One Molecule, Many Delivery Methods
CBD gummies. Hemp-infused bath bombs. Tinctures, CBD oils, and drops. Hemp-based protein bars…the list continues. It’s a far cry from the scene of 5 or 10 years ago, when only a handful of brands were making overpriced CBD oils.
The number of products available seems to be rising in tandem with CBD’s growing public awareness.
Different CBD products may work best for different people - but this depends on several factors. Let’s sort through the products available on the market today and get a better feel of what might be ideal for you.
Hemp oil is still the most popular type of CBD product. Also called CBD oil, CBD tincture, Hemp extract, or simply ‘Drops’, Hemp oil is a liquid blend comprised of two parts: concentrated cannabinoids, and carrier oil.
Hemp oil is best taken under the tongue and held there for up to 3o seconds before fully ingesting. This allows its CBD content to bypass premature liver breakdown. Hemp oil provides a nice, balanced effect: it kicks in fairly quickly, is very bioavailable, and stays in the system for up to eight hours.
Topicals are CBD products that are applied to the skin. Usually they come in the form of a salve or cream that’s infused with hemp.
While topicals are great for localized pain, they don’t do much for chronic inflammation. Many people prefer to use their topical in conjunction with consistent Hemp oil use.
Edibles are CBD products that, as you might expect, are meant to be eaten. There’s an impressive diversity of such products out there, from hemp chocolates to CBD gummies. Though edibles take a while to kick in, they’re very popular among parents of children that might otherwise refuse to take an earthy-tasting Hemp oil.
Vape Pens present one of the most convenient ways to take CBD. Of the popular dosing methods, vaping is also the most effective, from a biochemical standpoint.
Those with anxiety often enjoy the immediate onset of effects that vaping provides. People with PTSD or depression love vaping, too, for the very same reason. More effective than CBD oil and gentler on the lungs than smoking hemp, vape pens offer many consumers the best of both worlds.
The takeaway... We have all of these products and more so spend some time seeing what works best for YOU. Try different products and strengths until you find the right fit. And as always, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly at King CBD. We are here to help!