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CBD Products for Beginners: Best CBD Oil, Topicals, Edibles & More

Catherine DeMuro
October 1, 2019

Many first-time CBD users feel slightly overwhelmed when trying to narrow down their product options. That’s understandable; there are numerous products to choose from and a significant number of factors to consider before making a purchase.

Since your first experience could determine if you are likely to continue using CBD products, we thought it would be helpful to let you know the types of products popular with other first-time CBD users and a few of their reasons for selecting those products.

What is CBD? 

CBD is the common abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are two potential sources of CBD, hemp and marijuana. 

How Does CBD Work?

CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of messengers and receptors that regulates essential functions within your body. CBD mimics the effects of the Endocannabinoid System messengers produced in your body and interacts with your endocannabinoid receptors to keep this essential system functioning efficiently.

The Top 4 CBD Products for Beginners 

CBD products generally fall into one of two main categories, ingestibles and topicals. When selecting CBD for the first time, it’s essential to find a product you will be comfortable using. Of the many product options, many first-time CBD users select from one of the following products. 

#1 CBD Oil: 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture  

A hemp-derived tincture is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil. Full spectrum CBD tinctures contain all the plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals found naturally in hemp plants. CBDistillery™ 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture provides a moderate serving of CBD, ideal for those beginning their journey with hemp-derived products.

Why Full Spectrum Tinctures are Great for Beginners

The additional cannabinoids in a full spectrum tincture allow you to experience the fullest extent of CBD’s potential. CBD tinctures can be added to beverages, used in recipes, or taken orally. Many new CBD users appreciate the simplicity of the sublingual method, holding the tincture under their tongue 30-90 seconds before swallowing.

Our 500mg CBD tincture contains 17 mg of CBD per 1mL dropper. This is a relatively low serving of CBD, but high enough to see how CBD affects you while you determine if you might benefit from a higher CBD concentration in the future. 

#2 CBD Isolate: CBD Pure CBDelicious Powder  

New CBD users who would like to include CBD into their favorite recipes tend to prefer starting their journey with a CBD isolate. CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD. All the other cannabinoids and plant compounds, including the THC, are removed during extraction and processing. CBDistillery’s™ CBDelicious Formulation Cooking Powder is a tasteless, odorless powder specifically formulated to dissolve easily.

Why CBDelicious is Great for Beginners 

CBDelicious can be used in small amounts while delivering big results. A single gram of CBDelicious contains 1000 mg of cannabidiol and is one of the most inexpensive ways to try CBD.

CBDelicious Formulation Powder can be added to your morning coffee, breakfast smoothies, or used to create your own CBD candies and baked goods. Since isolate products contain 0% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they are popular with CBD users who want to avoid ingesting the trace amounts of THC (.3 percent or less) found in full spectrum products.

#3 CBD Edibles: 30mg CBD Gummies 

Of all the types of CBD edibles available, CBD gummies are one of the most popular. When selecting CBD gummies for the first time, it’s important to pay attention to the CBD content. If your gummies contain too little CBD, you may need multiple pieces to get the effect you’re looking for. CBDistillery™ CBD Gummies, contain 30 mg of CBD per piece and contain 0.0% THC.

Why CBD Gummies are Great for Beginners 

Some people say CBD gummies are popular with first time CBD users because they are familiar and delicious. While that could very well be the case, we also know that many CBD users are attracted to our gummies for their convenience.

Each flavorful bear contains a pre-measured, consistent serving of CBD. When your serving is pre-measured, you never have to worry about filling droppers, messy spills, or broken bottles, even while traveling. CBD gummies are easy to take with you when you are on the move.

#4 CBD Topicals: CBDefine Skin Care Cream 

The health of your skin is directly influenced by its ability to discard tired, old skin cells and generate healthy new cells. Since these functions are regulated by your Endocannabinoid System, many first-time CBD users are interested in the skin-soothing potential of CBD skincare products. CBDistillery’s™ CBDefine Skin Care Cream contains 500mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD in every jar.

Why CBDefine is Great for Beginners

CBDefine is a great introduction to the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. When selecting a CBD-infused moisturizer, you are investing in a familiar product that many people use every day.

New CBD users who are looking for a natural skincare product appreciate that CBDefine is made with skin-friendly ingredients. In addition to a generous amount of CBD, CBDefine contains olive oil, apricot oil, coconut oil, frankincense, lavender, and rosemary.

Tips for Choosing Your First CBD Product 

While knowing why people choose certain products can be helpful for beginners, there are a few more details to keep in mind before making a final selection. Consider the value of the following suggestions:

  • Buy Something You’re Used to Using

    You are more likely to have a favorable experience if you stick with a product you are familiar with that suits your lifestyle. For example, if you are trying to avoid sugar, gummies may not be your best option.

  • Start with a Low Serving

    New CBD users should start with a small serving to see how cannabinoids affect them. By starting low and increasing in small increments, you will ideally find the smallest amount of CBD you need for the best results. Taking more CBD than you need unnecessarily increases your cost of daily use.

  • Check for Third-Party Testing

    It’s essential to select products from companies that rely on third-party testing to ensure product potency and purity. If you do not have access to third-party test results, you have no way of verifying that your products are contaminant-free or as potent as the manufacturer claims.

  • Ask Your Doctor

    If you have a medical condition, talk with your doctor before ordering CBD products. CBD may not be ideal for some conditions and can interact with certain medications. If you are unsure about using CBD, it’s always best to consult your physician. 

  • Read Reviews

    You can tell a lot about a company and their products by reading the reviews and testimonials on their website. You can use these evaluations to gauge product quality and customer service standards. To ensure the comments you are reading are from authentic customers, look for companies that partner with a review verification service.

Beginning Your CBD Journey with CBDistillery™

When beginning your journey with CBD, it’s important to choose a product you are comfortable with, a CBD product that suits your lifestyle. Once you have narrowed down your product options, it’s essential to purchase those products from a reputable source.

At CBDistillery™, we want our new CBD users to feel confident about the quality of the products they select. That’s why we post our third-party test results. You can use those results to verify the purity and potency of CBDistillery™ products. The product reviews and user testimonials on our site are posted through a review verification service, so you can be confident that the more than 30,000 reviews on our site are posted by actual CBDistillery™ customers.

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