Types Of CBD Products

In a previous post, we discussed the differences between Isolates, Broad-Spectrum, and Full-Spectrum oils. Now let’s check out different types of CBD products.

At LIFTED we have you covered with a premium variety of broad-spectrum and full-spectrum hemp-based wellness essentials. The question is – which type of CBD products would you like to enjoy?

Below is a list of some of the types of CBD products available. Included are some pros & cons of each kind of product to help you make a comfortable decision when shopping.

Softgels and Capsules

Softgels and capsules are becoming quickly becoming the most popular way to ingest CBD. However, it would be wise to look for a nano-formula if you want top quality.

For example, our softgels are formulated using water-soluble nano-emulsion technology. This makes the molecules much smaller resulting in extremely high bioavailability. That means you can use less of our oils to produce the same results as a regular CBD oil.

Pros and Cons of Capsules/Softgels

Capsules and softgels also allow for precise serving sizes. They dissolve quickly and deliver a nice serving of CBD directly into your gut. They are also very convenient on the go, and you never have to worry about a mess.

A downside of capsules/softgels is that they tend to have a longer onset time to feel the benefits. Some clients report an onset time of up to 60 minutes.

*capsules/softgels that do not use nano-emulsions have far lower bioavailability than those that do contain them.


CBD-infused topicals are meant to be rubbed into a general area. They include lotions, skin creams, balms, salves, oils, and even patches. These products can be infused with pure CBD isolates, or with a PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) CBD oil.

Topicals often have a variety of other beneficial ingredients that contribute to the overall benefits of CBD products. For example, skin creams may contain luxurious moisturizers, collagen, aloe, and so on. Some pain creams, patches, and salves may also contain other anti-inflammatory ingredients to aid in relief and comfort.

Pros and Cons of Topicals

Topicals are great for use on select areas of the skin or massaged into underlying muscles and joints. They deliver the CBD plus any other beneficial ingredients directly to the area where they are absorbed quickly and get to work fast. Topicals can be applied as needed to help you stay comfortable and loose before, during, or after a workout or strenuous activity.

However, they do take some time to apply and of course, can be a little messy at times.

Oils and Tinctures

CBD Oils and tinctures include everything from raw hemp extract to more pure CBD-infused oil. You will also find a number of beneficial oils that are used as a base for CBD oil. These include Olive oil, Hemp oil, MTC oil, etc…

Pros and Cons of Oils and Tinctures

Tinctures are fast-acting. The sublingual application allows quick absorption into the bloodstream. They can also be applied topically for minor irritations. Some people even or use CBD oil/tinctures to enhance their favorite beauty creams, bath products, and makeup.

The downside of tinctures and oils is that they can be messy if you’re trying to use them quickly on the go. They generally come in glass bottles with breakable droppers. So, if you’re at risk of dropping the bottle on a hard surface, it could break.

Infused Edibles

CBD-infused edibles can include yummy treats like gummies, cookies, coffee, tea, honey sticks, pretty much any way you can eat or drink it. They are a convenient, discrete, and enjoyable way to ingest CBD. Especially if you can’t vape/smoke or tolerate swallowing pills or tinctures. LIFTED Vegan Hemp Gummies are a tasty way to try a low-dose CBD option.

Pros and Cons of Edibles

On the downside for edibles is dosage control and like the softgels, a slower onset to feel effects. However, once it begins to work, the effects tend to last longer than all the other methods.