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This low absorption rate is mostly because of the high metabolic action of the gut. CBD edible products pass through the gut, where they start to be broken down, leading to less of the CBD compound being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Choosing between tincture or edible may simply come down to taste as you may prefer the taste of a sweet CBD gummy to the alcohol-based tincture. It’s really up to you!
**Standard Disclaimer: CBD is not FDA-approved. We make no such claims that using our products will guarantee relief. Moreover, research regarding CBD is still ongoing and in the early stages.**
Tinctures and edibles are very different CBD delivery methods compared to smoking CBD, so how do they work? How long will it take to feel the effects? And which is best for you?
Depending on your symptom needs and experience, one of these delivery methods will likely be a better fit for you. But both CBD tinctures and edibles are practical delivery options for anyone who would like to add CBD into their routine.
Both tinctures and edibles have a relatively slow-release time, meaning that they can take over an hour to reach peak CBD concentration levels in the bloodstream, with tinctures being slightly faster. The main difference between the two is bioavailability, with tinctures delivering a higher concentration level of CBD to the bloodstream.
When deciding between a tincture or edible, finding the best fit for you will depend on the symptoms you want to treat, your experience with CBD, and your personal preferences.
From CBD oil products to CBD lotions and tinctures, often the CBD we consume is extracted from the hemp plant. The 2018 Farm Bill ensures that any CBD product derived from the hemp plant won’t contain more than 0.3% THC.
People have been using transdermal skin patches in some form for decades. Because our cells are made of lipids and CBD is a lipid, we can diffuse CBD through our cells until it eventually reaches our blood vessels. Though this option is discreet and effective, it’s still somewhat slow because CBD needs to pass through the many protective layers of our skin. Transdermal patches tend to be slower, taking around 45 minutes to set in but lasting for upwards of 96 hours.
The method of consumption
A common CBD delivery method is to ingest as CBD oil. (Other ingestion methods include a CBD capsule or CBD edible like gummies.) With this method of consumption, CBD enters your digestive system and eventually reaches the liver. There, enzymes will break down the CBD before reaching the bloodstream. When CBD is broken down by the liver, you lose some of the concentration before the remaining CBD is sent to your bloodstream. Because the process of digestion and absorption takes time, it could be up to two hours before the effects of CBD set in.
Your body’s metabolism determines how quickly you break down and synthesize compounds, and this includes CBD. Those with a faster metabolism will feel the effects of CBD oil sooner because their body will process CBD in a highly efficient manner. Those that have a slower metabolism, on the other hand, will wait a bit longer to feel the effects of CBD. Because everyone’s metabolism is different, there’s no specific amount of time in which CBD will take effect. Trial and error will help you better understand how your body’s metabolism works with CBD.
If CBD doesn’t seem to be working for you, be sure to check both the dosage and quality, particularly that you’re using full spectrum CBD oil.