With CBD Oils, vapes, bath bombs and topicals there are all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to start taking CBD. But how do you take CBD and what CBD dosage is right for you?
Whether you are a first-time user of CBD or have been taking CBD for some time this guide will give you a better understanding on:
- How to take CBD? (what method to use)
- What’s the best CBD dosage?
- How long does it take for CBD to work?
How to take CBD Oil – Method 1
Oral – Sublingual or “Buccal” (under the tongue)
Types of CBD products – CBD Oil, Tinctures
Using a CBD Oil or Tincture is one of the easiest ways to take CBD and therefore one of the most popular. Simply fill the dropper and apply a few drops under your tongue, hold it for approximately 30-90 seconds before swallowing.
What dosage of CBD Oil should I take?
There is no official recommended guidance and a lot of factors to take into consideration such as weight, body chemistry and concentration of CBD you are taking. We recommend starting with a small dosage (a few drops under the tongue) daily and gradually increasing your dosage until you reach your desired effect.
Try keeping track of your CBD dosage and whether you are getting your desired results. This is an easy way to track and manage dosage until you find the right CBD dosage for you.
CBD is generally tolerated very well by humans (even in higher concentrates) with very few side effects reported. Therefore, it is completely safe to follow this method. However, if you have any concerns or are taking medication alongside CBD it is best to consultant your doctor.
How long does it take for CBD to work when using CBD Oils or Tinctures?
One of the benefits of taking CBD orally is that the CBD is not subject to your digestive system. Research has suggested that this means the CBD will take effect faster than edible products and your body will retain more of the CBD. Taking CBD Oils and Tinctures is one of the fastest acting methods of taking CBD.
How to take Topical CBD – Method 2
Topical (via your skin)
Types of CBD products – balms, body butters or ointments
Taking CBD via a topical application, placement of a CBD balm, body butter or ointment (along with many other choices) on your skin is also a very popular method of how to take CBD. With no droppers, inhalant devices and a number of familiar cosmetic products now infused with CBD its no wonder CBD Topicals are becoming more and more popular.
What dosage of CBD Topical should I use?
Due to the nature of Topical products it is somewhat easier for the end user to gauge CBD Topical dosage. This is predominantly due to the familiarities found in other health care Topical products for example if you are treating sore joints you would apply a deep heat on and around inflamed joints. CBD Topicals work in the same way, simply apply the CBD Topical on and around desired area of skin and massage in gently.
How long does it take for CBD to work when using CBD Topicals?
Whilst taking CBD Topically has slightly milder effects that other consumption methods, due to the absorption through the skin it generally takes effect very quickly. CBD Topicals are becoming very popular within the world of cosmetics and although some studies have shown the effects tend to not last as long as other CBD methods, CBD Topicals are extremely accessible, easy to take and offer a variety of options for the CBD user.
How to Vape CBD (Inhalation) – Method 3
Vaping (Via a vaporizer Pen)
Types of CBD Vapes – CBD Vape Liquid, CBD E-Liquid
Vaping CBD is extremely popular with those that either already vape or are looking to give up smoking. To Vape CBD you will need a CBD Vaporizer Pen and to follow the instructions outlined on the product information or website. For example, CBD Vape can be used in most Vaporizer Pens by filling up the device tank or “dripping” drops of CBD Vape directly onto the cotton wrapped around your device.
If you are new to Vaping CBD then you will need to invest in a CBD Vaporizer Pen as well as the CBD Vape itself. This can be a more expensive way to start taking CBD however once the initial investment is made, vaping CBD is a great way to take CBD whilst on the move and is also widely accepted within most smoking areas.
What dosage of CBD Vape should I take?
Much like the CBD Oil, CBD E-Liquids have no official recommended guidance and a lot of factors to take into consideration such as weight, body chemistry and concentration of CBD you are taking.
However, because CBD E-Liquid enters your system that much quicker than other methods (we will come on to this shortly) end users are finding it easier and quicker to determine appropriate CBD Vape Dosage.
Again, try keeping track of your CBD dosage and whether you are getting your desired results. This is an easy way to track and manage dosage until you find the right CBD dosage for you.
How long does it take for CBD to work when using CBD Vapes?
Vaping CBD is known as the most fasting acting method of taking CBD, not only is this due to the opinion that you absorb and retain a much higher percentage of the CBD but in that the CBD is absorbed straight into the bloodstream. Whilst the amount of time it takes to feel any effect can vary, CBD Vapes are certainly the quickest and some end users have reported feeling the effects of the CBD within 5-10 minutes.
How to take CBD Edibles
Ingestion (via your stomach)
Types of CBD Edibles – Gummy Bears, Lolli-Pops, Chocolate & More
Ingesting CBD can be a fun way to take CBD, with lots of pre-made edible CBD products on the market such as gummy bears, lolli-pops and chocolate. Edible CBD products can make for a great snack throughout the day and add a little flavour into your CBD offering. There is also the option to get creative with infusing your own CBD recipes.
What dosage of CBD Edibles should I take?
Getting the right CBD Dosage for edibles can be challenging, this is due to the fact the CBD passes through your digestive system. This not only passes some of the CBD itself naturally but can vary the time it takes to take effect. Therefore, with CBD edibles we would recommend starting with a low dose (remember it can take a while to take effect) and then to experiment with different dosages to find what works for you.
How long does it take for CBD to work when ingesting CBD?
Taking CBD Edibles tend to take longer to take effect due to the CBD having to pass through your digestive system in order to enter the bloodstream. Therefore, it can take anywhere between 4-6 hours to take effect, although this can vary person to person. In short CBD Edibles generally take the longest to have any kind of effect however do stay in our system a long time.