Curious about trying CBD, but overwhelmed by all its different forms? Have no fear – we will cover the 6 most popular ways to use CBD so you can figure out which is the best form for you.
1. CBD Oil
Medical News Today gives us a simple description: CBD is one of the many compounds in the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids. You can make your own CBD oil at home, or you can buy it. Remember to do your research on the ingredients and process by which a company makes its CBD oil.
Vaping seems to be all the craze these days. Vaping entails inhaling the cannabinoids. Research suggests this method is one of the most effective ways to ingest it because CBD enters the bloodstream almost immediately via the respiratory tract.
An increasingly popular form, edibles are popular because of their taste, ease of use, and discretion. You’ll often hear a common complaint of CBD is its sometimes bitter, earthy taste. Edibles not only help hide this taste but also hide a more powerful extraction of CBD. It’s important though, to ingest edibles on an empty stomach because food can interfere with the CBD’s absorption.
Isolates are cannabidiol in its purest form. The appearance of an isolate is a fine white powder that contains only the cannabidiol chemical compound with no other ingredients. HempMeds explains that the many uses and applications of isolate are virtually endless; it is the most versatile form of CBD. It has no taste or smell and can be added to coconut oil and then put under the tongue. Or you can add the isolate to a vape pen or any of your favorite CBD products.
An excellent form of CBD for those ailing from aching joints, muscles, or skin issues. Professional and amateur athletes praise topical CBD for their post-workout recovery. Because cannabinoid receptors are found in our skin, topicals have a direct effect on a localized area.
You probably have seen tinctures advertised a great deal – this form of CBD is housed in a small dark bottle with a dropper. According to Sol CBD, tinctures are extractions of CBD using a CO2 method. While more expensive, this method doesn’t destroy many of the essential components of the CBD. Tinctures are one of the most common and effective ways to ingest CBD, especially when placed under the tongue due to its faster absorption and potency.
Well, there you have it! I hope this brief review of the most popular ways to use CBD will help you make an informed decision about which form is the best for you.