Different CBD Methods: Pros and Cons

CBD Products

By now, you may have probably already heard about cannabidiol, better known as CBD. It’s the non-intoxicating cousin of THC that can offer all of the potential benefits of the cannabis plant without any of the high.

It comes from industrial hemp, and has recently become federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. That’s great news for people who want to reap the inflammation fighting, sleep regulating, and immune system supporting benefits of CBD.

While the variety of CBD products and brands currently on the market means CBD users get a wide option to choose from, it can also be overwhelming.

To help in that decision-making process, we’re going to be talking about some of the most popular CBD oil products, how they differ from one another, and which method might work best for you.


If what you’re looking for is targeted, fast-acting relief, topical CBD is a great choice.

cbdMD offers two different topical products – each with its special blend of CBD and other inflammation and pain-reducing compounds.

The first, cbdMD Freeze, combines the cooling comfort of menthol with the all-natural power of CBD to soothe sore joints and muscles within minutes.

It comes in a convenient, easy-to-use roller that makes application a breeze, and everyone from nursing homes to professional athletes endorses it – so you know it’s good.

They also offer Recover – designed to target inflammation. It combines a unique blend of arnica for white blood cell stimulation, vitamin B6 for reducing inflammation, MSM for reinvigorating cell walls, and cbdMD’s high-quality CBD.


Tinctures are perhaps the most versatile methods of taking CBD. They come in a variety of flavors and concentrations which gives you complete control over your CBD experience.

Where topicals will only work on the application site, tinctures allow the beneficial effects of CBD to reach the whole body. To take, simply place under the tongue and feel the effects in no time (most will experience overall benefits within 30-60 minutes).

With a variety of flavors like orange, mint, berry, and natural, there’s something for everyone to love.

Gummies and capsules

If you’d like to get the same full-body effects of CBD tinctures, but want the convenience of a pre-portioned dose, cbdMD’s gummies and capsules may be the perfect option for you.

If you’ve never taken CBD before and are unsure about dosage, gummies and capsules are an easy way to add CBD to your morning and evening routines – all with the dosage guesswork taken out of the equation.

Capsules are a no-frills way to get your daily dose of CBD and are great if you’re already used to taking pills.

However, if you’d like to add a little extra flavor to your regimen, gummies are the way to go.

They come in a 30-count bottle with a tasty mix of tropical, strawberry, mixed berry, and orange flavors.


CBD PM is the newest addition to cbdMD’s product line. It offers all the benefits of CBD combined with the sleep-promoting effects of melatonin and a whole host of other natural and herbal supplements.

This unique combination allows CBD to help regulate your body, leading to an overall improvement in sleep quality, while the melatonin, valerian root, chamomile, and other herbs help you fall asleep fast and stay asleep longer.

Simply take CBD PM 30 minutes before bed, and let it ease you into a deep, restful night’s sleep.

Here’s one more tip to make bedtime even more relaxing: take a hot, relaxing bath with one of our CBD bath bombs. By combining 100 mg of CBD with a proprietary blend of therapeutic ingredients in each bath bomb, these will help melt away those aches and pains that can make it hard to sleep at night.

CBD for pets

While you’re trying out all the different forms of CBD to find the perfect product for you, don’t forget about your furry family members. Everyone knows that our pets get anxious, stressed, and feel pain just like we do, so shouldn’t they get the same all-natural CBD relief?

At cbdMD, they seem to think so! That’s why their CBD-infused pet products are a tasty way to get the relief they need – and deserve.

The peanut butter-flavored tinctures and treats will have your puppy drooling for more.

And for the cat lovers, there’s a calming catnip-flavored tincture to mellow out your feline friends. Did we also mention that all pet products are made with human-grade ingredients and come in a variety of strengths?

So if you’re looking for a leader in premium CBD oil that knows how to deliver natural relief at unremarkable prices, look no further than cbdMD. No matter how you choose to take your daily dose of all-natural CBD, cbdMD has you covered from head to tail.

Disclaimer: The cbdMD page contains general information about health, diet, lifestyle, and nutrition. Any information provided should not be considered or treated as medical advice and always consult a medical professional before making any lifestyle changes. Products and information mentioned on the cbdMD blog are not intended to be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment. Any links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience only and cbdMD is not responsible for their content.

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Jesse Dunn

A collection of experts sharing information on the use of CBD products in the senior community for medical purposes.  Our sister company,  SeniorCBD.net, offers a large selection of pure, high quality CBD products.

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