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How to Take CBD

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

There are many reasons to take CBD. There are many ways to take CBD. It is important to find out which is the best method for your body, as we all work differently when it comes to metabolism.

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Types of CBD Products

Sublingual Products

These types of products are meant to be absorbed under your tongue. These are usually called “tinctures” and are solutions made by instilling CBD into an oil or alcohol. Final products will use a dropper, a sprayer, or become a lozenge.

Sublingual absorption is beneficial over ingestion and digestion, as the absorption is preserved. Digestion can disrupt the ability to fully absorb the full dosage of CBD. The effects of the CBD will also occur faster if absorbed sublingually.


Designed to be applied directly to the skin, CBD topicals are a great option for those with targeted pain. Currently, there is a world of CBD infused products that can be applied topically, including lotions, balms, salves, creams, and transdermal patches.

Topicals can provide a more concentrated relief to a particular area of the body versus digestion. However, the permeability, or the ability to pass through the skin barrier, is low compared to sublingual tissue. This means that you should look for higher doses of topical CBD products if you are going to use this route. Using a product that contains other analgesics, like menthol and camphor, may bring more relief.

Vaporizers and Smoking Flower

Vaporizers and smoking flower allow the CBD to get directly into your bloodstream. The effects will be much more quickly felt than other methods, such as topicals and edibles.

There are many options when it comes to inhaling CBD. A high-CBD cannabis flower joint is the most raw form you can opt for. Consider more healthy options, such as a vaporizers with a cartridge that contains CBD oil, or even inhale CBD concentrates that can be added to any fillable vape pen that has a chamber for concentrates.

Smoking cannabis flower can expose you to many carcinogens, which is why many opt to vape. Vaping concentrates allows you to avoid this, however, make sure to avoid cartridges that contain thinning agents or fillers, such as fractionated coconut oil (MCT), propylene glycol, or vegetable glycerin. These compounds can cause damage to lung tissue.


An easy way to try CBD is with edibles. There are a world of options when it comes to ways to ingest CBD. From gummies and chocolates to nuts and ice cream, you'll find your favorite snack variety probably has a CBD infused option. Capsules and tablets are also considered a digestive option.

The time it takes and the absorption of the CBD is what might hinder some people at this point. Researchers have shown that CBD is subjected to the body's “first pass effect.” This means that the liver and digestive tract break down the CBD and only a small percentage of the CBD can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The CBD will take about 2 hours to take full effect when ingesting this route.

Beverages and Water Soluble Products

There is a growing industry of CBD containing beverages as science has developed ways to get cannabinoids to dissolve in water. This process was developed as a method of ingestion that is easier to absorb than with oil based products. These beverages and products have a more rapid onset than edibles, about 20 minutes, and will be more intense but will not last as long.


Dosage is very important when it comes to route of ingestion. Finding what route of ingestion works best for your body, as well as your budget, is important to establish. Once you have chosen what route you want to try, look into how dosing works by reading our Botanix Dosage Chart. Start with a small dose for your chosen route type and work your way up from there. Make sure to keep attention on how long onset, how intense, and duration of CBD benefits listed above. They will help you take notice in your body about when things should feel.

Seek Medical Advice

There are many reasons to take CBD. There are many ways to take CBD. It is important to find out which is the best method for your body, as we all work differently when it comes to metabolism.

It is important to talk to your doctor or medical professional if you are currently taking any other medications. Some medications can interact with CBD in an undesirable way, such as antibiotics and antidepressants. The doctor may also have some good advice on where to start, based on your body chemistry. Feel safe when you to talk to your doctor about CBD. It can be nerve wracking to bring it up, but it is now much more commonly known about and accepted as an alternative to modern medicine.

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Author: A.J. Varela, Biologist

Date: 1/12/21


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