Full Spectrum Living With CBD


Adriane Polyniak and Jessica Charles with co-host Meredith. The hosts of Full Spectrum Living with CBD discuss the Common delivery methods of CBD. As well as the pro and cons of them. Adriane and Jessica talk about children and edibles. 

More information is discussed in Full Spectrum Living With CBD Episode 3

Methods of CBD Consumption

So you’ve done your research on CBD and how it may help you. Sounds great! You can’t wait to place an order and get started right away! But wait… There are so many different products to choose from… *Anxiety sets in* “Sure could use some CBD right about now. How do I know what I need? Or which product is best for me?” The amount of information can be overwhelming. With so many products to choose from, a good differentiator is methods of CBD consumption. READ MORE About Methods of Consumption

CBD Absorption

Absorption and bioavailability are two popular terms in the CBD world. Many companies use “CBD absorption” in their marketing to confuse and coerce consumers to purchase. Some will even demonstrate their product dissolving into the water as proof that it will work better than others.

It’s nonsense.

No scientific study proves water-soluble products are more effective than botanical, fat-soluble ones. (If they say there is – ask them to see it! There has yet to be one company that can deliver.) It is simply a scare tactic that companies use to get your money and charge more for their product in the process. READ MORE about CBD Absorption.


Thank you for reviewing Full Spectrum Living with CBD Ep3. The following next couple of episodes for Full Spectrum Living With CBD will cover these Topics.

Google Scholar is an excellent research resource.

Would you be interested in some research on your own? Google Scholar is a great starting point.  Go to the central Google Scholar Page Here.   For an interest like the current Full Spectrum Living With CBD episode three. A search like the pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol hemp extract is good. One could also use the search term cannabidiol and anxiety. Starting here, you are just about assured you will find information.



Another Place to research is the National Library of Medicine, PubMed.  Per the Pubmed website, PubMed® comprises more than 34 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Sources may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

On the PubMed website, if one wanted to search for topics related to the Endocannabinoids System, some good search options would include;

Here are the same two cases from the Google search.

Pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol hemp extract

cannabidiol and anxiety



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Full Spectrum Living With CBD Ep3 - Transcript

All right.

Welcome back to your next episode

of Full Spectrum Living with CBD.

I’m Meredith, your cohost here with Jessica and Adriane.

And today we have got a fantastic topic, one

that I’m sure so many people have questions about.

And it’s really what type of CBD

delivery method is the best for me?

There are so many options out there as far

as how to really use CBD, and you guys

want to help people understand the best way to

pick the right delivery method for them.

So, Jessica, why don’t you kick us off and give

us some ideas about what you can share today?

Yeah, sure.

Essentially, I guess, we found that there are so many

options that that’s a really nice thing for the consumer,

but it can be a bit confusing as to what’s

the best match for their particular symptoms.

So we kind of broke it down to a few categories,

list out some pros and cons, and offer that as information

for our clients and wanted to share it here.

So I guess to start, the general categories

are sublingual, capsules, edibles, topicals and smokable products.


And just right off the bat, to make it very

simple, we find that the overwhelming majority of people need

sublingual, so that’s the best match for them.

For one, it’s generally less

expensive than other options.

It has an overall better impact through the whole body.

So can you even tell me what is sublingual?

I mean, somebody might not

even really understand that terminology.

So when you say sublingual, what do you mean? Yeah.

So it’s like the most common, I guess,

form that you’ll find CBD in right now.

It’s like an oil or tincture or drops.

There’s different terms that people use for it.

Sublingual means it’s a kind of delivery method where

you just put it under your tongue and allow

it to hold 20 or 30 seconds up to

a minute, whatever, before swallowing it.

And because you’re holding it under the tongue

where there are a lot of blood vessels,

you get a better absorption rate occurring and

a speedier delivery to the body. Okay.

So that’s basically the most common way that you’ll see

it on the market currently, which is good because it’s

the most ideal way for most for most people.

So what about taste like, what can I expect

as far as is it going to taste terrible?

Well, taste might be very different depending

upon who you are, of course, depends

on the products that you’re taking.

So a full spectrum product that has the naturally

occurring terpenes, it’s going to taste like the plant.

It’s going to taste like hemp.

So with the extraction method that’s used, of

course, you can get something that tastes Hempy

but also tastes really kind of almost like

the Earth is in with it, too.

That’s because the extraction method has

pulled some of the chlorophyll.

So it really depends upon the product.

So you’ll find some that they may flavor with

peppermint or Orange and they’re clear and it really

denotes the type of product that it is.

