CBD is the newest arrival on the wellness and complimentary health scene, but is a fad or does it have some genuine value and is it here to stay? If it can help you, then how should you take your CBD? Today we’re looking to answer some of these questions thanks to Discover Magazine.
Why Take CBD?
There are some bold claims made about CBD’s potential to act as a miracle cure, and as we assess them it’s important to remember that while the medical consensus has shifted to the view that CBD products are safe to sell, there is a dearth of authoritative studies about the efficacy of the compound in the human body. In specific, very rare circumstances (largely the management of certain cancers and extreme forms of epilepsy that don’t respond to other medication), the NHS is prepared to prescribe CBD based medication, but outside of that, the medical establishment is silent on the benefits of CBD.
With that in mind, and remembering we are therefore dealing with inconclusive studies and anecdotal evidence, two of the main reasons people take CBD products are to help deal with pain and to manage their mental health. There is an emerging consensus that CBD can interact with the body’s ‘endocannabinoid system’, and many people report positive results when using CBD the symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety while also avoiding many of the side effects of traditional anti-depressants.
How to Take CBD
One of the advantages of the CBD products currently on the market is that you have a huge range of choices meaning you can easily get your favoured dose in a way that works for you.
If you favour a carefully regulated dosage resembling traditional medication, CBD capsules are the perfect fit for you. This is particularly useful to you if you’re merging your CBD use with a more traditional array of medication.
If you’re managing a chronic condition and want a simple way to merge regular CBD doses with your lifestyle, CBD tea can help you do that. You can simply substitute a CBD teabag for one or more of your regular hot drinks throughout the day, though you should be aware you absorb notably less of the compound this way.
Finally, if you’re looking for a direct, fast acting dose a tincture of CBD oil is the way to go. This can be administered via a dropper under the tongue, or adapted in liquid for vapes. If you want to try CBD for an acute issue, this could be the right option for you!