You can prevent flare-ups and full-blown asthma attacks with CBD but you need to take it consistently. (However, in case of severe chest pain or an attack, use your inhaler or go to a doctor immediately). Before you start to treat Asthma with CBD, read this informative article that will help you make an informed decision.
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties among many other beneficial ones that help in managing asthma symptoms. The quickest way to get CBD into your system is by inhaling it. Unfortunately, CBD vapes or inhalers are not recommended for asthma patients. There are other ways they can benefit from the healing properties of CBD. Lets take a look at how you can treat Asthma with CBD.
5 CBD Products That You Can Use For Asthma
Treat Asthma with CBD Oil
CBD oil products are usually made with a carrier oil, such as hemp seed oil, MCT oil, or olive oil and CBD oil is the second fastest method of getting CBD flowing through your veins.
CBD oil comes in a small glass bottle with a measure dropper that enables precise dosing so you know how much you’re taking in.
You can take CBD oil either by sublingual ingestion (placing it under the tongue) or by adding it to your food.
When you add the oil to the food, it has to travel through the entire digestive system, which means that most of it will be lost along the way and it will also take longer for the effects to surface.
The sublingual method, ie by placing a few drops under the tongue and holding them there for a minute or two before swallowing is a much more effective method. This is because that part of your mouth is full of blood vessels that absorb CBD rapidly into the bloodstream via the liver and it can start working almost immediately. It takes about 20 minutes for the first effects to be felt and they usually last for about six hours.
Some people have a problem ingesting it sublingually because it leaves them with a bitter taste in their mouths. The problem has now been somewhat resolved due to flavoured CBD oils.
Treating Asthma with CBD Tincture
CBD oil tincture is probably the oldest way of extracting and consuming the cannabinoids from the cannabis plants. It is made by dissolving cannabis in alcohol and is usually made by using cannabis high in THC – although this varies from product to product.
CBD tinctures have an alcohol base which is usually some organic alcohols or MCT oil is also meant to be consumed sublingually. Keep it under your tongue for a minute or two and then swallow.
Treating Asthma with CBD Capsules
The biggest challenge with using CBD this way is a growing number of low-quality soft gel capsules in the market. On the other hand, they are still widely preferred because they are simple to use and you don’t need a dropper or a syringe to measure the right dosage with them.
Capsules have no taste which is a big advantage over natural flavoured CBD oil. They come in different concentrations and the effect can last up to five hours.
However, although you don’t have to measure the dosage, softgel capsules are impossible to split so if you have a 50 mg capsule but want to take only 25 mg, you will have no option but to take 50 mg or not take it at all.
So, before buying them, work out how much you plan to take daily so you can buy the product that suits you most. But, just like everything else that is taken orally, capsules have to go through the digestive system and that delays their effect.
Besides, some of the nutrients are destroyed by stomach acid. Therefore, their bioavailability if rather low (only about 10%).
It takes about 40 minutes for the first effects of CBD capsules to be felt and if you have a slow metabolism, it may take even longer.
CBD gummies are chewy sweets infused with CBD oil. They are attractive and come in many different colours, flavours, and shapes. Being tasty, they are easy to consume but it also makes it that much easy to overdose on.
CBD edibles are less messy than oils or tinctures, more portable and also more discreet. They usually have a lower dosage of CBD and most are THC-free, therefore, will not cause drowsiness.
This makes them ideal for situations where you want to relax but remain focused, eg in an exam or while driving.
You can easily measure CBD gummy dosage as CBD per gummy is usually mentioned on the packaging. However, just like other ingested products, it has to go through the digestive system and will take about 30 minutes to 2 hours to be absorbed.
So they take longer to work however if you eat them on an empty stomach, the effect will be faster.
These are products that are applied to the skin. They come in form of salves, creams, gels, ointments, balms, or lotions. They target localized pain and are usually used for inflamed and painful joints and muscles.
Asthma patients can benefit from these products by rubbing a cream or salve on the chest which helps open the airways and makes breathing easier.
CBD comes with no serious side effects and is a natural remedy for many types of pain and inflammation, including those caused by and resulting from asthma. All things considered, it’s definitely worth a try.