How to Use CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis extract rapidly gaining popularity for its potential health benefits. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most well-known cannabis extract, the consumption of CBD does not make one feel high or disoriented. It can, however, be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety or temper a long list of ailments and illnesses.
First-time CBD users typically want to know, how should it best be consumed or applied? The truth is that CBD comes in a variety of forms and products, and you should consult with a medical professional to determine what will work best for you based on your needs.
That said, CBD is usually either delivered in Tinctures (Drops or Sprays), Edibles or Topical Rubs and Balms.
Tinctures (Drops or Sprays)
Tinctures are made by absorbing cannabinoids, such as CBD, into a solvent – such as ethanol – then straining out the plant matter. Oil is used to dilute the extract and improve the taste. Droppers or spray bottles can be used to ingest CBD tinctures orally.
Infusing CBD into coffee or other drinks, or cooking treats such as cookies with CBD-infused butter, can be an easy way to ingest it and enjoy the benefits.
Topical Rubs and Balms
Lotions, creams and other topical rubs are typically made of CBD extract mixed with coconut oil or beeswax. The mixture allows the recipe to be applied over a part of the body experiencing aches or pains and penetrate the skin.