What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in Cannabis sativa, also known as hemp or cannabis. It was first discovered in 1940 and is just one of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in hemp plants. CBD extract is combined with carrier oils like MCT Organic Coconut oil to create CBD oil tincture.
The medical benefits of CBD are still being researched. CBD oil is believed to have health benefits because it helps bring the body’s cycles back into balance. CBD oil works with the recently discovered endocannabinoid or ECS system, which regulates mood, sleep, and inflammation. CBD mimics the natural endocannabinoids produced by the body, which attach to receptors in the ECS.
CBD, unlike THC, is not psychotropic. THC is present in many CBD products, but only in small amounts.
You may be surprised at the wide variety of CBD products available in a CBD shop or on the CBD aisle in your favorite health food retailer. CBD oil can be taken in many different ways, each with its own benefits and disadvantages.
CBD Oil Under Tongue
Sublingual is the most common method of consuming CBD oil or CBD tincture. You place the dosage you choose under your tongue using a dropper. You should let the oil sit under your tongue for as long as you can, but at least 30 seconds to 1 minute. Use your tongue to “paint” your cheeks and gums with the remaining oil. Swish the remaining oil around your mouth and then swallow it.
This method is so effective because CBD oil is absorbed by your tiny blood vessels, especially under your tongue, cheeks, and gums. Sublingual absorption is more rapid and thorough because it does not go through the digestive system.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Capsules
If you don’t like the taste or consistency of CBD oils, CBD capsules may be a good option for you. Some CBD brands flavor their oils in an attempt to make them more appealing to consumers. The flavoring can be an additive that takes away from the natural taste of the product. CBD in its natural form can have an earthy, floral, and herbaceous taste. By choosing capsules, you can avoid the debate over whether CBD tastes good, as they are easy to swallow with your favorite beverage.
CBD oil vs. CBD capsules has a few drawbacks. CBD capsules have to travel through the gastrointestinal system, stomach, and liver before they can enter the bloodstream. A little CBD is lost during this process, and due to digestion, CBD in capsules will take longer to work. Some of the CBD is lost before it can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Topical Products
CBD topical products like creams and lotions are popular with people who suffer from chronic pain. Topical CBD can be added to your wellness regimen by applying it directly to the areas of the body that are painful. The CBD is absorbed through the bloodstream.
CBD cream can be used to treat joint pain in the hands and feet, while CBD balm is good for muscle and joint pain.
CBD topicals are the best option for joint and muscle pain in a particular location. If you suffer from more generalized pain, it is best to take a CBD product orally, such as CBD capsules, CBD gummies, or CBD oil. This allows the CBD to be absorbed by your entire body.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Edibles
CBD edibles like CBD gummies are in the middle of the bioavailability spectrum, between CBD capsules and sublingual CBD oils. CBD gummies are still digested by the body, but chewing is a crucial part of the process. Chewing gummies slowly and methodically will allow some CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Like capsules, some CBD is lost in the digestive tract. However, unlike capsules, edibles have a second way to absorb CBD into the body.
Gummies are also flavored to be tasty. CBD oil may have an unpleasant flavor, but gummies tend to be flavored.
Inhalation is the most efficient way to consume CBD, but inhaling a burned substance can be dangerous and negate the health benefits. Vaping CBD oil may cause lung and respiratory problems. Sublingual administration is the second most effective way to consume CBD, with a few drops or a full dropper used as a daily dose. Take CBD with fat-rich food to improve its effectiveness. CBD is almost without side effects, and it’s impossible to overdose. Some people may experience drowsiness and dry mouth (which is why they take CBD oil). If you have any medical conditions or are on other medications, consult your doctor before using CBD. Peer-reviewed studies may shed more light on health benefits.
This article was written by a cannabinoid specialist at DRIP Cannabinoids. DRIP Cannabinoids joined the market in June 2020. We quickly established our mission: providing customers with the purest oil on the market, and in tandem providing a premium product. Our products range from delta 8 oil, delta 8 pre-rolls, delta 8 THC gummies, delta 8 THC carts, and more. Through each and every one of our products, DRIP strives to relieve people from the discomfort, stress, and anxiety of daily life by giving them access to cutting-edge cannabinoids such as Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC. DRIP’s formulas and procedures are all designed with the purity and safety of the customer in mind.