CBD Buying Guide: What You Need to Know

It can be difficult to figure out where to start with CBD when you’re new to using it. Fortunately, Frontier Jackson is here to help. Whether you’re wondering about the uses and benefits of CBD or the different types of CBD products, our buying guide is here to answer your questions.

Understand the CBD Basics

What is CBD?

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. It affects chemical receptors in both the brain and body and helps them function more efficiently.

Hemp Based CBD

CBD can be extracted from both hemp plants and marijuana plants. We offer hemp CBD products, which have THC under the legal amount (.03%). CBD from hemp does not cause psychoactive effects, although CBD products containing high levels of THC might. THC and CBD affect the body in completely different ways.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD refers to CBD products that include all extracted chemicals, nutrients, cannabinoids, and terpenes. The “entourage effect,” the raised effectiveness when all these factors work together, has been shown to promote healing and wellness better than CBD alone.

Why Are You Taking CBD?

CBD for Anxiety & Stress

Multiple studies have shown that CBD could be an effective option for reducing anxiety, including situations like public speaking, as well as lowering high blood pressure caused by stress. Findings also suggest that CBD does not cause emotional changes like THC is known for.

If you’re using CBD for chronic anxiety or stress, tinctures, capsules, and gummies are all great options. CBD tinctures taken sublingually provide fast results and are available in a wide range of concentrations. Consider using capsules or gummies for an easy-to-measure daily dose with long-lasting effects.

CBD for Pain & Inflammation

In some arthritis studies, CBD was shown to reduce both pain and inflammation, acting as a potential key ingredient in anti-inflammatory drugs and likely effective in treating chronic pain.

Topical applications and CBD oil are fantastic options when using CBD for pain and inflammation. Taking CBD oil can provide full-body relief, while topical products can be used to directly apply CBD to problem areas.

CBD for Overall Wellness

Even if you don’t have a specific symptom you’re looking to treat, CBD is a useful tool for a balanced lifestyle. Its effects on skin and brain health can help protect your body, and CBD has been shown to promote better sleep at night and wakefulness during the daytime.

Find a CBD product that you’ll enjoy taking—whether that’s CBD edibles, gummies, or beauty products applied topically—and reap the benefits in your daily life.

Learn to Recognize Quality CBD Products

Read the Product Description & Label

As CBD products become more popular, some businesses may use questionable practices. Make sure you always read product labels and descriptions so you know exactly what you’re getting. Hemp oil and CBD oil or hemp extract are terms sometimes used interchangeably, but they’re different products with different uses. When purchasing a CBD product, check to see if the label directly lists the MG content of either CBD or hemp extract to make sure you’re getting a product containing significant amounts of CBD.

Pay Attention to the Extraction Process

Hemp and CBD oil can be extracted several ways. Dry ice, olive oil, and solvents made with ethanol and butane are all cheap methods of extraction you should avoid. Look for oil extracted using the CO2 extraction process, which is safe and creates the purest product.

Make Sure the Product Is Lab Tested

Don’t be fooled by a company making claims with no way to back it up. High-quality CBD products should be tested in a third-party lab. These tests measure CBD and THC levels, as well as ensure that the quality of the product.

View the Certificate of Analysis

While you’re checking that your CBD product is lab tested, you’ll want to make sure that there’s a certificate of analysis. This is the best way to ease any worries that the manufacturers have cut corners or are selling a mediocre product. A certificate of analysis must be conducted by a certified laboratory and ensures that the product you receive is of good quality.

Choose the Best CBD Products for You

You can buy CBD products online, in brick-and-mortar stores, and from some dispensaries. These are all good options when you follow the guidelines above.


CBD oil in tincture form is one of the most effective ways to take CBD. Taking CBD oil sublingually allows you to experience the effects of CBD faster, and CBD tinctures offer a wide range of products with different concentrations. Frontier Jackson’s CBD oil products range from 500mg to 4,000mg.

CBD Edibles

CBD capsules are an easy, no-mess supplement to your daily wellness regimen. Gummies and other edibles are also available for a pre-measured CBD solution in a smaller concentration.

CBD Topicals

Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or simply looking for a lotion or cream with additional health benefits, CBD topicals are a great choice and simple to use. Frontier Jackson offers a concentrated CBD salve and a menthol cream to soothe the body.

Try a variety of high-quality, all-natural CBD products from Frontier Jackson. Buying CBD doesn’t need to be complicated—there’s an option for everyone.

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