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Best Way To Take CBD Oil: Top 4 Ways & What They’re Good For

Lots of us search for health remedies with no relief. On the other hand, there are consumers who have been introduced to the right oil for the right results.

CBD oil or Cannabidiol is not your typical oil. It has been proven to be effective for treating symptoms pertaining to cancer, menstrual cramps, anxiety, pain, epilepsy, weight loss, and more.

CBD oil has been used for decades and is now gaining the attention that it has always deserved.

With that said, lets look at the best ways to take CBD oil and the pros and cons of each…

Taking CBD Tinctures

CBD tincture bottle

A CBD tincture is a liquid form of CBD oil.

It’s concentrated and filled into a small glass bottle with a dropper at the top of the bottle. CBD oil in a tincture form can be mixed with any food, smoothie, or taken sublingually.

The quantity of the drops from the actual dropper depends on the milligrams in the product you bought.

In other words, the dropper will contain more CBD if you purchase a higher mg CBD bottle and less if you purchase a smaller one.

The CBD tincture is made by adding the plant to high-proof grain alcohol which thins out the oil and seperates it from the plant. From there, the alcohol is cooked off.

When the oil consumed, it’s designed to stay in a “tear-like form” until the body completely absorbs it.

Fortunately, the tincture doesn’t take long to work. If you take it sublingually, its about 20 minutes before it starts kicking in.

Pros 

  • Great bang for your buck (i.e. you get more CBD for less money)
  • Stays fresh when you keep it at room temperature
  • Easy to consume
  • You can easily hide the taste by mixing it in with foods or smoothies
  • Completely safe for people and pets

Cons

  • It has an earthy flavor that can be off-putting to some

Tinctures are easy to handle. You put your tincture in a safe place and it’s there whenever you need it.

They’re a great balance between speed and length of effectiveness. They kick in fast and the effects generally last about 6 hours.

It’s mainly used to treat panic attacks, anxiety, pain, and nausea.

The best part about a tincture is the fact that it’s already broken down for absorption.

CBD Oil

CBD Oil Capsules

best selling cbd capsules

These capsules can be added to your daily diet. If you’re dealing with any kind of pain, general anxiety, or a variety of other problems, these are a great choice.

Most of the time, CBD oil capsules are available in 2.5mg-3000mg.

Our CBD capsules contain 25 mg per capsule and we have two bottle sizes: 750 mg and 1,500 mg which have 30 and 60 capsules respectively.

Capsules are easy to swallow and are already measured out.

If you have a busy lifestyle, CBD capsules are a great choice to add to your day. The provide a great bang for your buck as well and ultimately, make it easier to consume higher doses of CBD without guessing the milligrams you’re taking.

Pros 

  • Very convenient to take
  • Great value for your money
  • Each capsule has an exact amount of CBD
  • Ideal for those requiring higher doses of CBD

Cons 

  • If you require small amounts of CBD (i.e. under 25 mg) this might not be the best fit for you.

Vaping CBD Oil

cbd vape pens

Vaping CBD is a booming trend.

In actuality, there are more young adults vaping today than ever before.

If you smoke and you’re looking for an alternative, or if you want CBD that’s the fastest acting, then vaping may be a good option.

There’s multiple ways for vaping CBD. From disposable vape pens with a pre-measured amount of CBD all the way to refillable cartridges.

If you want the most bang for your buck, refillable is probably better.

The allure of vaping is that it bypasses your digestive system and instantly enters your bloodstream. This means the full effects can be experienced within 5-10 minutes.

However, you’re ultimately getting much smaller doses of CBD with each puff.

Its not like a tincture or capsule where you can easily take 25 mg of CBD. Instead, you would have to puff the vape pen several dozen times to get that same amount.

Pros 

  • It’s the fastest way to get CBD into your system
  • Good alternative to smoking and may help reduce nicotine cravings
  • Its fun

Cons 

  • The effects don’t last as long – typically about 2 hours so you have to keep vaping throughout the day

Topical CBD Products

extra strength cbd pain relief balm

CBD is available in a patch, salve, freeze lotion, topical oil, and moisturizers. Topical forms are fast-acting which is helpful if you have muscle pain or soreness.

Topicals are best for treating minor injuries caused by sporting activities, neck pain, sore muscles, and skin inflammation.

They don’t have the same calming effect as a tincture, capsule, or vape so you wouldn’t use them for anxiety or other conditions which may require higher doses. In those instances, you would use another form of CBD.

The great thing about CBD topical products is that they can last for quite a while. The pain relief typically lasts for hours since it’s slowly absorbed into your skin throughout the day.

CBD topicals are also ideal for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

CBD is an anti-inflammatory, and these conditions are marked by inflammation, which makes topical lotions ideal.

If dealing with a severe form of eczema or psoriasis, I would also use a tincture or capsules in addition to the topicals.

The ingested CBD can help with internal inflammatory markers which may also be contributing to your flare-ups.

When using topicals, allow the lotion to be absorbed fully before applying other creams to the area since they can interfere with the CBD lotion.

Pros 

  • Improve the look and feel of your skin
  • Pain relief lasts for hours
  • Helps reduce inflammation from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Ideal for athletes and those with sore muscles

Cons 

  • Not a good option for anxiety and similar conditions

Consumers who are taking care of their elderly parents should consider the topical form of CBD oil for them as well. In other words, if your parents are in pain or showing signs of pain, this is a great alternative for them to try.

Before applying CBD products, it’s best to contact their primary care physician.

Once the approval is given from the doctor, the topical forms of CBD are a great option for your parents to reduce pain and improve their quality of life. 

Important Considerations

If you are a first-time buyer of CBD oil, you may want to consult a professional to ensure that you can take CBD oil. CBD oil has a specific grade that can only be produced by quality manufacturers.

CBD oil can be purchased in bulk for those who want to store this oil. If you are seeking to treat infants or young children, it’s best to consult a licensed medical doctor first to make sure it won’t conflict with other medications.

Although children can digest CBD oil, the milligrams for them will not be the same as an adult.

We can say that we have many customers who safely use our CBD on their young children. They just follow the rule of giving about 1mg per 10lbs of body weight.

It’s also important to note that some CBD products will contain THC in varying amounts. This means some products may not be legal in your state. Our CBD contains no THC so its legal in all states. If you’re ordering from us, you’re safe.

Other CBD products which do contain THC can also have other effects. We’ve written several articles which may be of interest to you:

Summary

CBD oil has amazing qualities that can help those in pain, anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, stress and more. Our personal favorite ways of taking CBD is either in tincture or capsule form. While vaping is novel, it doesn’t pack the same kick as other methods.

Just make sure you’re opting for a high strength product that’s been produced in the United States (to make sure its legal and meets quality control standards).

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