A question we often hear at Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is: “What is the ‘best’ way to take CBD oil?” The short answer: there is no one best way! There are many ways to consume CBD and each has its own benefits, so the best delivery method for you will vary depending on your lifestyle and health considerations.
Do you need a high dosage of CBD to relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia or chronic pain? Or are you using CBD for general health and well-being, where a lower dosage may be sufficient? Are you comfortable with inhalation to produce rapid effects? Or do you prefer oral or sublingual methods like tincture, capsules, or edibles? Do you need the localized effect of a topical for pain, inflammation, or skin conditions? Are you seeking focus or calm for your workout, yoga, or meditation practice?
In the growing CBD market, there are a vast assortment of product options to fit any lifestyle need. In this post, we’ll take a look at the four most common routes of delivery: Oral, Inhalation, Sublingual, and Topical.
For every route of delivery, we recommend starting with a small dose of CBD (2.5 – 15 mg) to see how your body responds before increasing the dose. As with any supplement, it is also important to consult a health care professional before consuming CBD.
1. Sublingual (Tinctures)
The sublingual method for ingesting CBD uses an oral mist or a dropper to apply the hemp oil carrier directly under the tongue. This form is highly “bioavailable” meaning the effects are fast-acting and effective.
Upstate currently makes one type of product that is consumed sublingually: our organic coconut-derived MCT oil tinctures. Our tinctures come in a variety of flavors and dosages, and are simple to use in beverages or applied directly under the tongue.
2. Oral (Capsules, Edibles, and Beverages)
Oral delivery methods for CBD include capsules and edibles (foods and drinks that are infused with CBD). When ingested this way, hemp oil is absorbed into the bloodstream via the stomach lining, which takes approximately one hour. Oral methods are an excellent option for those who want an easy way to take CBD. Upstate offers three types products that can be consumed orally: edibles, beverages, and capsules.
CBD edibles are not only convenient but also fun, like Upstate’s delicious all natural gummies, available in both sweet and slightly tart flavors. Our gummies are made with organic ingredients and come in a variety of sizes and formulations for maximum convenience. We also offer three different types of sparkling CBD beverages infused with natural flavors.
Upstate’s line of CBD capsules are formulated in 30mg, 50mg, and 75mg dosages, and are available in both Full Spectrum and THC-free options. Our capsules are easy to dose and contain only two pure ingredients: organic coconut oil and either full spectrum hemp extract or pharmaceutical grade crystalline CBD isolate.
3. Topicals (Skincare)
Topicals are externally applied CBD-infused lotions, creams, and roll-ons that deliver cannabinoids through application directly to the skin. Depending on dosage the effects can last up to five hours. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities that protect the skin.
Upstate’s line of topicals is handcrafted with no synthetic fragrances, no petroleum based products, and no animal based ingredients.
4. Inhalation (Vape Cartridges)
When inhaled, CBD is absorbed into the lungs and enters the bloodstream almost instantly. A vape pen loaded with a CBD-filled cartridge heats up the concentrated hemp oil and is ready to be inhaled.
When deciding which is the best way to consume CBD is best for you remember to choose a method that suits your lifestyle. And remember that no matter what method you choose, quality is key. Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is proud to produce CBD oil derived from premium organic hemp sustainably cultivated and farmed in Vermont and Colorado. We are committed to potency and purity to create CBD products that elevate your everyday life.