How Should I Take CBD Oil?
If you’re looking into using cannabidiol (CBD), whether it’s to relieve a bit of anxiety or treat a serious medical condition, your next question will probably be, “How should I take it?” The answer to this will depend on several factors, including your own preferences, how long you’re willing to wait after taking a dose before relief sets in, and the medical condition you’re attempting to treat.
The best delivery systems for CBD-rich cannabis are ones that provide an optimal dose for a desired duration with the fewest unwanted side effects. The time of onset and duration of effect vary depending on the method of administration. While vaping CBD oil is popular and provides the quickest results, many CBD patients prefer non-inhalable products. There are four typical ways to get cannabinoids into your system – inhaling it, ingesting it, and applying it topically or sublingually. You should choose how you want to take CBD oil based on your health goals and your lifestyle. Below, House of Oilworx will go over the main methods of consuming CBD in more detail.
This method is only recommended for adults with previous vaping experience. CBD oil for inhalation is usually available in the form of pre-made vaporizer e-juice. Cannabidiol enters the lungs and is diffused into the bloodstream very quickly, bypassing the liver. Inhalation is the most efficient CBD delivery system, with more of the original product entering the bloodstream more quickly than other methods. However, measurable doses are impossible to calculate, due to body mass, inhalation capacity, and lung volume.
Inhalation is a good way to treat acute symptoms that require immediate attention; the effects can be felt within a minute or two and typically last for a couple of hours.
Creams, lotions, and salves that contain cannabidiol are typically made for localized pain relief and healing. These work only on the uppermost layers of cells, so the CBD does not enter the bloodstream. Topicals are a wonderful antiseptic choice for dry and/or flaking skin, and provide immediate relief to stiff, sore, overworked joints. Salves and balms are an effective post-workout treatment that serve as a natural anti-inflammatory. House of Oilworx offers a soothing Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Hemp Oil Balm that’s created with beeswax, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oil.
Topical applications absorbed into the skin are effective immediately and can last anywhere from 1-4 hours.
CBD oil and tinctures can be administered sublingually (under the tongue), which is the most common form of application. Sublingual delivery allows some of the compound to be absorbed by the capillaries in the mucous membranes and transported directly into the bloodstream. The remainder is swallowed and slowly digested. This means that a patient who chooses this delivery method can have both immediate and long-lasting relief.
To take CBD oil sublingually, hold it under the tongue for up to a minute and a half, so that the mucous membranes can absorb the cannabinoids. This bypasses the digestive system and the liver. The compounds reach your bloodstream and interact with the endocannabinoid system within minutes. This is an easy method to deliver to children and beginners. House of Oilworx offers Pharmaceutical-Grade, Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Tinctures with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT Oil) in multiple flavors and strengths.
It takes about 20 minutes to feel the effects of CBD taken sublingually, and the effects can last from 4-6 hours.
Cannabidiol oil comes as capsules, candy, foods, and beverages. CBD can additionally be mixed with a wide variety of products, including juices, baked goods, or salad dressing. This is the most common method for administering CBD to children and pets.
House of Oilworx offers Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Softgels with Curcumin, which are created with our unique water-soluble PCR hemp oil. It contains 25 mg of phytocannabinoids and 10 mg of curcumin per dose and is designed to have maximum absorption and bioavailability. The patent pending water soluble formulation inside these softgels is composed of a nanoemulsion delivery system with cannabinoid and curcumin emulsion droplets approximately 25 nanometers in size. The high surface area of these cannabinoid and curcumin droplets maximizes in vivo absorption, and the resulting bioavailability is 3-5 times higher for CBD and 100 times higher for curcumin than their natural oily forms.
Edible CBD options take a longer time set in than the other methods, as they need to enter through the digestive system. House of Oilworx Gelcaps take up to 60 minutes to enter the bloodstream and work for around 12 hours.
How do I Know it’s Working?
CBD works best when taken consistently over a long period of time. It builds up in your system and helps regulate your endocannabinoid system, rather than just masking symptoms as they arise. In other words, CBD is better as a preventative measure or long-term therapy than a rescue med for acute symptoms. In the short term, you can expect to feel mild relaxation from CBD, but the real benefits come with long-term consistent use. The changes can be so subtle that before you know it, you wake up one day and realize that you haven't had a migraine/seizure/panic attack/other symptom for weeks!