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How to Use CBD

These days, CBD is everywhere you look. Benefits of CBD abound – it can help us to stay calm, recover quickly after hitting the gym, and even ease some of the day-to-day stresses of life.

When you start shopping for CBD, you will realize that there are several different types of products. It can be easy to get quickly overwhelmed. CBD products vary greatly, both in quality and in how they are used. In order to find the best CBD product for you and your lifestyle, you need to have a basic understanding of what’s out there and how to use CBD to maximize its benefits.

Let’s go over some of the main types of CBD products you will find, and how you can use them to get the benefits you want:

How To Use CBD Tinctures

Tinctures, sometimes called oils, are a common way to take CBD. Tinctures are a blend of hemp extract oil and a carrier oil. The carrier oil simply makes the hemp extract easier and more palatable to consume. To take a tincture, you usually use the bottle’s included dropper to drop the oil directly into your mouth.

A great benefit of tinctures is that it is easy to control exactly how much CBD you consume. For people who are new to CBD products, it is best to start with a low amount, and build from there.

If you’re wondering how to use CBD oil, you can start by taking just a quarter of a dropper, once a day at the same time, for three days. Observe how you feel, and, if needed, continue by increasing the amount by one-quarter of a dropper every three days, until you achieve your desired results. CBD doesn’t always start working immediately, so don’t worry if it takes a little while to find your amount and feel the effects.

How To Use CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are another popular type of CBD product. They have the same oil that is in CBD tinctures, but you can take them in precise amounts. Capsules are a great portable option that are well-suited for anyone who wants to know exactly how much CBD they are taking, as well as people who are traveling.

How To Use CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are another great option for those looking for convenience, whether its for travel or staying home. Gummies commonly include nutraceuticals. A nutraceutical is a natural product that offers its own set of health benefits, which can aid the CBD in providing the desired effects.

Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies come in three blends. Each contains nutraceuticals to help the blend do its job. Check them out below:

  • CalmGummies: Our Calm blend contains CBD, L-theanine, and lemon balm. These help you stay relaxed, but not sleepy.*
  • RecoveryGummies: Our Recovery gummies include ginger and turmeric alongside CBD. This combination helps you to recover from exercise-induced inflammation.*
  • SleepGummies: Our Sleep blend pairs CBD with melatonin to help you get a better, more sound sleep.*

How To Use CBD Topicals

Topicals are commonly the first experience that people have with CBD. A lot of people want to start with topical balms and creams, before trying to take CBD orally. Topicals are great to target a specific area of the body that needs attention.

Eventually, you may want to try combining CBD topicals with ingested products. This combination can help you get the optimal benefits from CBD.

How to Find the Best CBD Products

Not all CBD products are created equal. No matter what type of product you choose, look for these three things, which help to ensure you are getting the best CBD for your needs:

  • U.S. Hemp Authority Seal: The U.S. Hemp Authority is an organization that crafted a certification program to ensure that all products with their seal meet stringent standards and pass a third-party audit.
  • Serving Size: The amount of CBD in each serving should be clearly listed on the product label. The serving size helps you to know how much CBD you are taking and makes it easy to switch between different products.
  • Tailored to Your Needs: Make sure you pick a product that suits your lifestyle and needs. Charlotte’s Web makes a variety of products to ensure that everyone can find the perfect option for them.

With the information in this article, you can begin to craft a perfect daily CBD routine to meet your goals and optimize your health. Thanks for reading, and keep an eye out for the next articles and videos in this series!

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February 5, 2020

Good things take time. Time and patience. This is especially true when it comes to our health & wellness. We know a little something about that.

Every season on the farm teaches us an important lesson: change takes time. At Charlotte’s Web, we nurture our hemp seeds, tending to them as they mature and keeping the fields free from pesky weeds – all by hand. It’s a labor of love and not one to be rushed.

If you are new to CBD (sometimes called CBD oils, hemp extract, CBD tinctures, capsules, gummies, or CBD lotions and topicals), you might not know where to start.

Let’s begin by introducing our most popular product: Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil. This product is what the seven Stanley Brothers founded our company on (read more about our origin story) and is available in five different strengths:

  • 7mg CBD Oil – formerly known as Full Strength
  • 17mg CBD Oil – formerly known as Extra Strength
  • Original Formula –50mg per 1mL serving
  • 60mg CBD Oil – formerly known as Maximum Strength
    • Curious about our flagship formula, Original, vs. 60mg Oil? Read this comparison between our two strongest concentrations of CBD Oil.

We created our CBD extracts into different strengths because each of our bodies is unique. Check out our CBD Product Finder to find which CBD is best for you.

To understand how CBD works with our bodies, explore the Endocannabinoid System:

I’ve Purchased My CBD Oil… Now What?

You’ve purchased Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil, but aren’t sure how to use it for the best results. Good news: It’s really easy! First, read the directions for use on the product you’ve selected. Then use the dropper included in the bottle. To fill the dropper, gently squeeze the rubber end until it’s empty, insert it into the bottle, and release.


