When you first review our Herbal Health product selections, you may be overwhelmed by the choices. Cannabidiol definitely seems like a great option, but what’s the best way to experience this all-natural plant compound?
In reality, it’s up to you! There are minor differences in duration and absorption rates, but ultimately, you should pick a product style that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
CBD Oil vs CBD Gummies: Absorption
CBD Oils placed under the tongue, held for 90 seconds, and then swallowed can have an absorption rate of up to 20%.
When chewed and swallowed, CBD Gummies typically have a maximum absorption rate of up to 15%.
At first glance, this might lead you to think that you need to increase your CBD gummy dosage to get the same effect… which you might imagine will increase your total expenditure. But, in reality, it’s not such a deal breaker. Read on to find out why.
Pure CBD Oil vs CBD Chews: Onset and Duration
When taking CBD, the body metabolizes the product at different rates depending on various factors. One of the primary factors is the delivery method.
As the body accepts CBD oil through the membrane of the mouth, it slips into the bloodstream a bit quicker, and after swallowing, the remainder moves through the lining of the digestive system. Due to the presence of carrier oils, and the initial absorption in the mouth, CBD oils move into the body a bit faster when compared to the slower digestion of a delicious, chewy cannabidiol gummie.
As such, CBD Oils will hit your system quickly, only taking about 15-60 minutes to be noticed.
CBD Gummies, on the other hand, can take up to 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the contents of your stomach.
Now hold up. That sounds like CBD oils genuinely win out over those poor, succulent, tasty cannabidiol chews. But we still need to consider the total duration of both of these products before choosing a winner.
Since CBD Oils kick in faster, they also clear the system more quickly, usually lasting 4-6 hours in total.
As CBD Gummies are churned and digested at a slower rate, they can impact your system for up to 6-8 hours! Plus, our gummies taste really, really good…
Okay… So What’s Best, CBD Gummies or Oils?
Another factor you can consider is the total composition of the product you are consuming. Some purists argue that CBD oils deliver lesser caloric value and fewer ingredients, so they are the better option. There is some truth to that, particularly if you have a sensitive stomach.
But if you need long-term holistic action, like a six to eight-hour bump of CBD goodness, then a gummy is the way to go. On the other hand, if you are looking for a little wellness hit right away, CBD oils will kick in sooner.
All in all, we recommend keeping both on hand and leveraging them at different times. But we understand that this approach is only for some of our readers. As we mentioned above, the best cannabidiol routine is the one you will consistently indulge in. Like most other herbals and adaptogens, the impact of CBD shines with consistent use, although you’re likely to feel our expertly designed products after your first dose.
And Finally… Remember to Enhance Your Skincare Routine!
While ingestible CBD products are true classics, a large amount of research supports the use of topical cannabidiol. When applied to the body, our pharmaceutical-grade skin care products penetrate the surface tissues, delivering CBD directly to the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin.
This way, you can spot-check different body parts without circulating cannabidiol throughout the bloodstream. Here are the basic stats for topical CBD:
Topical CBD products take about 15 minutes to kick in and have a duration of 2-4 hours.
We cannot provide a comparable absorption rate for topical products, as researchers do not use the same metrics to test for this as with oral and sublingual formulas. But one thing we know for sure, even a tiny dab of our premium CBD skincare solutions will go a long way toward nurturing the appearance and wellness of your surface tissues.
Herbal Health CBD ~ The Highest Quality Cannabidiol Found in the UK
Regardless of your choice, our premium CBD will satisfy your wellness needs. Elevate your well-being, state of mind, and much more by popping a few tasty treats, dropping a little oil under the tongue, or applying some herbal TLC to your skincare game.
All of our cannabidiol is procured from hemp grown in the luscious fields of Colorado. The purity and concentration of our CBD extracts are tested at multiple stages to ensure a rich and pure experience for all of our clientele.
Leinow, Leonard, and Juliana Birnbaum. CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2017.