When you're shopping for a CBD product, it's important to choose a brand you trust, which is why so many customers look to PhenoLife products. Of course, there's a lot of products in our store, so it can still be challenging to find the right PhenoLife product for your needs.
Don't worry. We want customers to find CBD products that are perfect fits for their needs, which is why the PhenoLife experts have created some easy steps for customers to follow to choose a PhenoLife product that's a great match! Read below, and you'll learn what to look for, and what to consider, when choosing a PhenoLife product.
Step 1: Vet Our Products (look at our lab reports)
You might think it's strange to start with lab reports if you've already chosen PhenoLife, but it's always important to take a look. Customers should get into the habit of making sure lab results are available for any product they buy from any brand, since third party lab testing is the only way to know that your products are pure, safe, and honestly advertised.
We don't just ask our customers to trust us. PhenoLife proves we're trustworthy by offering evidence of the high-quality of our products. Our Certificate of Analysis gives a detailed report of our CBD products, when applicable.
Step 2: Consider Your Health Challenges
After you've taken a look at our lab reports, you need to start thinking about why you want to take CBD. Usually, customers often look to CBD to help manage chronic pain, anxiety, and issues sleeping. Since these are the most common reasons to take CBD, we've developed catered formulas to help target each of these health challenges.
Our Body formula has CBE added to the full-spectrum CBD formula, which gives our Body products a little bit more oomph in fighting inflammatory pain. Our Mind formula has CBG added, which gives our Mind products more anxiety-relieving power. Our Sleep formula has CBN added, which helps to encourage healthier, more restorative sleep.
We've created these catered formulas to help get better results for specific health challenges, but it's ok if you don't have a “targeted” health goal in mind. PhenoLife products are still available in our original formula, which provides the general benefits of CBD.
If you have multiple overlapping health concerns (for example, you struggle to sleep and you need help managing chronic pain), these formulas can be safely mixed. You can take different formulas at different times of day, or you can take two products at the same time (like if you want targeted instant relief with pain but also want extra help getting better sleep).
Think you might need some help picking a formula? We encourage customers to ask us any questions they may have about our products. Our expert team can make sure you have a full understanding of any product before (or after) you make a purchase.
And, as always, consult with your physician to see if CBD is right for you (especially if you take prescription medications).
Step 3: Determine How You Want to Take CBD
Once you know why you want to take CBD, it will be easier to determine how you want to take CBD. We offer three primary ways to get CBD into your bloodstream and created unique formulas to tackle chronic pain, anxiety, or sleep issues. Let's take a look at PhenoPen, PhenoGel, and PhenoPatch.
PhenoPen is a CBD inhaler (or CBD vaporizer) that uses a battery to heat CBD distillate to create vapor. That vapor is inhaled, where the CBD makes its way to your bloodstream quickly (usually around 15 minutes). PhenoPen offers a fast, easy way to get the relief CBD can offer.
The CBD from PhenoPen doesn't have to go through your digestive system, which increases the bioavailability of the CBD. If you have nutrient absorption issues, then a PhenoLife product like the PhenoPen may be a great fit. Of the three primary ways offered by PhenoLife, the PhenoPen offers the fastest relief.
Keep in mind, there are some features of PhenoPen that might not make it a great fit for everyone. You do have to vape, and since not all places allow vaping, some customers may find it restrictive to use PhenoPen outside of their home. While the effects of PhenoPen will hit quickly, they'll usually only last for a few hours, which may not be as convenient for customers who want long term, steady relief.
PhenoGel is a capsule that is filled with our CBD formula. When swallowed, the protective coating of the capsule protects the CBD within the PhenoGel, allowing it to survive your stomach acid so more of the CBD can be absorbed. PhenoGel has around 30% bioavailability, which compared to the 6% of typical ingestible products, makes PhenoGel an absorption leader.
In addition to the protective coating, the CBD formula is held in a microencapsulation design. This allows the CBD to slowly be released into your system, which helps for sustained, long-lasting effects. This makes PhenoGel great for taking in the morning for relief throughout the day, or at night to help promote healthier sleep.
As with PhenoPen, there are some features of PhenoGel that customers should be aware of. Since you swallow it, it will take time to start feeling the effects (usually around 45 minutes to an hour). While the bioavailability of PhenoGel is incredible compared to other brands, it still lags behind PhenoPen and PhenoPatch.
However, in terms of ease of use, it's hard to beat PhenoGel. Dosing is simple, and once you swallow, you don't need to worry about needing to take another dose within a few hours.
PhenoPatch is a little different from most ingestible or inhalable CBD products. PhenoPatch is a transdermal patch that's applied to the skin. Once applied, PhenoPatch delivers CBD through the skin into your bloodstream. It's the most bioavailable product we have, with absorption levels of 80% or higher when used properly.
PhenoPatch offers long-lasting relief, since it delivers CBD for up to eight hours, with the effects of CBD lasting longer than that. It's an ideal product for consistent dosing throughout the night, as well as thought-free dosing throughout the day.
There are a few features about the PhenoPatch to keep in mind. First, you need to clean the area of skin you want to apply it to so it will stay attached. Since the CBD is absorbed through your skin, it will take time to start feeling the effects (usually around 45 minutes).
Step 4: Buy the Product That's the Best Fit
After you've taken time to determine why you want to take CBD, and which intake method of CBD best fits your needs, it's time to buy a product! You may have found that you have overlapping needs (for example, you need something that's both fast-acting and long-lasting). We've already said you can mix formulas, but you can also mix intake methods, too!
For instance, if a customer has problems falling asleep and staying asleep, they may want to mix two kinds of products, like PhenoPen and PhenoGel. PhenoPen will hit quickly, allowing customers to fall asleep faster, while PhenoGel will provide long-lasting effects, which will help customers stay asleep.
And as always, if you get to the final step and still feel stumped about what you should buy, ask us! Our expert team loves to help customers find the best products (or best combination of products) to get the best results from CBD. Customers tell us all the time that CBD doesn't work, only to find a solution from us that provides the results they've been searching for!
Remember! Be Patient!
Many customers have talked to us about how CBD doesn't work for them, but they don't realize the difference between the levels of relief that CBD can give (even if a high-quality, well-designed CBD product is used). Most customers will feel some kind of sensation when they first take CBD, but full relief usually doesn't come until CBD has been taken daily for at least five days (though 10 days is more ideal).
Even after you've taken CBD consistently, you may need to increase the dosage to a more potent level for better relief, or consider taking a catered formula designed to provide relief for certain health challenges.
Summarizing the Steps:
By now, it should feel a lot easier to choose between PhenoLife products. However, just to be sure, let's quickly wrap up the steps of how to choose a PhenoLife product:
1. Vet products by checking lab results
2. Consider your health challenges and why you are interested in CBD
3. Determine how you want to take CBD
4. Buy the best PhenoLife solution (which may be a combination of formulas and intake methods)
We know there's a PhenoLife product for everyone. The table below can help make the most important factors of our products easier to see and compare, but you can always reach out to our team for direct assistance!