And, of course, I’m probably taking us way down in

the weeds, but with an isolate product, they can usually

flavor it with anything because it has no flavor whatsoever

other than the oil that it’s in.

With full spectrum products that are

done using a hydrocarbon distillation, it’ll

be very natural flavored, very old.

And then you’ll have those that are probably done

through the larger way where it’s done through where

you get some more of that Earth flavor more

the chlorophyll comes through with it.

So it really kind of depends.

And that’s pretty easy to do. Right.

So I’m just going to put these drops under

my tongue, hold it there for a few seconds,

and then go about my day, right? Yes.

And I wanted to add to that.

Well, so Adriane used another term that I’m thinking maybe

some of our listeners may not understand, but terpenes are

essentially they’re the agent that causes the flavor and the

taste and the smell of the product.

And they occur naturally in the cannabis plants.

They can be like a

different experience for different people.

Some people will taste our oil and get

a very lemon taste or pine taste or

more of an earthy taste or peppery taste.

And those are all different chemical terpenes

that are found in the plant, and

people just perceive that differently.

So your actual taste will vary

dependent on your taste buds.

But the reason that they’re there in ours,

we’ve extracted them in a way that they

remain in our product on purpose because they’re

really beneficial substances, kind of like the cannabinoids.

The terpenes offer a lot

of synergy and health benefits.

They kind of act as a catalyst

to essentially magnify the effects of cannabinoids.

And so we feel they’re not just flavoring

agents, but really vital to the overall benefit.

Absolutely. Awesome.

Okay, so if I’m not going to take a

product sublingually, then what’s kind of the next most

common way that I would use CBD?

Well, consumers will typically go to a capsule

or a soft gel, usually just because that’s

more natural, that’s more everyday people take capsules

and Softgels for a lot of different reasons.

So it becomes very natural.

It feels more normal in that sense.

Not ideal, honestly, because it takes a little bit

longer for it to get into your system.

It’s not a bad delivery method.

Don’t misunderstand me.

But it does take a little bit longer because

it has to go through that digestive tract.

And so the onset of the feelings of relief are delayed.


But kind of portable, right?

I mean, it’s easy to take a soft gel and put in my pocket

or have it in a little dish that I carry in my bag.

So ease of use is high, but maybe speed

of relief is on the lower side right? Absolutely.

When it comes to from a travel standpoint, if you’re

going on vacation, it’s a lot easier to throw some

capsules in a bag than it is to travel with

your oil because God forbid something happened while you’re traveling.

But again, it comes down to when

do you want to see the results? Right.

We actually started creating capsules only after

some people reported not really being available

to the flavor of the extract.

That natural flavor.

And when you’re giving it to a senior citizen or

quite possibly even a child with special needs, that flavor

and even the texture of just the oil, the flavor

may not even be what they don’t like about it.

It could just be the texture of the oil.

Just giving them another delivery method to take

it can definitely be beneficial for those people.

I know it’s made a really big difference.

Like, for example, with my sister that I spoke

about in a previous episode, she didn’t really necessarily

mind the taste, but she didn’t love it either.

And so she tends to prefer the capsules also because now

that she’s back in school and more able to make decisions

for herself, she takes a capsule with her so that if

she has a really hard day, she can take one midday

and really help her to combat some stressors there.

So there’s a lot of reasons, but I

think the nice thing is the convenience and

the downside is the lack of flexibility.

Some people find that ten milligram capsules

are a perfect match for them.

Some people need a bit more, but

20 is a bit too much almost.

It just depends on the person.

But the sublingual oils would offer

that variability a little easier. Okay. Good to know.

Good to know.

Tell me another popular delivery method.

I think you guys said there’s about four or five

out there that you wanted to chat about, right?

I mean, I think our next one up would be topical.

Topicals are really comfortable entry point for

anyone who’s really a bit more hesitant

for using cannabis or CBD.

We don’t find a ton of people who just are

opposed to the idea of it, but using a topical

can be a softer entry point for them.

Allow them to get some experiences with it and

see if it’s a good match for them.

It’s also really nice for people who have

just like, there’s just a shoulder injury that

they’re dealing with or a knee issue.

Something that’s really centralized just to one area is a

nice match for topicals because they can be a really

fast and effective pain reliever for a lot of people,

whereas some sublinguals are a great pain reliever.

But it does seem like the trend is

that they do tend to take a bit

longer than the topicals for their analgesic effect.

Got it.

So you are saying really like, if

I have something that’s kind of systemic.

So if I’m faced with something that’s more whole

body focus that’s not related to sore joints or

muscles or an injury, then maybe those first two

delivery methods we talked about would be best.

