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There’s a lot of options when it comes to buying CBD products.

There’s a ton of new brands popping up everyday to offer the latest version of CBD oil. All these brands are offering a lot of different types of CBD products. To make it even more confusing, all their products come in different concentrations.

 

So which one is the right one for you?

 

Even after you choose a brand that you like, it’s easy to get confused by what type of CBD to buy. Many brands are now offering a wide range of products, including capsules, lotions, tinctures, and more. The Paradox of Choice can easily cause more stress.

So, to make it easier for everyone, we broke it down and created a list of the top ways to take CBD. Our analysis describes what each type of product is, when it’s most effective (or noneffective), and how to properly use it.

Overall, the top 5 ways to take and use CBD oil are (listed in no particular order):

  • Tinctures
  • Concentrates
  • Capsules
  • Topicals
  • Sprays
  • Vapes

When buying any of these products, we highly recommend that you do your own research on CBD and hemp extract with reputable clinical publications before making a decision on which product and concentration to buy. Now, let’s get started!

 

Tinctures are the most common usage of CBD on the market. Compared to any other products, tinctures and concentrates are probably the most pure applications of CBD, as manufacturers don’t do any separate processing of the CBD oil. Some brands do add a little flavor to their tinctures, which makes it easier (and more enjoyable) for customers to take.

 

How To Use Tinctures

A tincture is known to be most effective by not swallowing the liquid right away. You want to ingest as much as you can sub-bilingually. Place the drops under your tongue and along the cheeks for as long as you can

CBD concentrates typically contain the strongest dosage of CBD compared to any other type of products. It can contain up to 10 times the concentration compared to other CBD products. In comparison to tinctures, concentrates are also convenient in that it only takes a few seconds to consume, and a lot less chance of things getting messy.

 

The downside of Concentrates is that it’s typically not flavored. This could be a deal breaker for some people, as they find the natural flavor undesirable. Also, for beginners, the concentrates might look a bit intimidating since they’re shaped like syringes.

Overall, CBD concentrates seem to be most popular among customers who are extremely busy, yet seek high potency CBD.

How To Use CBD Concentrates

Similar to tinctures, Place the concentrate under your tongue and along the cheeks and ingest it slowly.

Capsules is probably the easiest way to add CBD to your life as a daily supplement. It is much easier to take than tinctures or concentrates. Plus, if you take vitamins (or any other supplements), you can just add CBD pills to your daily regimen.

 

Capsules typically offer 10-25mg of CBD. Since each capsule offers a set amount of CBD, it is much easier to keep track of your daily serving size. On the flip side, CBD pills are limiting when you are trying to increase your serving size or tweaking it to find what dosage works best for you.

One way to overcome this is by using other types of products, such as tinctures, in addition to capsules to better adjust your daily serving sizes.

How To Use Capsules

Capsules are great as it’s the easiest to take in your daily regimen. Just take one capsule (or as needed) daily with water.

Topical products, always look for keyword on the product labels that indicate that the product uses nano technology, encapsulation, or micellization of CBD. This shows that their solution can carry CBD through the dermal layers, rather than just staying on the skin.

As you can imply, using CBD infused topical layers are meant to help more directly with skin or joint related issues.

How To Use Topical Products

CBD infused topicals are recommended to be used as other similar body care products – use it when you deem necessary or when you have certain skin conditions. Apply generously to body areas that could benefit from the topical solution.

CBD sprays are typically the weakest in concentration among the different type of CBD products. Typical concentration of CBD sprays ranges from 1-3mg. Compared to other type of products taken orally, it’s harder to measure the exact dosage you take each day, since sprays are a bit more inconsistent.

 

We’ve found that sprays are popular in that it’s easy to carry around and use while you’re on the road. As you can imagine, it’s easier to use spraying the oil into your mouth a couple times, than using a tincture or concentrate while you’re traveling.

How To Use

Spray one serving of the bottle into your mouth. Serving size should be labeled on the bottle (typically 2-3 sprays). Use daily or as needed.

CBD vape oil has a faster absorption rate than other forms of CBD, like edibles and oils. This is because the CBD reaches your bloodstream through your lungs rather than having to go through your digestive system. It’s common for the medicinal effects of CBD vape oil to be felt immediately, or within a few minutes. The fast absorption rate makes vape oil a favorable solution for those who suffer from anxiety attacks, short-term stress and pain flare-ups.

How To Use

In order to use CBD vape oil, you will need an e-cigarette, vape pen, or vaporizer. Add, heat and inhale the appropriate amount of vape oil to your choice of device.

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