You’ve heard about the natural benefits of CBD and are interested in adding the exciting cannabinoid into your daily regimen, but are confused on the various ways take CBD. We’re here to help. If you’re new to CBD and don’t know how to start, here are seven ways:
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#1 – Swallow
In the ingestion method of consumption, you directly swallow the CBD product. When you swallow CBD products, their active ingredients pass through your digestive system and are eventually metabolized by your liver. From the liver, the compounds are sent to your bloodstream. If you are looking for a simple and easy way to use CBD every day, then CBD hemp oil capsules are a great solution.
#2 – Hold under your tongue
In the under-the-tongue method of consumption, the CBD product is placed under the tongue and held there for 30 to 60 seconds. During that time, the CBD and other active compounds found in CBD oil are absorbed through the mucous membranes in your mouth and sent directly to your bloodstream, where they circulate through the body and interact with cannabinoid receptors. Among the products that can be administered under the tongue are: CBD concentrated in oral doser and liquid CBD.
#3 – Vape
Vaping not only has become the preferred method of cannabis consumption, it is also offers convenience, efficiency, portability, safety and discreetness. Also, vaping offers a safer alternative to the negative effects of smoking but can be intimidating to many newbies. Vaping CBD oil is a very direct way of ingesting CBD, delivering the compound’s natural benefits directly into the bloodstream from the lungs. You can buy CBD vape oils in flavored liquid and pre-filled cartridge forms.
#4 – Chew
CBD edibles offer an incredibly simple way to take advantage of the balancing, restorative effects of CBD every day. When you ingest CBD edibles, the CBD compounds and other active compounds found in the edible CBD products are absorbed through the digestive system and then interact with your body’s systems.
#5 – Mix into your favorite food or drink
Taking CBD oil with foods and drinks helps bypass a process known as “first pass metabolism”, in which large segments of CBD are broken down in the digestive system before they can reach the bloodstream. By taking CBD with food, you can help preserve the CBD through first-pass metabolism and ensure that more of its components are absorbed in the bloodstream. Here are some CBD recipes to get you started!
#6 – Rub onto your skin
To use CBD topically means to apply a CBD oil-infused product directly onto the skin, allowing the active compounds to be absorbed through the skin’s epidermis and pores. Once absorbed, CBD can interact with nearby cannabinoid receptors found on the skin’s sensory nerve fibers and subcutaneous tissue. Rubbed into the desired area, topicals are absorbed into the skin for localized benefits and never make it into the bloodstream. CBD topical products typically include balms, salves, lotions, and oils that are infused with hemp oil rich in CBD. Browse our online shop to get to know all your CBD skincare options.
#7 – Wash and condition your hair
CBD hemp oil for hair is rich in essential fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins that nourish hair, and restore its natural balance. Infused with CBD, a cannabinoid that possesses moisturizing and antioxidant properties, hemp shampoo and hemp conditioner help restore and revitalize damaged hair and leave it looking healthy and radiant.
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