It’s no secret that CBD is everywhere. From CBD-infused oils and lotions to CBD-based chocolates and coffees, brands have been jumping on the latest trend. But is it everything it is cracked up to be? Some people swear by it, claiming it alleviates insomnia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and more. On Next Question, Katie weeded out CBD fact from fiction with a little help from actor Kristen Bell, CBD guru Rob Rosenheck, and leading CBD researcher Dr. Yasmin Hurd. Looking to try the cannabis derivative for yourself? We’ve broken down exactly what CBD is and put together a list of products for you to get started.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for ‘cannabidiol’ and is a chemical compound that is found in the cannabid sativa plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana, it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the ingredient that can cause a “high.” CBD has been used to address anxiety, insomnia, joint aches, chronic pain, and more. Today, the substance can be found in everything from oils and serums to chocolates and coffees.
Here are our top eight CBD picks:
#1 Truly’s CBD Starter Kit
New to all things CBD? Try this kit that has everything you need to get started. It’s one of Ulta’s best-sellers, and the price tag is hard to beat. Each kit comes with Truly’s three signature products, including the Mary Jane CBD Glow Mask, the Blueberry Kush CBD Body Oil, and the Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum. These products can help reduce redness and inflammation and are carefully crafted to deliver powerful antioxidants to your skin.
#2 Old Fashioned Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops
KCM’s Julia swears by these CBD gumdrops: “They taste amazing and are very subtle and chill.” They’re naturally flavored with citrus and berry and each gumdrop contains 20 mg of CBD. Lord Jones is one of Hollywood’s go-to CBD brands. In case you missed it, Lord Jones CEO Rob Rosenheck spoke about the CBD business with Katie on her podcast.
#3 The Full Spectrum Calm Bundle
This calm bundle is another Lord Jones favorite. Each kit comes with a hemp-derived CBD Tincture and a CBD Body Lotion. The tincture comes in both orange or peppermint and contains full spectrum CBD derived from specially-sourced hemp to give you the best quality. The body lotion comes in both Lord Jones’ signature fragrance or fragrance-free and was designed to be readily absorbed.
#4 CBD Oil for Cats and Dogs
Who said CBD was just for humans? Austin and Kat is a company that was built to create an all-natural way for cats and dogs to live healthier, happier, and calmer lives. KCM’s Amanda has tried their CBD Oil for Cats and loves it. Austin and Kat offers a wide selection of chews, oils, and bites for your furry friend.
#5 ‘CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis’ by Leonard Leinow
Still have questions about CBD? Check out this accessible guide to using CBD-infused products. Authors Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum offer the latest research on CBD therapy as well as a guide on suggested dosage and delivery.
#6 Relief Suppositories with CBD
These suppositories from Foria Wellness are designed to provide relief during your period. Each suppository delivers 100 mg of broad-spectrum CBD right where you need it. Foria’s formulas use 100% all-natural and organic botanicals. They also make sure to cut out all of the bad stuff — no fragrances, no additives, and no synthetic anything.
#7 Rosebud x Calivolve Dark Chocolate Bar
Soothe your chocolate craving with this vegan dark chocolate from Rosebud and Calivolve. It’s made with full-spectrum CBD and 60% pure cacao. The women of Calivolve and Rosebud CBD came together to create the perfect chocolate bar. So, treat yourself — you deserve it!
#8 Recess Sampler
Calling all seltzer lovers: Recess’s CBD-infused seltzer beverages are made with real fruit and broad-spectrum hemp to help calm the mind and center the body. Each sampler comes with six of Recess’s signature flavors — including coconut lime, black cherry, blood orange, peach ginger, blackberry chai, and pomegranate hibiscus.
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