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The Ultimate Guide to Taking CBD

The Ultimate Guide to Taking CBD

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In the last few years, many people around the world have turned to CBD to help them maintain their physical and mental well-being. Don’t just take our word for it; trust the research. CBD has shown to perform wonders in multiple situations. When ingested or applied topically, CBD interacts with receptors in the body to support a healthy endocannabinoid system. 

The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a complex network of receptors and enzymes responsible for multiple vital functions such as sleep, feelings of anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation. By interacting with ECS receptors, cannabinoids like CBD help the endocannabinoid system stay balanced, which in turn helps regulate all the biological functions related to it. 

Now that you have an idea what CBD is and how it interacts with your body, let’s dive right into it.

How to Take CBD

There are many ways to take your CBD. From gummies to oil drops, the choice is yours. If you have decided to go with our oil as your go-to choice, the next section is for you.

If this is your first time using CBD oil, the directions are quite simple:

  • Squeeze the dropper to fill the pipe with oil.
  • Next, place 1 to 3 drops of CBD oil under your tongue, hence sublingual CBD oil.
  • Once you have placed the CBD oil under your tongue, hold for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.

What Does CBD Taste Like?

Because CBD is extracted from hemp, its herbal taste should not come as a surprise. If you are wondering what CBD taste like, think of root vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. Stronger CBD formulas may have a  distinct earthy taste which may take some time to get used to. Fortunately for your tastebuds, we offer flavored CBD products like oils, gummies, and even beverages.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Since everyone has different conditions and preferences, the right CBD serving will vary per individual user. In order to determine the best CBD dosage for you, it is recommended you start with small daily servings and build your way up gradually until you achieve the desired results. The hemp CBD oil commonly used for beginners is the 100mg sublingual oil due to its low concentration.

How Long Does CBD Take to Kick In?

Depending on the type of CBD you take, it can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes for the effects of cannabidiol to kick in. Once it has been absorbed in your bloodstream, you may feel the effects of CBD for up to five hours. After those five hours, the levels of CBD in your blood will begin to drop slowly.

What Type of CBD Should I Take?

Because CBD is highly versatile, extracts can be formulated into a number of products, each with its pros and cons. If you are not sure what is the best CBD product for your needs, here’s a list of the most popular CBD products on the market and what makes them unique.

1. Sublingual Oils and Sprays

The most popular type of CBD products is sublingual oils. When using sublingual tinctures, CBD is dropped under the tongue where it is quickly absorbed by blood vessels called capillaries. The effects of sublingual oils are usually felt within 30 minutes or less, making this one of the fastest-acting CBD products. CBD oil can be used as an ingredient in many foods and drinks, like salads, soups, and smoothies. CBD oil is available in different strengths ranging from moderate to very potent making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced users.

2. Edibles

Edibles are the go-to product for new CBD users. CBD edibles like gummy bears offer a delicious and familiar way of getting your daily fix of CBD. Like most CBD products, these delightful gummies are available in different potencies and flavors. Some gummies are even formulated to tackle specific problems, such as our Sleepy Z’s CBD gummies with melatonin for better sleep.

3. Capsules and Tablets

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If you prefer a more practical and familiar product, CBD capsules and tablets are the answer. These usually come in bottles of 30 units, making it easier to incorporate into your routine if you prefer to keep track of your supplement intake by the month.

4. Beverages

If you like to start your day with a warm cup of joe, try adding a little CBD in that. CBD coffee may be the best way to integrate CBD into your daily schedule. If you do not need large amounts of caffeine, you can opt for chamomile CBD tea, which delivers a moderate serving of CBD in a great tasting infusion. As is the case with capsules and other oral CBD products, the effects of CBD beverages can take up to one hour to kick in.

5. Topical Solutions

CBD topical formulas are applied to the affected area and absorbed directly into the skin. CBD topicals are typically found as creams, sprays, or balms in medium and high strengths.

Establishing a CBD Routine

If you are new to hemp derived supplements, finding the best way to introduce CBD into your life may take some time. For the best results, you may want to try different products and different dosages until you find what works best for you. 

You can also consult with a medical professional, so they can guide you through the process and help you keep track of your progress, or you can call us, we’ll be happy to guide you through the process.

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