So you’re interested in purchasing a CBD product, but not sure how to choose between the two most popular options available? Let’s take a look at the differences in their application and effectiveness:
While oils and gummies can each provide a different kind of experience, they have the same intended effect. They can both reduce anxiety and stress, help achieve a better night’s sleep, relieve general muscle soreness, and this list goes on.
CBD oil contains one of three forms of CBD extract (full-spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate). The oils typically come in a small glass bottle, allowing you to measure out the exact amount you want to consume. CBD gummies are candy-like gummies that have a specific amount of CBD extract already infused into it.
Many prefer CBD gummies as they are simple to use. There’s no worrying about measuring out oils with a dropper or mixing into food or drink. Just pop it in your mouth like a piece of candy! Others prefer CBD oils as they have more control over exact dose amounts or they enjoy the various methods of application. While it’s fine to place a desired dose of oil directly into your mouth as with other liquid supplements, it also has the same effect when mixed into food or drink.
For many, the “oil vs gummies” decision is based strictly on the rate of absorption. Gummies are absorbed through the digestive system, which can take up to two hours before the beneficial effects are noticed. However, once absorbed, CBD effects can last several hours. Therefore, for those who want CBD to address general conditions such as muscle soreness or anxiety, or just want to relax after a long day, gummies are a viable option. Oils, on the other hand, can provide a more immediate effect for those who have an enhanced level of pain or can’t seem to get to sleep. CBD, when mixed into food or drink will be absorbed like gummies, through the digestive system. However, when applied sublingually (under the tongue), CBD is absorbed much faster. Simply holding oils under the tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing allows blood vessels to absorb CBD at a much faster rate. Effects can be felt within 20 minutes using this method.
While CBD oils and CBD gummies have their differences, both are safe, effective and beneficial ways to consume CBD. If you’re still torn on your preference, try both to see which you enjoy more and helps obtain the results you want.