How to correctly take CBD

How to correctly take CBD

[Updated 24th May 2021]

 

Not sure how to dose your CBD? Not feeling the benefits right away? Don’t worry! The fact is everyone’s body is different and will metabolise CBD to different extents.  Both the amount and medium of taking CBD, play a large role.

CBD has a very complex relationship with the body and the brain. The plethora of reasons behind people turning to CBD makes it difficult to come up with a general guideline on dose.

However, we do have a few tips on how to make CBD the most effective for you.

Oils/tinctures

CBD can be taken sublingually, by placing a few drops under the tongue and letting them absorb for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing. The CBD is then directly absorbed into the blood stream. Using this method is most efficient and you need a smaller amount then if you were to swallow the drops directly, for example. Because the CBD enters your circulation directly, the benefits are felt faster. Some research has also indicated that this method makes CBD more easily and consistently available to the body.

How many drops you need will vary; we always recommend to start with a dose of 16mg, which, depending on the strength of your oil, can range from 1ml to 2 drops only. 

Topicals

CBD can also be applied on the skin topically. In this case, the CBD gets absorbed into the skin and allows a more targeted approach of the effects of the CBD. You could even do this with your standard CBD oil, however the effectiveness will depend on the carrier oil the CBD is mixed with. 

To ensure getting the most out of your CBD and for your specific purpose, we recommend getting a CBD gel or cream. In this case, the CBD doesn't reach your blood stream, but instead reaches the cannabinoid receptors in the skin and muscles.

Capsules

CBD capsules and tablets are gaining popularity, due to their ease of use and consistency in the amount of CBD per capsule.  When CBD is ingested, it must first pass through the liver before it reaches the bloodstream. 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 system. 

Whichever way you choose to take CBD, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on support@thedrug.store


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