People from all across the globe are now consuming CBD to treat a wide continuum of symptoms and mental and physical illnesses. CBD is a controversial topic especially in Ireland, as the HPRA does not recognize Cannabis as having any medicinal value. However, in this article, we will discuss the different ways to consume CBD and provide you with a clearer understanding of which CBD product is for you.
There are countless new brands popping up every day on the global arena that offer the latest innovative way to consume CBD. These new products are making it even more confusing for the consumer to decide on the best way to take CBD. The paradox of choice is real and can cause a great deal of confusion as CBD brands are offering a broad range of products in the form of capsules, Paste, tinctures, vapes, balms/salves and more.
When buying any of the aforementioned products, it is highly recommended you do your own background research before deciding on which product and concentration to buy.
Here is the brief analysis of different ways to take CBD
This is Dr. Hemp Me’s most popular product and for good reason. With CBD vapes and flowers becoming more popular tinctures provide a way to consume CBD without smoking. Tinctures also have the purest form of CBD as the CBD is extracted in whole plant form using CO2. This means the user can enjoy all the benefits of full spectrum extract without having to smoke the plant.
Tinctures also make it easier to regulate how much dosage you are taking each day. As with all CBD consumption methods it is best to start slow and gradually build. This is very easy to do using a tincture compared to smoking the flower. Tinctures are also mixed with carrier oils which can provide an extra benefit, for example, Dr. Hemp Me uses hemp seed oil. Hemp Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6), antioxidants (Vitamin C and Vitamin E), and other healthy fats and minerals.
Using CBD capsules is the most common, and by far, the easiest way to add CBD to your daily life routine as a supplement. The best thing about capsules is that it offers a set amount of CBD, and its concentration can be tracked, which means you can know exactly how much you are consuming daily, and over a specified period of time. However, capsules have one big disadvantage. Swallowing the capsule means the CBD has to go through the digestive system which breaks down up to 40% of the CBD. So while it is easy to regulate how much you are taking it is not possible to know how much is actually being absorbed by the body. Capsules can also take between 10 and 30 minutes to feel the effects.
CBD pastes are believed to contain the strongest CBD dosage. CBD Pastes can be up to 10 times more potent when compared to other CBD products. It is for this reason that they are the most expensive CBD product. Its usage is somewhat similar to using tinctures; placing the concentrate under your tongue primarily, and along the checks for a brief period, and then ingesting it slowly. The typical downside of using concentrates is that they are not flavoured, making it uncanny for those who don’t desire to consume the natural flavour of Cannabis. They also do not have a carrier oil so you do not get the added benefits of this.
Vaping has taken the world by storm and it is no wonder that vaping CBD is also becoming very popular. It is convenient and quick to consume and the effects are also immediate. This way of consumption is perfect for someone who needs to feel the effects quickly. However, there is one big disadvantage of vape products; Vape oil does not use ‘whole plant/full spectrum’ instead you are consuming CBD isolate which means you are receiving the benefits of CBD and CBD alone. For more information on full spectrum and the entourage effect please visit our CBD FAQ page.
CBD balm when applied on the skin or body, never reaches the bloodstream directly, rather it gets absorbed via the skin’s surface. Indirectly this interacts with the cannabinoids receptors nearby. This is why CBD balms are good for targeting specific areas that may need treatment.
We are currently stocking Sisters of the Valley balm on our website. This balm is made from a CBD rich Cannabis plant. The balm also contains coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil, calendula, and lavender oil.
Similar to Dr. Hemp Me products all Sisters of the Valley products are made from the Cannabis strain hemp. This means that there is only a trace amount of THC up to 0.2%, which makes the balm legal to sell in Ireland. As seen in our CBD FAQ hemp is a high CBD strain with only trace amounts of THC meaning there is no psychoactive element to the balm.
The bold claims of medical and health benefits resulting from the use of our products made by Dr. Hemp Me are not guaranteed. Any statements made have not been evaluated by any national regulatory agency.