The ways that people use CBD are as varied as the benefits they get from it. If you are uncomfortable with one way, try another. Here is a quick rundown of each of the available CBD products and how people use them.
CBD vape or vaporizers are one of the most common and most popular ways to use CBD. It delivers a quick dose of CBD and is extremely easy to do. A well-made CBD vape kit is great for someone who uses it frequently, while a disposable vape is best for someone just trying it. In the case of the vape, the CBD is inhaled, giving you the fastest results. The effects of vaping are almost immediate, which is extremely popular for those who want quick relief.
Another popular way to use CBD is by eating it. Edibles come in all kinds of flavors and varieties. Some are mixed with other herbals such as melatonin for sleep or vitamins for overall health. They even come in a caffeinated variety. These products are digestible and sometimes slower acting than other CBD varieties because they have to be digested to get to the bloodstream.
Edibles are not legal everywhere, and the United States federal government is content to leave the individual legalities up to the states that they are sold in. Be aware that no matter who sells it, you are responsible for knowing what the legal status of CBD is in your state, county or province.
CBD drinks are like edibles in that they are digested. Your body might digest things faster in liquid form, but it is still slower than some other products. Vitamins, herbs, and flavors are also added to drinks. The one exception to this is CBD teas which are drinkable and not normally flavored. You can brew CBD tea just like you brew any other tea. Drinks work slightly faster than edibles but not as fast as vaping.
The CBD tea is sometimes called a CBD flower. If you are a tea drinker, you can use it by yourself or mix it with your favorite herbal or black tea.
CBD oils are similar to essential oils and can be taken orally or used on the skin. These are often basic forms of CBD and have a glycerin base. They should not be confused with CBD juice, a common name for the oil-like substance used in vapes. Always make sure you are using the correct one with the correct application.
Like many other CBD products, oils are often combined with flavoring or other vitamins, herbs and minerals. Oils absorb slower than vaping and alcohol-based tinctures.
CBD tinctures are much like oils. They are usually used under the tongue and are alcohol-based. Since they are an oral solution designed for fast entry into the bloodstream, they work faster than edibles and drinks.
Some people prefer tinctures to vaping because the absorption is just as fast, and you do not risk your lungs taking it. Some people say that the tinctures may even work faster than vaping, but individual results vary. You can get them in various flavors, although some companies note that the flavoring degrades over time.
CBD Lotions and Creams
Creams and lotions are a newer way to get CBD. They work through transdermal (through the skin) absorption. Since these are new, there are wildly different claims about how they work. Many people say that it is as fast or faster than vaping the CBD, while others say that it is much slower than even edibles. It will take more time and study to determine exactly how effective it is and how quickly it works.
The lotions and creams are usually scented with essential oils and have other properties like moisturization. If you develop a rash or other allergic reaction, it is important that you stop using the cream or lotion immediately. Some people have reported these issues.
CBD can be great for various issues, but it is important to remember to check with your doctor before using it or herbal medications. If you want to try CBD, there are many types and products you can try. Choose the one that is right for you.