Paul James

Paul James is a seasoned cannabis and CBD writer and expert. He is a mental health blogger who advocates CBD as a natural alternative to prescription medications. You can read more about this and other natural alternatives on his blog: https://bedlamitepublications.com/."

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Best CBD Oil For Anxiety

CBD Oil for Anxiety | Best of 2020 Anxiety affects an estimated 40 million adults in the United States. As a result, a great deal of research has gone into finding remedies for anxiety. There are several pharmaceutical drugs that are currently used to treat anxiety, such as anti-depressants. However, as with any prescription drug, the medication used for anxiety comes with several potential side effects. Therefore, more and more people living with anxiety are choosing to turn to all-natural alternatives to help manage their symptoms.   One of the more popular natural options is cannabidiol (CBD). While more research is needed in order to fully understand how CBD affects anxiety, preliminary studies suggest that CBD has the potential to reduce anxiety symptoms. Furthermore, numerous CBD users have self-reported finding CBD to be very effective at alleviating apprehensions and daily stresses.   With just a quick online search, you will come across hundreds of CBD brands, and finding the best one to help with anxiety can be a confusing and daunting task. We are here to help you! In this article, you’ll find our favorite CBD oil brands, and those with products that we find are most effective at helping with anxiety.   Top Ranking CBD Oil for Anxiety 1.) NuLeaf Naturals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 6,000mg Potency Range: 30mg per serving Price Range: $38.50 - $1,953.40 Value ($/mg): $0.10 - $0.12 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   NuLeaf Naturals Pros: Sells oils in packs to help you save Offers a CBD Oil Discount Program Free 2-3 day shipping within the U.S.   NuLeaf Naturals Cons: Only 1 potency variety - bottles simply change in size rather than potency   All of NuLeaf Naturals CBD oils are made using two simple ingredients: full-spectrum hemp extract and organic virgin hemp seed oil. Through this simple combination, NuLeaf Naturals offers a variety of different total CBD amounts, ranging from 300 to 6,000mg.   Unfortunately, all the different total CBD amounts come at a standard potency of 30mg per serving. For users looking for CBD product at a high potency, this can easily be overcome by the fact that you can take multiple doses in order to achieve a stronger effect.   Considering the standard potency, you may wish to purchase the bottles with the higher total CBD amount - the bigger the bottle, the more money you save. Since many take CBD oil to better manage their anxiety on a daily basis, you may want to get your CBD in a size that’s going to last you a while. And this is where NuLeaf Naturals stands out on our list. Through their 6,000mg CBD oil tincture, you have 200 total doses. No other CBD brand on our list offers as many doses within a single product.   2.) Green Roads Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per mL Price Range: $44.99 - $149.99 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.15 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (broad-spectrum) Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 3   Green Roads Pros: Sells tinctures in both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum Can purchase a single dose of 25mg for $2.99 in all their flavors   Green Roads Cons: Flavor variety is only available for the broad-spectrum extract   For those new to CBD and are curious about its potential to help alleviate anxiety, Green Roads is the perfect brand to start with. They currently offer a single dose of 25mg for only $2.99 that comes in both their broad-spectrum and full-spectrum blends. This is ideal for newcomers as you don’t have to invest too much money to figure out whether or not CBD is right for you.   If you do find that CBD oil helps you with anxiety, Green Roads offers a variety of tinctures with potencies ranging from 10mg to 50mg. Additionally, these potencies are made better by pairing them with their unique flavors of Apple Kiwi Bliss and Mint Breeze.   According to user reviews on Green Roads’ website, this CBD oil is great for calming down the mind and relaxing the body. Many have noted that nighttime anxiety - one of the biggest causes of insomnia – also goes away, allowing for better sleep.   3.) Lazarus Naturals Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 300mg - 6,000mg Potency Range: 20mg - 50mg per serving Price Range: $12.00 - $120.00 Value ($/mg): $0.02 - $0.04 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate) Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 7 Potency Variations: 5   Lazarus Naturals Pros: Least expensive brand on our list (on a per milligram [mg] basis) Hosts a wide range of potencies Includes a full-spectrum blend and an isolate blend   Lazarus Naturals Cons: The higher the potency, the fewer flavor varieties there are   Anxiety affects individuals differently, especially when it comes to the severity of symptoms. This means that different individuals may require different dosages of CBD to feel the same level of therapeutic effects. For this reason, it is great to find a brand that offers its CBD oils in different potencies as this makes its products suitable for a wider range of users. Lazarus Naturals is one of those brands with products that vary in potency, and that is only one of the reasons we like this brand!   Lazarus Naturals offers several tinctures in two different blends - full-spectrum and CBD isolate. Since there are multiple cannabinoids that can help with anxiety, a full-spectrum blend may be more ideal for some. However, if you are sensitive to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Lazarus Naturals still has something for you with their CBD isolate blends.   These tinctures can be purchased in five different potencies, ranging from 20mg to 50mg per serving. These tinctures are available in seven unique flavors that engage your taste buds with each drop. The available flavors include French Vanilla, Blood Orange, Chocolate Mint, Wintermint, and Strawberry Hibiscus.   The price point is another reason we love Lazarus Naturals; they offer the best deal on a per milligram (mg) basis. Finally, if you are still unsure if CBD oil can help you with your anxiety, you can try their THC-free sample pack for $78.00 as an introduction to their products.   4.) FOCL Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 1,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 33mg per mL Price Range: $39.00 - $65.00 Value ($/mg): $0.06 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here or See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 2   FOCL Pros: All CBD oil is processed in a GMP FDA-inspected, food-grade facility Has a subscription service to help you save on repeated purchases 60-day money-back guarantee   FOCL Cons: Lower potency compared to others on this list   If you’re new to CBD, you’ll want to check out FOCL’s Calming CBD drops. Each drop gives you a taste that we found reminiscent of a delicious orange Creamsicle. Each bottle of their quality CBD oil is made using a broad-spectrum hemp extract, which means there is absolutely no THC. However, you will still get the benefits of all of hemp’s other cannabinoids.   FOCL’s Calm Drops can be purchased in two different potencies - 300mg and 1,000mg. When it comes to anxiety, we suggest a stronger dosage. This will help keep you medicated and keep you relaxed throughout the day. However, if you are new to CBD, you may wish to start with the 300mg (10mg per serving) to understand how CBD affects you, and then transition to a higher potency when you feel ready.   FOCL’s Calm Drops come in three different flavors: Fresh Mint, Cherry on Top, and Orange Cream Swirl. Even though the Orange Cream Swirl is our personal favorite, we find that any of FOCL’s flavors provide a tasteful sensation that’ll keep you coming back for more.   5.) Joy Organics Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 225mg - 1,350mg Potency Range: 7.5mg - 45mg per serving Price Range: $29.95 - $99.95 Value ($/mg): $0.7 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 4   Joy Organics Pros: Tinctures offered in a sampler pack along with other CBD products Free shipping on all orders   Joy Organics Cons: Tinctures can only be purchased in a 30 mL bottle   When it comes to taking CBD oil for anxiety, using a broad-spectrum extract or an isolate is recommended over taking a full-spectrum extract. This is due to the lack of THC in broad-spectrum and isolate extracts.   Even though a full-spectrum extract offers a minute amount of THC (less than 0.3%), CBD users occasionally report psychoactive effects. CBD users hoping to better manage anxiety have also expressed that these psychoactive effects of THC can be counterproductive in managing their symptoms.   With that said, Joy Organics offers one of the best sets of broad-spectrum CBD oils currently on the market. They offer a variety of potencies - from 250mg (7.5mg per serving) to 1,350mg (45mg per serving) of CBD, combined with cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Furthermore, Joy Organics products come in four unique flavors: Tranquil Mint, Super Lemon, Orange Bliss, and Natural.   If you’re new to CBD, Joy Organics is a brand worth checking out. They have earned a reputation as leaders within the CBD market which is most notably due to their safe and high-quality products.   6.) CBD Essence Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 2,400mg Potency Range: 10mg - 35mg per mL Price Range: $44.00 - 309.00 Value ($/mg): $0.12 - $0.14 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 9 Potency Variations: 2   CBD Essence Pros: Offers a variety of flavors Very positive customer reviews   CBD Essence Cons: 2,400mg option only changes the size of bottle rather than potency per dose   CBD Essence and their line of CBD tinctures stand out as they offer their products in a dropper and in a spray format. While multiple brands offer THC spray products, it’s quite unique for one to offer their CBD oil formulas in the spray format.   This is one of the main reasons why CBD Essence made our list of best CBD oils for anxiety. While a spray will not change how the CBD affects you, it can be more discreet than the traditional dropper. The discretion of the CBD oil spray is ideal for those who wish to take their CBD without drawing any attention. If you are one of those users, CBD Essence’s CBD oil products are just right for you.   Each tincture can be purchased in four different strengths - 300mg, 600mg, 1,000mg, and 2,400mg. The tinctures are also available in the following flavors: Cinnamon, Grape, Lemon, Mango, Peppermint, Spearmint, Vanilla, Natural, and Unsweetened. While CBD Essence’s CBD oils are a bit pricier than some of the other brands on this list, we guarantee that the taste and feel of the product is well worth that extra money!   7.) Fab CBD Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 2,400mg Potency Range: 10mg - 80mg per serving Price Range: $39.00 - $129.00 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 4   Fab CBD Pros: All CBD oil is vegan, gluten-free, and made using industry-standard CO2 extraction Can be purchased in a variety of flavors and potencies Great customer service   Fab CBD Cons: Does not offer CBD oils in batches nor through a subscription service   If you believe that CBD can help you manage your anxiety, you are likely looking for a brand that can offer you a variety of different tinctures. Well, look no further than Fab CBD and their selection of CBD oils.   First, you have four different potency options to choose from, ranging between 300mg and 2,400mg (total CBD). We found these strengths to be the perfect milligram-count for both newcomers and long-time CBD users.   Second, you have their flavor options which we were pleasantly surprised to find available in all potencies offered. Fab CBD’s flavor variety includes Citrus, Mint, Berry, Vanilla, and Natural.   Being that Fab CBD offers one of the cheaper price options on our list (on a per milligram basis), we find their variety to be ideal for those with anxiety. The combination of affordable price, potency range, and delicious flavors will definitely keep you coming back for more.   8.) CBDPure Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 1,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 33mg per serving Price Range: $29.99 - $79.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 3   CBDPure Pros: Can purchase CBD oils in packs to help you save on a per bottle basis 90-day money-back guarantee   CBDPure Cons: Only comes in 1 flavor variety   CBDPure oils can be found on several lists that rank them as some of the best products to help manage anxiety. The reason is simple, this product line is as natural as you can get when it comes to buying full-spectrum CBD.   CBDPure’s tinctures can be purchased in 3 different potencies - from 10mg to 33mg per serving. This is an ideal range - especially for those with anxiety as these potencies are not overwhelming. Not to mention, these CBD oils are 100% organic and contain no flavoring.   The lack of flavoring can also be the only real downside to CBDPure’s products. Many users dislike CBD’s “earthy” flavor which is all you get when you buy CBD oil from CBDPure. However, you can easily add a serving of this CBD oil to your morning cup of coffee or tea to mask the taste.   9.) Kanibi Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 750mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 25mg - 50mg per serving Price Range: $69.00 - $129.00 Value ($/mg): $0.08 - $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 2   Kanibi Pros: All products are produced in an FDA inspected facility All CBD is tested twice for safety and potency Offers a subscription service to help you save on repeat purchases   Kanibi Cons: No low potencies available   One of the reasons we chose Kanibi as one of our favorite CBD oils for anxiety is the fact that they offer a very unique set of flavors. These include Skittles, Peppermint, Lemon Lime, Choco Mint, and Cinnamon.   According to user reviews on Kanibi’s website, many have found their CBD oils to be very relaxing. One review read:  “I have insane anxiety that includes constant eyelid twitching that blurs my vision. TWO days into my 1500mg oil and my anxiety is significantly lower and best of all... My eyelid twitching 95% gone.”   Kanibi’s CBD oils can be purchased in either a 750mg or 1,500mg format. We find these strengths to be perfect for those battling anxiety as they contain enough CBD to feel noticeable therapeutic effects. However, new CBD users may find these potencies too overwhelming - especially if they are sensitive to THC.   Finally, Kanibi’s CBD oils can be purchased in combo packs. This is great for those who feel like this product addresses their needs and would like to save on their total purchase or try any of Kanibi’s other CBD products.   10.) CBDistillery Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 250mg - 5,000mg Potency Range: 8.33mg - 166.66mg per serving Price Range: $5.99 - $79.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.11 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate) Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 7   CBDistillery Pros: Offers a CBD + CBG oil tincture Offers a variety of potencies in both full-spectrum hemp extract and CBD isolate 60-day money-back guarantee   CBDistillery Cons: No flavor variations   CBDistillery’s standard full-spectrum tincture is called Relief + Relax, and we find it appropriately named! Each bottle is filled with natural terpenes that act as plant proteins, minerals, and vitamins for our bodies.   One aspect of CBDistillery that we like is the fact that they offer a variety of flavors in both full-spectrum and CBD isolate blends. While most would recommend you try a full-spectrum CBD oil due to its entourage effects, a CBD isolate is ideal if you’re looking to entirely avoid THC.   CBDistillery is certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority and is considered one of the highest-quality CBD brands out there.   What is CBD Oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of a group of over 100 chemical compounds found within the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids. Research has shown that cannabinoids are responsible for the effect of cannabis on the body. Other well-known cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). While research is still in its early stages, studies are discovering that each of cannabis’s many cannabinoids can carry different effects, and can potentially have multiple medical benefits.   While CBD is found in any type of cannabis plant, most CBD products are made using the hemp plant. Hemp differs from marijuana as it has a higher concentration of CBD than that of THC.   CBD oil is made using a carrier oil (such as MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil) and hemp extract. The types of hemp extract include:   Full-Spectrum - Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids and terpenes. Broad-Spectrum - Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids and terpenes except for THC, the cannabinoid responsible for psychoactivity. CBD Isolate – Contains solely CBD and no other cannabinoid.   CBD oil is without a doubt the most popular consumption method for cannabidiol, and almost every CBD brand on the market produces its own tincture blend. This comes as no surprise since CBD oils are not only effective but are also an easy way to get cannabidiol into the body.   How Can CBD Oil Help with Anxiety? While research is limited, several studies suggest that CBD may be able to alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Furthermore, many have self-reported using CBD to ease both anxiety and stress. To better understand how CBD works within our body, it’s important to understand our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how CBD affects it.   Our ECS is made up of three main parts; cannabinoid receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. Through these components, the ECS regulates several aspects of our day-to-day lives, including our appetite, mood, memory, sleep, immune function, and metabolism, and it does this to keep our body in optimal physiological conditions.   While researchers haven’t fully understood CBD’s impact on the ECS, it’s believed that CBD triggers different reactions within the ECS to support its function. This theory has been the catalyst behind various research, as well as the reason why many users choose to medicate using CBD.   Research has been published on the effectiveness of CBD at managing anxiety, and researchers have reported some interesting and encouraging findings:   The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has observed CBD’s ability to decrease stress in rats. This study found that symptoms of elevated anxiety (i.e. increased heart rate and various behaviors) were also reduced.   In a 2011 study, researches brought together a group of individuals struggling with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Each participant was given an oral dose of 400mg of CBD or a placebo. The individuals that received the CBD showed a significant reduction in experienced anxiety levels.   Some studies have found that CBD can also ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most notably, CBD consumption was found to correspond to a decrease in nightmares and less frequent replaying of negative memories.   While more research is needed, most have concluded that CBD holds the potential to be a therapeutic agent for anxiety alongside traditional forms of treatment, such as medication and therapy.   How to Use CBD Oil for Anxiety Using CBD oil is simple. Each bottle typically comes with a dropper that, when full, contains one dose of CBD. In order to get the best effects, the suggested intake method is by placing the contents of a full dropper under your tongue and letting the CBD sit there for 15 to 45 seconds before swallowing.   Some daily users who take CBD for anxiety find it best to take their CBD oil in the morning. Many have even found it to go great with their morning cup of coffee. If you are new to CBD, be aware that taking too much CBD can cause an onset of fatigue. With that in mind, it may be prudent for you to start with an amount smaller than the suggested serving size at first, and then work your way up to a higher dose.   Some may consider taking CBD whenever they experience an anxiety attack, and CBD oil could be of help in that situation. However, it is important to remember that the effects of CBD oil aren’t immediate. The way CBD metabolizes through oral consumption causes it to take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes before its effects can be felt.   For that reason, many people prefer using CBD vape pens for their anxiety due to the fact that CBD enters the bloodstream much quicker when inhaled and, therefore, causes an almost immediate effect.   However, we know that vaping CBD isn’t for everybody. CBD oil is a great option to consume CBD, as long as you are comfortable with the amount of time it takes for effects to kick in. Ultimately, if you plan on taking CBD oil for anxiety, we would suggest taking it at the start of your day.   CBD Oil Dose for Anxiety There are a few factors to consider when deciding how much CBD oil you should take for anxiety. First, you should get a sense of how serious your condition and symptoms are. Some people may experience mild anxiety and only need a small amount of CBD, others may experience more severe anxiety and, therefore, need more CBD.   You can find out how much CBD is in the tincture you purchased through the milligram (mg) number on the bottle’s label. An average bottle contains anywhere from 250mg to 750mg. Whereas higher doses are usually 1,000mg and up. The higher the milligram-count, the more CBD you will be getting with each dose.   Your CBD oil will also give you a “suggested use” on the label. If you’re new to CBD, we recommend that your first few doses are based on the manufacturer’s suggestion. This will give you an idea of how CBD makes you feel and how much you really need to successfully manage the anxiety symptoms that you are experiencing.   However, you may find that the suggested serving isn’t working for you, it might be too high or too low and insufficient. If that’s the case, that’s okay! CBD affects us all differently and experimentation is the only way for you to truly figure out what’s the right dosage for you.   Furthermore, your body weight plays a role in how much CBD you should take. Generally, the more you weigh, the more CBD you need to feel the same effects. For an average dose, it is recommended you take 3mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of bodyweight (or 1mg for every kilogram).   Below is a chart based on these figures, bodyweight and corresponding recommended dose. However, keep in mind that these are just guidelines and you may find that you need more or less CBD for your particular use case.   Body Weight Average CBD Dose 100 lbs 30mg 125 lbs 38mg 150 lbs 45mg 175 lbs 52mg 200 lbs 60mg 225 lbs 67mg 250 lbs 75mg   Finally, it’s also worth mentioning that your body can develop a tolerance for CBD. So, if you’ve been taking it frequently for a period of time, you may find the effects aren’t as prominent as they were when you first started taking CBD. In this case, we suggest you gradually increase your dose until you achieve the desired effects again.   CBD Oil for Kids with Anxiety If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, it is safe to give them CBD. However, it’s also important to keep in mind that they won’t need nearly as much CBD as an adult would. For various reasons, including that children typically weigh less than adults, the same CBD dose will have a stronger effect on them.   For this reason, we suggest you follow the guidelines above when determining the starting dose for your child ( 3mg for every 10 pounds of bodyweight).   Our Criteria for Best CBD Oil for Anxiety The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t currently regulate the CBD industry. With that said, it’s important to recognize that not all companies provide high-quality and safe products. In order to develop our list for the best CBD oil for anxiety, we kept the following in mind:   Certificate of Analysis - In order to reassure customers of the safety and purity of their products, many companies test their CBD products at third-party labs. These lab tests will reveal several aspects about the CBD, including its cannabinoid/terpene count and whether it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides.   Hemp Source - Since all CBD comes from the hemp plant, it’s important to pick brands where the plants used were grown organically.   Ingredients - CBD oils are usually only made with three ingredients: a carrier oil, hemp extract, and flavoring. We suggest you look at the ingredients before purchasing to make sure they meet your dietary needs.   Extract Type - CBD comes in three unique extract types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. In order to develop a versatile list, we made sure to incorporate a variety of CBD oils from all three extract types.   Potency - We also made sure to present you with a wide range of potencies to choose from. CBD potency is measured out in milligrams (mg) and should be labeled on your CBD oil. The higher the milligram-count, the more potent that product is.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Oil While most people do not experience any side effects from taking CBD, some have reported the following mild effects:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   If you are currently taking any prescription medication, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor before taking CBD oil. While uncommon, some medications have been known to negatively interact with CBD.   Furthermore, if you are pregnant or lactating, it’s highly recommended that you avoid CBD altogether. At the moment, there aren’t enough conclusive studies that confirm whether CBD is safe or unsafe for women and their children during pregnancy or breastfeeding.   Frequently Asked Questions What does CBD oil do for anxiety? While we can’t make any medical claims as of this time, many have self-reported that CBD helps ease the body, calm the mind, and reduce overall effects of anxiety.   How much CBD oil is needed for anxiety? The amount of CBD you take for anxiety depends on several factors, including your body weight, how severe your anxiety is, the potency of the CBD oil, and whether or not you’ve developed a tolerance to CBD. In order to get a clearer idea of how much CBD oil you should take for anxiety, see our recommendations above.   How long does it take for CBD oil to work for anxiety? The effects of CBD oil are usually felt within 10 to 30 minutes after consumption. For some people, it may take a little longer. Once effects become present, most people report a subsequent decrease in symptoms of anxiety felt.   How to take CBD oil for anxiety? Each bottle of CBD oil comes with a dropper that measures out a single dose. Simply place the contents of the dropper under your tongue and let the CBD oil sit there for 15 to 45 seconds, then swallow normally.   How often should I take CBD oil for anxiety? Most people take CBD oil for anxiety whenever they need to. For some, this may be every day whereas, for others, it’s only when anxiety levels become noticeably elevated.

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Best CBD Capsules for Sleep

Best CBD Capsules for Sleeping | October 2020 One in three adults in the United States report getting less than the recommended amount of sleep on average. Poor sleep has also been linked to several other serious conditions like depression, obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Along with an increase in these chronic conditions in the United States, the prevalence of opioids is also at an all-time high. In data compiled from 2005 to 2010, one in eight adults with trouble sleeping and one in six adults with a diagnosed sleep disorder reported using prescription sleep aids. These numbers created a need for a safe, effective alternative to common prescription sleeping aids, and that’s exactly where cannabidiol (CBD) comes in. Numerous people have self-reported that CBD oils can help with sleep, and research also indicates that it can provide us with healthier and more fulfilling nighttime rests. For current and new CBD users interested in taking CBD through capsules, we put together a list of our favorite and the 10 best CBD capsules for sleeping currently on the market;   Top Ranking CBD Capsules for Sleeping   1.) Palmetto Harmony Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 600mg Potency Range: 10mg per softgel Price Range: $49.99 - $89.99 Value ($/mg): $0.14 - $0.16 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Palmetto Harmony Pros: Each capsule contains omega-3 fatty acids and a full-spectrum terpene profile Capsules contain no artificial flavoring or additives Offers a similar CBD formula through their CBD suppositories   Palmetto Harmony Cons: More expensive than other competing products Low CBD dosage (only 10mg per soft gel)   Palmetto Harmony Full-Spectrum Soft gels taken daily should help with your ability to get a good night's sleep. These full-spectrum capsules come in a 60-count bottle and contain 10mg of CBD each. These capsules are also infused with antioxidants as well as omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids – fatty acids that are believed to help with the absorption of CBD.   According to our staff and research, Palmetto Harmony offers one of the best quality CBD products available online. The capsules are 3rd-party lab-tested, organic, and FDA-compliant. Therefore it’s no surprise that despite Palmetto Harmony’s higher pricing and lower concentration CBD capsules, they have historically received positive customer reviews.   At the end of the day, you are paying for a high-quality CBD product. While we understand that not everyone will have this extra cash to spend, if you do, Palmetto Harmony is definitely a good choice.   2.) Charlotte's Web Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 450mg - 750mg Potency Range: 15mg - 25mg per capsule Price Range: $39.99 - $74.99 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.16 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Charlotte’s Web Pros: All capsules are gluten-free, kosher, vegan friendly, and allergen-free All CBD is extracted from hemp using industry-standard CO2 extraction Offers a subscription service to help you save   Charlotte’s Web Cons: No specialty CBD sleep capsules   A well-known, pioneer brand within the industry, Charlotte’s Web’s CBD products have always had a good name and a good reputation. Their higher-strength capsules (25mg per capsule) are not just geared towards better sleep but also help with recovery from exercise, enhancing appetite, and providing support through the day-to-day stresses of life.   The brand prides itself on the quality of their products, even down to the packaging. They use select, limited ingredients to ensure the best hemp experience. Furthermore, Charlotte’s Web does not use CBD isolates, instead of opening you up to the full spectrum of the hemp plant without the worry of THC.   Formulated by seven brothers with a genuine mission close to their hearts, the Charlotte’s Web brand only continues to grow and help more CBD users across the country. What started with the hope to save one little girl has created a movement geared towards a better, safer, and more natural CBD products.   3.) Medterra Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 25mg - 50mg per capsule Price Range: $44.99 - $66.99 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.06 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 2   Medterra Pros: Capsules available in a “Good Morning” and a “Good Night” blend All capsules are 100% vegan Medterra is approved by the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program     Some of Medterra’s most popular products are their CBD capsules and for good reason. These vegan CBD capsules are made with high-quality CBD isolate, this means that all you are getting is CBD and no other cannabinoid. This type of CBD extract is ideal for those who do not want to risk failing a drug test due to CBD.   If you are looking for a capsule that promotes better sleep, you will likely find what you need in Medterra’s “Good Night” blend. Made using a mix of melatonin, passionflower, GABA, chamomile, and 25mg of CBD. This combination is perfect for promoting rest and many users have reported that these capsules have helped them overcome sleep issues.   4.) Joy Organics Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 750mg Potency Range: 10mg - 25mg per softgel Price Range: $39.95 - $89.95 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 2   Joy Organics Pros: Offers a CBD soft gel with melatonin and a CBD soft gel with curcumin Joy Organics’ products are certified by the Hemp Roundtable Free shipping on all orders   Joy Organics Cons: Fairly expensive compared to competitors (on a per milligram basis)   If you’re looking for a THC-free, highly absorbent soft gel, look no further than Joy Organics’ selection. All their soft gels are water-soluble making them twice as absorbent as their premium hemp extract tinctures. As a result, your body can absorb more CBD per dose – providing you even more of the hemp plant’s benefits.   Joy Organics offers two specialty soft gels - a CBD soft gel with Curcumin and a CBD soft gel with Melatonin. To get a better night’s sleep, you will want to try the melatonin option. Each of the specialty capsules contains 25mg of CBD for a total CBD amount of 750mg within the bottle. Alternatively, Joy Organics also offers standard formula CBD soft gels that are available at a lower price point, but only contain 10mg of CBD per capsule.   While Joy Organics’ specialty capsules are pricier in than their standard formula soft gels, we believe the extra ingredients are worth it (especially, as it pertains to specific ailments like sleep issues). If you find it hard to justify the additional cost to go from the standard formula to the specialty capsules, we recommend starting with the standard formula and working your way up to the higher dose.   5.) FOCL Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 600mg Potency Range: 20mg per two capsules Price Range: $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   FOCL Pros: Made using unique all-natural ingredients that promote restful sleep Offers a subscription plan to help you save Can be purchased in a bundle with FOCL Day   FOCL Cons: Low CBD dosage per each individual capsule   FOCL stand out from other companies on our list as they focus on more than just the cannabidiol content in their CBD capsules. Instead, FOCL makes their capsules with several other all-natural ingredients that each carry an additional benefit for the consumer.   In the case of FOCL Night, in addition to 10mg of broad-spectrum CBD, you will be getting ashwagandha, purple passionflower, griffonia simplicifolia (5-HTP), valerian root, and hops flower. The combination of these ingredients provides you with a very relaxing feeling that promotes deeper, more restful sleep.   Your purchase comes with 60 capsules, with each containing 10mg of CBD. FOCL recommends you take 2 capsules at a time to get the full effects of the CBD and the other ingredients. You can purchase FOCL CBD capsules for a one-time price of $59, or you can save 20% by subscribing to their monthly service.   6.) PlusCBD Oil Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 150mg - 900mg Potency Range: 15mg per softgel Price Range: $15.99 - $69.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.10 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   PlusCBD Oil Pros: Capsules can be used for an assortment of benefits - from managing stress to maintaining healthy sleep cycles Offers a subscription service to help you save Free shipping on orders of $20 or more   PlusCBD Oil Cons: Low CBD dosage (15mg per capsule)   While PlusCBD Oil doesn’t offer a special nighttime CBD capsule, we find their Gold Formula soft gels to be an ideal choice for new users. Each capsule contains 15mg of full-spectrum CBD which is a perfect introductory potency. If you find this dose is not enough to produce your desired effects, you can take two of these soft gels and receive 30mg of CBD instead.   PlusCBD Oil’s capsules are made using 4 simple ingredients: full-spectrum hemp extract, olive oil as a carrier, a small amount of silica for clumping, and a vegetarian capsule. This is also an ideal formula for those with sensitive palates or sensitive stomachs.   PlusCBD Oil’s capsules can be purchased in a 10-count, 30-count, or 60-count bottle. So, if you are new to CBD and just want to give it a try, we suggest purchasing their 10-count for just $15.99. As you become comfortable with the product, you may choose higher capsule counts for your next purchase.   7.) Endoca Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per capsule Price Range: $31.00 - $129.00 Value ($/mg): $0.08 - $0.10 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 2   Endoca Pros: Offers a CBD and a CBD + CBDa formula Offers a Reward Program, Support Program, and Referral Program   Endoca Cons: Does not offer a special nighttime capsule   Providing impeccable value for the price customers pay, Endoca makes one of the best CBD pills for sleep with their RAW Hemp Oil capsule line. Each capsule contains 10mg of CBD and CBDa. Made of 100% organic hemp, you are guaranteed a certain percentage of pure CBD per capsule.   Endoca strives to produce high-quality products. This is evident in the full spectrum cannabidiol extract used in making these capsules. The brand understands the importance of certain cannabinoids over others, so they have followed a standard extraction method that uses pharmaceutical control and precision to ensure they have exactly what they want.   Furthermore, these GMP quality-certified Endoca RAW capsules contain doses of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Vitamin E. Endoca additionally guarantees that there are no artificial colors or preservatives added to the capsules, so the finished product you get is as natural as possible.   Since Endoca’s capsules contain no melatonin, the capsules are good to be used for purposes other than promoting restful sleep. In fact, these capsules can aid in building a healthy appetite, falling and staying asleep, relaxation, and much more.     8.) Lazarus Naturals Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Isolate Total CBD Range: 100mg - 10,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per capsule Price Range: $6.00 - $200.00 Value ($/mg): $0.02 - $0.06 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate) Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 3   Lazarus Naturals Pros: Comes in a variety of blends - including a Relaxation Blend that is perfect for sleep Can be purchased in both sample and bundle packs Assistance programs available for people with low-income, long-term disability, and veterans   Lazarus Naturals Cons: Relaxation Blend only comes in CBD Isolate and, therefore, no entourage effect   When it comes to CBD capsules, Lazarus Naturals has one of the most versatile selections. Their main showcase is their variety of potencies - ranging from 10mg to 50mg. Each of these potencies can be purchased in different containers - from a 10-count bottle to a 200-count bottle. The more you purchase, the more you save on a per capsule basis.   In terms of sleep aid CBD capsules, there is no better option than Lazarus Naturals’ Relaxation Blend CBD Isolate capsules. They contain 25mg of CBD isolate combined with ashwagandha, chamomile, and L-Tryptophan - all of which have been found to relax the body and promote better sleep.   If you are interested in both daytime and nighttime relief, you can purchase the Relaxation Blend alongside Lazarus Naturals’ Energy Blend CBD Isolate Capsules in the Day and Night Sample Pack. While this bundle only contains a 10-count of each capsule (along with their Lavender Full Spectrum Balm), it can be a great introduction for those who are new to CBD. You also always have the option to individually purchase the Relaxation Blend and the Energy Blend in higher-count bottles.   9.) cbdMD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 450mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 15mg - 50mg per softgel Price Range: $35.99 - $149.99 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 3   cbdMD Pros: Comes in a variety of sizes and potencies Offers a subscription service to help you save   cbdMD Cons: Low CBD dosage in the PM Softgel Capsules   While cbdMD has a variety of capsules on offer, their CBD PM Softgel Capsules are a must-try for those looking for better sleep. Sold in a 30-count bottle and a 60-count bottle, each capsule provides you with 16.7mg of broad-spectrum CBD along with 3mg of melatonin. This gives you 500mg total of CBD for just $44.99, or 1000mg for $75.99.   You can expect to feel noticeable benefits after taking 16.7mg of CBD. At the same time, it may be considered a low dose for experienced users. If you find this to be the case, you may elect to take more than one capsule at a time or explore some of cbdMD’s other products that are higher in potency - going all the way up to 50mg per CBD oil soft gel capsule.   10.) Infinite CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 300mg - 10,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 100mg per softgel Price Range: $21.00 - $453.00 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 3   Infinite CBD Pros: Some of the most potent capsules on our list Capsules come in an AM and PM formula Can be purchased in multiple sizes; 30-count, 50-count, and 100-count   Infinite CBD Cons: Capsules are not vegan (contain gelatin) Made with CBD isolate and, therefore, has no cannabinoid entourage effect   Infinite CBD offers some of the strongest capsules on our list, with potencies ranging from 25mg to 100mg per capsule!   Containing CBD isolate, powdered coconut oil, and melatonin, Infinite CBD’s PM Capsules offer an interesting formula to our list. Each capsule contains either 25mg or 100mg of CBD, but only 3mg of melatonin. For users who are responsive to melatonin and are looking for a supplement to help them sleep better, this may be the ideal capsule.   In addition to the fact that these capsules are not vegan, the only downside we found to them is the fact that they are made with an isolate blend. While some will prefer this as it contains absolutely no THC, others will find the CBD less effective than a full-spectrum extract.   What Are CBD Capsules? Cannabidiol (CBD) capsules are formulated and used like any other pill, what differentiates them is that they contain a high concentration of hemp extract and, sometimes, other beneficial ingredients. In the case of CBD capsules for sleeping, they often contain melatonin or other all-natural alternatives that have been found to induce a better night’s rest.   CBD capsules are some of the most popular products within this industry. Newcomers love them as they provide a convenient and familiar way to consume CBD. Long-time CBD users are also fond of these pills as many companies set out to produce capsules with high concentrations of CBD.   CBD capsules are always made with a carrier oil - usually, MCT oil. This allows for easier digestion of the pills along with better absorption of CBD. Once cannabidiol is digested, it is processed through the liver and typically produces effects within about 30 to 45 minutes of consumption.   How Can CBD Capsules Help with Sleep? Scientists have not fully uncovered how CBD helps to induce sleep. What we do know is that CBD has an effect on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is theorized that CBD helps to balance out our ECS and, in turn, produce the various beneficial effects it is well-known for.   Currently, there are a few pieces of research out there looking into CBD and sleep. In a 2017 review, researchers found that CBD may directly affect receptors in the brain responsible for our regular sleep/wake cycles.   Other researchers have concluded that since CBD is capable of relaxing our bodies, it subsequently makes falling to sleep much easier. For example, many studies point out that CBD has the ability to alleviate anxiety. When we feel less anxiety, we feel more at ease and can get a better night’s rest.   While the logistics of CBD’s influence on sleep remains up for debate, there is no denying that many have self-reported the magic of this cannabinoid. Users of CBD capsules mentioned on our list have discussed how CBD has not only allowed them to get to sleep quicker but has also left them feeling more refreshed when they wake up the next morning.   What Kind of CBD is Good for Sleep? CBD products come in three different extra types - each containing a different mix of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. The three extract types are:   Full-Spectrum - Contains all of hemp’s natural cannabinoids.   Broad Spectrum - Contains all of hemp’s natural cannabinoids except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).   Isolate – Contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids.   When taking CBD for sleep, a full-spectrum extract is highly recommended. Through all of the cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, our bodies can experience what is known as an entourage effect. The theory behind this is that by consuming all of hemp’s phytonutrients, you are further enhancing their individual health benefits and experience more overall therapeutic effects.   Since hemp’s cannabinoids can naturally make us relax, the entourage effect is also present and helpful when it comes to getting a better night’s sleep.   At the same time, many CBD users prefer to avoid THC altogether. While it is rare, small amounts of THC can cause mild psychoactivity in sensitive people and may appear on a drug test. If you are one of those users, we recommend finding a broad-spectrum CBD capsule. This allows you to consume all of hemp’s beneficial cannabinoids without having to worry about THC.   CBD Capsule Dosage Recommendation for Sleep Since CBD is not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there currently is no established standard dosage. As a result, users have to experiment with CBD in order to find the right dosage that works for them.   However, we do know of some factors that play a role in CBD dosage. These include:   Ailment - Why you are taking CBD has a lot to do with how much you should take. In the case of using it for sleep, consider how much you struggle with getting to bed at night. For example, those who face insomnia will naturally need more CBD than those simply trying to rework their sleep schedule.   Body Weight - Simply put, the more you weigh, the more CBD you will need in order to feel the desired effects. A general rule of thumb is to take 3mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of bodyweight.   Strength - Every CBD capsule on our list has its strength measured out in milligrams (mg). You can typically find the mg-count of the bottle or individual pills on the label of these products. The higher this number, the less CBD servings you will need in order to feel the desired effects.   Tolerance - Our bodies build up a natural tolerance to CBD. This means that, over time, you may find yourself needing to take more CBD to feel the same effects that you did when you started.   Considering the factors above, and that CBD affects us all differently, it is difficult to definitively tell what amount will work for you. In all cases, we advise that new users start with the recommended dose by the manufacturer, and then gradually increase it till you achieve the desired effects.   We also suggest taking CBD capsules 1 hour before your bedtime as it tends to take this long before the effects start to kick in.   Our Criteria for Best CBD Capsules for Sleeping In order to develop a list of the best CBD capsules for sleeping, we followed a set of criteria that we applied to the products we looked at. Since CBD remains an unregulated industry, we highly suggest you follow similar criteria when decided what products to purchase;   Certificate of Analysis - One of the ways that CBD brands ensure the consistency of what is in their products is by running each batch through an unbiased third-party lab test. The reports this produces will reveal various aspects of the CBD, including its purity, its cannabinoid and terpene count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals and pesticides.   Extract Type - As mentioned, CBD comes in three different extract types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate. In order to create a diverse list, we chose capsules that covered each of these extracts.   Hemp Source - All federally legal CBD products must be grown from the hemp plant. What makes hemp different from marijuana is that it holds a higher concentration of CBD and a much lower level of THC, 0.3% less. The hemp plant also has a tendency of absorbing all that is in the soil around it. For this reason, we highly suggest you make sure a CBD company sources all hemp plants from organic producers only.   Ingredients - CBD capsules can be made with a variety of all-natural ingredients. In the case of sleep CBD capsules, this often includes melatonin. To be certain of what you are taking, we suggest reviewing the ingredients list for each product variation you purchase. This will also give you an idea of whether the product meets your dietary requirements.   Potency - As mentioned, all CBD capsules have a milligram (mg) count to identify their potency. The higher this number, the fewer servings you will need in order to feel the desired effects. When it comes to sleep, an average dose of 25mg is recommended. However, higher doses may be necessary for certain individuals.   Pricing - While the price of CBD products should not necessarily determine whether you purchase from one company over the other, it can give you some insight. Admittedly, reputable companies tend to charge more as they make sure to keep close eye on the manufacturing process from seed to shelf.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Capsules for Sleeping When it comes to CBD capsules, there are very few instances where people have reported feeling any side effects. And even when these reports come in, side effects tend to be extremely mild. With that said, CBD may produce the following in some individuals:   Appetite changes Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth   If you are currently on any prescription medication, we strongly suggest you consult your doctor before taking CBD. While it is rare, CBD has been reported to negatively interact with certain medications.   If you are currently pregnant or lactating, we suggest you do not take CBD at all. There hasn’t been any conclusive research as to the safety of CBD for members of this group, so it is safer to avoid taking CBD altogether.   Frequently Asked Questions How much CBD to take for sleep? The average dosage of CBD to take for sleep is around 25mg. However, some individuals may need more or less depending on a set of factors relating to their individual circumstances.   Is CBD good for sleep? While science has not been clear about how CBD affects sleep, many have self-reported getting a better night’s rest thanks to CBD. It is believed that since CBD has the ability to ease energy-inducing ailments, such as anxiety, it allows us to fall asleep easier.   When to take CBD capsules for sleep? Since CBD capsules take between 30 to 45 minutes to kick in, it is recommended you take them at least 1 hour before your bedtime.   Will CBD capsules get you high? No! All federally legal CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC which is not enough to cause psychoactivity. However, it should be noted that in places where recreational cannabis is legal, some CBD products may contain a higher concentration of THC.

