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How to Take CBD Oil - A Beginners Guide



CBD oil is an up-and-coming holistic medicine that has become an alternative treatment to pharmaceutical drugs. It has been found to relieve muscle pain [1], treat anxiety [2], and treat those with seizures [3]. This natural oil is becoming a safe alternative to medicine for many reasons. If you're a beginner and want to take CBD oil for treatment, there are many ways that you can receive its benefits. Read on to find out!



Ingesting It

If you've never vaped before or just aren't familiar or comfortable with any type of smoking, ingesting it orally may be a more appealing option for you. You can just take the oil straight, but some people are put off by the taste. There are other ways to ingest it if this is the case for you. There are capsules and pills that can be purchased.

Since these are pre-measured, you will always know your exact dosage, and you will save more than taking the oil straight. Another great way to take in CBD is by adding a few drops to your food and drinks as you could with oil. Another way that you could get the effects of CBD more quickly is to take it sublingually. This means a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, where it can be dissolved by your saliva and taken into your bloodstream right away.


Because the oil will bypass your digestive tract through this method, you will feel the effects within minutes, and they will last for quite a few hours. You can also take CBD through drops, tinctures, pastes, or sprays. The trick is to hold it under your tongue for at least a minute and a half. Just make sure that it is absorbed under your tongue.

Tinctures come with a dropper, making it easy to put a few drops into your food or tea. Just remember that ingesting it through food means that it will take a lot longer to get into your bloodstream in comparison to letting it sit under your tongue.


Applying it Topically

If you don't want to take CBD orally, then there are other options, especially for those who are using the oil for body aches or muscle pain. There are lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos, and other ways for your skin to absorb it. The receptors on your skin will absorb the oils after application. [4] If you would like to apply the oil directly, you will need to be sure to wash it off after it has been absorbed into your skin. You can even go for a CBD oil full-body treatment, which will give you the full effect without having to apply it yourself.


Inhaling CBD

A vaporizer is another way to get CBD. A vaporizer will help you inhale CBD oil as e-juice. All you need to do is put the cartridge into the vape, turn it on, and vape! This method is a lot more consistent because it will be a higher concentration entering the bloodstream faster. This means that you will feel the effects faster, although they will fade faster as well. This may be the most popular method of taking CBD since it is the easiest, most efficient method.


Are you looking for CBD oil? Come to visit our pharmacy today! We’re happy to help.


References:


1. Mouslech, Z, and V Valla. “Endocannabinoid System: An Overview of Its Potential in Current Medical Practice.” Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports., U.S. National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19675519.


2. Schier, Alexandre Rafael De Mello, et al. “Cannabidiol, a Cannabis Sativa Constituent, as an Anxiolytic Drug.” Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria, vol. 34, 2012, doi:10.1590/s1516-44462012000500008.


3. Perucca, Emilio. “Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Hard Evidence at Last?” Journal of Epilepsy Research, vol. 7, no. 2, 2017, pp. 61–76., doi:10.14581/jer.17012.


4. Echo. “How Does the Body Absorb CBD?” ECHO Connection, 9 Mar. 2018, echoconnection.org/cbd-absorbed-body/.

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