When you first step into the world of cannabinoids and CBD, it can be overwhelming trying to understand the types of products available and how to take them. You’ve likely heard some of the natural balancing benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and have made the decision to incorporate the supplement into your wellness routine, but perhaps you don’t know exactly how to take CBD oil.
Unlike medical marijuana, hemp CBD oil products are available throughout the United States without a prescription. Hemp-derived products like CBD oil are now legal under federal law, which allows people across the country to take CBD oil and experience its natural benefits. Because of the growing demand for CBD, there are now a wide variety of CBD products to choose from, such as liquids, tinctures, chews, capsules, and topicals. This gives you more choices and an opportunity to find a way to use CBD oil that aligns with your needs and lifestyle.
If you like the idea of using CBD oil, but don’t know how to start, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! Here are seven different ways to take CBD oil.
1. Swallow and Ingest CBD Oil
Perhaps the most common way to take CBD is simply to swallow pure CBD oil. When you ingest CBD oil, it passes through the digestive system and is metabolized by the liver, eventually delivering its active compounds to your bloodstream.
Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s Real Scientific Hemp OilTM (RSHOTM) is pure CBD hemp oil packaged in an easy-to-use oral applicator. Simply squeeze your dosage of CBD oil onto a finger or spoon and place it on your tongue before swallowing. RSHOTM comes in three label varieties – Green, Blue, and Gold, giving you the choice between our non-decarboxylated, decarboxylated, and filter options.
Looking for the highest concentration of CBD? Our 3g oral applicator of RSHOTM Gold Label contains an impressive 720mg of CBD. Or, choose to take our RSHO™ Maximum Strength CBD oil, which blends our RSHO™ Green Label and RSHO™ Gold Label varieties for an incredible 4,500 mg of CBD in every 10-gram oral applicator, or 225 mg of CBD per half gram serving.
If you value convenience, you may prefer getting your daily dose of CBD oil with easy-to-swallow CBD oil capsules, which can be quickly taken with a swig of water. When you take CBD oil capsules, you don’t have to worry about measuring out how much CBD oil to take each day.
2. Hold CBD Oil Under Your Tongue
Another popular method for taking CBD oil is to apply and hold it under the tongue so that the mucus membranes in the mouth can absorb CBD and the other active compounds found in CBD oil. This sublingual method of taking CBD oil offers faster delivery, because the CBD and hemp oil’s other natural constituents get to bypass the digestive system and metabolization by the liver. To take CBD oil tinctures, simply add your dosage under your tongue for 60-90 seconds to allow the natural chemicals to be absorbed.
CBD Oil Drops like Dixie Botanicals® 1oz. Dew Drops tinctures and RSHOTM 1 oz. tinctures are popular sublingual choices for those new to using CBD oil. RSHOTM MCT oil liquids – particularly our Blue and Gold Label Liquids — are also top choices and lend themselves to this method of taking CBD oil.
3. Vape CBD Oil
Over the past 12-18 months, vaping CBD has grown in popularity among health-conscious consumers. Vaping offers a lung-friendly method for inhaling CBD oil, allowing CBD and other trace cannabinoids to be absorbed through the lung’s large absorptive surface area before they’re diffused into the bloodstream.
When you’re first beginning to take CBD oil by vaping, it’s best to start simple. A CBD vaporizer pen is easy to use. All you need to do is charge the battery, thread the pre-packaged cartridge of CBD oil onto the pen, push a button to turn it on, and inhale using the mouthpiece. Regular users sometimes upgrade to desktop vaporizers to enjoy CBD from the comfort of their home.
Our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Cartridge is a pre-filled vape cartridge containing 250 mg of CBD made from our CBD distillate and featuring botanical terpenes for a light, slightly sweet citrus and pine taste. This high-quality vape cartridge features universal 510 threading, so it’s compatible with any 510-threaded vape battery. We’ve made it easy by bundling the Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Cartridge with some high-quality vape batteries, providing you with everything to get started vaping CBD oil.
4. Chew and Swallow CBD Oil Edibles
There’s likely not a more enjoyable way to get your daily CBD than by chewing and swallowing a CBD edible. CBD edibles are food products that have been infused with CBD. After taking the CBD edible, it is digested by the liver and the CBD is delivered to your bloodstream where the compounds can begin promoting balance.
Our Dixie Botanicals® Kicks are all-natural energy chews that combine 5 mg CBD with B vitamins and either caffeine or vitamin D3. Available in chocolate, mango citrus, and sour apple flavors, Kicks contain all-natural ingredients that provide energy and help you be alert and at your balanced best. Pop in a chew to help you wake in the morning or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon for an all-natural energy boost while getting CBD.
5. Mix CBD Oil With Your Favorite Food or Drink
Looking for a seamless method for adding CBD into your daily life? Try blending CBD oil into your favorite foods or drinks. Adding CBD to your already-prepared healthy foods is not just an easy way to take CBD oil, but it may also improve how well the CBD is absorbed. Fatty acids found in foods can serve as carriers for cannabinoids like CBD, allowing them to move through the body for faster processing.
Add Green, Blue, or Gold Label RSHOTM MCT Liquids to foods and beverages like:
- Acai bowls
- Ice cream
Almost any food or beverage can become your own personalized CBD edible.
6. Rub CBD Oil On Your Skin
Ingesting and inhaling aren’t the only ways to use CBD oil. You can also apply some CBD products directly onto the skin. The CBD and other active ingredients found in topical CBD creams and salves are absorbed into the skin so that they can interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. Instead, the balancing properties of CBD oil topicals offer more focused nourishment and natural relief. Hemp CBD oil contains CBD and many fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients that play a vital role in the health of your skin.
Our CBD hemp oil salves from RSHOTM and Dixie Botanicals® are designed to nourish and hydrate troubled areas. Try HempMeds®’s Hydrating & Soothing Body Lotion for spa-like relief and to restore youthfulness to your skin. Or check out more of our topical CBD products.
7. Use CBD Oil to Wash and Condition Your Hair
Use hemp CBD oil shampoos and conditioners to naturally clean and strengthen the health of your hair and scalp. These innovative CBD hair products feature a blend of our Hemp CBD ComplexTM and steam-distilled botanicals. Hemp-derived CBD oil contains a list of essential nutrients that nourish and protect your hair from damage caused by free radicals and environmental exposure.
Add HempMeds®’s Hydrating & Purifying Hemp Shampoo and Nourishing Hemp Conditioner to your shower and use them several times a week to cleanse and repair the moisture and restore the shine to your hair.
Want Multiple CBD Options?
If many of these options for taking CBD are appealing, CBD isolate may be an ideal choice. At 99% purity, CBD isolate is the most potent CBD product available on the market. It’s taste free, allowing you to experience CBD isolate effects using a variety of different methods of consumption. Offering versatility for those who want to benefit from CBD, CBD isolate can be taken sublingually, vaporized, or used to craft your own CBD oils or CBD edibles.
Ideal for creating personalized CBD supplements, our RSHOTM 1g CBD Isolate powder contains 990mg CBD.
Get Started with CBD
If you’re still unsure which way of taking CBD is best for your lifestyle, health needs, and financial considerations, try our CBD Hemp Oil Product Recommendation Tool. Already know which CBD hemp oil is for you? Visit our online store to get started taking CBD today. If you’ve figured out how you want to take CBD oil but aren’t sure how much you need to take check out our CBD oil dosage guide.