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What CBD Capsules Can Do for You (2020 Review)

Are you looking for an easy and effective way to take CBD? In that case, CBD capsules are a superb choice. They’re especially good if you’re familiar with other supplements, or not acquainted with vaping or smoking. 

Not to mention, capsules are more cost-effective than vaping as you don’t need any extra equipment, and come without the negative health effects of smoking. Just to clarify, that doesn’t mean these products don’t also offer awesome advantages.

In this comprehensive guide to CBD capsules, we’ll cover everything from the specific benefits of these products, to the capsules we have available and some dosage recommendations. We know you’ve probably got lots of questions about capsules, too, so have answered a bunch of them in the second half of this post. 

Whether you’re completely new to CBD, or are simply looking for a new way to enjoy this non-intoxicating supplement, this post is sure to have something for you! 

An introduction to CBD 

But first, what even is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is an intriguing compound found in hemp strains. CBD doesn’t get you “stoned”, unlike marijuana, which is arguably its main draw. The psychoactive effects of cannabis are reserved to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In the United States, all hemp and CBD products must have no more than 0.3% THC, hence why they cannot be used for recreational purposes. 

CBD’s popularity has bloomed in recent years. The cannabinoid has been attributed with numerous health benefits, which come from CBD’s unusual effects on the body. For one, CBD is active in the new and fascinating endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological network that is perfect for interacting with cannabinoids. 

CBD science is still in its formative stages. But loosely, the compound has a regulating and modulating effect on the ECS. And considering the ECS helps regulate pain perception, inflammation, mood, appetite, cognition, bone health and the body’s sleep-wake cycle, it’s no wonder CBD may have so many benefits. And that’s not all, studies have also shown CBD working on other parts of the body, such as the serotonin and opioid systems. 

It will likely be years before we know for sure just how useful CBD is for various ailments. But the bottom line is that millions of Americans – and millions more around the world – are already using products and reaping their rewards! 

What are CBD capsules? 

There are two main types of CBD capsule: hard-shelled and soft CBD gel capsules. Both serve the same purpose – holding a set dose of CBD (and perhaps other natural extracts), and delivering it into the body. As a rule, hard-shelled capsules contain dry powdered CBD-isolate, whereas soft gel capsules contain CBD oil (either isolate or full-spectrum). 

Capsules typically have a faster rate of absorption than pills, although both are down on speed of delivery compared to vape products and tincture oils. Most opt for premade capsules from well-known CBD brands, but making your own is also possible if you invest in empty shells and a capsule machine. 

CBD-isolate capsules 

These products separate the CBD from all other hemp constituents, delivering pure CBD effects. With a CBD-isolate extract, you’ll miss out on extra cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. But on the upside, you get a THC-free, drug test-friendly product. If you’re just getting your feet wet with CBD, a basic, no-frills product may hold more appeal. With pure CBD-isolate, you get the qualities of CBD, without any other compounds altering the effects.

Full-spectrum CBD capsules 

Broad or full-spectrum capsules feature a full-plant extract, and therefore everything that hemp has to give. Expect trace levels of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including the highly-rated cannabigerol (CBG), in these products, along with therapeutic terpenes, fantastic flavonoids, and omega-3 fatty acids. 

This cocktail of compounds enhances CBD’s properties, although tends to come at a higher price tag. Full-spectrum CBD capsules can contain up to 0.3% THC. This may create a small drug test risk for heavy users, as the body takes a few weeks to fully remove this compound. But such low amounts of THC, combined with a big dose of CBD, will never produce an intoxicating effect.

Reasons to use CBD capsules 

Of course, the main reason to use CBD products is for the CBD itself. But when presented with such a wide choice of hemp flower, vape juice, edible, concentrate, syrup and capsule products, just why exactly should you choose the latter? Here are a few capsule perks that keep users coming back for more. 

Easy to take 

Firstly, CBD oil capsules are super easy to take, as there’s no preparation or extra equipment needed. All that’s required is a capsule or two – depending on how much you want to take – and a glass of water to help it go down. Taking a capsule with food can help to improve absorption rates into the bloodstream. If you find hard-shelled capsules too difficult to swallow, keep your eyes peeled for soft gel CBD capsules. 

Steady and sustained relief 

All substances are absorbed at different rates, with speed of delivery determined on how you take them. CBD is no exception. Capsules are a form of oral intake, with the CBD only activating in the bloodstream after the capsule is digested and the CBD absorbed through the stomach. The first-pass effect (or first-pass metabolism) also holds influence with orally-taken drugs. This affects how much of the CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream. 

It takes a while for CBD levels ingested via capsules to peak because of the delayed effects. However, this may be beneficial for some, as the slower release ensures CBD’s benefits are sustained for many hours. This means a single capsule dose could last at least twice as long as a smoked or vaporized dose. 

Accurate dosing 

If you’re a CBD newcomer, you’ll likely want to know exactly how much you’re taking, right down to the milligram. We get it, with any substance, and especially a new kid on the block like CBD, you’re looking for steady and consistent effects. 

CBD capsules take all the hassle away, and you don’t need to worry about measuring out your own dosages and inaccuracy. Every capsule tub or sachet comes with full information about CBD concentrations and levels of any other compounds. Some brands even provide some dosage guidelines to make matters even easier. 

Combine CBD with other natural extracts

CBD is great on its own, but it’s potentially even better when mixed with other natural wellness compounds. For instance, CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities may be enhanced with turmeric, and its sleep-promoting benefits boosted with a melatonin supplement. You could take these separately, but in some cases, it’s possible to find an all-in-one product.

Capsules are perfect for taking multiple extracts, as combining them is super easy and you can take them all at once. And what’s more, you still don’t have to stress about measuring out the ideal dose!

Discreet and flavorless

Sometimes, you need to take CBD on the downlow. Even though it’s completely legal, explaining the differences between CBD and cannabis eventually tests the best person’s patience! CBD capsules look just like any other multivitamin or omega-3 supplement. And they’re super discreet too, with no strong hemp or cannabis smell for anyone to get a whiff of. 

With CBD capsules, you can take CBD with you and enjoy relief wherever you are.  

Popular CBD capsules at 

We only stock products at which meet our high quality standards. This applies as much to our capsules section as any other. When deciding on which products meet the grade, we look for high-quality manufacturing processes, brand reputation and independent lab reports. 

Easily accessible lab reports are so important in the CBD scene, as the FDA doesn’t regulate products. This puts the responsibility on CBD companies to prove their products are legitimate and safe. Through third-party lab-testing, the best brands can set themselves apart from cowboys looking to make a quick buck with low quality products and fake CBD.

Now let’s get stuck in to the CBD capsules review. 

cbd capsulesCBD Genesis Capsules

With our own brand CBD Genesis capsules, taking CBD is super easy. There’s not a hint of hempy flavor with these, and the soft gel design ensures they go down easily. We have two strengths available – 25 and 50mg – to suit newbies and more experienced CBD users. Both the 25 and 50mg capsules come in tubs of 30, working out to 750 and 1500mg of CBD per purchase.

The lab report from Colorado Chromatography confirms Genesis Capsules are a pure CBD product. These discreet capsules are suitable for consumption at work to improve focus, on planes to alleviate anxiety and in public spaces to alleviate pain. Even better, we use a pure, organic hemp extract cultivated free from solvents and pesticides. 

ECOCaps from CBD Drip

These capsules come with a bold “enhance your life” slogan and, used correctly, they may do just that! CBD Drip is a well-known and respected brand in the CBD market. These vegan-friendly capsules contain 30mg of full-spectrum CBD, created with non-GMO, European Union-sourced hemp. 

CBD Drip tests its products by the batch, giving customers regular updates on quality. This is a great sign that the company cares about making excellent CBD products. We have two types of ECOCaps available: a sachet of two or a tub of 30. The capsules in each are exactly the same, with 30mg of CBD and a total of 170mg hemp extract per capsule. 

Not sure whether you need full-spectrum capsules? Why not start with a sachet, and then invest in a tub if they are to your liking! For our money, these are some of the best CBD capsules on the market!

Exploring CBD capsules benefits 

Before we put the microscope on CBD’s possible benefits, there are a couple things to point out first. CBD is not an approved medicine (except for Epidiolex, a CBD-based epilepsy drug). It often takes years, a ton of funding and a series of clinical trials for any drug to get approved medicinal uses. 

Therefore, we are not making any medical claims in this section. This content is written solely for educational purposes, and to improve your understanding of CBD research. CBD studies have come in dribs and drabs over the past few decades. 

But the substance is now getting more attention than ever because of its widespread use. Scientists also know more about how CBD functions in the body, with existing studies serving as a foundation for new research. The ECS is absolutely vital to this research. Until the system was discovered by Israeli scientists in the 1990s, experts were baffled as to why CBD had any effect on us. Thankfully, those dark days are over, and we’re on the cusp of a golden age of CBD research! 

CBD capsules for anxiety 

Left unchecked, anxiety has a destructive effect on quality of life. At times, its impact is subtle, making day-to-day tasks more difficult and causing irrational fears that just become normal. But over time, worrying and other kinds of negative thinking compound, making it harder to get what you want out of life. 

With social media so prominent in our lives now, and face-to-face interactions in decline, anxiety is becoming a bigger societal problems. Figures from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) show that around 18% of the US adult population experience anxiety during any given year. 

Anxiety medication works for some, but not everyone – and side effects are often off-putting. But CBD is promising to change how we look at and remedy anxiety. Making helpful tweaks to GABA levels, a key neurotransmitter in anxiety regulation, and working with the serotonin system, appears to be how CBD produces its anti-anxiety effects. And anyone who’s taken a high CBD dose knows how physically and mentally relaxing it can be.


CBD capsules are better suited to chronic anxiety symptoms, because of the slow release. If you’re always feeling tense and on edge, the steady delivery of CBD is very therapeutic. Although for social anxiety and acute, sudden symptoms, you may require a faster acting product.

CBD capsules for sleep

With every passing year, the importance of sleep becomes more apparent. Sure, if you don’t get good quality sleep you’ll feel groggy and shattered the next day, but that’s not all. In addition to reduced overall functioning, a lack of sleep – and crucial deep sleep – can have a lasting negative effect on the brain.

Studies show that the brain protects and heals itself in deep sleep. Cerebrospinal fluid enters the brain during this phase, clearing out harmful toxins and proteins, such as beta-amyloid plaques – that may contribute to neurodegenerative illnesses. General guidelines suggest we should aim for seven hours of sleep per night, minimum. If you aren’t getting that, CBD capsules for sleep may help. 

As we know, the CBD helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, via the ECS. This is a complex system, but in layman’s terms, our body clock makes sure we feel sleepy and wake up at the right times! Taking a CBD capsule or two an hour or so before bed helps with winding down. CBD may have direct benefits for sleep, by easing insomnia. It may also have indirect benefits, such as quelling anxiety and stress. 

CBD capsules for pain

The vast majority of people interested in CBD want to know whether it can help with pain. The scientific evidence right now is inconclusive, but we can draw a few things from the available research. Pain perception is regulated via CB1 receptors in the ECS, and also the vanilloid receptor, which CBD binds to. 

CBD is also extremely popular for pain, according to data collected from surveys and questionnaires. A 2019 Gallup poll found that 40% of users take products to relieve pain. A huge placebo effect cannot be dismissed given all the positive media coverage about CBD. But equally, such a figure cannot be explained away by placebo alone. 

Experimenting with CBD capsules is the best way of knowing whether CBD helps with your pain. Full-spectrum products may enhance the analgesic effects, with all the other compounds having an impact. What we can say is that capsules are more suited to chronic than acute pain. Again, the slower delivery is brilliant for longevity, but not for immediate relief.

CBD capsules for inflammation 

If there is any field of medicine where CBD’s potential is still sorely untapped, it’s inflammation. Scientists have found an incredible link between the ECS and the notoriously unpredictable immune system. In a sentence, cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties, regulating the immune system through CB2 receptors. 

This fairly simple link and the absence of significant side effects with CBD gives the compound huge potential for inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases. We’re talking irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and perhaps even psoriasis. 

CBD capsules are ideal for chronic inflammation, potentially offering lengthy relief from symptoms. If you need to keep inflammation at bay at work or so it doesn’t interfere with other day-to-day tasks, a morning capsule and potentially a late afternoon top-up may work a treat. 

CBD capsules for depression

Depression is a complex and multifaceted mood disorder. Medical researchers have struggled to find good treatments over the years. Initially, it was hoped that depression could be eased by adjusting levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters. But antidepressant drugs tend to have limited benefits, which vary from patient to patient.

Enter CBD. The hemp derivative has demonstrated early value in making therapeutic chemical tweaks, and in reducing brain inflammation. The novel chemical tweak comes, as you’d expect, in the ECS. CBD stops the body, and specifically the FAAH enzyme from breaking down anandamide, a natural antidepressant. Other classes of antidepressants don’t appear to work on the ECS or anandamide.

CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects on the brain help prevent damage to important regions implicated in depression. It may even reverse some of the adverse effects. Animal research has shown CBD has a healing effect on the prefrontal cortex. Human studies have found that CBD helps repair the hippocampus, which manages memory and learning. 

Should CBD work as an antidepressant, all CBD products (except creams) are likely to have a beneficial effect. As long as CBD enters the bloodstream, it can pass through the blood-brain barrier and into the brain. 

CBD capsules for relaxation and stress relief 

Some people buy CBD capsules just so they can feel more relaxed, rather than for any diagnosable medical condition. CBD is certainly a more attractive option than alcohol and tobacco as a natural de-stresser, as there aren’t any risks of addiction or nasty side effects.

After a long, hard day, relaxation is vital. The body needs time to rest and to lower stress levels. Indeed, research shows that many conditions are often triggered or exacerbated by stress. If relaxation doesn’t come naturally to you, then CBD capsules (50mg or more) are superb for full-body and mental relief. And you’ll probably get a great night’s sleep, too! 

CBD capsules for improved cognition

In a competitive world of fine margins, a little bit extra can make all the difference between success and failure. It’s no wonder that brain-enhancing nootropics are all the rage these days, as people seek out extra cognitive performance. But as always, it’s important to know what you’re taking, and especially when it’s having a neurological effect.

CBD and CBD capsules are an attractive “natural nootropic”, if you will. Studies point to the ECS regulating cognitive function, and we know that CBD helps with memory and learning. This is largely thanks to the positive effects that CBD has on the hippocampus. Research suggests lower CBD doses are best for extracting these cognitive qualities. Small quantities are good for wakefulness and alertness, a state you’ll need to be in if you want to focus! 

Dosage guidelines 

Knowing how much CBD to take is not an exact science. With research still in its early days, we don’t have much data yet on what dosages are most beneficial, beyond some general concepts. But in reality, that doesn’t matter too much. CBD influences us all differently, so we all have to learn on the job when coming up with the perfect dosing schedule! 

As discussed, capsules are awesome as you always know exactly how much CBD is in your dose. You’ll work out pretty quickly whether you need to increase or reduce your intake. As a rule, first-timers should start with small amounts – there are no prizes for rushing! A high dose could make you really sleepy and put you off trying CBD again! CBD capsules with 25mg are a good starting point. 

There are times when more is better. CBD research for anxiety points to higher doses having the best effects, and the same may apply to sleep. It’s logical that severe pain and inflammation is also more suited to larger amounts. But as always, what’s key is to find a dosing plan that works for you

Can CBD capsules upset your stomach?

Some people experience nausea and gastrointestinal (GI) issues after taking CBD products, including capsules, although this appears rare. However, others find that CBD helps ease nausea and vomiting symptoms, and there is some research to support this. 

It’s possible that nausea and stomach problems attributed to CBD are actually being caused by low quality and untested products. Such capsules could be full of impurities and other harmful ingredients. Maybe experiment with a higher quality CBD product – if problems persist, consult with a doctor. 

Can CBD capsules cause constipation?

There is no compelling evidence that suggests CBD capsules cause constipation, although these cannot be ruled out in people who have long-standing digestive issues. It’s noted that constipation symptoms often re-emerge after a period of time on a constipation treatment.

Some are taking CBD to relieve constipation problems, with the muscle relaxant effect seemingly helping to make bowel movements less painful. But given what we know about constipation remedies, it’s possible CBD could stop working over time. But this wouldn’t necessarily imply that CBD is causing constipation, just that it’s no longer effective.

Can CBD capsules be taken with other medication?

The quick answer: it depends entirely on which medication. Now for the longer answer! 

CBD is well-tolerated by the body, with studies showing the compound has a very low toxicity profile, even in high dosages. However, CBD does affect the metabolization of some drugs – specifically those that are metabolized by enzymes in the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) system. 

Metabolization is the body’s process of removing a drug from the body. By blocking CYP450 enzyme activity, CBD interferes with drug metabolization. This means that certain drugs stay active and more concentrated in the body for longer. Drugs metabolized by CYP450 enzymes include antihistamines, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and beta blockers.

It may still be possible to take CBD alongside these medications, but it’s highly likely that the dose of your medication will need to be changed. This is not something you should attempt to do by yourself. If you want to take CBD with your medication, always consult with your doctor about the best way to proceed. 

What is better: CBD capsules vs oil

Everyone has their favorite CBD products, and any calls on which are “best” is mostly subjective. But let’s quickly run through the key differences between capsules and tincture oils. 

Tincture oils are more efficient, with sublingual absorption providing a fast track for CBD into the bloodstream. Tinctures are effective in just a few minutes, whereas capsules can take up to an hour. However, with tinctures, getting a precise dose is more difficult, even though bottles come with a dropper. Capsules are also easier and stealthier to dose with when out and about. 

CBD capsules are a flavorless way of consuming CBD, while tincture oils can be both. Tincture products infused with full-spectrum hemp extracts have a potent, earthy flavor, although it’s possible to find unflavored oils, too. 

CBD capsules vs e-liquid

E-liquids deliver CBD’s benefits even more speedily than tincture oils, as the compounds are inhaled and absorbed through tissues in the lungs. It’s worth mentioning that vape juices and e-liquids also work under the tongue, as if they were tincture oils.

Capsules are definitely healthier than e-liquids, as vaping isn’t exactly healthy – although it’s much less dangerous than smoking. In addition, CBD capsules are more discreet and deliver accurate doses, unlike e-liquids which generate plenty of vapor and have no precise dosage mechanism (except for some disposable vape pens). 

Should you take CBD capsules on an empty stomach?

There is a lot of debate about whether you should take CBD products on an empty or full stomach. For bioavailability purposes, taking with food helps to get more from your capsules – although a lot depends on which foods you’re eating.

The first-pass effect that all orally-consumed drugs must go through reduces CBD’s bioavailability, and the percentage of the substance that is activated in the body. However, some useful fatty acids called medium and long-chain triglycerides help with bypassing the first-pass metabolism. These compounds are found in coconut oil, butter, cream, eggs, fish, meat and more. 

Combining CBD oil capsules will bring big benefits. Indeed, some CBD manufacturers are starting to make products with MCT oil, for this very effect! 

Are CBD capsules vegan-friendly?

Some are, some aren’t. CBD capsules made with gelatin are not vegan-friendly. But as this varies from product to product, always check the ingredients list and contact the manufacturer if unsure. ECODrops CBD capsules – which are available at – are definitely vegan-friendly! 

CBD capsules and drug tests 

It’s very unlikely that any of the CBD oil capsules for sale on our store will cause any drug test problems. And there’s absolutely no chance that you’ll fail a test from taking CBD-isolate capsules, as they don’t have any THC whatsoever. When testing for cannabis, the only substance being looked for is THC, as it’s the only compound in the plant known to have psychoactive effects. 

Since federal law permits up to 0.3% THC in hemp product, there is a very slim possibility that you’ll encounter problems with full-spectrum CBD capsules. But since there is technically a chance, it’s best to be aware so that you don’t have any nasty surprises. Even then, you would have to take a lot of full-spectrum CBD for your THC blood levels to rise above any test thresholds. 

If you are subjected to random drug tests at work, and staying THC-free is a priority, we recommend buying CBD capsules with isolate extracts. Our CBD Genesis capsule products have no THC, as confirmed by Colorado Chromatography analysis.

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Final thoughts 

CBD capsules perhaps have more in common with standard supplements than any other CBD product type. As shown in this CBD capsules review, these products are discreet, easy to use and provide consistent effects, as you can always be sure about getting the same dose. 

We have some of the best CBD capsules on the market, and are always keeping an eye out for new and exciting capsule products! Have you used CBD capsules before? Tell us all about your experiences in the comments! 

