6. How do I take CBD?

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How to take CBD

CBD can be delivered to the body in a variety of ways, meaning there is a range of CBD supplements out there. CBD oils are a popular delivery method but so is capsules and tablets. You can also deliver CBD through the lungs and into the bloodstream through CBD vape or use a CBD cream or balm to apply it topically (this does not enter the bloodstream). There are benefits to each way and how you take CBD will depend on the type of supplement you use as well as your personal circumstances.

CBD oils

For the greatest control over dosage, with the ability to increase and decrease in small increments, you could use a CBD oil tincture. Our pure and broad spectrum CBD oils all come with a graduated pipette which makes this process even easier, as you can exactly control your dosage. There are also a range of CBD strengths to consider, for example a 2000mg CBD oil will be twice as strong as a 1000mg CBD oil, so you’d be consuming less oil for the same dose.

By using the dropper you can fill the pipette to the desired quantity before taking the oil sublingually. This means depositing it under the tongue, which causes the CBD to enter the bloodstream faster. You can leave it there for a minute or so before swallowing (you may want to wash it down with a drink if preferred!)

CBD oil can also be added to food. You could add CBD oil to salads, smoothies or even porridge. It is not advised to cook with CBD oil as the heat can degrade the quality. CBD oils are fat-soluble so they are best when added to fatty mixtures such as coconut or avocado, but you should take it in a way that works best for you. Why not try adding it to your morning orange juice?

Other CBD food supplements

CBD supplements such as gummies, tablets or capsules will have an exact CBD dosage in each serving. This is a double-edged sword in a way – it’s great because you’ll know exactly how much you’re taking but reduces the amount of freedom you have to vary your dosage. However you could for instance take a incremental amount of our 300mg CBD gummies which have 10mg in each gummy. When you consume CBD via an edible or capsule it is ingested, meaning the CBD enters your bloodstream slower than through the capillary-rich membrane under the tongue where CBD oil can be directly deposited.

CBD topicals

As a cream or balm CBD is typically blended with natural ingredients. This makes it easier to apply to the skin and also brings a host of other benefits. For example, our CBD pain creams are infused with peppermint and eucalyptus to provide a cooling effect to the skin. Taking CBD as a topical doesn’t put CBD into the bloodstream. It is designed for use on local targets or concerns, such as a sore muscle or aching joint.

If you would like assistance in calculating dosage, or have any other questions visit our support resources or contact us. We are here to help.