How to use CBD oil
CBD oil has a range of incredible potential health benefits. But first, let’s start from the beginning and remind ourselves as to what CBD oil actually is. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in some varieties of cannabis plants, called cannabis sativa.
CBD is actually one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids — each of which has a different effect. The most well-known natural compound is THC. This is the part that’s psychoactive, or gets you high.
But CBD is completely different, It works with your endocannabinoid system to keep everything balanced. If you need a little reminder, the endocannabinoid system is a unique system in our body that’s made up of chemical compounds and receptors that act to maintain homeostasis or balance in the body.
And it’s believed that CBD helps regulate that system by merging with various receptors found within tissue and cell systems (referred to as CB1 and CB2). CBD itself is completely safe, non-toxic and has very few side effects — as stated by the World Health Organisation.
However, we understand that it can be tricky knowing which way to use CBD oil in order to affect your health. That’s why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to take CBD oil.
How to take CBD oil under the tongue:
Also known as sublingual, this method is better than simply swallowing as the CBD is allowed to enter the bloodstream far more quickly via the capillaries under your tongue.
Follow our step-by-step guide to fully experience the effect of CBD. The CBD drops come into effect after about half an hour.
Don’t eat, drink or smoke for around five minutes before and after using CBD
Stand in front of a mirror to see how many drops you’re placing under your tongue (around two to three drops, dosage may differ person to person)
Let the drops sit there for around one to two minutes
After two minutes, swallow what’s left of the CBD oil
Repeat this twice a day
How much CBD oil do I take?
What to remember when deciding your CBD dosage:
- Start with a low dose and gradually build up to a higher one
- Use CBD oil drops if you’re new to CBD as it’s easier to measure dosing
- Keep an eye out for any adverse reactions which is your body’s way of telling you to ease off (such as feeling overstimulated or overtired)
- Reduce your dose if you notice any reactions
- Always take CBD on an empty stomach
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