How to Take CBD Hemp Oil: A Look at Ingested, Sublingual, and Topical Products

There are three primary methods for applying CBD hemp oil products to the body – and thusly, the endocannabinoid system. The first products are those that are ingested, traveling through the digestive system. Next are sublingual products that are absorbed primarily through the mouth’s mucous membrane. Lastly, topical products are those that are applied to the skin.

In today’s article, we will explore the advantages of each type of application method, helping you choose the products that work best for you.

Ingested

One of the most well-known methods for taking supplements is orally in capsule form, allowing the active ingredients to pass through the digestive system and become metabolized by the liver. This is how most of us currently take our daily vitamins and supplements.

The RSHO™, Dixie Botanicals®, and Cibdex® brands all offer capsules infused with CBD hemp oil, providing 25 mg of CBD per capsule. When swished down with a mouthful of water, these hemp oil capsules represent one of the most intuitive methods for taking a CBD supplement.

However, our capsules aren’t the only product that can be absorbed through ingestion. RSHO™ hemp oil liquids can be mixed into a wide variety of foods and beverages, including bulletproof coffee, allowing you to create your own unique CBD-infused edibles.

Sublingual

Sublingual application of CBD hemp oil occurs when the oil is held under the tongue for up to 90 seconds before being swallowed. This allows the active ingredients in our products to be absorbed by the mucus membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and metabolization by the liver and speeding up how quickly it enters the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system.

Products like Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops tinctures, RSHO™ pure hemp oils, and RSHO™ MCT oil liquids lend themselves to this method of application, as they can be held easily in the mouth before being swallowed, giving the active ingredients time to be taken up by the capillaries in the mouth.

Sublingual application of CBD hemp oil has become a popular choice among HempMeds® customers for its efficiency and ease of use since our very beginning.

Topical

Finally, some CBD hemp oil products are applied externally on the skin. These types of products are called topicals and include products like lotions and salves. When applied to the skin, the active ingredients are absorbed into the skin and interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. This allows the effects from topicals to be focused where they are needed most without waiting for the cannabinoids to travel through the body. Our Dixie Botanicals® Salvation hemp oil salve can be rubbed into trouble spots on the skin or massaged into muscles and joints.

However, HempMeds® also offers hemp oil infused bath and beauty products that provide the benefits of CBD topically to the skin and hair. Cibaderm® body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizing lotions bring the power of CBD to your shower each day. Your shower can then be followed by the complete line of anti-aging skin care products from Cannabis Beauty Defined® to nourish and protect your skin from daily damage from exposure to the environment around it.

Regardless of the type of CBD hemp oil products your prefer, HempMeds® has the trusted brands you’ll love. You can discover more about CBD hemp oil on our education page, or shop our online store to get started with CBD supplements today.

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