Choosing the Right CBD Delivery System

Choosing the Right CBD Delivery System

Choosing the right CBD delivery system is a crucial decision when deciding how often (frequency) you need to take the CBD. If you take CBD to treat your medical conditions, you should ask yourself how to choose the right CBD delivery system?

The most groundbreaking study to have been ever conducted perhaps is the discovery of the second most concentrated cannabinoid, called cannabidiol (or C80), which accounts for 4% on an average.

With an optimal dose, CBD can treat various medical conditions with a few unwanted side effects. If used in an appropriate delivery system, it can effectively reduce or prevent complications such as diabetes, muscle spasms, neuropathic pain, epilepsy, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, nausea, PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, and alcoholism, which are harder to treat with other available medicines in the market.

Enlisted below are some of the delivery systems you can at least try for yourself to achieve the beneficial properties of these compounds.

Smoking or Vaping

The most common way of consuming cannabis is through smoking or vaping. The compounds C80, THC and other forms of cannabinoids start travelling from the lungs, into the bloodstream, and lastly, to the blood-brain barrier. The effects of smoking or vaping begin within two to four minutes and last for about two to four hours.

Although it is rarely advisable, smoking is found to be an effective treatment for acute symptoms that need to addressed as soon as possible. Examples of these are muscle spasms, vomiting, and nausea.

By inhaling cannabis, it is much easier to control the amount you consume on a regular basis. If you feel like there is still a need for you to take another puff, you can choose one until you achieve the desired effect. However, just be reminded that smoking can cause toxic substances that can infiltrate your lungs.

Sublingual Sprays

Sublingual sprays are another form of delivery system which is made out of cannabis extract, blended along with other substances such as peppermint, strawberry ginger, and coconut oil. It involves a two-phased consumption, which starts by spraying the cannabis concentrate under the tongue and then working it from the oral al and through the digestive system.

The first effects can be felt within 20-25 minutes and will continue from 6-8 hours. Sublingual sprays are a good option as a delivery system when you want to have a consistent and timely consumption of cannabis. It does not also require additional preparations as compared to other forms of delivery system.

Edibles

From the word itself, edibles are foods or snacks that blend with cannabis-infused oil or butter. The first effects can be generally felt within two to three hours and lasts between 10 to 14 hours. Its onset effects are much slower as compared to inhaled cannabis or those mixed on sublingual sprays, but its longer duration is what makes it best in treating chronic conditions, especially those that call for a regular dose of medicinal intake.

However, the most significant risk contained from undergoing an oral CBD delivery system is overconsumption. That is, unlike inhaled or sublingual cannabis, the dosage of cannabinoids filled in edibles are more difficult to Citrate. Therefore, it is not suitable for acute conditions like nausea and vomiting.

Other Delivery Systems

The following are other forms of CBD delivery systems which may have a similar or lesser effect, duration, and dosing compared to those mentioned above;

  • Creams
  • Juices
  • Topicals & Salves
  • Cannabis Oil Extracts
  • Cannabis Teas

Each of us has different endocannabinoid systems, and while some individuals might be able to tolerate high doses of these compounds, others immediately react by just consuming few doses.

Others may also have an endocannabinoid system that varies through time. Thus, generally advised that medical cannabis must be self-titrated to measure the amount one is most tolerable or suits their needs.