Thanks to the boom in medical research, people now know that marijuana, also known as cannabis, isn’t only a plant that causes psychoactive effects like addiction. Though there are still a lot of people sceptical to its benefits, some states and countries have already legalized its usage in the medical field.
If you’re one of those people who love to read and research regarding cannabidols and their effects, perhaps you already know a lot of its benefits and the various methods of taking it. However, for those who’re still curious and are considered newbies to this field, perhaps it’s high time you learn about this topic.
What is cannabidiol?
- More commonly known as CBD
- Refers to the second most abundant cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant
- Contains cannabinoids, organic compounds that are known to interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body
- Does not trigger psychoactive effects as it does not contain the highly intoxicating compound – THC
To this day, there are four known methods of taking cannabidiol.
- Fastest method to feel CBD’s effects on the body
- Directly absorbed by the bloodstream through the lungs
- Comes in two methods: smoking and vaping
- Easiest method of application – no need for special equipment or accessories
- Directly apply lotion, balm, cream, or salve to the skin to experience its effects
- Uses CBD tinctures (mixture of water and alcohol used to collect cannabis plant extracts)
- Drops of tincture are placed under the tongue and allowed to stay there for at least 30 seconds before swallowing
- Ingestion/ Edibles
- Can be consumed as CBD-infused food (gummy bears and lollipops) or by adding CBD oil to food
- Generally takes 2-4 hours before the full effects are felt by the person ingesting it
Out of the four methods of taking CBD, the sublingual and ingestion method would probably allow the person to have a hint of the taste this compound has. For those who aren’t taking CBD in these methods, here’s a brief description of its taste.
- CBD’s taste generally is a result of the plant’s organic compounds, namely:
- Common taste descriptions of CBD
- Hint of nuttiness
- Simply put, as cannabis is a plant, and CBD comes from the cannabis plant, it’s expected to taste like a plant – cannabis, for that.
- However, there are two types of CBD – full spectrum and isolate
- If you’re taking the full spectrum CBD (whole plant), it’s expected that you’ll taste the same common taste descriptions mentioned above.
- For CBD isolate (extracted, purified form of CBD without THC), it still has its earthy taste, but now comes with a citrus flavor.
If, however, you aren’t a fan of the classic and citrusy flavors of cannabidiol, then perhaps you can purchase pre-packaged food (gums and lollipops) or even buy mints with a taste of menthol in them.