CBD Products Explained: Oil, Gummies, Creams

More and more people are using CBD to help support their active lifestyles, manage symptoms of chronic pain, improve their skin, help their pets thrive, and more. Whether you’re new to CBD or simply trying to learn all you can about the potential benefits of cannabis and CBD, it’s important to understand which products are right for your needs. Jump in with us as we deep dive into the different types of CBD products we offer, including how they work with your body and what they’re used for.

 

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An Overview of CBD Products

 

One thing that all CBD products have in common is that they contain a certain dose of cannabidiol, or CBD. Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant called a cannabinoid. There are up to 100 different types of cannabinoids found in cannabis, but the two main types are CBD and THC.

When consumed, both CBD and THC interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is how humans, dogs, and other living beings reap the observed benefits of cannabis. However, while THC elicits a psychoactive response that can make you high, CBD is non-psychoactive.

Furthermore, our CBD products are only derived from hemp. While hemp’s close cousin marijuana can contain up to 30 percent THC, hemp contains less than 0.3 percent. This means that our products will never exceed more than 0.3 percent THC, which is not enough of the psychoactive compound to make you high. It can, however, show up on a drug test.

 

CBD Lingo: Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, and CBD Isolate Products

 

CBD oil is completely legal and used by people from many different backgrounds, including athletes, young adults, police officers, first responders, older adults, and more. While we sell products that contain small, legal amounts of THC, we also have a collection of THC-free, drug-test-safe products that only contain CBD. When shopping for CBD products, you’ll see some labeled as “full spectrum,” “broad spectrum,” or “CBD Isolate.”  

Full-Spectrum CBD Products

Our full-spectrum CBD products are often referred to as “whole plant” products because they contain all the cannabinoids that naturally occur in hemp. This includes THC, terpenes, and fatty acids that are also known to have certain benefits. There is research suggesting that full-spectrum products are the most effective because of the “entourage effect.” This term is used to describe how cannabinoids produce a greater effect on the body when they are allowed to act synergistically.

Broad Spectrum CBD Products

Broad-spectrum CBD products are THC-free, making them a good option if you are subject to random drug testing at work. These products are made by extracting oil from hemp and then filtering out the THC so that only the CBD and other cannabinoids remain. These compounds are believed to still interact with each other when consumed, which may allow for some benefits of the entourage effect.

CBD Isolate Products

CBD isolate products are made by filtering out the CBD when extracting oil from hemp and then chilling it, creating a product that is 100% CBD. These products are generally cheaper than other options and contain no THC, making them safe for drug tests. You can more easily measure out your exact dose of CBD as you don’t have to consider levels of other cannabinoids in the product. However, since there are no other compounds present, you will not benefit from the entourage effect.

Our Selection of Hemp CBD Products

At Red Raven, we carry organically grown, third-party tested topicals, gummies, oil tinctures, and pet CBD products that are completely legal to use. We source all our hemp from US-based, small family-run farms that are as dedicated to delivering pure, high-quality products to customers as we are. In addition to having our products tested by outside labs, we rigorously test every new product ourselves to ensure it is safe, potent, and effective before it hits the shelves.

One of our main missions is educating Alaskans and our customers in the lower 48 on the current research behind cannabis and CBD so they can make educated decisions about their health and lifestyle. We want you to know what you’re purchasing, which is why we’ve broken down each of the product categories you’ll find in our store.

CBD Oils

We sell CBD oil tinctures, available as an isolate, broad spectrum, or full spectrum product. CBD oil can be mixed with food, ingested, or taken sublingually. When taken sublingually, you place a few drops under the tongue and hold it there for at least 60 seconds before swallowing. This allows you to absorb the CBD straight into your bloodstream, which is a quicker way to feel the effects of CBD compared to waiting for you body to digest it.

 

Our line of CBD oil tinctures is vegan, non-GMO, and made with only organically grown USDA hemp. We use MCT oil as the carrier oil, which can come with an optional hint of peppermint oil for taste. Each tincture designed for human consumption contains 1500mg of CBD per bottle, equating to 50mg per ml. While everyone’s body and tolerance to CBD is different, we suggest a dose of 0.5 to 1 ml per day. 

 

Our selection of CBD Oils include:

Gummies

CBD gummies are a fun, tasty way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. We currently offer two options for edible gummies, including:

Our THC-free CBD gummies contain CBD isolate only, so there are no THC or other cannabinoids in each serving.

 

Gummies can only be digested, which means they take longer to kick in. They are also available in smaller doses, making them ideal for enjoying CBD throughout the day and micro dosing. Our Full Spectrum gummy contains 25mg of CBD and our THC-free product contains 10mg. CBD gummies allow for the full effects of CBD while coming in a candy-like package. You can enjoy flavors like blue raspberry and sour strawberry lemonade and consume CBD in a more discreet manner.

Topicals

Apply CBD topicals, like our CBD Moisturizing Cream and CBD Freeze Cooling Gel directly onto affected areas of your skin. Our moisturizing cream is designed to help moisturize your skin and offer potential benefits such as helping clear up eczema and acne in addition to targeting chronic pain and arthritis. Our new cooling gel combines the properties of CBD with the therapeutic effect of menthol to help target inflammation and body aches.

Pet CBD

Pets have an endocannabinoid system just like humans, which means animals’ bodies are designed to absorb CBD and benefit from CBD as well.  Our CBD for Pets is made with CBD isolate mixed in with a tasty, bone broth recipe your pet is sure to love. This CBD oil can be dropped onto your pet’s tongue or sprinkled onto their food.

 

Whether shopping for yourself or your animal friend, we have products designed with your unique health and lifestyle needs in mind. Shop our collection of tinctures, gummies, and topical products to see for yourself what CBD can do.

 

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