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CBD Products Online: A Guide to Choosing the Right Delivery Methods

August 13, 2019  •  By Carla Pope

CBD Products Online: A Guide to Choosing the Right Delivery Methods

Everyone has an ideal delivery method for CBD. Choosing the right CBD products online can seem a little daunting. There are several factors to consider and we’ll discuss each one in this guide. For some, a multiple delivery method strategy for CBD system is ideal.

We’ll also take a look at how to use more than one delivery method to coincide with your individual needs and lifestyle.

From quality products to understanding the terminology, buying CBD itself is a task. New companies are popping up almost weekly, and the industry is expected to expand even faster as the Farm Bill has passed. Some states are still working out their legal framework and regulatory programs before legal hemp seeds can be sewn.

But don’t worry, thanks to online retailers like us there will be a curated offering of the top quality brands in America AND the ability to have them delivered right to your door.

We’ll explore each different type of CBD delivery method and explain the pros and cons of each one so that you can determine which delivery method or which combination of methods is ideal for you.

The BWell Market’s Guide to Selecting the Right Delivery Method for CBD.

There are a few staple products that have been in use for several years. New types of delivery options have also become available. As the industry matures and innovates, more types of CBD products are expected to be available. Which one is right for you?

CBD Oils

Oil drops are one of the most popular choices of delivery method because they are easy to use, customize dosage, and discreet. The oil drops don’t have to be used orally only. They can be added to beverages, food and can be used in some cooking applications (just be careful not to burn away the CBD).

When using a CBD oil tincture, shake the bottle well and fill the dropper. Empty the liquid under your tongue and hold it there for a full minute. Swallow.

Pros of using CBD oil drops:

  • Quick delivery method
  • Portable
  • Discreet
  • Easy to use
  • Versatility of use

Cons of using CBD oil drops:

  • Not all tinctures are created equally
  • Not all companies display lab testing results
  • Not all tinctures include all-natural ingredients
  • Not all tinctures include plant-based terpenes
  • Some are very expensive

It is important, as we always stress, to read the list of ingredients as well as the amount of actual CBD in the tincture. If individual terpenes are listed, they may seem like chemicals to you due to their names. However, terpenes have accepted therapeutic benefits and are actually a positive inclusion in CBD oil drops.

Oil drops are one of the most popular choices of delivery method because they are easy to use, customize dosage, and discreet.

CBD Vape Oil or Vape Concentrates

CBD vape oil is another popular delivery method due to its portability and ease of use. It’s acts very quick thus allows the body to absorb the active ingredient faster than some other delivery methods. There are a few options for vaping CBD such as disposable pre-filled pen, a pre-filled cartridge or using an appropriately made CBD vape oil.

Not all CBD oils are designed to be used in a vape pen – especially when you use a tank-style device that requires you to fill it yourself.

This is a good delivery method for CBD to combine with tinctures or capsules. Some CBD users choose a vape pen simply to give their bodies a quick dose of CBD between other delivery method doses.

Keep these things in mind when using CBD vape:

  • Research the vape cartridge materials – ceramic are superior and do not shed tiny particles of metal that can enter your lungs
  • Learn how to store your CBD vape to prevent device failure – it’s best to place the vape device in a downward position when not in use to keep the liquid away from the heating element.
  • Ensure that the contents of the oil are designed to be vaped
  • Look at the type of flavoring used – some flavorings can leave residue behind that may cause a tank-style vape pen to malfunction due to buildup.

If it’s a good quality pen or vape oil then there is no offensive odor associated with vaping CBD. If you use your vape pen, no one will think you’re vaping CBD unless you tell them.

CBD vape oil acts very quick thus allows the body to absorb the active ingredient faster than some other delivery methods.

CBD Pills

CBD pills are probably the most accurate and convenient method of intake. There is no room for human error on your side when dosing because they come pre-dosed by accurate machinery (if it’s a reputable brand).

A capsule or two a day is what most CBD manufacturers suggest. The doses of CBD vary by manufacturer. Our market has a range of dosages for all types of users. Feel free to talk to us on live chat to learn more.

It’s also very important to have high quality pill shells in order for the dose to not be damaged or wasted before it reaches your small intestine. This is where the absorption takes place. If the pill breaks apart before it reaches your intestine then you’ll just end up having very expensive bowel movements.

CBD pills are probably the most accurate and convenient method of intake.

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals exist in a multitude of formulations. They are convenient and easy to use, just like any other topical you already use on the daily. If you need location specific support of a symptom, a topical is a great idea. Topicals can be combined with several other delivery methods of CBD. For some, using CBD topically and in another form is ideal.

Location specific alleviation (say a sore knee) + oil drops (say for anxiety) = tackling more than one ailment at a time.

Not to mention that your skin is the largest organ in your body and actually absorbs up to 70% of what you put on it. That is very efficient bioavailability.

Always wash your hands after applying a CBD topical that contains essential oils or fragrance, just as you would with any other type of topical. Essential oils may be great for your skin, but may irritate your eyes or genital areas if you forget to wash your hands after application.

Transdermal patches also fall into the topicals category. These aren’t available in all markets, but are very easy and discreet to use. Although, we do not carry any right now because there are no quality ones out there yet! The only patches that have been proven to work are the 3M patches and 3M has not entered the CBD market quite yet. Don’t waste your money buying product that doesn’t work!

CBD topicals exist in a multitude of formulations. They are convenient and easy to use

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles are another way to get your daily dose of CBD. Edibles are not a quick delivery method and take time to digest in your body. It is important to know what your ideal dose is to ensure that you’re ingesting enough.

It’s also important to know that a little bit of the CBD will be lost in the digestion process, but not much at all.

With edibles, it takes 45 minutes to an hour for the effects to be present. Depending on the dose, the effects of CBD may last up to 8 hours. Other factors include your metabolism and body mass.

Edibles include beverages and any food item that the active ingredient is infused into or added to.

For example, gummies, cookies, bars, granola… any food you can think of can be infused.

*Here’s a guide on the proposed medical benefits of CBD edibles*

In Conclusion

When determining which delivery method is right for you, consider your needs and personal preference.

Also consider your lifestyle and which method fits it best.

A single delivery method may suffice for some, but many CBD users choose to combine two or more delivery methods – especially for sudden onsets of symptoms.

**P.S. use the code WELCOME for 20% off the whole market AND free shipping right to your door.**

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Carla Pope

Carla enjoys long walks on the beach and hanging from a hammock when not working 17 hours a day researching and writing about wellness practices and products.