How Can CBD Be Administered?

Scientific advancements have made CBD a highly versatile compound that can be formulated into endless products. With such a wide scope of opportunity, that’s why so many different product variations across numerous industries have been created.

If you’re starting a CBD business, this is good news for you. You have a wide variety of wholesale CBD options to choose from and so do your customers. Below, we’ve provided some information on the different types of products available.

CBD Tinctures

CBD tinctures are one of the more common products available. Delivered in liquid form, tinctures typically come in a glass bottle with a dropper marked with dosage guidelines. Tinctures are a concentrated CBD product that can be used by first-time users and veterans alike. CBD tinctures always have at least two ingredients: hemp extract and carrier oil. The carrier oil enables bioavailability without the user having to utilize any form of combustion. Some companies formulate their tinctures with certain terpenes, flavors, essential oils, and more in order to improve the taste and/or user experience. Tinctures are available in different strengths, generally ranging from 500mg to 3000mg of CBD per bottle.

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are really popular as well due to the fact that we have cannabinoid receptors throughout our skin. From CBD shampoo to massage lotion, there are countless types of topical products in the market. Topical products generally have a lower CBD content with no clear per-use dosage. Instead, topical products provide a total CBD amount per item. CBD topicals are generally infused with CBD-rich hemp oil but some companies use other forms like water-soluble CBD.

CBD Gel Caps

CBD gel caps use a more traditional approach, offering a discreet, convenient option. Gel caps are often formulated with CBD-rich hemp extract along with carrier oil for full bioavailability. Some companies add different ingredients to their capsules like melatonin, BCAAs, etc. for a more focused intention. Each gel cap has a specific amount of CBD but does take longer to metabolize and enter the bloodstream.

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles are gaining in popularity and come in any form you could possibly think of. From gummies to popcorn, baked goods, snacks, and more, this dietary supplement is great for first-time users and veterans alike. CBD edibles typically have a set dosage per serving, usually ranging from 5mg to 50mg. Micro-dosing and extra-strength options are also available from certain CBD edible companies. Since CBD edibles take the longest time to digest, they are recommended for those with healthy digestive systems. Edibles can take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours for the CBD to actually reach the bloodstream.

CBD Beverages

CBD beverages are either infused with water-soluble CBD or CBD-rich hemp extract. Water-soluble CBD offers better bioavailability but both are common in beverage production. CBD beverages range from sparkling drinks to coffee, teas, juices, and many more. Each beverage will have a designated amount of CBD and is meant to be a single serving. Hemp Depot offers fizzy tablets and wholesale water-soluble CBD.

CBD Vape Pens

CBD vape pens offer a more health-conscious way to smoke CBD. Vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, and vaping liquid are all different options available. Each cartridge or disposable pen will have a designated amount of CBD, typically offering 2mg to 5mg of CBD per inhale. CBD vaping liquid is usually formulated with a carrier oil and added flavors. Some include harmful ingredients like glycerin, propylene glycol, etc., making it important to prioritize what’s in your formulations. Hemp Depot’s vape pens are free of those harmful ingredients.

CBD Isolate Powder

CBD isolate powder is a 99+% pure crystalline powder that only contains CBD. Isolate powder is highly versatile and can be incorporated into topicals, edibles, and even be smoked alone. It is virtually flavorless making it ideal for adding to favorite recipes.

CBD Isolate Slab

CBD isolate slab is a 99+% pure crystal slab that only contains CBD. This form of CBD is ideal for smoking and dabbing but can also be incorporated into other products if desired. Isolate slabs are virtually flavorless as well. This is commonly a favored form for marijuana users since CBD isolate slabs are similar to THC concentrates. Hemp Depot offers both wholesale CBD isolate powder and CBD isolate slab on our wholesale website.

CBD Wax

CBD wax typically contains hemp oil extract with other terpenes or flavors added for an improved experience. CBD wax is only for dabbing and smoking, and is available in full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate options. This is also a commonly favored form for marijuana users since it is similar to THC concentrates.

CBD Hemp Flower

CBD hemp flower is the cultivated buds from the hemp plant that has been dry-cured for smoking. They may look identical in appearance to marijuana buds but they only contain less than 0.3% THC and have a higher rate of naturally-occurring CBD.

CBD Hemp Pre-Rolls and Cigarettes

CBD hemp pre-rolls and cigarettes both utilize dry-cured hemp flower buds that been ground down and pre-packaged. Pre-rolls use rolling papers, offering a similar look and smoking experience to joints while cigarettes have a filter attached to create a smoother smoking experience.

CBD Transdermal Patches

CBD transdermal patches are topical products that come in the form of an adhesive patch. They are applied directly to the skin on problem areas, delivering a higher concentration of CBD. Transdermal patches differ from other topical products since they have a controlled release benefit, offering the slow-release of CBD. The effects are more immediate since CBD is absorbed through the skin and directly into the bloodstream.

CBD Suppositories

CBD suppositories are designed to provide the quickest administration to the body. Suppositories are a great option for individuals that require a non-traditional administration method that bypasses their stomach or liver. Suppositories have a designated amount of CBD created for a single-use application.

CBD Pet Products

CBD pet products come in a wide variety, ranging from pet tinctures to shampoos, treats, and more. These pet products may utilize cold-pressed hemp seed oil for easier digestion. Since any living organism with a spine has an endocannabinoid system, CBD products can be formulated to be pet-specific for dogs, cats, horses, etc. or as a general pet product.

Learn More About CBD Administration Methods

Hemp Depot is proud to educate our clients on all things CBD. Since CBD is so versatile, there are so many incredible opportunities that any startup or established business can pursue. Be mindful that each administration method has its own pros and cons in terms of bioavailability, pricing, manufacturing, and target markets. For more information regarding the different CBD administration methods, please contact us!

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