How are you taking CBD? Did you know that the way you use it determines how fast it works? The time it takes for CBD to go into effect and provide you with the most benefits can depend greatly on what form of CBD you're taking. As an example, the time it takes for gummies to work isn't always the same amount of time it takes for CBD oil to work.
It's important to note that everyone's body is different — what may work for one person might not be the best method for you. You may have tried CBD before and felt it didn't work for you. Or maybe you're brand new to the CBD journey. Either way, choose from these four different ways to help you get the best results from CBD everyday.
TASTIEST: Edibles are the tastiest way of getting your daily serving of CBD, but they can take longer to take effect because it must pass through your digestive system before the CBD can be absorbed into your bloodstream where it can take effect. The digestion process could slow the absorption of CBD and possibly diminish the amount that your endocannabinoid system meshes with.
QUICKEST: Topicals like creams, roll-ons and bath bombs are made to target specific muscles and joints, are easy to apply, and are a simple way of introducing CBD to your body. They are absorbed directly into the largest organ of your body - the skin, but they have to first pass through the skin before reaching your bloodstream. While it does take more of it to find relief than with oils, it is faster and extremely effective.
EASIEST: Taking capsules, softgels or pills are the easiest way to take CBD, and is also the most consistent. This method, however, requires your body to break down the CBD through the digestive system first before its absorbed into your bloodstream.
MOST EFFECTIVE: Studies have shown that the most effective way to consume CBD is through oil drops directly under your tongue. By holding the oil under your tongue for 20-30 seconds before swallowing, your the body will start absorbing it immediately for a faster-acting experience.
If you're looking to switch up your current routine for potentially quicker results, changing your CBD delivery method is a great place to begin.
(Note - while vaping is a way to ingest CBD, I don't advocate any method of inhaling any hot substance into your body. There is no healthy way to inhale anything!)