If you were to ask a group of CBD enthusiasts for product recommendations, you'd soon discover that CBD users seem equally impressed with a wide range of familiar products, like CBD oil, capsules, gummies, vape pens, and more.
But within that same diverse group, you'll also likely encounter equally enthusiastic recommendations for a CBD product you might not have considered trying, CBD crumble.
While many companies offer this fast-acting CBD concentrate to their customers, many CBD users are initially hesitant to try it. Once you understand what crumble is, you'll likely appreciate how easy it is to incorporate this potent, versatile CBD product into your daily routine.
CBD crumble is just one of several highly concentrated wax-like products descriptively named according to their consistency and texture. While browsing product options, you'll likely encounter several other varieties of CBD wax with equally revealing names, including ‘budder’, ‘shatter’, ‘resin’, and ‘honeycomb’.
As you might reasonably expect, CBD crumble has a supple texture but tends to break apart easily when handled. Many people say the consistency of CBD crumble is similar to feta cheese!
The texture of each of the many types of CBD wax is determined by how the plant extracts are handled once the cannabinoid-rich oils are extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of the plant.
To make CBD crumble, the crude oil is first transferred to a cooling chamber where the plant lipids turn into a solid. The plant waxes are whipped during the purging process, an important step that contributes to the texture, consistency, and flavor of the CBD wax concentrate. Any liquid remaining after the hemp oil solidifies moves on to a separate chamber.
CBD waxes contain a wide range of potentially beneficial plant elements known to contribute to the therapeutic potential of hemp extract, including a considerable number of additional cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.
The combined effects of the additional cannabinoids and plant terpenes magnify and multiply the therapeutic potential of each plant element because of a phenomenon unique to cannabis plants, the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is also used to explain why so many CBD users tend to find products made with full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD more potent than similar items made with CBD isolate. Knowing the distinct but subtle differences between full spectrum and broad spectrum plant extracts could help you determine which type of CBD crumble is best suited to your needs.
Full spectrum CBD wax is made with plant extracts that contain the full range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients in the same ratios found in the original plant source. That means full spectrum CBD extracts also contain trace amounts of THC.
Most CBD crumble purchased in specialty stores, vape shops, and online is sourced from industrial hemp because the plants do not synthesize nearly enough THC to cause intoxication. To be classified as a legal hemp product in the US, your CBD crumble must contain 0.3 percent THC or less. Medical cannabis crumble contains considerably higher levels of THC and is purchased through a dispensary in regulated states.
Broad spectrum CBD crumble contains many of the same potentially beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant elements as full spectrum CBD crumble, with one significant exception. A process called chromatography is used to remove the trace amounts of THC. Broad spectrum CBD crumble is most often preferred by CBD users intrigued by the benefit of multiplying potential of the entourage effect but prefer using a THC-free alternative.
Like other CBD products, the cannabinoids in your CBD wax mimic the effects of the two main chemical messengers produced in your body (anandamide and 2-Ag) to relay urgent messages to the receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). As the largest regulatory system in your body, the communication between the messengers and receptors of your endocannabinoid system helps keep nearly every essential function in your body working efficiently.
Most often, CBD crumble is sold in small jars or resealable bags. The CBD content specified on the product label identifies the amount of cannabidiol in the entire package, rather than an amount per serving. Since the CBD wax is highly concentrated, a little goes a long way.
If you're wondering how to use CBD crumble, you'll likely be pleased to know that this pure, potent product can be enjoyed in several ways.
Inhaling the vapor created by heating CBD wax, “dabbing,” is very similar to vaping. The process requires placing a small amount of CBD crumble on a hot surface. Dabbers have the option of using a dab rig and torch or a battery-operated wax vape pen. Like vaping, the effects of dabbing are typically felt within minutes because inhaling the cannabinoid-rich vapor bypasses digestive processes. Dabbing CBD is the most popular way to utilize the therapeutic potential of wax concentrates.
Like CBD tinctures and isolate powders, CBD crumble can be used to add the therapeutic potential of plant-sourced cannabinoids to your favorite foods and beverages when dabbing is not convenient. If you enjoy baking or making candy, you might also want to consider crafting your own CBD edibles.
CBD crumble can be used any time of day because you can use this exceptionally versatile product the same way you might want to use a CBD tincture. That means you can place a small amount of your CBD wax under your tongue for a few seconds (10-20) before swallowing. Many CBD users prefer the sublingual method over adding CBD to food because sublingual absorption improves bioavailability.
The best CBD crumble starts the same way as other high-quality products, with non-GMO seeds grown using natural farming practices, cultivation methods that don't rely on herbicides fungicides or pesticides.
To ensure product purity and potency, be sure to purchase your CBD wax crumble from a reputable company that relies on third-party testing. Third-party test results can be used to verify the cannabinoid content of your wax concentrate, ensure the THC content falls within the limits you're expecting, and screen your purchase for evidence of pesticides, solvent residue, and microbial contamination.
After experiencing the many potential benefits of using CBD crumble, you'll likely see why so many people enthusiastically recommend using wax concentrates.
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