What are CBD drops?
As described above, ‘CBD drops' is a term used to describe hemp derived CBD oil. Obviously the product thanks its name to the form in which this hemp supplement comes. As it’s an oily liquid containing one or several ingredients from hemp; which is often dropped under the tongue. Though there are many other ways of using cannabinoids like Cannabidiol. Using CBD drops orally has always, and will probably always be one of the main methods of consuming vegetal cannabinoids.
How CBD drops are made
To make CBD drops, one must start with the hemp plant. As this contains all we need to produce the popular substance. First, we need the CBD - which is often extracted from the flowers and leafs of the hemp plant. These parts of the plant contain the most ‘trichomes’. Small sticky globs which carry almost all of the cannabinoids available in the plant. Often used extracts to make CBD drops are CBD Paste and CBD Crystals. Though neither is liquid enough to be ‘dropped’.
Because to actually make CBD ‘droppable’, we need a carrier oil to mix the CBD extract with. While you can use all sorts of oils, like olive oil, coconut oil and grape seed oil. One of the most logical ones is hemp seed oil. Indeed, while the buds and leafs of hemp provide us with the cannabinoids. The plant’s seeds are the source of the best oil you can find to make CBD drops with. As hemp seed oil is full of fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6; besides vitamin E and minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium.
Types of CBD drops
Considering the fact that you can use several different extracts and oils to make CBD drops with, there are also several different types of the product available. Besides the variation in carrier oils as described above, the drops might come in various strengths and compositions. After all, hemp contains more cannabinoids than CBD alone.
So while you might find CBD drops with only Cannabidiol in them available in stores and online, made with pure isolated crystals. There are also CBD drops which contain more cannabinoids - and maybe other potentially beneficial ingredients from hemp - besides Cannabidiol, too. As long as that is the dominant cannabinoid in the product, they’re CBD drops. When for example Cannabigerol (CBG) is the dominant cannabinoid on the other hand, it’s called CBG drops or CBG oil.
CBD drops containing more than just Cannabidiol are either known as full spectrum or broad spectrum hemp oil. With the sole difference between the two being the fact that broad spectrum contains all cannabinoids from hemp except THC. While full spectrum hemp oil drops do contain trace amounts of this cannabinoid. Because it is believed that full spectrum CBD drops, including these unnoticeable small amounts of THC, have a better effect on the body. This synergetic phenomenon is called ‘the entourage-effect’ and is something we at DNH are proud to offer in our products.
Buying CBD drops
Buying CBD drops nowadays is easier than ever. Considering many CBD-webshops, like dutchnaturalhealing.com, offer a wide range of hemp oil products online. With - close to - worldwide shipping for these items, almost everyone is able to buy CBD drops online at DNH. If you need any advice regarding the type of oil or ordering CBD online, please get in touch with our customer service through our contact form.
Dosing CBD drops
Due to the liquid status of the substance, counting drops is widely considered as a measuring mechanism to calculate your CBD dosage. Because when you know how much Cannabidiol is in one drop, you can simply calculate how many CBD drops you need for your desired dosage. This perfect dosage however, varies per person. As we are all different, our body’s endocannabinoid systems (ECS) react differently to cannabinoids too. Considering the fact that it is not wanted to have to take 20-30 drops per dose; there are various strengths of the product available. Read more about dosing CBD drops in our blog: ‘Dosing CBD oil: how much CBD should you take?’
Benefits of CBD drops
By binding to receptors of our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), vegetal cannabinoids like CBD are able to help regulate all sorts of processes in the body. This is a complex interaction including various parts and systems; reaching from the top of our heads to our toes and everything in between. While we cannot make any medical claims about our products. It is believed - through testimonials from consumers and a growing body of scientific evidence - that CBD drops could have a very beneficial effect on various discomforts and diseases. All thanks to the unique interaction these vegetal cannabinoids have with the receptors of our ECS.