If there are so many forms of legal CBD oil, which one is the best? Honestly, not everybody floats the same boat. Learning how to use various delivery methods takes some trial and error. Experts say there are pros and cons to every method of consumption: lotions/balms, edibles/pills, smoking/vape, etcetera. Here’s an introduction…
Balm or lotion that contains CBD oil relaxes sore muscles and reduces inflammation. Hand it over, please. This delivery method doesn’t cycle through the entire bloodstream so it’s more centralized to wherever you apply it. The downside is that it takes a decent scoop or squirt to have a real effect, which can hike up the dollar signs. Several ounces of these products can be around $50. Some people feel the effects immediately and some not at all. Definitely use a tester before committing to an entire product.
There are tons of fun ways to incorporate CBD oil safely into yummy treats. Tinctures (an oil form) can be consumed from drops or sprays. They’re typically diluted with coconut or sesame oil for a tastier output. Aim under the tongue for direct digestion or add it to your baking recipes. Feel free to tap into those creative juices when you’re cooking dinner or pouring a non-alcoholic beverage. Feeling the effect can take up to 15 – 30 minutes. This makes for a pretty fast way to relax that annoyingly anxious brain monster. Be cautious though. The dosage is a little tricky to control when you’re using a tincture.
For fans of a nice puff, Norbert Kaminski, Ph.D. (a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University and the Director of the Institute for Integrative Toxicology) says “the quickest way to deliver CBD to the brain is by smoking (next to Vape) it. The next quickest way is by tincture [or eating it].”
E-cigarette vape pens are a quick way to relax any anxiety, depression, or insomnia. Research persists but the long-term effects of vaping still aren’t entirely known. The device works by boiling a small portion of concentrated CBD oil so that you can inhale the vapor. Vape pens effects are less than 30 seconds, you’ll feel relief from anxiety or pain. The downer is that is that vape pen cartridges can contain a pesky little solvent. It can include addictive nicotine or dangerous elements of formaldehyde. Not as snazzy but avoidable if you keep your eyes peeled while reading labels.
The big hubbub is about the potential health benefits so why not jump on board? Consumer Reports did a national survey of 1,003 American adults that stated that “nearly 90% of those who have used CBD say it helped ease symptoms related to their health issue.” That’s pretty bad-ass for being legal and having so many options.
Dispensaries and participating retailers are popping up everywhere. More research is continuing to support the potential mental and physical health benefits. Explore your options and reap those benefits!