Many people are asking us, “How do you take CBD?”. With so many different options, dosages, and companies you may feel overwhelmed. Thankfully for you, there is a multitude of ways to take CBD. Finding the ideal course for you will involve some exploration. Many people have found that a multipronged approach is best suited for their lifestyle. As with all supplements, CBD is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Some people enjoy waking up to a morning coffee infused with CBD, taking Pre-Workout Capsules before their mid-afternoon workout, and topping it off with a relaxing rubdown with a CBD-infused tincture. Whatever your method, here is a comprehensive list of how you can take CBD.

Additionally, whatever way you decide to ingest CBD, you should speak to a medically licensed professional before adding any supplement, including CBD, into your schedule. It’s also a good idea to start with a smaller dose and gradually raise the dosage until you reach the best amount specifically for you. 

Orally

Anything that can be eaten or swallowed falls under this category. Whether it’s the popular gummies, coffee, capsules, or cocktails, orally consuming cannabis will have a slower onset, generally between 60-90 minutes for most people. The effects will also last longer, as it takes more time for the body to break down the cannabinoids, generally 8-10 hours. 

You can also orally ingest any tinctures or oil-based CBD products orally¸; it won’t be as quickly uptaken as the sublingual method, though. There are various ways to incorporate it, so feel free to experiment and find what’s best for you. You could try CBD Infused Coffee or add any LoneCBDs Full Spectrum or THC-Free Tinctures. Try dropping the right amount of CBD into your morning smoothie or even in a salad dressing. You may even be able to look up some recipes online for some delicious baked treats; yum!

Inhalation

CBD can be ingested via inhalation; you’ll find this will include vaping and all manner of smoking. When you breathe in CBD, the lungs will absorb and then carry the cannabinoids around your body within your bloodstream. Inhalation is quick; the onset will be about 5-10 minutes for most people. The effects can last up to 6 hours before being fully broken down within the body.

Sublingual

With this method, cannabis products are administered by placing the products underneath the tongue. This allows the sublingual gland to uptake the CBD. Because your tongue is capillary-rich, the CBD will be introduced quickly to your bloodstream. Drops, tinctures, and oils are all options for this method. The onset will be similar to inhalation, usually taking 5-10 minutes for the CBD to affect. One of the main benefits of this method is the control overdosing that isn’t found in the inhalation method. With full-spectrum CBD containing trace amounts of THC, this method is also suitable for allowing the body to bypass the gastrointestinal tract, which won’t allow the bodies digestive enzymes a chance to break down the THC. This is beneficial because these enzymes can sometimes intensify the effects of marijuana.

Topical

Topical cannabis products go on top of the body. And no, we don’t mean like a hat, but on top of the skin itself. This may include patches, lotions, creams, face serums. Specialty topicals are made for different purposes. You may try a relief balm for soothing specific pain points on your body, or you may try a face serum to reduce inflammation and promote clear and healthy skin. It’s important to note if you’re looking at using something THC heavy, the product may be “transdermal”, meaning it has the potential to enter your bloodstream. 

Suppositories

Yes, you read that right. Some CBD products can be inserted directly into the rectum or the vagina via suppositories if you’re interested. These products will melt quickly once inside, and the uptake of CBD into your system is rapid, with an onset that is even faster than edibles and a longer time in your body than inhalation. You might be able to fight CBD-infused tampons, meant to fight the pains and discomforts many women face when dealing with periods. And if you think this is just a fad, it’s even been discovered that the Egyptians were using CBD laden suppositories as far back as 3000 BCE