Types of CBD Products

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With the many different types of CBD products coupled with the three forms CBD can take, choosing a product can feel like a nightmare. Luckily, it isn’t that difficult to wade through the information if you know the issue you will be treating and your preferences. Do you want to stay away from smoking? What about counting drops and calculating doses? Answering these questions can narrow down the CBD product that’s best for your needs. This article will break down everything you need to know when choosing a CBD product starting with the three types of CBD extracts.

Types of CBD

  • Full-spectrum CBD - Are you in search of the entourage effect? If so, you will want a full-spectrum CBD extract that contains all cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils naturally produced by the cannabis plant. This type of CBD extract will contain trace amounts of THC, so it is possible that you will feel some of those effects as well. Many medical users believe a combination of all the natural compounds work better together than when separated.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD - Choose a broad-spectrum CBD product if you absolutely do not want any THC in your system. This type of CBD extract will have all other cannabis compounds like CBG and CBN, rich terpenes, and essential oils, just without the THC.
  • CBD isolate - As the name suggests, with this type of CBD, all you’re getting is pure CBD and nothing else. All other cannabinoids are removed. If you want to see how CBD alone affects your body and specific conditions, this is the CBD product for you.

What are the different types of CBD products?

  • CBD oil - CBD oil is made by infusing and diluting a potent CBD extract in a carrier oil. Some of the most common CBD oils used are medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), hemp seed, avocado, coconut, or olive oil. When choosing a CBD oil be aware of the potency and what oil is used to be sure you aren’t sensitive. CBD oil can be taken sublingually or added to food and drinks.
  • CBD tinctures - Tinctures have been around for centuries to extract natural ingredients and produce herbal medicines. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant using alcohol as a solvent. Instead of being carried in oil, a CBD tincture is suspended in alcohol, which gives it a longer shelf life, but also a bitter taste. Many CBD tinctures have added sweeteners or flavorings like mint extract to mask the taste.
  • CBD capsules and pills - Predosed and ultra discreet, CBD capsules are often slow release for an even dose of medicine over an extended period of time.
  • CBD vaporizers and e-liquid - Vapes are available in disposable, dry herb, or refillable options and are an immediate way to get the effects of CBD. Always buy THC or CBD vape pen from a distinguished brand that uses 100% cannabis oil with no other additives.
  • High CBD flower - Smoke your cannabis the traditional way, but be sure to select a high CBD, low THC flower or a CBD pre-roll.
  • CBD edibles - Weed edibles are food or drinks that contain cannabis. Some of the most popular are CBD gummies, chocolates, and CBD drinks, though any recipe can be turned into an edible. CBD edibles are predosed, discreet, and can easily be made at home, which will save regular users a lot of cash.
  • CBD transdermal patch - These CBD patches release a dose of cannabidiol slowly into the body for long lasting relief. Patches are worn in a hidden area under the clothes and can last for four or five days depending on the potency and brand.
  • CBD topicals - Topical is an umbrella term for any product that is applied and absorbed through the skin such as creams, salves, body butter, balms, gels, and lotion. CBD topicals are ideal for athletes, sore muscles, back pain, arthritis, and other isolated pain or inflammation. 
  • CBD beauty products - This category includes lip balm, bath bombs, face masks, bath salts, and even CBD makeup. These are best for external, isolated issues such as skin conditions and acne.

What form of CBD is most effective?

Overall, it’s believed that any CBD product taken sublingually (orally under the tongue) is the most effective. This application method absorbs quickly into the bloodstream unlike edibles, which will need to be digested before it begins to take effect, plus the effects will last longer than other forms of CBD, such as smoking. CBD oil and CBD tinctures are the most common products taken sublingually. For targeted relief such as specific muscle pain, joint pain, acne, or other skin conditions, topicals applied directly to that area will be the most effective. CBD lotion, CBD muscle gel, roll-ons, body butter, salves, and creams are all great options for these types of conditions. You will probably need to experiment with a few different types of CBD products before finding one that meets your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

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Now that you know the different forms CBD can take and the types of CBD products available, it’s time to try them for yourself! Visit the CBD store at our online smoke shop for high quality CBD pre-rolls, CBD oil, tinctures, body butter, roll-ons, CBD muscle gel, CBD cream, capsules, CBD vape pens, and more!

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