Cannabidiol (CBD) mints are one of the newest and most exciting additions to the seemingly never-ending list of CBD products to choose from. Whether you’re looking for an all-natural product to catch some Zzzs, reduce everyday aches and pains, or ease mild anxiety, CBD mints might just be your new best friend.
Below we’ve provided a guide to taking CBD mints, including:
The benefits of CBD mints
Tips for how to take CBD mints
Information on the three forms of CBD mints
Why Take CBD Mints?
Fast-acting and long-lasting: CBD mints are the best of both worlds—rapid, yet long-lasting relief. Similar to taking CBD oil under your tongue, sucking on CBD mints and letting them dissolve in your mouth slowly allows CBD to be rapidly absorbed through small capillaries in the oral mucosa, or mucous membrane in your mouth, allowing it to directly enter the bloodstream.
A consistent dose every time: CBD mints are perfect if you want to remove the hassle of measuring out your dose every time.
Easy for on-the-go: Discreet, shareable, and portable—what more could you ask for? As much as we love CBD oil, mints are definitely more discreet than whipping out a bottle of CBD oil in public and dropping it in your coffee or your mouth. If you’re wanting to fly with CBD, mints are the perfect addition to your carry-on (just remember to bring your Certificate of Analysis).
Have a great taste and can freshen your breath: If you’ve always wanted to try CBD but are put off by the natural hemp flavor, CBD mints are a great place to start. In addition to the potential benefits of CBD, you can also enjoy fresh, minty breath.
How To Take CBD Mints
Now, this may sound intuitive, but there is actually a right way to take CBD mints. How you take or ingest any CBD product will determine how fast it will work and how long it will last. Here’s the key difference between oral consumption of CBD and sublingual consumption of CBD.
Oral consumption: Traditional CBD edibles, like gummies, capsules, baked goods, and drinks, are consumed and processed orally. This means the CBD passes through your stomach and digestive system before being absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD and other cannabinoids lose potential bioavailability (degree and rate of absorption) through the digestion process. Essentially, a significant amount of CBD gets broken down by your liver before circulating into your bloodstream. The bioavailability of “oral or ingestible CBD” falls in the range of 13-19%.
Sublingual consumption: On the other hand, taking CBD sublingually—placing CBD (oil) under your tongue, holding it for 30 seconds, then swallowing—can bypass the stomach and undergo reduced metabolism by the liver during its first pass through the body. This means more CBD is preserved and more CBD can get into the bloodstream. The bioavailability of CBD products that are held under the tongue before swallowing falls in the range of 20-30%.
Long story short, the key to getting the most out of your CBD mints is to let them slowly dissolve in your mouth. You don’t necessarily need to put the mint under your tongue, but try to resist the urge to bite down and chew up the mint.
If you’re looking to further increase the bioavailability of CBD when taking mints, consider taking the mints with a high-fat meal or snack. Because CBD is fat-soluble, eating a high-fat meal or snack when you take CBD mints can help break down CBD molecules into smaller ones, making it easier for CBD to be absorbed by your body.
What Form of CBD Mint Is Right for You?
CBD mints fall under the category of edibles, and, like most CBD products, they come in three forms: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Here’s a simple guide to understanding what compounds your product will have based on the form of CBD.
Since isolate only contains a single cannabinoid, you’re not going to experience the entourage effect. Full- and broad-spectrum oils are considered to be the most effective because all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are believed to work in concert with one another to provide the greatest range and degree of potential benefits.
When deciding between these three forms of CBD mints, it really boils down to personal preference. At the end of the day, all that really matters is you’re happy with the results you’re getting. If you find that one or the other works best for you, stick with it.
Find Your Relief With Feals CBD Mints
At Feals, we’re dedicated to providing you with a better way to feel better. Our full-spectrum CBD mints are made with only the purest ingredients and are designed to help you find balance and feel at your best. Our on-the-go mints feature:
Great taste: natural peppermint leaves your breath fresh.
A consistent dose every time: each mint contains 20 mg of CBD.
Rapid relief: pharmaceutical-grade technology that uses liposomes—a delivery system that mimics our cell membranes—which makes the mints fast-acting.
Vegan and 100% sugar-free: xylitol-sweetened—good for your teeth.
If you still have questions about how to take CBD mints, or about what Feals can do for you, our customer service team would be happy to answer your questions. Just give our CBD hotline a call.
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