VIDEO – 6 Different Ways to take CBD Products
You have probably heard of CBD Oil, or perhaps even seen someone take CBD from a bottle with a dropper. But did you know that there is a large variety of ways to take your dosage of CBD? In this article, you will learn about 6 different, perhaps new ways to take CBD.
The Real CBD is a European CBD distributor that offers a multitude of different CBD products. As a result, we get a lot of questions about the ideal dosage, and ways to take CBD. That inspired us to create this article.
Different ways to take CBD
How CBD is consumed depends on the method of administration. Whether it is swallowed, inhaled, taken under the tongue, or applied to the skin plays an important role when we talk about the absorption of the active substance(s). Sometimes, the way you consume CBD can have a direct impact on the level of effectiveness of the cannabidiol into your blood.
1. How to Take CBD Oil
Before going into more detail about less-known methods, let us start with a short explanation about how to take CBD Oil, to refresh your memory.i Before moving on to the next topic, skincare, we have an additional tip for people using CBD for skin problems.
1.2 Mix CBD oil with regular lotions
According to many studies, CBD is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This can be fantastic for the skin. It’s a good idea to mix some CBD powder with the body lotion you always use. You can do this by mixing the desired dose of CBD with a lotion of your choice. Stir it well and then apply it to the skin.
Please note that lotions with a high-fat content make it more difficult for the CBD to penetrate the skin properly. It is therefore wise to mix only a small amount of lotion with the CBD and then apply it to a small piece of skin as a test. The lotion should be absorbed quickly by the skin and easily mixed with the CBD. If this is not the case, try another lotion with lower fat content. Alternatively, you can take a look at our range of CBD creams. So you can start taking care of your skin today with the benefits of CBD.
2.1 CBD Skincare – How to apply Balm and other topicals
CBD applied directly to the skin will not reach the circulatory system, but it can still be preserved through the skin surface and thus bind with the cannabinoid receptors present. In fact, the skin is an incredibly active and useful organ that serves as a helpful atomic vehicle and absorbs the oils full of lipids. For example, the oils used in CBD ointments.i How does CBD work when it is applied to the skin at the cellular level?
When you apply CBD ointment/balm to the skin, the lipids that the oil contains and that the cannabinoids transfer will be transported through all skin layers. Shortly after that, the CBD can help to heal and recover by covering the cell and connective tissue layers. Therefore, ointments are the best method to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis, because you can apply the product directly to the affected area and tackle the pain at the source.
2.2 Pain patches
The topical delivery of CBD bypasses the digestive process for the undiluted absorption of cannabinoids directly into the bloodstream. You get fast-acting effects with constant long-term relief. Each patch has 8mg of concentrated CBD. Packed with natural ingredients to give you extra health benefits and quick pain relief.
2.3 CBD Bentonite Clay Masks
A nourishing, moisturizing and caring mask. It helps to produce collagen and elastin and stimulates cell renewal. Add a small amount of water or apple cider vinegar to approx. 10gr of Clay powder. Mix it well (never use a metal spoon) until you have a smooth paste that is easy to apply to the face or area to be treated. Leave it to dry for 10-20 min and wash off with warm water. Apply moisturizer when the skin is dry. Use a maximum of 2 masks a week – more could have the opposite effect. If you want more recipes for various skin conditions please click here.
3. How to take E-Liquid
For many people with chronic pain or other medical conditions, vaping, also known as electronic smoking/e-smoking, with CBD e-liquid could provide rapid pain relief.
Unfortunately, there is not always accurate/enough information available about the product. So if you are interested in vaping CBD but you don’t know where to start…then you have come to the right place.
CBD e-liquid is almost the same as regular e-liquids, in the sense that they are both used as a liquid filling in an e-cigarette. In contrast to normal e-liquids, CBD adds cannabidiol instead of nicotine, which prevents it from being addictive. Usually, you inhale CBD e-liquid once or twice a day with a few touches at a time. After each pull, you take a short break of a few minutes.
Mixing with other e-liquids is not recommended because the dosage will be affected.
4. How to take edibles
Think of gummi bears or even popcorn that is enriched with CBD extract. The Real CBD offers CBD candy in the form of lollipops. Next to the lolly’s, we have our patented CBD Powder Capsules, which can be taken directly orally or can be opened and used in drinks and even food. Jump to the next chapter to learn more!
