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How to Find the Right CBD Product [Quick Guide]

May 15, 2019 52 Comments

How to Find the Right CBD Product [Quick Guide]

The CBD industry is enormous now; wherever you turn, you’re confronted with CBD products. If you’re interested in trying CBD, then this is great! The size of the market has led to a huge range of CBD products, giving consumers a massive range of choice.

Since taking CBD supplements is a highly personal experience, it’s imperative that all these different products exist. No matter your problem, there will be a CBD product to suit you and your lifestyle.

Busy high-flyers who travel regularly might like capsules, while those with a sweet tooth could prefer edibles. Fitness gurus who spend a lot of time in the gym might choose a topical, and those who want to feel better fast might opt for a CBD vape. And then there’s always CBD oils, the industry’s standard. On top of all these products that you might see regularly, some manufacturers are coming up with more unique ways to take CBD, such as bath bombs and CBD coffees – all this choice makes deciding impossible!

Luckily, we are here today with the ultimate guide to choosing a CBD product. Read on to find out all the things you should be considering when picking a CBD supplement that’s right for you…

Full-Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate

One of the first things you will need to consider is whether you want a full-spectrum CBD product, a CBD isolate, or something in between.

‘Full-spectrum’ refers to products that contain more cannabinoids than just CBD. In case you were unaware, cannabinoids are the active compounds found in the cannabis plant, and there are estimated to be perhaps one hundred of them. CBD and THC are the most well-known simply because they are the most plentiful, but there are still lots of other cannabinoids to consider.

THC is a restricted substance, and so CBD products do not contain much THC – don’t worry! Most other cannabinoids are, like CBD, also non-intoxicating, so you don’t have to be concerned about getting high using full-spectrum products.

So why would you want a full range of cannabinoids and terpenoids?

According to some research, cannabinoids may have a synergistic effect. When taken together, they enhance one another’s effects; this has been termed the ‘entourage effect.’ With this being the case, most people believe that full-spectrum, or at the very least broad-spectrum, products are considered to be top of the range.

This is not to say that isolates are bad. Isolates refer to CBD products containing nothing more than cannabidiol. They usually come in the form of a powder or a wax and can be taken through dabbing, or by adding it to food and drink. Isolate powders can also be taken sublingually, just like a tincture.

If you would prefer to dab your CBD, then isolates are obviously the way to go. Furthermore, they are useful if you are really concerned about THC, as it 100% guarantees that you won’t be taking any THC whatsoever. Finally, some people prefer isolates for cooking, because they are completely tasteless, unlike CBD oil.

Generally, though, full-spectrum products are considered better for your health.

Finding the Right Strength

It’s absolutely vital to find the right strength when you’re taking CBD. While CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive, and is safe, it’s still important to make sure you’re taking the right serving for you. At the end of the day, it’s a foreign substance that you are putting into your body, and your health is of the utmost importance.

Despite the fact that CBD is safe and you cannot take too much to where it really impacts you, it does have a few side effects sometimes. These are nothing to worry about – they are quite minor and don’t affect everybody. Side effects of CBD mostly include dizziness, headaches, and diarrhea, but these will likely fade if you ever experience them at all.

Nevertheless, because there are a few side effects, it’s important to be careful. Experts all recommend starting out with an extremely low serving of CBD. If you experience no negative effects, but also aren’t feeling any better, then you can increase the serving. Do this slowly until you find a supply that works for you, and then you can stop.

When it comes to dosing CBD, oils make it easier to tailor the serving to you. You can easily increase or decrease the amount you take by a small amount, making it easier to find your minimum effective supply. Furthermore, there is a higher number of CBD oils available on the market, giving you more options in terms of potencies. For this reason, we recommend that beginners start out with a CBD oil while they experiment with serving size. Once you know what strength of CBD oil you need, you can switch to other products that are available in the right one for you.

Consumption Method

This is the hardest decision to make. As we have said, there are so many CBD products available, that you’ll struggle to choose.

Here is a quick rundown of just a few CBD products…

CBD Oils

CBD tinctures are the industry standard and are used by pretty much everyone. They are quite versatile, as you can cook with them, take them sublingually, or even apply them to the skin. By taking CBD oils under the tongue, you allow the CBD to reach all parts of your body, providing the entire endocannabinoid system with a boost. They are pretty easy to take and allow you to tailor the serving to your needs.

Some drawbacks of CBD oils is that they are very conspicuous. If you are a bit self-conscious about your CBD usage, then taking these in public is not a very good idea. Furthermore, they are not always ideal for carrying around in a bag, as sometimes the bottles leak. A large problem people have with CBD is the flavor, as the taste of hemp does not appeal to everyone. Luckily, Pure Kana CBD oils are also available in Mint and Vanilla flavor!

CBD Capsules

People who are always on the go will love CBD capsules. They are super easy and quick to take, and they definitely won’t leak in your bag! Since they resemble traditional pills, they are easy for people of all ages to take. They don’t feel too intimidating, meaning that older people can take them without worries.

