CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis. CBD doesn’t make you high like THC (another chemical in marijuana), which makes it an appealing option for patients looking to get the medicinal benefits of marijuana without getting “stoned.”
In this post we will explore some of the diverse types of CBD wax products on the market. We’ll examine how they differ from one another and identify some pros and cons of each type, so you have a better understanding before making a purchase. In addition, we’ll explore some important questions that come up when considering CBD waxes.
First, let’s discuss the popular ways of using CBD.
The most common methods of taking CBD are:
•Sublingual (under the tongue)
Now we’ll explore each method and compare CBD wax to other forms of CBD in order to better understand how they differ. I’ll also take a look at what makes it appealing and how you can use it effectively. We’ll end with a discussion about some safety concerns that come up when using any form of marijuana or hemp oil products.
What is Sublingual CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound and can be put into a CBD oil by crushing flowers, leaves and stems. The CBD will then be blended with alcohol and placed under the tongue to release cannabidiol into the bloodstream. This provides extraordinarily little opportunity for absorption into the blood stream, though it allows for the body to receive the benefits of cannabidiol as quickly as possible. By delivering CBD in this way, users tend to feel clear headed and calm within minutes of taking it.
Users will often notice a tingling or slight numbing sensation in the mouth and tongue as it takes effect. This is perfectly normal and can be minimized by simply rubbing a little bit of hemp oil onto the affected area.
Pros of CBD Oil under the Tongue
With this method, you can feel its effects almost immediately. You’ll know very quickly if it’s working for you or not…just as you would with any pharmaceutical medication. This can be an appealing option to those seeking immediate relief from aches and pains, inflammation, stress, anxiety, chronic pain, etc.
Cons of Sublingual CBD Oil
This method is not recommended for sustained long-term relief for a couple reasons. The first is that this method allows truly little time for your body to absorb and utilize the CBD in the oil. Some people notice no benefits at all, and others only notice a short-term benefit before needing to take another dose. This can be extremely frustrating, especially if you’re looking for something to help with chronic pain or anxiety. The other reason I don’t recommend this method for pain or stress relief is that the effects only last 30-90 minutes before wearing off. This isn’t bad if you’re looking to treat an acute problem like pain from an injury, acute anxiety, etc. However, if you’re looking for something to help with chronic pain or anxiety, this method seems less than ideal.
CBD oil as a supplement is quite easy to administer and works well for those looking to reap the benefits of CBD on a regular basis. Unlike other methods, there is no tingling or numbing sensation and this makes this method very appealing to those who want immediate relief on a daily basis. However, since you’re ingesting the product (or oil), it must be taken sublingually which decreases its bioavailability by about 80%. This means it will only last about 4-6 hours depending on your tolerance level.
Pros of CBD Oil through Oral Consumption
This method of administration is quite easy to use, and some people prefer it since it doesn’t involve inhaling anything. It’s also perfect for those looking for something to help with anxiety, pain, inflammation, etc. on a more regular basis.
Cons of Oral CBD Oil Consumption
The effects are not always immediate, and you’ll need to take the supplement several times throughout the day to receive the full benefits. Taking more than recommended dosage can cause feelings of lethargy or drowsiness so be sure to follow the suggested dosages carefully. This method can also cause dry mouth so users should keep some water handy while taking this supplement.
Ingestion Methods Through Gummies and Capsules
CBD oil gummies are small, bite-sized capsules that you take orally. They’re made with organic ingredients and contain a slightly different version of CBD than pure CBD oil. The difference is that they’re produced in a liquid solution then freeze-dried into solid, little pill-shaped gummies. You can find these products in most health food stores or online. You simply pop open the capsule and place it under your tongue (or on your gums) and let it dissolve for a few minutes before swallowing to enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol liquid.
Pros of CBD Gummies
These products are easy to ingest and provide an effective dose of CBD in a compact form. The effects can be felt within 20 minutes, and you can feel some effects up to three hours later. Users will notice a more subtle difference than with other forms of CBD products, however, it is still highly effective for pain relief and stress relief or general anxiety management. The different extracts within the capsules add some diversity to the gummy options available on the market and provide users with a variety of different flavors. This makes them appealing to people who might not love the taste of pure cannabidiol oil or just want something more palatable.
What is CBD Inhalation?
This method of administration is also quite easy to use and can be used after a shower or before going to bed. You simply load your vaporizer with hemp flowers or concentrates like CBD oil or wax and vape it. It is also possible to make use of a joint, a bong or a pipe to smoke the flowers and the concentrates.
Pros of CBD Inhalation
This method allows mid-fast absorption into the bloodstream, which allows for more rapid relief of pain or stress.
In which way do you prefer to have your CBD? I hope you found this article helpful. Enjoy!