5. How to take CBD Powder
This is a good alternative for people who do not like the taste of regular CBD oil but also have difficulty swallowing pills and capsules. Simply open The Real CBD’s powder capsule (zero taste, zero smell!), supply its content into a blender as you make a smoothie, protein shake, or other drink. We strongly recommend CBD smoothies and shakes for busy people who are often on the road. If you don’t have time to make them at home, you can even add it to already purchased shake and then mix it. It couldn’t be simpler. Our CBD Powder can also be mixed in hot/cold drinks, food or even taken directly.
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6. How to take CBD through your Belly Button
Many people are unaware that you can use CBD oil by applying in and around their belly button. – It is called the Pechoti intake method.
The Pechoti gland is located behind the belly button, and it is the gland that carries nutrition from mother to baby in the womb. Connected to more than 72,000 nerves that run throughout the body to various organs and tissues. By applying CBD oil to the belly button and using the Pechoti delivery method, cannabinoids have the ability to reach every part of your body. This is something that no other delivery method can provide.
How long does CBD stay in your body?
CBD is becoming a trendy alternative treatment for many ailments. However, what some people might not know is that CBD is only one of the many compounds found in cannabis. These components, called cannabinoids, are what gives hemp its therapeutic and healing effects. More than 114 different cannabinoids have been discovered, and the two most famous compounds within the plant are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The reason many people are choosing CBD treatments is that, unlike THC, no psychoactive side effects are associated with its use. In fact, the effects of THC are balanced out when there is an equal ratio of THC and CBD.
But you may be wondering how long CBD stays in your system. Maybe you’re curious about how long it takes for the effects of CBD products to wear off. Or perhaps you will be getting a drug test, and you’re worried they’ll find CBD in your system. Although most drug tests are only looking for the presence of THC, it’s still important to know how long CBD can be detected.
How long do the effects of CBD last for?
CBD has a good reputation as a natural healing remedy that can help with many different conditions and symptoms. When you ingest CBD, it works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a big network of receptors that play a part in different bodily functions. CBD bind to these receptors which in return gives many positive benefits. For that reason, CBD can help treat conditions related to digestion, pain, mood, immunity and much more.
You can take CBD in several different ways, such as through inhalation, oils under the tongue, eating products infused with CBD and topical applications of balms, cremes and salves. Each method takes a different amount of time feel the effects, and the length of time the effects last, varies depending on which method you choose:
Option for ingesting CBD:
- Inhalation: You can inhale CBD products via smoking (CBD flowers) or by vaporizing (e-liquids). Smoking is the least healthy ingestion method because users often inhale more than just the CBD. However, inhalation is the fastest method of feeling CBD’s positive effects. The effects tend to be short-lasting.
- Tinctures (oils): This method involves using a dropper or pipette to put CBD under the tongue. Users hold it there for a couple of minutes. This technique typically kicks in within 30 minutes. Plus, the effects can last anywhere from four to six hours.
- Edibles: This popular ingestion method involves cooking CBD oils or Isolates into yummy treats like gummy bears, brownies, beverages and more. But you can also swallow CBD capsules If you’re looking for quick pain relief, this may not be the method for you because it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects of the medication. However, the results last longer and can be experienced for up to six hours.
- Topicals: CBD products like creams, lotions and balms can bring targeted pain relief to such ailments as joint pain or skin issues. This method is very slow to kick in, usually taking over an hour for the meds to seep into the skin. However, some users report over six hours of long-lasting benefits.
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How long does CBD stay in the blood?
CBD is completely non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get users high but many are still concerned about the presence of CBD in their blood. If you have to take a drug test, won’t you get in trouble if CBD is detected? The wonderful news is the majority of drug tests you will encounter are designed to identify THC in your system and do not look for CBD. Whether you’re an employee or an athlete undergoing a screening, most testers are looking for the presence of THC.
Because THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid, many researchers focus on how it metabolizes in your system. However, not lot of attention has been given to the metabolism of CBD. Because of its more recent popularity, fortunately, recent studies are now coming out to inform us on how long CBD can be detected in your system. Eventually, with time, we can only hope that the drug tests can be changed so that the actual amount/level of THC is indicated when tested, and not “just” the presence of THC.
