CBD has come a long way over the last few years. From a relatively unknown wellness ingredient which was largely reserved for the shelves of specialist health and nutrition shops, CBD is now known the world over thanks to its widespread use in all manner of products, from oils and creams to chocolates, gummies, and drinks. Furthermore, it is now just as easy to buy CBD online as it is to head to your local pharmacy or supermarket!
This versatility means that there is sure to be a product that suits everyone’s lifestyle – no matter what their reason for using CBD. But this abundance of choice can also lead to confusion and outright frustration. So, how do you know which CBD product is right for you?
We’ve put together a few tips to help you pick the right CBD product for your needs that will fit in seamlessly with your everyday routine.
PINPOINT YOUR REASON FOR USING CBD
Millions of people are now using CBD in the UK and worldwide. Today, CBD users represent a diverse group or people from every walk of life and their reasons for using CBD are as diverse as they are. However, some of the most common reasons for using CBD products include to help improve sleep, relieve anxiety, and soothe muscle and joint pain. It is therefore useful to determine what exactly you are hoping to achieve with your new CBD product.
For example, if you are interested in the potential anti-inflammatory properties of CBD for the relief of muscle pain, a topical product such as a CBD-infused cream or balm is likely the best option for you. If on the other hand, you are looking to improve your sleep, a CBD oil (like our CBD Night Drops), which can be kept on your nightstand, is a great option. Finally, if you’re interested in a way to promote calm and relaxation on the go, you can’t go far wrong with discrete (and delicious) CBD gummies.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Let’s face it: CBD can be expensive. For this reason, many cost-savvy consumers are in the market for the most effective product – that is, which type of CBD product will deliver the most bang for your buck? Well, the truth is, this can again depend on your reason for using CBD in the first place; however, there is a general hierarchy when it comes to the bioavailability (how much CBD is absorbed) of CBD across different product offerings.
Generally, vape products such as CBD vape pens or CBD e-liquids come off the best in this test. This is because the CBD is absorbed through your lungs which have a much thinner barrier to your bloodstream. As a result, a higher percentage of CBD is effectively absorbed at a higher rate when compared with other products.
However, vaping is not for everyone. Luckily, another product comes in at a close second – and it’s one of the most widely available CBD products on the market: CBD tinctures or oils. CBD tinctures are recommended to be used sublingually – that means, applied under your tongue! This is because the skin here is much thinner than most other areas of the body, offering a shorter barrier for the CBD to reach your bloodstream.
While they are not considered to have the same bioavailability as vape liquids and sublingual oils, CBD drinks and edible gummies are also a great option as they offer a range of other benefits. They offer convenience, discretion and – of course – they pass the all-important taste test.
EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT PRODUCTS
If after considering the points above, you are still undecided about which CBD product is right for you, there may be only one thing for it: give them all a go! This might sound like an expensive solution but with the growing availability of CBD bundles, you can try out a range of products without breaking the bank.
So, if you’re still struggling to pick the right CBD product for you, why not treat yourself to a CBD gift set? You’re sure to find the perfect product eventually and benefit from trying a few other products along the way! But no matter which product you decide is for you, always be sure to buy from a trusted and reputable brand.