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CBD Oil Beginner Buyers Guide

Buyers guide to cbd oil at discovercbd.com

Many people are interested in trying CBD oil, but don't know where to start. This quick reference guide should help ease some of the confusion. While we can not give medical advice and suggest a particular item for a particular illness, we can point out what other people are purchasing, and this can help others decide what might work best for them and their situation.

Let's start out by saying that all of our products contain CBD/cannabidiol, and most of them will give similar results, so it matters less what type of item is purchased, and more how many milligrams of CBD are ingested in a day.

Different forms of CBD oil products include:

Let's go through each one of these and elaborate.

CBD Oil

CBD oil is an oil extracted from the cannabis plant. Regardless of whether the source is marijuana or hemp, neither will contain 100% CBD, and instead contain somewhere in the realm of 15%-75% CBD by volume. This can come in a variety of forms that are explained HEREbut the most popular oil is the gold oil by Active CBD oil. The rest of the oil is comprised of lipids or fats, terpenes, waxes, vitamins, and other cannabinoids. Most will use this at a rate of 1/10th of a gram a day to start with for a 25mg/day dose, but many more serious issues will call for 4-10 times the recommended starting dose. This is a great first choice, and is the go-to product for many of our customers.

Pros:

  • Great, easy-to-use product that is generally taken sublingually (under the tongue)
  • Fast absorption when taken sublingually
  • High CBD content with no additives, flavors, fillers or preservatives
  • Broad spectrum cannabinoid profile (typically includes, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG and more!)
  • Very concentrated, so a little goes a long way

Cons:

  • Tastes bad
  • Will not mix with water-based liquids

 

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are a convenient way to take CBD oil orally, and are a great alternative to the oil in the syringes if you're always on-the-go. Generally, CBD capsules will be slightly less effective per mg than the oil in the syringes, because they have to go through your digestive tract before they take effect. The availability and absorption by your body can be improved by adding MCT oil to the mix, like in the Active CBD oil capsules HERE. These capsules are a great deal per mg of CBD purchased.

Pros:

  • Convenient, easy to use, standardized dosages
  • Lasts up to 12 hours
  • Less conspicuous than a syringe with oil
  • Broad spectrum cannabinoid profile (typically includes, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG and more!)

Cons:

  • Can take up to 1 hr to kick in
  • changes in dosage must be in increments of 25mg

CBD Tinctures

CBD tinctures are a great way to take CBD oil, especially if you don't like the taste of the oil in the syringes. CBD tinctures will generally have preservatives and flavoring added to a base, which is typically vegetable glycerin, and are great for people sensitive to taste or for those that cannot take the oils or capsules for one reason or another. The percentage of CBD oil in a tincture is considerably less than the capsules or the syringes, so consumers typically use that much more product to make up for the lower percentage.

Pros:

  • Easy to use and fast acting when taken sublingually (under the tongue)
  • Doesn't taste as bitter as the oil by itself, so for many it's easier to take
  • Broad spectrum cannabinoid profile (typically includes, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG and more!)

Cons:

  • Generally lower mg than the capsules or syringes, so you might have to take more
  • Includes ingredients other than just CBD oil

CBD Vape

CBD e-liquid for vaping is becoming very popular, and many new people to CBD oil choose to go this route. Still not anywhere near as popular as the oil, capsules, and tinctures, CBD e-liquid is trending up these days due to the large variety of flavors and personalization possible with vaporizer devices. Most will choose to vape CBD as a means to maintain their levels of CBD throughout the day, but only rarely is this used as a main source of CBD. This method is not recommended for people that are not familiar with vaping or inhaling smoke/vapors.

Pros:

  • Super easy to use on the go
  • Great for maintaining CBD levels in your body throughout the day
  • Lots of different flavors and options in vaporizing devices

Cons:

  • Generally low dose with the exception of high potency e-liquids
  • Typically not a broad spectrum cannabinoid profile, and only contains CBD

CBD Concentrates

CBD concentrates have become increasingly popular, especially among users in their 20s in medical marijuana states. This method of ingestion provides very high doses of CBD that are very fast acting, but don't last very long. Dabbing is a method of inhaling the vapors produced by very quickly super heating the concentrate until it vaporizes. This requires not only the concentrates, but also a vaporizing device. This method is not recommended for people that are not familiar with vaping or inhaling smoke/vapors.

Pros:

  • Very high mg of CBD
  • Fast acting

Cons:

  • Effects don't last as long as most other methods
  • Requires a special vaporizer or vaporizing device

CBD Topicals

Increasingly popular are topical CBD oil products. These include lotions, creams, balms, and salve, among others. We generally see people purchasing these products for their muscles and joints. Be careful what you pick in this category, as some products will contain mint or menthol, and if used on sensitive areas, they could cause some burning (in other words, don't go putting it in your eyes or anything).

Pros:

  • Most will be easy to use and take with you
  • Great for the skin
  • Can really reach deep, unlike many of the oils by themselves

Cons:

  • Limited therapeutic use and will not help with many things people use CBD for
  • More expensive per mg of CBD than most other products

 

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles will generally be used when someone either can't swallow a capsule, or can't deal with the taste. CBD edibles will generally contain the same oil as in many of the syringes; however, it will taste much better than the oil itself. In fact, all of our edible CBD treats taste amazing!

Pros:

  • Easy, convenient, and enjoyable way to use CBD oil
  • Most products will have a fat source that will help your body absorb the CBD oil more efficiently than just the oil by itself
  • Accepted by individuals who are picky eaters or prefer things that taste good

Cons:

  • Generally more expensive per mg than most other CBD products
  • Many CBD edibles contain nuts or other allergens

While there is a large selection of products, once broken down, they are really pretty easy to understand. If you're still confused, just remember that many of our customers are buying the Active CBD oil Gold, which is potent, easy to use, and does the job at a fair price. Other customers are buying the Active CBD oil capsules infused with MCT oil and the Active CBD oil tinctures. Generally, people purchasing the vape, concentrates, edibles, and topicals are looking for a specific product they have already used and are satisfied with.

Our top three most purchased and raved about products are

#1 Active CBD Oil Water Soluble Tincture-Vanilla 

#2 Active CBD Oil Capsules

#3 Active CBD Oil 99% CBD Isolate Powder

 

 

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