If you've heard about the benefits of CBD and CBD-infused products, but you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options on the market, we are here to help you narrow it down! While it can be tough to choose at first, the delivery method you decide on comes down to personal preference.
Taste, speed of absorption, ease, and portability are common considerations, but no matter what suits your lifestyle best, we're sure you'll find something you love! Below, we cover the different ways to use CBD and list options for getting started.
If you are completely new to the world of CBD and you'd like to do more research on what it is before you start shopping, check out our post that explains the basics.
Tinctures & Sublinguals
CBD tinctures and sublingual products are a popular choice because they are so easy to use, can be added to anything, and are quickly absorbed. They typically come in a bottle of liquid with either a dropper or a spray top.
If you are primarily consuming CBD at home, a tincture can be an easy supplement to add to your wellness routine. If you're using CBD while on the go and you need something you can use on the down-low, a CBD oral spray would be ideal for quick and subtle application.
To take a tincture formula, simply add a few drops under your tongue or give the inside of your cheek a spritz. Wait one minute and then swallow. All the tiny blood vessels in your mouth will get the CBD flowing in no time!
Try our Full-Spectrum CBD Water Soluble tincture, Broad-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil, or Full-Spectrum CBD in Hemp Seed Oil. All three are USDA Certified Organic, fast-acting, and easy to add to your favorite food or drink.
Capsules & Tablets
Capsules and tablets are a familiar choice because people have been using them for supplements their whole lives. They are super travel-friendly and easy to consume no matter where you are. They also do not have a taste, so they can be a suitable option if you love CBD but don't like the concentrated taste of tinctures.
Capsules and tablets are also great if you want a pre-measured serving of CBD without having to think about the exact volume you are consuming. They are also helpful if you want to take a specific amount of CBD each day.
Because capsules and tablets are absorbed through the digestive tract, they take approximately 30 minutes or longer to take effect.
Try our Full-Spectrum CBD Softgel Capsules for pre-measured servings and slow and steady absorption.
If you like the convenience and control of capsules and tablets, but you want something a little more fun, you'll love CBD gummies. They come pre-portioned and there are several flavors to choose from.
In a Smoothie
If you want to mask the earthy and natural taste of CBD, you can mix tinctures or isolate powder into your morning or post-workout smoothie for an added boost of goodness. Simply add your desired amount and blend until fully mixed.
Like capsules and tablets, CBD smoothies will take around 30 minutes to absorb into your system.
Looking for a delicious CBD smoothie? Our summertime go-to is this Sparkling Watermelon Mint Smoothie with our Water Soluble CBD.
In Your Coffee
If you love starting your day with caffeine, CBD can be the perfect addition to your cup of Jo! If you've never tried bulletproof coffee, you're seriously missing out.
Bulletproof coffee is just coffee, unsalted butter, and MCT oil. Combine all three and stir well or blend. You can also spice it up with a dash of cinnamon and a few drops of CBD oil to really kick-start your day.
Try our Organic Broad-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil to take your favorite brew to the next level.
In Salad Dressings
CBD oil can be added to any food, just be careful not to cook with it at a high temperature as prolonged heat can make CBD less effective. That is why adding it to salad dressings is a no-brainer way to incorporate CBD into a healthy diet. If you are cooking with CBD, be sure not to exceed 320F.
In Sweet Treats
If you love cookies, brownies, chocolate, and other sweet treats, there are plenty of baked goods to choose from. You can also add CBD oil to your baking to make your own edibles, but don't forget that the cooking temperature can't exceed 320F.
In a Vape Pen
Vaping CBD is another easy option and can be discreet when using a vape pen that produces little smoke. Unlike edibles that take a bit to kick in, vaped CBD is absorbed almost immediately as it enters the lungs and passes into the bloodstream.
In a Topical Rub or Balm
CBD topicals are a popular choice if you're looking to soothe specific areas of the body. Topicals come in the form of CBD creams, lotions, balms, and roll-on gels.
If you're an athlete, topicals may be the perfect option for you. They work quickly and are easy to use. Incorporate them into your regular moisturizing routine or use targeted application on problem areas to feel the benefits.
Check out our topical collection!
Get Started with Hemplucid
Selecting a CBD product is a matter of preference and you certainly have no shortage of options. Incorporate CBD hemp oil into your wellness routine using tinctures, capsules, gummies, vape pens, or topicals.
No matter which option you choose first, you can always mix it up or stick with one that never lets you down. As the CBD market expands, you'll always have new flavors and methods of delivery to choose from, so don't be afraid to experiment to see what works best for you.
At Hemplucid, we have a variety of CBD products available and our team loves helping people who are new to CBD select their first item. If you're still feeling unsure about what to pick, reach out to us anytime with your questions. We also have a video series that answers the most popular inquiries.