With the vast array of CBD products available on the market, it can prove overwhelming trying to sort through the many different types available and the different ways it can be taken. Let’s delve into some of the most popular ones.
Perhaps the most well-known way of taking CBD is through pure CBD oil. With these products, the CBD is directly extracted from the hemp plant which, as you might guess, means that the oil often has the largest concentration of CBD. However, they are often carry the highest prices. These oils are usually held under the tongue which allows the effects to be felt rather quickly.
CBD tinctures are consumed similarly to the oil but they are typically mixed with other flavors to improve the flavor. Often available as a dropper, the mix of flavors can make CBD more palatable for those that are just getting their feet wet.
As the name suggests, CBD topicals are comprised of creams, lotions, waxes, and balms that are applied to the various areas of the skin. These are effective when you are dealing with localized pain and want something to address pain in the knee, for example. Due to the lighter density, they are also among the most affordable of products.
CBD capsules and pills are self-explanatory: They are a powdered form of CBD inside a capsule that lack flavor but tend to last longer and are easy to use as most people have taken vitamins or supplements in the past.
CBD edibles encompass an extensive range from candy to pastries and the popular gummy varieties. Edibles have a great taste and are available in a broad assortment of flavors. Because they need to pass through the digestive system prior to full absorption, the effects are often felt longer.
CBD oils and tinctures are also available for pets. They do not require tricking your pet into consuming them as they can be added directly to the food. This type of CBD has carefully formulated dosages to ensure it is safe for pets to consume. However, you should always seek the advice of a veterinarian before introducing CBD to your four-legged member of the family.