How to apply CBD oil?

The goal of today’s blog is to highlight the ways CBD oil is applied.

How is CBD oil applied?

There are three ways CBD oil can enter the body.

  • Inhalation
  • Ingestion
  • Absorption

What is Inhalation?

Inhalation occurs when you apply CBD oil though the lungs either by vaping or smoking.

What is vaping?

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Vaping is a popular way to apply CBD oil. It is fast acting and the effects can last up to three hours. It is a popular way to relieve stress and anxiety, chronic pain and it helps those who want to quit smoking cigarettes.

There are two options for vaping CBD oil vape juice or vape pen. The use of a CBD vape pen is the easiest way to vape CBD oil due to the easy to use out of box solution that required little or no set up. However the solution  found in CBD pens have to be replaced over time and that can get costly. The use of CBD vape juice is preferred when you want to mix CBD oil with a favorite flavor of vape juice. However the vaping device has to be purchased separately.

Vaping CBD oil is fast acting due to it going directly to your lungs. When this happens the CBD diffuses directly into your bloodstream. Other methods of applying CBD oil take longer to take effect because it has to pass through your liver and gut.

There is a risk for lung irritation from vaping. Over the long term inhaling hot CBD oil has the potential to irritate your lungs. There are chemicals in many vape pens that contain thinning agents like propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol that are known carcinogens.    

What is Ingestion?

Ingestion occurs when you apply CBD oil through your mouth. It can be by consuming an edible or applying a tincture.

What is an edible?


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A CBD edible is a tasty way of getting a daily dose of CBD. They can provide long lasting relief for the condition you’re trying to treat. However they take 30 minutes to 2 hours to fully go into effect. The results last longer than inhalation.

There are active compounds in CBD extract added to CBD edibles  that can be added to cooked or baked goods to add additional health benefits like boosting antioxidants. An example would be using cannabutter and CBD crystals when cookies or brownies are being baked.

It’s easier to get the correct dosage of CBD eating edibles than vaping. When edibles are purchased or made pre-dosed servings are added. However when CBD oil is inhaled by vaping it is harder to determine how much dosage you are getting.

What is a tincture?

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A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs, such as cannabis. When produced it can be refined to contain certain compounds from cannabis such as CBD and/or THC.

CBD oil tinctures can be applied under your tongue and the full effect occurs between 50 and 90 seconds. I asked someone on a social media forum about other ways tinctures are used and he said that he added 3 to 5 drops or 5:1 Ratio of CBD tincture in his coffee every morning.

Tinctures are not only popular they are effective. They are so concentrated that it delivers CBD to the body quicker than edibles and the body can break them down quicker also.  If a user cannot vape CBD oil due to health restriction tinctures are a great alternative.

What is absorption?

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Absorption occurs when CBD oil is absorbed through the skin when it is applied topically as an ointment, salve or lotion.

Topical CBD oil is excellent for providing relief from pain in the muscles, joints, nerves and neck and back. It can be used to treat skin conditions like acne, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and skin rashes. Research shows that its possible it can be use as an effective treatment for bacterial infections such as MRSA.

Topical CBD oil is considered the most versatile among the already versatile CBD products. What do I mean about it being versatile? CBD oil can be used not just to treat anxiety and depression, but it has many other functions.

I discovered another use for CBD oil started when I started using it to relieve pain caused by a fractured finger. I rubbed it on topically and it dulled the pain as effectively as taking ibuprofen. According to a study done by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research CBD oil strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures.

CBD oil is a product that that comes in so many different applications.

Please comment and share how you apply CBD oil?

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Here are the links to my previous blogs if you like to know more about CBD oil.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil and Anxiety!

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