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How to Buy CBD: Which Type of CBD Is Right for You?

How to buy cbd

If you’re new to CBD and feel a little out of your element, then you’re probably wondering how to buy CBD and what type will work best for your needs. As you scroll through our website, you’ll see everything from lip balm to soft gels. Does it matter what type of CBD you buy? Yes, there are differences you’ll probably want to know about. We’re here to provide you with a crash course in how to buy CBD, specifically CBD products we offer in our online store.  

CBD for Relief Throughout the Body (Systemic Products)

If you want the therapeutic effects of CBD throughout your body to prevent and manage ailments, then buy CBD in an ingestible form for widespread relief. Tinctures and soft gels afford the longest-lasting effects, usually 4 to 8 hours or more, depending on the person.


Our tinctures contain organic olive oil infused with a liquid CBD concentrate. The olive oil, (a.k.a. carrier oil) helps your body absorb the liquified CBD. Tinctures are held under your tongue for about 10 seconds and are quickly absorbed into your arterial blood supply. Despite the quick absorption, it will take about an hour for you to feel the full effect.

But why buy CBD products containing olive oil?

Olive oil is the safest and most well tolerated CBD carrier oil and also has its own very positive health benefits.  Other popular carrier oils can cause GI side effects we don’t want to talk about here!

Flavored CBD Tinctures

Soft Gels

Our soft gels contain full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD in an organic olive oil carrier. They provide widespread, therapeutic effects, just like tinctures, but they have a longer onset time. Since CBD soft gels must travel through your digestive system rather than being directly absorbed into the blood stream. It will take more than an hour before you start feeling any effects.

Many people opt to buy CBD soft gels, because they’re more familiar with pills than tinctures and are more comfortable with this form.

If you have trouble swallowing pills or want a quicker onset time, you might prefer a CBD tincture.   

Vape Juice

Our CBD Vape Juice products are made from CBD isolate, meaning they contain 99% pure CBD crystals. The crystals have been pulverized into a powder that’s easily vaporized using a vape pen or other vaping method.

When you buy CBD in this form, you can expect to feel the effects immediately after use. Inhaling vaporized CBD oil (think e-cigs for CBD) allows the compounds to absorb into your bloodstream directly from the lungs. Depending on the individual, the effects will last anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours.

Our vape juice contains no nicotine and no THC. It will not produce any type of high. However, if you have a lung condition or are concerned about how vaping may affect your lung health, you may prefer to buy CBD products in other forms, such as soft gels or tinctures.

Researchers are still studying the health effects of vaping, and especially vaping CBD juice.

Salves, Oils, Lip Balms

CBD for Localized Relief (Topicals)

Our localized CBD products are simply topicals that only affect the area where you apply them. They’re typically used to relieve muscle and joint pain and come in various forms such as salves or rubs, oils, and even lip balms.

You apply topicals directly to the skin and can expect to feel effects in as little as 15 minutes. You’ll continue to experience relief for hours and can reapply as needed.

If you want to buy CBD products to provide relief for achy muscle and joints without ingestion, then our topicals may be the best type of CBD for you.

Browse Our Online Store!

Ready to Buy CBD Products for the first time? Or, are you ready to try a different CBD product?

Head over to our store and locate the CBD product that’s right for you! Still have questions? We’ve got answers. Please contact us for further assistance.

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Find the Best CBD Products By Understanding Labels and Lab Results

Find the Best CBD Products by Understanding Labels and Lab Results |

So, you’ve walked into a few (sometimes sketchy) CBD dispensaries or gas stations and browsed countless websites only to find that you’re more confused than ever about how to find legal, safe, and effective CBD. For the sake of your health (and wallet) you want to find the best CBD products, but you’re not sure how to go about it.

No worries! Here’s a brief tutorial on what to look for on product labels and how to get important information from product lab test results.

Full-Spectrum VS Broad-Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum are popular forms of CBD but have one important difference. Full spectrum CBD includes all the compounds from cannabis, including varying amounts of THC. THC is the component that makes you high and shows up in drug testing. (See below for details.)

Broad Spectrum CBD also includes other cannabis compounds, but all (or virtually all) of the THC has been removed.

Full-spectrum CBD is legally allowed to contain THC, but only a very tiny amount. People who are concerned about drug testing and possible traces of THC might prefer broad spectrum CBD products – just to be on the safe side. Some drug tests are more sensitive than others.

CBD Soft Gels |

Look for a THC Percentage

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the “psychoactive” compound in cannabis. It’s responsible for creating the “high” people experience when using marijuana. Legally, CBD products sold freely to the public cannot contain more than .3% of THC, which is far below the amount it takes to get high and usually not enough to show up in a drug test.

CBD Oil THC percentage |

As you can see from the label, our CBD Oil Tincture (and all our products) contains less than .3% THC.

The best CBD products will allow public access to third party lab test results that provide specific information (more on that later in this post).

Words to Look for on Your CBD Product Label

The correct language on a CBD product label is critical, because some manufacturers try to take advantage of consumers who aren’t aware of industry complexities. Good thing you’re reading this blog!

As a savvy consumer, you’ll want to see one of these phrases on a label:

  • Hemp extract
  • Hemp derived
  • Hemp oil extract
  • CBD oil

Otherwise, you could be getting a product made only from the hemp seeds, which contains no CBD at all!

What to Look for in CBD Product Lab Results

The best CBD products will make third-party lab test results accessible for your review. In the industry, these lab results are compiled as an official document known as a COA or Certificate of Analysis.

A COA contains a product-specific breakdown of all CBD compounds and THC. This is important, because you don’t want to purchase a product with more filler than CBD compounds – or too much THC!

Look for a Max CBD no lower than .9% and a Max THC no higher than .3%.

But keep in mind that THC levels rise with the amount of CBD in the product.

For example, compare our Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, 250 mg (a.k.a. CBD oil or tincture) with our 1000 mg hemp extract:

250 mg CBD Oil

  • Max CBD = 0.92%
  • Max THC =.03%
250 mg CBD Oil |

1000 mg CBD Oil

  • Max CBD = 3.49%
  • Max THC = .11%
1000 mg CBD Oil |

The Max THC levels in both products are well below the legal CBD limit of .3%, and even the .3% THC isn’t enough to cause a “high”. However, it’s important to understand what you’re getting when you purchase a product.

Lab Results for Other Pure Botanical Wellness Products

The Pure Botanical Wellness team is dedicated to transparency as well as product purity. We strive to bring you the best CBD products and the facts you need to feel good about your purchases.

Here are the COA’s for additional products on our website:

CBD Soft Gels – 30 mg Each

CBD Soft Gels |

Natural Hemp 500 mg CBD Oil

500 mg CBD Oil

Natural 250 MG CBD Salve

250 mg CBD Salve |

Natural 1000 MG CBD Salve

1000 mg CBD Salve|

All testing was conducted by a third-party facility, ProVerde Laboratories, that specializes in the hemp industry.

Ready to Try Our CBD?

If you want the best CBD products, then you want to choose a retailer who provides clear and detailed labeling along with access to product test results.

At Pure Botanical Wellness, we’re experts in our industry and are here to help you stay informed while providing these high-quality CBD products.