But if I had to sore muscle, if I have an injury

to an area that I really want to focus on, that the

topical is a great way to get quick relief from using that.


And like Jessica said, for those that are maybe

a little weary but want to understand or experience

the benefits of CBD, it’s a great way to

just kind of dip their toe in.

Also, what we found is the topical.

You may be using it for pain relief, but maybe you

got a bug bite or maybe your child bumped their head.

I know Jessica has actually used

this for this specific reason.

Your child has an alley and you place the Sav on there.

It does crazy things, like it’ll reduce the inflammation

on bumps and bruises and on bug bites.

So while you may have been using it for that tennis

elbow, you’ve now found that it works for your kids.

Boo boos.

In my surprise, our relieving staff just on Mother’s Day,

actually, I was doing a bit of laundry and a

B was somehow in my laundry and stung me.

It was a Hornet.

Oh, no, I got a Hornet thing.

And I immediately rubbed the relieving staff on it.

And it really was instant relief.

Like, I didn’t expect complete instant relief.

And it was I had to reapply

it probably every 30 minutes or so.

But that was severe pain

that is immediately addressed completely.

And then it minimized the swelling as well.

I have allergic reactions where I swell really

large tube these things and mosquito bites, but

that just barely puffed up at all.

So I thought that was amazing.

And I sell this stuff, though. Yeah.

It’s funny because Jessica and I often used to

when we used to be in the same building,

we used to joke like CBDs, like Windex.

I don’t know if you remember the movie.

Oh, my gosh, Jessica, what’s the name of the movie?

My Fat Creek Wedding on everything.

Like it fixes everything.

Honestly, that’s what CBD feels like.

It really does. Yeah.

And you guys are saying, hey, it can’t hurt.

So why wouldn’t you try it? Right?

Why wouldn’t you try it and see what happened?

So that’s awesome. Yeah.

I think all of my relatives have gotten to the

point where they call me and anything’s wrong and they

already know, like I’m going to say, well, try CBD.

Sure. Yeah.

That’s so cool.

You’ve got sublingual, you’ve got soft

gels like capsules, you’ve got topicals.

What else is out there on the

market that people might be seeing?

So we can get a lot of

people coming in looking for edibles.

So that means especially when it comes to

children, they’re looking for that easy delivery method,

something that is appealing to a child, they’re

quite possibly even an adult.

I have adults looking for them, too, or CBD infused chocolate,

things that are quick and easy and on the go.

And Jessica said it best.

The thing with edibles is that

they’re tasty and they’re fun, right.

So it maybe makes it feel better like

you’re getting a treat in addition to also

taking something that is therapeutic for you.

So with that, can we address really quick

how do you guys make recommendations for parents?

We’ve heard a lot about kids taking gummy bears and

infusing them with vodka and then passing them out on

the school bus and things along those lines.

So how do you guys help

or what education can you provide?

Tips can you provide?

Should people be thinking of their edibles?

Just like you would think of a bottle of Advil

or a prescription like that needs to be in a

cabinet away from kids, or how do you recommend that?

So in my opinion, edibles would not be anything that

you would use for a therapeutic reason if you wanted

it to say, hey, I’m going to eat this CBD

chocolate because it looks tasty and it’s just an additional

way for me to get CBD in my daily routine.

More power to you.

But if it’s going to be your method of consuming

CBD on a daily basis, you have to think about

the other added ingredients that are in there. Right.

So you have to think about it from a zoning standpoint.

What kind of dyes are in there?

What other kind of ingredients are you

putting that could quite possibly be working

against the CBD that’s also in there?

Also, majority of the edibles today are made

with an isolate, and some of them are

not even mixed in with an isolate.

Some of them are just sprayed on top.

So you have to think about the

actual manufacturer and who they are.

The list of ingredients.

So well, yes, they’re an option, but

for a therapeutic standpoint, not my favorite.

I think to add to that cost per serving,

they tend to be the most expensive per serving.

So that’s a big issue for some.

And I think as far as safety goes,

when you’re talking about CBD dominant like ours

that has such little amount of THC.

Yeah, I think use good practices to keep it away from

kids, because if they eat it, then it’s costly and it’s

not necessary, but it’s also non toxic and safe.

If you’re talking about THC, on the other hand, you

obviously got to really keep that under lock and key

because that has been a recurring issue in States where

they have legal cannabis is accidental consumption by children who

see a candy bar and eat the whole thing.

And some of these candy bars are

meant to have 50 servings or whatever. I don’t know.

I think it varies per se, but a lot more

than any one person, let alone child should have.

