Learn the different ways you can consume CBD, and the benefits of each method
With such a wide variety of CBD products available, it can be hard to know which ones to choose to best suit your needs. Along with the wide variety of different products, there are also many different ways you can consume CBD––some of which can make a difference in their effects, onset time, bioavailability, and more.
Continue reading as we discuss how to take CBD to see the best results for your individual needs.
How to take CBD: Ingest it
This method of consumption delivers a higher bioavailability (the amount of CBD that actually gets into your system once it’s consumed), helping you maximize its benefits and effects.
The most common CBD products you can take orally include:
- CBD oil
The best way to take CBD oil is to place the desired amount sublingually (under the tongue) and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing.
You can also consume CBD oil by adding it to your foods and drinks. However, the sublingual method delivers a higher bioavailability and quicker onset due to it being absorbed directly into your bloodstream, rather than through the digestive system.
- CBD capsules
CBD capsules are a convenient way to consume CBD, especially for those who are taking CBD to manage conditions that don’t need to feel a quick onset.
CBD capsules are also a great option for those who are on a tight schedule and want a quick grab-and-go CBD solution.
- CBD gummies
If CBD oil and capsules don’t sound appealing, CBD gummies are a delicious and effective way to get your daily dose of CBD!
To experience the full benefits and effects of CBD, we recommend taking it twice daily, morning and night.
How to take CBD: Apply it topically
Research has shown that CBD can provide inflammation and pain relief. It can be a great remedy for skin ailments such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and more. It can also aid in relieving joint pain from arthritis and muscle soreness.
CBD topicals can be used on their own to provide relief. However, they’re most effective when paired with an oral remedy. Common CBD topicals include facial serums, balms, salves, massage oils, and more.
To use CBD topicals, you can simply consistently apply it on the affected areas. Make sure to follow the specific directions for each product.
How to take CBD: Smoking a vape pen or preroll
CBD smokeables provide the quickest onset compared to all other methods––you can typically feel the effects within 90 seconds. However, the bioavailability is very small compared to the oral methods.
How often should you take CBD?
As with any natural supplement, consistency is key. It’s also important to note everyone is different, and your body’s response to CBD may vary according to different doses.
How to find your optimal dosage
When starting out with CBD, we recommend beginning at a lower dose and steadily increasing it until you feel a difference.
You can also mix and match products to keep your CBD regimen fun and fresh!
Do you have any questions regarding how to take CBD? Our certified consultants are here to help. Contact us today with your questions: we’d love to hear from you!
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