Types of CBD Products

Tinctures

Tinctures are known interchangeably as CBD oil or drops. They are taken by placing a couple of drops under your tongue from the dropper included with the bottle. Tinctures typically offer a wider range of concentrations (doses) of CBD than most other CBD products. Common drops can range from 250mg to 2000mg per bottle. 

CBD tinctures are also very bio-available, meaning your body is able to use it quickly and efficiently. Less can be more: beginning users may want to start with a lower dose supplement until they learn their personal tolerance for CBD. 

Usage Advice: Tinctures are most effective if you don’t swallow the liquid right away. You want to ingest as much as you can sublingual. Place the drops under your tongue and hold them there as long as you can, at least 30 – 60 seconds. You can also use your tongue to swish it along your cheeks before swallowing.

Capsules

CBD capsules are a great way to add CBD to your diet as a daily supplement, especially if you take vitamins or other pills daily. This can also be a great way for beginners to experiment with CBD.  It’s easy to take an exact dose of CBD every day, and you don’t have to taste the tincture, which can bother some people. Because they work through your digestive system, capsules can be slower to take effect. Capsules typically offer between 10mg and 25mg of CBD per capsule.

Usage Advice: Capsules are the easiest form of CBD to add to your daily regimen. Start by taking one daily (or as needed) with water. After a week or two, see how you feel and adjust your dose accordingly.

Topicals

Along with capsules and oils, topicals are another of the most common forms of CBD available on the marketplace. Most major CBD brands offer products such lotions, salves and balms, which can be applied to sore muscles, inflamed joints and could even benefit certain skin conditions. CBD is often mixed with other common soothing ingredients like arnica or cooling menthol.

Usage Advice: You can use CBD topicals whenever you feel necessary to ease sore muscles, aching joints, or for certain other conditions. If you have frequent aches & pains, you should experiment with different topicals to discover whether certain ingredients work best. You might prefer CBD alone, or topicals that create warming or cooling sensations alongside the benefits of CBD.

CBD Skincare Products

Many skin care products also now feature CBD. Because CBD can reduce inflammation, it may reduce redness. It could promote healthier skin in general, due to the presence of many cannabinoid receptors in human skin. Skin care products ranging from facial masks to night creams, lotions, toners, and oils, now include CBD.

Usage Advice: CBD-infused skin care products can be added to your normal skin care routine. Simply apply to product as you would the normal version. CBD skin care is recommended when you want to reduce redness, help heal cracked or inflamed skin, or improve overall wellness of your skin.

CBD Gummies and Edibles

Like CBD capsules, gummies make it easy to take a reliable dose of CBD every day. They are also undeniably one of the most fun ways to take CBD. Just like CBD capsules, because they have to work through the digestive system, CBD gummies could be slower to take effect. Common dosages range from 5 to 25mg per gummy. Many brands also offer sleep gummies, usually with added melatonin.

Usage Advice: Enjoy these sweet treats daily after a meal or whenever you want relief through CBD. CBD gummies can be great for beginners but, long-term, they make work best as a supplement to other forms of CBD such as tinctures.