2021 is the year to try new things, better yourself and take the plunge into a wellness trend that has been going strong since about 2013.
CBD, an abbreviation for cannabidiol found in the hemp plant, is now incorporated into drink mixes, skin salves, bath bombs and even food and beverages. While booming in popularity, many are still unsure what CBD is, or if it is psychoactive like its cousin chemical, THC.
“It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm,” reads a Healthline article explaining CBD. “Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.”
There are so many products on the market to try, and since the health benefits vary from person to person, it may be worth experimenting to find the most suitable products. You may come out feeling less anxious, more relaxed, or worst case: with a new yummy drink mix or soothing lotion.
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Take the guesswork out of how to dose your CBD intake with the flavored and unflavored powder packs from Caliper.
“There’s so much confusion about CBD in the market right now. With Caliper CBD, there’s never a question about the quality or dose of what you’re getting,” Caliper Foods co-founder and brand director, Missy Bradley said in an interview with The Post. “Not to mention the convenience of being able to mix it quickly and cleanly into any food or drink, hot or cold, including something as basic as a glass of water.”
The CBD brand has two easy-to-use products. The first is a 20-milligram unflavored packet to add to a glass of water or mix into food. The pack of 30 goes for $44.99 per month and can be ordered as a subscription so you never run out.
Caliper and all its ingredients are tested for quality by top third-party labs in the U.S., making sure each packet is properly dosed and of top quality and potency. As always, Caliper’s products are 100% THC-free, sugar-free, calorie-free, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.
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The Caliper Swiftsticks is a pixie stick-like packet of flavored CBD to simply pour onto the tongue and enjoy. They come in a cool mint, mixed berry and a lemon-lime flavor, adding a perfect punch of flavor to your daily dose of 20 milligrams.
Lord Jones is among the royalty of top CBD brands, offering a wide array of products in varying doses to treat every need.
To start, the classic supplements can be taken in either pill or liquid form, coming in a CBD gel capsule with 25 milligrams of CBD per pill. For those that prefer liquid drops, there are two more options for you: a 500-milligram bottle of full-spectrum CBD in a peppermint or orange flavor and a 250-milligram tincture of broad-spectrum CBD in a lemon or peppermint flavor.
Moving on to the topicals, there are too many to list, including a lip balm with 25mg of hemp-derived CBD per tube, and a high CBD formula bath salts jar, for warm baths of approximately 20 milligrams of CBD per bath or 240 in the whole container.
“Lord Jones Tinctures and Gel Capsules have been expertly crafted from simple ingredients. Our hemp-derived CBD oil retains the plant’s original terpenes and phytocannabinoids for broad and full-spectrum formulations. All Lord Jones products are lab-tested to ensure proper purity and potency,” reads the Lord Jones website.
Right now, the company is offering free shipping on all orders, perfect for the holidays. Also perfect for the holidays are the gifts under $50 page, which includes favorites like the lip balm, as well as other gems, like the award-winning lotion and some gummy delights.
Scare the scaries away with these CBD products from Sunday Scaries.
“Sunday Scaries are the feeling of stress, nervousness, and worry that many people experience on Sunday nights. They are the ping of fear that hits when you realize that the weekend is over and Monday is near – and it sucks!” reads the Sunday Scaries site.
The Vegan AF CBD gummies come in a rainbow of gumdrops inside a teal package. There are 20 gummies per pack, with 10 milligrams of CBD per gumdrop.
Just in time for the holidays, Sunday Scaries released a spearmint and cinnamon CBD spiced drop, appropriately called Holiday Scaries. Again, each red and green gumdrop contains 10 milligrams of CBD, dosed out so there is no guesswork on your part.
Also in time for the holidays, the company is offering free shipping on all orders over $69, so stock up or get stocking stuffers for all the gummy-lovers on your list.
A brand great for bulk orders, Medterra is the place to go for oils, supplements, topicals and gummies, all made with 99% pure CBD, guaranteed to be THC-free in every batch.
“Although hemp cultivation, extraction and manufacturing is relatively new to the US, our team of experts and partners have dedicated their lives to industrial farming methodologies, food-grade compound extraction, vegetable genetics and quality control, just to name a few,” reads their about page.
A great idea for those still exploring CBD, check out their limited-edition Holiday CBD Discovery Gift Set, perfect to treat yourself or a friend. The kit contains three trial-size packages of gummies, five servings of pain creams, a pack of CBD gum, a 30-milliliter bottle of CBD immune boost drops and a 15-milliliter bottle of CBD for pets, so your furry friends can try some too.
