As more people learn about the health benefits and therapeutic properties of CBD, many are wondering which ingestion method will work best for them. CBD can be consumed through a variety of means, including edibles, capsules, oils, and tinctures. While some companies use the same terms for all CBD products, the method of ingestion makes a big difference in how the product works, and every method has its own advantages and disadvantages, Here we’ll explore two of the most popular, oils and tinctures, to see which one will work best for you.
CBD oil is created using an extraction process that removes the oil directly from the seeds, stalks, and flowers of the hemp plant. It usually contains the most potent levels of CBD, and is often the priciest of all CBD products. You can take CBD oil sublingually, meaning you place the oil under the tongue. The oil is then absorbed through the mucus membranes, allowing for fast absorption and fast effects. It can also be swallowed, but will then have to be absorbed through the digestive system.
CBD and other cannabinoids can be found in CBD oil, and it also contains other beneficial vitamins and nutrients as well as protein, fatty acids, chlorophyll, and flavonoids. The flavor is usually nutty and earthy, which can make it unpopular with children, though it can be added to other foods for easier consumption.
CBD tinctures are liquid extracts of hemp combined with alcohol, vegetable glycerin or oil like cinnamon or peppermint. Like oils, tinctures are also consumed sublingually, allowing for fast absorption, but tinctures generally contain less potent levels of CBD. Their sweeter flavor, though, allows them to be easily added to other food or beverages, which means they can be conveniently ingested in a variety of ways. They also tend to be less expensive, making them an excellent choice for anyone new to CBD.