There are many ways CBD can be taken. CBD is available in several different forms: oil or tinctures, capsules, gummies, lotions or creams, and through vaping.
Oils and tinctures are taken sublingually by placing the liquid under your tongue or by adding the oil in foods and beverages to ingest. Taken orally, the effects of the CBD usually come on faster than other ways of taking CBD. Unlike CBD oils and tinctures, CBD capsules and pills are easier to dose because you know exactly how much CBD is in each capsule. However, a drawback of capsules is that the time from ingestion to the onset of effect can take a while. CBD infused gummies are one of the most popular ways to take CBD. They’re easy to take because you can just pop them in your mouth and they taste great.
Like capsules, gummies are easy to dose because you know how much CBD is in each gummy. Another positive of gummies is they are discreet and portable.
CBD-infused creams and lotions are used topically and are typically used to treat muscle and joint pain. Topical forms of CBD diffuse across your skin and reaches your muscles, inflammatory cells, and pain-perceiving nerves without entering the bloodstream.
Lastly, inhaling vaporized CBD oil is the fastest way to experience the effects of CBD because compounds are inhaled and absorbed directly from the lungs into the bloodstream. However, you have to be cautious with vaporized CBD because it’s unknown whether this method can damage your lungs.