Never taken CBD oil before? There's always a first time. Find out the best way to take CBD oil with this beginner’s guide. There are more ways to take CBD than ever these days. Edibles, topicals, capsules, smokables…pet products and human products…the list goes on. But is there any product as tried-and-true as the CBD oil tincture? Probably not. And it’s not just us saying that. History agrees! A lot of people don’t know this, but ca
The Best Way to Take CBD
Thinking this hemp-derived, natural remedy might be an option for you, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the best way to take CBD oil.
An Introduction to CBD
This introduction will look at the two most common ways to take CBD: oral and topical. Within these categories there are different delivery methods like capsules, tinctures, creams, and more. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through this, it’s not as complex as it sounds.
Ready? Read on to learn what’s best way to take CBD oil for you.
Ingest It Orally
If you’ve never taken CBD before ingesting it is an easy place to start, You’re probably familiar with and maybe already using capsules and pills so taking CBD this way won’t feel too different. Plus monitoring dosage is easy with capsules since they come in pre-measured sizes.
Dosage is important and having a consistent concentration makes it easy to find out what works for you. Many customers start with our 25mg SoftGel capsule and slowly increase in 25mg increments until finding their ideal dosage. Capsules can take 45 minutes or longer to work itself into your system, and then last for several hours.
You can also just take CBD oil, which is called a tincture. Generally you consume this by placing it under your tongue and holding it there for up to a minute. Some people even use it in their food, or add a few drops to their favorite smoothie recipe similar to our Recovery Protein mix. Why choose a tincture? It’s easy to adjust your dose adding or subtracting a few drops, and it might work a little faster.
The third indigestible option is an edible such as a chewable gummie. These small, tasty morsels can be found in a variety of flavors and sizes yet still pack a CBD punch.
Oral products such as our SoftGels, tinctures and Gems have a systemic effect, meaning they work on your whole body. For people taking CBD for their anxiety, sleep issues, arthritis, or other whole-body issues this is great. But for those looking to help with a dodgy knee or tight back, a cream might be preferred.
If you’re mostly looking to try CBD for muscle aches and pains, a topical application (one you put on your body, not in your mouth) can be a good option. The value of topical applications is that they work quickly and target one area. Athletes love them for pain and injury.
We have a range of CBD products created just for topical use. Each one is packaged with other herbal and natural remedies to deliver a solution for different types of muscle and joint pain. Had a stak? Try our arnica formulation. Going out on a cold day and want to keep your knee pain at bay? We have a warming cream for you.
Isolate Vs Full Spectrum
You’ll notice that our products come in two versions, Isolate and Full Spectrum. The reason for this is that we believe, and science suggests, that we absorb things better in their natural form. For CBD, that means consuming the other terpenes and cannabinoids that exist in the hemp plant. This is what we give you in our Full Spectrum, or “whole plant” product. However, If you’re worried about a drug test at work the CBD only, THC-free Isolate is a safer bet as most of these tests look for THC. Neither of the products is designed to “get you high”, but we want to offer an option for everyone.
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How To Take CBD Oil
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How to Use CBD Oil: 5 Creative Ways
There are more ways to take CBD than ever these days. Edibles, topicals, capsules, smokables. pet products and human products. the list goes on. But is there any product as tried-and-true as the CBD oil tincture? Probably not.
And it’s not just us saying that. History agrees! A lot of people don’t know this, but cannabis tinctures were actually a staple of western medicine throughout the 1800s and early 1900s. British doctor William O’Shaughnessy declared the cannabis tincture an “anticonvulsant of the greatest value,” and over a hundred US pharmaceutical companies listed cannabis or hemp tinctures in the drug catalogs. [ 1 ]
But that was then, and this is now. Things are finally coming full circle — and in today’s article, we’ll be looking at 5 creative ways you can take CBD oil.
Way #1: Treat it like a sublingual
Most CBD oils are meant to be taken sublingually – a fancy way of saying ‘held under the tongue’. Research indicates that CBD works best when held sublingually for 30-60 seconds.
