Ways to take CBD
CBD is becoming an increasingly popular dietary supplement, but for those who are not familiar with it, knowing the best way to take it can be a challenge.
CBD has become extremely popular. And while it is easy to find information about the multitude of CBD health benefits, many consumers have difficulty obtaining quality information on how to properly use CBD supplements. In this article we will examine in depth how to take CBD correctly.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO TAKE CBD!
To ensure that you consume CBD correctly, it is useful to understand the different options available to consume CBD products. Below we will take a look at the different types of CBD products on the market and how they work.
CBD oils are obtained by diluting the CBD extract in a carrier oil, such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT). These oils come in several different concentrations and are generally taken as sublingual drops. The oil is then absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth into the bloodstream.
CBD oils are ideal for times when rapid relief of a particular symptom is needed because they are absorbed relatively quickly under the tongue and can begin to take effect in about 10-15 minutes. These oils are very discreet and are one of the most common ways of taking CBD.
The CBD capsules are similar to fish oil pellets and contain a single dose of the CBD oil described above. These capsules are broken down and absorbed in the stomach and digestive tract, so it can take around 20 minutes to take effect.
The CBD capsules are ideal for when you are away from home. They make dosing super easy and offer slower and longer lasting relief of CBD because they decompose and absorb more slowly than CBD oils.
Edibles with CBD come in many different forms. Some types of frequent edibles include jellybeans and chocolate, but there are many other options. Like capsules, edibles must be broken down by the digestive system before they take effect. However, they usually take more time to decompose, as they are more complex structures than capsules, and can take half an hour or more to take effect.
Edibles are ideal for consumers who want a slow and lasting release of CBD. A single jelly taken in the morning on a full stomach, for example, can take a long time to digest, and therefore can offer a slow and steady release of CBD throughout the day.
Vaporizers work by heating a substance to a certain temperature at which the compounds inside it become vapor without actually burning the substance itself. You can vaporize the CBD in plant form (vaporizing CBD-rich hemp or cannabis flowers) or vaporizing an extract rich in CBD. Ballpoint pen vapers designed for use with CBD cartridges are the most common way to vaporize the CBD.
Once inhaled, the CBD vapor reaches the lungs and is absorbed by the blood. This process is very fast, and the effects of vaporized CBD can appear in only 5-10 minutes. Vaporized CBD is perfect for people who want to take small doses of CBD several times a day. Unfortunately, vaping is not as discreet as taking a capsule or oil
CBD tinctures usually contain CBD oil mixed with other ingredients to offer more specialized relief of a particular symptom.
CBD tinctures, in general, are taken sublingually in the form of drops, just like a normal CBD oil. They also take effect in about 15 minutes and are excellent for those seeking a more precise relief of a particular symptom (such as sleep disorders, for example).
CBD crystals are one of the purest forms of CBD. They are usually in the form of fine crystalline powder that can be taken under the tongue or mixed with food and drinks. The concentrations of these powders vary, but some may contain up to 99% pure CBD.
CBD crystals are ideal for those who want a pure and highly concentrated CBD. They are also ideal for all those who prefer the flexibility of mixing their CBD with other foods or beverages.
TOPICALS WITH CBD
All the CBD supplements we have mentioned so far bring the CBD into the bloodstream. Topicals with CBD are a little different, in the sense that they activate the receptors directly on the skin of the area to which they are applied. Although not all topics act the same, most will take effect in about 10 minutes.
Topical products with CBD are ideal for those who need quick and topical relief. In addition, many of the creams or ointments with CBD also include a variety of other ingredients to help improve skin health and relieve particular symptoms. In addition, topical products are very easy to use and can be applied according to your needs without having to pay too much attention to the dose.
HOW DOES THE CBD INTERACT WITH THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
All the products mentioned above (except the topical ones) bring the CBD into the bloodstream. Once in the blood, CBD molecules are transported throughout the body by the proteins that bind the fatty acids (FABPs). These proteins help lipids such as CBD to cross cell membranes.
Once inside a cell, CBD can activate specific receptors within it. However, unlike THC, CBD does not appear to act on CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, it has been shown to act on serotonin receptors, GABA receptors, vanilloid receptors and gamma receptors, among others. It has also been shown to temporarily increase the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, anandamide, and others. CBD does this by inhibiting a process known as resorption, and is therefore sometimes called a "reuptake inhibitor."
It is also important to keep in mind that CBD can synergize with other compounds found in cannabis and hemp. This is sometimes called an "entourage effect" and many scientists believe that it is the key to understanding the unique effects of cannabis and its compounds.
FIND THE RIGHT DOSE
As with any other supplement, the correct dosage of CBD is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, each person reacts differently to CBD, and finding the correct dose usually involves a lot of trial and error.
It’s recommended starting with a small dose, however the best way is to ask your CBD doctor first, this is important because CBD can cause side effects in some people (such as headaches and upset stomach). And although these side effects are mild and infrequent, it is always a good idea to start with low doses to avoid these adverse effects.
Be sure to stay on each dose for at least a few weeks to allow your body to adapt.
CAN YOU USE VARIOUS CBD PRODUCTS AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, it is perfectly possible to use different types of products that contain CBD. In fact, mixing different CBD products is often the key to obtaining the right kind of relief. This is because the different CBD products we mentioned earlier affect the body differently.
As we discussed, any sublingual or vaporized product will act in about 10-15 minutes. These products are ideal for when you need immediate effects. On the other hand, the products that are ingested take longer to decompose and offer a slower and constant release of CBD for extended periods of time.
By mixing different products with CBD, you can take advantage of these differences. If, for example, you suffer from sleep problems, you may discover that taking a CBD or edible capsule one hour before bedtime helps you sleep through the night, while taking CBD oil just before bedtime allows you to fall asleep faster.