7 Different Ways to Use CBD Oil

by | Nov 5, 2022 | Latest News | 0 comments

There are many reasons why people use cannabidiol (CBD) supplements daily.  Global clinical studies have suggested that the human body (which has its own cannabinoid receptors) benefits from cannabis, including cannabidiol. Which is the only federally legalized cannabinoid in the United States.

If you have decided that you want to start taking CBD daily, you have seven different options.  You don’t have to vape cannabidiol if you prefer to avoid smokable varieties and take an oral dose instead. 

The good news is that high-quality cannabidiol (CBD) supplements are versatile.  And you can choose the intake method that makes the most sense to you. 


What is a CBD Certificate of Analysis?

Did you know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sends out warning letters to cannabidiol manufacturers every year? That is for various reasons, including misleading advertising or information on the label and health and safety concerns. 

Because the federal government does not currently regulate cannabidiol (CBD) products, there is a growing problem with counterfeit or imposter products on the market.  And it can be challenging for consumers to tell the difference. 

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a quality assurance measure that separates real CBD products you can trust from brands that may have harmful ingredients. Or products that may have so little cannabidiol content that they offer no potential wellness benefits at all. 

When you read the COA for a CBD product, you can rest assured that a third-party laboratory has done a thorough analysis of the content of the cannabidiol.  They check for accuracy on the label (content matches what is promised on the bottle) and for harmful solvents or other ingredients that may be a risk to human health. 

Purchasing CBD products from manufacturers that provide transparency and a full Certificate of Analysis is the most important step. It helps ensure that the cannabidiol you buy is high quality and safe to use. 


Keep Cannabidiol at Room Temperature to Preserve Terpenes and Content

Even though cannabidiol (CBD) oil is shelf-stable, that doesn’t mean that the contents cannot be affected if the oil is not stored correctly. When it is heated up, CBD oil oxidizes very quickly.  And it takes on a very unpleasant smell and taste. So much for using it as a cooking oil or sauté.

Not only does heating your CBD change the flavor of the oil, but it also reduces the benefits of the cannabidiol.  Not entirely, but some of the cannabinoids, terpene, and natural flavonoid content are lost when it is heated up. 

The best practice is to store your CBD oil at room temperature but away from direct sunlight or other heat sources.  That way, you will get the maximum benefit of the cannabidiol supplement you take daily. 


Finding Different Ways to Take Your CBD Supplement Daily 

You can take a cannabidiol (CBD) supplement in many different ways.  And you are not limited to taking CBD in one particular way.  Some people prefer an oil tincture first thing in the morning, whereas others like to supplement throughout the day in smaller doses. 

It is important to read and follow the guidelines for dosing provided on the label of the CBD product you buy.  And if you choose to use different kinds of CBD throughout the day, calculate your maximum dose to avoid any unpleasant side effects. 

While no amount of cannabidiol will create psychoactive effects (similar to marijuana), taking too much CBD can result in dizziness, fatigue, and stomach upset.  Taking more than the recommended daily amount (RDA) of CBD and excessive doses can, in rare cases, cause liver damage. 

1. Take a CBD Oil Tincture

Tinctures are so easy to use that many people supplement cannabidiol with a daily tincture.  On the label of any tincture will be information regarding the maximum daily dose you can take. 

Fill the dropper and dispense it into your mouth.  For best results dosing CBD via sublingual uptake, keep the cannabidiol under your tongue without swallowing for at least thirty seconds.  That will help the CBD oil absorb rapidly into the bloodstream through the tongue and distribute the cannabinoids throughout the body. 

2. Try a CBD Edible 

Edibles are a perennial favorite because they are easy to take, and they taste good too. So, if the idea of taking a daily CBD tincture doesn’t appeal to you, there are many other options, including edibles.

Cannabidiol (CBD) edibles can be purchased as confectionary gummies, candies, tablets, and even dried CBD beverage mix you can add to your water or smoothie.  Edibles are odorless and have a long shelf life, which is ideal for people who only take CBD supplements as needed. 

