Whether you are a veteran when it comes to taking CBD tincture or you are a complete newbie, you might have already considered if there is anything you can do to enhance the effects of this already potent natural healing supplement.
If you have thought of ways that you can make the most of out of your CBD tincture, then congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming an expert when it comes to your own body and knowing how to give it what it needs.
If not, then this article will help you understand what you can do to make it even easier for CBD to have a powerful positive effect on your health, so you can get started without further ado.
The golden rule that you need to understand before anything else is that the potency of the CBD tincture you take will either be increased or decreased, which depends on a variety of factors including your metabolism, how you take your tincture and what you take alongside it.
Without wanting to get too scientific on you, it’s important that you take on board what bioavailability is and how it affects your dosing of CBD. What it basically means is that the dose you take will be affected by the internal systems like your digestive system and other factors like your metabolism and this will determine how fast it will work and how potent it will be.
One of the most effective methods of taking CBD tincture is to take it sublingually, so it can be directly absorbed into your bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth, and it will take effect quicker, as it won’t have to be processed by multiple organs, as it would be if you swallowed it.
On the other hand, when you swallow a CBD edible, it takes longer to feel the effects, but they last for a longer period of time. To make the most out of your CBD tincture, you should consider what your primary objective is.
For example, if you struggle to fall asleep, but you have no problems staying asleep then you would want a fast-acting method of taking CBD tincture, which would be either to take it sublingually or to vape it.
If you can fall asleep easily, but you wake up throughout the night, a CBD edible will have a longer-lasting effect and adding a few drops of your CBD tincture to a cup of tea at night would be a better option for you.
Your Diet Can Affect the Bioavailability of CBD Tincture
If you feel that swallowing CBD works better for you, then you should endeavor to eat foods that better its bioavailability. Recently, a study carried out at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom revealed that certain foods containing fatty acids act as binding agents to CBD, which means that when said fats are metabolized by your body into energy, the CBD is too.
When you are taking CBD oil, try to consume plenty of the following:
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
Don’t Sabotage Yourself
Like many natural supplements, CBD is not going to be as effective if you do not improve other unhealthy aspects of your life. Chain-smoking a packet of cigarettes washed down with a bottle of soda or beer and then eating junk food is obviously going to undo all of the positive benefits CBD will give you.
That doesn’t mean that you have to give up the treats that you enjoy, but your general diet should be in harmony with what you are trying to achieve, and it should complement the CBD as outlined in the list of foods above.
Concentrate on Getting Your Dosage Right
Good quality CBD tincture is not going to be cheap, and this is because the extraction methods used to guarantee purity are expensive. Don’t be tempted to go for the cheapest strength available if you have chronic pain, as you will end up having to take more drops of the bottle to feel a positive effect and it will just run out quickly.
A better idea is to buy a mid to higher strength CBD tincture and start with a couple of drops each day and then increase as necessary. Once you feel enough relief that you are easily able to cope with daily life, and you are sleeping well, don’t try and strive for better results by double dosing. It won’t make much difference, and you will only be building up a tolerance to CBD, meaning you will have to take a higher dose as time progresses.
CBD does not provide a quick fix to an immediate issue, and for some people, it might take longer to notice a positive improvement to your health. Don’t be tempted to throw in the towel if your friend took it once and then instantly had a great nights sleep, give your body the time it needs to adjust and respond. We promise you won’t regret it!
Finally, do your research and ask some questions. Word of mouth is a wonderful thing when it comes to knowing which product to choose from in a sea of others, so ask people you know who already take CBD tincture for their recommendations of which brand to use and the strength you should go for when starting out.