Which CBD product is best for me?

Learn how different CBD delivery methods impact desired effects.
Which CBD product is best for me?
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With countless CBD options on the market, it can be a battle in itself to find a premium CBD product that consistently works and fits in with your current lifestyle. 

At Sunmed, we have 150+ CBD products for a reason: everyone has unique health and wellness needs. Our mission is to provide our communities with multiple CBD product types and a personalized routine for the most effective, sustainable results.

Let’s explore Sunmed CBD delivery methods so you can start your CBD journey on the best path. But first, what’s a delivery method?

What’s a delivery method?

CBD and other cannabinoids can be distributed to the body’s endocannabinoid system through many different product types, also known as delivery methods. Which delivery method (or methods) you choose depends on your desired effects and personal preferences. 

The delivery method can influence how quickly CBD takes effect, how long it lasts, and its overall bioavailability. It's important to note that bioavailability can vary from person to person, depending on factors like metabolism, diet, and overall health. 

Every person’s endocannabinoid system is different, too. This means that while we hope to give you a clear picture of what to expect based on your product choice, every person’s CBD experience is a bit unique based on factors like age, body weight, and existing health conditions. Please reach out to your doctor if you have any health-related questions or concerns about your CBD regimen.

For now, let’s dive into the common delivery methods to find the best CBD products for you and your family. 


CBD gummies are the longest-lasting with the slowest onset, meaning a gummy can take up to an hour to kick in but can last anywhere from 8 to 10 hours

When ingested, the cannabinoids in the gummy have to first pass through the digestive system. Enzymes in the stomach and liver may break down some of the CBD before it reaches your bloodstream, reducing its bioavailability. 

While the bioavailability of CBD gummies is generally low compared to other methods — meaning not all the ingested CBD gets absorbed — many people prefer gummies because they are conveniently premeasured in gummy servings, discreet, tasty, and enjoyable to work into an everyday routine. 

When taking your gummy for the first time, note the time of day and whether or not you recently ate. After 30 minutes to an hour, notice how you feel. Try to reproduce the same effects by taking the gummy at the same time every day — perhaps a CBG gummy after breakfast and a CBN gummy before a healthy dessert at night.*

Gummies are Sunmed’s longest-lasting delivery method, so you can feel confident that our Rise CBG Gummies or Vegan Wellness CBD Gummies will support you throughout the workday. End your evening with Rest CBN Gummies to get your full 9 hours of deep, fulfilling sleep.*


CBD capsules are pre-measured servings of CBD in a familiar medicinal form, with one serving lasting anywhere from 6 to 8 hours. Sunmed CBD soft gel capsules pair high-quality hemp extract with our proprietary water soluble formula so users can experience both fast-acting and long-lasting effects. You may begin to feel more balanced after about 15 to 30 minutes.

Many CBD consumers opt for capsules because it is a trusted, convenient form that can be easily taken along with other vitamins, supplements, or medications — with no hemp taste or added sugar. They also come in accurately premeasured servings, so you always know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you’re ingesting. We have soft gel capsule formulas for daily wellness, appetite control, immune support, and more. 

If you have any questions about your soft gel capsules, you can always reach out to your local wellness expert.


Oil tinctures are a unique and versatile method for getting your daily CBD. With an oil tincture, the cannabinoids and plant-rich terpenes will rapidly absorb into the membranes of the mouth, providing an immediate boost. CBD tincture users also benefit from long-lasting effects, about 6 to 8 hours on average. 

To reap the most benefits from an oil tincture, you will want to take it sublingually. Hold a full dropper of oil under your tongue for 1 to 2 minutes, or as long as possible, and then swallow. The oil will continue to absorb as it passes through the digestive system. 

We pair our CBD oil tinctures with terpene-rich essential oils, like lavender and valerian root in our Sleep CBN Tincture, or organic orange and lime in our morning Rise CBG Tincture. Many customers prefer taking CBD sublingually for the immediate botanical sensations. 

Another plus of using a tincture is the oil dropper, which makes it easy to confirm daily servings and customize the milligram amount. Start with a low serving, notice how you feel, and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effects. 

Some enjoy spicing up their oil-based salad dressing recipes with a CBD oil tincture or mixing the oil into a favorite skincare serum. To start, we always recommend taking your oil tincture sublingually so you can experience the most wellness benefits while establishing a consistent CBD routine.

