A Look At CBD Types, Forms, Dosage & Administration
While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive. This means that CBD will not cause a “high.”
There are many different CBD oils and tinctures on the market. When choosing a CBD oil, it is important to look for non-GMO, organic and third-party tested oils. These qualities ensure that the CBD oil is good quality. To learn more about different types of oils and to find the best one for you, keep reading.
Different Types of CBD OilS
There are different forms of CBD oil, including full-spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate. CBD oils can be offered as any of these, so remember to keep an eye out for these simple differences.
Full spectrum: Contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including THC. Broad spectrum: Contains multiple cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant, but not THC. Isolate: Contains only CBD with no other cannabinoids.
What To Look Out For In CBD Oils
1. Third-Party Tested Oils
CBD products have not yet been regulated by the FDA, which means it can be difficult trying to find quality oil with the right requirements. This is why it is important to look for CBD oil that has been third-party tested. This means the lab has confirmed that the products contain what is labeled on the packaging. This information can usually be found on a company website.
2. Organic Non-GMO Oils
When choosing a CBD oil, it is important to look out for non-GMO and organic oils. This will ensure that the oil is high quality and chemical and pesticide-free.
3. Added Ingredients
Depending on the type of tincture, some products may have added ingredients for taste, health benefits or consistency. If purchasing a tincture with added ingredients it is important to make sure the added ingredients are all-natural and organic.
4. Source of Cannabis
When looking at different CBD tinctures, it is important to look for CBD derived from cannabis that is U.S. grown. This is important because U.S. grown cannabis goes through more agriculture regulations. Buying organic CBD oil can also ensure that you are getting natural CBD with no chemicals or pesticides.
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How To Take CBD Oil
Shake bottle to distribute consistency throughout formula
Use dropper to drop CBD oil under tongue
Hold oil under tongue for at least 30 seconds for maximum absorption
How Much CBD Oil To Take
The amount of CBD oil necessary for a desired effect depends on an individual's weight, body chemistry, metabolism and intended use. It is recommended to start with a small dose at the beginning and add a little more each time until you get the desired effect. Take each dose 4-6 hours a part. If using CBD oil to remedy specific imbalances, then take when necessary. If you are using CBD oil to improve your appetite, then remember to take before meals. If you are using CBD oil to help remedy sleep issues, then take before bed. The short term effects of the CBD oil should take 30 to 90 minutes.
Different Forms of CBD Oil
Depending on the intended use of the CBD oil, there can be a range of different edible or topical ways to use CBD. There can also be more than one form of CBD that can be beneficial for any specific ailment. For example, if you are experiencing back pain, both a CBD oil tincture taken orally and CBD healing salve/muscle roller applied topically can be helpful for the body pain. To learn more about the different forms of CBD and their benefits, keep reading.
CBD Tincture: Easy to use straight from the dropper. Also great in drinks and food! Click here for some of our favorite CBD food and drink recipes. Some great organic, third-part tested and USA made CBD tinctures are Zen Drops CBD Oil, made with organic MCT oil and offered as unflavored or peppermint.
CBD Gummies: Gummies are both easy to take and offered in many different delicious flavors. Some great, all-natural gummies are Zen Drops CBD Gummies, offered in many different delicious flavors such as: watermelon, pineapple, green apple, mango and much more.
Healing Stick/Muscle Roller: Perfect for sore muscles, arthritis, burns, blisters, mosquito bites, and much more. A great option is Zen Drops CBD Healing Stick, made with all organic ingredients.
Transdermal Patch: Great for body pains or sore muscles, the CBD Transdermal Pain Patch releases 72 hours of CBD effects for pain relief.
So Which is Best for You?
Choosing the right form of CBD oil depends on your intended use. For overall effect, CBD oil tinctures are the best all-around form of CBD oil to treat a wide range of ailments. When choosing a CBD oil tincture it is important to look out for Organic, Non-GMO, USA Made and Third-Party Tested oils. A great option is Zen Drops CBD Oil, offered in 500mg, 1,000mg, 1,500mg and 3,000mg.
Still not sure which CBD oil to choose? Try contacting one of our helpful CBD consultants and they will help you find the best product fit for you.