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CBD Sprays – What You Need to Know – Uses, Benefits, Effects

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CBD Sprays – What You Need to Know – Uses, Benefits, Effects

You may already have someone in your family or friends list using CBD infused products as a health and wellness supplement. Matter of fact, Cannabidiol, shortly known as CBD has gained much popularity in recent years.


It is believed (although not fully backed up by science) that Cannabidiols like CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC come with some health benefits. Much research is going on nowadays and numerous brands are launching different forms of CBD products to ensure maximum efficacy of their CBD infused products.


Maybe, you are familiar with various forms of CBD products (i.e.: tincture drops or gummies etc.) But do you know how you can get your daily dosage of CBD on the go in spray form?


Well in this content, we will walk you through all the information you need to know about CBD spray with detailed highlights on CBD oral spray.

What is CBD?

It is likely that you have already heard about CBD on the internet or have actually seen CBD products at your local dispensary shop. But, what CBD really is? CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a naturally found cannabinoid (among many other cannabinoids) in cannabis plants.

Cannabis plants produce hundreds, even thousands of phytocannabinoids (plants produced compounds). Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of them. Some other well known phytocannabinoids are THC, CBG, CBC, CBN, etc. On the other hand, mammals produce endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids inside the mammalian body. Both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids can bind to Cannabinoid Receptors in our body. By binding with the body’s Cannabinoid Receptors they both can activate the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Recent researches suggest with some controversy that phytocannabinoids like CBD can help with certain health conditions. Definitely, maybe that is the reason behind CBD products’ massive popularity in the market within the last few years.

Hemp derived CBD is legal to carry and use across Europe, Canada and the United States. Plus a growing number of countries across the globe are declaring CBD infused products legal. CBD is usually derived from Cannabis plants (i.e.: Marijuana or Hemp plant). 2018 farm bill legalized Hemp derived CBD consumer products. In full-spectrum CBD products, the legal threshold of THC content is 0.3%. THC is the psychoactive compound that creates the euphoric effect. In the case of full-spectrum CBD products, it contains only a certain very low level of THC. Hence, CBD infused products are becoming more accessible and popular to general consumers.

Although, hemp and marijuana both are essentially members of the cannabis plant family. There’s a little difference in these plants’ cannabinoid profiles. Marijuana is enriched with the cannabinoid THC. Hence the recreational use of marijuana is most common. THC as one of the major cannabinoids of cannabis plants has got its own therapeutic benefits. But because of its psychoactive properties, it is a less desirable choice. As a result, marijuana is still considered illegal in many countries around the world.

On the other hand, hemp is enriched with CBD and contains a substantially low amount of THC. The United States is in the leading position in the cannabis arena and has a long history of hemp cultivation. As a consequence, Hemp derived CBD products have become one of the fastest growing markets in the USA.

What is CBD Spray?

CBD spray is essentially CBD isolate mixed with a carrier oil that comes with a pump spray applicator. Some common carrier oils that most brands use to preserve the CBD molecules are MCT oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, essential oils, terpenes (for flavors), etc.

Few top-notch brands are now developing CBD oral sprays that include liposome complex infused with vitamin D. Liposome ensures better absorption of CBD in our body. Whereas oil cannot ensure such absorption as it can not mix with our water-based blood so well.

Are CBD Sprays Effective?

The effectiveness of CBD sublingual spray is somewhat similar to that of CBD oil tincture. Expect the difference that CBD spray has a spray applicator, whereas CBD oil tincture has a dropper. The difference appears to be a minor one. But actually, it has a huge impact on how you take your daily dosage of CBD. CBD spray products infused with liposome and Vitamin D can improve your CBD experience significantly.

The use cases of CBD sublingual sprays are as versatile as Tincture drops. People often use CBD oral spray to help support focus, energy, weight loss, relaxed mood, joint mobility, sleep, etc.

The effectiveness of the product depends on a number of factors like:

  • From where you are buying
  • The potency of the product
  • The dosage you are administering

Make sure you are buying from a brand that offers COA (Certificate of Analysis) by an independent lab. This COA ensures the product’s potency. Compare the COA data with the product label. Make sure whether it has the indicated amount of CBD in the COA report or not. Also make sure the product is free from contaminants, pesticides, heavy metals, and mold.

CBD Oral Spray vs Other Forms of CBD Products

CBD sublingual spray acts faster than other forms of CBD edible products. Though it is not as quick as vaping or smoking. CBD oral spray may taste somewhat bitter with a recognizable earthly flavor, but you can easily get rid of that by choosing a spray that comes with added flavors.

