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What’s The Best Way To Consume CBD?
CBD topicals, edibles, tinctures- what’s the difference? What should I pick?
With so many forms to choose from, shopping for CBD products can be a tricky experience.
At Healthworx CBD, we stock all these products; edibles, tinctures, vape cartridges, and topicals ( all THC-free- meaning no intoxication risk and made using organically grown hemp), and we want to ensure that you can easily pick the best product for your specific needs.
In this article, we will explain the different forms of CBD and why understanding the differences matters.
How To Consume CBD; Is There A Best Method?
As you will realize in this article, there’s no ‘best’ way to consume CBD, as this will come down to personal preference as well as what you’re trying to achieve.
In other words, the best CBD consumption method will be determined by what you’re trying to achieve.
That said, here are some of the conventional CBD consumption methods:
At Healthworx CBD, we understand that not everyone has taken CBD before and want to make sure that such people can have a comfortable place to start.
Oral ingestion involves consuming CBD-infused foods or drinks. Yes, you can add CBD to your favorite meals and beverages!
We also have a collection of CBD pills and capsules. Although you may not have used CBD in the past, chances are, you have used or still use some form of pills or capsules.
Why not benefit from CBD by consuming pills, similar to what you’re already used to?
Apart from being discreet, CBD pills are easy to incorporate into your wellness routine. After all, you probably have a stash of supplements (in capsule form) that you use daily. You will just be adding other pills into your already existing pills’ collection- no need for drastic life changes.
Another advantage of CBD capsules is that they come in pre-measured sizes.
Case in point, each of our HealthworxCBD CBD capsules contains 25mg of Full-spectrum Hemp CBD Oil. It means that you know exactly how many pills to take if your daily CBD dosage is 50mg, for instance.
CBD edibles may also be an option if you dislike the taste of raw CBD in your mouth.
On the flip side, however, oral ingestion is the slowest acting CBD method. Because edibles or pills have to be digested before CBD can get its way into your bloodstream.
There’s also the issue of the first-pass effect, meaning less of the CBD will get its way into the bloodstream.
This brings us to the next mode of CBD consumption:
If you’re looking for a targeted effect, CBD topicals may be your best bet. When applied this way, CBD offers a direct and targeted effect rather than whole-body comfort.
Topicals exist in many forms; lotions, creams, lip balms, salves, to name a few.
Some CBD topicals may have additional ingredients other than CBD.
For instance, our topical also has ingredients such as Organic olive fruit oil, Mango seed butter, Kokum seed butter, Raspberry seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Poppy Seed Oil, and Organic sunflower seed oil; all of which could offer additional benefits.
Topicals may not be suitable for conditions such as anxiety. They are, however, excellent for dry or parched skin.
In other words, CBD topicals are suitable for external conditions.
If you’re looking for one of the fastest-acting CBD oil consumption methods and don’t mind the taste of raw CBD oil in your mouth, then CBD tinctures or oil is your best bet.
Sublingual CBD application involves placing a few drops of the oil under your tongue, giving it a few seconds before swallowing it.
Unlike edibles that have to go through the digestive system, CBD in tinctures is directly absorbed into the bloodstream via a network of blood capillaries found under your tongue. It increases its bioavailability and hence bringing faster effects.
CBD oil inhalation via vaping is arguably the fastest-acting CBD consumption method. This is because it bypasses the digestive tract and liver, allowing the compound to be readily absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream.
Some of the reasons why vaping has become a popular CBD consumption method is because it offers fast absorption and can also be used on the go.
Some people also find it fun to vape, especially because CBD vape oil is available in a wide range of flavors, allowing you to customize your vaping experience.
Will CBD Get Me High?
In our last article, we explained the difference between hemp and marijuana. We also said that CBD wouldn’t make you high since THC is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant.
All our products are derived from hemp, which has less than 0.3% THC.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut answer to this question. This is because CBD affects people differently, and so dosage guidelines will depend on specific individuals.
However, as a golden rule of thumb, ensure that you start with the lowest possible CBD dosage and then increase your daily consumption until you achieve desired results.
Research shows that CBD is well-tolerated in humans. This means that you can experiment with different dosage levels without the risk of overdosing on CBD.
You can also make use of various CBD dosage online calculators, which will give you a rough dosage idea depending on factors such as your sex, body weight, height, as well as the severity of the symptoms you’re trying to relieve.
You can also consult your doctor.
Here’s a comprehensive CBD dosage guideline for our products.
What’s the Best CBD Consumption Method- Take Away
As you have seen, all CBD consumption methods have their pros and cons.
The best form of CBD for you may not work for me.
When looking for the best CBD consumption method for you, ask the following questions; what do I love more? What are my end goals?
If you’re trying to relieve mood imbalance symptoms such as stress and anxiety, then CBD topical is the last thing you would want to think about.
You should also ask yourself, how fast do I want to experience the results? Can I wait for up to an hour that CBD edibles are going to take before kicking in? Or should I go for tinctures or CBD vapes?
Whichever CBD consumption method you pick, ensure that you only go for quality products.
This article should be used for informational purposes only. For medical advice, talk to a professional doctor.