CBD Products In-Depth

A Whole New Product

The CBD craze is in full swing, and you might be wondering which products are actually worth buying. Well, there are a lot of different products available, and each one is better for treating certain ailments over others. In this article, we’ll teach you how to pick the right products for you, and we’ll give you detailed overviews for ten of the industry’s most interesting options.

How To Choose CBD Products

When you first browse the internet or enter a dispensary to search for CBD products, you might get a little overwhelmed. There are so many products available now, and each one has different characteristics. So, how do you know what to buy? Well, you have to identify what you need CBD for.

Here’s a list of things that are commonly treated with CBD.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Skin disorders
  • Aging of the skin
  • Symptoms of more serious illnesses
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of appetite

If you’re experiencing one of those issues, CBD can probably help make your life a little more pleasant. Once you’ve pinpointed your exact issue, you can use our list of CBD products to figure out which one will work best for you.

If you’re still a little confused after reading this article, you should go to a dispensary. The employees will be able to point you in the right direction as long as you tell them what you want the CBD for. In a lot of states, they can’t outright tell you what CBD can treat, but they can listen to you and show you products. You really can’t beat the human interaction that you get at a dispensary.

Where To Buy CBD Products

There are three main ways that you can buy CBD. Each one has its own pros and cons, though.

The Internet

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably ordered something off the internet. CBD can be purchased on the internet now, too. There are tons of online stores that you can purchase products from, and most states will allow you to order from online stores.

Here are the pros and cons of shopping for CBD online.

Pros:

  • You can usually find really good deals on high-quality products.
  • You never have to enter a physical store. The products show up on your doorstep.
  • Most online retailers provide in-depth guides that you can use before purchasing their products.

Cons:

  • You have to put in a lot of time researching to make sure you don’t get scammed.
  • Some states don’t allow you to purchase items online.
  • You don’t get to interact with employees who can teach you about CBD.
  • Amazon, Walmart, and other major online retailers have not started selling real CBD products yet. They only sell hemp seed oil products. You’ll have to deal with smaller and less reputable online retailers.

Normal Stores

Regular retail establishments have started selling CBD products to capitalize on the popularity of CBD. The products are typically worth buying, but some retailers cut corners, and they offer sub-par products. Your local gas station clerk probably doesn’t have the time and knowledge necessary to assist you in purchasing the right products, either.

Here are the pros and cons of buying CBD from regular stores.

Pros:

  • It’s very convenient to purchase CBD from a gas station or grocery store near your home.
  • Most retailers have high-quality products.
  • CBD food items are frequently sold in normal retail stores.

Cons:

  • Cashiers aren’t specifically trained to teach you about CBD.
  • Some retailers sell low-quality products.
  • Prices tend to be higher.

Dispensaries And Wellness Shops

Dispensaries and wellness shops are the best places to buy CBD products if you’re inexperienced with CBD. They have employees who are trained to help you purchase the right products, and they usually have very large selections for you to choose from. However, some states haven’t finished building dispensaries, and some states only have dispensaries in certain locations. So, you might have to travel a bit to get to a dispensary. Wellness shops are very similar, and they’re more common. However, they aren’t on every street corner, and you still might have to travel. The difference between wellness shops and dispensaries is that dispensaries are licensed by the state government, and they’re highly regulated. Wellness shops are usually just small businesses that are focused on providing healthy alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments.

Here are the pros and cons of dispensaries and wellness shops.

Pros:

  • Staff members are very helpful.
  • Prices are usually very fair.
  • They’re highly regulated in most cases.
  • They have lots of products for you to choose from.

Cons:

  • Since CBD is so new, most states only have a couple of dispensaries, and they’re usually located in or near a state’s biggest city. You might have to travel a bit to reach a dispensary in your state.
  • Some states don’t have any dispensaries.

CBD Products

This is a list of eight different CBD products that we believe stand out from the rest. There are a lot of other products, and new products are made every day. These are just the products we really like, and they’re good for beginners.

CBD Oil

This is the product that started it all. When the CBD craze first started, CBD oil was all that anyone knew about. It’s basically just CBD mixed with an edible oil, and it can be used by itself, or it can be mixed into food or drink items. CBD oil tends to be fairly easy to find, and it’s usually not too expensive.

Benefits:

  • Relaxing
  • Boosts appetite
  • Relieves pain
  • Treats anxiety and depression

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Very flexible
  • Usually inexpensive

Cons:

  • It provides most of the benefits of CBD, but it takes a while to work. It’s also a bit boring when you consider the fact that you can get CBD food items and alcoholic beverages.

CBD Muscle Cream

CBD muscle creams are almost exclusively used to alleviate muscle and joint pains. You can’t do much else with a muscle cream. However, muscle cream works quickly, and it keep you performing at your best for much longer periods of time. That’s why it’s so popular with athletes and elderly people.

Benefits:

  • Relieves muscle and joint pain

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Fast-acting
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • It’s only really useful for treating pain. It can be relaxing, but you’re better off using another product if you want more than just pain relief.