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CBD Vape Pens | Best of 2020 When looking to start consuming cannabidiol CBD, you will find that there are several methods to do so. These methods include CBD oil, CBD coffee, CBD capsules, and others. One of the popular ways to consume CBD is vaping, and it is considered one of the most effective and quickest-acting methods to consume CBD. This is in comparison to, for example, edible forms that have to be metabolized first before delivering their effects.   What makes vaping CBD quick-acting is that when we inhale CBD, it enters the bloodstream directly from our lungs. This is in contrast to some other popular products, like CBD oils and edibles, which must be processed through your liver which, in turn, requires additional time. Therefore, not only does it take longer for you to feel the effects of cannabinoids and terpenes, but some also found that feel fewer effects.   As a result, CBD vaping products became popular and is worth looking into by CBD users. But where do you begin? The following are our top picks for CBD vape pens in 2020.   Top-Ranking CBD Vape Pens 1.) CBDfx Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 50mg - 1,800mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $14.99 - $179.88 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.29 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 1   CBDfx Pros: CBD vape pens can be purchased in bundle packs, offering you flavor variety and helping you save money Offers terpene pens as well 30-day money-back guarantee   CBDfx Cons: All vape pens only come in 1 potency   CBDfx has one of the most versatile selections of high-quality CBD vape pens on our list. For starters, they offer 50mg of CBD per vape pen in the following flavors: Blue Raspberry, Honeydew Ice, Strawberry Lemonade, Fresh Mint, Tropical Breeze, and Melon Cooler. Compared to the other brands we’ve reviewed, these are some of the most unique flavors on our list!   Furthermore, what really makes CBDfx stand out relative to the competition is the fact that they also offer terpene vape pens. These are made using the same 50mg broad-spectrum blend of CBD, enhanced with a some of the terpenes found within the hemp plant.   Terpenes are particularly interesting because each one can deliver different effects to the body. Some are great for getting a better night’s rest while others are better for easing anxiety. We suggest you do a bit of research to better understand terpenes and how they may be able to benefit you.   2.) Vape Bright Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg - 1,250mg Potency Range: 10mg for every 8 inhalations Price Range: $65.00 - $275.00 Value ($/mg): $0.22 - $0.26 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Vape Bright Pros: Brand specializes in CBD vaping products Package includes everything you need to get started (i.e. vape battery and charger)   Vape Bright Cons: No variety in flavor or potency   Vape Bright is one of the brands featured here that solely develops CBD vaping products. As a result, they have been able to master cannabidiol vaporization and provide what we believe is one of the safest products on our list.   Currently, Vape Bright sells one type of CBD vape cartridge. Despite their product not being available in various flavors, it is loaded with a total of 250mg of CBD. These pens also contain one of the highest concentrations of CBD on our list - making it a desirable choice for those who may have developed a tolerance to the cannabinoid.   It is also worth mentioning that Vape Bright’s CBD vape cartridges are made without the addition of Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG). For users who prefer to take their CBD with all-natural ingredients, this can be a significant selling factor.   If Vape Bright CBD’s vape cartridges sound like they would be a good fit for you, they can be purchased as a couple of different bundle packs that include a vaporizer battery and a cartridge. The CBD vape cartridges can also be purchased in bundle packs, allowing you to purchase up to 5 at a time.   3.) Try the CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 200mg - 300mg Potency Range: About 2.6mg - 4mg per puff Price Range: $27.99 - $34.99 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Available on individual product pages Flavor Variations: 7 Potency Variations: 2   Try the CBD Pros: One of the most affordable CBD vape pens on our list (based on a per milligram [mg] basis) Offers their CBD vape pens in 7 different hemp strain extracts   Try the CBD Cons: No international shipping   Try the CBD offers one of the only best CBD vape pens on our list that comes in two different potencies - either 200mg or 300mg per vape pen. Each of these potencies can be purchased in a variety of hemp strain extracts. These include Gorilla Glue #4, Green Crack, Indica, Natural Flavor, OG Kush, Pineapple Express, and Strawnana.   The benefit of having various hemp strain options is the fact that each strain will typically produce different effects. This, in part, is thanks to the various terpenes found within individual strains.   Green Crack, for example, would be a recommended strain for those who want to use CBD to wake up and focus. In contrast, the Indica blend would be a better fit for those looking at CBD for help getting a better night’s sleep. We suggest you do some research into these strains to further learn how each can help you.   Furthermore, Try the CBD also offers these varieties in CBD vape cartridges. These can be purchased at an even higher potency and cost either $34.99 (300mg) or $49.99 (500mg). Additionally, there are more strain varieties, such as Girl Scout Cookies, Gelato, Granddaddy Purple, and Super Lemon Haze. These cartridges are compatible with pens that take 1 mL 510 thread CCel cartridges.   4.) Social CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 125mg - 250mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $24.99 - $39.99 Value ($/mg): $0.15 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 2   Social CBD Pros: Developed using three unique blends to help with different ailments Offers a subscription service to help you save   Social CBD Cons: Not all flavors are offered in all potencies   Social CBD products are more than just another disposable CBD vape pen. Each of their vape pens uses a distinctive set of all-natural ingredients to help you organically relieve or manage various ailments.   For example, their Peppermint and Spearmint blends are designed to promote mental clarity and help you focus. Whereas their Lavender and Cinnamon blends can relax the body and put your mind at ease. Finally, their Grapefruit and Lemon blends are meant to work gently in order to uplift your body and mind.   Unfortunately, not all flavor variations can be purchased in Social CBD’s two potencies - 125mg and 250mg. Some of their blends, like Revive Lemon, Relax Cinnamon, and Focus Spearmint, are only available in the 250mg option.   5.) Canna Trading Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $29.97 Value ($/mg): $0.14 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 14 Potency Variations: 1   Canna Trading Pros: Most flavor variety on our list Available option to purchase a vaporizer battery, charger, and CBD cartridges in all their unique flavors   Canna Trading Cons: All disposable CBD vape pens only come in 1 potency   If you’re looking for a tasty variety of CBD vape pens, Cann Trading’s product line is definitely one that you want to check out. Each vape pen is packed to the brim with 200mg of full-spectrum CBD. This means you will be receiving a wide range of beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids with every puff you take.   Canna Trading offers the largest flavor variety on our list. Each vape pen can be purchased in Peppermint (suggested to treat inflammation), Blueberry Kush, Gelato, Gorilla Glue, Girlscout Cookie’s Thin Mints, OG Kush, Original flavor (suggested for inducing calmness), Pineapple, Skittles, Sour Diesel, Sour Kush, Strawnana, Sunset Sherbert, Super Lemon Haze, and Tangie.   Canna Trading offers a selection that will keep you wanting to come back for something new. Also notably, the higher potency offered is ideal for more experienced CBD users looking for stronger or more noticeable effects.   6.) PureKana Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg Potency Range: 1.85mg per serving Price Range: $50.00 Value ($/mg): $0.25 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: Available on individual product pages Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   PureKana Pros: Comes in four different flavors to provide four different effects Uses industry-standard CO2 extraction Free shipping on all orders   PureKana Cons: Only comes in one potency option   While PureKana’s selection of CBD vape pens includes several flavors, what makes them stand out is the fact that these flavors each have a different intended use, and can produce different effects. PureKana is able to do this by incorporating different all-natural ingredients into their pens, each of which has the potential to help with various ailments.   For example, if you’re looking to use a vape pen that helps keep you energized, you’ll want to look into PureKana’s Watermelon Mint CBD Vape Pen (Recharge). On the other hand, if you’re more interested in something that can help you get a restful night’s sleep, you may want to try their Mint CBD Vape Pen (Comfort) instead.   The other two flavor/ingredient variations PureKana offers are Blue Raz (Calm) and Blood Orange (Composed). With these variations, you have the option to seek exactly what you’re looking for in CBD, and purchase a product designed to serve that purpose – a unique feature that not every company offering CBD vape pens offers.   7.) Wildflower Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 150mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.39 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Wildflower Pros: Comes in three varieties to help with different ailments Offers their varieties in disposable pens, rechargeable batteries, and cartridges Offers a subscription service to make your purchase more economical   Wildflower Cons: Low CBD dosage No Certificate of Analysis available   Instead of flavor variety, Wildflower has taken a different approach to differentiate its products within the CBD vaporizer market. Each of their three unique disposable CBD vape pens is specifically designed and blended to help with different ailments. These ailments are indicated in the vaporizer’s titles and are; Aches, Immunity, Dreams.   These CBD vape pens are made using all-natural, 100% vegan ingredients. They are discreet and designed to be leak-proof. The only downside we found is that they only come in a single dose of 150mg of CBD - one of the lowest on our list.   However, if you find yourself enjoying these vape pens, Wildflower offers you the option to purchase their varieties (except for Dreams) in either a rechargeable vaporizer or a CBD cartridge.   8.) Just CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $15.99 - $22.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.11 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (broad-spectrum) Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 11 Potency Variations: 1   Just CBD Pros: Offers a variety in terms of flavor Offers CBD vape cartridges in two extract types   Just CBD Cons: No disposable CBD vape pens (only vape batteries and cartridges)   Just CBD is one of the few CBD brands that offer vape pens in two different extracts: full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. If you don’t mind a bit of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in your vape pen, we suggest going with the full-spectrum blend as there are more flavor options. However, if you prefer avoiding THC entirely, you can always choose from one of the three broad-spectrum blends in Just CBD’s Signature CBD Cartridges.   Each blend comes in a set of different flavors. Of the full spectrum extracts, you can choose Lemon, Watermelon, Grape Glacier, Vanilla Custard Cream, Strawberry, and Blueberry. And for broad-spectrum extracts, you have the options of Pineapple Express, Sour Diesel, and Northern Lights.   With the choice of flavors available, keep in mind that each Signature CBD Cartridge is made using a specific type of hemp strain. This means that each hemp strain comes with a set of terpenes - each of which may carry different effects and may be able to help with different ailments.   What Are CBD Vape Pens? CBD vape pens typically come in one of two varieties:   Disposable CBD Vape Pens - vapes containing a battery, atomizer, and a pre-loaded cartridge containing CBD e-juice. They work in a fashion very similar to e-cigarettes. Each disposable CBD vape pen usually comes preloaded with a few hundred puffs. Once the juice is depleted, the pen can be thrown out.   Refillable CBD Vape Pens - a type of vape pen device that can be continuously re-filled with CBD e-juice, even after the first cartridge runs out. These usually require two purchases; 1.) a rechargeable battery (usually 510 thread) and 2.) either pre-filled cartridges or tanks that can be refilled.   There is no real difference between how these two CBD vape pens work. Both pens offer you the ability to take direct lung (DL) or mouth to lung (MTL) draws. With that said, both methods deliver their effects to your body in the same way.   The main difference between refillable and disposable pens, however, is that a refillable CBD vape pen will typically have a longer lifespan and will save you money in the long run. After purchasing a battery, CBD cartridges are considered relatively affordable. On the other hand, the key benefit to a disposable vape pen is that there is no significant starting cost or commitment - if you find you do not like CBD vaping, you will not have invested any money into a long-term product.   What Do CBD Vape Pens Do? CBD vape pens will deliver similar effects to CBD oils, edibles, and other CBD products. The key difference is that you’re consuming your CBD through inhalation. This consumption method allows for CBD to enter through the lungs and into your bloodstream much quicker than other consumption methods out there.   Since vaping CBD delivers almost immediate effects, many have turned to vape products for ailments that require immediate relief. Anxiety is a great example since, in many cases, a rise in anxiety levels can be surprising and hard to predict. So, when they do start rising, it’s likely you’ll want something that can quickly and efficiently calm you down, and your CBD vape pen can help you achieve that.   Are There Health Benefits to CBD Vape Pens? At this moment, more research is required before the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) can approve CBD products for health benefits and medicinal use. However, there have been several users who self-reported experiencing the numerous therapeutic effects cannabidiol (CBD) has along with some preliminary studies supporting those reports.   Some of the therapeutic effects that users have reported include:   Anxiety - Using advanced brain imaging, research has shown that CBD can have an anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effect. Due to the way CBD can regulate mood, it’s also being looked at as therapeutic treatment for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   Epilepsy and Seizures - Presently, the only cannabis medication approved by the FDA is Epidiolex which uses CBD manage epilepsy and seizures. While research showing CBD’s ability to reduce or even block convulsions dates as far back as the 1970s, a young girl with Dravet syndrome named Charlotte Figi recently used CBD to drastically reduce her seizures. She reported a reduction in monthly seizures, from having 1,200 seizures a month to just 2 or 3.   Inflammation - CBD has been found to be a natural anti-inflammatory and many have self-reported that it helps ward off various types of pain.   Insomnia - One of the few side effects that comes with CBD is fatigue - especially, when taken in higher doses. For this reason, CBD has been researched as a sleep-inducer. Not only have studies found that it can help with insomnia, but many have self-reported getting a better night’s rest after taking CBD.   Side Effects From Chemotherapy - While research has shown that CBD can inhibit cancer cell growth, there’s been some notable studies showing it can help ease side effects of chemotherapy, including nausea and vomiting.   It’s important to also point out that these health benefits may appear from any CBD consumption method and haven’t been exclusively linked to vaping or any other method. The main reason you would choose vaping over a tincture or a CBD gummy is if you are looking for an immediate effect.   CBD Vape Pens Dosage Recommendation It is difficult to accurately track a CBD vape pen dosage as you never really know how many milligrams (mg) you’re getting with each puff. While some companies have taken the time to do the math, most will simply tell you how much CBD is included in the pen or cartridge.   If you’re new to vaping CBD and aren’t sure how much to inhale, we suggest starting small and working your way up. In other words, take 2 to 3 puffs and seeing how they make you feel. If you aren’t feeling the desired effects, work your way up to 5 or 6 puffs, then 8 to 10, and so on.   Like other medications and supplements, CBD has different effects on different people. Some of the variables that may impact how CBD affects you include:   Ailment - If you’re taking CBD for a specific reason (i.e. anxiety or inflammation), consider how strong your ailment is in comparison to others. The stronger the ailment, the more CBD you may need.   Body Weight - Generally speaking, the more you weigh, the more CBD you’ll need in order to feel the effects.   Strength - Every CBD product has its potency measured out in milligrams (mg). The higher this number, the stronger a product is. The stronger a product is, the less inhaling you need to do in order to feel the effects.   Tolerance - Our bodies naturally develop a tolerance to CBD over time. Therefore, if you’ve been taking CBD for a while, you may need to consume more of it in order to achieve the same effects you experienced the first time.   If you are currently taking any prescription medication, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before taking CBD. While it is a rare occurrence, CBD has been found to negatively interact with certain medications.   Our Criteria for CBD Vape Pens In order to put together our list of the best CBD vape pens, we took a few things into consideration. Here are our criteria for what we believe makes a high-quality CBD vape pen:   Certificate of Analysis - Since the CBD industry isn’t regulated, it’s easy for companies to put out low-quality products. One way to ensure a product is both high-quality and safe is by checking for a certificate of analysis. These are third-party lab tests that evaluate several aspects of the CBD used, including its cannabinoid/terpene count and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides.   Extract Type - When CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, it can come in three different extract types. These include:   Full-Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids. Broad-Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids, except tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD Isolate: Only contains cannabidiol and no other cannabinoid.   Hemp Source - The majority of CBD on the market is sourced from the hemp plant. For this reason, it’s important to ensure brands grow organic and locally sourced hemp.   Ingredients – There has been recent controversy surrounding the ingredients found in vape products and their impact on consumers’ health. Subsequently, we find it important to make sure all of the ingredients within these vape pens are safe to consume. We made sure the companies listed here used only essential ingredients for vaping products and avoided Vitamin E acetate at all costs.   Potency - Every CBD product will advertise its potency through a milligram (mg) count. This will inform you of how strong or how mild a product is.   Potential Side Effects and Concerns with CBD Vape Pens When it comes to vaping products, there’s always been a concern surrounding the fact that you’re inhaling chemicals into your lungs. While studies have shown that vaping is typically safer than smoking, it’s too early to tell what the long-term consequences of vaping CBD could be.   Furthermore, the cannabis industry was recently under scrutiny when vaping products were allegedly sending people to hospitals, sometimes with fatal consequences. Fortunately for vape users, researchers have found the reason for the hospitalizations and adverse health effects was Vitamin E acetate – a naturally-occurring compound that is found in the body, and that can also be extracted from certain foods. While Vitamin E is safe when consumed through digestion, it can be extremely dangerous when vaporized and inhaled.   The main reason for this outbreak was less reputable cannabis companies putting out products into the market that didn’t adhere to safety guidelines. In order to ensure the safety for our readers, we only included reputable CBD companies on this list, as well as on other reviews we have put on. In the specific case of vape product reviewed, none of the products on this list contain Vitamin E acetate.   Beyond concerns specific to vaping, CBD in general can produce some undesirable side effects. While these are rare and typically only felt mildly, they remain a risk that users should be consider regardless of method of consumption:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   Finally, if you’re pregnant or lactating, the FDA recommends caution when taking CBD as there aren’t enough long-term studies to show the effects of CBD on the health of the mother or children. If you are in this category, it may be safer to avoid CBD entirely.   Frequently Asked Questions Where to Buy CBD Vape Pens? While we’ve provided 8 suggestions for the best CBD vape pens currently on the market, you can purchase similar products just about anywhere, whether online or at a local smoke shop. However, considering the concerns many have with CBD vape pens, we recommend you follow our criteria when looking for the right CBD vape pens.   Which Vape Pens Use CBD Oil? Refillable CBD vape pens can take CBD e-juice (sometimes referred to as CBD oil e-juice). However, do note that vape pens are not compatible with CBD oils (tinctures), and you should avoid refilling with vape pen with tinctures.   How Long Does CBD Oil Last in Vape Pens? While the life you get from CBD e-juice varies depending on the tank, cartridge, or type of disposable pen you have, most have been advertised and found to last for about 100 to 150 puffs.   Will CBD Vape Pens Get Me High? No! All federally legal CBD products must contain 0.3% THC or less. With this amount, it is extremely unlikely you’ll feel any psychoactive effects or get high.

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The Best CBD Gummies Available Right Now One of the aspects that helped the cannabidiol (CBD) industry grow so quickly in popularity is the wide variety of products available. A CBD user can choose from a wide range of methods to take their CBD. A product that is taking the market by storm has been CBD gummies, and they are becoming increasingly popular and well-liked by various CBD users. So, what is it about these little CBD edibles that make them so popular?   Like CBD oils and CBD capsules, CBD gummies provide users with a convenient way to take cannabidiol. However, they are considered by many to be an even more practical method than the others. Additionally, it is a great way to prolong the effects of CBD. When CBD is digested, it has to be metabolized by the body, meaning that it’s processed differently from other consumption methods, and metabolism is believed to produce longer-lasting effects.   Since becoming such a popular CBD consumption method, there are numerous CBD gummy products to choose from. Unfortunately, not all of them are high-quality and effective. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of our top 15 best CBD gummies.   Top Ranking CBD Gummies 1.) CBDfx Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg Potency Range: 5mg per gummy Price Range: $49.99 Value ($/mg): $0.16 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 7 Potency Variations: 1   CBDfx Pros: 7 different flavors designed to address various ailments CBD gummies can be purchased in CBD sets combined with other CBD products   CBDfx Cons: Very low potency (5mg of CBD per gummy)   CBDfx has quite the unique list of CBD gummies on offer. Each product is made with different ingredients intended to help with a variety of ailments. For example, you can purchase a CBD gummy that contains melatonin if you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep. Or you may choose to get a CBD gummy made with biotin which is intended to promote better hair and nail health.   Personally, we are big fans of CBDfx’s multivitamin CBD gummies, for men and women. Each gummy provides you with vitamins A, B6, and E (for men) or vitamins A, B12, and C (for women). This can be a great way to give your immune system a nice little boost every morning to promote overall health and well-being.   The only downside to CBDfx’s gummies is the fact that they contain such a low amount of CBD - only 5mg per gummy. While you could always take multiple gummies at once to get more CBD, you must be careful that you do not consume too much of the other ingredients included within these gummies.   Finally, if you are interested in taking CBDfx’s CBD gummies for their all-natural health benefits but would like more CBD, we suggest taking them combined with a CBD oil.   2.) Sunday Scaries Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg Potency Range: 10mg per gummy Price Range: $36.00 - $39.00 Value ($/mg): $0.18 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Sunday Scaries Pros: Available in a traditional and in a vegan variety Made with Vitamin D3 and B12   Sunday Scaries Cons: Each purchase only comes with 20 gummies Only comes in 1 flavor and potency variation   Sunday Scaries is a unique CBD brand as they seem to understand that not everyone takes CBD for an ailment. If you are a user taking CBD just to “chill out,” Sunday Scaries gets it, and the way they market their CBD gummies demonstrates that.   Sunday Scaries CBD gummies are both delicious and effective. These CBD gummies come in a variety pack of fruit flavors, giving you the tastes of orange, apple, cherry, pineapple, and lemon. If you want to avoid gelatin, you can choose to purchase these CBD gummies in the vegan option.   Each gummy contains 10mg of broad-spectrum CBD and does not contain any trace of THC. Sunday Scaries suggests each serving size to be 2 to 3 gummies, and each purchase will get you 20 gummies. As for recommended dosage, Sunday Scaries suggests you take 2 to 3 gummies per serving.   3.) Lord Jones Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 180mg Potency Range: 20mg per gumdrop Price Range: $50.00 Value ($/mg): $0.27 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 1   Lord Jones Pros: Some of the most unique flavor varieties on our list Uses all-natural flavoring   Lord Jones Cons: Most expensive on our list (on a per milligram [mg] basis)   Lord Jones’ CBD gumdrops have a royal feel to them. Everything from their packaging to their high-quality design. Unfortunately, the price of these gumdrops is also high-end. For $50.00, you get 9 gumdrops each containing 20mg of broad-spectrum CBD. In terms of a per milligram (mg) basis, this is the most expensive on our list.   Despite the higher price-point, the flavor variety you get to choose from is one of the most unique we’ve come across. Currently, Lord Jones offers their gumdrops in Old-Fashioned, Blueberry, Peach, Sigurberry, and Blood Orange flavors.   It should also be noted that some of these flavors are limited editions and tend to sell out quickly. Luckily, if you happen to miss one of these limited-edition batches, there are likely others following as Lord Jones tends to put out new special editions quite regularly.   While we understand that Lord Jones can be too expensive a brand for everyone to enjoy, if you happen to have the extra money, we suggest you give their CBD gumdrops a try. Despite the price, these are some of the highest-quality, most delicious CBD gummies currently out there.   4.) PlusCBD Oil Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 50mg - 150mg Potency Range: 5mg per gummy Price Range: $11.99 - $27.99 Value ($/mg): $0.18 - $0.23 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   PlusCBD Oil Pros: Can be purchased in a 10-count or 30-count Uses industry-standard CO2 extraction   PlusCBD Oil Cons: Low CBD dosage (only 5mg per gummy)   If you’re new to the CBD industry and looking for a gummy to get you started, we recommend PlusCBD Oil’s CBD gummies. These edibles only contain 5mg of CBD, a good starting amount for newcomers.   Additionally, their prices are low compared to their competitors - based on the total cost of a pack of gummies. A 10-count pack of these CBD gummies is available for just $11.99.   Each gummy is made using all-natural ingredients that do not include any artificial flavoring. PlusCBD Oil also satisfies your taste buds by offering their CBD gummies in two delicious flavors; Cherry Mango and Citrus Punch.   The only downside we found to these gummies is their potency. 5mg is a small amount of CBD, especially to experienced CBD users. While this may make these gummies unattractive to experienced users, it may make them attractive to newcomers who are just starting with CBD.   5.) Green Roads Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 25mg - 300mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per gummy Price Range: $4.75 - $43.99 Value ($/mg): $0.14 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 3   Green Roads Pros: Variety of potencies and flavors Gummies come in different shapes   Green Roads Cons: Most purchases have a low quantity of gummies (between 1 to 5 gummies)   Green Roads has one of the most distinctive assortments of CBD gummies. These can be purchased as their standard gummy bear or in their Sleepy Z’s (containing melatonin) and Froggy gummies.   The total amount of CBD ranges between 25mg to 300mg per purchase - each purchase comes with between 1 and 30 gummies that will contain between 10mg to 50mg of CBD per gummy. This range of products provides consumers with a lot of variety in terms of total CBD amount as well as potency.   However, we did find that most purchases only contain 1 to 5 gummies within each. We feel that this is an extremely low count, especially for those who plan to take CBD frequently.   6.) Joy Organics Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg Potency Range: 10mg per gummy Price Range: $39.95 Value ($/mg): $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Joy Organics Pros: All gummies are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and THC-free Come in 2 delicious flavors   Joy Organics Cons: No potency variety - can only be purchased in a 30-count   Joy Organics’ CBD gummies are one of the brand’s most popular products and for good reason. Not only are these gummies effective, but they are also available in the delicious flavors of Strawberry Lemonade or Green Apple.   Each purchase comes with a total of 30 gummies, with each gummy containing 10mg of CBD. While this may represent an average dosage for many, it may be too low for experienced CBD users. So if you fit this category, you may wish to take 2 to 3 gummies per serving in order to feel the desired effects.   All of Joy Organics’ products are made using a broad-spectrum formula. This means there is absolutely no THC in their CBD gummies and, therefore, you don’t have to worry about the gummies getting you high.   7.) Fab CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per gummy Price Range: $59.00 Value ($/mg): $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Fab CBD Pros: Gummies are gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan Uses all-natural ingredients - no artificial flavoring or preservatives   Fab CBD Cons: Only 1 flavor and potency variation According to Fab CBD reviews, shipping is pricey and takes longer than desired   If you’re looking for a tasty CBD gummy that contains absolutely no THC, look no further than Fab CBD chews. These gummies are made using 100% vegan ingredients and come with a plentiful 25mg of CBD isolate per gummy.   This serving size is ideal if you’re hoping to use CBD for an activity. According to more than 300 reviews on Fab CBD’s website, costumers have used these gummies to help manage daily stresses and to alleviate post-workout pain. These gummies can also be used to get a better night’s rest if taken an hour or so before you go to sleep.   All Fab CBD’s gummies come in a variety of fruit flavors that are extremely delicious. Some have claimed that they taste so good, you must be careful not to accidentally take too many!   8.) Charlotte's Web Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 600mg Potency Range: 10mg per gummy Price Range: $29.99 - $44.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Charlotte’s Web Pros: Gummies come in 3 different blends for different uses Can be purchased in different bundles to help you save   Charlotte's Web Cons: Cannot mix flavors with specialties (i.e. Calm CBD Gummies cannot be purchased in Blue Raspberry)   Charlotte’s Web offers three different CBD gummies, each of which is designed to serve a particular purpose. These gummies are made using a full-spectrum blend, contain 10mg each, and can be purchased in either a 30-count (for $29.99) or a 60-count (for $44.99).   We are personally big fans of their Calm CBD gummies. Using the all-natural ingredients of hemp extract, L-Theanine, and Lemon Balm, these are designed to help you stay focused and balanced through a stressful workday. Additionally, Charlotte’s Web offers two more blends; their Sleep and Recovery gummies.   Made with melatonin, the Sleep CBD gummies are perfect if you struggle with insomnia or seek to enhance your sleep in general. Their Recovery CBD gummies are made with ginger and turmeric to help with pain relief, and particularly with post-workout recovery.   These gummies can be purchased in either 3-packs or variety packs to help you save on your entire order. It is also worth mentioning that Charlotte’s Web recommends you take 2 gummies at a time (for a total of 20mg of CBD) in order to feel the full effects.   9.) Hemp Bombs Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 120mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 15mg - 30mg per gummy Price Range: $14.99 - $169.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.12 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 8   Hemp Bombs Pros: Most potency varieties on our list Can be purchased in a sample pack - allowing you to try different potencies   Hemp Bombs Cons: Only 2 available flavor options   Hemp Bombs offers one of the most potent selections of CBD gummies on our list. This makes their products attractive to experienced CBD users as they offer total CBD ranges reaching upwards of 3,000mg. Not only do you get a total of 100 gummies with these higher potency purchases, but each gummy contains 30mg of CBD.   On the other hand, if you are a newcomer and are just looking to give CBD gummies a try, they also offer a low potency variant (total 120mg) for just $14.99. Your purchase comes with 8 gummies that contain 15mg of CBD in each gummy. For those just getting started, this should be an adequate amount to start with.   The variety in potencies is greatly appreciated as different users require different amounts of CBD to achieve their goals. This helps Hemp Bombs stand out as most of the other CBD brands do not offer such a wide range of potencies.   In addition to potency, Hemp Bombs also offers its CBD gummies in two flavors: their original CBD formula and a sleep formula. The sleep formula is made with a dose of melatonin (5mg) to help you get to bed easier and have a more restful sleep.   10.) CBDistillery Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 30mg per gummy Price Range: $65.00 Value ($/mg): $0.08 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Accessed through QR Code on product Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   CBDistillery Pros: Offers a standard CBD gummy along with a nighttime CBD gummy Both types of gummies available in a bundle 60-day money-back guarantee   CBDistillery Cons: Certificate of analysis only available after purchase   CBDistillery offers two types of CBD gummies, each of which to be used based on what you hope to achieved with CBD. The first is their standard CBD gummies that come with 30mg of CBD isolate in each gummy. These are great if you are looking to use CBD to combat day-to-day stressors. However, keep in mind, 30mg may be too potent for some individuals and may cause some undesirable fatigue.   If you are looking at CBD for help with getting a good night’s sleep, you’re better served with the nighttime CBD gummies instead. With 1.5mg of melatonin in each gummy, these are formulated to ensure your sleep is deep and restful. A perfect supplement for those who struggle with insomnia or want to readjust their sleep schedule.   Both types come with a total of 25 gummies for the price of $65.00. In addition to that size, you can also purchase the standard and nighttime CBD gummies in a bundle for $110.00.   11.) Verma Farms Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg - 500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 21mg per gummy Price Range: $44.99 - $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.17 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Must email to receive Flavor Variations: 10 Potency Variations: 2   Verma Farms Pros: Offers one of the largest varieties of flavors on our list Good customer service Free shipping on all U.S. orders   Verma Farms Cons: No certificate of analysis available on website   If it is variety in flavor you seek, look no further than Verma Farms and their CBD gummies. These gummies come in a versatile assortment of flavors that is quite unique, even when compared to other products on our list.   Currently, Verma Farms CBD gummies are offered in the Hawaiian flavors of Peachy Pau Hana, Maui Melon, Blueberry Wave, Beary Beach, Hawaiian Rainbow, Wahoo Worm, Island Apple, Tropical Cherry, Rainbow Worms, and Sugar-free gummies.   These CBD gummies can be purchased in either 250mg or 500mg in total. Unfortunately, you cannot mix and match flavors with potencies. Each potency already has a set list of flavors attached to it. However, there is the option to purchase these gummies in a bundle which is a cost-effective way to try multiple flavors with a single purchase, and spend less doing so!   The only downside we found to Verma Farms is they don’t offer their Certificate of Analysis on their website. Instead, you must send a request through email in order to receive them.   12.) Pure Relief Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 900mg Potency Range: 30mg per gummy Price Range: $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.06 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Pure Relief Pros: Offers both a daytime and nighttime formula All gummies are vegan and made with non-GMO ingredients   Pure Relief Cons: Only available in one potency (30mg)   Pure Relief is another CBD brand that’s chosen to make their CBD gummies with two distinct formulas: daytime and nighttime. Both formulas come within vegan gummies containing 30mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract in each gummy. The nighttime formula also includes 2.5mg of melatonin.   According to customer reviews on Pure Relief’s website, these gummies have helped with pain management, including with inflammation and arthritis. If you plan on using these during a busy day at work, we caution you that 30mg of CBD can be a bit much for some individuals.   Unfortunately, Pure Relief does not offer their CBD gummies in any other potency. The only way we found around this high potency would be to take a single gummy in increments. The one challenging aspect of doing that would be not knowing exactly how much CBD you’re taking with each piece.   13.) Premium Jane Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per gummy Price Range: $55.00 Value ($/mg): $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Available on individual product pages Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Premium Jane Pros: Gummies are organic, vegan, made with non-GMO ingredients, and 100% THC free Free shipping on all products   Premium Jane Cons: Only 1 flavor and 1 potency   Premium Jane may only offer one option of CBD gummies, but this product may prove to be just what you need. Each of these high-quality CBD gummies is packed with 25mg of CBD isolate that is made using all-natural ingredients.   According to reviews on Premium Jane’s website, these gummies are perfect for helping you relax your mind and body after a long day at work. Many also report that even with the all-vegan formula, they still taste like just as good as other competing products.   14.) Cheef Botanicals Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 9,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 100mg per gummy Price Range: $23.95 - $374.85 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.07 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 4   Cheef Botanicals Pros: All gummies are vegan Offers a variety in potencies Can be purchased in bundles to help you save   Cheef Botanicals Cons: Only 1 flavor option   Cheef Botanicals vegan CBD gummies are made using all-natural flavors and a generous amount of full-spectrum hemp extract. In fact, Cheef Botanicals offers the highest potency on our list - with one of their gummies coming in at 100mg per gummy!   However, if that feels like it may be too high of a dosage for you, you may wish to opt for one of Cheef Botanical’s lower potencies instead. They also offer 10mg, 25mg, and 50mg of CBD per gummy. These can be purchased in either a single pack of 30 gummies or a 3 pack of 90 gummies total, with the 3-pack being a better deal for your money.   Each gummy is made with organic ingredients such as organic brown rice syrup and organic cane sugar. While Cheef Botanicals only offers one flavor option for purchase, the gummies are of assorted flavors within the product you purchase, and we assure you that these CBD gummies are a delicious treat.   15.) Just CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 250mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 8mg - 25mg per gummy Price Range: $12.99 - $99.99 Value ($/mg): $0.03 - $0.05 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 11 Potency Variations: 5   Just CBD Pros: Cheapest CBD gummy on our list (on a per milligram [mg] basis) Largest variety of flavors on our list   Just CBD Cons: Potency to gummy based on flavor isn’t clear   Just CBD stands out for having the most versatile selection in CBD gummy flavors that we have seen. You can currently purchase their delicious CBD edibles in the flavors of Clear Bear Multi-Colored Bears, Sour Bears, Apple Rings, Peach Rings, Happy Face, Worms, Sour Worms, Rainbow Ribbons, Gummy Cherry, Blueberry Raspberry Rings, and Watermelon Rings.   In addition to the many flavors to choose from, you also have a few options of total CBD, from 250mg to 3,000mg bottles. Potencies, however, can be a bit confusing as each flavor has its own milligram-count of CBD, so while the total CBD range is clear with each purchase, it’s unclear how much CBD you’re getting per gummy. Some flavor options offer 8mg while others come in at 25mg per gummy. This means that when the total CBD amount is increased, you may not necessarily get stronger gummies, but rather more gummies per gar.   With that said, we believe that the confusion around potencies can be forgiven as Just CBD not only offers the most variety in terms of flavors, but also the cheapest gummies on a per milligram (mg) of CBD basis.   What Are CBD Gummies? CBD gummies are an easy and discreet way to take cannabidiol. They come in a gelatin (or vegan-gelatin-like) form and are made with a mixture of all-natural ingredients and CBD extract from the cannabis plant. The gummies tend to be flavored so each bite usually provides you with a delicious taste alongside a dose of CBD.   Many newcomers have found CBD gummies to be their preferred method of consumption as it provides them with a familiar way to take CBD. Unlike oils and vapes, all you need to do is eat 1 to 3 gummies and you should start to feel the effects within an hour.   What Do CBD Gummies Do? When we consume CBD, it has an effect on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for regulating several aspects of our day-to-day life, these include our mood, immune function, pain tolerance, and even digestion. While researchers still do not fully understand how CBD works within the ECS, it is believed that CBD helps enhance some of the ECS functions – producing positive effects for the user.   For example, if you’re feeling higher levels of anxiety, CBD has been reported as able to help calm you down through triggering certain physiological reactions within the ECS.   This is how CBD is believed to help with a variety of ailments. The different reactions it triggers within the ECS help keep our bodies in homeostasis – the state of optimal, balanced physiological function.   CBD gummies deliver their effects in a way that’s different than other consumption methods. Since CBD gummies must be digested, they are processed through our livers before making their way into our bloodstream. This process takes more time than other consumption methods - so, effects may not kick in till 30 minutes to an hour after ingesting a gummy. However, this process is also believed to cause the effects to last for a longer period of time.   Potential Medical Benefits of CBD Gummies CBD has been reported to have a wide range of potential medical benefits. However, most research is still in preliminary stages, and there are currently no medical benefits confirmed by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The only confirmed medical use has been in the managing of rare forms of epilepsy through using the drug Epidiolex.   The list of potential benefits of CBD gummies includes:   Anti-inflammatory effects Depression Inhibition of cancer cell growth Better sleep Healthier immune function Healthy skin Reduced nausea and vomiting Reduced seizures and convulsions Lower anxiety levels Pain relief Enhanced appetite   CBD Gummies for Anxiety While CBD gummies may not be considered the best consumption method for anxiety, they can still be used to help manage anxiety levels. The reason they are not considered ideal is due to the delay (30-60 minutes) between consuming the gummies and when you first feel their effects. This delay can present some difficulty as anxiety attacks can appear out of the blue, and users may desire on-demand, instant relief.   Some users who have used CBD gummies for anxiety found that they can be effective when taken before an anticipated stressful situation. For example, if you find public speaking to be anxiety-inducing, you may elect to take 1-2 CBD gummies an hour before a speaking engagement. Just remember, if you are taking CBD on a day where you have pre-existing commitments, it’s important not to exceed your tolerance so that you’re still able to get tasks done.   CBD Gummies for Pain CBD in general has been shown to help ease muscular pain, and CBD gummies are no exception. However, they may not be the most effective choice for all types of pain relief as their effectiveness depends on what kind of pain you’re experiencing.   For example, if you struggle with muscle or joint pain after a workout, you may find more benefit from a CBD topical cream that’s directly applied to the problem area rather than a CBD gummy.   That isn’t to say CBD gummies can’t help. By taking a CBD gummy, you should notice your muscles relaxing and pain levels dropping. However, if you are looking for targeted, localized pain relief, CBD gummies may not be your best choice.   If you are experiencing mild pain, we suggest taking an average dosage (anywhere between 10mg and 25mg). If you’re experiencing more severe, chronic pain, we recommend you try taking a higher dosage (anywhere between 30mg and 100mg).   CBD Gummies for Kids CBD-infused gummies are the most effective consumption method for children. This can be attributed to the fact that they are easy to consume and come packaged with a delicious taste.   If you plan on giving CBD to your child, we suggest making sure the CBD is either broad-spectrum or CBD isolate. This reduces the risk of your child consuming any amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and, in turn, experiencing psychoactive effects.   We also suggest giving them a much lower dosage than you would normally give yourself. You should aim for a single gummy that contains anywhere from 5mg to 10mg. Finally, and as is the case with any new CBD user, we suggest consulting a physician before giving to medicate using CBD.   CBD Gummies Dosage Recommendation Since the CBD industry isn’t currently regulated, there are no standards when it comes to dosage recommendations. This has left newcomers needing to experiment for themselves before finding the right dosage for them.   As you can see from our list, CBD gummies can be found in a wide range of potency - anywhere from 5mg to 100mg per gummy. In order to figure out the right potency for you, we suggest starting with a small amount and working your way up.   This process will look different for everyone. Some may start with a single 25mg gummy whereas others may choose to take two 5mg gummies. Ultimately, the dosage you initially take will be decided by the CBD company you purchase from.   When dosing yourself with CBD, there are a few questions you’ll want to ask yourself in order to figure out if you’ve found the right amount yet:   Why am I taking CBD? Consider the ailment you’re taking CBD for and how severe it is. For example, those who experience chronic pain will tend to need more CBD than those who experience more mild pain.   How much do I weigh? Our body weight plays a fundamental role in how CBD affects us. Generally speaking, the more you weigh, the more CBD you’ll need in order to feel the same extent of effects.   How potent are my CBD gummies? The label of your CBD gummies package should inform you of how many milligrams (mg) are in each gummy. The higher this number is, the fewer gummies you’ll need to feel the effects.   Have I built a tolerance to CBD? If you have been taking CBD frequently, chances are you have built up a tolerance to it. If so, that’s normal and to be expected. You may just need to take more of it in order to feel the initial effects.   Our Criteria for CBD Gummies While developing our list for the best CBD gummies, we made sure to keep a few things in mind. The following is our criteria for purchasing the highest-quality CBD gummies:   Certificate of Analysis (CoA) - Since CBD remains unregulated, it’s vital that a CBD brand runs all their products through a third-party lab test. The results of this test will inform you of certain aspects of the CBD, including its cannabinoid/terpene count and whether it contains any contaminants, such as pesticides or heavy metals.   Extract Type - CBD comes in three different extract types. By understanding these, you’ll have a better idea of which CBD products are right for you.   Full-Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids. Broad-Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids, but tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is removed. CBD Isolate: Solely CBD and no other cannabinoid.   Hemp Source - Since CBD is sourced from the hemp plant, you’ll want to make sure it’s grown organically and ethically sourced.   Ingredients - CBD gummies tend to have several ingredients in order to keep them delicious. While you’ll want to make sure a CBD brand only uses all-natural ingredients, it’s also important to ensure that the ingredients meet your dietary necessities and restrictions, if any.   Potency - Always check the milligram (mg) number found on the label of your CBD gummies. This will inform you of how much CBD is in the product along with each individual gummy.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Gummies While CBD is well-known as being an all-natural alternative with little to no side effects, there are a few rare exceptions. Some people who have taken CBD experienced mild variations of the following side effects:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   It’s also important to note that if you’re currently on any medication, you should consult your doctor before taking CBD. While it is rare, some medications have been known to negatively interact with CBD.   Finally, if you’re pregnant or lactating, the FDA highly recommends caution when taking CBD products. The reason is that there haven’t been enough long-term studies confirming the effects CBD has on pregnancy or lactation. If you are in this category, we suggest you avoid CBD entirely.   Frequently Asked Questions How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat? This depends on what the right dosage is for you. Most companies suggest you only eat between 1 to 3 gummies per serving.   How Long Do CBD Gummies Last? The effects of CBD gummies tend to last around 8 hours. However, they may last longer or shorter for you depending on how much you take.   Where Can I Buy CBD Gummies? While you can buy CBD gummies at a variety of locations, we’ve developed this list to gather some of the safest places to purchase CBD gummies. If you plan to purchase a CBD gummy that’s not on our list, we suggest you evaluate it using our criteria for CBD gummies. This will inform you of what to keep an eye out to ensure the CBD product is both safe and high-quality.   Will CBD Gummies Get Me High? No! Under the 2018 Farm Bill, all federally legal CBD products must be made with less than 0.3% THC. An amount so small, it is extremely unlikely to cause psychoactivity (induce a high).

