Are you new to CBD and don’t know how to take it? If Yes! luckily you are on the right spot. This article is a beginner’s guide that will explain how you can start CBD and the methods through which you can take it. But first of all, we would to introduce you briefly to CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid compound derived from the extract of the hemp (Marijuana) plant. Commonly, the cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant can produce “high” or hallucination effects but CBD is completely different in this regard. CBD does not produce any kind of psychoactive effects, unlike other cannabinoids. According to research studies, it is safe and non-toxic as well and for this reason, it cannot cause overdosing. Recent research studies have explained many potential health benefits and side effects of CBD. CBD might be helpful for medical conditions and diseases like chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, sleep improvement, seizures, fibromyalgia, vulvodynia and hair loss, etc.
How to start taking CBD for the first time?
If you are going to take CBD for the first time, it is highly recommended that you should consult with your family doctor for discussing the optimal dosage. Because an optimal dosage will provide you all the potential health benefits of CBD. The optimal dosage of CBD usually depends on many factors like your body weight, body chemistry, the medical condition you are going to treat, and the form of CBD which you are using.
In our recommendation, you should start using CBD with a low dose (few milligrams). It will be very helpful in investigating the effects of CBD on your body. If the effects are positive, you can increase your dose gradually or stop using it in case of negative effects.
Methods of Taking CBD
Nowadays, CBD is taken in different ways by people. We are going to discuss some easy and high bioavailability providing methods of taking CBD for beginners.
· Oral Method
The most famous and easy method of taking CBD is Oral Method. For taking orally, CBD is available in the form of CBD Oil which is a chemical extract of the hemp plant. It contains all the properties of raw CBD. The CBD Oil can be taken sublingually by placing 4-5 drops under your tongue. The CBD Oil drops will dissolve automatically with saliva and enter your bloodstream after a few minutes. The bioavailability is very high in the case of the oral method with fast reaction time. You can spray the CBD Oil on your food or mix it with your drink if you don’t want to taste it. But in the case of mixing with foods or drinks, the reaction time and bioavailability will certainly decrease. So, we recommend taking CBD Oil sublingually. Another way of taking CBD orally is CBD tinctures or capsules. You can take the CBD capsules with water after the meals daily.
· Topical Method
CBD is also available in the form of creams and lotions in the market. These creams and lotions can be used for the topical application of CBD. This method is particularly used for external medical conditions such as chronic pain due to some injuries or arthritis. CBD topicals are also used for muscle aches and fatigue. In this way of taking CBD, you will apply CBD lotion or cream on the site of injury or pain in the body and rub it for 2-5 minutes until you start feeling relief. The benefits of topical application of CBD are that you don’t have to taste and you can apply it by targeting one area. Athletes are the most common users of CBD topicals
· CBD Oil Vaping
CBD Oil Vaping is one of the modern ways of taking CBD. In this method, CBD Oil is converted into CBD vapors by using an electronic device named a CBD vape pen. CBD vape pen act as a vaporizer of CBD Oil in the whole method. The vapors which are produced as a result of the vaporization of CBD Oil are then inhaled by the patients. There are many advantages of using the CBD Oil Vaping method. The dose of CBD is fixed in this method, which means you can acquire your optimal CBD dosage by taking the required concentration of CBD Oil. This method is also very easy to use. You just have to push the “Start” button of CBD Vape Pen and start inhaling the CBD vapors. The only downside of this method is its susceptibility to contamination. As the vapors pass through the air before entering the body, there are likely chances of contamination in the vapors.
· CBD Edibles
You will glad to know that CBD is available in Edibles form such as CBD infused Gummies (CBD candies). CBD infused Gummies are available in delicious flavors, shapes, and colors in the market and you can select one of them according to your desire. The best thing about CBD Edibles is that you can use them for children as well. It is common thing that your children will not like the bitter taste of CBD but in the form of candies, they will love to consume them.
We have described four different methods or ways of consuming CBD for beginners. You can choose one of these ways according to your desire but we will recommend you to consult with your doctor before making any choice.
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