4 Hacks To Make The Most Of Your CBD Oil
There’s no doubt Cannabidiol Oil has become one of the most popular supplements in recent years. And based on current research, our own experience, and customer feedback it’s no wonder why. CBD Oil can have a profound impact on health and wellbeing.
But if you want to make the most of your oil there are some simple ‘hacks’ that you can do. Read on to find out!
1) Hold the drops under the tongue for a prolonged period of time.
Our general guidance is to hold the drops under the tongue for at least one minute, as this seems a sensible balance between absorption and practicality. But you may get better results by holding the drops under the tongue for longer.
When drops are held under the tongue, the cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes in the mouth. This leads to higher bioavailability (the portion of a substance that makes it to the bloodstream) than swallowing the drops directly.
This is no exact science and we have no studies to back this up. But the theory is that the longer you hold the drops, the higher the absorption rates. From our experience and what customers say, this does seem to be the case.
2) Consume your cannabidiol oil with a meal.
CBD is a fat-soluble substance, much like vitamins A, D, E and K. Fat-soluble substances are absorbed more efficiently when consumed with a source of fat.
A study from the University of Minnesota compared the absorption rates of pure CBD taken when fasting, or with a high-fat meal. The results were profound, with absorption rates of CBD taken with the meal being up to 14 times higher than when fasting. So this one way to overcome the poor bioavailability issues if you wish to swallow your drops directly. But for best results, you could combine holding the drops for longer just before or after a high-fat meal.
Some healthy sources of fat include hemp seeds, ground flax or chia seeds, nut butters and avocados. If you wish to use oil when cooking, extra virgin olive oil is generally considered to be one of the healthy options.
3) Experiment with a lower dose.
If you are looking for optimal wellbeing support, one can often assume that increasing to a higher dose will deliver better results. This is not always the case with CBD.
If you are simply using CBD for health and wellbeing, then sometimes less is more. That’s why we always recommend starting low then gradually increasing, so you can assess how different doses affect you. Sometimes if you take more than you actually need then it can be less effective.
However, many people use CBD products for purposes other than general health and wellbeing. In this case, the dose you need can vary depending on what you are using it for.
So if you are the type of person who likes to ‘go for gold’ and jump to the highest dose/strength. Please take this into consideration, as it may save you some money!
4) Take a break.
When you use a supplement for long periods of time, you can get used to the effect it has on you. Many customers report having excellent results initially that are then less noticeable after a while. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is no longer benefiting you. It’s most probably because the product has created a new baseline in terms of health and wellbeing.
So if you have any doubts about whether the product is still offering benefits, taking a break for a few days then returning to the same dose that you had best results with may help to clarify this.
We hope that this article helps you to make the most of you cannabidiol oil. If you are interested in learning more about our products, click the button below to head over to our shop!