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4/2/20 | Education

Is There An Optimal Way To Take CBD? We Investigate

Let’s be real, hemp can be intimidating at first. You probably came to this market because you heard about the wellness hype surrounding this plant. However, like most things that are in the limelight, distinguishing fact from fiction can get a little complicated.


Cannabidiol, for those who wonder what CBD even stands for, has a wide range of applications and consumption methods. If you’ve been thinking about trying CBD as a stress relief, then this article is for you.


An Introduction To CBD 


Individuals take CBD for a variety of reasons. As a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, CBD has several reported health benefits – which is why so many individuals are trying it for themselves. Thanks to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), it is thought that ingesting CBD could help you to maintain homeostasis. In other words, it might help to keep your body in balance.


If you want to know the best way to take CBD, read on to hear out the top four.


The Different Ways To Take CBD


Hold CBD Oil Under Your Tongue 

The most common way to take cannabidiol is using CBD oil, also known as CBD tinctures. This is perhaps the most popular product on the market. It is available in a wide variety of strengths and flavors.


CBD tinctures are easy to use for beginners, and favored by experienced CBD users. Most CBD tinctures are made with an oil base carrier. For example, the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is made with organic MCT oil.


Users have found that taking CBD oil sublingual (under the tongue) is the most fast-acting and effective way to control dosage. Note, however, that the taste of CBD oil can be strong and earthy. Unflavored CBD oil is not to everyone’s liking. 


Ingest CBD In Capsule Form 

Among other popular ways to get your daily dose of Cannabidiol is within capsules. CBD capsules can come in the form of a soft gel or a pill. The soft gel capsules have many advantages for users that live a life on the go, or for those that prefer to have a consistent dosage each and every time. Almost anyone can take them because they are so easy to swallow, and the pre-measured dose means you don’t need to self-dose with a dropper. 


One thing to keep in mind if choosing this method is that CBD capsules are not fast-acting. The soft gels release CBD slowly over an extended timeframe as they travel through the digestive system, and are processed by the liver.


Chew and Swallow CBD Edibles

Edibles are popular for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t love a sweet treat that provides a chill sensation?


In particular, CBD gummies are dominating the market. However, this is not a Cured choice of edibles. Due to the goal of limiting inflammation, and maximizing the natural benefits of CBD, we choose to pair our Cannabidiol with spices that are commonly found in your spice rack. Yes, you read that right! The Cured Spice Line serves a simple and tasty way to pair your daily dose with any meal. 


Rub CBD On Your Skin 

Another popular option is to use topical CBD. CBD creams and CBD salves are products that you apply directly to the skin. These products are designed to target localized pain by adding ingredients like cooling peppermint. 


CBD salve can be a great option for those who don’t want to ingest CBD, but instead want to use it for something specific like a muscle ache. 


Final Thoughts: The Best Way To Take CBD Oil

Taking CBD is a highly personalized, stress-free experience, so it’s difficult to say what the best way to take CBD is. The best method will vary from person to person, and it’s a matter of finding what works for you. 


At Cured, we recommend trying a CBD oil first so that you can play with the dose. And if you decide you do not like it, supplement with a capsule instead! 


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