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CBD UK Buyers Guide

This guide will help you understand the various methods of administering CBD and cannabis products. Simply choose a product ranging from CBD oils or edibles, to CBD topicals and cosmetics. This guide will talk you through the various CBD products and how they can be consumed or applied safely.

5 Different CBD Delivery Methods: Which one is best?

It is important to be familiar with all the CBD delivery options available if you wish to reap the many benefits of CBD in your daily life.

The CBD delivery method you choose will depend on your needs.

CBD is a potent and interesting compound that has many benefits.

We will take a closer look at popular administration methods of taking CBD. We’ll highlight pros and cons of each, and help you decide what CBD product is the best one for you.

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A couple of drops of CBD oil under the tongue is the most familiar ways to consume CBD. CBD by BRITISH CANNABIS oils are 100% cannabis, containing many other beneficial plant compounds other than just cannabidiol (CBD).

Holding the product under your tongue for approximately 1-2 minutes (or until full absorbed) will ensure the capillaries are able to transfer the cannabinoids to your bloodstream within 20-40 minutes.

A good CBD oil or tincture should come with a pipette or a spray that can be used to disperse the CBD oil with a precise dose.


  • A simple and effective route into the bloodstream
  • Relatively discrete
  • It is versatile (can also be consumed orally in food and drinks)
  • Easy to dose 
  • Longer-lasting effects
  • You can personalise your dose


  • For best results, holding the oil under your tongue for as long as possible can be a little tricky
  • Accidents happen, but oil can be messy if the bottle cap is not replaced securely

Ingesting CBD orally is a very convenient way to take CBD. Delivering an exact dose of CBD per ingestible. You can take CBD orally in a variety of ways. These include adding to food or drinks, capsules, CBD gummies, CBD chewing gum and even chocolate. 

CBD must first pass through your digestive tract before entering your bloodstream. Therefore, this is a great way to get a slow release of CBD, approximately taking between one and three hours to ingest, depending on how fast your metabolism is and when you last ate. 

Many people feel this way of consuming is wasteful because some of the compounds are also lost in the Liver’s first pass metabolism. Nevertheless, it is still preferred by many long-term users who appreciate the lasting effects, precise dosing and the discretion offered by capsules and edibles. 

While it may take some time to find the right dosage, you can always “top up” with faster-acting products such as oils and extracts. 

The pros and cons of Oral CBD UK:


  • All methods of consumption have the longest-lasting effects 
  • Dosing is more precise (capsules or gummies)
  • It’s quick and simple 
  • Very discrete 
  • Multifunctional
  • Can be quite delicious!


  • Slow-release  
  • Edibles tend to contain additional colourings, flavourings and sugars 

People with chronic conditions such as depression, pain, spasticity and/or spasm may prefer to take CBD orally. Due to the slower release of CBD and the easy of administration.

CBD UK – You can apply your CBD topically to skin using a cream, lotion or ointment. This allows you to apply a targeted dose of CBD to a desired area of the body, perhaps an area that has been causing you pain.  

The CBD in topicals targets local cannabinoid receptors (CB2) in the upper layers of the skin. Because CBD is hydrophobic, it will only end up in your bloodstream in a very small amount. 

There are many CBD products that can help with aches and pains. You also have skin care formulas that will heal and protect your skin. 

The pros and cons of CBD UK topicals: 


  • It can be applied exactly where you want it 
  • It is very easy to use 
  • Effective for targeted skin and muscle concerns 


  • Only site-specific requirements can be addressed by creams and lotions 

A small amount of CBD UK cream can be applied to localised pain or to treat other skin conditions such as acne. 

CBD UK – Whilst most patches can be applied to the skin, some patches contain penetration enhancers that allow CBD to enter your bloodstream. 

Transdermal skin patches will allow for a steady and slow release of CBD over 24 hours. These patches are very convenient for those who want to discreetly administer CBD UK without having to replenish throughout the day. 

Some patches can be worn even at night. 

The chemicals that penetrate the skin and sometimes the patch adhesive, can cause irritation in a small number of people. Consider this if your skin is sensitive. 

Transdermal CBD UK pros and cons:


  • Discreet 
  • It is very easy to use
  • Slow release, lasts for up to 24hrs 
  • Fewer CBD “top-ups” are needed 


  • Some people with sensitive skin may be irritated
  • Can quite expensive 

CBD UK – This is the fastest CBD delivery method of all. The CBD will be absorbed into your bloodstream within a matter of seconds due to the 1,000+ capillaries found within your lungs.

We do not advise inhaling CBD via vape devices if you do not already use a vape device. 

Inhaling CBD UK the pros and cons:


  • Rapid bioavailability 
  • Easy dosing
  • You can personalise your dose
  • Effective replacement for smokers 


  • Not very discrete 
  • Non-smokers will not find this option viable 
  • Additional tools are required

Most people prefer to vape or smoke their CBD because it is more enjoyable and they feel the effects faster. This could be a great option if you need quick pain relief or anxiety relief. 

You now have an idea of the options available to you. Your method of using CBD should be a good fit for you and your lifestyle. 

Try another method if you don’t like one. 

To suit different occasions, you may choose to purchase multiple CBD UK products. You could have a CBD UK Oils with your morning coffee and gummies while at work. Then, you might want to try our RAW Cannabis Oil in the evening. 

Everybody is unique so pay attention to your body and create a routine that works. 

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