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Whether you are already a CBD afficionado or you are just now testing the benefits of CBD oil for the first time, it can be helpful to know about all the different ways in which you can take advantage of this natural product.
From CBD edibles to CBD tinctures to CBD-infused gel, keep reading to discover the best delivery method for your CBD needs, plus, how CBD products may be able to potentially benefit you and support your life in the long-term.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil, which is also known as cannabidiol oil, is a product that is derived from the cannabis plant. However, unlike other cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have a psychoactive component, meaning you will not experience a “high” when you use it.
The human body has its own endocannabinoid system that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids; it also produces cannabinoids of its own, which are used to help regulate your sleep, immune system, and pain functions.
There are several different ways to make CBD oil, but most CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp; once extracted, it’s added to a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp oil.
What are the different types of CBD oil?
Full Spectrum CBD oil
Full spectrum CBD oil is a type of cannabidiol that contains a selection of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, including THC. This CBD oil one day may be proven to have certain anti-inflammatory properties. However, this statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and further testing and scientific research are still needed to substantiate these sorts of claims.
Broad Spectrum (THC-free)
Broad spectrum refers to THC-free CBD oilproducts that contain all the beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids but contain zero THC.
Another option for those who want to sample the potential health benefits of cannabidiol is CBD isolate, a crystalline solid, powder or oil that contains pure CBD. CBD isolates contain zero THC, making it ideal for those who are worried about the side effects of THC and CBD.
CBD isolate is also very easy to measure, as there are no other ingredients in it so you can easily identify the dose of CBD you are consuming.
What are the best ways to use CBD oil?
Before deciding what type of CBD oil product to purchase, you first need to identify what purported health benefits you are looking for and how quickly you would like your chosen CBD product to take effect.
For example, some methods of CBD delivery will result in a sharp and quick peak of cannabidiol, while others will offer a steadier concentration of CBD.
It is also important to remember that everyone’s body is different, and what works for one person may not necessarily be as effective for another. As a general rule, it is a good idea to start your dosage small to see what the effects of CBD are on your body and to ensure that you do not experience any unwanted side effects.
CBD taken orally via swallowing
When you choose to swallow a CBD oil product such as CBD edibles, capsules, or a powder, the CBD passes through your digestive tract, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream and then travels all over your body.
This method is the slowest way for CBD to reach the targeted areas within your body; however, it also provides the most long-lasting effects. Hemp-derived CBD is not currently classified as a dietary supplement, although this may change in the future due to a bill recently filed by the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
It is worth noting that this method works best when you have a full stomach, as a healthy dose of fats can help your body to more readily absorb CBD.
CBD taken orally either sublingual or buccal
This method involves using CBD tinctures, either applied under the tongue or against the cheek. This route is quite a bit faster than swallowing, and sublingual, or under the tongue, is the quickest method of the two.
For this way of ingesting CBD, it is also a good idea to have a full stomach. It is also advised to keep the CBD oil in your mouth for one and a half minutes or more to maximize results.
By choosing a THC-free CBD oil tincture that is derived from iso hemp oil, you are guaranteed to know the exact dose of CBD oil you are ingesting each and every time.
You can inhale CBD through the use of a vape pen, dabs, or high-CBD cannabis. This is a popular method for people who already smoke, and is the fastest way to get CBD circulating through your system. However, it also provides the shortest period of effectiveness and carries the general health risks from smoking.
CBD applied topically
If you choose to purchase a CBD cream or lotion, you will be able to apply CBD directly to the affected area of your body. Many users claim that topical CBD is their preferred method when they are experiencing pain and inflammation of the joints, muscles or even all over their body. However, we again underline that the FDA does not approve such statements or claims about CBD’s benefits at the present time. Irrespective of this, CBD creams and lotions can be applied as liberally as you want with very little entering your general bloodstream. The CBD application is therefore localized, in large part, to its area of application.
There is no right way to consume CBD. Whether you choose CBD oil, tinctures, body butter, capsules, or edibles, each type has its own benefits, enabling you to tailor your usage method to suit your lifestyle and individual needs.
What are the associated health benefits of CBD oil?
People have been using CBD for thousands of years, with many stories circulating the public domain about its purported uses to treat a whole host of different health related complaints, including chronic pain, arthritis pain, multiple sclerosis, and to treat seizures and epilepsy.
However, the FDA formally has so far only approved one form of CBD as treatment for people with two rare and specific forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome. All other claims and statements about potential health benefits have not been approved by the FDA at this time, so we are unable to substantiate these statements or officially endorse them as a company at this time.
We continue to be vigilant of the latest data and research surrounding the possible health benefits of CBD, with further human studies needed in order to allow government agencies such as the FDA to give a definitive answer on the effectiveness of CBD.
Here at The Violetta Company, we are proud of our high-quality range of CBD products that seek to meet the individual needs of each and every one of our customers.
Our CBD products are:
- Organically grown
- Lab tested
- Made in the USA
- Produced in accordance with GMP standards
- 100% vegan where designated
If you have any questions about our CBD products, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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