If you haven't noticed any difference after the first few uses — don’t give up! Some users' endocannabinoid systems can take up to 21 days to reach homeostasis, which is when the benefits start taking effect. Like any supplement, it often takes time to notice the results. 

Water Solubles 

One of the most significant benefits of water soluble CBD is its fast-acting effects, only taking about 5 to 10 minutes to set in. This is possible because of Sunmed’s water soluble formulation process called liposomal emulsification. It’s a cutting-edge technique that makes CBD compatible with beverages and other water-based products.

A bonus benefit of water soluble CBD is its high bioavailability, which means faster and more efficient absorption rates in the body. With water solubles, you can assume a greater percentage of CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in less product waste and more wellness benefits for the user.*

Consumers can easily mix a dropper into their morning tea, coffee, water, or any other water-based beverage. Simply sip through the day, and be sure to carry an extra serving or two to power you through the midday slump.*

Water soluble CBD is a convenient and effective option for those who prefer to consume CBD in a liquid form and for individuals seeking faster and more predictable effects.* Sunmed’s Neuro CBD Water Soluble is an incredibly versatile product that helps with feelings of mental clarity, focus, calm, relief from daily tension, and emotional well-being.* 

You’ll also love our water enhancers — our water soluble formula with added vitamins, minerals, and flavor. Energy CBD Water Enhancer has green coffee bean extract for an extra boost. Hydrate CBD Water Enhancer is loaded with vitamins and electrolytes, perfect for pre or post-workout nourishment.* 


CBD topical products are applied directly to the skin’s surface rather than being ingested. Our creams, sprays, gels, and roll-ons help relieve target areas of tension in the body — whether it’s sore joints, shoulders, or other problem areas. Sunmed topicals provide fast-acting sensations with lasting effects for up to 6 hours

Topical CBD works by absorbing into the skin, balancing endocannabinoid system receptors deep in skin tissues. The cannabinoids do not enter the bloodstream, which makes topicals an ideal option for those who may be cautious about ingesting cannabinoids. 

Athletes, professionals, and people from all walks of life can benefit from our award-winning Topical Relief CBD Cream. Our formula has powerful secondary ingredients like peppermint, arnica flower, MSM, shea butter, and cocoa butter for instant cooling and soothing sensations. Hemp extract reaches deep into the skin for lasting comfort.* 

If you want the full CBD experience, we always recommend pairing your daily topical application with another CBD delivery method. Enhance your daily topical relief routine with a CBD gummy, tincture, capsule, or water soluble and feel well from the inside out.*


Inhalables, also known as vapes, are the fastest-acting delivery method. This delivery method offers swift absorption, typically resulting in immediate effects. Inhalable products are not long-lasting, and their effects usually wear off in only a couple hours. 

For those who need instant action, an inhalable may be a suitable option for your wellness needs. Sunmed’s 400+ in-store locations offer select inhalables and vapes at selection locations. We recommend using our store locator, where you can get in touch with your local wellness expert about the options available to you per state regulations. 

How long until I feel the benefits? 

While this guide outlines the different CBD delivery methods, how long they last, and how quickly they take effect, it's essential to remember along the way that the CBD journey is different for everyone. 

How long it takes to feel benefits depends on how many days you have been taking your CBD, how consistent you have been, and what delivery method you are using. Other factors include age, body weight, metabolism, current endocannabinoid system function, and whether or not you are a THC user. 

We recommend giving your CBD routine at least three weeks of consistent use before deciding if it works for you. Add in a nighttime cannabinoid (CBN) or a daytime cannabinoid (CBG) to help your receptors reach homeostasis more quickly, and keep patience and consistency in mind as you navigate your new wellness regimen.

Sunmed has a no-questions-asked, 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s our goal to change lives, and that means ensuring our customers are 100% happy with their formula, delivery method, and end results. 

The bottom line:

We hope you now understand our different delivery methods, the pros of each, and which CBD product may be best suited for your everyday routine. 

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our full collection of CBD, THC, mushrooms, and supergreens products. There’s a lot to choose from — so if you’d like to learn more about them in person, stop in to meet your local wellness expert for personalized guidance and education. We have products for every part of your day and every step of your wellness journey.