So the headline is treated with care, right? Absolutely.

Treat it with care.

And obviously the CBD products are different than

we’re talking with THC that people are using

for mood altering effects and things like that.

But I think great advice, great advice on that.

And interesting tip about the concept of

what else is in the edible.

If you can get your form, then you got to ask yourself,

why do you want it to look like a gummy bear, right.

What’s the reasoning behind that?

So are there other methods beyond these

that we’ve talked about so far today?

Yeah, I think the last larger category

because there are plenty more delivery methods

which we can kind of touch on.

But it would be smokable.

So smokables are really popular because that’s been

the traditional method of consumption for cannabis in

the past that we’re most familiar with, I

suppose, as a nation or society, but they

are definitely as with anything pros and cons.

So the act of smoking something and combusting it

is not ideal for the point that it generally

releases carcinogens, which are never going to be good.

But people have different opinions on that in

and of itself and the effect of smoking

cannabis and its links to cancer or not.

But I would say the biggest thing there is pros.

If you vape it and you’re vaping a clean product that

you’re feeling confident on how it was made and what it

contains, I think there can really be a lot of benefits

to that personally because it is extremely immediate.

It tends to be one of the most

financially easy ways to consume it because it’s

cheaper, it absorbs really well for most people.

And the Immediacy makes it ideal for some

things like people who get Nasha suddenly or

really intensely and can’t keep something down orally.

Smoking is going to be a good fit.

We had a gentleman who had gastroparesis

and essentially he did not digest things.

So if he took CBD, which he did take our

sublingual, but when he tried our vape for the first

time, the effect was much more dramatic for his discomfort

because it absorbed better than his digestive system, which was

a major issue for him, was how that works.

So a lot of symptoms that can be

addressed certainly more immediately, but maybe more effectively

by vaping or smoking in some way.

I know I’ve heard of inhalers.

I think that’s something to come in the

market that would be more, I don’t know,

something you could find more easily.

But yeah, Con would be just don’t

burn it, especially if it’s an illiquid.

But I think what also needs to be talked about

from a smokable standpoint, depending upon what state you’re in,

your laws are going to vary from state to state.

So Jessica and you, Mary, being at least where

you do have access to high CBD varieties on

the hemp side, but also the high THC, whereas

here in Kentucky, yes, hemp is legal. Absolutely.

But from a flower standpoint, It’s

not legal for consumers to have.

And if it’s found on a consumer, It’s

treated as if they’re in possession of marijuana.

They will not differentiate between the two, Although you can

still find it here for sale on store shelves.

Unfortunately, that’s something Kentucky needs to work

out, but you need to check the

laws within your individual state.

I know in Tennessee it’s legal.

They can have smokeable, hemp, flower

and more power to them.

But consumer beware when it comes to that.

And I always recommend to consumers, keep your

receipt, keep the packaging so that if anything

does happen, you do get pulled over for

whatever reason, you have something to kind of

back up that you’re taking a legal product. Right.

Great ideas there.

Well, anything else that you want to share when

it comes to these delivery methods that you think

would be helpful for people to know?

I always recommend start with the sub lingual first.

Honestly, I think that that’s the

best way to kind of begin.

If you’re nervous about consumption, then yes, start with

a topical, see how you work with it.

But if you are ready to consume and just start taking

it as a method of I don’t want to say treatment,

but that’s the only word that’s coming to mind.

But in order to kind of just take on a

daily basis, Add it to your daily routine, Start with

the extracts, be consistent with it Because that’s really what’s

going to bring you the most relief is consistency.

Taking it on a daily basis, twice a

day is what we recommend with our products.

Well, in addition to that, there’s no harm in doubling

up like use the sublingual use of lingo and the

vape if that’s what works best for you.

I know in the past we’ve had

someone who takes it twice daily, consistently.

When they have a breakthrough symptom, they vape.

When they have an isolated area of

pain, they apply it as a topical. It’s safe.

You’ve got a lot of flexibility there to really find the

exact regimen that works for you and on a varying day

to day basis to what works for you today.

Maybe needs a little change

tomorrow to dress it better. Awesome.

Well, if listeners wanted to get a little bit

more information, what’s the best way for them to

connect with you outside of this podcast?

Yeah, absolutely.

So visit our website at bluegrounds and

boys.com, we definitely have blogs out there

Talking about the different delivery methods and

consumption and what we recommend as well. Perfect.

Well, for this episode of full spectrum living with CBD,

I’m Meredith your cohost here with our host Jessica and

Adriane, and we will see you all the next time.

See you.

Bye you.

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