CBD oil, also known as Cannabidiol (CBD), is a compound that is derived from the cannabis plant. CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in the plant, some of which are believed to have medicinal properties. There are roughly 113 different cannabinoids. However, scientists still need to do more thorough research to know the precise number.
The two most well-known cannabinoids are CBD and THC. CBD is a non-psychoactive substance because it does not contain any THC. THC has been receiving a lot of media attention for its medicinal benefits but, to this day, it still carries a stigma due to the fact that it gets people “high” when they smoke it. We are starting to learn more about how the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant have therapeutic potential. So far, studies have largely been concentrating on CBD and THC.
CBD Oil can be taken in so many forms. You can take it in capsule form, in edibles, as topical creams and lotions, or vaporize it. There are so many options out there, it can be a bit intimidating for someone who’s never tried CBD Oil before. So below we’ve listed 3 great ways for a beginner to work CBD Oil into their daily routine.
CBD can come in all shapes and sizes. The most common methods of taking CBD are:
This is one of the most common methods because, not only has vaping become a new craze, but you can now purchase E-Liquids containing CBD oil. CBD oil doesn’t taste great, as you can imagine, so by adding your favourite E-Liquid flavor like apple or strawberry you can easily drown out the taste of the CBD. It’s one of the most common methods of taking CBD, due to the fact it is the quickest method of absorbing CBD oil into our bloodstream. Therefore, the effects are pretty much immediate.
These are also a really common form of ingesting CBD because now there are so many recipes available online where you can try and integrate CBD oil into your kitchen. These foods range from brownies and cookies, and pastas to pizza. The variations are endless. It is also one of the most fast acting methods available. When you eat, it roughly takes 20 to 30 minutes for your food to digest. So, it takes just about the same amount of time for the CBD oil to work it’s way into the bloodstream.
Even the beauty, cosmetic, and skincare industries are getting onboard the CBD oil train. Topical CBD creams are common for people who suffer with skin conditions like acne and/or eczema, or for people who have experienced a recent injury which has caused inflammation (CBD is anti inflammatory) and/or chronic pain (CBD is a pain reliever). The beauty of these topical creams is that you apply them directly to the affected area and let the skin work it’s magic by absorbing all of the CBD. This is effective for targeting a specific affected area. However it’s not the quickest way to combat most ailments.
Getting CBD oil in a tincture is by far one of the best ways to ingest CBD oil. The only downside to this method is that it tastes pretty nasty but, if it’s going to give you the results you want, it’s totally worth it. You ingest the oil by placing the recommended dose under your tongue. Leave it there for 20 to 30 seconds to give it the best chance at getting straight into your bloodstream and wait for the results to kick in almost immediately.
There are plenty of options for you to try when it comes to ingesting CBD oil. It’s just a matter of finding what method works best for you. So now the question is how to make a habit of using CBD oil.
Taking CBD oil is no different to any other dietary supplement in that it requires the formation of a new habit. Habits are hard to break but can be even harder to make. This is why so many people vow at the beginning of each year to start taking multivitamins or drinking more water everyday, but soon forget. So the trick to working CBD oil into your daily routine is to find a way to create the new habit that works for you. Let’s explore a few examples of what might make it easier for you.
If you enjoy your daily skin routine or if you like your spa treats and face masks you can opt for getting a topical cream containing CBD oil to include. If you already have a morning and nightly skin routine involving moisturising, exfoliating, cleansing and toning, but feel like your skin routine is jam packed enough, look into finding a moisturiser that contains CBD so that you don’t have to add another step to your routine. This is a great way to get into the habit of using CBD in a way that doesn’t feel like a chore.
In The Office
Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean that you don’t have time for adding CBD oil into your daily life routine. Do you chew gum at your desk on the regular? Well this method might just be up your alley. You can purchase chewing gum that contains CBD. You can also get CBD candies which could be a great addition to your desk drawer.
If you already vape on a regular basis, maybe because you’re trying to quit smoking, you may be interested in transitioning from a nicotine filled oil to a CBD filled oil. Nicotine is a dangerous addictive chemical. So, consider CBD oil instead because it is all-natural and does not contain psychoactive compounds or nicotine. For those of you who haven’t vaped before, you might find that you love it. CBD oil is available in a dazzlingly wide range of flavors from cotton candy to honeycomb. It’s a social activity that others love to join in with. It leaves no odour or bad taste in your mouth afterwards.
The possibilities are pretty endless when it comes to adding CBD oil into your daily routine. Just be sure to check your laws and regulations regarding CBD oil to avoid any accidental illegal activity. If you do decide to use CBD oil and integrate it into your daily routine, you should also inform your family doctor in instances where you’re already on a treatment plan for an illness or condition. CBD is still under investigation and little is known about how it could interact with other drugs. By mentioning it to your physician you can make sure that he or she is fully aware of the facts and can take it into consideration moving forward with whatever treatment you’re undergoing. Finally, enjoy experimenting with the ever growing range of CBD products available.