CBD oil has earned itself a reputation for assisting with a range of medical problems. Whether you need to lower your stress levels, relieve pain or there are rumours CBD oil could even treat some types of epilepsy. If you’re considering taking CBD oil for the first time, you may have questions about how to get started. The oil comes in various forms to enable people to take it in a way that works for them. Here’s a simple guide for beginners.
The 3 main ways to take CBD oil:
Taking CBD oil orally
If you’re new to CBD oil and have never vaped before, this is the best way to get started. The easiest method is to purchase it in the form of capsules or pills. This also makes it easy to monitor your dosage. With this method, you simply:
1. Read the dosage instructions on the bottle.
2. Remove the correct number of pills/capsules from the bottle by hand.
3. Swallow them with a sip of water.
Alternatively, you can take it as straight oil using a measuring spoon and following the dosage instructions on the bottle. A nice way to do this is to add it to food. Although oral consumption like this is very beginner friendly, be aware that it can take longer – usually 1-2 hours – to feel the effects.
Applying CBD oil topically
If you’re using CBD oil to treat aches and pains, you could try applying it to the affected area. This is ideal for joint or muscle pain. There are lotions and creams, or even shampoos and soaps made with CBD oil. If you do use cream, ensure you give the skin time to absorb it before washing. The process is simple:
1. Squeeze some cream onto the palm of your hand.
2. Massage it gently into the affected area.
3. Read the instructions and follow the guide for how often you can apply the cream.
Inhaling CBD oil
Finally, you can inhale CBD oil using a vaporiser. This is only recommended for people who are familiar with vaping, and you need to have the right type of vaporiser (one built with oil of this consistency in mind). Again, the process is simple:
1. Insert the CBD cartridge into your vaporiser.
2. Turn it on.
3. Inhale the vapour as usual.
This is one of the most effective ways to consume CBD oil since a high concentration will get into your bloodstream. The effects will be felt quickly, but they will also pass sooner.
There is no ‘best’ way to consume CBD oil, there is only what’s right for you. With the various methods available, you’re sure to find a method that works. Whatever you choose, be sure to chat with your GP first to ensure the oil won’t inhibit the effects of other medications you are taking.