Get the Best Results From CBD: What method and how much to take

What is the best way to take CBD?

CBD can be used for a variety of reasons, and it’s worth noting that some types of CBD are more readily absorbed into your body. The way you take CBD often determines how quickly its effects kick in. Learning about the most effective ways to use CBD can be a lot to take in. This quick guide will explain each method of CBD consumption so that you will be able to choose what’s best for your needs. 

Once CBD enters your system, there is a bell curve of effectiveness that can last from 2 to 5 or up to 7 hours, depending on the method and your metabolism. Vaporizing CBD is the fastest method but it leaves your system sooner. And edible takes longer but lasts longer too. Once you learn what works best for you, you can select a few products to get the most efficient (and fun) way to take your CBD.

Personal Dosage:

If you’ve never tried CBD before, it’s recommended to ‘start low and slow‘ and only take the minimum amount. This is to make sure you have a normal tolerance and are not super sensitive to it (as a small percentage of people are.) If you feel like the desired effects are not happening within a few days to a week, gradually add more. (Ask your doctor about any drug interactions.) Most adults will take anywhere between 5mg and 25mg as normal dose. If symptoms are moderate to severe or if you have a high tolerance, a person might take up to 50mg in a dose. People with very severe symptoms or recovering from surgery or sickness may take up to 100mg in a dose.  It’s normal to take 1, 2 or 3 doses per day depending on your goals. Many people do quite well at 10mg per day once per day. Others with a similar issue may take 50mg twice per day. Another may take 25mg once before bed. Everyone is different and only you can determine your correct dosage and timing.

Different Ways You Can Take CBD Oil into Your System

There are 4 essential ways to help you quickly absorb CBD hemp oil into your system.

Vaporizing CBD (Inhaling)

Vaping or vaporizing CBD is arguably the fastest and most efficient way to take CBD. It’s heated, not burned and the vapor blend enters your lungs and diffuses into your bloodstream almost immediately. It does not get metabolized through the liver the same way an edible does, so it it can often be faster. How quickly it takes effect will depend on the concentration of the oil and your personal response and tolerance.

Smoking CBD Hemp Flower has similar effects but smoke is a known carcinogen so we recommend using a dry herb vaporizer for the healthiest choice.

Ingesting CBD (Eating)

A popular method, eating CBD Gummies or CBD Gelcaps is great for taking CBD in a delicious way or on the go. In this method, the CBD and other ingredients in hemp extract must pass through your digestive system. This can take 30-60 minutes to reach your bloodstream and there is some loss in the process. Many find that a slightly higher dosage is required for the same results so for instance if you take 10mg as a sublingual, you might take 25mg as an edible. If you use this method, it’s best consume the CBD oil with fatty foods or fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9 or MCT Coconut Oil) to speed up the process. This is why we love CBD Chocolate.

Taking CBD Sublingually (Under Your Tongue)

The second fastest way is to place the CBD Oil Tincture directly under your tongue for at least 1 minute but it’s better if longer like 2 minutes. The sublingual technique enables the CBD and its active ingredients to be absorbed through the mucous membranes of your mouth directly into your bloodstream. Leafwize uses a special C8 MCT Coconut Oil that consists of just the smallest of these small oil particles to enter your system easier and faster. It’s also Keto friendly and able to be absorbed in the mouth and stomach directly without passing along to the rest of the metabolic process.

Hemp CBD Topicals (Can Be Applied Directly Onto Skin)

You can apply CBD lotions, CBD salves, CBD Balms, Roll-On and even our oils topically, directly on your skin. This way, it is absorbed into your skin membranes, where it interacts with the nearby cells and your endocannabinoid system without having to enter your bloodstream. This method takes anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. 

The advantage of using this method is that it is more targeted and delivers the benefits of CBD oil right where it is needed. People apply it to joints, sore muscles, and rough skin areas. It’s great for your skin and is naturally antibacterial.

Get Started Today with Hemp CBD Oils

As you now know, some methods will allow you to absorb CBD almost instantly while others will take up to 1 hour for it to reach your bloodstream. Dosage is dependent on you, your symptoms, your metabolism and your personal response to cannabinoids. It’s best to experiment slowly and don’t take with Rx drugs or alcohol until you know how CBD effects you. We always recommend talking to your doctor about CBD, some are open to learning about it and need your feedback.


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