A question we often hear at Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is: “What is the ‘best’ way to take CBD oil?” The short answer: there is no one best way! There are many ways to consume CBD and each has its own benefits, so the best delivery method for you will vary depending on your lifestyle and health considerations.

Are you using CBD to support the management of everyday worries, where a lower dosage may be sufficient? Or do you prefer oral or sublingual methods like tincture, capsules, or edibles? Do you need the localized effect of a topical for exercise-induced inflammation* or skin condition?* Are you seeking a sense of calm for focus* during your workout, yoga, or meditation practice?*

In the growing CBD market, there is a vast assortment of product options to fit any lifestyle need. 

In this post, we’ll take a look at the three most common routes of delivery: Oral, Sublingual, and Topical.

For every route of delivery, we recommend starting with a small dose of CBD (2.5 – 15 mg) to see how your body responds before increasing the dose. As with any supplement, it is also important to consult a healthcare professional before consuming CBD.

1. Sublingual (CBD Oil Tinctures)

The sublingual method for ingesting CBD uses an oral mist or a dropper to apply the hemp oil carrier directly under the tongue. This is known as a form of higher bioavailability, meaning the effects are fast-acting and effective throughout the body.

Additionally, CBD oil tinctures can be extremely versatile in their consumption. Offered in a variety of flavors and dosages, our CBD MCT oil tinctures can be easily applied under the tongue or mixed into your favorite food or beverage. 

  • Upstate Elevator currently makes one type of product that is consumed sublingually: our organic coconut-derived MCT oil tinctures

2. Oral (CBD Capsules, Edibles, and Cannabinoid-Infused Beverages)

Oral delivery methods for CBD include capsules and edibles (which include foods and drinks that are infused with CBD). 

Oral methods are an excellent option for those who want an easy way to take CBD, without any smell, smoke, or accessories needed. Additionally, CBD edibles are consumed orally, meaning the hemp oil is absorbed into the bloodstream via the stomach lining. These edibles are ingested and broken down in the digestive system, meaning they can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours for effects to settle in. 

CBD edibles are not only convenient but also fun, coming in a variety of flavors and infusions to incorporate into your diet and wellness regimen. Upstate offers three types of CBD-based products that can be consumed orally – edibles, beverages, and capsules.

  • Upstate’s CBD gummies are available in both sweet and tart flavors. Our Vermont organic gummies are made with natural ingredients and come in a variety of sizes and formulations for maximum convenience. 
  • We also offer three different types of sparkling CBD beverages infused with natural flavors.
  • Upstate’s line of CBD capsules are formulated in 30mg, 75mg, and 100mg doses – available in both Full-Spectrum, and THC-free options.Our capsules are easy to dose and contain only two pure ingredients: organic coconut oil and either full-spectrum hemp extract or pharmaceutical-grade crystalline CBD isolate.

3. CBD Topicals (Skincare)

Topicals are externally applied onto the skin or affected area and infused with CBD or other hemp-derived cannabinoids for immediate comfort and relief. CBD topicals can includelotions, creams, and roll-ons that deliver cannabinoids through application directly to the skin. It’s important to keep in mind that although you’re not ingesting CBD topicals like you would with CBD oil tinctures or edibles, topicals are meant to be directly applied to the skin for relief. 

Depending on the dosage and expected effects of CBD topicals, this method of CBD can last up to five hours.

  • Upstate’s line of topicals is handcrafted with no synthetic fragrances, no petroleum-based products, and no animal-based ingredients.

Upstate Elevator Supply Co: Where Quality & Consistency is Key 

When deciding which is the best way to consume CBD, choose a method that suits your lifestyle. Remember that no matter what method you choose, quality is key. Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is proud to produce organic CBD oil derived from premium hemp sustainably cultivated and farmed in Vermont. We are committed to potency and purity to create CBD products that elevate your everyday life. Browse our selection of CBD products, choose your desired method of consumption, and get ready to elevate your wellness! 

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