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The Best CBD Gummies Review of 2020

Gummies are a quirky, tasty and fun way for anybody to get their dose of cannabidiol (CBD). As an edible product, CBD gummies effects are sustained, and this longevity is perfect for combating chronic symptoms. Furthermore, gummies are an easy way to take CBD discreetly, which makes them ideal for eating just about anywhere.

We have an exciting range of gummies available at, which we’ll review extensively in this detailed guide. This post will also focus on the many potential benefits offered by CBD in edible form, and how to maximize these therapeutic effects. We will also clear up any uncertainties and questions you may have about CBD products. 

We’ve designed this guide so that it’s accessible to everyone who’s interested in CBD – whether you’re a long-time user or just getting your feet wet. No matter your experience, we’re confident you’ll learn something in this easy-to-digest post! 

A quick overview of CBD 

Still not sure what CBD is, or confused about the sudden rise of these products in recent times? The first thing to know is that CBD products are created from industrial hemp, a cannabis sativa plant legalized in the 2010s by the US federal government. Hemp products are not like normal cannabis, as they have very low concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant’s psychoactive component. By law, no industrial hemp product can have more than 0.3% THC. 

CBD doesn’t have any intoxicating or addictive properties, nor are there any restrictions on how much CBD is allowed in an industrial hemp product. The therapeutic compound is a cannabinoid, and produces novel therapeutic effects on the body, primarily by acting upon the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). So far, clinical research on CBD has found the substance effective for epileptic seizures. But a lack of scientific progress in past decades due to prohibition means much more research is necessary.

From user trends of hemp-based CBD products such as gummies, we can deduce that CBD has a number of likely health benefits. These include chronic pain relief, reduced inflammation and immune system volatility, decreased anxiety and improved mood. Taking CBD may also regulate activity in the ECS. 

The body has multiple systems, and for us to enjoy a state of good overall health, it’s essential that these systems remain well-balanced. This is known as homeostasis. Regulation in the ECS may be even more important, as the system deals with both our physical and psychological health. 

Best-selling CBD gummies at 

CBD gummies are an ever-popular edible at We’re constantly looking at the market’s leading brands and exciting up-and-comers, with a laser focus on bringing you the best CBD gummies. Third-party, independent lab testing is an essential requirement for all products stocked at This provides a much-needed layer of quality to products that are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

CBD Genesis Gummies

Our own-brand CBD Genesis gummies are pure CBD, infused with a CBD-isolate extract that doesn’t contain any THC. Therefore, these organic gummies are perfect if you need a CBD product that’s safe for drug test, and if you want CBD treats that have the same sumptuous taste as candies from your favorite brands. 

The CBD Genesis gummy range includes a 500mg tub, packed with 20 gummies (25mg each). A 25mg dose is not overwhelming, and a good entry point for first-time CBD users who want to sample the relaxation without feeling too sedated. For more experienced users, our 1000mg tubs of regular or sour gummy worms (50mg each) are a standout choice. The stronger CBD dose helps alleviate more intense pain symptoms, anxiety and stress. 

Heady Harvest CBD Gummies

A favorite, Heady Harvest makes a wide range of CBD gummies, with a variety of strengths which cater to all CBD users. The CBD-isolate, THC-free nature of these products makes them drug-test proof, and Heady Harvest uses an organic industrial hemp extract to make these gummies. All Heady Harvest products come with 20 gummies, with doses of 10, 25 and 50mg. Choose between regular gummies and sour gummies! 

Heady Harvest CBD gummies are also naturally stronger than many other CBD gummies on the market, because of one crucial ingredient: fractionated coconut oil. Rich in fatty medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), coconut oil enhances the metabolization of CBD into the bloodstream. 

What does this mean in simple terms? Whenever you take CBD, only a certain percentage of it ever becomes active in the bloodstream. This percentage is known as the bioavailability. By increasing the bioavailability, any dose of CBD becomes stronger than it would be otherwise! MCTs are a great way of getting more potent CBD gummies effects, without needing to take more!

jolly green oil gummiesJolly Green Oil Gummies Party Pack

Jolly Green Oil are certainly bringing the value with their 1000mg Party Pack. This low-cost product doesn’t come at the expense of quality, with JGO products passing independent lab tests with flying colors. Each Party Pack contains 20 organic gummies, each infused with 50mg of CBD-isolate. 

JGO Party Pack gummies are pretty potent, and if you think 50mg may be a little strong, don’t hesitate to split each serving in half. The manufacturing process ensures the CBD extract is spread out evenly in the gummy. However, CBD lovers who appreciate the stronger effects may even prefer a 100mg double dose. Strong servings are very relaxing, especially physically! 

The JGO Party Pack is great for enjoying alone or with friends. CBD has become more socially acceptable as awareness and understanding about it has improved. As a natural and non-intoxicating aid for anxiety, CBD gummies can act as an effective social lubricant, reducing inhibitions without leaving you feeling embarrassed the next morning! 

Diamond CBD Gummies

Diamond CBD uses a special formula in its CBD gummies, in a bid to make them more potent than their competitors’. Each pack has a total of 75mg CBD-isolate, divided up into 14 gummies. In comparison to other gummies, Diamond CBD’s treats are medium strength, and appropriate for all occasions. 

Diamond makes multiple infused gummies, such as Watermelon Slices, Sour Shakes, Gummy Worms, Ocean Gummies and Rainbow Bites, in addition to classic Gummy Bears. A low-to-medium CBD dose is great for stimulating and improving alertness, which in turn is beneficial for focus and concentration. Meanwhile, a few of these gummies are great for drifting off to sleep when night time comes! 

How do CBD gummies work? 

CBD gummies, like all edible products, are renowned for working a little bit differently to hemp flower, vape juices and tincture oils. The slower release of CBD into the bloodstream is off-putting if you desire instant relief, which is indeed necessary for combatting certain health issues. However, if time isn’t of the essence, and you prefer a cost-effective product that provides lasting effects, gummies – and indeed all edibles stand out from the crowd. 

CBD gummies take much longer to kick in due to the oral route of administration, and the passage of CBD molecules through the first-pass metabolism. CBD travels through the liver before ultimately being absorbed into the bloodstream. The first-pass effect has been criticized for drastically reducing CBD’s bioavailability, although this can be compensated for by MCTs. Moreover, the effects of a CBD dosage differ depending on route of administration. An orally-taken 10mg dose may have a different effect than an inhaled 10mg dose. This even applies for seasoned CBD users when they try a new route of administration.

The healthiness of oral consumption is another key benefit of CBD gummies. Unlike smoking and vaping, which carry varying health risks, eating gummies and edibles doesn’t come with negative health effects. This makes CBD gummies more appealing to vulnerable populations, and anybody who isn’t prepared to compromise their health even slightly for faster CBD delivery.

What benefits do gummies have to offer?

In the CBD overview section, we touched a little on the potential benefits of CBD gummies. We’re going to dive deeper into the science in this section. Please bear in mind that this content should be taken as purely informational and educational, and an insight on CBD research. 

We are NOT making any medical claims about CBD, and you should always consult with a doctor if planning on taking CBD for self-medicating purposes. All products sold at are supplements, and not marketed as medication. 

Now that’s out of the way, let’s look at what leading scientists have been learning about CBD over the past few years. And most importantly of all, we’ll explore how these findings relate specifically to CBD gummies.  

CBD gummies for sleep

Struggling to sleep at night? Poor sleep quality has both short and long-term adverse health effects. We all know that a bad night’s sleep causes fatigue, and reduced mental and physical performance the next day. But the long-term effects are even more devastating. 

Sleep – and notably deep sleep – is the time when the body and brain has a chance to heal and restore. In deep sleep, the brain flushes out destructive toxins and plaques that increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Failure to get consistent deep sleep reduces the brain’s ability to carry out this essential, protective process.

The good news is that CBD products may help. And even better, they are possibly preferable to existing pharmaceutical sleep medications, which are linked to nausea, chest pains and breathing issues. So, how does CBD work, and what makes gummies such an attractive prospect?

Some evidence suggests that CBD promotes regulation in the body’s circadian rhythm, which may be influenced by the ECS. The circadian rhythm, or sleep-wake cycle, releases and suppresses various hormones at different points in the day so that we feel sleepy and awake. Furthermore, large doses of CBD have a generally sedating effect, both physically and mentally. The body buzz and all-body relaxation is conducive to a good night’s sleep. 

As CBD gummies take some time to work, dosing up about an hour before bedtime is the best way to ensure the effects peak at the ideal time. And because CBD gummies can last up to eight hours, they’re possibly helpful for conditions that cause sleep disturbances, such as sleep apnea. If you wake up in the night due to physical pain, lasting CBD gummies effects also come to the fore here. 

CBD gummies for pain

Pain is hard to define. It’s not classified as a medical condition on its own, but as a symptom of other illnesses. Common types of pain include acute, chronic and inflammatory, all of which present unique challenges to researchers, doctors and patients. Medical cannabis has long been advocated as an alternative pain remedy, and a safer alternative to addictive opioids. But is there compelling evidence that CBD, as an individual treatment, works as a painkiller?

Not from the existing research, although data on users of hemp-derived CBD products, like gummies, indicate that the cannabinoid may help. Pain perception seems to be regulated by several receptors and systems, including the CB1 receptors in the ECS. CBD blocks CB1 receptor activity, but making more of the endocannabinoid anandamide available may have an analgesic effect. The compound is also a TRPV-1 (vanilloid) receptor agonist – this action could also have therapeutic value against pain. 

CBD gummies likely work best for chronic and inflammatory pain, rather than acute pain. Acute symptoms are intense and arise suddenly, hence why the slow response of CBD gummies isn’t so well-suited. However, chronic symptoms which are ever-present and barely ever subside can be managed more effectively with gummies and edibles than other CBD products. Inflammatory pain and autoimmune disease often come with chronic symptoms. The potent and novel anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and cannabinoids generally are seemingly may be very useful for this kind of pain.

CBD gummies for anxiety

Anxiety is a mental disorder affecting increasing numbers of the population, with 40 million American adults suffering according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. That only 36.9% of people are getting treatment for their anxiety is perhaps an even more concerning figure. SSRI pharmaceutical drugs are available for anxiety, but CBD arguably has much greater potential. 

Research shows that CBD can assist with social anxiety and public speaking, with high dosages having the most significant effect. Experts are still learning about the precise causes of anxiety, and how CBD may help, but have zoned in on some key areas. CBD is a positive allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors. Increasing GABA activity in the brain is known to have a regulatory effect on anxiety. CBD is also a moderate agonist of the serotonin 1A receptor, which is associated with anxiety. 

Whether CBD gummies are the best option for anxiety depends on the type of anxiety you suffer with. For acute anxiety, edibles may not work fast enough to preserve a high quality of life. However, for more persistent symptoms, CBD relief may take the edge off your anxiety, so you aren’t constantly fretting throughout the day. Indeed, a famous 2011 study showing CBD’s beneficial effects for social anxiety used CBD capsules, which work in the same way as gummies. 

CBD gummies for focus and concentration 

We often underestimate the benefits that CBD can have for your focus and concentration. That’s probably because we mostly get caught up in how it helps with relaxation. But CBD, like many compounds, is a biphasic substance, meaning its effects are quite different depending on the dosage. And a small dose is actually associated with stimulation, increased alertness and cognitive benefits.

In this sense, CBD has much in common with brain-boosting nootropics, newly-popular supplements for people looking to get mentally ahead. But where some of these compounds may be risky, we know that pure CBD has a very low potential for harm. Regular small supplements can have lots of positive effects, including increasing hippocampal volume. The hippocampus is the part of our brain that stores short and long-term memories. 

Maybe you want better concentration levels in the workplace, so you don’t get distracted when carrying out long and monotonous tasks. Or perhaps you require more intense focus over long periods to help with studying. CBD gummies are intriguing propositions for both. And, of course, as a really discreet CBD product, you can take them just about anywhere without drawing attention to yourself! 

CBD gummies for your endocannabinoid system 

Many of us take supplements on a daily basis to improve our health. Omega-3 capsules, probiotics and multivitamins are among the most popular. However, CBD is quickly joining them, with a recent study showing that up to two-fifths of CBD users take products for general health benefits. 

Hemp-based CBD products are unique to all other supplements, in that they help our ECS. This system has long been neglected by health experts, although through no fault of their own. Remember that fCannabinoid research truly is a new field of science, and that brings lots of exciting possibilities. 

A few CBD supplemental benefits are as follows: immune system regulation, reduced pain perception, improved mood, lower stress and anxiety levels, better bone and reproductive health, improved cognition and regulated appetite. CBD helps the ECS work as it should by making sure endocannabinoids are present in the right levels. These are the body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids, which bind with cannabinoid receptors. 

From a supplemental perspective, all CBD products are great for the ECS. But prolonged CBD gummies effects promote ECS regulation around the clock!

What is the most suitable CBD gummies dosage?

Knowing what CBD dosage you need takes some to work out, whatever product you’re using. But it’s arguably even harder with edibles, since you end up waiting an hour or more before getting the full effects. Many CBD brands offer advice on how much to take, and how often. But when all is said and done, CBD affects us all differently, and it’s a case of working it out for yourself. With this in mind, “How do I find out the most suitable CBD gummies dosage for me?” is perhaps a better question! 

Your ideal dose depends on why you’re taking CBD. For better focus, a small dose should suffice. For strong pain relief and improved sleep, you’ll need a much higher dose. New CBD gummies users should proceed with caution. With edibles, you can always top your dose if the first isn’t strong enough. But you can’t lower it once you’ve taken it! 

Therefore, starting small and building up gradually is the best way to go. Don’t worry if you do take too much – you’ll just feel more relaxed and sleepy than intended! If you’re lucky, you may find perfection from your first dose. Otherwise, it may take a few CBD gummy sessions before you’ve found the perfect amount. Writing down how you feel after different dosages can help make this process easier! 

CBD gummies vs oil

CBD gummies and tincture oils are both in high demand with customers. Both products have pros and cons, depending on why you’re taking CBD. But that’s the beauty of CBD – there are lots of products to choose from, all with their own advantages. 

The main difference between gummies and oil is speed of delivery. As we know, gummies produce gradual effects, that typically don’t show up for at least 30 minutes. In contrast, CBD oil responds fairly quickly when taken via sublingual absorption. Sublingual glands under the tongue help fast-track CBD into the bloodstream, bypassing the first-pass effect. Indeed, sublingual absorption is second only to inhalation as far as onset of effects go. 

CBD gummies are more discreet than tinctures, as you can mix them in with other candies. And you’ll always know exactly how much you’re taking – as brands always specify the dosage in each gummy. With tincture oils, you can get very close to a precise serving size with the dropper, but getting it accurate to the milligram is very difficult. 

Interestingly, CBD tinctures can deliver edible-like effects if swallowed directly, or combined with food and drink. Some people like adding CBD oil into their water or coffee, or even soup! Tinctures also work topically, having a therapeutic effect when applied to the skin.  

CBD gummies vs pills

CBD gummies and pills (or capsules) have plenty in common. With both, the CBD goes through the first-pass metabolism, resulting in gradual release and prolonged effects. Of course, gummies taste better than pills and capsules, which some find hard to swallow (especially the bigger capsules). 

However, CBD capsules sometimes also contain other natural extracts, which isn’t possible with gummies. Both products have exact CBD doses so you always know how much you’re taking. This makes on-the-go use easy with both gummies and capsules. There’s not a lot to separate CBD gummies with capsules, so it mostly comes down to personal preference! 

Are CBD gummies weed?

Not in the traditional sense, although technically CBD gummies are derived from cannabis plants. We think of “weed” as the psychoactive plant that gets you “high”, inducing euphoric effects while increasing appetite and causing short-term memory impairment. CBD gummies certainly do not produce these effects. In its nature, CBD is non-psychoactive and possibly even anti-psychoactive. Studies suggest CBD has a neutralizing effect on THC, and its presence in cannabis strains reduces the overall high.

Legally, hemp-derived CBD gummies with less than 0.3% are not classified as weed. Hemp products with less than 0.3% come under the industrial hemp banner, according to federal government regulations. This means you can travel from state to state with CBD gummies without breaking the law!

How do CBD gummies make you feel?

CBD gummies have a variety of effects, depending on the dosage taken and the type of hemp extract used. As a general rule, low dosages have stimulating properties, while higher dosages are soothing. An in-between dose provides a mixture of these effects. However, this framework is more applicable to CBD-isolate gummies than full-spectrum gummies.

Full-spectrum CBD gummies contain a whole-plant hemp extract, so have terpenes as well as cannabinoids. Each hemp strain generates a unique terpene profile, which holds considerable influence over the effects. 

Some terpene profiles are both cerebrally and physically energizing – these strains are known as sativas. Other terpene profiles are much more sedative and classed as indicas. These relaxing effects come out even more so with a high CBD dose. There are also hybrid strains, comprised of a blend of sativa and indica terpenes. CBD gummies made with these extracts should be both energizing and calming in equal measures. 

Will CBD gummies help with depression?

CBD gummies may help with depression and low mood, although the science is far from concrete. Researchers are still unclear as to the underlying causes of depression. And there is perhaps more uncertainty now than ever. For decades, experts thought depression was solely due to serotonin imbalance. However, while SSRI drugs – which increase serotonin levels – are effective for some patients, not everybody benefits from them. This indicates that there are other factors triggering depression, and long-term major depressive disorder in particular. 

Neuroinflammation (brain inflammation) is getting more attention than ever as a cause of depression. The theory is that adverse structural changes to key brain regions (i.e. the hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex) has lasting negative effects on brain function. Early animal research on CBD suggests the cannabinoid helps, and that it has fast-acting benefits. Studies point towards CBD stimulating neurogenesis and healing damaged circuitry. A 2018 animal study looking at CBD’s effect on the prefrontal cortex found that the compound sparked a rise in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is an essential protein for neurogenesis.

As we know, people are already self-medicating with legal CBD products. Surveys regularly list depression as a top reason for taking CBD. It’s possible that this is purely down to a strong placebo effect (even more so with the recent hype around CBD), but the few studies we have hints at CBD having a real effect. Bigger, placebo-controlled studies on humans is the logical next phase for research on CBD’s benefits for depression. With more than 16 million American adults suffering from depression according to ADAA statistics, these studies cannot come soon enough.

Are CBD gummies addictive?

No, CBD gummies are not addictive. How do we know this? Because research has shown that CBD does not have any addictive components. In contrast, there are some studies suggesting that CBD reduces addictive tendencies by modulating receptors in the opioid system. Cannabis gummies with THC may have addictive effects, and there is evidence that 9% of people who ever experiment with cannabis will become dependent. However, hemp-based CBD products only ever have minimal concentrations of THC, and the negative effects of this compound are easily suppressed by the CBD.

CBD gummies are not physically addictive, and there is nothing to support them being mentally addictive either. Sure, if you take CBD gummies every day for many months and then stop you’ll probably miss them. But you won’t get hooked, or experience any cravings or withdrawal symptoms.

Are there any CBD gummies for kids?

No. Only adults should use CBD products. While CBD gummies are effectively just candies, the CBD infusion makes a big difference. This isn’t to say that CBD is necessarily dangerous for children – the reality may be quite the opposite. The biggest media stories about CBD in the 2010s have involved tincture oils being used to treat rare epilepsies in kids who don’t respond positively to traditional medication. However, in this scenario, CBD is a prescribed medication, where the benefits outweigh the costs.

The World Health Organization has spoken favorably about CBD in its pure forms, so there are probably very few risks for children. However, there isn’t enough evidence to say this for definite, and naturally, it makes sense to be safe than sorry! There are lots of legal substances that are perfectly okay for adults to take, but not children. CBD is just another to add to the list! Moreover, if you keep CBD products at home (whether it’s gummies or anything else) ensure they are kept well out of reach of children. It’s arguably even more important with gummies, which kids could easily confuse for normal candies.

Final thoughts 

We love edibles at, which is why we have so many CBD gummies for sale! CBD has immense potential and is already helping millions of Americans, and we can’t wait to see what happens with the industry over the next few years. We hope this CBD gummies review has fleshed out your knowledge on what CBD is, what gummy bears have to offer, and answered any pressing questions you may have about these products.

This guide ran through some of our best-selling CBD gummies, but we have plenty more edibles in stock, so head on over to the store to see our full range! And as a special thank you for taking the time to check out our blog, and this comprehensive CBD gummies review, here’s a discount for your next order with us. Just enter save10 at checkout, for 10% off any products in the collection!

