At Kaya, one of our favorite things to do is research and identify the best CBD oils and other CBD products on the market. Especially now that the 2018 Farm Bill (which passed in December of 2018) has lifted the ban on farming of industrial hemp, there is no shortage of products to test. From sublingual drops to heated pain creams, and capsules to gummy bears, and even suppositories, the list of ways to use CBD just keeps growing. But if you’re new to the world of cannabis and want to learn how to use CBD oil and other products the right way, it can be an overwhelming task to filter out all the misinformation strewn about the Internet—and there is no shortage of misinformation. Here, we break down the most widely used CBD products and what they’re best for.
CBD Oils & Tinctures
CBD oil (also called CBD tincture) comes in a bottle with a dropper. It is generally recommended to place the dose under your tongue (sublingually) for more bioavailability (i.e., for a quicker effect). Some oils are unflavored or “natural” flavored, so if you find that the taste is less than pleasant, you can add it to food or a drink. There are also a ton of flavored CBD tinctures available, from fruit and citrus to minty flavors and even chocolate.
Best for: Those suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness.
Favorite products: Chocolate Mint tincture and Blood Orange Basil tincture
CBD Capsules or Pills
CBD pills or capsules are a great option if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil. They will come in select doses and are easy to transport.
Best for: Those suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness—and for those that don’t like the taste of CBD oil.
Favorite product: Relief Capsules
CBD Skin Creams or Salves
CBD skin creams, salves, and sticks come in a wide variety of scents and potency. They often have additional benefits for issues like pain relief or muscle soreness.
Best for: Targeted, immediate pain relief and inflammation related to muscle soreness, joint pain, eczema, and/or psoriasis.
Favorite products: Capsaicin Heat Cream and CBD Salve
One of the most popular CBD products is edible gummies. There are various other yummy edible treats like chocolates, candy, teas, and more,
but you can always add CBD oil to any food, as well.
Best for: Those looking for a tasty way to help with insomnia and anxiety.
Favorite products: CBD Gummies and Classic Dark Chocolate Bar
Other CBD Products
You may not know this, but CBD products don’t stop with the ones listed above. CBD comes in a range of other forms such as bath bombs, lip balms, skin moisturizers, sensual enhancement gels, energy drink mixes, patches, treats and oils for pets and more. Pet tinctures and salves help with pain relief and anxiety for all of our furry family members. Beauty products such as serums and creams help with acne, skin inflammation, eczema, and general moisturizing. There are also salt scrubs and night creams that are great if you are new to CBD and want to test the waters slowly.
Best for: Those looking to try something new, help a pet with pain naturally, or introduce a skeptical friend or family member to the benefits of CBD products.
Favorite products: Pet Tincture, Skin Serum, and Calm Bath Bomb
Everyone is different, so finding the best CBD pain relief products and general wellness products that are right for you can be a trial-and-error process that requires some patience. However, one thing to keep in mind is that CBD is most effective when used consistently, much like daily vitamins and supplements. If you have questions about what CBD can be used for or if you have specific conditions you’d like to discuss, feel free to contact us. Please note: we are currently unable to process orders from our website, so if you’d like to make a purchase, please call us at (866) 744 7808 and we will be happy to process the order and ship directly to your door.