Perhaps you’ve heard all the buzz about the benefits of CBD and you want to give it a try. Maybe you’re brand new to using CBD, or you’re already familiar with some products and are looking to branch out. There are so many different options on the market today that it can be a challenge knowing what is best for you and your unique needs! When shopping for CBD products, either online or in your local dispensary, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck, so here are a few tips to get you going. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down the right CBD formulation for you!

1. What do you want to use it for?

The wellness applications of CBD are vast, but each formula may be slightly more effective for certain ailments than others. Are you looking for something to help you get better sleep? Are you searching for a natural way to manage aches and soreness? Are you wanting something to ease mental tension or stress throughout the day? Take time to narrow down why exactly you’re seeking a CBD product, and this will give you clues about what to buy.

Generally speaking, any ingestible will give slower but longer-lasting effects, as compared to a smokable or topical product. Oils, infused drinks, and edibles will give you systemic effects and are best for all-day or all-night relief. Topicals are great for localized, targeted benefits for irritated skin, aches, etc. Smokable CBD flower is best for fast- and short-acting relief. Your local dispensary can help you determine which of these is ideal for your wellness goals.

2. How much will you have to take to see results?

Depending on what you want to use your CBD for, you’ll want to play with different dosages to find your sweet spot. For some people, 20mg of CBD oil is perfect for a sense of calm and ease in the evening. Others use 30-50mg for better sleep or relief from sore joints. Some find that applying a topical CBD balm twice a day keeps their skin and muscles feeling good.

Getting your ideal dose can take some experimentation, so don’t be afraid to try a variety of dosages. CBD is considered to be quite safe, even in larger doses.

3. What is the quality of the product?

With the exploding popularity of CBD lately, the market has become saturated with low-quality, diluted products from unknown origins. It’s always best to shop at a reputable dispensary for your CBD products, from brands that have been third-party tested for purity and potency. Resist the urge to pick up any old CBD product from a grocery store or gas station. If you want to truly reap the benefits of CBD, make sure you’re buying from a company that sources quality hemp and never adds chemicals or fillers to their products.

Want to learn more about how to choose the best CBD product for you? Ignite Dispensary is here to help!