What is the Best Way to Take CBD?

If you’re new to CBD, the vast array of products available at Mindful Medicinals can be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  Our team of experts is always looking for ways to offer insight and education to our customers on how to get the most out of CBD oils.

The Many Ways to use CBD

CBD oil is a cannabis extract and can be consumed in ways very similar to how medical marijuana is administered. Most of the options available on the market fall into a few key categories, each with some advantages and disadvantages, depending on your health and preferences.

The primary methods of taking CBD include the following:

Inhalation

Smoking and Vaping

Any drug or medicine that is inhaled is essentially going straight from the lungs to the brain without passing through the liver for digestion. This means vaping or smoking CBD oil is a very fast-acting and direct way to get the effects started.  This quick onset makes smoking or vaping CBD oil the ideal method for acute conditions like nausea or pain. You can smoke or vaporize either the flower forms or the oil extracts.

Ingestion

Edibles and Capsules

Cannabinoids that are consumed by eating or swallowing will be processed through the digestive system. This means it takes roughly an hour for the onset of effects, or longer if taken with food. Ingestion is ideal for a stronger, longer-lasting enjoyment of the soothing effects, such as for chronic pain and sleep assistance.  It should be noted that the effects of strong doses will last much longer when ingested than when inhaled, so make sure you’re comfortable with your dose for ingestion.

Topicals

Creams and Balms

Topical application of CBD products is a more recent evolution of the industry and one that we’re really loving! Topical creams and ointments are ideal for easing joint pain or skin conditions. Our moisturizing Co’Shea Butter is an excellent, non-invasive way to get a nice, even effect of CBD in the skin. Our innovative roll-on sticks offer convenient treatment methods for joints and muscles. And there’s nothing quite like a hot soak in a soothing CBD bath!

Finding the Best Way to Use CBD Oil for You

As our experts in the store will tell you, finding the right form of CBD product for your unique needs is a personal decision based on your health and preferences. If you’re new to CBD and not a smoker, starting with the edible gummies or tincture drops are the best way to start. You can dial in the right dose with differing strength concentrates and by varying the number of drops until you get it just right. As you get more comfortable, you may want to branch out into the topicals and vape pens. 

If you have questions, give us a call or stop by the store to talk to our professionals.

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