CBD oil is one of the most popular home remedies for treating skin conditions and alleviating various health conditions. Although a relatively new product in the market, CBD oil’s popularity and use continue to grow by the day, though some users are still unsure of its application and use. Luckily, though, we have outlined six ways in which you can use CBD oil for various purposes. The application method and ease of use however vary from one purpose to the other.
- Under The Tongue (Through the Mucous Membrane)
This is considered the most effective way to take advantage of the numerous active ingredients of CBD oil products. The compounds are absorbed directly through the mucous membrane under the tongue into blood capillaries and veins. Simply putting a few drops of CBD oil in your mouth delivers it to the bloodstream almost immediately. The best thing about this is that the oil doesn’t have to be ingested or pass through the digestive system to be absorbed into the bloodstream. It; thus bypasses both the liver and the digestive system providing efficient and faster results. CBD resin and CBD drops are the only recommended mediums for this method. CBD drops with a smaller concentration (3-5%) are recommended at first before going for drops with a higher CBD concentration. If looking to treat more severe illnesses and autoimmune conditions, you should then try CBD Resin for it contains higher concentrations of cannabidiol.
How CBD oil is absorbed through the mucous membrane
Depending on the prevailing condition, you need an average of 3 drops of CBD oil placed under the tongue. If resin is your preferred choice, you should then squeeze out an equivalent of one rice grain beneath the tongue. Swirl the resin or drops under the tongue for a couple of minutes for absorption. It could take around 2 minutes for the contents to be absorbed – do not swallow any saliva, not until the contents are absorbed. You can swallow the saliva building up in your mouth after about 3 minutes, or even rinse your mouth with water.
- Oral Administration (Swallowing CBD Oil)
This method entails ingesting CBD oil. This means the oil has to go through the digestive system and the liver before it can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The digestion process however lowers the quality of CBD oil and its effectiveness for that matter. It also takes longer to see the results. Oral administration is the preferred option for treating stomach and digestive issues.
For many people, vaping is the most efficient way of delivering oil into the bloodstream. CBD is absorbed into the blood from the lungs, which again makes this method more effective when compared to ingesting the product. Vaping brings about an almost immediate effect as the contents are absorbed directly into the bloodstream thus reducing the time it takes to manage a condition. Research also shows that vaping delivered CBD much faster than placing it under your tongue. Although the delivery process may be faster, researchers still believe absorption through the mucous membrane provides a longer lasting effect.
- Rectal Administration
This method is recommended when treating digestive issues and especially problems in the digestive organs, e.g., Crohn’s disease. Rectal administration provides a direct effect thus alleviating the prevailing symptoms among other benefits. This method is also more effective than ingesting since CBD is delivered as is to the intestinal membranes where it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. CBD is therefore delivered in its full spectrum thus providing faster relief for the condition at hand. CBD is absorbed in its purest form to the bloodstream too.
- Mix with Food, Drinks, or Take In Capsule Form
CBD oil can be taken in capsule form or even mixed with food and drinks. Although less effective, most people prefer using this method for it is not only simple but also delivers the exact dosage. In addition to this, capsules don’t leave an unpleasant aftertaste after taking it orally. The absorption process is however significantly slower when compared to all the other methods.
- Topical Application
Applying CBD oil directly on the skin, and especially on the affected area, is recommended as well. This method is however preferred for treating skin conditions. CBD oil is absorbed directly into the skin through the skin’s endocannabinoid receptors. This method comes in handy in treating skin rash, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and itchy skin. For optimal effect, CBD resin is formulated with shea butter, mango, and hemp oil to improve its effectiveness and potency. CBD oil can also be added to skin care products such as lotions and creams for the same purpose.