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The Different Types of CBD:
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Different Types of CBD

Did you know that 14% of Americans say they use CBD products?

Some stated that they use CBD products to help reduce their pain, while others say that they use them to help relieve anxiety. Other Americans said that they used CBD products to help them sleep better. Whether you suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, or epilepsy, CBD can help you.

But how do you know which CBD product to use? We have all the answers you need. Find out more about the different types of CBD by checking out our guide.

What Are the Different Forms of CBD?

CBD can be bought in a number of products. CBD product ranges ensure that anyone can enjoy the benefits of CBD, however, they choose to take it.

1. CBD Oil

The most common way to use CBD is CBD oil. CBD is infused with oil and is taken by placing a drop or two under your tongue. Some people prefer this method of taking CBD because it works quickly and is an easy-to-use option. CBD oil can be bought online and in health stores.

CBD oil is a great alternative to capsules, especially for those who struggle to swallow them. There are different types of CBD oils, including full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. But we'll explain more about these types of CBD later on.

2. CBD Capsules

Another common way to use and take CBD is in capsules or pills. Although CBD products are legal in most U.S. states, they aren't yet approved for certain conditions because more research needs to be completed. However, some types of CBD pills have been approved (by the Food and Drug Administration) to help treat those with rare epilepsy conditions.

Some people believe that capsules take longer to feel the effects than other types of CBD products. However, if you don't feel comfortable controlling the amount of CBD you take then capsules are a great option because they already have the right amount of CBD in them.

3. CBD Creams

That's right, it's even possible to buy creams that have CBD in them. These CBD creams are often used by those who want pain relief, in particular muscle and joint pain. People with eczema and psoriasis also use CBD creams to help them manage their skin.

4. CBD Edibles

Don't feel like swallowing oil or capsules, or rubbing cream on your body? How about eating some delicious treats or drinks? CBD edibles are a great option for those who want to consume their CBD.

You can buy CBD gummies or other CBD-infused foods online or in health stores. Alternatively, you can add a few CBD oil droplets into your food or drinks.

You can also use a vape and take CBD oil that way. Some people believe that vaping is the fastest way to feel CBD effects. Learn more about medical CBD and find out the benefits of all the different forms of CBD.

Different Types of CBD Oils

The main types of CBD oil are full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. CBD types are important to look at and understand before buying any CBD product because they offer different formulas.

  • Full-Spectrum
    Simply put, full-spectrum uses the whole plant. This means that the oil contains CBD and other cannabinoids that are naturally found in the hemp plant. This includes THC (which is the part of cannabis that can give you a high), that's why it's important that you familiarize yourself with the laws of your state before buying full-spectrum CBD oil.

    Most full-spectrum CBD oils contain 0.3% or less THC. Some people believe that THC and the other cannabinoids found in full-spectrum CBD help you feel the effects most because the compounds all work together for the best results. This is especially true for pain relief as full-spectrum oils have vitamins and minerals in them that can help reduce inflammation and swelling.

  • Broad-Spectrum
    Broad-spectrum contains all of the cannabinoids that full-spectrum does, only it doesn't contain THC. After CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, the THC compound is removed, leaving the goodness of the other compounds of the hemp plant. Cannabinoids found in broad-spectrum oil include CBD, CBDV, CBN, and CBN, all of which help you feel the full health benefits of the oil.

    Broad-spectrum oils are a great choice for those who want to reap all the benefits of CBD without the THC. For example, if your workplace runs regular drug tests then broad-spectrum might be a better choice because it won't show up that you've taken any drugs. Whereas even 0.3% of THC might show up on a drug test.

  • Isolate
    Isolate only contains CBD. Isolate oils extract all the other compounds of the hemp plant, to leave you with a pure CBD compound. Most CBD isolate products contain 99% pure CBD, however, you should always check what it does contain and make sure the isolate oil has been third-party tested.

    As well as CBD isolate oils, there are also other isolate cannabinoid oils available, such as CBN and CBG. These other isolate oils might have greater benefits for your health compared to isolate CBD oil. More research is needed before scientists understand the different compounds which most benefit certain health conditions, but the future is looking bright for isolate oils and hemp plants.

Find CBD Products That Are Right for You

When it comes to CBD products and the different types of CBD, there's no right or wrong answer. What works for one person might not work for another, so remember to find CBD products that are right for you. Test the different CBD products and see which ones you prefer and then try out the different types of CBD to learn whether full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate is right for you.

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