CBD Products Guide

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils come in a variety of products and have many health benefits. People use them to relieve pain, reduce depression and anxiety, and alleviate cancer related symptoms. 

If you are thinking about using these oils for your health and wellness, you need to understand what it is and how it’s used. Here’s the information you need to choose the best thing for your health goals. 

1. CBD Oil 

Cannabidiol oil comes from cannabis (marijuana) and hemp plants. However, unlike pure cannabis, this is different. It is extracted from the hemp plant where there is less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When you take the CBD extract and mix it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, you get the oil.

Does CBD Oil Get You High?

There is an extremely low percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the oil. This is the compound that causes you to feel high. Hemp and marijuana both contain this compound, but there is much more THC in marijuana than in hemp. Since, it is usually extracted from the hemp plant, it eliminates the compound that causes you to experience a “high” sensation.

Is it Legal?

While it’s readily available in all states, it isn’t legal in all of them. Make sure you check out your state’s laws before you purchase these compounds.

What Are the Side Effects Of CBD Oil?

Most people can handle it in different forms. There is research that shows some people can experience side effects of it. However, the side effects have more to do with other meds they are taking. These can include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Impaired cognitive function (memory loss)
  • Problems with coordination
  • Fast heart rate

This is why it is always important that you talk to your doctor before mixing medications with other remedies.

2. Cream

When you’re looking for a CBD cream, it’s important to find a manufacturer that uses pure oils. If you aren’t choosing a product with pure oils, it will not be as effective.

What Is CBD Cream Used For?

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used to relieve arthritis pain or joint and muscle pain.

How to Use it

It’s used like any topical. You’ll rub the cream on any area of your body that you feel pain.

3. Spray

CBD sprays quickly relieve sore areas when you need it most. They still contain a concentrated form of the cannabidiol oil, just in a spray form. Some sprays include other essential oils to aid in the treatment process.

How Do You Use It?

The most beneficial way to use the spray is to use it as an oral spray for pain. By using it orally, it quickly absorbs into your bloodstream. Use 1-2 sprays on the inside of your cheek and hold for at least a minute. This gives your body a chance to absorb it quickly. 

If you don’t like the idea of using it orally, use a couple of sprays on the area with the most pain. For example, if your leg has inflammation, use a couple of sprays on your leg to help reduce the swelling.

How Much Is It? 

The cost of CBD sprays depends on the concentration and where you purchase the products. These products in their purest form and usually more expensive than your local drugstore. You’ll most likely pay anywhere from $18 to $80 for a bottle of spray.  

4. Capsules

You can take pretty much anything in a capsule these days. Most people take their vitamins in capsule forms. You can even mix essential oils and ingest them in a capsule for health and wellness. Capsules are another way to use it to reap health benefits.

What Are They Made From?

CBD capsules are an easier way to take it. It’s hard to know the right amount of oil to ingest. The capsules already have the correct amount measured for you. You can usually find them in a gelatin-like form. They’re soft and easy to swallow.

What Mg Do CBD Capsules Come In?

You should take the capsules with a good amount of water. Some people recommend that you take it at the same time every day as part of your health routine. You can find the CBD capsules in sizes up to 250mg per capsule. The most common sizes are 10mg, 15mg, and 25mg. Before you purchase them, make sure they don’t have the THC component. THC is what causes the psychoactive ingredient that makes you feel “high” after taking it. 

5. Gummies

CBD gummies are pretty much like gummy bears or gummy worms. Gummies are another way to ingest the oil without having to measure a dosage or mess with a cream. 

What Do CBD Gummies Help With? 

People who deal with chronic pain, anxiety, or inflammation can take gummies for relief of their symptoms. Since they are gummies, they are already packaged in the right dosage so you can get the right amount. Taking it for pain can help you enjoy your day a little more. 

You can use gummies for the same things you use it for. These products work to help you manage chronic pain, depression, and other ailments. Some people even experience better sleep with gummies. 

Are CBD Gummies As Good As CBD Oil?

When you take CBD gummies, you’re still getting it in your system. You need to know that these gummies are a hemp product rather than marijuana. Just like the other products we’ve already talked about, the gummies don’t normally contain THC. Make sure that you double-check the product before you purchase it. You want to make sure you’re taking pure CBD. 

There is a chance that taking gummies won’t give you as much of it as using the oil. Taking the compound from hemp is different than taking it from the cannabis plant. Also, the compounds change when you make the gummies. 

What Is the CBD Gummies Dosage?

Most people wonder what dosage they should take when consuming gummies. A rule is to go by your body weight. If you weigh more, you’ll need a higher dosage to reap the benefits. You should take 1mg-6mg for every 10 pounds of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should begin with 15mg-25mg.

Are CBD Gummies Legal?

You may have already considered whether gummies are legal to take. Since gummies come from the hemp plant, the laws differ from those of the cannabis plant. Hemp has a very small trace of THC which is what makes cannabis illegal in some states. The gummies contain hemp oil which makes them available in most states. 

6. Vape

Consuming CBD in vaping form is another common method. Again, it’s exactly how it sounds. You can vape CBD just like you would e-cigarettes. It is one of the fastest ways to reap the effects of the oil.

How Quickly Does It Work?

The vaping process allows you to inhale the ingredients immediately into your lungs. Once it reaches your lungs, you absorb it into your bloodstream. You should take to your doctor about vaping if you’re considering it.

