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Which Type of CBD is Right for You?

by Hunter Stevenson on February 19, 2021

Which type of CBD should I use?

Thanks to advancing technology and consumer interest, there are more options for administering CBD on the market than ever before. Between tinctures, vape products, topicals, edibles, which type of CBD product will meet your needs? Let's take a look at the most popular ways to benefit from CBD. 

Edibles & Capsules

One of the most common and most popular ways to benefit from CBD is oral consumption in the form of edible treats, beverages, capsules, and other infused food products. CBD consumed this way is broken down in the gut and distributed evenly throughout the body by the liver. Therapeutic effects are usually felt about 1-2 hours after consumption and typically offers a longer lasting relief than other methods. This makes orally consumed CBD suitable for relief from a wide variety of chronic conditions.

Inhalation

When you inhale CBD, it is sent to the brain before reaching the liver. This results in a very quick onset of relief (usually seconds or minutes) with effects lasting up to three hours in most consumers. The rapid onset allows for easy adjustment of preferred dosage, and makes inhaled CBD popular for relief from many acute conditions.

Tinctures & Sublingual Products

Tinctures are an oral-mucosal method of administering CBD with a dropper or spray, allowing it to be directly absorbed into the bloodstream via the blood-vessels in the tongue and mouth. Effects can usually be felt 15-30 minutes after consumption, and peak around 90 minutes in. This method is easy to fit into a daily routine and allows for consistent, measurable dosing. 

Topicals

Rubs and creams are a common CBD product on the market today. These infused topicals are applied directly to the skin, making them ideal for joint and skin issues. CBD administered this way is not absorbed into the bloodstream, making them a preferable for specific/targeted aches and pains.

References

https://www.projectcbd.org/guidance/

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-take-cbd

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