How to Choose the Right CBD Product For You

Shelby McDaniel
3 min readSep 20, 2020

There are a million CBD products on the market. With all the options, trying to figure out where to begin can seem overwhelming. Here is a basic guide on how to choose the right CBD product, with CBD specialist tips and tricks to help you along.

What do you want to use CBD for?

Are you looking to add an additional supplement to your health routine? Are you hoping to target a specific area? Or are you hoping for an all-over aid?

If you are looking for an all-over aid: a softgel, edible, powder, or tincture is your best option. Which one you choose is dependant on how comfortable you are with measuring your dosage.

If you are looking to target a specific area, then a topical is the way to go. Like any essential oil, CBD can be absorbed into the skin to target specific points on the body. However, not all creams are the same. Keep in mind the amount of CBD in the topical and any additional essential oils will also have an effect on your body.

Are you comfortable with measuring dosages?

If the answer is no, there is no need to worry! Softgels and edibles are premeasured into dosages, with the lowest common dosage being 10mg CBD. I would encourage new CBD users to start with a premeasured product to help them get a feel for how CBD affects them.

If you are comfortable measuring your own dosages, then tinctures and powders are the way to go. Start with a 10mg dosage to see how CBD affects you before taking more.

What to look for when buying CBD products.

There are a few tips and tricks to choosing a reliable CBD product.

Certificates of Analysis

Companies may provide a COA for customers to view. This will show CBD content, THC content, and other information about the product as tested by a third-party lab.

Medical Claims

Any honest CBD company will never make medical claims. It is against FDA regulations to do so.

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Shelby McDaniel

Cannabis industry veteran | Coffee lover | Owner of The Hemp Bitch blog.