What Are The Best Ways To Take CBD?
As the amount of people who take CBD products increases, the variety of products increases too. This raises a lot of questions about doses, methods of intake and absorption of CBD. Some people may not know how to take CBD oil to ensure the best absorption, and likewise for CBD topicals and CBD edibles.
Perhaps you didn’t even know that there were a variety of ways of taking CBD oil and tinctures. We want to confront the daunting experience of being new to CBD or even just being overwhelmed by what methods seem best. While we will give a generalised set of suggestions, we encourage you to try what works best for you or email us with your questions.
How to take CBD Oil and Tinctures:
CBD oil is best taken under the tongue because that way, it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream which provides the fastest and most effective results. However, as much as it is the most effective method, it is also about patience. It takes time for CBD to work – it will NOT be an instant pain relief, as much as we’d love to say that it would.
Sometimes it can take CBD up to months until you feel the difference – and what a difference it is. We know it may be frustrating taking CBD and not feeling its benefits for some time, but be patient. Gradually introduce it to your system and then increase your dosage as time goes on and you truly can’t feel its benefits yet.
So, what is the dosage you should take?
We can’t provide medical advice, but according to a 2017 case study, CBD oil is safe to take but dosages vary for each individual. it is best to perhaps speak to your doctor about it and take some time to consider factors like your body weight, the condition you are trying to treat, your individual system and the concentration of each CBD product. Now before you get anxious about what dosage of CBD will be good for you, it is likely that all you have to do is start low and work your way up.
For example, if you are interested in a 10-mL bottle of CBD oil, it means that it contains about 200 drops. And if the 10-mL bottle states that it has 1,000mg of CBD then each drop will contain 5mg of CBD and ideally you’d take 2-3 drops 2x daily to start. Again, this is not constant for everyone – but studies show that even extremely high doses of CBD are tolerable by humans.
Alternative CBD products are far simpler in terms of their intake. CBD capsules for example do not need to be vaporized or taken under the tongue. It is as simple as drinking the capsule (depending on the dosage, as stated previously), 1×3 times a day.
CBD topicals are absorbed by the skin, which is ideal if you do not like the taste of CBD tinctures and oils or you can’t swallow pills easily.