As the CBD oil market continues to grow, you have more and more product options. There are a number of ways to take CBD oil, so you can choose the method that works best for you and your desired effect.
The best ways to take CBD oil include:
Tinctures are CBD oils that come with a dropper. This is one of the easiest ways to take CBD because you are in control of the exact serving. Typically, one dropper is a serving, so make sure to read the label carefully to determine your CBD dosage.
Powders are another form of oral CBD. They can be added to your smoothies or just combined with liquid.
When choosing a CBD oil product, it can get confusing — so keep these tips in mind. First, go organic.
The hemp plant is what’s called a “bioaccumulator,” which means that it’s capable of absorbing substances from the water, air and soil faster than the rate they’re lost. When the plants and soil are sprayed with pesticides and other substances, it will get into the product. Choosing an organic CBD oil will ensure that you aren’t also getting toxic chemicals.
Also, choose a product that is lab tested and has received a certificate of analysis, or COA. This means that the product is regulated, meets lab standards and has been tested for contaminants. And make sure the serving or dosage guidelines are clearly stated on the product label and that it’s not made with any fillers.
Research shows CBD is well tolerated and neither abuse nor dependence has been demonstrated in preclinical studies. According to a comprehensive review published in Pharmaceuticals, higher doses of oral CBD (150–600 milligrams per day) may have positive therapeutic effects for anxiety, insomnia and epilepsy, but it may also cause mental sedation.
Reference: Christine Ruggeri, CHHC 3/11/19