What Types of CBD Products are Available?
There have been great advances in CBD hemp oil product development over the last few years. There are now dozens of different types of CBD hemp oil products and brands available to consumers. With so many options, how do you know which CBD product is right for you?
We will take a look at the different kinds of CBD products on the market and help you decide between them when it comes time to make a purchase.
What Types of CBD Products are Available?
- CBD Oil Concentrates
- CBD Isolate
- CBD Capsules
- CBD Edibles
- CBD Tinctures
- CBD Vape Oil
- CBD Skin Products
- CBD Hair Products
- CBD Pet Products
CBD Oil Concentrates from Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) is an all-natural botanical extract sourced straight from the stalks and seeds of hemp. You can place hemp CBD concentrate extract under your tongue for 60-90 seconds to allow the active compounds to be absorbed quickly through the mucous membranes under the tongue. CBD concentrate can also be swallowed, a method that delivers the CBD to your bloodstream after it passes through the digestive system.
With no measurable levels of THC or dense plant material, crystallized CBD Isolate is perfect for making your own personalized CBD products. CBD isolate powder has no taste or smell to it and can be integrated into a number of products, offering unmatched versatility. You can use CBD Isolate by placing it under your tongue, add it to your vaporizer, make your own CBD edibles, blend it into smoothies, and more. We also use our CBD Isolate to create CBD products free of the concern over THC.
Many of our customers prefer CBD Capsules because they are pre-measured and easy to take. All you need is a beverage to wash down your CBD capsule and you are on your way. Because they don’t need to be refrigerated, you can keep them where you use them most or keep them with you. Made with full spectrum hemp oil, our CBD capsules offer the same nutrients and active compounds as the natural hemp plant.
CBD Edibles are starting to become very popular as an everyday wellness product. CBD edibles have numerous benefits. Primarily, they allow you to quickly and easily get your daily intake of CBD through a flavorful CBD-infused product. CBD edibles are becoming a common way people encourage wellness, and our flavorful CBD gummies and CBD energy chews are a great option.
CBD Tinctures and Liquids mix full spectrum CBD oil or CBD isolate with vegetable glycerin, ethanol, or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Tincture oils and CBD liquids are typically administered by dropping underneath the tongue, so some products are also sweetened or infused with natural flavors for a more enjoyable experience. CBD tinctures and liquids can also be mixed into smoothies or folded into yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, and more.
If you’d rather vape your daily CBD, then CBD Vape Oil is for you. Designed to be vaporized and inhaled, CBD vape oil delivers its CBD directly to the lungs where it is absorbed into the body. CBD vape oil is designed to be used with a vaporizer, a personal device that heats the botanical oils to their boiling point. This produces a pure, clean, CBD-filled vapor that can be safely inhaled into the lungs and quickly absorbed into your body. CBD vape oils come in a variety of flavors that emphasize natural hemp terpenes, or fruit and dessert-inspired flavors.
CBD Skin and CBD Hair Products , also commonly called CBD topicals, include balms, salves, lotions, oils, shampoos, conditioners, and other beauty products that are infused with hemp-derived CBD oil. These products are applied directly to the skin and hair to take advantage of the benefits of CBD.
Our customers can even use CBD for their pets. CBD for Pets is a fast growing segment of the pet market. Pet owners can take advantage of CBD for their fuzzy loved ones because all mammals share a common endocannabinoid system. Products like CBD oils, CBD dog and cat treats, and skin balm provide your pets with daily CBD.
These are just a few examples of the wide variety of CBD products available. To get a full idea of the types of CBD products available, visit the Medical Marijuana Inc. Shop .
When it comes to determining which CBD hemp oil product is right for you, there are a few things to ask yourself to help narrow down your choices. Here is how to choose the best type of CBD products for your unique needs.
Are you looking for a ingestible or a topical product?
This one should be easy. Are you looking for CBD products for nutritional value, or for a CBD-enhanced bath and beauty product?
