CBD (Cannabidiol) is rapidly becoming a favorite topic among those who prefer to treat medical conditions with natural remedies. But for those who are just starting out with CBD, it can be a challenge to figure out the best ways to use it.
There are several ways to use CBD but some methods are more effective than others. In this article, you’ll discover the top 3 ways to use CBD in other to achieve the best results.
1. Vaping CBD
Among the various methods available to use CBD, vaping is on this list as the first. You may want to ask why? Well, we spoke to Cara from popular UK CBD E-Liquid brand, Elevate CBD. She said, “Vaping is really the most effective way because it allows CBD to get straight into the bloodstream through the lungs and the body’s various filtration systems, that way the impact of CBD in your body becomes faster.”
When a vaporizer is used, CBD gets through the throat as a vapor into the trachea and to the lungs. Each lung has over 300 million tiny air sacs called alveoli which absorb and transport CBD into your bloodstream in a few seconds, and within 8 minutes its effect begins making it incredibly fast-acting.
Recently, vaping has become a very popular option for consumers who have realized the dangers of smoking cigarettes. It has also become a favorite choice for people who want to benefit from cannabis without experiencing psychoactive effects. This method offers the highest bioavailability of CBD. However, if vaping isn’t your lifestyle then it may not be your choice, you might want to consider the next option.
2. Using CBD as a Sublingual
So what exactly is sublingual? It’s simply a way of saying “under the tongue”. It’s a CBD tincture, an effective way of consuming pure CDB by placing it under your tongue(Sublingually) instead of eating it. There are hundreds of tiny blood vessels under the tongue as a result gives CDB an instant and direct route into the bloodstream.
CBD tinctures are liquid extracts that are highly concentrated and made by the extraction of CBD from the hemp plant which is turned into a liquid-based substance just like vegetable glycerine or an apple cider vinegar. This is then combined with CBD extract and is converted into concentrated liquid drops that are then consumed sublingually. Just like vaping, the effect of taking CBD sublingually is felt within 10 minutes with about 50% bioavailability rate, which is very impressive and far higher than the amount offered by edibles and capsules.
3. CBD Edibles
This is a way of eating or drinking CBD products, you can see such products in cookies, chocolate, tablets, and even water. CDB edibles are actually the most common way to take CBD and the favorite method for newbies.
But this method is not so effective, for reasons being that CBD consumed in form of edibles must first pass through the normal digestive processes of food, which includes the process of breaking down in the mouth, getting to the stomach where it’s exposed to some acid for another breakdown and then filtered by the liver. After all these processes, many nutrients are lost before they can reach your bloodstream.
Research by Dr. Marilyn A. Huestis, Chief of the Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Maryland, Baltimore showed that CDB edibles have a bioavailability of just 20%.
This means that your body may likely use 2mg of CBD if you ate like 10mg, the remaining 8mg will be passed out from your body as waste. Thankfully, companies now mix liposomes and hemp to CBD edibles for effective results, as a result, the effects of CBD edibles are significantly enhanced.