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How to use CBD

Different methods of CBD consumption

There are many ways to consume CBD, each method naturally has its own set of pros and cons, and the best consumption method for you will depend on your individual preferences and requirements

1. Sublingual

CBD oil tinctures are the main way to use it sublingually. All you need to do is place a few drops of the tincture under your tongue and hold it in your mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing. This is also a very discreet method and it will help you feel calm and relaxed.

Pros of sublingual consumption
  • It’s easy to do and doesn’t need any additional equipment 
  • Dosage control is easy to manage 
  • It produces long-lasting effects
Cons of sublingual consumption
  • Results may vary from individual to individual 
  • Some people might not be able to tolerate CBD’s earthy taste (when in the form of full or broad spectrum) 
2. Ingestion (Edibles)
Edibles are one of the most rapidly growing ways of consuming CBD in terms of popularity. You can simply add CBD oil to your food if you don’t like how it tastes on its own. CBD edibles in the form of CBD gummies or lollipops are also great options. They’re not only tasty, but they’re also the most discreet way of taking CBD especially if you need to take a dose while you’re at work. 
One important thing to always remember is to know how much you’re having. The effects of edibles can take a few hours to kick in. That said, be sure not to eat way too many pieces thinking nothing is happening. Eat a set quantity and then wait for about an hour or two to see how you feel before you have more. 
Pros of edibles
  • It is very discreet 
  • You have endless options because you can mix edible oils with food and drinks
Cons of edibles
  • It could take a few hours for the effects to kick in 
  • Understanding and figuring out the right dose can be tricky 
3. Inhalation (Smoke/Vape)

Inhaling CBD is one of the quickest ways to enjoy its effects. When you inhale CBD, it goes straight to your lungs and into the bloodstream.

Vaping CBD E-liquid

If you are relatively new to vaping, you can get a vape starter kit from many renowned vaping companies. Vaping works as a great alternative to smoking if you need the same concentration of CBD and the maximum possible effect without the harsh feeling that comes with smoking.

Pros of vaping CBD
  • It delivers a high concentration of CBD and the maximum possible effects
  • There is no harsh smoke that could harm your throat and lungs 
  • It’s easy to regulate your dosage
Cons of vaping CBD
  • You’re prone to vaping a higher concentration than you need 
  • It requires additional tools (vape pen and accessories)
4. Topical Application (Creams/Balms)

If inhalation is not for you, you can make use of topical CBD products. Topical application basically means using CBD balms, ointments, or creams on your skin. This method works best for sore muscles, skin conditions ( dry skin and scarring), and even migraines. Simply apply the balm at any sore area like the neck, feet, or back. If you have a migraine, you can massage it on your temples.

Pros of topical applications
  • Topicals are super easy to use 
  • No accessories or extra tools are needed 
  • It works great for sore muscles and skin problems like acne and inflammation
Cons of topical applications
  • You need to apply a lot if you need a higher dose 
  • The effects are not as long-lasting as other methods