One downside of capsules is that they are available in fewer strengths, and you can’t tailor the serving size. For some people, this may be a positive, because you don’t have to worry about measuring the CBD out yourself. Another disadvantage is related to their bioavailability, but we’ll get onto that later.

CBD Topicals

Topicals are CBD products that you apply directly to the skin. These include creams, balms, salves, and even bath bombs! When you apply CBD in this way, it penetrates the layers of skin and reaches specific endocannabinoid receptors in localized areas. This makes topicals ideal for athletes and people hurting physically, as the soothing CBD cream can be applied. In terms of bath bombs, CBD may help to rejuvenate the skin and give you that calming glow you’ve always hoped for, so they are ideal for people interested in skin care.

If you’re looking to trigger the whole of the endocannabinoid system with CBD, then topicals are not the way to go. These only provide localized presence.


A big thing you might want to consider with CBD is the bioavailability. This refers to the amount of CBD your body is able to make use of. You might not be aware of this, but not all the CBD you ingest will be useful to the body; some of it will be broken down before it can be used.

CBD oils and CBD vape liquids are considered to offer the highest availability. Furthermore, these products offer the quickest delivery method, allowing the CBD to take effect within minutes.

On the other hand, CBD capsules and CBD gummies have a much lower bioavailability. The CBD is here broken down in the digestive system, meaning that less of it is actually used in the endocannabinoid system. They also deliver the effects much more slowly. Edibles may take an hour or so to take effect.

However, the CBD is released over a much longer time, meaning that the effects will last longer.

So, if you want your cannabidiol to start up fast, then CBD oils are better for you. But if you want your CBD to last longer, then edibles or capsules could be the way to go.

Is Cost an Issue?

Finally, there is the issue of cost. If you’re on a tight budget, then it is important to make sure you can stick to it. The brand tends to be of more importance here than the product itself, but products like oils may be cheaper than gummies simply because there are fewer ingredients.

When it comes to cost, you’ll probably have to do some shopping around.

Final Thoughts on Finding the Right CBD Product

Since CBD is such a personal experience, there is no ‘right’ product to choose. The truth is that you might have to do some experimenting before you find the perfect CBD product for you.

The good news is that you have so much choice. With CBD being such a huge industry, the world is your oyster in terms of choosing a product.

Have we missed anything? If you have any tips for choosing the perfect CBD supplement, let us know in the comments!

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52 responses
  1. I’m looking to help ease restless leg. Which product type would be best? Thank you.

  2. As a 6’5 200–pound person, what dosage and usage would you recommend? Thank you.

  3. Better sleep

    Hi there! I wanted to take the CBD oil before I go to sleep to help me sleep better (I am tired at night, but I just lay in bed unable to sleep). I got the vanilla full spectrum oil in 300mg. how much should I take a night? Also, can I mix the oil in with my tea or do I have to put it under my tongue? Thanks!

  4. Nerve damage

    I have nerve damage in my toes. I’m not sure which strength to get on such a small area. Help?

  5. Chrons and colitis dosage

    What product and what dosage would you recommend for chrons disease?

  6. Migraine

    I’d like to try your products for chronic migraines. What products and strength are the best?

  7. I have severe panic attacks due to PTSD. What is a good dose to start with? Will I pop on a urinalysis? Also, I live in a state where medical marijuana and oil’s is legal. Do you have a different blend with THc?

    1. Hello,

      We do not have any products with high THC. Our full spectrum products do contain .02% THC.

  8. Hello,

    I just received my 1000 mg bottle of oil. I am a 42 years old woman suffering from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome since 2009. What dose do you recommend in my case? Does taking the oil before of after food matters? Maintaining the same hours on each dose make any difference? When and how can I realize if it is working?

  9. I have scoliosis in my lower spine. At 76 the problem now causes me much pain. The condition pinches/crimps the nerve (sciatica) and causes pain plus my balance is poor because I now have neuropathy. I don’t like taking RX so I brought some of your CBD Oil, first 300 mg, then 600 mg. I used 1/2 dropper 2 X a day. I’m now waiting for the pure picks to arrive. I’m wondering if I should have ordered a Vape Pen. First thing in the morning is the worst time for my pain. Lastly can I mix products, say vape or pick in the morning then later use the oil.

    1. Hello Jay,

      We appreciate the kind words! If you ever have any questions for us moving forward please reach back out and we will be more than happy to help 🙂

  10. Differences in CBD

    I have two questions . I suffer from a little known hereditary disease. It is progressive and is a neuromuscular disease. Everyone has different symptoms but there are at least four of my family members that have been diagnosed. I am now the oldest. And have the most problems. From dyslexia and wheelchair bound as a result of my poor gait ,to a myriad of leg pains from restless legs to nerve pain. I’m wondering what product and dosage you would recommend and what is the difference in the vape and the oils that you have.

  11. Questions

    Does the oil usually cause stomach distress or upset? What is your satisfaction and return policy if I am not happy with my purchase?

    1. Hello Aupair,

      Thanks for reaching out. We do not usually get this as a complaint and we are deeply sorry to hear about this. If you are looking to send the product back and you are within the 30 day return policy you are welcome to send the product back to the address we have provided below. If you have any other questions for us please reach back out and we will be more than happy to help!

