The article will discuss some of the most common ways CBD can be taken. There are various distribution methods within these groups, such as oils, pastes, edibles and more. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds, we’ll talk you through this.
The simplest, easiest, and perhaps most common way to use CBD is to simply swallow CBD oil concentrate. When you swallow and ingest hemp oil concentrate it will pass through the digestive system and be metabolized by the liver, before eventually delivering its active compounds like CBD to your bloodstream.
When applied topically, CBD oil is absorbed into the skin and targets cannabinoid receptors found in the skin’s mast cells and nerve fibers. This gives a calming, anti-inflammatory effect with localized benefits all over the skin and muscles.
CBD does not get into your bloodstream, but permeates the skin when liberally applied and let to absorb. Massages have been used as a wellness and healing practice for years, and with infusion of pure hemp CBD oil, it makes for a potent remedy.
The best way to use CBD Paste is by measuring out a small piece onto your finger, often a ‘grain of rice’ sized amount, place under the tongue, hold for about 60 seconds and then swallow it. Taking it sublingually allows for the CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream better than digesting it. You may want to wash it down with a drink or some food because of the strong plant matter taste.
To know how much to take can vary depending on the strength of the paste you have purchased, but most companies will also give dosage instructions on the package. It is always best to start with a very small amount see how it affects you then gradually increase until you have reached a dose you feel comfortable with.
If you don’t like the taste you can also try incorporating it into something which you want to either eat or take such as a daily supplement, a meal, or a drink of your choice to try and disguise the taste. CBD paste works as an great ingredient in home baking, or to make your own balm.
An ‘edible’ is a product that you eat. Traditionally, the word edible has been associated with something that contains marijuana. When most people hear the word edible, for instance, they think of pot brownies or space cakes. CBD edibles are quite different.
There are many different types of edibles, which we will get into later. Most edibles available for purchase are sweet treats and candies.
CBD edibles are quite different from CBD oils. For those used to taking CBD oil, edibles might take a little getting used to.
The primary difference between edibles and tinctures is the length of time the CBD takes to kick in. With a tincture, you are looking at around 15 minutes before you can notice the effects of CBD working on your system. With an edible, the timeframe is usually much longer.
An edible can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in. A variety of factors can affect how you an edible is processed in the body. This leads to considerable variation from user to user. Factors that influence CBD edible metabolism include height and weight, activity level, and even what you’ve eaten that day.
CBD concentrate is potentially a useful way to get pain relief, ease anxiety, reduce inflammation, and much more. You have the option of dabbing concentrate, but this involves the purchase of a dab rig and other equipment. Alternatively, you can purchase a vaporizer and inhale CBD vapor instead. Proponents of vaping claim it is easier on the lungs.
Regardless of your method of consumption, please remember that most CBD concentrates are extremely potent, so you only need a little to get started. There is also the small matter of the ‘entourage effect’ to consider. According to this theory, cannabinoids work better when consumed together. If you are purchasing CBD isolate, you are consuming cannabidiol and nothing else. As a result, it may be worth considering a concentrate that contains CBD, flavonoids, and terpenes.
Finally, if you are worried about getting high, make sure the products you purchase come from reputable companies that provide lab reports on their websites. These reports will outline the level of CBD and tell you if there is any THC in the concentrate. It only takes a small amount of THC regularly consumed to cause you to potentially fail a drug test, so bear that in mind.