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Choosing a CBD Product: How is CBD Consumed?

September 25, 2019

The market for cannabidiol, or CBD, is set to explode thanks in large part to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill explicitly allows the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. Early studies on the effects of CBD state that the substance can offer users incredible benefits when it come to pain relief, relief of depression and anxiety, reducing acne, and alleviating the pain caused my many cancer treatments. The potential health benefits of CBD is ongoing, so it’s expected that new therapeutic uses for this popular natural remedy are sure to be discovered as new medical research takes place. 

As of February, 2018, the market for CBD products is a bit frantic, with numerous vendors both online and in brick and mortar storefronts offering a wide variety of products with no significant regulation. The first thing to consider when purchasing CBD oil or CBD-related products to insure that you’re buying from a reputable source. The most highly-regulated and trustworthy CBD vendors tend to be state-certified marijuana dispensaries in states where marijuana is legal for medical use. The second thing to consider when planning to experiment with the benefits of CBD is how to consume it. CBD can be consumed in food or drink.. It’s important to consider that the effects CBD can alter in terms of both how strong the effects are felt and how quickly depending on the route of use you choose. 

CBD Edibles
One of the most popular ways to consume CBD oil is by eating or drinking it. CBD oils can be prepared in a butter and used in baked goods like cookies, chocolates and cakes. Tinctures infused with CBD can be added to an array of beverages, and there are even emerging brands of beverages available for purchase with CBD as an ingredient. Eating or drinking CBD oil is presently one of the most popular means of consumption, and for a variety of reasons. Firstly, unlike vaping CBD, the dosage of CBD consumed is more easily discerned when preparing it food or drink, or when purchasing CBD-infused products. Secondly, unlike vaping CBD, eating CBD allows users to consume the substance without irritating the lungs. Lastly, ingesting CBD via food or drink is discrete and odorless, allowing users to consume it as part of their daily routine.

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