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How to Take CBD Oil: CBD Drops, Coffees and Cocktails
So, you’ve read all about cannabidiol (or CBD as it’s more commonly known) and now you’re thinking of giving it a whirl. It makes sense. The food and wellness industries are buzzing about this natural chemical compound, which is said to help with anxiety, arthritis, pain relief, menopause symptoms and insomnia to name but a few.
You’ve decided you want to try it, so what’s next? When it comes to how to take CBD oil, you’re spoiled for choice. From tinctures and topicals to smoothies and coffee blends, there’s an overwhelming amount of options out there. Unsure where to start? That’s where we come in – here’s our CBD oil guide to help you decide how best to take CBD oil.
How to take CBD Oil?
While there are many ways to take CBD oil, it depends on the strength of the oil. With our 250mg CBD Oils (a great starting point), you put five CBD oil drops under your tongue and hold them there for 30-60 seconds, and do that three times a day. You can, however, freestyle, putting your drops into a smoothie, juice or even your morning cuppa. CBD is said to take the edge off coffee too.
Which brings us to…
9 Ways to Take CBD Oil at Home
1. In a tincture
In layman’s terms, a tincture is a concoction you take by dropper or spray straight into your mouth. You can take CBD oil by putting it directly under your tongue (that part of the mouth is a capillary-rich area and so the CBD will reach your bloodstream quicker). Try dropping a dose of CBD under your tongue and holding it there for a minute before swallowing.
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2. In a capsule
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.
3. In a smoothie
Some blends of CBD oil can have a pungent, earthy taste. It’s not for everyone, which is why many people like to mask the flavour with other – more delicious – ingredients. Another way to take CBD is by adding half a teaspoon of CBD oil to your morning smoothie for a calm start to the day. If you’re after some smoothie inspo, head over to the 5 Best Self Care Smoothies With Hemp .
4. In coffee
If only there was a way to capture the energy of coffee without its associated jitters. Oh wait… there is! There are an increasing number of CBD coffee brands popping up, who claim that when coffee beans are infused with CBD, they take away the anxiety that caffeine consumption can cause. This makes the ‘up’ that your coffee gives you a little smoother; it takes the edge off. Or use a dairy-free milk that’s infused with CBD to easily control your dosage and allow you to continue using your favourite coffee blend.
5. In a salad dressing
Now we’re talking the same language, right? Try incorporating a little CBD oil into your daily cooking routine to get a bunch of health benefits without much effort at all. For a delicious and nutritious salad dressing, start with three to four tablespoons of olive oil, then add two teaspoons of CBD, the juice of half a fragrant lemon and salt and pepper. Here’s 5 hemp oil friendly recipes for starters.
6. In a vape pen
Okay so this one might sound a little scary, but vape pens are easy to use and can go undetected because they produce little smoke. The plus side of taking CBD in a vape pen is that when CBD is inhaled, it enters the lungs where it rapidly passes into the bloodstream. However, it’s important to note that the long-term safety of vaping is still unknown.
7. In sweet treats
The beauty of CBD is that it can basically be baked into anything, which is why you’ll find everything from cookies and brownies to gummies and caramel candies infused with it. Sweets are easy to take along with you in a bag on the go, while baked goods might need to be kept refrigerated to keep the CBD fresh (or just eat them quickly before they go off?).
8. In a topical rub or balm
In balm or rub form, CBD is often blended with fragrant coconut oil or beeswax, which makes it easy to spread on the skin (and makes your bod smell great too). When used topically, CBD can reach local targets, like sore muscles or joints. We’ve also heard it works wonders for period pain.
9. In a cocktail
If you’re feeling fancy go on the hunt for a CBD cocktail. We’ve heard reports that over in San Diego you can order The Mr Nice Guy – that’s a vodka and mezcal mixed drink that includes CBD. More proof, if any were needed, that CBD can be imbibed alongside any other food or drink, and that you’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of it soon.
How Much CBD Should I Take Each Day?
We always suggest starting the day with a few drops – it just sets the tone, you know? But you can top up throughout the day, no problem. Everyone will have an amount that works for them, just play around with it and see what feels good. We recommend starting with 5mg doses, 3 times per day and increasing your dosage incrementally over the course of a few weeks, ensuring you always stay below 70mg each day.
Check out our guide to CBD dosages for detailed advice.
Should I Refrigerate CBD Oil?
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.
Should I Drink CBD Oil or Rub it Into My Skin?
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.
What Does CBD Oil Under the Tongue Do?
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.
How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work on Joint Pain?
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.
How Often Should I Take CBD Oil?
This varies from person to person and, when in doubt, you should always consult a doctor. However, we recommend starting with one of our 250mg bottles of CBD and taking five drops three times a day. After you begin to learn how this affects your body, you can better decide whether you should scale your dosage up or down (as long as you don’t exceed 70mg of CBD per day!).
Should I Take CBD Oil in the Morning or Evening?
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.
Can CBD Keep Me Awake at Night?
It can, but it probably won’t. While some people do feel that CBD oil makes them feel more alert, preliminary studies have shown that CBD oil is an effective way to treat insomnia.
Have we caught your attention? Now that you know how to take CBD oil, are you interested in trying it out for yourself? Check out our range of Pure CBD oils and start experimenting with your smoothies, baked goods and more!
