12 ways you can take cannabidiol (CBD)

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Canna CBD Limited shares with us 12 ways you can take cannabidiol (CBD), including oils, tinctures, pills, edibles, as well as products for localised relief like bath salts, lotions, roll-ons and creams

There are many cannabidiol (CBD) products in the market today. While this is great for you in terms of choice, it can also be overwhelming, especially if you’re buying CBD for the first time.

With all these options available, how do you know which CBD product is the best choice for you?

We know you don’t have the time to test them all, so we made a list of 12 popular CBD products and the benefits of the forms they take.

To make it even easier for you to choose which form is the best for you, we grouped these 12 CBD products according to how they affect the body.

CBD products for systemic relief

CBD products can be put into two broad groups. The first group is about products that give systemic relief.

Systemic relief CBD products are those that affect your whole body. They are normally ingested and spread throughout the body through the bloodstream.

These CBD products are great for people who are suffering from general painful conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Here are the most common forms of CBD products that give systemic relief:

  1. Oils

CBD oil is popular among people who want fast-acting relief. It is usually delivered under the tongue where many capillaries absorb the oil quickly.

You should avoid swallowing the oil and keep it under your tongue for as long as possible because the gastrointestinal system is long and will keep the CBD from kicking in for a while.

If you prefer a less potent form of CBD, tinctures could be the perfect option for you.

  1. Tinctures

This form of CBD is similar to oil. The only difference is that tinctures are often mixed with other ingredients such as vegetable oils, peppermint, cinnamon and so on.

On the other hand, oils are the purest and most potent form of the CBD. They are only mixed with carrier oils such as coconut oil. As a result, CBD tinctures have a lower level of potency compared to oils.

  1. Pills

CBD pills are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. They are great for people who want to have the effects of CBD last for a prolonged period.

Pills are especially popular among people who take CBD regularly. Their familiar form makes them easy to remember and carry with them.

  1. Capsules

Capsules are similar to pills. The only difference between them is that the capsules have CBD, in powder or gel form, enclosed in a soluble gelatine container.

Since the powder and gel in CBD capsules are already broken down into small chunks, the gastrointestinal tract absorbs them faster than pills. Capsules are a great alternative to pills for those who want to feel the effects of CBD faster.

  1. Vaping

Vaping delivers CBD straight to your bloodstream through the lungs. This is one of the fastest and most direct ways of getting relief from CBD in an instant.

This form of CBD is popular and feels more familiar than other forms to people who already vape.

  1. Edibles

Edibles are great for people who want to take CBD with their food or freely in public. Edibles come in forms such as gummies, chocolate bars, powders you can add to milkshakes and recipes, and so on.

Similar to pills, edibles are not fast-acting and are great for providing relief over a prolonged period.

Edibles are also a great way to share CBD, especially in a home-cooked meal among friends!

CBD products for localised relief

Apart from products that give systemic relief, there are CBD products that are used for localised relief.

Localised relief is the opposite of systemic relief. Instead of affecting the whole body, localised relief CBD products give relief only to the areas they are applied to.

This is why most localised relief CBD products come in forms that are easy to apply. These products are usually mixed with other ingredients and are for external use only.

Here are some of the most popular localised relief CBD products:

  1. Bath salts

These are perfect for relaxation after a long day of activity. Bath salts are a great way to deliver CBD to your skin and give relief to whichever areas that need it.

Although it may seem that this form provides systemic relief, it is, in fact, providing relief to one organ only- the skin.

  1. Lotions

Lotions work in the same way as bath salts. The only difference is that, well, baths are great for relaxation after a long day while lotions can be used throughout the day as they are easy to carry and convenient.

However, you should be careful not to use CBD lotion after taking a bath with CBD salts as it may result in you getting a higher dosage than you intended.

  1. Roll-ons

Roll-ons are definitely an interesting way to take CBD.

The armpits are areas of sensitive skin that have many pores and are close to the lymph nodes. CBD roll-ons are not only good for general use, but they are also great if you need to relieve pain caused by swollen lymph nodes or bumps in your armpits.

  1. Sprays

Apart from roll-ons, CBD can also come in spray cans.

CBD sprays are manufactured in a way that makes the skin absorb them very fast. They are very popular among athletic people.

CBD sprays are great for giving instant relief to aching joints, muscle pain and much more.

  1. Creams

Next on our list are CBD creams. Creams can be used for relieving painful and irritable skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

They are fast-acting and give almost instant relief to the areas where they are applied.

Creams are more potent than lotions.

  1. Salves

Salves are similar to creams. However, salves generally have fewer ingredients than creams. As a result, salves may have a higher content of CBD than creams.

This may make salves more potent and faster-acting when relieving pain.

Salves are suitable for people who need a higher dosage of CBD than creams can provide.

So, which product suits you?

At the end of the day, the type of relief that you need plays a major role in helping you choose a CBD product that is the best for you.

Remember, you should always check the CBD levels of every product before you buy it. Most vendors are ready and willing to answer any questions regarding dosage.

Don’t forget to check out more of our articles on CBD at www.cannacbd.com


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