Whichever you prefer! As outlined above, you can add CBD oil to a variety of different drinks or rub it into your skin as a topical balm. However, rubbing it into your skin tends to be better for sore joints or muscles.
CBD oil also comes in a capsule form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. However when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means you might have to wait upwards of 30 minutes before experiencing any effect.
Again, this is up to you and how CBD oil affects your body. People who find that CBD oil makes them feel energised, awake and clear-headed may prefer to take it in the mornings (or afternoons when they need a bit of a boost), while those who find that CBD oil helps them unwind and relax may prefer to take it in the evenings.
Should I Refrigerate CBD Oil?
This is one of the many ways the body can absorb CBD oil – as we mentioned above, your tongue is capillary-rich, meaning this method will allow the CBD to reach your bloodstream quickly.
It depends on a variety of factors, such as how strong the CBD oil is (the stronger the concentration, the faster you will feel its effects) as well as how you are consuming it. For example, if you are taking CBD oil by placing a few drops under your tongue, it should take effect in around 15 to 45 minutes , while a topical application may take longer.
Which brings us to…
No, you shouldn’t. It’s best kept in a dark place like a pantry or cupboard so that it stays cool without getting too cold.
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You might know Silent Pool gin for its distinctive blue bottles. For this gin, the Surrey-based distillery has teamed up with CBD company, Green Stem, to produce what it claims to be a spirit containing the UK’s highest concentrate of CBD, at 200mg of CBD oil per 500ml bottle, or 10mg per 25ml serve. This strong dose of Colorado-sourced CBD is intended, according to the brand, to deliver the “ultimate chill-out gin drinking experience”.
If you’ve ever tried a CBD oil however, you may be aware that it has an incredibly bitter taste. CBD drinks then, offer an easy way to make CBD a part of a daily routine, minus that intense bitterness. Tapping into health and wellness trends, there are a number of low calorie drinks or alcohol alternatives emerging, while other brands claim to be healthier alternatives to sodas, workout supplements, pre-meeting pick-me-ups, or vitamin supplements.
Described as a liquid hug by founder Dave Gibson, the Gibson’s Goodology range of tea-based drinks is intended to help make imbibers feel their best. Each are made from just five natural ingredients including tea, fruit, agave syrup, lemon juice, and a generous 25mg water soluble CBD per 250ml can. However, this is a flavour-first brand – there’s no grassy off-notes here. Developed with Oskar Kinberg, mixologist and bar manager of Michelin-starred London restaurant Hide, the range includes green tea and passion fruit, a good caffeinated morning pick-me-up, jasmine tea and rhubarb which is recommended as a post-workout recovery drink, and our favourite: shiso tea and blueberry. Beginning with a zesty burst from the shiso and a slight earthiness, the thick mouthfeel and rich colour reminds us somewhat of a grown-up Ribena. Lovely on its own as an evening tipple. Naughtier with a splash of vodka.
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In many ways, this is an industry in its infancy. Currently the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that healthy adults consume no more than 70mg a day, and those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication not to consume CBD products.
As hops and cannabis belong genetically to the same cannabaceae plant family, they make great brewing partners, according to Green Times Brewing. Vegan friendly, gluten-free and brewed in the UK, this IPA is made with amarillo, mosaic, and waiti hops, and is infused with an unspecified amount of CBD oil.
“Right now, people want to take the edge off,” says Olivia Ferdi, co-founder of CBD drinks brand, Trip. “What CBD does is help balance any excess stress or tension you might be feeling. It is a molecule that interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body which regulates and balances many processes.”
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