Shopping For CBD

How To Choose The Right Product?

You’ve done your research and you’re confident your health will reap all the benefits that CBD has to offer. But, you’re not so sure which CBD type or form to buy and you’re wondering if a specific form helps with a specific thing. And you’re right – there is a difference between each type and form of CBD. A lot also depends on your preferences and taste. To make sure you get all of the information you need before making your decision, let’s start from the beginning. By the end of this page, you should be confident you’re buying the product that suits your needs, health, and mental state. Let’s start.

Sources Of CBD

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, CBD can come from hemp too, which is a botanical class of Cannabis. What’s important to know is that the benefits do not change based on the source – and the common side effects remain the same as well.

The source of CBD is a burning topic, especially when it comes to the legality of CBD in the US. After the 2018 Farm Bill was introduced, hemp became legal, along with the production and manufacturing of hemp-derived CBD.

The biggest difference between the hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD is the percentage of THC (the compound that makes you high) in it, and the amount of CBD in the plant. If it is derived from hemp (where there is more CBD), it has less than 0.3 percent of THC. If it’s derived from cannabis, the percentage of THC is higher. According to the mentioned Farm Bill, CBD can be legal nationwide, as long as it’s derived from hemp and has less than 0.3 percent of THC.

Except for the legality of CBD derived from marijuana, there are other factors you should consider when shopping for CBD.

Types Of CBD

You might have noticed a variety of names when searching for CBD – full-spectrum, isolate, broad-spectrum, topicals, oils, etc. They don’t mean the same thing and each type and form stands on its own.  Let’s go through the types of CBD – or extracts of it.

CBD Isolate

As the name suggests, CBD isolate is an isolated form of cannabidiol. It doesn’t contain any other cannabinoids or natural compounds of the plant it’s derived from, and they are almost 100% pure. CBD isolate might work for you if you want to avoid any traces of THC and are looking for a flavorless and odorless product. If you want to consume it with food without being afraid of the product changing the taste, a CBD isolate is a good choice.

Broad Spectrum CBD

This type of CBD has the most cannabidiol compounds, but it doesn’t contain THC. Unlike CBD isolate, this type of cannabidiol will have a higher impact on the body since it has additional components of the plant that work well together. So, if you want to avoid THC and receive all of the CBD’s benefits, this type is for you.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD comes from using the entire plant and has all of its compounds of the plant, including the THC. Some people like to consume this type of CBD because of the entourage effect theory. That theory says that using all of the compounds, including THC, is the most beneficial for the human body.

This type of product would work for you if you generally lean more towards non-refined products.

Types Of CBD

CBD comes in various shapes and forms and, in order to enjoy using it, you should choose the one that suits your lifestyle and needs best. It’s important you can incorporate it into your daily routine without having to change much about it. Some would like to use it as a cream, some would like CBD gummies, others would prefer it with food.

What CBD form you will decide on should also depend on what you’re trying to use it for. While we’re confident our products will come with great benefits, there is still a difference when choosing CBD for sports injuries, mental health, or something else. Some CBD products can be used on the go, while others ask for more time:

Oils

CBD oil is usually a blend of CBD extract and other carrier oils. Thanks to that technique, the dosing is much easier and your body can absorb the oil better.

CBD oils can easily be incorporated into your daily routine and added to food or drinks, plus the dosage is simple since they come in a dropper. That way you can decide how many drops you want to take per day. It takes around one to two hours for the oil to take effect. Of course, there are various types of CBD oils and their strengths so it’s important to start small and work your way up with the product. You will choose a specific strength of the product based on the reason you’re taking it for.

PROS:

  • Multi-use (vapes, food)
  • Fast-acting

CONS:

  • Unpleasant taste
  • Easy to miss-dose

CBD Tinctures

While CBD oils use oil as a base,  CBD tincture is an alcohol-based product made from hemp extract and mixed with distilled alcohol or glycerin. A tincture often has a longer shelf life, but a lower CBD potency. They are usually used sublingually, and it takes about 30 minutes for them to take effect. But, tinctures can also be used with food or drinks. People usually choose tinctures over oil mostly because of their easier and faster use, but also because of the taste. CBD oils often have a bitter taste to them, while tinctures are milder and easier on the tongue. Some people have trouble digesting oils, making tinctures their go-to option.

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Fast-acting
  • Non-digestive

CONS:

  • Easy to dose incorrectly
  • Highest absorption rate

CBD Ointments

Topical CBD products, as the name suggests, are made for rubbing directly on the body, at the spot that needs treatment. Unlike tinctures or oils, topicals are not absorbed by the whole body. According to this research conducted by the University of Kentucky, topicals help reduce inflammation and pain, making them great for sore muscles or joints.

