Is there any other thing that you can consume in a variety of ways? Okay, we're not talking about the weird way that Kourtney Kardashian eats her Kit-Kats or anything like that.
But if you think about it, CBD products offer such a range. In a way, it's almost like CBD consumption is a Choose Your Own Adventure story.
But we're already getting sidetracked. When it comes to taking CBD oil, you want to know that you're not only taking the best CBD product out there.
You also want to know that the way you're consuming CBD is effective too, right? Well, there may be different delivery methods. But we'll give you all the info you need to know on every way to take CBD out there.
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Sublingual products are taken under the tongue and held there for about 30-60 seconds. This might seem like a silly way of taking CBD oils.
But sublingual administration is actually considered an incredibly effective way to consume CBD. That's because just a few drops under your tongue allows CBD to enter your bloodstream directly.
With other consumption methods, CBD may have to go through a first pass effect through the digestive tract or skin barrier. But sublingual CBD allows for fast acting effects unlike other methods.
CBD tinctures are generally mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil, sometimes even MCT oil. And like a spoonful of sugar, this helps the hemp oil go down.
CBD oil drops
When you take Full Spectrum CBD oil under your tongue, you're also able to accurately measure how much CBD you're taking. Because let's be honest.
We've all made a home-cooked batch of CBD edibles before. And let's just say the pure CBD oil wasn't thoroughly mixed in evenly...
Pet CBD oil
You might not have known it. But your pets can also take CBD oil too!
If you've got a particularly tolerant furry friend, you may be able to apply CBD oils under their tongue too. But if they're just too giddy at the prospect of receiving some CBD oil, you can also add it into their kibble dish.
"Wait, oral CBD? I thought sublingual administration was oral administration!" That's probably what's going through your head right now, right?
Well, you're correct in that sublingual CBD is taken orally. But when we say "oral CBD," we're talking about CBD oil that travels through your digestive system.
The CBD works to access your endocannabinoid system still. But it just takes a little longer for your CBD products to get there.
The CBD journey through the stomach to the liver is a long one. And this is why CBD edibles may take longer to feel their effects.
Just trust that it's doing its thing. You definitely don't want to take more CBD oil just because you think the effects aren't happening. Then you'll be a little overloaded with CBD, shall we say...
Still traumatized over that last batch of unevenly mixed CBD goodies? Then try CBD capsules!
You can easily make this a part of your daily routine. And you know exactly how much CBD you're taking since it's already measured out for you.
CBD gummies are a super fun way to take CBD. Maybe because it's like taking candy or maybe because it brings back memories of childhood. Who knows!
Either way, CBD oil-infused gummies or baked goods are a fun way to introduce the cannabis plant into your diet. But don't think that edibles are the only way to infuse cannabis plants into your meals.
Add CBD oil to food
If you've got some CBD oil that you don't want to take sublingually, add a couple of drops to your food! Okay, maybe this is the gray area where oral products do still include sublingual products.
But we don't make the rules! There are plenty of ways to take CBD - it can be difficult to keep track!
Drink CBD oil
No, we don't mean from straight out of the bottle. That'd be... a lot.
We're talking about adding CBD oil to your drinks. Just a couple of drops into your favorite beverage and your whole body can say, "Ahhh..."
For those that are looking to address localized discomfort, they might not be keen to reach for a tincture or edible. Instead, topical CBD might be right up their alley as it can easily be applied to localized areas!
Topical application of CBD is perhaps the one method that takes the longest to take effect. But that's only because the full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD you're applying has to travel through various layers of skin.
So the absorption rate might be slow-going. But the effects may last longer once the topical application has been completed.
You'll find that there's always a little give and take with CBD products. But with so many different methods and ways to take CBD oil, you can guarantee there's at least one mode of delivery that will suit your needs.
CBD oil rub
When it comes to topical CBD, we'd be lying if we said we weren't biased. And we don't just mean about one particular CBD product (*cough* our Clean Remedies CBD rub *cough*).
No, we're talking about the kind of CBD you use. Full spectrum CBD contains all the other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant.
And this can lead to the entourage effect, boosting CBD's effects and making for high bioavailability. Of course, when it comes to any CBD product, you'll want to make sure it's lab tested.
