5 Effective ways to take CBD

5 Effective ways to take CBD.
CBD oil has risen in popularity over the past couple of years with its increased availability
across the UK. But did you know CBD oil is not the only effective way to add CBD to your
diet?
CBD comes in many forms. With products ranging from edibles, oils, capsules, and vape
liquids, there is an effective and convenient option for everyone.
The method of consumption you choose is largely down to personal preference but each
method offers its own individual benefits too. By educating yourself about the options
available you can find a CBD product that meets your needs and your lifestyle.
In this article, we break down 5 effective ways to take CBD, so you can decide which is best
for you.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
First, a brief introduction to CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical
compounds, found in cannabis and hemp. While beneficial for wellbeing, CBD doesn’t have
the psychoactive properties of it’s more famous cousin THC. Even at high doses CBD will
not get you high and it’s safe for all the family to use on a regular basis.
CBD is a wonder of health and wellness because of its powerful interaction with the
endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates many vital functions within the body
including; mood, appetite, sleep, hormone production, and even stress and immune system
responses. CBD has been shown to positively interact with the endocannabinoid system
(ECS) to maintain balance and promote good health.

Methods of consuming CBD.
As we have explained, there are many effective ways to take CBD. At Love Hemp we offer a
wide selection of high quality CBD products, because we know everyone is unique. This
choice gives our customers flexibility so they can find a CBD product that is not only
effective, but also fits into their lifestyle.

CBD oil.
First up, CBD oil. CBD oil is probably the most popular way of consuming CBD. It is taken by
placing drops under the tongue (Sublingual administration). CBD oils come in many
strengths and variations, so it offers a wide choice when it comes to your dosing needs.

Pros.
● CBD oil administered sublingually ensures quick absorption through the mucus
glands. This means you able to experience the positive CBD effects on your health
and general wellbeing more quickly than other methods.
● There is a lot more flexibility when dosing, using CBD oil, compared to some other
methods.
● CBD oil is one of the most cost effective ways of consuming CBD.

Cons.
● Some people struggle with the earthy taste of CBD oil, although this can be
overcome by brushing your teeth beforehand or drinking a glass of water after.
● Those wishing to be discreet about their CBD intake when out in public may not find
this method suitable.

Love Hemp CBD oils.
At Love Hemp we sell a wide selection of high quality, CO2 extracted, lab tested, full
spectrum CBD oils. We offer many different strengths giving you flexibility with your dosing
needs. If you’re looking for a high quality, effective and affordable CBD oil, then look no
further.

How to take CBD oil.
CBD oil is simple to take and helps to support your overall health and well-being. Just place
the desired amount under the tongue and hold there for 1-2 minutes before swallowing.

CBD capsules.
Another common way to take CBD is to ingest it orally in the form of a capsule. Capsules are
probably the easiest way to add CBD to your life as a daily supplement. Although, when you
ingest CBD, it passes through the digestive system first and is metabolised by the liver,
meaning it takes longer for the beneficial effects of CBD to noticed.

Pros.
● CBD capsules are a comfortable and easy way to take CBD – they are tasteless,
portable, discreet and easy to dose.
● If you struggle with the unique, earthy taste of CBD oil then capsules are a great
option for you.
● The CBD dose is pre-measured, making capsules a convenient and easy-to-dose
option.
● Although the effects tend to occur later, they also last longer. So, this solution works
best for people who need a consistent dose of CBD throughout the day.

Cons.
● The bioavailability of CBD is reduced when consumed orally as it goes through a
process known as “first pass metabolism” – it first passes through your digestive
system before circulating throughout the liver.
● CBD capsules are also, generally, a less cost effective option than CBD oil.

Love Hemp CBD capsules.
Our Love Hemp soft gel CBD capsules come in two strengths – 300mg and 750mg. They are
rich in natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and phytonutrients. Because of their
smooth contour and shape, soft gel capsules are very easy-to-swallow and they break down
quickly in the stomach.

How to take CBD capsules.
Taking CBD capsules couldn’t be easier – Just swallow with a glass of water. Suggested
use: 1-2 capsules taken 1-3 times a day.

CBD E-liquids (vaping)
Vaping CBD is favoured by many as it offers a quick and efficient method of consuming
CBD. During vaping, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream.
Because it doesn’t have to make its way through the digestive system or liver, the CBD
enters your circulation faster. This means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a
much smaller amount of CBD. Vaping is also relaxing due to the deep inhales and exhales.

