Find the Best CBD Product for You
Once you’ve determined that a source is reputable, the next step is to decide the best CBD product type you prefer.
CBD oil is a versatile ingredient and can be taken as is or infused into a variety of product types. The method you choose is determined by a number of preferences including the route of delivery, the speed of delivery, and the CBD base.
The base of a CBD product is mostly a whole plant hemp extract or a CBD isolate. A whole plant hemp extract contains the full spectrum of the plant’s cannabinoids while a CBD isolate contains only CBD. Your choice of CBD base will be determined mostly by whether you would prefer to take a CBD product that is THC FREE or one with <.03% THC.
Whether THC free or <.03% THC, they are still non-intoxicating. For more on the various CBD types, see: Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, Isolate, or PCR Which is Best?
CBD Hemp Oil Concentrates
CBD hemp oil concentrates are potent CBD products. They are a thick oil extracted right from the hemp plant and contain no additives. Hemp oil concentrates are taken sublingually, meaning that they are held under the tongue and then swallowed.
This product is rich in cannabinoids. At Made By Hemp, CBD concentrates are available in three versions with distinct cannabinoid profiles.
Here they are:
Also called the “raw” version, the Green hemp oil concentrate is extracted from the plant without the application of heat or filtering. The Green version is a full-spectrum, whole plant hemp oil with various cannabinoids (primarily CBD and CBDa) and terpenes.
The Blue hemp oil concentrate is decarboxylated, which activates its cannabinoids; converting all CBDA into CBD.
The Gold hemp oil concentrate is decarboxylated and then filtered to remove any extra plant parts. It provides the highest concentration of CBD of the three versions.
Hemp oil concentrates are fitting for those with serious wellness goals. For those that are most interested in gaining the benefits of cannabinoids, CBD hemp oil concentrates may be the right fit.
Additionally, since this product is held under the tongue, it has a rapid absorption rate.
CBD Capsules & Softgels
CBD capsules are taken orally and have a familiar method of consumption. They are a hassle-free option that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. Many take CBD capsules along with their other daily supplements.
Since capsules travel through the digestive system, they have a longer release time than other methods. This is beneficial for those who wish to experience the benefits of CBD over an extended period of time. As they are swallowed, capsules do not have a hemp aftertaste. Since they are not a liquid, capsules are travel-friendly. Shop Capsules and Softgels
Use: Sublingual CBD tinctures are a liquid hemp oil supplement. They have an oil base, such as grapeseed oil or coconut oil, to thin the consistency of the product. Similar to concentrates, tinctures are taken sublingually. They come in a bottle with a dropper top or spray top for easy administration.
For those who have difficulty taking a traditional pill, tinctures are a great alternative as they are easy to swallow. Tinctures are available in a variety of flavors, making for an enjoyable experience. Due to the fact that they are taken sublingually, tinctures are absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. Tinctures are a great fit for those who are looking for a fast-acting supplement that masks the taste of hemp. Shop Tinctures
CBD Vape Oil
Use: Inhale CBD vape oil (opens new window) concentrates are an e-liquid that can be vaporized using a compatible vape pen. Vape oil is available in a variety of products from pre-filled pens to standalone liquid. Vaping is a popular method as the act in itself is relaxing.
Vaping is one of the fastest acting methods of taking CBD. The vapor travels directly from the lungs and into the bloodstream for immediate results. Vaping is a preferred method for those who would like to see the effect of CBD right away.
Taste: Don’t eat it, please.
Use: Topical CBD skincare and beauty infusions include cannabidiol-infused products such as lotion, salve, and lip balm. Beauty infusions are applied topically and are ideal for addressing localized concerns. Through this method, CBD is absorbed into the skin and does not reach the bloodstream.
CBD beauty infusions are an all-natural alternative to the chemical-heavy skin care on the market. CBD skin care such as the products on Made By Hemp are made with all-natural ingredients that replenish, restore, and protect the skin. CBD is a good source of antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory. Additionally, hemp oil contains other essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids.
Use: Oral CBD edibles are CBD infused treats such as chocolate, gum, and gummies. These products have a lower potency of CBD and are popular with those that are new to CBD. For this reason, CBD edibles make for a fun treat periodically. Due to their similarity with everyday treats, edibles are a discreet way to take CBD. Shop Edibles