The popularity of CBD oil shows no sign of abating and is it any wonder when people are reporting considerable improvements in chronic health conditions that can be alleviated or greatly helped with a natural health supplement?
CBD can be taken in a variety of ways to suit the individual, including premium CBD capsules.
Inhaling is the quickest way to feel the benefits of CBD because it directly enters the bloodstream via the lungs. However, the effects also wear off quickly – within a couple of hours at most. Vape shops and vaping supplies (due to the high incidence of people swapping cigarette smoking for vaping) are prevalent and will usually offer CBD oil, CBD concentrates or dried CBD-rich hemp flowers.
CBD oil is to be used in vape pens which are easy and practical to use but as with any cannabis product you buy; it is prudent to check the ingredients of the oil to look for potentially harmful additives or irritants.
CBD concentrates come in oil, wax, sap or other distillations that require a dab rig or other equipment. These methods usually contain higher CBD levels but are not as practical or cheap to use.
Vaping hemp flowers requires a dry herb vape. Again – it is an easy and practical method, but quality control is not guaranteed, and the flower could contain mould, bacteria or pesticides. And of course – although vaping is considered much less harmful than smoking; the long-term health repercussions are unclear, and irritation of the throat and chest can still occur.
- These are considered to be the best option for ingestion because of the following:
- Capsules do not require a vape pen or other equipment
- They do not involve a messy application
- They do not require carrying a bottle of oil that could break or spill
- They do not require you to calculate the dosage
- They are processed slowly by the body, offering longer lasting benefits
CBD capsules simply look like a natural health supplement such as a vitamin. These clean, dry capsules are easy to take at the correct dosage, and you can take them with you wherever you go without the risk of spillage or risk of provoking questions about what you are taking and why.
CBD works because we all possess our own cannabinoid system within our bodies to which the compounds in CBD attach – this, in turn, provides therapeutic benefits. Cannabinoid receptors within the skin mean that CBD can be applied topically in lotion, oil or gel form to treat localised pain or inflammation. This can bring fast relief without the CBD needing to enter the bloodstream. Chronic pain and arthritis and even acne can benefit from applying CDB in topical form.
Although this method of application may be attractive to many users; especially if used as part of a beauty routine, it can be messy, take more than half an hour to take effect, and it is vital to check the ingredients to check for potentially harmful preservatives or irritating ingredients etc.
CBD tinctures are alcohol, oil, or vegetable-glycerine based CBD extracts that usually come in a small bottle with a dropper style applicator. These are incredibly popular because they are a discreet method to take CBD in measured doses throughout the day and on the run – just pop the bottle in a bag or pocket. The drops can be added under the tongue (for alcohol-based tinctures) or added into food and drink but onset time will take up to 2 hours. Tinctures also come with the downside of often being packaged in glass bottles, which can easily break if you are someone who is always on the go or travel often.