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January 2018

When we first enter the world of cannabinoids and CBD it is important to understand the types of products and how we should consume these. You may have heard that CBD is important in your regular wellness routine. But how should you consumer it in the most effective way to suit your needs?

Using CBD as a food supplement is about finding out what works for each person, both in terms of how they use it and how much. Firstly, it’s about finding out the way CBD can be consumed as this varies the way it is absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. As a food supplement, the maximum adult daily dose is 200mg, it’s all about the consumer and what works best for you. Here are some of the ways Dragonfly recommends consuming CBD.

Different ways of taking CBD

Orally

Arguably the most common way of taking your CBD is to swallow CBD oil. This is because when you ingest your CBD oil it passes quickly through your digestive system and is processed by the liver, before delivering it’s active compound into your blood stream.Dragonfly Biosciences CBD comes complete with an easy to use, non-drip oral pipette which is served by pressing the applicator button automatically dispensing the active ingredient either directly into your mouth or onto a spoon before consuming.

Holding CBD under your tongue

The most obvious method is a few drops of highly concentrated oil in your mouth. The best way is under your tongue and hold it there for as long as you can. That way at least some of it will be absorbed through your mucus membranes directly into your bloodstream. When you swallow what’s left it will pass through your gastrointestinal system and into your liver. Studies show that as little as 6% of what you ingest orally will actually end up in your bloodstream but this is much the same for any substance that is metabolised through your liver. So those few seconds holding the oil in your mouth may significantly increase this.

Use CBD to condition your hair

Use a drop of CBD oil in your shampoo and conditioners to clean and strengthen your hair health and scalp. This can also aid with skin related issues that often arise on the scalp.

Massaging CBD into your skin

You can apply some CBD products directly onto the skin. CBD creams or body salves can be rubbed into the skin and absorbed directly into the small capillary blood vessels. The CBD and other active ingredients found in topical CBD products like lotions and salves are absorbed into the skin so that they can interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. Hemp CBD oil contains CBD and many fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients that play a vital role in the health of your skin.

Mix CBD with your favourite drinks

Looking for another simply way to add CBD into your daily life? Try blending a couple of drops into your favourite drinks. By adding CBD into your healthy drinks it can improve how well CBD is absorbed. Fatty acids found in certain foods can serve as carriers for cannabinoids, allowing the process to quicken.

Vaping

Vaping offers a lung-friendly method for inhaling CBD oil, allowing CBD and other trace cannabinoids to be absorbed through the lung’s large absorptive surface area before they’re diffused into the bloodstream. Studies suggest that 18% to 30% of inhaled CBD will be absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream. Research suggests that the beneficial effects of CBD take place more quickly when inhaled but may last for a shorter period of time. When swallowed the effect takes longer but also lasts for a longer period.