CBD Methods of Consumption
There are lots of ways to enjoy CBD. Each product will act a little differently as every person is biochemically unique. Understanding this will help you make the best choice for your own wellness routine. Here are general guidelines for each product category to help determine your most effective method of consuming CBD. Download your own Method of Consumption Chart here.
- Infused Oils & Tinctures
- Hemp Flower
- Soft Gels & Capsules
- Bath & Body
Infused Oils & Tinctures
Onset of Effect: 15 minutes-60 minutes
Duration of Effect: 2-6 hours
Tinctures and Infused oils are generally both marketed as sublingual applications. Tinctures, which by definition are solutions in which alcohol is the solvent, have better oral-mucosal absorption because alcohol has the ability to carry active ingredients transdermally through the lining of the mouth, directly into the bloodstream. This potentially results in a more effective dose and a shorter onset of effect.
Infused oils have lower transdermal activity and some or all of the oil may be swallowed and absorbed through the digestive system, also known as “first pass” metabolism. Products that are absorbed through this pathway generally have lower bioavailability and a longer onset of effect. In either case, sublingual products should be administered under the tongue so as to have exposure to the sublingual glands, and held there for a minimum of 30-60 seconds. Tinctures and infused oils are commonly available in both dropper form or oral spray.
Droppers offer the most control of your dose because you can administer the product drop by drop. Utilize the graduated dropper to manage your dose. Sprays, while offering convenience, can have less consistency across pumps and care should be made to direct the spray sublingually for maximum effectiveness.
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