50 Joanne Ln

Swansea, MA 02777

774.301.6135

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What CBD Product is Best for Me?

Where do I start? What should I buy? When you’re new to purchasing CBD products, its tough to know where to start. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of our first time CBD buyers, that are now very satisfied repeat customers, were once in your shoes.

When purchasing any CBD products, complete product transparency is extremely important. You should always get CBD products that have been 3rd party lab tested. At The Mass Apothecary, all of our products have been 3rd party lab tested, which ensures that you get safe products that have no heavy metals, the proper amount of CBD, and the legal amount of THC(for Full Spectrum CBD only). Certificate of analysis reports are on our “Lab Results” page, as well as each products individual page.

We offer free CBD education consultations and personalized product reviews. Please don’t hesitate to come in person if local or call us for your free consultation 774-301-6135. This page has also been set up to help you better understand the different types of CBD and products so you can find what is best for you personally.

 

Kristian Schnare
Kristian Schnare
18:52 20 May 20
I just placed my first order last night and I just received my order less than 24 hours later! This is my first time... using a disposable cbd vape pen so upon arrival I managed to confuse myself (not hard), and I called the store to tell them my product wasn’t working (it was..) but regardless, I was invited to swing to the store at my convenience to make a quick and simple exchange. I will definitely return for more products in the future!read more
Elizabeth P
Elizabeth P
22:23 11 May 20
Fantastic customer service! Recently I have tried the CBD isolate gummies, the nighttime and daytime formulas. I have... also tried the CBD Salve for my hands. I was quite skeptical in the beginning, however I am very pleased with the results. The gummies actually do make me feel much better and the ones for night time help me fall asleep and I wake up feeling good and not groggy. The Salve that I use for my hands works surprisingly well. I will definitely be seeing Derek at The Mass Apothecary again. Thank you so much for everything!read more
Angel Hardy
Angel Hardy
00:15 11 May 20
10/10 would recommend! I have a lot of chronic issues that I have been trying (and failing) at treating with... prescription meds so I turned to CBD for help. I wasn't sure what items I needed or dosages but all of my worries were soon alleviated (as well as some of my symptoms)! Everyone there is 100$ knowledgeable about the products and able to answer every question or concern you have. They will have my business and praises for as long as they're open. 10/10read more
krys williams
krys williams
16:51 21 Apr 20
Words cant even describe how happy I am that I found this place. THE BEST customer service EVER! Very knowledgeable... about their products, had my order ready within seconds! Definitely a customer for life! read more
douglas souza
douglas souza
21:55 02 Apr 20
I’d give 10 stars if possible! Will definitely stay a loyal customer here. Derek is so knowledgeable and can answer... any questions you may have along with having a great variety of products for all of your specific needs. They made the whole experience extremely comfortable and I can not recommend them enough!read more
Joanne Gavaghan
Joanne Gavaghan
13:15 05 Mar 20
First, let me just say that it was a pleasure working with Derek! He was so patient and accommodating! I am brand new... to the whole CBD world, and he took his time explaining everything to me, and putting my mind at ease really. I have already recommended him to others! I haven't actually gotten to try my product yet, due to personal reasons, but it came so quickly! It was exactly what I was expecting. Derek even threw in some freebies that were catered to my needs! I look forward to doing business with him again!read more
Sarah J
Sarah J
21:31 04 Mar 20
This place is amazing! I’m very new to CBD, but I knew that I needed something to help with my severe panic, when... sometimes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy just isn’t enough. I’ve read a little about what CBD can do for anxiety and panic, but actually meeting Corrin and Derek was a blessing - they talked with me for at least a good hour just explaining how it works, and what they would recommend for me. They’ve personally tried every product they sell, which is very reassuring! Their customer service was top notch - they really care about helping people, and without any judgement. A very knowledgeable couple 😊read more
kevin holmes
kevin holmes
15:33 28 Jan 20
Nice place lots of information on CBD. lost of which I was well unaware of not being a user. I got an English mastiff... big boy was diagnosed with bone cancer in hig leg an the CBD that Derick recommended worked fantastic. Won't cure the cancer but does help manage his pain in his leg. So for that I'm thankful for his help on CBD suggestionsread more
Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
17:28 17 Jan 20
This place is great! They are super knowledgeable and friendly. I used to get CBD from a different place but wanted to... try a new store that has a better variety. This place has a great variety of products and they are great about helping to inform customers about products so they can choose the best product for their specific needs. Highly recommend.read more
Tammy Elmore
Tammy Elmore
03:02 17 Jan 20
Highly recommended! I had never tried CBD oil and was feeling a little apprehensive, especially after seeing so many... sellers out there. First time was a charm! Derek was so helpful! This stuff is wonderful lol he also threw in a couple of other items to try and for free! I will definitely go back there again!read more
Aa B
Aa B
01:37 07 Jan 20
Derek and Corrin are very pleasant, helpful and professional. They have a nice business with a variety of products. I... was able to get my Chi ? some of the Bailey's canine CBD oil?? Thanks again ?read more
Jessica L.
Jessica L.
01:22 05 Jan 20
One of the best customer service experiences I’ve had in dealing with CBD products and people. Very nice and... knowledgeable people, you can tell they really care about their customers. High quality products that really work and aren’t some gas station type CBD stuff. They carry CBD flower as well as gummies and oils for pens and topicals, all great high quality brands. Derek and his fiancé are very friendly and very patient, good people. I highly recommend this place for your CBD needs, whether to relieve anxiety or to take care of pain.read more
Anthony Bowen
Anthony Bowen
22:27 29 Dec 19
Great customer service!! The products speak for themselves. Will definitely be back ??
Shelley Stuckey
Shelley Stuckey
00:31 19 Dec 19
Derek went out of his way to help find the right products for me! Shipping was super fast and discrete! I am really... loving what I purchased!!! I will be purchasing from them again!! Don’t be afraid, check them out!read more
Matt Bingen
Matt Bingen
01:15 15 Dec 19
Derrick is awesome. Products are real and good quality. Also great service helping me with promotions and even how to... make payments. Definitely a killer one stop shop for quality CBD products!!!read more
Jason Vitros
Jason Vitros
19:01 26 Oct 19
Great prices and high quality products! I was looking for CBD Oil and CBD Gummies near me and couldn't be happier with... what I got here! It's only been 1 day, and I'm seeing great benefits already!read more
newenglandlight
newenglandlight
23:33 17 Oct 19
About a month ago I decided it was time to try some CBD products after dealing with a knee injury, knee pain and... arthritis. I had been using ibuprofen with limited results and was getting discouraged with my very slow progress. The Mass Apothecary is near my home, so I decided to go there and find out more about CBD. I had a very pleasant experience with Derek and his partner (I apologize, I can't remember her name), who were very helpful and informative, and explained the products thoroughly. I have been using hemp extract drops and hemp gel for a month now and can honestly say I have at least a 30-40% improvement in pain and function of the knee. I plan on returning for my next purchase. Mary Umbrichtread more
Gary Gagne
Gary Gagne
14:44 01 Oct 19
Always great service! He knows his stuff. We went in unsure of what to buy and what would work for us. He took the time... to explain everything and even gave us a price we couldn’t resist. He always had something for my pets allergies. Have already bought twice and will surely be going here for all my CBD needs.read more
Paul Silvia
Paul Silvia
17:46 23 Sep 19
I was more than happy to do business wth a mom and pop type store. I met both owners who were very knowledgeable in the... products they sell. I hope they do well in their new venture as I will be buying the product from them in the future! Paulread more
Cherie Clapp
Cherie Clapp
15:46 22 Sep 19
What awesome people very welcoming and down to earth real people. They are so helpfull they have personally tried... the stuff there talking about there great I am going to tell everyone about them I will be back thank you guys for your help. It was great meeting two great cool people God bless you bothread more
Michael Pelletier
Michael Pelletier
14:27 22 Sep 19
Very knowledgeable,and friendly. My wife and I learned a lot. We went looking for something to calm our over excited... dog down.read more
Lori Wilson
Lori Wilson
20:48 14 Sep 19
Amazing shopping experience. They certainly know there stuff. The Ignite Pain Relief Cream and roll on are incredible.... Tonic oil thr best. Cant wait to go back and try the skin care..read more
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To better help our customers and potential customers, The Mass Apothecary has set up an easy guide to helping you find the best CBD product(s) that fit your personal needs. 

First of all, you need to decide if you want a full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate CBD product. You can quickly find out the difference between all 3 types of CBD by reading below.

