Cannabidiol (CBD), is available in many forms and utilized in many ways. The appropriate delivery system is one that provides an optimal dose for the desired duration.
When taken sublingually the arteries beneath the tongue absorbs the tincture into the blood stream quickly, and users can expect to feel results in 15-45 minutes.
Sublingual sprays are quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa. First effects are generally felt within 5 to 15 minutes.
Capsules and Gel Caps:
Taking a capsule or gel cap is like taking a vitamin supplement. The effect can last 4-6 hours, but the onset is much slower. Depending on the brand it can take 30-90 minutes.
These are foods, snack or drinks infused with cannabidiol. The effects of orally consuming it this way can last 4 to 6 hours, but the onset time is much slower, 30-90 minutes. The risk involved with edibles is that there is a chance of overconsumption. Edibles are not appropriate for someone suffering from nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite.
CBD can be smoked in a pipe or joint. When inhaled, the compounds are absorbed by the lungs into the blood stream and crosses the brain barrier. The effects occur within minutes and gradually wears off after 2-3 hours. Smoking is effective for treating symptoms that need to be address quickly.
Vaping has the similar benefits of smoking, but since there is no smoke involved when inhaling, it makes it a healthier, alternative.
Topical and Salves:
These are balms, lotions or ointment that have been infused with CBD and applied directly to the skin. This delivery system can be effective for pain, inflammation, infections, and skin conditions.
Depending on your condition you may want to explore and try different methods. One delivery system may work for some, but not others.