Vaping With CBD

When you’re vaping with CBD, there are some things to keep in mind. It’s difficult to know the correct dosage. Since you’re inhaling the vapors, it’s tough to know how much you’re really getting in your body. You also need to make sure you don’t inhale too much.

CBD Vape Kit

Using a CBD vape kit is one way people use it. There are a few components that come with the kit. There is the heating element, chamber, and a mouthpiece. Most people use a vape pen as a mouthpiece and inhale much like an e-cigarette. You place the oil in the chamber and the heating element vaporizes the oil.

Full Spectrum CBD Vape Juice

Vape juice is what you place in the chamber to inhale. CBD vape juice is the oil that contains the compound for your kit. Full spectrum refers to the extraction process of the it. Yes, it is different from the oil because it contains more compounds. Therefore, it’s also more potent than it. The compounds work together to lower the amount of THC in the oil.

Perhaps you’re wondering what the correct dosage is when you’re vaping oil. You should estimate how much oil is in the dropper and how much will fit in the chamber. Most people use a bottle of 1000mg CBD vape oil or juice.

7. Tincture

You can purchase this products in many forms. Another popular product is a tincture. Tinctures are different from pure oils, sprays, or capsules. You make a tincture by stepping parts of the cannabis plant. This is often the flowers. After you steep them in grain alcohol, you gently heat them. This infusion process allows the potency to remain and any THC burns out. You can add a carrier oil or other essential oils to create a more pleasant taste and aroma.

What Is CBD Tincture Used For?

CBD tinctures are highly concentrated. Therefore, you should take them in small doses to start. You can mix them in your drinks, food, or take a drop in under your tongue. People use it to relieve inflammation, pain, and other ailments. If you experience social anxiety disorder, or depression, it can give some relief.

Is CBD Tincture the Same As CBD Oil?

While you can use tincture and oil for the same symptoms, they are not the same thing. After extraction, it is mixed with a carrier oil such as hemp oil or coconut oil. This lowers its concentration. 

CBD tincture contains the compound in a concentrated form. They also contain additional ingredients to enhance taste and smell. You also take the tincture with a different method than an oil. You can place a drop under your tongue rather than mix the oil through other methods.

Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

We’ve already looked at full-spectrum CBD oil and how its properties have a higher concentration. The same is true with a tincture. Full-spectrum tincture contains all the compounds of it. Due to this process, many people find they don’t need a large dose of the oil.

8. Drinks

We’ve already mentioned that you can put tincture in your drinks to receive the properties. But, can buy drinks with the compound in them? Yes, you can.

What Drinks Have CBD?

The thing about mixing the compound in drinks is that the oil doesn’t dissolve into your drink. It’s a basic scientific fact - oil and water don’t mix well together. However, you can infuse CBD oil into beverages like you would make a tincture. CBD water is another popular drink in some states. The issue is that water that is infused with the compound has a small amount of it. The dose isn’t enough to help anyone. Another issue is that the water is expensive. Other products will provide a higher dose at a lower price.

Are CBD Drinks Legal?

While many the products are legal the same is not true for food and drinks. According to the FDA, food and drinks with infused CBD are not legal. It is not yet legal for companies to sell these forms of it. However, you can infuse your own if your state has legalized hemp products.

CBD Soda Effects

You should make yourself aware of side effects in any product form. The same is true for soda. The FBA is still deciding how to regulate it in foods and drinks. Research shows that it may cause vomiting or nausea in any form. Studies also show that there is a small amount in drink form. There is not enough that goes into the bloodstream.

9. Coffee

CBD coffee also comes from the hemp plant like the other products we’ve discussed. If the products aren’t legal in your state, the coffee isn’t legal either. Make sure you check with your state’s laws before you plan to purchase any.

How To Make CBD Coffee

If you’re a coffee fan, you’ll love CBD infused coffee products. Before you consider further, let’s remember that oil and water don’t mix. If you simply drop the oil into your coffee, it’ll stick to the cup rather than the coffee. You also need to consider that the temperature has a lot to do with the outcome. So, how can you make coffee with it?

Making the coffee isn’t hard to do. You’ll need just a few ingredients.

  • Gather your favorite coffee or espresso.
  • A dose of your favorite CBD oil or tincture (you can include a flavored blend such as peppermint if you want).
  • Drinking chocolate (this will mix with the CBD oil)
  • Sugar or sweetener (optional)
  • Creamer (optional)
  • Water

Next, you’ll make a strong cup of coffee or espresso. Ix your drinking chocolate and dose of the oil together. Add in your coffee and cream and mix it all together. If you don’t like using the chocolate in your coffee, here’s another alternative:

  • Grind your coffee beans.
  • Add the oil or tincture to your coffee grounds and mix. Let it sit for a few minutes. Make your coffee via a french press or drip machine.

You may have to make the coffee different ways to find what you like best.

CBD Coffee Effects

If you struggle with anxiety, you’re probably thinking coffee would make your issue worse. You should know the pros and cons before you test it out. One man tried a five-day experiment to determine whether coffee mixed with it was effective for him or not. This man struggled with anxiety and after 5 days he found the coffee made him feel sluggish. It seems that the components may interact with the caffeine in coffee.

There are many other products that offer the same benefits in a more concentrated form. It’s important to remember that everyone’s body reacts differently. You may find that you love CBD-infused coffee.

Try Different CBD Products

I recommend that you try different products to see which one works for you. Start with the areas of health you want to target and choose a product that is designed for it. You may find a combination of these things can give you the relief or change you are looking for.

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