The Best Way to Take CBD
The best way to take CBD is the way that best fits your needs. There are many different methods to take CBD, but as long as you are buying quality CBD products, you can take it in many different forms and still get the same benefits. When deciding on which method is best for you, it mostly comes down to flavor, potency, and simplicity. No matter your preference, Lazarus Naturals has a solution for you. We will guide you through all the best methods of taking CBD (capsules, tinctures, edibles and topicals) as well as their pros and cons.
Benefits: Simple, Standard measurements
Drawbacks: No flavor, You can’t customize serving sizes
If you like to keep things simple, capsules are your best option. All capsules have pre-measured servings of CBD so you can simply swallow and you are good to go. This is the simplest way to take CBD but lacks the flavor and serving size of some other options.
Benefits: Quick, Multiple flavor options; Serving size flexibility
Drawbacks: Can sometimes be hard to measure serving size
Another simple option is CBD-infused tinctures. Put simply, a CBD Tincture is an oil with activated CBD dissolved within it. Tinctures come in both flavored and unflavored varieties. Tinctures are usually taken sublingually — rather than ingesting the tincture directly — you can also use a dropper to apply the CBD-infused tincture beneath your tongue where it is absorbed into your bloodstream. For this reason, the same amount of CBD will likely have a stronger effect when taken sublingually rather than ingested. Unlike capsules which are pre-measured, tinctures provide the flexibility to vary your serving size fluidly.
CBD Coconut Oil
Benefits: Tasty; Lots of options
Drawbacks: Can take more time to prepare
If you are really looking to enjoy your CBD experience, try working it into your diet.We recommend our CBD coconut oil to make your own CBD edibles and drinks. Common drinks people like to mix CBD into are coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. They also mix well into thicker drinks like smoothies and milkshakes. If you have extra time, feel free to experiment with it. If you’re looking for some unique recipes to try, check out the CBD Recipe section of our blog for ideas. Let us know how it turned out by tagging us on Instagram or tweeting at us. Generally speaking, you can easily incorporate CBD coconut oil into food by treating it like butter or using it as a substitute for other fats. However, keep in mind that CBD can degrade at temperatures above 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). Check out our blog on cooking with CBD for more tips.
Benefits: No ingestion necessary, Good for beginners
Drawbacks: Least potent method
Using CBD topically offers an alternative for those who may not want to ingest CBD directly. Many people consider CBD topicals as a good starting point compared to other CBD products because it is the least potent method. Additionally, hemp products can be used to support relaxation and calm. If you want to try using CBD topically, we offer high-quality CBD massage oil and balms in various flavors made with Full Spectrum Hemp Extract.
**Please Note: CBD Massage oils and balms are not intended for consumption and should only be applied topically.
Benefits: Easily control serving size; Highest potency; Versatile.
Drawbacks: No flavored options
You may have heard of CBD RSO by its more common name, Rick Simpson Oil. The uniquely designed dispenser allows for easily controlled, consistent serving sizes. Most commonly it is taken sublingually and absorbed into your bloodstream; However, since ours is made with fractionated coconut oil, you can mix it into food or make your own edibles. If you’re looking for a product with higher potency, our CBD RSO offers the highest concentration of our products, containing 100mg of CBD per ml.
*Bonus* Method #6
CBD for your Pet
So we’ve gone over different ways that you can take CBD, but what about your pets? If you didn’t already know, dogs and cats can also enjoy the same benefits of CBD oil that you do, helping to support normal joint mobility and provide a sense of calm, among others. Tinctures are the best CBD products for animals because you can adjust the serving size to your pet’s unique size and tolerance. We recommend either our Full Spectrum Calming CBD Pet Tincture or our Isolate-based Sensitive Pet CBD Tincture.
Add drops of the tincture to your pet’s food or administer orally. Here is what we recommend for your pets.
Less than 15lbs: 3 drops (1.5mg)
15-30lbs: 6 drops (3mg)
30-60lbs: 10 drops (5mg)
Over 60lbs: 20 drops (10mg)
Do you have unanswered questions? Let us know! Leave a comment and we will do our best to answer your question and update the blog if necessary. If you are overwhelmed with options or interested in a few different products, we recommend one of our Sample packs – Available in Standard Potency and High Potency.
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