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What are CBDa and THCa? - Explained!

Know Your Cannabinoids: What is CBDA and THCA? As prohibition slowly comes to an end, our understanding of cannabinoids and how they affect the endocannabinoid system are becoming clearer. There are two cannabinoids that scientists have taken particular notice to - cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA). While both come from the cannabis plant, THCa typically comes from marijuana and CBDa comes from hemp. With so little out there about these cannabinoids, many people ask, "what is CBDa and THCa?   Both of these are precursors to cannabidiol (CBD) and delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in the cannabis Sativa plant (as well as other cannabis strains, such as the hemp plant) as acidic forms. Little is known of what these cannabinoids can do in and of themselves. Yet, more research is beginning to appear as to how CBDa and THCa may have therapeutic potential similar to the effects of cannabis found in other cannabinoids (such as cannabigerol acid [CBGa], cannabigerol [CBG] or cannabinol [CBN]).   CBDa and THCa help develop a variety of major cannabinoids. Throughout this article, we’re offering a definitive guide into CBDa and THCa.   What is CBDa? Cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) is the cannabinoid precursor to cannabidiol (CBD) found in the raw cannabis plant. Through a process known as decarboxylation, when cannabis is heated or dries up, the compound turns from CBDa to CBD. This precursor to CBD is non-psychoactive. The potential benefits of CBDa include:   Analgesic Anti-inflammatory Antibacterial Antioxidant Prevents cancer cells from spreading Reduces feelings of nausea and vomiting   CBDa works similarly to CBD in the sense that it doesn’t directly affect the CB1 receptor and CB2 receptor in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Rather, it inhibits COX-2 enzymes and produces 5-HT receptors which all play important roles in our ECS.   Since it isn’t as popular as CBD, it’s rare you’ll find a product on the market containing isolated CBDa. However, you can give it a try by juicing raw cannabis plant and consuming. It should be noted, through juicing, you’ll obtain a full spectrum of cannabinoids besides CBDa. Not to mention, CBD oil and other CBD products usually DO NOT contain CBDa (including full-spectrum blends).   What is THCa? Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa) is the cannabinoid precursor to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in raw cannabis plants. Similarly to CBDa and CBD, THCa changes into THC through decarboxylation. When a cannabis bud is dried, the THCa develops into THC. However, since most marijuana (including medical cannabis) is smoked, THC is further released through the heating process associated with lighting a joint or bong hit.   Also similarly to CBDa, the only real way to consume THCa is by juicing a raw cannabis plant. Many people are turning towards this form of consumption as it offers a whole new spectrum of therapeutic benefits not found in cannabis flowers. When it comes to THCa, there are no psychoactive effects and the potential benefits are believed to include:   Anti-emetic Anti-inflammatory Anti-proliferative Antioxidant Antispasmodic Appetite stimulant Neuroprotectant Pain reliever   Research concerning THCa is very new and scientists still don’t have a complete understanding as to how it affects our ECS. THCa is believed to influence our 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptors, producing serotonin in our body. It’s also believed to inhibit COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes as well as boost concentrations of endocannabinoid 2-AG.   CBDa vs THCa There aren't too many differences between CBDa vs THCa. As you can see above, their lists of known medical properties are quite similar, with only minor contrasts. However, when heated up, CBDa and THCa are quite different as THCa turns into the psychoactive molecule THC whereas CBDa turns into the non-psychoactive molecule CBD.   Still, both are cannabinoid acids. The largest differences between these two molecules are when they're converted into THC and CBD.   What is CBDa and THCa Crystalline? If you’ve done research, you’ve probably come across the terms CBDa and THCa crystalline. These are ways to identify the way both cannabinoid molecules look on a microscopic level. Both CBDa and THCa look similar in this sense as they appear very much like snowflakes, compressed rock salt, or the tips of trichomes.   Furthermore, when CBDa and THCa are isolated to create products such as tinctures or topicals, they come out looking very crystallized. This crystallized form of the molecules is the purest you can find, with a potency of around 99.9%. This means, there’s none of the following in CBDa and THCa isolated products:   Fats Flavonoids Lipids Terpenes   Unfortunately, the process of getting CBDa and THCa into this crystallized form is both very complicated and kept highly secret. In other words, there are only so many people doing this and, in effect, it’s not viable for the average consumer to come across these isolated cannabinoids.   Still, we do know a little about the process.   How is CBDa and THCa Isolated? Since CBDa and THCa cannot be heated (or else they’ll turn into CBD and THC), the cannabis extract method works differently from decarboxylated methods, those currently well-known to the cannabis industry. It starts with a set of washes and separations that both isolate the cannabinoid and removes potential toxins (such as terpenes and flavonoids). The first of these washes are usually done through solvents as these are effective in purifying CBDa and THCa.   From there, the cannabinoids will be put through something known as “preparative chromatography”. This is used to separate molecules by passing them through different methods at various speeds. The last part of isolating THCa and CBDa removes the last bit of potential toxic particulars through solvents.   How to Consume CBDa and THCa As already mentioned, is CBDa or THCa is heated, the effects attached to those chemicals will no longer be active. Warning: If you heat up THCa, you’ll produce THC which causes the entourage effect of psychoactivity.   With that, one of the most popular forms of consumption is oral ingestions. You can take CBDa or THCa in a pill form or prepare it with food. However, if you do prepare it with food, keep in mind that you can’t heat the cannabinoid. A popular choice is mixing it with pesto as this is a cool condiment that goes great with a variety of dishes.   There are other ways to consume CBDa and THCa, such as placing it on the skin. However, you should be very careful when experimenting with other consumption methods as both cannabinoids are highly sensitive to heat. Even just leaving your crystallized CBDa and THCa in the sunlight too long can turn it into CBD and THC.   But more than anything, you’re lucky if you even have the opportunity to get crystalline cannabinoids. Both CBDa and THCa in their pure form are extremely rare and most cannabis connoisseurs will never get the opportunity to try them. Partly because there are so few cannabis products containing the phytocannabinoids.   If you’re really eager to try either CBDa or THCa, your best bet is finding someone with either a raw hemp or marijuana plant and juicing it. It should be noted, there are currently no known side effects for CBDa and THCa.   Frequently Asked Questions What is the difference between CBDa and CBD? CBDa is the precursor to CBD and, in turn, doesn't come with nearly as many medical benefits. CBDa will only turn into CBD when it is heated up.   What is CBDa oil? CBDa oil is a tincture that allows you to consume the cannabinoid. It's manufactured by extracted CBDa from the cannabis plant - giving you a pure and concentrated form of the molecule. If you're interested in giving this tincture a try, Endoca offers a CBD + CBDa raw oil.   What is CBDa good for? Above, we mentioned some of the potential therapeutic properties of CBDa. These include acting as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.   What's the difference between THCa vs THC? THCa is the precursor to THC. The biggest difference between the two is THCa is non-psychoactive whereas THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid - in other words, THC will get you "high" and THCa won't.   What is the THCa in weed? THCa is the precursor to the psychoactive compound THC. However, THCa only converts to THC when it's heated up. Since smoking is the most common form of cannabis consumption, THCa naturally becomes THC through combustion.   What is THCa oil? THCa oil is a tincture that contains a concentration THCa from a cannabis extraction. As mentioned in this article, since THCa is difficult to extract from the cannabis plant, THCa oil products are rare.

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A Dive Into Sabaidee's Good Vibes CBD Oil

SabaiDee products stand out amongst other CBD products due to the company’s mission - for every product a customer purchases, SabaiDee plants a tree in an effort to combat climate change. This mission is a reflection of the virtue SabaiDee offers its customers - all-natural, high-quality hemp extract. The company hopes that by selling a million products, they’ll be able to plant a million trees!   SabaiDee CBD products found its roots in cannabidiol after seeing how poor practices were plaguing the CBD industry. The company holds a strong conviction for the well-being of their customers and their right to natural alternatives such as CBD. Throughout this review, we’re going to take a deeper look into one of SabaiDee’s most popular products, Good Vibes, and give you more information about the company as a whole.   Shop Good Vibes CBD - https://www.getsabaidee.com/ 15% Coupon - CBDNERDS   SabaiDee CBD Oil - Good Vibes - What You Get For $48.95 (current price listing) you can receive a bottle of SabaiDee’s Good Vibes pure hemp extract and coconut oil. Or, if you’re looking for a bundle, you can also select one of the following deals:   2-pack - $40.97 each ($81.94 total) 3-pack - $38.95 each ($116.85 total) 6-pack - $34.95 each ($209.70 total)   This 250mg CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC and is made for easy consumption for people seeking out a natural alternative. Though the government doesn’t make any claims determining the health benefits of CBD, science has found the following potential benefits of CBD oil:¹   Anti-inflammatory properties Antioxidant Relief from stress Chronic pain relief Inhibiting cancer cells Promoting bone growth Seizures and convulsions relief   It should be noted that some people experience side effects when taking CBD. If you believe you’re in need of a stronger CBD tincture for the sake of serious relief, SabaiDee also offers other Good Vibes CBD products, properly named:   Super Good Vibes - 1,000mg Mega Good Vibes - 2,500mg   The ingredients for SabaiDee’s Good Vibes pure hemp extract is as follows: Pure Full-Spectrum CBD Oil, MCT Oil from Coconut, Peppermint Oil   SabaiDee CBD Dosing Recommendation: SabaiDee recommends people use their Good Vibes product 1 to 3 times daily for the sake of combatting ailments. They also believe using Good Vibes in the morning is the most beneficial as you’ll find relief throughout the day. However, the right dose of CBD varies from person to person. It’s important to remember your body weight along with the intensity of your ailment play large roles in determining how much CBD you should take.   We suggest you experiment around with the dropper - starting small and working your way up. This will give you an idea of pure Good Vibes has an effect on you.     How Can SabaiDee Good Vibes Help You? Many professionals agree there are a number of health benefits within CBD due to the way it naturally works within our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is a naturally occurring system formed by retrograde neurotransmitters found throughout the body.² It’s responsible for a number of different functions, including (but not limited to):   Appetite Combatting diseases Energy balance Female reproduction Immune system Memory Mood (including stress response) Pain regulation Sleep regulation   When we intake CBD, it indirectly balances out our ECS. For example, let’s a part of our body is facing inflammation. This natural response occurred because our ECS signaled it to. When we take CBD, our ECS rebalances itself and, in turn, the CBD becomes an anti-inflammatory.³   Whenever you take SabaiDee’s Good Vibes pure hemp extract, you’re allowing your ECS to naturally rebalance itself. And this rebalance can help with a large list of ailments.   Overview of SabaiDee The unfortunate truth is the CBD industry is very unregulated compared to other industries. Therefore, a number of CBD companies have appeared offering their customers poor quality products that sometimes contain contaminants dangerous for consumption. SabaiDee is aware of this unfortunate situation and has made it their goal to become a company within the industry people can trust. On their “About” page, you’ll find 9 ways in which SabaiDee counteracts this situation. The following are 4 of the 9:   Being Transparent on Their Labels One of the biggest problems in the CBD industry is a lot of companies mislabel products for the sake of reeling in more customers. Not only is this practice unethical, but it can put the customer at risk as they don’t truly know what they’re getting. SabaiDee makes sure to tell you exactly what you’re getting with each product you purchase.   Misinformation The CBD industry is filled to the brim with misinformation. We could write a whole article on the lies news outlets and even CBD blogs spread about cannabis and CBD products, but we’ll save that for another time. SabaiDee is just as aware of this misinformation and has made a prominent effort at becoming a reliable source for facts.   Bad Lab Tests All reputable companies will have their CBD run through a third-party lab test in order to determine whether or not the cannabidiol is filled with contaminants dangerous to the consumer. Unfortunately, not every CBD company follows through with this practice. Furthermore, some go to third-party laboratories that have a bias to find good results. SabaiDee is not only against this but makes the extra effort to always provide its customers with high-quality CBD.   Fake Products It’s fairly uncommon to run across fake products, such as synthetic hemp, but newcomers to this industry may be fooled. SabaiDee not only desires to be a company CBD consumers can trust but one all newcomers can turn to.   We can safely say SabaiDee offers some of the best CBD oil on the market. To get an idea of what it’s like shopping with SabaiDee, the following is an overview of the company as a whole and what you can expect when you purchase from them:   Shopping Experience SabaiDee offers fast and free shipping across the United States with orders typically arriving within 5 to 7 days. You also have the ability to return products within 30 days and receive a full refund. Though, if you do decide to return, you’ll have to pay the shipping costs. SabaiDee is extremely committed to its customers and this shines true in their customer service. They offer around the clock customer care either through email or call. To top it all off, SabaiDee has made it their mission to give back to the environment. For every product purchased on their website, they’ll plant a tree to combat climate change. Their goal is to plant one million trees.   Third-Party Lab Testing All reputable CBD companies will be transparent about their third-party lab testings. This is a way for you as a customer to know exactly what’s in the CBD you’re purchasing. Through their “Transparency” page, SabaiDee offers lab reports from all their extractions. If you’ve recently purchased a product from them, you can check out the exact lab report for the CBD you’re consuming. These lab reports will inform you of:   The cannabidiol potency The terpene profile Whether or not the CBD contains harmful chemicals (i.e. pesticides, heavy metals)       Reference Sources ¹ NIDA: The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol ² PubMed: Endocannabinoid system: An overview of its potential in current medical practice. ³ HHS Public Access: Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs

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How to Read CBD Lab Results

As you start exploring the cannabidiol (CBD) industry, you’re going to notice the term “Lab Results” be thrown around quite a bit. These are detailed analyses of third-party test results for CBD products and are vital to deciphering a reputable CBD company from the one you shouldn’t trust.   To put it simply, lab results (sometimes referred to as Certificates of Analysis) inform you of what’s in and what isn’t in your hemp-extracted CBD.   If you ever plan to purchase CBD, it’s important to understand how to read these results. This article will inform you of all the basics when it comes to lab testings and give you a comprehension of why they’re vital to this industry.   The Importance of CBD Lab Results There’s no denying CBD has captured the eyes of mainstream media. More and more people are becoming interested in this natural medicine and, with that, more are giving it a try for themselves. However, most don’t realize the CBD industry is still very unregulated.   Currently, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only approves of one CBD pharmaceutical, known as Epidiolex. Every other product available on the market has not been approved nor regulated by the FDA. ¹   Still, due to the peek of interest, thousands of brands have flooded the market. Many of which don’t care for the consumer and are only in it to make a quick buck. In turn, this has also flooded the market with a number of poor-quality and sometimes dangerous products.   The good news is companies leading this industry are keen to this fraud. And they’re taking it under their own wing to make sure you’re aware of what’s in your CBD.   How Do Companies Rest the Quality Their CBD? Through lab reports, they offer you the knowledge of what’s inside your CBD. Everything from cannabinoid content to whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides.   Still, even with these lab results at your disposal, it can be difficult to understand the text. That’s why we’ve developed the following guide to help you equip yourself with everything you need to know when reading CBD lab results.   The Different Composition of CBD It’s fairly well-known that CBD comes from the cannabis Sativa plant known as hemp. However, what’s less discussed are the different compositions of CBD that can be extracted from hemp. ²   Currently, there are two important differences you should be aware of:   Full-Spectrum CBD - CBD that contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids, and other compounds from the hemp-plant it was extracted from. Sometimes referred to as whole-plant CBD, whole-flower CBD, and CBD extract.   CBD Isolate - By processing the CBD further, laboratories are able to produce a crystalline substance that’s the purest form of CBD (usually, around 95%+ pure). Products labeled CBD isolate will only contain CBD and other additives added later in the process. These products also tend to be 100% THC free.   It’s important to note that no two hemp plants will grow the same. Therefore, their contents will slightly differ in terms of cannabinoids and terpenes.   By learning to read lab results, you’ll be able to pick apart these slight differences. In turn, this can benefit you as you’ll be able to look for cannabinoids and terpenes that can cater to your needs.   How to Read CBD Lab Results When a CBD company runs their product through a lab test, there are a number of different screenings that can be given. Admittedly, since CBD companies aren’t inclined to run through any of these screenings, they may pick and choose in accordance with their preferences.   The following are the most common screenings you’ll find within a CBD lab result:   Cannabinoid Profile A cannabinoid is a molecule derived from the cannabis plant. As of now, scientists have discovered over 100 cannabinoids. The two most famous are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Still, all cannabinoids do have therapeutic properties in humans.   A cannabinoid profile measures out how much of each cannabinoid can be found within the CBD product. In order to understand these various cannabinoids, it helps to do extra research on their therapeutic properties.   From cannabinoid content levels, you’ll be able to find: Potency - how much concentration of each cannabinoid is within the product (often measured as a percent of weight or mg/mL).   Non-Decarboxylated Raw Material - how much of a presence of acid forms to non-acid cannabinoid forms.   Spectrum - how much of each cannabinoid is within a product.   Referring back to the terms mentioned above, you can expect: Full-spectrum products to contain a variety of different cannabinoids with CBD being of the dominant cannabinoid.   Broad-spectrum products to contain a variety of different cannabinoid, but withholding THC - the cannabinoid that causes psychoactivity.   Isolate-based product - Containing only CBD and a bit of CBDV - the cannabinoid molecule CBD initially begins as.   Some products may label themselves as full or broad-spectrum, yet, only contain CBD isolate. This is usually because the hemp extract was tested rather than what was put into the final product.   Terpene Profile Terpenes are aromatic oils that are found in cannabis and come with their own set of therapeutic benefits. They can interact with certain cannabinoids and, in effect, produce further health benefits. For this reason, it also helps to do a bit of research on terpenes themselves.   All full and broad-spectrum CBD products will contain a terpene profile, even if the lab results don’t list them. When CBD is isolated, it is removed from its terpene profile.   However, you’ll sometimes run into CBD isolate products where terpenes were added in afterward. These products are sometimes referred to as “terpsolates”.   Heavy Metal Screening Hemp has the ability to soak up whatever’s in the soil around it. ³ Due to this behavior, the plant’s extract may have dangerous heavy metal contamination. For this reason, lab results should report whether or not their CBD product contains heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead.   Microbiology Screening Some companies test to make sure their CBD is free of microbes, such as yeast, molds, E-coli, and salmonella.   Mycotoxin Screening Some companies test to make sure their CBD is free of toxic substances such as fungus.   Pesticide Screening It’s important to make sure the hemp your CBD was extracted from was grown organically. An organic farm WILL NOT use pesticides as a means of yielding in more crops. Some companies test to make sure their CBD is free of pesticides and grown only through organic methods in clean soil.   Solvent Residue Screening A common way to extract CBD is through various solvents. Unfortunately, these solvents sometimes leave behind a chemical residue which can be dangerous if consumed. Some companies test to make sure their CBD is free of this solvent residue.   CBD has the potential to help a lot of people. It’s unfortunate the government hasn’t completely woken up to this and, in turn, leaves the industry completely unregulated. Still, we’re lucky enough to have entrepreneurs take the responsibility into their own hands.   By using a third-party lab test (or certificate of analysis), we as the consumer are given the chance to know just what our CBD contains. If you’re new to this industry, it’s important to understand the value of this knowledge.   By having a comprehension of what’s in the cannabidiol itself, we are given the right to decide which companies will continue to prosper.     Reference Sources ¹ FDA: FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD) ² Harvard Medical School: Cannabidiol (CBD) - what we know and what we don’t ³ Springer 3 Biotech: Comparative assessment for hyperaccumulatory and phytoremediation capability of three wild weeds

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Is CBD Better With THC?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been praised for its therapeutic abilities. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, experiencing chronic pain, or are simply trying to ease inflammation, the amount of medical properties research has found within CBD is truly staggering. However, did you know, CBD actually works best when it’s consumed with other cannabinoids?   Cannabinoids - scientifically referred to as phytocannabinoids - are groups of closely related compounds that come from the cannabis plant, including CBD and THC. Most cannabinoids have been found to have medicinal properties, many of which are similar to one another.   For example, both CBD and THC have been found to ease chronic pain. Interestingly, they do so in different ways. THC binds itself to our CB1 receptors which, in turn, blocks pain receptors from entering the brain. Whereas CBD has a way of balancing out our endocannabinoid system which, in turn, eases pain receptors when there’s a large influx. ¹   As you can see, the combination of these two cannabinoids in and of themselves can do a whole lot for helping people with chronic pain. And this is only scratching the surface.   Throughout this article, we’re going to take a deeper look into why CBD is better with a little THC.   Misconceptions of THC Since CBD has found mainstream popularity, there’s been one major misconception when it comes to its relation with THC. It’s usually something along the lines of, “CBD is medicinal, THC is recreational.”   Part of this issue comes from cannabis farmers themselves. As the medicinal marijuana revolution was overtaking America, more and more growers were developing plants high in THC and low in CBD. This explains why nobody had even known what CBD was till ten years ago.   Project CBD, an organization founded in 2009, was well aware of this trend and believed it was discourteous towards medical cannabis patients. At that time, many were being told THC was the answer even though CBD had a long history of medicinal value. ² In fact, everyone was so set on THC that CBD was almost bred out of existence.   The thing is, there are two sides of the coin to this problem. On one hand, you have marijuana activists who praise THC’s psychoactivity and are pushing for cannabis with higher amounts of it. On the other, you have governmental institutions still pushing prohibition on the public, claiming cannabis to be a dangerous substance.   Both cases are only putting more spotlight on THC and completely ignoring all the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. And, most importantly, both sides aren’t revealing how those cannabinoids can have superior medicinal value when combined.   Why CBD is Better With THC Science has already shown that when people consume whole-plant (sometimes referred to as full-spectrum) cannabis preparations, there’s an “entourage effect” that enhances the medicinal values of cannabis. This is because of the complex relationship between various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.   A few studies that shine a light on this phenomenon include:   The California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that the combination of THC and CBD creates more potent anti-tumor effects after being tested on brain cancer and breast cancer patients. These patients were also tested with single compounds (CBD or THC alone) and found that the combination had more inhibiting abilities. ³   In a 2010 study, researchers looked into how cannabis can inhibit pain in cancer patients. It was found that when THC and CBD were combined, it caused more pain relief than THC in and of itself. ?   The Journal of Psychopharmacology found that CBD has the ability to inhibit THC-related paranoid symptoms and hippocampal-dependent memory impairment. ?   The science is quite clear, CBD works better when it’s mixed with THC. However, we understand those looking to medicate with cannabis aren’t always looking to get stoned. And with that said, we believe there is a sweet spot for everyone.   Trying CBD and THC: Trial and Error Plenty out there love the high that comes along with marijuana. And hearing news that CBD works better with THC may just be another reason to light up a joint and enjoy the psychoactivity.   However, we understand that not everyone enjoys the marijuana high. Furthermore, we’re well aware that many of you out there may feel paranoid upon smoking cannabis and have even avoided using CBD products containing just traces of THC.   Still, if you’re willing, we guarantee you can find the sweet spot when it comes to THC and CBD. All it’s going to take is a little experimentation.   As we tell everyone with CBD products, start small and work your way up. And when we say small, we mean very small. Maybe as little as 1mg of THC a day. Though this may cause minor psychoactivity, the medicinal benefits over time can be enormous.   In the words of Project CBD: “The successful use of cannabis as a medicine depends to a great extent on managing its psychoactive properties. The goal is to administer consistent, measurable doses of a CBD-rich cannabis remedy with as much THC as a person is comfortable with… Preclinical science lends credence to the notion that a small amount of THC can confer health benefits. Oral administration of a low dose of THC (1 mg/day) resulted in ‘significant inhibition of disease progression’ in an animal model of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), according to a 2005 report in Nature, which noted: ‘This effective dose is lower than the dose usually associated with psychotropic effects of THC.’” ?   At the end of the day, the real question is whether or not you even have legal access to THC. Unfortunately, it isn’t available everywhere and we’re not suggesting you break the law simply to give cannabis’s medicinal properties a try.   However, if you are lucky enough to live in a state that has legalized cannabis (or are able to obtain a legal medicinal cannabis card), we highly recommend you give THC and CBD a shot. Even if just for a short time.     Reference Sources ¹ Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience: Cannabinoids in health and disease ² PubMed: Cannabidiol--antiepileptic drug comparisons and interactions in experimentally induced seizures in rats. ³ Project CBD: Cannabis and CBD For Cancer ? Iowa Medical Marijuana: Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of THC:CBD Extract... ? Sage Journals: Journal of Psychopharmacology: Cannabidiol inhibits THC-elicited paranoid symptoms... ? PubMed: Low dose oral cannabinoid therapy reduces progression of atherosclerosis in mice.

9 months ago

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How and When to Use CBD Muscle Cream [2020]

Recently, cannabidiol (CBD) skincare products have been garnering a lot of attention and companies are noticing. An influx of different CBD face moisturizers, muscle pain relievers, and even acne treatment products have hit the market.   How Does CBD Work With Muscle Creams? Well, recent studies have found that, when applied to the skin, CBD has a number of benefits aren’t matched to its typical oral administration. For example, CBD is an antioxidant that has anti-aging properties that can help diminish wrinkles.   Still, even with these other properties, CBD in topical form retains some of the traits we’ve all come to know and love about it. Most notably, it’s pain relief abilities.   If you struggle with muscle or joint pain (i.e. back pain), you may find that a CBD cream is what you’ve been in need of. Throughout this article, we’re going to give you a complete overview of CBD cream for muscle relief.   What is CBD Cream? CBD cream can be broadly defined as a type of CBD topical. In other words, a CBD product that is applied directly to the skin rather than ingested. People use CBD creams for a number of different therapeutic reasons as cannabidiol (along with other cannabinoids) have been found to have potential health benefits.   The reason for this is CBD has an influence on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a biological system that is responsible for keeping a number of different functions of our body in balance, including memory, sleep, and pain response (just to name a few).   When ingested, CBD will influence our entire body through the ECS. However, when applied to the skin, CBD doesn’t affect our whole bodies. Rather, it directly affects the area we’ve applied the topical product to.   For example, if you’re struggling with back pain and apply CBD to that location of your body, the CBD will directly influence that area. This is because a CBD topical must work its way through the skin and into the bloodstream of the targeted area.   CBD creams come in a variety of different products, each of which has its own advantages. Part of the reason for this is CBD companies have formulated products that use other naturally beneficial ingredients, including menthol.    What Are the Benefits of Using CBD Cream? As of this time, the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has NOT approved CBD for any health benefits. However, this hasn’t stopped research from discovering a long list of potential therapeutic benefits a CBD topical can have.   The most notable is the fact that CBD has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, CBD has been found to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-swelling in test subjects.   When it comes to CBD topicals, CBD creams have been found to be some of the most popular products. This is particularly because they can be used for a number of different benefits, including skin care (i.e. moisturizing, anti-aging) and pain relief.   Generally speaking, there are two types of CBD muscle creams that have found a lot of popularity. These are:   Warming Products - Heating painful areas of the body will trigger blood flow to the area which helps reduce swelling and soreness.   Cooling Products - By usually incorporating menthol, CBD cooling products will provide your body with a chilling relief.   Ideally, when it comes to muscle soreness, you’ll want a CBD product that has both cooling and warming properties. The combination of the two can produce a lot of pain relief.     Choosing the Right CBD Cream If you see a CBD topical product that’s marketed towards athletes or fitness gurus - people who tend to feel muscle soreness more frequently than the rest of the population - then you’re on the right track. However, not all CBD muscle creams will be geared towards this audience.   For example, Quanta CBD has developed a 150mg muscle rub that’s marketed towards anyone who’s in need of pain relief. One of the benefits of this product is the fact that they use a list of all-natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, including arnica, turmeric, and ginger root oil (just to name a few).     When you’re trying to find the right CBD cream, it’s important to take a deeper look into these little details. You may find one company offers a list of ingredients that are better geared towards your desires.     CBD Cream Dosage Recommendation Finding the right dosage for a CBD cream is a lot easier than to do so with a typical CBD oil (sometimes referred to as a tincture). This is because there really are no dosage recommendations, you simply apply as needed.   When dosing yourself with a CBD cream, it’s important to keep in mind that a little bit can go a long way. You don’t need to overdo it with the amount of cream you place on your body - a small bit will do. You can compare dosing to how much you’d use of a pain relief cream that doesn’t have CBD in it.   In order for you to make the most of your CBD cream and avoid wasting any of it, there are a few key areas of the body that the CBD should be applied to. These include:   Elbows, knees, and other joints Soles of the feet and heels Neck and shoulders   You always want to apply the CBD cream to the area of your body that’s experiencing the most pain. However, if that area of the body is near one of those listed above, you may be able to save some cream by applying directly to those areas instead.   Different companies have different recommendations when it comes to how often you should use CBD muscle cream. Always check their recommendation before re-applying. However, if they don’t offer one or you find their suggestion isn’t helpful, you should re-apply CBD cream every 3 to 4 hours.     Additional thoughts on using CBD muscle salves CBD muscle cream is a great way to relieve various types of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis, muscle spasms, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. With so many CBD topical products on the market, you have such a wide variety to choose from, your options may seem limitless.   It’s important to keep in mind that you should consult a doctor before using CBD if you’re using another medication to help with your pain. Though it’s uncommon, CBD has been found to negatively interact with certain medications.

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CBD For Pets: 2020 Guide, Benefits, and More!

It’s only natural for you to want the best for your pet’s health and wellbeing. This is why cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining so much popularity amongst pet owners.   Beyond their overall physical and mental health, pets also face the problem of unexpected illnesses - most of which come with aging. Though various prescription medications are readily available, many of these can lead to serious side effects.   CBD has the power to heal without the cost of any significant side effects. Pet owners who may have found themselves taking the cannabinoid are now seeing it’s magic work on their furry friends.   What Are CBD Pet Products? CBD has an almost identical effect on animals as it does in humans as we both have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). When we intake CBD, it has an indirect effect on our ECS and, in turn, we experience therapeutic benefits.   With that said, CBD pet products are very similar to human CBD products. There are usually only two major differences:   Strength - Since pets generally have less body weight than humans, the strength of CBD they require is also less.   Taste - Some pets might not be so prone to taking CBD oil or other edibles. For this reason, high-quality CBD companies have developed products that taste delicious to pets. Though these can vary, some common ones are bacon for dogs and tuna for cats.     Granted, you can technically give a human CBD product to your pet. However, we don’t recommend this there’s more risk in overdosing your pet with CBD. Though this doesn’t hold any fatal consequences, too much CBD can make your pet ill.     CBD For Dogs As mentioned, our pets hold an ECS which is why CBD has an effect on them. However, each animal’s ECS holds slight differences.   Take dogs for example. Within their cerebellum, they have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors type 1 (CB1). This means dogs are more sensitive to cannabinoids that directly affect CB1 receptors, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).   CBD doesn’t directly interact with CB1 receptors which means it’s safe for dogs to consume. However, some CBD products should be avoided as they may contain high levels of THC.    Even though THC may have medical benefits on animals, it’s generally better to avoid products containing a high concentration. It should be noted, only certain states (where marijuana is recreationally legal) will have CBD products that are high in THC.   The majority of CBD products will contain 0.3% or less THC within them. Products with this percentage are labeled as full-spectrum which means they make use of all the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. If you want to be extra safe about making sure your pup doesn’t consume any THC, your best bet is to purchase a broad-spectrum CBD product (THC is removed) or a CBD isolate (purely CBD and no other cannabinoid).   We recommend full-spectrum to achieve the best results. If you're looking for a safe CBD brand that offers full-spectrum pet CBD products you'll want to consider Honest Paws.     CBD For Cats Cats are similar to dogs in the sense that they have a higher sensitivity to THC. Currently, there is less information about CBD’s effects on cats in comparison to dogs. However, some cat owners have reported that it can help provide some relief for chronic kidney disease (CKD). If your cat has struggled with nausea, inflammation, or a lack of appetite, CBD also holds the potential to help.   Potential Medical Benefits Currently, the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve CBD for medical purposes in both humans and animals (with the exception of Epidiolex). With that said, there are no claims that CBD can provide you or your pet with any medical benefits.   However, research confirms that there’s a lot of potential health benefits when pets take CBD. In a survey developed by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), around 600 pet owners offered a response to how their pets were relieved from CBD’s effects. These included:   Alleviation from skin conditions Worry alleviation Decreased inflammation Decreased muscle spasms Decreased seizures Help with digestive tract issues Minor inhibition from cancerous cell growth Nervous system support Joint relief Prevention from nausea and vomiting Sleep assistance   Some studies have also been reported looking into specific diseases within pets. For example, one conducted by Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine had found that CBD helped alleviate pain in dogs struggle with osteoarthritis. In turn, this helped give them better mobility.   How to Choose the Right CBD Product With a quick Google search, you’re going to find there are a lot of CBD products out there geared towards pet care. These include, but aren’t limited to, CBD oils (tinctures), CBD sprays, CBD dog and cat treats, and CBD topicals.   As a pet owner, it’s in your best interest to purchase only the highest quality products for your pet. With that said, a bit of research on each company can go a long way in assuring you find this quality.   One way to know how reliable a company is is by seeing if they hold a certificate of analysis on their pet products. These are third-party laboratory test results that look into a number of aspects of the CBD, including its potency, its purity, its cannabinoid/terpene/flavonoids count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as pesticides or heavy metals.   If your pet is currently on medication, we highly recommend you consult a veterinarian before dosing them with CBD. Though it’s rare, CBD does have the potential to negatively interact with certain medications. However, in most scenarios, the medication will inhibit the CBD, not giving your pets the full effect. Not to mention, some ingredients in CBD products (especially, those designed for humans) may not be healthy for your pets.   What to Look For When Shopping CBD For Pets When purchasing a pet CBD product, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for the following:   Absorption When CBD is extracted, it’s placed into an oil in order to be easily absorbed. The best oil for this is olive oil as it’s generally healthier and contains no saturated fats. However, another common oil for CBD to be mixed with is coconut oil. Since this oil is saturated fat, it may cause diarrhea and/or high cholesterol levels in pets.   Certificate of Analysis As we mentioned above, a company that is transparent about their certificate of analysis is giving you the opportunity to check out exactly what your pet is about to consume. If you need some guidance on how to read these lab reports, we invite you to check out our article, “How to Read CBD Lab Results.”   Extraction from Hemp It’s important to make sure the CBD you’re purchasing is extracted from hemp and NOT marijuana. Though these plants are similar in appearance, their genetic makeup is extremely different. Marijuana plants have high amounts of THC while hemp plants have high amounts of CBD. Hemp is also legal on a federal level as long as each plant contains less than 0.3% THC. This ensures the products you’re purchasing will not get your pet high. However, in states where marijuana is legal, you may find CBD products extracted from this type of cannabis.   Origin of the Hemp One unique aspect of the hemp plant is it’s extremely absorbent. This means it will accumulate all the elements from the soil it is grown in. This means, if the soil is contaminated, then the product will also hold that contamination. It’s important to assure the product you’re purchasing only uses organically grown hemp that contains no metal toxicities. It’s noteworthy to mention that some human products are dangerous for pets to consume. This is usually because these products contain additional ingredients that are safe in humans, but toxic in animals. Take xylitol as an example. It’s a sugar-free sweetener used in many human foods, but can be extremely dangerous for dogs to consume.   It’s important to also mention that there is a big difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil. Hemp seed oil does have some therapeutic benefits, such as providing your pet with a healthier coat and skin. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it offers any pain relief. Nor does it have anti-inflammatory properties.     Our CBD Pet Product Recommendations A lot of companies have taken it under their belt to offer CBD pet products alongside their human products. For the sake of our recommendations, we’re going to take a deeper look at companies that keep their focus on pets. Not only are these companies reputable in terms of their product quality but their main efforts are to provide your furry friends with better well-being.   Honest Paws (Our #1 Recommendation)   The core mission of Honest Paws is to put pet health first and they carry this out with their 100% full-spectrum CBD oil. You can purchase their Purity Hemp Oil in three different strengths; 125mg (for animals up to 25lbs), 250mg (for animals between 25 and 50lbs), and 500mg (for animals 50lbs or more). People who’ve used Honest Paws products claim their tinctures have helped pets improve uneasiness, epilepsy, seizures, joint and muscle problems, and fighting pain and inflammation.   LolaHemp  LolaHemp is a unique pet CBD company that has devised a number of products specifically for your pet. They offer special doses for smaller animals and uniquely crafted doses for larger ones. All their products are organic and assured to be pesticide and herbicide-free.   Heelr Heelr puts a focus on helping animals struggling with anxiety and physical issues, such as hip and joint pain. Their products are of some of the highest quality you can find and made completely from organic ingredients. They also make a strong effort to educate people on CBD and how it affects your pet.   King Kanine King Kanine provides customers with all-natural and non-synthetic products - all of which are tested independently by a third-party lab. King Kanine sets their focus on pets through CBD oils, CBD edibles (such as their King Kalm Crunch), and CBD topicals (such as their Calming Balm).   HolistaPet HolistaPet focuses on developing CBD oil for dogs and cats that includes 0% THC. Their products have helped pets fight inflammation, seizures, and other psychotic issues. We highly recommend their CBD pet treats as these are crafted to boost your pet’s immune system, improving on their overall health.  

