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Common CBD Products Explained

Plant Therapy CBD Tinctures, Deep Relief Balms, and Roll-Ons

CBD in all its forms is getting a lot of hype right now. The potential benefits of CBD are incredibly exciting. CBD helps support your endocannabinoid system and a healthy endocannabinoid system has the potential to help relieve occasional discomfort.* Because of its potential benefits, CBD also comes a variety of different forms, which may leave you wondering what the best choice is for you. We’re here to help explain the difference between the most common CBD products and how to use them.

 

But First, What is Bioavailability?

CBD products come in many forms, including salves, lotions, tinctures, oils, liquids, capsules and more. Each of these forms is also available in different strengths and require different directions for use. And each of these different forms has different rates of bioavailability.

Bioavailability, or the rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream, is a big factor when you’re trying to decide “which CBD serving size/product is right for me”. In addition to the strength of your CBD product, bioavailability will determine how much of the CBD actually makes it into your bloodstream. Fun fact: bioavailability isn’t just for CBD! Your vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vary in their levels of bioavailability based on source and form.

Bioavailability is not just about the serving size of your CBD but is also affected by the method of consumption or use. Here are a few forms of CBD you’ll see most often.

CBD Plant Therapy tinctures and balm

CBD Tinctures

Plant Therapy CBD tinctures are designed to be taken sublingually. Sublingual use of CBD tinctures involves dropping the CBD liquid into your mouth, holding it under your tongue for 60 seconds and then swallowing. This method allows absorption through the sublingual gland under your tongue and bypasses the digestive tract. This method also has the highest rate of bioavailability with up to 40% of the CBD getting absorbed into your bloodstream! This makes it an ideal choice for supporting overall health.

Plant Therapy’s CBD Tinctures are designed for maximum sublingual absorption, so they are suited to total body and endocannabinoid system (eCS) support. Your endocannabinoid system is an incredibly important bodily system that helps to create bodily homeostasis. Your brain, immune system, organs, connective tissues, and glands, all make use of this amazing system.

 

CBD Capsules

Ingesting CBD is another popular method that is currently available. Popular forms include capsule, gummies, other edibles, and oils. This method is appealing to many because it’s quick and familiar. Because many are already used to taking a daily vitamin or the occasional pain pill,  taking a CBD capsule is easy. However, the bioavailability is less than when taken sublingually. Most reports have about 10-20% of the CBD being absorbed into the bloodstream, but that number can be as low as 6%. Ultimately, you must weigh the convenience of CBD capsules versus their bioavailability.

 

Topical CBD

Many people report topical CBD is very beneficial, especially for areas of concern. But this may vary from person to person and it’s a little harder to measure. Balms, cremes, and roll-ons are designed to help ease localized discomfort. Topical bioavailability for CBD is usually a little less than sublingual use, closer to 10%, but topical CBD can offer potential localized relief nonetheless. Plant Therapy’s Deep Relief Balm and CBD Roll-Ons combine beneficial essential oils with CBD to maximize local relief of discomfort.

CBD

So How Does CBD Work?

Because CBD works with your body instead of against it, cannabinoids are a natural way to help your body maintain homeostasis.*

CBD works by naturally supporting your body’s own endocannabinoid system and supporting your body’s endocannabinoid levels with cannabinoids found in hemp. By supporting your body’s own endocannabinoid levels, you can help keep your body working properly and maintaining homeostasis. CBD also prevents enzymes from breaking down your body’s own natural endocannabinoids, which lets your body retain more endocannabinoids and function properly on its own.*

Plant Therapy’s Deep Relief CBD Balm and CBD Roll-Ons combine valuable terpenes from the essential oils in the product with the benefits of CBD to work synergistically together in order to help relieve concerns in localized areas.*

 

Essential Oils and CBD

Part of what makes our Plant Therapy Deep Relief CBD Balm and CBD Roll-Ons so effective is our use of essential oils in conjunction with our topical CBD. We know that the entourage effect is an important part of how CBD works with our endocannabinoid system and combining the beneficial terpenes of these therapeutic essential oils allows them to work synergistically together to further support bodily health.

Plant Therapy Deep Relief Balm

Deep Relief Balm

Our Deep Relief Balm features these essentials oils in combination with CBD:

  • Copaiba Oleoresin: High in beta-caryophyllene, a terpene that is known for helping to reduce inflammation and ease muscles. Over the last decade, caryophyllene gained scientific attention when it was identified as one of the first non-cannabinoids to directly activate cannabinoid receptors. Therefore, the effects of caryophyllene may be due to this terpene’s effect on our endocannabinoid system.
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil: High in neral, a terpene that is known to help reduce inflammation and ease pain sensations, this terpene also has sedative properties. This oil is also high in geranial which can be calming and may help promote mental and physical well being.
  • Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil: Terpinen rich, which may help ease discomfort and can also be calming.
  • Lavandin Essential Oil: Contains 1,8-cineole which may help support healthy circulation. Lavandin is also high in linalool and linalyl acetate, which may calm muscles and also help soothe anxiety and worry.

