As a result of the consistently growing cannabis market, various forms of the plant have surfaced, which provide people with multiple effects, especially cannabidiol, or CBD for short. First things first, what is cannabidiol, how does it affect the human body, and how can you consume it?
Cannabidiol is an active compound found in hemp, which contains no psychoactive effects as compared to THC, the other powerful compound found within the cannabis plant. What makes cannabidiol unique is its ability to deliver medicinal benefits and properties to users without them feeling a euphoric or “high” feeling.
According to Cannabidiol Natural Health Medicine, within the human body, various sensations are controlled by cannabinoid receptors, and a few of these include mood, pain, appetite, sensation, and memory. The receptors found throughout the body are typically divided into two main categories: CB1 and CB2. As briefly mentioned above, CBD and THC are vastly different compounds, and they each serve a significant purpose.
How do I Consume CBD Oil?
There are four main methods of consuming cannabidiol oil: orally, topically, sublingually, and inhalation. Something to keep in mind though is that the specific effects will vary from person to person, and certain factors could influence or have an impact on the user depending on the CBD consumption dosage and the method of consumption.
Although there are four possible CBD consumption methods, inhalation, specifically vaping, has shown to be the most effective in many instances. Vaping is not only ideal to consume the flower/bud version of cannabis, but also CBD vape oil and e-liquid due to its overall safety, convenience, and efficiency.
According to a cannabidiol article by JustHempCo, when CBD oil is taken orally, typically, the effects don’t kick in until the 30-60-minute mark for most users. If CBD oil is taken with food and/or a beverage, the effects will take even longer to produce as compared to consuming it on an empty stomach, which results in the effects occurring much faster. Orally administered CBD oil can last for four hours or longer, but the effects are felt much slower than inhalation through a vape pen. Thus, users who want to treat their acute symptom(s) that require immediate attention are much more likely to vape the oil than any other method.
To learn more about the safety of vaping, be sure to check out this informative article on Leafbuyer’s blog: https://www.leafbuyer.com/blog/vaping-is-it-safe-for-you/.
Where can I find CBD oil?
For starters, consumers should find out if cannabis is medically and/or recreationally legal in their specific geographic location. Then, they should look up dispensaries in their area that sell quality CBD oil. If consumers live in a state, country, or province where cannabis is medically legal and readily available, they should look for CBD products that are made from high-resin cannabis instead of low-resin industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is usually much lower in cannabinoid content as compared to the whole plant of CBD-rich cannabis, so consumers should keep this in mind when purchasing CBD oil in the future.
If interested, be sure to read the following article on some of the most popular medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States: https://www.leafbuyer.com/blog/most-popular-medicinal-marijuana-dispensaries-in-the-usa/.
In addition, when looking for CBD products, make sure to find ones that have clear labels displaying the quantity and ratio of CBD and THC per dose, a manufacturing date, and the quality ingredients. For example, do your best to avoid products that contain corn syrup, trans fats, GMOs, artificial additives and preservatives, and thinning agents.
Similarly, as stated in a CBD article by Alternet.org, try your best to avoid products that were extracted from toxic solvents including BHO, propane, hexane, and/or other hydrocarbons as these are harmful to your health.
In the future, try to remember these helpful tips when purchasing CBD oil and/or other CBD or THC products because you are already making the choice to consume natural products, so why not go as natural as you possibly can?