As physicians, researchers, and lawmakers continue to observe the ever-growing list of medical marijuana’s advantages, the federal legalization chances improve. And that’s wonderful because medical marijuana—particularly the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) variety—appears to be a wonder drug for treating a wide range of debilitating illnesses including diabetes, nicotine addiction, fibromyalgia, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia. CBD appears to be the 21st century’s wonder drug. Here are some more information about CBD strips.
However, it has just recently been made widely available. Nowadays, producers are creating high-CBD strains that may be used in a variety of ways, including smoking, dabbing, edibles, pills, tinctures, concentrates, and dissolvable strips. This article will concentrate on the dissolvable strips as a method of CBD consumption— CBD strips.
Along the way, we’ll answer questions such as:
- What are CBD strips?
- Why should you use them?
- How do you use CBD strips?
- Is it possible to make your own batch of CBD strips?
CBD edibles are a great way to get your daily dose of CBD without having to worry about consuming too much THC at once. We’ll go over everything you need to know about the differences between CBD strips and other delivery methods, as well as how the dissolvable strip works (microencapsulation). So where should we start? With the beginning.
What Are CBD Strips?
The breath strips, which were quite popular a few years ago, are the simplest analog and perhaps the inspiration for CBD. Breath strips and CBD strips are both tiny edible “paper” squares that have been infused with various substances. Menthol is used in the breath strip, which contains eucalyptus and other components to make your breath smell pleasant. The cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) is present in the CBD strip. Regardless of what’s inside the strip, the “paper” itself is extremely water soluble. That means that it will dissolve rapidly when it comes into contact with water—in this case, your saliva.
What Are CBD Strips Used For?
CBD strips are a straightforward way to put medicine into your body. The dissolvable CBD strips don’t need an injection. They don’t have to be chewed or digested. They also avoid the danger of causing indigestion. CBD strips are a simple yet effective approach to deliver prescription drugs.
Why Use CBD Strips?
There are a lot of different options for obtaining the CBD your body requires. Smoke or vaporize a high-CBD strain. Apply a CBD concentrate dab. Consume an edible containing CBD. Or take a few drops of CBD tincture. Unfortunately, many of these approaches attract significant attention. You can’t smoke, vape, or dab at the workplace, right? Edibles and tinctures are somewhat more discreet, but they may still draw co-workers’ attention.
CBD strips are a tiny, discreet way to consume CBD anytime and anyplace. As a result, many medical-marijuana users prefer dissolvable CBD strips to help with pain alleviation, anxiety management, and other medical problems.
How Do You Use CBD Strips?
The process for taking CBD strips is similar to that of the breath strips. Unlike those breath strips, however, you don’t put the CBD strip on your tongue and swallow the liquid solution. Instead, you position the CBD strip under your tongue and allow it to dissolve. When the strip dissolves away, CBD is absorbed directly into your circulation via the sublingual artery. This method of administration delivers CBD to your system in a hurry while producing a more subtle effect than placing it against your cheek.
CBD Strips Vs. Other Types Of Delivery Methods
CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways. Smoke, dab, or vape are all methods to introduce CBD into your system through your lungs. Edibles and pills use the stomach as a delivery route. The dissolvable strip bypasses both of these systems and delivers the medicine straight to your bloodstream. If we compared the dissolvable strip to any other ingestion technique, it would be similar to tincture because they are both liquids that aren’t absorbed by the body right away. Why is there such a big difference between CBD strips and edibles and pills? Because you have to consider the acids in your stomach when eating edibles or pills.
When you eat a CBD-infused cookie, your stomach acid has to dissolve the cannabinoids before they can be absorbed into your circulation. After they’ve been absorbed, they must travel through your liver before entering your circulation and being carried to your brain (where they do the most good). All of this takes time. Let’s not forget that the long transit through digestion eliminates some of the CBD’s strength. Bioavailability is the percentage of CBD present in a medicine that enters your body and is available to perform its intended function. Because of their digestive and respiratory system’s destructive and filtering qualities, edibles, smoking, dabbing, and vaping all have reduced bioavailability than CBD strips.