Just to make sure there's nothing else in the product that shouldn't be there. So when you browse through our own catalogue, be sure to click on the QR codes. We're all about transparency, baby.
Maybe this should have been listed at the top since smoking and vaping are popular ways to take CBD oil. But we've put it here for good reason.
Something we want to make clear is the difference between CBD oil and CBD concentrates. Some people think that they can smoke CBD oil straight.
But we'd recommend going with concentrates instead. Or vape juice if the vape pen is your product of choice.
The reason we make this distinction clear is precisely because of the carrier oil that gets used in CBD oils and tinctures. Those oils are not meant to be inhaled.
Okay, now that we've got that out of the way, let's look at the different ways you can inhale CBD. (Can you blame us that your safety is our number one priority?)
Smoking or vaping CBD is actually one of the faster methods of delivery when it comes to taking CBD. Like sublingual administration, inhaling allows the CBD to go directly into your bloodstream.
Just through your lungs. Because of this, you'll likely feel the effects of CBD in about 10 minutes or less after inhalation.
And the absorption rate is particularly high. Sometimes up to 56% of the CBD.
That being said, smoking can expose you to carcinogens. So when it comes to safety, we'd recommend our other products like delta 9 gummies, tinctures, and rubs that don't pose such a health risk as smoking.
Vaping has become another popular way of consuming CBD. And all we have to say about that is simply a word of caution.
Some CBD vape cartridges use thinning agents like propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. And these compounds have been found to damage lung tissue.
You may have a potent effect with these methods of delivery. But in general, we'd recommend that you take CBD oil in all of the other myriad of ways that you can.
When you've got plenty of options out there, it only makes sense to go with the safest ones, right? After all, the option is there, so why not take it?
FAQs about taking CBD oil
By now, we think we've managed to get through every possible way you can take CBD oil. But if we missed some, feel free to let us know!
Either way, now seems like a good time to take some questions from the crowd. So, any takers?
What is the most popular way to take CBD?
It's hard to say what's the most popular way of taking CBD since there are so many options out there. But we will say that the most effective way of taking CBD oil is through sublingual administration.
Again, this method allows CBD oil to enter directly into your bloodstream. And all without exposing you to harmful carcinogens like smoking or vaping do.
That being said, CBD gummies and edibles have also always been a popular crowd-pleaser as well. So even though it seems like CBD oil is all about a popularity contest, it's so popular that its methods hardly have to compete.
There's somebody out there that likes everything. What can we say? CBD's got it going on.
When should I take CBD oil - morning or night?
Again, this is entirely up to you! Everyone has a different routine in the morning and evening.
Not to mention everyone has different needs. Some people prefer to take CBD in the morning to start their day off with a little bit more focus.
While others prefer to wind down after a long day and take CBD at night. There's no right or wrong time of day to take CBD oil.
So it all boils down to personal preference. The important thing is to stick to a routine with your CBD oil to make sure you get the most out of these products.
How many drops of CBD should I take?
Typically, a tincture or bottle of CBD oil will tell you the recommended amount to take. But if you're ever in doubt, start with just a few drops.
Then, see how your body reacts and gradually increase the amount you take over time. The important thing is to start small, even though it can feel like it takes awhile to find the right amount for you.
The last thing you want is to take too much too soon and feel discombobulated. So track patience down and sit with her for a while. We're sure we'd love the company.
How do I get the best results from CBD?
We mentioned that sublingual administration is the most effective way of taking CBD. And that wasn't just in relation to its fast acting effects.
When CBD travels through your digestive tract, it can lose some of its additional properties. To no fault of its own.
But when you take CBD under your tongue, you preserve more of the compounds and you'll receive results faster. These are the reasons that make sublingual administration a fan favorite.
So even though we said this wasn't a popularity contest, we might have lied... Either way, sublingual administration will garner you high bioavailability and quick results.
Your preferred method
We started this post out by saying that there were tons of different ways to take CBD. But maybe the most important factor we forgot to mention is you!
Because there are so many delivery methods, it really is up to you to decide what's the best way to take CBD for yourself. Everyone will have a personal preference.
And CBD not only allows for it. CBD welcomes it! So bring your opinions to the table and choose the right method that works for you and your body.
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