Now we’re talking the same language, right? Try incorporating a little CBD oil into your daily cooking routine to get a bunch of health benefits without much effort at all. For a delicious and nutritious salad dressing, start with three to four tablespoons of olive oil, then add two teaspoons of CBD, the juice of half a fragrant lemon and salt and pepper. Here’s 5 hemp oil friendly recipes for starters.
Check out our guide to CBD dosages for detailed advice.
2. In a capsule
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.
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.
This is one of the many ways the body can absorb CBD oil – as we mentioned above, your tongue is capillary-rich, meaning this method will allow the CBD to reach your bloodstream quickly.
Usage Advice: Use CBD infused topicals the same way you would use other body care products for the same purpose. Apply the topical when you deem it necessary or regularly the way you would when treating certain skin conditions.
Usage Advice: Oils and tinctures are most effective if they are kept in the mouth, under the tongue or along the cheeks, for a while in order to ingest as much CBD sub-bilingually before swallowing the liquid. Learn more about how to take CBD oil here
Usage Advice: Concentrates are generally delivered in oral applicators. Press the suggested dosage onto a spoon or the tip of your finger after washing your hands. Next, place the concentrate dosage your tongue. Concentrates are most effective if they are kept in the mouth, under the tongue or along the cheeks, for a while in order to ingest as much CBD sub-bilingually before swallowing.
CBD Creams and Topicals
Oral sprays are a new method of ingesting CBD, typically in a low concentration ranging from 1-3 mg per spray.
When inhaled through a vape pen, CBD passes to the lungs where it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. Inhalation of CBD through a vape will avoid the first-pass metabolism in the liver and it is the quickest way to get CBD absorbed and circulating in the system. However, the CBD is only effective for a relatively short period of time and peak bloodstream levels are within 10 minutes.
CBD capsules, softgels and tablets are quickly gaining popularity as they are an easy method of regulated CBD intake. They do not require manual dosage and are offered in a range of concentrations, typically from 5-25mg of CBD per capsule.
Usage Advice: Take the recommended serving (or as needed) daily with water.