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6. How do I take CBD?

Victoria Hall

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.