Considering adding CBD oil to your daily health regimen? The first thing people notice when they start thinking about using CBD oil is that there are a number of options. It takes some research to decide upon the best product for your purposes. In this article we’ll give you some guidelines for choosing the right product and how to use CBD oil.
Why, where, and how often are you planning to use CBD?
Knowing the reasons why you’re using CBD oil products as well as where and how often you use CBD oil can help you to determine the best CBD oil products and method for your needs.
Question 1: Why are you using CBD oil?
The reason you’re using CBD oil should be the first consideration when deciding which CBD oil product to use. People use CBD for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons are internal. Circulatory issues are a good example. Both diabetes and Lupus result in chronic internal inflammation. Some are external, such as rashes or other skin problems. And some are brain-related, such as anxiety and depression. What’s your reason for using CBD oil?
Question 2: Where and how often are you using CBD oil?
Where and when you’re taking CBD oil is also an important factor in determining the best way to use CBD. Are you taking it at home, at work or school, or when out and about or travelling? Are you taking it only in the morning and evening? Or are you taking it throughout the day?
Which CBD product works best in each situation?
Now that you have the answers to the above questions in mind, let’s take a look at each of the products available and see which fits your needs.
CBD oil tinctures
CBD oil is actually a combination of high-CBD hemp extract and an oil base. The base is usually grape seed oil, hemp seed oil, or other vegetable oils such as coconut. At Curative we use a combination of grape seed oil, hemp seed oil, and peppermint oil.
When taking CBD oil, the dosage needs to be measured out. CBD oils can range in potency from very little CBD to almost pure CBD. It’s important to know your dosage and take heed of the manufacturer’s suggested serving size.
CBD tinctures are usually taken orally. You can ingest the oil by itself, or add it to foods. When used alone you can swallow it or take it sublingually (under the tongue). CBD will quickly enter your bloodstream via the blood vessels in your mouth. (If you look under your tongue in the mirror you can see them.)
CBD oil tinctures are a good option for you if you only need to take CBD a couple times a day at home. It’s not very convenient for carrying around all day.
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CBD oil softgels
CBD oil softgels are simply CBD oil in a gelatin capsule. The capsules typically contain the same product as bottled CBD oil.
Softgels are made to be swallowed whole. They can also be punctured and used sublingually or topically (on the skin).
CBD softgels are great if you’re looking for a convenient, mess-free CBD product. They travel well. You can take them to school or work or on vacation.
Another benefit of CBD oil softgels is the precise dosage. You know exactly how much CBD you’re getting in each capsule. Again, it’s important to know your desired dosage and how much CBD is in each capsule. For example, if your desired dosage is 50 milligrams, and the capsules are 25 milligrams each, you’ll need to take two of them.
People who are treating stomach-related issues often choose softgels. The reason for this is because the oil is released directly into the stomach rather than being absorbed in the mouth and throat.
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CBD edibles, such as Curative Biosciences Gumdrops, share many of the same benefits as CBD oil softgels. They’re convenient, easy to use, and travel well. They also have the added benefit of being more enjoyable to use.
Edibles are also a favorite of people who are using CBD to treat stomach and intestinal-related issues.
CBD edibles will generally take longer to take effect than oils, tinctures or softgels. However, the benefit of that is that the CBD makes its way into more of your digestive system.
Learn more about our gumdrops.
CBD oil topicals (balms, salves, and skin creams)
CBD-infused balms and skin creams are used externally. You can apply these products directly to the desired area. People who use CBD skin creams generally do so to treat issues such as psoriasis and rashes. CBD-infused balms are also used to treat muscle aches and joint inflammation.
CBD skin cream products generally contain ingredients such as beeswax. Beeswax makes the product into a paste form, which is easier and cleaner to apply than daubing CBD oil onto the skin.
Learn more about our topicals.
Which ways to use CBD oil are right for you?
In summary, here are the basic considerations you’ll want to take into account when deciding what the best CBD oil products are for you:
- If you take CBD only a few times a day while at home, and for internal reasons, CBD oils and tinctures are your best bet.
- If you are treating digestive issues, CBD oil softgels and CBD-infused edibles are a good choice. These products deliver CBD directly into your digestive system.
- If you’re taking your CBD on the go, or throughout the day, the softgels and edibles travel well and are simple to use.
- If you’re taking CBD to treat skin issues or for muscle and joint pain, CBD balms and skin creams are what you want.
Let us know if you have any questions. We’d be glad to help you choose the best ways to use CBD for your particular needs and lifestyle.