CBD oil has made major headway in the past few years, as it’s use has become legal in the UK, Europe and in the U.S. While research is still ongoing about the benefits of CBD, many have found it to be a quick and easy supplement that can be taken daily, with little to no side effects.
CBD is one of the most well-known cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. Hemp-derived CBD contains 0.3% or less THC, so it is non-psychoactive and will not show up on a drug test. Because of this, many people have turned to do CBD to reap all the benefits this plant compound has to offer.
If CBD oil seems like the right natural remedy for you but you have questions on how to use it, this article will provide much needed clarity.
How much CBD oil is too much?
It is highly recommended that you consult with a medical professional on the right dosage. Dosage and best methods of intake will vary from person to person. It is always recommended to start with a very low dosage, 5 mg per day, and gradually increase the dosage every five to seven days, depending on how your body reacts to the product. Clinical trials have shown that 1,200 mg of CBD per day for a month should not result in any side-effects.
How long does CBD oil take to work?
The length of the absorption process and the time taken to feel the effects of CBD oil will vary depending on several factors. The method you choose to take CBD oil, dosage, body weight, metabolism, and lastly the quality of the product are all factors that affect have long the product takes to work. If inhaled through a vaporizer, the effects can be experienced in approximately 10 to 20 minutes. Topical application has the longest effect time, which can be from 25 to 45 minutes.
How to use CBD oil?
There are several methods of taking CBD oil effectively. The most common method is oral ingestion. This includes taking sublingual (under the tongue) tinctures or adding a few drops of CBD oil to your drinks and/or food. The fastest method of intake is inhalation through smoking or vaping. CBD oil can also be applied topically in the form of a balm or ointment. You can learn more about each method of application and appropriate CBD-based product in our FAQ section or on our product pages.
So, what should you consider to ensure you experience the optimal effect of CBD oil? The first step would be talking to a medical professional to make sure you begin with the right dosage and to make sure CBD does not interact with any prescription medications you might be taking. It is important you purchase CBD-based products from trusted retailers. You can learn more about the products you can purchase at our store here. Lastly, you can try different methods of taking CBD oil to see which one best suits your needs.