CBD Roll-Ons

Our new CBD Roll-Ons combine CBD and essentials oils in a blend of carrier oils for easy, on-the-go use.

  • Lavender: Especially high in linalool, a terpene that is known to have a sedative effect. Additionally, Lavender essential oil may also help soothe skin irritation.
  • Worry Free: Plant Therapy’s Worry Free blend combines Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Ylang Ylang Complete, Australian Sandalwood, Peru Balsam, and Roman Chamomile essential oils, all of which are known for their calming and relaxing qualities. In addition to the linalool found in Lavender, a santalol, a terpene found in Australian Sandalwood, is also known to have a sedative effect.
  • Muscle Aid: Plant Therapy’s Muscle Aid blend combines Wintergreen, Camphor, and Scots Pine essential oils that can create a calming, cooling effect that may benefit sore muscles. Wintergreen is especially high in methyl salicylate, a known analgesic and can help ease pain. Also, Camphor is high in 1,8-cineole, a terpene that can have an anti-inflammatory effect and may help support healthy circulation.

Plant Therapy CBD

Plant Therapy’s CBD Products

Plant Therapy offers both topical and oral CBD options in order to give our customers flexible options for CBD use.

Deep Relief Balm

  • 500 mg per 2 oz tin
  • 1,000 mg per 2 oz tin

CBD Roll-Ons: Available in Lavender, Worry Free, and Muscle Aid

  • 200 mg per 1 oz bottle

Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures: Available in Cinnamint, Pina Colada & Unflavored

  • 500 mg (16 mg/mL serving size)
  • 1000 mg (33 mg/mL serving size)
  • 2500 mg (83 mg/mL serving size)

 

Using Topical CBD with a CBD Tincture

It’s safe to say you might want to try combining CBD methods, especially when your issue is both systemic and localized or you feel like you could benefit from both types. This is absolutely okay and may even multiply the benefits of your CBD intake. Just as with all other CBD use, make sure you go slowly. CBD tinctures may be taken regularly to support systemic bodily balance. And you can use topical CBD directly on the area(s) of concern. You can customize your CBD for your own personal needs by combining any strength of topical CBD with any serving size of CBD tincture. But just keep in mind that high levels of CBD may cause liver damage, so do not exceed 45 mg per 5 lbs of body weight per day.

 

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Pre-Review Report. (2017). Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. World Health Organization. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

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If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a physician or qualified professional before using this product.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

93 thoughts on “Common CBD Products Explained”

  1. I would really like to try these but I worry about shipping it in to my country (Philippines), since we still don’t have clear rules on cbd and or hemp products.

  2. Interesting! I’d like to research more to see if there is anything I could benefit from myself or for my family with CBD. Thanks for the info!

  3. I’ve heard so many people using this but have been a bit afraid. This was very informative and I feel more comfortable to try it .

  4. Great information . I have dabbled in the CBD world but this makes me want to try even more products and helps guide to what might work best.

  5. I have been using CBD tinctures for over a year. Now that I discovered PT for my oils. I plan to check ou
    out your CBD.

  6. I am very interested in the Worry Free Roll on. Thank you for this detailed information so that I can make an educated choice.

  7. I just ordered the tincture of CBD for anxiety. Next i’d like to order the roll-on of Worry Free. Can I use them at the same time?

  8. This is the most informative article I’ve read on CBD. I take capsules and they work beautifully. The tincture made my mouth too dry. Maybe I will try a roll on.

  9. Very informative. I’d love to try it on my sore husband, but the doctor doesn’t know how to search the right dosage and how to stop his meds right now. Besides that, there is no Dutch supplier I can find and importing is not allowed (according to our known laws, says our doc)

  10. I was not aware of all the varieties of CBD & how beneficial they can be, & I didn’t know different ones could be used together. I will discuss with my dr on my next visit!! I so appreciate all the information that PT provides their customers!

  11. This was really informative! i’ve heard of CBD oil, but never really understood what it was. I am considering trying it.

  12. I am very interested in trying CBD for my husband’s chronic back pain. And I’m glad you have information about this so I can make a better decision on which to purchase. Thank you.

    1. So informative, I wanna order one of the tincture of CBD , but it’s unfortunate that you can’t deliver outside of the USA. I’m wanting to have one of each use.

      1. I have never used CBD oil in the past but find it really good to know the amount that should be used per 5 pounds of body weight. Many people just take this and I don’t know if they are aware of this info or not. I would hope that information would be on every bottle produced no matter who manufactures it. I have many friends that talk about using it.

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