The best form of CBD consumption ultimately depends on your goals and why you are exploring CBD therapy to begin with.

Individuals with nerve pain may find the oil absorbs quickly under the tongue, potentially providing time-sensitive relief of discomfort. Meanwhile those suffering from stiffness or aches in their joints may benefit from the topical relief of a cream. “You can apply it to muscles, joints, and ligaments and still get a nice, localized release,” Dr. Germain (UBC Faculty of Medicine) says.

The biggest differences between tinctures, edibles, and vape pens are speed of delivery and how long the effects last. Vape relief is faster but wears off faster too—usually in about two hours, says Dr. Germain. “Say you wake up in the morning and pulled your back out, you might want to take CBD through a vape pen, which delivers in 10 minutes.”

Tinctures and edibles take longer to work but last four or five hours. “A tincture looks like a little liquid that you put under your tongue, and you feel relief within half an hour,” Dr. Germain continues, “make sure your CBD is tested by a 3rd party for quality.”

Thrive tinctures are 500mg per bottle and deliver an everyday dose of CBD for wellness. Try them under your tongue or dropped directly into your favourite beverage