CBD users report benefits ranging from mild anxiety relief to better sleep. Here’s a breakdown of what products are perfect for each.
CBD is everywhere these days. It's available in a variety of products and potencies, including capsules, tinctures, creams, and gummies. You can ingest it, rub it on your skin, or even add it to your coffee. If you aren’t familiar with CBD or haven’t used it before, figuring out which products to try for specific needs can be a bit confusing.
Everyone responds to CBD differently. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved with creating a state of balance throughout the body, and helps control bodily processes related to sleep, appetite, and mood.
CBD isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” product. The best product for you depends on certain factors, such as the results you're looking for, how quickly you want the CBD to take effect, how long you want it to last, your body weight and metabolism, and how often you use CBD. It’s best to start with the lowest dose recommended until you know how CBD will affect you personally.
Take a look at the recommendations below to see how you can use CBD in different situations for different results.
CBD Gummies – 600mg
CBD gummies are the most popular way to consume CBD. Gummies come in set dosage amounts ranging from 5mg to 25mg, as well as a variety of flavors including Sour Bears, Apple Rings, and Watermelon. Start with the popular 10 mg Gummy Bear ($35) with 0% THC. Since CBD is not legal in all countries, I usually throw some in a Ziplock bag when I’m traveling.
For Mild Anxiety
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture - 500mg
88% of CBD users report that CBD helps with their mild or temporary anxiety, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 CBD users in 2019. Tinctures are placed under the tongue, where they’re absorbed directly into the bloodstream. For new users, this method is an easy way to control the amount of CBD you’re ingesting. Start with a low-dose tincture such as this Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture – 500mg ($45) which packs all the benefits of a full spectrum CBD oil, without the THC. With a moderate dose of 17mg per serving, this CBD oil gives you the flexibility to add CBD into your daily routine and determine your ideal daily dosage. Continued use allows the product to build up in your system, increasing efficacy.
For Post-Workout Muscle Aches
ActivFit Recovery and Massage Gel – 500mg
You can apply topical CBD products such as creams and salves directly onto sore, strained, or tense areas of your body, where the CBD can react with localized receptors. Topical products allow you to target your application directly to the afflicted area. For achy or sore muscles, use a CBD gel, such as ActivFit Recovery and Massage Gel ($25).
CBD Sour Bear Gummies – 300mg
Gummies are a great CBD delivery method for travel. Throw the convenient 300mg jar in your bag, and you’ll have a fast-acting form of CBD on hand for any situation. Sour Bear CBD Gummies – 300mg ($25)) delivers 10mg of CBD per serving, perfect for everyday use or as needed.
Healing Balm – 150mg
Balms are a great way to help skin retain moisture, and can be a great way to use CBD. Healing Balm – 150mg ($20) leaves your skin feeling smooth and restored. Perfect for calming inflammation, and promoting naturally healthy skin.
For Better Sleep
CBD Chocolate Almonds – 1000mg
Based on a 2019 CBDistillery customer survey, 89% of CBD users report to sleep better with CBD. Satisfy your late-night sugar craving, while improving your sleeping habits, with these Chocolate Almonds. Edible CBD products, such as these CBD Chocolate Almonds – 1000mg ($30), must pass through the digestive system, therefore they take longer to take effect. If you want to use CBD to help you fall asleep, take one almond around 30 minutes to 1 hour before bed and let the results continue to work while you sleep! Each almond has approximately 40mg of CBD and 0% THC.