For many years, THC was the star in the world of cannabis. However, CBD (cannabidiol) has stepped up right alongside the psychoactive cannabinoid as the non-psychoactive relative worthy of attention. CBD has proven to many that cannabis is valuable even if you’re not looking for a recreational experience with all its highly glorified therapeutic properties.
If you’re ready to dive in and experience the therapeutic value for yourself, you may be wondering how to choose CBD product options that work best for you. Here is a closer look at what to consider to help you find the answer.
Get Familiar with Your Options First
You can find a CBD product to suit just about any user. Much like THC, CBD is incorporated into all kinds of different products. You can really have a lot of fun experimenting with different products to find what works out for you. Here is a look at a few of the most common CBD products available, all of which can be found on our menu at Moss Crossing.
CBD concentrates are a concentrated type of CBD. Usually, concentrates will be offered as CBD tinctures or extracts, which contain a carrier oil or alcohol and a potent concentration of cannabinoids.
CBD edibles are simply edible products that you ingest that have been infused with CBD. The trademark CBD gummy is perhaps the most popular type of CBD edible, but you can find a vast collection of other edibles just the same.
CBD capsules are CBD oil contained in an easy-to-swallow capsule. The capsules make it easy to get a precise dose if you are looking to experiment to figure out exactly what dose you may need to feel the therapeutic effects.
CBD flower contains a higher concentration of CBD than THC. Sometimes, this form of flower is labeled as hemp flower, specifically if the flower contains less than 0.3 percent THC. However, you can find typical cannabis strains like Cherry Wine that are especially high in CBD and low in THC content.
Consider Which Product Best Suits Your Lifestyle
When considering how to choose CBD product options, think about how you would use CBD as part of your lifestyle. Some products are more suitable for certain lifestyles and routines than others. For example, if you are a genuinely busy person, you may prefer something like CBD capsules or CBD tinctures that you can just take along the way. However, if you enjoy the familiar experience of rolling a joint and smoking cannabis, you may prefer high-CBD flower so you can follow that same methodology.
What Type of CBD Do You Prefer?
You will find CBD products that contain different descriptors depending on the type of CBD used to make the product. The three options you’ll find attached to most products include:
- CBD Isolate – CBD isolate is the isolated cannabinoid only
- Broad-Spectrum CBD – Broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes, but no THC
- Full-Spectrum CBD – Full spectrum CBD contains CBD and the full spectrum of other cannabinoids, including THC, as well as terpenes
Of course, CBD flower would be full-spectrum, as it naturally contains the full list of cannabinoids. However, you do have to examine every other CBD product to determine what type of CBD was used in production. In legal terms, any CBD product with less than 0.3 percent THC is nationally legal. Most of these products are created with hemp.
Broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are good options for people who prefer to avoid THC altogether. However, full-spectrum CBD is thought to encourage the entourage effect, which is a fancy way of explaining how all cannabinoids and terpenes work together for greater outcomes. In theory, having even small amounts of THC present in a CBD product may help produce more desired effects.
Picking CBD Product Potency
CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high, but the recommended guideline is to start out with a lower dose and adjust that dose in smaller increments until you reach the desired outcome.
For example, you could start out with 20 to 40mg of CBD, see if that helps your ailment or situation, and adjust the dose by 5 to 10mg if needed. If you are taking CBD for some purposes, such as to help you sleep or to soothe anxiety, you may not need a large dose, but you may need more if you are looking for help with pain or something more intense.
CBD products offer vastly different potency levels. For example, you can find some CBD capsules that may only have 10mg per capsule, and others with 100mg per capsule. With tinctures and edibles, you will see similar patterns; some are highly potent and some not so much. High potencies are best for people who already understand the dose their body needs. Low-potency products give you the chance to explore and evaluate how CBD works for you, but also work well for people that don’t need a high dose.
Always Opt for a High-Quality CBD Product
From acting as an anti-inflammatory to potentially soothing anxious thoughts to help you fall asleep, CBD truly is a cannabinoid worth exploring. Be sure to take a look at our full CBD collection at Moss Crossing to get your hands on high-quality options.