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Which CBD Product Is the Best? 

Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) oil is derived from the cannabis plant. Although CBD is from cannabis, it does not get you high. It does have many therapeutic benefits and can be used to ease the symptoms of conditions such as anxiety. Different people have different responses to CBD oil, so it’s essential to try the oil for yourself to see what positive or negative effects you get. The following guide gives you some options to consider to choose the best CBD product for you.

What Are the Most Common CBD Products?

The CBD industry is growing by leaps and bounds. There are many preparations and products on the market, but CBD oil taken sublingually is one of the most popular CBD products. Vaping CBD is another common CBD product with its popularity growing as CBD becomes more mainstream. CBD products for animals are also becoming quite common. 

Aspects That Determine the Efficiency of a Product

The CBD industry is almost entirely unregulated to date. So it’s up to the consumer to ascertain what they are buying and using. Dosage amounts that are too low will not achieve the ‘optimum’ level for an individual, and they may subsequently feel no effect at all. Finding the correct dose of CBD to achieve your optimum results can take trial-and-error. Most proponents recommend starting with lower dosages and increasing the dosage if needed. 

You can find a range of concentrations available, from 100 mg up to 3,500 mg, which are recommended for a dosage of between .5 ml and 1.0 mil under the tongue. You may find that it’s easier to get a controlled dosage with edibles like gummies or capsules than with oil, which is delivered by a dropper. Users also find that more product is delivered by ingesting than via vaping.

Sublingual Consumption

There is a vein under the tongue called the sublingual gland. When a substance is administered under the tongue to the sublingual glands, it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which is referred to as sublingual consumption or sublingual administration. Common sublingual consumption methods include CBD tinctures, CBD lozenges, and CBD sprays.

Bioavailability

Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and thus will have an active effect. It’s basically the rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. Bioavailability is an essential measurement tool since it determines the correct dosage administration of a substance. Sublingual CBD products generally have high bioavailability. 

Duration of Effect

It typically takes 15–30 minutes to feel the effects of a CBD tincture, and the effects are known to last between 4–6 hours, though it is partially a factor of how potent a dose is taken. 

Ingested CBD, either using edibles or capsules, takes a bit longer to have an effect, but the results will also last longer, compared to other methods of taking CBD. This is because when CBD products are ingested, it takes a while for them to be digested and then processed by the liver before making it to the bloodstream. Once they are in the bloodstream, you can start to feel their effects.

Convenience

Finding a CBD oil product that is convenient for you to use will determine its effectiveness. You needn’t make a trek to the store to buy CBD oil, as there are a plethora of online retailers with all the products at your fingertips. 

CBD edibles are one of the most convenient ways to use CBD oil, as you don’t need to worry about a cream, which requires time to apply, or vaping, which requires equipment. CBD capsules are often considered the most convenient, but CBD gummies are increasingly popular and very convenient. 

The market is so large that there are now CBD products for any indulgence, including CBD-infused soaps, bath salts, lip balm, eye cream, and other ways to take part in CBD’s benefits according to your fancy. Note that some products available in one state or country are not guaranteed to be available in the next.

Cost

According to HuffPost, price is often a marker of purity. They advise that if you see a CBD oil that claims to have a 100-milligram potency for less than $40, it’s likely that the CBD is not pure.  According to another source, a 1-ounce, or 30-milliliter, bottle of CBD oil may cost anywhere from $30 to over $200. What makes the discrepancy? Well, the potency of a bottle can greatly affect the price, as well as where it is manufactured. When trying to decide if a CBD product is priced right, you can ask the following questions: 

  • Is it grown organically
  • Is it grown domestically? 
  • What are the product reviews?

You can look for certificates of analysis (COA), which have to be issued by a licensed laboratory, which tests for potency and safety. This certification is pricey for companies and may add to your cost.

