Have you noticed the corner store advertising CBD products lately? Have you heard all the hype about the plant’s medical potential?
Hemp-derived products, like CBD oil, were recently legalized at the federal level. Have you considered trying the non-psychoactive oil? If so, then there are a few things you need to know first.
Keep reading to get all the details on how to take CBD oil.
Types of CBD Oil Products
Before we get into the different doses you can take, you need to decide how you’ll take your oil. How you consume the oil dictates how it’ll get absorbed into your body.
That means your recommended dosage varies depending on how you take your oil. Here are some of your options:
- Directly swallowed
- Placing drops directly along the gums and under the cheek (Sublingual)
- Inhaling (vape pens)
- Skin creams and lotions
How long does it take for CBD oil to work? Smoking, vaping, and patches are the quickest methods. Consuming the oil in a drink or food product is the slowest method.
What do doctors say about the proper dose of CBD oil for certain conditions? Currently, there’s no standard recommended daily allowance for CBD products. Why?
The law in 17 states allows for medical CBD oil. Doctors can only recommend the product rather than prescribe it, though. So, the exact dosage is up to the patient to decide.
It remains unclear how much a patient should take and how often.
The next step in determining your dosage is considering what you’re using the CBD oil for. Hemp oil uses range from treating seizures to easing arthritis pain.
You may need to use more drops per ml on more serious conditions. Keep the person’s weight and age in mind when considering what dose is appropriate.
Each person’s tolerance, health, and genetics will also factor in. You may have to start out small and increase your dosage until it feels right for you.
How to Take CBD Oil Safely
How effective and safe your CBD oil depends on several factors. Before buying a product, verify:
- The source of the oil (hemp plant or marijuana plant)
- The oil’s THC level
- Whether a prescription is needed to possess the oil in your state
- The seller is a licensed distributor of the product
The last thing you want to do is buy CBD oil only to find out you have an illegal substance in your possession. That’s why it’s so important to research the above factors before you buy anything.
It’s also helpful if you know where to buy your oil. Convenience store CBD oil is riskier than oil from a licensed dispensary.
Ask Your Doctor if CBD Oil is Right for You
The CBD oil craze is in full force. If you plan on trying this product, then now is the time!
Have you or a loved one ever tried CBD oil? What was your experience like? Do you have more tips on how to take CBD oil? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment in the box below.