8 Best practices for using CBD oil

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While choosing a quality CBD oil is the first step to getting the most out of the benefits of CBD, it’s not the only thing to do. Consuming CBD oil well can be learned, and we intend to give you the right tips for using it. How then to use CBD oil according to one’s expectations and needs to really benefit from it? Let’s detail the best practices together!

USE CBD OIL WELL: CHOOSE ITS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Before arriving in your hands in the form of oil, the CBD molecule is extracted from specific cannabis varieties, selected for their particular genetics adapted to French regulations, which favor high levels of CBD and a virtual absence of THC. in the plant (less than 0.3% of its dry matter). It is actually found in large quantities in the female flowers of these plants. Industrial extraction using supercritical CO2 or a liquid solvent, explained in detail in our article How is CBD made? Where supercritical extraction will give either “full-spectrum” CBD, i.e. enriched with other active substances of the plant capable of reinforcing its effects by synergy, or a pure colorless and odorless CBD isolate at 99.9%, the extraction by liquid solvent only makes it possible to obtain a CBD isolate, also colorless and odorless, pure in the same proportions.

The CBD thus extracted is then added in varying proportions to a carrier oil, usually hemp (made from hemp seeds), but sometimes also olive or coconut, to become suitable for sublingual consumption, oral and cutaneous. A CBD oil thus has dual properties: those of its active ingredient, cannabidiol, and those of its carrier oil. Each carrier oil, of course, has its own unique taste.

You will therefore have to choose according to your preferences and your needs. The best CBD oils are those called “full-spectrum”, whose “full-spectrum” CBD will act in a reinforced way in the body by a synergy of active ingredients also extracted from cannabis, which generally contain terpenes, substances that will give the final product the smell and taste of the cannabis from which it was extracted.

HOW TO CONSUME CBD OIL SUBLINGUALLY?

If we had to remember the best way to use CBD oil, it would be this: taking it under the tongue, also called sublingual. And for good reason: it allows CBD to act faster in the body than taking it orally, but also to benefit from a slow and lasting diffusion of CBD as in the case of taking it by ingestion. Very simple to perform, it requires you to take a few drops of CBD oil using the pipette provided and place them under your tongue for a few moments before swallowing them.

Short explanation: by placing a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, the molecule will be able to penetrate directly into the mucous membranes, rich in small blood vessels, and thus directly reach the bloodstream. You will thus benefit from the effects of CBD quickly, within approximately 10 to 15 minutes, for a duration of approximately 3 hours. However, only a small part of your dose of CBD oil will pass through this channel, the rest will pass through the digestive tract, when you swallow the oil, with slower assimilation. This is why even by sublingual intake some feel the effects for 6 hours instead of the 3 hours indicated.

HOW LONG TO LEAVE CBD OIL UNDER THE TONGUE?

A duration of 1 to 2 minutes will be optimal to allow the molecule to make its way through the blood vessels and to provide you with its effects effectively and quickly. If the naturally bitter taste of CBD oil displeases you a lot, don’t hesitate to place them on a sugar cube, let it melt under your tongue, for the same rapid effects but with a muted flavor. If you find the taste of CBD oil too unpleasant despite everything and you can’t keep it in your mouth for that long, no drama will happen. You will only benefit from a lesser immediate effect but will still enjoy the benefits of long-lasting CBD obtained when taken orally.

CBD OIL: IN WHICH CASES SHOULD IT BE TAKEN UNDER THE TONGUE?

Due to its rapid action, taking CBD oil sublingually is of course best suited for an acute action, such as an attack of pain to relieve, nausea, or significant stress, to bring relief quickly. It is therefore the ideal mode of use in the context of very occasional consumption of CBD. It is also the mode of administration that most limits degradation by the liver, responsible for a slight loss of efficacy.

Using CBD oil sublingually is also quite suitable for regular consumption, in a maximum of 3 daily doses, since CBD oil also provides effects over a relatively long period (between 3 and 6 hours). But beware: like any molecule, cannabidiol can interact with many drugs, self-medication is never a risk-free practice. If you are prone to one or more health conditions and are already on any medication, before considering testing CBD to alleviate your symptoms, please approach your GP or specialist to discuss the possibility with them. to take cannabidiol, and check compatibility with your medications. The same recommendations apply to oral intake.