CBD Aging Cream

CBD aging cream is typically marketed as a beauty product, and it’s used to treat wrinkles and blemishes. You can usually find a large variety of aging creams at most boutiques in CBD-friendly states. They’re not really useful for anything besides treating your skin, though.

Benefits:

  • Removes wrinkles and conditions skin

Pros:

  • It’s more effective than standard aging creams.

Cons:

  • It’s more difficult to find CBD aging cream, and it’s usually fairly expensive when you do find it.

CBD Dip

Have you been packing your lip with chopped up tobacco leaves for a while? There are several forms of oral cancer that can form because of that habit, and it’s best to quit while you still can. However, quitting can be very difficult. That’s why CannaDip started making tobacco-free dip that relaxes you, and it feels exactly like you’re using a pouch of chewing tobacco.

CannaDip is a hemp product that is usually enhanced with extra CBD. You can find THC-enhanced versions, but they’re illegal in most states. To get your hands on CannaDip, you’ll probably have to order it directly from the manufacturer’s website. Some stores have started selling it, but it’s not very common.

Benefits:

  • Helps satisfy your tobacco cravings so you can quit dipping.

Pros:

  • Healthy alternative to dip
  • Comes in several flavors
  • No negative health effects

Cons:

  • It’s hard to find.
  • You don’t need it if you don’t dip.
  • While it does provide some of the benefits of CBD, it’s typically only used to keep you from using tobacco. If you want to experience the other benefits of CBD, you’ll want to use another product.

E-Juice

Vaping was really popular between 2010 and 2017. The vaping craze has died down a bit, but there are still plenty of stores that you can visit to purchase high-quality e-juices and vaporizer parts. Now, the vaping industry has embraced CBD. In the past, you could only get nicotine-enhanced e-juices and nicotine-free e-juices. Smokers who were trying to quit were forced to keep using nicotine products to satisfy their cravings. Now, they can just get CBD e-juice. The CBD will help treat the anxiety and depression that smokers often feel when they quit smoking, and it’s a lot healthier than nicotine.

Benefits:

  • Mood stabilization
  • Helps nicotine cravings
  • Treats anxiety and depression

Pros:

  • Fairly cheap
  • Easy to find
  • Easy to use
  • Helps smokers quit

Cons:

  • Vaping has recently come under scrutiny. Some tainted e-juices were sold on the black market, and they contained marijuana extracts. The extracts didn’t work properly in vaporizers, and some people experienced serious illnesses. That isn’t a problem if you’re using CBD e-juice, but buy your products from proper vape shops. Do not buy them online or from friends.

Prepackaged CBD Food Items

There are two types of CBD food items. You can get prepackaged items at most stores, and some restaurants offer fresh items. In this section, we’ll cover prepackaged foods.

These are usually designed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Gummy candies, chocolates, ice cream pints, and other sweet treats have been infused with CBD to provide you with several benefits, and they’re fairly cheap in most stores.

Benefits:

  • Treats anxiety
  • Treats depression
  • Treats insomnia
  • Treats pain
  • Relaxes

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Treats many problems
  • Widely available

Cons:

  • Different manufacturers make their food items differently. You’ll have to experiment to see what tastes and works best for you.
  • Some states have banned these products.

CBD Menu Items

You don’t have to buy a bag of CBD candies if you want CBD food items. Several states have approved the sale of CBD menu items at restaurants. You can experience some of the benefits of CBD without eating processed junk and sweets. However, they’re not available in every state. Check out state-based guides to see if you can order CBD menu items in your state.

Benefits:

  • Treats anxiety
  • Treats depression
  • Treats insomnia
  • Treats minor pains
  • Relaxes

Pros:

  • Available for a very small charge on top of the price of your meal
  • Treats several ailments
  • Convenient and healthy

Cons:

  • It’s illegal in most states.
  • The benefits of CBD don’t get a chance to shine as much due to them being masked by your food.

CBD Pet Items

These items are specifically meant to be given to pets. They’re made from pet-friendly ingredients, and they contain the right amount of CBD for dogs and cats. There are only two major issues surrounding CBD pet products. Some manufacturers don’t care about the quality of their ingredients, and they’re only useful if your pet is suffering from something.

Benefits:

  • Treats pet anxiety
  • Treats pet depression
  • Treats pet pains

Pros:

  • Great for aging or sick pets
  • Fairly cheap

Cons:

  • Some manufacturers don’t care about the quality of ingredients that they put in their pet products. Research any brand you plan to purchase from very thoroughly.

Final Thoughts

We’ve talked a lot about CBD products in this article, but we’ve only covered a fraction of the CBD products available. Since there are so many different products, we recommend starting with a few of the products we mentioned, and then you can experiment with other products once you know what you like.

We also recommend looking at our state-based CBD guides before you try to buy anything. Some products aren’t legal in every state, and our state-based articles tell you exactly which products you can and can’t buy in your area.