The 5 Best Ways to Use CBD CrystalsCraig Swanson
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- CBD Crystal Types
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- Dissolved Under the Tongue
- Mixed with other Smokables
- Mixed with E-liquid
Cannabidiol, or CBD as its more affectionately known, is the chemical composition of the hemp plant responsible for pain and anxiety relief, as well as aiding in appetite and sleep regulation. CBD crystals are the purest form of CBD available, usually around 98% pure, made by isolating or extracting the CBD from the hemp plant. This is great news for people who have unwanted side effects from marijuana but still want the benefits of CBD.
With CBD crystals, they are able to dose with an incredibly clean product with little to no ill effects. CBD crystals are made by first extracting the oil from a low THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) non-psychoactive hemp plant. This oil is put through a heating process followed by an evaporation to further distill it. This product is then heated again to decarbonate it, activating the cannabinoids. There are several chemicals that are sometimes used during this processed, but the purest and cleanest CBD crystals are using supercritical CO2 extraction because it requires no additional solvents.
CBD Crystal Types
CBD Crystals come in three different forms; crystal isolate, wax crumble and shatter. Crystal isolate is just the pure CBD crystals and looks like a white crystalline powder. This is the best form of CBD crystal to start with, as it can be easily dissolved and mixed into other substances, such as oils and vape pen e-liquids. Wax crumble looks like what it sounds like, waxy and crumbly. It still retains some of the fatty oils and terpenes (a resinous substance, they provide the smell and taste of the hemp plant), which some argue aid in the medicinal benefits of the CBD. Shatter also retains the terpenes but without the fatty oils, and has a brittle glass-like consistency. Depending on which type of CBD crystal you have, and what experience works for your lifestyle and preferences, there are 5 different ways to best use your CBD crystals.
Ingesting through the stomach is the easiest method for those new to using CBD isolate crystals. It does take longer for the CBD to enter the bloodstream and begin to work, but because CBD will not get you high, you do not have to worry about that as with normal marijuana edibles, which are famous for their ability to get the user uncomfortably high. In order to find the right dosage so that you can use only what you need, start out with 10 mg of crystals per serving.
Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan and stir in 100 mg of your CBD crystals. This CBD butter can be used in any standard brownie or cookie recipe, or anything else that uses a stick of butter. Divide your baked goods into ten servings. You can also substitute a stick of butter for a ½ cup of coconut oil. Increase the recipe to up to 200 mg of CBD if you need.
Dissolved Under the Tongue
On a strict diet? You can also dissolve your CBD isolate crystals in oil just like as stated above. For this method, it is preferable to use coconut oil, olive oil, or hemp seed oil. After letting your oil cool, place it in a dropper container. Whenever you need to medicate, place a drop of the oil under your tongue and hold it for about a minute and a half before swallowing. This is a much faster way of getting the CBD into your bloodstream and does not require any baking or eating. Again, start out at 100 mg per ½ cup of oil and increase later if necessary.
Mixed with other Smokables
If the effects of marijuana are also beneficial to you, you might consider sprinkling your CBD isolate crystals on top of some bud and smoking it in a bowl or rolled into a joint. This method is a very fast and simple way of feeling the effects of your CBD isolate crystals. It does not require much prep work or special tools. Though of course, it does require you to smoke, meaning that you will feel the high effects of marijuana, have smoke in your lungs, and leave a smell behind.
Mixed with E-liquid
Though this mixing method is more advanced, using a vape pen is a discreet and pleasant experience for meditating on the go. To combine, heat a glass bottle of the e-liquid by warming it in a bowl of hot water heated to about 80 degrees Celsius. After about 2 minutes your e-liquid should be warm enough to sprinkle in 10 gm of your CBD isolate crystals. Stir to dissolve. Use this CBD e-liquid mixture in your vape pen for an instantaneous effect.
If you are using a wax crumble or shatter, dabbing is the way to go. This method is only for the most advanced CBD patients. Dabbing is accomplished by applying a tiny amount of the wax or shatter to a dedicated dab rig. This is the fastest and most potent way of medicating with CBD crystals. It is also the least discreet and the hardest to use precisely, which is why it is only recommended for patients with the most experience with CBD products.
Whatever CBD crystal form you choose to purchase, and whatever method you choose to use to medicate, remember to start with the smallest possible dose and work your way up. You can always take another dose if the first is not enough, but you do not want to waste product and money by not paying attention to the amount you are dosing.
Of course, you will not feel any THC related high, but you might feel overly drowsy or spacey if you take more CBD than is necessary.
Always check with your primary care doctor before beginning to use any CBD product, especially if you are already using any medications, as CBD has been known to affect the metabolization of certain types of other pharmaceuticals. If you experience any unpleasant side effects after using CBD crystals, stop use immediately and consult with your doctor before continuing.