7 months ago

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How to Make CBD Oil at Home

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining mainstream popularity over the last few years due to its organic therapeutic properties. While there are many high-quality brands of CBD oil currently on the market, many have taken an interest in developing these tinctures themselves.   Making CBD oil at home isn't as difficult as you may think. Throughout this blog, we're going to give you two of the most popular (and easiest ways) to develop your own tinctures at home.   How Does CBD Oil Work? Before you make CBD oil, it's important to understand how it works within the brain and body. CBD is just one of over 100 active cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. Each cannabinoid has been found to provide their own health benefits - though, it's important to note that more research is required to truly understand this impact.   As of now, researchers have found that CBD oil may help with the following ailments:   Anxiety Cancer cell inhibition Depression Insomnia Muscle spasms Neurodegenerative disorders Pain management Psychosis Seizures   The reason CBD has such versatility when it comes to treating ailments is due to its connection with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is responsible for a number of different body and mind regulations, including:   Appetite Cardiovascular function Digestion Immune function Learning Memory Metabolism Mood Reproduction Sleep   Beyond this, the ECS is also responsible for responding to illnesses that enter the body. CBD has the ability to regulate our endocannabinoid system. When consumed, CBD indirectly balances our ECS back to normal levels. This is why it has so many different therapeutic benefits.   How to Make CBD Oil With an understanding of how CBD works within our bodies, talking about how to make CBD oil will become more clear. Keep in mind, many companies are developing different formulas for their tinctures using all-natural alternatives. The purpose of this is to directly impact certain ailments. For example, people looking to treat anxiety with CBD may also incorporate chamomile or ashwagandha.     The Oil Method The "Oil Method" is by far the safest way to extract CBD oil. All you need is a carrier oil - some popular choices are coconut and olive oil. By using this method, you can safely assure your final product will not have unwanted residues.   It's important to note, the quality of your CBD oil is highly determined by the cannabis you use. It's best to find a high-quality strain from a reputable supplier in order to make the most out of your DIY CBD oil experiments.   Here is a step-by-step guide for developing a tincture through the "Oil Method."   Choose which cannabis you'd like to use and pick out the buds, leaves, and stems. To ensure quality, you'll want to make sure your cannabis has gone through a decarboxylation process. If you're unsure how to do this, simply bake your buds and leaves at a temperature of 220°F for 90 to 100 minutes. This process will activate the beneficial chemicals within the plant.   Take your decarboxylated cannabis and grind it up. From there, you'll want to place it in a mason jar with your carrier oil. This is where you have the freedom to adjust the quantity of the oil in comparison to the cannabis. For stronger CBD oils, you'll want less of your carrier oil and for less potent CBD oils, you'll want more.   Once your mixture is finely mixed, you'll need to bring it to a boil. Make sure the lid of the mason jar is screwed securely so no steam or water makes its way into your mixture. To boil the mixture, you'll want to place a towel at the bottom of the pan with the mason jar on top. From there, you'll want to fill the pan with water. Once the water reaches 200°F (make sure you use a thermometer), you're in the clear.   Keep an eye on the pan, you don't want the water to evaporate. Once your oil mixture has simmered for three hours, turn off the stove and let it sit for another three hours.   Once you've completed this step, many recommend letting the oil mixture heat again for another three hours. From there, you'll want to let it sit overnight.   The following morning, your CBD oil will be ready for consumption. All you need to do is strain the oil mixture through a cheesecloth and place it in a cool, dark, and dry place.   The Alcohol Method Sometimes referred to as the "Ethonal Method," the "Alcohol Method" is just as easy as the "Oil Method" and just as safe. The following is a step-by-step guide on making your tinctures through this method.   Taking your ground cannabis and place it into a ceramic or glass bowl. Mix this with alcohol and stir for around 6 minutes. This will produce resin which you can extract with a wooden spoon.   Grab yourself a straining bag/sieve to filter out the solvent from the bowl. You'll want to make sure you squeeze as much of this extract out as possible.   Using a double boiler, you'll want to pour the extracted oil and heat it. Once bubbles start to arise, you'll want to let it simmer for about thirty minutes (make sure to use a very low flame). This process allows the alcohol to evaporate.   Once the alcohol is evaporated, mix the remaining oil and turn off the flame. You'll then want to let your mixture cool down.   From there, you can take this extract and store it into a bottle with a sealed lid in a cool, dark, and dry place.     Homemade CBD oil is slowly gaining popularity as people are starting to realize how easy it is and how much more affordable it is in comparison to buying CBD products. It makes take some trial and error before you effectively master your tincture, but once you do, you'll have knowledge that can last a lifetime.   Remember, it's vital for you to only find high-quality cannabis - either marijuana or hemp - to make your CBD oil. The quality of cannabis highly determines the quality of your final product. With that said, you may want to learn how to grow your own hemp in order to optimize specific strains. But that's a whole other process you'd have to look into.   We wish you the best of luck in developing your CBD oil and hope you too find the therapeutic benefits that have already come to help so many!

6 months ago

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Cannabis Industry Pushes for Federal Funding During COVID-19 Outbreak

Cannabis Industry Pushes for Federal Funding During COVID-19 Outbreak As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, the world economy is taking a hit harder than we've seen in modern history. With that, many governments are offering relief packages to both stimulate and maintain the economy. The United States has paid particular attention to small businesses most affected by these shutdowns with their upcoming relief package.   However, none of this relief yet pertains to the cannabis industry. Since cannabis remains a Schedule I substance on a federal level, cannabis businesses are, in many regards, illegitimate for such support. Luckily, a group of organizations seeks to change that.   Twenty-four state-level cannabis trade associations along with four financial institutions have recently sent a letter to Congress, urging for economic relief for the cannabis industry.   "Today's cannabis industry is a mature one, employing nearly 300,000 workers nationwide in direct and indirect jobs," the letter reads. "The industry is a job creator and enjoys bipartisan public support, but without federal funding eligibility to help offset emergency costs related to COVID on top of already extensive state and federal taxes, many cannabis employers and ancillary companies will have no option but to cut jobs or cease to operate."   The letter continues to explain that Congress calls to action with a relief package that allows funding for the cannabis industry. It also promotes the idea of decreasing taxes and promoting more business opportunities (i.e. bank loans) within the industry.   How Has COVID-19 Effected Cannabis? When the nationwide quarantine began, it made headlines that cannabis was considered essential. Alongside these headlines were discussions as to how sales had spiked due to people hoarding a couple of month's supply of the plant.   However, since this time, cannabis sales have dropped back down to a stable level. The industry has had the benefit of remaining open in most states, but not without the costs of this epidemic.   When the world economy falls as much as we've seen over the last few months - when people lose their jobs and can barely afford to pay rent - cannabis, in many regards, becomes a luxury. The industry, just like any other industry, depends very much on the overall well-being of the financial institution. Therefore, it has been affected.   "In my view, there are businesses that are doing well and businesses that are not doing as well," claims Michael Bronstein, president of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH). "The pandemic has been a place that's accelerated the normal marketplace of choosing winners and losers. And I think what we're finding is those who have run solid businesses will be able to weather the storm."   Though it took nearly a decade of advocacy, the cannabis industry now operates nearly identical to other industries (with a few exceptions that we'll get to later). Big corporations within the industry that have developed a stable marketplace for themselves have got a solid foundation for this financial collapse. However, the little guys that have been getting by on a month-to-month basis are the ones who are going to be most affected.   "As I see it, there's a lot of opportunity within the cannabis market that didn't exist prior to this pandemic," Bronstein informs us. "For some companies, it's created a place where they're assessing the markets they're in, they're assessing their business model, they're assessing what it is that they can do in this marketplace. For others, it's been intensely damaging.   "I think there's a mythology out there that since cannabis has been deemed an essential business, they haven't felt an economic impact from the response to COVID-19. And that's just not true."   Just like much of the United States economy, much of the cannabis industry is made up of smaller businesses. As we've discussed, these Mom and Pop operations are the ones struggling most through this economic shutdown.   "Even big cannabis businesses are struggling," Bronstein continues. "The capital market has frozen and cannabis businesses do not have access to traditional financing. And this has caused a number of hard issues hitting the industry all at once."   What Does the Letter to Congress Propose? Congress is already in a heap of troubles due to this financial struggle. Much of their efforts are currently to maintain the economy in one way or another to what we knew just a few months ago. The big issue is, nobody knows when all this will end.   News has come out that states are reopening and this is a promising sign, in terms of the economy. However, there are a lot of factors to consider. For example, who's to say we won't see another spike in coronavirus infections once the colder weather comes back later in the year? Or, if people remain fearful of infection when the country re-opens, are they going to go out and fuel the economy the way they did before?   Everything is uncertain at this point and that's another worry when it comes to the cannabis industry. Nobody can predict the financial trends months down the line. More so, nobody can tell where this virus will be when autumn and winter rolls around. With that said, this letter to Congress is to build a foundation for cannabis as a vital part of the economic system.   "The number one thing is providing financial relief for cannabis businesses," proclaims Fred Niehaus, Chairman of the Policy Center for Public Health and Safety. "And that would be part of the next package, in whatever form it is. The second thing is state banking. While we have some banking, we don't really have full financial services."   This has always been one of the most difficult aspects of trying to make it in the cannabis industry. Unlike other industries, you can't walk into a bank and receive a loan for your cannabis business. Many businesses currently in operation were funded out of pocket.   And though this is something nearly impossible for a young entrepreneur to handle him/herself, we can't forget the fact that there are a number of taxes and strict regulations surrounding this industry. For example, most states require a license to grow cannabis and, in some of these states, licenses can easily enter into the thousands of dollars annually.   Making a Cannabis Industry for Everyone Ideally, you want regulations to be on a comfortable middle ground. The Hemp and CBD industry is a solid example of this. Since hemp was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, little regulations have been set into place to help stimulate this industry. CBD itself still remains unapproved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA).   There are a number of problems when it comes to lacking regulations. For example, plenty of shady businesses have been able to enter the CBD marketplace, selling illegitimate products to people and local businesses. When this practice continues, we become vulnerable to damages such as that outbreak of vaping lung disease just last year. That outbreak, by the way, was linked to cannabis products on a number of occasions.   "What we're really looking for is standardization of the market," Bronstein explains. "and not to operate in a regulatory grey area."   Though the proposal of this letter to Congress was made in order to provide relief for the cannabis industry now, the true goal is to offer a framework for how the industry should operate alongside the federal government once this is all over.   "We have had conversations with some members of Congress that have been intimately involved with these issues," Niehaus tells us. "and with some of the states that have been involved with this issue. And the response has been extremely positive."

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CBD Lollipops - Everything You Need to Know

Best CBD Lollipops |‌‌ October 2020 The CBD industry has seen many new products emerge, and this is particularly true in the CBD edibles space. Consuming CBD edibles is currently one of the most popular methods to take CBD. As a result, CBD brands have been getting creative with their edibles - offering a variety of different foods and flavors not seen before. One of the most recent forms of edibles to make a name for itself is CBD lollipops.   These products may not appear to be anything special at first - a lollipop infused with CBD, what more do you need to know? However, CBD lollipops do have some perks that other edibles cannot claim.   We’ve put together a list of the best CBD lollipops currently available from some of our favorite brands. We’ll review the products and explore what makes each brand and its CBD lollipops special.   Top Ranking CBD Lollipops 1.) Pure Hemp Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 50mg Potency Range: 50mg per lollipop Price Range: $19.00 Value ($/mg): $0.38 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   Pure Hemp Pros: High CBD dosage per lollipop All lollipops are fat-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly   Pure Hemp Cons: Most expensive CBD lollipop on our list (on a per milligram basis)   If you are looking for a strong dose of CBD in your lollipop, look no further than Pure Hemp. Each of their lollipops contains 50mg of CBD isolate. This dosage of CBD is strong enough for experienced users to feel effects without being overwhelming like some other products.   These CBD lollipops are made with all-natural ingredients, including all-natural flavors like Watermelon, Sour Apple, Strawberry, and Tangy Orange. These lollipops are also fat-free, gluten-free, and 100% vegan.   The only issue with Pure Hemp’s lollipop selection is pricing. These lollipops are without a doubt the most expensive on our list - costing $0.38 per milligram (mg) of CBD. If you have the extra money, we suggest giving these lollipops a try as they are available in some unique flavors and made using only high-quality CBD.   2.) Hemp Bombs Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 1o0mg Potency Range: 25mg per lollipop Price Range: $14.99 Value ($/mg): $0.15 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   Hemp Bombs Pros: Contain absolutely no THC Come in 4 unique flavors   Hemp Bombs Cons: Flavors cannot be purchased separately   Hemp Bombs are one of the biggest CBD brands currently on the market. As such, we were excited to find out they were offering CBD lollipops – and especially so when we saw that they come packed with 25mg of CBD isolate per serving. These CBD lollipops come in a four-pack that contains the following flavors: Cherry, Green Apple, Pink Lemonade, and Watermelon. While it is unfortunate that we don’t get to pick and choose the flavors we get, the $14.99 price tag is a great deal considering you get 100mg of CBD total.   3.) Creating Better Days Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 50mg Potency Range: 25mg per lollipop Price Range: $7.99 Value ($/mg): $0.16 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Creating Better Days Pros: All lollipops are gluten-free, vegan, and made using non-GMOs Lollipops available in 3 different flavors - each can be purchased separately   Creating Better Days Cons: Lollipops can only be purchased in 2-packs   Creating Better Days is not like other CBD brands, what sets them apart is that their products are made with nano-emulsified CBD. This means that CBD molecules are broken into very small particles, enabling them to be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Seeing as we are fans of nano-emulsified CBD, we were happy to see them offer a selection of CBD lollipops known as Peace Pops.   These sugar-free lollipops are great for beginners as they only contain 25mg of CBD and no THC. You can currently purchase Creating Better Days’ Peace lollipops in the following flavors: Mellow Watermelon, Sour Apple, and Tangy Orange. You can buy Peace Pops in a 2-pack for $7.99.   4.) Puur CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg Potency Range: 300mg per lollipop Price Range: $19.99 Value ($/mg): $0.06 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 1   Puur CBD Pros: Unique flavors offered such as Orange Creamsicle and Root Beer CBD lollipops can be purchased in a bundle with other CBD edibles   Puur CBD Cons: CBD dosage can be overwhelming for many users   Puur CBD’s lollipops were definitely not developed to be entirely consumed in one sitting. Each lollipop comes packed with a staggering 300mg of full-spectrum CBD. For all newcomers out there, we advise exercising caution with this product as consuming a whole lollipop will likely be overwhelming.   However, beyond the strength of these delicious treats, Puur CBD offers one of the best selections of CBD lollipops currently on the market. Not only are these some of the most affordable out there, but they can also be purchased in the following flavors: Blue Raspberry, Cotton Candy, Grape Soda, Orange Creamsicle, Root Beer, and Wild Cherry.   If you’re interested in trying some of Puur CBD’s other products, you will be happy to learn that they sell their lollipops in a bundle with other CBD edibles.   5.) Earth CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 525mg - 1,050mg Potency Range: 35mg per lollipop Price Range: $39.97 - $74.97 Value ($/mg): $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Earth CBD Pros: You can pick and choose flavors within the lollipop packs One of the least expensive products on our list (on a per milligram basis)   Earth CBD Cons: Website does not offer much information about this product Cannot purchase CBD lollipops in anything smaller than a 15-pack   If you are health-conscious but still want to give CBD lollipops a try, you may wish to check out Earth CBD's selection. Not only are these lollipops sugar-free, but they’re also organic and 100% THC-free. Each lollipop contains 35mg of broad-spectrum CBD extract, a relatively high dosage compared to some of the other CBD lollipops on this list. Furthermore, these lollipops are offered in a variety of unique flavors, including Mango, Blue Raspberry, and Watermelon. You can buy these CBD lollipops in a 15-pack for $39.97 or in a 30-pack for $74.97.   6.) Mountain High Suckers Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 6mg Potency Range: 6mg per lollipop Price Range: $1.99 Value ($/mg): $0.33 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Flavor Variations: 8 Potency Variations: 1   Mountain High Suckers Pros: Mountain High focus solely on cannabinoid-infused lollipops Offer the widest flavor variety on our list Offer THC lollipops at dispensaries   Mountain High Suckers Cons: Expensive compared to competitors (on a per mg basis) No certificates of analysis available   Mountain High Suckers may just be the only brand out there that specializes solely in CBD lollipops. For this reason, we consider them experts when it comes to developing and producing a quality CBD lollipop. This expertise can be seen in the variety of flavors that they offer, a variety that is unmatched by any other CBD brand on our list.   In addition to their CBD lollipop flavors, their high-THC lollipop formulas come in an additional 30 flavors. However, the high-THC lollipops can only be purchased at certain dispensaries - check the Mountain High Suckers website for more information.   The only downside we found to Mountain High Suckers is their pricing. Their CBD lollipops come in at $1.99 a pop and only contain 6mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract. While these are certainly some of the highest-quality CBD-infused lollipops on the market, the low dosage and high pricing may turn some users off.   What Makes CBD Lollipops So Special? In many regards, CBD lollipops may seem like just another edible source of CBD. However, since you don't exactly eat a lollipop - rather, you suck on one – this allows for a higher degree of CBD bioavailability than other edible types.   Bioavailability is defined by how much of a substance your body takes in and absorbs. When you consume a CBD product, your body needs to process it by breaking it down and delivering it to the correct receptors, and this is the step that allows our bodies to make use of cannabidiol. Throughout this process, your body will naturally lose some of the CBD you initially consumed. The higher the bioavailability achieved is, the less CBD your body loses throughout processing the CBD edible you took.   CBD products with higher bioavailability will provide you with more CBD upon consumption. For example, vaping CBD is considered to offer the highest level of bioavailability among other CBD consumption methods. This is because the cannabinoids in the vapor can enter our bloodstream quickly and easily through the lungs. On the other hand, CBD topicals are considered to have the lowest bioavailability as CBD can have a hard time breaking through the layers of skin and entering the bloodstream.   CBD oils (sometimes referred to as tinctures) provide some of the most popular consumption methods. While they do not come with the highest level of bioavailability, they do allow your body to take in a lot of CBD. For the most efficient use of the CBD tincture, you’re instructed to leave the oil under your tongue for about 30 seconds - the longer the CBD is in your mouth, the higher bioavailability you'll achieve.   With lollipops, instead of digesting the CBD, you are introducing it to your mouth through saliva. Thanks to the capillaries in and around your tongue, the CBD is absorbed into your bloodstream quickly allowing you to achieve the high bioavailability CBD lollipops are known for.   Since most people will finish a lollipop off with a few bites, you also have the benefit of digesting some of the CBD where it will have to be processed in your liver. As a result, the combination of intake methods should mean that you are processing and retaining a higher amount of CBD than you would be from other edibles.   CBD Lollipop Pros In addition to their high-bioavailability, CBD lollipops have several attributes that can be unique to this form of edibles as well as selling features over other forms. These benefits include:   Dosage - Since all CBD lollipops are individually dosed, you know exactly how much CBD you are taking before consumption. This is quite beneficial for newcomers - especially since there are a lot of CBD lollipops sold with low dosages.   Easy, Familiar Consumption - It is safe to assume that everyone has had a lollipop at one point or another in their lives. Therefore, CBD lollipops provide one of the most familiar ways for CBD consumption. This makes CBD lollipops perfect for newcomers who may not feel comfortable sticking a tincture dropper under their tongue.   Taste - One of the biggest downsides to CBD oils is they do not all taste good. In fact, many consumers loathe the taste of tinctures so much, they seek out their dose of CBD solely through edibles. On the other hand, CBD lollipops can provide a variety of unique flavors, and the same is true for CBD gummies. Furthermore, we were pleasantly surprised to find several CBD lollipop flavors that you will not find available in other edible types!   If you wish to discreetly consume your CBD, a lollipop is also great for avoiding questions. While it is unfortunate that there is still a stigma surrounding cannabidiol and cannabis products, we understand that not everyone is keen on getting relief from what has been considered a Schedule I substance. We also understand the anxiety some people may feel when they need a quick dose of CBD while in public. For these reasons, CBD lollipops are perfect for remaining discreet with your CBD consumption.   CBD Lollipop Cons While we believe that there are more pros to CBD lollipops than cons, we also cannot claim that these products are perfect. Even though we will be listing some cons below, some will depend on your personal preferences. As a result, not everyone will necessarily view every point below as a con.   Dosage - While it is great to know exactly how much CBD you're taking; you may not be a fan of the dosage amount that comes with each lollipop. So, if you want more CBD than your favorite CBD lollipop offers, you would need to have two or more lollipops in one sitting or find a different product with a higher amount of CBD.   Health - Lollipops are filled with sugar and sweeteners and are not the healthiest way to consume CBD. If you are health-conscious and trying to avoid some of these attributes, a CBD lollipop may not be for you.   A Lollipop is Still an Edible - While we did highlight how much more bioavailability a CBD lollipop allows, the fact remains that they are still edibles. CBD that is ingested through an edible will take a longer time to kick in and produce less bioavailability than CBD vapes. The best way to mitigate this is by keeping the lollipop in your mouth for as long as possible.   While these cons are not major and are not deal-breakers in our opinion, they should be considered before purchasing a CBD lollipop or deciding that this is the perfect CBD format.   Our Criteria for Best CBD Lollipops When it came to choosing the best CBD lollipops on the market, we evaluated each product through a similar set of standards:   Certificate of Analysis - It is important to make sure that the CBD company you purchase from runs their products through a third-party lab test. This will provide you with an unbiased evaluation of various aspects of the CBD, including its purity and whether it contains contaminants, such as heavy metals.   Extract Type - CBD can come in three different extract types with subtle differences between them. Understanding these and which best suits your needs is crucial for navigating this industry and getting the most of out CBD. CBD extraction types are as follows:   Full-Spectrum - Contains CBD and all of hemp’s cannabinoids. Broad-Spectrum - Contains CBD and all of hemp’s cannabinoids except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD Isolate - Purely CBD and none of hemp’s other cannabinoids.   Hemp Source - Since most CBD products are developed from the cannabis plant known as hemp, it’s important to ensure the company your purchase from sources their CBD from ethical, organic farms.   Ingredients - When it comes to CBD edibles, it is important to understand what you are consuming, and particularly if you have dietary restrictions. Be sure to check that the brand you purchase from clearly lists the ingredients used in their CBD products and that these ingredients are high-quality and all-natural.   Potency - CBD potency is measured in milligrams (mg). Simply put, the higher this number, the more CBD is in a product. We highly suggest you do a bit of research into CBD dosing and how much you should take to get an idea of the right milligram count for you.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Lollipops CBD is highly regarded as a safe substance to consume with little to no side effects. When it comes to choosing CBD lollipops, consumers should keep in mind whether they have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Especially if these restrictions are correlated to sugar - CBD lollipops are made very similarly to standard lollipops only with an infused CBD extract.   Beyond this, some users have reported feeling mild side effects from CBD products in general. These side effects include:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   If you are currently on prescription medication, we suggest speaking to your doctor about taking CBD. While it is rare, some medications have been known to negatively interact with CBD.   Furthermore, if you are pregnant or lactating, we recommend that you do not consume CBD products. Research around pregnancy and CBD is limited and the safety of consuming CBD remains unclear. Therefore, it may be wiser to avoid taking CBD altogether if you are expecting.   Frequently Asked Questions What are CBD Lollipops’ Effects? CBD lollipops have a similar effect as other CBD products. They will help relax your brain and body. As an edible – your CBD lollipop may take between 10 and 45 minutes after consumption for the effects to kick in.   Where Can I Buy CBD Lollipops? While CBD lollipops are not the most popular CBD product currently on the market, you will come across them in stores or on other websites. We created the list above to ensure you are purchasing only the best CBD lollipops on the market.   What is a Good Milligram Count for CBD Lollipops? CBD dosages depend on several factors pertaining to you. If you are new to CBD, we suggest starting with a lower count - anywhere from 10mg to 25mg. If you have been around the industry for some time, you can experiment with higher amounts - 50mg or more.   How Do I Use CBD Lollipops? If you have ever had a regular lollipop, then you know how to use a CBD lollipop. It is as simple as lick and sucking away at the solidified sweet shape until you reach the core stick in the middle.

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Will CBD Appear on a Drug Test?

As cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more and more popular, a lot of people are willing to give the cannabinoid a try. Yet, one worry still lingers over them - will CBD appear on a drug test?   The short answer it’s possible. Throughout this article, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about CBD appearing on drug tests. From there, we offer some advice on how to avoid testing positive for cannabis while consuming CBD.   The Problem with THC in CBD Products The majority of drug tests that’ll check positive for cannabis consumption seek out another cannabinoid known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the plant compound that’s associated with psychoactivity - or feeling “high.” While THC is naturally found in both marijuana and hemp, a cannabis plant is only considered hemp if it contains less than 0.3% THC.   In terms of federal law, CBD products may only be developed through the hemp plant. With that said, the majority of CBD products out there contain 0.3% THC or less. Still, even though this amount of THC won’t cause psychoactivity, it does hold potential to appear on a drug test.   To take things further, if you live in a state where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, you may run into CBD products that contain more THC.   However, not everyone who takes CBD that contains hints of THC will check positive on a drug test. There are two variables that occur when determining this, including:   The drug test itself. There have been reports of drug tests claiming false positives of THC for other cannabinoids, including cannabinol (CBN).   How much CBD you’re taking. If you take CBD frequently (i.e. on a daily basis), you are more at risk of testing positive for cannabis consumption than someone who takes it intermittently. The main reason for this is you’re allowing THC to stay in your system for a longer period of time.   Luckily, some CBD companies understand the concern many of us have when it comes to drug tests. And they’ve made it possible to take CBD without having to worry at all about testing positive for THC.   Know Your Spectrums All CBD products on the market are developed into one of three spectrums. Each of these spectrums is unique due to its cannabinoid composition and two of them have allowed people to consume CBD without having to worry about THC. The three spectrums include:   Full-Spectrum - sometimes referred to as “whole plant,” full-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant, including THC.   Broad-Spectrum - similar to full-spectrum, broad-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant, with the exception of THC. In other words, the THC is extracted in a laboratory leaving consumers with all of hemp’s other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.   CBD Isolate - the purest form of CBD. A CBD isolate is cannabidiol and nothing else.   As you can see, by understanding your spectrums, it’s easy to find CBD products that won’t test positive for THC. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that some studies have found false positives for THC when testing other cannabinoids, such as CBN. With that in mind, for those who want to avoid any potential risks, a CBD isolate is the best way to go.   Always Check for a Certificate of Analysis Still, even when a CBD company advertises its products as CBD isolate, there’s a potential they’re lying to you. How can this be? Unfortunately, the CBD market still isn’t regulated by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Because of this, many shady companies have entered the marketplace and made a quick buck off of uninformed buyers.   However, don’t let this scare you away from CBD. Luckily, there are a number of reputable companies out there that are transparent about what goes into their CBD products. And they do this through a Certificate of Analysis (CoA).   A CoA is a third-party lab test result that seeks out a number of aspects about the CBD product, including its purity and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides. For the sake of drug tests, one aspect of these lab results you’ll want to keep an eye out for is the cannabinoid and terpene count.   If a CBD product is labeled as an isolate, check to make sure if it has a CoA. If it does, make sure that CoA informs you of the cannabinoids found within the product. While CBD isolates products will range in purity - a true CBD isolate will contain over 95% CBD and absolutely no other cannabinoids.

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CBD and Anxiety - Everything You Need to Know

Cannabidiol (CBD) has spread rapidly across the U.S. - appearing in the shelves at gas stations to your favorite grocery stores. With such popularity comes a lot of conversations. Though the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't approve CBD for medical use (with the exception of Epidiolex), many have claimed it can help with a long list of medical conditions. One of the most discussed being anxiety.                                                   Use the code NERDS25 for 25% Off   Unfortunately, there's only been so much research put into CBD and anxiety. With that said, it's unclear whether or not this little cannabinoid is the answer to your anxiety disorder. Throughout this article, we're going to explore the science behind CBD and how it can help with anxiety. From there, we'll provide you with everything you need to know when it comes to taking CBD for this mental health condition.   What is an Anxiety Disorder? It's only natural all of us feel anxiety from time to time. It only becomes a disorder when these feelings perpetuate and disrupt our day-to-day lives. People who struggle with anxiety are prone to experiencing overwhelming amounts of fear and worry to the point where it's disabling.   Currently, there are four prominent types of anxiety that affect millions of people. These include:   Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Excessive and irrational fear and worry on a consistent basis.   Panic Disorder - An overwhelming and uncontrollable feeling of terror that strikes at random. This type of anxiety often leads to panic attacks.   Social Anxiety Disorder - Feelings of self-consciousness and worry from normal social interactions.   Specific Phobias - When you feel fear for a specific situation or object. For example, many people struggle with arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.   While symptoms for an anxiety disorder will vary from person to person, some of the most common includes:   Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingling feet and hands Dizziness Dry mouth Feelings of panic, fear, uneasiness Heart palpitations Inability to stay calm and still Muscle tension Nausea Shortness of breath Sleep problems   Many mental health professionals agree that the two main causes of anxiety are genetics and your environment. In other words, you may experience anxiety if someone in your family does or anxiety may come about due to the stress of your living situation. For example, children who lived in households of abuse often develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), another form of anxiety.   One of the reasons anxiety is so difficult to overcome is it makes changes within the brain. More specifically, the amygdala and hippocampus. These areas of the brain are responsible for processing incoming sensory signals. When someone struggles with anxiety, signals are continuously sent to these areas, alarming them of threat and, in turn, producing fear.   As we'll get into, this is important to understand as CBD may have the ability to calm these signals down.   What is CBD? Cannabidiol (more commonly referred to as CBD) is one of the many molecules naturally found within the cannabis sativa plant. This is a species of plants that can refer to both hemp and marijuana. These plants host a variety of other molecules, known as phytocannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabivarin (CBV), just to name a few.   The majority of CBD products currently on the market use an extract from the hemp plant. While these are cannabis sativa plants and practically the same as marijuana, under federal law, a plant is only labeled as hemp if it contains 0.3% of THC or less. With that said, any CBD product developed from a hemp plant will not cause psychoactivity - the "high" often associated with cannabis.   While the FDA still doesn't approve of CBD, it has been claimed and marketed as a remedy for a number of medical conditions, including:   Alzheimer's Disease Anxiety Cancer Chronic pain Depression Parkinson's Disease   It's important to note, most of these claims are made from people who struggle with an ailment and have experience with CBD. With that said, the research behind CBD and certain medical conditions are limited. This is part of the reason the FDA still doesn't approve CBD for most ailments.   Still, in terms of anxiety, there has been some solid research that has laid the foundation for future studies.   How Does CBD Affect the Brain and Body? It's still not entirely understood how exactly CBD works within the brain and body. However, we do know it has an indirect effect on our endocannabinoid systems (ECS).   Our ECS is a molecular system made up of two distinct neurotransmitters, CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors have a number of responsibilities, including our appetite, cell communication, immune response, metabolism, memory, and mood. Again, while it's not clear exactly how CBD affects the system, researchers believe CBD has an indirect way of balancing out our ECS.   With that said, it's understood that many people who struggle with anxiety also have an imbalanced ECS. Due to CBD's properties, it's believed that by balancing out our ECS, anxiety levels can be reduced. This is logical when considering the idea that fear signals sent to the amygdala and hippocampus may be decreased with the help of CBD.   To take things further, it's understood that people with anxiety tend to have low amounts of serotonin. Since it's believed that CBD indirectly balances out our endocannabinoid system, it's also believed that it can boost serotonin - in turn, helping people with anxiety and depression.   Properly understanding how CBD can affect the brain and body for those who have anxiety is a complicated matter. The fact that we currently lack research into the topic only furthers complications. However, there have been a number of studies that have looked into specific types of anxiety and how CBD may play a therapeutic role.   What Do the Studies Have to Say About CBD and Anxiety? While research is limited, we're considerably lucky to have some studies surrounding CBD. Due to nearly a century of cannabis prohibition, very few studies were conducted as medicine and science continued to progress. Yet, out of recent popularity for CBD, more and more studies have appeared concerning the topic. Some of these include:   In 2011, Neuropsychopharmacology published a study where they tested the effects of CBD on people with social anxiety disorder giving a public speech. One group was given a single dose of CBD while another was given a placebo. It was found that the group which took CBD showed a significant reduction in both anxiety and discomfort during the speech.   In 2011, another study published by the National Library of Medicine also found that CBD helped in reducing anxiety symptoms in people struggling with a social anxiety disorder.   In 2015, Nature Reviews Neuroscience conducted a review of 49 separate studies concerning CBD as a therapeutic medicine for people with various types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The review concluded that CBD showed strong evidence in reducing anxiety symptoms and encourages further research to be taken on the matter.   In 2019, the Permanente Journal published a study concerning those who struggle with sleep due to anxiety. Within the first month of taking CBD, as many as 70% of the participants found their sleep had improved. However, it should be noted that the participants' sleep ended up varying over a longer period of time.   While these studies show positive results for CBD and anxiety, it's important to note that they are lacking in two ways. The first is they only measure CBD's effects in the short-term. Since cannabidiol has only recently been legalized, there has been no way to measure the long-term effects on individuals who take it regularly.   Secondly, many of these studies had a small number of participants. While this population most likely struggles with anxiety in a similar manner to other people with the mental health condition, it's medically understood that these conditions will have different effects on a variety of people. With that said, these studies don't provide enough conclusive evidence that CBD is a prominent therapeutic medicine for anxiety.   So, Should You Take CBD for Anxiety? There is no easy way to answer this question as there simply isn't enough evidence to support us saying, "Yes! By all means, take CBD!" But at the same time, there is enough evidence out there for us to claim that it may help you.   The truth of the matter is, the only way to know whether or not CBD can help you with anxiety is to give it a try. Luckily, there is very little danger in trying CBD. Not only will it not cause psychoactivity (produce a "high"), but the side effects are rare and limited. If you start taking CBD regularly, you may experience the following:   Appetite changes Diarrhea Fatigue Weight changes   It should also be noted that CBD may have negative effects on the liver. While this isn't too much of a concern for most people, it is for those who take certain medications - more specifically, those that process through the liver. If you're currently on a medication, it's vital to consult your doctor before taking CBD.   How Should You Take CBD? Due to CBD's popularity, there have been a number of innovative products flooding the marketplace. This is great for us as customers as it provides an assortment of options when it comes to consumptions. The most common consumption methods include:   CBD capsules CBD edibles (i.e. CBD gummies or CBD beverages) CBD oils (tinctures) CBD topicals Smokables and vapes   In terms of anxiety, it's granted that those who struggle are looking for something that will have an immediate effect. Something that will kick in during one of anxiety's random episodes. The best consumption method for this is smokables and vapes. The reason is when CBD is inhaled into the lungs, it enters the bloodstream the quickest. Therefore, you'll feel the effects within minutes of inhaling.   This should deter you from considering other consumption methods. CBD oils, for example, will usually take an effect within 10 to 15 minutes upon consumption and will have longer-lasting effects compared to smokables and vapes. Similarly, edibles and capsules will have even longer-lasting effects than oils, but they will also take longer to enter the bloodstream - sometimes as long as an hour.   With this information, you may also be wondering how much CBD you should take. This will vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors, including:   Anxiety Levels - How much anxiety do you experience? If your condition is chronic, you may need more CBD than someone who experiences mild anxiety.   Body Weight - Generally speaking, the more you weigh, the more CBD you'll need in order to feel the effects.   Strength of CBD - The higher the milligram (mg) count labeled on your CBD product, the less you'll need in order to feel the effects.   Tolerance - If you've been taking CBD for some time, your brain and body may have become adjusted to it. Therefore, you may need more CBD in order to feel the initial effects.   We highly advise you first to take the "suggested use" amount labeled on your CBD product. This dosage generally works for most people and will probably be enough to get you to feel something. However, if you find that this suggestion isn't relieving your anxiety, then we suggest gradually increasing your dose.

