CBD, or cannabidiol, is a relatively new product sweeping the UK, with CBD-infused products becoming more commonplace as time passes. We’re seeing it infused in shower gels, to snacks, and even vape juices, a truly revolutionary product.
With all these methods of consuming CBD, one may be confused as to which avenue they should take. One may prefer an edible option over CBD oils, or a vape enthusiast may prefer a CBD e-liquid; The good thing is that in this day and age, our options for consuming CBD oil in the UK are well varied.
Now we’ll go through some of the methods of taking CBD, and why one may choose to take it one way over another.
Taking CBD in edible form
A popular way of taking CBD is through edibles, which range from CBD gummy bears to even CBD-infused water. Eating CBD-infused foods is a convenient, yet longer way to experience the effects of CBD, with the best effects attainable if eaten on an empty stomach.
Reports have shown that once consumed, CBD taken in edible form can take as little of 20 minutes, to up to two hours to be fully absorbed in the body. This of course depending on an individual’s own digestive system and metabolism.
How long do the effects of CBD edibles last?
It has been reported that CBD taken in an edible form can last from 6 to 8 hours. Although CBD edibles take longer to affect the body than other methods of consumption, the effects do tend to last longer than other methods.
This is due to your digestive system breaking down the edible itself, then assimilating the CBD into your intestines, to provide a longer lasting effect. Another factor that affects the prevalence of the CBD in your system, is the strength of the CBD, our CBD gummy bears in particular, contain 10mg of CBD in each bear, so you can pace yourself accordingly.
Consumption of CBD as an oil
You can also choose to consume it by applying a few drops of CBD oil beneath the tongue, holding it for a minute before swallowing. This method is a quicker way of absorbing CBD, said to affect the body within minutes.
When CBD oil is consumed sublingually, or under the tongue, the Cannabidiol is absorbed through the mucous membrane. Effectively entering the bloodstream that way, a more effective way than orally consuming it for instance.
How long does the effects of CBD in its oil form last for?
CBD oils, whether dripped or consumed in the form of a CBD spray, last 4-6 hours. Ensure when taking CBD oil sublingually, to hold the CBD oil under the tongue for 60-90 seconds, to ensure that the capillaries in the mouth fully absorb the active ingredients.
It is also considered the 2nd fastest way of benefiting from the effects of CBD, second only to vaping.
Vaping CBD for fast relief
When vaping CBD, your body receives quicker relief, as the CBD is directly inhaled, and infused into the bloodstream. A perfect alternative to smoking, when vaping CBD, you provide quick, convenient relief, and it can even be added to enhance your regular vape juice.
Our CBD vape juices are available in varying potencies, in both 100mg and 250mg options, to suit your tolerance. We also sell CBD vape additives that can be added to your regular vape liquids, to gradually adapt to the substance.
How long do the effects of CBD in vape form last?
Although vaping CBD is the quickest way to get it into your system, compared to the other methods, the effects last only 3-4 hours, compared to a minimum of 6 hours sublingually, and up to 8 hours when eaten.
The upside to this though, is once the effects fade, you can always re-energise with a bit more if it feels necessary. Perfect for a vape enthusiast on-the-go looking for a quick boost throughout the day.
Using topical CBD products
Topical CBD products behave a bit differently. Considering the skin does not absorb cannabinoids as well as other parts of the body. As our skin is not that permeable, it does take longer for topical CBD to penetrate the pores and enter the bloodstream, however once it does enter the bloodstream, it tends to last a while.
With that being said, it does still interact with cannabinoid receptors, and so is good for external areas of the body that may require relief. When thinking of an effective way of utilising CBD in your day to day, you’d probably consider one of the other avenues for optimal effectiveness and convenience.
So which way should I take CBD?
When choosing the best way to take CBD, you must first consider your preferences.
What is your desired concentration? How long will it take for you to feel the effects? How long do you want the effects of CBD to last? Choose the option that is best suited to your requirements, and ensure to check the concentration and adapt it to your tolerance.
Be sure to browse our wide range of CBD products, and find your ideal way to take CBD today!