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Pros And Cons Of Different CBD Products

What is the best way to take CBD? And, what are the pros and cons of different CBD products available in the ever-growing marketplace? There are many CBD products to choose from–tinctures to topicals, to vaping and edibles–and your body absorbs them in different ways. Because it can be confusing, even overwhelming, we’ve put together a list of pros and cons for each type of product.

CBD oil tincture, taken under your tongue (sublingual method).

PROS

  • One of the most effective ways to take CBD is via a tincture, with the oil placed under your tongue and held there for one to five minutes.
  • It absorbs into the bloodstream quickly.
  • There is greater bioavailability.
  • Controlling the dose is easier.

CONS

  • Some users may not like the earthy taste.
  • Tinctures are best for more generalized well-being, unlike topicals, which are better for skin support or localized pain.  

Topicals, applied directly to the skin.

PROS

  • Balms and creams allow you to target a specific area, like sore muscles.
  • Some people may not want to ingest CBD, so this is a way to use CBD without consuming it.
  • The skin absorbs the CBD so it can interact with cannabinoid receptors nearest the area of application.

CONS

  • CBD applied to the skin does not reach the bloodstream. It supports the areas of the body only where it is applied.

Edibles, consumed in food or beverages.

PROS

  • It’s easy to pop them into your mouth.
  • Gummies, chocolate, drinks, and other CBD edibles taste good.      
  • They are more portable and can go anywhere, anytime.

CONS

  • Edibles are not an efficient way of absorbing CBD. It may take hours to feel any effects.
  • Because edibles must go through the digestive system and are metabolized in the liver, the bioavailability is significantly less than other forms.

Vaping, or inhaling CBD.

PROS

  • The CBD is absorbed quickly.
  • The effects are near immediate.

CONS

  • The long-term effects of vaping CBD are unknown, and anyone who has lung issues should avoid it.
  • The cartridges for vape oil may contain thinning agents such as polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol. At higher temperatures, these may break down into carcinogenic compounds.  
  • Vaping is not discreet and is not allowed in many public places.

Choosing the best way for you to take CBD is an important decision. We hope this list of pros and cons will help you figure out which is best for you.

Questions? Contact us at CANVIVA.

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