Have you decided to add CBD supplements to your daily routine, but are not sure how to consume it? Do not worry; we have compiled a list of ways in which you can use CBD with the ideal dosage mentioned for each method. To find the perfect method and dosage, read below.
How to take in CBD:
There are many ways to use CBD. The amount of CBD that enters your bloodstream and the rate at which CBD reaches your bloodstream depends on the method you choose. Described below are some of the most common methods of using CBD:
Swallow and ingest
This is the most common method of using CBD. All you have to do is swallow the tablet. When you ingest it, CBD passes through your digestive system, is metabolized by your liver and then delivered to your bloodstream.
CBD can be taken in this manner by both adults and children (who can swallow a capsule).
This method is economical, popular and culturally acceptable. When starting CBD tablets, start with a low dose. Stay within the recommended dose — 2-100 mg.
Sublingual: under your tongue
Another known method for using CBD is to hold it under your tongue so that the mucous membrane in the mouth absorbs it.
In this method, CBD is not passing through the digestive system and so has a stronger and faster effect on you than when ingesting.
This simple and easy method is best suitable for children who cannot swallow medicines.
The recommended dose is between 1-100 mg. However, depending on your weight and age, it can vary. It is good to start with a low dose and increase it as needed.
Vaping CBD has become increasingly common. Vaping is a lung-friendly method of using CBD. CBD is absorbed by the absorptive surface of the lungs after which it spreads into your bloodstream.
The ideal dosage, when inhaling, is 2-100 mg per day.
Rub it on skin
CBD can be used by applying it directly on the skin. When you apply it, CBD interacts with the cells near the surface without entering your bloodstream.
The ideal dosage for this method is between 10-200 mg.
What is the best method?
Even though there are many different methods of using CBD, no one method is more preferable than the others. People commonly stick to swallowing CBD capsules because it is easy and simple and not because it is more effective and less harmful. One method of CBD consumption is not better than another; overall their effect is the same.
How you take in CBD depends on what method suits you. For instance, if you are suffering from severe nausea, swallowing CBD would not be a good option as it will be harder to digest. The best method in this case would be to vaporize or inhale CBD.
The only thing to consider is the dosage. To find and take in the right amount, do the following:
- Use the recommended dosage on the bottle
- Just like herbal supplements, take a small dosage 3-4 times a day than one large dose.
- If you are using CBD for a specific ailment and you do not feel any change increase the dosage. However, if you are using it regularly, like vitamin tablets, do not increase the dosage. CBD is not a psychoactive drug so it will not have immediate effects.
If you keep in mind the different methods and dosage requirements of CBD in mind, you are sure to benefit from this substance.