Finding Your Ideal Product

With hemp research propelling forward at a rapid clip and access to quality products on the rise, there has never been a better time to create a personalized hemp routine.

The versatile nature of the hemp plant alone, with its hundreds of active compounds, referred to as cannabinoids, has boundless potential to improve our well-being. Using products that are tested for consistency and quality is an important first step, and through controlled, conservative exploration it’s now easier than ever to find the ideal cannabinoid balance for you.

Here are some points to consider when seeking your ultimate hemp experience:

Methods of Delivery
There are many ways to receive the benefits of hemp into the body and each has its own benefits. Here are some of the most popular:

Edibles: A great way to enjoy your favorite food or candy and feed your endocannabinoid system at the same time. Need some direction on which edibles are right for you? Try out Azuca’s hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products. Our line of hemp-infused goods utilizes full-spectrum hemp extract, meaning that they contain below 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This nearly negligible amount of THC is low enough that you won’t feel the ‘high’ that’s typically associated with THC edibles, but you’ll be able to glean the full benefits from the synergistic combination of CBD and THC. Our favorite part about edibles? They’re delicious and the possibilities are endless.
Tinctures: Also discreet, tinctures are fast-acting and convenient. They come in a variety of strengths, with or without THC, and are easily combined with other beneficial botanical extracts.
Topicals: Many people report excellent pain relief from applying infused products directly to the skin to assist with morning stiffness, inflammation, post work out woes and more.
Inhalants: Although some people prefer the ritual of smoking, for many this is not an option. Incinerating hemp also destroys a sizable percentage of the medicinally beneficial components of the plant. Vape pens can be one of the fastest delivery methods when quick delivery counts, such as nausea from cancer treatment, but if smoking isn’t for you, Azuca edibles or tinctures are a great smoke-free option.

Each delivery method above introduces hemp to the body through varying biological processes, so onset times will vary greatly. Results will also differ with the physiology of the individual and the cannabinoid profile of the product (such as THC or CBD content). Understanding these different delivery systems and the differences between cannabinoids can help narrow down which product option is best for you.

Purity and Precision
Never consume products that are not tested for purity and consistency. The reasons for this are pretty obvious, not only because the product could be contaminated with a pesticide or mold, but because finding your perfect dose with an unpredictable product will also be quite impossible. Precise measurements of cannabinoid content (and types present) is a must to finding that sweet spot for you, while avoiding unpleasant surprises. Purchase from brands that have their main focus on purity, precision and consistency with clear labelling and detailed product information. And don’t be afraid to ask questions! Inquire where brands source their ingredients and learn what their testing procedures are. At Azuca, for instance, we triple-test each batch of edibles in our lab to confirm that the products are properly dosed.

The industry is maturing and the bar is now raised, so don’t accept sub-par ingredients. Healthy living does not have to stop at your THC and CBD edibles.

Layering for Maximum Effectiveness
Starting out slow is always the best rule. Until it’s understood how your unique body type will react, experiment slowly with very low doses to find what products are most effective.

After becoming more familiar with how a product affects you, consider a layering approach with a variety of product types. Layering has been found by some to be an effective tactic to addressing pain and inflammatory ailments. Some people report enjoying a THC-infused edible or tincture before bed to avoid a “high” during the day. In the morning before a busy day, using a CBD-dominant product may be optimal, or a small low dose THC edible could be consumed mid-day as tolerance allows.

Respecting the Medicinal Power of Hemp
Always be certain how each product takes effect before layering with more products, as some may amplify the effect of others. Make careful note of both of the onset times and the length of effect for each product you try, and remember, if you have questions about possible interactions between certain products and pharmaceuticals, please contact your health care provider. After the effect on your body is known, adjustments can be made to achieve your optimum personal dosage.

Armed with this new knowledge and quality products tested for purity from companies like Azuca, it is now possible to enjoy your ideal hemp experience.

Do you have questions? Contact us! Azuca is committed to providing pure, precise and delicious products that help guide your quest for the best life possible. We love to share knowledge and hear about your best Azuca product experiences! If you have any questions about our products or would like to get in touch, drop us a line at info@azuca.co.