HOW TO TAKE CBD OIL ORALLY?

If taking CBD oil sublingually also involves oral consumption since it must be swallowed after remaining for a minute under the tongue, it is far from being the only way to swallow the oil. of CBD. Sensitive taste buds who dislike hemp oil, coconut oil, and olive oil (i.e. the various carrier oils used to make CBD oil) and /or are put off by the bitter flavors (terpenes) of so-called “full-spectrum” CBD in the case of using a full-spectrum CBD oil, will appreciate the following, intended to attenuate the particular taste of the oil of CBD or artfully reinventing it.

MIXING CBD OIL WITH FAVORITE FOODS/DRINKS

The first tip to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil without having to taste too much: incorporate a few drops directly into a food or drink that you like, preferably high in fat.

Why? Cannabidiol is a fat-soluble molecule that will easily fuse with any edible fatty substance, such as dairy products. A yogurt will therefore be perfectly suitable for simply taking your CBD oil orally while concealing its pronounced taste, and without fear of getting your hands mixed up in your dosage.

If you prefer hot drinks, you can incorporate them into one of your choices, preferably with a dash of milk or vegetable milk. To make the most of its benefits, choose the infusion of your choice. Verbena, lime blossom, chamomile, lavender, hawthorn, rooibos… there is no shortage of plants conducive to relaxation. We forget coffee and tea on the other hand, whose stimulating virtues would be counterproductive.

Another scenario: you appreciate the taste of CBD oil and want to incorporate a few drops in the kitchen during your savory or sweet preparations. No problem, on some conditions. First, place CBD oil in preparations intended to be eaten all at once. We forget the 8-part cake and other large dishes! Why? Like any active substance, taking cannabidiol should not be taken lightly, without controlling the dosage. By mixing CBD oil into a dish intended for multiple meals, you will not know if it has mixed evenly, and will have no way of verifying the precise amount of CBD present in any of the portions of the dish. Another condition: never incorporate CBD oil into preparations that must be cooked at more than 160°C.

In any case, taking CBD oil only for food always involves degradation of the CBD oil by the liver before assimilation of the remaining components by the intestine, resulting in a slight loss of its full therapeutic potential, and a slowing down of assimilation. However, the effects obtained will last for 6 to 8 hours on average.

OPT FOR CAPSULES OR CAPSULES WITH CBD OIL

After the food version, place the food supplement ready to use, or to make at home. CBD oil exists in the form of capsules or capsules which can be swallowed with a large glass of water, for assimilation at the digestive level, slow but with a duration of effectiveness between 6 and 8 hours. Net advantage of these products: the gastro-resistant composition of the capsules or capsules avoids a loss of the properties of cannabidiol and improves assimilation compared to a raw intake with food. How? By protecting the CBD oil from the aggressions of gastric juices on the way, until the release of cannabidiol molecules once the capsule or capsule has arrived in the intestine, although degradation by the liver remains.

Like any food supplement, the recommended dosage for the consumption of CBD oil capsules or capsules is then very precise and clearly indicated, to facilitate intake. Another advantage: CBD oil in this form is more discreet to take during the day. Rest assured, if the composition of the capsules or capsules does not suit you in the event of intolerance to one of the components, it is quite possible to search for empty capsules with the composition adapted to your needs, to obtain them separately, and then fill them yourself with the CBD oil dosage corresponding to your needs.

CBD OIL: IN WHICH CASES SHOULD IT BE TAKEN ORALLY?

In addition to the previously mentioned taste benefits, taking CBD oil orally is therefore useful for enjoying the effects of CBD for long hours. It is therefore ideal for responding in the long term to persistent pain and other daily problems that affect overall well-being. It is also the preferred dose for relieving spasmodic problems at the gastrointestinal level. Whatever the problem to be relieved, it is more appropriate to favor CBD oil in the form of capsules or gastro-resistant capsules to ensure the best possible diffusion at the intestinal level.

