Whether you’ve been thinking about taking CBD oil for as a way to maintain your general health and wellbeing, not only is it great to first learn some CBD basics, you should also know how to take CBD oil in order to ensure that your body gets all the benefits that the oil has to offer in the method that makes the best sense for you.
The compound cannabidiol, or CBD, that is found in cannabis and hemp, is nonintoxicating and packed with abundant health benefits. As you probably already know by now, CBD oil comes in a variety of forms: tinctures, topicals, creams, edibles, and vapes.
Depending on what you are taking CBD for, some of these forms are more easily absorbed by the body than others. Thanks to CBD’s rise in popularity, now’s the time to explore what form is best for you and how much you should take.
Choices, Choices, Choices
Even though the variety of CBD out on the market today can feel overwhelming, keep in mind that each method will bring CBD into your body in a different way. Not only that, but the method you choose also dictates what you are using it for and how often you need to take it.
Scientists believe that CBD is effective for these conditions and many more because CBD targets the body’s Endocannabinoid System, serotonin receptors, pain receptors, gene activation receptors, enzymes, and many other receptors that have yet to be fully studied and researched.
Finally, remember that everyone’s body reacts to CBD differently, which means that there’s not a one-size-fits-all dosage. This brief guide will introduce you to all of Fab’s CBD products as well as explain the benefits that each method has to offer.
Full Spectrum VS Broad Spectrum
CBD oils come in isolates, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum. In order to get the most health benefits out of the oil, it’s best to go with either full-spectrum or broad spectrum oils as isolates only contain a single compound in them.
Full-spectrum oils have all of the cannabinoids in the cannabis/hemp plant in them, including CBD and THC.
By law, full-spectrum products must only contain less than 0.3 percent of THC in them. Studies have shown that CBD and THC work best when they are taken together instead of by themselves.
Are The Products Third-Party Lab Tested?
Because the FDA does not regulate CBD products, any company that sells CBD products should have them tested by a third-party laboratory in order to ensure that what they’re selling is pure, potent, and chemical-free.
Not only that, but those lab results should also be made readily available to any consumers wishing to have that information. Be wary of any company who will not furnish third-party lab results to you or whose third-party lab results are not easily found or accessible on the company’s website.
Organically Grown, Locally Sourced
When buying CBD, it also helps to make sure that the products have been crafted from organic cannabis or hemp that was cultivated and grown within the United States. By law, all CBD products produced in the United States must contain less than 0.3 percent of THC. In buying organic CBD products, you are ensuring that you won’t be adding any unnecessary dangerous chemicals into your body.
There are four general ways in which CBD can be taken. They are:
Taking CBD oil under the tongue (sublingual)
Applying CBD cream to your skin (topically)
Inhaling CBD (vaping)
Eating/Ingesting CBD (edibles)
As with any form of CBD, each comes with its own set of pros and cons. It’s up to you to figure out which method will best suit your needs and condition/health goal.
You can buy CBD in the form of an oil that you take under your tongue (sublingually).
All you need to do is fill the dropper with the desired amount, place a few drops under your tongue, hold it in your mouth for around 30 seconds, then swallow.
Taking CBD in this way is highly effective and brings about feelings of calmness and overall well being.
Fab’s oils come in a variety of flavors of strength. Choose from citrus, vanilla, mint, berry, or natural flavors in strengths of 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, and our new 2400mg strength.
Easy to use
Dose amount is easily controlled
Effects are long-lasting in this form
Oils take longer to have an effect
Results differ from person to person
CBD oil is also made into a topical cream that can be rubbed directly onto the skin. Topical creams and ointments are easy to apply.
Fab’s Topical CBD Cream is made with 600mg of CBD that’s been combined with full-spectrum hemp extract from hemp that’s been organically grown in Colorado. It has a light, blood orange scent that makes using the cream an enjoyable experience.
You can apply CBD cream to almost anywhere on the body including your neck, back, temples, and feet.
Topicals are easy to use
The effects of topicals are some of the most mild
Since the effects of topicals are mild, you might need to use more of them to get your desired effect
The effects don’t last as long when compared to other methods of CBD consumption
You can vape CBD oils by using a pre-filled, disposable vaporizer pen. Most people find that vaping is a great alternative to smoking CBD because you still get CBD’s health benefits without all of the harsh effects of smoking.