Back to bulk, if you’ve moved past discovery and now want a steady supply of your favorites, Medterra offers both bulk orders and bundles. Check out their 12-pack of chewable CBD gum, with each piece containing 20 milligrams of CBD, in addition to nootropics L-theanine, L-tyrosine and vitamin B6. Or, bundle and save with a combination of two or more products from their lineup. Combine two and save 10%, three to save 15% and combine four or more products and save 20% on your entire order.
This company takes CBD out of the medicine cabinet and into the bedroom, offering sexual wellness products as part of its CBD lineup
“As the first-ever cannabis and hemp brand in the sexual wellness space, it’s our joy and mission to offer effective organic and plant-based formulas for vibrant wellbeing – in and out of the bedroom. Our lines for intimacy, relief, and wellness have been changing lives since 2014,” reads the website.
Their offerings span three broader categories: intimacy, wellness and relief, each with oils, topicals and other treatments with varying amounts of CBD in each. To start, the intimacy collection features a natural lubricant with CBD, to be used topically to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of sexual activity, applied as needed. They also offer a Holiday Intimacy Collection, a kit to share with a significant other or use on your own, featuring three full-sized bottles of the Awaken Arousal Oil, Intimacy Natural Lubricant with CBD and Intimacy Bath Salts with CBD and cacao.
Another holiday treat: Foria is offering free shipping in the contiguous US on all orders over $50. Take advantage and get the Holiday Intimacy collection, as well as the Holiday Wellness Bundle, which contains a full-sized original-flavor Wellness Tonic with CBD and the Wellness Bath Salts with CBD and lavender.
A cult-favorite TikTok beauty brand with over 19.9M profile views, is also on the cutting edge of all things CBD, offering a lineup of bath and beauty products, now sold at Ulta Beauty.
Named after a strain of the harder stuff, the Blueberry Kush collection features a body scrub, body lotion, body oil and face oil, all sold at Ulta. The scrub, a bestseller from Truly overall, contains 300 milligrams of CBD, as well as blueberry seed oil to help detoxify skin and draw out impurities. The formula in all of the products is always vegan, as well as cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
“Our team of experts has worked and continues to work with physicians, microbiologists and world-renowned chemists to perfect Truly’s chemistry. We believed that by formulating with a clean and vegan base and combining with the most powerful, high performing skin care ingredients, Truly products would yield equal or better results than high-end or natural products,” reads the Truly site.
In addition to the Blueberry Kush, another collection — or shall we say strain — is called Pineapple Haze, which includes a CBD Glossy Lip Butter containing 50 milligrams of CB as well as jojoba and vitamin E.
A great gift from the collection, also sold at Ulta, is the CBD Starter Kit, including the Mary Jane CBD Glow Mask, the Blueberry Kush CBD Body Oil, Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum and a exclusive neon green pouch and gold spoon, all for just $39.99 on Ulta’s site.
Feals put their feelers out to find the most simple way to deliver CBD to consumers and is now available in three different strengths to fit everyone’s needs, big or small.
The single CBD concentrated tinctures come in three strengths, and one tiny orange tube great for on-the-go Feals. The lowest dose comes in at 600 milligrams, called the Great Starting Point for a reason, as they recommend this one for those just starting out on their CBD journey. The Best Seller is a 1,200-milligram tincture, the next step up in the line and offering double the concentration of CBD. The last in the lineup is the 2,400-milligram Extra Strength, which as you would guess, is the highest concentration option.
“Tinctures are the safest, most effective delivery system for CBD. When taken sublingually (under the tongue), CBD is more rapidly and efficiently absorbed for maximum benefit. The effects last longer than they do from smoking or vaping and without the negative byproducts,” explains the Feals site.
As stated above, to use, simply load some of the oil into the dropper and release under your tongue. After holding for 30 seconds to one minute, you can swallow and continue on your way.
“Everyone is affected differently by CBD, and the time it takes to see results and the amount where you see results will be unique to you. Starting low, assessing how you feel throughout the day or night, and adjusting accordingly is the best way to find the perfect amount for you,” reads the FAQ page.
For those that are unsure which of the three oils is right for them, luckily enough Feals offers a three-pack with one of each strength for just $20, and now coming in a giftable box for the holiday season. An additional Christmas present, Feals is also offering free shipping on all orders, all month long, making it a perfect time to see how you feel about Feals.