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Table of contents:
- All about CBD paste
- What to look out for when buying CBD paste
- How to use
- Final thoughts
All about CBD paste
So what exactly is CBD paste? CBD paste is produced by blending potent CBD extract with waxes or butter to create a thick liquid, otherwise known as a paste. It’s a highly concentrated formula making it a good option for those looking for a stronger dose than the typical CBD oil, or looking to increase their dose for a specific condition. Due to its potency, some people may prefer to use CBD paste to make their own CBD oil by adding it to plant oils, like olive or coconut. With anywhere between 40% to 90% CBD content, CBD paste is expensive but can save you money in terms of CBD per pound. CBD paste is versatile and can be consumed orally or used topically by blending it with other plant-based oils and butters.
CBD paste is used in a similar way to CBD oil, but what makes it different? Below are some advantages of using a CBD paste:
- It's often a more cost-effective and efficient way to take CBD in high doses.
- You only need a small amount to get a higher dose. This can help you avoid additives like sugar in gummies and oil in CBD oil.
- Get creative! You can make CBD-infused foods and beverages using CBD paste, or your own CBD products, like CBD oils and topicals.
What to look out for when buying CBD paste
Type of extract
There are three main types of CBD extract known as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate. These names are used to outline what hemp-based compounds are contained within the product. For example, a full-spectrum product should have a full range of beneficial compounds like flavonoids, cannabinoids and terpenes, including legal levels of THC. Legal concentrations of THC aren't sufficient to get you high, but many believe the presence of THC enhances the 'entourage effect'. This is the theory that hemp compounds work together to boost the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
Broad-spectrum extract contains a broad range of hemp compounds, but typically, the THC is removed. As the name suggests, CBD isolate is CBD without any other hemp compounds.
CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD extract and is popular because it doesn't have the bitter, earthy taste of hemp. The downside is that it doesn't benefit from the entourage effect like the other extracts; therefore, you may have to use a higher dose to experience the same effect. It's rare to find pure CBD isolate as paste as it's commonly sold in powder form.
Most CBD paste is 'raw', 'whole plant' or full-spectrum for maximum potency. When purchasing CBD paste, make sure the manufacturer clearly states the type of extract used and that the lab report backs this up. Here at Alphagreen, we make sure that every CBD product we sell comes with a lab report verifying the presence of cannabinoids like CBD and THC.
Colour and extraction process
When shopping for CBD, it’s best to look for organic hemp and a well-managed extraction process. Supercritical CO2 extraction is considered the gold standard in CBD processing. This is because it's clean and safe, removing impurities to create a pure form of CBD extract. The downside is it involves expensive equipment that's not always accessible to smaller brands. Another popular extraction process is solvent extraction, often involving alcohol, butane or olive oil. The solvent is evaporated to leave behind pure CBD extract, however, when not performed correctly, some solvent can be left behind. This is where lab reports are essential once again, as they should list the presence of compounds, including the absence of any contaminants. Another way to check the quality of a paste is the colour. If a paste is a pure distillate, it should have a golden colour. Raw or whole plant CBD pastes may be darker due to the high concentration of plant matter. You can expect these pastes to be more bitter tasting.
How to use
If CBD paste is made with a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil, you can take it under the tongue as you would CBD oil. Most CBD paste is sold in a syringe with measuring lines for easy dosing. As well as taking it straight from the syringe as you would a CBD oil, it can be measured into foods or beverages, or maybe even topical skin care products. CBD paste is versatile, so play around with it to find what best suits you. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and check out our dosing guide if you’d like further info on dosing.
If you're looking for something stronger or looking to experiment with making your own products, CBD paste is likely to be an excellent choice for you. Our CBD Paste collection offers carefully selected, high-quality products from trusted brands. Happy browsing!
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-intoxicating and versatile compound found in abundance in hemp plants. CBD is extremely popular for balancing effects on the mind and body and promoting overall well-being. It's mainly found in CBD oils, sprays, vapes, topicals, edibles and capsules, but new products are landing on the market all the time. CBD interacts with the body in many different ways, thanks to its affinity with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is made up of enzymes, receptors, and neurotransmitters located all over the body, helping to explain why CBD has a seemingly never-ending list of uses.
What is CBD paste?
CBD paste is similar to CBD oil, but it's usually much more concentrated. It's made by blending CBD extract with waxes and butters to create a thick liquid substance.
What does CBD paste taste like?
This depends on the type of extract used in the paste. Raw or whole plant extract can have quite an earthy, bitter "hempy" taste, while clearer oils are less likely to be as harsh on the palate. If the flavour is too intense, CBD pastes can be diluted in a carrier oil or added to food or drink products.
How much should I use?
CBD paste is usually highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Whichever CBD Paste you use, always check the label for recommended dosage. Many people take a pea-sized amount once or twice a day.
Is CBD paste legal?
es! All products on our marketplace, including all full-spectrum products, are legal and lab tested. We only work with premium, trusted brands to bring you the best in the wellness space.
Will CBD paste get me high?
Because all of the products here contain legal levels of THC, they will not get you high. To abide with the UK requirements, CBD products cannot have more than 1mg of THC which isn't sufficient to cause psychoactive effects. If you need to undergo drug testing, it's safest to choose a broad-spectrum or CBD isolate product with a lab report showing no detectable levels of THC.