How to Use CBD Oil
How to Use CBD Oil
If you’ve never tried CBD oil, and are not sure how to use it, you’re in the right place. In this article we will introduce all the necessary information anyone new to CBD needs to know before taking some.
There are many ways to take CBD, some better for different needs, some quicker to absorb into the bloodstream, and some ways are better for targeting a specific region of your body.
And while we recommend certain ways of how to use CBD oils for different scenarios, scientific evidence is in its early days, so nothing is conclusive. Also, remember everyone is different, but we will guide you in what we know for how to use CBD oil.
If you're in any serious pain, you should always consult your doctor before taking anything, and you may even be given prescription CBD oil.
Different Ways to Take CBD Oil
The most common ways to take CBD oil is by taking it sublingually by putting a drop of oil under your tongue and waiting for about 90 seconds before swallowing it. This allows the CBD to get into your bloodstream quicker than other ways.
CBD oil does have a bitter taste, especially CBD tincture (a different way it’s processed), so taking it sublingually isn’t for everyone. Vaping your CBD oil is another way of getting it into your system quickly, and this method is very effective. But of course, not everyone who wants to try CBD oil vapes.
Another way is to eat CBD edibles, such as gummy bears, chocolate, cookies etc. These are sold with different but set amounts of CBD in them, and because they have to travel down your gastric tract, they take a bit longer to get into your bloodstream. But because you have to digest them before any effects are felt, the effects usually last longer.
You don’t just have to eat gummies, or chocolates to eat your CBD oil. Another way for how to eat your CBD oil is to sprinkle some drops on your cheese on toast, salads, or even on your homemade pizza.
You can also buy some CBD protein powder, coffee or tea, and this is another great way to take it orally. You can add your own CDB oil drops to your drinks too, and this way you can control the strength of CBD you want to take.
Another way of applying CBD is topically, the method of rubbing it into your skin. There are CBD products specifically designed for topical use.
CBD creams, lotions and bath bombs loaded with other ingredients that help facilitate absorption and promote skin health are perfect for applying CBD topically. Because it is applied onto your skin, the CBD will absorb into your body but will not enter your bloodstream. That said, it’s a great way of applying CBD direct to an area and you can feel the effects of taking this form of CBD oil.
So, now we know the main ways for how to take CBD oil, let’s look at the best ways in which to use it for certain reasons.
How to Use CBD Oil for Pain
Discovering how to use CBD oil for pain is probably the most commonly sought reason for taking CBD oil. Of course, pain is a vague term, but for specific pain, such as arthritis applying CBD cream topically is the best way and it should provide effective therapeutic relief for joint inflammation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain as well as fatigue, insomnia and cognitive issues. And while fibromyalgia is a chronic pain, there might not be a specific target with it. Therefore, how to use CBD oil for fibromyalgia is arguably best taking CBD edibles, as it will work throughout your system and last longer.
How to Use CBD for Cancer
Cancer is a broad term for many different types of cell debilitating diseases. And while there is no cure for cancer, there are major strides being made by science every year, especially for treatments.
Traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation's effectiveness are getting better, but they have many severe side effects, such as hair loss, mood changes, nausea, and vomiting.
And while tests are still early, there is evidence to back up CBD oil is effective in helping treat cancer patients. Whichever side effects someone may have from treatment will determine the best way they should use CBD oil for cancer.
People who have been treated with chemotherapy commonly experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, enough so to want to stop chemotherapy. CBD oil can significantly reduce nausea and vomiting, and tests on cancer patients showed that most people who were given CBD oil spray stopped experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
People with cancer are known to experience severe pain of course. And while CBD helps alleviate pain, it is always better for the patient to consult their doctor for the best way to use CBD oil to alleviate pain.
How to Use CBD Oil for Anxiety
Anxiety is a mental health problem that affects about 16% of the UK population at any one time, and one in four of the British population has suffered from anxiety.
A report by the British Pharmacological Society found that CBD can help with anxiety. It does so by activating 5-HT1A receptors in the brain, which appears to facilitate serotonin production, creating an antidepressant-like effect.
Understanding how to use CBD oil for anxiety is pretty much any way you prefer. Vaping and putting drops of CBD oil under your tongue will get into your system quicker, but eating it will likely have a longer lasting effect. Really it’s down to personal choice.
How to Use CBD Oil for Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be treated by CBD. Remember, CBD is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotectant, and tests have shown that it can improve brain functioning, which slows brain cell decline.
Scientists have recently discovered CBD’s potential of improving the plasticity of the hippocampal region — the part of the brain responsible for cognitive functioning and forming memories.
And while it’s not a cure, there are many anecdotes of Alzheimer sufferers turning to CBD oil and benefitting from it. Although, it must be said that CBD is no cure or reversal for any Dementia related disease.
How to use CBD oil for Alzheimer’s Disease is similar to using it for anxiety. There’s no best way, but it’s probably best to take it regularly, whether you vape, take it sublingually, or eat it.
How to Use CBD Oil for Epilepsy
Using CBD for epilepsy is one of the most discussed reasons, and severe epilepsy sufferers in America and the UK are being given prescription CBD oil to help prevent epileptic fits.
In the UK, a prescription-based CBD oil called Epidyolex is available on the NHS as a treatment option for people with specific epilepsy. And medical trials are ongoing using THC-based medicines for people with severe epilepsy.
It's not known whether people with mild epilepsy will be given prescription CBD, but if results continue to help, it's hard to see why the government wouldn't.
How to Use CBD Oil for Erectile Disfunction and Sex
Now for the serious matter of how to use CBD oil for erectile disfunction and sex. Erectile Disfunction affects 52% of males from 40-75 years old.
There’s no scientific evidence to suggest CBD oil helps with Erectile Disfunction, and in fact one report suggests quite the opposite. But men suffering from an impaired libido might be suffering from stress, anxiety, and other mental conditions, where evidence does back up CBD oil as a helpful compound for treatment.
What’s more, numerous studies have found that CBD can help in lowering blood pressure, which helps promote better blood circulation – a perfect recipe for helping one rise to the occasion.
If you suffer from Erectile Disfunction, taking some CBD oil could be worth a try. If you do try this, do not apply CBD lotion to the affected area, however. Instead, it’s best to either take it orally by placing some under your tongue or get some CBD edibles and get your cannabidiol this way.
How To Use CBD Oil
So, there you have it: there are many ways how to use CBD oil, and there are many great reasons to try it.
Whether you want to help with your anxiety, sleep disorder, arthritis or to help you bring back the good days to the bedroom again, CBD oil can help.
If you’re on medication for your condition, it’s always best to consult your doctor before trying anything. CBD is known to have side effects in some people, but it is very legal, has many health benefits, and it can help in many ways.
Whichever condition you’d like CBD to try and help you fight, we believe, in most cases, it’s worth a try. So, whether you take CBD oil sublingually, eat or drink it, apply it to your skin, or even vape CBD, there’s an easy and enjoyable way to get it into your system.
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