what are the different types of  CBD products?

There are four main types of products that you’ll find on the market:

Continue reading to learn more about them or check out our summary table at the end of the page

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Oils and Tinctures

These forms of concentrated CBD oil are typically sold in 15mL or 30mL bottles. It is typically mixed in with food or applied sublingually (beneath the tongue). It can also come in a spray form. 

Compared to other CBD products, tinctures do not take effect as quickly and consumers may not feel effects right away. However, the effects can last up to three or four hours. Those who take the tincture sublingually should hold the 1-ml serving under their tongue for approximately 60 seconds for best results.

Tinctures vary significantly in terms of concentration, ranging anywhere from 100 mg to 5000 mg. The key to understanding tincture dosage is serving size, which is usually 1 mL per serving. However, the strength of a single dose will depend on the concentration of the tinctures.

A 5000 mg-strength tincture in a 30-mL bottle features 30 1-mL servings of roughly 166.7mg of CBD.

A 100 mg-strength tincture in the same bottle contains 30 1-mL servings of roughly 3.3mg of CBD.

These two servings will yield very different effects.

For this reason, we urge first-time CBD tincture consumers to start with lower concentrations and gradually ramp up their dosage.


Vape Oil

Vape oil is CBD oil extracted from hemp that is formulated with a cutting agent, such as vegetable glycerine or propylene glycol. Vape oil is inhaled using a vape pen.

The effects are almost instantaneous, and produce a relaxing sensation for up to an hour or so – though the duration of these effects typically depends on how long the consumer inhales from the pen and how long they hold the vapor in before exhaling.

Many find that inhaling for up to three seconds and holding the vapor in for up to five seconds will produce the strongest, longest-lasting effects.

In terms of concentration, vape oils are similar to tinctures. Most vape oils come in 30-mL cartridges, with 1-mL to 1.5-m