As a disclaimer, the information provided is intended to serve only as an informative guide and should not be considered as medical advice.
First things first: Become knowledgeable about CBD products!
CBD and other phytocannabinoids come in endless forms, and each are constructed in different concentrations. To determine which method to use, you must first determine what best fits your needs and lifestyle.
- Liquid hemp oil, like CBD tinctures or CBD drops
- CBD concentrated into a thick paste (often referred to as Rick Simpson Oil or RSO)
- Encapsulated CBD oil
- Phytocannabinoid rich sprays/spritzers (generally designed for application beneath the tongue)
- Bottled water containing nano-sized CBD particles
- CBD-infused chewing gum
- On-the-go dissolvable powders containing CBD
- Cooking oils (such as coconut oil or olive oil) with added cannabinoids
- CBD-infused edibles (i.e., gummies, brownies, cookies, etc.; generally for individuals who are sensitive to smoking/vaping)
- Crystalline isolates
- Wax (similar to THC-containing marijuana concentrates)
- CBD-rich eLiquids and/or vape cartridges (akin to an e-cigarette)
- Transdermal patches with CBD (similar to a nicotine patch)
- Cannabidiol-infused salves, balms, lotions, shampoos, or soaps
- Bath bombs infused with CBD
Decide How to Use CBD
Following are the 3 most common ways to take CBD oil:
Drops or tinctures usually provide a “suggested serving size” and the total milligrams of CBD listed on their packaging making it possible for you to determine your desired amount of CBD. For starters, one of the most effective ways to take CBD oil is to administer it sublingually. To administer your CBD dosage of choice, simply life your tongue and place your desired number of drops in place for a minimum of 30 to 60 seconds. This hold allows for absorption via the blood vessels underneath your tongue – efficiently bypassing first-pass metabolism. Once 60 seconds have passed, swallow the CBD oil.
With edibles, the only required steps are open, eat, and enjoy! This method of consumption will result in more drawn-out effects that also take longer to kick in than some of the other options. Edibles are great for those seeking sustained effects, or for those who want to be subtle about their usage of CBD.
Anyone familiar with smoking and using cannabis concentrates like wax and BHO will be no stranger to this delivery method. Simply sprinkle some into a vaporizer or water pipe, ignite, inhale, and enjoy! We find that this option is useful for individuals looking to elevate their regular consumption of CBD rich cannabis flower or other smokable herbs.
All human bodies are composed differently and have different body chemistries, so what works for you may be different than what works for others.
Weight, diet, metabolism, genetics, environment and product consistency are varying reasons why we can all potentially benefit from a universally prescribed dose for CBD. Thus, if we were to share with you dosage advice, we would come up with a rough estimate, and you knowing your body most should be the ultimate decision-maker.
If you are new to the Cannabidiol experience, we recommend that you begin your journey with a small CBD dosage and then gradually increase to your liking.
Many reviewers, customers, competitors and frequent takers begin increasing the amount of CBD intake every few weeks by 25mg until obtaining the desired effect. If you find you need to scale back, simply reverse the process.
It's a good idea to keep a notepad with a daily record of your experiences to help find what works and feels best for you.
CBD oil is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. CBD oil can potentially interact with prescription drugs, so please be sure to consult with your doctor/physician before starting to use these or other CBD products, especially if you are taking any medication. This article is intended to illustrate some of the research and potential benefits of CBD oil, and is not intended to showcase CBD oil as a cure for any health conditions you may be experiencing that may require medical attention.