Before we get into it if you’d like to know more about CBD and how it interacts with your Endocannabinoid System the please follow the hyperlinks.

There are 4 main ways to take your CBD:

  1. Sublingual – Under the tongue with drops of Oils
  2. Inhalation – Using vapes
  3. Topically – Balms and creams
  4. Ingestion – Edibles

Sublingual

This is probably the most common method to take CBD.

A route of administration by which the oil is absorbed into the blood through tissues under the tongue. The connective tissue beneath the epithelium contains a profusion of capillaries, the CBD oil then diffuses into them and enters the venous circulation.

Oils absorbed in the intestines are subject to first-pass metabolism in the liver before entering the general circulation.

A few drops under the tongue which is then held for approx. 30-60 seconds, the remaining amount can then be swallowed, 1-3 times a day.

Follow this link to understand how much to take – How much CBD should I take?

Inhalation 

Cannabidiol enters the lungs and is diffused into the bloodstream quickly, bypassing the liver.

Inhalation is the most efficient CBD delivery system, with more of the original product entering the bloodstream than other methods. Hemp products delivered in this manner also tend to pass out of the bloodstream within a few hours.

Topically

Balms are typically made for local pain-relief and skin conditions such as dry skin. These work only on the uppermost layer of cells, so the CBD does not enter the bloodstream.

Ingestion

A really easy way to take controlled dosage of CBD especially for those who are a fan of the Natural flavours of CBD oil.

Swallowing the concentrated oil allows it to pass through the digestive system and metabolize in the liver. The active compounds then enter into your bloodstream. This exactly how most of your daily vitamins are delivered. However does take some time to be get into the bloodstream, but on the plus will last longer.

CBD oil comes as capsules and various other products, such as sweets, chocolates, other foods and drinks.

You can also take your CBD oil and mix it with foods and drinks, such as a salad dressing, smoothies or a few drops in your morning Coffee.

Ways to take CBD and their effectiveness

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