For such a young industry, CBD products have seen a radical transformation. In the beginning, CBD tinctures were the industry standard. Eventually, capsules and topicals came into the picture. Now, the methods of using CBD products seem infinite. As the CBD industry continues to grow, more unique hemp-based items keep popping up on the market. Here is a look at some of the most unusual CBD products you’ll find out there!
Why Are There So Many Unusual CBD Products?
Anytime there’s a new craze in the wellness sector, everyone wants to jump on board. Once this happens, the field gets oversaturated. As a result, those within the industry try to find ways to bring the product to the next level.
Usually, it takes a long time for a niche within the wellness and beauty market to blow up. However, CBD products have captured the imagination of the masses. It’s like the interest in CBD products was once a match and the wellness industry threw gasoline all over the fire.
Due to this influx of competition, many CBD companies are turning to alternative methods of using CBD. Companies are doing this in hopes of carving their own niche in an already healthy, yet still burgeoning industry.
How Companies Make Unusual CBD Products
What makes CBD so attractive to these companies is that the benefits of hemp-based products can be experienced in many ways. Our body has cannabinoid receptors in every major system and near all the essential organs.
The endocannabinoid system has an influence on everything including:
- Hunger modulation
- Energy consumption
- Hormone production
Our endocannabinoid system is a chef with its hand in every pot. Its goal is to promote homeostasis throughout the body. Seeing as the endocannabinoid system is so targeted, it allows CBD companies to become more aimed with their care.
What further cements CBD as an attractive component in wellness and beauty products is how our endocannabinoid system is set up. With the ECS under the epidermis, in the digestive tract and throughout our system, there are many ways to introduce CBD to your body.
The CBD industry has grown on the backbone of the following products:
CBD tinctures are highly concentrated drops of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. Just place a dropper’s worth in your mouth and then swallow your CBD tincture. From there, your body will digest the cannabinoids.
CBD softgels work like most over-the-counter supplements. You pop the capsule in your mouth and swallow. Once the softgel reaches the stomach acids, your body begins to process the solid matter.
As the outer casing of your CBD supplement begins to oxidize, it will release phytocannabinoids into the atmosphere. This release allows CBD and friends to interact with receptors and other compounds in your body.
It’s difficult for the body to absorb an entire supplement because potent stomach acids destroy a lot of the beneficial compounds. With cannabinoid receptors in our GI tract, it’s vital that CBD bypasses the stomach acids.
That’s why we use nanoemulsion technology. Our CBD Softgels have some of the smallest cannabinoid particles on the market. Therefore, the benefits of CBD will be farther-reaching within your system.
CBD topicals are a great way to use CBD to target specific areas of the body. Perhaps you’ve just finished a tough workout and want to apply CBD to your muscles and joints or you may want to promote healthy skin on your face by using a moisturizing CBD cream.
Anyone who has sweated before knows that our body is covered with pores. These microscopic holes are a portal in and out of the system. When we rub CBD salves or balms into the system, cannabinoids can penetrate the skin.
The Most Unusual CBD Products
Now that you have a better understanding of the most popular CBD products, you are ready for the most unusual CBD products. After all, the aforementioned CBD products served as the prototype for these new CBD products to sprout up.
A CBD suppository might not sound as chic as some of the others in the field. However, a CBD suppository is an effective way of absorbing CBD.
Vaginal and anal suppositories bypass the whole digestion process and bring CBD into the system at a port of entry close to the area where users may want to bring balance. This is especially to maintain optimum health and comfort during menstruation for women and to help those who struggle with swallowing pills or various other forms of CBD.
With the instant access provided by these parts of the body, you may feel the effects within 10 to 15 minutes and up to eight hours.
The idea of CBD toothpaste might seem a bit far-fetched, but hear us out. Many DIY kinds of toothpaste get crafted with peppermint, spearmint and/or tea tree essential oils. Essential oils are the aromatic chemicals that come from plants. Cannabinoids work with these chemicals, known as terpenes, in what’s known as the entourage effect.
Therefore, CBD toothpaste could be a great way to boost your oral care and freshen breath.
If available, purchase a CBD toothpaste formulated with high-grade essential oils. Research indicates that terpenes have a synergetic effect on one another. Therefore, the cannabinoids from CBD and terpenes in the essential oil will go the extra mile in cleaning up that smile. However, it’s a good idea to speak with your dentist about using CBD toothpaste as it is such a new and unusual product!
Need to give your CBD toothpaste a workout? Pair it up with Azuca’s CBD Sugar. Azuca formulated a line of artificial sweeteners that allows your body to absorb CBD quicker than traditional digestion methods.
Through Azuca, you can purchase CBD sugar in varieties that include:
- Chocolate discs
- Granulated sugar
- Sugar and Stevia syrup
Each serving is 25mg of CBD and is water-soluble, so it mixes with anything. With Azuca products, you can sweeten your coffee, baked goods, or fruit salad with a touch of CBD.
Upset? Restless? Don’t get bitter. Get CBD bitters. Bitters are a great way to give your beverage a nuanced flavor. They bring a sense of class and sophistication to your beverage, making the hard work you did all day feel that much more rewarding. Unwind even more by giving your stiff drink a drop of CBD bitters.
Mountain Elixirs made a line of CBD bitters crafted to complement:
- Bubble water
While the mixers seem endless, prepare to be blown away by the number of options Mountain Elixirs gives you for CBD bitters:
- Cherry bourbon
Mix and match to your own delight as you melt your stress away on your couch…or in a nice, hot bath.
CBD Pet Products
CBD was such a controversial topic for two-legged creatures that many don’t think to provide cannabis care to their four-legged loved ones. Our pets have a system that isn’t much different from our own.
They, too, have an endocannabinoid system that oversees their wellness. Therefore, our pets also have the same receptors and compounds working throughout their bodies.
CBD Pet Products often come in two forms:
CBD Dog Treats are an easy way to introduce CBD into your pet’s wellness regimen. They already associate getting a treat with a reward. They will feel even more rewarded when that treat has a serving of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil in it!
For larger animals, a pet treat might not be sufficient. CBD Pet Tinctures allow you to control the serving your pet needs. If you are having trouble dropping the tincture directly into your animal’s mouth, then soak a treat in the tincture or put it on your pet’s food. Like we said, it’s hard for a fur baby to resist a delicious treat!
The Growing World of Unusual CBD Products
As you can see, we covered a lot of ground in the ever-growing world of CBD products. While we discussed some unusual methods of using CBD (shoutout to suppositories), they all seem to be effective.
What’s so great about CBD is that you just need to find how supplementing is right for you. Learn more about CBD products with our Ultimate Guide to CBD Oil. And if you still have questions, please reach out today!
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Joy Smith is Joy Organics Co-founder and visionary. After her own life-changing experience with CBD, Joy started Joy Organics to create a line of sustainable and premium CBD products consumers could trust. Before founding Joy Organics, Joy worked as an itinerant speaker, traveling to over four continents to empower women across the globe.