If you are looking to take advantage of the benefits of CBD oil for your whole body, you will want to choose a CBD product like a CBD oil concentrate, CBD liquid, CBD tincture, CBD vape, CBD capsules, and more that are absorbed internally and spread through the body by the bloodstream.
If you want to use CBD oil on your hair and skin , then you will want to try one of our topical products, including our CBD salve, shampoo and conditioner, and body lotion. In these products, CBD is absorbed by the skin and hair follicles. Because it never makes it to the bloodstream, CBD benefits are focused on where the topical is applied.
How much CBD are you looking for?
CBD hemp oil products vary greatly in CBD concentrations, from as low as about 1 mg of CBD per serving, all the way up to 225 mg or more per serving. This wide range and variety of serving size options allows you to find the amount of CBD that you prefer.
CBD products are clearly marked with suggested serving sizes, as well as the amount of CBD per serving. This way, you can easily determine how much CBD you are getting.
Some products, like our selection of CBD oil tinctures , have a relatively low amount of CBD per suggested serving, while others, like Real Scientific Hemp Oil ™ Maximum Strength , have some of the highest CBD per suggested serving available. Learn more about picking the right potency product .
How much CBD should I start with?
When it comes to CBD, a little tends to go a long way. Many people are happy with a few milligrams a few times per day, and the longer you take it, the stronger the benefits can be. Additionally, CBD products tend to increase in price as the amount of CBD increases. With this in mind, we suggest starting with a low concentration CBD oil and then working your way up to a more concentrated product if desired. You can learn more about CBD serving sizes .
If you’re interested in CBD, but want to learn more, visit our CBD Oil Education page.
Ready to start shopping? You can find our online CBD hemp oil store .
When it comes to determining what CBD hemp oil product is right for you, there are a few things to ask yourself. Read here to find out more.
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- What are the different types of CBD oil?
- Is raw or active CBD better?
- What should I look for in a CBD product?
- Discover CBD products
- What are the benefits of CBD products?
CBD oil is one of the most popular products in the supplement industry. If you’re looking to explore and discover the world of CBD, read on for information on how to distinguish between the different types of CBD oil. You’ll also learn what to look for when you shop for CBD products, along with the benefits they may be able to offer.
What are the different types of CBD oil?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant’s genetic makeup. Any CBD product, whether it’s an oil, tincture, or cream, is either hemp-derived or marijuana-derived. Hemp-based CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the other primary element of cannabis known for delivering a classic cannabis high. Marijuana-based CBD products can have higher levels of THC, which is why they are either regulated or banned in the United States.
Any CBD product, whether it’s an oil, tincture, or cream, is either hemp-derived or marijuana-derived. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Unlike marijuana-based CBD products (which can only be purchased through licensed and regulated retailers), hemp-based CBD products may be purchased at a variety of locations — including dispensaries — or online. They are typically categorized as follows:
Full-spectrum CBD: Also known as whole-plant CBD, full-spectrum products have a mix of CBD, minor cannabinoids, cannabis-derived terpenes, and trace amounts of THC. The term “full-spectrum” refers to the preservation of every compound extracted from the cannabis plant.
Broad-spectrum: Similar to full-spectrum CBD products, broad-spectrum CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids and terpenes extracted from the plant with one big exception: THC. In these products, manufacturers strip out the THC but leave the plant’s other, non-psychoactive compounds intact.
Isolate: CBD products labeled “isolate” have had all other cannabinoids and terpenes stripped away until all that’s left is a crystalline powder of just CBD. To create an oil, crystalline CBD powder is usually mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil. CBD isolates with a purity range of 99.9% and above are unlikely to have even trace amounts of THC, whereas a CBD isolate of 99.5% and below may still have traces of THC.
