While most supplements have a single recommended dose, CBD is different because of its numerous targets of action in the human body. The amount of CBD that’s right for you depends on your healthcare provider’s recommendations and your research into how CBD will work for your needs. For people who are new to CBD, it’s recommended to follow the industry adage of “start low and go slow.” This way, you can increase the dose of CBD as needed. A low dose of 2.5mg of CBD is considered a great place to start.
There are several different types of CBD-infused products that are made to be consumed in different ways for different results.
OILS & TINCTURES
The most popular type of CBD products are found in sublingual CBD oils and tinctures, which include “broad spectrum CBD oil” that can be dropped under the tongue. Sublingual oils are ideal because they allow for rapid absorption of CBD delivered into the circulatory system through the mucosal membrane linings under your tongue.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is a type of cannabis concentrate that captures all of the raw cannabis plant’s natural therapeutic compounds while eliminating any traces of THC. CBD on its own is lacking in the raw plant’s aromatic terpenes and other natural cannabinoids, which interact synergistically to enhance CBD’s therapeutic benefits in what’s called the Entourage Effect. Single molecule cannabinoids are not as efficacious as broad spectrum formulations.
FlavCBD’s broad spectrum oils are all-natural sublingual formulations developed for maximum CBD bioavailability with convenient, fast relief.
Another popular category of CBD products is edibles, which includes snacks, beverages, and capsules that can be consumed like any other food or pill. The effects of edibles can last up to six hours — which is far longer than inhaled cannabis. Because orally consumed cannabinoids like CBD enter the bloodstream through the stomach and liver, the onset of their effects is considerably slower (30-90 minutes) than inhaled cannabis or sublingual oils. The slow onset and longer duration of CBD edibles make them ideal for treating chronic conditions that require a steady dose of CBD throughout the day.
From gummy bears and chocolate bars to beverages and capsules, edibles offer an easy and discreet way to get a steady and consistent dose of CBD throughout the day.
CBD oils and tinctures can be infused into topical products like salves, roll-ons, transdermal patches, sunscreen, and even bath bombs for application to an affected area of skin, muscle, or joints.
CBD applied directly to the skin tends to stay concentrated in the area where it was applied, unlike edibles and sublingual oils, which distributes cannabinoids throughout the entire body via the bloodstream. They can also be formulated with additional antioxidants to maximize their anti-inflammatory and healing properties, making CBD topicals an excellent option for post-workout soreness and mild pain relief.