Best Ways to Use CBD

by Jay Hartenbach

July 17, 2021

CBD comes in all shapes and sizes. 

With so many options available, you may have a hard time deciding what type of product is right for you. 

The truth is that virtually any type of high-quality CBD can work wonders. This article, however, is designed to help you find your very favorite CBD product. Because why settle for better when you can have best

  • Oral Drops
  • Gummies 
  • Topicals/Creams
  • Capsules
  • Elixirs

Applying CBD Cream on Shoulder

Oral Drops

Oral drops, also known as CBD oils or tinctures, are the most tried-and-true type of CBD of all. 

Millions of people have used CBD oral drops over the past few years — with the overwhelming majority of these people walking away satisfied. As Quartz says, “Americans are turning to CBD as a cure-all for the modern condition.” [1]

What makes oral drops so great?  Several things: they’re convenient, shelf-stable, fast-acting, and easy to measure. The bioavailability of oral drops is pretty high, too. [2

CBD oral drops have been used in almost all the studies that’ve shown CBD’s efficacy. [3] We like to think of this product type as the foundation for any CBD-centric wellness routine. 

Oral Drops Pros

  • Easy to measure
  • Easy to travel with
  • Safe + effective
  • Long shelf life

Featured Oral Drops product

Medterra’s True Full Spectrum™ CBD Drops harness the full range of the hemp plant —  including THC — to bring you enhanced relaxation, rest, recovery, and well-being. Our Oral Drops provide an easy way to access the goodness of hemp. 

Gummies 

CBD Gummies are another common type of CBD product.

They’re also an ideal gelatin based delivery method for those who struggle with digestion. 

CBD gummies are also great for people who don’t want to take CBD frequently. It takes time for your digestive system and liver to break down CBD gummies, which allows their active ingredients to remain in your bloodstream for much longer. [5]

Gummies Pros

  • Tasty!
  • Fun to take
  • Time-released
  • Effective for gut health

Featured Gummies product

Medterra’s True Full Spectrum™ CBD Gummies harness the full range of the hemp plant — including THC — in the tastiest way possible. Try our Original Gummies for a deeper CBD experience, or wake up feeling refreshed with our Deep Sleep Gummies.

Topicals/Creams

CBD topicals and creams exploded in popularity as soon as people realized how easy it was to suspend CBD within healthy fats. 

In other words…CBD’s solubility makes it the perfect candidate for topical use. All cannabinoids are fat-soluble, actually! [6]

Topicals/Creams Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fast-acting
  • Calming and soothing
  • Effective at relieving discomfort

Featured Topical

Our Wellness Cream combines the natural goodness of CBD with renewing manuka honey and menthol. Expect this Cream to kick in faster — and more powerfully — than you might be used to. [7]

Also note that topicals/creams can take the form of a spreadable roll-on for easier delivery. 

Capsules

Capsules are another popular type of CBD product. They’re basically just oral drops in an encapsulated form! 

As far as effects go, CBD capsules pretty much combine the best of oral drops and edibles. They’re highly bioavailable and time-released. Capsules also make dosing incredibly simple; our CBD capsules, for example, contain exactly 50 milligrams of cannabidiol each. 

Capsules have another practical benefit, too. For those who are intimidated by ‘regular’ cannabis/hemp products, they offer a streamlined CBD product.

Capsules Pros

  • Easy to take
  • Easy to measure
  • Ultra-convenient

Featured Capsule product

Medterra’s True Full Spectrum™ CBD Capsules provide a precise, simple way to get the full benefits of the hemp plant for enhanced relaxation, rest, recovery, and overall well-being.

Elixirs

Elixirs are similar to drops/oils/tinctures, with an added twist: they contain other botanicals, too. 

It’s highly likely that the elixir was the original CBD product. After all, the ancient cultures that prized hemp also thought highly of other plants. It would’ve been pretty easy for these cultures to combine hemp extracts with any other fragrant, fat-soluble plant or herb. 

Surprisingly enough, modern science confirms that this is a great idea. That’s because there’s some overlap in the terpene profiles of hemp and other herbal plants like lavender or hops. The terpenes in these other plants might actually make hemp even stronger by complementing its entourage effect. [8

Elixirs Pros

  • Easy to measure
  • Easy to travel with
  • Safe + effective
  • Long shelf life
  • A totally novel product
  • A stronger entourage effect

Featured Elixir

Our Wellness Elixir features CBD together with advanced botanicals to zero in on immune health by boosting antioxidants and building up a strong defense against pathogens and other foreign invaders. Denser than traditional CBD tinctures, these elixirs are loaded with superfood nutrition. Just be sure to shake well before using.

Summing things up

They say variety is the spice of life. 

When it comes to CBD, that’s actually pretty accurate. One of our goals at Medterra is to provide suitable CBD products to everybody. Regardless of your CBD preferences, we probably have something for you!

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