CBD comes in many formats; what are the best CBD options for you? Hemp products are available as oils or tinctures. You can enjoy them as an e-liquid while vaping. CBD is often made into an edible, such as chocolate or gummies. If you don’t like the flavor of hemp, you can take a capsule or softgel. If you have a specific location on your body that could use CBD, it’s also available as a topical cream, balm, or gel. You can even apply a patch to a spot on your body for slow-release CBD.
What is the best hemp product for me?
Because there are different CBD options for everyone and for different needs, you should consider which hemp product is best for you.
You Like the Hempy Taste
While oils, tinctures, e-liquids, edibles and other oral versions can have terpenes (flavor) added to the supplement, it often will still retain a “hempy” quality. If you like this flavor, you have many options.
This CBD option is a tasty and simple way to enjoy your CBD. You would place drops of oil under your tongue, hold it there for 60-90 seconds, and then swallow. It comes in a variety of flavors from natural to mint to vanilla and others.
E-Liquid for Vaping
Vaping is a very relaxing and pleasing way of enjoying your CBD. It comes in an e-liquid format and can either be an additive to other e-liquids, or used as it’s own e-liquid. If you already enjoy vaping, adding CBD to your vaping options is a no-brainer. If you don’t currently vape, but would enjoy a relaxing way of taking in your CBD, you may want to explore vaping as your option.
CBD edibles come in chocolates, baked goods, gummy bears, hard candies, gum, and lozenges. For the most part, they will have a subtle or dramatic hemp flavor, regardless of other flavor/terpenes present.
If you enjoy tasty treats, you will likely enjoy CBD edibles.
You Don’t Like the Hempy Taste
Not everyone likes the earthy flavor of hemp. If you are one of these people, you have many options for your CBD supplements, as well.
The nice thing about CBD softgels is that they are smooth and easy to swallow. There is a slight delay in your body experiencing the benefits of the CBD, but it is a nice discreet way of enjoying your CBD.
Capsules are another CBD option. They often have a powder base, that is dissolved quickly into your body’s system. Sometimes they are harder for people to swallow, but if you don’t tend to have trouble with other capsule supplements, you won’t have trouble with these either.
If you have muscle or joint issues, you may want to consider a CBD cream, balm, or ointment. Topical CBD comes in tubs, jars, bottles, lotions, etc. which can then be rubbed directly into a target area. They all have nice textures, albeit different ones. Find one you like and you will enjoy this application!
Another option for a topical or transdermal treatment is a patch. With these patches, the CBD is on a pad in the patch, which is then applied to the body somewhat like a band aid. They usually have an extended release format, that can range from 8-96 hours long. It’s also a nice option for targeting a specific point. While they are typically waterproof, you may want to consider other options if you are in the water a lot, in particular chlorinated pools and such.
One of the really nice things about hemp products is that they are so varied! You can definitely find a format that appeals to you and works for your needs.
You should also read about how to select your source for CBD.