The decision to use CBD oil or gummies is a tough one. What form of CBD has a greater bioavailability? Is one more effective than the other? Here's what you need to know.
As more people turn to CBD for help with their health and wellness needs, the market for CBD products continues to grow.
Two of the most popular options for consuming CBD are edibles and oils. Both of these options have their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Below, we'll take a closer look at the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision on which is right for you.
Here's what you need to know.
CBD edibles are food-based products infused with CBD oil, such as gummies, and even added to honey. Edibles are a convenient and discreet way to consume CBD, as they look and taste like regular snacks.
They also provide a longer-lasting effect compared to other methods of consumption because the CBD is slowly released into your system as you digest the food.
Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of CBD edibles.
- Convenient and Discreet: CBD gummies look and taste like regular foods and drinks, making them a discreet option for people who don't want others to know they are consuming CBD.
- Easy to Dose: CBD gummies come in pre-dosed servings, making it easier to monitor and control the amount of CBD you're consuming. This is especially helpful for CBD first-timers.
- Long-lasting: Edibles provide a longer-lasting effect compared to other methods of consumption because the CBD is slowly released into your system as you digest the food.
- Easy to Consume: Edibles are an easy and fun way to get your dose of CBD because they also come in a variety of tasty flavors. This makes it easier for people who don't like the natural taste of CBD oil to enjoy it.
- Delayed Onset: Because the CBD needs to be digested and metabolized, the effects of edibles may take longer to kick in compared to other methods of consumption.
Sugar Content: Most CBD gummies contain sugar, which can be a concern for people who are watching their sugar intake.
- Limited Absorption Rate: CBD gummies have a lower absorption rate compared to other methods of consumption. Not all of the CBD is absorbed by the body.
CBD oil is a concentrated form of CBD that is typically consumed sublingually (under the tongue) using a dropper or added to food or beverages. It provides a fast-acting effect because the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the tissues under the tongue -- often within 10-15 minutes.
This method of consumption also allows for more accurate dosing, as the amount of CBD per drop can be easily measured and adjusted via the dosing marks on the pipette. CBD oil can also be added to food or beverages, but it may take longer to take effect and the absorption rate may be lower compared to sublingual consumption.
Here's a look at the pros and cons of CBD oil.
- Fast-acting: CBD oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream through the tissues under the tongue, providing a fast-acting effect.
- Accurate dosing: It is easier to accurately dose CBD oil compared to edibles because the amount of CBD per serving is clearly labeled.
- High Absorption Rate: CBD oil has a higher absorption rate compared to edibles, meaning that more of the CBD is absorbed by the body, resulting in a potentially stronger effect.
- Strong taste: Full-spectrum CBD oil has a strong taste that can be unpleasant for some people, especially when taken sublingually. This is why many who consume CBD oil prefer CBD isolate.
- Not discreet: Using CBD oil sublingually or adding it to food or drinks can be less discreet than consuming edibles.
- Shorter-lasting effect: CBD oil provides a shorter-lasting effect compared to edibles because the CBD is metabolized faster.
In summary, CBD edibles are convenient and discreet, but they have a lower bioavailability. CBD oil has a fast-acting effect and accurate dosing, but may have a strong taste and is less discreet. The right choice depends on individual needs and preferences.
Its important to consider the pros and cons when deciding to try a new product. At lost range.®, we encourage you to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD into your wellness routine.
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