How Should I Get My CBD?

December 22, 2017

There are several methods you can choose for getting your daily CBD. Here we give an overview and take a look at the pros and cons of each.

You’re ready to start adding CBD into your daily regimen, but perhaps you’re unsure as to how exactly to take CBD. Don’t worry – we’ve got your back!

You’ll be happy to hear there are actually multiple ways you can add CBD servings to your day. You can choose from:

  • Ingestion
  • Sublingual
  • Inhalation
  • Topical

Let’s run down the four major methods for taking CBD, pointing out the pros and cons of each so that you can pick the one that fits with your routine and needs. You ready?

Ingestion: Swallow or Eat Your CBD

Likely the most well-known way of using CBD products is simply to eat them. When you swallow CBD products, their active ingredients pass through your digestive system and eventually being metabolized by your liver and sent to your bloodstream where they can go to work by interacting with your endocannabinoid system.

Dixie Botanicals® has three types of CBD products that are designed to be ingested. Our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Tinctures, sweetened or available in various natural flavors, can be taken by the mouth directly or added into foods like your smoothie or morning coffee.

Also meant for eating, our CBD edible products like Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gems offer a more delicious way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. Dixie Botanicals® Kicks are flavored chews containing a blend of CBD, caffeine, and B vitamins for a balancing and wake-up jolt combo.

Lastly, our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate, a 99% pure powdered CBD, is our most potent CBD product and always ready to be blended into your favorite foods and beverages.

Pros Cons
  • Convenient to incorporate into your day
  • Takes longer for CBD to be absorbed  
  • Versatility – can be added to different foods  

cbd in smoothie

Hold CBD Under Your Tongue

Perhaps the easiest way to take CBD is to hold it under your tongue. In your mouth are mucous membranes that absorb CBD and the other active compounds found in CBD oil. Because the compounds get to bypass your digestive system and aren’t metabolized by the liver, the CBD reaches your bloodstream faster. Just hold the CBD there for 30-60 seconds and you’re good to go.

Within the Dixie Botanicals® line of CBD products are two products that can be taken under the tongue. Take a little bit of Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate powder and apply it under your tongue with your finger, or squirt into your mouth a few drops of tasty Dixie Botanicals® CBD Tinctures.

Pros Cons
  • Quick absorption for near-immediate effects

Inhalation: Vape or Dab Your CBD

Inhaling CBD has quickly become one of the most popular options for taking CBD because it offers near-immediate effects. Vaping or dabbing heats up the CBD to produce a cannabinoid-rich, lung-friendly vapor that can be absorbed by your lung’s large absorptive surface area. The active compounds are quickly sent to your bloodstream where they can interact with receptors throughout your entire body.

You’ll find two CBD products in the Dixie Botanicals® line of products that are designed for inhalation with any standard dab rig or vape pen.

Our CBD vape oil product, Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid, is compatible with liquid vaporizers and comes in three flavors– sour watermelon, vanilla caramel, and blackberry lemonade.

Those interested in isolated CBD can blend our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate powder with vape juice or e-liquid for a vaping experience.

Pros Cons
  • Near-immediate absorption   
  • High CBD potency
  • Requires additional equipment (dab rig, vaporizer)  

vape CBD

Topical: Apply CBD to Your Skin

You can also apply CBD right onto your skin. The active ingredients in topical CBD products are absorbed through your skin, where they can interact with cells that are nearby without ever entering the bloodstream. Looking for targeted treatments? Topical CBD products allow you to place CBD right where it’s needed most.

Dixie Botanicals® offers its Salvation Balm, a cocoa butter texture topical infused with CBD hemp oil. Rub it into your tired muscles and joints, or give some much-needed attention to troubled skin areas.

Pros Cons
  • Targeted effects
  • Doesn’t affect the entire body

Learn More about CBD

Learn even more how to incorporate CBD into your regimen by visiting the Dixie Botanicals® blog, or shop the HempMeds® online store now and have our CBD products delivered right to your door.