Taking CBD oil orally during the evening meal is also the best way to prepare for easier falling asleep and more restful sleep. The ingestion of CBD oil, which takes about 30 minutes before providing some benefits but 1h30 before providing its full effects, will then offer optimal well-being at bedtime, and a long-lasting action during the night to truly rest.

WHY ALSO USE CBD OIL DERMAL?

People prone to inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, certain forms of eczema, acne, and acne rosacea, will also be happy with CBD oil, provided they use a CBD oil with support of hemp oil, with virtues highly appreciated in cosmetics, non-comedogenic, and particularly suitable for sensitive, atopic and/or weakened skin.

And for good reason: produced from hemp seeds, hemp oil is full of omega 3 and 6, but also vitamins and minerals that all skin types love to stay supple and healthy, and help regulate production. of sebum for skin that is neither too dry nor too oily, and to avoid imperfections. In addition, thanks to its antioxidants, it also helps to prevent the effects of skin aging. If it can be enough on its own to prevent many skin problems, hemp oil sees its effectiveness reinforced when combined with cannabidiol, given its excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

CBD oil is therefore particularly indicated for inflammatory skin diseases, applied to the skin, as a serum, after gentle cleansing, possibly preceding the application of a day or night cream or milk. body adapted to the specificities of its epidermis, preferably a topical itself based on hemp and CBD, for enhanced effectiveness.

CBD oil can also be applied to the body, in a localized way, after sports practice, to promote recovery. Another possible indication: in the event of an insect bite, to quickly and locally calm the immune response responsible for the itching.

Be careful, however, for first use, always test the product on a small piece of non-irritated skin, to check that you do not suffer from any particular intolerance or allergy to hemp oil and CBD.

HOW TO DOSE CBD OIL FOR APPLICATION ON THE SKIN?

Like any serum, CBD oil should be used sparingly for skin application, thanks to its concentrated cannabidiol molecule. Never use oil containing more than 25% CBD for a cosmetic application, and take small amounts of product. 1 to 2 drops to be heated in your hands will be more than enough for a massage application on the face and neck every evening, on clean skin. If the irritations or skin problems persist, you can make an additional application per day, in the morning. For a very localized application on an insect bite or a particular area of ​​irritation of the body, a single drop will suffice.

If your very sensitive skin does not support the direct application of vegetable oil, the good trick will be to take a dab of your day or night cream and incorporate a drop of CBD oil directly for more application. comfortable. Another solution: opt for a ready-to-use topical for the face, based on hemp oil and CBD, with more diluted active ingredients.

In the case of use on the body, the best thing to do will be to place 1 to 2 drops of oil in moisturizing milk or aloe vera gel and massage. Again, it will also be possible to obtain a topical for the body ready to use for more practicality.

If you are rather looking for a CBD oil for skin application on particularly stressed areas after a sports session, for better recovery, preferably opt for an oil dosed with 30% CBD. 1 to 2 drops will suffice for the massage, pure or diluted in the moisturizing milk of your choice.

WHEN TO TAKE CBD OIL?

SHOULD WE SPACE OUT THE INTAKE OF CBD OIL FROM MEALS FOR MORE EFFECTIVENESS?

Maybe you have questions in mind like: should CBD oil be taken with a meal? Is it better, on the contrary, to consume CBD oil away from food intake for more efficiency?

Let’s get rid of any worries! CBD oil can be taken between meals or during and will be well assimilated in both cases.

As previously explained, taking it sublingually allows the cannabidiol molecule to pass through the blood and will therefore not be affected in any way by any food intake, assimilated to it at the digestive level. In about 10 minutes, the first effects will be felt. The oil put under the tongue will however then be swallowed and will join the food bolus to be digested slowly and release effects over a long period (3 to 6 hours).

CBD oil taken directly orally, either alone in liquid or capsule form, or incorporated into a drink or food, will therefore also have to be assimilated at the digestive level (for effects of 6 to 8 hours). Also, the more your stomach has to work, the slower it will allow the passage of CBD oil to the intestinal level and the release of the effects. You will therefore have to be more patient if you use CBD oil after a good meal than if you swallow it on an empty or rested stomach. On average, 30 minutes will be necessary before feeling the first effects but 1h30 before enjoying maximum efficiency. Taking a fat at the same time as CBD oil by mouth is however very interesting to take full advantage of the benefits of the fat-soluble cannabidiol. As well,

SHOULD CBD OIL BE USED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE DAY?