For Charlotte’s Web products, the dropper tube will appear to be about half full which is

0.5 mL and indicates a “full dropper” (important note: the oil will not fill the entire dropper). Two full droppers provides the number of mg of CBD listed on the front label of our 17mg 30mL bottles. This is different from our Original and 60mg 30mL bottles where only one full dropper is needed per serving. See the infographic above to find your sweet spot. Pro tip: It’s best to avoid touching the dropper to your mouth in order to preserve the quality of the product. This is especially important if you’re sharing your bottle with a loved one.

How Should I Use CBD?

Many people like using a CBD oil because it allows them to customize how much they take each time, therefore how many milligrams of CBD they’re consuming.

Oils are also versatile within different lifestyles. We always tell people to test out a few methods of consumption to find what works best for them. Some people add mint-chocolate to their morning routine. Many people enjoy a meditative minute with the oil before swallowing, others keep it on their desk at work or make it a part of their evening routine. Or you can squeeze your favorite flavor of CBD oil into your mouth, swallow and move on with your daily routine. It’s really up to you!

The good news is that there aren’t many “wrong” ways to take Charlotte’s Web CBD oil, but there are a few: our products are not made to be used in any smoking or vaping devices. Charlotte’s Web does not make any vaping products. We also don’t suggest baking or cooking with our CBD oil as high temperatures can impact our products’ effectiveness.

Our CBD oils are crafted with care. The fruit of a lot of love and hard work. Our beloved hemp provides CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and other beneficial phytocompounds for a full-spectrum extract of plant-powered goodness. We believe strongly in the Entourage Effect and that’s why most of our products, are full-spectrum, whole-plant hemp extracts. Our extracts contain a unique blend of active cannabinoids plus terpenes and flavonoids, but we’ll get into that later.

How Many CBD Drops Do I Take? How Much CBD is Too Much?

We provide suggested use details on our product packaging and in the product details on our site. Some people start out with our 7mg/1mL CBD Oil concentration, but later decide to bump up to our 17mg/1mL CBD Oil or our Original Formula CBD Oil. Begin by taking the recommended serving as indicated on the package a couple of weeks (4-6 is ideal).

The benefits of CBD include:

  • Support for normal, everyday stresses and mild everyday anxiety*
  • Healthy recovery from exercise-induced inflammation*
  • Supports a sense of calm for focus*

If you’re taking your CBD regularly and aren’t noticing the positive benefits you were hoping for, give us a call. Our dedicated team of customer care representatives, based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, can walk you through product suggestions.

Next, we’ll explore one of our products that is great for those on the go or looking for an exact measurement of hemp extract with CBD in each serving – CBD capsules.

How to Get the Most Out of CBD

While everyone is different, here are a few factors that play into reaching your desired results:

Take the right concentration. For many, 10-20 mg of CBD per day is where they notice their most desired results. As such, some people start out with our 7 mg CBD/1mL hemp extract oil but need to bump it up to our 17 mg CBD/1mL or Original Formula (50 mg CBD/1mL) to achieve their personal wellness goals. We recommend taking each serving as indicated on the package for 4 to 6 weeks, tracking your results (or lack thereof) in a journal along the way. Keeping a journal can be a great way to keep track, helping you observe how you feel daily (after all, changes can be small; this can help you identify a difference). After the first 4 to 6 weeks, if you’re still not where you want to be, we suggest upgrading to the next concentration level.

Keep consistent. For any dietary supplement to work properly, it must be taken regularly. Missing days or servings can affect how it’s helping to support your body, so set regular reminders for yourself and establish CBD as a habit for consistency.

Listen to your body. Taking supplements is really all about investing in your future self. Paying attention to your body today will help you gauge where you’ll stand tomorrow. It will also help you better understand if you need to adjust the strength you’re taking, so listen carefully.

We’ve found that response times are just as unique as the people taking them. We all have different genetic and biochemical makeups, so different lifestyle factors tend to play a role in our individual health journeys.

Charlotte’s Web CBD Capsules, Now in a Liquid-filled Capsule

Are you someone who is constantly on the go? The phrase “I need more hours in my day” is on repeat? While your external life may feel go, go, go – your CBD routine doesn’t need to slow you down, but it could help provide some respite. Charlotte’s Web CBD Capsules might be the answer for your busy lifestyle. As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contain numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule.

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules are available in 15mg and 25mg per capsule, and 30ct, 60ct, or 90ct. All of our capsules are vegan and contain only two ingredients: olive oil and hemp extract oil with naturally occurring CBD.

Benefits of Charlotte’s Web Liquid CBD Capsules

Just like our CBD oils, Charlotte’s Web CBD capsules help provide support for normal, everyday stresses, they support a sense of calm for focus, and they provide support for a healthy recovery from exercise-induced inflammation.*

But what is it about capsules that people love? Let’s start with convenience. We are all guilty of forgetting to take our vitamins some mornings or we brush it off by saying there wasn’t “enough time” before leaving the house. It happens (even to us). Charlotte’s Web Capsules solve that problem because you can take our CBD with you wherever your day goes. Simply grab and go with these hemp supplements – keep the bottle in your purse, gym bag, briefcase, backpack, etc.

