Finding The Right Type Of CBD Consumables For You

The popularity of CBD oil has increased dramatically in the last few years as more people begin to understand that CBD oil has lots of potential health benefits but no psychoactive properties and less than 0.3% THC. As the body of research on its benefits for everything from epilepsy to arthritis grows, so does the number of CBD products available online. You will find creams, tinctures, capsules, patches, food and beverage products, vape juices, and even suppositories. It can be very confusing. How do you know which is right for you? This largely depends on what your specific needs are.  

CBD Capsules

What Are CBD consumables? 

Here we will focus the spotlight on consumables. We will talk about what they are, what ailments they can potentially benefit, and what the benefits are of taking CBD oil this way. CBD consumables are simply products containing CBD oil that you take by mouth. This includes tinctures, capsules, and food and beverage products.  

Tinctures are very simply CBD oil in some type of carrier, like coconut or hemp oil. They are different from most other consumables in that you swish the oil in your mouth allowing it to absorb into your bloodstream through the tissue in your mouth. This is generally the most efficient method of getting the CBD into your body because there are a lot of tiny blood vessels in your cheeks and under your tongue for the CBD to absorb into.  

Capsules contain the CBD oil within the capsule, so they work through your digestive system. While some of the CBD is lost in the digestion process and it does take longer to set in, this method tends to have a longer lasting effect. These are perfect for people with texture issues who do not like the idea of swishing oil in their mouth or those who simply do not care for the taste. They are also great for those who need the effects to last longer, say, through an entire workday. 

Food products come in a variety of forms from candies and chocolates to protein powders. The CBD oil is simply a part of the product. It absorbs into your bloodstream through the digestion process, just like the capsules, though candies, if sucked on rather than chewed, can work similarly to tinctures by absorbing through the tissue inside the mouth. Some potency is lost in the cooking process, but these do have the advantage of discreteness. Rather than explain for the 500th time that CBD oil does not make you high, you can simply pop a piece of candy or chocolate at work or even family gatherings. You will happily avoid an argument with your Granny and your boss. Be aware, though, these are often less potent than capsules or tinctures, and they may contain a host of unhealthy things like corn syrup, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors.  

What Are The Benefits Of CBD? 

The recent changes in hemp and marijuana laws have allowed more thorough scientific research to be done. While it takes time to thoroughly test and retest any product, the good news just keeps pouring in for CBD, confirming what many natural healthcare providers have been saying for thousands of years. Scientific analysis has allowed researchers to distinguish, in fact, that the CBD, rather than the THC, is responsible for many of the health benefits. While THC certainly has plenty of benefits in its own right, CBD is often more beneficial with fewer side effects.  

While this list is not exhaustive, here are many of the ailments and issues for which CBD oil is showing promising benefits in current research.  

  • Slowing the growth and spread of cancer 
  • Slowing the memory loss associated with early Alzheimer’s 
  • Reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures in children 
  • Pain relief 
  • Reducing opioid addiction due to its pain relieving properties 
  • Assisting in smoking cessation 
  • Improvements in mood disorders, particularly the range of anxiety disorders  
  • Improvements in gut health and easing symptoms of IBS 
  • Reducing delusions and hallucinations associated with schizophrenia 
  • Improvement in a wide variety of skin disorders like acne and eczema 
  • Help in regulating blood sugar levels 
  • Reducing inflammation  
  • Relief of some of the symptoms of MS and other neurodegenerative diseases 

While this list may seem to be all over the place in a wide variety of body systems, CBD works in all these areas through the endocanabanoid system whose job is essentially to create balance, or homeostasis, throughout the body.  

With so many benefits and so few side effects, it may be worth it to give CBD Wellness products a try. If you would like more information about our consumables or any of our other CBD oil products, please contact us at TerraVida Online