Everyone is different…..read on to find which method would suit you best
Everyone is buzzing about CBD. But how do you take CBD?
Most people have heard of it by now. We know that it is used for stress and anxiety, as a sleep aid, to boost creativity, and even to ease sore muscles. So everyone’s heard of it, but what’s the best way to take CBD?
There are a lot of options to choose from. In this article, we break down the different ways to take CBD. Once you get to the end, you’ll have a better understanding about it and can decide which one might be right for you.
If by chance you haven’t heard of it or have some questions, you will find some basic information on this webpage from Priceland Hemp. There’s also a lot of confusion and misinformation going around. How do you tell what’s myth and fact? Check out this article on 6 Myths Why People Avoid Using CBD to learn the truth.
Now let’s get on with the topic at hand- the best ways to take CBD.
A tincture is an mix of CBD along with a carrier like MCT from coconut oil. Tinctures are and easy way to take CBD by dropper. These type of CBD products generally range in size from 1000-5000mg bottles. (The 6000mg bottle is for horses. Yes, horses can benefit from Cannabidiol ) Once you determine the correct dosage. Fill the dropper and place it’s content under your tongue where the sublingual capillaries are located.
The tincture will be absorbed through your tissue and into the capillaries. It gets into your body faster than digestion because it doesn’t have to through your stomach and into your intestines for absorption. Hold it under your tongue for about 30 seconds and then swallow. It’s just. that simple.
I’m sure you’re wondering how many drops you should take, right? You can read this article to learn more. It even has a useful chart that incudes dosage based on symptoms and weight. The plain oils may have a slightly herbal taste, but you can also find flavored oils like lemon and cinnamon.
CBD Happy Hour
Do I have your attention now? I’ll bet you’re a little surprised. CBD oil can be taken many different ways and can even be incorporated into a cocktail. A quick internet search yield pages and pages of recipes, so give one a try.
Since CBD has become more and more popular lately, I’m sure your friends have heard of it, too. Do you think they’re a little curious about CBD oil? Throw a cocktail party showcasing CBD cocktail recipes.
Check out the article 3 Simple CBD Cocktails Anyone Can Make from liquor.com for some basic cocktails to please anyone- Moscow mule, gin and tonic, and dirty martini. If you want to be a little bougie, you can make your own lavender lemon CBD cocktail with just a few simple ingredients. It might just be the talk of the neighborhood.
CBD cocktails have become so popular, Food and Wine has even posted the article CBD Cocktails: What They Are and Why They’re Taking Over Bar Menus Everywhere. Even Bon Appetit posted the article How Drinking CBD Cocktails Really Makes You Feel.
Eating CBD Gummies
Maybe you aren’t ready for a CBD happy hour and want to be a little more discrete, so let’s talk about gummies. Almost anything can come in gummy form. Candy, vitamins, melatonin, and (of course) CBD. Who doesn’t like gummies?
If you don’t want to make a cocktail and aren’t too keen on droppers of oil, try CBD gummies. They are easy to store and come in a variety of flavors like apple, mango, lemon, and watermelon. Are you eating gluten-free, paleo, or keto? No problem….we’ve got you covered! Make your own gluten-free, paleo and keto friendly CBD gummies with this recipe using this CBD oil.
You’ll feel like you’re treating yourself with candy, and the flavors mask the earthy taste that some people don’t find pleasing. Just be careful to store them separately from your gummy vitamins!
CBD Creams and Balms
CBD oil is being used for many different reasons by many different people. You are probably already aware of people using CBD oil to help with sleep, stress, and anxiety. However, you may not be aware that CBD can be used for chronic pain, joint pain, and multiple sclerosis.
Take a minute to read this in-depth article Hemp Cream for Joint Pain that gives a lot of detail about how CBD works to relieve joint pain.
Did you push yourself a little too hard on your latest workout? Have a sore neck from staring at your computer all day? CBD cream can also help relieve sore muscles. Worried about an earthy smell? Don’t be! Many are fragrance-free. Take a look at all of these lotions and creams available through Priceland Hemp. This page will help you learn a little more about how they work.
“Extra Special” Salad Dressing
The CBD cocktail was definitely a surprise, now what about CBD salad dressing? I’ll bet this is new to you!
If you have a friend who’s a teetotaler and doesn’t go for the CBD cocktail, try a salad with some extra special salad dressing. This is one of the newest ways to try CBD, so if you’re one of those people who loves to be on trend, this one is definitely for you. There’s strawberry vinaigrette, lemon, garlic, and a whole lot more.
