What Is CBD Syrup

What is CBD Syrup?

CBD products like CBD syrup are starting to become as popular as chocolate, showing up in drinks, candies, and beauty products. As CBD continues to make further and wider inroads into the product line-ups of various retailers, both online and off, consumers can easily get confused. When presented with such an array of different products, that are all labeled with varying potencies and strengths, it can be challenging to choose a CBD product that’s going to be effective and easy-to-use. It’s a revolutionary time in the cannabis industry, and CBD syrup is one innovative way to use this cannabis compound.

These syrups are mixtures that come in a variety of different flavors, colors, and strengths. Usually, they are added to a user’s favorite fizzy drink and are an easy and tasty way to get a dose of CBD. Sometimes, consumers will add the syrup to foods, or even use it in a vaporizer. The syrup can also be taken directly, similar to cough medicine.

How is CBD syrup made?

The syrup is made when cannabis plants are decarboxylated, which activates the cannabinoid compounds in the plant. The compounds are then added to a syrup mixture.

How is CBD oil added into a syrup mixture?

It’s possible to add CBD oil to a syrup base, which can then be used to infuse certain foods and beverages with CBD compounds. People will typically use CBD syrups to infuse carbonated drinks, but CBD syrups can be vaped as well.

How much CBD is in a dose of syrup?

There are no official dosing guidelines for CBD. But these syrups that can be purchased from a manufacturer will contain varying potencies. The way CBD liquid products, such as CBD oils and syrups, are measured is in both ounces and milligrams. The suspension or carrier liquid is measured in ounces, and most CBD bottles come in one to four-ounce sizes. The concentration of CBD compounds is measured in milligrams or mg.

It’s important for shoppers to pay attention to the CBD mg measurement for each CBD syrup bottle. This tells shoppers the concentration and therefore, potency level of the product. It’s possible to find CBD products that contain CBD levels of up to 500 mg or more. Most dosing guidelines suggest that a lightweight consumer can benefit from 15 mg of CBD per dose. Heavier consumers, consumers with slower metabolisms, and consumers who want a stronger effect may want to take a higher dosage. But it’s critical that consumers speak to their physician before using this syrup or other CBD products. CBD can interact with other medications and supplements. CBD can also make people tired and give them dry mouth. Mixing the syrup into a beverage can help consumers avoid the risk of dry mouth.

Do people mix CBD syrup with alcohol?

It’s possible to add the syrup and CBD oils or CBD tinctures to alcoholic drinks and cocktails. In fact, many CBD companies have been trying to market the syrup as a safer alternative to “lean” or purple drank. Lean and purple drank are potentially dangerous alcoholic mixtures that can be addictive. Lean and purple drank are made when someone mixes codeine cough syrup with alcohol and hard candies like Jolly Ranchers.

These mixtures can significantly depress respiratory rate and central nervous system activity. The way lean or purple drank affect the user gives the drink its name, “lean.” The substance impairs coordination and can cause severe drowsiness and disorientation. Addiction to opioid derivatives, like codeine, is incredibly dangerous and will drastically lower a person’s quality of life, and even cut it short.

While large amounts of CBD can make someone drowsy, they won’t impair someone’s ability to function, cause an overdose, or make someone develop lifelong substance use disorder. CBD is a non-addictive and non-psychoactive substance.

Can CBD syrup get someone high?

CBD is such a new supplement to enter the health and wellness lexicon, and it can be easy for the non-initiated to confuse CBD with its psychoactive cannabinoid cousin, THC. But these are two completely different chemicals that have different effects. For one thing, THC is found in abundance in the marijuana plant. Marijuana is part of the cannabis genome, but so is hemp. Hemp contains little to no THC compounds, and most CBD products are sourced from hemp. While marijuana strains do contain CBD, they don’t contain it in abundance like the hemp plant.

THC is the compound in the marijuana plant that when heated, will get someone high. It’s also addictive and can cause a range of side effects on the user. Some of the adverse side effects of THC include red, dry eyes, increased anxiety, and paranoia. CBD does not cause these side effects, and it won’t impair someone’s sense of reality. CBD can counteract some of the less desirable effects of marijuana.

Is CBD syrup legal?

The legality of CBD is a bit confusing. Recent federal legislation has made it legal for consumers to buy and ship CBD products containing .3% or less THC across state lines. That’s because the federal government regulates interstate commerce. However, the individual state governments get to decide if CBD is legal in their territories or not. The vast majority of states have legalized CBD and medical marijuana. A handful have legalized recreational hemp. But Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota do not allow any cannabis use within their borders. Consumers who live here may have trouble with state authorities if they attempt to purchase CBD products.

Where can someone buy CBD syrup?

CBD products and CBD syrups are often sold in pharmacies, grocers, health food stores, and boutique brick-and-mortar retailers. It’s also possible to find a wide variety of online retailers who sell CBD syrups. These products are not subject to FDA regulations, so consumers should look for reputable companies to buy their CBD from.

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Last updated September 18 2019