If you are new to CBD oil, you might feel confused or overwhelmed as to how to effectively use it. Rest assured, however, that CBD oil is both simple and easy to use. Moreover, if CBD oil isn’t for you, then there’s a host of other products to use that can be effective in other ways.
How to Effectively Use CBD Oil
CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is extracted directly from the hemp and marijuana plants. Two of the main cannabinoids in the plants are CBD and THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Both of these cannabinoids have their own set of unique benefits, but while CBD has no psychoactive effects associated with it, THC can cause users to feel high. CBD that’s been extracted from the hemp plant naturally contains less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC. Conversely, CBD oils from marijuana may have well over that amount.
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, all CBD products derived from the hemp plant were made legal to sell and purchase throughout the United States. Be mindful though, because each state has its own laws and regulations when it comes to the legality of CBD products. Therefore, you should also research the laws of the state you live in, as well as any states you might be traveling through or to with your CBD products.
As stated earlier, CBD oil is extracted directly from the hemp and marijuana plants. It’s often considered the strongest concentrate and the most direct way to consume the product. In other words, these oils can be placed in tinctures which are normally found in dropper bottles and come in a variety of concentrations and flavors. These tinctures can be taken through a dropper or placed into a food or drink. The best way to receive results, however, is by dropping the oil directly under the tongue and holding it there for about one minute so that the cannabinoids, terpenes, phytonutrients, and other beneficial components are released quickly into the bloodstream.
Some other CBD products you can purchase are:
Your needs and the type of health issue you are trying to resolve will largely dictate which product will be best for you. For example, topical cream and salve are perfect for tired joints and muscles, while CBD chews and oils are great for internal whole body needs.
Product and Potency
As stated above, the type of CBD product you choose will be determined by your health goals and wellness needs. Each product can have a positive impact on your health in very different ways.
These can be applied directly to the skin. The benefits of this application is that the CBD can directly target and impact an area, rather than being dispersed throughout your bloodstream. Therefore, this method works well for people that are dealing with daily muscle and joint issues by massaging the product thoroughly onto the affected areas.
It has been claimed that oils and tinctures can have a bitter and very earthy taste, and this is what has caused the rise in popularity of CBD Chews. In other words, CBD Chews taste great and are quickly becoming popular among those who prefer an easy, delicious way to get their CBD each day.
CBD Full-Spectrum Oils
CBD Oils are a dietary supplement for increased wellness and vitality. In addition, FAB CBD offers a variety of smooth and tasty flavors including Citrus, Mint, Berry, Vanilla and Natural. All the oils are made with natural flavoring, and do not contain any harmful chemical additives or preservatives. Some of the benefits of FAB CBD’s full-spectrum oils are:
- Created without pesticides, herbicides, solvents or chemical fertilizers
- Non-psychoactive (only trace amounts of THC below 0.3%)
- Laboratory tested by an independent third-party lab to ensure safety and potency
Choosing The Potency
When choosing a concentration of oil — 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, or 2400mg — it’s best to start low and gradually increase the serving size until you get the desired result. Firstly, the potency of the oil should be chosen based on your health needs. For example, if you simply want to support your general health and wellness, then 300mg and 600mg oils are great to go with. However, if you’re wanting to use CBD to help with tougher issues, then you may end up opting for higher potencies like 1200mg or 2400mg.
What’s the Best Way to Take CBD Oil?
When it comes to CBD oil, the best rule of thumb is to start low and go slow. Your body needs time to get used to both the CBD as well as the dose. For example, if you purchased 600mg full-spectrum CBD oil, you should begin by taking ½ a dropper full of oil once a day. This will roughly equal 10mg of CBD oil once a day. Stay with this dose for about one week before checking in with yourself to see how your body is feeling.
If you feel that you want to increase the dose after a week, then start taking a ½ a dropper full twice a day for one week. This will equal 10mg of oil twice a day, or 20mg of oil a day. Check in with yourself again to see how you’re feeling. If you feel good, then stay at your dose. If you need to increase, then follow the method you’ve been using until you feel that you’ve achieved the right dose for yourself.
Remember, everyone’s body is different. Therefore, there is not one perfect dose of CBD oil that will be great for everyone. The method for finding the right dose of CBD oil is very much trial and error. Be patient with yourself and with your body. You will eventually find the dose that works the best for your overall health and wellness needs.
Just How Much CBD Should You Be Taking?
As we just stated, the right dose of CBD oil will be different for everyone since everyone’s body is different. There are also other factors that play into how much CBD oil you’ll need such as weight, height, and health need. If you’re looking to maintain steady CBD levels throughout your day, then a CBD Chew or or a full-spectrum CBD oil might be the way to go.
Sometimes a combination of methods might be best as well. 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 chew in the morning, and then use a CBD salve 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 others, their CBD products may have less of an effect than products from a more reputable company like FAB CBD.
Finally, even though you cannot overdose on CBD, taking way too much may cause you to have diarrhea, feel drowsy, lethargic, nauseous, or may be upsetting to your stomach. This is another reason why small amounts are best at first. Also, if you’re concerned about CBD not mixing well with your prescription medication, then you should absolutely consult with your physician before beginning a CBD regimen.
