Common Questions about CBD
How do I take CBD ? There are many ways to use CBD, with different absorption times for each method. No matter how you consume, the active ingredients will eventually make their way into the bloodstream.
TINCTURES – CBD oil is most often administered sublingually (under the tongue). This is usually the most cost-effective, efficient way to take CBD. For maximum absorption to your bloodstream, try to keep it under your tougue for 1-2 minutes. You can also choose to swallow it, but this will take longer to be effective, as with edibles.
TOPICAL CREAMS – This localized method of absorption is for acute aches and pains in certain body parts. The skin receptors usually have a low absorption rate, so creams can take up to an hour for peak effectiveness and should be used abundantly.
EDIBLES – Chewable edibles have to go all the way through the digestive system, before entering the bloodstream and subsequently taking effect. This process can span 30, 60, and even 90+ minutes, depending on other factors. Generally speaking, taking your CBD gummy about one hour before you want the effects to kick in is a safe bet. However, you may notice the impact a little sooner. It typically comes down to a few factors (plus a couple of unknown variables):
- Empty or full stomach – Your CBD gummy has to be fully digested and absorbed before you’ll notice any benefits. If your stomach is full of non-CBD foods, the digestive system must work harder and longer before it breaks everything down. On an empty stomach, however, your CBD gummy is the only thing to dissolve.
- Metabolism – Your metabolism is a set of invaluable bodily processes, including converting food to proteins, acids, carbohydrates, and energy for your cells to function. In this case, your CBD gummy is one of the many things that your body breaks down. With a faster metabolism, you’ll more quickly absorb the CBD properties of your edible.
- Body composition – Your body is full of variable factors that can influence how you process and absorb CBD extract. This includes:
- Bodyweight and mass – Heavier people often require more CBD extract to feel the same effects. In turn, it takes longer to process this higher CBD concentration.
- Habitual medications – Certain prescription drugs can alter the speed with which your body digests substances, CBD infused gummies included.
- Digestive enzymes – Gastric enzymes are responsible for breaking down the food you ingest, which helps your body absorb the nutrients. Their speed and efficiency may be affected by certain stimuli, such as high stress.
How much CBD should I take? Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry and the condition you’re treating. This could mean starting with 25mg of CBD (1/2 dropper with our 1500mg bottle) or (1) 25mg gummy and increasing or decreasing until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
Plant compounds work better together. CBD is just one of over 100 cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. What scientists have found is that these plant compounds tend to have a better effect on the body when they work together rather than alone.
This is known as the Entourage Effect and it’s a large part of why we choose to make our products “Full Spectrum.” Since the research shows that using the whole plant maximizes benefits delivered throughout the body. We do not offer Broad Spectrum or THC free CBD products, because we feel they are not very effective.
CBD won’t get you ‘high’
CBD comes from hemp flower, which means it contains a very small trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana).
CBD Is Non-Habit Forming
Research shows there’s no risk of dependence or abuse with CBD.
CBD Is Non-Toxic
Research shows unlike aspirin and other pain relievers, CBD won’t do harm to your liver, meaning it’s safer to take. But be sure to consult with your physician if you are taking any medications.
7 Benefits of CBD Oil from Medical News Today, published May 28, 2020
Does CBD oil work for Chronic Pain Management? from Medical News Today, published November 4, 2020
How to Use CBD for Anxiety from Medical News Today, published August 4, 2020
CBD: Is it addictive? from Medical News Today, published September 24, 2020
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