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CBD Oil Concentrates – The Complete Guide for 2020 (Vape, Wax and Shatter) 

CBD concentrates are the most potent type of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the market, offering a much stronger experience for those who need it. Some concentrates have a remarkable 99% CBD or more – that’s pretty much pure CBD! 

These high-strength products – which include wax, shatter, crystals, crumble and dabs – deliver a level of relief that no other form of CBD can provide. Concentrates are very versatile, and suitable for dabbing, eating, vaping, mixing into hot drinks and adding to creams. 

This gigantic guide will cover everything you ever wanted to know about CBD concentrates – and even a few things you’ve never thought of! We’ll discuss the various concentrated products available, how to use them and look at some potential benefits. We’ll also look at the possible effects of different dosages. 

What is CBD?

CBD products have been around for sometime now, but there are still a few misunderstandings about what CBD is, and why it’s not the same as marijuana. In a nutshell, CBD comes from the cannabis plant, but does not have any intoxicating properties of its own. These are caused by another compound, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD is part of a rare set of compounds known as cannabinoids. Researchers know about more than 110 cannabinoids, but CBD and THC were discovered first – in the 1960s – and the ones we know the most about. Cannabinoids initiate a wide range of effects on the body, but the most interesting of these impact the complex endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Legal CBD products are made with industrial hemp extracts. Hemp is a special type of cannabis sativa with lots of CBD, and hardly any THC. This makes hemp non-psychoactive. The U.S. federal government legalized ‘ industrial hemp’ in the most recent version of the Farm Bill, with one vital footnote. Industrial hemp-based products – such as CBD products – must have less than 0.3% THC. Essentially, Washington has created legal space for non-intoxicating CBD products like concentrates, which cannot be used for recreational purposes.

What are CBD concentrates?

CBD concentrates are products with very high levels of CBD. Concentrates often contain CBD-isolate extracts, but broad and full-spectrum hemp concentrates are also popular. CBD-isolate concentrates are, however, stronger, and regularly reach 99% CBD or more.

In comparison, even the strongest CBD flower strains rarely have more than 20% CBD. High-strength vape juices also top out at around this percentage. Concentrates technically refer to any CBD products with very high levels of the compound. However, when talking about CBD concentrates, we usually mean crystals, wax, shatter, crumble and dabs. 

CBD concentrate wax

CBD wax is a potent and sticky concentrate that’s great for vaporizing, dabbing and eating. Wax is a highly-concentrated oil, often created with a solvent. CBD wax doesn’t always look like the most pleasant CBD product, but users tend to forget about that when they experience it!

Broad and full-spectrum CBD wax will contain pungent terpenes. The rich concentration of these aroma molecules means that wax has a smell as strong as hemp flower – if not stronger! However, it’s a great concentrate to keep with you, as it’s compatible with several pen and portable vaporizers and produces extended effects when ingested directly or by stirring it into coffee.

CBD concentrate shatter

Next up is shatter, another highly concentrated form of CBD. Shatter is concocted from hemp extracts, and packed with cannabinoids and terpenes for maximum relief.

Shatter has a glassy and hardened feel to it, and turns into this state when the leftover resins from the hemp plant are allowed to cool. But shatter is also brittle, breaking up nice and easily so you can fine tune your serving size!

In general, CBD shatter is super potent, thanks to special filtering that removes any unnecessary fats and waxes. This also enhances the purity, while amping up the flavor as the terpenes come to the fore. CBD shatter concentrates are a must-buy for CBD enthusiasts! 

CBD concentrate crystals 

Crystals are valuable, and these CBD concentrates are no exception. You won’t find stronger CBD anywhere else, with these products typically having CBD levels well above 90%, with some reaching a staggering 99%! 

With nearly perfect purity, it’s no surprise that crystalline and powdered CBD concentrates are nearly always CBD-isolate. This makes perfect sense, as with such a high CBD content, there’s not enough room for anything else! 

A dab or two of CBD crystals will bring you substantial and near-instant relief. Crystals work a treat for pesky pain, agonizing anxiety and other acute symptoms that need taking care of quickly. That said, eating crystals or dissolving them into drinks is also effective, delivering strong, long-lasting and discreet relief! 

Top-selling CBD concentrates at

At, we are always on the lookout for the best CBD products on the market, and we employ the same approach with concentrates. We’re proud to stock products from America’s big-name CBD brands, and we’re delighted to introduce our very own CBD Genesis range. 

This is what you need to know about three top-selling CBD concentrates on our store. 

CBD WAX by Genesis

CBD waxCBD DABWAX is a therapeutic full-spectrum hemp wax, with a hefty 200mg of pure extract, which works out at 20% potency. For us, quality is paramount. That’s why we use organic hemp in our DABWAX and employ the supercritical CO2 extraction process, which takes out any harmful byproducts. 

This product has third-party lab certification, and was analysed with high-performance liquid chromatography. Testing found less than 0.2% THC, well within the legal limit of 0.3%. 

The name says it all, but to leave you in no doubt, we recommend dabbing the Genesis DABWAX for speedy and successful effects. Dabbing brings rapid relief, and produces a clean and delicious vapor, so you can really taste the terpenes! 

But no worries if vaping isn’t for you. Like all concentrates, the DABWAX is a lovely fillip in your morning coffee or tea, with the terpenes providing flavor, too. Intrigued by concentrates? The DABWAX is great for experiencing medium to high doses of full-spectrum CBD. 

CBDistillery Terpsolate

CBDistillery are big players in the CBD scene, with a reputation for doing things right. They have been in the market for a few years, and featured in some of America’s leading media outlets. With their great record for producing premium CBD products, we knew we needed CBDistillery in our range. 

Their Terpsolate is a fascinating crystalline concentrate, that blends together pure CBD with beneficial terpenes. Why do this? We all know terpenes bring flavor, but they are also packed with excellent health benefits. CBDistillery has taken the terpene profiles from some well-known marijuana strains and added them to their 99% pure CBD crystals, while keeping everything non-psychoactive. Pretty awesome, right? 

We have four CBDistillery Terpsolate products in our collection: Jack Herer, Tangie, Cherry Pie, and Blue Dream. Here’s what you can expect in terms of flavor and effects.

The Terpsolates

Jack Herer: There are few more famous names in the world of weed than Jack Herer, and CBDistillery has paid homage to the great man here. This Terpsolate has potent sativa properties, which means more energy, better mood, and improved concentration levels, with a fresh and fruity taste. 

Tangie: Looking for a strong and fruity hit when dosing big with CBD? Then Tangie is the Terpsolate for you. Tangie terpenes are a classic sativa blend, promoting beneficial cerebral effects, from more motivation to enhanced creativity. If you’re experiencing a mental block, blow away the cobwebs with Tangie Terpsolate. 

Cherry Pie: Ready for a CBD dessert? Cherry Pie has everything you need to keep your taste buds satisfied and ailments at bay. Composed of a mixture of sativa and indica terpenes, Cherry Pie is a hard-hitting hybrid. It’s just great for getting an all-round CBD experience. If you want an around-the-clock concentrate, Cherry Pie has you covered. 

Blue Dream: You’ll be dreaming of blueberry after a few hits of Blue Dream. This CBDistillery Terpsolate has a hybrid terpene profile, making for a brilliant balance of relaxation and stimulation. Blue Dream will help ease any worries and stresses holding you down, while leaving you refreshed and invigorated for challenges ahead. 

CBDistillery Wax – 80% broad-spectrum 

cbdistillery waxUsually with a broad or full-spectrum wax, or any CBD concentrate, you have to compromise a little on the percentage. But at a mighty 80%, CBDistillery’s offering changes the potency game. 

Since this is a 1-gram wax and the extract makes up 80% of the product, that equates to 800mg of broad-spectrum hemp. And this wax isn’t just about CBD, but another cracking cannabinoid called cannabigerol (CBG). This non-intoxicating compound has been likened to CBD and appears to have similar effects. Put them together, like this CBD concentrate wax has, and you have an unstoppable pair. 

Don’t worry, despite the super-high cannabinoid content, THC doesn’t feature in this wax, so it’s totally non-intoxicating and federally legal. If serious hemp relief is what you require, in efficiently delivered and tasty high dosages, make sure you check out the CBDistillery Broad-Spectrum Wax. 

How to use CBD concentrates

When we discuss concentrates, the conversation is mostly about dabbing and getting lightning-quick effects. And for sure, fast delivery of big doses is what makes concentrates stand out from the crowd. But concentrates also deserve appreciation for their versatility. We want our customers to get the most from their products, and have compiled a list of ways to take CBD concentrates, with their upsides and downsides. 


Dabbing or vaping CBD concentrates, either on a nail or in a compatible device, is the fastest way to benefit from shatter, wax and crystals. Not to mention, mixing crystals into your vape tank is a neat way of strengthening a CBD e-liquid or giving a CBD kick to your nicotine vape juice. “Why is CBD concentrate vaping so effective?” you’re asking – we’re glad you asked! 

It’s all to do with how the body absorbs the CBD. Vaping is a form of inhalation, and the CBD gets passed into the bloodstream through the lungs, a process that takes just a handful of seconds. The CBD is then quickly transported into the brain, passing through the blood-brain barrier, where it may be helpful for mood, anxiety and more. 

Once CBD is in the bloodstream it gets taken all over the body, also acting upon cannabinoid receptors that work to reduce inflammation. In a nutshell, vaping gives CBD a shortcut into the bloodstream and provide immediate effects, which is vital for easing anxiety and certain types of pain.

Vaping does come with some health risks, but research shows these are nowhere near as substantial as from smoking. Concentrates are not burned when vaped, so won’t expose your lungs to nasty carcinogens. 


However, if you have no qualms about smoking, you can take concentrates this way, too. Adding a serving into a joint or topping off your bowl with a highly-potent concentrate is a great way of boosting CBD’s effects. But bear in mind, as you’ll likely lose some of the concentrate during the burning process, this isn’t a cost-effective way of taking these products. 

Oral consumption 

If vaping is like flying, then consuming concentrates orally is like taking the coach. Concentrate effects build steadily when enjoyed like an edible, as the cannabinoids go on a guided tour through the body, before being absorbed into the bloodstream via the stomach. 

Oral intake tends to reduce bioavailability somewhat (the amount of CBD that reaches the bloodstream), due to a process known as the first-pass metabolism.

These don’t sound like good arguments for eating concentrates, but edibles are popular for a reason! Some users prefer the slower absorption rate, as in the end, the CBD stays active for much longer. Gradual and sustained relief is excellent for tackling chronic symptoms that stay persistent throughout the day.

Taking concentrates orally is also a stealthy approach. Eating directly or dissolving wax or crystals into a drink allows you to go under the radar when taking a high dose. This is handy if you want a hit of CBD at work or on a flight.

Or you could pop a crystal under your tongue and let your sublingual glands do the hard graft. Sublingual absorption is a faster acting and more bioavailable way of taking CBD, as the cannabinoids skip the first-pass metabolism. CBD tincture oils also work by harnessing sublingual absorption! 

Potential benefits of CBD concentrates 

There has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of CBD in the media. We agree that there’s plenty to get excited over, and that a new wave of research on the therapeutic effects of CBD is needed. Indeed, already, CBD user surveys show people have all sorts of reasons for taking products like concentrates.

But let’s slow down a little. Right now, as of early 2020, CBD has hardly any approved medical uses. Our CBD products are supplements, not medicines. We definitely recommend consulting with a medical professional if you intend on taking CBD with any other medication. Looking for advice online is no replacement to speaking with a doctor who knows about you and your health situation. 

However, studies are beginning to filter through on some possible uses for CBD. We’ll look closely at these in this section, and look at how they could apply to CBD concentrates. 

Potent pain relief

As per the data, pain relief is the most-commonly sought after benefit of CBD products. There are indications that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) influences how our body feels pain. The CB1 receptor is involved with pain perception, while the CB2 receptor helps mediate inflammation. Receptors outside of the ECS may also be implicated.

CBD has a regulatory effect at both of these receptors, and in theory could offer the analgesic effects so many CBD users are seeking. That so many people continue to take pain is, in itself, promising, although we can’t rule out a placebo effect. 

In terms of concentrates, the beauty of these products, in most scenarios, is the swift relief. Acute, neuropathic pain symptoms, such as those from multiple sclerosis, must be pushed back upon by a fast-absorbed product. Dabbing concentrates is a brilliant way to quickly get CBD working in the body. And for those who want chronic pain relief, eating concentrates is likely better than vaping them. 

Anxiety relief

Anxiety manifests in two different ways. Some suffer from what’s known as generalized anxiety, which causes a pretty consistent feeling of nervousness, worry and negative thinking. Others are affected by social anxiety, which spikes in certain situations due to various triggers. For example, if interacting with new people sets off your anxiety, a job interview could be your worst nightmare. 

Research on CBD’s usefulness for anxiety has yielded positive results. Studies looking at the pharmacological effects suggest CBD regulates GABA and serotonin receptors, both of which are involved in anxiety management. Another study analysing how people perform in public speaking tests (which can trigger social anxiety) found that CBD could make a helpful difference.

In general, social anxiety needs quelling quickly. Dabbing or vaping CBD oil concentrates is ideal, but this isn’t always possible – especially in public. You could try sublingual absorption instead. For lasting generalized anxiety relief, it simply has to be oral consumption – either directly, or in a drink.

Stress relief 

Lots of people find that CBD helps with their stress. It’s likely the anti-anxiety benefits play a role here – if you aren’t worrying about stuff, there’s less to be stressed over! Some research shows that CBD lowers stress levels by reducing cortisol, the primary stress hormone. Large doses of CBD are renowned for having calming physical and psychological effects. 

CBD concentrate products stand out as good stress-relievers, because of the high potency. Taking a big dose into your system in just a few seconds via vaping or dabbing is the perfect way of getting stress relief to wash over you. Rest, relaxation and recovery is important for overall well-being. Stress is implicated as an underlying cause of many illnesses. If relaxation is difficult for you normally, CBD concentrates in cartridges could make a notable difference. 

Neutralize an uncomfortable cannabis high 

Most people who partake in marijuana have had more than they cared to at some point in time. This is notorious for happening with edibles – you don’t feel the effects after half an hour so take a second dose, and then an hour later you’re feeling both! 

A double dose of THC is unlikely to have any long-term effects, but the short-term may be uncomfortable. Anxiety, paranoia are common, and hallucinations not unheard of. Thankfully, CBD has a plan for that. 

CBD blocks THC’s effects – it’s why strains with CBD don’t cause such a “high”. THC creates its effects by binding to CB1 receptors in the ECS; CBD binds to another point on the receptor to switch them off

Therefore, if you’ve taken too much THC, vaping a CBD concentrate helps to cut these effects down to size. Perhaps you just want to taper the effects, or end the high altogether – CBD will help with both.

Improved sleep quality 

Without a good night’s sleep, everything else falls apart. You’ll be running on empty the next day, impairing your mental and physical abilities. The brain also suffers from limited sleep, as it’s unable to get the deep sleep required for recuperation, or to literally clean the brain of toxins with cerebrospinal fluid. 

CBD may have some indirect regulatory effects on the body’s sleep-wake cycle, which come from acting upon the ECS. Combine that with the generally relaxing effects of hefty CBD doses, and you have an attractive natural sleep remedy. And not forgetting, CBD doesn’t have addictive properties, a common drawback of mainstream sleep meds. 

If you just have trouble getting to sleep, then dabbing or vaping a concentrate is probably the best way forward. This will quickly provide the deeply relaxing effects you need to drift off. However, if you’re waking up at night due to pain, or due to a specific sleep condition, you might need to take it orally. Maybe a bit of CBD wax in your cup of hot chocolate! 

Are CBD concentrates legal?

Yes, CBD concentrates are legal, providing they meet the legal federal requirements of all industrial hemp-based products. CBD concentrates must have a maximum of 0.3% THC. CBD-isolate concentrates, such as crystals, don’t have any THC. 

CBD wax and certain forms of shatter contain full-spectrum hemp, so will likely have a small amount. As always when buying CBD products, check that third-party reports are available from an independent and respected laboratory.

Do I need CBD concentrates?

At, we have both mild and super-strong CBD concentrates for sale. Not everybody needs the extraordinarily high doses delivered by our most potent products. Concentrates are mostly recommended for CBD users who aren’t getting enough relief from regular products. 

Your personal circumstances will decide whether concentrates are right for you, in terms of effects and economics. If you’re unsure that you need concentrates, start with a standard CBD product and see how you get on. We have a huge selection of vape juices, tinctures, edibles and more. And the concentrates will still be there if you want them at a later date! 

Will I fail a drugs test with CBD concentrates? 

These products are very unlikely to cause drug test issues, although they can’t be ruled out with broad-spectrum and full-spectrum concentrates. Drug tests don’t scan for CBD, only THC, so CBD-isolate crystals and other isolate concentrates are drug test-proof, whatever your dosage.

Any product with a tiny level of THC presents a small risk. This is possibly amplified with concentrates as you’re taking a higher dosage, and therefore a greater overall amount of THC. The THC level is still below 0.3%, so there’s no psychoactive intoxication to worry about. But levels of THC in your bloodstream could potentially exceed the threshold on a stringent test.

If you can’t risk being forced to explain a failed test, there’s a simple solution: just stick with CBD-isolate concentrates! discount!

We appreciate you taking the time to read our blog to learn more about CBD and the products in our collection. And we want to thank you for that! The next time you place an order with us at, get 10% off by entering save10 at checkout. We’ll apply your discount automatically – just check it’s gone through successfully before finalizing your order.

Final thoughts 

CBD concentrates really maximize the effects of CBD. Manufacturers have learned new tricks to increase potency and improve purity, and the results are fantastic. Innovation is also playing a key role in making concentrates better than ever – just look at the Terpsolates from CBDistillery!

Whether CBD concentrate vaping or eating takes your fancy, wax, shatters and crystals can take your CBD experience to the next level. We hope you have a better idea of how to get more from these products, and that this post has been a good introduction to CBD’s possible health benefits.

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CBD Creams: Key facts about creams, salves and gels (2020 Review)

Cannabidiol (CBD) topical products are completely unique in the CBD industry. Whether it’s creams, massage gels, salves, ointments, lotions, balms, oils, or anything else that goes on the skin, topicals work totally differently to all other CBD products. 

Indeed, some people are surprised that CBD even works on the skin at all. But these products certainly aren’t gimmicks. There’s hard science behind therapeutic CBD topicals, and they are often effective in ways that other CBD products simply aren’t. 

If you’re new to CBD or CBD creams, then this mammoth guide is your perfect starting point. We’ll begin by exploring CBD as a compound and why it works on the skin, before looking at some of the best-selling CBD creams for sale at In the second half of this post, we’ll outline what these products may help with, and answer a list of frequently asked questions. Let’s begin! 

A brief introduction to CBD

Nowadays, it seems you can get CBD in just about everything. The compound has enjoyed an astonishing ascendancy from a virtual unknown to a top player in the health and wellness scene. And it’s all happened since the legalization of hemp-based products in the United States in 2014.

That’s right, CBD comes from hemp, a largely non-intoxicating strain of cannabis sativa. CBD is also present in regular cannabis strains, although it’s much more prominent in hemp. Even more importantly from a legal perspective, hemp has very low levels of psychoactive delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD creams and all other hemp-derived products are only legal if they have less than 0.3% THC. Hence why hemp growers are now cultivating strains with sky high levels of CBD, and just traces of THC. 

Since the 1960s, researchers have conducted studies on CBD, with the number of these snowballing in recent times. Groundbreaking findings about cannabinoids (of which CBD is one), the endocannabinoid system (ECS) where CBD works, and the overall implications of these compounds and the ECS for our health are transforming the world of medical science. 

Dr Raphael Mechoulam, who first isolated CBD and THC, has described cannabinoids as a “pharmacological treasure trove.” With legal restrictions surrounding cannabis and hemp loosening, scientists are finally able to start looting the chest! 

How do CBD creams work?

The ECS holds the key to most – if not all – of CBD’s effects. Made up of endocannabinoids (naturally generated cannabinoid-like compounds) and cannabinoid receptors, the ECS is detectable pretty much throughout the entire body. Unsurprisingly, cannabinoid receptors are found in abundance in the skin.

As of December 2019, experts have identified two cannabinoid receptors. Thankfully, they’ve kept it simple, naming them ‘CB1’ and ‘CB2’. CB1 receptors primarily manage psychological variables, such as pain perception, mood and appetite. These receptors are expressed mostly in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) but are also present in the skin. In contrast, CB2 receptors are closely associated with immune system response and inflammation regulation. CB2 receptors are also well-expressed in the skin.

