What is CBD Paste and How Do I Take It?
Cannabidiol's (CBD) popularity has grown so quickly that you can purchase it just about anywhere now, but usually in the form of CBD Oil. However, did you know that CBD Oil is not the pure form of Cannabidiol? CBD Oil is the whole plant extract from hemp plants that is diluted in a carrier oil such as hemp seed, olive or coconut oil to make it easier to use and more versatile.
CBD Paste is what is used to make any full-spectrum Cannabidiol products. That is because it is essentially just the raw extract from CBD rich hemp plants. It will typically have a gooey or paste-like texture and will be rich with the great nutritional compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants like cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, phytocannabinoids and of course, CBD.
How is CBD Paste Made?
There are a few ways to extract Cannabidiol, but the ideal way of making CBD paste is by using supercritical CO2 extraction. The reason this is a highly preferred method is because it is safe, and it provides one of the purest forms of CBD available. Additionally, CO2 acts as a solvent but does not have the same consequences as stronger solvents like butane which can leave traces. Making it a safer and cleaner method to use.
For this same reason, many people advise people seeking to buy CBD Paste to always pay close attention to the labels on the packaging. Any reputable brand will specify exactly what method was used to obtain the CBD Paste, and one can easily find a CBD Paste made by their prefered method of extraction.
Many people will choose CBD Paste because since it is basically the full extract of the hemp or cannabis plants, it is higher in strength and is full spectrum. This means that it contains flavonoids, terpenes, full plant extract, CBD (of course) and many of the other nutrients that come from the cannabis and hemp plants such as fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
How is CBD Paste Different from CBD Oil?
There are three main differences between CBD Paste and CBD Oil that really distinguish them. As mentioned above, CBD Oil is actually CBD Paste (raw hemp extract) diluted in a carrier oil. This is why CBD paste has a thick and viscous consistency, which is why it has the name CBD paste.
The second most prominent difference between CBD Paste and CBD Oil is the amount of CBD in each product. Because CBD Paste is not diluted it will typically come in strengths much higher than those of CBD oil.
The third and final difference between the two is the way one uses each product respectively. Many people find that CBD Oil is easy to take and easy to measure out, but will find CBD Paste to be a bit more difficult to work with due to the density of it.
CBD Paste in itself can only be used in smaller quantities thanks to its potency. For example, if you were to dose out 3 ml of CBD Oil and 3 ml of CBD Paste, you would find that the dosage of Cannabidiol within the paste is much higher than that of the oil. Therefore, using your CBD Paste should be very precise and in moderation, unlike with the CBD Oil which you can be a little bit more liberal with.
How to Use CBD Paste
As you have learned up until now, CBD Paste is definitely manageable but maybe a little bit of a tedious method of taking CBD. Therefore many people do question how do you use CBD Paste?
Many people prefer to use CBD Paste over Oil or Capsules because they have greater control over how much actual CBD they're getting since, as mentioned before, the CBD is much more concentrated. For example, when taking larger doses than the average person, CBD Paste is much more efficient because:
- You only need a little bit to get your dose
- It will be more cost-efficient in the long run
- You can use it to make your own CBD Oil or Creams
The best way to use CBD Paste is by measuring out a very small amount (about the size of a rice grain) and take it sublingually. Taking it sublingually allows for the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream better than digesting it.
To take it sublingually, you just take the small amount that you have measured out onto your finger and place it under your tongue, hold it there for about 60 seconds and then swallow it. You may want to wash it down with a drink or some food because of the strong plant matter taste.
To know how much to take can vary depending on the strength of the paste you have purchased, but most companies will also give dosage instructions on the package. It is always best to start with a very small amount see how it affects you then gradually increase until you have reached a dose you feel comfortable with.
If you don't like the taste you can also try incorporating it into something which you want to either eat or take such as a daily supplement, a meal, or a drink of your choice to try and disguise the taste.
Another great way to use CBD Paste is by adding it into products like lotions, moisturisers, skin products, salves, balms, etc., to take it topically. CBD Paste will mix well with any oil based products with a similar consistency or viscosity.
Can I Make My Own CBD Paste?
Making your own CBD paste can be a very simple and easy process which is why many people are opting to do it instead of buying it. However, we highly suggest taking a look at the risk factor of making your own CBD Paste, and evaluating whether it really is worth it to make your own.
Of course, making your own CBD Paste could be on the cheaper side, but first of all, many people have to find a source where they can obtain either hemp or cannabis plants and that can be quite an interesting task - here in the UK especially! You see, even though hemp plants are non-psychoactive, it is still illegal to buy or sell hemp bud, flowers, plants, etc in the UK.
In addition to this, searching for your own hemp or cannabis plants could be a risky activity, for you never really know the quality of the plant, whether or not it contains toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, or herbicides, or whether the source is licensed and/or legal.
There is also the fact that the method of extraction could be either a lengthy process, for it does take a good amount of time to set everything up; or it could also be a bit of a risky job, especially when you don’t have the necessary training or equipment.
Therefore, yes, you can definitely make your own CBD paste, but it may not be the best idea in the long run or worth the hassle due to the fact that it could be much more complicated than simply buying CBD Paste from a trusted and reputable brand that uses hemp and cannabis that has gone through the proper extraction process and is free of any solvents, heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides.
Now that you know all that there is to know about CBD paste, we hope that you are now able to feel much more acquainted with this subject and decide for yourself if CBD paste is an option you'd like to try. If you would like to read and learn more about CBD please visit our blog section so you can learn more about CBD and all of the wonderful things it has to offer.