3. Use a Cannabidiol (CBD) Vape 

Vaping is another way you can use cannabidiol on a daily basis.  However, before you choose a CBD vape, you should do some research into the brand and product you are choosing.  As CBD products are not officially FDA-approved or tested, there are some cannabidiol products (including vapes) that can contain harmful ingredients. 

It is important to check the carrier oil in the CBD vape cartridge you plan to use.  Some vape oils that contain propylene glycol can create formaldehyde and acetaldehyde when heated in a vaporizer.  Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde are known carcinogens or cancer-causing agents.   

Another potential danger to vaping cannabidiol products is that the coil of some vapor devices can leak small amounts of chemicals.  In 2018, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study that revealed some vaporizers exposed people to nickel, chromium, arsenic, lead, and manganese. 

The Johns Hopkins study also found that changing vaporizer coils does not offer more protection from harmful chemicals. In fact, the study reported that newly replaced coils were more likely to leak carcinogens. 

Some people have successfully used CBD vaping as part of a smoking cessation program.  However, the long-term health effects of incinerated vaping are not known. And you may want to choose another method of ingesting cannabidiol (CBD), particularly if you plan on using it daily over a long period of time. 

4. Explore CBD Topical Creams and Ointments 

Will cannabidiol (CBD) work if you rub it on your skin? Many people are surprised to learn that most of the benefits of CBD can also be realized through the use of a cream or ointment.  Especially for localized relief of pain symptoms and inflammation. 

There are a few different options to choose from if you want to explore cannabidiol (CBD) topicals for pain relief.  There are roll-on ointments that are easy to apply to the area where you are experiencing discomfort.  The roller helps apply pressure while dispensing the CBD ointment to help it become rapidly absorbed. 

Some topicals may have natural menthol or other ingredients that can create a soothing hot, or cooling sensation.  There are also CBD massage oils, intimate lubricants, and other topicals that can be used for natural relief. 

5. Raw Smokable Hemp Flower 

Get out of your grinder for a legal smoke.  If you enjoy packing a pipe or a cone, you may enjoy purchasing raw smokable hemp flower.  When it comes to incineration, you have many options, including herb vapes or traditional pipes. 

There are many hemp flower products available, from pre-rolls (cones) to cigarette-like products, that may help with smoking cessation.  While rolling papers still contribute to the number of harmful chemicals inhaled while smoking, there are fewer carcinogens in hemp cigarettes than in tobacco products. 

6. Infuse Your Morning Coffee or Tea 

Have you heard of bulletproof coffee? The Keto Diet popularized it, and it involves making your favorite cup of Joe and adding some butter.  It may sound weird, but the fat from the unsalted butter combined with heavy cream and caffeine creates a unique entourage effect. 

Bulletproof coffee can kick your metabolism into high gear first thing in the morning. And if this is your routine, it only takes a few seconds to add a dropper of your cannabidiol to the mix.  You won’t taste it in your coffee (if you buy unflavored oil) and it can be a great way to start your day with the benefits of natural cannabinoids in your cup.

7. Add CBD to Your Favorite Salad Dressing 

If you take many different supplements daily, you can get tired of pills and capsules.  And for some people, CBD edibles may be too high in carbohydrates (sugar) to enjoy every day.  Particularly individuals who have type II diabetes.

Taking an oral tincture every day can also become tiresome.  But did you know that you can add your daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD) to your food?  With an important consideration, you want to ensure that you are not heating whatever you add your CBD to. 

One of the easiest ways to transform your CBD supplement into a delicious treat is to add it to your salad dressing.  Create your favorite recipe from scratch, add your full (or a portion) of your daily dose, and emulsify in a blender. 

Depending on the type of cannabidiol (CBD) you purchase, it may be flavorless.  This means it will mix in with your favorite salad dressing as a tasty alternative method to consume cannabidiol. 

And remember, as long as you do not heat your CBD oil, you can add it to any dessert (think chocolate sauce for your ice cream), whipped cream topping, or vegetable dip. The possibilities are endless to add a little dose of healthy cannabinoids to your meal every day.


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