How to Use & Take CBD Oil: A Beginner’s Guide to Consuming CBD

How to Use & Take CBD Oil: A Beginner’s Guide to Consuming CBD

How to Use & Take CBD Oil: A Beginner’s Guide to Consuming CBD 

Whether you’re new to CBD or you’re trying out tinctures for the first time, it’s essential to know how to take CBD oil and the options you have when doing so. Continue reading to learn more about the best ways to take CBD oil.

Choose Your Serving Size

Before you start consuming CBD oil, you’ll need to know what concentration and serving size is best for you. How often you should take CBD can depend on many different factors, including your desired result, individual body chemistry and metabolism, unique genetics, and weight. For many people, 10-20 mg of CBD per day is where they notice their desired results, but some take even more. We recommend going through our CBD product finder to find the best product for your personal needs. To better understand how much you should take, read our blog post on How Much CBD is Right For You.

How to Take CBD Oil or Tinctures

The most effective way to take CBD oil is to follow the directions for suggested use on the bottle. This varies depending on the product. In general, shake the bottle, fill the dropper to the desired amount and release the dropper contents in the mouth and swallow. Be sure not to let the dropper touch your tongue in order to keep it clean.

If you don’t prefer the taste of oil or feel like you can’t always get the exact serving size, don’t worry! Charlotte’s Web™ offers gummies and capsules made with our ultra-high-quality CBD extract in varying concentrations and serving sizes so you can be sure you’re getting the amount of CBD you want every time. Our gummies come in SleepCalm, and Recovery varieties to achieve different benefits, while our capsules come in both 15mg and 25mg sizes. 

Can you drink CBD oil?

Yes, you can! Adding CBD oil to coffee or cocktails is a popular way to take CBD oil. Some CBD oils can have an earthy taste that isn’t for everyone, so many people choose to mix it in with their morning coffee, smoothies, a relaxing end-of-the-day cocktail, or even food. 

Establish A CBD Routine 

One of the best ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your CBD is to establish regular times for taking it every day. Establishing a routine for taking your CBD allows you to get a better understanding if it’s doing what you want or not. If you’re not feeling your desired effects after the first few days, you can simply increase the amount. We recommend a serving in capsule or oil form twice daily, at the beginning and end of the day. Check out our guide to CBD routines to learn more.

Are you not feeling your desired results?

Everyone’s body reacts to CBD differently, and it can take longer for some people to feel the effects of CBD than others. If you’ve been sticking to the routine we talked about above, and are still not feeling how you want, it could be because of one of these reasons:

  • Poor quality CBD: Cheap or low-quality products often mean poor results. 
  • Not the right amount for you: You may need to increase or decrease the amount you are taking. 
  • Interactions with other products: Medications or other things you ingest regularly may be impacting your results.  
  • Not the suitable form: You may benefit from giving capsules or gummies a try. 
  • Unrealistic expectations: You may be expecting results from CBD that just aren’t possible. 

Learn more about why CBD may not be working for you here

Find What Works For You

At the end of the day, the best way to take CBD is the best way for you. Maybe you like putting it in a drink, taking it in capsule form, or dropping it under your tongue, whatever your method is, it’s important it works for you. Pair that method up with a daily routine, and you’re set up for CBD success.