Updated: Sep 5, 2019
When it comes to taking CBD, there are many options available. CBD can be taken orally, it can be smoked or vaped, or it can be applied topically. With so many options, how do we know which method is best? The answer may all depend on why you are using CBD to begin with.
The first option we will look at is taking CBD orally. This is done by dropping CBD oil under the tongue, and holding it for about 30 seconds before swallowing. This allows the CBD to absorb through your glands and into your bloodstream faster, usually delivering relief within 15-30 minutes. This is a great way to take CBD if you are using it as a daily dietary supplement or even as a casual user. It offers the second fastest delivery method and provides effective results!
The next option we will explore is eating/drinking your CBD. When you consume CBD this way, it absorbs through your digestive system rather than your glands. You can mix CBD into your regular food and drinks, or purchase pre-made edibles and gummies. When CBD absorbs through the digestive system, the process is delayed and often it can take over an hour before CBD begins to enter the bloodstream. It is an effective method but the slowest for CBD absorption. If you need faster relief, there's better options available. (Something to consider with gummies is they often contain high amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients. If you choose to regularly consume your CBD through gummies, there may be healthier, more effective options.)
Another way to use CBD is to apply it topically. The most common way to do this is through the use of CBD lotion or body butter. CBD has amazing anti-inflammatory effects and the popularity of CBD lotions and creams has skyrocketed over the past year. CBD lotion can be rubbed directly on any areas you are feeling pain, soreness, or discomfort. It's used for a wide range of ailments from sore muscles, to cramps, to arthritis. The healing properties of CBD are quite remarkable and CBD lotion is quickly becoming the preferred choice in promoting recovery for athletes and active adults everywhere.
The last method we will look at is smoking/vaping your CBD. We pride ourselves on being a health company promoting natural alternatives, so we do not actively promote smoking or vaping. However, there are situations where this may be the most effective method for delivery. Vaping/smoking is going to be the fastest delivery method to get CBD into your system. When you smoke or vape CBD, it enters your bloodstream within a matter of seconds providing relief very quickly. This may be especially beneficial to people with serious ailments that need relief from CBD almost instantly.
There are many ways to use CBD and the correct way all depends on you as an individual. CBD has wonderful healing benefits and it’s amazing to witness people all over the world discovering these benefits in real time. How do you prefer to take your CBD?