In the context of daily use, it is recommended to consume CBD oil in three equal doses. Since cannabidiol acts for about 6 to 8 hours, splitting the doses allows you to benefit from its benefits for 24 hours.

The good trick? Take it before each meal, three times a day.

In the context of occasional use, there is no need to wait for a specific moment to consume CBD oil. It will be enough to place 1 to 2 drops under your tongue for an immediate effect.

CBD OIL: DOSAGE

CBD OIL DOSAGES AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET

Now let’s talk about existing CBD oil dosages. To choose a CBD oil adapted to your needs, you must indeed choose its cannabidiol content. A value indicated as a percentage, which can be between 5% and 40%, increasing in steps of 5 or 10%. Some so-called liposomal CBD oils, with higher bioavailability, even exist in smaller dosages, generally 2.5% and 4%.

So a 5% CBD oil will have 5% CBD and 95% carrier oil, whereas a 40% dose oil will have 40% CBD and 60% carrier oil only. In other words: focusing on the right dosage will be essential to avoid having to take too many drops in a day in the event of too low a dose of oil, which would be uneconomical, but also to make sure not to make overdose even with few drops in the case of oil with a high percentage of CBD.

It is considered that a CBD oil is a low dose between 5% 10%, and ideal then to start taking CBD. Dosages of 15% and 20%, intermediate, are considered moderately strong and may be suitable for even large daily needs. Some consumers accustomed to the molecule will however have more comfort in the event of significant needs with a CBD oil with a higher dose of 25% or 30%. Be careful, however: from 25% CBD in the composition of an oil, it will be too dosed for cosmetic use on the face, if you wish. Oils dosed at 30% are mainly intended for use in massage on the muscles after exercise, for athletes. They can however be taken sublingually or orally in case of dissatisfaction with a lower dose oil without ever exceeding a dosage of 150 mg of cannabidiol on the same day, i.e. 10 drops per day. 40% CBD oils, extra-strength, should be reserved for special needs not solved by 30% oils, without exceeding 7 drops per day.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOSAGE FOR YOUR CBD OIL
AND CALCULATE THE RIGHT DOSAGE?

No one other than your body can tell you the correct dosage for your needs. As a general rule, it is recommended to start taking cannabidiol with a low dose of CBD oil (10%) to let the body gently get used to the molecule and its effects.

It should also be remembered that a person with low weight will need less CBD than a more corpulent person to feel the same effects. A basic calculation can indeed be made from recommended proportions: 1 mg to 6 mg of CBD per 5 kg of body weight. It will allow you to obtain the dose in mg of CBD recommended daily for a person of your weight. For example, if you weigh 70 kg, you should need a minimum daily dose of cannabidiol of 14 mg, i.e. 4.5 g per dose in 3 doses per day, to benefit from effectiveness distributed over the 24 hours of the daytime.

This calculation alone will not be enough to tell you how many drops to take in a day. To find this number, you will need to find the dosage in mg contained in a drop of your CBD oil. This correspondence table will help you.

Continuing our example, with a 10ml bottle of CBD oil dosed at 10%, each drop will thus contain 5mg of cannabidiol. It will therefore be necessary to consume between 2 and 3 drops per day to reach the recommended daily dosage of 14mg, i.e. 1 drop 3 times a day.

Attention, each individual has his own sensitivity and does not rely solely on this calculation which is based on preconceived dosages. It can only give an idea of ​​the dose adapted to the morphology and does not take into account the severity of any symptoms, nor the individual tolerance to cannabidiol. The dosage obtained by calculation must be adjusted more finely according to your state of health. Without hesitation, prefer an individualized test, with a very gradual intake, if you have never consumed CBD. If you are inquiring about CBD oil for therapeutic use, beware: the advice of a doctor is essential. Remember that only a health professional can tell you if cannabidiol is suitable for your pathology, and at what dosage.

HOW TO GRADUALLY FIND THE BEST DOSAGE OF CBD?

