CBD oil is causing quite a stir and scientific research is discovering many ways that it can support the human body. It's fast becoming one of the most popular products.
However, for those of you who are new to the world of CBD oil, learning about all the different consumption methods - and then figuring out the best way to take CBD oil for you - can be a challenge. In fact, as there is such a massive overflow of information online, it can be intimidating and even off-putting.
So, to help make things simple for you, in this article we are going to tell you all you need to know about how to take CBD oil.
The basics: What is CBD oil and how is it made?
If you’re new to CBD oil, we're going to clarify a few of the basics before we dive into methods of consuming it. What follows is a clear and simple explanation, with no jargon and clearly explains what CBD oil is comprised of.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found naturally in the flowers of cannabis plants. It is from a group of chemicals called cannabinoids. This group also includes a chemical called THC, which is the one responsible for the psychotropic effects and stimulating high that most people associate with cannabis use.
CBD oil is simply an oil solution that contains CBD. It's made by extracting the CBD from a cannabis plant (often hemp plants are used, which is just a legal variety of cannabis with very low levels of THC, meaning it can’t be used to get ‘high’).
Once the CBD has been extracted, it is mixed with a carrier oil. By mixing it with a carrier oil, the CBD is absorbed more efficiently into your body. This carrier oil can vary, but olive oil, hemp seed oil and coconut oil are commonly used.
Our Good Vibes 250mg+ CBD Oil has been expertly blended with coconut oil to improve bioavailability.
The methods: How to take CBD oil?
CBD oil is a versatile substance that can be used in a variety of ways. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and your reasons for using CBD oil will determine which is best for you. Here we cover the three ways you can take CBD oil. We also discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as if it suits you and your needs.
Another common method is to simply swallow CBD oil. When you swallow CBD oil, it will go through your digestive system before being metabolized by the liver and eventually passing through the wall of the gut and into your bloodstream.
However, CBD oil can have a pretty nasty taste. That’s why we flavored our Good Vibes 250mg+ CBD Oil with organic peppermint oil. Trust us, it makes a big difference. Some like to mix theirs with food or drink, although this can delay or even dampen the effects
One downside of ingesting CBD oil is that it is not the most efficient method. Not all of the active ingredients may make it into your blood due to the long journey through your digestive system.
Rub it into your skin
CBD oil can also be applied topically. This involves rubbing it into your skin, allowing it to be absorbed through your pores.
This is a useful application method for using CBD to provide calming and soothing relief for dry skin.
Full spectrum CBD oil, such as Good Vibes 250mg+ CBD Oil, also contains healthy fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients to hydrate skin.
The dose: How much CBD should you take?
When it comes to working out how much CBD you should take, there are many things to consider. First, be aware that what works for some might not work for you. Everyone has a unique physiology and reasons for using CBD oil, therefore, your serving size and dosing schedule is personal to you.
There are, however, some guidelines that will make the process of determining the right serving size for you much easier. The most important is to start off with a small amount (between 1-5mg) and then increase the serving size if needed.
For a more detailed look at how to decide what is right for you, this in-depth article will explain all you need to know.
The low-down: Tips for buying CBD oil
When purchasing CBD for the first time, it's important to purchase only from trustworthy sources and vendors. Like many other products, CBD can be found from untrustworthy sources and can be detrimental to the user's health.
This was shockingly highlighted in this recent study that tested 84 CBD products. It found that 26 percent contained less CBD than they claimed to while 42 percent had more. Not only that, but 21 percent of the CBD products tested also contained THC, potentially putting people at risk of intoxication and testing positive for cannabis, which CBD alone won’t do.
Therefore, it is vital that you buy CBD oil from a trusted source. The most important thing to look for is positive reviews and to make sure they have third-party lab test results clearly displayed on their site. Like we do for our wildly popular Good Vibes 250mg+ CBD Oil.
There you have it. Now you know exactly what CBD oil, how it works, and, most importantly, the best ways to take it. The world of CBD oil doesn’t seem so scary anymore, does it?
And for a high-quality product that you can trust, order our Good Vibes 250mg+ CBD Oil. Emulsified in coconut oil for increased absorption and flavored with organic peppermint oil for a superior taste, we strive to be authentic and transparent in offering the very best CBD oil on the market today.