CBD is becoming an increasingly popular dietary supplement, but for those not familiar with it, knowing how best to take it can be a challenge.
Now that CBD is legal in most countries, this cannabinoid has become very popular. It can be found in various forms both on the internet and in physical stores. We’re practically bombarded with information about why we should try it and what brand to buy, but there’s very little information about how to take CBD. In this article, we explain the various methods of consumption in more detail.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO TAKE CBD
To ensure that you consume CBD correctly, it is helpful to understand the different delivery methods behind the different CBD products. Below we will take a look at the different types of CBD products on the market and how they work.
CBD oils are obtained by diluting the CBD extract in a carrier oil, such as extra virgin olive oil or medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. These oils come in several different concentrations and are usually taken as sublingual drops. Zamnesia CBD oils, for example, are available in concentrations of 2.5, 4 and 10%. The oil is then absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth into the bloodstream.
CBD oils are ideal for times when rapid relief of a particular symptom is needed because they are absorbed relatively quickly under the tongue and can begin to take effect in about 10-15 minutes. These oils are very discreet and are one of the most common ways of taking CBD.
CBD capsules are similar to fish oil tablets and contain a single dose of the CBD oil described above. For example, each of our 4% CBD softgel capsules contains a measured dose of our average 4% CBD oil. These capsules break down and are absorbed in the stomach and digestive tract, so it can take about 20 minutes to take effect.
CBD capsules are ideal for when you are on the go. They make dosing super easy and offer slower and longer lasting relief from CBD because they break down and absorb more slowly than CBD oils.
CBD pastes are the product of CBD extraction with some type of solvent, such as alcohol or CO₂. Unlike CBD oils or capsules, these products do not contain any carrier oil, which means that they are usually much more concentrated, and therefore more expensive. CBD pastes are typically taken in very small amounts under the tongue or on the gums.
Although CBD pastes are more expensive than oils or capsules, they can be a good alternative for people seeking higher doses of CBD or who need more intensive treatment. Unlike CBD oils or capsules, these products do not contain any carrier oil, which means they are usually much more concentrated, but also more expensive. CBD pastes are typically taken in very small amounts under the tongue or gums.
Although CBD pastes are more expensive than oils or capsules, they can be a good alternative for people seeking higher doses of CBD or requiring several doses throughout the day. Because they are more concentrated, they can be taken in much smaller doses and usually last much longer than the oils or capsules.