So you’ve decided to get yourself CBD oil tincture. You’ve heard about all the rave about it but now you’re probably wondering, what’s next? Do you swallow CBD oil? Do you tap it on the skin?Given the bottle and the dropper, it may seem that using cannabis tincture is self-explanatory. But, you may be surprised to know that there are actually several ways to use it.
Hold on to your bottles as we give you the most common ways to use CBD oil tincture by answering your most frequently asked questions about it.
What’s the most common way to use CBD oil tincture?
Sublingual application, which literally means 'under the tongue', is considered to be the most popular way to use this tincture. This method of administering substances via the mouth means that substances are rapidly absorbed via the blood vessels under the tongue rather than via the digestive tract. When used in this way, the cannabinoids in the tincture are absorbed by membranes under the tongue and on the insides of the cheeks.
Here’s how to apply a tincture sublingually:
- Shake well before use.
- Load up the dropper with the desired amount, and squirt the liquid out under your tongue.
- Make sure to keep the extract there for at least 20 seconds.
- You can swish the remaining liquid around your mouth before swallowing it.
Through the sublingual application, the effects of a tincture can usually be felt within roughly 30 minutes and can last for as long as 3 hours.
Do you swallow CBD oil?
Yes. Another quick way to use tinctures is by swallowing it and wait for its effects. When swallowed, tinctures take significantly longer to work and follow the same timeline as edibles. If you swallow your tincture, you can expect to feel effects within 1–2 hours and for effects to last upwards of 5–6 hours.
Is it okay to add CBD to your drink and food?
If you don’t want a sublingual application or direct swallowing of the CBD oil, you can opt to add it to your drink. You may dilute the tincture in a small amount of water, juice, tea, smoothie, or coffee to mask its natural taste. It can also be mixed with your pudding or yogurt.
A rising trend today is adding CBD oil to a salad, dip, or baked goods. So don’t be afraid to get the recipe of your favorite pastry and incorporate CBD oil into it!
When adding CBD oil tincture to food or drink, the onset will be similar to that of edibles. Note: The ratio of CBD oil varies from person to person. We recommend you start with 25 mg. CBD oil when adding it to food or drink.
Can you rub CBD oil on your stomach?
This is a common question and understandably so. If you can swallow it, surely you can apply it topically, yes? Although not as common, rubbing CBD on your stomach is also practiced by some users.
In fact, there is what we call the Pechoti Method, which is based on the idea that you can absorb substances like essential oils through your belly button. The belly button is an important reflexology point that connects all the major organs in the body. Unlike the rest of your abdomen, there’s little to no muscle behind your navel, which makes it the perfect access point to your belly.
Can you rub CBD oil on your back?
The concept here is more or less the same as rubbing CBD oil to your stomach. Basically, rubbing CBD oil as a tincture on your back is harmless. But to better experience its effects, you might want to opt for taking CBD oil tinctures orally with the tips we mentioned above. And if you really prefer to have something topical, go for CBD creams like our Pain Relief Cream with CBD.
How much CBD oil tincture should you take?
This is more complex than it sounds. Figuring out how much CBD to take depends on a number of factors. For starters, your body weight and individual body chemistry affect how you tolerate CBD. Also, consider the reason why you are using it and always take into account your medications. If you’re taking any other medications, speak to your doctor before using CBD.
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