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Best CBD Tea

CBD Teas | Best of 2020 As the cannabidiol (CBD) market continues to expand, CBD tea (sometimes referred to as "hemp tea") has cultivated in popularity. People are waking up to the fact that CBD is a great cognitive boost. Often mixed with caffeine, the cannabinoid holds the potential to push you through that morning grind with a bit more ease.   We invite you along as we take a deeper look into some of the best CBD teas currently on the market. Our list is meant to provide you with a variety of options in terms of flavor, spectrum, and strength. Whether you're looking for non-THC and non-caffeinated chamomile blend or a well-caffeinated, full-spectrum fruit, we guarantee there's something on here for everyone!   Top Ranking CBD Teas 1.) The Brother's Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea Rating 5 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 180mg Potency Range: 60mg per tea bag Price Range: $5.50 - $90.00 Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 11 Potency Variations: 1   The Brothers Apothecary Pros: Wide variety of flavors and options for different ailments Each tea bag is very potent - containing 60mg of all-natural hemp Best pricing (per mg)   The Brothers Apothecary Cons: All products are full-spectrum, no variety of broad-spectrum or isolates All products come in 60mg of hemp extract which may be too potent for some people   The Brothers Apothecary is one of the top manufacturers when it comes to CBD tea. Not only do they provide a rich variety of flavors, but each of these is blended with unique ingredients - offering a variety of experiences.   For example, if you’re looking for a tea that will disinfect the body, you’ll probably be interested in their “Mellow Mint” blend. By using all-organic ingredients of Pacific Northwest Spearmint, Coconut, Tapioca Maltodextrin, and Acacia Fiber, every sip of this CBD tea can help to soothe the stomach and rejuvenate the senses.   However, if you’re looking for something that can ease stress and boost the mind, you may be more interested in the Brothers Apothecary’s “Chai Awakening.” Each sip is carefully crafted using ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and nutmeg to provide you with, “a deep, earthy, warm, and tantalizing exotic chai.”   All of the Brothers Apothecary’s teas are hand-made and use 100% vegan ingredients. All their hemp is organically grown in the United States and each of their teas is tested in a third-party laboratory.   2.) Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea Rating 5 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 60 - 240mg Potency Range: 15mg per tea chip Price Range: $14.95 - $39.95 Value ($/mg): $0.33 - $0.50 per mg THC Content: 0.001% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Pure Science Lab Pros: All-natural, gluten-free ingredients that use no preservatives Can be purchased in a 5-piece or 20-piece Made using 100% organic hemp grown in the United States   Pure Science Lab Cons Only available in 1 flavor More expensive compared to others on this list   Pure Science Labs CBD pomegranate tea chips are simple in design. They only use 100% natural aged-dried pomegranate skins, hemp oil extract, and manuka honey. Yet, even with such simplicity, they still provide you with a high-quality dose of full-spectrum CBD.   This is partly due to the fact that each tea chip contains 15mg of CBD. While this isn’t a large amount by any means, we find it to be the perfect dosage for a morning wake-up. Not too much to make you tired, but just enough to get your day going on the right track.   It’s worth noting that Pure Science Labs is also extremely dedicated to its customers. They keep a close eye on their processing from seed to sale and make sure all their products are developed with the highest quality.   3.) CBD American Shaman CBD Sparkling Tea Rating 5 / 5 Extract Type: Nano Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 40mg Potency Range: 10mg per serving Price Range: $12.99 Value ($/mg): $0.37 per mg THC Content: Not mentioned Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   CBD American Shaman Pros: A variety of flavors already comes made in a 4-pack Offers sparkling tea instead of regular tea Uses nano hemp extract   CBD American Shaman Cons: Only offers sparkling tea A bit more expensive compared to others on this list   Unlike other tea products mentioned on this list, American Shaman offers a sparkling CBD tea. Sparkling beverages are great for those who struggle with digestive issues. Not to mention, American Shaman’s teas come in a variety of blends to help with different ailments. One of their most popular is Raspberry Pear which uses hibiscus. If you’re interested in trying all their flavors, they offer a four-pack variety for $14.99.   Since these teas are pre-made, they’re great for on-the-go CBD consumption. Of course, they aren’t the most discreet as the term “CBD” is clearly labeled on each can. So, if that’s a concern for you, you may want to avoid this product. These products also don’t contain caffeine which makes them beneficial for those who are just trying to relax after a long day.   4.) Buddha Teas CBD Teas Rating 4.5 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 90mg Potency Range: 5mg per tea bag Price Range: $29.99 - $99.60 Value ($/mg): $0.22 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 1   Buddha Teas Pros: 6 unique flavors for a variety of different ailments Offers all flavors in one bundle Each flavor comes in a variety of packs - the larger the pack, the more you save per tea bag   Buddha Teas Cons: Low dosage of CBD per tea bag   Buddha Teas has made a name for itself with its broad-spectrum CBD blended tea varieties. Broad-spectrum CBD means it contains all of hemp’s beneficial cannabinoids with the exception of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This makes Buddha Teas a great option for those who worry about failing a drug test or simply don’t want to risk ANY psychoactivity.   Each of Buddha Teas’ blends is made to support different ailments. For example, their CBD Chamomile Blend is a great way to help ease stress at the beginning of a busy workday. Whereas, their CBD Mushroom Defense blend provides you with great anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense properties.   Buddha Teas CBD tea bags come in boxes of 18 with each bag containing 5mg of CBD. This is the only downside to Buddha Teas - while their blends provide you with a variety of high-quality all-natural ingredients, there’s a lack of potency concerning the CBD. For this reason, we suggest this brand only to newcomers or those who prefer a lower dosage.   5.) Kickback Coldbrew Hemp-Infused Tea Rating 4.5 / 5 Extract Type: Nano Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 130mg Potency Range: 3mg per cup Price Range: $30.00 - $99.00 Value ($/mg): $0.23 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Kickback Coldbrew Pros: Free shipping on orders over $35 Comes in 3 pack to help you save on a per mg basis Uses a nano CBD extract which allows cannabidiol to stay in your body longer   Kickback Coldbrew Cons: Provides little information on the source of CBD and manufacturing process   Coming in either Ginger Peach Tea or Matcha Tea, Kickback Coldbrew has developed a CBD tea that definitely stands out among the competition. One of the reasons is they use a nano hemp extract. This differs from other extracts as nano CBD allows the “molecule package” to slowly release within the body. This is because nano extraction keeps the molecule structure of CBD sturdier than other extraction types.   Kickback Coldbrew is, admittedly, one of the leading CBD brands when it comes to making top-quality CBD drinks. While they specialize in CBD lemonades, their CBD coffee and tea have been catching a lot of attention. According to reviews on their website, this tea is delicious and has helped with anxiety.   6.) CBD Living Loose Leaf CBD Tea Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Nano Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg Potency Range: 12.5mg per serving Price Range: $30.00 Value ($/mg): $0.12 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 1   CBD Living Pros: Comes in a variety of 6 flavors for different ailments Offered at a very valuable price Can be brewed in hot or cold tea   CBD Living Cons: Fairly low dosage May need to purchase specific utensils in order to use product   CBD Living offers a unique set of CBD tea blends from Matcha to Mango Herbal. Each of these blends uses a variety of all-natural ingredients, each of which can help with specific ailments. For this reason, we definitely suggest you look into these ingredients and how they may be able to help you.   The biggest downside to CBD Living’s teas is the fact that you’ll need to purchase extra utensils, such as a tea infuser ball or bottle if you don’t already have them. Fortunately, CBD Living offers these necessities alongside their CBD tea for an affordable price.   7.) Green Roads CBD Tea   Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 7mg Potency Range: 7mg per tea bag Price Range: $2.99 Value ($/mg): $0.42 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Green Roads Pros: High-quality CBD tea made from all-natural ingredients Gluten-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, no artificial coloring or flavors Highly reputable CBD brand   Green Roads Cons: Can only be purchased in single-packets Only available in 1 flavor Low CBD dosage   While Green Roads’ CBD tea only comes in one blend, we have to tip our hats to the uniqueness of this tea. Crafted using chamomile, vanilla, peppermint, and other herbs, this tea is meant to help you unwind. Particularly, after a long day when you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep.   Each tea bag is blended using only all-natural ingredients to provide you with one of the highest-quality CBD teas currently on the market. And the majority of people who’ve tried this tea agree. In fact, Green Roads CBD tea is the most reviewed product on this list.   The only downside to this CBD tea is the fact that it only contains 7mg of CBD. While this is a good starting point for beginners, people who’ve been taking CBD for a while - particularly, those who’ve developed a tolerance - will probably be unsatisfied with the low dosage.   8.) Happy Tea CBD Tea Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 140mg Potency Range: 10mg per stick pack Price Range: $24.97 Value ($/mg): $0.17 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Happy Tea Pros: Easy-to-make Gluten free and vegan friendly   Happy Tea Cons: Flavors aren’t crafted to help with ailments   Our final CBD brand on this list, Happy Tea, offers CBD tea in what may be the easiest way to make. Each purchase comes with 14 stick packs that contain the tea in powder form. Simply add it to water, mix it well, and you’re ready to go!   These stick backs come in two flavors - a Mixed Berry and Lemon Zen blend. While CBD in and of itself holds the potential to treat a variety of ailments, it should be noted that these teas are not crafted for such use. Rather, their use of all-natural ingredients is meant to provide you with unique and interesting flavors.   9.) The Tea Can Company HEMPtea Rating 3.5 / 5 Extract Type: CBD Isolate Total CBD Range: 72mg - 244mg Potency Range: 3.5mg - 14mg per serving Price Range: $44.99 - $54.99 Value ($/mg): $0.28 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 2   The Tea Can Company Pros: Five different flavors that come in two strengths - each designed to help with a variety of ailments Uses pharmaceutical-grade pure cannabidiol (CBD) Made with a variety of all-natural ingredients   The Tea Can Company Cons: No lab reports available Solely contains CBD and none of hemp’s other beneficial cannabinoids   The Tea Can Company offers one of the most unique sets of blends on our list. Each blend comes in a can containing 16 to 32 doses of CBD tea. These blends use CBD isolate which means you're getting 99% pure CBD and no other cannabinoid. This is ideal for those who are looking solely for CBD - however, it’s worth mentioning that hemp’s other cannabinoids have a number of benefits that aren’t included here.   Personally, we are big fans of the Joint Therapy Loose Blend (High Strength). Made with Ginger, Turmeric, Green Tea, and a staggering 224mg of imported CBD oil, this CBD tea is great when it comes to loosening muscle and relaxing both the mind and body.   Another popular HEMPtea product is Calming Chamomile Loose Blend (Mild Strength). It’s made with chamomile flowers, Australian lemongrass, spearmint leaves, and lavender flowers. This is great for newcomers as it only contains 72mg of imported CBD and holds the potential to ease the mind and body.   The benefit of HEMPtea is this variety offers all-natural alternatives for a number of ailments. By incorporating hemp extract with various organic ingredients, HEMPtea allows for the potential of helping with day-to-day struggles. For example, the ingredients used in the Tea Can Company’s Joint Therapy Loose Blend were specifically chosen to provide extra relief for muscle and joint pain.   10.) Glow Water CBD Tea Rating 3.5 / 5 Extract Type: Water-Soluble Isolate Total CBD Range: 125mg Potency Range: 25mg per tea bag Price Range: $28.00 - $32.00 Value ($/mg): $0.22 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   Glow Water Pros: 4 flavor varieties to help with different ailments Can be purchased in single-serving sample packs or a gift pack Average dosage   Glow Water Cons: No certificate of analysis available   Glow Water’s CBD teas come in four different flavors, each of which is meant to aid in different day-to-day problems. Their Calm CBD Tea is great for alleviating daily stresses and is crafted using Spearmint, Rose, Licorice, and Rooibos. Whereas their Rise CBD Tea is perfect for providing you with energy and a focus boost. The blend does so by using Jasmine Green, Lemongrass, and Spearmint.   Their other blend, Restore CBD Tea, uses hibiscus and ginger to help restore cell damage and provide you with pain relief. And their final blend, Sleep CBD Tea uses herbs such as lavender and chamomile for calming the mind and body and encouraging a good night’s rest.   Each purchase comes with 5 tea bags, each of which contains 25mg of CBD. This is an average dose for a CBD product that could work for both newcomers and long-time users alike.   What is CBD Tea? CBD tea is nothing more than a beverage that contains cannabidiol (CBD). Most often, it comes in the form of a tea bag - however, it may also come in a chip, powder, or canned beverage. CBD tea usually comes in a variety of common tea bases, including chai, peppermint, matcha, and chamomile.   Since there are so many different bases for tea, CBD tea can come in a wide variety of tastes. Not to mention, it’s easy to consume and may be a preferred preference for newcomers.   CBD oils (tinctures), vapes, and concentrates can seem intimidating to newcomers. With a CBD tea, you're provided with a familiar means to consume CBD. Furthermore, it’s a very discreet way to consume CBD if that is something that worries you.   Admittedly, CBD tea is more expensive per milligram (mg) in comparison to other CBD products. And, unfortunately, CBD tea usually doesn’t provide you with as strong a dosage as other products. With that said, it may be in your best interest to take CBD tea alongside other CBD products. A great example is CBD oil, which can actually be dropped into your tea to provide more effects.   However, it’s important to understand that CBD tea holds the potential for a higher absorption rate when compared to other products. CBD extract is usually paired with a carrier oil (MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil) in order to boost absorption. Since these oils are nothing more than fats, you can effectively promote absorption through a CBD tea with the help of additives, such as milk or cream.   What Are the Benefits of CBD Tea? Besides CBD’s long list of potential medical benefits, CBD tea comes with a few unique perks that differ from other products. These perks are largely thanks to the fact that CBD tea bags are blended using a variety of all-natural ingredients that can have positive effects on our health.   For example, green tea has been found to help people lose weight - partly through antioxidants and partly through boosting metabolism. On the other hand, chamomile tea has been found to relax the brain and body.   These blends in combination with CBD have a wide range of possibilities to help us fight various ailments. With this said, it’s important to take a deeper look at the other ingredients contained in your CBD product.   Not to mention, CBD tea is digestible - which means it works its way through your digestive system. This makes the effects of CBD tea different from other consumption methods. Most notably, while it takes longer to feel these effects, they will last longer in comparison to other products.   To take things a step further, CBD tea also holds the potential to enhance gut health while improving digestion.   Criteria for Purchasing CBD Tea Online Since CBD brands aren’t regulated like most companies in the free market, anyone has the ability to sell products. Unfortunately, this has made it easy for a number of disreputable companies to make unsafe and low-quality CBD products.   For this reason, it helps to have some criteria in your mind when purchasing CBD products online. The following are some important factors to keep in mind:   Ingredients - CBD products are usually crafted using a variety of ingredients. It’s important to make sure these ingredients are all-natural without the use of artificial additives or flavors. This is especially true for CBD tea as most use a blend of other ingredients.   Hemp Source - Since the CBD a company uses is extracted from the hemp plant, it’s always beneficial to make sure these plants are grown organically and locally sourced.   Extract Type - There are three primary extract types CBD products come in. The first is full-spectrum which makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids. The second is broad-spectrum which includes all of hemp’s cannabinoids with the exception of THC. Finally, there’s CBD isolate which is solely cannabidiol and no other cannabinoid.   Potency - You can measure out the potency of a CBD product by its milligram (mg) count. The higher the count, the stronger the product.   Certificate of Analysis - A reputable CBD brand will be transparent about their certificate of analysis. These are third-party lab test reports that seek out a number of different factors concerning the CBD, including potency, cannabinoid/terpene count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals.   Pricing - While pricing shouldn’t be the deciding factor of whether or not a CBD product is acceptable, it should be considered. Admittedly, reputable companies are more likely to charge a heftier price. This is partly due to the fact that making sure CBD products are 100% safe for customers - from seed to sale - takes a lot of time and effort on their end.   What's the Best Time to Drink CBD Tea? All of the CBD teas mentioned on our list are developed with a variety of tea bases. The purpose of this is to not only provide you with a variety of flavors but to aid in a number of ailments, including nausea, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.   Due to this, it’s recommended you drink CBD tea when you’re most affected by your ailment. Of course, this is going to look different for everyone. For example, one person may find that they’re highly stressed right before a busy workday and will benefit from a cup of CBD tea with their morning breakfast. On the other hand, another person may find they have trouble getting to bed at night and they benefit from drinking CBD tea an hour or so before bedtime.   With this said, it’s best to get an idea of WHY you want to take CBD tea. Your reason will play a huge role in when you take it and how much you should take.   It’s important to note that many of the CBD brands mentioned on this list offer a number of different CBD tea blends. Each of these is usually crafted in ways to combat various ailments. For example, chamomile is great for calming down nerves whereas chai can act more as a pick-me-up.   It’s also vital to keep an eye out for the caffeine-content of these CBD teas. It’s safe to say, if you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep, you’ll want to avoid any CBD tea product containing caffeine!   What's the Right CBD Tea Dosage? Since CBD still isn’t approved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there are no standards when it comes to dosage. This has left many newcomers having to experiment with their CBD products in order to figure out the right dosage for them.   When it comes to CBD tea, the benefit is dosages are already measured out - usually one tea bag per dose. However, since some of the products mentioned on our list contain a low dosage, you may find some CBD tea ineffective.   It can take most newcomers some time in order to figure out what their “sweet spot” is in terms of CBD dosage. If you find the recommended dosage of your CBD tea isn’t effective, we suggest gradually increasing your dose. This will give you an idea of how CBD affects you and how much you’ll need in order to meet your desires.   However, it’s important to note that many of the products mentioned on this list also contain caffeine. Please  keep this in mind as too much caffeine may provide you with effects you weren’t looking for. For this reason, we highly suggest you don’t use CBD tea itself to increase dosage, but rather a CBD oil or edible alongside CBD tea.   In order to get an idea of how much CBD you should take, feel free to take a look at the general recommendations for CBD dosage in regards to body weight.   Body Weight Average CBD Dose 100 lbs 30mg 125 lbs 38mg 150 lbs 45mg 175 lbs 52mg 200 lbs 60mg 225 lbs 67mg 250 lbs 75mg   Issues With CBD Tea Whenever CBD is mixed with a beverage, there is one problem - cannabidiol is a fat-soluble which means it doesn’t dissolve into water. For this reason, within every cup of CBD tea, the cannabinoids will either float to the surface of the liquid or remain trapped within the tea bag.   There are a few things you can do in order to curb this issue. For one, it helps to boil the water and steep around 15 minutes before consumption. Throughout this process, moving the tea bag around will help to spread the CBD throughout the water.   However, keep in mind that steeping can be harmful for certain teas, such as black, green, and oolong. With that said, it’s in your best interest only to purchase herbal tea blends rather than CBD-infused black or green teas.   Also, we wouldn’t recommend CBD tea for someone who’s having a lot of difficulty with an ailment and looking for answers in CBD. While CBD tea is a great way to consume this cannabinoid, there’s really no way to properly measure out a dose and guarantee you’re getting all the milligrams mentioned on the label.   Rather, we recommend CBD tea for those with a mild ailment or those who are simply looking for a new way to relax.   Will CBD Tea Become Your Beverage of Choice? While CBD tea is a fairly new and innovative consumption method for cannabidiol, we can’t see it gaining the widespread popularity of oils, vapes, and edibles have devoured. Rather, we see CBD tea more as a niche for certain people within this industry.   One aspect of CBD tea that can be appreciated over other CBD products is the fact that companies are able to blend a number of healthy and therapeutic all-natural ingredients. This has allowed for CBD brands to come up with a number of innovative concoctions that can potentially help with various ailments.   Still, we understand that CBD tea will not be for everyone. With fairly low doses and a more expensive price tag, it makes sense many of these products will go under the radar.   If you’re new to CBD, we do believe this is a good starting point as it provides you with a familiar way to consume cannabidiol. If you’re a CBD veteran, we can’t necessarily guarantee these products will have as powerful an effect as other consumption methods. However, being as there are a variety of different CBD tea blends, there’s no denying these products are worth a try.   Frequently Asked Questions Does CBD Tea Contain THC? This depends on the extract type. Most of the teas mentioned on this list don’t contain THC as they use a broad-spectrum or CBD isolate extract. However, if a CBD tea uses a full-spectrum extract, it could contain upwards of 0.3% THC.   How Many Drops of CBD Oil Should I Put in my Tea? If you’re using a CBD oil (tincture) with your tea, it’s in your best interest to use 1 dosage amount per cup of tea. As mentioned, everyone’s dosage amount is different. If you’re not sure of yours, you may want to experiment around with the CBD oil itself before adding it to tea.     How Do I Make CBD Tea Bags? While products will vary in instructions, generally, you’ll want to bring water to a boil and then allow your CBD tea bag to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. At this point, you can remove the tea bag, however, as CBD isn't water-soluble, we suggest leaving it in order to allow more of the cannabinoid to seep to the surface.   Where Can I Buy CBD Tea? Above, we’ve listed a number of the best CBD teas to purchase online. If this is your first time purchasing CBD online, we suggest you take a look at our criteria for purchasing CBD teas.   What Does 25mg of CBD Tea Do? The effects of CBD tea will be different for everyone. Some may feel more relaxed whereas others will be able to focus better. However, it’s worth mentioning that the effects of CBD Tea largely depend on the other ingredients used within the product.

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Best CBD Capsules

CBD Capsules | Best of 2020 As cannabidiol (CBD) grows in popularity, some of the most popular products currently on the market are CBD capsules (also referred to as CBD soft gels or CBD pills). With the rise in CBD popularity, we are finding an increasing number of competing products for sale.   CBD capsules provide a familiar and discreet way to consume CBD. Additionally, the use of pills allows many of these products to combine CBD and other all-natural ingredients, which could help with various ailments.   We’ll explore the best CBD capsules available to help you decide if these are right for you.   Top Ranking CBD Capsules 1.) PureKana Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 450mg - 750mg Potency Range: 15mg - 25mg per capsule Price Range: $83.00 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.18 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: Available through purchase Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   PureKana Pros: Comes in 3 variants - a regular pill, an AM pill, and a PM pill 30-day money-back guarantee Free shipping on all orders   PureKana Cons: More expensive than competitors Certificate of analysis only available upon purchase   PureKana puts a unique twist on the CBD capsule by offering it in 3 varieties. They offer their standard Premium CBD capsule which can be used to help with various ailments - from pain to anxiety. Additionally, they offer two other interesting pills that make for a well-rounded product range.   The first is their PM Capsules made using melatonin, L-Theanine, and Gaba. The combination of CBD and these all-natural ingredients works wonders both for easing the brain and body and helping you get a better night’s sleep. These capsules are great for those who struggle with insomnia.   The second is their AM Capsules made using caffeine and Vitamins B1, B6, and B12, and these capsules come with a lower dosage of CBD at 15mg per capsule. They are designed to help ease morning stress and help you stay focused, which is why these offer a dose of caffeine with each serving.   The only downside to PureKana is that their products are more expensive compared to others on this list. While the variety in capsules is remarkable, their price range per CBD milligram of $0.11 to $0.18 is a bit steep. This is especially true when you consider that most other products on our list are priced at nearly half of that.   2.) Hemp Bombs Rating 5 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 75mg - 1,800mg Potency Range: 15mg - 30mg per capsule Price Range: $14.99 - $139.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Hemp Bombs Pros: Offers a sample pack for those who just want to try CBD capsules Offers two potencies for different levels of CBD experience   Hemp Bombs Cons: Uses non-vegan ingredients   Hemp Bombs have made a name for themselves within the CBD industry and for good reason. Their products are not only high-quality, but also highly effective. And their CBD capsules are no exception.   Currently, Hemp Bombs offer two varieties of their capsules, their original blend and a high-potency blend. Their original blend comes with 15mg of broad-spectrum CBD, which is a great starting point for new users. Additionally, this blend is offered in a 5-count pack if you just want to give these capsules a try.   If you’re a more of an experienced CBD user, you might be more interested in their high-potency blend. Each CBD capsule comes with 30mg of broad-spectrum CBD. According to Hemp Bombs’ reviews, these have helped many get a better night’s sleep while also helping reduce stress and anxiety levels.   3.) Lord Jones Rating 5 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per gel capsule Price Range: $95.00 Value ($/mg): $0.12 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Lord Jones Pros: Capsules are gluten-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, and dye-free Can save on purchases through a subscription service ($85.00 a month) Free shipping on all orders   Lord Jones Cons: Certificate of analysis only available upon purchase through a batch code   Lord Jones hemp-derived CBD gel capsules are probably the most traditional on our list. Through continuously refining their products, Lord Jones is known as a highly reputable CBD brand that’s developed some of the highest-quality products currently out there.   Each capsule comes with 25mg of CBD and is formulated to promote calmness and a better sense of overall well-being. These capsules can also be purchased in a bundle that includes CBD lotion and CBD gummies for $180.00.   4.) Premium Jane Rating 4.5 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per softgel Price Range: $75.00 Value ($/mg): $0.10 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Premium Jane Pros: Uses all-natural ingredients, including no artificial flavorings Free shipping for all products 30-day money-back guarantee   Premium Jane Cons: Uses non-vegan ingredients   Through nothing more than purified water, gelatin, glycerin, hemp seed oil, and hemp oil extract, Premium Jane has developed all-natural CBD softgel capsules. Each capsule contains 25mg of full-spectrum hemp extract which, according to Premium Jane’s website, “offer[s] high-potency for increased vitality and calmness.”   It’s recommended that you take these capsules once or twice a day on an empty stomach in order to really get the most out of the CBD. However, if you’re a more experienced user, you may need to take more than one capsule in order to feel the effects.   5.) FOCL Rating 4.5 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg Potency Range: 10mg per capsule (20mg for FOCL Night) Price Range: $59.00 Value ($/mg): $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   FOCL Pros: Made with a number of all-natural ingredients Free shipping on orders over $50 or on subscriptions 60-day money back guarantee   FOCL Cons: Low CBD dosage in FOCL Day   FOCL is a rather unique brand as their focus goes beyond CBD. Instead, FOCL seeks to make use of a variety of all-natural ingredients to help users with specific ailments, and they do this through two versatile products.   Their first CBD capsule is the FOCL Day - a daytime CBD pill that promotes energy and focus. It does so through combining Rhodiola Rosea with Lion’s Mane, L-Theanine (Green Tea), Vitamin B6, and Bacopa Monnieri.   The other option they offer is the FOCL Night - a night-time CBD pill that helps ease the body and allow the brain to get to sleep faster. It does so through a mixture of Valerian Root, Hops Flower, Ashwagandha, Purple Passion Flower, and Griffonia simplicifolia (5-HTP).   The only downside we’ve found to FOCL’s products is that their FOCL Day contains a lower dosage of hemp extract in comparison to other capsules on this list. Nonetheless, we still highly recommend these products to those who are looking to make use of a number of all-natural remedies rather than just CBD.   6.) Joy Organics Rating 4.5 / 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 750mg Potency Range: 10mg - 25mg per softgel Price Range: $39.95 - $74.95 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Joy Organics Pros: Uses water-soluble nanoemulsion technology which increases bioavailability Two potency varieties for users with a range of experiences Free shipping on all orders   Joy Organics Cons: Uses non-vegan ingredients   Joy Organics’ Premium CBD softgels are developed using a formula to help with day-to-day stress. These pills can be purchased in either a 10mg or 25mg 30-pack which gives a lot of variety to users, depending on their experience.   However, what makes Joy Organics CBD capsules more unique than others on this list is the fact that they use water-soluble nanoemulsion extraction technology. This provides consumers with up to 200% more of bioavailability in comparison to other CBD capsules.   7.) Charlotte's Web Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 450mg - 2,250mg Potency Range: 15mg - 25mg per capsule Price Range: $39.99 - $169.99 Value ($/mg): $0.08 - 0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Charlotte’s Web Pros: Certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority 30-day money-back guarantee   Charlotte’s Web Cons: Lab reports require a lot number (so, if you haven’t purchased product, you can’t view them)   Charlotte’s Web offers its CBD capsules in two potencies - 15mg and 25mg per capsule. This potency range offers a variety that both newcomers and long-time CBD users can enjoy. Additionally, each potency can be purchased in either a 30-count, 60-count, or 90-count (you get a better price per milligram when buying more capsules at a time).   All capsules are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and crafted to be allergen-free. They also use industry-standard CO2-extraction which is one of the safest extraction methods known. Charlotte’s Web is a highly reputable CBD company, and you can count on getting a quality product with every purchase.   8.) CBDistillery Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 900mg - 1,800mg Potency Range: 30mg per softgel Price Range: $75.00 - $145.00 Value ($/mg): $0.08 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) and 0.0% (broad-spectrum) Lab Report: Only available through QR code Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   CBDistillery Pros: Certified by U.S. Hemp Authority Offers CBD softgels in both a full-spectrum and broad-spectrum extract 60-day money-back guarantee   CBDistillery Cons: Certificate of analysis can only be viewed through a QR code on already-purchased products   CBDistillery offers its CBD softgels in two varieties - a full-spectrum and broad-spectrum blend. While a full-spectrum blend will offer all the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant, a broad-spectrum blend is nearly as effective and contains zero THC within it. This is a great option for those who prefer to avoid consuming THC, whether that’s due to sensitivity to THC or are worried their CBD use may be reflected on a drug test.   Each of CBDistillery’s CBD capsules can be purchased in either a 30-count or 60-count. Considering that each capsule comes with 30mg of CBD, these capsules are some of the more potent on our list. While we probably wouldn’t recommend such potency to new users (it’s advisable that you start your CBD journey around 15mg), this potency is popular among those who’ve been taking CBD for some time.   9.) Green Roads Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per softgel Price Range: $49.99 Value ($/mg): $0.06 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Green Roads Pros: 3 different varieties for different ailments Top CBD brand that’s known for high-quality CBD products   Green Roads Cons: Uses CBD isolate - so, you don’t get all the benefits of hemp’s other cannabinoids   Green Roads is a Florida-based CBD brand that offers a variety of CBD products. One of their most popular products is their CBD capsules which come in three different variants; Regular, Rest, and Sleep. Each of these uses a unique combination of all-natural ingredients to help with specific ailments. For example, the Sleep capsules include 5mg of Melatonin (per capsule) in order to promote a better night’s rest.   Each capsule contains 25mg of CBD isolate - which means they don’t contain other cannabinoids besides cannabidiol itself. They are also gluten-free, soy-free, and 100% vegan. Furthermore, Green Roads offers Vitamin E and Fish Oil capsules which have been reported to help with certain health conditions.   10.) CBDfx Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg - 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per gel capsule Price Range: $19.99 - $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   CBDfx Pros: Can be purchased in an 8-count or 30-count Only uses two ingredients - full-spectrum CBD oil and organic MCT oil Very positive online customer reviews   CBDfx Cons: No potency or flavor variations   CBDfx offers what appears to be one of the simplest CBD capsules on our list, and they use this simplicity to provide a quality product. Through using only two all-natural ingredients - full-spectrum CBD oil and organic MCT oil - CBDfx has developed a capsule that’s certain to leave you feeling more at ease.   You can purchase CBDfx’s hemp capsules in two sizes - an 8-count or a 30-count. At a price tag of $19.99, the 8-count is perfectly priced to be within reach for new users simply looking to give these capsules a try. For your subsequent purchases, you may wish to consider the 30-count which gets you a better deal on a per milligram basis. These CBD capsules are entirely gluten-free, vegan, and made using non-GMO’s.   11.) PlusCBD Oil Rating 4 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 150mg - 900mg Potency Range: 15mg per softgel Price Range: $69.95 Value ($/mg): $0.07 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   PlusCBD Oil Pros: Certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority Made with 4 high-quality ingredients   PlusCBD Oil Cons Only one variation in flavor and potency   Using CBD-rich hemp extract, olive oil, silica, and vegetarian capsules, PlusCBD Oil has developed a CBD soft gel. According to PlusCBD Oil reviews, these soft gels are great for calming the mind and body, managing stress, recovering from inflammation, and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle.   The only downside to these CBD soft gels is that they only come in one potency - 15mg per pill. While this is a fair amount of CBD, some long-time users may not find it to be a sufficient dose to truly feel the benefits.   12.) CBD Essence Rating 3.5 / 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 1,050mg - 4,200mg Potency Range: 35mg per capsule Price Range: $74.00 - $229.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.07 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   CBD Essence Pros: Best deal on this list in terms of price per milligram Uses highly absorptive liposome formula Made using only 3 all-natural ingredients   CBD Essence Cons: Higher dosage may not be ideal for new users   The final CBD capsule on our list comes from CBD Essence. Not only is their product the most potent capsule on our list, coming in at 35mg per dosage, but also the most affordable, with prices ranging from $0.05 to $0.07 per milligram of CBD, depending on which bundle you choose from. What also makes these capsules stand out is the fact that they’re made using only 3 all-natural ingredients; non-GMO, full-spectrum, and botanical hemp CBD extract, organic virgin coconut oil, and sunflower lecithin in a liposomal formula. These ingredients were specifically chosen to provide you with the best absorption rate and to deliver CBD more efficiently than competing products.   We solely recommend CBD Essence’s capsules for those who have some experience using CBD. The 35mg dosage is ideal if you’ve built up a tolerance to CBD and have a good understanding of how it affects you. However, if you’re new to CBD, a 35mg dosage may be a bit more than you anticipate and we’d suggest you look for a CBD capsule with anywhere from 10mg to 15mg instead.   What Are CBD Capsules / Softgels / Pills? CBD capsules aren’t different from other pills – only they contain cannabidiol and, potentially, other ingredients. Typically, you’ll find these CBD pills either in a hard capsule or a soft gel.   One of the reasons CBD pills have grown so popular among CBD users is their convenience. You just swallow a capsule or more as you would any other pill. Once CBD has been metabolized by your digestive system, it makes its way through the body and you begin to feel its benefits.   CBD capsules are commonly made using a carrier oil. Carrier oils help with the digestion of CBD, as well as enhance its dispersion throughout the body. Carrier oils widely used include MCT oil and coconut oil, just to name a few.   Once inside your body, CBD will begin to interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). While the science isn’t 100% clear, it’s believed that CBD can balance out your ECS and, in turn, provide you with the numerous medical benefits it’s known for.   How to Take CBD Capsules / Softgels / Pills? Taking CBD capsules simply involves swallowing them as you would any other pill. However, the time of day you take these capsules will likely play a significant role in the effects they have on you.   As you can see with our CBD capsule list, some capsules are designed for daytime usage and others for nighttime. At the same time, some are made to be taken at any time of the day. Since CBD doesn’t produce psychoactivity, it’s believed to be safe to take whenever. However, you may wish to consider a few things before taking these pills.   The first is dosage amount. It’s been reported that high doses of CBD can cause a feeling of fatigue. With that said, you may want to keep to a low dosage during the day. While you may not feel the effects as intensely, it will be less likely for a low amount of CBD to cause you to suddenly become tired. Furthermore, low doses of CBD in combination with caffeine can have benefits that enhance one’s ability to focus.   In order to understand your dosage, you must pay attention to how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in a single dose. While the right milligram count will vary from person to person, a CBD pill containing anywhere from 5mg to 20mg is typically good to take during the day. Whereas higher doses, from 25mg to 40mg, can be better taken at night.   Of course, this rule does not apply to everyone, because CBD affects each of us differently.  Some people may find it more beneficial to take higher doses during the daytime. If you’re new to CBD and want to find the right dosage, we suggest taking the suggested dosage and, if you don’t experience the effects you’re looking for, gradually increase your dose from there.   Keep in mind, if you are currently on medication, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking CBD. While it is rare, CBD could potentially negatively interact with certain medications.   Our Criteria for CBD Capsules CBD products aren’t currently regulated nor approved for medical use by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - with the only exception of Epidiolex. As a result, many disreputable CBD brands have entered the marketplace and are selling unsafe and low-quality CBD products.   For this reason, it is vital to have certain criteria when purchasing CBD products online. In creating our list, we’ve examined and evaluated the products through the following lenses;   Hemp Source - CBD is a phytocannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant. So, we lean towards brands that ensure all hemp plants are grown organically and are locally sourced.   Ingredients - CBD products can be made with a variety of ingredients. Look at these ingredients and make sure they meet your dietary specifications. Most of the companies we review have high standards for the ingredients they use, and tend to only use all-natural elements in their CBD capsules.   Extract Type - As you shop for CBD, you’re going to come across 3 different extract types. These are important to understand as they’ll allow you to know what cannabinoids and terpenes you should expect in your CBD. Extract types include:   Full Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids. Broad Spectrum: Makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids, except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD Isolate: Only contains cannabidiol and no other cannabinoids.   Potency - On the label of your CBD capsule, you will find a milligram (mg) count. This informs you of the potency of the product. The higher the mg-count, the more potent a product is.   Certificate of Analysis - One way CBD companies assure the quality of their products is by having CBD production batches tested in a 3rd-party lab. These tests measure the exact makeup of the product, including the amounts of each cannabinoid. You’ll want to make sure the CBD brand you purchase from offers access to these lab reports.   Pricing - The price of CBD shouldn’t be the primary decider of whether you choose to buy a certain product or not. However, it may give you some insight as to the quality of CBD. Admittedly, more expensive products tend to be safer and more potent.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Capsules While CBD side effects are rare, they can happen. CBD side effects are typically mild in effect. However, CBD may negatively interact with certain medications and cause further adverse effects.   Right now, it’s believed that CBD consumption may cause: Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced Appetite   Furthermore, long-term effects of CBD in pregnant women remain unknown. Until they are better understood, the FDA recommends caution when CBD is used by pregnant or lactating women. In fact, it may be safer to avoid CBD entirely if you happen to be in this category.   Frequently Asked Questions What Do CBD Pills Do? CBD pills can carry a variety of effects for the user. Many report that CBD capsules have helped them improve sleep, alleviate pain, better control muscle spasticity (related to multiple sclerosis), and helped them reduce their anxiety levels.   When Should I Take CBD Pills? The time of day you take a CBD capsule all depends on what the other ingredients found within that product as well as the dosage. As previously mentioned, higher doses tend to be better for the nighttime whereas lower doses are better for daytime use. Some CBD capsules come with other supplements, such as melatonin, which will also factor into deciding the ideal time to take them.   Where to Buy CBD Pills? You can purchase CBD pills just about anywhere right now, from gas stations to the Internet. However, in order to ensure that you’re receiving a safe and high-quality product, we suggest buying CBD pills from sources that meet our above-mentioned criteria.   Will CBD Capsules Get Me High? CBD capsules will not get you high as CBD is non-psychoactive. And while it’s true that some CBD capsules have THC - the psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis - within them, the amount legally needs to be below 0.3%. This amount is so low, it is almost impossible to get high off it.