Many things can influence the length of time CBD stays in your blood. But there are some general guidelines for how long it can be detected based on how often you take CBD products:
- One-Time Use: Up to three days
- Moderate Use: Three to five days
- Heavy Use: 10 days or more
What could influence how long CBD stays in the body?
Because CBD is a fat soluble molecule, it can potentially build up in your system with heavy, repeated use. Exactly like THC. That’s because it is stored in the fat cells for quite some time. In addition to this fact, everybody is different which means that you may process CBD faster or slower than others. Some of the factors that influence this include:
- How activity you are
- Your metabolism
- How much CBD you take
Common CBD side effects
We are not going to go over the amazing benefits of using CBD as they are endless, but we will cover its potential side effects. If you are considering using CBD in the form of oil then keep on reading.
Most often you will find good reviews, but occasionally someone experiences adverse side effects. The question is: Are these side effects a result of the CBD itself or just the result of user error? The answer isn’t so straightforward.
Before you decide to start to take CBD, do the research and speak with your healthcare practitioner to cover all of your bases. You should look at the benefits, dosing methods and dosage, additives and of course the risks involved with taking CBD.
How to protect yourself
There are many different CBD products on the market, each with different additive, purity, and potency factors. Unfortunately, some companies are only wanting to cash in on the CBD business, by providing low quality products that may have synthetic additives.
The best way to avoid these additives is to look for a company that provides total transparency about their product. Even though CBD is not regulated by the health ministries, legitimate and proffessional CBD producers pay for third-party labtests and make them public. These tests generally look at the quality of the CBD oil and provide information regarding potency, cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and purity.
When purchasing a CBD product, you should have full access to a list of ingredients and any third-party test results.
CBD Side effects
There is still a lot of research to be done concerning the side effects of CBD. This makes it slightly difficult to give a definitive answer. When you look for online reviews, you will find lots of positive responses about the amazing benefits of CBD. But ever so often, you will find a complaint or warning of side effects. Generally, these side effects are mild and are usually simple to resolve.
To help you make an educated decision, below is a list the most commonly reported side effects related to CBD. These are some of the experiences of other users or taken from relevant studies.
Dry mouth is sometimes present. Luckily, it is easily manageable by consuming plenty of water before, during and after your CBD consumption. In general, it is important to remember to drink enough water daily, so staying hydrated carries a clear advantage for a variety of reasons.
A Drop in Blood Pressure
Some studies have shown that higher doses of CBD have caused a small drop in blood pressure, so for those who are taking medication for low blood pressure, it is important for them to consult with their doctor before consuming CBD. Low blood pressure is often tied with a feeling of lightheaded, which can be uncomfortable for many.
Although CBD is commonly considered a good way to ward off nausea, some people report an upset stomach or feeling nauseous as a side effect. Because our digestive tract is so delicately balanced, there are several reasons this could happen. Too much CBD can easily lead to nausea and results in loss of appetite. Luckily, the fix to this problem is pretty simple. Just take less CBD, smaller doses and less frequently.
CBD effects everyone a bit differently. For some, CBD is giving energy and focus, but for others, it can produce the opposite. In high doses, some people have reported feeling drowsy after taking CBD. If this is how it affects you be sure not to take your dosage when you have to be most active.
One of CBD’s more temporary possible side effects, feeling lightheaded, which is often linked with a drop in blood pressure, can be easily managed by consuming some sort of caffeinated beverage, which will help to regulate your body back to normal, (a cup of tea or coffee works wonders).
Contrary to the previous effects, some users report that CBD makes them feel restless. Of course, extra energy is not necessarily a bad thing, but for people who want to treat insomnia or use CBD to help them sleep, restlessness is frustrating. Sometimes, higher doses are needed to help users get the “sleepy” effects they’re looking for.
Rarely, someone may report having headaches after using CBD oil. Some people chose CBD as an alternative to migraine medications, and many studies have shown that cannabis has the potential to reduce inflammation and pain due to headaches.
It is likely that an increased dose can result in negative effects. Generally, there is no reason to increase your dose if you are already experiencing the desired effects. If you suddenly start experiencing mild side effects after an increased dose, that is a telltale sign that your dose is too high.
Increased Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease
There is significant evidence that CBD oil may help with motor impairment, rigidity, difficulty sleeping, tremors, and other symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. CBD is shown to have neuroprotective effects that help reduce the severity of these symptoms. However, some users report that CBD actually increases tremors due to Parkinson’s disease. There is not much scientific evidence to explain this reaction. It is important to talk with your doctor when using CBD oil for treating chronic illness.
