Image courtesy of @2risenaturals.
Image courtesy of @2risenaturals.

9 of the Best CBD Products to Try Right Now

5 min read

There’s no doubt about it: cannabidiol (CBD) products are more than a trend. With the legalization of hemp and the research on the benefits of cannabioids piling up, you can barely go to your local grocery store without seeing at least one product claiming to help you sleep better! Feel calmer! Heal faster! It can all feel rather hype-y.

But the proof is in the (CBD-infused) pudding. From new research about how they can help increase mobility in those with multiple sclerosis to the fact that the FDA has approved a CBD-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy, cannabinoids are gaining respect in more than just the wellness world. That doesn’t mean it’s completely simple to find high-quality CBD products—so we did it for you. Here are eight of the best CBD products we’ve tried, for whatever ails you.

1. For the Snacker: Plus CBD Oil Gummies

Edibles have been a part of the cannabis crew for ages—and CBD oil gummies are no exception. These full-spectrum (meaning it’s derived from the whole plant, instead of a CBD isolate, which has been shown to not be as effective) hemp extract gummies are delicious and contain naturally occurring phytonutrients from agricultural hemp, including fatty acids, phytocannabinoids aside from CBD, terpenes and vitamin E, so you get benefits past the balancing effects of CBD alone.

2. For 24-Hour Relief: HATH 24-Hour Hemp Extract Patch

Whether you’re marginally forgetful when you start a new supplement routine, you’re training for a marathon or you’re dealing with wicked period cramps, a CBD patch might be the thing for you. Delivering 35mg of CBD extracted from hemp, HATH’s patches are the set-it-and-forget-about-it of the CBD world. We’ve personally noticed a difference in our chronic aches and pains when we wear these newly released patches.

3. For the Beauty Lover: Prima The Afterglow

Obviously CBD is showing up in beauty products, with hemp extracts being touted for their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. What’s kind of amazing about CBD is that, because it’s recognizable in our bodies thanks to the fact that we have an endocannabinoid system ourselves, it goes where it’s needed, addressing whatever weaknesses or vulnerabilities your body or skin is facing. This deliciously rich cream helps mend skin, giving it a much-needed glow-inducing boost. Plus, it contains an Ayurvedic Adaptogen Complex and broad spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD.

4. For Acute Pain: Mender Pain Salve

Topical CBD relief is a huge category, and it can be tricky to find a product that works on contact, without tons of extra, unnecessary filler ingredients. Mender CBD Pain Salve stands out as providing both fast-acting and long-lasting relief, thanks to its full-spectrum hemp extract and its combination of herbs and essential oils known for their soothing and pain-relief properties. It’s great for both repetitive stress injuries and one-off aches/pains.

5. For a Focused Sense of Calm: Recess Sparkling Water

If you’re looking for a fun way to ingest CBD that comes with a midday pick-me-up, Recess sparkling water with hemp extract and adaptogens gives you a kind of miraculous boost of focused energy. It’s not the jolt you get from caffeine—it’s more of a chill that allows you to be more productive. Feels counterintuitive, but it’s hard to deny the benefits when you’re staring down a 3 p.m. strategy session or a big presentation at work.

6. For Ongoing Support: Juna Daily Drops

Designed for daily use and administered sublingually (under your tongue), Juna CBD drops contain only MCT coconut oil and full-spectrum hemp extract. That’s a big win, since other additives can diminish the impact of CBD oil. Plus, taking Juna drops under your tongue can have immediate effects, whether you’re looking to decrease internal inflammation or you’re hoping to get a quick dose of calm. Drops (and capsules, which we’ll talk about next) are great for ongoing use or supplemental treatment for chronic illnesses, anxiety or inflammation, and can even help digestion.

5. For Internal Support: 2Rise Naturals Softgels

Softgel CBD capsules have the advantage of making it deep into your intestinal tract, which can have big digestive benefits. If you’ve struggled with things like IBS, SIBO, leaky gut or other digestive discomforts, taking a regular CBD softgel can be supportive to your intestinal healing process. 2Rise Naturals are great because their hemp is grown using organic compost and cultivated without harmful pesticides, making the end result safer for daily consumption.

8. For Your Pet: Hempure CBD Chews

CBD for your pet? Yep, it’s a thing. And it WORKS. Hempure’s pet chews are meant to help soothe and balance your pet’s mood and internal systems. It’s been used for achy joints, hyperactivity, anxiety and stress relief. We personally use it when our pup gets shaky during thunderstorms, and she calms right down. Plus, we know it’s doing her more overall good than coercing her to swallow a Benadryl, which just kind of turns her into a zombie. If you have an anxious pet, these chews are for them.

9. For the Scent Lover: Heretic Parfum Dirty Grass

Hazing the line between art and function, Dirty Grass promises to be the high note of your fragrance collection. Made entirely from essential oils and natural fragrances, this bright scent has a green and earthy character that’s infused with full spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil. It’s been caressed with vetiver, which amplifies the notes of fresh-cut grass. The outcome is a vibrant, fresh opening and an enticingly rich honey dry-down that soothes and grounds the soul. It’s immediately grounding and we find ourselves re-spritzing it all day.

Interested in more info about CBD? Check out how it works in your body and how it’s different than marijuana.

About The Author

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Stemming from her personal journey to treat her celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Nicolle serves as a writer and editor for several leading publications helping women understand how important, stylish and fun it is to commit to clean beauty. By way of her contributions to No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and numerous beauty brands' blogs, websites and social media, Nicolle has become a trusted voice on the correlation between health and beauty. Follow her journey on Instagram and connect with her via nicollemackinnon.com.



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