You’ll notice that the market has no shortage of CBD-infused products.
It’s exciting to have variety although it can also be overwhelming. So before you plunge into the deep, its best to look at what each product has to offer.
Here are some of the most popular CBD oil forms.
These products have many applications.
Taken in small doses, it’s oftentimes applied orally or added to beverages and food. Here’s how you do it.
Because of its concentrated form, a small glob of CBD tinctures can help you go a long way.
Make sure you dose your food appropriately, consult a dispensary attendant or a physician to help you get your right CBD dosage.
Another way to use CBD tinctures is through sublingual application.
Place a drop of CBD tincture under your tongue and hold it for about a minute. It’ll take roughly 15 minutes for the tincture to take effect.
So, why 15 minutes?
That’s because sublingual consumption involves the absorption of the tincture through the membrane under your tongue and through your sublingual artery.
The active ingredients will travel to the external carotid artery, passing your internal carotid artery, and finally reaching your brain.
The whole process will take about 15 minutes until your brain signals your body that the tincture has finally taken effect.
The effects of CBD tinctures will last anywhere between 2 to 6 hours, depending on the concentration.
They’re easy to use and are easier to dose with.
However, if you want fast acting results you might want to try vape oils.
CBD vape oils are a special kind of CBD product which can be used with vaporizers.
Vaporizers use a heating element which then turns the CBD vape oils into vapor.
Most CBD Vape oils can be taken orally, although inhaling vaporized CBD vape oil has faster effects.
When ingested, your body takes the tedious process of breaking down the active ingredients.
On the other hand, active ingredients from the vapor are absorbed by the lungs, directly transferred to your bloodstreams, straight to your brain.
And it doesn’t stop there.
It’s also believed that sending CBD down your gut reduces its efficacy.
The amount of CBD sent to your bloodstream is decreased when taken orally.
That’s why CBD vape oils are preferred by advanced users who demand faster results and more potent effects.
Don’t worry, if you’re not familiar with vaporizers and vape oils, we’ve prepared simple and easy steps you can follow.
But first, a few things to remember.
Here’s how you do it:
Infused salves and other CBD topicals offer a more targeted approach.
Unlike tinctures and vape oils, topicals can be applied directly to where your body needs it.
It also bypasses your body’s need to digest the product making for a faster means of achieving its therapeutic benefits.
CBD topicals are great in dealing with inflammation and managing pain.
CBD-infused ointments can also be used to combat muscular spasms and reduce skin irritation.
Topicals appeal to consumers who don’t like to inhale vapors from vaporizers or those who can’t handle the bitter taste of tinctures.
Using topicals isn’t exactly rocket science. Nevertheless, here are some useful tips.
CBD capsules are the most used variety of CBD products.
They rival tinctures and topicals in ease of use and they’re at par with vape oils in terms of potency and efficacy.
CBD capsules are also tasteless and odorless. Capsules have varying effects depending on its concentration with results lasting from 6 to 12 hours.
Using CBD capsules is similar to taking your daily vitamins.
Just pop one in the back of your mouth and wash it down with water.
We recommend consulting your physician when finding the right dose since capsules make it hard to find your sweet spot.
Unlike other CBD products that allow you to adjust the dosages according to your needs, capsules require you to take a specific dose per tablet.
The way you’ll consume CBD oil will largely be affected by your preference. Remember to stick to one method to fully experience its benefits.