How to Get the Most Effect From Your CBD Oil, Vape Cartridges or Terpsolate

How To Get The Most Effect From Your CBD

If you’re interested in learning more about the most effective ways to take CBD, then keep reading, and we’ll tell you all about it!

One of the greatest things about CBD is its versatility. There’s a wide variety of different ways that you can take or use CBD products. The cannabis industry is extremely good at coming up with exciting and innovative new ideas for people to utilize cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD).

Methods of CBD Absorption

While this innovation is fantastic for consumers that end up getting more access to new products and more effective products, it can be quite daunting for beginners. To help make things a little easier for CBD beginners, we’re going to talk about how to get the most out of your CBD products and some of the most effective delivery methods.

When it comes to effectiveness, one of the factors that play a huge part is the bioavailability of the delivery method. Before we explain the different delivery methods available for CBD, let’s take a look at what bioavailability is.

CBD Bioavailability Facts

What is bioavailability, and what role does it play in the effectiveness of your CBD?

The bioavailability of any compound is how much of the compound enters your bloodstream and how quickly. Different delivery methods all have different bioavailability. Some examples of delivery methods commonly used in medicine are intravenous injection, inhalation, sublingual, oral, transdermal, and topical. Medical professionals make use of intravenous delivery due to it possessing the highest bioavailability of any delivery method. Compounds enter the blood stream directly with little to no loss of effectiveness. Other methods of delivering compounds into your bloodstream are unable to match the bioavailability of an intravenous injection but have their own advantages which will be discussed below with regard to CBD. In terms of bioavailability, the methods of administration listed above are in order of greatest (intravenous injection) to least (topical).

It is unrealistic and undesirable for CBD users to maximize their product effectiveness by utilizing intravenous injections so discussion of this topic will end here.

Vaping / Smoking

CBD Vape Cartridge Bioavailability

Inhalation of CBD products through vaping or smoking has the highest bioavailability of CBD product delivery methods. CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly due to the high concentration of blood vessels and high surface area of the lungs. Onset of the CBD effects also usually occurs the fastest via the inhalation delivery method. Products made for inhalation delivery come in several common forms including natural hemp flower which is smoked or vaporized and concentrates or terpsolate blends designed for vaping. 

Sublingual Administration

Sublingual and Oral administration of CBD products are very similar since they both initially enter the body through the mouth. Sublingual administration has higher availability due to the fact that products are held under the tongue for a period of time where there is a high concentration of blood vessels. This allows a greater amount of the CBD to be absorbed directly into the blood stream. After being swallowed sublingual tinctures and orally taken CBD products are passed through body nearly identically. The digestive system destroys the greater portion of the products before they enter the bloodstream and become available to the body.

CBD Tincture Bioavailability

Transdermal Creams & Patches

Transdermal CBD creams go beyond the capabilities of topical products to effect local tissues. Pharmaceutical grade transdermal creams are designed to carry CBD deep into the muscle, bone, and to an extent, into the systemic circulation as well. Transdermal CBD creams are like topicals in that they are rubbed into the skin as a lotion but go beyond topicals effectiveness by carrying CBD deeper into tissues.

It’s important whenever you’re looking at the bioavailability of any compound or delivery method; you remember that there are pros and cons to each one. While one delivery method may enter your bloodstream faster, it can also be used by the body quicker and require frequent dosing. Other delivery methods result in slower delivery but stay in your system longer which in some cases is desirable.

Topical Creams

Topicals act on or near the surface of skin where applied. In terms of bioavailability to the systemic circulation these products are the least effective but this does not tell the whole story. Many CBD users require treatment of a specific site or area where pain, inflammation, or skin issues may be occurring. Topicals can be more effective in delivering CBD locally for some conditions despite the fact that they are less bioavailable in the systemic circulation.

Transdermal CBD Cream Bioavailability

What are the benefits of CBD vape cartridges and terpsolates?

Benefits of CBD Vape Cartridges

Vaping CBD is one of the most effective ways to experience CBD. It has the highest bioavailability of all delivery methods. Vaping technology and CBD vape products have come a long way over the last year alone. Bulky vaporizers and messy refills have given way to sleek pens and quality CBD vape cartridges, even CBD oil vape pen starter kits to get your going if you decide vaping is for you.

When you vape CBD products, the liquid is heated into a vapor and then inhaled into your lungs. The CBD is then absorbed via the thin layer of the lungs directly into the bloodstream. The effects are felt within approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the strength of the CBD and how much you vape.

Terpsolate is an exciting new product that’s starting to dominate the CBD market. CBD Terpsolate takes a premium CBD isolate and combines it with terpenes from different cannabis strains. It gives you the benefits of CBD isolate terpenes in one convenient package.

While vape products have a high bioavailability and you feel the effects rapidly, they also have their disadvantages. You need to frequently vape throughout the day, and vaping isn’t as discreet as some of the other delivery methods available.

What are the benefits of CBD Tinctures and Oral Drops?

CBD tinctures and oral drops are an effective way to take CBD. The tinctures and drops are placed directly under the tongue, where the sublingual gland absorbs them. It’s an effective way to take CBD products while avoiding the digestive system.

It’s essential to place the drops under the tongue and hold them for a minimum of 90-seconds without rinsing or swallowing. This gives the drops time to be absorbed.

Benefits of CBD Tinctures Sublingual CBD

While CBD tinctures have a lower bioavailability compared to vaping, the effects are felt for longer, and they offer a more discreet way to take CBD.

What are the benefits of CBD topicals and transdermal?

Benefits of Topical & Transdermal CBD Cream

For localized treatment options on external muscles and joints, topicals and transdermal applications may be the best option for you. CBD topicals, creams, and balms can all be applied directly to the skin (avoid the eyes and mouth) where they will be absorbed through the skin.

Topicals are an effective way to apply CBD to specific external areas of your body. Transdermal creams go beyond topical products by penetrating deeper into tissues to deliver CBD to the affected area.

Thank you for reading our article on how to get the most effect from your CBD! We hope you’ve found the answers you were looking for! For more information that will help you decide which CBD products are right for you, please check out our CBD Facts and Information articles. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us for more information and we’ll be glad to help. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on special offers and the latest CBD information!

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