If you’re interested in seeing what benefits CBD products have for you, then you need to do your research and find the best way to take it. CBD is a compound that can arrive in many different forms, and its important to match the way you’re taking it to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Today we’re taking a look at this issue, so you know you’re getting the best from your CBD products!
DIFFERENT WAYS TO TAKE CBD
There are many possible ways to take CBD, including
- CBD oil
- CBD e-liquid or vapes
- CBD creams
These mostly break down into methods that are absorbed into your bloodstream quickly and directly, and those that are absorbed into your digestive system first, and take longer to be released into your blood.
As you learn more about CBD products, you’ll get used to hearing the word bioavailability. This is a measure of how quickly and efficiently the active ingredients in a CBD product can be absorbed and used by the body. As a rule, CBD oil dropped under the tongue (‘taken sublingually’) and CBD vapes are more bioavailable as they are absorbed directly in the bloodstream, but higher bioavailability is not necessarily better. As all the CBD hits the blood in a short period of the time, the effects of the dose are similarly short-lived. This might not be ideal for you!
MANAGING SLEEP & ANXIETY WITH CBD
If you’re dealing with a chronic condition like anxiety, or trying to unwind in time for a long night’s sleep then it’s an advantage to have an ongoing dose of CBD, rather than a single intense hit that fades quickly.
CBD teas or edibles could be a great solution here, allowing you to incorporate an ongoing dose of CBD seamlessly into your day, with a discrete substitution to your usual hot drink or snack.
CREAMS & LOTIONS
CBD is also available in the form of topical creams or lotions, intended to soothe pain and particularly to treat the symptoms of arthritis. The current state of scientific research does support this, as there is evidence CBD can work as an anti-inflammatory, and the pain from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joints.
CBD works by binding to the body’s endocannabinoid receptors, and there is some evidence that topical creams can deliver CBD to the receptors local to the pain, stimulating a response, so if that’s why you want to try these products, a cream could be the perfect choice for you!
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This is a contributed post.