Hashing out the Details Surrounding CBD
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of CBD products available? Whether you’re a herbal hot beverage lover or an inhalation expert, we’ve got the information you need to decide which form of CBD – and way to consume it – is best suited to your needs. Allow our CBD scale to clear the haze surrounding the products available on the UK market, how they are absorbed into the bloodstream in the highest percentages, and which ones offer the greatest bioavailability (the degree and rate at which it is absorbed by the body’s circulatory system).
BEST FOR… BEGINNER’S BLISS: FOODS, DRINKS, CAPSULES + GUMMIES
The most delicious way to get a dose of CBD. Edibles and capsules rely on the digestive system for absorption and their bioavailability can be around six per cent. A gentle way to incorporate some CBD into your routine.
• Mr Prempy’s CBD Chocolate Hemp Truffles – 10mg CBD per truffle
• Naturopathica CBD+ Wellbeing Capsules – 5mg per capsule
• MEDA CBD Drinks – 15mg per can
• CBD Eaze Omega 3 CBD Gummies – 10mg per gummy
• Hop & Hemp CBD Low Alcohol Lager – 8mg per 330ml bottle
BEST FOR… SWAPPING STRESS FOR SERENITY: SPRAYS, LOZENGES + OILS
Sublingual products like oils are absorbed under the tongue straight into the bloodstream. With bioavailability levels as high as 36 per cent, they provide speedy transference.
• YourZooki CBD Oil 10% – 5mg of CBD per drop
• BetterYou CBD Daily Oral Spray – 7.5mg per dose
• Naturopathica CBD Lozenges Citrus Flavour – 10mg per lozenge
BEST FOR… A SATURDAY STUPOR: VAPE, E-LIQUIDS + INHALERS
Although we don’t condone the use of E-liquids, if you’re after an immediate hit of CBD, vaping can have you feeling the effects in 10 minutes or less. Absorbed directly into the lungs with each inhale, vaping can achieve bioavailability levels as high as 56 per cent. The relaxing effects include lessened anxiety, pain relief and improved mood – but despite their intensity, these effects are generally short-lived. If you’re keen to vape, then be sure to do your research, and pick a brand that promises pure CBD, without any nasties included.
• Maven 50mg CBD Inhaler –1mg of CBD per puff
• VSAVI Flavoured CBD E-Liquid 10ml – 500mg per e-liquid container