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Different Ways to Consume CBD

Different Ways to Consume CBD

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With claims of CBD having the ability to address health conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and even psychosis, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid has truly been taking the world by storm. If you know about CBD, you have heard of people consuming CBD oil via sublingual administration by simply placing a few drops under the tongue for effective and fast absorption. 

However, there are many more ways to take advantage of all the health benefits it has to offer. While CBD is mainly used for medicinal purposes due to its non-psychoactivity and therapeutic-like properties. For many, people turn to CBD for pain relief, a boost in their moods, inflammation reduction, and many more. But why? 

From head to toe, your body is riddled with them: cannabinoid receptors. Your body’s endocannabinoid system is one of the most comprehensive systems in the human body, being responsible for so many of our most vital biological functions — and you know what pairs perfectly with this all-encompassing system? CBD of course.

So, What are the Most Common Reported Benefits of CBD?

There are too many to list here, but some more common ones are depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and pain management. Those with depression find it more difficult to do everyday life things. 

Their moods and energy levels suffer immensely, making it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning. CBD helps our endocannabinoid system which may improve the mood in such a way that allows consumers to feel and function at their best. CBD may also be beneficial for relieving stress and anxiety. 

As you could imagine, stress and anxiety is damaging to your health and can cause complications later on. Through its interaction with CB (cannabinoid) receptors found in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD is believed to bring consumers back into a state of tranquility, allowing them to better deal with stressful situations at hand in a clearer light.

Insomnia is another ailment that may be able to be addressed by consuming CBD. Lack of sleep can affect every aspect of life and can really start to take a toll on you and symptoms are sometimes worsened by conventional treatments such as sleeping pills and other aids. What’s even more? CBD may also be able to help those who have trouble calming their minds by relaxing them enough, both mentally and physically to achieve a blissful sleep. 

More Research is Coming

Although more research and studies need to be done, CBD is associated with helping people manage different levels and types of pain and inflammation. 

The afflictions of neurodegenerative diseases alone create a great reason for CBD use. They can all be very painful experiences and many patients who are affected by them have found tons of relief through the use of CBD. The muscle contractions and tremors associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease can be alleviated through the use of marijuana.

A more recent study on mice with pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures used five different cannabis extracts but with similar CBD concentrations. This study demonstrated the significance of complete phytocannabinoid analysis before and until the end of all kinds of medical clinical trials, treatments or experiments. It was found that despite the similarity in CBD contents, not all the extracts exhibited the same effects. 

Certainly, these examples precipitate the possibility that single extracts are grounds pure that they reduce the synergistic potential and entourage effect. All science jargon aside, how can you consume CBD? Below we list a few different methods for everybody. 

CBD-infused edibles

Who doesn’t like a good bar of chocolate? Combine that delicious goodness with the medicinal benefits of CBD and you have got a match made in heaven! According to CBDBreaker, prices range drastically from as little as $3.00 per bar all the way up to over $200.

If you’re not a big chocolate-eater, no problem! It’s also easy to get your hands on other CBD-infused snacks such as almonds, gummies, and even hummus.

CBD-infused beverages

If you’d rather drink your CBD oil, you will find well over 100 options to choose from. You can find it in water, teas, coffees, soda and even energy and sports drinks.

These thirst-quenching beverages are produced by a wide variety of companies and can be purchased both online and locally. While they can typically be found at your local smoke and vape shops, in some regions, it’s even possible to find them in pharmacies and near alcoholic beverages in grocery stores. 

Vaping 

Another quick way of getting cannabidiol into your bloodstream is through vaping. All you will need is a CBD cartridge as well as a CBD vape pen and you’re ready to do. Inhaling in this manner allows the oil to go to your lungs and be directly absorbed into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system just as the sublingual tinctures mentioned above do.

Capsules

If you would rather just stick to a more common method of ingesting CBD as a supplement, simply purchase some basic capsules. They are sold in multiple locations online, and a few select drug stores even sell them over the counter. Just like the tinctures, these do come in various strengths and are manufactured by multiple brands so prices differ considerably.

Topicals 

Last but not least, topicals or another great way to deliver CBD. Be it lotions, balms, salves, or even facial serums — you name it and it most likely can be found at your local grocery store. 

CBD topicals work by being applied directly to the skin for targeting pain at the source. Our skin is the largest protective organ, yet by applying a generous amount of CBD, the product is able to surpass the top layer and ultimately absorb in the bloodstream for long-lasting relief.

Conclusion

As you can see, there is quite a wide variety of ways that you can consume CBD — even this list is far from all-inclusive. The world of cannabidiol keeps expanding every day, so be sure to talk to your doctor, and do your own research to decide what’s the best consumption method for you. 

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