The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products has grown massively over the past few years, and that won’t be changing any time soon. As of 2020, the global CBD market was forecasted to increase by almost $30 billion by the year 2025, making it one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
It is easy to see why it is expected to grow so much. CBD products have several useful benefits to our health and wellness, from something as simple as reducing inflammation to being able to treat epilepsy, insomnia and even cancer symptoms.
CBD has proven very versatile and can be made or included in a large variety of different products, depending on its intended purpose. That’s why retailers like Spirit Leaf are expected to be able to offer a wider and more diverse range of product types. Here are 10 useful CBD products you can try.
1. CBD Skin Care Products
One of the fastest growing types of CBD products in terms of popularity are skin care products, such as lotions, creams, balms, acne treatments, and sunscreen. CBD is a powerful and natural source of antioxidants and omega fatty acids, both of which are highly in demand ingredients for almost all skin care products. They are especially useful for reducing signs of aging like wrinkles.
2. CBD Hair Products
CBD is also being used in hair products like shampoo, and conditioner. Not only does it help your hair, but it also may improve the health of your scalp and hair roots. The antioxidants and omega fatty acids can help your hair be stronger, healthier, and shinier. It also helps repair damaged hair so it won’t be as frizzy or have as many split ends.
3. CBD Bath Products
You can also get CBD in a variety of bath products, such as bath bombs, bath salts, and soaks. As mentioned above, CBD has a number of very useful benefits to your skin’s overall health and appearance. Soaking yourself in a hot bath with CBD can help you sleep better if you take the bath shortly before bedtime, but it also helps reduce any pain and inflammation you may be experiencing. This is on top of the benefits any other ingredients provide.
4. CBD Drinkables
While edibles have been one of the most common and popular kinds of CBD products since the start of the industry, CBD drinkables have lagged behind, as it is a lot more difficult to infuse drinks with CBD without sacrificing potency. Recently, manufacturers devised a process and can now mass produce drinks like coffee, tea, soda, seltzer, vitamin water, cocktails, and juice with CBD. This is why drinkables are the fastest growing segment of the CBD market in forecasted sales.
5. CBD Skin Patch
CBD skin patches are used specifically to treat localized pain. They slowly release CBD and other ingredients into the skin so the area experiences long lasting pain relief — up to 24 hours. It won’t work for pain deeper than your skin or muscles, making it a more specialized product. It can help people with chronic muscle pain, or people who pull a muscle and want some long-lasting relief.
6. CBD Roller
The benefit of a roller is that it can apply the CBD and cooling pain relief to a wider area than a patch. However, the downside is that the pain relief does not last nearly as long, because it is applied instantly and has no slow release. Otherwise, it works the same as far as only really working on surface-level pain.
7. CBD Pet Treats
Most of the research into the benefits of CBD was performed on animals such as mice before they were done with human test subjects. For now, you will mostly find CBD treats for your dogs or cats that can help relieve pain, reduce anxiety, and reduce nausea while increasing their appetite. Ensure you get treats and products specifically made for dogs, and pay close attention to the dose guidance on the packaging; the amount you give to a small dog should be a lot less than you give a larger dog.
8. CBD Protein Powder
CBD’s ability to reduce pain and inflammation has made it an ideal supplement to speed up the recovery period after a workout, while also potentially helping with muscle growth thanks to its source of omega fatty acids. That is why it is common to find things like CBD protein powder to include in pre or post-workout smoothies, or CBD protein bars.
9. CBD Pure Maple Syrup
Another useful product for athletes is pure maple syrup infused with CBD. It offers the same general benefits to reduce pain and inflammation, but the pure maple syrup helps provide a boost of energy while you are still exercising. It is meant to be taken while you are performing athletically over long periods of time, since the glucose helps provide more energy to your body in the moment. The CBD helps hold off pain and inflammation that can lead to cramps or soreness towards the end of and immediately after your workout
10. CBD Medication
Prescription medications that use CBD to treat specific medical issues are also growing in popularity. There are already two medications that have been approved by the FDA: Epidiolex, which is used to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, and Sativex, which uses both high concentrations of CBD and THC to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to help maintain a better quality of life. As research uncovers more benefits of CBD for various illnesses, we can expect to see more medications developed and approved for medical use.
These are by no means all types of CBD products you can find. There are several others, and there will be even more that are created over the next few years. These 10 products represent some of the more useful and widely popular uses for our overall well-being, as well as for more specific health issues.