When it comes to absorbing and getting cannabis into your body so you can experience the benefits, there are various ways you can get it into your body. When it comes to using cannabis, it is best to know all the different ways you can absorb and use cannabis so you can find the right method for yourself.
With topicals, you are applying a lotion or gel that goes right onto your body. This is most effective when you are trying to try something such as chronic pain, sore muscles, or sore joints. Topicals work because you have cannabinoid receptors in your skin, which respond to the cannabis found in topical applications. Topical applications are designed to help make the muscles or joints they are applied to feel more relaxed and to address the localized pain. Topicals can provide localized pain relief for a few hours sat a time.
With vaping, vapors are created through a heating process which releases the cannabis in its natural form. It is different than smoking, where other elements are introduced into the smoke through the process of combustion.
Vaping allows you to experience the product directly and the cannabis goes into your bloodstream via your lungs. With this method, you cannabis will impact your body for a few hours. How long and how strongly you feel the impact depends on the strength of the oil that you vape. With vaping, the effects usually start within minutes.
Another way to consume cannabis is via edibles. Edibles are things that you can eat, and can take many forms, such as pills or candies. The dosage can range from very little to up to 100 mg.
The thing with edibles is that the cannabis impacts your body for a long period of time, which is why with edibles it is always suggested that you start with a small amount and increase the dosage up to the amount you need. You also need to wait a few hours for the impact to set-in.
Tinctures are when cannabis has been infused with either a vegetable or alcohol base. You are able to consume tinctures by putting it directly under your tongue, or by adding it to your food. With tinctures, you are able to measure out the dosage using the eye droppers that the product is delivered with.
Tinctures are similar to edibles, and take a few hours to take effect, but can last for a while.
Take your time and figure out which delivery method offers you the type of pain relief and assistance you need when using cannabis therapy to treat a medical condition.