What Is Hemp Oil? The Best Products to Try

5 CBD products for pain, insomnia, or anxiety, explained.

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Hemp is wonderful stuff. Got aches and pains? Apply some to your skin, wear a patch infused with hemp oil, or drop some in a beverage and drink it. It dials back your pain without almost no side effects.

Can’t sleep? Same. Apply hemp oil to the problem, relax, and sleep. No more waking up, restless at 3 a.m. unable to get back to sleep.

For anxiety, it can be the salve that has evaded you. The right dosage of hemp oil can turn your anxiety down from edge-of-panic to something that you can manage.

What is hemp oil? It’s an oil derived from hemp.

Hemp is a plant that is closely related to Marijuana (Mary Jane, pot herb, dope, reefer, you know.) Hemp has a lower percentage of THC than marijuana, which is why it is legal in all fifty states. But it has the medicinal qualities of low-dose THC. These include pain relief and a distinct calming but none of the crazy-talk highness of higher dosages.

Here are five products to try if you are ready to take advantage of this medicinal herb.



Not Pot

A yummy, strawberry gummy bear with a low dose of CBD (10MG) so you can snack on a calming treat whenever you feel stressed or achy.

These are tasty, vegan, and won’t get you high. They are polar bears so they don’t even have weird coloring agents.

Organic CBD Hemp Gummies 150 MG

Organic CBD Hemp Gummies 150 MG


Want gummies with a bit more kick? These CBD gummies from NutraCanna have 15MG of CBD in each of them.

They are heart shaped, easily portable for munching on the go, and sweet.

A great way to start out. A great way to turn a sweet snack into a bit of pain relief. And they are on sale!

Hemp-Derived CBD Oil 250 MG

Hemp-Derived CBD Oil 250 MG


NutraCanna works with Kentucky farmers and scientists to create hemp oil products that are pure and effective. They offer a hemp oil in several dosages.

If you are ready to step up from a low-dose candy, this 250 MG is a great next step. Fill a dropper, drop the liquid under your tongue, and see how that feels? Less pain? More sleep?

IF you find yourself turning to this dropper frequently, you might want to consider trying a higher dosage. This is is available in 550 MG and 1000 MG tinctures.

CBD + Melatonin Dissolvable Sleep Tablets - 10 MG

CBD + Melatonin Dissolvable Sleep Tablets - 10 MG


Can’t sleep? CBD can help with that. But so can melatonin. Which to try? Why choose. This citrus flavored tablet contains both. Simply let it disolve under your tongue and go to bed, letting both of these sleep-inducing herbs work their magic.

All natural, no high, and easy to try. These are the low impact way to get back your lost sleep.

Wellgrade Hemp Oil for Anxiety Relief - 5000 MG

Hemp Oil for Anxiety Relief - 5000 MG 


If anxiety is marring your relationships, point of view, ability to respond to situations appropriately? Sorry. It’s super hard to live in a constant state of vigilance, believing that any moment requires you to either fight or flee. The way you see the world affects everything about how you react to it. And anxiety makes you see everyday moments as an emergency.

For many people, CBD oil works as a very effective balm. Give it a try. Play with the dosage and frequency. It’s much milder than pharmeceutical solutions. But lots of people swear by it.

If you have tried lower dosages and gotten less-then-effective results, this high-dosage oil might do the trick. It’s 5000 MG, in capsules.