Full Spectrum VS Broad Spectrum CBD Oils
CBD oils come in isolates, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum varieties. 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 99% pure CBD and no other beneficial cannabinoids, phytonutrients, and terpenes like full-spectrum and broad spectrum oils do.
Full-spectrum oils have all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant in them, including CBD and THC. Because all CBD products out on the market must legally be derived from the hemp plant, they all will naturally contain less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC, so there is no way that you could possibly get high from full-spectrum CBD products.
CBD and THC work best when they are taken together instead of by themselves. The reason for this is that they create what is known as the entourage effect. During the entourage effect, the cannabinoids will dampen each other’s negative side effects while boosting one another’s positive side effects. So, in taking a full-spectrum or broad spectrum CBD oil, you will potentially be receiving the most benefits that the hemp plant can offer.
Are The Products Third-Party Lab Tested?
Because the FDA does not regulate CBD products, any reputable brand that sells CBD products should have them tested by an independent third-party laboratory in order to ensure that what they’re selling is pure, potent, chemical-free, as well as free from harmful herbicides and pesticides.
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 brand that 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. Any and all reputable brands will place transparency as a high priority. Reputable brands like FAB CBD care deeply about the health, wellness, questions, and concerns of their customers, therefore, they make all of their third-party lab reports easy for customers to find on their websites.
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% THC. In buying organic CBD products, you’re ensuring that you won’t be adding any unnecessary dangerous chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides into your body. All of FAB CBD’s full-spectrum oils, as well as other products, are sourced from organically grown Colorado hemp.
There are three general ways in which CBD can be taken. They are:
- Taking CBD oil under the tongue (sublingual)
- Applying CBD cream to your skin (topically)
- 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 60 seconds, then swallow. Taking CBD in this way is highly effective as it allows the compounds to enter into the body through the bloodstream where it will have the best impact.
FAB CBD’s full-spectrum oils come in a variety of flavors and strengths. Choose from citrus, vanilla, mint, berry, or natural flavors in strengths of 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, 2400mg.
- Easy to use
- Dose amount is easily controlled
- Effects are long-lasting in this form
CBD oil is also made into a topical cream and a salve that can be rubbed directly onto the skin. Both types are very easy to apply.
FAB CBD’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.
FAB CBD Full-Spectrum CBD Body Salve comes in 1000mg (1 oz.) and 3000mg (2.5 oz.) and features an amazing heating and cooling effect. The salve contains primary essential oils, organic ingredients, and a clean, invigorating scent.
You can apply CBD cream and CBD salve to almost any external area on the body including your neck, back, temples, and feet.
- Topicals and salves are easy to use
- The effects of topicals and salves are some of the most mild
CBD chews are a fun way to get CBD into your system without any of the psychoactive effects of THC gummies crafted from marijuana. CBD chews can come in different shapes, flavors and functions. Typically, the effects from CBD chews 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 CBD’s “Anytime” CBD Chews are loaded with 25mg of CBD isolate in each chew, and are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, low calorie, and come in a natural fruity flavor. They’re a perfect, fun, and discreet way to get your CBD while at work or on the go.
FAB CBD’s “Nighttime” PM CBD Chews are an excellent option to help you get a more restful and restorative night’s sleep. Each Acai-flavored chew contains 12.5mg of broad spectrum CBD along with L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Melatonin, Ashwagandha, and GABA, and are fat free, gluten free, dairy free, and free from artificial sweeteners. This special night time blend of CBD, natural supplements, and ancient herbs will help to improve your sleep quality, calm your body, promote rest and relaxation, and help you to feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.
- Results are long-lasting
- Wide selection of options
- An easy, discreet way to get in your CBD
Getting The Most Out Of CBD
Instead of immediately increasing how much CBD you’re taking, why not try a couple of simple tricks to increase the amount of CBD that gets into your body? First, 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 try moving the oil around in your mouth for a bit before swallowing. Second, trying a combination of products can help your body encounter CBD in different ways. Combining products can also help you to tackle different issues simultaneously. Indeed, there are many different ways for you to get the most out of your CBD. Don’t be afraid to try something different.
FAB CBD’s Commitment To Quality
Regardless of the method you choose to get CBD into your body, you should know that all of FAB CBD’s products are sourced from organic hemp that is grown and cultivated in Colorado. All of FAB CBD’s oils are full-spectrum, contain less than 0.3% THC, and are third-party lab tested to ensure potency and purity.
The team at FAB CBD makes sure that their customers have the best CBD products available to them. To that end, they make all of their third-party lab test results readily available and easy for customers to find on the FAB CBD website. Finally, FAB CBD’s caring and knowledgeable customer service department is always available to answer and address any and all customer questions and concerns.
FAB CBD’s mission to their customers is simple: To help customers by creating the best possible CBD products ever. To that end, FAB CBD uses science, innovation, and premium supplementation to accomplish their very special mission.
CBD can be an amazing addition to your health and wellness supplement regimen. Take the time to carefully research both the brand and the product, and have patience while trying to figure out the right dosage for your body. Lastly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your primary care physician or specialist if you have any questions or concerns about adding CBD into your daily supplement routine.