CBD products can be found under many forms on the market today. The essence of the Hemp plant is getting more attention and becoming a common subject among all of us. Although the best way to use and ingest the substance is still obscure for a lot of people.
The confusion surrounding the CBD oil/tincture mainly concerns its dosage and absorption methods. How much should you ingest to feel the result? when should you take it? How many times a day is recommended? Etc.
Here is a guide to ensure you get the best CBD absorption.
The first thing you will do before having even started to consume CBD oil is choosing and buying a CBD oil online or in a dispensary.
In this market like many others, when buying CBD products, you get what you paid for. Cheaper oils will generally result in cheaper extraction methods, low to no CBD at all in the products, or contains traces of pesticides, chemicals, or heavy metals.
Find a trusted brand that offers you easy access to their lab-tests. Start with a 500mg concentration.
CBD is similar to vitamins or supplements they can possibly help and support our immune system.
Do not expect to feel high or relief right away. Particularly if it is your first time using it, your dosage might be off.
CBD works differently for all of us. Just like caffeine, it can affect people in different ways at a different speed.
Factors that may influence how CBD affects us include: a person's weight, the absorption method, genetics, the concentration of the tincture, etc.
Another tricky fact about CBD is that we all have a so-called sweet spot. Meaning, if we ingest less than our perfect dose, we will not get the best out of our CBD, and if we take more than that said dose, light undesirable side effects might occur.
Therefore, to find our optimal dosage we must start small. Less is more. Start with a 5mg dose and see how it goes. Try to be attentive to your body.
If you cannot feel anything try again the next day. You can do it for 2-3 days and if still nothing you can double your dose and try a 10ml dose.
If 10mg still does not work after 2-3 days testing double it again to 20mg and so on until you find what works the best for you.
If you notice the quantity you need is quite large, try an oil wit a higher concentration once you will have finish your current bottle.
When using CBD oil to guarantee you have access to all the benefits of the oil it is best to ingest it sublingually.
Empty the dropper under your tongue and try to keep the oil there for a few minutes.
This way most of the CBD will be absorbed through your mucous membrane and get almost directly to your bloodstream.
The faster the CBD components get to your bloodstream the more goodies you will hold back.
The best time to take CBD is after or while you are eating.
Often, not all the CBD is able to get to your bloodstream through your mucous membrane and what is left behind has to go through your digestive system (the same way all other edibles derivative works).
When the CBD goes through the digestive track its effect is retarded. Further, when ingested on an empty stomach the CBD molecule gets broken by our digestive system.
Thus, the cannabidiol gets to the bloodstream at a much lower concentration than the actual oil you purchase.
Eating prior to taking your CBD can help prevent that. Because CBD is lipid-soluble, food rich in healthy fats like avocados or nuts are the best types of snacks to combine with CBD. The CBD will "be protected" by those fat molecules and get to the bloodstream in bigger amount without getting "crushed" by our stomach.
Introducing CBD to your lifestyle is a process worth the effort. Unfortunately, countless people tried to go too fast and had a bad experience by buying from dishonest brands, or by ingesting the wrong dosage.
Being educated about CBD is the first step toward your healing. As they say slow and steady wins the race. Today, your CBD adventure begins.
Written by Joanie Gilbert
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.