CBD products come in many different forms and can be used in various ways. It’s a little overwhelming to try and figure out where to start. The most appropriate delivery system for therapeutic cannabis such as CBD is one that provides an optimal dose for a desired duration with few unwanted side effects.
Tinctures are herbal remedies in which the active ingredients of cannabis are dissolved in alcohol or another solvent. Their effect, duration, and dosing are similar to that of edibles. However, edibles are a slower onset than tinctures.
Edibles are foods or snacks cooked with cannabis-infused oil, butter or ghee. The effects of orally consumed cannabis can last 4 to 6 hours—considerably longer than inhaled cannabis. But the onset of effects is much slower (30-90 minutes) than for inhaled cannabis or sublingual sprays. The slow onset and longer duration make edibles well suited for treating chronic conditions that require a steady dose of medicine throughout the day. The biggest risk with orally administered cannabis is overconsumption. The longer time of onset makes it more difficult to titrate dosage. One should proceed cautiously by taking a small dose of an edible and waiting at least an hour before deciding if more is needed. Edibles may not be appropriate for someone suffering from nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite. 1
Sublingual Method of Tinctures
Sublingual means under the tongue. By applying a few drops of cannabis tincture or CBD oil under the tongue, the user will experience the beneficial effects within about 20 minutes. In contrast, to simply swallowing the oil or tincture this method avoids the first pass effect of the liver.
By absorbing the cannabinoids under the tongue the effect is not altered, diminished, or time delayed by digestive processes. Sublingual application facilitates cannabinoids entering the bloodstream faster with predictable results. It’s not just more efficient than eating cannabis it’s also a whole lot easier to dose with a tincture in a dropper bottle. 2
CBD oil is the most widely available sublingual tincture on the market. The best products utilize carrier oils to improve both the taste and the bioavailability of the organic CBD oil. Infusing carrier oils also makes it possible to produce a variety of concentrations of CBD oil.
Moreover, as the CBD oil is sourced from hemp and non-psychoactive, CBD oil is legal in most European countries. Supplementing Cannabidiol with a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue is already a top wellness trend of 2019. 3
So which is best?
To answer this question, you have to consider what you want to get out of the experience. Sublingually dosing a cannabis or CBD tincture is an extremely efficient, easy, and discreet way to use. This is especially true if you are on the go. The faster effects are often favored by those looking for a fast high or for maintaining an ongoing therapeutic application.
Oral ingestion of cannabis, on the other hand, does not offer quick results. What it does offer are longer, often stronger results. The problem with it is that it can be hard to dose evenly between portions.
So which is the best? The method of cannabis consumption that suits your current needs.
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We also use a super critical CO2 method of extraction for all of our CBD Oils. CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.
If you decide to use CBD products for pain management, be sure to consult with a doctor first to help avoid harmful interactions with your current medications and treatments, along with negative side effects.
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