Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating and naturally occurring compound found in cannabis. Studies are increasingly indicating that CBD can provide many health benefits, including helping to treat chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. CBD oil can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp. Because of its recent rise in popularity, CBD products have hit the market hard. In particular, CBD oil drops and CBD isolate provide the most opportunity to find your ideal CBD dosage. Because CBD does not have a uniform dosage that is universally recommended, this can be an important factor for CBD consumption.
The Different Ways to Use CBD Oil Drops
CBD oil consists of CBD extracted from marijuana or hemp plus a carrier oil, usually hemp seed oil, coconut oil, or MCT oil.
• Sublingual use (under the tongue)
CBD oil for sublingual use is called a tincture. The bottle comes with a dropper, and you can drop your exact desired dosage under your tongue and hold there for about a minute. From under your tongue, the CBD is absorbed directed into the bloodstream and takes between 20 and 40 minutes to start working. This method of consuming CBD has long-lasting effects.
• Add it to food and beverages
Put CBD oil directly into your butter, pasta, eggs, baked goods, smoothie, protein drink, on top of dog treats, and you name it. Drop the exact dosage you want into your food or beverage with the dropper, and you’re good to go. Because of the process of digestion, the CBD must go through before it enters the bloodstream, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to take effect. The effects can last between two and five hours.
• Vape it
Use a vaporizer pen for inhaling CBD oil. You’ll either buy the oil in a cartridge meant primarily for the vape pen, or you’ll have a refillable vape pen. This means you will fill the vape tank with your CBD oil. If you have a refillable vape pen, it’s easy to control your dosage. You will drop the exact amount of CBD oil you want to vape into the vape tank. The effects of the CBD will come on almost immediately, though they won’t last as long as if you ingest it sublingually or orally.
• Make your own capsules
All you have to do is buy veggie caps and fill them with the CBD oil of your choice. Most people use a concentration of anywhere between 10 and 25 mg of CBD in each capsule. As capsules are digested, the effects come on between 30 minutes and two hours and are long lasting.
CBD Oil Dosage
Most newcomers to CBD are rightfully curious about how to dose it correctly or how many milligrams are in one drop of CBD oil. CBD oil is generally sold in tincture bottles with droppers. No matter what, the label has to tell you have many milligrams are in each drop. The tricky part is that CBD oil is sold in varying concentrations. For instance, some 10ml bottles have 300 mg of CBD in them, while another 10ml bottle can have 500 mg of CBD in it. That means the amount of CBD in each drop varies depending on the size of your bottle and the concentration of CBD. The easiest way to calculate it is by using a CBD dosage calculator (if you don’t want to do the math yourself).
In terms of how much is the correct dosage for you, most people start with between three and five-milligram dosages. If they don’t find that effective, they will increase it gradually until the correct dosage is discovered. Some people take one dose per day, while others take more. It’s all based on the individual, and things like body weight, overall health, and metabolism are considered. As a result of the current legal status of CBD, medical advice cannot be given regarding the recommended dosages of CBD for individuals, so clear dosage information is not available yet.
The Different Ways to Use CBD Isolate
CBD isolate is an “isolated” form of CBD. First, the CBD is extracted from the plant, and then the CBD molecule is isolated as a crystalline substance, containing a concentration of 95 to 99 percent CBD. CBD isolate is typically sold as a powder.
• Sublingual use (under the tongue)
The easiest way to consume CBD isolate is to place it under the tongue. Once you’ve placed your desired dosage under your tongue, hold it there for between 60 and 90 seconds. Because it is probably going to be a powder, you can then wash it down with a beverage of your choice.
• Add it to food
Put it in your butter, pasta, eggs, baked goods, salad dressing, honey, or almost anything. Scoop the exact dosage you want in your food and that’s it. You can also sprinkle it on top of foods like a seasoning. However, CBD isolate is fat-soluble; therefore, if added to water, will it not dissolve. Because of the process of digestion, the CBD must go through before it enters the bloodstream, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to take effect.
• Make a CBD tincture of your own
Making your own CBD tincture is more cost-effective than buying a pre-made tincture at the store. In addition, then you have control over the carrier oil you want to use, as well as the potency. Once it’s made, it works just like the CBD oil/tincture you buy at the store.
• Create homemade CBD topicals
If you know how to make topicals, like creams and balms, add CBD to your product so that it can be absorbed into the skin where desired.
• Vape it in a wax pen
This one is relatively straightforward. You add your desired amount of isolate into your wax pen and use the pen normally. Just like vaping CBD oil, this method’s onset is almost immediate, though the effects don’t last as long as sublingual use or taking it orally.
Keep in mind that because the concentration of CBD isolate is so high, the dosage is much smaller than CBD oil dosages. You should have a precise scale to get the correct dosage. Most people ingest about 2.5-3.3mg of CBD isolate per dose if using it sublingually or adding it to food directly.
To get the most out of your CBD usage, always read the package labeling, and follow the instructions. Keep in mind the key elements of using CBD oil and CBD isolate to effective.