From gummy bears to cakes and dark chocolate, the range of foods in which people have mixed cannabis products is endless. And while there are plenty of benefits in consuming CBD, each different method of consuming the substance comes with its ups and downs. Here’s why you might prefer to consume CBD from edibles, as opposed to drinking or vaping it.
The effects last longer
As a general rule, the faster a substance gets to your bloodstream, the faster it’ll take effect. But more direct methods of consumption also make the soothing effects of CBD last less.
Take vaping as an example. If you inhale vaporized CBD oil, the substance will flow into your lungs where it will permeate into your bloodstream. In that scenario, you’ll likely start feeling the effects within minutes, if not right away. It’s one of the best methods for people looking for fast action. But once the initial peak is gone, the effects of the substance will start to vanish within the hour.
Dripping CBD oil under your tongue has a similar effect. The mucous membrane found in your mouth provides the oil easy access to your bloodstream, but the effect will peak, and then start to vanish.
If you eat a nice piece of CBD chocolate, however, your body will need to start digesting the chocolate in order to break down and start getting the CBD into your bloodstream. Having to digest the food slows down the initial hit of the edible, which is why you may take as long as 40 minutes to start feeling its effect. But once the edibles do hit, the effect will last much longer. This is due to the fact that, since what you ate is still being broken down and absolved, the edible will essentially continually redose you as the hours go by, working as your internal CBD dispensary.
The downside is that the speed of digestion and the amount of CBD being absolved will be inconsistent throughout the process, which might make edibles a poor choice if you are using CBD to treat a medical condition and need to take precise doses at specific times.
They are very discreet and convenient
Edibles are easier to carry around and are more discreet than a dropper or a vape pen. If you want to avoid being asked questions when you take your CBD, then carrying around edibles in the form of chocolate, gummy bears, cookies, or some other sweet might be the best option.
They may taste way better
When you get down to it, CBD is plant oil, and it often tastes like it. Not everyone enjoys the aftertaste of placing the substance under their tongue, or the aftertaste left by vaping it. However, many edibles in the market are made using CBD isolate, which is a crystalized and tasteless form of the substance, making this a perfect method of consumption for people who are not fans of how CBD tastes.
They are easy to make
If you don’t fancy buying edibles online, you can buy just the CBD oil or isolate, and make your own edible recipes, with your own dosage. A large number of edible recipes are pretty easy to make even for people who have little experience cooking, and they won’t require too many fancy materials.