It is easy to find cannabidiol (CBD) products these days. There are CBD foods, drinks, lotions, and bubble baths. So, it should not be all that surprising to learn that there are also CBD lip balms. The question is, how worth it are they? Do they hydrate your lips? Let’s talk about it.
Explaining what CBD is
Before we can really get into what CBD lip balms may be able to do, we need to talk about what CBD even is.
CBD is a chemical component known as a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are component found in Cannabis plants, like hemp and marijuana. There are over 113 different cannabinoids found in the plants. Some have an effect on people. For example, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is well-known for its effect on people.
THC is psychoactive. That means that it creates the high that is some commonly associated with Cannabis plants. CBD does have an effect on people, as well. However, it is not psychoactive. It does not make people high. It may help create a greater sense of calm in the users.
CBD is usually extracted from hemp rather than marijuana. One reason for this is that hemp is bred to have more CBD than THC in it. Marijuana has the opposite going on, it is bred to have more THC. The higher levels of CBD make it easier to extract it from hemp rather than from marijuana. Another reason is because industrial hemp is legal in the United States. Marijuana, on the other hand, is still federally illegal.
There are different kinds of CBD extract. They are CBD isolate, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum. Those names mean how many other cannabinoids and components are in extract with the CBD. CBD isolate is the CBD on its own. There are no other components or cannabinoids in the extract. Full-spectrum is the opposite. All of the other components and cannabinoids that may come out with the CBD in the extraction process are kept in this version. This includes THC; however, it is only 0.3%, which is not enough to cause a high. Broad-spectrum is similar to full-spectrum, but with one major exception. There is no THC in broad-spectrum CBD. The appeal of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD is that they may be able to provide what is known as the entourage effect. This is when components work together to create a stronger effect. CBD isolate may not be as strong of an effect, but it does not have the component potentially muddling the CBD effect.
How does it work with lip balm?
There have been a lot of studies looking at the potential benefits that CBD may be able to provide. Many of the results have been promising and exciting. There are even some that would suggest that CBD lip balm could be very helpful for chapped lips.
For example, chapped lips can often be inflamed. Several studies have looked at how CBD effects inflammation. This study, for example, looked at CBD (among other cannabinoids) to see what kind of effect they may have on acute inflammation. The researchers found that CBD was greatly able to help with the inflammation.
Many studies have wanted to look at how CBD may be able to help with skin health. For instance, this study wanted to understand how the Endocannabinoid System (the series of receptors that CBD and other cannabinoids interact with) effects the skin. The researchers found that the Endocannabinoid System has a hand in many skin conditions. This could mean that CBD may be able to help with skin health.
Most CBD lip balms have other moisturizing ingredients in them along with the CBD. These may be things like shea butter and coconut oil. That means that you will not only have the chance to help with inflammation, but you will also be able to hydrate your lips.
How to find good CBD lip balm?
When buying something like a CBD product, it is a good idea to be sure that you are getting a high-quality product. But how exactly how do you do that?
The first thing to start with is reviews. It is best to read several reviews about the company and the product you are interested in to see what others think about them. You should look at reviews both on the manufacturer’s site and on third party sites. This is to ensure that there is not any bias within them.
The manufacturers should also be transparent about their extraction processes. If they are not open about it, they may not be the most trustworthy source. They should have a third party test the quality of their extract. Using a third party to test their products helps make sure that there is not any bias in the testing process.
Another thing to pay attention to is price. CBD products tend to be a bit more expensive than their non-CBD counterparts. However, there are some CBD manufacturers that charge a large amount just because they can. This does not mean that their product is actually worth its price tag. On the other hand, some CBD products are very cheap. If their price tag seems too good to be true, it likely is. Their product may not be very good. Your best bet is to find something with a price that is a little bit more middle of the road.
As our understanding of CBD grows, so will our understanding of how it may be able to benefit us. As of right now, we do not fully know how much CBD lip balm may be able to help lips. We do, however, have a fair understanding of some of the benefits it could provide.
There is a lot to know about CBD. It may even seem a little bit overwhelming. But there is no need to worry because you are on the right site. Here on the Panacea Life Sciences’ site there are blog posts to answer just about any question you may have. If we do not answer your questions through our blog posts, you can contact us either through our site or by emailing [email protected]. Or if you have all of your questions answered, you can check out our line of high-quality CBD products. We have something for anyone and everyone.