CBD (Cannabidiol) based products, have experienced a resurgence in many parts of the world during the course of the last few years and is hugely supported by individuals who embrace a Pro-Healthy-Ageing approach to well-being.
Cultivators and consumers alike marvel at CBD’s rich pharmacopoeia with an abundance of natural, organic and phytonutrients supplements, found only in pure, raw hemp extracts.
The variety of products available today offers people more choices to find a CBD option and method of consumption that easily incorporates into, and aligns with, their individual health and lifestyle needs.
1. CBD Oils
One of the main reasons people choose CBD oils is due to its versatility. Pure full spectrum oils tend to be thick and viscous with a typical ‘hemp’ flavour. CBD oil easily blends with carrier oils like coconut oil and can be added to, well, just about anything really!
Whether you choose to have it in your tea, to spruce up brownies or just add a couple of drops under your tongue, you will be sure to find the right product to suit your individual, lifestyle needs.
As mentioned, CBD oil is versatile and when it comes to culinary delights, the only thing missing will be your imagination.
From peanut butter to brownies, CBD gummies, sweet treats and tea, are all on the menu.
For this reason, edibles are ideal for those not too keen on the flavour associated with Hemp. Should you find your oil too thick for your pallet or a hassle to carry around, making your own capsules is a great option.
The word sublingual may sound complicated but is really super simple. All it means is it goes under your tongue. The absorption process is through the mucous membranes; the oil is absorbed by the capillaries in the mouth, before being swallowed.
This means the oil will bypass the digestive system and liver, allowing the compounds to reach your bloodstream quickly.
Most CBD oils are available in dropper bottles, to ensure accurate dosing when administering oils sublingually. This is a form of administration commonly used for a number of supplements taken by millions every day.
This method of application is widely used for isolated pain relief, and to address skin conditions. By interacting with cells that are nearby the surface, without ever entering the bloodstream you can still get the benefits of the oils without having to actually ingest them. Topical lotions and balms now form a part of many daily beauty regimes, especially for people who have sensitive skin.
In an almost ironic twist, many (previously) drug-dependent individuals refer to cigarettes, as the gateway drug, as opposed to Cannabis! For those who had “quit” for the 10th time, CBD e-liquid was the game changer.
CBD e-liquids contain CBD oil, infused with Vegetable Glycerine (VG), or high-CBD concentrates that come in a surprising array of flavours that range from minty fresh to chocolate butterscotch and vaporizers themselves, range in size from a desktop, plug-in powered units, to small, battery-powered portable pens.
CBD Is Not Psychoactive
These are the five most commonly used ways to consume CBD and from a health, perspective is a very safe way to consume cannabis. Smoking is not the only way to consume and in addition CBD does not make give one the feeling of being high. CBD is not a psychoactive compound, unlike THC, but supplies your body with many health benefits.
Time to Take Effect
CBD delivered sublingually or via edibles can take up to 2 hours to feel the many health benefits, whether you are looking for relaxation or as a stress reliever.
Taking CBD orally can extend the effects of CBD for up to 4 hours too. Vaping CBD is a much quicker method of delivery, the effects are felt instantly as this method is highly bioavailable (increased absorption rate in your blood stream) but may not last as long as when eaten or taken sublingually.
CBD Gaining Traction
A CBD product called Epidiolex has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and now vetted by a respected government organisation for the medical properties to treat rare forms of epilepsy and related seizures of patients.
The many benefits of CBD are piling up through thousands of peer-reviewed studies that have been completed. Up to 2000 studies have been vetted on PubMed and we are only in the beginning stages of CBD to be approved as a medical and health supplement.
The benefits of cannabis are undeniably promising and many people are starting to turn to CBD as a way for better health and wellness.
When used in conjunction with a healthy diet, CBD can benefit your immune and nervous system and bring your body back into a balance. When your body is in balance, you will feel fewer aches, pains, headaches and feel rejuvenated and energized.