How to use CBD Oil
CBD DELIVERY METHODS
Tinctures have been around for thousands of years. “Tincture” refers to an infusion of a plant in a liquid base—in which the plant has been soaked and brewed for days, weeks, or sometimes months. Tinctures have been used to administer a wide range of herbal plant medicines around the world. They are easy to use, they are long lasting, and you can make accurate dose measurements. Tinctures are concentrated liquids that usually come in small glass bottles, commonly in quantities of 0.5 oz, 1 oz, or 2 oz, with a dropper for measuring a specific number of drops.
A standard tincture dropper makes it easy to dose with consistency and accuracy. Tinctures are appropriate for micro and standard dose ranges. For oil tinctures, 20 drops = 1 milliliter (ml). The next measurement you need to know is the potency of the liquid, which is usually on the label in milligrams of CBD per milliliter of liquid (mg/ml). Potency for CBD is most often found in the range of 10–20 mg/ml, but it can be as high as 50 mg/ml. Therefore, always read the label and calculate the dosage carefully.
Volume (in ml) × potency (in mg/ml) = dose (in mg)
Once you know how many drops to take, you can shortcut the counting process by measuring out how many drops are in one quarter of a dropper, one half of a dropper, and three quarters of a dropper. Then, you can use the height of the liquid in the dropper as a good estimate, rather than counting out drops.
Tinctures can be taken in many ways, including:
- Oral application (squirt into the back of the tongue and swallow)
- Sublingual (place under the tongue and let it slowly get absorbed, swallowing the remainder)
- In food or liquids
An oral dose typically takes thirty to sixty minutes to take effect. Once digested, the effects are long lasting, from six to eight hours. Given this timing, tinctures are often used three times a day, seven to eight hours apart. However, for severe conditions, some people use it six times a day. The objective of dosing is to have the medicine be just strong enough to feel it in the background, and not have it take over your focus of awareness. As with all edibles, the effects are faster and stronger when taken on an empty stomach.
A CBD delivery method is the way CBD is taken into the body. There a number of types of CBD products that are available in the market and choosing the best one to suit your needs can be a daunting task. Ranging from ingestion in the form of capsules and inhalation through a vape or e-cigarette, there are only so many ways you can take your dose of CBD. Each method of delivery has its own benefits and drawbacks and before choosing the most suitable one for you is very important.
Many people pick a favourite method depending on their personal taste or past experience or on something that is called bioavailability. This is how much CBD can be absorbed by the body and some methods have a higher bioavailability than others.
The oral intake of CBD refers to taking CBD in the form of tablets that are placed under the tongue. This allows for the CBD to be immediately absorbed by the capillaries under the tongue rather than passing through the digestive tract and waiting for the liver enzymes to break it down in order for it to reach the bloodstream. From the capillaries under the tongue, CBD instantly flows into the bloodstream and can start working its magic. This makes a larger amount of CBD available to the body and it also acts quicker rather than if it was swallowed like a pill.
CBD tinctures are dietary supplements that can be used with your regular intake of food and comes in a liquid form. These are created by using CBD-rich hemp flowers with grain alcohol which is cooked over low heat for many hours. The final product is highly potent in CBD which is why it is recommended to be used in small amounts. Tinctures available at our website, cannabarecbd.com, come in packages of 300mg, 600mg and 1000mg which are guaranteed to be of top quality and a hundred percent organic.
CBD in your food
CBD oils and tinctures can be used in a variety of different ways and cooking with them is one of the most common way. CBD is a little bitter in taste which is why using it is desserts and baked goods is easier than savor foods. It is infused in oil, coconut oil and ghee which makes the dissolving process easier. However, it is very important to pay attention to the little details such as the temperature of the oil which, if it is too high, can kill the active components of CBD also making it evaporate and resulting in the wastage of the compound. Also be careful with the amount of CBD you use which can greatly affect the flavor of what you’re cooking as CBD is often bitter. Focus on the motto “less is more” especially when you’re a first timer when cooking with CBD. Additionally, you are also advised to use refined versions of the oil in order to avoid an unpleasant aftertaste especially if you’re using other herbs in your recipe.