      PureKana Returns:
      100 Lackawanna Ave
      C/O Source4
      Parsippany, NJ 07054

  12. I have had debilitating bilateral foot pain for 4 1/2 years. I have been to orthopedists, endocrinologists, neurologists, rheumatologists and geneticists all over the country. I have tried all number of pain medications, a spinal chord simulator, opiods, acupuncture and therapeutic massage. Nothing seems to help and I am overwhelmed with pain and the inability to be mobile. I am very interested in trying CBD oil. A friend gave me 750 mg of Queen City Hemp that I have been taking for about a week. It really has not done much if anything to relieve the pain. I have been reading about the different types of cannabis and am interested in your products. Could you recommend a dosage and product that would be the most likely to give me some relief?

  13. I am wondering what the right amount to take is for joint pain- I have a 300 mg bottle(1 oz.)

  14. I’m a survivor of a horse accident where I broke 3 vertebrae in my neck. My C-severely, with lasting nerve pain, broke my T5 at a different time, and had lower back fusion with hardware. I’m tired of the large range of opioids and range of meds used to treat chronic pain and nerve pain. What products do you reccomend?

  15. Hello ,I had prostate cancer 10 yrs ago and last week I found out its back again along with a 80% chance it has spread to my bones and other areas of my body. What would you recommend me using , my life depends on it has I do not want radiation and hormone therapy this time around , too gulling . I will if I have to but would rather not , tnx.

  16. My husband suffers from RA and also has slight scaling in the heart – how best to take cbd for him?

  17. I ordered the 300mg oil for my mother with fibromialgia. If the 1/2 dropper is not enough, how would you suggest increasing the dosage to find her correct dosage?

  18. Lower back help

    I have lower back pain and joint pain, which would you recommend for me to use.

  19. I have chronic back pain caused by many different things, e.g. spinal stinosis, pinched nerves, etc. I wear a Fentanyl patch but relief is not as good since I have been using it for years. My doctor said she felt I should try the Cbefore going further and and that it would have no adverse effect with my patch. From my research I believe I would need the 300mg ir 500mgs bottle of oil but don’t know how to order this. Saw bottles on your website but all seemed to be 100 mg. Help??

  20. hypothyroidism

    I’ve recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Would CBD oil be useful. In what dosaged?

  21. Questions

    I have multiple sclerosis and have tried CBD gummies but I don’t know if they help because I can’t get past the taste and they seem to upset my stomach. I understand that you can’t guarantee results or give medical advice and that having to go through the stomach is less effective. I’m wondering if there would be any oil that I would be able to tolerate the taste and if not, what would be your recommendation for delivery?

  22. I have terrible neuropathy pain from the ball of my feet to my toes not caused by diabetes, do you have anything that might help me

  23. M.Sclerosis ?

    I have M.S & experience a huge amount of pain especially while I’m sleeping. It sounds like the drops are best but I’m interested in getting a vape pen could I use both & how much should I put in the pen & do I mix it with the regular vape oil. Thx T

    1. Hello Traci,

      You are more than welcome to use the pen in conjunction with our bottled oil! The pen will be a disposable at the moment so you will not have to re fill it. This may be an option in the near future though!

  24. I´m trying to find the best cbd oil for chronic pain, back pain. Do you think cbd can be a solution? Thx.

  25. I’ve never tried CBD oil but am looking for the best method to reduce bad anxiety. Which product/dosage would you recommend?

    1. Hello Leo,

      Thanks for reaching out. Our farm is located in the state of Kentucky! Please reach out to and we will be happy to send over the lab results for you 🙂

  26. Severe chronic neurological now tolerant to narcotic after taking them for 20 years. What strength of the oil should I buy ? Also how long can I expect an effect ?

  27. I am diabetic for long 40 years. I’m 59 years old and my question is what can do CBD oils for me? I mean, for my feet?

  28. I have used GBD for a year now and it works. I went from 300to600 and today I ordered 1000.

    1. Hello Brian,

      Thanks for reaching out. We are very glad to hear that our products work well for you! If you ever have any questions moving forward please reach out and we will be happy to help!

  29. Which CBD product is right for me?

    I want to purchase a CBD product for an underactive thyroid, & to increase my sex drive. Which product is right for me?

  30. DIY solve, what cbd product do I use in my recipe?

    What do I use if Im making my owl solve, a cbd wax ?
    Thank in advanced

    1. Hello Lynn,

      Thanks for reaching out. we apologize about any inconvenience, but we do not have the information behind this unfortunately!

  31. Ihave joint and muscle pain and anxiety what can you recommend for me can an ointment take care of both I don’t want to become Addicted also will this affect my health . Is there a shop where I can purchase what I need I live in the Beaumont banning area.

  32. Suggestions Please!

    I have degemerdisc disease, and live with pain every day. Can you please suggest what CBD oil is best for me, please.
    I was also diagnosed with Addison’s Disease, in 2014. Would CBD oil allow me to get off these steroids?
    Thank you! I look forward to hearing back from you.

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