Methods of Using CBD

Methods of Using CBD

With so many different CBD product available, we get asked many times which methods of using CBD are available for humans and pets alike. 

Although there are tons of different CBD products available, it all boils down to 4 basic ways CBD can be administered. Below we’ve listed the 4 methods with their general peak times and how long the effects usually last.

1. Inhalation:

Inhalation–through vaporization–is the fastest-acting method of administration. Pharmacological effects occur within 5-20 minutes of inhalation.

Peak effect: 15-30 minutes
Duration: 2-3 hours

2. Oral:

Oral administration is one of the strongest delivery methods out there because CBD is metabolized by the liver, making it more bioaccessible.

Peak effect: 2-6 hours
Duration: 4-12 hours

3. Topical:

Topical forms are typically used as creams or lotions to deliver active ingredients to the bloodstream through the skin.

Peak effect: 1 hour
Duration: 3-4 hours

4. Sublingual:

Sublingual forms are administered under the tongue and may be faster acting as the CBD is absorbed into the blood through the mucosal membrane in the mouth.

Peak effect: 15 minutes
Duration: 6-8 hours

As always, if you have any questions about administering CBD or just overall CBD questions, we are always available to help.

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