It’s also possible that other receptors, outside of the ECS, are activated by CBD creams. Research in this area is in its infancy, but one example is the vanilloid (TRPV-1) receptor, which regulates pain sensation and is found in the skin. CBD is a mild vanilloid receptor agonist.

Popular CBD creams at

CBD brands have ample opportunities to get creative and innovative with CBD topicals. And thanks to the highly competitive nature of the market, we’re seeing lots of variety. Some creams have a CBD-isolate base, whereas others contain full-spectrum extracts. All kinds of essential oils with skin-soothing benefits (such as tea tree oil and lavender oil) are often included in premium topicals. These creams and lotions may be pricier, but bringing lots of proven therapeutic extracts together and combining them with CBD greatly enhances the effects. 

The ‘Health and Beauty’ collection is growing all the time. We’re always on the look out for intriguing new products which meet our high standards. The following six topicals have a great reputation with our customers. 

cbd creamCBD Pain Cream by Genesis

Our very own CBD Genesis Pain Cream is a classic, lab-tested CBD topical. This all-organic product is available with either 250 or 500mg of hemp extract, and comes in a 2oz bottle. The small overall product size makes this one of the strongest CBD creams that we stock. Therefore, it’s great at delivering extra relief when you need it most. 

We have also infused essential oils and organic white willow (salix alba) bark into this cream. Salix alba is a fairly common ingredient in skin creams, and is an effective exfoliant and antifungal agent. White willow bark also helps with removing dead skin cells, and helps promote a fresh and vibrant overall appearance. 

hemp bombs cbd lotionHempBombs CBD Lotion

With the HempBombs CBD Lotion, you can literally freeze away your pain. This product capitalizes on cold therapy, with the menthol bringing a soothing effect to the skin when it’s applied. HempBombs uses 200mg of pure CBD hemp extract with no THC in this 4oz lotion. 

Tea tree oil is another key ingredient in the HempBombs lotion, which is lab-tested by a third-party. The naturally cooling effect, combined with the hemp extract and other beneficial extracts makes this a formidable topical product. It’s ideal for getting any of CBD’s benefits. However, because of the strong cooling sensation, you may want to keep this lotion away from the eyes and sensitive skin. 

cbd salveTopical CBD Salve by Hempmetics 

This is without question the strongest CBD cream available at, with a mighty 1000mg of CBD extract infused into a 1oz jar. Hempmetics is the premium line of Jolly Green Oil, an established and trusted hemp-based CBD brand. Menthol crystals and a mixture of essential oils and minerals feature in this classy salve, along with soothing organic aloe juice.

The manufacturers suggest keeping this topical away from the eyes, nose and mouth, and washing hands after use. Applying to tight and weary muscles may have a deeply relaxing effect, while washing away any aches and pain. As this is a highly-concentrated topical, a small amount should suffice. The Hempmetics salve may be fantastic value, but there’s no upside to using more than you need. 

cbd lotionPinnacle CBD Lotion 

Pinnacle Hemp manufacture a selection of top-shelf full-spectrum CBD products. These body lotions are a star attraction in their selection. This non-GMO, third-party tested topical contains 200mg of CBD and has a delightful moisturizing effect, providing genuine nourishment to the skin. A light and creamy topical, the Pinnacle Hemp lotion is ideal for alleviating pain and enhancing skin quality.

For a beachy twist, try the coconut scented lotion, which has a pleasant yet not overbearing aroma. But if coconut isn’t your thing and you just want a regular, but effective CBD topical, the unscented version has you covered. The lab report from DB Labs shows these lotions have traces of cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG), two non-intoxicating cannabinoids that complement the CBD. Both compounds are renowned for having anti-inflammatory effects.

CBD SalveCBD Twist Tube Salve by Genesis

The Twist Tube Salve is another dependable topical from our very own CBD Genesis range. We pack a hefty 500mg of CBD into 2oz of salve, while keeping the THC content below 0.3%. The beauty of a twist tube salve is that it’s easily administered to all areas of the body. It’s also an efficient way to apply as a topical, as you’ll never use more than necessary. 

The CBD Genesis Salve is great for taking the edge off pain, and relaxing tight muscles. The anti-inflammatory effects may also help with skin complaints. In addition to the hemp extract, our salve also contains moisturizing coconut oil, antioxidant-rich ginger root and infection-fighting arnica. We’ve also included beeswax which adds extra anti-inflammatory value while nurturing the skin by encouraging cell reconstruction. 

Lots of thought has gone into making the best possible topical that embellishes CBD’s effects. Put simply, the CBD Genesis salve is a product that delivers more.

Body Lotion by Hempmetics 

We can’t finish our product reviews without mentioning another topical from the classy Hempmetics. This 8oz Hand and Body Lotion contains organic hemp seed oil, and a myriad of helpful ingredients. These include cooling organic aloe leaf juice, anti-inflammatory coconut oil, and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. 

The Hempmetics Hand and Body Lotion works well on dry skin, and can be used on all areas of the body. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are present in the hemp seed oil, offering anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects for the skin. This lotion is vegan-friendly, gluten-free and paraben-free, and made entirely in the United States.

Possible health benefits of CBD creams

There is lots of confusion surrounding the health benefits of CBD. If you’ve just had a passing interest in CBD up until now, the chances are you’ll have heard that it helps with just about everything! We’re certainly CBD enthusiasts, but we’re also big on facts, too. It’s still early days in CBD research, and until the big studies and clinical trials are conducted, very little can be said for definite. 

However, CBD creams are indeed wildly popular for all kinds of reasons, and we can’t ignore that either. In this section, we’ll look at the most common health problems that CBD topicals are touted as being effective for, and explore whether these benefits match up with the existing science. Please note that we are not making any medical claims about CBD in this article. All content is written for educational and informative purposes only. If you are in need of medical advice, please consult with a doctor or another medical expert.

CBD creams for back pain

CBD’s potential as a painkiller could be the compound’s most exciting prospective benefit. If it truly is effective for pain, CBD might emerge as a genuine challenger to opioid-based drugs, which are addictive, loaded with side effects and have a high risk of overdose.

For many users, CBD creams are more appealing than other products, since they produce localized relief. In addition to back pain, CBD creams may help with knee pain, neck pain, arm pain, and just about anywhere for that matter. The ability of topicals to get straight to the source is something that inhaled and orally-consumed products, with their all-body effects, just don’t have.

The best CBD creams for pain will have a rich concentration of CBD, and preferably menthol crystals for cooling. Those with inflammatory pain will appreciate a concoction of essential oils, too. A full-spectrum topical with high levels of secondary cannabinoids may boost the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects beyond what a CBD-isolate cream can offer.

CBD creams for arthritis pain

Not all arthritis is the same. There are several types of arthritis, although the ones we talk about most often are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The former causes joint cartilage and underlying bone breakdown. This leads to joint pain, stiffness and sometimes swelling. OA is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 230 million globally. 

RA is an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, causing pain and swelling. These symptoms are often made worse by prolonged periods of inactivity. RA is a lot rarer than OA, but still affects around 25 million people worldwide. Like OA, RA has a destructive effect on joint cartilage and underlying bone. RA is also notorious for sapping energy levels.

While OA and RA are somewhat different, CBD creams for joint pain may make a difference for both. The goal of arthritis treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation – doctors often prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, CBD and many secondary cannabinoids are well-documented anti-inflammatories, and work to balance the immune system by regulating the ECS. 

As for other forms of pain, the localized effects of CBD creams are perfect for managing arthritis symptoms. Sufferers can simply lather up their affected areas whenever a flare-up occurs to cut symptoms down to size. In 2010, a small study featured in the scientific journal Pharmaceuticals (Basel) found that cannabinoids may help repair joint cartilage. 

Engineering tissue in body regions that have been devastated by the inflammatory effects of arthritis would be an exciting development. It would mean that CBD creams don’t just manage arthritis symptoms and stop conditions from worse, but that they actively help reverse the damage. This fascinating pocketing science is a great example of Mechoulam’s description of cannabinoids as a “pharmacological treasure trove.” 

CBD foot creams 

There’s nothing worse than cracked soles and dry feet. Our feet are more vulnerable to dryness than any other part of the body due to an absence of oil glands. Rather, the feet only have sweat glands to stay moisturized. Having dry feet is sometimes – if not always – a painful experience.

There are all sorts of remedies for dry feet, from epsom salts to oatmeal baths. Now we can throw CBD foot creams into the equation as well. Some companies make creams especially for the skin, although any CBD-infused topicals should have the intended effects. CBD creams get deeply into the skin of the feet, producing a much-needed hydrating and moisturizing effect.

Manage skin complaints with CBD topicals

Many skin disorders are notorious because researchers know so little about them. There is still debate about the exact causes of acne, never mind the best way to treat it. Hence, a lot of patients with acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin complaints are stuck with treatments that have questionable effectiveness. 

The risk for these patients is turning to alternative remedies that may make the problem worse, as happened with Accutane for acne. This drug was meant to combat excessive sebum (oil) production in acne sufferers, but ended up causing excessively dry skin in some users, known as xeroderma.

The first goal of any treatment is to “do no harm,” and this applies especially when dealing with highly-sensitive skin. Encouragingly, CBD’s relative safety profile extends to the skin, and does not have any notable adverse effects. But it may be very helpful for acne and psoriasis.


For whatever reason, acne occurs due to increased sebum production from the sebaceous glands. This oil keeps the skin lubricated, hydrated and provides a protective layer against external threats. But too much sebum causes pores in the skin to become clogged, dirty and sometimes infected. However, rather than just drying the skin, research suggests that CBD has a modulating effect on the sebaceous glands, restoring sebum production to healthy levels. 

A 2014 paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation described CBD as an anti-inflammatory and a sebsotatic compound. The study authors concluded that CBD is a “promising therapeutic agent” for acne vulgaris.


After decades of discussion, it’s now mostly accepted that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. This skin disorder affects up to 80 million people worldwide, and is associated with red, crusty and flaky skin. Psoriasis patches are most prominent on the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp, but can show up anywhere. As a chronic condition, psoriasis patients always live with the condition, but symptoms vary in severity over time. 

Psoriasis patches occur due to increased skin cell production. In healthy individuals, the skin creates new cells, pushes them to the surface and sheds them in a three-to-four week process. However, in psoriasis patients, this happens in just a week, causing an accumulation of skin cells as the surface which cannot be shed quickly enough. 

CBD’s promise for psoriasis comes from its likely benefits for inflammation and immune system functioning. Studies show that CBD reduces the expression of keratinocytes in the skin – production of these cells is greatly increased in psoriasis patients. Interestingly, cannabinoid receptors appear not to play a central role in stifling keratinocyte production. This suggests CBD and other cannabinoids act on the skin through not-yet-discovered mechanisms. 

CBD creams for carpal tunnel 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) causes pain and tingling in the wrists due to suppression of the median nerve. Indeed, CTS is also described as median nerve compression. The tingling and numbness can take months to go away, and symptoms often make it difficult to grip things. Medical experts recommend wrist splints, painkillers, hand exercises and simply reducing the activities that are causing the CTS. But could CBD creams also work as well? 

There is very little literature looking specifically at CBD and CTS. However, since people use CBD creams for pain and inflammation, in theory, these topical products may have a therapeutic effect. That said, doctors have also questioned whether traditional painkillers for CTS. But there are no downsides to experimenting with CBD, so it’s certainly worth trying it for carpal tunnel. 

Combat infections with CBD creams 

Bacteria, microbes, fungi, viruses and parasites can all trigger skin infections, some of which are more dangerous than others. When discussing bacteria, antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” such as MRSA often come to mind. And it’s true that experts are in a race against time to find new classes of antibiotics that can take the fight to these mutated strains of bacteria. 

CBD and full-spectrum hemp may just be a very effective tool. A handful of studies over the past decade or so have looked at the antibacterial effects of CBD. These have deduced that CBD does have an antibiotic effect, but through an unknown mechanism. This indicates CBD works in ways we still don’t understand. But that it takes effect differently to traditional antibiotics has fuelled researchers with optimism about CBD’s future potential. We also know the cannabinoid has antifungal and antimicrobial properties for good measure. 

CBD creams for yeast infections

Vaginal yeast infections are fungal infections. Yes, we appreciate this is hardly the most pleasant topic to talk about – but it’s important! Yeast infections cause itchiness, irritation and discharge in the vagina and vulva, and more women than not are affected at some point in their lifetime. Vaginal yeast infections occur due to an overgrowth of yeast, which may be triggered by antibiotic use. 

As an antifungal substance, CBD topicals have medicinal potential for yeast infections. But there is no scientific evidence to support their use at this time. There’s nothing to say CBD doesn’t work, either. Researchers simply haven’t got around to this issue yet. But once again, as CBD is non-toxic, non-aggressive and overwhelmingly safe, there are only upsides in giving it a try.

CBD creams for muscle tension

Many of the best CBD creams for pain are marketed as relieving muscle aches and tensions. Sometimes, our muscles ache due to a strenuous period of exercise. However, muscle tension can also result due to prolonged inactivity, overuse and stress. Muscle tension in the neck, shoulders and head may even trigger headaches and migraines.

CBD is regularly touted as relaxing the muscles through its potent sedative effects. Muscle relaxers are not the same as painkillers, although muscle relaxers often reduce pain, too. The pain relief is a beneficial indirect effect from easing stiffness and tension in the muscles. Some studies have found that cannabigerol (CBG), a minor, non-intoxicating cannabinoid has a greater therapeutic effect on muscle spasms than other cannabinoids. Therefore, full-spectrum hemp creams may work better than topicals with CBD-isolate extracts. 

CBD creams for anti-aging effects

Ideally, we could all stay young forever – but reality doesn’t work like that! As we start to age, wrinkles, crow’s feet and deep lines appear, making us look old, even if we don’t feel it. Much of the aging process is beyond our control. Over time, collagen and elastin production decreases – these proteins are essential for keeping the skin tight. 

However, some aging is caused by external effects which we do have control over. Have you ever wondered why cigarette smokers seem to age faster than others? Some experts argue this is caused by free radical aging, where compounds in the smoke destroy the skin’s DNA. Free radicals are found in exhaust fumes and the sun’s ultraviolet rays, too. It’s important to note this theory isn’t proven, and it has its detractors, but if there is truth to it, CBD could have potent anti-aging effects.

That’s because cannabinoids – including CBD – are antioxidants, and can neutralize the effects of free radicals. These uncharged molecules typically become charged by pinching electrons from skin DNA. But antioxidants stop this process by forming a protective layer, giving the free radicals an electron, and protecting the skin. This is exactly how antioxidants work in the brain, to stop the build up of oxidative stress and neurological issues.

In summary, CBD may have anti-aging effects, through this mechanism or others. But we already know that CBD topicals are nourishing and hydrating for the skin, which may also promote a more youthful appearance. 

Do CBD creams help with inflammation?

Yes, lots of research now points to CBD being effective for inflammation, and it makes sense that topicals can help too with inflammation of the skin. The skin is teeming with CB2 receptors, which are involved with the transmission of messages to the immune system response. 

The best CBD creams for arthritis pain are made with full-spectrum extracts, to deliver the benefits of minor cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. A 2019 paper revealed that hemp flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties, although whether this bears relevance to the skin remains to be seen. 

Inflammation and the immune system are still poorly understood relative to other effects and systems in the body – it may take some time to fully uncover the effects and benefits of cannabinoids. 

Do CBD creams interact with medication?

When inhaled or taken orally or sublingually, CBD can interact with prescription medications. Research shows that the compound deactivates certain enzymes in the cytochrome P450 system, which slows down the metabolization of various drugs, including antihistamines. This causes these drugs to become more concentrated in the blood, making dosages stronger than they should be. Depending on the drug, this can be risky. 

For this reason, it’s always stressed that anyone planning on self-medicating with CBD – who is already taking prescription drugs – should consult with a doctor, rather than relying on online information. 

The situation may be a little different with CBD creams, as the cannabinoids stay within the skin, as opposed to reaching the bloodstream and being transported around the body. This effect is better understood with cannabis topicals that contain THC. These products, when administered on the skin, do not have a psychoactive effect because the THC never reaches the brain. 

Therefore, CBD creams do not have the same risks concerning drug interactions as other CBD products. But if you do have any doubts, always ask a doctor before using CBD topicals. Always take a cautious approach with your health. 

Do CBD creams work for nerve pain?

There is very little research on the effects of CBD creams for nerve pain, which is typically a chronic form of pain. However, a study on animal models featured in the European Journal of Pain revealed that CBD may help with inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Results from animal studies are not always replicated in humans, but these findings warrant further research. 

If CBD is effective for nerve pain, then CBD creams are a go-to choice, either as a standalone remedy, or in tandem with another CBD product. As we’ve discussed, CBD topicals are great for getting to the source of pain. For instance, with carpal tunnel syndrome, strong CBD creams can be applied to the specific areas causing discomfort. 

Can you use CBD creams for sleep?

CBD creams won’t have any psychological effects, as cannabinoids applied topically don’t pass into the bloodstream and to the brain. So, if you are being kept awake due to insomnia, stress or anxiety, you’ll be better served by tincture oils, edibles, vape juices and flower products. 

However, if you are experiencing sleep problems due to physical pain, CBD topicals have plenty of potential. The soothing and cooling effects of CBD creams for joint pain and other forms of pain can help take your mind off the discomfort. 

These analgesic effects may also stop pain from waking you up in the middle of the night. If using CBD creams on the hands, wearing a glove will help the skin to absorb the cannabinoids, and stop your product from getting all over the bedsheets! 

Can CBD creams make you tired?

High doses of CBD are associated with relaxation, sedation and subsequently tiredness. It’s why some people refrain from taking large doses during the stay, when they need all of their mental and physical capabilities. CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, so won’t alter your perception of reality like marijuana, but the sedation may still be a deal-breaker if you need to drive or work with heavy machinery.

But as always, there is a question over whether CBD topicals have the same effect as products that are inhaled or ingested. Since CBD from creams doesn’t reach the brain, these products shouldn’t have a psychological chill-out effect. Creams may have a physically relaxing effect. Although as cannabinoids stay isolated in the area the cream was used, you shouldn’t get the overall ‘body buzz’ and ‘couchlock’ effect that comes from other CBD products.

Can you use CBD creams on sunburns?

Sunburn makes the skin hot, red and sore, so it’s understandable why soothing, nourishing and hydrating CBD creams are suggested as a remedy. Sunburn goes away on its own after a few days, although cooling agents such as aftersun and aloe vera may help, as could mild painkillers. But what about CBD?

CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects may reduce the severity of a sunburn and the pain that comes with it. Moreover, sunburnt skin is susceptible to infection, which antibacterial CBD may protect against. The antioxidant properties of CBD topicals may also have a therapeutic effect for sunburn.

There is good reason to think that CBD may be effective for sunburn, considering what is known about the cannabinoid. However, until studies are conducted looking directly at the relationship between CBD creams and sunburn, it’s impossible to make any definitive judgements. 

Where are CBD creams legal?

Like all CBD products, CBD creams are legal throughout the United States. There are some requirements, however. All hemp-derived products must have no more than 0.3% THC. This stops recreational use of CBD products.

In states that have legalized medical and/or recreational cannabis, you may come across topicals that also contain THC. Always check that your product has less than 0.3% THC before travelling with it to another state or country. Also, not all countries have legalized hemp. Always check your cream is legal at your final destination before making the trip! If you are uncertain, leave your product at home, as some countries still have really strict penalties regarding cannabis and hemp. 

CBD creams vs tincture oils

Comparing CBD creams with tincture oils is a bit like comparing apples with oranges! They are different products with different intended uses! Both products have advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs. If you need internal CBD relief, such as for mental benefits or all-body painkilling effects, tincture oils are probably better. Sublingual oils and sprays are fast-acting, and relief is often apparent just minutes after consumption.

However, if you are tackling a skin complaint or infection, creams are the way forward. Ingested CBD may have benefits for the skin, but taking CBD in this way does not activate skin-based cannabinoid receptors to the same degree that topicals do.

It’s worth noting that CBD oils are effective when applied topically. However, tincture oils generally come in 1oz bottles, whereas cream and salve products usually have a greater overall quantity. As such, with proper topicals, you can apply them more generously, using less CBD in total. Tincture oils are great makeshift topicals if you don’t have a cream or gel to hand, but are no genuine substitute.

Using CBD creams with other CBD products 

CBD products are great individually, but the effects are often even more pronounced when two or more combined. We see this with edibles and vape juices, which have different response times, which makes it possible to time the efffects so they kick in together.

