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The way you take CBD depends on what you want to accomplish, what health benefits you are seeking, and a variety of other factors, including personal well being and goals. There are many different delivery methods for taking CBD oil, each has its own benefits. You will also want to consider dosage, what the most effective dose for maximum effect, as everyone has different needs and tolerances.
People are searching for natural, non prescription solutions to relieve common day issues such as joint pain, sleep problems, anxiety, menopause symptoms and more. While CBD is not approved by the food and drug administration for treatment of these conditions, many are still trying CBD oils and other CBD products in search of relief.
Keep reading our guide to find out the best way to take CBD for your desired effects and to get the most out of the CBD products.
Understanding CBD Oil
If you’ve landed on this page and you’re a newbie to CBD, we recommend reading this beginner’s guide to get you caught up.
Here are the Basics: CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is one of over a hundred cannabinoids in Cannabis Sativa L., otherwise known as the hemp plant. CBD does not come from the marijuana cannabis plant, therefore has very low levels of THC, and will not cause a psychoactive side effect when taken.
Although CBD is only FDA approved for use and treatment in one drug, Epidiolex, there is growing research and anecdotal reports that are showing promise that CBD may be helpful for overall health and wellness.
The Endocannabinoid System
Our bodies have a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is responsible for bringing the human body into homeostasis or balance. The Hemp plant is rich in Phytocannabinoids and it is believed that the the phytocannabinoids from Hemp CBD work to assist the human bodies ECS to reach a state of homeostasis, hence resulting in a more efficient body.
The ECS is connected to many other systems in our bodies, including the nervous and digestive systems. So, if our ECS is off-balance, a holistic approach may say that this leads to other systems possibly being off-balance as well.
This may explain why CBD may be helpful for overall health and wellness. The human body and the ECS also receive support from other endocannabinoid-enhancing foods like chia seeds, walnuts, and chocolate.
CBD, however, may provide more concentrated amounts cannabinoids to help promote and support our bodies homeostasis.
Considerations When Choosing the Best Way to Take CBD Hemp Oil
We mentioned a “holistic” approach to health. This means considering all parts of the equation when looking at a health issue.
That’s one of the beautiful things about the rise of CBD use — it relies on personalization and customization.
One method of taking CBD may not be effective for some and it may be great for others. One person may only need a small amount, while someone else may require three times as much to be effective.
This is because we all have unique bodies, diets, and lifestyles.
Therefore, when deciding the best way to take CBD, consider the following:
- Dietary restrictions (i.e. vegan, gluten-free, or kosher)
- The location and severity of the area of concern
- The serving it may take to achieve a beneficial result.
- Personal preferences, such as being discreet or not
Additionally, you’ll want to take into consideration what will help you take CBD regularly to make it as easy as possible to stick to a daily regimen. CBD is not something that you can take one time and expect permanent results.
Daily use is recommended because of CBD’s bioavailability, or the amount of CBD that actually gets absorbed into your system. It is believed with repeated use, over time, more CBD builds up in your system, allowing it to work more efficiently.
As always, before starting any new dietary regime or if you are currently taking any medication, consult your doctor before trying CBD for yourself.
The Best Way to Take CBD: Which Is It?
It’s sort of a trick question — the best way depends entirely upon your unique situation. Here are several common ways to take CBD, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each method.
CBD oil is one of the most common and efficient ways to get your daily serving.
The CBD bottle comes with a dropper, which you can then use to put CBD oil drops under your tongue and hold for 90 seconds before swallowing. This is referred to as a sublingual administration, which, for many substances, is the fastest and most effective way of absorption.
Additionally, CBD oil tends to have a long shelf-life, meaning it won’t go bad before you can use it all. The bottles are small and easy to carry and store.
Some people are not keen on the plant’s natural taste of CBD oil so If you think you may be thrown off by the taste but still want to try this method, we offer orange and mint flavored CBD tinctures to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
CBD oil will have a carrier oil such as coconut oil (MCT), grape seed oil, or olive oil that will also have an effect on the overall taste of the tincture.
