Deciding on the Right CBD Product for You
/ Wednesday, 22 May 2019 / Published in Education, Overview of Cannabinoids
Deciding what CBD product is best for you can be a tricky process. On the one hand, you want to find something that will work for you, and work well. On the other hand, you don’t want to break the bank experimenting with healthy alternatives.
There are a few things you can look for right away to help you choose a high-quality product.
Look at the source of the hemp
The best quality is 100% certified organic from farms registered to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of extracting CBD. Most companies will proudly tell you where their hemp is grown. If they cannot or will not, skip them and move on.
Extraction methods are also important. Clean CO2 extraction is the gold standard in the industry, but some smaller reputable companies use a kosher ethanol extraction method. Both of these can produce a great quality CBD product. What you don’t want is a product that is extracted using harmful or toxic solvents.
Reputable companies will stake their reputations on their third-party lab testing results. Most will post them on a dedicated web page or have batch lookup tools. If you can’t access lab results, you should inquire before purchase. A company that won’t provide the potency and purity of their products should be avoided.
Fortunately, there are a wide variety of CBD products on the market, and each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.
Some of the CBD products on the market, such as CBD oil (also called tinctures or extracts), are suitable for all-around purposes, meaning they can help with a vast number of issues—, both physical and mental. Other CBD products, like salves, lotions and balms are geared to more specific purposes.
To help you sort through your many options before you shell out your hard-earned cash, we’ve compiled a list of everyday CBD products and their main applications. We hope that this simple list can steer you towards the best product for whatever ails you.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil and Tinctures
CBD oil is by far and large the most commonly known CBD product on the market, and for a good reason! It has a long list of benefits and thousands of loyal followers. It goes by many names. Some companies call it tincture or extract as well.
Taking a serving of CBD oil can be a healthy support for many different medical conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and nausea.
It can even be applied topically for skin conditions.
CBD Salves, Lotions, and Balms
CBD Salves, pastes and balms are just beginning to grow in popularity. They are best known to help with skin or muscle-related issues such as rashes and infections, as well as burn relief, muscle aches and even arthritis.
CBD is also being studied for its effectiveness on skin prone to eczema and psoriasis, the results of which are promising.
CBD capsules are an excellent all-around health supplement. They take a little bit longer than an oil or topical salve might because the capsule takes longer to pass through your digestive system.
However, capsules are ideal for those who require measured amounts of CBD because they can be purchased in a number of different potencies. They also make it easier to track how much CBD you are using.