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CBD Oils | Best of 2020 Cannabidiol (CBD) oils and tinctures are the most popular products sold by the CBD industry. Consumers have reported using CBD oil for therapeutic purposes such as treating anxiety, reducing pain levels and inflammation, as well as managing epilepsy.   With a growing number of brands releasing their products into the market, choosing the right product for you can seem like a daunting task. This is why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite CBD oils - taking into consideration different factors such as extract type, potency, price, and flavor variations. We invite you to read along and learn more about the products that we found to be the best CBD oils currently on the market!   Top Ranking CBD Oils 1.) NuLeaf Naturals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 6,000mg Potency Range: 30mg per serving Price Range: $38.50 - $1,953.40 Value ($/mg): $0.10 - $0.12 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   NuLeaf Naturals Pros: Uses industry-standard CO2 extraction Offers a CBD Oil Discount Program Free 2-3-day shipping within the U.S.   NuLeaf Naturals Cons: Only 1 flavor and potency variation   NuLeaf Naturals is unique compared to other CBD companies reviewed here as the entire focus of their company is on CBD oils. This has allowed them to develop a high-quality, all-natural blend that can be purchased in a variety of different sizes.   The variation in their CBD oil is seen in the different sizes they offer rather than varying potencies and flavors. You can purchase NuLeaf Naturals’ blend in either 5 mL, 15 mL, 30 mL, 50 mL, or 100 mL. Each size gives you the option to buy either a single tincture, a 2-pack, or a 3-pack. The larger the pack size, the more you save on a per milligram (mg) basis.   With over 20,000 positive reviews on their website, it is no surprise that NuLeaf Naturals are a leader in the CBD industry. The only downside to their high-quality CBD oils is the fact that they can’t be purchased in stronger or weaker potencies. While 30mg is considered an average dose of CBD, some may find it to be a bit too much or a bit too little.   2.) Kat's Naturals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 300mg - 10,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 100mg per serving Price Range: $18.00 - $299.99 Value ($/mg): $0.2 - $0.36 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate) Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 3   Kat’s Naturals Pros: Offers both full-spectrum and CBD isolate blends Offers all CBD oils in a sample-size to give you a cheaper taste Offers a subscription service to help you save   Kat’s Naturals Cons: Flavor and potency combinations are pre-determined, not all flavors can be purchased in a variety of potencies   Kat’s Naturals takes CBD to a whole new level, offering a tincture that contains upwards of 10,000mg per bottle (100mg per dose)! This is by far one of the strongest products currently on the market. If you’re in the market for a product with a strong CBD kick, look no further than Kat’s Naturals.   And if you’re a new user who’s still trying to find the right CBD company to try, Kat’s Naturals may also be the one for you. Not only do they offer potencies as low as 10mg per serving, but they have sample sizes available for less than $30.00. Furthermore, their CBD oils can be purchased in either a CBD isolate or full-spectrum extract.   It is important to mention that the sample sizes offered are some of the priciest on our list on a per milligram (mg) basis. For this reason, we would only suggest these samples for those who still aren’t sure whether CBD will work for them or not. If you are concerned, we definitely suggest Kat's Naturals as they offer one of the best CBD oils on our list!   3.) Green Roads Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per mL Price Range: $44.99 - $149.99 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.15 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (broad-spectrum) Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 3   Green Roads Pros: Offers tinctures in both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum Offers a 25mg single doses for $2.99 each   Green Roads Cons: Flavors only available for broad-spectrum extract   Green Roads currently offers its popular CBD oils in two extract types - full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. This is a great choice to have for those who either want all of CBD’s rich cannabinoids and terpenes or those who prefer to avoid consuming products that may contain THC. Unfortunately, their two unique flavors - Apple Kiwi Bliss, and Mint Breeze - are only available in their broad-spectrum formula.   One interesting aspect of Green Roads is that they offer a sample of their CBD oils. While a number of other companies do this by offering a smaller bottle, Green Roads samples provide you with a full dropper. We prefer Green Roads’ method more appealing as we found that it significantly cuts down the cost of sampling CBD products for new users.   4.) Hemplucid Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg - 2,000mg Potency Range: 8.33mg - 66.66mg per mL Price Range: $39.95 - $199.95 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.15 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (broad-spectrum) Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 5   Hemplucid Pros: Offers water-soluble CBD tincture Offers CBD in either MCT oil or hemp seed oil   Hemplucid Cons: No flavor variations   Hemplucid is the only CBD brand on our list that offers its tincture in a water-soluble formula. And since cannabidiol itself isn’t water-soluble, this is beneficial to those who like to add their CBD oil in drinks. So, if you’re a fan of adding a few drops of CBD to your morning coffee, look no further than Hemplucid.   They currently offer their CBD in five different potencies - 250mg, 500mg, 1,000mg, 1,500mg, and 2,000mg. Each of these can be purchased in either a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum blend. Furthermore, you have the option to choose between two different carrier oils - either MCT oil or hemp seed oil.   The variety Hemplucid offers sets it apart from the competition. Most companies have different potencies and flavors, but Hemplucid gives you the ability to mix and match potencies, carrier oils, and extract types. The only real downside we found to Hemplucid is the lack of flavor option in their product, this means that the taste of your product may vary from batch to batch.   5.) Spruce Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 750mg - 2,400mg Potency Range: 25mg - 80mg per mL Price Range: $89.00 - $269.00 Value ($/mg): $0.11 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 2   Spruce Pros: Each tincture can be purchased with a different carrier oil (organic hemp seed oil and organic coconut MCT oil) Offers a subscription service to help you save 15% per purchase   Spruce Cons: CBD oils aren’t available in flavor variations   While Spruce may be one of the newer companies on our list, they’ve already made a name for themselves within the CBD industry. Their CBD oil tinctures are made using all-natural gluten-free and vegan ingredients, and each drop of these oils is powerfully rich in cannabinoids and terpenes.   One of the unique aspects of Spruce’s tinctures is the fact that you can purchase them in different carrier oils - either organic hemp seed oil or organic coconut MCT oil. While these carrier oils don’t have a significant impact on how CBD will affect you, it’s a nice option for those who’ve wanted to try an alternative to their favorite brand’s carrier oil as well as those who may have some allergies to one or more of those oils.   The only downside to Spruce is the fact that their tinctures lack variety. There are currently only 2 potency options and no flavor options. Since Spruce is a relatively newer company in comparison to others on this list, we’re hopeful that this will change in the future.   6.) Joy Organics Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 225mg - 1,350mg Potency Range: 7.5mg - 45mg per serving Price Range: $29.95 - $99.95 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 4   Joy Organics Pros: Tinctures offered in a sampler pack along with other CBD products CBD oils batches are regularly tested in a 3rd-party lab Free shipping on all orders   Joy Organics Cons: Tinctures can only be purchased in a 30 mL bottle   Joy Organics is another reputable brand within the CBD industry, and its high-quality CBD oils are definitely one of the reasons the company has gained so much popularity.   Each of these tinctures is made using a broad-spectrum hemp extract. This means each dosage contains a wide variety of rich phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids – except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So, if you are worried about any psychoactive effects or failing a drug test, Joy Organics’ CBD oils are a safer choice than most other products.   Their high-quality blend can be purchased in 4 different potencies - 225mg, 450mg, 900mg, and 1,350mg. Each of these potencies can then be enhanced with one of Joy Organics’ delicious all-natural flavors - Tranquil Mint, Super Lemon, Orange Bliss, and Natural.   7.) Koi Naturals Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 8.3mg - 50mg per mL Price Range: $29.99 - $179.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.11 per mg THC Content: <0.001% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 6   Koi Naturals Pros: Koi Naturals is a member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, Hemp Industries Association, and California Hemp Council Offers subscription service to help you save 10% per tincture 30-day money-back guarantee   Koi Naturals Cons: Tinctures are not offered in bundle packs Uses some artificial flavoring   Koi Naturals offers an impressive set of flavors for customers. Each of their tinctures can be purchased in either Lemon-Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Spearmint, Strawberry, or a Natural Flavor, and these flavors are available in their 30 mL and 60 mL tinctures.   Each size comes with its own set of potency ranges. 30 mL CBD oils can be purchased containing a total of 250mg, 500mg, 1,000mg, or 2,000mg of broad-spectrum CBD extract. Whereas the 60 mL comes in 1,500mg or 3,000mg of total CBD. This assortment in potency makes it more accessible and practical for both new users and long-time CBD users to enjoy Koi CBD’s products.   The only downside to Koi CBD is the fact that their tinctures cannot be purchased in bundles. However, if you are a regular CBD user looking for an economical way to buy your CBD oil, you can opt for a monthly subscription service which allows you to save 10% per tincture.   8.) Charlotte's Web Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 210mg - 600mg Potency Range: 7mg - 60mg per mL Price Range: $24.99 - $274.99 Value ($/mg): $0.08 - $0.14 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 4   Charlotte’s Web Pros: Certified by U.S. Hemp Authority Wide range of available potencies (from 7mg to 60mg per serving) All CBD oil batches are 3rd-party tested   Charlotte’s Web Cons: Lab reports require a lot number (purchase required to view reports)   Charlotte’s Web has developed a reputation for itself as one of the highest quality CBD brands on the market. Once you become familiar with their collection of CBD oils, it’s easy to see where this company got its reputation. Charlotte’s Web’s offers some of the best CBD oils, each of which is made with a full-spectrum extract and all-natural ingredients.   The range of products means there is something here for everyone in terms of potency and flavor. If you are new to CBD, no need to worry! Charlotte’s Web offers some beginner dosages with potency ranging from 7mg to 17mg per serving. If you’re an experienced user and are looking for something stronger, they also offer potencies as high as 50mg to 60mg per serving.   Additionally, Charlotte’s Web offers bundle packs that come with a variety of tinctures. Our personal favorite is their AM/PM bundle which offers two 30mL CBD oils (one at 7mg per serving, the other 17mg) at a discounted price. What we like most about this pack is that Charlotte's Web allows you to pick and choose from any of their four flavors: Olive Oil, Lemon Twist, Mint Chocolate, and Orange Blossom.   9.) cbdMD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 7,500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 250mg per mL Price Range: $29.99 - $339.99 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.09 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 7   cbdMD Pros: Wide variety of potencies and flavor options One of the lower price points for CBD oil on our list Free 2-3 day shipping on all orders   cbdMD Cons: Stronger tinctures (5,000mg and 7,500mg) have less flavor varieties   A notable trait of cbdMD is the fact that they try to make their products accessible to everybody. They do this is by pricing their product lower than the competition. Yet even at lower prices, cbdMD maintains the high-quality standards that have made the brand a common name within the CBD industry.   cbdMD’s selection of tinctures is another way they’ve built their reputation in the market. Each tincture is made using a broad-spectrum organic hemp extract and comes in a variety of all-natural flavors: Berry, Mint, Orange, and Natural.   These flavors can be purchased in five different potencies, ranging from 300mg to 3,000mg per bottle. If you’re looking for something even stronger, cbdMD has you covered with 5,000mg and 7,500mg options - though, these are only available in the Natural and Berry flavors.   10.) PureKana Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 5,000mg Potency Range: 7.5mg - 83.3mg per serving Price Range: $54.00 - $390.00 Value ($/mg): $0.07 - $0.18 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 5   PureKana Pros: Offers a wide variety in terms of flavor and potency Free shipping on all orders   PureKana Cons: Flavors vary depending on the strength (for example, 5,000mg doesn’t come in multiple flavors)   PureKana is one of those CBD brands well-known for their variety in CBD products. However, what truly sets them apart has to be their high-quality full-spectrum CBD oils. Each of these is developed using solvent-free CO2 extraction which means that these products are completely free of contaminants.   Currently, PureKana offers their CBD oils in five different potencies - 300mg, 600mg, 1,000mg, 2,500mg, and a staggering 5,000mg! While this variety is great to ensure different strengths for different types of users, we were a bit disappointed to see that not all PureKana’s delicious flavors could be purchased in each strength.   Their flavor list currently offers mint, vanilla, citrus, and natural. Admittedly, these aren’t the most unique flavors available within the CBD market. However, they’re the perfect tastes to mask the “earthy” flavor of hemp extract.   11.) Premium Jane Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 5,000mg Potency Range: 7.2mg - 62.5mg per serving Price Range: $48.00 - $275.00 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.16 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 5   Premium Jane Pros: Subscription service available to help you save Free shipping within the United States for all products 30-day money-back guarantee   Premium Jane Cons: According to Premium Jane customer reviews, deliveries can take longer than desired   Premium Jane is another company famous for its variety of CBD products. However, their most popular product remains their versatile selection of CBD oils. Each of these is made using 100% vegan, all-natural ingredients from non-GMO hemp extract.   One aspect of Premium Jane’s CBD oil selection we like is their potency range. They currently offer tinctures in 300mg, 600mg, 1,000mg, 3,000mg, and 5,000mg. Whether you’re new to CBD and want to try something small or are a CBD veteran and need something strong, Premium Jane has something for you.   Another notable aspect of these CBD oils is their flavors. While you can’t purchase their flavor selection in all strengths, they’ve made sure to keep things tasteful even up into the 5,000mg range. Premium Jane’s flavor options include Mint, Chocolate Mint, Citrus, Luxe Lemon-Lime, and Natural.   12.) MedTerra Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 500mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 40mg - 80mg per serving Price Range: $34,99 - $132.99 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.06 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 3   MedTerra Pros: Certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority Offers a CBD + CBG (cannabigerol) tincture Offers a unique “CBD Immune Boost” tincture   MedTerra Cons: Website and product selection can be difficult for new users to navigate   MedTerra has a distinctive selection of CBD oils that isn’t like their competitors’. For starters, they offer their CBD oil in both a broad-spectrum and an isolated extract. There are a few differences between the two - most notably, they each come in different strengths ranging from 500mg to 3,000mg. However, both of their extracts come in the same delicious flavors of Citrus, Strawberry Mint, or Unflavored.   Medterra also offers a CBD + CBG oil tincture which you may find more beneficial than a standard CBD oil product. The reason being is this tincture comes with CBD and CBG at a 1:1 ratio - offering you just as much of each cannabinoid per dose.   Furthermore, they also offer what they call a “CBD Immune Boost” tincture. This tincture is designed similarly to those mentioned above, the only difference being it has several additional all-natural ingredients that can help boost your immune system. These include Elderberry, Vitamin C, Ginger Root, Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushroom, and Lemon Balm.   13.) CBDfx Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 500mg - 1,500mg Potency Range: 16.66mg - 50mg per mL Price Range: $34.99 - $152.98 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.06 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 3   CBDfx Pros: Offers a CBD + CBG (cannabigerol) tincture Offers tinctures in bundle pack to help you save   CBDfx Cons: All CBD oils come in one flavor   CBDfx makes shopping for tinctures simple. You have three main options to choose from, a 500mg, a 1,000mg, or a 1,500mg blend of full-spectrum hemp extract. Each of these only comes in a single all-natural flavor which is admittedly the only downside to these CBD oils. While this isn’t the case for everyone, many users reported finding the organic flavor of hemp extract to be too “earthy.”   Another aspect of CBDfx that makes its selection of CBD oils stand out is its CBD + CBG tincture. This product can be purchased in upward of 4,000mg of CBD with 2,000mg of CBG. Cannabigerol is another phytocannabinoid found within the hemp plant that has several potential health benefits, including mood regulation, anti-inflammatory attributes, and managing the growth of cancer cells.   14.) Royal CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg - 2,500mg Potency Range: 8mg - 83mg per serving Price Range: $49.00 - $229.00 Value ($/mg): $0.09 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: Not available on website Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 4   Royal CBD Pros: Offers a subscription service to help you save money 30-day money-back guarantee Free shipping on all orders   Royal CBD Cons: Certificate of analysis not available on website   Using supercritical CO2 extraction, Royal CBD has developed one of the highest-quality CBD oils currently on the market. Each of their full-spectrum blends is made using all-organic ingredients. According to Royal CBD reviews, these tinctures have reportedly helped people overcome anxiety, insomnia, and manage pain.   Their selection of tinctures comes in four different potencies - 250mg, 500mg, 1,000mg, and 2,500mg. We found these potencies to be the perfect range for both new and long-time CBD users. Their lower potencies (250mg, 500mg, and 1,000mg) can be purchased in three unique flavors - berry, mint, vanilla, and natural.   Royal CBD is regarded as a reputable company and goes as far as testing all their products at a third-party laboratory. Unfortunately, they don’t make these test results available to the public. Even though it’s likely that if you reach out and personally ask for their lab reports, they’ll provide you with the information requested, Royal CBD is the only company on our list that doesn’t readily provide customers with their 3rd-party lab tests.   15.) Lazarus Naturals Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 300mg - 6,000mg Potency Range: 20mg - 50mg per serving Price Range: $12.00 - $120.00 Value ($/mg): $0.02 - $0.04 per mg THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate) Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 7 Potency Variations: 5   Lazarus Naturals Pros: Offers both a full-spectrum blend and a THC-free, CBD-isolate blend Cheapest product on our list (on a price per milligram (mg) basis)   Lazarus Naturals Cons: Flavors and potencies are mixed-matched - not all flavors can be purchased in Lazarus Naturals’ variety of potencies   Lazarus Naturals is one of the only CBD brands on our list that offers both full-spectrum and CBD isolate blends. Each of these blends is available in a standard potency (300mg to 2,400mg) or a high potency (750mg - 6,000mg).   When looking at Lazarus Naturals’ selection of tinctures, you’ll notice these potency variations are matched with different flavors. Some flavors can only be purchased in standard potencies and others only in high potencies. While this may not be a huge downside, it can be disappointing to find that certain flavors are not available in your preferred potency.   However, Lazarus Naturals makes up for this by offering flavors that are unique in comparison to others mentioned on this list. They offer flavors like French Vanilla, Blood Orange, Chocolate Mint, and Wintermint, and Strawberry Hibiscus.   In order to get a better understanding of which flavors go with which potencies, we recommend you view the selection on their website. It is also worth mentioning that Lazarus Naturals offers several sample packs that include a tincture and other CBD products. These samples are great for those who still haven’t tried CBD yet and are trying to find out which consumption method works best for them.   What is CBD Oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant is also known to contain several other chemical compounds, similar in structure and function to CBD, which are referred to as phytocannabinoids, one of the most well-known phytocannabinoids is THC. Most CBD products currently on the market are made from the hemp plant as it contains a higher concentration of CBD.   Though more research is required to make any conclusive medical claims surrounding CBD and its benefits, the research we do have shows that it might be able to help people that are suffering from several illnesses – this can happen through several ways, including managing pain, lowering anxiety levels, as well as reducing some types of inflammation.   CBD oil (sometimes referred to as hemp oil) is a solution made up of a carrier oil - usually MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil - and hemp extract. The hemp extract used to make the oil comes in one of the following three forms:   Full-Spectrum - Uses all of hemp’s phytocannabinoids and terpenes. Broad-Spectrum - Uses all of hemp’s phytocannabinoids and terpenes, except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for psychoactive effects. CBD Isolate - Pure CBD and no other cannabinoid.   CBD oils have become one of the most popular ways to take CBD as they are a practical, easy, and effective consumption method.   How Does CBD Oil Work in the Body? While we still do not fully understand how CBD works within the body, current research does give us some hints. Our bodies contain a biological system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is believed to be responsible for regulating several aspects of our daily life, including our appetite, mood, memory, sleep, immune functioning, and metabolism.   The ECS contains three main components: cannabinoid receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. In order to understand how CBD works within the body, we must first understand how these different components work.   Cannabinoid Receptors – protein structures that can be found in cells throughout the body and are the part of the cell that cannabinoids bind to.   Enzymes - regulate the function of cannabinoids in the body and break them down at the end of their cycle.   Endocannabinoids – naturally-produced chemicals that assist in keeping the body’s internal functions at optimal levels.   The two receptors responsible for most of CBD’s effects in our body are:   Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1 Receptors) - located in the central nervous system and regulates our coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other important functions.   Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2 Receptors) - located in the peripheral nervous system and manages pain and inflammation.   Phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as CBD and THC, are very similar in composition and chemical structure to the endocannabinoids naturally produced in our bodies. These similarities allow phytocannabinoids to trigger similar chemical reactions in the body, and therefore produce similar effects on body functions.   Unlike THC, researchers have been led to believe that CBD does not like to bind itself directly to our CB1 and CB2 receptors. Instead, it is believed to deliver its effect through binding to other receptors in the body like GPR55, as well as regulating the binding of other endocannabinoids to CB1 and CB2 receptors. The discovery of CBD and the similarities it shares with naturally occurring endocannabinoids gives researches high hopes for potential medical benefits attached to CBD.   How Can CBD Oil Help You? As we mentioned, the research around CBD’s health benefits remains in progress, so there’s only so much that we know with certainty about how CBD can help you. Nonetheless, many people have self-reported that CBD has had strong therapeutic effects in their lives. And these self-reports are often backed up by research to some extent.   Here are some of the ways people have reported that CBD has helped them to date:   Anxiety and Depression - People have become interested in treating anxiety and depression with CBD since it’s all-natural and non-addictive. In one study, researchers gave a group 57 men either an oral dose of CBD or a placebo. They were then asked to undergo a simulated public speaking test. It was discovered that those who had received upwards of 300mg of CBD had a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms.   Heart Health - One of the biggest interrogators of heart health is having high blood pressure. People with higher blood pressure are at a higher risk of various health conditions, including heart attack, metabolic syndrome, and stroke. A recent study began exploring the role of CBD in treating cardiovascular disorders, and it reported that participants receiving a 600mg dose of CBD oil showed reduced resting blood pressure.   Pain Relief - Research indicates that CBD works in a way that can reduce certain endocannabinoid receptor activity. Through this, CBD has been found to help reduce pain, as well as act as an anti-inflammatory.   Reduction of Cancer Cell Growth - CBD has been reported to inhibit the growth of cancer cells within some cancer patients. In addition to directly affecting cancer growth, it’s also been used to combat chemotherapy-related side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.   These are just some of the ways in which research has found CBD to help people. If you’re struggling with a particular ailment and curious as to whether or not CBD can help you, discuss your symptoms with your physician. Follow that with your own research – for you might that your ailment has been treated by CBD before.   What is the Right CBD Oil Dosage? Since CBD isn’t approved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there are no established standards for dosing. If you currently own a CBD product, the packaging is likely to include a “suggested use”, and that should give you an idea of a good dose to consume that product in. If you are trying CBD oil for the first time, it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for dosing until you become familiar with how it affects your body.   However, you may find this dosage is not effective for you. This happens to a lot of people and there are a few possible causes for this:   Ailment - If you’re taking CBD for a more serious ailment (i.e. chronic pain), you’ll naturally need more of it than someone taking CBD for a milder ailment.   Body Weight - Just like other supplements, our body weight plays a fundamental role in how much CBD we should take. The more you weigh, the more CBD you’ll likely need to feel its effects.   Potency - On every CBD oil product, you can find a milligram (mg) count. This number describes the potency or strength of the CBD. The higher the number, the stronger the tincture. Lower strengths tend to average between 100mg to 300mg per bottle whereas higher strengths are anything above 1,000mg.   Tolerance - Our bodies naturally build a tolerance to CBD in time. If you’ve been taking CBD for some time, you may find that you’ve become used to it. Therefore, you’re going to need to take more in order to feel the desired effects.   If find yourself feeling like you need to exceed the “suggested use,” then we advise you to start at a low dose and work your way up. This will give you an idea of how CBD affects you and what amount is perfect for you.   As for bodyweight and recommended dosage, we prepared a chart (included below) that you can use as a guideline for an average milligram dosage based on your body weight:   Body Weight Average CBD Dose 100 lbs 30mg 125 lbs 38mg 150 lbs 45mg 175 lbs 52mg 200 lbs 60mg 225 lbs 67mg 250 lbs 75 mg   Our Criteria for CBD Oil Since the CBD industry is still unregulated by the FDA, it is important to make sure that you are purchasing high-quality products. When compiling this list, we established a set of criteria that we evaluated the best CBD oil products on this list based on. These criteria include:   Certificate of Analysis - A reputable CBD brand greatly values and tries to ensure the quality of their product and the safety of their customers. One way they do this is by running CBD production batches through a 3rd-party lab test. These tests measure the exact makeup of the product, including the amounts of each cannabinoid. At the same time, they’ll also test for contaminants, such as heavy metals and pesticides. We recommend that the CBD brand you purchase from offers access to these lab reports.   Hemp Source - CBD comes from the hemp plant. Therefore, it is vital that the plant itself was grown organically and locally sourced. All brands on our list are involved with their hemp and CBD products from seed to sale.   Ingredients - CBD oils are typically only made using three ingredients: a carrier oil (usually MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil), hemp extract, and flavoring. It’s important to ensure that these ingredients meet your dietary specifications, that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients, and that they are all-natural.   Extract Type - As mentioned, CBD comes in three different extract types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. To develop a well-rounded list, we made sure to give you a variety of each.   Potency - We prefer companies that offer a wide range of potencies. These can be viewed through the milligram (mg) count labeled on the CBD product. We made sure to source CBD brands that offered their oils in potencies that are viable for both new users as well as long-time CBD users.   Pricing - While the price of a CBD oil shouldn’t be a deciding factor of whether you choose to buy a certain product or not, it can give you some insights as to the quality of the CBD. Admittedly, more expensive products tend to be safer and more potency, typically because of higher quality ingredients and advanced manufacturing processes.   Potential Side Effects of CBD Oil If you are currently taking any kind of medication, we strongly advise you to consult your physician before taking CBD oil. Though infrequent, CBD has been reported to negatively interact with certain medications.   Even if not currently taking any medication, CBD may still produce some mild side effects. While these side effects are rare, it’s important to keep them in mind:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   Furthermore, long-term effects of CBD in pregnant women remain unknown. Therefore, the FDA advises caution when CBD is used by pregnant or lactating women. If you are in that group, we suggest avoiding taking CBD altogether.   Frequently Asked Questions What is CBD Oil Good For? Currently, the FDA only approves of a CBD-derived medication called Epidiolex for epilepsy. However, self-reports have claimed CBD has helped people with several medical conditions, including anxiety, inflammation, depression, pain, sleep, and nausea.   Where to Buy CBD Oil? Our list above offers 15 of the best CBD oils currently on the market. While we recommend you start with a company from this list, there are numerous other CBD brands you can choose from online. You can also purchase CBD oil from several physical locations, these locations include cannabis dispensaries, tobacco shops, and even some gas stations/supermarkets.   How to Take CBD Oil? If you have purchased CBD oil from a reputable CBD brand, it’s likely that your bottle of CBD oil comes with a set of directions. For most CBD oils, you’ll want to fill a dropper, and then place the oil under your tongue, holding it there for 15 to 30 seconds to allow for adequate absorption.   Is CBD Oil Legal? Yes! Under the 2018 Farm Bill, cannabidiol and hemp were federally legalized.   Will CBD Oil Get Me High? Federal law mandates that all products labeled as CBD oils contain less than 0.3% THC. This makes it highly unlikely that you would get high when taking CBD oil. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that some highly sensitive people have reported feeling psychoactive effects. That said, if you live in an area where cannabis has been recreationally legalized, you may run into products with a higher THC concentration.

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CBD Coffee | Best of 2020 When it comes to choosing your preferred method to take cannabidiol (CBD), coffee may not be the most obvious choice. In fact, some question the point behind purchasing elaborate, CBD-infused blends when you could just add a few drops of CBD oil to your regular morning cup-of-joe? However, what truly CBD coffee apart is its flavor.   While adding CBD oil to coffee does can be effective, it can give the drink an unwanted plant-like flavor. In contrast, companies have invested heavily in crafting numerous flavorful blends of CBD coffee that are sure to leave your taste buds very happy.   Needless to say, taste isn’t the only reason why you would start drinking CBD coffee. The combination of CBD and caffeine has a lot of potential in terms of health benefits. The caffeine will get you focused and energized while the CBD can simultaneously ease your nerves and leave you relaxed.   In this article, we are going to take a deeper look into how CBD coffee can help you, as well as provide insight into some of the best CBD coffee products currently on the market.   Top Ranking CBD Coffee 1.) NakedCBD Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Nano full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 10mg - 450mg Potency Range: 10mg per serving Price Range: $5.99 - $79.99 Value ($/mg): $0.17 - $0.59 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   NakedCBD Pros: Uses a nano full-spectrum CBD extract Comes in both ground coffee and single-serving K-cups   NakedCBD Cons: Low dosage of CBD per serving (10mg)   NakedCBD’s Nano CBD Coffee provides you with a rather unique experience when it comes to taking CBD in the morning. Using cutting-edge, nano-extraction technology, each serving of NakedCBD’s coffee provides you with more bioavailability compared to competitors.   Each serving of NakedCBD coffee contains a rather small CBD dose of only 10mg. For more experienced CBD users, 10mg is most likely not enough to really get your day started. On the other hand, if you are new to CBD and are just giving it a try, 10mg is the perfect starting amount.   Furthermore, NakedCBD provides you a more convenient sample option through their CBD coffee K-cups. These can be purchased separately for ($5.99) or in packs (from 3 to 12 pods). This additional option can be great for those who may be still exploring CBD and are looking for a hassle-free way to try it.   For these reasons, NakedCBD offers one of the best CBD coffees currently out there.   2.) Buddha Beans Coffee CO. Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 50mg - 300mg Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $5.00 - $43.00 Value ($/mg): $0.14 - $0.22 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 3   Buddha Beans Coffee CO. Pros: Free shipping on orders of $35 or more Standard coffee offered in 100% compostable K-Cup pods Organic Mexico, Colombia, and Ethiopia coffees can be purchased in a variety pack   Buddha Beans Coffee CO. Cons: Website doesn’t offer information on potency per serving   The most versatile company on our list has to go to Buddha Beans Coffee CO. for their four unique flavors of CBD coffee - Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Mexico. The four flavors are developed using a distinct set of all-natural ingredients - each of which can help with a variety of different ailments.   One aspect of Buddha Beans Coffee CO. that makes them stand out is that they’re the only CBD brand on this list which features a cannabigerol (CBG) coffee blend. Coming in the Colombia flavor, CBG is said to have the potential for fighting ailments including inflammation, pain, nausea, and cancer cell growth.   While Buddha Beans Coffee CO. offer their CBD coffee at an average price, you can also opt for a subscription service in order to save about 25% with each purchase. This is great for those who think they are going to use CBD daily in order to combat morning stressors.   3.) Kickback Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Nano broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 91mg - 360mg Potency Range: 5mg - 7mg per serving Price Range: $22.00 - $69.00 Value ($/mg): $0.19 - $0.24 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Kickback Pros: Comes in 2 different roasts Uses two all-natural ingredients - single-origin shade-grown coffee and nano hemp extract Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $35.00   Kickback Cons: Very low CBD dosages (5mg to 7mg)   While Kickback is famous for their CBD-infused lemonades, their hemp-infused ground coffee has also recently made a name for itself. Coming in two unique blends - O.G. Cali Daze and O.G. Cali Rise - this coffee will help you ease into your mornings on those busy days.   Like NakedCBD, Kickback uses a nano CBD extract in order to achieve higher bioavailability with each serving. Kickback claim that their method can make a 7mg CBD serving feel like a 35mg. And while these claims will vary depending on the user, there have been reports that suggest that nano CBD extract is more effective and will provide you with more of CBD’s effects.   This hemp-infused ground coffee is developed using a broad-spectrum CBD extract. This means that the CBD contains all the various beneficial cannabinoids found in hemp except for THC. This is preferred by some users as it allows them to consume CBD without getting high, as well as being less likely to result in a positive drug test result.   For CBD users who like to try it in different forms, it’s worth noting that Kickback offers a variety of bundles that incorporate their CBD coffee alongside other CBD beverages, such as CBD tea and CBD lemonades. These bundles can help you save on your purchase while also providing you with a variety of different CBD products to try.   4.) Pinnacle Hemp Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 160mg Potency Range: 10mg per serving Price Range: $29.99 Value ($/mg): $0.18 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Pinnacle Hemp Pros: Offered in a medium-roast of Columbian Arabica pre-ground coffee beans Very positive customer reviews   Pinnacle Hemp Cons: Website doesn’t offer information about ingredients used in this blend   Pinnacle Hemp is a CBD company that offers one of the most versatile selections of CBD products, from CBD honey sticks to CBD e-juices. A fairly popular product within this selection is their full-spectrum CBD-infused coffee.   Their coffee is available in a single size; the 8 oz bag comes with 160mg of hemp extract - offering 10mg of CBD per dosage. While this dosage can be on the lower end for more experienced CBD users, it may be an ideal amount for newcomers.   According to customer reviews, Pinnacle Hemp has helped with morning arthritis pain and keeping a higher level of focus throughout a workday. The only real downside to Pinnacle Hemp’s CBD coffee is the fact that it only comes in one variety and a rather small size.   5.) Sträva Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg - 500mg Potency Range: 4mg - 20mg per serving Price Range: $21.95 - $54.95 Value ($/mg): $0.10 - $0.21 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 3   Sträva Pros: Only contains two all-natural ingredients - 100% Arabica coffee and organically-grown broad-spectrum hemp extract Products are available in whole bean coffee, ground coffee, and K-Cups/Nespresso pods)   Sträva Cons: Not all coffee blends are available in Nespresso pods   Sträva is another CBD brand that focuses solely on CBD-infused coffee. However, unlike Flower Power Coffee CO., Sträva offers their variety in 3 different strengths - 4mg, 10mg, and 20mg per serving. Each strength can be purchased in a medium or dark roast and you have the option to also choose from whole bean coffee, ground coffee, and K-Cups.   We appreciate this variety because it provides customers more options to consider when deciding how they like their CBD coffee. Additionally, all these options are produced using broad-spectrum hemp extract - so, you don’t have to worry about a high or failing a drug test.   In addition to these options, Sträva also offers their coffee in a Nespresso pod. While they only have one option for this (10mg serving sizes in a medium roast blend), it is still a smart addition by Sträva to their product line.   Sträva’s coffee varieties may not be the cheapest on our list. However, if you plan on purchasing CBD coffee regularly, they offer a subscription service that allows you to save 20% with each purchase.   6.) Green Roads Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: Varies by batch Potency Range: Around 9.67mg - 22mg per serving Price Range: $14.99 - $44.99 Value ($/mg): Varies by batch THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Green Roads Pros: Comes in 3 different flavors for a unique set of tastes Uses only 4 different ingredients Comes in either a 2.5 oz or 12 oz bag   Green Roads Cons: Little information on how much CBD is in each serving Made with some artificial flavors   Next on our list is Green Roads’ Hemp Flower Coffee. As one of the most prominent names within the CBD industry, Green Roads has already developed various high-quality CBD products that have helped many users with day-to-day ailments. Just recently, they announced a line of coffee which is sure to provide you with that morning focus and energy.   Green Roads currently offers three unique blends of coffee - all of which comes as a medium roast. The flavors are their Founder’s Blend, Hazelnut, and French Vanilla. While the variety in flavors sets Green Roads apart from some of their competitors, their use of Columbian coffee with American hemp is what really makes this product worth looking into. Not to mention, in terms of quality, Green Roads offers one of the best CBD coffees available.   The only downside we see to Green Roads’ Hemp Flower Coffee is the fact that the CBD range isn’t indicated on any of their products. According to their recent lab tests, each 2.5 oz bag comes with around 9.67mg per serving whereas their 12 oz offers about 22mg per serving. However, this lack of information may leave some weary as to how much CBD they are buying and consuming - especially considering CBD-infused coffee is meant to be taken right at the start of a potentially busy day.   7.) Diamond CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: CBD Isolate Total CBD Range: 100mg Potency Range: 25mg per serving Price Range: $19.99 Value ($/mg): $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Diamond CBD Pros: Uses rich artisanal coffee and contains 25mg of CBD per serving All hemp and products are made in the U.S.A. Top-of-the-line customer service   Diamond CBD Cons: Can only be purchased as coffee pods Product is made in a facility that contains nuts, eggs, soy, dairy, wheat, and gluten   Diamond CBD’s Chill CBD Coffee may not be the winner of this list, but it does provide the fundamentals you would typically seek in a CBD coffee. A delicious artisanal blend mixed with a fair serving amount of CBD, this coffee clocks in at 25mg. At such high CBD dose, each cup of Diamond CBD’s Chill CBD Coffee is bound to get you awake, alert, and active with little-to-none jittery and anxious caffeine side effects.   The main downside to Diamond CBD’s coffee is the fact that it only comes in coffee pods (also known as K-cups). This means that you will need a specialized machine (like a Keurig) in order to use this product. If you only have a standard coffee dripper, this product will not work for you.   It is important to note to mention that this CBD coffee is made with CBD isolate. This means that the hemp extract used in this product is solely CBD and no other cannabinoid. While some may prefer their whole-plant blends, CBD isolate is ideal for those who would prefer not to take the risk of THC’s psychoactivity or having it show up on a drug test.   8.) Flower Power Coffee CO. Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: CBD Isolate Total CBD Range: 60mg Potency Range: 5mg per serving Price Range: $14.99 - $15.99 Value ($/mg): $0.25 - $0.26 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Not on website Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Flower Power Coffee CO. Pros: Uses a water-soluble CBD extract Two unique blends from a company that solely develops CBD coffee Free shipping on U.S. orders of $50 or more.   Flower Power Coffee CO. Cons: Low CBD dosage (5mg per serving) No certificate of analysis available on website   Flower Power Coffee CO.’s CBD Hemp Coffee made our list for a specific reason; the people behind these blends know what they are doing. With CBD coffee being the only product sold on their entire website – allowing them to master the craft, especially in comparison to competitors who have a more broad product line with offerings like tinctures, edibles, and other CBD products.   Flower Power Coffee CO. is a coffee brand that offers two distinct CBD-infused coffee blends - a New York House Blend Signature and a Costa Rican blend. Each of these can be purchased in 2 oz containers and packs a delicious punch.   An interesting aspect of Flower Power Coffee CO.’s CBD coffee is that it uses a water-soluble hemp extraction method. Since CBD is not normal water-soluble, integrating it effectively into beverages has proven difficult before. However, with a water-soluble extract, you’re much more likely to experience the full effects of your CBD dose.   Due to this extract type, one could overlook the fact that these products contain a low dosage of CBD (only 5mg per serving). And while it remains ideal to take a small dosage in the morning, there’s a chance that the actual dosage in your drink may even be lower than advertised.   9.) Willie's Remedy Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg Potency Range: About 15mg per serving Price Range: $22.50 Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Willie’s Remedy Pros: Comes in three different roasts - light roast, dark roast, and decaf All hemp is certified organic and grown in Colorado Money-back guarantee   Willie’s Remedy Cons: Certificate of Analysis only available with batch I.D. number (available upon purchase)   Willie’s Remedy’s CBD-infused coffee stands out for its variety of roasts. Their range includes a light roast option (more caffeine), a dark roast (less caffeine), as well as the option of a decaffeinated roast. Each roast can be purchased in an 8 oz bag, and the coffee is available as grounded coffee beans or whole bean coffee.   One aspect of Willie’s Remedy’s coffee that we found admirable was their CBD dosage; each serving contains 15mg of CBD. While dosage preferences will vary from person to person, many have self-reported that 15mg is sufficient for the user to feel CBD’s positive effects, but not overwhelming enough to make you feel fatigued. Caffeine combined with such a CBD dose will get your days off to a great, relaxed start when taken in the morning.   Willi’s Remedy’s coffee also stands out as the most affordable on our list (in terms of a per-milligram [mg] basis). So, if you plan on making CBD coffee a part of your everyday routine and are looking to do so on a limited budget, we suggest giving this coffee a try!   10.) Happy Grounds Coffee Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg - 300mg Potency Range: 20mg per serving Price Range: $8.00 - $40.00 Value ($/mg): About $0.20 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Happy Grounds Coffee Pros: Can be purchased in whole coffee beans or coffee grounds Offers coffee and tea varieties outside of CBD-infused coffee and tea   Happy Grounds Coffee Cons: Little information on website about product details (including ingredients and potency per serving)   Happy Grounds Coffee is not a CBD brand, but rather a coffee and tea brand that has recently incorporated CBD into some of their most popular blends. For this reason, it’s safe to say they have a lot of knowledge about what goes into crafting a delicious and effective cup of joe.   Happy Grounds Coffee’s CBD-infused coffee also makes a strong case for itself as the highest quality product on this list in terms of the coffee beans themselves. Each blend (from dark roast to decaf) is produced using their standard coffee. From there, third-party tested CBD is added to give you an extra kick in your morning routine.   Being as Happy Grounds Coffee isn’t a CBD brand, the only downside we could see to their products is they don’t provide as much information concerning ingredients and potency as other brands do. So while the coffee is delicious, it isn’t entirely clear just how potent the CBD really is from one cup to another.   What is CBD Coffee? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant.   CBD coffee is exactly what it sounds like – a coffee bean beverage infused with CBD. What makes CBD coffee special is that it carries two separate effects thanks to the caffeine and the CBD, and can consistently deliver their effects with every cup.   In many regards, these are two opposing forces working together. Caffeine tends to make you more alert whereas CBD will most typically relax you. This is one of the reasons CBD coffee has garnered so much appeal. Many find that these two seemingly opposite chemicals work quite well together and carry a wide range of benefits when taken at the same time.   Not to mention, CBD coffee allows for a unique set of brews that can't be found in other CBD products, like gummies. For example, you can get yourself a cold brew or Colombian coffee - the options being limited only by the coffee brand's imagination.   How To Use CBD Coffee? Most of the products listed are CBD-infused grounded coffee. So in order to prepare the coffee, you would brew a cup the same way you would any other coffee product.   If you are using a standard coffee dripper, simply add a few tablespoons of CBD coffee to the filter, add water, and wait for the machine to work its magic.   Some of the products mentioned on our list are CBD coffee pods, like the Nespresso original pods or the Keurig K-Cups. These pods require that you have a machine that takes these pods, and the CBD coffee pods work the same as your traditional coffee pods.   What Are the Health Benefits of CBD Coffee? While caffeine and CBD provide different effects on the brain and body, they have one thing in common - they’re both antioxidants. Taking a combination of the two can provide you with a heightened dose of well-being. This is because antioxidants can protect the body from a number of health conditions, including cancer and Alzheimer’s.   However, it’s really the separate effects of these supplements working together that make CBD coffee so special.   When you take CBD, it has an effect on your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is a vast network of neurotransmitters that plays a role in day-to-day functions, such as regulating our levels of stress, anxiety, mood, and even digestion. When we take CBD, it is reported to work to balance our ECS back to an ideal state, also referred to as homeostasis.   For example, if you are feeling elevated anxiety, CBD is said to have the potential to ease the ECS and, in turn, help reduce the anxiety effects you’re feeling. There have also been numerous studies exploring the many possibilities that come from using CBD as a health supplement.   This relaxing function of the phytocannabinoid can have even further potential when combined with caffeine. As a stimulant, caffeine will energize you and help you better focus. However, such stimulation can come with unwanted side effects, such as the same anxiety that some people take CBD to help alleviate.   While more research is necessary to make any claims, many people have self-reported that CBD coffee has given them the concentration they need without the extra stress and nervousness caffeine sometimes brings.   How Does CBD Coffee Affect Anxiety? If you’ve found coffee to induce anxiety, then you’re not alone. In fact, any caffeine amount that surpasses 200mg has been found to increase the chance of anxiety and panic attacks in the general population. However, this does not diminish the fact that caffeine is a powerful supplement that can help boost alertness and overall energy.   With that in mind, it’s in your best interest to find a caffeine supplement that can also keep you calm, focused, and collected.   This is what can make CBD coffee an effective product for you. As a stimulant, coffee may push users that are vulnerable to anxiety towards a “fight or flight” state. In order to counteract this feeling - while maintaining steady alertness - a dose of anxiety relief can prove very useful.   While still not approved by the FDA, many have self-reported that CBD can act as a valuable way to relieve anxiety and the symptoms often attached to it. While these reports aren’t definitive, they do lend credibility to the theory that combining CBD with caffeine, may help us stay awake and concentrated without the anxiety that caffeine can cause.   Criteria for Purchasing CBD Coffee Before purchasing CBD online, it’s important to make sure the company you’re purchasing from follows certain guidelines. In the absence of industry-wide standards for judging CBD coffee, we want to share with you what our criteria was for putting together the list of best CBD coffees;   Certificate of Analysis - Before anything, make sure the company you purchase from holds a certificate of analysis. These are third-party lab test reports that will analyze the CBD, including its potency, its cannabinoid and terpene count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as pesticides.   Extract Type - Most commonly, there are three different extract types of CBD. These include full-spectrum (makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids), broad-spectrum (makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids with the exception of THC), and CBD isolate (solely cannabidiol and no other cannabinoid). While all CBD products will use one of these extractions, other techniques are emerging into the market, an example that is featured in our list is nano-extraction.   Hemp Source - CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, and the best products are made using only the best hemp. Before purchasing a product, make sure the company sources their hemp from reputable and organic farms.   Ingredients - CBD coffee is usually made with two different ingredients - hemp extract and coffee beans. It’s important to read about the ingredients before purchasing online in order to determine whether or not they’re made using all-natural ingredients. While compiling our list, we found the products  ran across a few competitors who used artificial additives and flavors.   Potency - All CBD products measure and report their potency in milligrams (mg). The higher the milligram count, the stronger the product. When it comes to CBD coffee, it can be a bit difficult to measure potency as everyone has a preference in terms of “how strong” they like their coffee. If you purchase ground coffee beans or whole coffee beans, keep in mind that the more you use to make a cup of beverage, the larger the dose of CBD will be.   Pricing - Compared to CBD oils (tinctures) and other CBD products, CBD coffee is relatively expensive. If you plan on using it regularly, it helps to find a reputable CBD brand that provides their products at a low cost - always check to see if they offer a subscription service to help you save on each order. While pricing shouldn’t be a deciding-factor, there is still a certain correlation between price point and quality of product.   Potential CBD Coffee Side Effects Most people who take CBD don’t experience any side effects. This is one of the reasons many people are trying CBD, particularly since prescription medication tends to come with a large list of potential side effects. With that said, CBD isn’t perfect and completely side-effect-free.   The following are some of the side effects you may experience after taking CBD:   Changes in appetite Changes in mood Diarrhea Dizziness Dry mouth Fatigue Nausea Vomiting   If you start to feel side effects, your best course of action is to either stop taking CBD altogether or to lower your dosage.   Keep in mind, if you’re currently on a prescription medication, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking CBD. While it’s very rare, some medications have been found to negatively interact with CBD.   Frequently Asked Questions How Much CBD Oil Do I Add to Coffee? If you want to add CBD oil to your morning cup of coffee, it’s best to add the dosage amount you’d normally take. For most people, this is the serving suggestion mentioned on the label of the CBD oil.   How Does CBD Oil React With Coffee? Since CBD oil isn’t water-soluble, it oil to coffee will only provide you with a fraction of the benefits you would receive from taking CBD oil normally. However, if you add an average dose of CBD oil to your coffee, you can expect to feel something.   Will CBD Coffee Get Me High? CBD coffee is unlikely to get you high as CBD is non-psychoactive. However, it is possible for some CBD products to contain traces of THC, and that would be dependent on the type of extract used. In the 2018 Farm Bill, all legal CBD products must contain 0.3% THC or less. This is such a minuscule amount, that it is unlikely to get anybody high even when present in their CBD product.

