From vaping to ingesting, there are various methods of consuming CBD

January 30, 2020

Researchers have begun studying the various strains of cannabinoids in cannabis plants, and one particular strain known as cannabidiol is showing promise in potential health benefits. Advocates of CBD or cannabidiol believe that it possesses therapeutic qualities and is effective in relieving pain. While more research is necessary to ascertain the exact health benefits, but if you suffer from anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorder, and other health issues, then there is every reason to search for “CBD near me.”

You can consume CBD is a number of ways, which have been described below.

CDB edibles

CBD is available in an ingestible form known as edibles, and you can add it to foods and beverages. You will find CBD infused drinks and foods as well as chewable products in the stores that sell other CBD products. Moreover, you can buy CBD oils and tinctures and add it to your favourite baked food or drinks like coffee and smoothies. To retain the taste of CBD, you must avoid too much heating of the oil, especially direct heating which can develop an unpleasant taste of the product. On ingesting CBD, it mixes with the bloodstream after digestion, and it may take about 2 hours for the product to infuse in blood and take effect. 

CBD oils and tinctures

Another method of consuming CBD is to place CBD tinctures and oils under the tongue with the help of a dropper. CBD oil contains CBD together with a carrier oil like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or MCT. However, tinctures have a different composition and may contain other ingredients such as ethanol. Vinegar, vegetable glycerin alcohol, or artificial flavoring. This method of consuming CBD ensures quick action as it take s about 20 to 40 minutes for the action to start.

CBD vaporization

Vaping is the most popular form of consuming CBD that consists of using a vaping device that contains concentrated CBD, which is heated up to release vapors that you can inhale like smoking cigarettes. While the other methods of consuming CBD are quite discreet, vaping is a demonstrative process that you must get used to and needs some practice. This is the fastest way of CBD mixing in the bloodstream, but its effects last for the last time.

CBD cream and lotions

For treating sore muscles, inflammation, and arthritis pain, you can use CBD lotion or cream for topical application on the affected area. People believe that the products interact with the endocannabinoid receptors of the body found under the skin instead of mixing with the bloodstream to make it effective in providing pain relief. It may take 1-5 hours for the product to take effect.

CBD skin patches

Also called transdermal patches, these small adhesive patches contain CBD, which is transmitted through the skin by crossing the dermal or skin barrier and mixes with the bloodstream. On receiving body heat, the patches start releasing CBD in small amounts over 4-6 hours.

After trying out each method, you will come to know which one suits you the most.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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