Method of Consumption

To complicate matters, there is a wide range of methods to experience CBD oil. You can ingest sublingually (as in various terpenes) or use edibles such as capsules, gummies, syrups or CBD infused coffee or tea. You can deliver CBD products via inhalation with vaporizers, smokeables, or topicals on the skin. Topicals vary, too. You can select CBD topical cream or sprays. The effects of each method differ from one individual to individual. 

Conclusion

The best CBD product is the one that suits you for cost, convenience, and outcome. Remember that you can expect very different results, depending on dosing, the condition that needs treating.

Bermuda Triangle releases new song

Today, Bermuda Triangle shared a new original song, Till The End Of Days. Vocalists Brittany Howard, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser shine on the tender track, which was written by Lafser. Stream/download Till The End Of Days.

Jesse Lafser says, It’s about friendship, itߣs about love, it’s about the Triangle. This one goes out to my past life brothers.

Bermuda Triangle will headline Colony in Woodstock, NY on July 25 and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on July 26. Festival performances include XPoNential in Camden, NJ (July 27) and the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI (July 29). To purchase tickets, visit www.BermudaTriangleBand.com.

Earlier this week, the trio performed on World Cafe. The segment is now available for streaming HERE.

Till The End Of Days follows Bermuda Triangle’s earlier releases, Rosey and Suzanne. Rolling Stone observed,The first served as the trio’s debut and marries gentle strings with rich vocal harmonies, while the latter, featuring Howard on lead vocals, incorporates a healthy dose of soul and even a bit of bossa nova, with jazzy minor chords and a propulsive programmed beat. Stream Rosey and Suzanne HERE.

The SF Weekly, reviewing Bermuda Triangle’s January 2018 show in San Francisco, praised the warm, front porch ambiance of the evening and noted, While the songs performed felt polished, they did all carry the energy of an impromptu group singalong ߝ just one where every member of said group is a phenomenally beautiful singerߪThis band is not simply the sum of their songs. They are not only the angelic highs of their voices bound in unisonߪWhat they are in fact are three friends in search of a porch.

The artists have also been busy with their individual endeavors. Becca Mancari’s debut album, Good Woman, was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top Americana/Country albums of 2017. Jesse Lafser’s follow-up to 2015ߣs Raised On the Plains is due out later this year. Alabama ShakesBrittany Howard recently performed at the Jazz Foundation Of America’s A Great Night In Harlem gala and inducted Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2018 ceremony.

Save Damaged Summer Hair with Rodney Cutler

Summer sun, surf and play can wreak havoc on hairs precious strands – leaving them feeling damaged, dry and brittle. Cutler Salon owner and stylist, Rodney Cutler, shares his top 5 tips for restoring summer beaten hair.

  1. Try a Hair Mask: Deep conditioning is always recommended. Try Redken’s pH Bonder Post Service Protector ($16.00) to moisturize strands and maintain a health pH balance. Hairs pH should be around 4.4 – 5.5, any higher or lower could cause excess bacteria to build-up or frizz.
  2. Protect Hair: Protect hair from further damage with Cutler’s Protectant Treatment Spray ($24.00). This light treatment detangles, softens, and protects hair from heat styling. A must-have for all hair types!
  3. Get a Cut: Get rid of damaged ends and test out a celeb-approved lob for Fall.
  4. Ditch the Elastic: Give your hair a break from the ponytail. During summer months, hair is pulled all over – often tied up multiple times a day with an elastic. Not even the gentlest elastic can prevent breakage caused at the crown from constant pulling.
  5. Braid It Back: If pulling hair back is a must, opt for a low braid. Maintain a natural part instead of tugging hair all the way back. (Bonus tip: before braiding, apply a deep conditioner and leave it in for ultimate hydration)

Rodney and his team of top notch stylists can be found all over New York City: Cutler Soho, Cutler Salon Park Avenue, Cutler Brooklyn, Licari Cutler Salon, and Licari Cutler at Domenico Vacca.