Do you want to reap the benefits of CBD, but feel overwhelmed by the volume of products on the market? Our CBD buying guide is here to help. From CBD capsules to beauty products and CBD vape liquids, it can be difficult to know where to go – but our team of experts are on-hand to provide the inside info to help you pick the right products for you.

Become familiar with the various CBD products on offer and make an educated decision about the right CBD product that will meet your specific requirements with our in-depth CBD buying guide.

What are your goals with CBD?

First and foremost, you want to ask yourself what has brought you to the world of CBD in the first place? It may sound like a no-brainer but knowing WHY you want to give CBD a try is the first step to ensuring that the CBD product you go for will meet your needs.

Perhaps you’re looking to treat dry, eczema prone skin, or need an effective way to supplement CBD daily for chronic pain issues. Whatever your specific need is, keeping that goal in mind will help guide you when shopping for CBD products.

As the cannabinoid has been suggested to help with a wide range of things, manufacturers have worked hard to bring out different CBD categories to target specific uses, so it’s a good idea to get familiar with the different areas where CBD could be beneficial. These include:

  • Skin conditions such as eczema, acnes or psoriasis
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy

Of course, this list is not exhaustive, and those considering CBD to help with any medical condition is advised to speak with a medical professional first.

CBD products and strengths/dosage

Perhaps even more important than ensuring the CBD product you opt for is right is making sure you’re not overdoing it when it comes to dosing. The strength of CBD products can vary from as little as 100mg to as much as 5,000mg per 30ml of product, so finding where you fit on the scale is vital to an enjoyable experience. So, what is considered a good strength for those just starting out with CBD?

The first thing to note is that there is no official recommended daily amount of CBD, and so finding the right strength really depends on the individual consuming it. Factors such as body weight, the condition you’re looking to treat, the CBD product you’re using, and even individual body chemistry can all impact the strength of CBD you should be taking. With those factors in mind, a general guide to dosing can be found below:

  • Low (perfect for beginners) – 300mg
  • Mid-potency – 600mg
  • High – 1,000mg plus

If you’ve never used CBD before, it is always advised that you start off with the lowest dose available and work your way up. As your body becomes used to the quantities of CBD, you may then be able to increase the strength safely without any unpleasant side effects.

What CBD products can you buy?

Whether you’ve consumed CBD before or this is your first time, there’s no denying that the volume of CBD products on the market can make finding the right one for you a difficult task.

The variety of products offering different ways to ingest CBD ensures that regardless of the individual or underlying goal, there will be a CBD product out there that’s the perfect match. Here are some of the most popular CBD products you can choose from:

CBD beauty products

When it comes to CBD, the last thing you probably think of is beauty products. But, in recent years we have seen a huge rise in CBD skincare, from nourishing moisturisers to face masks and more – so what’s the benefit here?

Topical CBD has proven to be hugely beneficial for nourishing the skin, reducing inflammation and adding all-natural ingredients. From muscle rubs to target inflamed joints to face creams for dry or acne prone skin, there are dozens of CBD beauty brands out there bringing innovative products to the market.

Perfect to treat specific problem areas, or even for everyday use, our range of CBD creams and skincare is vast, including face masks and moisturisers, lip balms and even tattoo creams. Browse our entire collection of CBD beauty products here to find out more.

CBD oils

Arguably the product that started the CBD journey here in the UK, CBD oils remain the most popular way of ingesting the cannabinoid. Offering a simple, yet effective way to consume CBD, CBD oils such as those we stock here at Vapemate allow individuals to accurately consume their daily dose with ease.

Of course, when it comes to consuming CBD oil you want to be confident that you’re using only the best quality ingredients, so we ensure that all of our CBD oils are UK regulated and thoroughly tested. But – what are the benefits of ingesting CBD oil orally?

CBD oil is highly dissolvable, and readily metabolised by the body meaning that for those seeking fast relief, CBD oil can be incredibly effective. It can be taken directly under the tongue, or even added to food and drinks if you’re not a huge fan of the flavour.

Like we’ve already touched on, dosage and strength is important, and for those opting for CBD oil drops or sprays for the first time, we recommend starting with the lowest possible dose and working your way up overtime.

CBD isolate

Pure CBD, otherwise known as CBD isolate or CBD extract doesn’t contain any other ingredients, including THC (the psychoactive compound). Instead, they offer the purest form of CBD on the market, containing at least 99.9% CBD.

Usually coming in powder form, CBD isolate can be used to add to other products including creams, oils and e-liquids to make your own CBD beauty products or CBD vape juice. An ideal option if you’re passionate about what goes into your CBD products as you can opt for low-strength CBD isolate or high depending on what you’re looking for - CBD crystals are an effective way of consuming the cannabinoid.

CBD edibles

Perhaps one of the most exciting ways to consume CBD is through edibles. From standard CBD capsules and tea to CBD gummies and even biscuits for your dog – the world of CBD edibles is vast and varied for even the fussiest of eaters.

Most CBD edibles lend themselves to accurate dosing, and like most CBD products, you can choose the strength that best suits your needs. However, it’s worth noting that consuming CBD in this way won’t take effect immediately and those going down this route should allow the effects of the edible to kick in before they take more. And, as always – start low and work your way up to a dosage that works best for you.

CBD vape juice

CBD vape liquid has become one of the most popular ways of consuming the cannabinoid, offering an alternative to standard vaping that is discreet and fast-acting, vaping CBD e-liquid is a great option to consider.

A carefully curated mix of e-liquid and CBD, there is crucially no nicotine contained in CBD vape liquid and is therefore considered a healthier alternative to typical nicotine based vape juice. What’s more, consuming CBD in this way is amongst the fastest acting as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, so it is really easy to ensure you’re getting just the right amounts in each puff.

We stock a huge range of CBD e-liquids from some of the most reputable brands in the market. From flavoured varieties including the likes of vanilla custard and blackcurrant menthol as well as dozens more. And, our strengths are varied to, with the smallest CBD quantities starting from 100mg and going up to as high as 1,000mg.

Some of our favourite CBD vape liquids include those from Ambience, George Botanicals and Dr Watson – but you can shop our entire range here.

Choosing the right one for you

Whether you’re new to CBD or not, ultimately selecting the best CBD products is entirely personal. From the goals you have in mind to your preferences when it comes to consumption, the broad range of available products on offer mean that there will always be an option right for you, and with the help of our CBD oil buying guide, you should be able to face the shelves with confidence.

The most important part of introducing CBD into your daily routine is remembering not to overdo it. Remembering that you can always add more, but once consumed you can never take away is a great way to ensure you have a positive experience every time.