When it comes to CBD products, the most common type of product you will find is oil drops. You can also vape or smoke it, take edibles, or take capsules as alternatives. Each has their own benefits, whether it’s in cost, personal taste, or effectiveness.
There are reasons why any person would like one or more types of CBD products, depending on their preference, but there are good reasons why CBD oil drops are arguably the most common type of CBD product that you can find. Here are the three reasons that should convince you to try CBD oil before you try anything else.
What Is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It is similar to, but not as famous as THC, which is a similar compound found specifically in marijuana. Both are classified as cannabinoids, which is a class of compounds found in cannabis.
CBD can be extracted from cannabis plants separate from THC, so you do not feel high at all. It is typically found in oil form, either in drops, capsules or vape oil, but you can also get it in edibles like gummies, or as an ingredient in products like bath salts, acne cream, and more.
When you take CBD, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in your body, which includes parts of your brain and nervous system. The ECS affects things like pain, immune system response, appetite, nausea, and sleep. Since CBD is relatively new, it is not fully clear how it helps with health issues related to these factors, but studies have confirmed they do help in some capacity.
#1) It’s One of the Fastest Ways to Feel the Effects
One of the main reasons why people take CBD is to help with a number of health issues. It can bring relief for the problems and symptoms those health issues cause, including things like:
Pain, including chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia
Epilepsy and seizure disorders
For any of the above health issues, CBD can help relieve the symptoms and you would want to feel the effects as soon as possible. CBD oil drops taken sublingually (under your tongue) will help you feel the effects within around 10 to 15 minutes. This can make a big difference to feel fast relief.
If you have chronic pain and have a flare up of symptoms, you can take the drops under your tongue and feel relief within minutes. If you have epilepsy and feel a seizure coming, or if you have mental health issues and feel a panic attack coming, you can take CBD before the worst of it hits.
The other benefit is that CBD drops are quick and easy to use. You open the bottle, fill the dropper, and expel the drops under your tongue. You can take a dose in seconds, which is a big benefit to anyone with pain, seizures, or other issues that can affect your dexterity.
#2) It Lasts Longer than Vaping or Smoking CBD
The fastest way to feel the effects of CBD is to vape or smoke it. Depending on the strength of the dose and each person’s biological makeup, you can feel the effects within as little as five minutes. However, you will only feel the effects around an average of three hours.
It can be inconvenient to re-smoke or re-vape so you keep feeling the effects of CBD. This is especially true if you don’t like smoking or vaping in the first place. On the other hand, CBD oil drops taken sublingually will last as long as six hours. It is almost as quick to feel the effects, and it can last for twice as long.
This is another great benefit for people with health issues. When you have chronic pain, epilepsy, arthritis, or sleep issues you don’t want to have to take a supplement like CBD every two or three hours. It’s a lot better if you only have to take it two to three times per day. It’s something you can take when you wake up to last you through a day of work or school. You can take it before bed to last you through most of the night. That can be very useful for people with chronic issues.
#3) It’s Easy and Affordable
Another reason why CBD oil drops can be a better option for many people compared to vaping or smoking is because it’s easy and affordable. All you buy is a bottle with the drops or capsules. There’s no extra cost for equipment or accessories. And it’s easy to use. The dropper comes with marks to know how much of a dose you take, and you drop it under the tongue. This makes it quick and easy to take, with little preparation required.
With vaping, you need to buy the vape device itself to start with, as well as CBD oil refills or cartridges as you need them. Both can add to the initial and ongoing cost. With smoking, you will need to buy papers, grinders, and other necessary parts and accessories. You also need to learn how to make and roll your own CBD smokes.
Edibles can also be fairly easy to use, as long as they come in a form that’s ready to eat. You can also get things like bath salts, lotions, skin patches, and other products that don’t take much preparation to use. However, none of them are as quick or as effective to use as CBD oil.
These three reasons are why CBD oil is beneficial, especially for anyone who has chronic health issues. When you take it, you will feel the relief for your health issue very quickly. It will also last for longer than other types of CBD products that are just as quick for the effects to kick in. CBD is easy to use, and requires no extra cost or time to use.