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CBD Patches | Best of 2020 In the cannabidiol (CBD) market, tinctures and edibles tend to take the spotlight. While they are great methods to take CBD, there can be times when they are not the best match for your needs. In these cases, it is important to have alternative methods of taking CBD that is more effective.   If you struggle with muscle and joint pain, a CBD oil or edibles would not be the most effective methods to take CBD. The reason being that they do not target the specific location of pain. Instead, their effect is felt to a lesser extent spread throughout the body.   Topical products, like CBD patches, on the other hand, may be a better solution for you. These CBD patches provide localized pain relief among other positive effects to the areas they are applied to as well as other effects, felt to a lesser extent, throughout the body.   With so many CBD brands developing their own CBD patch formulas, it can be hard to decide which product is right for you. That is why we developed a list of our favorite CBD patches currently on the market:   Top Ranking CBD Patches 1.) Mary's Nutritionals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 10mg - 300mg Potency Range: 10mg per patch Price Range: $7.00 - $120.00 Value ($/mg): $0.40 - $0.70 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Mary’s Nutritionals Pros: Patches are adherent to any location of the body Patches can be purchased in a sample pack with other CBD products   Mary’s Nutritionals Cons: Low CBD dosage per patch   Mary’s Nutritionals offers a full-spectrum hemp patch that lasts 8-12 hours, and sometimes longer. Many promote this patch for its ability to stick to any part of the body and stay there throughout the duration of its effects.   Unfortunately, these patches contain a rather low amount of CBD. For that reason, they may only be truly effective for those struggling with mild pain. If you are taking CBD to help you with chronic pain, you may find a patch with 30-50mg or higher to be more suitable.   On the plus side, Mary’s Nutritionals offer several other CBD topical products - including CBD beauty products. If you are interested in trying out these CBD patches alongside other CBD topicals, the company offers a sample pack of products for just $30.00.   2.) Pure Ratios Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 40mg -  200mg Potency Range: 40mg per patch Price Range: $18.00 - $75.00 Value ($/mg): $0.37 - $0.45 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product's page Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Pure Ratios Pros: Long-lasting relief (up to 96 hours) Hypoallergenic and waterproof Can be purchased in a 5-pack to help you save   Pure Ratios Cons: Cannot view ingredients without a Shopify account   Pure Ratios is a distinct CBD brand as all their products are CBD topicals. With a focus on such products, they have the ability to develop and craft some truly amazing pain relievers, including their hemp extract transdermal patch.   Each of these patches comes with a rich 40mg of full-spectrum CBD that lasts upwards of 96 hours. According to reviews on Pure Ratio’s website, these patches are great for intense pains. One user even suggested cutting it up in order to get more use out of each purchase.   Luckily, if you end up enjoying how these CBD patches work, you can purchase them in a 5-pack for $75.00. This is a much better deal (comes out to only $0.37 per mg of hemp extract). Furthermore, Pure Ratios also offers a subscription service that allows you to save 15% with each purchase.   3.) CBD Living Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 60mg Potency Range: 60mg per patch Price Range: $15.00 Value ($/mg): $0.25 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   CBD Living Pros: High dosage of CBD per patch (60mg) Each patch lasts up to 4 days Uses nano extraction technology to increase bioavailability of CBD   CBD Living Cons: No bundles available for these patches   CBD Living’s nano hemp transdermal patch is one of the strongest patches on our list. Each patch is made with 60mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract – this means that there is absolutely no THC within any of these patches.   According to reviews on CBD Living’s website, these CBD patches have helped some users with pain to a greater extent than some prescription medications. Other users have even reported that it aided some women suffering from endometriosis better-manage their symptoms and associated pains. Considering these patches are both waterproof and last upwards of 96 hours, their effective relief can be expected to last over a long period of time.   The only downside to these patches is that you can only purchase one at a time (for $15.00). If you find yourself in need of these patches on a regular basis, this may become an inconvenience. However, in order to get more out of each purchase, you can cut up these patches and use a single smaller piece at a time – stretching out the duration of a single patch purchase.   4.) Binger Labs Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 120mg - 240mg Potency Range: 30mg - 60mg per patch Price Range: $45.95 - $64.95 Value ($/mg): $0.27 - $0.38 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 2   Binger Labs Pros: 3 different patches for 3 different uses Patches contain multiple beneficial ingredients Patches last up to 48 hours   Binger Labs Cons: No certificate of analysis available   Binger Labs stand apart from the other companies on this list as all they specialize in is CBD topicals. As a part of their CBD topical product line, they offer 3 different patch kinds for 3 specific use cases.   The first is a CBD Cycle Patch meant to help with pain felt during the menstrual cycle. Through combining 30mg of CBD isolate with a touch of menthol, these patches can help alleviate cramps and body aches.   They also offer the CBD Sport’s patch which is the strongest of their products. Containing 60mg of CBD per patch, these are great for combatting inflammation associated with chronic pain or post-workout aches.   Finally, Binger Labs also offer a CBD Strength Patch containing 40mg of CBD per patch, and this type of patch is meant to act as a natural anti-inflammatory.   The only downside to Binger Labs is that they do not offer a certificate of analysis for their products. If you’re interested in their products but concerned over their lack of lab reports, we suggest contacting them at info@bingerconsult.com.   5.) Hemp Bombs Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 100mg Potency Range: 25mg - 50mg per patch Price Range: $24.99 Value ($/mg): $0.24 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 1   Hemp Bombs Pros: Patches come in 2 varieties for 2 use cases Patches last for 8-12 hours 30-day money-back guarantee   Hemp Bombs Cons: CBD sleep patches contain a lower dose of CBD than the pain patches   Hemp Bombs offer two CBD patches for two different uses, a variety that we find great for those looking into using CBD patches beyond simple pain relief. These patches are also some of the cheaper products on our list (on a per milligram [mg] basis).   The first patch they offer is the CBD pain patch which is great at combatting muscle and joint pains. This patch comes with 50mg of CBD per patch and can be purchased in packs of 2 for $24.99.   The second is their CBD sleep patch. Each patch is made with 25mg of CBD and a dose of melatonin to help you get to sleep at night. While the purpose of these patches is to help you relax, they are also optimal for fighting muscle and joint pain throughout the night. These can be purchased in packs of 4 for $24.99.   6.) Envy CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 150mg Potency Range: 50mg per wrap Price Range: $39.99 Value ($/mg): $0.26 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Envy CBD Pros: Patches come in a 3-pack Patches made with a unique set of all-natural ingredients, including centella asiatica and polygonum cuspidatum root extract Onset time is 45 minutes to 1 hour and total duration is 4-6 hours   Envy CBD Cons: Users have reported an unpleasant smell while using the patch   Envy CBD offers a 3-pack of full-spectrum CBD patches - each of which contains a total of 50mg of CBD. According to user reviews on their website, these patches are great for post-workout relief, fighting pain and inflammation, and simply relaxing.   While Envy CBD’s patches contain several similar ingredients to other patches on our list, such as menthol, they also incorporate an additional set of all-natural ingredients. For example, each patch contains centella asiatica extract which promotes collagen production, increases new cell growth, and improves blood circulation.   Each patch also incorporates polygonum cuspidatum root extract, believed to help decrease oxidative stress and reduce inflammation, and scutellaria baicalensis root extract which is believed to act as a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.   7.) Nature's Script Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg Potency Range: 25mg - 50mg per patch Price Range: $19.99 - $24.99 Value ($/mg): $0.19 - $0.24 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Nature’s Script Pros: Patches come in 3 different varieties to help with 3 different ailments Patches last for 8-10 hours   Nature's Script Cons: Company has a small social media following   Nature’s Script have designed 3 different patches to help with an assortment of ailments: CBD pain patches, CBD sleep patches, and CBD hangover patches.   The pain patch is standard as far as CBD patches go. Each patch contains 50mg of full-spectrum hemp extract and can be used for various types of pain and inflammation. According to Nature’s Script’s website, these patches are most effective when applied to the upper arms, wrists, legs, and feet.   The sleep patch is unique as it offers a dose of melatonin combined with 25mg of CBD. These are perfect for those looking to generally improve their sleep, as well as those who experience muscle or joint pains that negatively impact their sleep.   Nature’s Script’s final patch - CBD hangover patch - is probably their most distinctive. With 25mg of CBD, B-1 and B-2 complex, and Green Tea, these patches are ideal for those who struggle with hangovers. The suggested consumpting time is before going to bed at the end of your night out for the best results in the morning.   8.) PureKana Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 60mg - 180mg Potency Range: 60mg per patch Price Range: $17.99 - $48.99 Value ($/mg): $0.27 - $0.29 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   PureKana Pros: Single patch can last up to 4 days Can be purchased in a 3-pack for $48.99 Waterproof peel-and-stick application   PureKana Cons: Products do not ship to Idaho, Wyoming, and South Dakota   PureKana take pride in the fact that their CBD transdermal patches are some of the longest-lasting out there (with each patch having a duration of up to 96 hours). Furthermore, these patches can be highly effective as each of them is loaded with 60mg of CBD.   PureKana may just offer one of the best CBD patches currently on the market. Each patch is made with a variety of all-natural ingredients - including aloe vera and other essential oils to help with moisturizing the skin. While this makes the patches useful for more than just pain relief, they are also extremely effective at that!   If you find yourself enjoying these patches, you can purchase them in a 3-pack to help you save on a per milligram (mg) basis. Each purchase from PureKana also comes with free shipping.   9.) RapidCBD Rating 2/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: Not mentioned Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $14.99 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: Not on website Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   RapidCBD Pros: Each purchase comes with 2 patches Free shipping on all U.S. orders   RapidCBD Cons: The amount of CBD within this product is unspecified No certificate of analysis on website   RapidCBD’s Relief Patch is a fast-acting topical pain relief solution. Many have used these CBD patches to help with muscle aches, back pain, arthritis, and joint pain. Through the combination of lidocaine, menthol, and full-spectrum hemp extract, these Relief Patches penetrate the skin deeply and effectively to deliver their effects.   The only downside we found to RapidCBD’s Relief Patches is the fact that there is no indication of how much CBD is in each patch. For the users that prefer to be aware of their dosage, these patches might not be ideal. Furthermore, while the website claims these patches are lab tested, we were unable to find any test results on their website.   10. Papa & Barkley Rating 2/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 30mg Potency Range: 30mg per patch Price Range: Not mentioned (only sold in stores) Value ($/mg): Not mentioned (only sold in stores) THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Flavor Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Papa & Barkley Pros: Offers their patches in CBD or THC combinations High CBD dosage per patch   Papa & Barkley Cons: Can only be purchased in select stores Certificate of analysis is only available upon request through help@papaandbarkley.com   Papa & Barkley offer a 30mg CBD Releaf Patch that’s infused with menthol and camphor to provide extra pain relief. After a quick and easy application, you can expect this patch to last up to 12 hours. Many have used these patches as a way of fighting inflammation, mobility complications, and muscle soreness.   Interestingly, Papa & Barkley also offer a variety of patches that are higher in THC-content. The patches are classified by the ratio of CBD to THC within them. For example, one patch offers a 1:3 CBD to THC ratio and contains a total of 30mg of cannabinoids.   The only downside we found to Papa & Barkley’s CBD patches is that they cannot be purchased online. To find the nearest place to purchase these products, we suggest you visit their website to see which stores near you have them for sale.   What Are CBD Patches? If you are familiar with Hot & Icy Patches, then you already have an idea of what CBD patches are. Using an adhesive bandage, each patch sticks to the body, and delivers a certain mix of cannabidiol and other ingredients. Menthol and aloe vera are just two examples of the ingredients that may be added to a CBD patch for enhanced effects.   The primary use for CBD patches is to inhibit pain in various areas of the body, specifically muscle and joint pain. As a CBD topical product, CBD patches are ideal for these kinds of pains as they allow you to target specific areas of the body.   Since CBD is still administered into the body, these patches can carry positive effects that assist with ailments other than the primary reason for taking them. However, since CBD requires more time to enter the body through this consumption method compared to a tincture or vape, patches may not be the best consumption method for your other needs.   How Do CBD Patches Work? The deliberate design of CBD patches is what helps make them so effective. Each patch contains a high concentration of cannabidiol, and this cannabinoid spreads out of the patch onto other areas when presented the opportunity. Therefore, when you apply the patch to your skin, the CBD contained within it immediately begins to spread onto the skin surface.   Once on your skin, the CBD slowly makes its way into your skin and, eventually, your bloodstream, through transdermal delivery. In other consumption methods, CBD and other cannabinoids enter the bloodstream through the lungs and get broken down in the liver and stomach. Since CBD enters your bloodstream directly through your skin when using CBD patches and other topicals, it is believed that this enhances CBD’s bioavailability.   CBD holds the potential to help with several ailments, and users report success using it to manage an increasing number of symptoms. Some of the use cases that people have found CBD patches to help with include:   Alleviating pain Promoting bone growth Promoting better sleep Reducing inflammation Reducing nausea and vomiting Stimulating appetite Suppressing muscle spasms Treating psoriasis   While CBD may have therapeutic value in other medical areas, a topical is mostly ideal for certain conditions. If you struggle with an ailment and want to know whether CBD can help you, we suggest doing a bit of research to see if any other users report any success using CBD for it. We also always recommend that you consult your physician prior to medicating with CBD.   How to Use CBD Patches Using a CBD patch is very simple. Simply apply it to the area most affected by the targeted pain and leave it there for as long as possible. While it can be uncomfortable to carry these patches on your body for prolonged periods of time, you get the more benefit out of them the longer you have them on.   Each patch's lifecycle will vary depending on the brand you purchase from. Some patches will last for 8 hours while others can go for 96 hours. Be sure to read the description of these products before purchase in order to find one that suits your needs and lifestyle.   If you find that you do not need a full patch’s contents in order to get your desired benefit from CBD, one way that can help you save and increase the value of your purchase is cutting up each patch into smaller pieces. Some people have found this to be effective, especially when using patches that contain large amounts of CBD.   How Are CBD Patches Made? CBD patches are made differently depending on the brand you purchase them from. However, across all brands, there are two main types of CBD patches available on the market:   Matrix Patches - A five-layer patch with the following:   A peel-off layer to protect CBD and keep it in concentration A “matrix” layer where the CBD is concentrated A separating layer An adhesive layer A protective backing layer   Reservoir Patches - Reservoir patches contain similar attributes to the matrix patches, and they additionally contain a permeable release membrane. This addition allows manufacturers the ability to control the delivery rate of CBD. When this layer is in place, CBD will usually come out at a steadier, more controlled flow and can last longer.   Both types of patches are effective, and we believe that your choice of patch type will come down to personal preference. Some users find that a reservoir patch to be their ideal, while others prefer a matrix patch.   Our Criteria for CBD Patches The CBD industry remains unregulated, and there is an abundance of products on the market making numerous claims of unproven benefits. Therefore, having good criteria is necessary when looking for and purchasing CBD products online. Here are the things we looked for when deciding what our favorited CBD patches were:   Certificate of Analysis - Most reputable CBD brands are transparent about the safety and quality of their CBD. These brands demonstrate this through third-party lab testing. The results of these tests reveal several aspects about the CBD, such as its cannabinoid count and whether it contains any contaminants.   Extract Type - CBD comes in three different extract types. To come up with a well-rounded list, we made sure to include products made with the different types. These extract types are:   Full-Spectrum - Uses all of hemp’s cannabinoids. Broad-Spectrum - Uses all of hemp’s cannabinoids except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD Isolate - Purely cannabidiol and no other cannabinoid.   Hemp Source - Since CBD comes from the hemp plant, it is important that manufacturers use hemp that is grown in an organic, ethical manner and in line with industry standards for safety and growing methods.   Ingredients - CBD patches (as well as other CBD topicals) are made using a variety of ingredients. We suggest you look at these ingredients before purchasing to ensure that they are safe for you to consume.   Potency - Every CBD patch you look at will have a potency that is measured in milligrams (mg). This number will indicate the amount of CBD you are consuming with each patch.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Patches If you have sensitive skin, you may find that CBD patches can cause irritation. While this isn’t always the case, it is possible that one or more of the ingredients that the CBD patch is made with can trigger or further worsen existing skin irritation.   Furthermore, CBD has been known to cause mild side effects in some of its users. While these side effects are rare, they are important to keep in mind and keep an eye out for them:   Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Reduced appetite   Additionally, if you are taking any prescription medication, we strongly recommend consulting your doctor before taking CBD. While rare and unlikely, some pharmaceuticals have been found to negatively interact with CBD.   Finally, if you are pregnant or lactating, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends entirely avoiding CBD. While there aren’t enough conclusive studies describing the long-term effects of CBD on pregnant or lactating users, it is safer to avoid it altogether if you’re in this group.   Frequently Asked Questions Do CBD Patches Work? Yes! In fact, CBD patches are more effective than other CBD consumption methods in treating localized muscle and joint pain. The main reason is that they allow you to target specific areas of the body and last for a long period of time.   Where Can I Buy CBD Patches Online? Our list offers the best CBD patches currently available online. While you may come across other patches that you like as you shop for CBD online, we recommend following our criteria when evaluating a potential purchase.   Will CBD Patches Get Me High? CBD patches will NOT get you high. In accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill, all CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC. This amount is so insignificant, it is highly unlikely you'll experience psychoactive effects. However, there are some patches out there that contain higher amounts of THC (like the Papa & Barkley patch on our list). If you live in an area where recreational cannabis has been legalized, we suggest doing further research into the patch you’re interested in before purchasing to verify its contents.

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Best CBD Massage Oils

CBD Massage Oils | Best of 2020 Cannabidiol (CBD) topicals are getting a lot of attention for their ability to help relieve pains in a targeted manner. This interest has led brands to offer their own unique formulas in a variety of formats and delivery methods for customers looking for further CBD relief. One of the formats found in the market these days is CBD massage oils.   Made using a variety of all-natural ingredients, CBD oils work just like other soothing massage oils on the market. The main difference is that it contains a dose of CBD that, when absorbed into the skin, will deliver a relaxing and easing effect. This soothing effect is great if you struggle with back pain or simply struggle to calm your body down after a hard day.   While there are fewer CBD massage oil products available compared to more popular formats like tinctures and edibles, it is still important to ensure that you’re only purchasing from reputable producers putting out high-quality products. To help with that, we put together a list of our favorite and the top 10 best CBD massage oils currently on the market.   Top Ranking CBD Massage Oils 1.) Mary's Nutritionals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 50mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $20.00 Value ($/mg): $0.40 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Mary’s Nutritionals Pros: Uses antioxidant-rich sunflower seed oil Many user testimonials praising the oil’s effectiveness   Mary’s Nutritionals Cons: Lowest CBD concentration on our list   Mary Nutrionals’ CBD massage oil is unique compared to others on this list. This is due to its use of alternative ingredients that you would not find in competing products. Some of the more notable ones includes sunflower seed oil, grapeseed oil, and rice bran oil.   Thanks to these ingredients, this massage oil is ideal for those looking for a rejuvenating and moisturizing effect for their skin. While this hemp oil can also be effective for pain relief, it is not the best CBD massage oil for that particular use case.   That is due to the CBD milligram-count. Each 2-ounce bottle only comes with 50mg of full-spectrum CBD. While this allows for a cheaper all-around price (only $20.00), it is not as effective as other massage oils on this list.   2.) Sagely Naturals Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $29.99 Value ($/mg): $0.29 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Sagely Naturals Pros: Uses a nighttime formula that is ideal for users with sleeping difficulties Made in a GMP facility   Sagely Naturals Cons: Currently, no customer reviews about this massage oil on Sagely Naturals’ website   While Sagely Naturals don’t offer the highest concentration in their CBD massage oil, they do offer one of the most unique formulas we have come across. The Drift & Dream body oil is made using the following ingredients:   Lavender Oil - A soothing scent known to promote peace of mind and clarity.   Geranium Oil - Eases feelings of stress and calms the nerves.   Clary Sage Oil - A herbal scent that facilitates relaxation.   The combination of these ingredients makes Sagely Naturals’ body lotion perfect for late-night massages. While there are currently no reviews to confirm this, we are certain these natural ingredients will promote a night of better and more restful sleep.   Each bottle comes packed with 100mg of broad-spectrum CBD. This type of extract allows you to receive all the benefits of hemp’s various cannabinoids except for THC.   3.) Lord Jones Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg - 200mg Potency Range: 2mg per pump Price Range: $40.00 - $65.00 Value ($/mg): $0.30 - $0.65 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Lord Jones Pros: Offers body lotion on-the-go sachets Body lotions can be purchased in three different scents Can be purchased in a standard pump lotion or a roll-on   Lord Jones Cons: Most expensive massage oil on our list   Lord Jones is well-known for its high-quality CBD products. And their CBD body lotion is no exception to this reputation. Each lotion is made using several skin-soothing ingredients and formulated with one of three different scents:   Signature Fragrance Fragrance-Free Grapefruit Fragrance   Each bottle of lotion can be purchased as a 50mL bottle containing 100mg of CBD or a 100mL bottle containing 200mg of CBD. Whichever size you choose to purchase, the potency of the cream itself remains the same.   If you find that pump-equipped lotion bottles create too much of a mess, Lord Jones also offer this topical formula in a roll-on bottle (only in 100mg).   The only downside we found to Lord Jones’ products is the pricing. Admittedly, Lord Jones are known for being an expensive CBD brand and this has much to do with the quality of their products. However, if you have the extra cash, we are certain you will not be disappointed by their CBD body lotion.   4.) Moon Mother Hemp Co. Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 500mg - 1,000mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $60.00 - $100.00 Value ($/mg): $0.10 - $0.12 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Moon Mother Hemp Co. Pros: Available in a 2-ounce and a 4-ounce bottle size Leaping Bunny-certified and USDA-certified organic Incorporates jojoba oil and lavender essential oil   Moon Mother Hemp Co. Cons: Website lacking sufficient information about their manufacturing process   Moon Mother Hemp Co. are known for their variety of CBD topicals which includes products like balms, salves, and massage oils. All ingredients, including their full-spectrum hemp extracts, are certified organic and cruelty-free.   Currently, Moon Mother Hemp Co. offer a CBD massage oil made with jojoba oil and lavender essential oils. These carriers work smoothly on the skin and assist in skin rejuvenation. Combined with 500mg of CBD, this CBD massage oil is certain to leave you feeling a sense of ease and comfort.   If you find that this massage oil is right for you, you may choose to purchase the 4-ounce bottle which comes with 1,000mg of full-spectrum CBD.   5.) Lazarus Naturals Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 200mg - 1,600mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $12.00 - $70.00 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.06 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Lazarus Naturals Pros: One of the most affordable options on our list Comes in three different CBD concentrations   Lazarus Naturals Cons: Contains tree nuts (coconut)   Lazarus Naturals are well-known for their versatile selection of products. With that, it comes as no surprise that they offer a high-quality CBD massage oil. Using organic jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, and full-spectrum hemp extract, this CBD topical is sure to help you relax and ease muscular pain.   You have three different sizes to choose from, each with their own CBD concentration. These are as follows:   2 ounces - 200mg of CBD - $12.00 8 ounces - 800mg of CBD - $38.00 16 ounces - 1,600mg of CBD - $70.00   No matter which option you choose, you will be getting 100mg of CBD per ounce. Compared to other CBD massage oils on this list, this is a higher concentration and carries a stronger effect as a result. To go with their potent products, Lazarus Naturals also offer some of the cheapest CBD massage oils on a per milligram (mg) basis.   6.) Veritas Farms Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 500mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $54.99 Value ($/mg): $0.10 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Veritas Farms Pros: Only uses 2 ingredients: jojoba oil and hemp extract High concentration of CBD - about 150mg per ounce   Veritas Farms Cons: Currently, no reviews or user testimonials about this massage oil on Veritas Farms’ website   If you’re looking for a massage oil that’s as natural as possible, look no further than Veritas Farms. Each bottle is made using only 2 ingredients: jojoba oil and full-spectrum hemp extract. This combination is ideal for those who are after the relaxing effect of these topicals.   Veritas Farms make their massage oil with a high concentration of CBD - about 150mg per ounce. With such a high amount, it is almost guaranteed that each application will deeply relax your body.   The only downside we find to this massage oil is that there are currently no customer reviews of the product. In the absence of these reviews, it is hard to tell how effective this topical really is. However, if Veritas Farms’ CBD massage oil is as effective as their other products, then we have no concerns around its quality and effectiveness.   7.) Papa & Barkley Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 400mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $39.99 Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Papa & Barkley Pros: Uses a high concentration of CBD - 200mg per ounce Lotion also available in a THC formula 30-day money-back guarantee   Papa & Barkley Cons: Cannot purchase THC massage oil online   Papa & Barkley are a unique cannabis company as they offer both high-CBD and high-THC products. Their Releaf Body Oil is a great example of their high-quality products offered in the two distinct types.   The first kind is the high-CBD concentration. Each 2-ounce bottle comes with 400mg of active phytocannabinoids which are great for fighting inflammation, pain, and other skin conditions. Notably, this product also has one of the highest concentrations of CBD on our list.   However, if you are more interested in a THC massage oil, Papa & Barkley offers a very similar product with a 3:1 THC:CBD ratio. However, this oil only be purchased in select locations where recreational cannabis has been legalized.   8.) Susan's CBD Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 300mg - 3,200mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $25.00 - $120.00 Value ($/mg): $0.03 - $0.08 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here or See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Susan’s CBD Pros: Offers the highest total CBD content on our list Uses several high-quality ingredients, including jojoba seed oil and chamomile Can be purchased in two sizes (2 ounces or 16 ounces)   Susan’s CBD Cons: High concentration of CBD might not be ideal for newcomers   If you are in the market for a CBD massage oil with a high CBD concentration and that is sold at a reasonable price, Susan’s CBD has you covered. Their 2-ounce product comes with 150mg of CBD per ounce while their 16-ounce product is packed with 200mg of CBD per ounce of massage oil.   This is great for both newcomers and long-time CBD users. If you are simply looking to try Susan CBD’s massage oil, you can opt for the 2-ounce size for only $25.00. However, if you know you love CBD massage oil and are looking for a higher CBD content, we would suggest you go with the 16-ounce product. For $120.00, you can get 3,200mg of CBD isolate - the cheapest price of CBD per milligram (mg) on our list!   Either size you choose, you will find that both are developed and made using a variety of all-natural ingredients, including jojoba oil, chamomile, calendula, Vitamin E, and rosemary - just to name a few.   9.) Mana Artisan Botanics Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 600mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $110.00 Value ($/mg): $0.18 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Mana Artisan Botanics Pros: Comes in a high concentration of CBD - about 150mg for every ounce Contains only three ingredients: hemp extract, organic MCT coconut oil, and Vitamin E oil Offers a subscription option to help you save on your purchases   Mana Artisan Botanics Cons: Product is expensive compared to others on this list   Mana Artisan Botanics have developed one of the simplest and best CBD massage oils currently on the market. Each 4-ounce bottle comes packed with 600mg of cannabinoids – providing a wide range of benefits.   As a brand, Mana Artisan Botanics believe that hemp products are most effective when used to the full potential of the plant. As a result, you will not find them producing or selling any CBD isolate products.   While pricier than other options, Mana Artisan Botanics’ massage oil is potent and very effective. Each ounce of oil contains 150mg of hemp extract and is formulated with organic MCT coconut oil and Vitamin E oil.   This combination of ingredients brings about a smooth sensation upon application that is certain to help relieve pain and rejuvenate your skin.   10.) Blue Ridge Hemp Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 100mg Potency Range: Depends on the amount used Price Range: $40.00 Value ($/mg): $0.40 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Scent Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Blue Ridge Hemp Pros: Contains a wide variety of all-natural ingredients like sunflower oil, sesame seed oil, and jojoba seed oil Made using non-GMO hemp, all-vegan ingredients, and not tested on animals   Blue Ridge Hemp Cons: No certificate of analysis available   When it comes to high-quality CBD massage oils, Blue Ridge Hemp offer one of the best products on the market. Each 8-ounce bottle comes packed with 100mg of CBD isolate. This is pure CBD with no other cannabinoids, like THC, added .   People choose to use Blue Ridge Hemp’s massage oil for different reasons. Most commonly, muscle and nerve pain or inflammation. According to reviews on their website, many users have found this oil to not only be effective, but that it also smells good.   This product’s popularity might have to do with the fact that each bottle contains a mix of ingredients that make it perfect for topical application. According to their website, the key ingredients include:   Sunflower Seed Oil - acts as an antioxidant in the body and neutralizes free radicals.   Sesame Seed Oil - Rich in zinc which is known to promote skin elasticity and smoothness.   Jojoba Seed Oil - Besides its anti-inflammatory properties, it is easily absorbed by the skin.   The only downside we found to this product is its price. While $40.00 may not sound too expensive for a CBD topical, you’re only getting 100mg of CBD - making the price per CBD milligram higher than most other products on this list.   What Are CBD Massage Oils? As with other massage oils, those infused with cannabidiol (CBD) are made with ingredients that reduce friction on the skin, moisturize it, and deliver a skin-rejuvenating effect. When CBD is added into the mix, it brings with it additional benefits such as pain relief and relaxation.   A CBD massage oil is classified as a CBD topical which means you apply it to the skin. Topicals have garnered a lot of popularity as they allow you to target specific areas of pain – particularly useful for muscle and joint pain. Having said that, CBD massage oil can also be very helpful for those who struggle with various back pains.   Before you purchase a CBD massage oil, it is helpful to understand the different extract types that it may come in:   Full-Spectrum - Contains all the phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including THC (however, under federal law, all CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC).   Broad-Spectrum - Contains all the phytocannabinoids found within the hemp plant except for THC.   Isolate - Purely CBD and none of the other phytocannabinoids.   To use a CBD massage oil, you simply apply the oil to the desired area and massage it for about 30 seconds. We suggest using a generous amount of oil as CBD and other cannabinoids can have trouble when being absorbed through the skin.   While there is no conclusive research telling us exactly how long it takes to feel the effects of CBD once it enters the skin, users typically report feeling effects within a few minutes with those effects peaking at around 90 minutes from the time of application.   Why Use CBD Oil in Massage? As we have mentioned, CBD massage oil is great for pain relief and is well-liked by those who struggle with back pain. By combining soothing hand pressure and hemp’s cannabinoids, you can expect to feel a great deal of alleviation.   However, this is not the only reason to use CBD massage oils. Some people simply find a massage to be relaxing and like to leisurely get them when possible. Because CBD calms both the brain and body, these oils are perfect for those who are looking for a way to unwind after a long day or at the end of a busy week.   Last but not least, some users have also reported using CBD massage oils and the relaxation they bring to create a fun, intimate atmosphere in the bedroom.   How Much CBD Massage Oil Should You Use? It can be difficult to decide exactly how much of a CBD topical to use, and massage oils are no exception to that. CBD was also observed having a difficult time working its way through the skin. This has resulted in effects being lighter and potentially requiring more time to be felt when compared to other consumption methods.   Therefore, we recommend using a generous amount of massage oil when applying it in order to feel the full effects. While there are no standard recommended doses, some brands mentioned on our list have suggested using upwards of one ounce per massage session as a general guideline.   Once the CBD massage oil has been applied, it will likely be at least a few minutes before the effects start to kick in. You can expect to feel the peak of relief about 90 minutes after application.   Our Criteria for CBD Massage Oil Currently, the CBD industry is unregulated, this means that there are a number of products on the market that are ineffective and, potentially, even unsafe. Therefore, it is important to use a defined set of criteria when evaluating and deciding on the best CBD massage oils. The following are some of the considerations that we looked at when deciding which products to include on our list:   Certificate of Analysis - In order to ensure safety, reputable CBD companies will run their products through a third-party lab test. The reports this produces offer insight into several aspects of the CBD itself like its purity, cannabinoid count, and whether or not it contains contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides.   Extract Type - As mentioned above, CBD comes in three different extract types. To create a well-rounded list, we made sure to include products from all three types.   Hemp Source - Being as hemp will absorb what is in the soil around it, you’ll want to make sure all plants a company uses are grown organically following industry-standard methods.   Ingredients - CBD massage oils tend to use a variety of ingredients. For this reason, you will want to make sure that the ingredients are safe for your body as well as, preferably, all-natural.   Potency - You can find out the potency of CBD massage oils through the milligram (mg) count indicated on the product. The higher the number, the more potent a product is. Some companies will offer their massage oils in different potencies, while others will choose one standard potency, and offer it in multiple sizes instead.   Potential Side Effects of CBD Massage Oil CBD massage oils are extremely safe to use. However, caution is recommended and there are a few things that users should keep in mind.   To begin, you always want to apply CBD massage oils onto the skin only. These products are not intended to have direct access to the body (i.e. through oral consumption) and may present potential danger if taken orally.   Additionally, if you struggle with sensitive skin, it is in your best interest to look at the list of ingredients that your chosen CBD massage oils use. While ingredients are generally consistent across products, each CBD brand develops its concoction in order to stand out among the competition. Therefore, you will want to make sure you have no allergies towards the ingredients specific to your chosen product.   As for the CBD itself, people rarely ever experience side effects which is one of the reasons it has garnered so much attention. Nonetheless, some people have reported feeling mild bouts of:   Appetite changes Diarrhea Dry mouth (usually, only from orally consumed products) Fatigue Weight changes   If you are currently taking any prescription medication, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor before taking CBD. While rare, some drugs have been found to negatively interact with cannabidiol.   Finally, if you are currently pregnant or lactating, we strongly suggest that you do not take CBD. While there are no conclusive studies that indicate whether CBD is safe or unsafe for women in this category, it is safer to avoid it altogether.   Frequently Asked Questions Where to buy CBD hemp massage oil? CBD massage oils can be purchased both online and in certain stores. We suggest you consider a product from our list of best CBD massage oils as we believe they represent some of the safest and most effective products currently on the market.   How to use CBD oil in massage? To use a CBD massage oil, simply apply it to the desired area and gently massage it for at least 30 seconds, allowing the CBD to be absorbed into the skin. Effects are typically felt within minutes of the application. You can also ask your massage therapist to use CBD massage oil as one of their supplies.   How much CBD oil should I use for massage? Since CBD has a tough time penetrating through the skin, we suggest using a generous dosage of massage oil during application. Some companies mentioned on our best CBD massage oil list suggest using upwards of one ounce as a general guideline.

