We personally turn our paste into an oil to get the best of both worlds, but how you take your CBD is down to you!
So, as simple as it gets: a CBD oil is made by infusing the Cannabinoid compounds with a carrier oil (like Hemp Seed, Coconut/ MCT or Olive Oil). This can be done by adding an isolated form of CBD, a THC free broad or full-spectrum distillate, concentrate or even the paste. For whatever reason, CBD oil seems to be the most popular CBD product in the UK and is usually the gateway that people use to start their CBD journey.
You would usually take the paste in the same way as you would take the oil, but placing a pea-sized (or as you feel best) amount under your tongue. Otherwise, you can rub the paste into your skin, add the paste to food or to a carrier oil to make your very own CBD tincture.
Cannabinoid Extracts & Pastes
A CBD paste seems kind of scary – it is in a tube/syringe, it is black and thick and looks as though it should be reserved for the CBD veterans out there. In fact – it is very easy to use and an amazing source of a wide range of naturally occurring amino-acids, waxes, terpenes and cannabinoids; we think that it can be used by beginners as well as those who like a powerful cannabinoid punch.
It may not be for the faint hearted, but it is for those who are serious about the benefits of hemp.
We would wager that most of the oils in the UK market only utilise CBD as a cannabinoid, and the other waxes, terpenes and natural amino-acids are taken out of the formula (usually golden or clear oils).
Compared to oils, cannabinoid pastes contain a much wider range of cannabinoids, including the raw acid form of CBD called CBDa. CBD or cannabinoid pastes (down to the content of other health beneficial cannabinoids) tend to be much more potent and a little goes a long way– this is down to the entourage effect. Many customers find that the paste is much more cost-effective and lasts a lot longer as less works just as well as twice the amount of oil.
Simply unscrew the lid and squeeze a little bit out. The downside with CBD paste is that it’s very easy to push out too much at once which means you have no option but to use it. A handy tip is to squeeze your desired amount on a fingernail (make sure you wash your hands first) and use the finger to place the paste beneath your tongue. Leave it there for at least 30 seconds. It should dissolve during this time, and then you can swallow it.
Practically all CBD sellers make sure their paste comes in a syringe-type container. They should also contain terpenes such as Humulene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene, and Linalool, among others. These terpenes work with the receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). When consumed in conjunction with CBD, you benefit from the entourage effect which helps bring your body into homeostasis faster.
The amount you use depends entirely on what you need CBD for. Let’s say you have a 5-gram tube that contains 50% CBD. This means you have 2,500mg of CBD to work with. Although there are numerous factors involved, your bodyweight and medical condition are two of the most important.
How to Use CBD Paste
Your saliva mixes with the paste, and the enzymes help break down the substance. It moves through the mucous membrane and goes through the body via various capillaries. The CBD and terpenes should move swiftly to the receptors in your ECS and have a relatively rapid effect.
All you need to create CBD paste at home is a glass mason jar, coconut oil or vegetable glycerin, and hemp buds, or buds from a high CBD, low THC marijuana strain . Here’s what you need to do:
As you can probably guess from the name, CBD paste is a putty-like substance that can be consumed orally or used topically. Most manufacturers include organic cocoa butter, coconut oil, and full spectrum CBD distillate in their products. When purchasing CBD paste, make sure the seller clearly outlines the form of extraction.
Pastes are probably the easiest formulation to obtain, and you don’t need a great deal of knowledge about hemp extraction to make CBD paste. As a consequence, there is a danger of purchasing low-grade CBD paste without realizing it. As the CO2 extraction process is supposed to be run under mild conditions without other chemicals or solvents, and with no frying or heating, a paste should retain the golden color of phytocannabinoids .
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.
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.
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.
How to Use CBD Paste
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.
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.
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 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.