We can not recommend to take CBD if you are on blood thinning medication, read more here.
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CBD Powder Water Soluble Full Spectrum
First you were taught that CBD oil was the perfect way to get CBD (cannabidiol) into your system. Put the drops under your tongue and let the CBD flow into your bloodstream….Well – evolution is inevitable, and that goes for CBD science too. New developments and findings happen every day.
New Patented CBD powder – Water soluble and Full Spectrum
You are looking at what might possibly be the best and most versatile water-soluble Cannabinoid-rich hemp powder in the entire industry. Not made from isolates or long lists of chemicals, but a simple and honest two-component mix of full-spectrum hemp extract, with plant-based protein…nothing else.
How can you use it?
Apart from dissolving fully in water, in e-liquids, and in all water-based foods, it also offers a host of other value-added benefits. Increased bio-availability of up to 5 fold, compared to “normal” CBD oil. So you need a lot less than when you took CBD oil. It is completely free from hemp/cannabis-taste and aroma, so the creation of end products is easier than ever. Without the need for isolates, and both the ingredients fits into almost any imaginable product. This could be on your cornflakes in the morning or in your tea of coffee. In any smoothie or drink you have during the day. Mix it in with your favorite vape e-Liquids.
All in all, this product will give you all the benefits you gain from regular full spectrum oils, but with all the value-added benefits described.
How does it work?
It works better than other conventional CBD products on the market and it is surely easier to use. This micro-encapsulated cannabinoid-rich hemp oil powder can be absorbed much faster than conventional oils, because of its particle size. Oil and water do not mix very well. Our body is up to 60% water and as our powder is water soluble explains one reason behind the high bio-availability.
This is NOT Nano technology and even Nano being a benefit in the market, the safety of Nano is still controversial and debated with many products crossing the border towards Novel Food according to the EU. In addition to this, Nano products are subject to the penalty of being forced to clearly state that it is NANO, in the title of the product, which again divides the market in pro and con customers. This whole scenario is avoided by this product.
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What is the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil?
CBD oil has made its rise in the world of nutritional supplements in recent years. THC oil is also being used by more and more people. Still, there are many more cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that people do not know much about. One such cannabinoid is CBG. Did you know, for example, that most cannabis plants contain less than 1% concentration of MEB? This is one of the reasons that this cannabinoid has not received much attention so far. But in 2019, the health-conscious consumer will certainly get to know the effect of CBG oil. In this article we will discuss the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil.
What is CBG oil?
CBG oil consists of cannabigerol (is a phytocannabinoid) which is diluted with hemp seed oil or olive oil. Our human endocannabinoid system (ECS) produces endocannabinoids. The cannabis plant produces phytocannabinoids. These two types of cannabinoids are very similar. Because most cannabis plants contain less than 1% concentration of CBG, it took some time before the effects of CBG were valued. So far, therefore, it is usually labeled as a “less important” cannabinoid. During the growth period of the cannabis plant larger concentrations of CBG-A (cannabigerol acid) can be found. As a result, MEB also mentions the “stem cell” of the cannabis plant. However, at a later stage of the growth of the cannabis plant, CBG-A (cannabigerol acid) enzymes are broken down. As with (CBD-A / THC-A), CBG-A is converted into CBG by drying, heating or UV light. We call the latter acid-free cannabinoids. The cannabis plants that are currently available are bred because they contain a lot of THC and / or CBD. As a result, these strains usually have a low CBG content. Nowadays, producers are still experimenting with crossings so that strains are formed with a higher CBG concentration.
What are the effects of CBG?
Because CBG has so far usually been labeled as a “less important” cannabinoid, little research has been carried out into the effects of CBG. We expect that this will change in the short term because more and more people are beginning to realize that the functioning of CBG should not be underestimated.
What is the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil?
In order to understand the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil, it is important that we realize that CBD and CBG are two completely different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They differ both in the chemical structure and in the concentrations. Because CBG is mainly present in the growth phase of the cannabis plant, the scientific community thinks that CBG is one of the most important cannabinoids. This is because CBG provides the compounds (cannabinoids) that form later in the plant. However, it is certain that CBG can have a strengthening effect on CBD. Precisely this is a reason we combine CBD oil with CBG oil.