We can consume CBD in many different forms, but what is the best way? From oils and sprays to creams and balms, and many more. The choices can be overwhelming! We’ve put together this guide to help you find the ideal product form to introduce CBD into the daily routine.
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Why product format matters:
This is all about the degree to which the CBD can be absorbed in the body, or in other words, bioavailability. The samedosage taken in two different product forms will result in different absorption levels in the body. For example, administering the CBD dose via an intravenous (IV) drip would result in 100% absorption. This is because the entire dose hits the bloodstream. Ingesting it, however, means it passes through the digestive system. As a result, the bloodstream only receives a small percentage of the CBD.
CBD under the tongue:
To support a daily wellness routine, GreenBox recommends dropping CBD oil under the tongue. This delivers high absorption and quick onset. Product forms such as oil droppers and sprays are ideal for this. They’re also among the most cost effective ways to consume regularly.
The benefits of edibles:
To give yourself a mid-day boost, a wide range of edibles are available. These include chocolates, drinks, gummies and other common edible products. Edibles do offer a lower level of absorption as it must pass through the digestive system, but the benefit is longer onset and convenience.
Skin and body products:
To target a specific area on the body or face, GreenBox recommends topicals such as balms, lotions, serums and creams. The advantage of skin application is it can be administered exactly where the discomfort is, so it is an effective product form.
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