While there are many ways to take CBD oil, it depends on the strength of the oil. With our 250mg CBD Oils (a great starting point), you put five CBD oil drops under your tongue and hold them there for 30-60 seconds, and do that three times a day. You can, however, freestyle, putting your drops into a smoothie, juice or even your morning cuppa. CBD is said to take the edge off coffee too.
In layman’s terms, a tincture is a concoction you take by dropper or spray straight into your mouth. You can take CBD oil by putting it directly under your tongue (that part of the mouth is a capillary-rich area and so the CBD will reach your bloodstream quicker). Try dropping a dose of CBD under your tongue and holding it there for a minute before swallowing.
If only there was a way to capture the energy of coffee without its associated jitters. Oh wait… there is! There are an increasing number of CBD coffee brands popping up, who claim that when coffee beans are infused with CBD, they take away the anxiety that caffeine consumption can cause. This makes the ‘up’ that your coffee gives you a little smoother; it takes the edge off. Or use a dairy-free milk that’s infused with CBD to easily control your dosage and allow you to continue using your favourite coffee blend.
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You’ve decided you want to try it, so what’s next? When it comes to how to take CBD oil, you’re spoiled for choice. From tinctures and topicals to smoothies and coffee blends, there’s an overwhelming amount of options out there. Unsure where to start? That’s where we come in – here’s our CBD oil guide to help you decide how best to take CBD oil.
It can, but it probably won’t. While some people do feel that CBD oil makes them feel more alert, preliminary studies have shown that CBD oil is an effective way to treat insomnia.
CBD oil also comes in a capsule form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. However when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means you might have to wait upwards of 30 minutes before experiencing any effect.
We are all different and so are our bodies, this is why only you can adjust the right dose, depending on how you feel and what effect you want.
For example, if you have a very sensitive stomach, CBD oil suppositories are a good alternative. These can also be used for intense menstrual cramps. Since CBD oil is completely natural and comes directly from nature, it has no adverse effects, which usually do appear when taking painkillers.
If you want to learn more about CBD oil, it is important to know that it can be extracted from hemp (cannabis sativa) and from other cannabis plants too. CBD oil from hemp is made in countries where cannabis has been legalized, since the content of THC in the hemp plant is extremely low and therefore insignificant.
How much CBD oil should I take?
This is a question many beginners ask and that is difficult to answer, since CBD oil is complex and affects each person differently as we have already mentioned.
First, take low doses of CBD oil and attentively observe the resulting effects.
The main difference lies in the THC content, which should not exceed the limits in the hemp variety used. The hemp variety has also to be considered, since the cannabinoid content may be very different.
Besides, the effect of CBD oil also varies depending on our body’s ability to absorb the valuable components (cannabinoids).
There’s no wrong or right time to take CBD, but using it at certain points in the day can offer different benefits to your mood and wellbeing. Here’s how…
Taking CBD edibles is simple. If you’re using our CBD Capsules, you can swallow one with water daily, then adjust the amount as and when needed. Meanwhile, if you’re taking our CBD Gummies, chew one at a time for juicy, fruity goodness. The onset time may be slower than an oil, but the pre-measured dosage means you don’t even have to think about it
That’s why we’ve created this ‘how to take’ guide for beginners and pros alike – featuring tips on using an oil, a capsule, gummy or a soothing muscle balm.
Finding Your CBD Dosage
The ‘right’ amount of CBD is the one that gives you the desired effect. Once you feel that improved state, stop there, because you’ve reached your perfect dosage. On reaching that level, you might be tempted to keep applying more CBD, but it’s worth noting that increasing your application may not boost the therapeutic effects any further. We recommend using no more than 70mg per day, and if you’re already taking prescribed CBD medication, you should consult your doctor before consuming more.
Morning: CBD doesn’t give you the buzzy energy boost of a morning coffee. Rather, it can offer a more balanced sensation, so you’re ready to take on the day. Use it alone or – if you do like a jolt of caffeine – try adding a dropper of CBD oil to your daily latte, so you get the best of both worlds.
Before you get started, we recommend downloading our 7-day CBD diary to keep track of your daily dosage and how it makes you feel.
While some people might be put off CBD oils because of their supposed hempy taste, you can now find formulas with cleaner, brighter, more refreshing flavours. Our picks? – The Bright Days CBD Oil Drops, which are citrus-fresh, and the Night Time CBD Oil Drops, which offer a hint of peppermint.