So, you've made the exciting choice to invest in your first bottle of Comfort Zone's CBD oil. Congratulations! Inside that box, you'll find a beautiful glass bottle with a convenient dropper top. But now that you have it in your hands, you might be wondering, "What's the best way to make CBD oil a part of my morning or nighttime routine? How can I evenly distribute my dosage throughout the day?" Fear not, we're here to provide the answers you seek.
Understanding CBD Oil
Before we delve into the how-tos of CBD oil consumption, it's essential to grasp the fundamentals. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a unique compound found exclusively in the cannabis plant. Often overshadowed by its infamous cousin, THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana, CBD possesses a range of potential health benefits. CBD oil is extracted from cannabis strains with minimal THC content, typically classified as "hemp."
The turning point for the CBD industry came with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, known as the Farm Bill, which legalized the nationwide cultivation of hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. This landmark legislation also paved the way for full-spectrum CBD products, which contain trace amounts of THC, to be sold. Thus, the CBD oil industry was born.
Crafting full-spectrum CBD oil begins with extracting CBD compounds from hemp plant material, then blending them with a carrier oil. At CBD Comfort Zone, we exclusively use the flowers for our extracts, ensuring a high THC content and a naturally delightful taste, with no need for added flavorings.
Various carrier oils can be used by CBD manufacturers, including hemp seed oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, and sunflower oil. Among these, the best carrier oil for CBD is MCT, an abbreviation for medium-chain triglycerides, derived from coconut oil. The small molecules in MCT coconut oil readily pass through mucous membranes, facilitating efficient CBD delivery into the body and increasing absorption rates.
Taking CBD Oil: Sublingual vs. Edibles
One of the most common ways to take CBD is in oil or tincture form, administered sublingually (under the tongue) for maximum effectiveness. The key advantage of this method is the rapid absorption into the bloodstream. Here's how it works: dispense your desired serving size under your tongue using the included dropper, then leave it there for at least 30 seconds. This allows as much CBD as possible to be absorbed by the tiny capillaries beneath your tongue, directly entering your bloodstream. Consequently, this delivery method is highly efficient.
In contrast, some CBD products, such as capsules, gummies, or edibles, are designed to be swallowed or chewed and then swallowed. These offer a different experience in terms of bioavailability, CBD dosage, and the onset of effects. For instance, CBD oil taken sublingually enters the bloodstream promptly, while CBD capsules must traverse the digestive tract and liver before becoming effective. Although capsules' coatings protect against some loss of bioavailability during digestion, it takes longer to feel their effects.
An important distinction is the ease of adjusting your CBD dosage. Everyone's needs vary based on factors like body weight, metabolism, and genetics. The dropper provided with CBD oil is ideal for minute adjustments, allowing for precision in finding your optimal dosage. Many find that a good starting dose is 25 mg of CBD per day, but you may need to adjust based on your body weight and how it responds to the new cannabinoid levels. As you make adjustments, try increasing or decreasing your dosage by 5 mg increments, making note of how you feel until you determine the perfect dose. Allow a few weeks between adjustments to assess your body's response.
This adaptability in dose adjustment is more challenging with CBD edibles and capsules, as they come in predetermined forms.
The Right Way to Take CBD Oil
Understanding the anatomy of the mouth plays a vital role in optimizing CBD oil intake. The human mouth serves as the initial segment of the alimentary canal, featuring the oral mucosa—a mucous membrane lining the interior of the mouth. The mouth can be divided into two regions: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper. The vestibule lies between the teeth and the lips and cheeks, while the oral cavity proper is surrounded by teeth at the front and the isthmus of the fauces (the opening leading to the throat) at the back.
If you've ever experienced a mouth injury, you're well aware of the numerous capillaries and blood vessels in your mouth. Luckily, mouth abrasions tend to heal quickly compared to injuries in other parts of the body, thanks to the ample blood supply.
When you hold CBD oil under your tongue for 30-60 seconds, the active ingredients have the opportunity to permeate the mucous membranes and enter the tiny capillaries abundant in the mouth. Once you've completed this sublingual step, use your tongue to spread the oil across your gums and cheeks. This process facilitates absorption before you swallow the remainder.
The taste of CBD oil is a critical factor. While some CBD oil producers use artificial flavorings like lemon, orange, or mint chocolate to mask the taste of their products, CBD Comfort Zone's Organic CBD oil boasts a naturally pleasant floral taste, eliminating the need for added flavorings. Our Distilled Organic CBD oil, meanwhile, has had the plant matter gently removed, leaving a pure, virtually tasteless oil.
The Risks of Incorrect CBD Oil Consumption
Using CBD oil incorrectly can have several implications. If you swallow the oil or add it to your morning coffee, some of it may bypass the sublingual absorption phase and end up in the digestive system. This can result in delayed effects since the digestive process takes more time.
Incorrect CBD consumption methods can lead to wastage. High-quality CBD products can be a significant investment, and if you lose some active ingredients to the digestive process, it can be costly. Correct CBD use not only makes your products last longer but also ensures optimal effectiveness.
While the sublingual administration of CBD oil may feel unfamiliar to some, it offers a range of benefits. It provides greater bioavailability, a faster onset of effects, and enables precise dosage management to help you find your perfect dose. However, if this method doesn't align with your preferences, CBD Comfort Zone offers alternatives such as CBD oil capsules, gummies, and drops, as well as full-spectrum CBD creams and an organic CBD balm. With a variety of options, you can choose the method that suits you best.
Regardless of your choice, rest assured that all ingredients in CBD Comfort Zone's products that can be organic are USDA organic. Our CBD oil is sustainably sun-grown, free from fertilizers or pesticides. Our full-spectrum products harness the entourage effect to maximize your benefits. Our collection of CBD oils, topicals, capsules, and pet products has received acclaim and can be conveniently and legally delivered to your doorstep.