How to Consume CBD: 7 Options to Consider
With so many CBD products available, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. Read on to learn how to consume CBD to help you decide.
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CBD is short for cannabidiol, a substance found in hemp and marijuana. CBD does not have psychoactive effects on the brain like THC does, so it won’t get you high.
CBD has a lot of health benefits. Studies show it can help with chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, epilepsy, and muscle spasms. It can improve appetite for cancer patients, reduce the symptoms of insomnia, and helps you cope with depression and anxiety.
With so many CBD products available it can be difficult to choose which is right for you. Read on to learn how to consume CBD to help you decide.
In this article, we will break down the different forms of CBD and their uses, as well as different ways to consume them.
How to Take CBD
There are many different ways to take CBD, including internally and externally, depending on what form you are using. Below we will list different forms and how to use them. As well as how long it takes for it to feel the effects and how long the effects last
This form of CBD is generally used by those who use it for recreational uses, but it still has all the benefits of other methods.
Consumption in flower form is usually smoking it in a CBD joint or cigar, or in a bowl or water pipe. Some even claim smoking the flower of CBD is good for helping quit nicotine.
When smoking, it also gives off a powerful aroma making it an obvious method of consumption. It can also be incorporated into cooking by drying it out and grinding it down.
When smoking CBD the effect is usually felt a few seconds after use, and peaks after about 30 minutes and can last up to a couple of hours. Making it a great option for immediate relief.
When using it to cook it can take a couple of hours before the effects become apparent, but it can last for several hours after consuming. A good option for extended relief.
There are many different methods on how to use CBD oil.
It can be used as a tincture, which is done by dropping the oil under your tongue. This method is quick and easy but consuming this way, you only absorb 20 to 30 percent of the CBD, making it a pretty mild effect.
It can be vaporized and inhaled with a vape pen. Or you can mix it in with food or in drinks. These methods are usually quick-acting with effects lasting from 30 minutes, up to a couple of hours.
CBD capsules are small pills made with a pre-measured dose of CBD oil. They are pretty discrete, easy to swallow, and easily taken on the go. Like with oil, you only absorb 20 to 30 percent with this method.
It can take between fifteen to thirty minutes to take effect and can last a couple of hours.
Edibles come in many forms from brownies and other baked goods, to hard candies and gummies, as well as many others. The effects of edibles can vary depending on the dosage used in cooking but is usually pretty potent. The potency makes this a good option for chronic pain.
It can take thirty minutes to an hour to feel the effects, but it will last several hours.
Wax is a form of concentrated CBD that is especially potent. This form is very useful for chronic pain. It can be consumed by heating the wax and inhaling the vapor. You can use a dab rig, which is a bit like a water pipe, or wax pen. Like with flower the effects are felt immediately and can last for a couple of hours.
If you’re new to using concentrates it might be helpful to start with a small dose and increase as needed.
Shatter is the purest form of CBD and is completely THC free. It is another form of concentrate and has a lot in common with wax, but it is structurally different. Shatter looks like broken amber-colored glass. It can be consumed with a dab rig and wax pen as well.
Its effects are equally potent as wax and another good option for chronic pain. The effects are felt immediately and lasts a few hours.
Again, if you’re new to using it, start with a small dose and increase when needed.
7. Topical CBD
Topical CBD can be ointments, balms, creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos and conditioners. We even have organic bath bombs.
These topical products can have many benefits. Ointments, balms, and creams can hep relieve pain, inflammation, blemishes, and can help treat minor wounds in a targeted area.
Bath supplies help moisturize the skin and hair and can help with acne. And our bath bombs are mixed with natural essential oils to help you achieve maximum relaxation after a long day.
These products are for external use and a good option for those who don’t want to ingest CBD. The effects are usually immediate, and they can be reapplied when needed.
A Few Final Thoughts on How to Consume CBD
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So there you have it. Seven options on how to consume CBD. We hope you enjoyed this guide and we hope it helps you find the best option for your needs.