Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the vital natural compounds found in cannabis plants, which are divided into mainly two types; hemp and marijuana. Both these plants are differentiated based on the presence of THC in it. Note that THC is another important compound found in the cannabis plant. However, it is a psychoactive counterpart to CBD. In simple words, THC tends to have psychoactive elements in it, making the user ‘high’. On the contrary, CBD lacks those elements and fails to make the user stoned.
CBD is known for its ability to address a range of health conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, epilepsy, chronic pain, etc. Thankfully, CBD products are readily available in the market these days and can be consumed in different forms. Now, most people would be confused when it comes to the way of CBD consumption. In order to help you out with this below are some of the common CBD consumption methods and its associated benefits and drawbacks.
Pills and Edible Products
One of the common forms of CBD products is CBD gummies and pills. Usually, most CBD pills will be tasteless. However, it tends to have an aroma or taste of freshly cut grass when you have it with a drink. Its taste can be well perceived if you have it with brownies or cookies. In case you prefer to keep it secret or you do not like its taste or smell, have the CBD pills with coffee or cocktail since the flavors of the drinks will mask the smell or taste of the compound. When it comes to CBD gummies, they are simple candies infused with CBD oils and are available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and flavors.
- Easier to find in stores
- Easy to carry and use
- Might take time to feel the effect
- The food with which you intake your CBD product might reduce its potential efficiency
Topical Rub or Balms
CBD is available in forms of oils and balms as well that can be applied directly to your sore muscles to reduce inflammation. Usually, CBD rub will be a mixture of CBD extract and any type of wax. This solution will make it easier for the product to spread well and get into your body quickly for a speedy recovery.
- Easier to carry and use
- A relatively safer option since it is applied only on the sore areas
- You might have to apply a larger amount of CBD balm for a speedy recovery, consuming your product in no time. Needless to mention, this will increase the expense of your CBD topical rub.