Taking CBD creams with a CBD oil, e-liquid or edible may be helpful for relieving pain and inflammation. If you’re in discomfort, you may want relief throughout the body, with extra relief in particular areas. And that’s exactly what you can get when using a topical in conjunction with another CBD product.

How does it work? Ingesting, inhaling or sublingually taking CBD brings the cannabinoids into the bloodstream, where they are dispersed around the body. This helps alleviate inflammation by acting upon cannabinoid receptors from head to toe. The cream then activates cannabinoid receptors in a specific region of the body to alleviate inlammatory symptoms.

For immediate relief, combine CBD creams with the lightning-fast effects of vape juices and tincture oils. For more sustained effects against chronic symptoms, try CBD capsules, edibles or syrups alongside your cream.

Final thoughts

The CBD cream boom is only just beginning according to many analysts. It’s possible – and perhaps even likely – that as the CBD industry expands in the 2020s, the topical market expands at an even faster rate. Much will come down to how much research is carried out, and whether big-name cosmetic companies look to muscle in on already-successful CBD brands. But it’s pretty clear: the future looks great for CBD creams!

If you were asking, “What is a CBD cream?” before the start of this post, we hope this comprehensive guide has answered your question, along with many others! We have a variety of CBD creams for sale on the store. For 10% off your next order, enter save10 at the checkout phase. This CBD cream review looked at a few of our top-selling products, but we have many more that may pique your interest!

CBD science is expanding, and we should get a more complete picture on the cannabinoid’s value for pain, arthritis, skin disorders, infections and over health problems over the coming decade. We’ll be keeping you up to date with all these research developments on the blog!

Do you have your own story to tell about CBD creams? We would love to hear about your thoughts and experiences, especially if you’ve already used any of our topical products! Leave a comment below, and start a conversation!

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CBD Edibles: The Ultimate Guide (December 2019 Review)

Edibles have always been a favorite in the cannabis industry – and it’s no different in the CBD scene. Most brands dabble with non-psychoactive CBD edibles, which come in a variety of forms, including gummies, cakes, honey sticks, lollipops, hard candies and chocolate bars.

In this post, we’ll explore the different types of CBD edibles on the market, and look at the general effects of these products. We’ll outline how to use them, go through some much-loved CBD edibles recipes, and round up by answering a few frequently asked questions (FAQs). 

This comprehensive guide is great for experienced CBD users who want to learn something new. It’s also easy-to-digest for newcomers to CBD who are looking to find out more about hemp’s benefits and the advantages of edible products.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, and the main therapeutic component in hemp, a legal strain of cannabis sativa, which has very low amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD has been popularized as a substance offering the health benefits of cannabis, without the ‘high’. This is a slight oversimplification. CBD and THC have different sets of beneficial properties, and in a few cases work oppositely to each other.

However, broadly, CBD is useful for many of the reasons that people take marijuana, according to early research. We’re still awaiting important clinical studies on CBD’s mental and physical qualities. But scientists have made great leaps in our understanding of CBD in the past couple of decades.

Essential to these discoveries was bringing the endocannabinoid system (ECS) out of the biological dark. This long-hidden system was finally found in the early 1990s, and has helped to explain many of the mechanisms that CBD operates in. Having a better idea of CBD’s actions in the body means it’s easier to refine research and make more breakthroughs.

Popular CBD edibles at stocks a broad selection of CBD-infused edible and gummy products. Check out our full range by heading over to the store. We’ve selected four top quality edibles to review in this post. 

CBD Genesis Gummies

Our very own CBD Genesis Gummies contain pure CBD-isolate with no THC whatsoever. This is an organic, pesticide-free and third-party lab-tested product, so you know exactly what you’re getting. These gummies are crafted just like any other candies, and really do taste delicious. We have a few different gummies in our collection, with different dosages of CBD. 

The 500mg pack consists of 20 gummies, with 25mg of CBD-isolate in each. This mid-range CBD dose is good for beginners who are seeking relaxing effects from their CBD, and also for those looking to supplement their endocannabinoid system. We also have 1000mg packs of regular and sour gummy worms, which delivers 50mg of CBD per serving. The higher dosage is recommended for experienced CBD users who are familiar with the compound’s sedative effects.

CBD Genesis Gummies are the perfect way to dose up on CBD wherever you are. They don’t have any hemp or weed-like aroma, and look just like the gummies you’d find at the candy store.

Jolly Green Oil Party Pack 

jolly green oil gummiesFor a cost-effective, high-dose CBD option, look no further than the 1000mg Party Pack from Jolly Green Oil. Each one of these lab-tested, organic gummies has a hefty 50mg of CBD-isolate, and every pack comes with an assortment of CBD-infused treats. 

A 50mg dose is fairly high for first-time CBD users. However, because of the even distribution of CBD throughout the edible, you can easily split it in half and enjoy 25mg at a time. Indeed, a 25mg dose may be better in the daytime, when you can’t risk getting too relaxed from CBD! However, the full 50mg or even a double dose should work a treat for those who desire stronger relief. 

This product is called a ‘Party Pack’, and there is good reason to share! CBD has garnered attention for having anti-anxiety effects, which makes these edibles a potential social lubricant. Put these out a party and you’ll be offering your guests a non-psychoactive and non-addictive way to manage their anxiety and stress levels. 

Heady Harvest CBD Gummies

CBD Gummies from Heady Harvest are really popular with customers, perhaps because of the wide variety. All of their gummies contain a THC-free, CBD-isolate hemp extract, and are completely organic. The Regular and Sour Gummy Bears are available in packs of 20, at strengths of 10, 25 and 50mg per serving. 

What’s more, Heady Harvest Gummies are more potent and bioavailable than many other CBD treats. That’s thanks to the inclusion of MCT-rich fractionated coconut oil. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) help the body to metabolize CBD, so that a higher percentage of your dose becomes activated in the bloodstream. The more bioavailable a product is, the greater the effects of any individual dosage. 

Heady Harvest CBD Gummies are dependable, and an excellent starter product if you are yet to experience CBD edible effects. If you love CBD and gummy bears, then you’ll definitely love these!

Pinnacle CBD Honey Sticks 

Pinnacle uses a full-spectrum hemp extract in its tasty honey sticks, bringing together the benefits of CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC and an array of flavonoids and terpenes. These 10mg CBD honey sticks do have trace levels of THC (less than 0.3%), as is standard with full-spectrum CBD products. With five honey sticks per pack, this works out to 50mg of CBD. 

CBD honey sticks can be eaten as they are, or melted into hot drinks. Either way, the cannabinoids are taken orally, and are therefore gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. These low-dose honey sticks produce stimulating effects, especially for focus and concentration. If you suffer from brain fog in the workplace or elsewhere, Pinnacle honey sticks are ideal for decluttering the mind and promoting mental clarity.

CBD-isolate vs. full-spectrum edibles

Like all CBD products, edibles are infused with either a CBD-isolate or full-spectrum hemp extract. Both have upsides and downsides, depending on user preferences.


The extraction process splits CBD compounds away from the rest of the hemp plant, creating a pure extract. CBD-isolate extracts are the base for THC-free products. These attract people who want guaranteed protection from drug tests. 

Some consider CBD-isolate more reliable against certain symptoms, as there are no external compounds interfering with the effects. A few CBD-isolate products also contain natural terpenes. These keep products THC-free, while topping up the overall benefits.

Full-spectrum hemp

These CBD oil edibles feature whole-plant extracts. Full-spectrum products are CBD-rich, but also have a nice helping of secondary cannabinoids, like cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV). Terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids, omega-3, 6 and 9, vitamins and minerals are also present.

Full-spectrum edibles highlight that hemp is more than just CBD. This complete blend of helpful compounds makes these edibles more effective than CBD-isolate products. The benefits may be enhanced further still by the ‘entourage effect’. This is a proposed synergistic reaction that goes on in hemp and cannabis, when the plant is enjoyed as one.

So, if full-spectrum is better, why doesn’t everybody use it? These products do have a small concentration of THC, keeping with the theme of an entire hemp extract. By federal law, this THC content must be kept below 0.3% of the total product weight. Moreover, full-spectrum CBD is a little more expensive than CBD-isolate. However, this often pays for itself with all the extra compounds that embellish CBD edible effects.

General CBD edibles effects

How do CBD edibles compare with vape juices, tincture oils, cigarettes and joints? Firstly, edibles – like all orally-taken products – provide more measured relief, rather than a blast all at once. This comes down to how the CBD is metabolized and absorbed into the bloodstream.

CBD from edibles doesn’t get the direct entry that inhaled or sublingually absorbed CBD does. Instead, the compounds must go through the first-pass metabolism. The first-pass effect slows down CBD’s activation time and also reduces bioavailability.

Before cannabinoids are delivered into the bloodstream, they must go through the digestive system and liver. Many drugs, including CBD, are metabolized in the liver, and the organ reduces how much of the drug becomes active.

That said, the first-pass effect transforms cannabinoids into slightly different compounds – in the case of THC, this enhances potency. Therefore, oral administration does not necessarily reduce the effectiveness, but the first-pass effect does mean ingested CBD has a slower response time than sublingually absorbed or inhaled CBD.

In reality, this means users may be waiting for an hour or two before their edible dose is having the desired effect. Everyone experiences the benefits of edibles uniquely, with metabolism speed, size, weight and other variables having an impact. This can make dosing more difficult, as we’ll explain later.

The slow onset of effects may be frustrating, but edibles more than make up for this as the CBD lasts for a lot longer. These extended effects are an economical way of combating chronic symptoms. They also offer CBD coverage throughout the night, which is great for easing ailments that affect sleep duration and quality (e.g. sleep apnea, chronic pain, anxiety). 

CBD edibles for pain

Check any survey on CBD use in the United States, and chronic pain always heads the list of reasons for taking CBD. This is perhaps partially because the term is ambiguous, and covers a range of conditions. But there’s a more simple truth to be had: lots of people are using CBD for pain, and finding it helps!

Research on CBD’s effectiveness for pain – and it’s viability as a treatment option – is inconclusive. The studies we have suggest the ECS controls pain perception somewhat. CBD, and the endocannabinoid anandamide, also engage with vanilloid receptors that regulate how we feel pain. 

There are also many types of pain (e.g. chronic, neuropathic and inflammatory). Edibles are more useful for chronic and lasting inflammatory symptoms. The slow CBD delivery effectively rules CBD out as an acute pain treatment. 

However, for relieving pain during the day, so it’s possible to focus on mental and physical tasks, edibles are ideal. With up to eight hours of relief from one dose, there’s no need to top up four or five times a day. And as we’ve already explored, if nighttime relief is a priority, the longer relief produced by edibles (and also capsules and syrups) is the only relief that’s worth having!

Hopefully we’ll get more high-quality studies soon to confirm the analgesic value of CBD, especially in regard to CBD edibles for pain. 

Edibles for sleep

A good night’s sleep is key for a number of reasons. Obviously, it stops us feeling fatigued and being mentally and physically below par. But a healthy sleep pattern with a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night is also important for the brain. Studies show that during deep sleep, the brain removes harmful toxins and plaques which accelerate the progression of neurodegenerative illnesses.

There is optimism around CBD as a sleep remedy. For one, the non-addictive, sedative effects are just what’s required to promote better sleep. And two, CBD is arguably better than other sleeping tablets that can cause dependence and are riddled with side effects.

Taking CBD edibles for sleep makes sense, and particularly if an ailment is causing you to wake up in the middle of the night. The lasting relief from insomnia, and sleep-disrupting factors like pain and anxiety is ideal. Most find edibles better than other CBD products for sleep.

CBD edibles for anxiety 

CBD products with a rapid speed of delivery are generally seen as best for anxiety. However, gradual effects of edibles may also have benefits for some users. Perhaps the most significant research on CBD and anxiety to date was conducted with capsules, an orally-taken treatment that works in the same way to edibles.

Participants received either a 600mg CBD dose or a placebo treatment, with the CBD group performing better in all areas on a simulated public speaking experiment. This intriguing study highlighted the real-life potential of CBD for anxiety, and showed how the cannabinoid may reduce social anxiety symptoms. 

The gradual onset of CBD edible effects means you’ll have to be savvy if using these products for anxiety. For example, if you have an anxiety-triggering social event coming up, take a dose about an hour or so beforehand. This will help prevent anxiety from arising in the first place, rather than simply suppress symptoms. 

It’s not always possible to predict which situations will cause anxiety. However, with a discreet product like edibles, you can have CBD on hand for whenever you need it – you can even take edibles on a plane to aid with anxiety!

Edibles for arthritis

CBD has interesting anti-inflammatory properties that may help bring forth a new era of arthritis medication. Research suggests the compound may assist with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease, and osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis caused by wear and tear to the bones and joints, and severe levels of inflammation.

It all comes down to how endocannabinoids and cannabinoids influence the body’s immune system, courtesy of interactions within the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Discovering the ECS has introduced researchers to a novel way of accessing the immune system. In the long run, we may see the emergence of cannabinoid-based anti-inflammatory drugs to replace existing non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). Both CBD and THC, along with numerous other secondary cannabinoids, have exhibited anti-inflammatory effects in tests.

This emphasizes the benefits of taking full-spectrum edibles to manage arthritis. And with symptoms often chronic and ever-present, edibles could be the best way of dealing with the condition. Some find value in combining edibles with CBD-infused topicals. Applying creams to the affected area engages CB2 receptors in the part of the body where its most crucial to regulate inflammation, in order to reduce symptoms.

CBD edibles for headaches and migraines 

Look back through the history books, and specifically Western pharmacopoeias of the mid-19th century, and you’ll see cannabis proposed and even recommended as a remedy for migraines. At this time, psychoactive cannabis was a curious drug to the West, having been brought back by merchants from South Asia.

Nearly 200 years on, and those early medical experts may have hit the nail on the head! The latest research on the ECS indicates that dysfunction in the system could be the underlying cause of migraines. As such, a regulating compound like CBD is a possible treatment option.

We know that CBD likely has an analgesic effect, which may alleviate the pain of headaches and migraines. It’s also mooted that regulating CB1 receptors in the ECS helps tackle photophobia and phonophobia (increased light and sound sensitivity). These are the ‘aura’ symptoms many migraine patients suffer from.

Headaches and migraines can rear their ugly head at any time. The discretion provided by edibles means you don’t need to sit and suffer with symptoms. Moreover, the longer effects of CBD oil edibles may prevent a migraine from coming back once it has subsided. 

Edibles for low mood

Low mood and motivation adversely affects all aspects of life. If your head isn’t the right place, reaching your full potential becomes impossible. Thankfully, if you are in a slump, there are safe and natural ways to help break out of it! 

CBD edibles have two positive effects that may reduce low mood and depression. Firstly, CBD is an anandamide reuptake inhibitor. Increasing availability of this antidepressant endocannabinoid in the brain theoretically boosts mood. 

Secondly, CBD also combats neuroinflammation (or inflammation of the brain). Of late, depression experts are realizing the disorder is not merely a result of chemical imbalance – indeed, that may not even be the key factor. Instead, the physical damage caused to various brain regions by inflammation could be what’s causing prolonged periods of low mood and depression. CBD works to heal these affected brain regions, restoring damaged circuitry and supporting neurogenesis (brain growth) in areas where atrophy (shrinkage) has occurred, such as the hippocampus. 

Neuroscience is complex stuff. But the key takeaway is that CBD has unique antidepressant qualities, compared to existing drugs. Edibles are perfect as the lasting effects will help keep your mood up all day long!

Edibles as supplements

Looking for a new supplement to add to your stack? CBD is not like any vitamin or mineral you may already be using. Very few compounds are known to interact with the ECS, and CBD is especially beneficial for this system, which has such a critical role in promoting good overall well-being. 

CBD edibles have a range of benefits, from reducing pain perception, to improving cognition, regulating sleep and even enhancing reproductive health. Supplementing the body with CBD ensures the ECS has enough endocannabinoids to regulate both CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD perhaps has numerous other health benefits that researchers are yet to come across.

All in all, CBD is a safe, non-addictive and non-psychotropic supplement with subtle, but seriously good effects.

How to use CBD edibles 

Dosing with CBD edible products is really, really simple – you simply decide what dosage you want, and eat it! However, it can take some time to get used to edibles, if you aren’t currently a CBD user, or have previously only taken fast-acting products, such as flower, e-liquids and sublingual oils. Taking the wrong amount of CBD doesn’t pose any negative health risks, as cannabis edibles may do. But regularly consuming higher doses than needed makes taking CBD more expensive than it should be.

Whether you have or haven’t taken CBD edibles before, we recommend starting at a low dose. This is not just for precautionary measures, but because of the different way CBD is absorbed into the body with edibles. A 20mg vaporized dose will affect you differently than a 20mg edible dose. Furthermore, edibles hit more slowly, because absorption takes longer. Inhaled or sublingually absorbed CBD kicks in after just a few minutes, but the initial effects from edibles can take an hour or more to show. 

Hence why starting small is the best course of action. If after two hours or so you find that the first dose wasn’t strong enough, then feel free to top it up. You can always add to your dose, but you can never take from it! Again, there are no significant side effects to be had from taking too much CBD, but it could make you feel very sedated and sleepy. 

Keep a journal of your edible experiences

It may sound a little cheesy, but keeping a written record of your experiences every time you take CBD edibles provides you with valuable, personalized information about how these products impact you. To say is to forget, to write is to remember, according to a famous Chinese proverb! 

Knowing to the letter how your body responds to varying CBD dosages helps a great deal when it comes to fine-tuning. After a few edible sessions, you’ll have a good understanding of what dosages you need for certain ailments. And this will make your CBD edible use more economical and efficient. No longer will you be taking too much, and rarely will you have to top up your dose!

CBD edibles recipe 

Ready to make your own CBD edibles? It’s much easier than you’d think, and there are a couple of ways to go about it. There’s nothing stopping you from adding CBD-isolate crystals or CBD oil to your recipes, although many edible lovers prefer starting from scratch. For this, you’ll need some CBD flower buds. Decide whether you want an energizing, relaxing or balanced experience, and choose a sativa, indica or hybrid strain accordingly. 

Decarboxylation is the first step – heating the flower is necessary to turn cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) into CBD. Simply break up your CBD-rich flower buds into small chunks and heat in the oven for 45 minutes at 250F. On average just under 90% of the CBDa is successfully turned into CBD. 

Step-by-step guide

Now it’s time to make the extract which can then be infused into oil or butter, and used in recipes. For every cup of butter, you’ll need between 7 and 10 grams of CBD flower. 

After decarboxylating the CBD herb, grind it up finely. Melt a cup of butter with a cup of water into a saucepan, and simmer. The water is necessary to stop the butter from burning, and to provide control over the temperature. As the butter starts to melt in the pan, mix in the ground-up decarboxylated flower.

Continue to simmer (at around 200F) for at least two and a half hours. Stir every 15 to 20 minutes. Ensure that the mixture never boils over, as very high temperatures will burn off the cannabinoids, making the extract useless.

After allowing the butter and flower to simmer for a few hours, it’s time to strain the mixture. By now, the cannabinoids should be infused into the butter. Get a jar or container, position a funnel over it and line the funnel with cheesecloth. Gradually pour the butter into the funnel, allowing it to strain into the jar. Let this process happen naturally, as forcing the butter through the cheesecloth could give the butter a foul taste.

After straining the butter, refrigerate it for at least one hour before draining out any excess water. The strength of your butter will depend on how much butter and flower you have used. Keep this in mind when deciding how much to use in your recipes. When cooking with CBD-infused butter, always keep temperatures below 250F to avoid burning off the cannabinoids.

Are CBD edibles legal?

Yes, CBD edibles are legal in the United States, providing they conform to regulations surrounding industrial hemp. All industrial hemp products must have less than 0.3% THC, as per the 2018 Farm Bill. It is this strict ruling which prevents CBD products from having a psychoactive and intoxicating effect. 

Are CBD edibles safe?

Overwhelmingly, the evidence shows that CBD is a safe substance. Research into the compound has picked up a lot over recent years, and now even the World Health Organization is paying attention. The WHO states that CBD has “no abuse potential” in its pure form. Further to this, studies have shown that the body can handle very high dosages – much more than anyone would need to consume – without any health problems. 

A high CBD edible dosage may leave you feeling very sleepy for several hours. If you are experiencing strong sedation, you should avoid driving and using heavy machinery. However, this advice is applicable when it comes to taking any supplement. 