The most interesting and exciting recipes we’ve found is Red Cabbage Slaw with CBD Oil Infused Peach Salad Dressing. It’s even vegan!
Also check out these recipes:
- 7 CBD Salad Recipes
- Chicken Salad with CBD Lemon Dressing
- CBD Infused BBQ Ranch Dressing
- Portobello with CBD Niçoise Dressing
- Avocado Green Goddess w/CBD Dressing Recipe
Capsule: No Muss, No Fuss
This is for the person who doesn’t want the earthy (or flavored) taste of a tincture but still wants to keep things simple. If CBD happy hours and salad dressing recipes aren’t your cup of tea, capsules may be the way to go. Capsules are also great for first time users because there’s no need to measure and deal with droppers.
No worrying about getting the dosage just right. This method is no-mess and discrete. It has already been measured. There’s no taste or smell. No mixing. No cooking. If you’re new to CBD and feel a little overwhelmed, just start with capsules. Check out these non-GMO and 3rd party lab-tested capsules from Priceland Hemp.
Java Without the Jitters
Do you love your caffeine in the morning but don’t love the jittery feeling? Some brands are infusing coffee beans with CBD. Even Willie Nelson is getting into the business with his own brand.
Not willing to change from your favorite beans? No problem! It can also be found in some creamers. This is a way you can get the boost you want to get running in the morning without the unpleasant jittery feeling that can come with. Not sure if CBD coffee is right for you? Learn more about it by reading this article on healthline.com. It’s a daily journal of the author’s experience drinking CBD coffee everyday for one week.
Morning Smoothie That’s Extra Smooth
Maybe you’re a morning person and wake up feeling stressed and anxious. If you need a bit of calm focus in the morning and java isn’t for you, then try adding CBD to a morning smoothie. The natural fresh combinations of fruits and vegetables with almond or coconut milk can mask the earthy flavor of CBD. What you’ll end up with is a nice blend of vitamins, nutrients, fiber, protein……and something extra that may help stay calm and focused.
Try some of these recipes to get started:
- CBD Mango Smoothie from bonappetit.com
- 5 Superfood CBD Smoothie Recipes
- CBD Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
- CBD Orange Peach Smoothie
- CBD Smoothie Bowl from intentionalhospitality.com
How much should I take?
Dosage should be based on a variety of factors- weight, severity of condition, type of condition treated, etc. Each person is different, so it will vary based on each person’s body chemistry. As a start you can read the article CBD Dosage: Figuring Out How Much to Take? On healthline.com. As with any other topic, there are always myths. How do you tell what’s myth and fact? Check out this article on 6 Myths Why People Avoid Using CBD.
When should I take CBD?
This depends on your personal experience with CBD and what you are trying to achieve.
If you’re looking for calm focus and you’re generally a morning person, you should try it in the morning with your coffee.
If you’re looking to ease anxiety in general, you may want to use it midday.
Have trouble sleeping and need to calm your mind after a hectic day, then use it at night. It’s really up to you. If you haven’t tried it before, you may need to experiment to figure out what works best with your needs and your schedule.
Can I Take it Everyday?
Yes. Should you? That depends on your personal needs. Of course there are many people who take it every day for stress, anxiety, sleep, depression, joint pain, muscle pain, calm focus, etc. There are also plenty of people who use it on an as-needed basis for the same reasons.
If you’re new to CBD, try a small dose with the method of your choice. Then proceed according to how it affects you. If it doesn’t work the way you would like, you may need to try a different dosage, method, or even time of day.
In the article referenced earlier, the author found that one cup of regular coffee followed by one cup of CBD coffee seemed to work best for him….after some trial and error. (The CBD coffee directly followed by the toast with CBD jelly was a bit much.)
Never a Dull Moment…
When it comes to CBD and ways to take CBD, there’s certainly never a dull moment. There is new research being done every day, along with new recipes and creative ways of taking CBD.
A market that started with tinctures and gummies is now becoming much more mainstream and creative with coffee, cocktails, salad recipes, and smoothie bowls. Everyone and their grandmother has heard of CBD and with the creative ways to take it ….soon everyone and their grandmother with have tried CBD oil.
After reading this post, we hope you have a better understanding of the many different ways to take CBD and maybe you have decided which one is right for you…..or at least which one you would like to try.
CBD is not approved by the food and drug administration to treat cure or prevent any disease.