CBD Delivery Formats

How to take CBD

Ready to try CBD, but don’t know where to start? We break down the various delivery methods for you below and assess each of them based on the following criteria:

  1. Time to onset: average time to feel the effects of CBD
  2. Bioavailability: the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream
  3. Duration: the average expected time the effects will last
  4. Beginner friendly: our assessment based on dosage experimentation and ease of delivery

References

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Format

Examples

Why we love it

Description

Time to Onset

Bio-

availability

Duration

Beginner Friendly?

Sublinguals

Oils

Tinctures

Sprays

Lozenges

Quick

The most popular method for a direct dose of CBD.

5-30 minutes

High


Why: Absorbed directly into the tissue and bloodstream via the mucous membrane under the tongue. This means the CBD does not have to first pass through the digestive system.

1-4 hours

Medium


Why: Easy to administer, but requires experimentation to get to the sweet spot in dosage, which will be different for everyone. The application method may take a little bit of getting used to.



Edibles

Food

Beverages

Subtle

A gentle introduction for for beginners who may be concerned about smell or taste.

30 minutes - 3 hours

Low


Why: When CBD is added to food or drink it must be broken down by the digestive system, which takes time.

6-8 hours

Yes


Why: Easy to administer and the dosage is fixed based on the pre-prepared food or beverage. It’s also discreet and offers plenty of options to tailor to your taste.

Topicals

Creams

Serums

Salves

Soaps

Bath Salts

Localised

Perfect for localised relief from ailments such as muscle ache or period pain.

10 minutes - 2 hours

Varies


Why: Products are absorbed by the skin but do not enter the bloodstream.



2-3 hours

Yes


Why: Easy to administer and you don’t have to worry about dosage. Can form a relaxing part of your wellness ritual.

Transdermals

Patches

Slow and Steady

A controlled dosage that gets to work while you do other things.

< 1 hour

Very High


Why: Absorbed directly by the skin and into the bloodstream.

8-12 hours

Yes


Why: Easy to administer and the dosage is pre-prepared via the patch. You can put it on and forget about it while you go about your day.

Vapes

E-liquids Vape pens

Immediate

Fast, fuss-free relief from symptoms, and won’t leave a bad taste.

<1 minute

Very High


Why: Goes straight into your lungs and enters your bloodstream from there.

1-4 hours

Medium


Why: If you are not used to smoking, vaping might turn you off. It’s also not as discreet as other methods, but it can be a fun way to take CBD once you’re used to it.

 

 

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