It is undeniable, when you look at the numbers, that Houston, Texas is a great place to live. By population alone, this magnificent city is already the fourth largest in the United States. According to the US Census, Houston grew over 10 percent between 2010 and 2019 and is expected to grow by another 1.2 million in the subsequent 10 years. The lower cost of living and the burgeoning job market has people flocking to great suburbs like Sugar Land, Cypress, and The Woodlands.

Yes, Houston, TX, is a desirable place to live, indeed. Whether you’re lucky enough to be a resident or just in town to sample one of Houston’s 10,000 restaurants that represent 70 countries, you know the most desirable place to get your CBD and Delta 8 THC products are from The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary.

Our Products Types and Their Delivery Methods

As you start exploring the vast array of products that are available on our website, you’re going to notice that we carry many types of products. Whether you’re new to CBD and Delta 8 THC or are already an avid fan trying to mix it up you may wonder if there’s a difference in the experience of different product types. This is a great question as different delivery methods may give you a different experience because of how your body metabolizes the substances. With that in mind, here’s some great information on each of our types of products and what you could expect to experience from them.

Tinctures

Tinctures, or oral drops, are created by combining phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract with a carrier oil like MCT or extra-virgin olive oil. By combining the hemp extract with oil, the product carries a much longer shelf life than just the hemp oil alone. Another benefit to including the carrier oil is that CBD, Delta 8 THC, and other cannabinoids are oil soluble. By adding them to a natural carrier oil, it is easier for the human body to break down the cannabinoids into a useful form.

“My fiancé has been using the full spectrum tincture for about 6 months. […] If he goes more than a couple of days without these drops he can definitely tell. We have been very impressed with The Hemp Doctor!”
– Brandy

Tinctures like our Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures and our Delta 8 Tinctures come in a bottle that includes a dropper cap. This allows the user to precisely measure their dosage. The tincture oil is placed under the tongue and held there for one to two minutes. From there the capillaries under the tongue absorb the oil and deliver it directly to the bloodstream. This causes the user to feel the effects of the CBD or Delta 8 THC within a short period. The tincture is then swallowed.

Once the tincture oil is swallowed it enters the digestive tract. The stomach and liver then begin to break down the cannabinoids and deliver them to the bloodstream. Because of this process, it takes a while for the cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream – users have reported anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes in most cases. This secondary delivery to the bloodstream of the cannabinoid oil takes longer than the first delivery from under the tongue, but the effects last much longer – generally four to eight hours. One of our recommendations is to eat a meal with healthy fats before taking our tincture. The fats in the meal will slow down the digestive process and cause more of the beneficial CBD or Delta 8 THC cannabinoid to enter the bloodstream, thereby increasing its effectiveness.

If you are just starting out with tinctures you’ll want to moderate your dose based on which cannabinoid you are taking. If it is a CBD tincture, we recommend starting with 20 to 40 milligrams per day for the first couple of days and see how you feel. If you are not getting the results that you expect, increase your dosage by 5 milligrams until you get your desired results.

Delta 8 THC tinctures have a stronger effect than CBD tinctures. Start off with 5 to 15 milligrams per dose for the first couple of days. If necessary, increase your dosage by 5 milligrams until you feel the desired benefits.

With either of these products, if you begin to feel groggy, develop diarrhea, or feel unusual side effects, reduce your dosage. Note that with trying anything new, it is best to experiment with your dosage at home, just in case you experience unpredictable results.

Softgels

Our CBD Softgels and our Delta 8 THC softgels encase a premeasured amount of phytocannabinoid-rich oil with a carrier oil in a convenient softgel. These are great for those who are on the go or want a consistent dose of holistic cannabinoid oil every time.

These softgels are swallowed with your favorite beverage and go through the digestive tract just like tinctures do. The effects of the softgel will be delayed due to both the digestive process and the gel coating but the benefits will be felt for an extended period of time. The effects of the gel coating may be delayed a little longer than with tinctures or other edibles but the results will be worth the wait.

Start with one CBD or Delta 8 THC softgel per day and see how that works for you. From there, increase by one softgel until you feel your desired effects.

Edibles

CBD and Delta 8 THC edibles give you a lot of fun choices and flavors to choose from, and they are a delightful way to get your daily dose of beneficial cannabinoids. Take our Full Spectrum CBD or our Delta 8 THC Peach Rings, for example. Each is a tasty morsel that will bring a smile to your face as the cannabinoids within them go to work for great overall results.

“I love the Delta 8 THC gummy and medibles! Fast acting and the flavor is amazing. Keeps me calm and cool during the day. Highly recommended!!”
– Rich

Most of our edibles are in a playful gummy texture that’s sure to put a smile on your face. This is achieved by combining our phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil with gelatin and other ingredients to give each morsel its unique taste and color.

When you chew and swallow a gummy it enters your digestive tract just like our other oral products like tinctures and softgels. Therefore, you may not feel the effects for 30 to 90 minutes, but the results last for hours.

For CBD edibles start by just enjoying about one-half of the edible for the first dose or two. From there, increase the amount of edible ingested by one-half until the desired results are achieved. For Delta 8 THC edibles the effects are more profound than with CBD. We recommend starting with ingesting one-third of the edible. From there, increase your dosage by one-third until you achieve the benefits you desire.

Always keep in mind when you are trying oral products that they have a delayed effect because they have to pass through the digestive tract. When experimenting to figure out the dosage that is right for you, make sure you wait for at least three to four hours before taking another dose. This will ensure that you are feeling the full effect of the first dose before taking a second. The most common mistake we’ve seen is users who do not believe that the first dose has taken effect, take another dose, then have both doses hit at the same time.

Topicals

Topicals combine our phytocannabinoid-rich oil with other beneficial substances like beeswax, lavender, and mint into a wonderful roll-on gel or salve. Topicals like our 1500mg Hemp Freeze Roll-On or our Hemp CBD Salve are designed for relief whenever you have a specific problem area in your joints or muscles. By applying the topical on your skin above the affected area, your skin will absorb the compound where it will then reach the muscles and joints below. You may feel some effect throughout your body, but the real benefit will be in the muscles and joints directly below where you applied the roll-on or salve.

As it is absorbed directly through your skin you should feel relief in a short time. You should feel the benefits for as long as six hours.

For our salve, you should only need a dime-size dab to achieve your desired results once the salve absorbs into your skin. However, after a few hours, if the discomfort is not relieved, feel free to apply another dab. The same goes for our hemp freeze roll-on.

Inhalants

Flower and prerolls are the different ways to experience our CBD or Delta 8 THC inhalants. Flower refers to our CBD hemp flower that can be rolled or smoked using your favorite method. Our prerolls contain either CBD or Delta 8 THC flower, just in a convenient prerolled joint.

Our vape cartridges combine hemp oil that is rich in either CBD or Delta 8 THC along with a vaping solution. These come in convenient cartridges that can quickly be screwed onto any 510 thread battery.

With either delivery method, the CBD or Delta 8 THC smoke or vape is inhaled into the lungs. From there, the lungs distribute the cannabinoids into the bloodstream. This method provides an almost immediate effect on the user because the cannabinoids do not have to pass through the digestive tract as with oral products. But like the oral products, the effects are felt throughout the body. However, these benefits do not last as long as with edibles.

Inhalants usually affect the user almost immediately, but may take up to 10 minutes or more to realize the full effect. This is particularly true with Delta 8 THC. We recommend taking a couple of puffs, then waiting a few minutes before taking more. Continue until you achieve your desired results.

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