With a vast array of products to try and jargon that can be tricky to understand, the CBD market can be a confusing one to navigate.
Here are a few things you’ll want to think about before you buy…
Value for money: a product that allows for maximum absorption of CBD and other cannabinoids into the bloodstream will give you the best value for your money.
Product strength: the strength of product best suited to your needs will depend upon your motivations for using CBD. To help you decide SeedmanCBD have categorised products into three strengths: mild, medium and high. In addition to the rating scale, the mode of ingestion will also influence the strength of the product.
Convenience and comfort: if a product is easy and pleasant to consume you are more likely to want to use it.
CBD isolate or full-spectrum hemp extract: Do you want pure CBD or a full-spectrum hemp extract that includes other cannabinoids as well as CBD?
CBD can be consumed in various forms: oils, capsules, edibles, beverages, e-liquids and lotions, all via different routes of administration. Each mode of ingestion offers a different rate of absorption of CBD, also known as bioavailability. This is an important consideration when determining which product to choose and what amount to take.
So how do I take it?
Each form of CBD has different methods to which you can administer it, here’s a breakdown of the most common
This requires holding the CBD oil, lozenge or spray under your tongue for between 60 and 90 seconds to enable the absorption of the active ingredients by the mucous membranes in the mouth. Sublingual absorption bypasses the digestive system enabling the active compounds to quickly enter the bloodstream. This is the second quickest and most readily-absorbed route of administration after vaporising or smoking.
This involves a CBD oil-infused product like a lotion, cream or balm that’s applied directly onto the skin. Cannabinoid receptors have been found in the skin and there is ongoing research into the function of the skin’s endocannabinoid system. CBD-rich skin products enable CBD to be absorbed directly into this system and exert effects directly where they are most needed.
Capsules, edibles, oils and beverages can be orally ingested. Consuming CBD in this way means that it passes through the digestive and metabolic systems before reaching the bloodstream. These systems will break down and filter out a large percentage of the CBD, reducing its bioavailability. Onset of effects is slower (30-60 minutes) and the absorption rate of CBD is lower, so higher doses may be required. However, the duration of effects may be longer.
Launched in 2018, SeedsmanCBD brings clarity to the CBD market by offering customers high-grade, high-quality, laboratory-tested products from the most reputable brands within the industry. All of their products have detailed information including a comprehensive breakdown of ingredients, ingestion methods and instructions so you can rest assured that you’re using the right product for you. The brand recognise the importance of quality analysis and endeavour to put each of their products through rigorous testing for potency and purity. All products must contain the declared amount of CBD or will be withdrawn from sales if testing produces different results. SeedsmanCBD has been a market leader in the field of cannabis and hemp since 2002 and are passionate about the therapeutic properties of the plant and excited by its growing reputation in the health and wellbeing industry.
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