Fab has two amazing varieties of CBD vapes. Our Active CBD Vape Pen is crafted with vibrant citrus notes to help you feel more alert and revitalized. Limonene, the primary terpene, creates the vivid, bright flavor, while a hint of mint adds a refreshing finish.
Our Calm CBD Vape Pen gives off a sweet, floral aroma that is punctuated with notes of rose and lavender. The terpenes Linalool and Nerol will help you relax, stay cool and calm, and find center.
Each of our CBD Vape Pens contains 125 servings, and is blended with just the right amount of MCT oil. Both pens have zero VG or PG in them.
Vaping gives you the maximum effects of CBD
It’s cleaner and doesn’t create irritating smoke
Dosage amounts are easily controlled
Some people may not like the higher concentrations of CBD
Some vape pens and accessories can be costly
CBD gummies are a fun way to get CBD into your system without any of the psychoactive effects of THC gummies.
CBD gummies can come in different shapes, flavors and functions. Typically, the effects from CBD gummies can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to be felt. Therefore, you should wait it out and see how you feel before taking more.
Fab’s CBD Gummies are loaded with 25mgs of CBD in each gummy. Our CBD Gummies are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, low calorie, and come in natural flavors.
Results are long-lasting
Wide selection of options
An easy, discreet way to get in your CBD
It can take from 2-4 hours to feel the effects
Dosing can be tricky, so you will need to experiment
Just How Much CBD Should You Be Taking?
Since everybody is different in how their body responds to CBD, it’s best to take things slow and start with a lower dosage. For example, if you’re going with CBD oil, begin by taking one or two drops and then increase slowly over time. If you are just beginning, wait at least 6 or more hours to see how you feel before taking more oil.
Likewise, if you choose to vape, start with a single, small, puff from the vaporizer before increasing slowly over time. If you feel like you want to take more, wait about an hour for the oil to peak in your system before taking additional puffs.
In general, there is no set recommended dosage to any CBD product, so it’s best to go by how you feel when taking an oil, vape, gummy, or applying a cream. Overall, the amount of CBD you take depends on what you are taking it for, how much you weigh, and the strength of the CBD oil product.
If at any time you feel that the dosage is too low for you, feel free to slowly increase it over time. Low and slow is the way to go.
If you are looking to maintain steady CBD levels throughout your day, then an edible or an oil might be the way to go.
Sometimes a combination of methods might be the way to go. For example, you can take CBD oil in the morning and then apply a CBD cream at night before bed. Or, you can take a CBD gummy, and then use a CBD vape during the day as needed.
Be aware, though, that if you switch products, methods, or doses, the effect may feel different. Sadly, since some CBD companies are less trustworthy than their competition, their CBD products may have less of an effect than those from a more reputable company like Fab CBD.
Finally, even though you cannot overdose on CBD, taking too much may cause you to have diarrhea, feel drowsy, lethargic, nauseous, or to feel as if your stomach is upset. That’s why small amounts are best at first.
If you’re concerned about CBD not mixing well with your prescription medication, it’s best to consult with your physician before beginning a CBD regimen.
Getting The Most Out Of CBD
Instead of immediately increasing how much CBD you are taking, why not try a couple of simple tricks to increase the amount of CBD that gets into your body?
First, instead of doubling up on your vape, your body can absorb more CBD if you change up how you inhale.
Second, when taking a CBD oil, instead of increasing the number of drops, simply hold the drops you are taking under your tongue a bit longer, or even moving the oil around in your mouth for a bit before swallowing.
Fab’s Commitment To Quality
Regardless of the method you choose to get CBD into your body, you should know that all of Fab’s products are sourced from organic hemp that is grown and cultivated in Colorado. All of our products are full-spectrum, contain less than 0.3 percent THC, and are third-party lab tested.
We make sure that our customers have the best CBD products available to them. To that end, we make all of our third-party lab test results readily available. Finally, our customer service department is always available to answer any of our customers’ questions and address any of their concerns.
Our mission to our customers is simple: we want to help you by creating the best possible products that we can. We use science, innovation, and premium supplementation to accomplish this.
All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
For more information on our products, please feel free to search our website, or call our customer service department at 855-505-7908.