With so many types of CBD products out there, have you ever asked yourself, how do I use each one effectively? Because when it comes to CBD products there are certain nuances and versatile ways to use them — with some methods being more effective than others.
That’s what this article is all about. To shed the light on how to get the most from your CBD products. Let’s get started!
How to Use CBD Gummies
CBD gummies make a great on-the-go health treat. Not only do you get the benefits of hemp-derived cannabidiol, but you get it wrapped up in a sweet, mouth-watering gummy package. And there’s an added bonus when the gummies come in yummy flavors.
For instance, our pink and red sour gummies taste true to their watermelon and strawberry fruit flavors. This makes the process of feeling good and staying healthy, that much more fun.
Also, when you consume a CBD gummy, it moves down through the digestive tract before it reaches your bloodstream. So you won’t feel the effects of CBD for about 30 to 6o minutes, or a bit longer in some cases. Yet, once they settle in, the effects can last up to 6 hours or more.
Knowing this, you can plan the best time to eat your gummy. We’ve found that most customers like taking 1 to 2 in the morning to experience long-lasting benefits throughout the day. And they also like them at night for relaxation and to encourage their bodies toward restful sleep.
How to Use CBD Oil
There are three main ways to consume CBD oil. The most common is to place a few drops of oil under your tongue and hold for 60 seconds. This is a sublingual application.
Holding it under your tongue for 60 seconds versus let’s say 10 seconds makes a big difference in the effectiveness of the product. That’s because your blood vessels have a longer chance to absorb the beneficial nutrients in the CBD oil and also get them to your bloodstream faster.
Other options include adding the oil to a smoothie, cup of coffee, or with a meal. And finally, you can add some to face cream, body lotion, or apply it right on the skin. Because our Hemp Health One CBD oil is mint flavored (reminds us of winter fresh gum), it tastes great with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or a cup of chamomile tea.
How to Use CBD Pain Cream
As the name suggests, this CBD pain cream is best applied to sore, tight, achy muscles, or uncomfortable problem areas in your back, shoulders, and knees. It’s also a cream you can rub on your feet and hands if they need a little love and comfort.
Given our pain cream includes lidocaine, menthol, and arnica (in addition to CBD), you can only apply it to your body 3 to 4 times a day. But, together these ingredients are strong enough to make a lasting impact. You can apply anywhere on the skin unless you have an open wound. Avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, and sensitive areas.
How to Use CBD for Pets
Yes, your pets can also use CBD products. Our pet oil tincture can be mixed with food, applied in your pet’s mouth, or you can drop some oil into your palm and let your dog lick it off.
Figuring out the dose is often the hardest part, but using a dosage chart is a good place to start. The chart provides a recommended dose based on a pet’s weight. Begin with that dose, and observe the effects in your pet for a few days or a week. Adjust to a higher amount if your pet requires an extra boost or a little more support.