How To Use CBD
If you’re wondering how to take CBD, there are three things you need to consider: the desired effect, the types of products to try, and the dosage best suited to you.
That’s why we’ve created this ‘how to take’ guide for beginners and pros alike – featuring tips on using an oil, a capsule, gummy or a soothing muscle balm.
Before you get started, we recommend downloading our 7-day CBD diary to keep track of your daily dosage and how it makes you feel.
How to Use CBD Oils
CBD oil is known for taking effect quicker than other CBD products. That’s because you apply it sublingually, which means you squeeze it directly underneath your tongue (usually with a dropper). Hold it there for around 90 seconds, allowing it to absorb, and the oil will fast-track its way into your bloodstream.
While some people might be put off CBD oils because of their supposed hempy taste, you can now find formulas with cleaner, brighter, more refreshing flavours. Our picks? – The Bright Days CBD Oil Drops, which are citrus-fresh, and the Night Time CBD Oil Drops, which offer a hint of peppermint.
How to Use CBD Edibles
Taking CBD edibles is simple. If you’re using our CBD Capsules, you can swallow one with water daily, then adjust the amount as and when needed. Meanwhile, if you’re taking our CBD Gummies, chew one at a time for juicy, fruity goodness. The onset time may be slower than an oil, but the pre-measured dosage means you don’t even have to think about it
How to Use CBD Topicals
It’s widely known that a massage can benefit sore, achy muscles, so why not add a CBD topical to this daily soothing ritual? Try applying the CBD Muscle Balm to shoulders – or anywhere you’re feeling some tension – starting with a generous scoopful smoothed liberally onto skin. The tingle of eucalyptus is instantly calming.
Finding Your CBD Dosage
CBD is processed differently based on genetics and lifestyle, so it’s important that you personalise your dosage based on how you respond as an individual. That’s why we recommend you start with a low application and build up gradually, finding a level that works uniquely for you – no one-size-fits all approach.
The ‘right’ amount of CBD is the one that gives you the desired effect. Once you feel that improved state, stop there, because you’ve reached your perfect dosage. On reaching that level, you might be tempted to keep applying more CBD, but it’s worth noting that increasing your application may not boost the therapeutic effects any further. We recommend using no more than 70mg per day, and if you’re already taking prescribed CBD medication, you should consult your doctor before consuming more.
When to Use CBD
There’s no wrong or right time to take CBD, but using it at certain points in the day can offer different benefits to your mood and wellbeing. Here’s how…
Morning: CBD doesn’t give you the buzzy energy boost of a morning coffee. Rather, it can offer a more balanced sensation, so you’re ready to take on the day. Use it alone or – if you do like a jolt of caffeine – try adding a dropper of CBD oil to your daily latte, so you get the best of both worlds.
On the go: We each have difficult moments in our day; a long meeting, a bustling commute, a nagging worry that won’t go away… These are stresses we all experience. Think of taking CBD as a self-care ritual – an on-the-go moment just for you – enhanced by an oil formula, which helps it get into your bloodstream faster.
Evening: Though CBD doesn’t have the sedative effect of THC, you can still use it in the evening when you’re getting ready to wind down and relax. Try taking a capsule or smoothing a CBD balm into tired muscles. The very act of massaging your skin can help you feel calmer, setting you up for a restful night’s sleep.