At OH Sapiens, we use 100% organic, high-quality CBD extract derived from hemp and mix it with other oils that help the product remain sustainable.

For example, our Insta-ease Broad-spectrum CBD ointment is made from hemp extract and Castor oil, while Insta-ease Broad-spectrum CBD Sport ointment has Jojoba oil and Lavender extract added to the same mix. This is because all of those oils already have their own benefits to offer you, and after mixing with CBD they could significantly improve your well-being and help ease the pain.

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Direct application on the wanted area
  • Doesn’t get absorbed by the whole body

CONS:

  • Possible uneven dosage
  • Helps less with mental health

Capsules and Edibles

While they are a good option for those who want to keep things discreet, edibles and capsules have to be digested and go through your whole system, it will take longer for you to feel the effects. On the other hand, it is a better option taste-wise, since capsules don’t have any taste, and edibles come in various tastes and forms.

PROS:

CONS:

  • Slow onset time
  • Lower CBD dosage
  • Metabolism can affect the effects

Which CBD Form Is The Best?

There is no objective answer to that question. The form you choose to use will vary depending on your lifestyle choice, time, and the reason why you want to use CBD in the first place. For example, research mentioned above suggests that if you’re looking for pain relief and are recovering from a sports injury, an ointment would be a good option for you. For mental health, sleeping, and anxiety relief – tincture or oil could be the best option, since it does get absorbed by the body and interacts with the endocannabinoid system. Also, it depends on how much time you want to spend on taking CBD. The ointment will take some time to absorb while edibles and capsules can be taken on the go. It all depends on your preferences.

How Do I Choose The Right CBD For Me

Before you start using CBD it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor, especially if you have a specific medical condition. Even though CBD offers a lot of benefits for your health and endocannabinoid system, make sure you’re taking a product that suits you. For example, if you have problems digesting oils, CBD oil might not be a good idea and you can opt for a tincture, etc. Also, the dosage of CBD will depend on your body weight and metabolism, so it’s a good thing to consult with someone who knows about your health.

Also, do your research. CBD is becoming more and more accessible, but that doesn’t mean every product you will find will be a high-quality one. OH Sapiens, however, can guarantee their products are 100% natural, pure, and organic – take a look yourself.

Shopping For CBD

How To Choose The Right Product?

You’ve done your research and you’re confident your health will reap all the benefits that CBD has to offer. But, you’re not so sure which CBD type or form to buy and you’re wondering if a specific form helps with a specific thing. And you’re right – there is a difference between each type and form of CBD. A lot also depends on your preferences and taste. To make sure you get all of the information you need before making your decision, let’s start from the beginning. By the end of this page, you should be confident you’re buying the product that suits your needs, health, and mental state. Let’s start.

Sources Of CBD

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, CBD can come from hemp too, which is a botanical class of Cannabis. What’s important to know is that the benefits do not change based on the source – and the common side effects remain the same as well.

The source of CBD is a burning topic, especially when it comes to the legality of CBD in the US. After the 2018 Farm Bill was introduced, hemp became legal, along with the production and manufacturing of hemp-derived CBD.

The biggest difference between the hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD is the percentage of THC (the compound that makes you high) in it, and the amount of CBD in the plant. If it is derived from hemp (where there is more CBD), it has less than 0.3 percent of THC. If it’s derived from cannabis, the percentage of THC is higher. According to the mentioned Farm Bill, CBD can be legal nationwide, as long as it’s derived from hemp and has less than 0.3 percent of THC.

Except for the legality of CBD derived from marijuana, there are other factors you should consider when shopping for CBD.

Types Of CBD 

You might have noticed a variety of names when searching for CBD – full-spectrum, isolate, broad-spectrum, topicals, oils, etc. They don’t mean the same thing and each type and form stands on its own.  Let’s go through the types of CBD – or extracts of it.

CBD Isolate

As the name suggests, CBD isolate is an isolated form of cannabidiol. It doesn’t contain any other cannabinoids or natural compounds of the plant it’s derived from, and they are almost 100% pure. CBD isolate might work for you if you want to avoid any traces of THC and are looking for a flavorless and odorless product. If you want to consume it with food without being afraid of the product changing the taste, a CBD isolate is a good choice.

Broad Spectrum CBD

This type of CBD has the most cannabidiol compounds, but it doesn’t contain THC. Unlike CBD isolate, this type of cannabidiol will have a higher impact on the body since it has additional components of the plant that work well together. So, if you want to avoid THC and receive all of the CBD’s benefits, this type is for you.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD comes from using the entire plant and has all of its compounds of the plant, including the THC. Some people like to consume this type of CBD because of the entourage effect theory. That theory says that using all of the compounds, including THC, is the most beneficial for the human body.

