How To Take CBD
Just like the Hemp plant that it is extracted from, CBD is very versatile and can be used and processed in many different ways. For this reason, CBD is found in many different forms and virtually anyone is able to find a form that they enjoy using.
As with anything, there are benefits and disadvantages with every form and we are here to lay them all out. Most of the information you see here is from articles done by Natural Stacks and The Ministry of Hemp, with added information we have gathered from feedback from our customers.
Tinctures are the most common usage of CBD on the market. Compared to any other products, tinctures and concentrates are probably the most pure applications of CBD, as manufacturers don’t do any separate processing of the CBD oil.
How To Use
Tinctures are taken by dropping a couple drops under your tongue. A tincture is known to be most effective by not swallowing the liquid right away. You want to ingest as much as you can sub-bilingually. Place the drops under your tongue and along the cheeks for as long as you can. Dosage can range from 100mg-1000mg, so it’s important that you do your own research on what strength works for you.
Natural Leaf CBD Tinctures, especially if they are water soluble, are versatile. Meaning that beyond being taken under the tongue they can be mixed in with food or drinks and some can even be rubbed onto the skin. Tinctures come with dropper and indicate the serving size, which allows for more spaced out and proper dosing. In other words, the freedom to take as much or as little CBD as you want is in your own hands. This makes finding your “CBD Comfort Zone” far easier and healthier.
The main downside of tinctures is it could get a bit messy if you happen to spill drops while using it. 500mg of CBD tends to be about 1 fl oz or 30 milliliters, meaning some might have to take in a lot of the tincture for it to work rather than some of the other forms of using CBD. For some, using tinctures to drop a CBD extract on/under their tongue could seem a bit awkward, especially if you use it everyday.
Our CBD Tincture, just like all of our products is completely natural coming from our 100% organically grown hemp, and contains absolutely ZERO THC. It comes in 3 convenient sizes of 500mg, 1000mg, and 1500mg and they all come with a serving size dropper. Our CBD is also water soluble to increase the bioavailability of the CBD, and to make the product as versatile as possible. Feel free to mix it with food or drinks, give it to your pets, or even rub it on the skin (although our topical balm works best for that).
CBD Capsules are the easiest and most familiar form of CBD. It comes in a small pill form, as oil encapsulated in an exterior capsule or the oil encapsulated itself in a soft gelatin. Just like most medicine and vitamins, it’s easy to include into a daily regimen.
How To Use
Capsules typically offer 10-30mg of CBD in each pill, making it easy to keep track of daily serving sizes. Just like any other pill, swallow it with water for the best and easiest absorption. They are typically kept in bottles, and the soft coating makes them easy to go down.
With this form of CBD, a person doesn’t have to change their daily regimen or do something they haven’t done hundreds of times already, all they have to do is pop a pill in their mouth with some water. There is no mess, no measuring, no preparation, because everything you need is packed into a little pill. While being completely hassle-free, it’s also easy to give yourself the proper dosage without the worry of measuring correctly. Because each pill comes with a specific amount of CBD, a person will feel the CBD work more with a smaller amount (a 30mg capsule is about 3 droppers worth of tincture). They are also tasteless.
It’s hard to see the disadvantages of capsules with them being such a normal thing in our lives, however there are a few to consider. The main being the low amount of bioavailability. This means that because the capsule has to be processed through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream, not all of the properties make it to the bloodstream for absorption. This also means that it takes longer for the CBD to be absorbed. The one other con found with capsules is the capsules themselves, which can be made with unhealthy plastics or materials.
Our CBD Softgels offer our customers an easy and hassle-free solution to their CBD consumption. Like everything with Natural Leaf CBD, our softgels are also THC-free, all-natural, and water soluble for increased bioavailability. Our softgels come in serving sizes of 25mg in each pill, and 30 pills in every bottle. Just swallow them with water and allow the softgel to be absorbed in about 30 minutes.
More brands have started to add CBD in topicals, such as lotions, salve, and lip balms, for its skin benefits. CBD topicals are known to help with chronic pain, inflammation, acne, psoriasis, cancer treatment, anti-aging, and so many more. As you can imply, using CBD infused topical layers are meant to help more directly with skin or joint related issues.
How To Use
CBD infused topicals are recommended to be used as other similar body care products – use it when you deem necessary or when you have certain skin conditions. Apply generously to body areas that could benefit from the topical solution. The CBD is absorbed through the dermal layers of the skin, and starts working minutes after it is applied.
Topicals are the best solution for inflammation and skin conditions, because it is applied directly to the affected areas. Used as a massage oil, it can really relieve muscle aches and soreness as well as inflammation. Topicals can be used as needed, meaning it is not necessary to use it everyday like you might have to with oils or capsules.
While being the best option for what it does, topicals are a one trick pony. So if you do not have any inflammation or skin issues than it is not necessary. Not all topicals feel as clean as normal hand lotions for example, some have been known to be oily and have a “cannabis” smell to it.
Natural Leaf CBD has packed a powerful 1000 mg in our topical salve after hearing from many that it was tough to get results from lower concentrations. We also kept it simple, with all natural, organic ingredients. The beeswax base and MCT oil allow the salve to soak in quickly without mess. Not everyone likes the strong smell of added ingredients like menthol or essential oils, so we kept it clean. It is CBD working for you to relieve your tired muscles and aching joints.
Vapes and E-Liquids
Vaping is like the the CBD industry in that it is a young but thriving industry. It has become very popular for cigarette smokers to ingest nicotine without the harmful chemicals that come with tobacco and cigarettes. It has become a popular method for taking CBD as well because it is familiar and relatively simple.
How To Use
This form of CBD comes in a cartridge that contains the vapable oil. That cartridge is attached to the battery that serves as a heat source and heats the oil in the cartridge into vapor that is inhaled. The amount of vapor inhaled is entirely up to the user, but use caution as the vapor tends to be hot and can hurt your throat.
Vaping is perhaps the easiest way to dose out the proper serving size, after all the user can adjust how much they inhale based off how they feel. Smoking or vaporizing has less drawbacks than taking CBD orally, since ingesting CBD orally could result in inconsistent absorption and a delayed effect.
Based on reviews, smoking or vaporizing CBD vape oil seems to have less effects when compared to other methods of administering CBD. On the flip side, vaporizing might seem overwhelming for some people who don’t often inhale smoke or vapor. As with inhaling any form of smoke or hot vapor, there are health repercussions to the lungs and respiratory system. Vaping can also come with additional hassles, along with batteries malfunctioning or the cartridges breaking, you might have to buy batteries separately or constantly refill the vape oil.