The right dosage is the key to getting the desired effect from CBD spray. The same is true with any other forms of CBD. We recommend you start with a small dose and gradually increase. This way you can avoid any side-effects associated with CBD usage.

Choose a brand that distinctly shows how much CBD you are about to consume upon each application. Medosi offers CBD weight loss and energy sprays that come in a 30mL bottle. The net CBD content per bottle is 180mg and you will get 6mg of CBD per servings. CBD sublingual spray can offer you a stronger and long-lasting effect.

Medosi CBD Energy Spray
Medosi CBD Weight Loss Spray

Following are some of the reasons why you might prefer CBD oral spray over other forms of CBD products:

Simple Dosing

With CBD spray you get all the benefits of CBD oil with simple pre-measured dosage. It acts faster than any other edible forms of CBD infused products.

CBD oral spray can be an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil on the go without the hassle of measuring the dosage upon each application.

Wide range of Applications

There are two types of CBD sprays available in the market. One for topical use and other you can take as edible. CBD sublingual spray is the edible form of CBD spray which typically contains CBD isolate along with a carrier oil. You can administer CBD oral spray sublingually to enjoy the benefits of regular CBD oil. On the other hand, you can apply CBD topical spray directly on your skin.

Better Bioavailability

As you are supposed to apply edible CBD spray underneath your tongue, it can be absorbed directly from your sublingual glands. Thus, it ensures better bioavailability. To achieve such effect spray and hold the liquid underneath your tongue for 30 seconds.

Smoke Free

When we think of the use of Cannabis smoking the cannabis flower comes to our mind in the first place. Although smoking is one of the most common ways of taking CBD or THC, it is not ideal for all. Especially children and people with lung diseases are not allowed to smoke. CBD sublingual spray can be an ideal choice for these groups of people.

Non euphoric

People who are interested to enjoy the benefits of Cannabis plant extracts without getting the high can try CBD sprays. As it contains CBD without THC. THC is the Cannabinoid that creates the high, while CBD has no euphoric effects. CBD products including CBD oral spray are manufactured from industrial hemp and contain no more than 0.3% THC content.

Potential Benefits of CBD Spray

Research on CBD as a remedy to certain health conditions is still in progress. As a result, we cannot say you can use CBD to cure such and such conditions. Purported benefits of CBD spray are somewhat similar to other CBD products, including the following:

Epilepsy

Up until now, Epidiolex is the only CBD containing drug that FDA has approved for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disorder that affects nerve cell activity in the brain. There are many types of epilepsy. But, the most severe forms are Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

Clinical trials confirmed that people who were using Epidiolex along with other epilepsy drugs experienced less seizures. [1] However, much research is yet to take place for treating more common and milder forms of epilepsy with CBD.

Anxiety

According to hearsay, people using CBD on a regular basis experienced its anxiety-reducing effects. According to a study published in the Nature journal, CBD acts against anxiety-causing effects associated with high levels of THC usage. [2]

However, it is worth noting that studies performed on effects of CBD for anxiety, involved a small group of people. More research is taking place and hopefully in the near future we will know more about the correlation between CBD and anxiety.

Chronic Pain

Anecdotal reports from users suggest that Cannabinoids like CBD can help reduce pain. Recent researches shed light on this belief.

A journal published in 2020 analyzed the evidence surrounding the harms and benefits of medical cannabinoids in the treatment of non-cancer related chronic pain. [3] Thirty six trials took place among 4006 total participants. Within two weeks of the trial, Cannabinoids showed moderate evidence as an alternative to traditional non-cancer related pain medication.

A cannabis extract based mouth spray called Nabiximols was approved in 2010 in the UK. It comes in mouth spray form and is supposed to alleviate neuropathic pain. Later in 2019, a review published on “National Center for Biotechnology Information” supported the use of Nabiximols for pain related to multiple sclerosis. But, the FDA has not given approval to this product yet. [4]

A randomized and placebo controlled trial took place in 2020. [5] The goal was to determine CBD oils’ efficacy for managing neuropathic pain. Among the 29 subjected patients the CBD oil user group reported statistically significant reduction in sharp pain, intense pain, cold and itchy sensations. However, the study took CBD topical usage into consideration.

Chemotherapy Side Effects

Up until now chemotherapy is the only treatment option for stage 4 cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy experience lots of side effects. For instance, Nausea and vomiting are two of the most common side effects of Chemotherapy.

A 2019 review suggests that Cannabinoids like CBD can help reduce adverse side effects induced by chemotherapy. [6] That being said, it is evident much research needs to take place to confirm CBD’s counteractive effectiveness against chemotherapy side effects.

What to Consider While Shopping CBD Oral Spray?

