What are CBD crystals, how are they used and what are they used for?
CBD crystals are a virtually pure form of cannabidiol, the non-psychotropic active ingredient in marijuana. They are one of the most sought-after products in recent times along with CBD Weed and are the raw material that makes up CBD oil, but not everyone knows its effects and uses.
You are probably asking yourself: “What are CBD crystals? “or “How are CBD crystals used? ». Here we want to give you answers that are both simple and precise!
For this reason, we have dedicated this article entirely to CBD crystals: read on to find out how they are produced, how they are used, and what effects they have on the human body.
What are CBD crystals, and how are they extracted from the CBD cannabis plant?
CBD crystals come from the cannabis plant, usually CBD flowers with a high content of cannabidiol, from which all (or almost all) terpenes, flavonoids and other active ingredients are removed except CBD. The result is crystals, also called fragments, with very high amounts of cannabidiol, usually present in percentages ranging from 97 to 99%. For this reason, these products are also called pure CBD crystals.
The isolated CBD molecules are extracted from the CBD flower by an exact method, called supercritical CO2 extraction. It is a process that involves the introduction of raw materials – such as cannabis – and carbon dioxide in the supercritical state – a balance between the liquid and gaseous state – into a closed system.
This procedure can happen thanks to a machine that inside pressure and temperature allows the evaporation of a particular active ingredient. In this case, it is CBD, which is extracted in its pure state. A solvent may tend to be used to facilitate the extraction of the molecules of the active ingredient. In the case of CBD crystals, the manufacturers eliminate the solvent or, it is not used at all.
The result is exceptionally pure active ingredients: more than 97, 98 or 99% CBD, the crystals contain at most low percentages of terpenes, which are compounds that give taste and fragrance to the CBD buds.
We want to point out that the production of CBD crystals involves the elimination of any percentage of THC. Therefore, the crystals do not act in any way on our psyche and are not a drug. The effects of CBD are, in fact, exclusively bodily.
What are the CBD crystals effects?
They are products containing almost exclusively cannabidiol (on some quantities of CBD cannabis terpenes), CBD crystals have the same effects as this cannabinoid. These are the effects we are talking about:
- Anti pain
- Hunger stimulant
- Relaxing (muscle level)
- Hypotension effect
They were interesting for human health and made it possible to avoid the use of specific therapies with numerous side effects, such as the use of analgesics and classic anti-inflammatory drugs. As for the side effects of CBD crystals, they could cause drowsiness and a drop in blood pressure. Their use is therefore not recommended before driving and for people suffering from low blood pressure.
Pregnant women should also avoid taking cannabidiol as there is not enough research to understand whether CBD can harm the fetus.
After reading this information, you will probably want to know how to take CBD crystals. Keep reading the article, and you will know!
How do I use CBD crystals?
There are many methods of setting CBD crystals, which tend to be simple to put into practice. Let’s see below what they are and all the details about them.
Most industrially produced crystals are then transformed into CBD oil by diluting the crystals in coconut oil. Diluting CBD crystals in oil is not a practice to be done at home, as only the manufacturers know the quantities of crystals to be used, without the amount of CBD being excessive for those who might take the oils.
CBD oil Sensitiva (and also CBD Oil Sativa) can be applied topically or ingested sublingually. People who use this product the most do so to benefit from its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and relaxing effects.
Mix with food
One method of taking CBD crystals, if they are certified for food use, is to ingest them after mixing them with natural fats found in foods such as cheese, butter, milk and cooking oils. Another CBD crystal product on the market is chocolate, which is naturally very popular with consumers.
You will not be surprised to know those food products containing pure CBD crystals are among the most popular, as they are very easy to consume.
CBD crystals for massage
You can use CBD crystals for massages by first mixing them with oil (CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it dissolves in fat, whereas it is water-repellent), then using them to massage the skin or a painful area.
Capsules of CBD crystals
Tablets are one of the edible forms of CBD crystals. Unlike mixing with food, these capsules have concentrated forms of cannabidiol. It could be an advantage but also a disadvantage for those who cannot tolerate taking these concentrates, for example, those who suffer from low blood pressure.
Cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant using the supercritical CO2 extraction method to make our CBD oil. It is then combined with cold-pressed coconut oil. The result is a product with varying concentrations of CBD (vials of 5 to 25% CBD can be found), highly beneficial and tasty!