Active/Activated CBD: Active CBD oil products have had their raw CBDA activated or decarboxylated. It may sound complicated, but CBDA is simply a raw precursor that converts into CBD through a heating process. Therefore, all products labeled “CBD” and not “CBDA” could be considered active CBD oil products.
Is raw or active CBD better?
Opinions differ but some research has suggested that CBDA has a more potent effect on pain, inflammation, and other ailments. In fact, according to a 2016 study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, CBDA was found to be 1,000 times stronger than CBD in alleviating nausea in rat models. In a 2019 interview with Discover magazine, the man dubbed the “Father of Cannabis” for his discovery of THC in 1964, Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam, said that CBDA is a “very good anti-anxiety agent, and we have found that it lowers the side effects of cancer chemotherapy. It also has an anti-depressive effect and it’s a pretty potent anti-pain compound.”
While Mechoulam may make the case for raw CBD, discuss the options with your physician before deciding which products to try.
What should I look for in a CBD product?
CBD products have not been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration so it’s vital that consumers discover quality products on their own.
Dr. Bonni Goldstein, a medical adviser to Weedmaps and director of Canna-Centers in Lawndale, California, stressed,
“In terms of what patients and consumers should look for, the CBD market outside of state-licensed dispensaries is still buyer beware. Always ask for and check the Certificate of Analysis, also called the COA. This gives you the potency of the cannabinoids, the terpene profile, and analysis of any solvents, pesticides, and mold or microbial contaminants. This is a must as there are numerous products on the market claiming to contain CBD that, when tested, do not have any significant amount. Patients and consumers who purchase CBD from a licensed medical cannabis dispensary can be assured for the most part that these products have been tested properly.”
Patients and consumers who purchase CBD from a licensed medical cannabis dispensary can be assured for the most part that these products have been tested properly. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Take note that dispensaries may only be available in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Once you’ve decided whether you prefer full-spectrum CBD or another type, you’ll need to carefully read the label to find the right product by a quality manufacturer. Their name, the type of CBD, the amount of active CBD per serving, and more should be clearly printed on the label of each product in a CBD shop, whether brick and mortar or online. Do some research about the company that makes the CBD oil to verify that the brand is well-established and reputable.
Discover CBD products
A whole world of hemp-based and marijuana-based CBD products exists beyond oils and other topicals. Here are a few examples of CBD treats you might enjoy:
- CBD-infused coffee
- Chocolate bars infused with CBD
- CBD gummies
- Oral spray breath fresheners with active CBD oil
- CBD energy drink enhancers
Before you put anything into yours or your pet’s body make sure the retailer you purchase from is reputable. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
There are even dog biscuits with active CBD available for purchase. But before you put anything into your body, or into your beloved pet, do your due diligence and make sure the retailer you purchase from is reputable.
What are the benefits of CBD products?
CBD oil, particularly full-spectrum and broad-spectrum oil, has been credited with a plethora of potential health benefits. Pain relief for muscles and joints may be the most frequently sought-after potential benefit of CBD, but there are several other potential effects that go beyond the physical. Research has shown CBD could potentially offer relief to those suffering from depression and anxiety.
In addition, Dr. Melanie Bone, board-certified OB-GYN and cannabis specialist, shared,
“Anxiety is another very common diagnosis to treat. It is pervasive at this time. Overwhelmingly I suggest a CBD/CBG-rich product, warning that THC can induce anxiety. What my patients have taught me is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cannabis recommendations that holds true across the board. Rather, each patient has a unique endocannabinoid system and it responds in its own unique manner. Overall, about 75% of patients respond nicely to cannabinoids and report relief from their symptoms.”
The best way to learn if CBD may offer similar benefits for you is to consult with your physician and discover the array of hemp and cannabis-derived products available on the market. Your doctor can help you determine the appropriate dosage and daily regimen of CBD in combination with prescribed treatments.
Learn how to distinguish between the different types of CBD oil, what to look for when you shop for CBD products, and what potential benefits you might get from CBD.