When you place a CBD strip under your tongue and allow it to dissolve without swallowing, the CBD is immediately absorbed into your sublingual artery. The unfiltered CBD then goes via your external carotid artery, internal carotid artery, and finally to your brain. When compared to the journey that the CBD has to travel through your lungs or stomach (through smoking or edible treatment), this is a very short distance (from mouth to brain). The CBD strip’s main purpose is to provide a quicker route to your blood. Your body takes longer to process CBD than THC, so the sublingual method bypasses any other sections of your body before delivering it to your circulation.
Can You Make Your Own Batch Of CBD Strips?
You can, in fact, create your own batch of CBD strips…but we don’t recommend it. “Why?” you might ask. Because the process is rather complicated. Here’s a rudimentary recipe to give you an idea of what goes into those dissolvable strips.
- 22.4 grams pullulan
- 1.0 gram carrageenan
- 0.15 grams xanthan gum
- 0.15 grams locust bean gum
- 0.8 grams sorbitol
- 71.85 grams water
- 2.5 grams emulsified mint oil
- 0.5 grams herb extract
- 0.3 grams aspartame
- 0.25 grams citric acid
- CBD Oil (Microencapsulated CBD extract)
- In a large mixing bowl, add pullulan, carrageenan, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, sorbitol, aspartame, and citric acid.
- Mix well.
- As you stir, gradually add water to the basin.
- Continue mixing until you’ve achieved a gel.
- Blend all of the following components together with an immersion blender.
- Combine the ingredients until they are all smooth.
- Cover loosely but not airtight, and keep for at least one night.
- Pour into a greased baking pan and spread to the desired thickness.
- Place the peanut butter in a large, oven-safe bowl and set it in an empty oven for 6 hours or overnight. When the time is up, remove the bowl from the oven and let it sit at room temperature until completely dry (about 3 to 8 percent moisture).
- Remove the large sheet from the pan, let it cool, and then cut it into little strips.
We’re not encouraging you to try this at home. For one thing, some of those ingredients are difficult to come by. For another, they may be prohibitively costly. Then there’s the whole question of getting everything just right (thickness, dryness, CBD content) in order to manufacture a viable product. We never want to discourage individuals from trying new cannabis recipes.
That’s where most of the new ideas came from. However, this procedure may be costly and complicated for ordinary Mary Janes or Mary Joes. We suggest that you leave it to experts. Purchasing your strips from your local dispensary will save you a lot of time and aggravation.
Let’s look at another aspect of the recipe that many people can’t mix. Let’s talk about microencapsulation.
Microencapsulation Makes CBD Strips Possible
To encapsulate something is to place it in a microcapsule. In this example, CBD extract is being put into microcapsules. The main thing to know about all of this is that the tiny vessels (non-visible without a magnification lens) inside those microcapsules are incredibly tiny. When the liquid evaporates or dries, the microscopic capsules remain behind, in this case on the dissolvable strip. Microencapsulation, which has been utilized for purposes such as breath strips and CBD strips, is most often used in the transportation, administration, and targeting of therapeutic drugs for cancer treatment and other illnesses. Here’s a straightforward illustration to help you visualize what microencapsulated CBD looks like.
Although microencapsulation is difficult, it has several advantages over simply adding CBD extracts (for example, dripping a CBD tincture into your smoothie).
- For a long time, encapsulated CBD was preserved from decay (or spoilage) thanks to the extra protection.
- Encapsulation enables you to control the rate of CBD release.
- Capsulated CBD is easy to consume, thanks to a variety of ingestion techniques accessible.
Microencapsulation is a method of regulating the dosage on the strip, making it simple to consume and enabling CBD to stay longer.
Give CBD Strips A Try
If you’re new to CBD and want some hints, we suggest giving CBD strips a try. It’s the only way to know for sure if this mode of delivery is appropriate for you. Make contact with your local dispensary’s specialists. They will be able to assist you in selecting the best product for your needs. When it comes to adopting a new means of consuming CBD, keep in mind that it’s always best to start small and slow. It’s also worth noting that the effects might take fifteen to thirty minutes (or longer) to become really visible. Rather than biting another strip, resist the urge to do so. This will simply make you feel worse rather than making you feel any better.