You’re interested in CBD products in Hong Kong, but feeling overwhelmed by the growing number of options and usage methods? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s explore the four main types together so you can find the right one for yourself.
1. Oral CBD: convenient and delicious
Swallowing several drops of CBD oil is one of the most popular ways to consume CBD. You can also add CBD oil to your food and drink. If you’re not a fan of CBD oils, there are alternatives such as chocolate, gummies, cookies, mints, soft gels, etc. as well.
Taking CBD orally usually takes slightly longer to feel the effect- up to two hours, since the cannabinoid first travels through the digestive tract and liver before it can enter the bloodstream. However, the effects of oral CBD lasts longer, which is generally preferred by most people.
2. Sublingual (under the tongue) CBD: quick and easy
Your sublingual gland is located under your tongue. Due to the thinness of the lining, the sublingual glands can take CBD directly into the bloodstream, capillaries and cells; therefore, dramatically increasing how quickly you can feel the effects from CBD.
Simply drop the CBD oil under your tongue, hold it for 60 seconds then swallow. Besides the lessened time it takes to feel the effect, taking it sublingually also allows the CBD to become more bioavailable- which translates to getting more bang for your buck.
3. Topical CBD: balance and relief
Topical CBD interacts with receptors in the skin to help with balance, inflammation, visible ageing, and acne. It doesn’t reach the bloodstream and only affects the skin. You can find an array of topical CBD products such as lotions, creams, patches, balms, etc. depending on your needs. Topicals are a great choice especially when treating eczema or localized pain.
4. Vape CBD: fast and direct
For those who already vape, CBD e-liquids provide an alternative to move away from nicotine towards something with less harmful to the body. Vaping and smoking allows the CBD to go directly into your bloodstream; therefore, allowing you to feel the effects much faster compared to the other methods.
Although increasing its bioavailability, vaping and smoking includes health risks so the jury’s still out on how safe it is.
So, what’s best for you?
Everyone processes CBD a little differently, so finding your ideal form and dosage of consumption may take some experimentation. To discover the full benefits of CBD for yourself personally- experiment, listen to your body, record your daily intake and be patient. Trust us - it will be worth it.