Charlotte’s Web 15mg and 25mg CBD capsules provide you with an easy way to add our naturally occurring phytocannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), terpenes, and flavonoids to your daily supplement routine.

Our dedicated team of farmers, botanists, and chemists ensure that our CBD capsules are the highest quality from seed to bottle. Our capsules were developed as a result of our family of customers asking for more precise serving size, something that was easy to travel with, and more CBD per capsule compared to our now discontinued powder capsules.

Remember, as with any supplement and lifestyle change, consistency is key. Whether you supplement the capsules during the day or at night, take them regularly for the best results. Read more about Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Capsules here.

Charlotte’s Web CBD Gummies

Looking to add a little flavor into your daily supplement routine? Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies provide a nice option for your busy lifestyle.

What are Charlotte’s Web Gummies?

Glad you asked. Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies feature our whole-plant hemp extract and botanicals blends to support you day and night. Made with The World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™, these plant-powered CBD gummies are naturally flavored, delivering botanical goodness you can taste. And just like our CBD oils and capsules, these specially crafted gummies support calm, sleep, and healthy exercise recovery.*

Calm. Sleep. Healthy Exercise Recovery.

  • Calm: For support when you’d like to tone down everyday stresses, these include lemon balm (75mg) and Charlotte’s Web™ CBD (10mg) to encourage relaxation without drowsiness.*
  • Sleep: Get a good night’s sleep naturally with our sleep gummy, featuring melatonin (3mg) and CBD (10mg).*
  • Recovery: Support joint health and muscle recovery* with Charlotte’s Web™ CBD (10mg), ginger (25-50mg), and turmeric – (50mg curcuminoids).

Our gummy formulations are great at home and when on the go! Have them on hand after a workout, in your desk drawer to manage everyday stresses of the workday or on the hotel nightstand when it’s difficult to catch some Zzzzz outside of your normal routine. They were designed for your busy schedule, so you can support overall wellness and tackle the next day’s grind.

Let’s Talk Topicals: Hemp Infused Cream and Balm

So, we’ve talked about options to ease your everyday stress, support recovery when exercising, and support a good night’s sleep naturally*, but what about nurturing your skin? Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Cream and Balm was created for all skin types. Use the cream as part of your morning moisturizing routine and our balm as part of your post-work skin moisturizing routine. It’s easy.

Dry, Irritated Skin

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Cream is crafted with a nourishing botanical blend that includes vitamin B5, aloe, coconut oil, arnica, and shea butter. All we can say is, “Wow!” With scented and non-scented options, the soothing botanicals have been crafted with all-natural essential oils (NO synthetic fragrances). Our Soothing Scent has been crafted using an essential oil blend that includes camphor, mint, clove, and cinnamon. Your dry and itchy skin will LOVE you for adding the beautifying benefits of our phytocannabinoids to your daily skin routine.

Our Balm is the Bomb

It’s true. Charlotte’s Web Balm is the bomb! What’s our secret? We have formulated it with apricot kernel oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and sunflower seed oil, which, combined, helps to moisturize the skin.

In case you are wondering, apricot kernel oil comes from the pit of apricot and can not only help to exfoliate but nurture your skin*, helping it to retain moisture.

Non-Toxic Ingredients

We would never have you use anything in your body or on your skin that we wouldn’t use on ours.

Practice the Art of Self-Care

Charlotte’s Web understands just how busy life can be. We also understand how important self-care is and how easy it is to overlook or ignore our health and nutrition. The practice of patience learned in the hemp fields is just as important to remember ourselves; when undertaking a new wellness regime, change takes time and quality results cannot be rushed.

CBD Glossary:

We know, “Phytocannabinoids,” “Terpenes” and “Flavonoids” are a mouthful, but what exactly are they and why are they important?

Phytocannabinoids are unique chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. Two of the most widely recognized phytocannabinoids are THC and CBD. The powerful phytocannabinoid CBD (or cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has shown the largest potential for wellness benefits and naturally occurs in hemp.*

Terpenes are fragrant oils found in hemp and other plants that can bind to receptors in the human body, carrying various health benefits.*

Flavonoids are a group of phytonutrients that can serve as cell messengers with their own health-promoting benefits.*As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contains numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule. As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contain numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule. As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contain numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule. As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contain numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule. As a full-spectrum product, Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Capsules with either 15mg or 25mg each contain numerous phytocannabinoids including CBD, but also CBG, CBN, and CBC. It turns out that the goodness of nature fits conveniently in a CBD capsule.

Charlotte's Web created their CBD extracts into different strengths because each of our bodies is unique. Directions for use are on the label of every bottle.