Topicals vs. Tinctures

How do I know what hemp product is right for me?

CBD, hemp extract, tinctures, topicals, have all become buzz words in the wellness world since the hemp extract industry took off in recent years. The industry itself is still very much the health movement equivalent of the wild west. At Holief we have come to know and love hemp for its incredible potential in health, and we want to provide you with the most accurate and trustworthy information to help you navigate your personal wellness journey. A very common question for those new to hemp wellness products is “how do I know what hemp product is right for me?

It is an excellent and important question, that we believe is better answered by taking a step back from looking at the products on the shelves and looking to you. So here is the question we pose,

What has drawn your attention to trying hemp? What symptoms, experiences, or area within the body are you looking to help?

For many hemp curious individuals, the appeal is the vast array of health benefits from anxiety and relaxation to aid with chronic pain. From what we know about how cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids work in the body, it makes sense that these microscopic plant compounds could have the wide spectrum of potential applications that the industry suggests.

Put simply, various cannabinoids from the hemp plant mimic endocannabinoids in the human body, interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that modulates and regulates a vast number of systems in the body from our immune and inflammation responses, to our nervous system and general homeostasis.

That said, the ways and methods through which we consume hemp extract can directly affect how we experience its effects.


Tinctures are one of the most common forms of hemp extract consumption. Taking tinctures sublingually is an effective way to experience certain benefits, as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and can move quickly throughout the body. Although further research is necessary for conclusive results, studies show many consumers are using hemp extract tinctures with the intention of:

Long term wellness effects may be experienced when tinctures are consumed daily and consistently. In general, infusing hemp extract into your daily wellness routine is the most effective way to experience benefits.


Capsules are also an excellent way to experience a combination of short and long term wellness benefits. They may be ideal for someone who simply wants to add hemp as a supplement to their daily vitamin routine. Easy and effective as swallowing a pill for any other ailment, the cannabinoids from the hemp extract are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. From there interacting with the body’s ECS.


Creams + topicals

Creams and topicals are an excellent way to experience targeted effects of hemp extract as they are applied directly to and absorbed by the skin, our body’s largest, and very porous organ. Many consumers have sought out creams to aid with:

There are many more potential applications for and benefits of consuming hemp extract. If you are considering hemp in regards to more serious conditions such as chronic pain, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s or other diseases, it is important that you consult your doctor first.




Holief strives to provide a trustworthy and thorough resource, to help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to choosing your source of hemp extract. Please note that it is always suggested that you consult your healthcare provider before incorporating any new supplements or treatments into your wellness routine.

At Holief we approach pain the way you approach life: with unshakeable optimism and conviction. We believe natural, and mighty relief should be accessible to everyone.

Our hemp-derived products are designed and tested by experts in our field to deliver trustworthy, accessible, natural relief and an effective alternative to ibuprofen or other pain relief medications.