Not sure how to dose your CBD? Not feeling the benefits right away? Don’t worry! The fact is everyone’s bodies are different and will metabolise CBD to different extents. Both the amount and medium of taking CBD, play a large role. Here are a few tips on how to make CBD the most effective for you.
CBD can be taken, usually using a tincture, sublingually by placing a few drops under the tongue and hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing. The CBD is then directly absorbed into the blood stream. Using this method, smaller amounts are usually necessary, and the benefits are felt faster than when taken orally because the CBD enters circulation directly. Some research has indicated this method makes CBD more easily and consistently available to the body.
CBD can be applied on the skin topically, at targeted areas. The CBD gets absorbed into the skin and allows the effects of the CBD to be focused where needed most.
The CBD can also be applied via a gel/cream to the skin. In this case, the CBD can penetrate into deeper tissues and gets absorbed into the bloodstream and can be effective for the whole body.
CBD and tablets are gaining popularity, for their ease of use and consistency in the amount of CBD per capsule. When CBD is taken orally, it must first pass through the liver. In our liver, we have metabolising enzymes that will remove a portion of the CBD ingested. Each individual has different amounts of these enzymes in their liver and will thus end up with varying amounts of CBD in their bloodstream.