CBD products have gained massive popularity both online and in store. As a result, a whole lot of new brands emerged with sub-standard products to fulfill market demands. Moreover, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t fully regulate CBD products available in the market. From a consumer perspective you should remain extra vigilant. So that you can choose the right CBD spray product from the best and renowned brand.

It may sound overwhelming at first, but you can easily choose the right CBD spray from a well known brand considering the following facts:

1. Extract Type

When it comes to purchasing CBD spray or any CBD products always look at the extract types. You will find all CBD products are categorized with three extract types. They are CBD isolate, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum. Extract types define the ratio of different cannabinoids and terpenes available in a particular CBD product.

CBD Spray – Broad Spectrum

You can consider broad-spectrum CBD products as a hybrid of CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD. Except for the fact that it doesn’t contain any THC. CBD spray of this extract type contains CBD isolate, along with many other cannabinoids and terpenes. Formulation of broad-spectrum CBD varies from brand to brand. As each company tries to create its own unique formulation to offer its customer with the most potent and consistent product.

CBD Spray – Full Spectrum

Full spectrum extract keeps some other cannabinoids along with CBD. CBG, CBN, CBC are just to name a few. Products of this extract type contain THC as well. But the amount should be no more than 0.3%. Full spectrum CBD products can give you the most therapeutic benefits. While terpenes present in Full spectrum CBD products add flavors, cannabis compounds together create distinct effects termed as “entourage effect”.

Like CBD, other cannabis compounds can show positive effects to our health and well-being. CBD combined with other cannabinoids ensures better absorption. Thus full spectrum CBD spray can increase the chances of Cannabinoids interacting with our bodies own Endocannabinoid system.

CBD Spray – Isolate

The term “isolate” refers to something singular. So whenever you will see on a product label “CBD isolate” know that it contains only one cannabinoid that is CBD aka Cannabidiol. In this extract type all other cannabinoids and terpenes are stepped away keeping only CBD.

CBD Isolate based products are THC free. So it is legal to use anywhere, even in a state where THC or Marijuana is highly restricted. CBD spray of this category can be an ideal choice for people who are sensitive to THC.

2. Potency

You will find CBD spray in a typical 1oz (30mL) bottle that has strengths ranging anywhere from 100mg to 5000mg. You can have a close look at the label of the CBD spray product to find out its strength. Most brands mention the amount of CBD you are going to get upon each application. Taking that into consideration you can easily choose one that matches your ideal dose.

It is wise to choose a product with high potency. That way, you can reduce the number of doses required to reach your desired effect.

3. Third Party COA (Certificate of Analysis)

CBD as an industry is new and the market is unregulated. So, it is no wonder the market is flooded with below standard products. Especially products that contain contaminated hemp extracts (i.e: pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria) can do more harm than good.

Luckily, there are brands out there that consider their customers’ trust and safety as their number one priority. Brands of this kind do 3rd party lab tests for each and every CBD product they offer to their customers. They showcase comprehensive, up to date certificate of analysis (COA) from an unbiased 3rd party lab. You will notice the COAs associated with every product either on their website or they will provide it upon request.

How much to use?

When it comes to dosing CBD spray it mostly depends on you. Depending on your weight, metabolism, age and medical history dosage may vary to reach desired effect. You can consult with your doctor prior to trying CBD for the very first time.

It is always recommended you start with a lower dose and observe your body’s response. If you see no side effects, you can gradually increase the dose until desired effect is achieved.

When to use?

When you should take CBD oral spray solely depends on why you used CBD oil in the first place. Some people use CBD oil for alleviating anxiety, while others use it to decrease appetite resulting in weight loss.

You can replace your CBD oil tincture drops with CBD sublingual spray. Particularly, if you are a regular user. Apply CBD oral spray in the morning underneath your tongue and you will enjoy the same health benefits you find with CBD tincture drops as your everyday supplement.

Medosi CBD Sublingual Sprays

As we distinguish ourselves as a whole spectrum health company, we are committed to produce the safest, best quality hemp derived CBD products on the market. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art, FDA registered and cGMP compliant, and our products are tested numerous times by independent, third-party ISO-certified labs. We offer energy and weight loss sprays infused with CBD. Both sprays come in 30mL (1 oz) bottles with 180mg net CBD content. You will 6mg of CBD per serving. You can order CBD sprays from Medosi online and can also check the COA of all our products by going to the certificate of analysis page of our website.

Sources

[1] https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-approvals-and-databases/drug-trials-snapshots-epidiolex

[2] https://www.nature.com/articles/npp20116

[3] https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1179544120906461

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413425/

[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31793418/

[6] https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/fon-2018-0530