There are a lot of CBD options out there. Even once you’ve found the right brand and type of CBD (isolate, broad, or full spectrum), the choices aren’t over: now you have to decide which specific form is right for you.
There are CBD oils. There are capsules. There are gummies. There are creams. But which is the best for your needs?
For some people, the choice is simply personal preference. Some people find gummies and capsules easier to deal with, but these quick methods also come with downsides that, in our opinion, don’t always make the convenience worth the tradeoffs.
If your goal is overall wellness, CBD oil ingested sublingually is the way to go. It’s the most effective and efficient, allows you to find your unique dosage “sweet spot,” and gives you whole-plant benefits without artificial sweeteners, colors, or fillers.
WHY TAKE OIL SUBLINGUALLY—CAN’T I JUST SWALLOW IT OR MIX IT INTO MY SMOOTHIE AND GET THE SAME RESULTS?
Sublingual ingestion is the most effective and efficient way of taking CBD oil. Simply hold the oil underneath your tongue for 1 to 2 minutes before swishing and swallowing. (Then brush your teeth – Rational CBD oil tastes strong because it is undiluted.) The area beneath your tongue is capillary-rich, and when you hold the oil there, most of it will be absorbed into the oral mucosa, allowing it to get into your bloodstream much more quickly. As an added bonus, the oil that is absorbed this way does not have to go through the digestion process, which would break it down before it reaches the bloodstream.
CBD OIL IS THE ONLY PRODUCT THAT CAN BE TAKEN SUBLINGUALLY
Gummies and capsules are simple and easy, but they cannot be taken sublingually like CBD oil can. Oral ingestion (simply put, swallowing CBD) is a popular method—but it takes much longer for the CBD to reach the bloodstream. It also must go through the digestive tract and liver along the way, which breaks some of it down. With this method, you trade efficiency and effectiveness for convenience.
DOSAGE IS HARDER TO ADJUST WITH GUMMIES AND CAPSULES
Every person’s needs are different, and that means that dosages of CBD vary a lot. Gummies and capsules come in pre-determined amounts (ex: 25 mg), so the dose you buy is the one you’re stuck with. This can be especially inconvenient if you are new to CBD and don’t yet know what your correct dose is.
Everyone needs to find their own unique sweet spot; CBD dosing is not one size fits all!
CBD oil comes with a dropper that enables you to make small changes to dosage depending on your needs. You won’t have to worry about buying the right dose—just purchase full-strength (2400mg) and adjust how much you put into the dropper to get a dose that’s just right for you.
FOR PURE, WHOLE-PLANT BENEFITS, CBD OIL IS BEST
Some individuals take CBD only occasionally for a quick “chill out” or to help them get to sleep at night. For those purposes, gummies or capsules might seem just fine. However, our customers all report that they prefer CBD oil taken sublingually, including for helping with sleep.
For the individual seeking to improve overall wellness, there’s no question that CBD oil is the most effective product—science proves this. It enters the system quickly and, if it’s full-spectrum like our product, it brings all the benefits of the whole hemp plant.
There are no “extras” in pure oils like Rational Hemp’s. No artificial sweeteners, fillers, or other stuff. Just pure, organic hemp seed oil and CBD. Alternatively, brightly colored and flavored gummies are packed full of artificial colors, flavors, and fillers—all of which you pay for in effectiveness and overall cost.
So, what’s the best choice for you? Occasional gummies and capsules are popular choices for a quick chill, but you trade effectiveness for convenience with these. For the wellness-focused individual, oil is hands down the best option.
Make your own wellness a priority and get your body in balance by finding the dosage of CBD oil that best meets your needs, and then taking it daily to allow the CBD time to work with your body’s endocannabinoid system. By doing so, you’ll reap the most benefits and get the most bang for your buck.
Rational Hemp is regulatory-compliant and contains trace levels of THC under 0.3%. While we know of no instance where a drug test came back positive after using our Hemp Extract, we cannot guarantee this result. Speak to a physician before using CBD if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription medications.