Types of CBD: Learn What’s Best For You
We get it. CBD isn’t easy from the outside. That’s why you may have tried different types of CBD from other brands and found that it didn’t work. In reality, though, once you know the basics, CBD is incredibly easy to use to your advantage — and those basics start in science.
Science can feel intimidating, but that’s why we have a Member Education team composed of cannabis educators ready to help you understand how CBD works.
Types of CBD: Learn What’s Best For You
CBD works within the Endocannabinoid System, which has receptors covering nearly every area of the body and is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. This system uses compounds called endocannabinoids to communicate, which are remarkably similar to their plant-based counterpart, phytocannabinoids, on a molecular level. And you know what CBD is? You guessed it — a phytocannabinoid. In fact, it’s only one of over 114 known phytocannabinoids, each boasting its own therapeutic properties.
Here at Equilibria, we offer a line of full-spectrum hemp products, which means you get to benefit from each and every one of these incredible phytocannabinoids — including THC. However, all of our products will always contain less than 0.3% THC, which makes them federally legal! Full-spectrum CBD isn’t for everyone, though; so before you jump in head first, we encourage you to connect with your licensed healthcare provider to discuss if our CBD could be a good fit for you at this time. You’re also welcome to browse some of our additional resources on full-spectrum CBD below:
- Does CBD Oil Contain THC? Here’s What You Should Know
- Why Full-Spectrum CBD?
- Hemp 101: Top 3 Things You Should Know
- Does CBD Show Up On a Drug Test?
So, if you’ve made it to this point and decided that you’re ready to give full-spectrum CBD a try, what are you waiting for!? Let’s get this party started.
First thing’s first — picking your products. While there are many types of CBD products out there to choose from, our line is dedicated to the modern woman, boasting products that are reliable, efficacious, and most importantly, easy to use. However, where there are options, there are always questions — and that’s another perk of the Member Education team. We know that success comes with having a foundation of understanding and continued support throughout the learning process, and we’re here to provide just that.
CBD works alongside your existing biological processes, and your biological processes — while relatively standardized on a macro level — are unique in the details; hence, requiring a personalized CBD approach. We’ll talk some pointers in a moment, but when it comes down to it, the key is getting started with something, then listening to your body and learning along the way.
Our types of CBD
CBD works best when used as part of a daily, consistent, routine — your body doesn’t take “days off”, and neither should your CBD! As far as products go, we have three types of CBD modalities that are meant to be used on a daily basis:
- Daily Softgels are among the longest-lasting of our daily products. These small, oil-filled capsules are best paired with food to increase absorption as the capsule makes its way through your digestive system, taking approximately 1-3 hours to kick in and lasting an average of 6-8 hours.
- Daily Gummies are the most delicious option, and also offer flexible dosing. These Gummies can be taken whole or cut in pieces as an indulgent part of your daily routine, offering support for approximately 4-8 hours. The faster you chew them, the faster they kick in — on average, about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Daily Drops are the most versatile, as they can be used for both routine and as-needed doses. They kick in quickly, about 15-30 minutes after being absorbed under your tongue, and offer support for an average of 4-6 hours.
When browsing our site, you’ll notice that the Daily Drops and Daily Softgels come in both a Regular Strength and an Extra Strength formula. While we typically suggest starting low and slow with our Regular Strength products, not everyone comes to us as a CBD beginner. If you’re not sure which strength to start with, though, no worries — we’ve got you covered here!
We also have our Rapid Calming Melts, which are considered a routine booster. At just 5mg apiece, they’re unassuming, but deceptively powerful thanks to a pharmaceutical-inspired formulation that allows you to absorb up to 95% of the CBD. These are for those “oh no” moments, such as when your stress spikes, discomfort peaks, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. They kick in as little as 5-10 minutes after the Melt fully absorbs under your tongue and offer support for an average of 3-6 hours.
Now that you know a bit about the logistics of each ingestible product, let’s talk practical application. There are two key components to choosing the right types of CBD products to get started with, and they’re actually pretty easy — just your health goals and personal preference! Once you’ve established your health goals, check out the first table below to figure out which products might be a good fit. Then, take a deeper dive into each product with the second table to establish your preference, and… done! You’ve taken the first step by being here, now all you need to do is order your products and dive in.
We also have a range of topical products, which can be used on their own or in tandem with your ingestible routine. Topical CBD is best used for targeted support, as it does not enter the bloodstream the same way it does when orally ingested. For this reason, you can use your topicals as frequently as you’d like without counting toward your daily dose! If you’re looking to address your health goals from the inside out and the outside in, look no further than the table below:
If you still have lingering questions, have no fear — our Member Education Team is here! Before you make a purchase with us, we’re all yours via email. Then, once you’ve made a purchase and joined the community, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a Dosage Specialist on the phone or via email for unlimited, personalized support along your entire CBD journey. We can’t wait for you to join the EQ family!