Shopping online today, we are bombarded with adverts for products containing CBD. From CBD-infused energy gels to CBD manicures, taking CBD is getting more and more complicated. Low-dose CBD is all the rage, with science suggesting it can have an effect on conditions such as anxiety and insomnia.
CBD is available in many different forms - although at its core, it is the same key ingredient that does all the work. Cannabidiol affects the endocannabinoid system in the body, helping ease pain and improve mood.
The question remains – what should you buy and what has the best effect?
What is an edible?
CBD edibles can be made to contain just the same amount of CBD as an oil dropper. With the right recipe, edibles can be sweet and tasty. This may be a preferable way of taking CBD, especially if you want to gain mood-boosting benefits and potentially improved sleep quality.
Some people do not enjoy the taste of CBD, which sadly means they may avoid trying it. Some flavoured alternatives are available, and the edibles are no exception. Tasty CBD gummy bears are a popular choice at CBD Products 420!
However, the biggest drawback of an edible is that it is an inexact way to consume CBD. Unless you eat the entire edible, you cannot be sure how much you had. A 20mg CBD gummy edible cannot be split into 2 perfectly equal 10mg parts for example. Such is the nature of the manufacturing process, if you were aiming to microdose with exact amounts of CBD, edibles may not be the best option.
Getting the exact amount of CBD – the numbers
Using the CBD oil will allow you to take the exact amount of CBD you are aiming for. A popular technique to trying CBD is ‘microdosing’ – taking a small, exact amount of CBD regularly for it to build up in the body.
For example, if you were aiming to dose with 5mg CBD a day, you would be better off trying a drop of our 10ml 10% CBD oil. The total CBD in this product is 1,000 mg, and each drop from the dropper is 0.05ml. Therefore, each drop will contain 5mg CBD.
Taking the right amount of CBD can help you feel less performance anxiety, and potentially boost your confidence!
What to watch out for
CBD can be absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) and through the digestive system very effectively. CBD can also be vaped, and has great bioavailability to the body in this form.
However, some products are marketed as cutaneous delivery of CBD. This means it the CBD passes through the skin to interface with the endocannabinoid system. CBD face masks and patches are less effective – you may need a higher amount of CBD to get an effect. In comparison, vaping or ingesting CBD will allow it to enter the bloodstream faster and work more effectively.
Another consideration when buying your CBD is ensuring you can store it effectively. Some CBD edibles have a sell-by date, meaning that they cannot be stored indefinitely. If your CBD goes off, you can’t consume it and enjoy its beneficial effects, such as its power as an anti-inflammatory!
The final word
The most important decision to make when buying a CBD product is to pick a product that fits your lifestyle. If you don’t like the taste of raw CBD, you may prefer it in the edible form. If you prefer to bulk buy your CBD, the CBD oil may be the best choice for you.
The differences between the many CBD products are significant, but the key aspect is to make sure you can take the CBD, and reap the benefits of it. CBD does not provide immediate results, but may take time to build up in your body. For this reason, it is a great idea to choose a product which you know you can happily and consistently consume.