The two big questions we face are:what is cbd and how to take CBD. Having already clear what it is, as we published in our blog, we only have to know how to use it.
Types of CBD uses
There are two ways to take CBD oil: cosmetic or topical use and orally.
Although it is true that in Spain CBD is regulated for cosmetic or personal care use, its sale for ingestion is not regulated. However, in many countries, including the United States, Switzerland, Germany, England or Italy, sublingual use is allowed, but let's go step by step.
One of the great benefits of CBD is its topical use. When it comes to personal care, it would be regulated in Spain. In this case, we could put it directly on the skin or mix it with cream so that it can have an effect on muscles, localized inflammations or even eczema.
On the other hand, as we have mentioned before, many countries advise the sublingual use of CBD to better take advantage of all its effects. This form of consumption is recommended because many capillaries are located under the tongue, so the CBD would enter directly into the bloodstream. This means that its effects can begin to be appreciated much faster. Experts also advise that before swallowing it is kept in the mouth for at least 30 seconds.
How many drops of CBD should I take per day?
If you are starting to consume it, it is optimal to start with low amounts, approximately 3 drops.
Once you see for yourself how it works and the effects it has on you, you can increase or decrease the dose depending on your needs. We emphasize starting small, as it depends a lot on each person. There are those who are enough with two drops and others who need to take more than half a pipette to notice theirBenefits.
The staggering method is recommended in order to know the ideal dose for each of us. As reported in the book“CBD:A patient's guide to Medical Cannabis”, by Leinow & BirnbaumIt all depends on the symptoms you have. Not only the dose will depend on that, but also the percentage that you must choose when buying.
Each body is different and, therefore, reacts differently. In addition to the symptoms we should also take into account our weight, age and sex. In general, men tend to have a higher tolerance than women, as does age and weight: the older we get and the heavier we get, the less sensitive we are to the product.
Therefore, and taking this into account, you can start the first week by taking a very small dose (three drops) and see how it works in your body. If you see that in this way it fulfills its function, it is that you have found your minimum effective dose. If you see that you do not notice anything, you can increase it week after week until you find your own dose.
If your ideal minimum dose is high, you can spread it out throughout the day (morning, noon, and night). Likewise, if with the initial dose or when increasing it you notice any negative effects, reduce it. Keep in mind that too low a dose or too high a dose are less effective.
When it comes to knowing how to take CBD oil and which one to choose, it is important to know what our situation is. Luna Nueva is ideal for muscle aches, difficulty sleeping, feeling restless, headaches, regulating mood or controlling nausea and menopausal symptoms.
In addition, it is also perfect as a dermocosmetic treatment due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD suppresses inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Most dermatological disorders are aggravated by inflammation and this product helps us reduce the inflammatory response of the skin, which leads to calming the affected areas.
On the other hand, it can be a great ally against one of the major skin problems in our country, such as eczema and psoriasis. CBD oil has great power to combat these disorders as it blocks interleukins and prevents the formation of psoriasis plaques.
Likewise, it will provide us with extra nutrition and will reduce the hyperactive contribution of sebum, the cause of annoying acne, helping to deflate the area and heal it due to its anti-bacterial power. That is, CBD oil inhibits the hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands.
In the world of cosmetics, one of the most valued and demanded products by both men and women are anti-aging creams. And, as we have mentioned, CBD oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps reduce the toxins that accumulate in our skin due to external factors. It is recommended to mix three drops with our facial cream and add it to our daily routine.
Luna Creciente is more suitable, however, for more severe situations such as insomnia, stress, anxiety, inflammation, strong menstrual pain or skin conditions.
In addition, it is also recommended to use the 10% bottle for chronic pain, anxiety, autoimmune diseases and conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.
Likewise, CBD oil also helps against the symptoms of Parkinson's or the effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients.
How to take CBD oil according to symptoms
One of the things to consider is why we take CBD oil. Depending on what you want it for, you should take it one way or another.
cbd for sleep
If you want to take CBD to sleep because you do not rest well or have insomnia, it is recommended to take it one hour before going to bed. It is important to know that CBD is not a medicine, so you will not notice the effects of other drugs, nor will you notice the side effects that they leave the next day.
Therefore, it is recommended to take your minimum effective dose under the tongue one hour before going to sleep. Before swallowing, leave it for a minute under the tongue.
CBD for anxiety and stress
Two of the great problems of today's society are, without a doubt, stress and anxiety. After the confinement we have suffered, psychologists and doctors have warned of its growth. If you want to help calm your anxiety and stress with CBD oil, it is recommended to take it throughout the day. The ideal is to start with your minimum effective dose, throwing them under the tongue. It is also recommended to keep them there for a minute before swallowing.
Try to do it morning, noon and night. What many people do is increase the dose throughout the day. That is, you can start with two drops in the morning and take three or four at night.
The most important thing is that you see how it is having an effect on your body because each person is different and, therefore, it affects you in a different way.
If you see that after a few days you don't feel anything, you can add more until you find what works best for you.
CBD for muscle recovery
Many athletes, after making great efforts, feel pain in certain muscles or areas of the body. Although it is true that the consumption of painkillers is very common in these cases, CBD oil can be a good natural remedy.
The way to consume CBD oil in athletes depends not only on the person, but also on the sport that is being performed. The pain is caused by the formation of microtears in the muscle fibers that work with particular intensity. The example of bodybuilding or weightlifting is often used when it comes to exercises that target specific muscles. In these cases in which the pain is very specific, it is recommended to apply the CBD oil topically, that is, directly on the area that we want to treat. In this way, the cannabinoid interacts with the Endocannabinoid System in that specific place, which results in faster and more direct relief.
On the other hand, for sports such as cycling or running, the pain is usually in the lower extremities. In that case, CBD oil could be spread on the sore parts and, in addition, taken sublingually just after training and before bed to help you rest better and contribute to muscle recovery.
How long does CBD take to work?
If you're wondering how long it takes for CBD oil to kick in, we have to tell you that it depends on how you've used it. If you have used it sublingually, its effects usually take around 15 minutes.
On the other hand, if you have used it on the skin, very common, as we have mentioned, in athletes or to relieve skin injuries and diseases such as eczema, acne or psoriasis, it can take between 25 and 45 minutes before you start noticing its effects.
Other recommendations for taking CBD oil:
- If you are taking other medications, always consult your doctor first so that he can advise you.
- Before buying CBD oil, remember to check their analysis.
- How long does CBD take to work?
If you have any questions about your personal situation and the use of CBD, it is best to see your doctor for advice. This post is purely informative.