Best Method Of Taking CBD Hemp Extract

There are several ways that you can take CBD hemp extract and the right method for you will depend on what you are using the product for. In general there are four categories of ways to consume hemp: ingestion, vape, sublingual and topically.

Typical CBD Extract Activation Times

Ingestion: 10 minutes to 2 hours
Sublingual: 10-40 minutes
Vaping: 10 minutes or less
Topical: 5-30 minutes

Ingesting CBD

When ingesting hemp extract the effects can take from anywhere between 10 minutes to 2 hours as the product has to go through your digestive system.

Swallowing hemp oil on an empty stomach could produce the fastest ingestion method, however not everyone will be accustomed to the taste.

CBD honey sticks are an alternative to raw hemp oil and probably the next fastest route into the body. Since liquids are quicker to consume and digest than solids you can try mixing the honey sticks into a drink.

Capsules and tablets are also popular as you can take CBD just like any other food supplement and they are easy to take on the go.

Gummies are another great way to taking hemp on the go and these sweets come in different flavours & shapes to suite your individual needs.

Hemp in food and treats is a way to take this supplement as party of a healthy eating lifestyle. There are many applications to taking Cannabidiol in this form, from: adding a few drops to your potatoes, creating treats and generally adding to anything you are cooking.

Vaping CBD Juice

Vaping CBD e-liquid is the fastest way to benefit from the herb and is also the most portable method of them all. Vaping hemp extract liquid could benefit users who require an instant benefit through out the day as part of an on the spot dosing regime. However vaping may not be suitable to all as vaping in general is seen as an alternative to smoking.

Under The Tongue (sublingual)

If you do not want to vape but want quick results then taking hemp sublingually is your best bet. Just put several CBD oil drops under the tongue and hold for a minutes before swallowing to allow the extract to absorb into the bloodstream through the soft tissue.

CBD Hemp Oil for Skin

CBD Hemp oil can also be used for skin condition but since the skin can absorb oil then you can also use it for localised pain for: muscles, ligaments and inflammation.

Hemp extract can be administered in several form all ranging in different absorption times, these products are: oils, lotions, creams, balms, ointments, gels and bath bombs.

Bath bombs are great especially if you are bathing as a form of treatment in it self, the hot water will open up pores and allow the hemp goodness to be absorbed by the body quicker for a great holistic approach.


We hope we have given you a good idea of all the applications that you can use. The best method will depend on your individual activation window for each method and you may need to experiment with what works best for you.


Please note that this article was written by a 3rd-party author who is a specialist on the topic of CBD, hemp and cannabis.  Any information or recommendations contained within this article, are independent to the opinion of RUDERALEX CBD and our employees.  We make no claims for any of our products, please read our disclaimer for additional information.