Nowadays there are endless possibilities for how to take CBD. So it’s understandable that you may not know which way is best for you to take CBD. The answer to that is simple. CBD can be used in almost any way. It’s a matter of personal choice that dictates the use of CBD. Make a selection from one of these 10 CBD variants.
1. CBD Oil
For many, the best-known way. CBD oil is usually taken by dripping the oil under the tongue. Practice makes perfect. Through practical experience you find out how many drops to use after a few times. After dripping it, you must wait about a minute before swallowing the oil. This allows the mucous membranes to optimally absorb the CBD oil. The dripping process is easily carried out with the pipette that comes with the bottle. Some people are not crazy about the taste of CBD oil. This can be easily resolved by dripping the oil onto a piece of bread, or into yoghurt or a smoothie. In this way you won’t notice the taste and you can just take the CBD oil in a pleasant way.
CBD oil is available in many different types, sizes and brands. What’s most important for CBD users is to check the percentage of CBD that’s in the CBD oil. This can vary from 2.5% up to 30%. Beginners are recommended to start with a low CBD percentage of 5% to 10%. The contents of a bottle can vary from 10 ml up to 100 ml. The choice of a particular brand depends on personal preferences or experiences with other products from that brand.
2. CBD Pasta
Just like CBD oil, CBD pasta is easily taken orally. It can be taken with the convenient dosage syringe which is supplied. You drip the pasta under the tongue with this dosage syringe. With CBD pasta dripped under the tongue, you also have to wait for a minute before you swallow it.
CBD pasta has a lot in common with CBD oil. Yet there are some differences which is why some people opt for CBD pasta. Besides the fact that CBD pasta is taken with a dosage syringe, it’s also more concentrated than CBD oil. If you want to take a higher percentage of CBD in one go, you should choose this variant. CBD pasta is often somewhat thicker than CBD oil. For that reason, CBD pasta is easier to dose at room temperature.
3. CBD Capsules
CBD capsules always contain a fixed amount of CBD so you know precisely how much CBD you are taking. CBD capsules can be taken easily with a glass of water or fruit juice. This is one of the fastest and simplest ways in which to take CBD. Inside a few seconds you’ve given yourself a fixed quantity of CBD.
CBD capsules are popular with those who are not enamoured of the taste of CBD oil or CBD pasta. Capsules are usually vegan and completely tasteless so you don’t experience any unpleasant taste in your mouth. In most cases the recommended dose is one capsule or a couple of capsules per day. Capsules should be stored dry, cool and in the dark.
4. CBD Crystals
The purest form of CBD. CBD crystals are not diluted with oil, they are pure CBD. The crystals are approximately 98% or 99% CBD. The other 1% or 2% usually contains terpenes. No flavours, fragrances or colourings are added. CBD crystals are very fine and closely resemble castor sugar.
CBD crystals can be taken in a number of different ways. Look below for the method you find most convenient.
- Vaping with a vaporizer
- Adding to a joint
- Taken directly under the tongue
- Adding to a home-made oil
When you start to use CBD crystals, begin with a small amount. The recommended starting dose for CBD crystals is 0.05 to 0.1 grammes per dosage.
5. CBD Spray
Another quick and easy method for taking CBD is spraying it. It works perfectly simply. Just shake the bottle and then spray the CBD in your mouth. CBD spray is very portable and it’s certainly one of the best variants for out and about.
Use CBD spray around 2 or 3 times a day by spraying it under the tongue. Do this with the convenient spray button on the top. The spray is housed in a small glass bottle and has a leak-proof seal. It works just like the CBD oil so keep it under the tongue for a while before swallowing.
6. CBD Salve
A popular way of using CBD. It shouldn’t surprise you that CBD salve is used in a completely different way from all other CBD products. CBD salves or creams should be massaged gently into the skin for optimum results. This can be repeated several times a day. CBD salve or cream is specially developed for topical use that directly feeds the skin with CBD.
The direct manner of application means you don’t usually need much CBD for a good result. For that reason, salves or creams mostly have a small percentage of CBD. The products are completely natural and contain other natural ingredients besides CBD.
7. CBD Sweets
A lesser-known way of taking CBD, but a nice one and simple too. CBD sweets are easy to take with you in a jacket pocket and can be used at any time. They are small sweets suitable for sucking. No one will realise you’re taking a bit of CBD. You can compare them, for example, with throat sweets. CBD sweets taste sweet from the sugar and glucose syrup they contain. Perfect for those among us with a sweet tooth.
8. CBD Chewing Gum
This way of taking CBD is also quick and easy. Just like CBD sweets, CBD chewing gum is easy to take on a journey or when you’re out and about. Chewing the gum for about 15 minutes results in the CBD being absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth. A further benefit of CBD chewing gum is that it gives you a fresh taste in your mouth. And each piece of chewing gum contains a fixed quantity of CBD. This means you know exactly how much CBD you are taking.
9. CBD Lip Balm
Specifically developed for the lips. CBD lip balm is a good way to look after your lips. Other natural ingredients are usually added to CBD lip balm. These ingredients give the lip balm a pleasant taste. CBD lip balm can be used several times per day but should be thinly applied to the lips. Keep lip balms at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
10. CBD Suppositories
For most people this probably seems an unusual way to take CBD but CBD suppositories can provide a solution for some. For example, if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil. CBD suppositories are designed to be used rectally after a bowel movement. Just like capsules, an advantage of suppositories is that each one contains a fixed quantity of CBD. Moreover, suppositories go very well with vegetarian and vegan diets. Bear in mind that suppositories must be kept in the refrigerator. Also your bowels may have a strong reaction so preferably use them at home.
In case of doubt, it’s always possible to try out various ways of taking CBD of course. Discover which way of taking it suits you best and experience the benefits of CBD!