Thanks to research and studies, many people have experienced the benefits of CBD. As quality CBD products are often fairly expensive, it is important to know how to make the most of the effects.
1 – Find which product works for you
CBD is absorbed depends on the route of administration, or how it’s consumed. Whether CBD oil is ingested, situated under the tongue, inhaled, or applied topically plays an important role in the uptake, distribution, and elimination of the compound. It can therefore influence how effective cannabinoid treatments will be. If your target is located anywhere close to your skin or a mucous membrane, you could first try a topical product. This delivers the highest concentration of CBD exactly where you want it. Otherwise, CBD needs to travel through your bloodstream to reach its target — whether that’s to your brain, immune system, or other locations. Oral products are best for this purpose.
Types of CBD products include:
- CBD oil drops – These are the most popular because of easy administration and quick effects. By taking the drops under the tongue it can reach your bloodstream faster than other methods. Hapi Hemp offers a full spectrum and a THC free CBD oil in two different strengths and two flavours.
- Capsules – If you really cannot bear the taste of CBD oil then CBD capsules are a great option for you. Some capsules do not only contain CBD but also other essential vitamins that make the body stronger, healthy, and nourished. Hapi hemps capsules not only contain CBD, but also the powerful turmeric, ginger, and black pepper.
- Edibles and drinks – Just like the capsules, these are a much better alternative if you want something to snack and at the same time, absorb its benefits. Edibles and drinks are also a great supplement to your oral cbd oil drops. Edibles can be in the form of chocolates, sweets, brownies or cookies. Hapi Hemp has a lovely calming CBD tea called Tranquil tea which also contains other beneficial herbs such as Chamomile, valerian, rosehip, and hawthorn berries.
They also have a superfood CBD powder which includes lots of adaptogens which are becoming extremely popular with anyone who is mindful of their health, as well as the tasty cacao and cinnamon. It is completely natural and sugar and dairy free.
- Topical CBD – a great way to soothe and heal, a real helping hand for your joints and skin. Topical CBD can come in a skin oil, cream, roller, or lotion. Even better if you can find potions that include essential oils.
Your body, genes, age, and lifestyle will influence how CBD will react with you, and which type of product suits you best. Because your body is unlike anyone else’s, you’ll also need to experiment a bit before finding which dose is right for you.
2 – Don’t skip the instructions
Reading instructions on correct consumption, or application, of CBD can be crucial.
For example, tinctures and oils need to stay below the tongue for about 90 seconds before swallowing, allowing the mucus membranes in the mouth to absorb the compounds. This sublingual method allows CBD to completely bypass the digestive system and liver metabolism, so the compounds can avoid being broken down by enzymes and reach the bloodstream more quickly. So simply squirting a few drops on your mouth and swallowing the product will not be as effective.
When CBD is applied topically, or directly to the skin, it can be absorbed through the skin’s surface to interact with nearby cannabinoid receptors. The skin has a particularly low absorption rate for cannabinoids, so application of CBD balms, salves, and lotions needs to be sufficient to overcome this barrier.
3 – Look for full-spectrum products
Products labelled ‘full-spectrum’ contain all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD (Cannabidiol). There are hundreds of active compounds in cannabis — and these cannabinoids work best synergistically; the teamwork of its many active compounds creates the ‘entourage effect,’ thus helping to maximise the therapeutic effects of CBD oil.
4 – Consistency is Key
Positive results compound over time and taking CBD oil consistently helps maintain a sustained level of CBD in your system and promotes an effective endocannabinoid system. It’s important to take your CBD every day and not just when you think you need it.
5 – CBD Sources & Quality
Once you find your optimal CBD method and dosage, be aware that it may change if you switch products. Some manufacturers are less trustworthy than others, so different CBD sources may have different effects.
Hopefully, this article has been helpful to you in maximizing the effects of CBD for health and wellness.
Bear in mind that these are just recommendations and it’s important to consult doctors before trying out any CBD products.
Finally, do your own research and read product reviews to gain an idea of whether a certain brand delivers its promise. You can join our CBD users’ group on Facebook – Hapi Hemp CBD Users UK and ask other customers.
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