Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming increasingly popular, especially for its ability to fight inflammation, anxiety or relaxation. From e-liquids to oils to cosmetics, it is not always easy to find the best way to consume CBD, and which method is suitable for everyone. Below are the most popular ways to use CBD.
CBD flower infusions
Enjoy an infusion of flowers at any time of the day, depending on the variety. These come from crosses made over the years by specialists in the field, breeders. The best of them manage to reproduce the terpenes of plants, for high-quality flowers.
Cannabinoids are not water-soluble. It is advisable to respect some advice of preparations by adding, in particular, a fatty substance, such as oil, butter, fresh cream, to your herbal teas. This will promote the extraction of a maximum of active ingredients and optimize the beneficial effects.
CBD in oil
CBD oil is probably one of the most used forms. The molecules are extracted from the cannabis plant and diluted in a carrier oil, hemp seed or extra virgin olive, preferably. Make sure that cannabinoids are combined with terpenes and flavonoids for a synergy of molecules, which will increase the effectiveness of the product.
The oil is used in sublingual. Place the drops under the tongue and keep them in the mouth for 60 seconds before swallowing. The molecules are quickly assimilated in the blood since they do not pass through the digestive system. The bio-availability of this form of administration is higher than by oral route. The effects are thus felt more quickly.
In the form of CBD capsules
The capsules each contain one dose of CBD oil. This form of use is surely the simplest and most familiar since it is consumed in the form of capsules. But orally the molecules pass through the digestive system, and the concentration of the compounds transmitted in the blood is reduced. Cannabidiol takes longer to work, but the effects last longer.
The crystals contain the purest form of CBD. The concentrations vary according to the brands, and certain powders can contain up to 99.5% of cannabidiol. This powdery texture is easily integrated into many preparations, in food, a drink, oil, an e-liquid. You can also place it directly under the tongue.
CBD in food
You will also find CBD-based foods in different forms, chocolate, cookies, chewing gum, sweets. The active ingredients take even longer to act than in the form of capsules since they are more complex structures to broken down by the digestive system. But as with the capsules, the effects are felt longer.
CBD in cosmetics
Cosmetic products based on cannabidiol are applied directly to the skin area. They act on the receptors present under the skin. CBD is often shown to be combined with other ingredients to complete the desired action. These products are available in the form of a lotion, balm or cream and are used to relieve pain and skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
Consume CBD paste
CBD is also used as a paste, made from cannabinoid extracts dissolved in a vegetable substance. It is often presented in a syringe to facilitate dosing. Place the dough under the tongue and wait 1 minute before swallowing. It often has relatively high cannabidiol concentrations.
CBD in e-liquids
Fans of electronic cigarettes will find cannabidiol-based e-liquids. These are flavored with natural terpenes to reproduce the flavors of various varieties of cannabis. Some brands also offer CBD booster, to add to the e-liquid, to achieve the desired dosage.
The vaporizers to consume CBD
The vaporizer heats the cannabidiol in bloom. There are two kinds, conduction and convection. With the first, the substance is in direct contact with heat. This often turns out to be cheaper, easier to use and heats up faster.
The second transfers heat through the air, which passes around the product used. This mechanism is more complex, but heats more uniformly and offers better quality flavors. But the heating time is longer, and the device is often more expensive.
The inhaled CBD passes through the alveoli of the lungs, to be directly assimilated into the blood. The amount of active ingredients absorbed is greater, and the effects are felt more quickly.
CBD rectally is still little known and little studied by researchers. But this mode of administration would have a bio-availability twice superior to the oral route. Each suppository contains a dose of cannabinoid extract combined with oil.
This formidable molecule has many beneficial effects. However, seek the advice of your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking medication. CBD can interact with certain medications. Avoid taking cannabidiol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.