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CBD Products: Types & RD Recommendations

There are so many CBD containing products out there, and it can be hard to sort through them to find the products that are right for you. For that reason, we've compiled a list of the different types of CBD products, including what they are and what they help. As an added bonus, we've got a list of CBD products recommended and brought to market by some of the dietitians that are paving the way for CBD use.

Types of CBD products

CBD Oils and Tinctures

CBD oils and tinctures are the most commonly used form of CBD. When taking, the oil is held under the tongue for 1-2 minutes, allowing the CBD to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the capillary beds below the tongue. This method allows your body to maximize the amount of active CBD used, and the effects can be felt rather quickly. Oils and Tinctures are typically used to manage stress, anxiety, migraines, inflammation, and mild chronic pain. While these products don't typically have the best flavor, they contain a large amount of CBD at 100-1000 mg CBD.

CBD Pills/Capsules

Pills and capsules are also very commonly used due to the ease of taking them compared to oils and tinctures. They typically contain 10-25 mg CBD per capsule, but they're likely to lose some bioavailability due to metabolic loss. They also delay the onset of relief. Pills and capsules are commonly used for digestive issues and treatment of seizures. Recently, the FDA approved the first CBD based capsule for treatment of fever-related seizures, called Epidiolex.

CBD Concentrate

Concentrates are concentrated forms of CBD that are often used in recipes for gummies, baked goods, and other foods, or they can be used to create your own skincare products like lotions, creams, and salves.

CBD Vapes

CBD can be inhaled using vapes, and although this is a less popular method of taking CBD, it's the quickest way to experience effects. It can be very potent, but inhalation has its drawbacks, so proceed with caution and do your research if you decide to pursue this option.

Topical CBD Creams and lotions

Topical creams and lotions are popular when treating conditions like joint pain, eczema, or psoriasis. It's also been shown to have benefits for anti-aging. Topical creams can range from having very little CBD to having 1000 mg, so check the concentration of the cream you purchase.

CBD Edibles & Gummies

Edibles and gummies are increasing in popularity for many reasons. They offer a potent dose, they're more flavorful than oil, and they're more discreet than oils and tinctures. Mass produced gummies may contain other ingredients that aren't beneficial, but you can find recipes to make your own gummies with natural ingredients.

Animal Chews

Humans aren't the only ones that can benefit from the use of CBD. Your favorite furry friends can also find relief from anxiety, arthritis, and pain, with the use of CBD dog chews.

5 CBD Products We Recommend Sold by Dietitians

This PCR Hemp Oil Salve  from Jannabis Wellness, a dietitian we featured earlier this week, is a super concentrated salve with 1000 mg CBD, compared to the usual 500 mg in most topical products. It can be applied to the affected area up to three times per day for relief.

If you're concerned about the earthy flavors of CBD in oils and tinctures, Erin Kenney at Nutrition Rewired has a product for you. Her shop sells a lemon flavored tincture  and a peppermint flavored tincture in addition to unflavored oils.

In addition to topical creams and salves, CBD can be used as a roll-on to target your problem areas discreetly or on-the-to. Emily Kyle Nutrition's Full-Spectrum Topical CBD Roll-On can be applied directly for targeted relief up to 4 times per day.

Interested in helping your pets deal with anxiety and pain? Jannabis Wellness has soft PCR Hemp Oil Dog & Cat Chews flavored with bacon and other ingredients to appeal to your furry friend. Each chew is 2 mg, and they can be cut in half for smaller animals.

If you're looking into making your own CBD products like gummies and topical creams, you can purchase a Broad-Spectrum CBD Concentrate from Emily Kyle Nutrition. If you need inspiration as to what to make, her blog includes a lot of recipes that may interest you.


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The Best Forms of CBD Products [Edible Gummies, CBD Oils, and More!]. (2020, February 17). Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.marijuanabreak.com/best-forms-of-cbd-products

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