This is a very popular question amongst newbies who aren’t sure what to do with the green plant extract. You see it in stores, and even online and perhaps your friendly neighbors are taking some too and swear by it. The jovial guy across the street has been eating it, the friend with the dog has been adding it to his food too and everyone just seems much happier and relaxed, so why wouldn’t you want to be part of that club too?
This article covers a few ways in which you too can start taking CBD Oil and reap all the marvelous benefits of it, whilst in the comfort of your own home. But first, if you’re not aware of what CBD is, let’s get that out of the way.
What is CBD
In its simplest form and terms, this is the acronym for cannabidiol which is a chemical component found in the cannabis Sativa plant, which is grown throughout the world, now especially, since it was legalized in some regions back in 2018. You may have heard of it before but by a different name – marijuana.
Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding it has always been a negative one. People have always complained stating it makes them high or it smells bad. But that’s just the smoking version of it. Now, because researchers have seen it making a significant impact on health and well-being, they have introduced it in much less potent formats such as oil, capsules, topicals, and even gummy bears for those who need a quick and easy way to ingest it.
Will it get you high? Yes and No, depending on the amount of THC in it. This article can shine a light on that topic for you and it is recommended to read all the information you can on it before you start taking it.
Let’s Count The Ways
There are several ways to take the oil, and it all depends on the format. In this case, we’re sticking with the oil and there are at least 3 good ways to take it, maybe more.
Oral CBD Oil Formats
When it comes in a bottle with a dropper, the most popular way to take it orally, by placing it under your tongue and leaving it there for at least 30 seconds, before swallowing it. Some prefer to follow it up with a glass of water while others don’t, it boils down to personal preference and whether you like the taste or not. This is what’s known as the ‘sublingual’ method.
Put It In Your Drink
Any natural drink, such as tea or juice can help mask the taste if you don’t like it, so adding a few drops into it, depending on the manufacturer’s dosage on the packaging. You can also add it to plain water, which is the recommended way to do it, as you don’t end up changing the composition of it, and the bonus is it gives you a reason to drink as much water as you can, and we all know how good water is for us: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-water-should-you-drink
However, this does not mean that with every glass of water you add a few drops. Stick to one big glass of water with 3 to 4 drops in it, in the morning, and then continue to drink plain water throughout the day. If you’re looking for a helping hand during your sleep time, you can take it in the evening instead of the morning as it helps relax your mind and body.
That’s right, you can also vape it for pleasure and it won’t make you high. The purest forms of CBD from the Hemp plant are in liquid form so you can add them to a vape mechanism, and smoke it. Always make sure it is created for this purpose. We haven’t tried adding our normal drops to a vape but something tells us it may not be fit for that purpose.
If smoking is one of the quickest ways for it to enter your bloodstream and get to work, vaping is just as fast as well. Plus, it is a relaxing recreational thing to do, not to mention it can help veer you off your nicotine habits too. When you add CBD hemp oil to your system, you are adding almost over 110 different cannabidiol components to it, some of which scientists have found and others are still to be discovered.
All of these components have been seen to be helpful when treating certain health conditions or ailments both internally and externally and provide much relief to annoying things such as pain or inflammation, and even cases of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and some types of cancers have been looked into about hemp oil.
Other Available Formats
There are several other formats you can also choose to take, such as the gummy bears mentioned above, or capsules, creams, and even pre-rolled cigarettes with pure flower buds in them. These are the heads of the hemp plant which are harvested along with the rest of the plant to harness the advantages of the entire structure.
When buying the oil always make sure it is from a reputable source. Never buy ones that have other artificial ingredients added to them. It is always best to stick to the most natural ingredients with everything that you put into your mouth and not just CBD oil.