CBD may interfere with certain prescription drugs, as molecules appear to deactivate enzymes in the cytochrome P450 system. Slowing down activity in this system reduces the body’s ability to break down various substances, essentially subjecting the user to an increased dosage of the drug in question. This could be problematic in certain cases. 

If you are currently on medication and are worried about taking CBD alongside it, speak with your doctor first. Getting legitimate advice from a medical professional who knows your health situation carries much more weight than any generalized advice you may read online. 

Is it safe to mix CBD edibles with alcohol?

There is nothing obviously risky about mixing alcohol with CBD edibles, or any other CBD products. There are no known adverse effects from combining the two, which is logical since CBD doesn’t have any intoxicating effects. This is in contrast to mixing alcohol with psychoactive cannabis, which could cause negative and unforeseen effects.

However, just because it seems safe to mix CBD edibles with alcohol doesn’t necessarily mean you should do it. A strong edible dose combined with multiple alcoholic beverages could leave you feeling rather sleepy after a few hours. This may or may not be a problem depending where you are. And, of course, you should never drive after drinking alcohol. 

Mixing CBD edibles with alcohol isn’t something we’d recommend, but nor is it something we would warn against. Use your discretion and assess how your body reacts to having both in your system at the same time. If you are intent on taking the two together, just be sensible!

Can CBD edibles cause nausea?

CBD is not linked to nausea, and if anything, research suggests the cannabinoid actually helps with nauseous symptoms. That said, there may be anomalies and scientists still have more to learn about CBD. It’s possible that CBD edibles won’t work for you, which is why you should always start with a low dose. Minimize your chances of having a bad experience with CBD edibles by purchasing only from trusted vendors that comply with third-party testing practices.

Can I travel with CBD edibles? 

Travelling with CBD edibles is legal! Unlike marijuana, industrial hemp-based CBD products are legal according to federal law. Therefore, it’s perfectly fine to take CBD into airports and cross state boundaries with products. Taking CBD edibles to another country could be an issue, depending on where it is you’re travelling. Always confirm that CBD is legal at your final destination – and any locations you may be passing through – before attempting to fly with products. 

While we’re discussing travelling, CBD edibles are the ideal form of CBD to take on a flight. Flying can be troublesome for many reasons. Perhaps the lack of legroom exacerbates the pain in your dodgy knee, or maybe the flying itself leaves you drowning in anxiety. With CBD edibles, you can get the relief you need without being bothered by anybody else. There’s no aroma to get concerned about, and most edibles look exactly the same as standard candies and gummies. And if you’re fretting about somebody seeing the CBD packaging and asking unwanted questions, just mix the edibles in with your regular sweets!  

Final thoughts

Historically, edibles have always been the second-most popular cannabis and hemp product, coming in just behind flower. That may have changed somewhat with so many new products hitting the market in recent times, but edibles are still special, and offer a unique CBD experience. And for many symptoms, the drawn-out effects are much preferable to the shorter relief provided by other CBD products. 

We hope this detailed guide to CBD edibles has helped you become more familiar with the various types of products on sale and what they may help with, and also given you food for thought on making edibles from scratch! We also hope we’ve addressed any pressing questions and concerns about edibles and CBD in general. 

If you are confused about anything or have something to add about CBD edibles, please leave a comment – we would love to hear your thoughts!

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The Best CBD Joints For Sale in 2019

Non-psychoactive hemp flower joints are the latest big thing in the cannabidiol (CBD) market. Pre-rolled CBD joints provide a convenient and authentic smoking experience, and are well-suited to bringing out the best of CBD’s therapeutic effects. 

On the surface, CBD joints look just like regular cannabis joints – both are packed with pungent, green flower. The key difference is that CBD joints contain flower with high amounts of CBD, and just a tiny level of THC. This cannabinoid composition explains why CBD joints don’t induce a psychoactive ‘stoned’ effect. 

In this detailed guide to CBD joints, we’ll clear up some frequently asked questions (FAQs), and go over the perks of these products, the variety of CBD joints online, and some possible reasons for taking them. We’ll be focussing on pre-rolled CBD joints, with a view on how to roll your own, too! 

Are CBD joints legal?

In one word, yes! CBD joints are legal in all 50 US States and the District of Columbia. Despite technically being a form of cannabis, the CBD-rich flower used in these joints is classified as industrial hemp. The federal government now allows industrial hemp products with less than 0.3% THC, following the successful passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.  

Reasons for smoking CBD joints

As CBD products in general are a recent addition to the United States market, analysts are still learning about why people are purchasing CBD products, including joints. Firstly, pre-rolled joints appeal mostly to those who already smoke, and aren’t worried about the negative health effects of smoking. Joints are also attractive to marijuana smokers seeking a non-intoxicating alternative that keeps everything else the same. 

In terms of self-medication, smoking hemp and CBD isn’t as contradictory as it may seem. Indeed, the inhalation route of administration is remarkably efficient. If you smoke high-CBD hemp flower, the lungs begin absorbing CBD into the bloodstream just seconds after consumption. This rapid activation time beats out nearly all other CBD products, and particularly edibles, capsules and syrups. 

Potential physical benefits

The data suggests that pain is the leading reason for CBD use. The fast effects delivered by CBD joints may be ideal for certain conditions typified by pain, especially those with acute symptoms. 

Research shows that CBD and other beneficial hemp components exert anti-inflammatory effects, as well as wider immune system-regulating properties. Promoting healthy and balanced immune system activity is essential for staving off numerous illnesses, such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and psoriasis. 

Scientists studying cannabinoid activity in the body, and specifically the endocannabinoid system (ECS), are making some interesting discoveries. Increasingly, it appears that ECS dysregulation contributes to fibromyalgia, migraines and perhaps other conditions, too. CBD is touted as a great way of improving ECS function, as it exhibits modulatory effects in the system. 

Potential mental benefits 

CBD joints have several proposed mental benefits. Research on CBD and anxiety is really exciting. Few illnesses have gotten so much attention with CBD, and studies indicate that CBD can reduce social anxiety symptoms. Regulating activity of GABA neurotransmitters, which in turn regulate anxiety, may explain CBD’s anti-anxiety properties. Furthermore, the efficient onset of effects is ideal for managing a disorder which triggers such sudden and intense symptoms. CBD joints could help make panic and anxiety attacks a thing of the past. 

CBD may have a bright future in depression treatment, too, and people are already self-medicating symptoms with CBD products. Research is just getting started, but early studies associate CBD’s antidepressant effects with reduced brain inflammation and increased anandamide levels. In addition, CBD joints also have short-term benefits, working to lift mood and motivation in minutes. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is another field of intrigue for scientists. So far, it’s unclear whether CBD is effective as a solo remedy, or whether a cannabis product with some amount of THC is more useful. 

Potential supplemental benefits 

Surveys suggest that most CBD users are self-medicating, but up to 40 percent enjoy products as supplements. CBD is certainly a unique supplement, given its benefits for the ECS. Cannabinoids are pretty much the only compounds that can regulate the ECS, a system that watches over our mental and physical health. 

ECS supplements are rarely discussed, as the system stayed hidden in plain sight until the 1990s. But the importance of a balanced ECS is steadily coming to the attention of doctors, nutritionists and holistic health experts. And there is no better cannabinoid to take than CBD.

Alternative to high-THC flower 

In recent times, marijuana has gotten stronger and stronger. Now, because of recreational legalization in many states, it’s a lot more accessible, too. But what about the ramifications of higher THC concentrations, and more lopsided THC to CBD ratios in strains? The effects of cannabinoids on the brain are not crystal clear, but it is apparent that CBD and THC have polarizing, yet complementing effects.

However, high-THC strains without the CBD risk causing long-term neurological issues. Some evidence shows THC has a neurotoxic action on the hippocampus, a central brain region that manages memory consolidation and motivation. In contrast, CBD exerts neuroprotective effects on the hippocampus, and even stimulates brain cell growth.

What does this mean for regular high-THC cannabis users? It’s possible that mixing up your consumption with some CBD joints now and again may protect from THC’s adverse effects. A 2018 study highlighted how CBD treatment made positive structural changes to the hippocampus. Fascinatingly, the beneficial effects were even greater among the heaviest users.

With CBD joints, you can still have a smoke when you want, while protecting the brain, and even lowering cannabis tolerance. This means you won’t need as much THC weed to get high! 

Are CBD joints addictive?

No, CBD joints are not addictive. You may be wondering why, since regular smoking is addictive. The difference is that tobacco cigarettes contain nicotine, an incredibly addictive chemical that over time causes physical dependence. CBD does not have addictive properties, and nor do any of the other compounds in legal CBD joints. 

Therefore, you can smoke CBD when you like, and as much as you like, without worrying about getting hooked. CBD has no abuse potential – take that from the World Health Organization! As it happens, the debate on CBD and addiction is whether the cannabinoid has anti-addictive properties. 

A small trial looking at giving CBD inhalers to tobacco smokers found that CBD reduced overall cigarette intake. One study does not equate to undisputed clinical evidence, but it’s a clear sign that CBD – and products like CBD joints aren’t going to cause addiction.

Pre-rolled CBD joints 

Pre-rolls are all about making your life easier! Hemp and cannabis connoisseurs may love the process of skinning a perfect joint, but others simply don’t have the knowhow, patience or desire to learn! 

With pre-rolled CBD joints, whether it’s first thing in the morning, or last thing at night, you can always spark up in a matter of seconds. Moreover, CBD joints are tightly-packed and burn evenly, the optimum conditions for a smooth smoke. 

CBD and Kief Infused Pre-Rolls 

These CBD joints from the CBD Genesis collection are more potent than regular joints, thanks to the addition of kief. Consider kief a highly-potent extract, comprised from the CBD-rich, resinous trichomes of the hemp plant. Kief is dusty, and when sprinkled into a CBD joint, ups the strength considerably. This means you can take a much higher CBD dose, while barely increasing the quantity of plant matter smoked, hence limiting the health risks. 

The CBD Genesis CBD and Kief-Infused Pre-Roll range consists of four flavors, which we’ll describe in detail. All joints are rolled with RAW cones and tips, and come in air-tight containers. Joints are sold separately and by the dozen. 

Grape: This joint oozes a gorgeous grape aroma, detectable as soon as you unscrew the lid. The flavor is milder than the scent, but this leads to a pleasant smoke with no coughing! The Grape CBD Genesis Joint has a mighty 25% CBD, and is great for when you need stronger relief.

The rich dose may help with anxiety and stress, while helping to reduce pain, and calm headaches and migraines. Whatever your ailment, the quick response time from joints makes for speedy symptom relief. 

Strawberry: Get fruity with the Strawberry Joint from CBD Genesis. Fruit-flavored strains are often punchy, and Strawberry is no aroma, with a strong aroma that translates into terrific taste. 

With the delightful flavor, you’ll love smoking Strawberry on a nice summer’s day. CBD’s calming properties are always desirable, and what better way to get them than with this non-psychoactive CBD Genesis Joint.

Coconut: Allow the Coconut kief-infused joint to transport you to the beach on a beautiful tropical island! Sadly, we can’t physically take you there, but this flavorful joint is the next best thing! The light and refreshing coconut will tingle on your taste buds, and makes for a great smoke, whether you’re having a quick one, or have the time to kick back and chill. 

Strawberry Lemonade: This is another fruity joint, with the lemon citrus slightly more noticeable than the strawberry. As with all CBD Genesis kief-infused joints, Strawberry Lemonade smokes well, and boasts an impressive 25% CBD and 17% hemp kief content.

This potent joint helps not just with relaxation and stress relief. It’s also a fine solution for concentration issues, low motivation and anxiety. And needless to add, this joint has less than 0.3% THC. 

CBD Cigarettes from Plain Jane 

CBD Cigarettes By Plain Jane CBDWhile not strictly a joint, CBD cigarettes are still worth mentioning in this review, as they contain the same ingredients and are also smoked. Plain Jane hemp cigarettes are professionally rolled with rice paper and a filter, and smoke just like a standard cigarette. Every CBD cigarette has a set 72mg of CBD (with 10 cigarettes to a pack) This is a substantial serving that promotes CBD’s sedative effects. 

Original: The Original cigarettes are the standout Plain Jane product. Amazingly, despite being infused with high-CBD hemp flower, they are pretty much aroma-free. That means when you smoke Plain Janes, they don’t create the super strong smell that reminds just about everyone of marijuana! This is possible by removing the terpenes from the hemp flower. Subsequently, these cigarettes may slightly limit hemp’s effects, but if discretion is in order, it’s a trade-off you may be willing to accept. 

Full Flavor: These Plain Jane cigarettes are essentially the same as a CBD joint, except cigarettes are slimmer and hold less plant material. These cigarettes contain hemp flower with the terpenes, so get ready for the pungent wafts of hemp when you light up. 

Roll your own joints with CBD Genesis flower 

We have CBD joints for sale, but we know some of you prefer rolling your own. And with CBD Genesis hemp flower, you can do just that. We have more than 15 top-shelf CBD strains in stock, and a mixture of sativas, indicas and hybrids. 

With flower, you can roll joints to your liking, and even combine your favorite strains for a blend of effects. Here’s what to expect from indica, sativa and hybrid CBD buds

Indica strains

These flowers are the most calming, with lots of terpenes that encourage relaxation and relief. The soothing and tranquilizing effects are appropriate for relieving aches and pains, combating stress and taking the edge off anxiety. CBD-rich indicas are superb evening strains, when you want full-body relaxation, and the body buzz that comes from the ‘couchlock’ effect.

CBD Genesis indicas: Catatonic, Tropic Thunder, Green House Bubba Kush 

Sativa strains 

The polar opposite, sativas produce potent stimulating effects, and provide an energy burst when you need it most. Packed with cerebral terpenes, sativas help clear the mind of brain fog and boost mental clarity, putting you in the ideal mental state for focus and concentration. Sativa strains often have mood-enhancing effects, and may help if you have anxiety. That said, some find the stimulating properties a little too much for anxiety – that’s why it’s important to experiment.

CBD Genesis sativas: Emerald Star, Lifter, Sweet Tooth, Sour Patch, Green House Electra

Hybrid strains

No prizes for guessing that hybrids are in the middle of sativas and indicas. Flower effects are on a spectrum, not divided precisely into two categories, and strains that have a mix of energizing and relaxing effects are classed as hybrids. This could mean mental stimulation, with a calming physical effect, or a steady and calm mind, with lots of physical energy. All hemp flower strains have different terpene compositions, and this explains the nuances in effects. 

CBD Genesis hybrids: Super Haze, Pineapple Haze, Cool Mint, Electra, DC Hemp, Berry Wine, AC Diesel, Tsunami, Green House Lifter 

How to roll a CBD joint 

Rolling a joint is like riding a bike – once you know how, you’ll never forget! It’s up to you how complex you want to make the rolling process. Enthusiasts may like rolling crafty cross joints or extended L joints, but we’ll keep it simple with a classic cone-shaped joint. With these, you can pack in more hemp than in a regular effect, which makes for a bigger CBD dose.

Step 1: grab essentials and grind the flower 

Hemp flower is nice and dry, so is easy to grind finely, which is key for a fine smoke! Get a grinder – ideally one with a kief collector – and grind up as much flower as you want to put in your joint. 

Next, make a crutch (mouthpiece) using card or actual roach paper – any paper that folds easily while remaining firm will work. You can get away without adding a mouthpiece, although having one is well worth it, as it cools the smoke down a little before you inhale, stops flower from going into your mouth and gives the joint more sturdiness.

Step 2: pack the joint with flower 

Take the folded mouthpiece, and position it at the end of the paper. Evenly spread your ground-up CBD hemp flower across the paper. The actual amount you use doesn’t matter, just ensure it’s spread consistently and without clumps. If you want to increase the potency with kief, now is the time to add it in. As for the best papers, we suggest using hemp papers, as these have fewer chemicals than other papers, and especially flavored papers. 

Pinch both ends of the paper together and pack the flower down, making sure it stays even. It can take a little practice to roll the paper between your fingers, but it’s vital you get this step right. Once happy that the joint has a smooth and even feel, it’s time to complete the roll. 

Step 3: roll, seal and smoke! 

This is by far the most fiddly step, and the part that catches a lot of people out. To finish the roll, you’ll need to glue the paper together, as tightly as possible. Tuck the unglued side of the paper under the glued side. Lick a small section of the glued paper toward the mouthpiece, and tack it down. This begins to give the joint some structure, and you can steadily lick and stick more of the paper down, moving away from the mouthpiece. It’s made a little easier by the fact that the paper begins to naturally roll around, creating the desired cone shape. 

Unless you’ve rolled a really fat joint, you’ll probably have a little paper left over at the end. Take a toothpick or paper clip and pack down the flower as much as possible – this is just a finishing touch for a tighter joint. Then seal the joint by twisting the end of the paper over, and smoke it at your leisure! 

Practice makes perfect and the art of joint rolling can take some time to learn. But rolling your own is a great way to personalize your CBD experience, and sample all the strains in the CBD Genesis range to their full effect. 

Where to buy CBD joints online

You can buy CBD joints right here at! We specialize in all things CBD, and stock multiple joints and flower strains we just know you’re going to love. We ship CBD joints and flower to all 50 states, so wherever you are, place your order and we’ll send it your way! 

Are CBD joints bad for your lungs?

No form of smoking is healthy or safe. Breathing hot carcinogenic smoke deeply into your lungs is riskier than not doing so at all. However, it’s important to gain some perspective. CBD-rich hemp nugs – and therefore CBD joints – are non-addictive, so it’s easy to stop if you decide you don’t want to smoke any more. This isn’t the case with tobacco, where nicotine addiction can make it extremely difficult to quit smoking. 

Furthermore, our CBD joints and flower do not contain any additional ingredients, and are made without pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals. This alone makes them cleaner and purer than tobacco cigarettes, which are notorious for having other ingredients – to increase the headrush, improve flavor and so on – which increase the dangers. 

Few studies have been done on the long-term effects of cannabis and hemp smoking, although some research suggests there are fewer risks than with smoking tobacco. We’ll hopefully get a more complete picture in the coming years. Also, while tobacco smokers may get through 20 cigarettes a day or more, hemp smokers tend to smoke much less plant material. And clearly, less overall smoking reduces the risks somewhat.

Non-smokers shouldn’t feel compelled to start smoking CBD-rich hemp, as there are many other CBD products available. Vaping, for instance, is an effective way of minimizing the risks. But if you already smoke cigarettes or cannabis with THC, hemp flower is a less dangerous option.

Final thoughts 

If you’re a hemp and cannabis traditionalist, you’ll love CBD joints. They’ll remind you of the regular cannabis scene, where you can select from many strains and a list of flavors and effects, and then sit back and enjoy your smoke. CBD joints are about relaxation, from the act of chilling out and smoking, to the actual effects. Sure, these products aren’t for everyone, but if you want or need near-instant relief, and seek all of hemp’s benefits, pre-rolled CBD joints are for you! 

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Restart CBD: The Best Hemp Flower, Cigarettes and Topicals of 2019

Restart CBD is a female-led CBD business based out of Austin, Texas, and run by the Torabi sisters. The idea for the company came in 2016, when co-founder Shayda Torabi opted for cannabidiol (CBD) treatment over surgery. Shayda had been hit by a car as a pedestrian, suffered a fractured pelvis, sacrum and nose, and was getting poor results from steroids.

She was enjoying benefits from CBD, but was frustrated about the poor product options available in Austin at the time – hence the idea for Restart CBD! After a few months of extensive research, Shayda and her sister Sydney set up Restart CBD in Austin, and the rest is history! 

The brand’s products are created with premium hemp grown at organic farms, and extracted via the supercritical CO2 process. This ensures consistency and quality, and independent certificates of analysis for all Restart CBD products are freely accessible on the company’s website for all to read. This transparency is really encouraging, and enables customers to buy with confidence. 

This Restart CBD review will check out all the hemp flower strains in the brand’s collection, in addition to Restart’s filtered CBD cigarettes, vape products and topicals. Keep your eyes peeled for the special discount code enclosed in this blog post for 10% off your next purchase! 

Restart CBD’s hemp flower collection

CBD hemp flower has plenty of similarities with cannabis. Indeed, it’s essentially the same except for one key difference: CBD buds are non-psychoactive! These products meet federal law requirements, with less than 0.3% total THC content. CBD flower strains are not just rich in CBD, but contain a myriad of other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. All these compounds work together to enhance the effects, like ingredients in a meal! 

Restart CBD’s hemp flower is homegrown in the United States, and cultivated without pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. All strains are harvested by hand, indicating a personalized approach. Hemp flower is commonly smoked, but will produce similar effects when vaporized in a dry herb device. 

