How to Take Hemp Extract
It Becomes a Part of Your Routine
Many people choose to use hemp extract or CBD oil as part of their normal routine. You may have heard about some of the potential effects CBD can have on you but not know how to start using it. The good news is that it is very straightforward to incorporate CBD oil and hemp extract into your daily life.
A Refresher on CBD
For those who need a quick refresher, CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is one of the more than 100 cannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant, as well as hemp. CBD is not psychoactive (THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis), and it is legal at the federal level in the United States, provided it contains less than 0.3 percent THC.
Using Hemp Oil Sublingually
The most adaptable method of taking CBD oil is to do so sublingually. This is because sublingual products are almost always oils that come in bottles that contain droppers with careful measurement lines. This lets you consume the exact dose of CBD, and other cannabinoids like CBN, that you want. Just do some simple math, and you can easily adjust your dose using the dropper.
Sublingual tinctures and oils are also convenient because you do not have to eat
anything if you are not hungry or do anything other than placing a few drops under your tongue and letting your body absorb them.
While this method is highly transportable, it is not the most discreet, so that is a
consideration if you want to use your CBD in public. However, remember that CBD use is legal in most states, so you do not need to be discreet unless you want to.
When unflavored, CBD oil can have a somewhat strong flavor. Luckily, it is easy to find flavored CBD oil that contains natural flavorings that mask the natural aroma and taste of the cannabidiol. People that do not like the hemp notes really enjoy our Vanilla flavor.
One of the other great things about CBD oil is that you will start to notice the effects quickly. Unlike with edibles, it does not have to pass through your digestive system and will instead absorb quickly under your tongue. Additionally, because the CBD does not go through your digestive system, the system does not absorb any of it, letting you take advantage of the full dose.
Routine and Consistency
Routine is an important part of taking CBD oil since you will only notice the effects of CBD if you continue to take it. Many people incorporate it into their daily routine, either at bedtime or in the morning, to ensure they always take their dose of CBD.
There is no universally suggested dose for CBD since everyone is different. The amount that is best for you will depend on your weight, body chemistry, metabolism, and the extent of the effects that you want to experience. This means that even two people in search of similar effects may need dramatically different doses.
Even so, there are some suggestions for starting doses. Some people suggest dividing your daily dose into two separate ones, one for the morning and one for the evening. You may want to experiment and see if this works best for you or you prefer your body’s reaction when you take a larger dose once a day.
Because finding the ideal dose for you will take some trial and error, it is wise to write down how much you take and when, along with the effects it brings. This will help you determine which combination of dose and timing best meets your needs.
Consider Taking It at Bedtime
As mentioned, some people take two smaller doses of CBD a day, while others take a larger single dose. If you opt for the latter, you may want to try taking it at bedtime, at least to start. This is because one of the most common side effects of CBD is drowsiness.
Start Small and Increase Slowly
Because of the variability of CBD and hemp dosages between people, you should
always start with a low dose and then slowly increase it if you do not notice the effects that you want.
One important thing to note is that the advice to start small and increase the dose slowly applies to your next dose. Once you have already taken a planned CBD dose, you should not take more right away if you do not notice the effects. This is an easy way to accidentally take more than you intended. Instead, just increase the next dose you take slightly.
We suggest taking one dropper of Land's Best in the morning and one at night. When you start maybe only do half a dropper to test how your body responds.
Talk to a Physician
No matter the method you choose for taking CBD oil, you should always discuss it with your doctor. Most people do not notice any negative effects from CBD, but it is possible. Additionally, CBD can interact with certain medications. It might also interact with certain medical conditions.
To stay safe, it is best to consult your doctor before you take CBD. This lets you confirm that it should be safe for your specific medical situation. Your doctor may even be able to provide some dosing advice.
Tips for Sublingual CBD Oil
When using CBD oil sublingually, you may want to try eating a little bit before to see if that changes the effects, such as absorption.
You can increase your body’s absorption of the oil if you keep the oil under your tongue longer or even swish it around your mouth, before swallowing any extra.
Other Ways to Use CBD Oil
Most CBD oils are designed to be versatile. While you can just use them sublingually, you can also mix them into something and get creative. You can put a few drops of CBD oil in your favorite drink or blend it in a smoothie. You can mix the oil into the lotion you use as part of your morning routine.