Full Spectrum CBD vs Broad Spectrum CBD vs Isolate CBD

Full Spectrum CBD-

Full-spectrum CBD means that an oil or product contains all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD (Cannabidiol). Full-spectrum products are associated with the “entourage effect” – this refers to the increased effectiveness of these products due to the different cannabinoids working synergistically.

So, what else are you getting with a full spectrum product besides CBD? The short answer is you are getting more than 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, & minerals. CBD and THC are the most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis, but there are several minor cannabinoids that can play an important role in the effectiveness of a CBD product. 

Broad Spectrum CBD-

Broad-spectrum CBD is CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds from the plant except for THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant. This should not result in psychoactive effects, but there is still more research to be done. And because there is no THC in broad-spectrum CBD, it shouldn’t show up on a drug test.

Isolate CBD-

CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, and it’s exactly what it sounds like CBD that is isolated from other parts of the cannabis plant. It’s extracted from the plant with no other compounds or cannabinoids. That means there are no terpenes or essential oils in it. It also contains no THC, so it does not cause psychoactive side effects, and it should not show up on a drug test. It’s simply pure CBD. Of course, it’s important to remember that it also means that you do not get the full benefits of the essential oils that are part of broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD.

Now that you know the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD, you need to figure out which method or methods you want to get CBD into your body. Here are the main ways to use CBD with brief descriptions to help you understand the difference between them,
CBD Oil Tinctures

CBD Oil Tinctures

CBD oil tinctures are the most commonly bought CBD products. Oil tinctures are great for everyday use as a regiment taken 1-3 times daily. These are easy to adjust your serving size and are available in a wide range of potency's. Perfect for the overall health benefits and for use as a type of "preventative maintenance".When taking CBD oil tinctures sublingually, effects will last 6-8 hours, but it takes 30-60 minutes to start feeling the effects.

CBD Topicals

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are any type of product that you put directly on your skin such as creams, salves, lotions, or patches. These are the types of products you want to use if you have aches or pains in targeted areas. You feel the effects of topicals within minutes but usually within seconds, which is why topicals are right up there with oil tinctures as far as popularity goes. Aside from patches, which vary on how long they last, topicals last 3-4 hours before the effects wear off. Use topicals as needed throughout the day.

CBD Capsules

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are very similar to oil tinctures and are a great alternative to oil tinctures if you don't like taking oil sublingually or just don't like the taste of the oils. The great thing about capsules are there are different options available such as pure natural CBD or CBD with natural additives for help with sleep, energy, pain, inflammation, etc. CBD capsules are a great way to take CBD on a regiment like tinctures 1-3 times daily. Capsules are also a discreet, easy way to consume CBD if you need to take while at work or out in public. Capsules usually take 30-90 minutes to feel the effects and last 6-8 hours.

CBD Gummies

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles such as gummies or chocolate bars are becoming more and more popular as its an easy and tasty way to get CBD into our systems. The most popular of all edibles are gummies. Edibles are a great way to get your CBD if you prefer not to take oil or capsules. Many people take edibles for anxiety, sleep, stress, or for the many other great benefits CBD offers. This is another form of CBD that is discreet and easy to take publicly or while at work. Edibles typically take 30-60 minutes for you to feel the effects and last 4-12 hours. It is different for everyone as our digestive system and metabolism make the effect last different for everyone.

Why should I get two kinds of CBD?

The best success we have had personally and our customers have had is with the best combination of CBD products. 

Many people for example have anxiety or pain related reasons why they use CBD.

For someone with pain, the best combination is getting either a tincture or capsules for their daily regiment as a kind of “preventative maintenance” and for the MANY Overall Health Benefits and then complimenting their daily regiment with a topical to use when they need instant pain relief throughout the day when its pain in targeted areas.

If you are getting CBD because you have anxiety, the same general idea applies. You do best with a daily regiment of either capsules or an oil tincture and then you compliment that with an edible like CBD gummies. You get the most effectiveness by taking the oil or capsules daily 1-3 times and then taking a gummy as needed when you have more anxiety than normal. 

These are just a couple of the common reasons why people take CBD and how a duo of CBD products gives them the best effectiveness, but the same applies for many other reasons why people are looking for the benefits of CBD. Call us today to get your FREE Personalized CBD recommendations so you can get the most out of CBD and the correct products for personal needs. 

Now that your more informed about CBD and the different kinds of products there are, you can shop by your preference below.

Shop By Method of Use

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