At this point, it’s safe to say that CBD is not in fact a passing fad, but in fact something that’s here to stay. And this is apparent when we see the ever-expanding breadth of options, from CBD oils, to CBD edibles and well beyond.
When you’re new to CBD, the endless possibilities can be overwhelming, but today, we’re here to give you the break-down on different types of CBD products.
But first, let’s start with the basics, with explaining CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in high concentrations in hemp plants, and unlike delta 9 or delta 8 THC, CBD does not produce any kind of psychoactive high.
When companies manufacture and sell CBD, they do so through a few different extraction methods, which leads to different types of CBD extractions, which includes the following:
- Full-spectrum: All parts of the cannabis plant are present in these products, including THC, which should still be less than 0.3% of the product. Full-spectrum products contain less than <0.3% THC.
- Broad-spectrum: Most of the cannabis plant compounds are present, but unlike full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum products contain trace amounts of THC.
- Isolates: CBD is the only hemp-derived compound present, there are no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids in the product.
No matter the extraction, Federal law requires that all CBD products contain no more than 0.3% THC, although it’s worth noting that not all states allow CBD, and all customers should check their state’s status before purchasing.
It’s also important to note that the FDA does not regulate any claims of benefits, and individuals should always stick with brands that have their products third-party tested.
CBD Oils & Tinctures
CBD oils are some of the most popular types of CBD product, probably thanks to their straightforward, easy-to-use nature.
No matter where you purchase your CBD oil, you can pretty much always bet that it’s going to be sold in a glass bottle with a little dropper, which should be pre-measured for easy dosing.
On top of that, CBD oils are highly versatile: you can administer a few drops under the tongue, or you can use CBD oil to make your own CBD edibles and beverages.
You can find CBD oils in a wide range of strengths, and at JustCBD, our CBD oils range from 50 to 5000mg.
Edibles are, as you might have guessed, an edible form of CBD, often gummies. CBD edibles have been particularly popular as a way to enjoy CBD without getting slowed down by figuring out their dosage.
CBD edibles are also great for those who don’t wish to use vapes, or to inhale the burnt plant matter from smoking blunts or joints.
Plus, CBD edibles can be any kind of food or drink, so as you can imagine, the possibilities are truly endless.
While you can find a wide variety of CBD cakes, cookies, and even cereal, CBD gummies are easily the most popular type of CBD edible. Not only do CBD gummies have a longer shelf life, but they’re tasty, chewy, and easy to keep track of for dosing.
Not to mention the fact that you can find all kinds of different types of CBD gummies; at JustCBD, we offer several different strengths, including 250mg, 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg, as well as our 3000mg Party Pack Jar. Not to mention the fact that we cater to different dietary restrictions, as well, with our vegan and sugar-free options.
Once again, CBD capsules are pretty much what you’d expect them to be: CBD, either in an oil or powder form, encapsulated in a digestible casing, usually gelatin or vegetable cellulose.
You’ll probably notice that CBD capsules can be sold in a number of different formulas, each created for certain intentions. For instance, we formulated our CBD for Sleep capsules with MT for a night of exceptional rest, while our Ease Discomfort formula uses Lavender, Rosemary and Arnica for digestion support.
CBD capsules are easy to administer–simply take them with some water, and pay attention to the way your body reacts over the next hour. Typically, it takes about 20-30 minutes for CBD capsules to kick in.
At this point, there’s almost no doubt you’ve seen a vape or e-cigarette, which uses water vapors instead of smoke to deliver CBD. As a result, CBD vapes are generally regarded as cleaner and safer than joints, pre-rolls, or blunts, since unlike these examples, they won’t expose your lungs to burnt plant matter.
On top of that, though, CBD vapes are much more discreet, and most users will tell you that they taste much better than smokable flower, especially with flavors like Vanilla Custard Cream and Grape Glacier.
CBD vapes can come as disposables, which offer a lower cost up-front and generally considered more beginner friendly or they can be purchased as either detachable, replaceable carts, which will offer more savings long-term with their long-lasting quality.
CBD can be administered or applied in a number of different ways, but if you’re looking for CBD that will target specific aches and pains, or possibly a skin condition, CBD topicals could be a viable option.
With that being said, make sure to do a patch test before trying any type of CBD topical, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Different Types of CBD Products: Which Should I Buy?
Ultimately, the best CBD product for you is going to come down to your own unique needs, and why you’re taking CBD in the first place.
For instance, if you’re using CBD because you’d like to target pain or inflammation in a specific part of your body, it makes sense to use a CBD topical such as a pain cream, since this will affect the local area of application.
But if you’re using CBD because you’d like a way to wind-down without feeling intoxication, CBD edibles or CBD vapes are a great choice, and deciding between the two will depend on your own preferences.
Then, of course, if you only have a moment in your day to take your CBD, a slow-release capsule could be your best bet.
Whatever type of CBD product you choose, make sure to shop from a reputable brand so you can try different things with confidence. At JustCBD, we source our hemp from the best farmers in the country, practice top-of-the-line manufacturing processes, and put all of our products through third-party testing.