Bubba Kush

As a kush strain, Bubba Kush is all about relaxation, as a highly-potent indica. This Oregonian strain boasts a mighty 18% CBD, less than 0.3% THC and has a classic, sweet hashish taste. Bubba Kush’s calming effects are perfect for suppressing stress, promoting sleep and for getting you into chill-out mode after a busy day.

The sedative effects of this high-strength flower may catch you by surprise at first. We suggest saving Bubba Kush for late afternoons and evenings, when you can afford to shut up shop for the rest of the day and sink into your sofa! 

CBD Star

This is a milder indica-dominant strain, offering more measured relaxation, with 13.24% CBD (132mg per gram). CBD Star has a gorgeous aroma of incense and musk. As for the effects, some users find these buds help with pain relief, and bring about physical and mental calm. 

Like all indicas, CBD Star is best reserved or the second half of the day, when you want a strain that’s more sedative than stimulating. The slightly lower CBD content makes this hemp flower more affordable. CBD Star is also cultivated in Oregon.

Hawaiian Haze

Give your next CBD experience a tropical twist with Hawaiian Haze. This sativa-dominant strain contains more than 13% CBD, and will help perk up your mood and assist with your overall mental wellbeing. This strain has a sharp, fruity and punchy aroma, and a smooth, floral flavor.

As a sativa flower, Hawaiian Haze works best in the early part of the day, especially if you struggle to hit the ground running! Think of these buds as a good alternative or complement to your morning caffeine hit. Hawaiian Haze may also combat any brain fog, enhance mental clarity and push back against energy-sapping fatigue.


The clue is in the name! Lifter is a classic, pick-me-up sativa, with a hefty 14.26% CBD and an array of stimulating terpenes. Lifter has a complex taste, combining sweet funk with spiciness, with a dash of lemon citrus to cap things off. These buds have a nice relaxing effect that is suited to any time of day, but are also ideal for boosting concentration and focus.

Therefore, if you’re a student with a stack of work to get through, or an office worker with a repetitive job, Lifter can help lighten the load! Furthermore, this pain may dissolve any aches and pains that have adverse effects to physical health and state of mind, too. 

Norfolk Pine

This premium CBD flower is a limited edition Oregonian strain, with more than 15% CBD and less than 0.1% THC. A popular addition to the Restart CBD collection, Norfolk Pine is fruity and laden with sticky and CBD-rich trichomes. These pretty buds are a mish-mash of deep green hues, and orange and purple pistils. 

Restart CBD doesn’t go into detail about Norfolk Pine’s effects. But with the higher CBD count, perhaps anticipate some extra relaxation. The lower THC concentration is also good if you’re a keen CBD flower user, but always have drug test concerns at the back of your mind. 

Sour Space Candy

A soury strain for relaxation and anxiety relief, Sour Space Candy is an Oregonian flower with almost 13% CBD. These nugs have a lemony aroma that’s reflected in the taste, alongside delicious notes of sour candy. 

This strain has calming effects, but will leave you feeling mentally lively, and in good spirits to take on the challenges of the day. Whether it’s early in the morning, or mid-to-late afternoon, it’s always the right time for a joint or bowl of Sour Space Candy for improved mood and motivation.

Suver Haze

This is a super, soothing strain, rich in relaxing properties, and the ideal indica for getting to sleep after a heavy day. Suver Haze contains a rock solid 13.18% CBD, and has a traditional lemongrass, tropical and piney flavor. The beautiful aroma and taste will have you coming back for more! 

The physically and mentally relaxing effects of Suver Haze are not just great for sleep, but for stress relief, anxiety, pain and inflammation, too. Restart CBD has picked out an excellent indica, with all the sedative effects you could ask for, but with none of the psychoactivity. 

Filtered CBD Cigarettes

Don’t like rolling your own, and just want to spark up at a moment’s notice? Then filtered CBD cigarettes will be much more to your liking than loose hemp flower. Restart CBD’s hemp cigarettes produce milder effects, since they contain leafy shake rather than the buds. This equates to an overall CBD content between 6 and 10%, with 0.85g of shake per cigarette. 

These CBD cigarettes do generate a hemp-like aroma when smoked, but are nicotine-free therefore non-addictive! Restart CBD sell CBD cigarettes individually, and in packs of seven or 20. The professional manufacturing makes for a smooth and steady smoke, just as with regular cigarettes.

CBD Vape Cartridges 

Restart CBD has a wide selection of 510-threaded vape cartridges, which are compatible with any standard vape battery. All e-liquids consist of a premium-grade, high-potency hemp extract, and don’t contain any chemicals, additives or nicotine. Restart CBD vape cartridges don’t have any propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), common e-liquid carrier oils. 

These uncut, unrefined wax vape cartridges are refillable, and made from glass pyrex. Restart CBD has all products lab-tested before going on sale. We’ve picked out a sativa, indica, and a hybrid to showcase here. 

Durban Sour (Sativa)

This is a sweet, sour and citrusy vape cartridge, with a myriad of uplifting terpenes. Durban Sour has potent, energizing effects, and is available in two main strengths: 300mg/ml and 600mg/ml. You could use this cartridge as a mood-enhancer, to get motivated, enhance focus or blast away any fatigue. Durban Sour is versatile, and an excellent morning and afternoon vape cartridge. 

OG Kush (Indica)

You’ll no doubt have come across OG Kush if you’re familiar with cannabis, and this is the non-intoxicating version! The name refers to the terpenes present in this cartridge, which are that of the classic indica strain. Restart CBD’s OG Kush vape cartridge is a superb stress-buster and anxiety queller, and has intriguing potential pain management benefits. 

Super Lemon Haze (Hybrid)

Hybrids pull the best from sativas and indicas, delivering dependable effects suitable at any time of day. The Super Lemon Haze CBD vape cartridge is no different, providing mental tranquility and physical relief. The all-round mix is neither too energizing nor too sleep-inducing. What’s more, Super Lemon Haze has a lovely lemon citrus flavor that’s really tasty on the tongue. 

CBD Topicals 

Topical products bring out another side to CBD, and have little in common with smokable hemp flower and vape cartridges. Even though the general benefits are similar, CBD topicals are all about the skin, and producing localized effects. Creams, serums and other skin-based products are getting more recognized, and Restart CBD manufactures several exciting, all-natural topicals. 

Topical Pain Cream

Restart’s 4oz topical pain cream is made with a full-spectrum hemp extract, and contains a mighty 1000mg of CBD. Avocado oil, lavender, arnica, tea tree oil, rosemary and other natural ingredients are present, embellishing CBD’s effect. This cream is free of phthalates, petrolatum, parabens and sulfates.

Such a high-strength product is terrific for powerful localized relief from pain and discomfort. Moreover, the variety of anti-inflammatory ingredients could aid with skin complaints, and general redness and itchiness. Some ingredients used have antiseptic and antibacterial properties, too. Not to mention, the high antioxidant count may potentially give this cream an anti-aging effect.

Face Serum

CBD has a moisturizing and nourishing role to play on the skin, effects that are only increased with similarly beneficial ingredients. Restart CBD has found the perfect combination with its face serum, a revitalizing oil containing 600mg of 99%+ pure CBD extract, jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, carrot seed oil, geranium oil and vitamin E. 

These ingredients offer anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, sebum-balancing and hydrating effects for the skin. Many of the oils are considered healing oils, and may help repair damaged skin. And rosehip oil, for instance, is effective at reducing dark spots and scarring. This is a powerful face serum, bringing together some amazing, naturally-sourced compounds from the plant kingdom, and it shows how CBD topicals are better when they are about more than just CBD! 

CBD Soaking Salts

CBD doesn’t have to be applied directly to the skin – soaking salts work just as well. Great for cleansing and healing the skin, and extracting toxins, Restart CBD’s recovery soaking salts combines 300mg of pure CBD-isolate with a whole host of essential oils, including bergamot, spearmint and menthol. Restart uses pharmaceutical-grade magnesium sulfate and natural sea salts in this product, which is sized at 16oz.

CBD Soaking Salts are recommended for whole-body pain management, and are awesome for soaking your feet in, removing dead skin and having a general replenishing effect. The amount of soaking salts you should use depends entirely on the amount of water you’re dissolving them into. 

Restart CBD’s tincture oils 

No CBD brand would be complete without a range of tincture oils. Once again, Restart CBD’s dedication to quality and novelty shines through, with three standout tinctures. These include a Pure Isolate tincture with just CBD and no THC, a potent Full-Spectrum tincture with a full profile of hemp compounds, and a unique CBD:CBG Oil Sleep Aid – CBG is second only to CBD in the non-intoxicating cannabinoid stakes!  

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Final thoughts 

With Restart, Austin’s CBD scene just got a whole lot better, and thankfully, this impressive brand is marketing its products all across America. They have picked out some high-quality, Oregonian CBD flower strains, and have some brilliant vape juices, topicals and tinctures, which allow users to get more from the hemp plant, than regular CBD products.

Have you had any experience with Restart CBD? We’d love to hear all about it, so please leave a comment below! 

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Secret Nature CBD: The Best Hemp Flowers and Vape Juices of 2019

Secret Nature is a fairly new CBD company, set up in 2017 by a team of cannabis enthusiasts and holistic health experts. They pride themselves on bringing together the knowledge from the emerging cannabis markets in Oregon, California, Colorado and elsewhere, and using it to take the hemp and CBD industry to a new level. Given the brand’s rapid growth, on first impressions, Secret Nature is doing a great job! 

The current Secret Nature CBD range includes high-quality flower products, pre-rolls, vape juices and tincture oils. All products are pure, natural and organic. Secret Nature takes a transparent approach to business with independent lab reports for all its products. 

This detailed Secret Nature CBD review will look at the quirks and perks of the best CBD buds, pre-rolls, vape products and oils in the brand’s selection. Make sure you keep reading until the end of this article for a 10% off code, for use on your next order at! 

CBD Flower from Secret Nature 

Secret Nature cultivates its CBD-rich flower in premium indoor conditions. This gives full control over the environment the plants are grown in, leading to a better final product. They have a variety of sativa, indica and hybrid high-CBD strains, and are even beginning to manufacture CBG flower. 

Both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) buds are non-intoxicating, full of flavor and may have therapeutic benefits. Flower is primarily for smoking and vaping. But with a flower extract, you can make tinctures, topicals and edibles, too! 

Cherry Cough

Cherry Cough is a calming indica, and boasts a combined 16.9% CBD and CBDa (cannabidiolic acid). CBDa is simply CBD before it’s heated and transformed into an activated CBD state. This strain has a total cannabinoid content of 21.6%, with mild levels of CBG, cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabidivarin (CBDV). Cherry Cough has a little bit of THC, but remains legal as the overall count is less than 0.3%. 

These buds have a pungent cherry aroma, with hints of syrup and gas. Cherry Cough flower is 100% hand-trimmed, cultivated without pesticides and additives, and arrives in a hermetically-sealed, smell-proof tin. As an indica strain, Cherry Cough joints are a lovely evening treat, when you just want to relax and put your mind and body at rest. 

Cobbler #5

An uplifting CBD-laden sativa, Cobbler #5 also checks in with a mighty 21.6% cannabinoid content. CBD accounts for a hefty 18.6% of that, with CBG, CBC and CBDV making up the rest. Cobbler #5 are green and bulbous, with an appealing sweet and peachy aroma. 

Sativa strains are linked with heightened energy levels and increased brain activity. As such, Cobbler #5 is a great option for starting your day with, as it helps lift mood and enhance focus. Some even attribute sativas to better creativity. So, if you’re an artist or writer going through a mental block, Cobbler #5 may offer a fresh perspective on matters!

Secret OG

Another soothing indica, Secret OG consists of 17.2% CBD, and has a 19.4% overall cannabinoid content (again, with mild CBG, CBC and CBDV levels). The terpene analysis shows up high levels of myrcene and beta-caryophyllene, two classic indica terpenes. 

The greenhouse-grown Secret OG has a creamy and gaseous aroma, and a flavor that will remind cannabis lovers of OG Kush. These frosted buds are awesome for chilling out with, and may aid with sleep, stress, anxiety and even aches and pains. Secret OG buds are fully hand-trimmed, like all strains in the Secret Nature collection.

Mr. Rainbow

This strain packs a huge punch at 22.3% CBD and 24.2% total cannabinoids, made up of CBG, CBDV, CBC and less than 0.3% THC. Mr Rainbow is a well-balanced hybrid, offering a mixture of energizing and calming effects, and has a distinctive sweet and cookie-like flavor. This Secret Nature strain contains alpha-pinene, beta-pinene and myrcene, along with a few other terpenes that contribute to the taste and aroma.

Hybrids are great for smoking or vaping at any time of day, and won’t induce sleepiness or a caffeine-like energy rush. Mr Rainbow is ideal for keeping you settled and your symptoms at bay. We know you’ll enjoy these dependable green, purple and pinky buds.

Frosted Kush

Relaxation and stress relief are in order with Frosted Kush. This indica strain from Secret Nature contains a whopping 19.5% CBD, and an overall cannabinoid content that exceeds 22%, with CBC the most prominent secondary cannabinoid. Frosted Kush buds are a gorgeous green with slight hints of orange, and give off a delightful cupcake and berry aroma. 

Grown in Rogue Valley, South Oregon, Frosted Kush meets all the high standards you’d expect from a Secret Nature strain. The indica effects come from a high concentration of myrcene, and a solid amount of beta-caryophyllene. CBD’s sedative effects are best delivered with a strong dose. Such a high CBD level makes that easily possible with Frosted Kush. 

Papaya Nights

Get fruity with Papaya Nights, a powerful uplifting sativa strain from Secret Nature. These limited edition buds check in at 19.7% CBD, topped off with some CBC and CBG, which brings the final cannabinoid count to 21.5%. Papaya Nights flower is bright green and super sticky, thanks to all the resinous trichomes on the buds. 

This strain has a juicy and fruity flavor, but you may also detect a little bit of earthiness, too. Papaya Nights nugs are wonderful for starting your day off with, especially if you’re feeling groggy from a bad night’s sleep. And the energizing effects will give you a second wind if you find yourself tiring in the afternoon!

CBG Flower

CBG strains are the new kids on the block, but certainly have lots of potential. Research on CBG indicates multiple possible therapeutic effects, just as with CBD. Hemp and cannabis cultivators have now worked out how to max out CBG levels in strains, so users can really benefit from this cannabinoid. Hence the emergence of CBG flower, like this one from Secret Nature. 

The brand has just one CBG flower strain at present, which contains 15.4% CBG, a small amount of CBC, and less than 0.3% THC. These are sativa buds which users find have focus-enhancing effects and boost mental clarity. CBG may also produce anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, and have neuroprotective properties. 

You could even combine CBG flower with any of the CBD-rich strains in Secret Nature’s range, to get the best of both cannabinoids. The future looks bright for hemp products that bring together the qualities of both CBD and CBG. 

CBD Pre-Rolled Joints

Pre-rolls are perfect if rolling your own just isn’t for you. There’s no need to waste time and get frustrated trying to roll tightly-packed joints, when you can get professional pre-rolls filled with all your favorite strains. Secret Nature pre-rolls consist purely of premium bud – you won’t find any trim or shake here! Hemp crutches and papers are used in all joints for a pure and smooth smoke.

Secret Nature Artisan CBD pre-rolls are available in packs of two, five and seven, depending on the strain. Every joint contains 0.6g of herb, bringing the total CBD dose to around 100mg or more for most strains. All pre-rolled products come in magnetically-sealed or airtight containers. 

CBD Pre-Rolled Cigars

Want more CBD from your smoke, and a classier experience? Then Secret Nature’s hand-rolled CBD cigars are what you’re looking for! Each cigar contains a mighty 3 grams of premium, top-shelf flower, with 0.4g of hash and 0.5g of CBD-isolate thrown in for good measure. The total CBD concentration tops 1500mg, with the cigar smoking for more than one hour.

These tobacco-free cigars can be smoked over multiple sessions or shared with friends. There’s more than enough CBD to go around! The cigars are hand-rolled with cannabis leaves rich in terpenes for added effects. Right now, Secret Nature sells two types of CBD cigar: Cherry Cough and Cobbler #5. This is definitely a luxury product, but a special smoke for special occasions! 

Vape Pens

Vaping is a smoking alternative that lowers health risks, without taking away from the fast-acting experience of hemp smoking. Vape pens and e-liquids were first popularized with nicotine, but now make up a huge chunk of the CBD market, too. Secret Nature has a few vape pens for sale, all of which consist of a THC-free distillate. This is brilliant for heavy users who don’t want to worry about THC stacking up in their blood and causing possible drug test issues. 

Lemon Diesel

This is a sativa-dominant, full-spectrum vape cartridge comprised mostly of CBD, but with trace levels of CBG, CBC and CBDV. Lemon Diesel has a fruity flavor and provides uplifting, energizing effects, as is typical with sativas. The third-party lab report from SC Labs detected small quantities of alpha-Bisabolol and guaiol, terpenes with a mood-enhancing reputation. 

All Secret Nature vape cartridges are free from artificial flavorings, pesticides and cutting agents. Medical grade stainless steel, glass, and ceramic elements ensure pure vapor, with minimized health risks. 

White Fire OG

A full-spectrum vape cartridge for rest and relaxation, White Fire OG is CBD-rich, and complemented with small quantities of CBDV, CBC and CBG. This cartridge has a fresh, piney and earthy flavor, with hints of gas and lemon-lime soda contributing to the complex taste.

White Fire OG is great for getting into sleep mode, or simply for dissolving stress and anxiety. The soothing effects are also suited to easing any aches and pains you’re feeling, perhaps after a tough gym session. 

CBN Distillate

Cannabinol (CBN) is another second-tier cannabinoid that’s non-intoxicating and has a list of possible health benefits. It’s very unusual to see a hemp product centered around this compound, but it speaks volumes of Secret Nature’s innovative approach.

CBN’s prospective uses include sleep promotion and stillness of the mind. Therefore, the CBN Distillate is categorized as an indica. CBN may also have anti-inflammatory properties, and stimulate appetite. If you’re keen to experience all that hemp has to offer, make sure you check out this CBN Distillate. 

THCV Distillate

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) sounds similar to THC, but importantly it doesn’t get you “high” or “stoned”. This is an uplifting, sativa-like cannabinoid, so anticipate the THCV Distillate having potent energizing effects. 

As with CBN and other second-tier cannabinoids, THCV research is thin on the ground. But from the studies we have, this distillate may be helpful for panic attacks, bone growth and suppressing appetite. There is optimism that the neuroprotective effects of THC and other cannabinoids may reduce the risks of neurodegenerative diseases later in life. 

Organic CBD-Rich Oil Drops 

Secret Nature’s CBD tincture oils contain a potent full-spectrum hemp extract, organic terpenes, organic peppermint essential oil and organic black seed oil. An impressive 1250mg of CBD is packed into this 30ml liquid, with each full serving delivering more than 60mg. The hemp plants used for Secret Nature’s tinctures are grown organically in Colorado, without herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. 

For best effects, hold CBD oil under the tongue for at least 30 seconds before swallowing. This maximizes absorption into the bloodstream via the sublingual glands. Effects from tinctures kick in a little slower than from vape juices and smoked flower, but quicker than from capsules and edibles. 

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Final thoughts 

Secret Nature is a serious company, making top-shelf hemp products. The brains behind the brand are clearly well-informed about CBD. They know how to make quality flower, vape juices and tincture oils. Furthermore, we can trust that Secret Nature is going about things the right away by getting their products tested by the well-respected and independent SC Labs. 

As Secret Nature continues to stake its claim as one of the top brands in the hemp-based CBD market, we can perhaps anticipate more exciting and inventive products in the coming months and years. 

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9 Awesome Black Tie CBD Flower Strains [December 2019 Review]

Black Tie CBD is yet another emerging hemp-based CBD brand from Oregon. The West Coast state has become a hotbed for cannabis and hemp particularly in recent times. Black Tie’s goal is to bring pure, high-quality products to you, whether it’s flower, e-liquids, concentrates or topicals. 

The brand has an impressive range, that’s expanding all the time. In addition to cannabidiol (CBD) products, Black Tie also has a growing line of cannabigerol (CBG) products. Both of these compounds are cannabinoids, and neither produce the intoxicating effects marijuana is famous and notorious for. 

