What CBD product is right for me?
If you’re curious about the benefits of CBD and are considering incorporating these products into your daily lifestyle, it’s important to understand how to choose the right CBD solution for you.
The CBD industry is currently booming, and the market is flooded with a wave of different products. Those who have little knowledge of CBD may be overwhelmed, which is understandable, as you can purchase everything from oils and skin formulas to tablets and lotions.
So, where should you start? Which CBD is suitable for you? If you are asking yourself these questions, we hopefully have the answers. Given our experience with various CBD solutions, we’ve created some points to consider when determining what CBD product is right for you.
Step 1 - Understanding the different types of CBD
Firstly, a little background knowledge about CBD and its various forms is essential. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound derived from the hemp plant and unlike THC, is not psychoactive.
This compound is used as an ingredient in various products and is thought to have a myriad of potential health benefits. For example, studies show that CBD can help reduce anxiety and has properties that are useful for those suffering from epilepsy.
There is a range of interesting CBD products available including:
Tinctures are one of the most common forms of CBD available. These are oils commonly taken by placing a few drops under the tongue. Capsules are essentially like vitamin tablets but with CBD – usually taken with water.
Topicals are lotions, skin creams, and other creams that you can apply directly to your body. Some sources suggest that these products can help with chronic pain when applied directly to the localized area.
CBD is also available as vape oil, which can be used with an e-cigarette or vape pen, and finally, CBD is also used in certain edible products like Honey Sticks and gummies.
Step 2 - Considerations to make before choosing a CBD product
Armed with improved knowledge about CBD products, we can now look at the different considerations to make when selecting the right solution for you. Choosing a CBD product isn’t as simple as picking something that looks good, or is cheap – it’s important to consider other factors like flavor, absorption rate, quality, were the products third -party tested, and your personal lifestyle.
Different CBD products have different levels of potency. This is due to the different levels of CBD present in the product.
It’s important to find a product that has the right level of CBD for your own body, which can take some trial and error. Each person reacts differently to Cannabidiol and there isn’t a perfect formula to determine what will work best for you.
It is advisable to start with less potent products, or smaller amounts, until you understand how it affects your body.
Rate of Absorption / Onset Time
The rate of absorption is how quickly your body absorbs the CBD oil, and how quickly it takes effect. This is mainly down to personal preference – do you want something that works quickly? Or is onset time not an important factor?
The fastest absorption method is placing CBD tinctures under your tongue. In contrast, the slowest rate of absorption is usually CBD capsules as the CBD must be absorbed through your digestive system.
Flavor can be hugely important when choosing your CDB solution. Cannabidiol is a natural compound that is derived from the hemp plant, and as a result, has an earthy taste. Some individuals love this fresh earthy taste, others, however, may not agree with the flavor.
If you have a varied pallet, you may enjoy a natural unflavored tincture. Alternatively, if you have a limited pallet, you may benefit from a flavored tincture or a tasteless capsule.
Although price should not be a factor, it unfortunately is. CBD prices can vary depending on the type of product, and the amount of pure CBD contained within the product.
Generally, tinctures are more expensive as they contain a greater concentration of CBD, while balms, creams, and lotions are often cheaper because CBD is just one component of the product.
Given the wide range of new brands entering the market it’s important to research brand quality and to buy from reputable sources, as price alone will not be an accurate indicator of overall quality.
Different CBD products are more suitable for different purposes, so it’s important to consider what you will use CBD for. For example, if you want to ease chronic pain, our Rest & Relax Massage Oil, or Anti-Inflammation Formula could be great options. Alternatively, if you simply want to incorporate CBD into your wellness regime, a tincture or capsule could be a better choice.
Finally, you must look at your lifestyle and how you intend to incorporate CBD into it. If you travel regularly, for example, capsules could be a better choice to avoid spillages. Alternatively, if you simply want to take CBD before bed or in the morning whilst at home, tinctures may be more suitable.
Consider how you intend to use CBD – this will greatly help understand which product is right for you.
Step 3 - Evaluate and choose a suitable CBD product
You should now have a clear idea of the different types of CBD solutions, and the considerations that will affect your decision.
To choose the right product for you, spend time evaluating the different types. Furthermore, think carefully about your lifestyle, and what you want to get from taking CBD. Each person has different reasons, and this will affect the choices you make.
Finally, remember that you don't have to stick with one particular type of CBD product. You could, for example, try our Natural Full Spectrum CBD Tincture and find that you don't like the taste. If so, maybe the peppermint or cinnamon flavor would suit your needs better.