Did you know that 64% of Americans are familiar with CBD, and 33% are already using it?
If you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, you’re probably curious about marijuana products and hemp derivatives. It’s clear that CBD offers many potential health benefits, but first, you have to know how to use CBD.
Which type of CBD products is best for your needs? Should you use CBD orally or topically? We’ll discuss all that and more, so keep reading!
CBD Oil & CBD Tincture
CBD oils and tinctures are by far the most popular types of CBD products. Whether you choose CBD isolate, broad spectrum, or full spectrum products, you’ll use them the same way.
Ingesting CBD oil or tincture orally gives your body fast access to CBD’s healthful properties. Use a dropper and place a few (or more) drops under your tongue. Rather than swallowing, allow the oil to absorb slowly beneath your tongue.
Tinctures and oils are a great choice for relaxation and reducing pain and inflammation throughout your body.
Topical CBD Products
What if you have a very specific part of your body that hurts or is inflamed? For conditions like arthritis or eczema, you might do well with a topical CBD salve, lotion, or balm.
Rather than ingesting CBD orally, you can apply a CBD topical right to the area that needs it most. Massage the lotion or balm into sore muscles, joints, or skin. In most cases, you should feel relief within minutes.
Using Edibles & CBD Gummies
For those who prefer a discreet (and tasty) way to use CBD, look for a high-quality edible product. This might include gummies, candies, cookies, or other sweet treats. There are also CBD capsules and pills you can take with food or on their own.
Important note: Edibles make a great daily habit, but it takes a few hours for your body to digest and absorb them. If you’re looking for faster pain or a quick way to fall asleep, you’d be better off choosing a product that your body can use sooner.
Here’s a common question: Is smoking CBD a thing? It is, but there are some things you need to know first.
With all the other (healthier) ways to use CBD, smoking CBD may not be the most popular method. However, since you’re smoking the entire flower — not just using concentrated CBD — you may experience a wider range of benefits.
Why is that? CBD isn’t the only healthful compound in the cannabis plant. It also contains more than 100 other cannabinoids, terpenes, and small amounts of THC. Used together, these compounds create an “entourage effect” that may benefit you more than using CBD on its own.
How to Use CBD: Which Method Will You Choose?
There’s no one size fits all answer for CBD products. The best method for you depends on your health needs and end goals for using CBD.
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