CBD Oil – How To Choose The Right Product For You
CBD oil is fairly new in terms of widespread popularity and luxury of choice when it comes to product variety. With so many different types of CBD oil out there, it can be difficult to pinpoint which you should choose. Does a certain CBD oil taste good? What does it have in it besides the raw oil? Is the CBD oil you’re considering of a quality that justifies its price? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, here’s a few tips that might help you as you dip further into the world of CBD oil.
We asked the founders of CBDfx to help us identify some of the factors that go into choosing the right CBD oil for taste and level of potency. Here is what they said
If you’re taking CBD sublingually (by placing drops under your tongue), you’re probably going to want the CBD to be virtually tasteless or have only a mild flavor. The same goes for if you intend to mix it with your food and/or drink. Unless you are intentionally trying to use it to flavor your drink, you generally don’t want a foreign flavor mixed in there with your orange juice. Many of the most organic and pure CBD oil products out there may not want to use additives to mask the flavor; so, you may need to get used to a little earthiness if you also want ethically sourced CBD oil. If you’re having trouble getting used to the flavor, you may want to consider covering the taste with fruity yogurts and smoothies.
On the other hand, when vaping CBD it’s often nice to enjoy the natural flavors. Of course, everyone is different and will have their own opinions on how strongly CBD oil vape juice should flavor the vapor. So choosing the right flavor and concentration depends solely on you and your personal preferences. Remember that CBD carries a natural nutty or earthy taste to it, so if you want to cover that up, you’re going to want to go for something citrus or generally sweet and fruity.
What Goes Into CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from a cannabis plant that is typically already highly concentrated with the CBD compound, and is already very low in tetrahydrocannabinol — what you may know as THC. Depending on why you’re getting CBD, you may want to ask how high the (usual) trace amount of THC is in the oil you are purchasing. It will also contain other various nutrients that can be good for you, including omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and other phytocannabinoids aside from the CBD. These can be cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabidivarin (CBDV).
The best quality CBD oil used for vaping is going to hopefully contain all of the above. Again, you might want to ask the company the vape juice to you whether or not they know the usual trace amount of THC in the CBD. You’re also going to want to look for US food grade vegetable glycerin (VG) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Try to avoid non US food grade Propylene Glycol (PG). This is an acidic, synthetic ingredient that usually isn’t very good for you.
What is the right amount CBD potency?
To decide the potency, dosage, or serving size of CBD oil that you should use (and to decide how much at a time you should purchase), you need to base your decision on your reason for dosing CBD. Some treatments use a higher potency than others, and every individual is different. If after 3-4 weeks, the current potency is not working, you can see if a higher potency does the trick.
A high potency will generally consist of 100-200 mg per serving. This generally should not be the first potency you try, as the effect may be a bit much for new users. Start small, and work your way up until you find a potency that works for you.
A more mid-ranged potency can consist of anywhere from 60 mg to 90 mg per serving, depending on the individual. Remember, if you are relatively new to CBD products, this dosage my still be too high for you. You should probably start from the lowest potency (discussed below) and work your way up from there.
Low servings of CBD range from 10 mg to 50 mg, depending on you and what you are treating. This is a good starting point, as you may find it easier to see what works if you are slowly working your way to higher potencies (if need be). CBD affects everyone differently, so trial and error is the only way to dial in your ideal dose.