CBD, or cannabidiol, is becoming one of the most talked about health and wellness alternatives—and for good reason. Scientific studies have named this critical cannabinoid in hemp as a potential treatment for more than 20 medical conditions ranging from asthma and Alzheimer’s disease to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and stroke. In our post Why CBD Can Heal the Body and Mind we explained how our bodies use cannabinoids to heal. If you are interested in trying this versatile health option, the question on your mind may be “What type of CBD product should I try?”
We have put together this guide to help you understand the different types of CBD products so that you can determine which one is best for you.
CBD Health Alternative Buying Guide
There are three main types of CBD products: tinctures, vapes, and capsules. Each one can be a beneficial investment. The primary differences among them are how quickly they act, how much control you have over the dosage, and how convenient they are to take on the go.
Before the United States prohibited hemp farming, hemp tinctures were the most popular form of cannabis-based medicine. These liquid extracts of CBD oil are made by soaking hemp seeds in either vegetable glycerin or alcohol. Usually, a tincture is applied under the tongue though it can also be added to beverages.
The advantages of using a tincture are that you can control the dosage more precisely than other forms of CBD products and you will feel the effects faster. The reason you typically feel the effects of a CBD tincture sooner than a CBD capsule is because the tincture can be taken sublingually, and thus, rapidly absorbed into the arterial system. The precision dropper that comes in the tincture bottle is what allows you to determine the exact dose of CBD to ingest. For example, the tinctures here at Pure Hemp Botanicals have 750mg of CBD per one ounce bottle. A full serving from the dropper equals 25mg. You can choose to take only a portion of a serving, as desired. One of the disadvantages of tinctures is that they aren’t as portable as vapes and capsules since the bottle could leak or break when it is toted about.
CBD vaporizers are the newest form of CBD products. The vaporizer or e-cigarette transforms the CBD oil contained in the vape cartridge into a vapor that you inhale. Vapes have the same advantages as tinctures in that they are fast acting and you have more control of your dosage. As the CBD vapor enters your lungs it is quickly absorbed. You simply control your dosage by how much you use it.
If you are enjoy using an e-cigarette or are looking for a fun way to take CBD on the go, a vaporizer is a great option. It does involve more of an initial investment since you will have to buy a vaporizer and charger when you first begin to use CBD vapes. After the initial purchase you will only have to buy vape cartridges and remember to charge the vaporizer. The primary disadvantage is that the long term health effects of vaping are unknown. It may be hazardous to your health.
If you don’t like the taste of tinctures or the experience of using a vape, CBD capsules are another option. Odorless and tasteless, CBD capsules are as simple to take as any other pill. Though capsules take longer to take effect, each capsule contains a pre-measured dose that makes it easier to track your daily dosage. As long as you have no problem swallowing pills, CBD capsules are a convenient way to incorporate CBD into your routine. They can be carried around with you wherever you go. Pure Hemp Botanicals’ CBD Hemp Oil Capsules contain 25mg of CBD per capsule and are made from 100% industrial hemp, organically grown in Colorado. With 30 capsules per bottle, you can take one a day for a month.