CBD Trends for 2022
SImilar to the years that proceeded it, CBD was a major trend in 2021. The industry saw more products introduced to the market and more retailers choosing to sell CBD-infused products. We’ll continue to see CBD’s popularity increase in the coming year, notably with a variety of new types of products.
Here are the top five CBD trends to watch out for 2022:
1. CBD Infused-Alcohol
CBD-infused beverages are poised to take over in 2022 and remain a thing for years to come. The potential therapeutic benefits and legal nature of CBD are significant incentives for the FDA to approve infused beverages. The lawmakers are also working on regulating the industry to a further extent. Many people are showing interest in CBD-infused alcohol and other healthier alternatives to conventional alcoholic beverages. This has seen Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors, and other companies strike deals with CBD brands to start providing alcoholic beverages infused with CBD.
2. CBD Mouthwash & Toothpaste
CBD-infused toothpaste can mimic the effectiveness of chlorhexidine, a key ingredient featured in prescription mouthwash. This is according to the study published by The Journal of Cannabis Research. Companies have also been using CBD in mouthwash and toothpaste to boost dental hygiene. CBD toothpaste and mouthwash are already available from various brands and this trend is expected to plateau in 2022.
3. Transdermal & Topical CBD
Topical CBD is for the skin and works on the three skin layers without entering the bloodstream. These products come in different forms, including topical balms and lotions, as well as ointments. On the other hand, transdermal CBD can penetrate the skin and reach the bloodstream. Topical and transdermal CBD products are set to gain popularity among those seeking the potential therapeutic advantages of cannabinoids. These options also suit those seeking CBD beauty products, which may improve skin properties.
4. CBD Bedding
Better sleep quality is one of the many touted CBD benefits, so it is no surprise bedding companies are starting to infuse their products with CBD. Some companies already have CBD-infused mattresses and covers. The CBD market is still highly unregulated, but there’s significant CBD research being conducted into its potential to induce calmness and reduce insomnia symptoms. There are no studies on whether CBD bedding has any potential benefits, but the manufacturers strongly believe it can improve sleep quality.
5. CBD Toothpicks
CBD-infused toothpicks contain small amounts (10 to 25 grams) of CBD that supposedly get absorbed sublingually like tinctures. Like with most CBD products, no conclusive evidence supports how they work. However, it is one of the 2021 CBD trends and more people would rather use CBD-infused toothpicks because of the potential therapeutic benefits.
Additional CBD Products to Consider
CBD infusion creates an explosive potential for diverse products. The compound can be isolated from hemp and added to drugs, drinks, meals and spices, chewing gum, cookies and candy, lotions and body cream, facial masks, and several other products. Manufacturers are also beginning to introduce CBD to fabrics, radically expanding the potential for CBD infusion. The current trends mentioned above are still just the early phase of what’s to come with CBD.
If the FDA approves CBD products, the compound is expected to feature in numerous ingested commodities. CBD also has potential benefits for the skin and boasts a handful of modes of delivery, including inhalation, ingestion, sublingual absorption, and topical application. This means you can add it to a wide range of products that are inhaled, ingested, or used externally on the skin.
As the year unfolds, we’ll see CBD retailers introduce more and more products to the market.