CBD is all the rage, but did you know that there’s a tastier way to take your daily dose of relaxation?
If you’re new to the CBD world, you might not be familiar with all of the different ways CBD can be consumed. To give you an idea, CBD can be taken as an oil, smoked, vaped, and even ingested.
But did you know that the consumption method actually affects the way you experience the CBD?
Today, we’re talking about the ingestion method, more commonly referred to as edibles. Don’t be fooled by the innocence of the brownie, these tasty little treats can pack a punch.
Whether you’re an old-timer or a new-timer, read on to get your full guide to edibles.
What Is a CBD Edible?
An edible is a small treat that contains CBD.
CBD edibles are non-psychoactive and are taken to help reduce pain, anxiety, stress, depression, and so much more. Studies have shown that CBD even helps treat movement disorders such as Tourette's syndrome.
CBD edibles provide long-lasting relief, as opposed to vaping or smoking CBD.
The best part? They’re discrete.
No one needs to know that you’re taking CBD unless you want them to. CBD edibles are available online and can be shipped right to your door.
You can find edibles as brownies, gummies, lollipops, and so much more.
Difference Between Ingesting and Inhaling
Let’s take a look at the science of ingesting vs inhaling.
We mentioned earlier that edibles take longer to show effects, but stay in your system longer than inhaling. Why?
When you inhale CBD, say a vape oil, the vapor goes directly into your lungs. Your lungs are built to absorb oxygen as quickly as possible, sending it straight into the bloodstream to be delivered throughout the body. When you take a big puff off of a vape, the CBD gets caught up in the oxygenation process and is absorbed into the bloodstream.
This is why you feel the effects so much faster when you inhale CBD.
Ingesting, on the other hand, has to go through the digestion process before the CBD can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
If you’ve ever eaten a big Thanksgiving dinner, you know that digestion can take a while.
Since the CBD is absorbed slowly through digestion, the effects last longer. Think of it as an extended release medication.
Not Just Any Guide to Edibles
Feeling a bit more CBD comfortable after reading this guide to edibles?
It’s important to find your comfort zone when experimenting with CBD, whether you choose to smoke, vape, or ingest. Each method will affect everyone a bit differently, so it may take a couple of tries before you find what works best for you.
If you’re ready for your first gummy experience, check out our CBD sour gummies, perfect for any beginner.