cbd oil dripping next to hemp leafCBD as a food group? Yes - it most certainly is! CBD and hemp have many nutritional ingredients, including fatty acids, amino acids, and antioxidants, making them a "superfood" when ingested.

Taken alone or with an oil-based solution, many CBD users have encountered obstacles - mainly the taste. In this post, we'll cover the different tastes of CBD that users have reported, as well as ways to benefit from CBD without an ugly aftertaste.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most common ingredient found in cannabis. Derived straight from the hemp plant, CBD does not cause the "high" that its other prominent component THC does. 

Believed to have first been used for medicinal purposes 7,500 years ago, CBD shows promising results in a tremendous amount of therapeutic areas.

For example, the National Institute of Health concluded, "There is conclusive evidence that oral cannabinoids are effective antiemetics in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.".

hanging sign asking what is cbd?The F.D.A. recently approved Epidiolex, a CBD extract, to treat patients with seizures. The N.I.H. also found substantial evidence that CBD is "an effective treatment for improving patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.".

Many other studies and consumers have also testified to CBD's effectiveness in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, and sleep problems. Apart from the incredible range of therapeutic applications, CBD is considered safe.

 A recent N.I.H. sponsored study commissioned by the European Industrial Hemp Association found that "CBD safety profile is already established in a plethora of ways.".

Different Ways CBD Can Be Taken

Long gone are the days when the only way to get the benefits of CBD is through smoking a marijuana joint. CBD can be consumed in various forms these days, with no side effects or hidden dangers of smoking marijuana. Below are listed four different methods CBD can be taken.

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CBD Edibles - Edibles are a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. Some users who don't like the "earthy" taste sometimes mask the flavor by eating it with their favorite food. Other great edible options are gummies and mints, which hide the taste and make CBD more discreet.

Smoking and Vaping - CBD can be consumed in a joint or a vaporizer that contains CBD oil. Smoking through a joint is not always the best option, as marijuana can contain carcinogens. Vaping works by heating the oil to just below the combustion point and immediately enters the bloodstream.

Topical Creams - Topical application uses CBD creams, ointments, or transdermal patches directly on the skin. Topicals work great for treating pain, such as sore muscles and skin conditions like eczema.

What Is The Best Way To Ingest CBD Oil?

Sublingual - Consumed through tinctures, sublingual products are an oil-based CBD. Usually held under the tongue for 30-60 seconds, sublingual products can also be added to food or smoothies.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is the finished product once extracted from the hemp plant. CBD oil, also known as tinctures, is usually paired with carriers, such as coconut oil, that allows the body to absorb it quickly. Several methods are used to extract the CBD, but the best practice is the CO2 extraction process. This leaves much more of the hemp's integrity intact. The final product derived from this process is known as full-spectrum oils.

Unlike highly filtered oils, full-spectrum oils contain all three natural phytonutrients - Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids. Recent research showed that CBD was more effective in mice when used along with other elements of cannabis. Known as the entourage effect, this is the concept that full-spectrum CBD is more effective because all three compounds are present.

What Does CBD Oil Taste Like?

Woman taking CBD Oil under tongueThe hempseed itself has a grass-like taste to it, according to users. CBD users also report an "earthy'' like flavor to it, with a nutty aftertaste. CBD oil, because it's suspended in oil, is often said to have a bitter taste. The flavor profile of hemp oil is due to its terpene content, which gives hemp and cannabis that grass-like flavor.

Because of its outstanding therapeutic qualities, more and more people are looking for the best way to reap CBD's benefits. Eating or ingesting CBD has quickly become the most popular option because of the low harm caused compared to the traditional delivery of smoking or vaping, which can cause toxins to enter the lungs.

Because of the earthy or bitter taste, which some actually prefer, there are several ways users mask the flavor, including:

-Brushing your teeth after ingesting

-Keep mints nearby

-Put into food

-Eat with CBD gummies (more on that later)

-Chase it down with orange juice or your favorite drink

How The Choice Of Carrier Oil Can Impact CBD Flavor

Placing CBD in fatty oil or "carriers" makes it easy for the body to absorb. There are nine main carrier oils that manufacturers typically use:

different types of oils lined up-Hemp seed oil

-Avocado Oil

-Extra virgin olive oil

-Grape seed oil

-Black cumin seed oil

-Frankincense oil

-Pomegranate oil

-Sunflower oil

Each one of these carriers has its own distinctive taste and aroma, giving different flavor profiles. Other factors contributing are the way the oil was extracted and the number of terpenes found. Most coconut oil-based carriers are tasteless; some report olive oil and hemp oil carriers as being bitter.

How CBD Gummies Work To Mask The Flavor

One of the problems with masking flavor is that you can dilute the CBD oil, meaning your body won’t absorb it all into the bloodstream. CBD gummies are the perfect solution to countering this as they not only help cover up the bitter taste of CBD, they’ll deliver an extra boost of CBD along with your tincture.

CBD gummies are not only convenient; they come in a variety of flavors and are a delicious way to deliver CBD into your body. Best of all, CBD gummies work just like the oil-based products on the market - without the aftertaste or bitterness sometimes experienced by users.

eden's herbals CBD gummies in beach settingCBD gummies are also safe and free of THC. (as low as 0.3%), so you won't have to worry about the side effects of getting high. While there are undoubtedly many ways to receive the benefits of CBD, many users will prefer getting their dose in something that's both tasty and potent!

If you want to learn more about what CBD tastes like, contact Eden’s Herbals at [email protected] today!

*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.

All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.

Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved