How to take CBD Oil?19 October 2022
CBD Oil is a popular natural supplement, which is being used by many people with stress, pain, anxiety, sleeping problems and many more different kinds of health complaints. CBD is a cannabinoid that can support your body to help restore the balance. There are many ways to take the product, by ingesting it or placing drops under your tongue. And there are also different kinds of CBD Supplements, like tablets and capsules. In this blog we’ll tell you everything about the best ways to take CBD Oil.
Why so many people use CBD Oil
CBD Oil is incredibly popular at the moment. It’s a versatile product that can be used for a wide range of health complaints. Many of these symptoms can be treated with regular medication, but many people prefer a natural product that supports the selfhealing capacity of the body, like CBD. Another advantage is that CBD Oil has practically no side effects.
CBD Oil contains the substance cannabidiol. This is a cannabinoid and even though it’s plant based, our body recognizes it as if it were endogenous. In fact, our own body produces cannabinoids. These compounds can interact with all cell’s receptors to transmit messages. They can do this through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and this way they can help to maintain the natural balance.
The ECS is a system that regulates all kinds of body processes. It ensures that everything keeps running smoothly and keeps processes like the immune system, hormone levels, blood pressure and sleep-wake rhythm balanced. This is why the oil can bring relief with different psychological and physical complaints like:
- Chronic and acute pain
- Sleeping problems
- A disregulated immune system
- A high or low blood pressure
- Skin problems
- ADHD, autism
Can you place drops of CBD Oil under the tongue?
When you want to start using CBD Oil, it’s a good thing to think about the way you want to use the oil. How quickly and well the oil works depends on how you use it. You can place some drops of CBD Oil under your tongue. We call this the sublingual method. The advantage is that substances get absorbed very quickly.
There are many capillaries under the tongue and the oral mucosa ensures a fast absorption into the blood stream, if you keep the oil under the tongue for a bit without swallowing immediately. This is a very effective method. You can notice the effects of the CBD Oil pretty quickly, in comparison to a normal ingestion of the oil.
In that case the CBD will enter the stomach first. In there the stomach acids will break the CBD down partially, then it will go through the intestines and after that it gets processed by the liver. Only after this long journey the active substances get absorbed in the blood stream. However, at that point, a part of the compounds has already been broken down. It won’t only take longer to notice the effects when you swallow the CBD Oil, it’s also less effective.
Other ways to take CBD Oil
There are more ways to use CBD Oil though. Not only your mouth can absorb substances, also the skin can do that. Another less known way to take CBD is through the belly button. You can place some drops in your belly button and the active compounds will get absorbed very quickly, because there’s a large junction of around 70.000 veins behind the navel.
But also the skin itself can benefit from the soothing and calming effects of CBD. You can use a nourishing CBD Salve or Cream with skin rash, eczema, psoriasis or a dry and irritated skin. The inflammatory properties of CBD can support the skin, relieve the itch, help to heal cuts and scratches and even burned skin.
Using CBD Oil: how does it taste and feel?
Everybody knows this: tastes differ. How CBD Oil tastes isn’t very easy to explain and, added to that, the taste also depends on the type of carrier oil that’s used. SupMedi uses high quality olive oil, but also hemp oil or coconut oil are very common. You can imagine that all these types of oils add their own aroma to the product.
In general, most people say that CBD Oil has a strong herbal and earthy flavour. Some say it tastes pretty okay, others absolutely dislike the flavour. If you really resent it, it’s best to choose a different kind of CBD Supplement. You can read more about this in the next paragraph.
How does CBD Oil feel after ingesting it? Not everyone notices the effects immediately. However, if you use it on a regular base, you can feel the calming mental and physical effects. It can help to relieve your anxiety and stress: it calms your mind down. It can possibly reduce pain and improve sleep. Every human being is different and the way you respond totally depends on your body and the symptoms you’re experiencing.
Other CBD Supplements
Besides CBD Oil, you can go for CBD Tablets, from SupMedi for example, or CBD Capsules. Our CBD Tablets have a refreshing orange flavour. You can place them under your tongue and let them dissolve. A capsule is swallowed whole, so that gets broken down by the digestive system.
You can find many snacks and drinks with added CBD. This is especially great if you don’t like the taste of CBD Oil, but it also makes the consumption of CBD way more tasty and easy! Get some delicious CBD Candy or CBD Chocolate in our online shop! It’s also possible to add CBD Oil to your own healthy meals, like a smoothie or pasta.
So, it’s important to keep the difference in mind between Full Spectrum CBD products and CBD Isolates. Full Spectrum CBD Oil doesn’t just hold CBD, but all cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that the hemp plant contains. These compounds each have their own unique properties and can enhance each other due to the so called entourage effect.
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A CBD Isolate only contains CBD and no other active substances. The CBD is very pure and the supplement contains a very high percentage CBD, and absolutely no THC. Our CBD Tablets are an example of an isolate.
Your ideal CBD Supplement
The way you take or use CBD Oil is a very personal choice and it depends greatly on the type of supplement you choose. Fortunately, there’s plenty of choice. Are you still in doubt? Just pick one supplement that stands out to you and try it for a while. It’s always possible to switch after some time and then choose another supplement that fits your lifestyle better.