CBD is an ever-growing health and wellness market. People like CBD because it offers them a natural solution for stress and trouble sleeping. Not only does it offer wellness benefits, but it can also be tasty.
There are so many CBD products on the market, including CBD melts, drinks, and other edibles. With such a huge market, there’s a lot to choose from.
Here’s a guide for choosing a CBD edible that suits your lifestyle and taste.
Full Spectrum vs. Isolate
There’s a lot of debate about the benefits of full-spectrum CBD vs CBD isolates. Full-spectrum products include all the compounds, including the smell and taste, of the hemp plant.
Because it uses the full plant, some people believe that a full-spectrum is more effective. Full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD can contain trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis), but no more than .3%, which isn’t enough to make you high.
CBD isolate, on the other hand, doesn’t contain flavonoids and terpenes of the hemp plant. Instead, it’s just CBD.
CBD isolates are good for people who don’t want any THC for whatever reason, or for people who want to take a large dose of CBD.
What is a perfect dose of CBD? It’s different for everyone.
Some people find that a low 5mg dose does the trick, and others prefer a higher 10-20mg dose.
The best way to find your dosage is to start small and work your way up until you find a dose that gives you the best results.
You can determine the dosage for CBD edibles by looking at the serving sizing on the packaging.
For instance, the package may say 50mg, but that’s for the entire package. You can then take that number and divide it by the number of servings in the package.
So, if it’s a package that contains 50mg of CBD and has 10 servings per package, then each serving contains 5mg of CBD.
Before experimenting with your perfect dosage, you need to make sure your CBD is from a reliable source.
How to Choose a CBD Brand
Though farming and sourcing of hemp plants are legal in the U.S., there still is no FDA regulation for CBD products.
Because there’s no regulation, consumers have to do their research to find good sources of CBD products. There are several signs to look for to know if a CBD source is good or not.
If a company isn’t willing to get third-party testing done on their product, then don’t buy it. Third-party testing is one of the most important things to look for when searching for CBD products.
Testing determines whether or not a product has harmful chemicals from pesticides, microbes, or chemical solvents. Testing also determines which cannabinoids are present in the product. Typically, there should be several cannabinoids present for the best results.
Testing also guarantees that the CBD product doesn’t have more than the labeled and legal amount of THC.
Legitimate companies that sell CBD recognize that consumers want that kind of information, and you should be able to access third-party test results easily before making a purchase.
Ingredients You Trust
CBD edibles come in a lot of forms, and often the ingredient list goes beyond cannabinoids. Melts, drinks, and candies all have ingredients to make them treats. You’ll want to check the ingredient list the same way you would for any other non-CBD treat.
As CBD is a wellness supplement, try not to counter the wellness benefits of CBD with artificial sugars and sweeteners. Look for natural cane sugars, sweeteners, and dyes.
Also, some edibles are made in factories that also process ingredients that may be allergens, such as dairy or soy. Just like with anything else, it’s always good to research before you buy.
Types of Edibles
CBD comes in many shapes and forms. Just like everyone’s dose preference is different, so is everyone’s preferred intake method.
Edibles are great because they’re discreet and portable. So, you can access a little pick-me-up whenever you need it.
They’re similar to mints and just as discreet. CBD melts are a great portable option for getting your CBD dose whenever you need it.
CBD melts come in a variety of flavors and they can pack a punch with how much CBD you get per serving. Since they’re quick-dissolving, you can get relief from stress fast.
Usually, CBD is not a water-soluble element, though there are a lot of CBD-infused drinks on the market including CBD beers and flavored waters.
Look for hydrobond water-soluble CBD packets for drinks (like ours). Drink flavor packets are easy to use because you just add water. Keep a few in your purse, gym bag, or glove box, and you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you.
Not to mention, it’s super discreet. Mix a packet with your regular water bottle or put it in a smoothie for easy results.
You can get a dose of CBD in just about anything. From candies, like chocolate bars, gummies, and lollipops, to oils that you can cook a meal with.
Whenever you’re searching for a CBD edible product, be sure to check the dosage, check they’ve had third-party testing, and check the ingredients label.
As long as you do that, you’re sure to have a good experience with CBD edibles.
CBD Melts, Drinks, and More
Liweli makes CBD melts, drink flavor packets, and even lotions from ingredients you can trust and with extensive third-party testing.
If you’re just getting started with CBD and aren’t sure what you like, try out our Stress Less Kit. The kit includes our CBD melts, lotion, and water flavoring packets.