As previously said, if you are taking cannabidiol for the first time, a low-dose CBD oil of 10% will be more than enough to test whether the product meets your expectations in complete safety. Always start by trying a drop, in a single take, to see how well you tolerate CBD.

Then, if this is the case, and if you plan to use it daily, you can try a dosage of 1 drop 3 times a day, every day for a week, without increasing the dose. This is a period of time necessary to observe the benefits of CBD on a daily basis and to be able to assess whether this dosage is enough for you or not.

You can then increase the dose if necessary. For example, if you still have difficulty falling asleep at night, you can take two drops at night instead of just one. If you notice insufficient daily relaxation or the persistence of pain, you can double the dose at each intake and take two drops three times a day, always allowing yourself a week of evaluation before gradually increasing again if necessary. . Attention, in case of pathology: the opinion of a doctor is essential.

As long as you stay in a total intake of between 3 and 12 drops per day, there will be no need to take a higher dose of CBD oil. If, on the other hand, you see that you exceed 12 drops per day, you can obtain for your next purchase a CBD oil dosed at 20% at a dosage of 3 drops 3 times a day, to be increased after a week of testing if necessary. 4 drops 3 times a day.

Again, after a week of an intake, if you find that it is necessary for you to exceed this dosage, you can opt for a CBD oil dosed at 30%, at a dosage of 3 drops 3 times a day for a week. , and if necessary, add 1 additional drop to one of the 3 intakes of the day. You will then expect the maximum recommended dosage of 150 mg/day of CBD. Beyond that, it is possible to experience undesirable side effects such as nausea and annoying dizziness. If at this dosage you do not obtain the expected effects, cannabidiol is surely not suitable for your needs.

However, there are even more highly dosed oils, at 40%. They are of interest in the event of very strong needs limited to a specific time of the day. If this is your case, you can replace your 30% CBD oil with a 40% CBD oil, and thus obtain more power in a single dose by taking 4 drops at the time of intake, then 5 if necessary, without exceeding 7 drops per day to respect the maximum recommended dose of 150 mg of CBD/day.

WHAT DOSAGE FOR CBD OIL IN CAPSULES OR CAPSULES?

In the context of making capsules at home, you will have to incorporate in each capsule the number of drops that you are used to ingesting in a single dose of CBD oil sublingually. Thus, for each capsule ingested, you will only take the dose of CBD oil you need and can consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.

If you opt for capsules or ready-to-use capsules, on the other hand, you will usually find the recommended dosage in their instructions. Always keep in mind to test the lowest dosage offered before considering increasing the intake.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD OIL?

Although not serious, the rarely reported side effects of CBD oil are a dry mouth when taken sublingually, but also drowsiness, and more rarely dizziness. The cannabidiol present in CBD oil may indeed be hypotensive in some and thus not suitable for people who are already prone to hypotension.

However, taking CBD oil should not be taken lightly in the event of a proven illness, especially in the event of treatment. Cannabidiol can indeed interact with drugs and should be consumed for therapeutic purposes only on the advice of your doctor, who alone can determine the relevance and non-safety of this product in your particular case. Only a doctor can also give you the correct CBD dosage to obtain the desired effects for therapeutic use. In other words: in good health, to gain even more well-being: don’t hesitate. In times of stress, or to relieve temporary pain, too. But be careful, in case of pathology, whatever it is: always ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice. L’

Another case where taking CBD oil is totally prohibited: during pregnancy, due to a harmful effect on certain proteins essential for the proper functioning of the placenta. Also, do not consume CBD while breastfeeding.

CBD OIL: IN MY VAPE, NEVER!

To conclude this article, a reminder for your safety. Oily materials do not mix well with either the lungs or the coils of electronic cigarettes, CBD oils are in no way intended for use by vaporization. If you are looking to combine the benefits of CBD with the pleasure of vaping, there is only one solution: turn to products adapted to this use.

That’s good, our catalog will give you the embarrassment of choice! Between our electronic cigarettes for CBD, our CBD e-liquids, and our CBD boosters that will allow you to prepare your DIY CBD e-liquid in large quantities and at an economical price, you will find everything you need to get started in the CBD vape, excellent for fighting against tobacco or nicotine addiction.

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