The Best Way to Take CBD Oil
CBD is becoming increasingly common these days, especially since it is believed to help promote health and wellness for a wide variety of conditions.
For many, the sheer number of CBD related products available in the market can make things confusing.
As you are likely aware, there are many different ways to take CBD and that means you’ll need to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the compound and the different delivery options available.
So, if you’ve been looking for the best way to take CBD oil you’re in the right place. Read on and we will explain how to titrate, or find your ideal dose, and determine which product is best suited for your health and wellness needs.
What Can CBD Oil Be Used For?
CBD is considered by many to have great potential. Studies increasingly show that it’s useful in supporting and promoting health and wellness for an incredible array of different conditions.
While the most studied uses of CBD revolve around anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, CBD may be helpful in providing a much-needed relief from any number of ailments that can keep us from looking, functioning and feeling our best. Although CBD is only FDA approved for Epidiolex, a drug for Epilepsy, a simple google search will show thousands of people who attest to its benefits and consume CBD in search of relief from the following:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- High Blood Pressure
Although CBD oil is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and it is not FDA approved, since the passage of the Farm Bill Act of 2018, and with the laws surrounding CBD becoming relaxed, research is expanding, and those researchers are finding more and more beneficial uses for CBD oil.
Additionally, while CBD oil may not be a front-line medical treatment, the belief is that it may be worth trying as CBD oil is all natural, it comes from the Hemp Plant, its non addictive, there are no reported cases of overdoing, and the compound has very few side effects, and those side effects generally only occur at excessive doses.
Finding the Best Way to Take CBD Oil
CBD oil comes in quite a few different forms and different delivery options.
Each has its own advantages depending on the person, so see below to decide which delivery method is best suited for your needs.
Pure Oils and Tinctures
CBD oil by itself is rather bitter, making it harder to use orally than many people would prefer because of the taste. Therefore, some companies have paired and blended CBD oil with a flavoring agent such as mint or orange to make it more pleasant to take sublingually or orally.
If you’re using a tincture or pure CBD oil, then your best option and the recommended delivery method is sublingual administration. Sublingual involves placing the oil under the tongue for one minute, where it will absorb through the mouth mucous membranes, capillaries, and blood vessels.
Sublingually is simply a more efficient and higher absorption way to take CBD Tinctures versus just swallowing the oil or blending it into a food; for example your morning coffee or tea.
However, sublingual may not be the route for everyone if you need to dose frequently. If you are taking a tincture multiple times per day, you may want to consider other options since it’s rather indiscreet and can be messy if you’re not careful with the dropper.
Regardless, Tinctures are an extremely popular method for taking CBD as it is an economical way to take CBD oil plus tinctures offer the distinct advantage of flexibility over the amount of a dose you want to consume.
Gummies, Gelcaps, and Edibles
Gummies and edibles are another common way of taking CBD. While the compound is slightly less efficient when being eaten as it has to pass through the stomach and be digested, these methods have the advantage of being a measured dose and are more discreet than pulling out a bottle of tincture and dropping it in your mouth.
Edibles are easily taken and come pre measured and well labeled. Softgels are often used by those who consume CBD oil to support joint and muscle function as high quality softgels have nanoemulsion technology that allows for full absorption of the CBD oil and is as easy as taking your daily vitamin
CBD can also be found in other edibles such as energy drinks, where it is combined with other ingredients to create an overall boost in mood and focus.
Vape Oils and Flower
Some people opt to vape or smoke their CBD oil through the use of vape liquids or CBD-only cannabis flower.
While vaping is certainly a fast way to get CBD into your system, it is not an ideal way to take it due to the negative side effects associated with vaping/smoking and certainly not a suggested method at Palm Organix™. In fact, Palm Organix™ does not even carry or sell Vape, and as you are likely aware, vaping has been negatively covered in the news lately due to its many negative health side effects.
For this reason, we at Palm Organix™ would highly advise against using Vape for your CBD needs.
Topical Creams, Salves and Lotions
Many CBD users find great success in applying CBD topicals to spot treat certain areas of their body for conditions like arthritis, CBD which is applied externally is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, including arthritis, instead it is being used to massage targeted areas of the body.
CBD Topicals are also very popular for those with skin conditions. CBD’s benefits are believed to be in the area of antioxidant and anti inflammatory. A common technique used by many CBD aficionados is taking CBD orally and then spot treating a targeted area with a topical.
The Key to CBD Use: Dosage Titration
Dosage titration is rather simple.
You can visit our guide, established baseline dosages and use that as a suggested guideline for your CBD daily needs. However, it is best to start CBD use at lower doses and slowly raise the serving amount until you reach your desired effect.
For this reason, many people choose to begin CBD use with tinctures in order to find their ideal dose and then switch to a different delivery method if they so choose. By using a tincture, you can take a quarter, half or full serving and adjust accordingly.
While there are very few side effects from taking CBD, it is not recommended that you consume more than you need.
For most people, a comfortable dosage range that supports and promotes health and wellness and doesn’t produce side effects can be found within a week or so of experimentation with the amount of CBD you are consuming. Afterwards, you can match your next order of CBD oil to your ideal serving and choose a delivery option best suited for your needs going forward.
Just remember that seeing “hemp extract” on a CBD product’s label doesn’t give you all the information you need. Hemp extract includes the bulk weight of the extraction technique, and includes terpenes and flavonoids, therefore, it is not necessarily an accurate indicator of how much actual CBD oil is in the final product.
Get Quality CBD Today!
Now that you know the best way to take CBD oil, it’s time to find a product that works best for your condition and lifestyle.
If you have spoken with your primary care practitioner and you are ready to begin finding the right CBD product for your needs, then you’ve come to the right place.
Visit our shop to begin your new CBD journey to a healthier you!