cannabigerol (CBG) - the main ingredient in our CBG oil - Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabinol (CBN) and trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in most cases. However, these extracts legally may never contain more than 0,2% of the latter. Considering THC might cause a high or stoned feeling when consumed in higher concentrations.
In other words, hemp paste contains just enough THC to support Cannabidiol’s entourage effect - but an insufficient amount to provide you with a high or stoned feeling. Just like our oils, CBD Paste is therefor safe and legal to use and possess in most parts of the world.
Moreover, pure hemp extracts like CBD Paste might also contain a variety of plant natural terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds which give hemp their unique smell. Furthermore, terpenes are also important assets to support the entourage effect of cannabinoids. Some of the terpenes you might find in a high quality CBD paste include Myrcene, Pinene and Limonene to name a few. All substances you will also find in our original 8% CBD oil. Accordingly, the effects of CBD Paste are also comparable to the effects of CBD oil. Using and dosing CBD paste however, is a completely different story.
Using and dosing of hemp CBD Paste
Because while the effects are somewhat comparable to those of CBD oil, its usage is far from the same. Starting with the fact that the hemp extracts we’re describing are not at all liquid at room temperature. Hence why they don’t come in a bottle with a dropper, like most of our oils do. Instead, you’ll receive a syringe with the thick paste-like structure when you order CBD Paste at Dutch Natural Healing.
To use hemp extracts like CBD Paste, you take the cap off of the syringe and carefully push out a small portion of the substance onto a spoon, your finger or nail. Obviously make sure you’ve washed your hands carefully before you do so! Also, take it slow and try to start with a portion the size of a rice grain. Try not to press out too much, because you’ll have a hard time to get it back in the syringe if you do.
With the right CBD Paste dose on your finger, you can then place the ‘blob’ under your tongue. Where the enzymes in your saliva will break down much of the paste’s structure, allowing your body to absorb the active ingredients better. The majority of the active ingredients is then quickly absorbed through receptors in the mouth’s mucous tissue. While the rest is absorbed by the digestive system after it is swallowed.
CBD Paste benefits and alternatives
Often, CBD paste contains a higher concentration of cannabinoids compared to most ‘standard’ CBD oils. In our case, we’re looking at approximately 16,5% of CBD in the paste compared to 8% of the cannabinoid in our signature oil. Hence why it is more difficult to enjoy a low dosage of Cannabidiol with this type of extracts; compared to when you use CBD oil. Accordingly, high-CBD hemp extracts are better suited for taking larger doses when trying to battle more serious issues.
However, CBD Paste is not always the logical next step when you’re trying to get more effect out of your cannabinoid supplement. Especially considering the relatively low bioavailability of cannabinoids in their raw form.
So in case our CBD Paste does not provide you with the desired results, get in touch with us for advice. After all, your personal situation might require a different type of CBD product to reach the desired effects. Instead of just increasing your CBD oil dosage or choosing a stronger supplement like CBD Paste. There might be another product better suited to help treat whatever it is you’re trying to fight. Though if you’re curious to experience the use of this type of hemp extracts yourself, feel free to try our