If you're wondering how to take a CBD tincture, there are a number of ways to do so including the typical method that most people use. If you're completely new to CBD, we'll go over the classic method as well as a couple others that you can use to take your tincture.
After all, not everyone wants to take their CBD tincture the same way.
So, how do you take it?
The most common way to take a CBD tincture is more or less the classic method. While not everybody prefers it, the fact is that it's actually the best way to do so for some reasons we'll get into soon.
Squeeze the dropper in your bottle of CBD tincture, taking either the full dropper amount or perhaps a half-dropper if you would like to start with a lower dose. Some people don't take a full dropper at once, after all, but it is common for people to do so.
What you do is put the dropper under your tongue and squeeze the bulb, putting the liquid under your tongue. Hold it there for at least 30 seconds and up to 90. The longer the better, in fact, but you only need to for a minute or two.
Then, you swallow.
This is the default method for taking CBD for almost anyone who uses a tincture instead of other methods and for good reason in that it's actually the best way to ensure you're getting the most amount of CBD into your bloodstream.
The reason why is the blood barrier between the skin in the lining of your mouth is incredibly thin, meaning CBD is actually entering your bloodstream immediately. When CBD is absorbed through the digestive system, it takes longer before it starts circulating. The under-the-tongue method is the most effective, which is why it's also the most common.
However, not everyone wants to, so that means coming up with a different method.
Another way to take CBD tincture is to add it to the beverage of your choosing. It's a great addition to coffee, tea or to just about anything really. You could even add it to water if you wanted.
However, there is a bit of a trick here.
You're going to want to shake or stir well, as adding CBD to liquid is just going to result in the CBD tincture floating on the surface. Granted, that doesn't mean it won't taste good or the CBD isn't going to work or anything, it's really just about the appearances and frankly getting it a bit better emulsified is going to make the drink a bit more appealing to the eye.
You don't like to drink anything you don't like the look of, do you?
If you're adding it, say, to your morning coffee, close the lid on your travel mug and give it a bit of a shake, or perhaps add it to a bottle of water and likewise shake it up. Then consume at your leisure.
A related idea is to add your CBD tincture to a smoothie , meal replacement or protein shake, or bulletproof coffee. Basically it's the same thing as adding it to a drink, sure, but adding it to food is problematic unless you're adding an entire bottle to, say, a batch of brownies and do the math enough to know how much to add to get the dosage you need to take.
That takes a lot of calculation, and at a certain point begins to become very expensive. Therefore, adding it to a smoothie, shake or perhaps bulletproof coffee makes a lot more sense. The tincture is an oil, so you could potentially drizzle it over a salad...but the flavor of the oil might not be to your liking in that instance.
Why these beverages? Well, simple!
Typically, BPC, smoothies and shakes are made with a blender.
By adding your tincture to a blended drink, you're able to get the CBD oil emulsified far more efficiently and maybe get some nutrition in at the same time. The best of all worlds.
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