How to Store CBD Properly
Have you ever opened your CBD gummies only to find them stale or melted? Has your CBD oil gone cloudy and lost it’s potency?
How could this happen? You only just purchased them a couple weeks ago. Did you buy bad CBD products?
While your first instinct might be to blame the retailer, it may not be their fault. You might not be storing your CBD products properly.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, which is also known as CBD, is naturally occurring compound that's found in cannabis. This natural compound has been used for centuries. It is a non-addictive substance that exhibits therapeutic relief.
Unlike its counterpart THC, users will not experience the high feeling associated with marijuana. CBD can be used for many ailments such as;
- Chronic Pain
Scientific research has shown that this natural compound can be sued to treat a range of maladies such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Chron's disease.
CBD is also much more appealing for first-time users of cannabis. Buyers can select from CBD gummies, oils, or topical lotions.
How To Store This Compound?
First things first, maximizing the efficacy of cannabidiol is very important, especially if you want to receive all of its benefits.
There are quite a few do's and don'ts during the storing process. It's important to know that properly storing your CBD products will extend its lifespan. Proper storage will preserve its potency so that the user can continue reaping long-term benefits.
Just like other natural products, there are some things that you should know before making a purchase. CBD doesn't possess any synthetic properties, which means that it can breakdown or degenerate with age at a slightly faster rate.
It would wise to seek out high-quality brands because high-quality brands tend to never short-cut their customers. Proper storage will also do an effective job of preserving other elements within the compound such as terpenes and flavonoids.
So how long does CBD last, and how do you make it last longer?
Let's take a closure look at three popular types of products;
1. CBD Tinctures
CBD oil tinctures are one of the most popular products. In most cases, buyers can purchase CBD oil in a dark container/glass. Darker glass does a great job of blocking out light exposure.
If the container/glass is damaged, then you should transfer the oil into an airtight container. Try not to drop any contaminants into the new container when doing so, and make sure that your hands are clean.
Most high-quality oils should be able to last for up to 24 months. The most optimal place to store your CBD oil should be a cool, dry location such as a pantry.
Refrigeration isn't necessarily required for this format, but some users prefer to store the oil in a refrigerator. If kept at too cold a temperature, the CBD oil may become too thick to dispense through the dropper.
If this is the case, then simply run some warm water over the glass/container. Constant changes from warm to cold could affect the product's potency.
2. CBD Gummies
Gummies are an extremely popular way to take CBD.
Gummies are convenient and will provide a sweeter taste than the oils. When it come to storing CBD gummies, there are many important things that the user should avoid.
First and foremost, you should keep the packaging closed as much as possible. The constant airflow of oxygen can alter the product's chemical balance. Oxygen can also cause dryness of the gummies.
Maintaining a tight seal will help maintain the gummies for a longer period of time. CBD gummies can vary by strength level. You can consume more of the product to receive a desired effect.
In general, it can take about 45 minutes before the effects will begin. CBD gummies are non-intoxicating, and they shouldn't provide any real side effects.
Exposure to light and heat isn't a good idea because the degradation process will quickly commence. A dark, cool location is much more preferred as well as a refrigerator thanks to its controlled setting.
Refrigeration will come in handy if your home tends to retain heat. Moisture and humidity are also bad for CBD gummies as this can cause mildew and mold growth. Bugs can also be an irritant when dealing with gummies since they'll exhibit a sweet odor.
3. CBD Topicals
CBD topicals include lotions and salves infused with CBD or hemp oil.
These products can provide therapeutic relief. CBD lotion is good for soothing skin and anti-aging benefits.
CBD topicals are more resilient to the environment, but many of the same rules will apply.
First things first, you should find a cool, dry place for storage. Don't leave the lotion in direct sunlight.
Direct sunlight will heat up the lotion while breaking down its beneficial properties. Too much heat can also cause the bottle or container to explode or seep through any cracks that have formed in the packaging.
As with all lotions, too much exposure to air will cause the product to dry out. Lotion will become brittle and hard when it becomes dry, which makes it useless.
Unlike other CBD products that could breakdown at room temperature, the lotion's bottle should provide enough protection from the air temperature that's inside of a house.
If your home is warmer than average, then refrigeration might be necessary to extend the shelf life.
There you have it. The benefits of CBD oil, gummies and lotion are amazing, but to get the most from your products, you first have to store them properly. If you are not sure about proper storage, contact customer service and read all directions that are provided.
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.