We also have a simple CBD tincture guide for reference to your questions and additional tips.
CBD Capsule Form
If you want to use CBD oil but skip the tincture completely, other options are edibles including gummies and softgels.
CBD Softgels look more like a typical supplement. CBD Softgels from a reputable supplier generally have nano emulsion technology and are highly absorbable. This means you receive the full CBD serving every time it is taken, this is one of the reasons why CBD softgels tend to be extremely popular. Some CBD capsules are blended with other natural ingredients such as melatonin to help you sleep, or with curcumin to reduce inflammation.
CBD capsules or softgels have no taste so they appeal to those who do not like the taste of hemp, even if it is only slight.
CBD Gummies are tasty gum drop type candies that carry your daily CBD in a small treat. Unlike the CBD Tinctures which are fast absorbing, the CBD gummy has to make it to your digestive system before becoming effective, which may take an hour or two.
The benefits of CBD gummies are they taste really good, and are usually available in lower doses, such as 10 mg, which make them ideal for those who only need a low dose, or for those who take CBD oil and are looking to supplement their daily intake.
A topical is something you put on your skin. It may be a lotion, salve, cream or even a CBD face mask.
A CBD topical application works by absorbing into the various layers of your skin, potentially providing fast results to targeted areas of your skin, joints, and muscles.
The benefit of taking CBD topically is that it can be combined with other botanical extracts, like camphor, rosemary, and essential oils, which may provide additional results.
There’s been research showing CBD may support joint and muscle mobility, so the topical method may work for you depending on your needs.
CBD topicals are also very popular especially for those who want to take CBD oil but are still hesitant about using CBD edibles such as tinctures or capsules.
Types of CBD
Another important factor to consider when deciding to use CBD oil is the type of CBD product. There are three basic types of hemp derived CBD products. In order to be federally legal, all CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC from the hemp cannabis plants.
Full Spectrum CBD
This type of CBD contains all of the cannabinoids from the hemp plant, and is made from the flowers, leaves, stalks, and stems. This option will produce the entourage effect, which is when all of the cannabinoids work together to enhance the users experience. This type of CBD will contain trace amounts of THC.
Broad Spectrum CBD
This type of CBD product is very similar to full spectrum, the only difference is that all of the THC is removed during the extraction process. Broad Spectrum CBD appeals to those concerned about having even trace amounts of THC.
This type of CBD oil contains only the CBD cannabidiol compound. While this type does not contain THC, it does not contain any of the other beneficial cannabinoids either.
There are many products available that are created with hemp seed oil, and are marketed to look like a CBD product. Hemp seed do not contain CBD and these products will not be effective. Hemp seed oil has been around for many years, and is best used as an alternative to olive or sunflower oil, primarily used in food or cooking.
Once you have decided on which CBD oil product is right for you, please make sure to check for the products certificate of quality assurance, or their lab reports. These reports will ensure the potency and purity of the product.
As mentioned earlier, there is no set dosing chart for CBD, and the results are not the same for everyone. The average person responds well to 25 mg of CBD daily, however certain factors such as metabolism, age, weight, sensitivity can require individuals to use anywhere from 10 mg to 100 mg daily.
Palm Organix suggests that anyone new to CBD start with a low daily dose, such as 10 mg and monitor the effects. Keeping a daily journal may help in this process. If desired effects are not happening, slowly increase the daily dose every few days until you are feeling the desired results.
Some people will feel the effects of taking CBD oil immediately, while for others it may take a week or two before benefits are being felt. We encourage people to not give up on CBD if they are not having immediate results, but instead increase the dosage, and give CBD use a bit more time.
Find Your Version of Healthy
Overall, choosing the best way to take CBD depends on your personal health and wellness goals.
Regardless of your preferred method for using CBD, you’ will want a high-quality, and lab-tested CBD product.
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