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How to Choose the Right CBD Oil

It seems like no matter where you turn, there are more CBD products available than ever before. Now that medical and recreational marijuana is being legalized in some states, the distribution of CBD products is growing wider too. Though the legality of CBD is still in a gray area in some places, most places allow it as long as it contains less than .3 % THC, the compound in marijuana that creates the euphoric “high” effect). If you’re interested in trying CBD products, you have a wide variety of choices. CBD oil has been shown to help a myriad of pain symptoms as well as mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. No matter what you are wanting to use CBD for, there is a product for you out there. Continue reading for a thorough guide on your CBD options and how to choose which one is right for you.

Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate

First things first, you should know the difference between a full spectrum CBD product and a CBD isolate. Full spectrum means that the product contains a combination of CBD and other cannabinoids. CBD and THC are often combined along with other cannabinoids. Most cannabinoids are like CBD, causing no “high” feeling and little to no side effects. According to the British Journal of Pharmacology, cannabinoids may work better when combined. Many people think that full spectrum products are top notch because of this, but some people would rather know that what they are taking is pure CBD only, also known as isolates. Isolates of cannabidiol come in several different forms, including a powder or wax that can be added to food or drink, or as an oil taken under the tongue. CBD isolates usually have no taste and can be taken any way you like.

Taking the Right Dosage

It’s true that CBD is non-addictive and completely safe, but you don’t want to take too much because researchers don’t know all the potential side effects, especially long-term. Because CBD has yet to be regulated, there is no way to know exactly what dosage is right for your body and condition without a little experimenting. It’s best to start out very small, with low dosage. Then if you experience no negative side effects, but also don’t feel your condition improving, you can gradually increase your dosage. Some possible negative side effects of CBD are dizziness, headaches, and diarrhea, but most people don’t feel them or tolerate them well. Once you’ve found the dosage that works for you, don’t increase it anymore. Take what works well for you consistently. It’s easiest to start out with a CBD oil isolate, figure out what dosage is most effective, and then based on what works for you, start trying other forms of CBD like capsules and gummies.

Selecting the Right Form of CBD

CBD Oils

CBD oils are most commonly used because they have no taste and begin being effective faster than other forms of CBD. By placing the oils under the tongue through a dropper, you allow the CBD to enter your bloodstream and reach all parts of your body. This helps your entire endocannabinoid system. You can add them to your food or drink or take them directly. Some people don’t like to take CBD in oil form because it’s difficult to take in person without other people noticing and they worry about the bottle leaking as they carry it around.

CBD Capsules

It’s much easier to take CBD in pill form because they’re inconspicuous and quick to take. You don’t have to worry about them leaking in your bag, but it’s harder to tailor the dosage and takes a bit longer to start working in your system.

Topical CBD

CBD can come in the form of creams, salves, balms, and bath bombs. CBD penetrates the skin to reach endocannabinoid receptors in your body. This is a great option for people who have physical or joint pain or want to help their skin while simultaneously addressing other issues.

How Much Does CBD Cost?

The price of your CBD product completely depends on what it’s made of, how many ingredients it contains, the manufacturing process, and the brand. If you plan on taking CBD for a long time, find something that fits within your long-term budget. Look for a quality product from a reputable company that is also affordable.

With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming trying to choose the perfect CBD product. The best first step is to talk to your doctor about your condition and what dosage and consumption method they would recommend. Make sure that CBD is legal in your state and then look for a reputable company that you can trust. CBD has had positive benefits for many, and chances are, it could help change your life too!

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