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Best CBD Flower

CBD Flower | Best of 2020 Cannabidiol (CBD) can be consumed in several ways – from tinctures to topicals. CBD flower, one of the most popular methods, is considered by many to be the purest method of CBD consumption. CBD flower refers to the hemp buds picked off the cannabis plant and dried prior to consumption. These hemp buds can be used in several ways, the most popular one is by smoking them.   Smoking CBD flowers is one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of CBD. This is because CBD inhalation causes it to enter the bloodstream through our lungs, typically occuring within seconds and providing users with near-instant relief.   Furthermore, CBD flowers come in a variety of strains - offering different cannabinoid and terpene profiles which may provide support for various health conditions. Throughout this article, we are going to share with you our favorite CBD flower products and brands currently on the market, as well as what makes them so special.   Like the smoking of any plant or substance, however, there are some health concerns associated with smoking hemp flowers. Despite the health risks, many CBD users still opt for smoking as it can be one of the most relaxing ways to consume CBD. This is particularly true for users who also smoke cannabis or tobacco as it is a familiar sensation.   We invite you to follow along as we take a deeper look into the best CBD flower.   Top Ranking CBD Flower 1.) CBD American Shaman Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $9.99 - $29.99 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Strain Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   CBD American Shaman Pros: Lower price point than other competing products on this list Offer flowers that are CBG-dominant   CBD American Shaman Cons: No bud option for CBD flower   CBD American Shaman is one of the biggest CBD companies currently out there, offering one of the most versatile selections of high-quality CBD products. When it comes to hemp flower, they offer two unique products that are no exception to this reputation.   CBD American Shaman offers a pre-roll of their CBD-rich hemp Cherry Wine strain. Even though pre-rolls tend to cost more than hemp bud, they can be a much better option for newcomers who may not have smoking equipment or have no experience rolling for themselves.   However, if you do have the proper equipment or do not mind rolling, you may get a better deal purchasing CBD American Shaman CBG flower strains. These come in the traditional bud form and can be purchased in the John Snow Flower or Lemon strain. Each purchase comes with 3.5 grams of flower.   2.) Berkshire CBD Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $8.95 - $109.95 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Strain Variations: 15 Potency Variations: 1   Berkshire CBD Pros: Plenty of information about the effects of different strains on their website Has a pet-friendly CBD flower option (Sour Dog) Free shipping on purchases of $50 or more   Berkshire CBD Cons: No international shipping available   When it comes to hemp flowers, Berkshire CBD is one of the most reputable brands out there. While their selection is not as versatile as some others on this list, the company takes its strains seriously, which is also evident when looking at their website.   Under each strain, you will find a short description detailing the effects it can have - everything from getting a better night’s rest to keeping you awake and focused. Through these descriptions, you can see that Berkshire CBD made a deliberate effort to provide its customers with the most organic benefit possible through their products.   You will find some classics on here like Bubba Kush, Hawaiian Haze, and Special Sauce. At the same time, you will also discover lesser-known strains such as Abacus, Legendary, and Sour Dog. All of Berkshire CBD’s strains can be purchased in weights ranging from 1 gram to 1 ounce. Prices go up with weight - usually starting around $8 -10 and going up to around $110.   3.) Americana Uncut Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $9.50 - $90.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Strain Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   Americana Uncut Pros: Offer three unique CBD strains along with one CBG strain CBD flower can be purchased as 4 grams of premium shake ($19.99) Brand also offers smoking equipment and accessories (i.e. silicone pipes)   Americana Uncut Cons: Only offer 4 strains (not including pre-rolls)   Americana Uncut doesn’t have an official website, all their products can be purchased through Pure CBD Vapors instead. The brand became well-known for their vaping products and has since developed a market for their CBD flower as well.   They currently offer three CBD strains (Blueberry Haze, Hawaiian Haze, and Suzy Q) along with one CBG strain (CBG Ice), and each of them can be purchased in weights ranging from 1 gram to a half an ounce (about 14 grams). Prices will vary depending on the weight and strain and range from $9.50 to $90. Americana Uncut also offers different hemp flower strains in their pre-rolled joints, including Jack Herer, Lemon Haze, OG Kush, and Strawberry Diesel.   If you are new to smoking hemp flowers, you may also be in the market for smoking accessories to help get you started. Americana Uncut offers a few pieces of smoking equipment which include a selection of silicone pipes.   4.) Koi CBD Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $24.99 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Strain Variations: 3 Potency Variations: 1   Koi CBD Pros: Offer their flower as buds and pre-rolls Affordable prices compared to competitors One of the most reputable CBD brands currently out there   Koi CBD Cons: CBD flower can only be purchased in 4-gram tins   While Koi CBD’s selection of CBD hemp flowers is slim, they offer some of the highest-quality buds currently on the market. This comes as no surprise as Koi CBD is one of the most reputable brands currently out there.   Koi CBD currently offers their flowers in three different strains - Bubba Kush, Legendary OG, and Sour Space Candy. They also offer pre-rolls in four unique strains, including Hawaiian Haze, Lifter, Special Sauce, and Sour Space Candy.   The only major downside we found to Koi CBD’s selection is the fact that their buds can only be purchased in 4-gram tins. While they offer a reasonable price compared to competitors ($24.99), they do not give you the option to save if you want to purchase more.   5.) Secret Nature Rating 4.5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $30.00 - $250.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Strain Variations: 16 Potency Variations: 1   Secret Nature Pros: Offers a variety of different strains which can help with different ailments Each strain can be purchased in weights of up to 1 ounce   Secret Nature Cons: Flower cannot be purchased in amounts smaller than 3.5 grams   Of all the brands on our list, Secret Nature offers some of the most unique strains we’ve come across. From Dough Boy to Mr. Rainbow, we are certain that even the most seasoned hemp flower connoisseur will find a strain that is new to them in this collection!   Fortunately, Secret Nature does an excellent job of describing how each of these strains will affect you. On individual product pages, you can find the breed (i.e. indica, sativa, or hybrid), the CBD and CBDa percentages, and a brief description of the general effects. Furthermore, each of these strains has plenty of reviews which can give you an idea of how these flowers made people feel, and how you can expect to feel after consuming them.   Not only is Secret Nature ideal for those who already enjoy CBD flower, but they also offer a wide selection of pre-rolls which can be ideal for newcomers just looking to give hemp flowers a try. As for the flower buds available for purchase, the smallest weight you can purchase is 3.5 grams. From there, weights go all the way up to one ounce (28 grams).   6.) Blue Ridge Hemp Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $10.00 - $90.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Strain Variations: 4 Potency Variations: 1   Blue Ridge Hemp Pros: Offer their hemp flower in both buds (by weight) and pre-rolls Available in a variety of strains and weights Abundant information on Blue Ridge Hemp’s website about each strain   Blue Ridge Hemp Cons: Higher price point than other products on this list   Blue Ridge Hemp sell 4 different strains of CBD flower: Kush Hemp, Elektra, Special Sauce, and Lifter. Each of these has a specific terpene and cannabinoid profile that make it ideal for certain ailments and user needs.   One of the strains available is Special Sauce; a mellow strain that will help you feel more relaxed and is ideal for consumption at the end of the day. On the other hand, Lifter is another strain that can provide you with a burst of peaceful energy and is more suitable for users looking for a strain they can smoke throughout the day.   For further information on what each of these strains has to offer, we suggest you look at Blue Ridge’s website. You will find the certificate of analysis (CoA) for each strain where you can find the cannabinoid and terpene profiles and levels.   The strains for sale can be purchased in different sizes; 3.5 grams ($30), 7 grams ($50), and 14 grams ($90). Additionally, the flower can be bought in a pre-roll format containing about 0.5g per pre-roll, and they are then sold in a 5-pack ($35).   7.) Plain Jane Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $5.50 - $900.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Strain Variations: 41 Potency Variations: 1   Plain Jane Pros: Largest selection of strains on our list - a wide variety of genetics Offers high-CBD strains - including 45% CBD in the Moon Rocks strain   Plain Jane Cons: Not all strains available in a pre-roll format   If you’re a big fan of hemp flower, look no further than Plain Jane’s selection of CBD flowers. With 41 different offerings, this product line guarantees that you will always find something new with every purchase!   Plain Jane’s products include some well-known strains like Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Skywalker. Their offerings also include a few unique strains which you’re unlikely to find at other brands’ stores, most notably their CBD Moon Rocks - a potent strain of hemp that contains up to 45% CBD content.   Pricing varies depending on the strain you choose and the net weight of the flower purchased. If you are new to CBD flower and are looking to give it a try, there are several strains to choose from that cost less than $20. However, if you already know that you like CBD flower and want the most bang for your buck, you will get a better price per gram the more you buy at once.   8.) Tweedle Farms Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $6.00 - $90.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Strain Variations: 11 Potency Variations: 1   Tweedle Farms Pros: Most strains can be purchased in full buds, small buds, or shake Many strains have indoor and outdoor options Strains available in a 4-pack Mystery Strain option   Tweedle Farms offer a healthy variety of CBD flower strains - enough strains to keep you coming back for something new, but not too many that you feel overwhelmed with options. They offer strains with varying levels of CBD potency, and each strain is available for purchase in multiple sizes.   One thing we like about Tweedle Farms’ products is that they offer their strains in different formats. For example, the AC/DC strain can be purchased in small buds or shake. Another one of their strains; the White CBG, can be purchased in indoor buds, outdoor buds, or shake.   Since the different formats of each strain carry the same effects and cannabinoid content, the main reason to pick one format over the other is the price. Indoor buds are the most expensive per gram, followed by outdoor buds, small buds, and finally, shake which is the cheapest format of any given strain on a per gram basis.   With a visit to Tweedle Farms’ website, you will find plenty of information and analysis reports for each strain. If the information still leaves you unsure which strain is best for you, you can always opt for their 4-pack Mystery Strain that allows you to try new strains that may help you find the best strains for your unique needs.   9.) Hempzilla Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $11.99 - $62.00 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Strain Variations: 8 Potency Variations: 1   Hempzilla Pros: Some strains can be purchased in pre-rolls Offers subscription service to help you save   Hempzilla Cons: Only offers 1-gram bags for two strains   Hempzilla boasts a selection of 8 different CBD flower strains (including one CBG flower). For the most part, their selection is made up of well-known strains such as Cherry Wine, Suver Haze, Hawaiian Haze, and Bubba Kush.   Each of their 8 strains can be purchased in 3.5-gram or 7-gram jars. Alternatively, if you are looking for a smaller option, they offer their Suver Haze and Lifter strains in 1-gram bags. In addition to the different sizes of flower, Hempzilla offers some of their strains in pre-rolls, like the Hawaiian Haze and Lifter strains. If you are having a hard time deciding which strain to get, you can opt for the pre-roll variety 5-pack, and this will allow you to try 5 different strains and find the one that meets your needs the best.   One of Hempzilla’s unique products on offer is their hemp cigarettes. These come in a case that resembles a tobacco cigarette case and contains 20 nicotine-free smokes.   10.) Starseed Botanicals Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Not extracted Total CBD Range: Depends on the strain (see below) Potency Range: Not mentioned Price Range: $24.00 - $99.99 Value ($/mg): Not mentioned THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: On individual product pages Strain Variations: 21 Potency Variations: 1   Starseed Botanicals Pros: Offer a variety of potent, high-CBD strains Wholesale options are available (approval required)   Starseed Botanicals Cons: More expensive per gram of flower than other products on this list   Starseed Botanicals stand out from the rest of the companies on this list as they specialize in selling hemp flowers and flower-based products (i.e. hemp pre-rolls). Therefore, it is no surprise that they offer one of the most varied selections of strains and some of the highest-quality buds currently on the market.   While their products include some notable strains like Sour Space Candy, Purple Space Queen, and Lifter, they also include some less popular strains, such as Super Nova CBGa, GalactiC-Punch, and Q-17 CBDa. Some strains can also be purchased in “Private Reserve” which means the product is produced to the highest standards of cannabis flower curing.   Weight options and pricing vary depending on the strain. While most can be purchased between 7 grams and 28 grams (1 ounce), some specialty strains like CBD Caviar (moon rocks) can only be purchased in 1.75 grams to 3 grams.   What is CBD Flower? CBD flower is the flower of the female hemp plant. When the plant reaches maturity, it will produce a bud (also referred to as the flower) that contains numerous cannabinoids and terpenes. While the natural purpose of these compounds is to attract pollen from male plants, they have also been found to have potential health benefits when consumed by humans.   Not all hemp buds will look the same or have the same effects. This is due to the cannabinoid and terpene profile which varies from one strain to another. Different strains will have different concentrations of CBD, cannabigerol (CBG), and numerous other cannabinoids.   What is the Difference Between Hemp Buds and Marijuana? Hemp and marijuana are nearly identical and are both considered cannabis plants. What separates the two is their cannabinoid levels, particularly the levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).   Marijuana contains higher levels of THC which is responsible for the “high” people often associate with cannabis. On the other hand, hemp buds contain higher levels of CBD which does not produce the psychoactive effects and does not get its users high.   Under federal law, a cannabis plant can only be defined as hemp (or hemp seed) if it contains 0.3% or less THC - a percentage low enough that it will not cause psychoactivity or the impairment typically associated with marijuana.   Is It Legal to Purchase CBD Flowers Online? Under the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp is 100% legal to sell. As mentioned above, however, these plants must contain less than 0.3% THC in order to qualify under this regulation.   At the same time, it is important to note that if you live in a state where marijuana is recreationally legalized, you may come across high THC concentrations in some hemp buds. To be certain of the contents of the flower you’re buying, we suggest you look at a manufacturer's certificate of analysis (CoA) for the particular strain you’re getting. This will identify the cannabinoid profile of the originating plant and indicate CBD and THC levels.   What Does Smoking CBD Flower Do? Smoking CBD flowers have similar effects to other CBD products. Many users report feeling a sense of relaxation, both in the mind and body. Additionally, numerous studies have reported that CBD can help with several health conditions, including anxiety, pain, and seizures.   One of the perks to smoking CBD flowers as opposed to other methods of consumption is the fact that it enters your bloodstream quicker through the lungs. This subsequently produces almost immediate effects. Such instant relief is ideal for those with conditions that require prompt attention, such as anxiety.   What Are The Best CBD Flower Strains? The answer to this question is ultimately a matter of preference. Some people prefer a strain that will wake them up and keep them focused while others will favor strains that help them relax and get to sleep.   In order to identify which strain is best for you, we highly suggest you do some research into your particular ailment or needs along with the cannabinoids and terpenes that have been found to help with related symptoms. From there, a quick Google search will inform you of the strains that have high concentrations of the cannabinoids and terpenes you should be seeking.   To give you an idea of how different hemp strains work, here are some of the most notable strains out there:   ACDC – also referred to as AC/DC, this hemp strain is known for its relaxing qualities without causing users to feel drowsy or sleepy.   Cherry Wine - known for its enticing aroma, Cherry Wine is considered a well-rounded hemp flower for its balanced CBD and cannabinoid profile.   Hawaiian Haze - known for its pick-me-up qualities, Hawaiian Haze is an ideal strain for those looking for a hemp strain that can keep them focused and energized.   Lifter - as its name suggests, this strain boosts calming energy which many refer to as “lifting the spirits.” Due to its versatile cannabinoid count, Lifter has an ability to also produce an entourage effect.   Special Sauce - While Special Sauce is known for its great flavor and scent, it also is a fan favorite for its relaxing effects.   Our Criteria for Best CBD Flower When it came to choosing the best CBD flower, we had 4 important criteria in mind. These are:   Growing Method - We made sure every hemp bud on this list was grown organically. This means no pesticides or trace chemicals were found in the final product.   Certificate of Analysis - It is important for us to know exactly what is in our hemp buds. One way to identify the cannabinoid and terpene count with each strain is by looking at the certificate of analysis (CoA). This can also inform you if the product contains any contaminants or traces of pesticides.   Company Reputation - Being as the CBD industry is currently unregulated, we made sure to only look at well-known brands that are known for taking their product development and customer safety seriously.   Customer Service - We understand that there are a lot of newcomers to CBD who will most likely have a lot of questions to ask. With that said, we made sure to only choose companies that offer quality customer service.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Flower Admittedly, smoking anything is not exactly good for your lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cannabis smoke “can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels.”   With this information, it is important to understand that smoking hemp long-term (i.e. on a regular basis for a long period of time) can have negative effects on the lungs. For this reason, if you plan on using CBD regularly, we suggest going with an alternate consumption method like tinctures or edibles.   However, the occasional hemp pre-roll is likely safe enough to be enjoyed. And seeing as CBD flower can have a different effect from other CBD consumption methods, we suggest giving it a try.   CBD is often hailed for having little to no side effects in comparison to prescription medications. However, some users have reported mild feelings of the following side effects coinciding with their consumption of CBD:   Appetite changes Diarrhea Dry mouth Fatigue Weight changes   If you are currently on any prescription medication, we strongly recommend consulting your doctor before consuming CBD – flower or otherwise. While rare, there are some medications that have been reported to have negative interactions with CBD.   Finally, there currently is not enough evidence of CBD’s safety for pregnant or lactating women. Therefore, if you happen to be pregnant or lactating, we would recommend you avoid consuming CBD entirely.   Frequently Asked Questions What is the Best CBD Flower on the Market? Our list above provides you with what we believe is the best CBD flower currently on the market. While there are certainly other excellent brands and products, these were our picks from top-quality companies that grow all their high CBD flowers organically.   How Much is a Pound of CBD Flower? Most companies only sell pounds of CBD flower through wholesale. The average price for a pound can vary but is typically between $226 and $349.   Where to Buy CBD Flowers? We recommend purchasing hemp buds from a brand on our list of the best CBD flowers, and most of their products are available for ordering online. Additionally, besides online, you can also purchase CBD flowers at certain in-store locations, such as smoke shops or cannabis dispensaries.   Will CBD Flower Get Me High? No! All federally-legal CBD flowers must contain less than 0.3% THC and, therefore, will not get you high. It is, however, worth noting, that if you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legalized, you may run into CBD flower that contains higher amounts of THC and, therefore, may produce psychoactive effects.

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New West Genetics Introduces a Hemp Seed Crafted for Row-Crop Farmers

New West Genetics | Hemp Seed for Row-Crop Farmers The hemp industry is expanding at a rate that wouldn’t have been predicted years ago. Back in 2017, VoteHemp reported that 25,713 acres were grown. By 2019, that number skyrocketed to 511,442 acres. As the demand for cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-produced products continues to climb, so does the necessity for more acreage.   New West Genetics, a global leader in hemp seed genetics, understands this along with other problems facing this industry. In turn, it’s developed a family of hemp seeds under the name of ABOUND that makes it easier for row-crop farmers to cultivate hemp for dual-purpose CBD and grain.   “As the regulatory environment catches up with the consumer demand for CBD as well as grain and fiber, the hemp industry of the future must be scalable to ensure a stable supply chain with high-quality products,” reports Wendy Mosher, president and co-founder of New West Genetics. “Row-crop farmers are uniquely positioned to help the hemp industry scale hemp in a manner that is sustainable and dependable.”   The majority of row-crop farmers are located in the Midwest, which is where we’re also seeing a huge jump in hemp acreage. In order to make hemp more scalable, it’s vital these farmers are able to use existing farm machinery in order to minimize any labor and operational expenses.   However, beyond profit margins, we’re in need of a hemp seed that can maintain the high quality that the CBD industry is known for. This is where New West Genetics comes in.   The Problem with Feminized-Only Seeds As the industry currently stands, most farmers are only growing feminized hemp seeds as they produce high concentrations of CBD. While this is great for smokable flower production, it’s inefficient for the scale this industry will need, not to mention the expectations of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).   “Farmers are always looking for a profitable crop to add to their rotation,” Mosher discusses. “Superior, dependable seed genetics are the best way to ensure a successful crop. We believe we have a seed that will give farmers the peace of mind they need to feel confident planting hemp, just as they do any other crop.   “The ABOUND family of varieties ensures not only enhanced CBD flower and nutritious grain but also high germination, yield, and harvestability,” she goes on. “We continue to do research on our fiber as well. ABOUND can then potentially offer growers the opportunity to drive profitability across three revenue streams.”   This seed is not just designed for CBD production, which is what makes it so profitable. Seeing as hemp has more than 25,000 known uses, using both male and female seeds can support farmers in more ways than one might initially consider.   In fact, this was one of the difficulties met with last year’s harvest. While there was a huge increase in industrial hemp production, the majority of crops were cultivated for CBD using feminized-only seeds. Not only was this an expensive endeavor, but overproduction brought a dramatic decrease in profit.   In order to curb such problems in the future, it’s absolutely vital for businesses to begin looking toward hemp for non-CBD products, such as building material, clothing, food, and paper.   “Markets exist today for nutritious grain used in food products and fiber products across multiple industries,” Mosher states. “Yet, hemp is still a nascent industry and requires further approval by the FDA for human food additives and animal feed to grow and develop. Infrastructure and development are also critical to ensure the sustainability of the hemp industry and thus a dependable supply chain.”   The Demand from Farmers While the majority of us sit back and enjoy our CBD, we don’t often consider what goes into its production. The truth is, farmers across America are struggling and are desperately seeking out a seed that’s easier to cultivate, not to mention one that can be more easily incorporated with their other crops.   “Over the course of the spring [2020], we talked with over 700 growers - most of whom had grown feminized seedlings in 2019,” explains Mosher. “We repeatedly heard comments about the challenge of the high level of manual labor needed to grow feminized hemp.   “Many of these farmers also grew 2,000+ acres of corn and soybeans. Another common complaint was the amount of time it took to grow 50 to 100 acres of feminized hemp, as it took too much of their focus away from their mainstay production crops. Most agreed they are looking for a hemp seed that can deliver high-CBD flowers while also offering an additional revenue stream of grain that fits with their row-crop production.”   Interestingly, New West Genetics’ hemp seed has garnered the attention of farmers who currently aren’t cultivating hemp. These farmers understand that the superiority of seed genetics is the most viable way to ensure a successful crop. With that, they’ve considered ABOUND as their potential introduction into this industry.   “The feminized-only seed planting method is frequently promoted as the only method for high-CBD flower products,” Mosher notes. “As farmers learn more about our approach to hemp planting, their interest continues to grow. A lot of what we do each day is education.”   Follow the Seed and Flower Beyond developing this innovative hemp seed, New West Genetics has also started a monthly virtual educational series called Follow the Seed and Flower, which documents a number of aspects of growing hemp, from post-harvest drying to seed separation to lab testing.   As so much misinformation surrounding this industry remains, such efforts are almost a necessity. However, New West Genetics also hopes to help farmers understand what to expect from a dual-purpose crop and the potential market and consumer expectations for hemp grain.   “We launched our showcase in person on September 14th, and will continue virtual series to introduce our varieties and focus on successful production and harvest methods, processing techniques, and end-market opportunities,” Mosher tells us. “As we ‘follow the flower,’ we will test moisture levels, yield, and cannabinoids at each stage of the process to enable growers, helping them understand the impact of the choices they make along the way.”   Follow the Seed and Flower invites farmers, agronomists, university hemp experts, and industry professionals to join them and continue to learn about how ABOUND can change this industry.   Final Words As ABOUND begins to take the world by storm, New West Genetics continues to focus its breeding on increasing CBD while decreasing THC. With that, it can be expected that a number of varieties with new and exciting improvements will be released under the ABOUND name.   Furthermore, with more opportunity for farmers to learn and incorporate ABOUND into their annual crop rotation, it’s likely we’re going to continue seeing an increase in hemp production. While large-scale hemp cultivation has always been on the horizon, it looks like this industry is ready to take that next step.   “The hemp industry has had its ups and downs over the last three years,” Mosher reflects. “This is not to be unexpected for any new industry. Anyone who farms knows that farming has always been a cyclical business.   “At New West Genetics, we are very excited about the future of the hemp industry. We will continue to focus our research and development on hemp varieties for row-crop farmers. We believe utilizing row-crop production principles will ensure the sustainability of the hemp industry, and row-crop farmers play a vital role in moving the hemp industry to the next level by producing high-quality hemp at scale.”

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Best CBD Edibles

Best CBD Edibles ‌‌|‌‌ CBDNerds.com 2020 Within the CBD market, edibles have attracted a lot of attention and have grown a loyal following of customers. They are easy to consume, provide a familiar feel for newcomers, and are effective at delivering cannabidiol to our bodies. But with so many of these products on the market, it can be hard to determine what the best CBD edibles are.   From gummies to honey sticks to chocolate bars, there is something for every taste when it comes to CBD edibles. Furthermore, new edibles are constantly being developed and released to continually provide you with new flavorful CBD experiences.   In order to decide on the best CBD edibles, we chose companies that offer either high-quality products or a wide selection of edibles. If you are interested in any of these delicious treats, we also offer coupon codes for each company to help you save on your orders!   Top Ranking CBD Edibles 1.) Diamond CBD Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 75mg - 1,000mg Potency Range: 12.5mg Price Range: $9.99 - $300.00 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.30 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 106 Potency Variations: 5   Diamond CBD Pros: Offer CBD edibles from an assortment of brands Largest variety of edibles on our list   Diamond CBD Cons: Large collection of CBD edibles could be overwhelming for newcomers   If you’re looking for a company that offers enough CBD edibles for you to continuously come back to, look no further than Diamond CBD. Do not just take our word for it, take one look at their 15-page edibles selection and see for yourself.   One advantage Diamond CBD has over other companies is its partnership with several CBD brands, including Yum Yum Goodies and Chong’s Choice. This allows them to sell and distribute an assortment of CBD edibles, from gummies to honey sticks to caramel apples. Each edible is offered in a variety of flavors, so there is bound to be something here for all tastes and all users.   The only downside to Diamond CBD is that their products can be expensive. Moreover, due to their large assortment, it can be difficult to find the right potency for you. As a final note, keep in mind that the table of facts presented here is only reflective of the CBD edibles offered by Diamond CBD themselves.   2.) Lord Jones Rating 5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 100mg - 180mg Potency Range: 20mg per edible Price Range: $30.00 - $60.00 Value ($/mg): $0.30 - $0.33 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 1   Lord Jones Pros: Their CBD edibles can be purchased in a bundle-pack with other products Some of the highest-quality products on our list Free shipping on all orders   Lord Jones Cons: Most expensive company on our list   Seeing as Lord Jones can be an expensive brand, it is no surprise that they have built a reputation for developing some of the most luxurious CBD products currently on the market. Their collection of CBD gumdrops is no exception to that.   Each purchase comes neatly wrapped in a box of 9 gumdrops - each containing 20mg of broad-spectrum CBD. These gumdrops can be purchased in a few different flavors, including a standard taste, Prickly Pear, Grapefruit, Blood Orange (limited edition), Sigurberry (limited edition).   In addition to these edibles, Lord Jones also offers a box of 5 CBD dark chocolate espresso chews. While the name may lead you to assume these could be ideal for waking up in the morning, many reviews on Lord Jones’ website instead indicate that they’re perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. Each chew comes with 20mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract.   3.) Fab CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 750mg Potency Range: 25mg per gummy Price Range: $59.00 Value ($/mg): $0.07 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 1 Potency Variations: 1   Fab CBD Pros: CBD gummies are vegan, gluten-free, and made with all-natural ingredients Known for their high-quality CBD products and good value   Fab CBD Cons: Only offer CBD gummies   While Fab CBD might not have the biggest selection of CBD for oral consumption, their gummies are of such prime quality that it’s hard to leave them out of a conversation about the best CBD edibles. Each gummy is made with all-natural ingredients (including the fruit flavoring) and is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.   Fab CBD’s blend contains a CBD isolate extract meaning that these gummies have absolutely no THC in them. This is ideal for users who may have to take a drug test or may simply prefer to avoid THC altogether for other reasons.   Each gummy contains 25mg of CBD isolate which should produce deeply relaxing effects. Some have reported using these gummies for muscle relief after a hard workout, whereas others have found them beneficial for getting a better night’s sleep. Whatever your reason may be for buying Fab CBD’s edibles, you will find them to be some of the most affordable products currently on the market – providing excellent value for your money!   4.) Hemp Bombs Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 75mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 15mg - 75mg per edible Price Range: $14.99 - $169.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.19 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 5   Hemp Bombs Pros: Offer a variety of edibles, including gummies, capsules, shots, syrups, and lollipops Excluding the shots and lollipops, all of Hemp Bombs’ edibles can be purchased in different potencies CBD gummies and CBD capsules can be purchased in different sizes   Hemp Bombs Cons: Price per milligram can vary depending on which edible you purchase (for example, buying gummies is a better deal than purchasing CBD lollipops)   Hemp Bombs do not shy away from experimenting with different CBD-infused edibles. While they do offer your standard gummies and capsules, they have also developed and currently sell three products that are considered unique within the industry.   The first is their CBD shot, known as the “Max Chill CBD Shot.” Each $14.99 purchase comes with 75mg of CBD and is designed for on-the-go relief. The second is a concentrated CBD syrup that is available in two different potencies: 300mg or 1,000mg total. The CBD syrup with its fruit punch flavor, is the perfect mixer for any kind of beverage. Finally, Hemp Bombs also offer CBD lollipops. Each lollipop contains 25mg of CBD and sold in a four-pack containing the following flavors: cherry, green apple, pink lemonade, and watermelon.   If these unparalleled edibles do not spark your interest, you can always opt for Hemp Bombs’ selection of gummies and capsules. These products are available in normal-strength and high-strength potencies and can be purchased in a variety of sizes (from a 30-count to 100-count).   5.) Green Roads Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum and Isolate Total CBD Range: 25mg - 750mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per edible Price Range: $3.25 - $49.99 Value ($/mg): $0.06 - $0.13 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 11 Potency Variations: 4   Green Roads Pros: Offer a wide variety of edibles - including on-the-go CBD products Free 2-day shipping for orders of $50 or more   Green Roads Cons: Small size variations (only goes up to 30-count on select edibles)   Green Roads have made a name for themselves through their edible selection. Particularly, for their CBD gummy selection which comes in a variety of shapes like gummy bears, froggies, and bites. Each of these gummies can be purchased in an assortment of potency ranges, from 10mg to 50mg per gummy. Additionally, Green Roads now offers nighttime gummies made with melatonin to promote a better night’s rest.   Another popular product line by Green Roads is their selection of CBD capsules. These include their standard soft gel, a relax capsule infused with GABA and 5-HTP, and their sleep capsules made with melatonin. All three options are made using a CBD isolate blend with 25mg per capsule (750mg total).   Green Roads have also developed some unique CBD edibles like their CBD chocolate bar. Made with 180mg of CBD isolate and all-vegan ingredients, this little treat is perfect for those looking for a mild CBD experience. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Green Roads also offers a CBD coffee which is ideal for those looking for a morning pick-me-up.   6.) cbdMD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 300mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per edible Price Range: $29.99 - $149.99 Value ($/mg): $0.05 - $0.10 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 5 Potency Variations: 6   cbdMD Pros: All gummies are vegan-friendly Offer a CBD gummy with a vitamin C blend cbdMD is a member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable   cbdMD Cons: Only offer CBD gummies and CBD capsules/soft gels   While cbdMD may not offer the largest edible variety, they have some of the top-quality CBD products currently on the market.   Their first kind of edibles on offer is their CBD gummy line. These vegan treats contain 10mg to 50mg per gummy (300mg - 1,500mg total) of broad-spectrum hemp extract. Additionally, cbdMD offer a gummy formulated with both 25mg of CBD and a dose of vitamin C which has been reported to help protect cells and can help boost our immune system   Beyond gummies, cbdMD also offers a selection of both capsules and soft gels. These can be purchased in 30-count or 60-count bottles and come in potencies ranging from 15mg to 50mg. Furthermore, they also offer a “PM” capsule that has a dose of melatonin to promote better sleep.   7.) Just CBD Rating 4/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 250mg - 3,000mg Potency Range: 8mg - 25mg per edible Price Range: $12.99 - $150.00 Value ($/mg): $0.03 - $0.15 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 19 (not including flavors) Potency Variations: 5   Just CBD Pros: Large selection of edible varieties CBD gummies come in a variety of flavors CBD capsules come in different formulas made for different uses   Just CBD Cons: CBD potency in gummies is not clear   Just CBD offers what may be the most diverse selection of CBD edibles on our list. While they sell your standard CBD capsules and gummies, they also offer CBD honey sticks and CBD cocoa quinoa bites.   In addition to the wide variety of flavors their CBD gummies come in, Just CBD’s selection of capsules is also very interesting. Each capsule is made with several all-natural ingredients to promote therapeutic benefits for certain health conditions. For example, their energy formula has a multitude of vitamins to help you wake up in the morning.   If you’re looking for a unique CBD edible you will not find anywhere else, we definitely suggest giving Just CBD’s cocoa quinoa bites a try. Each of these is made using a total of 250mg of CBD along with delicious bittersweet chocolate.   Finally, Just CBD also offers a selection of vegan-friendly edibles for you to choose from.   8.) Blue Ridge Hemp Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Isolate Total CBD Range: 60mg - 250mg Potency Range: 15mg - 60mg per serving Price Range: $15.00 - $40.00 Value ($/mg): $0.16 - $0.25 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: None Edible Variations: 6 Potency Variations: 3   Blue Ridge Hemp Pros: Offer some of the most interesting CBD edibles and often have limited-time releases All edibles are vegan Use an isolate extract to guarantee the absence of THC   Blue Ridge Hemp Cons: More expensive compared to competitors on a per milligram (mg) basis No certificates of analysis available   Marketing them as CBD superfoods, Blue Ridge Hemp offers one of the most unique selections of CBD edibles on the market. They offer a range of coconut oils along with their “CBD Alchemy Adaptogenic Mushroom Chocolate Bar” and the limited edition “Half Baked Strawberry Hemp Heart Pretzel Bars.”   Blue Ridge Hemp’s coconut oils are their mainstay and come in a variety of flavors, including Pumpkin Spice, Dark Chocolate, Golden Spice, and Standard. While coconut oils are traditionally used for topical treatments, they can be beneficial through oral consumption as well.   Furthermore, the reason Blue Ridge Hemp really shines on our list is for their specialty edibles. The company takes it upon themselves to innovate and develop new delicious goodies, all of with a familiar homemade feel to them. They also offer a CBD Alchemy Apaptogenic Mushroom Chocolate Bar which is vegan and gluten-free. For the month of October, they are also currently offering a CBD Pretzel Bar. We suggest you keep up with Blue Ridge Hemp to stay up to date on their latest goodies!   The only downside to these products is the fact that Blue Ridge Hemp does not offer any certificates of analysis (CoA) for their edibles. However, their CBD flower (which can be purchased separately) has CoAs on their individual product pages.   9.) R+R Medicinals Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Full-spectrum Total CBD Range: 510mg - 1,020mg Potency Range: 15mg - 30mg per edible Price Range: $25.99 - $45.99 Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.05 per mg THC Content: <0.3% Lab Report: See Here Edible Variations: 2 Potency Variations: 3   R+R Medicinals Pros: Use all-natural ingredients Many positive reviews on R+R Medicinals website Offer a monthly subscription service to help you save   R+R Medicinals Cons: Only offer gummies and soft gels   If you are in the market for a CBD edible rich in terpenes, flavonoids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, look no further than R+R Medicinals. They offer a CBD gummy and a CBD soft gel variety - each made with a full-spectrum hemp extract. This type of extract is ideal for those looking to experience an entourage effect from consuming their CBD products.   The CBD gummies are each made with 25mg of CBD and come in a 30-count bottle that gives you roughly a 30-day supply of CBD. According to reviews on R+R Medicinals website, these gummies have helped promote relaxation and were also great at pain relief.   The other edible R+R that Medicinals offer is a CBD soft gel sold in two potencies - 15mg or 30mg per soft gel. These supplements are made using MCT coconut oil which allows for a higher absorption rate and comes packaged in a 34-count bottle of soft gels.   Another thing we like about R+R Medicinals is their price point as they offer some of the least expensive CBD edibles on our list. In addition to that, you can also opt into a monthly subscription service to help you save further on each purchase.   10.) Verma Farms Rating 3.5/ 5 Extract Type: Broad-spectrum Total CBD Range: 250mg - 500mg Potency Range: 10mg - 21mg per edible Price Range: $44.99 - $59.99 Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.17 per mg THC Content: 0.0% Lab Report: Must email to receive Edible Variations: 13 Potency Variations: 2   Verma Farms Pros: All edibles come in tropical flavors Only company on our list that offers CBD Dried Fruit   Verma Farms Cons: No certificates of analysis on website   Verma Farms currently offers two types of edibles - CBD gummies and CBD dried fruit. Both types are made using a tropical flavor that perfectly fits the company’s location in Hawaii.   For their CBD gummies, Verma Farms currently offers Peachy Pau, Maui Melon, Blueberry Wave, Beary Beach, Hawaiian Rainbow, Wahoo Worm, Island Apple, Tropical Cherry, Rainbow Worm, and Sugar-Free. Their gummies typically come in a 20-count package and contain 250mg total CBD (about 12.5mg per gummy), with a select few flavors coming in a 500mg total CBD package (giving you 25mg per gummy).   Verma Farms also offers CBD-infused dried fruit, these can be purchased in Maui Mango, Rainbow Papaya, and Pineapple Party flavors. Each piece of their dried fruit contains about 12.5mg of broad-spectrum CBD per piece (250mg total).   The biggest downside we found to Verma Farms is that they are not as transparent with their certificates of analysis as other companies - you must email them to receive this information. However, since their customer service tends to be exceptional, we believe you would be able to get access to the lab test result if you email and ask for it.   What Are CBD Edibles? Cannabidiol (CBD) edibles are food or beverage products that are infused with CBD extracted from the hemp plant. These products are developed as an alternative method for consuming CBD that does not involve smoking, vaping, or the use of tinctures. CBD is added to these products as one of the following CBD extract types:   Full-Spectrum - Contains all the cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant.   Broad-Spectrum - Contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).   CBD Isolate - Purely CBD and no other cannabinoid.   There are many different CBD edibles products currently on the market, the most common types are CBD gummies and CBD capsules. Even though tinctures can also be considered edibles, we didn’t include them on this list as we already have an article discussing the best CBD oils.   How Are CBD Edibles Made? Making CBD edibles is quite simple. Companies must first extract the cannabinoid out of a high-CBD plant and then include it in preparing various edible items. The types of foods and beverages that CBD is combined with can widely vary depending on the company. In all cases, however, reputable brands will seek to only include all-natural ingredients and make sure their products are safe for those with food restrictions or allergies.   Are CBD Edibles Legal? Yes! Under the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD and hemp were federally legalized with a few restrictions. The most notable being that for a cannabis plant to be defined as hemp, it must contain less than 0.3% THC.   If you are concerned that CBD edibles will get you high, it’s important to understand that <0.3% is such a low amount that it’s unlikely to cause psychoactive effects. Only in rare cases, have some people felt mild psychoactive effects typically associated with THC.   It’s important to note that if you live in a state where cannabis is recreationally legalized, you may run into CBD edibles that have a higher concentration of THC. Therefore, when buying CBD products in these locations, it helps to verify the contents of your CBD edible before each purchase.   What Do CBD Edibles Do? While CBD affects everyone differently, it is likely to make your body and brain feel relaxed. When we consume CBD, it has an effect on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Though researchers still are not 100% certain of how this works, it is hypothesized that CBD helps keep our ECS in a state of homeostasis and optimal physiological conditions.   Due to CBD’s effect on our ECS, there are several potential therapeutic benefits to consuming CBD edibles. These may include:   Alleviates anxiety and depression Alleviates nausea and vomiting Inhibits cancer cell growth Pain relief (including chronic pain) Promotes bone growth Promotes better and more restful sleep Reduces seizures and convulsions Reduces blood sugar levels Reduces risk of artery blockage Reduces small intestine contractions Slows bacterial growth Suppresses muscle spasms   One aspect of CBD edibles that differs from other consumption methods is that cannabidiol processes through the digestive tract. Therefore, the effects usually take longer to be noticed (anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes). However, the effects typically last for a much longer period of time (anywhere between 8 to 12 hours).   How to Use CBD Edibles CBD edibles are probably the simplest form of CBD to use as they provide a familiar way to consume CBD. While different edibles require different consumption methods, all you must do is eat these delicious treats in order to feel the effects. Even though certain CBD edibles, such as CBD lollipops or CBD beverages aren’t exactly eaten, their effects are almost identical to any other CBD edible.   Keep in mind that different CBD edibles have different ways of measuring dosages. CBD gummies or capsules are the most convenient as you can identify the dosage in a single serving on a per gummy/per capsule basis. However, certain edibles like a CBD chocolate bar may require you to break apart the edible and eat it in sections.   In order to get an idea of how much of an edible you should take, we highly advise you to look at the “suggested use” on your product’s label.   Why Do People Enjoy CBD Edibles? People enjoy CBD edibles for different reasons. As mentioned, these treats provide many users with a familiar way to consume CBD. In other words, eating a CBD gummy may sound more appealing than taking CBD oil or puffing on a CBD vape.   Furthermore, CBD edibles are made in many different flavors. This provides consumers with a wide variety to choose from should they get tired of a particular taste. Beyond the flavor, CBD edibles also have the longest-lasting effects making them ideal for those who need constant relief.   Finally, CBD edibles are discreet compared to other consumption methods. They are easy to quickly consume whether on-the-go or stuck in the office. If you want to try CBD but are skeptical as to how those around you will view it, a CBD edible is the perfect way to hide the fact that you’re consuming a cannabis product.   Our Criteria for the Best CBD Edibles In order to decide what were the best CBD edibles out there, we made sure to have a set of criteria when developing this list. If you plan to purchase a CBD edible that is not on our list, we highly suggest you consider evaluating the product through our criteria first.   Certificate of Analysis - Since the CBD industry is unregulated, many companies go to a 3rd-party lab in order to receive a non-biased lab report on their products. These results will indicate several aspects of the CBD, including its cannabinoid-count, its purity, and whether it contains contaminants, such as pesticides. If you aren’t sure how to read a certificate of analysis, we invite you to check out our article on how to read CBD lab results.   Extract Type - There are three types of CBD extracts: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. In order to create a diverse list, we made sure to include products from each of these extract types.   Hemp Source - Most CBD within the United States comes from hemp. It is, therefore, vital for you to make sure a company is transparent about where they’re getting their hemp and whether or not it’s grown organically.   Ingredients - We understand there are many out there with food allergies that would like to try CBD edibles. CBD brands must indicate everything that goes into their products. We highly suggest looking at the ingredients used in a CBD edible in order to make sure they meet your dietary requirements and don’t cause you any allergic reactions.   Potency - The potency of CBD products is usually measured in milligrams (mg). The higher the milligram-count, the more CBD is in a product and the fewer servings you will need to feel the desired effects. If you are new to CBD, we suggest finding a product with anywhere from 10mg to 25mg per serving to start.   Safety and Side Effects of CBD Edibles While CBD is often celebrated for having no side effects, some users have reported feeling mild bouts of the following:   Appetite changes Diarrhea Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue   When it comes to CBD edibles, it is extremely important for you to make sure these products meet your dietary requirements. If you struggle with a food allergy, you should always check the ingredients put into each of these products.   If you are currently on prescription medication, we suggest consulting your doctor before taking CBD. While it is rare, there is some medication that has been reported to have negative interactions with CBD.   If you are currently pregnant or lactating, we also suggest that you do not take CBD. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough evidence suggesting women of this category are safe to consume CBD products.   Frequently Asked Questions How Long Do CBD Edibles Take? The effects of a CBD edible tend to kick in about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. From there, effects will last anywhere from 8 to 12 hours. Also, there is no right or wrong time to take CBD.   Where Can I Buy CBD Edibles? While you can purchase CBD edibles in several locations, users should be aware of the fact that this industry is unregulated and, therefore, there will likely be several brands that don’t provide high-quality products. For this reason, we highly suggest purchasing from one of the brands mentioned here as these are the best CBD edibles out there. As an added bonus, you can use one of our coupon codes to help you save on your order!   Will CBD Edibles Get You High? No! Since CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC, it is extremely unlikely you will get high from them. However, if you live in a state where recreational cannabis is legalized, you may run into CBD edibles that contain a higher concentration of THC.

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