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With the growing popularity of CBD oil in the United States, people can purchase CBD oil in various forms. CBD oils are being infused into everything, from beauty creams and lotions to edible gummies and drinks.

However, all CBD products can be divided into two categories — oral/ingestible CBD or Topical CBD. The main thing that differentiates the two types of CBD is that one is meant to be used outside the body, and the other works on the inside. They are also different when it comes to levels of effectiveness and potency and how well they work for some people.

Let’s take a deeper look at the two types to help you decide the right one for you:

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are products that have been infused with CBD oil and are meant to be applied externally on specific parts of the body. The CBD from topical CBD products gets absorbed into the system through the pores and epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. It interacts with the cannabinoid receptors found in your skin and starts taking effect immediately.

Most people prefer CBD topical as they are easy to use and minimally invasive. They also start taking effect immediately once you rub it onto your skin and don’t have to go through the entire digestive process to start working. However, CBD topicals have very low bioavailability, which means it has a very low chance of permeating the skin enough to enter the bloodstream for wider benefits.

Common CBD topicals include CBD balms, CBD creams, CBD bath bombs, CBD roll-ons, and CBD lotions.

Bottle of CBD oil next to the cannabis plant

Oral/Ingestible CBD:

As the name suggests, oral CBD refers to CBD products that are edible and meant to be consumed through the mouth. There are two common methods of consuming CBD, sublingually and ingesting. Sublingually refers to the “under-the-tongue” method where a person places a few drops of CBD oil under their tongue and holds it for a few seconds before swallowing. The CBD immediately enters the bloodstream through the capillaries in the mouth and reaches the cannabinoid receptors in no time. This method has one of the highest bioavailability compared to other methods and bypasses the metabolism process for immediate relief.

The second method is ingesting, where a person swallows CBD in the form of a pill or any other edible product. The CBD travels to the bloodstream after going through the digestive system, where it is broken down. CBD edibles have low bioavailability as the digestive enzymes break down most components before they reach the bloodstream. However, ingesting CBD ensures long-lasting effects in the system, which you can’t get through any other method.

Common oral CBD products include oil tinctures, CBD capsules, and CBD gummies.

Choosing the Right Type of CBD Product

When deciding which CBD product to go for, you need to ask yourself what your purpose of taking CBD is and what method will be most convenient for you. If you are looking for immediate relief, you should go for CBD topicals or sublingual oral CBD. However, for long term relief and gradual effects of CBD, you should choose ingestible CBD products. The best thing you should do is consult with a CBD expert and your health practitioner for professional recommendations on the best CBD consumption method according to your health.

Quality Topical and Ingestible CBD Products from Rena’s Organic

Whether you are looking for high-quality topical CBD creams such as CBD for pain relief and CBD anti-aging cream, or edible CBD product such as CBD superfoods or CBD super ciders, Rena’s Organic has got your covered!

We offer premium CBD products made with 100% organic and medical-grade CBD oil obtained from natural and sustainable sources. Our CBD products ensure maximum benefits for our clients by retaining its potent properties during the extraction process.

Get in touch with our CBD experts for any questions and concerns and choose the best product according to your health needs!

Note: The effectiveness of CBD varies from person to person. We suggest you consult your physician before using CBD, especially if you have a medical condition or if you take prescription medications.