6. How do I take CBD?

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How Do I take CBD?

CBD is a very versatile compound which means we can manufacture several different delivery systems to suit all tastes. Oils are popular but some people prefer tablet, others prefer gummies or capsules. There are benefits to each different format.

Oils

If you want to be able to easily increase or decrease dosage in smaller increments then we recommend you try a CBD oil tincture. All our CBD oils come with a graduated pipette for easy dosing. As you can measure as little as 0.2ml at a time, you have complete control over your dosages. The stronger the concentration of CBD in the oil, the less oil you need to take for the same dosage.

A tincture is a concoction you take by dropper or spray straight into your mouth. You can take CBD oil sublingually 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 for fast-delivery of CBD.

Another way of taking CBD oils would be to add it to foods. As CBD oils are fat-soluble, they are especially great when added to smoothies, salad dressings, avocado recipes or porridge oats. Make sure not to cook with it as it starts to degrade if it gets too hot. Bear in mind that when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means it will work slower than if you absorbed the oil under your tongue.

Capsule/Tablet/Gummy

CBD oil also comes in a capsule/tablet/gummy form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. Some products, such as CBD gummies, capsules, or tablets tell you how much is in a single serving. For example, our gummies contain 10mg per gummy. This makes it very easy to monitor and adjust intake in 10mg increments.  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. Gummies can be chewed and eaten like any food. Tablets and capsules are designed to be swallowed with water.

Creams

In balm or cream form, CBD is often blended with other natural ingredients which makes it easy to spread on the skin and often comes with other benefits too (for example our face cream contains Vitamin E for moisturising). When used topically, CBD can reach local targets, like sore muscles or joints. We’ve also heard it works wonders for period pain.

If you want some help with calculating dosages for any of these methods, we have written a comprehensive guide to CBD Dosage which you can find here.

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5. What dosage should I take?

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How much should I take? 

Everyone is different, this can mean that everyone’s preferred dosage might be slightly different too. This is why our CBD tinctures come with graduated pipettes, so that measuring out small increments and accurate dosages is easy. You may need to experiment slightly to find a dosage that works for you but here is some information for you to start with.

The amount of CBD you take could depend on a range of factors, including:

  • your body weight
  • your individual body chemistry
  • the concentration of CBD in each tablet, capsule, drop, or gummy

As with any new supplement, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, if you feel you want more, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel you’ve reached a dosage you are happy with (up to a max of 1mg per KG or 70mg)

How to calculate dosage:

Some products, such as CBD gummies, capsules, or tablets, tell you how much is in a single serving. For example, our gummies contain 10mg per gummy. This makes it very easy to monitor and adjust intake in 10mg increments.

If you want to be able to easily increase or decrease dosage in small amounts then you could try one of the oils that comes in a graduated pipette for easy dosing. As you can measure as little as 0.2ml at a time, you have complete control over your dosages. You can see in the below table, how much CBD you will take from each concentration of oil.

 CBD Dosage Infographic

The Food Standards Agency in the UK recommends the maximum daily CBD dosage is no more than 1mg per KG or 70mg. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Please consult a health professional before use if pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medication. This food supplement should be taken as part of a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. This product is a food supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

 

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1. What is CBD?

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Let's demystify CBD! Here we answer several common questions about CBD including - What is CBD? Is it legal? And does it get you high?

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4. Where do we get our CBD from?

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A lot of our customers ask where does our CBD come from and we are very proud of cultivating our own hemp from seed to shelf. So we made a short video of Lisa, one of our founders, visiting our hemp cultivation farm in Bulgaria.

In the video you can see the farm where are hemp is grown, you can even see the baby plants!

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2. Is CBD addictive?

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This is one of the most-Googled questions about CBD, so we are happy to be able to help put your mind at ease: No CBD is not addictive. It is currently sold as a food supplement, not a drug, here in the UK .

According to an independent 2017 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that “evidence

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3. Is CBD legal in the UK?

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Is CBD legal in the UK? The short answer: compliant, carefully made products like HempWell CBD oils are perfectly legal in the UK. The long answer...

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