CBD can be taken in all sorts of different ways. Today I will guide you through these ways and help you decide which way is best.
CBD oils are the most common way people take CBD.
How Is CBD Oil Taken?
CBD oils are usually used sublingually, meaning that the user would drop a couple of drops under the tongue and hold it for a minute. During this time, the CBD is absorbed through the bottom of the tongue and into the bloodstream.
What Are the Benefits Of CBD Oils?
CBD oils are easy to use, since they usually come with a droplet to easily measure out how much oil to put on the tongue. Due to it being absorbed into the bloodstream, CBD oils are very fast-acting, so you can feel the benefits almost momentarily.
CBD oils also come in a variety of flavours and strengths, so you can decide the flavour and strength you like best instead of sticking to a specific one.
One other common way of taking CBD is by vaping it. In CBD E-Liquids, the nicotine is replaced with CBD.
How is a CBD E-Liquid Taken?
Like normal e-liquids, CBD e-liquids are taken using a vape device. These usually have a tank where you put e-liquid in. When you activate the device (either through a button or just by inhaling), the e-liquids are heated up to the point of evaporation. The resulting vapour is inhaled into the lungs and into the bloodstream.
What Are the Benefits of CBD E-Liquids?
One thing vapers enjoy about e-liquids is the range of flavours available. While there is not as large a range of CBD e-liquid flavours currently on the market, there is still a lot to choose from. With CBD e-liquids, you can move away from vaping nicotine to something with potential health benefits.
One other advantage of vaping CBD is, like the oils, it is fast-acting, since it quickly enters the bloodstream and gets to work.
What Are The Downsides to CBD E-Liquids?
Unlike some other forms of CBD, CBD e-liquids can't be used everywhere. There are many places where vaping is not allowed, like in airports and restaurants, as well as some places where it is frowned upon. If you want to be discreet, this is not the best way to take it.
CBD Edibles are normal foods infused with CBD. CBD Gummies in particular (gummy sweets with CBD in) are becoming extremely popular on the market.
How are CBD Edibles Taken?
CBD Edibles are taken in the same way as normal foods. With gummies, for example, the product would usually come in a pack, and the packaging would say how much CBD is in each gummy. Simply work out the number of gummies you need to get your dosage and eat!
What Are the Benefits of CBD Edibles?
One big benefit of CBD gummies is, unlike oils and vapes, you know exactly how much CBD you are taking, because you know exactly how much each gummy had. Also, with CBD gummies, they can be taken anywhere, so you can just eat one when you're on the go.
One other benefit is that they come in great flavours! Lots of people like candy, and some of these allow you to enjoy the candy with extra possible benefits!
What Are the Downsides of CBD Edibles?
Unlike with e-liquids or oils, CBD gummies take time to work, since it needs to go through the digestive system first. However the CBD is released over a longer period, so it lasts longer and you get more of the benefits.
Cooking With CBD
As well as taking CBD through edibles, you can also make your own CBD edibles easily!
How Do You Cook With CBD?
Cooking with CBD is usually done using CBD isolate or CBD oil. The CBD is simply added to the meal while you are cooking and the meal is cooked normally. CBD isolates are tasteless, so the food won't be ruined, and with CBD oils, flavourless oils are best.
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What Are the Benefits of Cooking With CBD?
If you cook with CBD, you can have whatever you want! If you like cakes, curries or pies, you can simply add CBD isolate during the cooking and get your CBD intake with your favourite food!
Cooking with CBD is the most creative way of taking CBD, and can be the most fun if you enjoy cooking.
What Are the Downsides of Cooking With CBD?
Since it is still CBD edibles, it still takes a while to work, since it needs to pass through the digestive system first before passing into the bloodstream. Also, if you don't like cooking, this is probably not the best way for you.
CBD can be taken like normal medicine through tablets or capsules.
How Do You Take CBD Capsules?
CBD Capsules are taken the same way as normal capsules, by putting them in your mouth, taking a swig of water and then swallowing. CBD Capsules can sometimes come with days on the packaging, so you know when to take them.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Capsules?
Like CBD Edibles, capsules are easy to take, and you can easily work out how much is in each tablet thanks to the packaging. As mentioned above, like normal tablets, CBD tablets can have days on the packaging to remind you what day to take each one so you can easily work out how to take them.
CBD Capsules are also very portable, so you can easily take them when you're on the go, though you will need a drink with it.
What Are the Downsides of CBD Capsules?
Like edibles, due to this going through the digestive system, it takes a while for the CBD to take effect. Also, CBD capsules aren't the most fun way of taking tablets, since they are tasteless and so not as enjoyable.
CBD Creams are a popular way to take CBD without actually ingesting it.
How Do You Take CBD Creams?
CBD Creams are taken through application to the skin. The user would rub the cream onto the infected area and the CBD would absorb through the skin and take effect.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Creams?
CBD Creams are one of the fastest to take effect, since you are already applying it to the infected area, it targets it quickly and gets to work. CBD creams are also easy to use, since you only need to rub it on your skin for it to work.
They also come with different aromas, so you can get a nice smell as you rub it on your skin.
What Are the Downsides of CBD Creams?
CBD creams can't really be taken in public spaces since it's difficult to apply CBD creams to the skin if the affected area is covered, therefore it isn't as discrete or practical.
CBD Bath Bombs
One final way of taking CBD is through bath bombs.
How Do You Take CBD Bath Bombs?
CBD Bath Bombs are used in the same way as normal bath bombs, you simply put the bomb in the bath once it is filled. The chemicals in the bath bomb then release in the bath, with one of these chemicals being CBD. You then soak in the bath and take in the effects.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Bath Bombs?
CBD Bath Bombs are the most relaxing and therapeutic way of taking CBD, since you can rest in the bath and the CBD is absorbed into the body.
Like CBD creams, CBD bath bombs can come in a range of aromas, but they are more prevalent in bath bombs.
What Are the Downsides of CBD Bath Bombs?
Obviously, these cannot be taken in public. Also, some bath bombs can leave residue after, meaning you have to clean up when the bath is finished.
CBD manufacturers are constantly making new CBD products, so don't be surprised if a new way of taking CBD comes along soon. Stay Moreish!