There are many types of CBD products available today. Users can find CBD oils, ointments, capsules, tinctures, and edibles, and can choose from a wide selection of CBD-rich cannabis strains. For consumers, the saturated CBD market can at times make it difficult to select the right product. The different ways you can ingest or otherwise take CBD each have their own advantages, suiting certain scenarios more than others. Here is what you need to know about the various types of CBD products, so you can make your purchase with confidence!
A good place to start in the quest for CBD is to consider what exactly you want from it.
Think about how you plan to use your CBD. If you are a medical user looking to relieve a skin condition, you may be more inclined to select a topical CBD product over CBD vapor, for example. On the other hand, you may simply be looking to experience the therapeutic benefits of CBD to smoke along with your THC.
Once you decide which type of product you prefer, the next port of call is to determine the quality of various offerings. For instance, how the CBD was extracted and purified makes a big difference in final quality. Moreover, how the raw hemp material is grown and everything that happens from seed to bottle determine the final outcome of any given product. Search for retailers who are transparent about their practices, and who have built up a good reputation in the industry. Things like published lab results, high-quality extraction equipment, and customer service options are all important variables.
If you’re still not sure what differentiates CBD oil from CBD cream, or what their purposes are, here is an overview of the various CBD products out there, as well as their key features.
CBD oils are among the most popular CBD products. They offer a convenient way to get your daily dose of CBD, often coming with a dropper for accurate dosing. CBD oils are normally taken under the tongue (sublingually), or swallowed with food.
Good CBD oils are usually 100% natural and do not contain any synthetic chemicals or other impurities. They contain CBD extract infused in a carrier oil such as olive or hemp seed, which allows active CBD to be effectively delivered into the body. Reputable CBD oil manufacturers will publish the lab results of their products so you have complete peace of mind over what’s in each bottle.
CBD oils are available in various concentrations. CBD oils with low amounts of CBD, such as 2.5% or 4%, are good if you are just starting out. More experienced users may find CBD oil formulations containing 20% or more of CBD to be advantageous. There are also CBD oils that are “full spectrum”, which means they contain not just CBD, but small amounts of other cannabinoids and terpenes. After all, CBD is not the only therapeutic compound in the cannabis plant.
Cibdol CBD oil 2.5% is perfect for beginners with its mild formula. More experienced CBD users can consider hemp seed oil with 20% CBD. Furthermore, those who do not like the taste of CBD oil, or who want to maintain utmost discretion, can take CBD capsules. These contain a single dose of the same CBD oil, only contained in a gel cap.
CBD edibles can be a good choice if you want a fun, discreet, and healthy way to take CBD. Edibles are made by adding CBD to foods, beverages, and sweets. This means that everything from cookies to salad dressing to mints can be infused with a therapeutic dose of CBD. CBD edibles mask the taste of CBD, so they are ideal if you don’t like the flavour of CBD oil, or want to avoid the health issues associated with smoking.
The effectiveness of CBD edibles can vary greatly depending on the type. The reason for this is that some CBD gets lost when it’s processed by the liver. On the other hand, edibles containing fats boost CBD absorption into the bloodstream. Edibles normally take longer for their effect to kick in compared to smoking, vaping, or sublingually dosing CBD. On the plus side, their effects will last significantly longer than these methods, up to 6 hours more.
CBD concentrates are the most potent form of CBD. These formulations vary in how they’re extracted, as well as how they're used by consumers. Among CBD users, some of the most popular concentrates are pure CBD crystals and CBD vape cartridges. Unlike the CBD oils listed above, which cannot be vaporized or dabbed efficiently, crystals and carts are different. CBD extracts can also come in the forms of shatter, crumble, etc. just like THC-rich concentrates, although dabbing CBD is significantly less popular.
Today’s CBD users largely enjoy vaporizing CBD-rich extracts with a wax pen or ecig. Some users also mix CBD concentrates with their dry herb to take the edge off the THC. Zamnesia 99% pure CBD crystals with 1% terpenes give you a straightforward yet versatile way to consume CBD. You can use the CBD crystals to make CBD edibles, oils, or cosmetics, and can also vape them with a suitable vaporizer.
Not all CBD products need to be swallowed or inhaled. CBD topicals, such as ointments, creams, and balms, are a great way to soothe skin irritation or provide a boost of moisture. CBD cosmetics are specially formulated for fast absorption and maximum effectiveness. They are usually pH-adjusted, meaning these products are suitable for most skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. They are also less greasy than CBD pastes.
At the Zamnesia webshop, you can find CBD salves and lotions, CBD anti-aging cream, CBD hand cream, as well as soap with CBD. With these CBD cosmetics, all your beauty and skincare needs will be covered!
CBD tincture is another type of CBD product that you can use to infuse your foods, or simply take by itself. CBD tinctures are made by extracting active cannabis constituents like CBD into alcohol or glycerine. What makes CBD tinctures particularly interesting is that you can easily make them yourself from suitable CBD-rich cannabis strains.
Maybe you don’t care much about taking supplements, and instead prefer to smoke or vape cannabis instead. No problem! These days, you can find a range of CBD-rich cannabis strains that are great (not just!) for medicinal use. Some CBD strains only contain trace amounts of THC, which means they won’t make you high at all. This makes them perfect so you can dose CBD whenever you want, without worrying about getting “stoned”. Other high-CBD cannabis strains contain THC in various percentages, so you can enjoy a mellow high in addition to the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
Here is a selection of topquality CBD-rich cannabis strains to consider:
• Dinamed CBD by Dinafem
Dinafem’s first 100% therapeutic strain, Dinamed CBD contains as much as 14% CBD and essentially no THC (<0.5%), which makes the strain ideal for medicinal users. You can smoke or vape this strain without any psychotropic effect. Winning 1st prize in the “Flower” category at the CBD-Rich Cup 2016 in Cadiz, Spain, this strain is easy to grow and delivers her medicine after a fast 60 days of flowering. She has a deliciously sweet orange taste that makes medicating with her a very joyful experience.
• CBD Fix Auto by Zamnesia Seeds
Zamnesia went all out to create a medicinal cannabis strain that CBD users would love: CBD Fix Auto! With up to 15% CBD and guaranteed less than 1% THC, you can enjoy this lady whenever you want, at any time of day! The strain is autoflowering, which means you can harvest this beauty after a short 70 days post-germination. Added bonus: she has a great taste that blends herbal and pine notes.
• Royal Highness by Royal Queen Seeds
Royal Highness by Royal Queens Seeds is a popular hybrid among all sorts of cannabis consumers. What makes this girl outstanding is her excellent balance of cannabinoids; she contains 12% CBD and 14% THC, making her a mild yet highly effective specimen. Her high is clean, clear, and very soothing, without the intense lethargy that other strains sometimes deliver. She churns out good yields after around 9 weeks of flowering.
Choice is certainly a good thing, but it pays to know the difference between the flurry of CBD products on the market. What’s important to know is that there is no “right” or “wrong” product, although some may be more beneficial for specific circumstances than others. With the help of this guide, we hope to get you off to a good start on your journey as a CBD consumer.