This Black Tie CBD review will focus primarily on their flower strains. We’ll provide detailed information about appearance, aroma, flavor and potential effects. In the second part, we’ll also discuss other products in the Black Tie collection, including topicals, tablets and pet treats. And don’t miss out on the Black Tie CBD discount code, exclusively for use at! 

CBD Hemp Flower

Hemp flower rich in CBD and low in THC is a popular, non-psychoactive alternative to cannabis. In terms of look, scent and taste, hemp buds and cannabis buds are pretty much indistinguishable, and are enjoyed in exactly the same way. Most of the time, this is by smoking or vaping. But CBD flower won’t get you high, not even if you smoked through a whole plant! 

CBD flower contains a full profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. These compounds combine to deliver greater effects than when CBD is taken alone. The unique set of terpenes in each strain also means the aroma, flavor and effects vary, depending on the flower you’re using.

Amnesia Haze

This is a sativa-dominant hybrid with almost 18% CBD and a total cannabinoid content of more than 22%. Amnesia Haze has a complex aroma of orange, cinnamon, hops and wood, with a dash of citrus. The flavor is also very lemony, but complemented with buttery and creamy notes, as well as some earthiness. The primary terpenes detected are myrcene, limonene and pinene.

As a sativa, Amnesia Haze is most appropriate in the morning and daytime. That’s when the uplifting and energizing effects can be put to best use. This strain is great for banishing fatigue, and putting you in the mood for socializing. So, enjoy Amnesia Haze alone, or with friends! 


BubbleGum is a balanced sativa-dominant hybrid, offering a mix of sedation and stimulation. This strain has more than 17.5% CBD and in excess of 22% cannabinoids in all. BubbleGum has a pleasant cinnamon and hoppy aroma, with some sugary sweetness thrown in. The flavor is fruity, spicy yet a little sweet, and provided by the primary terpenes of myrcene, bisabolol and beta-caryophyllene.

BubbleGum has a calming effect on the body, but as a sativa-dominant hybrid, the couchlock sensation isn’t too intense. The energizing and cerebral effects are linked to improved mood and a more present, meditative state. This delightful, all-round strain is recommended for use in the afternoons. 

Chem Dawg

Chem Dawg is one of America’s most popular high-CBD strains. Loved for its sativa properties, this strain is stimulating, and has a CBD concentration nudging 17%. A myriad of secondary cannabinoids bring the total cannabinoid level to 21.2%. 

Chem Dawg has a chamomile and cinnamon aroma, but also a diesel fuel aroma – no surprise given the name! That diesel aroma also comes through in the flavor, along with hints of ammonia. Myrcene, pinene and beta-caryophyllene are the most prominent terpenes in Chem Dawg.  

Smoke or vape this strain in the mornings or afternoons for increased sociability and relaxation sans couchlock. Many credit Chem Dawg for unlocking their creativity. If you have an artistic side, find out whether these buds will unlock it! 

Fruit Punch

This sativa-dominant hybrid certainly packs a punch, with 16% CBD and 19% total cannabinoids. Fruit Punch has, as expected, a fruity aroma, although users note a little sugary, candiness, too! Overall, these buds have a pungent aroma and a sugary flavor, with a piney finish. Myrcene, humulene and beta-caryophyllene are the most common terpenes in Fruit Punch.

Take this strain at any time of day for enhanced energy, mood and motivation. Fruit Punch may also elevate focus and mental clarity, thanks to the cerebral effects of sativas. This flower may also put you in a more sociable frame of mind, especially if you have anxious tendencies.

Bleu Cheese

Bleu Cheese is a cross between “Cheese”, a British favorite, and “Blueberry”. Compared to the others, this is a mild strain, with a tick over 13% CBD, and 16% cannabinoids in all. The aroma is unsurprisingly cheesy, although hints of blueberry also get through. The cheesy taste is also complemented with some fruitiness at the end. 

Users report Bleu Cheese producing thick smoke and vapor that’s potent on the palate. Myrcene, beta-caryophyllene and cis-nerolidol are the three terpenes to know about in this strain. 

As for the effects, Bleu Cheese is an indica-dominant hybrid, so is soothing, relaxing and ideal for de-stressing with. A higher dose translates to a stronger couchlock, which may aid with sleep and relieving aches and pains.

Zweet Tarts 

We finish our Black Tie CBD flower review with Zweet Tarts, a lemony sativa-dominant hybrid with more than 16% CBD and a cannabinoid content of 19.1%. These nugs have a sweet and tangy aroma and flavor, along with some pungent lemon and lime citrus notes to finish. Myrcene, limonene and pinene are the three key terpenes in Zweet Tarts. 

These bright green buds have an uplifting effects, and will calm your mind and body without leaving you zonked. Therefore, Zweet Tarts is an excellent daytime strain, and a suitable one for socializing with. But if on your own, this flower has nice cerebral and motivating effects to enjoy.

CBG Hemp Flower

CBG strains are fairly new, and are high in CBG, but relatively low in CBD and THC. Otherwise, these flowers appear and taste pretty similar to your CBD and cannabis favorites. Black Tie’s CBG selection is limited at present, but we have got three intriguing strains to introduce you to.

Lemon Cream Diesel

This strain boasts lot of sativa properties, and has a CBG content in excess of 20 percent, and more than 21% cannabinoids in total. Lemon Cream Diesel has a predictively lemony and diesel-like aroma, with some creamy floral notes too. The flavor is similar, with a slight gaseousness, not unlike OG Kush. Lemon Cream Diesel has cedrol, nerolidol and alpha-bisabolol terpenes. 

This CBG-dominant strain is perfect for starting your day on the front foot, and is a nice substitute to coffee and other caffeinated drinks. Lemon Cream Diesel also provides increased concentration and cerebral effects, without leaving you feeling anxious and jittery. 


These are indica-dominant buds, and OJ is certainly popular for its relaxing and calming effects, with a CBG count topping 16.5%, and a THC level below 0.3%. OJ has a grassy and hoppy flavor, that we’re confident you’ll enjoy. In addition to having calming properties, OJ won’t leave you feeling sleepy, so you’ll be able to focus your mind on any tasks at hand. 

Super Glue  

Super Glue just falls into the indica-dominant classification, but is very similar to a regular hybrid, and a cross between Northern Lights and Afghani landrace. With a whopping 22.31% CBG, this is the most potent CBG-rich strain in the Black Tie range. 

Super Glue has a skunky and soury aroma, but connoisseurs will pick up on a sharp and piney scent, too. This strain has a woody and earthy flavor, and smokes fairly harshly. Cedrol, nerolidol and alpha-bisabolol are the most-concentrated terpenes in Super Glue. 

The thick and acrid smoke may produce a head rush at first, although Super Glue is completely non-psychoactive. Ultimately, these buds are associated with benefits for focus and motivation, with an underlying theme of relaxation. 


Black Tie CBD Flower is also available in the form of pre-rolled joints. Pre-rolls work out a little more expensive than buying loose flower, but are the convenient option if rolling-your-own isn’t desirable. 

Black Tie packs 0.75g (750mg) of finely-ground flower into its pre-rolls, and fit a long mouthpiece for a cooler and smoother smoking experience. Pre-rolls are sold individually and in packs. Right now, Black Tie has three options: Sour Lemon, Strawberry Gelato and CBG pre-rolls. 

CBD Concentrates

Concentrated CBD products have a much higher cannabinoid percentage than flower, but remain perfectly legal! Concentrates are typically dabbed, vaped or smoked, but in some cases can be used as food ingredients or stirred into beverages.

Black Tie stocks a potent Afghani CBD Hash with a 41%+ CBD concentration and less than 0.3% THC. This product has a classic hashish aroma and taste, and have deeply relaxing effects. Due to the strong dosage, careful consumption is advised to avoid excessive sedation.

CBD Kief is a potent extract made from the CBD-rich resinous trichomes of flower. Black Tie sells terpene-rich CBD and CBG kief in 1-gram pots. Dusting kief on a joint or bowl is a clever trick for increasing potency without increasing the amount you smoke. 

CBD Tablets

Herbal tablets are an appealing way of dosing with CBD if you are opposed to smoking or vaping. Expect gradual effects from tablets, since the body does not immediately absorb orally-taken cannabinoids into the bloodstream. However, tablets do produce long-lasting effects, which is better for reducing chronic symptoms. 

Black Tie’s infuses 200mg of decarboxylated flower into its CBD and CBG tablets. This means the cannabinoids are pre-heated, activated and ready for use. The brand also manufactures CBD-isolate capsules, where the CBD is separated into an isolated extract from the rest of the hemp plant. With 350mg of CBD per capsule, this is a remarkably strong product, and only recommended if you know you need extra relief.


Sample skin-based relief with CBD topicals (i.e. creams, oils, gels and salves). Black Tie stocks products from Mary’s Nutritionals, a big player in the hemp industry that specializes in topicals. 

The Remedy Oil contains 500mg of full-spectrum hemp extract, sweet almond oil, myrrh, cinnamon oil and terpenes, delivering an array of therapeutic effect. Black Tie markets the Remedy Oil as Mary’s best-selling tincture, and it works under the tongue as well as on the skin.

The Elite Transdermal Gel Pen is an attractive and patented topical, filled with activated hemp extract, cool citrus basil, natural terpenes and menthol for a cooling effect. Application on the skin may help with skin complaints, pain, inflammation and infections.  

The Elite Transdermal Balm is another Black Tie featured product from Mary’s Nutritionals. The formulation used allows for deeper penetration into the skin than regular topicals, and consists of a full-spectrum hemp extract, mango butter, beeswax and an essential oil fragrance blend. 

Pet Treats

CBD-infused pet treats are gaining traction, as researchers find out more about the compound’s beneficial possibilities. CBD pet treats are not a gimmick, as canines have endocannabinoid systems (ECS) that need regulation, just like us humans! 

Black Tie CBD stocks a range of pet treats in various flavors, such as bacon and salmon. The formulations make giving CBD to your pet much easier than giving them regular medicines! All treats are grain and gluten-free and contain only natural ingredients. CBD supplements for pets may assist with pain, inflammation, stress and anxiety. 

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Black Tie CBD is yet another hemp-based brand specializing in flower, and coming up with some pretty incredible strains! All the right steps are taken to ensure their nugs are pure, potent and effective, and the independent analysis for all strains shows Black Tie has nothing to hide! 

Have you experienced any of the CBD or CBG flower strains listed in this Black Tie CBD review? Share your impressions in the comment section below!

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Plain Jane CBD Review: All You Need to Know in 2019

CBD Cigarettes By Plain Jane CBD

Plain Jane CBD specializes in hemp flower and cigarettes, but the brand has an extensive selection of products, including concentrates and tincture oils. The company prides itself on offering affordable flower, and also has a unique and intriguing range of odorless products.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating hemp constituent. Research shows the compound has many prospective health benefits. Since emerging in the first half of the 2010s, CBD brands and products have been making a huge impact all across America. And the early signs are that the 2020s could be even bigger for CBD! 

In this Plain Jane CBD review, we’ll look at the most popular products manufactured by the company, and highlight just what makes them special. We also have a 10% discount for all of our readers. Don’t miss the coupon code enclosed in the second half of this post! 

Introducing Plain Jane CBD Cigarettes

The CBD Cigarettes from Plain Jane are arguably the best-known and most exciting product they make. Smokable CBD products take effect in just seconds, and such fast relief is essential for taking care of intense, acute symptoms. 

CBD cigarettes from Plain Jane look just like regular cigarettes, with the same tight roll and filter. But importantly, these CBD smokes are tobacco-free and do not have addictive properties. At present, Plain Jane stocks two types of CBD cigarettes: Original and Full Flavor. 

The Plain Jane cigarettes sold at come in packs of 10 with 72mg of CBD to each cigarette. That equates to 720mg per pack. A 72mg serving is typically considered a mid-to-high dosage. These cigarettes have less than 0.3% THC, the maximum allowed, according to federal government regulations.

CBD Cigarettes By Plain Jane CBDOriginal

The Original CBD cigarettes from Plain Jane are odorless! That’s right – they won’t produce any of that notorious cannabis aroma when you smoked them. The flower used is carefully processed so it doesn’t contain the rich levels of smelly terpenes that are normally present in hemp and marijuana. 

The upshot is that you can smoke Original Plain Janes wherever you are, without having to worry about being discreet. Nobody will suspect that you’re smoking anything other than a regular cigarette. You’ll be able to get your hit of hemp and CBD wherever you are with these! 

Full Flavor 

These are essentially just regular CBD cigarettes with the terpenes left in. Full Flavor means a typically tasty hemp experience, not unlike that you would get from a CBD joint. The only downside is that Full Flavor Plain Janes do have that pungent aroma which some CBD smokers are trying to avoid. But if you’re planning on smoking CBD at home and can deal with a little smell, these delicious CBD smokes may be more to your liking! 

Plain Jane CBD Hemp Flower 

In addition to CBD cigarettes, Plain Jane also has a growing collection of standard CBD buds, grown in Southern Oregon, a hemp hotbed. These strains share the scent and look of regular marijuana, but none of the psychoactive effects that leave you “stoned.” 

Hemp buds are teeming with CBD, secondary cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. All of these compounds work in tandem, delivering a variety of therapeutic effects. Now for the Plain Jane strains we like the most, all of which are legal with less than 0.3% THC. 

Ringo’s Gift 

A crossbreed of ACDC and Harle-Tsu, two popular and rich *, Ringo’s Gift takes its name from Laurence Ringo, a well-known CBD activist. These buds have 11% CBD, and 0.5% each of cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabichromene (CBC), two non-intoxicating cannabinoids.

Plain Jane markets Ringo’s Gift as a strain for relaxation, and talks up the anti-inflammatory effects. Curiously, despite the calming effects, this flower won’t sap your energy levels, so it could be classed as a hybrid. Ringo’s Gift buds are a mish-mash of green and brown. 

Hawaiian Haze 

The name hints that this strain has a tropical twist, and that’s reflected in the floral, citrus and pineapple notes which dominate Hawaiian Haze. It packs a punch with 14% CBD and trace levels of CBG, and the buds are a gorgeous green color with brown pistils running through. 

Like all hazes, Hawaiian Haze is a sativa and therefore most appropriate for daytime use. Sativa flower has stimulating properties, suited to lifting mood, motivation and concentration levels. These nugs are also great for fighting fatigue after a restless night’s sleep. 


Pineberry is a cross between Early Resin Berry and Ringo’s Gift. This strain boasts a strong sweet and piney aroma, capped off with soothing lavender notes. Pineberry has 13% CBD, a little bit of CBG and less than 0.3% THC, as per the third-party analysis from EVIO Labs. 

Plain Jane doesn’t discuss Pineberry’s effects. However, from what we know generally about CBD, small doses are often invigorating, while larger doses deliver a more sedative effect. Try Pineberry and see what it does for you! 

Sour Space Candy

Get transported to a place of peace and tranquility with Sour Space Candy, a high-CBD strain from Plain Jane. This flower literally oozes CBD, maxing out at a whopping 21%, while still keeping within the legal THC limit. Sour Space Candy is a cross between Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry. The buds have a mostly green appearance with a light purple finish.

As for the effects, Sour Space Candy is great for chilling out and de-stressing with after a taxing day. This strain has a high myrcene count, a terpene renowned for promoting relaxation. Users note a predictably sour flavor when smoking an SSC joint, with some earthiness thrown in for good measure. 


Enjoy a classic indica-like experience with CBD-rich Kush, which must be viewed as a Plain Jane favorite. Calming Kush strains originate from Asia and are popular with cannabis users worldwide. But only recently have non-psychoactive CBD Kush options come to market! 

An Elite Hemp and Pre98 Bubba cross, the fruity and earthy aroma reminds many of OG and Bubba Kush. This also comes through in the flavor. Like all indicas, Plain Jane Kush is brilliant if you’re having sleeping issues, may help ease anxiety and offers stress relief – just what you’re looking for in an evening joint. 

Charlotte’s Web 

CBD enthusiasts will have probably come across Charlotte’s Web before. This is the strain that gave CBD its positive reputation in the first place. High-CBD oils using Charlotte’s Web extracts have been used to alleviate seizures caused by rare forms of epilepsy in children. CBD’s beneficial effects on seizures is so exciting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even approved a CBD drug for this purpose. 

But none of it would have been possible without the creation of Charlotte’s Web! What else is this 18% CBD strain good for, you ask? It’s popular for having energizing effects and enhancing creativity, and therefore fits into the sativa classification. Charlotte’s Web buds are a blend of green and orangey-brown, and the strain has a complex flavor of citrus, pine and pepper.  

CBG Flower 

Quite different to the strains featured so far, CBG Flower from Plain Jane is, you guessed it, high in CBG! This strain has a fairly high CBG concentration at 12 to 14%, and the herb takes on a green look with a frosty finish, thanks to the trichomes. A small quantity of CBC was also detected in the analysis. The scent is a nice combo of chamomile, pine, hops and citrus.

CBG is not as comprehensively researched as CBD, but there’s a lot of promise. Like other cannabinoids, CBG benefits the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and produces anti-inflammatory effects. If you’re yet to experience CBG, make sure you check out this strain.

CBD Moon Rocks 

Moon Rocks are much-loved by cannabis users who want a more potent high. By a similar logic, CBD Moon Rocks are revered by CBD users who desire a stronger level of relief. These Moon Rocks are a mixture of CBD flower, kief shake and pure CBD concentrate. The three are key to the whopping 45% CBD count. And the lab report also picks up low levels of CBG, CBC, cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidivarin (CBDV). 

In terms of effects, Plain Jane’s CBD Moon Rocks have more in common with concentrates than flower, but they are for smoking or vaping all the same. If regular CBD flower hasn’t quite dealt with your symptoms, blast them away once and for all with CBD Moon Rocks. 

Odorless Trim/Shake 

This aroma-free trim and shake is the loose version of the CBD flower you’ll find in Plain Jane’s CBD cigarettes. This is a good product choice if you aren’t keen on the papers in their cigarettes, or don’t find the 72mg serving potent enough. By purchasing loose flower, you have the power to smoke as much as you want, and how you want. You could even vape it! 

CBD Pre-Rolled Joints

Plain Jane pre-rolled joints are rolled with RAW cones and come in packs of seven 0.5-gram joints, bringing the total amount of CBD flower to 3.5g (or an eighth). These are professionally rolled for a smooth and consistent smoke. All of your Plain Jane flower favorites are offered in pre-rolled form, including Special Sauce, Hawaiian Haze, Sour Space Candy and Elektra. 

Pure CBD Isolate 

The Plain Jane CBD-isolate is a 99% pure CBD extract product, created via supercritical CO2 extraction. This method ensures purity and quality, and the crystalline powder certainly produces potent and lasting CBD effects. As a CBD-isolate product, this powder is completely THC-free! 

CBD powder isolate is mostly used as an ingredient, either in food or beverages, or in topicals. Vaping or smoking isolate in a joint or bowl is possible, but an uneconomical way of consuming such a high-strength product. This hemp-derived concentrate is available in pots of 1, 3.5, 7 and 14 grams. 

CBD Full Spectrum Shatter 

Plain Jane’s full-spectrum CBD shatter is similar to the CBD-isolate powder, except this product has a full blend of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Shatter is a sticky, yet hardened CBD concentrate ideal for dabbing and vaporizing. This is a high-potency product, with over 800mg of CBD in every gram! 

Despite the very low THC content in this shatter, the fact there is a small amount and that this is a highly-concentrated hemp products means the compound could build up in your blood with consistent use. This won’t get you high, but has the potential to pose some drug test concerns. 

Plain Jane CBD Oil 

Most consume CBD tincture oils by dripping them under the tongue and letting the sublingual glands do all the work. The appeal is fast-acting effects since CBD bypasses the first-pass metabolism, without the health downsides that come from smoking and vaping. Plain Jane CBD Oil can also be taken with food or drinks, or rubbed into the skin if necessary.

In the past, the company stocked a Plain Jane CBD Tincture (300mg), but currently their range consists solely of 1000mg oils, available in CBD-isolate and full-spectrum form. Each oil comes in 15ml (½oz) bottles, half the size of most CBD oil products. The result is a much stronger tincture, with 66.7mg servings from a full dropper. MCT oil is added to the CBD-isolate tincture as a way of increasing bioavailability. 

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Plain Jane is an increasingly recognized brand in the world of CBD, and for good reason. Their products are high-quality, and importantly lab-tested, and we’re seeing innovation from the brand, too! Not least with their odorless CBD cigarettes, which seek to give more power and freedom to CBD smokers who want to light up without the smell. 

Have you tried Plain Jane products? We’d love to hear your thoughts, and invite you to leave a comment below!