Okay so this one might sound a little scary, but vape pens are easy to use and can go undetected because they produce little smoke. The plus side of taking CBD in a vape pen is that when CBD is inhaled, it enters the lungs where it rapidly passes into the bloodstream. However, it’s important to note that the long-term safety of vaping is still unknown.
Whichever you prefer! As outlined above, you can add CBD oil to a variety of different drinks or rub it into your skin as a topical balm. However, rubbing it into your skin tends to be better for sore joints or muscles.
3. In a smoothie
Some blends of CBD oil can have a pungent, earthy taste. It’s not for everyone, which is why many people like to mask the flavour with other – more delicious – ingredients. Another way to take CBD is by adding half a teaspoon of CBD oil to your morning smoothie for a calm start to the day. If you’re after some smoothie inspo, head over to the 5 Best Self Care Smoothies With Hemp .
While there are many ways to take CBD oil, it depends on the strength of the oil. With our 250mg CBD Oils (a great starting point), you put five CBD oil drops under your tongue and hold them there for 30-60 seconds, and do that three times a day. You can, however, freestyle, putting your drops into a smoothie, juice or even your morning cuppa. CBD is said to take the edge off coffee too.
No, you shouldn’t. It’s best kept in a dark place like a pantry or cupboard so that it stays cool without getting too cold.
Because of their convenience and fast-acting effects, CBD oil drops can be used as part of a daily supplement routine or when sudden symptoms arise. For people with chronic or acute pain or lots of stress and anxiety, this is good news. CBD oil drops can be a discreet way to get a dose when needed.
If you absolutely can’t stand the taste, but still want to use CBD oil drops, there’s still hope! CBD drops can easily be added to food or drink; just be sure the item you’re adding your CBD to isn’t too hot, as cannabidiol can start to break down at higher temperatures. If taken this way, the CBD will have to be fully digested, which will extend the time it takes for you to feel the effects.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil Drops?
A bottle typically contains CBD extract and a carrier oil. If it’s a full-spectrum product, the drops will also contain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavoring. The biggest benefit of using a full-spectrum CBD oil is that you’ll experience the entourage effect, the phenomenon by which different elements of the cannabis plant work together to provide an overall stronger effect compared to if they were taken in isolation.
Whether suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, or just want a wellness boost, CBD drops are a great option.
Using CBD oil drops is pretty simple. Most products will come with a dropper that’s marked in milliliters that correspond to the product’s dosage recommendation. Simply place the desired amount of CBD oil under your tongue and try to hold it in your mouth for at least a minute before swallowing. Some brands recommend swishing the oil around so the cannabidiol has a higher chance of being digested through the skin in your mouth as opposed to in the digestive system, but if you’re not big on the taste, keeping it under your tongue should be fine.
If you’ve started off with a lower strength such as our 50mg CBD oil and are not experiencing any effects, you may find a 200mg, 400mg or 800mg strength oil is more suitable for you. These can be purchased from our online store. Simply select which flavour oil you would like from the shop page, then choose your strength.
There is however no reason not to go straight to our highest strength of 800mg. The higher the strength of the oil, the more CBD you will get per drop (as you will see illustrated below), so this can be more cost-effective if you are taking a higher number of drops each day.
Our CBD oil tongue drops come in 15 ml bottles and we recommend starting with a dosage of 1-2 drops twice daily. Each bottle contains approximately 300 doses of CBD oil at around 0.05 ml per drop. We label our products by milligram strength as opposed to by percentage as we believe percentage strengths can be misleading for the reasons we discuss in this blog.
When you look at the label on a bottle of our CBD oil drops, you’ll see the mg of CBD that the bottle contains. Divide that amount by 300 to determine how much CBD is in each drop. Using that formula, we find that:
Find out more about the differences in bioavailability (the proportion which enters the circulation when introduced into the body) between ingesting in food and drink and taking under the tongue (sub lingually) in our blog.
The standard recommended CBD oil dosage is 1 to 2 drops twice a day and we recommend that you do not exceed 15 drops per day. However, the amount of CBD you should take depends on the individual, so we have put together the guide below to help you get started.
When you take our CBD oil drops, we recommend holding the oil under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. Holding the oil under your tongue allows your body to absorb the CBD sublingually, which produces effects within minutes and metabolises with a high bioavailability (the proportion which enters the circulation when introduced into the body). Any CBD remaining in the oil under your tongue before swallowing is then processed by your digestive system.