Eat it or Wear it? How to Take CBD Oil for Your Health Issues

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You’ve probably seen it everywhere. CBD is the new miracle drug! And the truth is, CBD is incredibly helpful for a number of issues. 

We aren’t here to educate you on why you should use it. You should use CBD oil, and you probably already know that. We’re here to help you learn how to take CBD. 

There are a number of ways to apply CBD oils and tinctures, and it really depends on what you’re using it to treat. So if you’re ready to step into the wonderful world of CBD oil, you’ve come to the right place.

Read on my friend, and start feeling the love. 

A Brief Guide to CBD

Before we begin on how to take CBD, it’s important that you know about CBD first. How it’s extracted, it’s many uses, and so on. If you’re already educated on that, feel free to move on to the next part.

But for those new to the CBD game, this is important.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a subclass of Phytocannabinoids, which occur naturally in cannabis plants. CBD has been praised for its medical benefits without causing the high that comes from Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another Phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. 

How is CBD Oil Extracted?

In the most basic sense, CBD oil is extracted from the seeds of Cannabis hemp plants. For CBD dominant (minimal THC) oils, which is what we’re focusing on, Cannabis Sativa plants are usually used. 

There are quite a few different methods of CBD extraction. While we won’t focus on that here, it’s easy to learn how to extract CBD for yourself. 

What are the Benefits of CBD?

CBD has been shown to have numerous therapeutic properties. Most widely known is it’s pain relieving properties. For those suffering from arthritis, CBD has been a godsend, helping to relieve the pain caused by stiffness and swelling in the joints.

CBD has also been widely accepted to have antipsychotic properties. This has led to CBD being used as a treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety and depression.

There are many other issues that are being researched with CBD to positive results. This includes autism, addiction treatment, and multiple sclerosis.

While CBD oil contains traces of THC, it’s not enough to cause a high and is legal in most states, even those that have not legalized marijuana. 

How To Take CBD

Now that you have the basics down, it’s time to get to business. With all of the different type of CBD products available, how do you take it?

There are a number of great ways to take CBD, it just depends on personal preference and what you’re using it to relieve.

Ingesting CBD Orally

One of the most common and simple ways to take CBD is to simply eat it. There are a number of ways to ingest CBD orally.

The easiest way to orally ingest CBD is to take pills or capsules.

It’s just like taking any other pill, just eat it, drink some water, and wait for it to kick in. This is the best method for beginners, as the amount is easily monitored and you won’t taste the oil, which can turn some people off to CBD.

Another option is to simply take a few drops of oil straight to the tongue. If you’re confident in your portions and don’t mind the taste, this is quick and easy.

One of the most creative methods of oral ingestion is to use CBD oil in food. You can add CBD oil to butters or oils and use it to make delicious baked goods that will have your body feeling great.

You can also add a few drops of CBD oil to smoothies or other beverages.

There are many coffee shops in states that have legalized recreational marijuana that have CBD lattes and smoothies. This is ideal for those mornings when you need to wake up and relax your body at the same time.

It’s important to note that while ingesting CBD orally may be the easiest method, it often takes the longest to kick in. If you’re looking for a quicker result, you can take it sublingually by applying CBD oil drops beneath the tongue and holding it there for 60-90 seconds.

Inhalation

If you’re familiar with vaporizing, a great way to get the benefits of CBD oil is through inhalation.

It’s important to make sure you have a vaporizer that works with CBD oil, as it has a different concentration than other types of oils. It’s also important that you’re familiar and confident with dosages, as it’s much harder to measure the amount of CBD you’re consuming.

Inhaling CBD will help you feel the effects almost immediately, however, it won’t last as long. So if you’re using a vaporizer, keep it handy so you can use it regularly.

Oftentimes vaporizers (or vape pens) that work with CBD oil also work with regular THC/CBD oils, so if you want to get high and help your body, that’s also an available option (assuming it’s legal where you live). 

Topical Application

Topical application is the most common method for those suffering from aches and pains. 

The most common method of topical application is through lotions and creams. Simply apply the lotion or cream to the painful area, sit back, and feel the magic. It’s like Tiger Balm, but even better!

Another method of topical application is by using CBD soaps and shampoos. This will give you a full body treatment and will make you smell great after a shower. Just make sure you let it absorb in before you rinse off. 

Beyond CBD: Other Ways to Improve Your Life

Now that you know how to take CBD, you’re probably ready to enjoy the benefits. Experiencing life with a natural reduction in pain, anxiety, or whatever else may ail you can be liberating.

If you’re looking for other ways to improve your life, you’re at the right place. From vacation tips to inspirational quotes, to fun DIY projects, we have plenty of resources for you. Keep reading Humble Musings, and enjoy your CBD, however you may use it!