In addition to the ever popular CBD oils, there are numerous other ways to take your CBDs.
The most common CBD form we hear about is, of course, the oil. From the oil, many things can be made, such as tinctures, edible gummies, and topical creams, to name just a few. The fact is, there’s so many options available, with new variations being created all the time, that it can be a bit overwhelming to decipher. To make things a little simpler, I’m going to break down not only the different ways CBDs can be used, but I’ll even go one step further and list as many different types currently available within each major category. Let me show you what I’m talking about.
As mentioned, there are different ways to use CBDs; three to be exact. They are inhalation, ingestion, and topical absorption.
Simply put, inhalation is “to breath in.” We inhail everything from air, smoke, fumes, and vapors. Anything in the form of a gas can be breathed in through our lungs. For example, the most common form of recreational Marijuana use, is smoking. Not the best for the lungs, but quick and effective, nonetheless. Vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional smoking, in recent years. This method is also quick and effective, but believed to be much healthier and much less damaging to our bodies. You can now find CBD vaping pens, as well as smoking herb.
Ingestion is to swallow, or take in orally to be sent to the stomach for digestion; be it a liquid or a solid. In other words, we ingest edibles and drinks. When it comes to both Hemp and Marijuana, there are a seemingly endless array of edibles. You can find everything from gum and gummies, to cakes and brownies, and just about anything conceivable inbetween. Drinks are another rising trend. You can now get CBD waters, juices, and even alcoholic shots or beverages. Ingesting does take a bit longer to feel any affects from (especially with foods), and sometimes they are slightly different than those of inhaling. I like that, if nothing else, it gives people more options, both in how they prefer to take CBDs, but also in how, and even when, it may affect them.
CBD oil has been quite popular for its use as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Let’s face it, sometimes the best course of action is to rub something directly into our skin. For this reason, CBD products have become popular in the forms of topical creams, salves, ointments, and the like.
With so many options, you have a very wide range of flexibility in choosing how to use CBDs, and which products you prefer. Below is the most comprehensive list I could assemble, of all the different types of CBD products currently available. I’ll be sure to update the list whenever additional products become available.
Inhalible CBD products:
Ingestible CBD Products:
—Dabs & pastes
—Oils & butters
—Infused Waters and juices
—Infused Alcoholic beverages
—Treats, candies, snacks, and other foods.
Topical CBD products:
—Creams & lotions
—Salves & ointments
—Shampoos & conditioners
— dermal patches
Do you have a favorite? Which have you tired, which would you like to try? Let us know what you think in the comment section below. I can’t wait to hear your personal thoughts and experiences.