The best ways to consume CBD

Posted by Open HempShop Team on Aug 29th 2023

The best ways to consume CBD

CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant that has gained popularity for its potential health benefits. There are many ways for consumers to take CBD today, so your choice will depend on your preferences and desired effects.

The different routes of administration not only change the way this cannabinoid is ingested, but also the way it travels through the body. In addition, the diversity of options allows the consumer to improve his experience with cannabidiol because there is no restriction that implies limiting himself to only one way of taking it; therefore, if it were the case, more than one method could be combined to obtain changes in the duration of the effects and the speed with which they are produced.

Although nowadays its presentations and forms of consumption have multiplied, below, we are interested in commenting on the two most common ways of consuming CBD.

CBD for oral use:

It is generally believed that ingesting CBD orally is an efficient way to take it. Oral intake of CBD can be done in three different ways:

  • Sublingual administration (oil/tincture): involves placing a few drops of CBD oil or tincture under the tongue and holding it there for about 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing. This method allows the CBD to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the thin tissues under the tongue. With this method, it is easy to control the dosage and effects.
  • Capsules and tablets: CBD capsules and tablets resemble traditional supplements and are taken orally. They offer precise dosing and are convenient for those who prefer a familiar method of consumption. However, like edibles, they take longer to take effect because they need to be digested.
  • Edibles: CBD-infused edibles include gummies, chocolates, beverages and other products.

Both capsules and tablets and edibles provide a convenient way to consume CBD, but the effects may take longer to appear (typically 30 minutes to 2 hours) because CBD must pass through the digestive tract and liver before entering the bloodstream. Also, not all of the ingested CBD will remain intact or become bioavailable, so a smaller percentage of the ingested CBD may be absorbed.

CBD for topical use:

With this method of use, cannabidiol does not reach the bloodstream. It penetrates the epidermis and produces effects through the skin's endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors. Topical formulations contain a large number of different molecules that act in a variety of ways and are used to produce a variety of effects.

Products for localized application of CBD are also available in different presentations, which contain CBD-infused substances. Among the most commonly used are balms, lotions, creams, roll-on applicators and masks.

In addition to CBD, these topicals usually contain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and some natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, peppermint and lavender, among others.

Currently, many of these CBD topicals are available in the market. Some of them are aimed at localized relief of minor pain or inflammation or to treat some skin conditions. There are also numerous presentations to be used as beauty supplements for the face, hands and feet or to be applied all over the body.

Oils, tinctures and capsules in various types and concentrations are available in our store, as well as creams, lotions and facial masks, creams for regular use, creams for sports use and roll-ons for muscles and joints. All made with CBD from hemp and from reliable companies such as CBDFx, MedTerra and ReThink.

Warning: Remember that these products have not been approved by the FDA. We recommend always consulting your doctor before consuming any of these products.

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