This is a guide on the different forms of CBD that are available to you and what may be the best option for you depending on what you’re using it for.
14% of Americans use CBD products, helping with everything from pain, anxiety, depression, anti-nausea and more.
But while CBD is growing in popularity, there is still heavy mystery surrounding it. Many people, for example, know that it is related to marijuana, but don’t know all of the different forms of CBD.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the forms of CBD oil so that you can choose the best one for you. Read on for more information to help you make the right decision for your body.
What is CBD? Will It Get Me High?
Before we get too far, let’s quickly discuss what CBD is. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is an active compound of the cannabis plant. While CBD is part of the same cannabis plant associated with marijuana, not all CBD will give you that “high” feeling. Only CBD that contains Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, will leave you feeling “stoned.”
Before you begin looking for CBD products, it’s a good idea to decide whether or not you wish to have THC in them. In some states, over-the-counter THC products are illegal, whereas, in others, you can walk into a dispensary and find products with and without it. Some people find that ingesting CBD with THC helps relieve pain better, while others find that they get the same benefits from CBD without THC.
If you’re unsure about which to use, it is a good idea to go into a dispensary with a few questions about your condition and what you’ll be using CBD for. This way, they can help you choose whether or not THC is best for you.
Different Forms of CBD
You may, at first, be overwhelmed with the different forms of THC available to you. In this article, we’ll try to break a few of the key forms down.
Water Soluble CBD
CBD, like oil, is hydrophobic, meaning you cannot mix it with water in its natural state. However, technology is helping remove that component fo CBD so that water soluble CBD oil can be sold on the market. You can find this in a variety of products, from water to soda to energy drinks with CBD in them.
If you have any experience with marijuana, particularly in high school and college, you’ll know a thing or two about edibles. And since many states have made marijuana legal, this means that edibles can also legally be purchased as well. As such, you can get the benefits of both CBD oil and a yummy treat!
Edibles come in a variety of states and flavors, but they are most commonly in the form of gummies, lollipops and baked goods like brownies or cookies. You can also learn to cook with CBD oil to make amazing treats, with the same benefits, yourself.
Straight Oil or a Tincture
Referred to a tincture, you can purchase CBD oil that comes in a bottle with a tiny dropper. Many people prefer taking CBD oil this way as it can help them have control over how much they take.
CBD oil taken from a bottle with a dropper is almost always taken sublingually or under the tongue. Your dispensary, or the bottle itself, will state how many drops you should take to feel an effect.
You cannot overdose on CBD oil, so even if you end up taking too many drops at first, you’ll be fine. But, most people find that they only need a few to help their ailments.
Typically, you’ll leave it under your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing it.
While smoking and vaping carry other risks, vaping CBD is preferred by some because most people find that the CBD “hits” you much quicker with a vape. Like any other CBD product, you can choose to vape CBD with or without THC, so with or without the “high” or “stoned” feeling.
There are a few different vape types for those wishing to take their CBD this way. You can choose to purchase a vape pen, cartridges or vape oil/eLiquid with CBD in them.
CBD capsules look very similar to fish oil capsules that many people take as supplements. However, they contain CBD inside of them. They are almost always soft pills, which are very easy to swallow.
There are two different types of CBD capsules, oil and water soluble. Some people find that water soluble capsules help them feel the effects much faster than other forms of CBD. This can be a great alternative for those who want the effects of CBD quickly, but do not wish to vape.
Many people also like to take capsules because the dosing is accurate and you won’t have to guess. When taking CBD oil under the tongue, you’re never giving yourself a precise dose because it isn’t necessarily possible to always give yourself the same amount of drops. Pills help sure you take the same dose every single time.
Taking CBD Oil
Like anything, different forms of CBD work differently for people. What may work really well for a friend or family member may not work as well for you. As such, you’ll need to experiment to see which is your favorite way to take CBD.
While we have covered some of the main ways to take CBD, we have neglected a few other ways you may find on the market. These are included, but not limited to, topicals, patches, beauty products, isolates, and suppositories. Remember, what’s right for you may not be right for someone else.
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