A Beginner’s Guide to Strength of Hope, Part One: CBD Oil, Mints and Pet Oil


CBD Tincture, CBD Pet Oil and & CBD Mints, Oh my!

With so many CBD and hemp oil products on the market advertising various uses, it can be a bit intimidating, not to mention confusing figuring out what to choose. As a beginner researching CBD, there is a dizzying array of information available on the internet to sort through and digest.

Once you understand some of the basics, such as the good from the bad CBD products, or the differences between hemp oil, CBD oil, and hemp seed oil, you still need to figure out the best product for your lifestyle.

At Strength of Hope, we believe in supplying premium hemp (CBD) oil, mixed and processed in a wholesome and safe way for our customers. But what exactly do our products do, and what are their potential use cases?

Can CBD topical or tincture be used for sore and inflamed joints? What Strength of Hope topical can you use for skincare? Can CBD be used to help some more serious conditions such as seizures, arthritis, and psoriasis?

If you are looking for some guidance and a quick overview of our much-loved Strength of Hope CBD products and how to use them for the best results, you’ve come to the right place.

This blog is one of two covering our range of products and focuses on our CBD Oil, Mints, and Pet Oil. The CBD covered in this blog is taken by mouth for a full-body experience. Look out for the second part of this blog to learn more about our topically applied CBD.

Is CBD Safe?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is considered to be generally safe and well-tolerated in humans, and no physical dependence effects have been reported. Our CBD tincture, CBD mints, CBD balm, CBD rub, CBD cream, CBD spray, CBD roll-ons, and CBD pet oil are all made with premium cannabidiol for a variety of safe uses.


Strength of Hope CBD Oil

CBD Oil Basics

Strength of Hope’s CBD Oil is made to maximize the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil without any of THC’s psychoactive effects. When taken correctly, our customers report that our CBD tincture has a full-body wellness effect, promoting a general sense of calm and relaxation. Our premium CBD Oil is blended with vanilla flavoring and a hint of stevia sweetener for your enjoyment.

This versatile oil is our most popular product and is quickly taken by mouth directly from the dropper or mixed in with your favorite beverages. Some of our favorite drinks to pair our CBD oil with are tea, smoothies, and even coffee. Our CBD oil is combined with MCT coconut oil to enhance absorption in the body as well as effectiveness. Three different strengths of CBD Oil are available for your needs; 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 2500 mg of CBD.

Best CBD Oil Use Cases

CBD Oil may help with a variety of issues and is considered a supplement to your health and self-care regimen. The effects of CBD can be subtle and are highly individual to the user. Users report looking for:

  • Focus and energy
  • Relaxation and sleep
  • Mood and well-being
  • Day-to-day stress
  • Muscle and joint discomfort

CBD consumers have reported benefits to their overall energy and well-being, help with insomnia, inflammation, and mood state. There is a long history of use and much ongoing study into the subject of CBD and other cannabinoids mitigating the symptoms of epilepsy, arthritis, and other conditions. However, we cannot validate any reports or claims that consumers are treating these ailments with CBD per FDA guidelines.


Dosing CBD Oil for Beginners

Our CBD Oil is a great option for a full-body effect and is perfect for those still determining their best dose of CBD, as well as for more experienced users. Microdosing is made easy with this tincture.

Dosing of CBD is individual and dependent on your unique body, so we recommend starting with a low dose. Make sure to shake the bottle before each use. Begin with five to six drops or a ¼ dropper of the tincture, and determine effects before increasing your dose.

Those who are seeking a medium dose of CBD can start with a ½ dropper of oil. Individuals who are more experienced with CBD or have higher dosing needs may begin with a whole dropper of CBD Oil.

CBD Oil is a take-charge way to start your day or relax into the evening. Our CBD Oil is also perfect for combining with a topical CBD product of your choice.

Strength of Hope® CBD Mints

CBD Mints Basics

Strength of Hope CBD Mints are made with many of the same CBD benefits as our CBD Oil packed into a tasty, compact mint form. Our mints are packaged in an easy to carry tin that you can take along in your purse, pocket, or in the glove compartment of your car for easy access throughout the day.

Our mints come in three different strengths for your convenience; 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg CBD per mint. One of the benefits of taking our CBD mints is they are a discreet way of taking your mid-day dose at work or out and about. You may consider trying these mints if you have a busy lifestyle and are looking to have a convenient, on-the-go dose of our premium CBD hemp oil.

