CBD Absorption: Which Type of CBD Should I Use for Pain?

CBD Absorption: Which Type of CBD Should I Use for Pain?


First let me say I am NOT a doctor.  You should not use this article or any information on our site as medical advice.  

We always encourage our customers to speak with their physicians and ask about CBD.  

Having said that, a LOT of our customers ask about which type of CBD they should be using for...fill in the blank.  

Here's my secret, I don't make medical claims...but I can confidently tell you which method absorbs fastest, last in the system the longest, and is most popular with people with the same story as yours.

Without making medical claims or giving advice, here's what i tell our customers everyday at Revive CBD in Littleton, CO:

Customer: I'm in pain, what CBD should I use?

Revive CBD: While we don't make medical claims, we are so happy you found us!  For general pain, most customers use Full Spectrum CBD tinctures for daily use and at times a CBD topical.

The reason is this:  Tinctures make their way to the bloodstream, allowing them then eventually into the nervous system.  This is important because the nervous system is where most of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that we can target reside as part of the endocannabinoid system.  

Still, there are some receptors, mostly CB2 receptors that are located close to the dermis (skin) layer, that can be reached and targeted with a CBD topical.  So many of our customers also use one of our topicals, at times.

Absorption time of tinctures

Most of our customers use CBD tinctures once to twice daily. The reason is tinctures are thought to absorb in about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.  Once fully absorbed, they are thought to "last in the system" for around 8 to 10 hours at the longest.  With that in mind, most of our customers are taking these tinctures about every 10 to 12 hours.

The thought behind taking it regularly is this:  Many experts suggest cannabinoid levels need to be "built up" for benefits to occur.  We here at Revive CBD agree with this theory.

Why Full Spectrum?

Full Spectrum means it's basically a cross-section of the hemp plant, giving you a full representation of the cannabinoid profile, compete with CBD, CBDa, CBDv, CBC, CBG, THC and many other minor cannabinoids.  A very prominent theory called the Entourage Effect Theory suggest that when a product contains all the cannabinoids, including THC, it will likely have a more pronounced effect.  The basis of this theory is that the Endocannabinoid System is "activated or agitated" by THC (also a reason the system came to its name).  If the system is activated by THC, it is thought then that a product with even a nominal amount of this cannabinoid may better help the system as a whole to accept and interact with the other cannabinoids.  Once again, this is a theory we subscribe to!


*Know that if you take a medicine with a grapefruit juice interaction, that CBD may have a similar effect on your medication (usually blood thinners).

*Know that these products aren't FDA approved or tested.  We put this warning on every product to ensure you know we aren't making medical claims.

Have more questions?  Check out the product pages for tons of info or come in and see us!


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