How to take CBD – Ultimate guide on Different ways to take cannabidiol

CBD comes in many shapes and forms. There are several ways to get the healing cannabinoids into your system, all depending on your preference and your ailment. We are going to go through most of the options you have, how to take CBD (cannabidiol) and how to choose the best product and method.

Tincture

6 bottles regular CBD oilTinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs that you take orally (by mouth).  They are easy and convenient to use because they usually come with a pipette for easy dosage. Tinctures are also easier to give to children, as they only have to take small amounts. Because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream more directly than by any other means. Some cannabinoids will have an immediate effect, such as those used to help one relax (THC). Others that are more nutritive (cannabidiol) may take several hours to weeks of continual use before best results are seen.

Store your tinctures in a cool, dark place (not the fridge). You may carry and keep tinctures in a purse or briefcase. Be sure not to leave your tinctures in a hot area for long periods of time (ex. in a car). Heat can negatively impact the quality of your CBD oil. Depending on the carrier oil (we mostly use hemp seed oil) it can solidify in a very cold environment and be hard to get out through the pipette.

CBD Through your belly button

Did you know you could drop CBD oil into your bellybutton?  Many people are unaware that you can use cannabidiol by applying in and around their belly button. Done via a technique called the Pechoti intake method. The Pechoti gland is behind the belly button. During pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries nutrients from the mother to her baby, through a connection made with the Pechoti gland. After the umbilical cord is cut, the Pechoti gland remains with over 70 million nerves are running over this gland to tissues and organs throughout the body.

By applying CBD oil to the belly button and utilizing the Pechoti delivery method, cannabinoids have the ability to reach every part of your body. This is something that no other delivery method can provide.

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Topical

CBD Salve, Balms and ointments

Putting CBD on the skin is a way to enjoy the benefits of CBD without consuming cannabis. They’re useful for people because they offer local relief from minor aches and pains without the psychoactive effects of smoking or ingesting the flower.

Topicals come in a variety of forms. Some are moisturizing lotions made for everyday use while others are balms, salves or ointments designed to be a beneficial natural pain or skin relief. Some data indicate that topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviours and inflammation without  side-effects

Studies also suggest cannabidiol could reduce many different kinds of inflammation. The pain and stiffness that comes post-workout or from overexertion certainly has a pro-inflammatory component to it, so it’s reasonable to think cannabidiol or other cannabinoids might have benefits, but we have no research to support this yet.

Topicals are a fantastic option as they’re easily measured in terms of ingredient compositions, and are higher in bioavailability than orally ingested compounds; this being because they are able to skip liver metabolization.

CBD Pain Patches

CBD Pain Patches

CBD Patches can offer all day or night relief, with a slow release of the cannabidiol throughout 24H. For some, this is a good alternative to smoking or vaporizing, which deliver effects that subside relatively quickly. In addition to this convenience, the discretion of the patch is an added benefit. The patch can be adhered out of sight giving relief anywhere, anytime.

The topical delivery of CBD bypasses the digestive process for undiluted absorption of the cannabidiol directly into the bloodstream. You get fast-acting effects with constant long-term relief.

Few things are easier to use than a Topical Patch. Simply place the patch on an area of skin that is free of hair, lotions, and creams. Press down gently and off you go! Using a CBD patch is as easy as putting on a Band-aid! If you want to read more about CBD pain Patches click here

CBD Vaping 

CBD E-liquids

E-cigarettes is a popular choice for getting your daily dosage of CBD. CBD e-liquids vaporises at approximately 200℃ which is perfect for use within an e-cig. It is nicotine free and does not produce a high. In conjunction with vaping, there is promising evidence that CBD use may help people to quit smoking.

When you inhale the CBD vapour, you’re allowing compounds originally produced by a plant to enter your body, travel through your bloodstream, and enter your brain. Other than intravenous application, it is one of the fastest methods of getting the benefits from the CBD oil.

Vaping cannabidiol is a discreet way of taking your CBD dose on-the-go without pulling out a tincture or bottle. No one will know you are taking CBD unless you tell them since CBD vape oil doesn’t have a distinct smell or look.  When it comes to choosing a CBD consumption method, there is no right or wrong answer. No matter how you choose to take it, you will benefit from its therapeutic qualities. The benefits of vaping CBD are clear if you want fast relief and convenience.

CBD Edibles

CBD Lollies

Simply put, an ‘edible’ is a consumable product containing CBD. Traditionally edibles have included treats like pot brownies, cookies, ‘space cakes,’ and so on. Since CBD products also come from the cannabis plant (mostly hemp plants), the terminology simply rolled over and now, tasty CBD-infused treats are also referred to as ‘edibles.’

CBD treats like lollipops, Gummy Bears, chocolate and chewing gum only contain cannabidiol and other hemp-based cannabinoids. In other words, they will not get you high.

You can even make these yourself by using oils or CBD isolate and cooking it up into a recipe of your choice. However, this can make dosing CBD accurately quite difficult. Instead, you can choose to buy a ready-made CBD edible.

CBD Capsules

Like any other type of capsule, CBD capsules or pills can be taken with water. This is a convenient way to use cannabidiol and for some people the only way, because they don’t like the taste of the oils. Typically, capsules will contain 5–25 milligrams of CBD. The actual cannabidiol uptake is less, compared to the tinctures. This is because the capsule has to go through the digestive tract and it can lose up to 50% of its’s effect on that journey.

 

CBD Water Soluble Powder

You are looking at what might possibly be the best and most versatile water-soluble Cannabinoid-rich hemp powder in the entire industry. FULL-SPECTRUM and NOT made from isolates or long lists of chemicals, but a simple and honest two-component mix of full-spectrum hemp extract, with plant-based protein…nothing else.

Apart from dissolving fully in water, in e-liquids, and in all water-based foods, it also offers a host of other value-added benefits: An increased bio availability of up to 16 fold depending on what you use it in, compared to CBD oil. Being completely free from hemp taste and aroma it suddenly becomes easy (especially for younger children) to get the benefits of Full Spectrum cannabidoil.

The cannabidiol powder fits into almost any imaginable product, such as dry supplements, beverages, foods and food bars, sports nutrition products and vape e-Liquids or even just as a high-grade GMP raw-material.

All in all, this product will give you all the benefits you gain from regular full spectrum oils, but with all the value-added benefits described. It will even give you full control over taste and aroma and eliminate the need to use unnatural isolates.

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