Best CBD Mints Use Cases

Users report looking for:

  • Focus and energy
  • Relaxation and sleep
  • Mood and well-being
  • Day-to-day stress
  • Muscle and joint discomfort

Consumers of CBD have anecdotally reported that CBD helps them with their general mood state, inflammation, and soreness in the joints and muscles as well as other benefits.

CBD users report taking CBD is most effective when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle. According to this study, “CBD appears to have a significant influence on muscle soreness...when consumed immediately after strenuous exercise.”

Research on CBD’s effects regarding mood state, gastrointestinal disorders, and other such conditions is still in progress. We know so far that CBD works with your endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate many processes such as sleep, metabolism, and mood.


Dosing CBD Mints for Beginners

Strength of Hope’s CBD mints are perfect for a holistic effect on the body, and for a consistent dose that is the same every time. Mints come in doses of 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg per mint.

For a beginner to CBD or CBD mints, we recommend beginning with one of our 10 mg mints. It’s important to wait several hours to determine effects before increasing the dose. For more experienced users or those with chronic pain and inflammation, our 20 mg and 40 mg mints may be a better choice for your needs and lifestyle.

Overall, our CBD mints really take the guesswork out of dosing, as administering another dose is as simple as taking another mint. In order to get the most from our mints, ensure the mint dissolves completely in the mouth without chewing for maximum benefit.

Strength of Hope® Pet CBD Oil

Pet CBD Oil Basics

Strength of Hope’s Pet CBD Oil is intended for use by the more furry members of your family and is a great supplement to your pet’s self-care regimen. Our high-quality hemp CBD oil is blended with MCT Oil, as well as vanilla stevia flavoring for your pet’s enjoyment.

Each one-ounce bottle of tincture for dogs and cats comes with either 250 mg or 500 mg of CBD oil. According to our customers, our Pet CBD Oil may help those seekingl CBD for conditions in pets that are resistant to traditional treatment or training.

Best Pet CBD Use Cases

There are many reasons why you may seek CBD for pets. Some of the most common reasons users report are:

  • Soothing dogs during travel
  • Help with Separation Anxiety
  • Pain from aging, Arthritis, and other conditions
  • Appetite and Nausea
  • Seizures related to Epilepsy

Although more research is currently being conducted around CBD and animals, owners report CBD can help with some of the above pet issues. There is particular interest and study recently around Canine Arthritis, Canine Epilepsy, and how CBD might assist with symptoms of these conditions. CBD is considered to be fairly safe for both humans and animals, with minimal to no side effects in most cases.

Dosing Pet CBD for Beginners

Dosing CBD Oil for pets is dependent on body weight, composition, and type of pet. We recommend starting low and slow, as we do with our entire CBD line for best results.

With that in mind, we have a few dosing recommendations, but advise careful observation of timing and portion of CBD Oil for your pet. Our 250 mg bottle is best suited for dogs and cats weighing 1 lb to 40 lbs. Our 500 mg bottle is best suited for dogs and cats weighing 30 lbs to 100+ lbs.

Make sure to shake Pet Oil Tincture well before each use, and start with the lowest possible dose per 10 pounds of pet weight for our 250 mg tincture and per 20 pounds for our 500 mg tincture, and adjust as necessary. With each dose, allow several hours to pass before administering more CBD.

For reference, we have included a few possible doses that may work for your pet on our CBD Pet Oil page under the Usage tab.

Topical, Targeted CBD Relief

If you are looking for more topical, targeted relief for sore muscles in the shoulders and neck or skincare-related CBD products, you might consider our topicals! In part two of this blog, we will go over our CBD Cream, CBD Balm, CBD Spray, CBD Rub, and CBD Roll-Ons. This blog will explain more about the different types of topical CBD experience you can explore at Strength of Hope. Each of our topical CBD applications works well in conjunction with the more full-body experiences listed in this blog.


Talk to your Doctor

We always recommend our customers speak with their doctor or vet before the use of CBD. Keep in mind the following disclaimer: The products represented herein are not intended for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. The products represented contain a total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration not exceeding 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis pursuant to the requirements of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The products represented on this site are not FDA approved to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. It is recommended you consult with a healthcare professional before using any Hemp Extract products. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. Keep out of reach of children. Void Where Prohibited By Law. Warning: The FDA does not recommend hemp extract products for use while pregnant; YOU MUST CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THESE PRODUCTS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.