Four Types of Consumable CBD Products
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One of many things that people often don’t realize when they start researching CBD products is how many ways there are to consume them, and that each type has different strengths and dosages. The four types of consumable CBD products are edible, sublingual, topical, and inhaled.



Edibles have come a long way since brownies. Edibles are a discreet way to try CBD because they come in gummy form, truffles, mints, and CBD has even been infused into everyday items such as pasta sauces, salad dressings, smoothies, and cocktails. While very common, it is also important to know how edibles break down in the body to understand their effect on you. CBD in edible form is rarely able to be broken all the way down and used 100%. Typically, it is partially broken down by the liver and digestive tract, resulting in 20 to 30 percent absorption and maximum effect approximately two hours after ingestion. In addition to foods, CBD can also come in capsule form which is a fast, effective, and portable way to get your CBD.



Sublingual means given under the tongue and is usually in the form of tinctures, sprays, oils, and lozenges. Since many edibles contain sugar, preservatives, and other additives, there is a lot for the body to process but sublingual products are absorbed under the tongue which preserves more of the CBD and has you feeling results faster. Just apply the drops under the tongue and wait 30 seconds. Sublingually is considered the safest and most effective way to use CBD, thanks to the capillaries under the tongue that provide easy access to the bloodstream. The first sublingual products didn’t taste good, but now you’ll find a wide variety of natural ingredients used to produce delicious flavors.



Topical products are applied directly to the skin in the form of CBD-infused lotions, balms, creams, salves, and transdermal patches. Topicals are ideal for treating localized pain or skin conditions like eczema directly and discreetly. They can also be used to treat joint swelling for those affected by arthritis because they provide concentrated relief to a particular area. Since the skin is less permeable than mucous membranes such as sublingual tissue, it will require products with a higher amount of CBD applied generously to achieve the desired effect. If your product of choice also contains analgesics such as menthol, camphor, or capsaicin there may be even more therapeutic potential. A newer CBD product in the topical category is bath bombs. A long soak is often recommended for different types of pain and now you can easily add CBD and further benefit from its anti-inflammatory and calming effects.



Inhaled cannabis products can be smoke, vapor, or concentrates. Smoking and vaping allow CBD to be easily absorbed into the bloodstream for faster relief. Within 10 minutes, CBD absorption is at 34 to 56 percent. For maximum effect, you want smoke and vape products with minimal additives and thinning agents to avoid side effects.


With so many options to choose from, it’s understandable that some people will feel overwhelmed when navigating the CBD marketplace. Our experts at Vapor Galleria are here to guide you to the products that best fit your needs. Our high-quality products combined with our customer service guarantees that you will make an informed choice on which products to try first. For more information on what CBD products we can offer, contact us today.