The longer one tends to wait before fully ingesting, the faster CBD tends to absorb! This occurs because the mouth contains permeable mucous membranes that can directly absorb CBD. CBD’s bioavailability may rise drastically if you give these membranes and blood vessels enough time to ‘soak’ things up.
Sublingual CBD is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some users may actually prefer to ingest their CBD faster so that more of it reaches the digestive system intact. This is most applicable for those with IBS or other gut health problems, but good for all to know.
Chemist Jessie Kater agrees. “Most of the literature supports the notion that CBD has better bioavailability when consumed sublingually versus orally,” she tells Well and Good , “[and] MCT oil-based tinctures are thought to provide better uptake than a traditional oil.” ( Readers will be happy to know that our tinctures contain plenty of MCT-rich coconut oil.)
Way #2: Infuse it into your favorite drink
Variety is the spice of life, and tincture usage is no exception (aka sublingual tincture usage is no longer enough)!
We see Toast CBD oil as part of a fun, and totally healthy, lifestyle routine. That’s why we only add clean organic flavors to our oils, flavors which lend themselves to the right drink for the moment, whether that’s a cocktail, tea, or other drink of choice. So if you’ve been considering topping your favorite drink with some CBD, don’t hold back.
Need some more specific guidance? With its bold, fresh flavor, our cold-pressed lemon tincture makes a perfect addition to your favorite spritzer.
Way #3: Try Adding CBD to Your Coffee
Try infusing your coffee with Toast CBD oil to experience the many benefits of consuming two lifestyle daily favorites together!
First there’s the practical benefits. How often do you skip your morning coffee? If the answer is “ never!” . then it could be a good idea to safeguard your CBD routine by taking your caffeine and cannabinoids all at once.
Another plus: CBD may counteract the jitters that can come with high caffeine intake. This is thought to be due to its calming effect on adenosine A2A receptors. [ 3 ] Granted, we’ll be the first to admit that biochemistry probably won’t be on your mind when CBD-infused coffee is making your workday a breeze.
Coffee may also increase your CBD oil’s bioavailability. How? Research has shown time and time again that CBD is absorbed better alongside a fatty meal. [ 4 ] Putting two and two together, could the same be said of a fatty drink? Better put an extra tablespoon of grass-fed butter in your coffee just to be sure.
And don’t worry about the taste of CBD oil ruining your next cup of Joe. Instead just opt for an organically flavored CBD tincture like Toast Spiked Pumpkin!
Way #4: Bake Some Edibles
Do you like experimenting with new recipes, especially those of the CBD variety? If so, baking yourself some CBD-infused edibles could be a great way to keep yourself happy and healthy — and perhaps even escape the quarantine blues.
CBD oil can be added to almost any recipe, after all, so long as the recipe doesn’t call for baking at super high heat. You can add our CBD oils to cookies, cakes, chocolates, and other treats. you can bake it into your favorite bread recipe. you can even pair it with olive oil to make a great base for salad dressings. The sky is practically the limit!
And if you’re not feeling up to baking your way to CBD-infused culinary heaven, no worries; skip the process and opt for already-made CBD chocolates instead. These ones get their deliciousness straight from artisanal chocolate maker Fine & Raw.
Way #5: Don’t vape your CBD oil
Okay, this one isn’t actually a new creative way to take CBD; instead it’s more of a warning of what not to do .
As the headline implies, CBD oils are NOT meant to be vaped . For that activity you’ll need a dedicated vape juice; regular CBD oil just won’t cut it. That’s because CBD oils use a carrier oil (ours is coconut oil) that is perfectly healthy when ingested, but is not meant to be inhaled. Vaping CBD oils can lead to health problems like lipid pneumonia.
Even vaping vape-specific juice/oil isn’t immune to risk. Many vape juices may contain PG, PEG, or vitamin E acetate. In other words. vaping isn’t always as safe as it may seem.
A better alternative would be to smoke all-natural CBD-rich hemp like the kind found in our customers’ favorite Toast Emerald . It’s about as natural as natural gets: full spectrum hemp flower (never biomass) rolled in hemp paper. Plus the experience is truly immersive.