CBD Edibles 101: Gummies, Caps, or Tinctures Which One is Right for You?

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Choosing to add CBD edibles to your daily routine is an easy way to ensure you have a smooth pain-free day without all the added side effects of other supplements. Some people choose to take CBD for pain while others may use it to calm anxiety or for a host of other reasons. 

Honestly, the science is still evolving, and research is showing that CBD has a range of safe, practical uses. 

Once you’ve done the bulk of your research and decided to make the move, you must then decide how to best ingest your CBD edibles daily. There are many options which can largely depend on personal preference but that isn’t the only consideration. Often diet, lifestyle choices, and your reason for choosing to use CBD in the first place will play a large part in the way you choose to ingest it. 

Gummies

I must admit this is probably what most people picture when they hear about CBD edibles. CBD gummies taste more like candy than medication but they sure are a nice way to take your daily dose of CBD. CBD gummies are offered in different flavors and dosages for convenience. 

They are available over the counter, but you should still look for a product that has been at least third party tested and preferably organic. Many retailers make this claim but when it is true, they usually make those test results available as it is a testimony to their quality and purity standards. CBD gummies do closely resemble candy so they should be kept out of reach of curious tykes for safety purposes. 

While this is a fun way to take your daily dose, it will take a bit to feel the effects as the medication must travel through your digestive tract before being absorbed into the bloodstream. 

Caps

Most CBD capsules are odorless and flavorless making them easy to swallow. You can purchase quite a few gel caps at a very reasonable price point making caps one of the more affordable options. They are also quite convenient as they are already split into milligram dosages and bottled up for easy transport. 

It’s quite simple to throw CBD caps into your purse or gym bag so they’re there when you need them, but you will have to wait for them to travel through your digestive tract before feeling their effects. 

Sometimes you will start to feel it a little sooner when the caps burst, and the CBD begins to be absorbed through the small intestines. However, it can still take up to 90 minutes to get the full effect desired. Keep this in mind if you’re taking CBD for pain.

Tinctures

A tincture is a highly concentrated extract often existing in oil. A CBD tincture tastes like oil, and it is absorbed under the tongue. While this is the quickest way to feel the full effects because it bypasses the liver, it can also be the hardest way to measure your exact dosage. People who use CBD edibles for pain often prefer the quick delivery of this method, but the taste can be off-putting. 

A high-quality tincture can be a bit pricey depending on the strength being purchased. A 500mg bottle of tincture means there are 500 milligrams in the entire bottle, not in each dose. As the strength of the bottle goes up, so too does the price. Some tinctures do come in multiple flavors but again it is important to purchase a high-quality product that has been tested by a third party. 

Adding CBD Edibles to Your Daily Routine

Adding CBD edibles to your daily routine is an easy way to alleviate symptoms and improve your physical health. While it has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), multiple studies show that it can be used safely and effectively. CBD edibles offer a range of benefits for the vital organs and complex systems within your body. Depending on your personal preference, you may choose the gummies, caps, tinctures or any combination of the three.

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