There is a brave new world of CBD as the industry continues to evolve. Advancements in technology and manufacturing, along with the discovery of new cannabinoids, resulting in better products. And better products help treat more conditions without side-effect riddled prescription drugs. So if you are searching for pain relief, a better night’s sleep, or less anxiety, keep reading. You will learn how CBD, Delta 8, and rising industry standards could hold the key to unlocking a future of feeling great and being more active.
Cannabinoids and Full Spectrum Products
There are over 100 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants like hemp. CBD is the alpha cannabinoid, making up 40% of the plant, and supports a healthy immune system in humans. But other cannabinoids provide additional health benefits and contribute to better overall health and wellness. For example, the following three cannabinoids offer unique properties for specialized treatment.
- CBC (cannabichromene) helps with pain relief in the gastrointestinal tract. It also has an antidepressant effect.
- CBG (cannabigerol) helps with joint pain, muscle tension, and anxiety
- CBN (cannabinol) promotes sleep and bone growth.
These cannabinoids are found only in full-spectrum CBD products. Therefore, it’s important to buy full-spectrum products.
Delta 8 Products
People suffering from pain, insomnia, and anxiety can get relief from a powerful new cannabinoid called Delta 8. This is great news for people who are have tried other CBD products and didn’t get the results they want. It contains very small amounts of THC, the same ingredient found in psychoactive products like marijuana. But, the amount is below the legal limit. Therefore, it’s legal to possess and consume it under federal law.
The Delta 8 Cannabinoid and THC
Delta 8 is similar to, but NOT the same as Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 contains far fewer psychoactive properties than Delta 9 THC. Addtionally, Delta 8 makes up less than one percent of the cannabinoids found in cannabis products like hemp. On the other hand, Delta 9 THC is abundant in marijuana. Delta 8 must be harvested and processed to distill it into an isolate. The less potent Delta 8 is also more stable than Delta 9 THC. Therefore can be used to treat a wider range of patients who don’t want the feelings of high side effects.
How does it compare to CBD
Delta 8 is a newly discovered cannabinoid and has not been studied as much as CBD. While Delta 8 is like a sister of Delta 9 THC, it’s more like a distant cousin of CBD. CBD does not contain psychoactive properties and is widely used to treat a variety of health issues. Delta 8 and CBD interact differently with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors.
New Technology Developments
In addition to new products, several technology developments are ushering in this brave new world of CBD. These new technology developments are responsible for quality control in the CBD industry. Many CBD producers now use software to track every step of the production process. This gives them the unprecedented capability to spot problems during the extraction and manufacturing process quickly. As a result, consistently higher quality products can be enjoyed by more consumers.
Speaking of the extraction process, a safer and more efficient way of extracting cannabinoids from the plant is now available. It’s called the Supercritical CO2 Extraction method. According to techdayhq.com, it is considered the gold standard for CBD extraction. Not only is the method more environmentally friendly, but studies have shown it to increase bioavailability in some cases.
Saved by the Bee
Phytopharma International, an Israeli cannabis company, recently announced it successfully created cannabis-infused honey made solely by bees. When they introduced hemp into the bees’ diet, their bodies naturally extracted cannabinoids. The bees naturally infused them into the honey produced by the hive. The honey is highly bioavailable and produces positive medical effects. Test subjects experienced pain relief from fibromyalgia and reduced PTSD-induced insomnia.
The CBD industry continues to evolve. This brave new world of CBD includes advancements in technology resulting in higher quality products. At the same time, scientists are discovering new cannabinoids. These new cannabinoids can provide better treatments for those suffering from a host of conditions like chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety. It’s an exciting time, and Naturally. . .You is excited to be part of it. We’ve added Delta 8 products to our line of high-quality, full-spectrum CBD products. That means more options to help you feel your best, naturally.