Have you ever tried a “pot brownie” or a CBD gummy? Even if you have not, you have likely heard the term “edibles”. Edibles, by definition, are any food or beverage that is infused with cannabinoids. The two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD. CBD tinctures are technically edible. However, they are also called ingestible CBD and have clear differences from common edibles. Aside from tinctures, other ingestible CBD products include CBD softgels and CBD solubles. We will explore the differences between all of these products and highlight their strengths and weaknesses.
The Benefits of Ingestible CBD
As stated above, ingestible CBD does have its differences from other forms of CBD taken orally. Cannabis-infused edibles can range anywhere from chocolate bars and potato chips to teas and sodas. Edibles are easy to make. You can replace butter or oil in a recipe with cannabutter or canna oil. They have long-lasting effects as the edible makes its way through your digestive system. However, it can take up to a few hours to start to feel the effects of an edible. This is because an edible needs to be digested before the bloodstream absorbs it. Many people prefer something fast-acting and far more sensible than pulling out a baggie of gummy bears on your way to a work meeting. That is where CBD tinctures, softgels, water solubles, and other ingestible CBD come into play.
CBD Oil Tinctures
While a CBD tincture is technically considered an edible, it far surpasses common edibles in many beneficial ways. CBD tinctures are discreet. Consumers can keep a small bottle on them and quickly add the desired drops to their food or drink of choice. Our tincture products come in various flavors that complement many foods or drinks. We carry tinctures with no added flavors as well. They seamlessly blend into any dish or beverage without adding any taste. Tinctures can also be taken sublingually. This method provides quick absorption into the bloodstream. That means it offers fast-acting results and relief within minutes.
Tinctures are simple and therefore easy for the body to digest. That means consumers have fewer negative gastrointestinal side effects. Tinctures are also far more exact in terms of dosage. Unfortunately, you can not be positive an edible’s ingredients were mixed evenly in production. In contrast, customers can choose their CBD tincture strength. They will know exactly how many drops they need to take to feel the positive effects.
Last but certainly not least is the matter of safety. Edibles can be confused with their non-cannabis-infused counterparts. Tinctures are easily identified in their bottles. They can be secured behind child safety locks and out of the way of unsuspecting guests. They also have a very long shelflife: they can last for years if stored in a cool and dark location. You surely cannot keep a cookie for that long without it spoiling!
CBD pills are another way to take ingestible CBD. Consumers can choose from capsules or softgels. Capsules are small containers, usually cylindrical, consisting of two halves that fit together. Inside is a powder, jelly, or liquid. Softgels are also round or cylindrical, but their outer shell is one single piece made from a gelatin mixture. Inside is usually oil. While both CBD capsules and softgels are convenient and easy to incorporate into your daily routine, softgels still have many advantages over capsules.
The benefits of CBD softgels all point to their gelatin shell. The shell makes these pills more palatable and easier to swallow. That is thanks to their ability to contain strong scents and their smoother shapes. The shell also provides a longer shelflife since they are sealed and airtight. Concerning CBD oil specifically, softgels are preferable because they have better quality retention than capsules. That allows softgels to provide consumers with higher doses. The dissolvable shell even comes in plant-based gelatin options for vegans.
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Ingestible CBD has incredible advantages. From strong efficacy to ease of use, there are so many reasons to add tinctures, softgels, or water-soluble CBD to your daily life. Check out our product lines, try a sample, and contact us with any questions. We are here to help you grow your ingestible CBD brand.