At the time of writing, there are hundreds of CBD companies offering thousands of different products throughout Europe..
Here at Enecta, we understand how overwhelming it can be when you’re looking to try CBD for the first time, especially when faced with such a myriad of options.
You may be asking yourself questions like:
“Should I smoke CBD or start with capsules?”
“Where do I start when it comes to buying CBD products online?”
“What’s the best form of CBD to take?”
With these questions in mind, we’ve created this post as a brief guide to CBD oil, capsules, vape and crystals.
You can save this page and use it as a reference point as you begin your journey into CBD supplementation and enjoy the natural wellbeing these products can provide.
CBD oils are one of the most popular forms of CBD on the market. They are designed to be ingested sublingually by dropping doses of the oil beneath the tongue each day.
That said, some people choose to mix the oil in with their favourite food or smoothie if they don’t like the taste.
Although this still allows CBD to enter your system, sublingual dosing is recommended as it allows the CBD oil to enter your bloodstream without having to pass through your digestive system.
CBD oils are convenient to use on the go, inexpensive compared to other forms of CBD, and easy to use. Sublingual medications reach the bloodstream rapidly, with one study finding that sublingual dosing can reach peak concentration within 10-15 minutes of ingestion.
If you’re looking for an efficient, fast-acting way to take CBD, we strongly recommend CBD oils as they are available in a range of strengths, making it easy for you to adjust your dosage to suit your specific needs.
CBD capsules are easy to use and can be part of your daily vitamin supplementation plan.
CBD capsules differ from tincture and oil CBD products as the CBD is absorbed through your stomach lining as opposed to skipping your digestive system via sublingual dosing.
This means that your liver metabolises some of the CBD before it passes through to your bloodstream, meaning that CBD capsules take longer to effect than other forms of CBD available.
Although this is not ideal for people that want to feel the effects of CBD quickly, which can be achieved via caping CBD, capsules are a perfect choice for those of you looking for a gradual, slow-acting CBD product.
CBD capsules potentially provide the same health benefits as all other popular forms of CBD, from the alleviation of pain, through to improved complexion, and reduced anxiety.
What’s more, CBD capsules are convenient and discreet, ideal for people who don’t want the hassle of applying a tincture beneath their tongue or vaporising their CBD product.
Capsules offer a quick and convenient source of CBD for busy people that are on the move for most of the day.
An additional advantage of CBD capsule supplementation is that you don’t have to taste the CBD oil.
This is great for people looking to relax or improve their sleep that don’t enjoy the taste of CBD oils.
Vaping CBD is beneficial for those of you that want to feel the effects of CBD immediately.
Vaping is popular amongst people who supplement with CBD to relieve chronic pain and inflammation as the impact can be felt within seconds of inhaling the CBD vapour.
For those of you new to vaping, we recommend purchasing a simple vaping device that is compatible with CBD vape products. Most vaporisers that use nicotine replacements will be compatible with CBD vape products.
Our CBD liquids are full-spectrum, without fillers, meaning that you get all the beneficial terpenes and flavonoids that are present in the organic hemp plants that we use for our CBD extraction and production.
Once you’re ready to start vaping your CBD e-liquid, all you need to do is switch on your vaping device and inhale. We recommend starting ‘low and slow’, vaping a small amount of CBD and slowly increasing the dosage until you’re happy and comfortable with the effects.
If you don’t feel the effects, keep increasing the dosage slightly until you’re satisfied.
The easiest way to ingest CBD crystals is by dabbing them under your tongue or sprinkling them on your favourite foods/mixing them in with a smoothie or sweet drink.
You can measure your dosage using digital scales or by adding a half, quarter, or full measuring spoon.
It’s best to take CBD crystals with foods of just after eating. Also, bear in mind that if you ingest the crystals, they will have to pass through your liver and digestive system, so the onset of their effects could take up to 90 minutes.
If you consume CBD on an empty stomach, it’s harder for your body to absorb the CBD, even a small stack will encourage your stomach acids to take action and process the crystals.
Also, bear in mind that less CBD will be absorbed when ingested via crystal than via vaping or sublingually dosing.
We’re all unique individuals, each with our own metabolic rates, weight, age, and health conditions.
CBD affects everybody differently, so we always recommend ‘starting low and doing slow’, slowly increasing your dosage until you find your sweet spot.
If you are currently prescribed medication for any existing health conditions, please speak to your doctor or designated healthcare professional before supplementing with CBD.
We say this because CBD could interact with your ongoing prescriptions and change their effects.
As always, click here to contact a member of our team and ask any questions relating to CBD and our full range of premium CBD products.