This type of product would work for you if you generally lean more towards non-refined products.

Types Of CBD

CBD comes in various shapes and forms and, in order to enjoy using it, you should choose the one that suits your lifestyle and needs best. It’s important you can incorporate it into your daily routine without having to change much about it. Some would like to use it as a cream, some would like CBD gummies, others would prefer it with food.

What CBD form you will decide on should also depend on what you’re trying to use it for. While we’re confident our products will come with great benefits, there is still a difference when choosing CBD for sports injuries, mental health, or something else. Some CBD products can be used on the go, while others ask for more time:

Oils

CBD oil is usually a blend of CBD extract and other carrier oils. Thanks to that technique, the dosing is much easier and your body can absorb the oil better.

CBD oils can easily be incorporated into your daily routine and added to food or drinks, plus the dosage is simple since they come in a dropper. That way you can decide how many drops you want to take per day. It takes around one to two hours for the oil to take effect. Of course, there are various types of CBD oils and their strengths so it’s important to start small and work your way up with the product. You will choose a specific strength of the product based on the reason you’re taking it for.

PROS:

  • Multi-use (vapes, food)
  • Fast-acting

CONS:

  • Unpleasant taste
  • Easy to miss-dose

CBD Tinctures

While CBD oils use oil as a base,  CBD tincture is an alcohol-based product made from hemp extract and mixed with distilled alcohol or glycerin. A tincture often has a longer shelf life, but a lower CBD potency. They are usually used sublingually, and it takes about 30 minutes for them to take effect. But, tinctures can also be used with food or drinks. People usually choose tinctures over oil mostly because of their easier and faster use, but also because of the taste. CBD oils often have a bitter taste to them, while tinctures are milder and easier on the tongue. Some people have trouble digesting oils, making tinctures their go-to option.

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Fast-acting
  • Non-digestive

CONS:

  • Easy to dose incorrectly
  • Highest absorption rate

CBD Ointments

Topical CBD products, as the name suggests, are made for rubbing directly on the body, at the spot that needs treatment. Unlike tinctures or oils, topicals are not absorbed by the whole body. According to this research conducted by the University of Kentucky, topicals help reduce inflammation and pain, making them great for sore muscles or joints.

At OH Sapiens, we use 100% organic, high-quality CBD extract derived from hemp and mix it with other oils that help the product remain sustainable.

For example, our Insta-ease Broad-spectrum CBD ointment is made from hemp extract and Castor oil, while Insta-ease Broad-spectrum CBD Sport ointment has Jojoba oil and Lavender extract added to the same mix. This is because all of those oils already have their own benefits to offer you, and after mixing with CBD they could significantly improve your well-being and help ease the pain.

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Direct application on the wanted area
  • Doesn’t get absorbed by the whole body

CONS:

  • Possible uneven dosage
  • Helps less with mental health

Capsules and Edibles

While they are a good option for those who want to keep things discreet, edibles and capsules have to be digested and go through your whole system, it will take longer for you to feel the effects. On the other hand, it is a better option taste-wise, since capsules don’t have any taste, and edibles come in various tastes and forms.

PROS:

CONS:

  • Slow onset time
  • Lower CBD dosage
  • Metabolism can affect the effects

Which CBD Form Is The Best?

There is no objective answer to that question. The form you choose to use will vary depending on your lifestyle choice, time, and the reason why you want to use CBD in the first place. For example, research mentioned above suggests that if you’re looking for pain relief and are recovering from a sports injury, an ointment would be a good option for you. For mental health, sleeping, and anxiety relief – tincture or oil could be the best option, since it does get absorbed by the body and interacts with the endocannabinoid system. Also, it depends on how much time you want to spend on taking CBD. The ointment will take some time to absorb while edibles and capsules can be taken on the go. It all depends on your preferences.

How Do I Choose The Right CBD For Me

Before you start using CBD it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor, especially if you have a specific medical condition. Even though CBD offers a lot of benefits for your health and endocannabinoid system, make sure you’re taking a product that suits you. For example, if you have problems digesting oils, CBD oil might not be a good idea and you can opt for a tincture, etc. Also, the dosage of CBD will depend on your body weight and metabolism, so it’s a good thing to consult with someone who knows about your health.

Also, do your research. CBD is becoming more and more accessible, but that doesn’t mean every product you will find will be a high-quality one. OH Sapiens, however, can guarantee their products are 100% natural, pure, and organic – take a look yourself.

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