CBD is a compound that has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. This is largely due to it being more widely accepted for its health benefits, along with the fact that its use has become legal in many parts of the world relatively recently, including the United States.
The health benefits of CBD are no secret, meaning many people will be interested in trying it out for themselves, and you might be wondering how to take it yourself. Here we take a look at how you can take CBD in a way that lets you take full advantage of its health benefits.
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How to Consume CBD Oil
For many people, the best way to take CBD oil is sublingually, which means placing a few drops of CBD oil directly under the tongue. Using CBD this way is very easy and the oil is quickly absorbed, helping to make it one of the quicker ways for CBD to work.
Other people, however, prefer to be a little creative and add CBD oil to their food. Here’s a few ways you can do just that.
1. CBD in Smoothies and Milkshakes
Adding CBD to smoothies and milkshakes is seamless. Just add a few drops of natural pure CBD oil into the ingredients, blend, and then it’s ready to be consumed.
If you are drinking healthy smoothies then even better because you get to benefit from the health benefits that CBD gives us, plus the benefits from the other ingredients in the smoothie. You can even make plenty of your favourite smoothies or shakes and leave some in the fridge ready for you to drink and get your CBD boost at any time.
2. Delicious and Healthy Salad Dressing
Salads just aren’t the same without a salad dressing, and there’s a wide range to choose from. Not only can salad dressing make for a healthy and delicious way to bring your salads to life, but they can also be mixed with CBD oil.
Olive oil-based salad dressing in particular work very well with CBD oil, while a vinaigrette can also work very well. You can have a look online for ideas about what might work, while you can also try experimenting yourself. All it takes is to add a few drops and stir them in for a delicious salad with a CBD twist.
With Dinner or With Dessert
CBD can be seamlessly added to a very wide selection of foods, including sauces and dips that are used to help add more flavour to your favourite dishes. The flexibility of CBD oil also means it can be added to desserts with ease, making for delicious treats that not only taste great, but also let you gain from CBD’s health benefits.
Products with CBD Oil Should Not Be Heated
Although CBD oil can be used in foods, it does not make a good cooking oil and should not be heated too much. If CBD oil is overheated then it can become bitter in taste, while it can also lose some of its potency. You should avoid heating CBD oil more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, although it’s best to avoid heating it at all if you can.
If you are adding CBD oil to food that is to be cooked or heated, avoid adding the oil before the heating takes place. Instead, try adding the oil before serving when the food has had a chance to cool a little. Better still, try and stick to using CBD oil as an ingredient in foods that will not be heated at all.
If you are eager to try out CBD, or if you already use it and are looking for more ideas, then you may be pleased to know you can add the oil to your food. All it takes is to add a few drops and your meal will bring you the benefits that consuming CBD has to offer. You can look online for ideas or you can try experimenting in the kitchen to see what works and what doesn’t.