CBD oil’s all-natural therapeutic effects have catapulted it to the forefront of herbal supplements. But while CBD oil can certainly get the job done, there are several other different CBD consumption methods that we think you should be aware of.
While all CBD ultimately produces its effects through interactions with cell receptors and ion channels linked to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), it doesn’t always reach the ECS via the same route. For instance, while consuming CBD oil will produce systemic whole-body effects, topical CBD works locally through ECS cell receptors in the skin where it is applied.
Keeping different CBD products on hand can have several advantages.
Different CBD products can be used at different times when they may be more convenient. For example, CBD edibles are a great discreet dosing option for consuming CBD in public or at work.
Additionally, some consumption methods will allow you to enjoy CBD’s effects more quickly than others due to the speed with which CBD is absorbed and processed. While CBD oil may be better for immediate relief, capsules and edibles may be a superior choice for long-lasting relief.
Additionally, because different CBD dosing options work in different ways, you may find that you prefer certain dosing options over others. Depending on what kind of effects you wish to experience, one dosing method may be a better choice than another. For instance, localized muscle relief is usually best achieved with topical creams whereas anxiety may be better tackled with the use of oils or edibles.
Here are the 3 most common ways of enjoying CBD and what you need to know about them.
Sublingual and oral consumption with CBD oils and CBD sprays is the most popular method of consuming CBD. When CBD is applied orally, it is absorbed by membranes under the tongue and inside the cheeks from where it can be delivered into the bloodstream.
Many people feel the effects of oral absorption within minutes, but for others it can take 15 – 30 minutes or longer. Because of its quick onset time and easy application, oral absorption is great for those with busy lifestyles who require a discreet and on-the-go dosing method.
The effects of swallowing CBD take longer to kick in and last for longer when compared to oral absorption. It can take up to 90 minutes for swallowed CBD to take effect, and the effects can last for over 6 hours. That’s because it must first be digested by the stomach and processed by the liver. It takes quite some time for the body to fully digest ingested CBD, leading to small amounts of CBD being consistently released into the bloodstream over a longer period of time.
In addition to sublingual absorption, CBD oils can also be swallowed directly or added to foods and liquids in order to act more similarly to capsules and edibles.
Because of this difference in processing time, ingesting CBD is usually a superior option for those looking for longer-lasting therapeutic benefits like overnight relief.
Unlike CBD oils and edibles, CBD topicals do not produce systemic effects. Instead, applying CBD topicals directly to the body allows CBD to be absorbed through the skin where it can work locally in problem areas.
Applying CBD topicals directly to the skin is preferred by many people looking for relief from localized muscle, joint, or skin pain. CBD topicals usually begin working within minutes of being absorbed and can be re-applied every few hours for all-day relief.
Recently, we launched our CBDPath Bundles – combinations of our CBD products that we believe work well together. Bundles give our customers a chance to pair up different CBD products in order to enhance their overall CBD experience.
Our bundles often feature different consumption methods that work well together to provide more comprehensive benefits than they could on their own.
Here at the CBDPath, we truly believe that every person’s path to wellness is unique. Our bundles allow you to take advantage of several different consumption methods in order to find a product or routine that works for you.
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