Pros.
● With the CBD directly entering your bloodstream, the beneficial effects are felt very
quickly.
● Less CBD is lost during vaping compared to the ingestion method. So the absorption
rate (bioavailability) is a lot higher than for other methods like CBD oil and CBD
capsules.
● Flavoured vape liquids make for a pleasant experience and many people find it a
very relaxing way to consume CBD.

Cons.
● Unlike other methods of taking CBD, you will need to buy equipment alongside your
CBD E-liquid. Although, if you are already a vaper this is not an issue, as a standard
vape pen is sufficient.
● Not everywhere allows vaping, so if you are looking to consume CBD at work, vaping
may not be the option for you.

Love Hemp E-Liquids.
Our CBD E-Liquids come in a variety of strengths and flavours. They are extracted from
certified organic hemp. Our natural CBD E-Liquids will give your body the boost it needs to
find relief. They are made with 99% pure CBD crystals and full spectrum cannabinoid rich
hemp extract.
We also offer a super high concentrate full spectrum (85%) CBD wax crumble. It contains
850mg CBD in 1 gram along with a full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and healthy fatty
acids. Or why not try our terpene infused CBD crystals (90% CBD, 10% terpenes). An
exceptional quality CBD extract that's flavoursome and aromatic.

How to take CBD E-liquids.
The amount you consume will depend on the strength of the CBD E-liquid you choose. Try
vaping a few puffs, regularly throughout the day, and see how you feel.

CBD edibles.
CBD can also be ingested in the form of gummy bears, chocolates, cakes and even CBD
beverages. CBD edibles are ideal for all the family and they taste great. They are a perfect
choice for anyone that struggles with the taste of CBD oil.

Pros.
● Edibles are a tasty, discreet and convenient way to take CBD.
● They contain a pre-measured dose which takes any guesswork out of CBD dosing.

● While it takes longer for CBD edibles to take effect (between 30 minutes to two
hours), the effects last longer than methods like vaping. In fact, CBD edibles can last
between two and four hours longer than inhaled CBD.

Cons.
● As we have mentioned previously, CBD ingested orally has a lower absorption rate
than other methods, so it can take longer to notice the benefits of CBD.
● CBD edibles are often a less cost effective way to consume CBD.

Love Hemp CBD edibles.
At Love Hemp we offer a selection of CBD edibles; CBD gummy bears, CBD chocolates and
our innovative Love Hemp Water.
Our CBD infused gummy bears contain 10mg of CBD each. They are a tasty way to add
CBD to your diet and are free-from yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, and peanuts. Love
Hemp gummy bears are laboratory tested for quality and consistency.
We also offer premium quality chocolates. Every 100g pack of our chocolate balls contains
40mg of CBD. They are rich in a full spectrum of natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids
and phytonutrients.
For a healthy CBD edibles experience why not try our Love Hemp Water. Each bottle
contains 500ml of Natural Spring water infused with CBD hemp droplets (2mg).

How to take CBD edibles.
The amount you consume will depend on the type and strength of edibles you choose. For
example our CBD chocolate balls contain 10mg of CBD per 25 grams, while our CBD-
infused gummy bears contain 10mg of CBD each.
CBD topical balms or salves.
CBD topical salves offer another effective way to administer CBD. When CBD is applied
topically, it is absorbed directly through the skin. Cannabinoid receptors are located
throughout the skin, the body’s largest organ, making CBD a potential therapy for a range of
conditions. Because it is applied right on trouble areas, the CBD works directly where it is
needed the most.

Pros.
● CBD topical salves can be applied directly to the area where they are needed. This
allows for quick absorption and targeted relief.
● CBD salves also contain many other active therapeutic compounds that can work
alongside CBD to increase the benefits you receive.

Cons.
● CBD salves tend to contain lower amounts of CBD and are only really effective in the
areas where they are applied.
● If you have multiple health conditions you wish to target, you may benefit from taking
another form of CBD along with your CBD salve.

Love Hemp CBD body salve.
Our Love Hemp body salve, which recently featured in the Metro, is made using only organic
ingredients. It is a CBD-rich salve that creates a barrier to help skin feel protected and
relieved as well as supporting overall health.
How to use CBD topical balms or salves.
Apply a thin layer and massage thoroughly into affected areas of the skin. For external use
only.

What is the best way to consume CBD?
Now you are aware of all the options available, you may be asking; What is the best way to
consume CBD? Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Each person is
entirely unique, and as such, there is no method of consumption that can be declared
“better” than another. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages.
The method you choose may have more to do with your lifestyle than bioavailability, and you
may find a combination of methods most effective for your health needs. At Love Hemp we
offer a wide range of CBD choices, so why not experiment and see what works for you.

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