Out of the wide selection of cannabidiol products available in the market, CBD oil has gained immense popularity attributed to its versatility and appreciable strength. Versatility indicates the multitude of intake options it offers the users. In this article, we are focusing on the oral intake methods of CBD oil.
If a CBD product has to be processed by the digestive system before the cannabidiol in it is absorbed into the bloodstream, there will be a significant difference between the percentage of CBD in the product and the percentage absorbed. Sublingual intake of CBD oil does not require the digestion of the oil because it is placed under the tongue for a minute to allow the cannabidiol in the oil to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the sublingual glands.
CBD oils and tinctures are the popular CBD products taken sublingually. CBD oils are oil-based products while tinctures have an alcohol base. Commonly used carrier oils in CBD oils include MCT oil and hemp seed oil. A better selection of flavors is available in CBD tinctures than in CBD oils because CBD oils use a minimal number of additional ingredients to retain its potency level.
A discreet way of taking CBD orally, edibles infused with CBD are becoming the favorites of many CBD users. CBD edibles can be prepared by adding suitable cannabidiol products in traditional edibles. Hemp flower, CBD oil and CBD tinctures can be added to edibles to make your favorite CBD delicacies. If you are adding hemp flower to edibles, ensure that the flower is decarboxylated by subjecting it to the right amount of heat. Cannabidiol in raw hemp is present in its acidic form CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid). Conversion of CBDA to CBD by the application of heat is termed as decarboxylation. As CBD oils and tinctures are already decarboxylated, you can straight away add them to edibles and beverages that do not even involve heat for preparation.
The cannabidiol in edibles takes an hour or more to take effect because the edible has to be digested prior to the release of CBD into the bloodstream. The sublingual intake method offers faster relief than edibles. However, as the CBD content in the edibles is released slowly into the bloodstream, you can expect longer lasting effects when you take CBD edibles.
The choice of an oral intake method of CBD is influenced by the lifestyle of the user and the discreetness they expect.