The internet is flooded with posts, articles, research, videos, and media content revolving around cannabis. Most of this information is useful especially if it is from a plausible source such as a reputable research organization or a renowned CBD brand. However, there are fundamental concepts that the CBD industry and various studies agree on. In this article, you will learn more about the health benefits of CBD. You will also learn about CBD sublingual, topicals, and CBD vapes as the most common CBD delivery methods.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring component of the cannabis plant. There are more than one hundred components of the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids. CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most popular cannabinoids. Although CBD and THC are components of the same plant, the two cannabinoids are slightly different. THC causes euphoric effects upon consumption. It is the main psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD is found in various products, including lotions, creams, oils, capsules, and gummies. It can be consumed in different forms, such as vaping, topical application, or sublingual administration. Each of these delivery methods works differently and has its unique benefits. An individual would settle for a delivery method that works well for them.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD
Cannabis has been used since 2900BC to treat pain. CBD is among the most natural alternatives to remedy pain.
CBD has shown impressive benefits in treating epilepsy. According to Williams (2021), CBD has been actively used to reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients.
IMPROVE HEART HEALTH
According to Gelmi, Weinmann & Pfäffli (2021), CBD can counteract and help to treat high blood pressure, which leads to fatal diseases like heart attack and stroke.
OTHER BENEFITS OF CBD
- Reduce anxiety
- Improves sleep quality
- Soothes the skin
- Reduce inflammation
- Boost immune system
CBD sublingual are products that are consumed sublingually. According to Devinsky et al. (2021), sublingual administration is a delivery method that involves placing CBD drops under the tongue and holding them there for 15-30 seconds before swallowing. This delivery method is good for bioavailability. CBD oils and tinctures are mostly consumed through sublingual administration.
WHY CBD SUBLINGUAL IS TAKEN UNDER THE TONGUE
A high amount of CBD is achieved in your bloodstream by sublingual method than by oral way. The main reason for sublingual administration is to bypass the long digestive system and enable quick absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. There are porous membranes and blood capillaries under your tongue that facilitate rapid absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. The concentration of CBD absorbed through the digestive system is relatively lower than the initial dose.
ADVANTAGES OF CBD SUBLINGUAL
CBD sublingual provides a quick and immediate effect. You are likely to experience relief almost immediately after consuming them.
The absorption rate of CBD sublingual is higher than orally ingested CBD. CBD sublingual takes less than 45 seconds to be absorbed into your bloodstream.
EASY TO USE
CBD sublingual are simple and easy to use. They require minimal effort and less time. Besides, you can use them anywhere at work, home, or while traveling.
CBD topicals are products meant for topical use. They are used only on the skin to provide the medicinal properties of cannabis. They include CBD lotions, balms, creams, gels, and oils. Most CBD topicals manage pain and inflammation and offer therapeutic benefits to skin conditions such as acne and eczema. CBD topicals get into your body through your skin’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system controls most bodily functions and brain-signaling systems. These functions include memory, appetite, reproduction, sleep, and immune responses. CBD topicals do not enter your bloodstream, so they are designed to help the skin and not systematic issues.
BENEFITS OF USING CBD TOPICALS
CBD topicals are similarly effective as CBD sublingual. However, the benefits are entirely centered on your skin. CBD can be used to manage different types of pain, including chronic pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. CBD activates the endocannabinoid system through cannabinoid receptors to reduce pain. CBD topicals can also be used to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness. According to Valim et al. (2015), CBD topicals may reduce inflammation, soothe muscles, and reduce arthritis pain and other skin conditions such as fibromyalgia, eczema, and psoriasis.
Vaping is the most recent method of consuming CBD. CBD vapes are consumed by inhaling CBD vapor into your lungs. When inhaled, CBD vape is absorbed by blood capillaries in the lungs t your bloodstream. Vape juice is made by mixing vegetable glycerine and propylene with CBD isolate. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD extracted from the hemp plant.
HOW ARE CBD VAPES ABSORBED INTO YOUR BODY?
CBD vapes are the quickest delivery method for consuming CBD. Once you inhale CBD vapor, it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the alveoli in your lungs. Immediately it is absorbed, it is taken to your brain, where it activates the endocannabinoid system to provide relief from pain or any other therapeutic effect of CBD.
BENEFITS OF USING CBD VAPES
CBD vapes provide effects almost immediately. They are the fastest delivery methods for consuming CBD. Besides, vaping increases the bioavailability of CBD. CBD vapes also provide similar effects as sublingual, reducing pain, anxiety, and depression. CBD vapes also provide neuroprotective properties and can help alleviate symptoms of various neurological disorders.
CBD sublingual, topicals, and vapes are all methods of consuming CBD. While CBD topicals are meant for the skin, CBD sublingual and vapes are ingested orally. Unlike CBD topicals, sublingual and vape products are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. CBD vapes are the most recent method of consuming CBD. Vaping is good for faster absorption and bioavailability. CBD topicals are mainly used to soothe the skin and alleviate skin-related conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. All these methods provide relief from pain, anxiety, and depression.
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