Combining CBD and Olive Oil May Help Soothe Some Ailments
Cannabidiol, a chemical found in marijuana, is being used to treat a number of different ailments, from epilepsy to inflammation. Combining CBD with olive oil may improve its effectiveness.
CBD has been appearing in a wide spectrum of consumer goods recently, from topical salves to seltzers and soap. Now add olive oil to the list of CBD-infused products.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical in marijuana that does not contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient that produces a high. CBD is now commonly sold in oil, extract or pill form, or as an additive to consumer goods.
CBD, like all cannabinoids, are lipophilic, meaning that they love fat. They are most easily and readily absorbed when paired with a fat such as olive oil. – Emily Kyle, holistic cannabis practitioner and registered dietician
Though the research on CBD’s effects is still in its infancy, companies selling CBD and CBD products, nutritionists and everyday users claim it can be used to soothe ailments from anxiety to inflammation, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its use in treating epilepsy.
But what does the research say about CBD and what happens when it is mixed in olive oil?
Emily Kyle, a holistic cannabis practitioner and registered dietician, said the early research on CBD suggests it can help with “ anxiety and depression, sleep disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders, pain and inflammation. It is believed that CBD can nourish the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which is directly responsible for maintaining homeostasis or balance, in the body.”
Though the amount of CBD and its purity matters in its potential effectiveness, Kyle said consuming it with a fat, such as olive oil, can help the chemical work.
“ CBD, like all cannabinoids, are lipophilic, meaning that they love fat,” Kyle said. “ They are most easily and readily absorbed when paired with a fat such as olive oil.”
Kyle said it is important to pair CBD with an overall healthy diet to ensure the best outcomes, and that “ olive oil is an excellent heart-healthy option to pair CBD with.”
Brooke Brun is the co-founded KB Pure Essentials, which sells olive oil and CBD products, including lip balm, deodorant, shampoo, makeup remover, body lotion, tinctures and more. KB Pure Essential products are made from a blend of CBD and olive oil, in part to improve the taste and aroma of the products, but also because of olive oil’s health properties.
“ CBD is fat-soluble, so we chose a fatty oil to blend with the CBD,” Brun said. “ It also helps with the taste. Alcohol or MCT oil supplement oils tend to have a really bad taste. High-quality olive oil on its own has many benefits to the brain and physical health so we felt it complemented the benefits of the CBD.”
Brun said KB Pure has a trained chemist on staff to ensure the ingredients in their products do not interact in a negative way. In fact, the process to blend the CBD and olive oil requires attention.
“ The CBD concentrate won’t just simply mix with the olive oil,” Brun said. “ It needs to be heated – but not too hot –and homogenized into the olive oil to make sure you are getting a consistent dose of CBD each time to take it. If you do not do that, the pure concentrate is like sap that will just sink to the bottom of the bottle of olive oil.”
That said, Kyle added that everyday people can absolutely combine olive oil and CBD at home to create a mixture that works for them.
Brun said KB Pure products are commonly used by seniors and athletes to manage pain, and that she recommends folks interested in trying CBD and olive oil combinations try topical salves at first.
“ About 80 percent of our clients are trying to manage their pain and/or get off opioids they have been taking for years,” Brun said. “ Our clients dealing with stress management or sleep issues typically go for the sublingual oils since there are not really any neurological benefits from using CBD topically.”
Keep in mind, as with everything that is ingested, that there are risks or at least potential risks. The FDA is still researching the long-term effects of CBD, how it affects special population, such as pregnant women and children, and its cumulative effect – if a person ingests it, uses it in a salve and takes another product, the outcome for every person is yet to be determined.
And the FDA warns that CBD and CBD products are “ being marketed with unproven medical claims.” In short, though CBD is legal at the federal level, use it at your own risk. And, Brun said, be mindful of its effects.
“ It is not a cure, and it doesn’t work for everyone who uses it,” she said. “ But that’s the same for every medication and supplement out on the market today.”
CBD Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Much interest has been seen around CBD and its potential health benefits, which include reduced pain and inflammation, reduced anxiety, and faster recovery from physical activity.
Just like extra virgin olive oil, the extraction process is crucial to the overall quality and health benefits. Another similarity is the amount of cheap, adulterated, or otherwise fraudulent products. So like our extra virgin olive oil, we source our CBD directly from a small estate we trust.
Why olive oil as a carrier for CBD?
CBD can be sold in a variety of carrier oils. Because CBD and EVOO share similar anti-inflammation properties, we believe EVOO to be a better vehicle for the CBD.
How does CBD affect the body?
CBD is used by the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, but so far we know it plays role in regulating:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- inflammation and other immune system responses
- learning and memory
- motor control
- cardiovascular system function
- muscle formation
- bone remodeling and growth
- liver function
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
Some experts believe we can have endocannabinoid deficiencies. A 2016 report from the National Institute of Health reviewed over 10 years of research and suggested that low endocannabinoid levels in your body or ECS dysfunction can contribute to the development of certain conditions, such as migraines, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
If clinical endocannabinoid deficiency does play any kind of role in these conditions, targeting the ECS or endocannabinoid production could be the missing key to treatment, but more research is needed.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Although marijuana and hemp products are both derived from cannabis plants, full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD oil is legally required to contain less than 0.3 percent THC.