Want to know the best way for you to enjoy CBD?
There is no one right way to take CBD. It depends on various factors like whether you want it to impact you quickly or if you desire a delayed or slow-release effect. You may have a different decision depending on whether you’ve used cannabis before. Also, your choice of how to take CBD may be influenced by whether you enjoy the earthy taste of hemp.
There are 5 basic ways to enjoy CBD:
Options If You Like the Earthy Taste
Sublingual Oil or Tincture
The most common way to consume CBD is via an oil or tincture (you would administer this with a dropper). You place drops of oil under your tongue, hold it there for 60-90 seconds, and then swallow. This method provides fast-acting relief. Because it is sublingual and there are extensive capillaries under your tongue, the CBD goes right into your blood stream rather than through your digestive system.
This CBD option is a simple way to enjoy your CBD, if you can tolerate the flavor. Many sublingual oils have terpenes in them, providing various flavors to mask the earthy-quality of hemp.
CBD edibles come in chocolates, baked goods, gummy bears, hard candies, gum, and lozenges. For the most part, they will have a subtle or dramatic hemp flavor, regardless of other flavor/terpenes present.
Consuming CBD this way delays the effects on your system by as much as a couple of hours. Because it goes through your digestive system, it takes a while to experience the effects. If you need immediate relief, you may want to combine edibles with something else (like a sublingual oil or a vape) or substitute it with another option entirely.
Options If You Don’t Like the Earthy Taste
The nice thing about CBD soft gels is that they are smooth and easy to swallow. You also know the exact amount of CBD that your are consuming. There is a slight delay in your body experiencing the benefits of the CBD, but it is a nice discreet way of enjoying your CBD.
CBD capsules are another option. They often have a powder base, that is dissolved quickly into your body’s system. Sometimes they are harder for people to swallow, but if you don’t tend to have trouble with other capsule supplements, you won’t have trouble with these either.
You can vaporize Cannabidiol if you want to feel the effects of CBD quickly without the adverse effects of actually smoking. This is popular for consumers of high CBD and high THC products. It is very useful if you desire quick results.
Vaping is a very relaxing and pleasing way of enjoying your CBD. It comes in an e-liquid format and can either be an additive to other e-liquids, or used as it’s own e-liquid. If you already enjoy vaping, adding CBD to your vaping options is a no-brainer. If you don’t currently vape, but would enjoy a relaxing way of taking in your CBD, you may want to explore vaping as your option. Due to new research on the health risks associated with vaping, we no longer sell vape related products except for these oils which can be used for vaping or as a sublingual.
This is a popular method for those looking for localized pain or muscle relief. If you have muscle or joint issues, you may want to consider a CBD cream, balm, or ointment. Topical CBD comes in tubs, jars, bottles, and lotions. These can be rubbed directly into the target area. They all have nice textures, albeit different ones. Find one you like and you will enjoy this application!
A different option for a topical or transdermal Cannabidiol treatment is a patch. With these patches, the CBD is on a pad in the patch, which is then applied to the body somewhat like a band aid. They usually have an extended release format that can range from 8 to 96 hours long. It’s also a nice option for targeting a specific point. While they are typically waterproof, you may want to consider other options if you are in the water a lot, in particular chlorinated pools and the like.
Another trend is bath bombs. CBD bath bombs are added into your bath water like you would do with a bubble bath or epson salt. It is great for relaxing sore muscles.
One of the really nice things about hemp CBD products is that they are so varied! You can definitely find a format that appeals to you and works for your needs. Take this quiz to find out the best CBD for you.