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For decades, cannabis use was broadly considered taboo – particularly in the developed western world. Recently, however, it’s been taking on a new reputation. It’s generally understood that the plant is relatively benign – even beneficial – and this has been contributing to a regained acceptance of cannabis in the mainstream.
With study after study revealing the ways in which cannabinoids (compounds contained within the cannabis plant) are having positive impacts on human health, more jurisdictions are legalising the use of cannabis – either for recreational use, medicinal purposes, or both. As a result, cannabis is rapidly becoming a popular wellness supplement across the globe – as you, dear reader, may already be aware…
One of these cannabinoids making quite the buzz in the medical field is cannabidiol, or CBD. Cannabidiol is a versatile compound that is believed to offer patients numerous health benefits. This makes CBD popular in numerous industries; including the fields of health, wellness, sports, fitness, and beauty.
With more people becoming curious and lining up to give it a go through legal medicinal schemes, it’s essential that us cannabis advocates spread the word about the benefits of cannabidiol.
Let’s suppose you’re not already an advocate, though. Let’s assume you’re one of those curious cats – it’s a safe assumption, given you clicked the link to this article. It’s likely you are wondering how you could incorporate CBD into your daily routine. If that’s the case, here are some ways to get started.
Enjoy CBD Snacks And Treats
There are plenty of delicious CBD-infused snacks out there. The benefit to these products is that they represent one of the easiest and simplest ways to incorporate CBD into your everyday routine.
Whether you’re looking for a satisfying dessert, feel the hunger in-between meals, or just need to fulfil your sweet cravings with a nice treat, there’s a CBD edible out there that you can munch on. They can come in pretty much any form you can think of – from brownies and cookies, to candies and gummies.
There are other options out there, too – especially if you live in a region that’s ‘legalised it’. If you’re keen to experience a subtle high (or perhaps even chase the complete effect of the cannabis plant known as the ‘entourage effect‘), we also found these gummies with delta 9 THC that you can try.
Take note, however, that since edibles are consumed and processed by the digestive system, they’re a much slower release than other administration methods. It will take longer for effects to take hold – as such, be careful not to over-consume just because you don’t feel anything after a few hours or so. With edibles, waiting is always a good policy.
Add CBD To Your Meals
Aside from consuming CBD in snack and treat form, you can also add a few drops of CBD to add a healthy twist to your meals when cooking. Here are some tips to effectively cook with CBD:
- Drizzle CBD with any cooking that needs fats. You can combine it with coconut oils, vegetable oils, and lard. These fats can help to dilute CBD oil and increase its bioavailability.
- Be careful with heat. As with any oil, CBD oil will lose most of its compounds and benefits when burned.
- Watch how much CBD oil you add. You don’t want it to overpower the flavor of your food.
Aside from cooking, there are other ways to add CBD oil to your daily meals. For instance, you can drizzle it on your caesar salad, or add a few drops to your favourite smoothie. You can even use it as a topping on your bowl of oatmeal, or add it to your pancake batter! The possibilities are practically endless.
Add a Few Drops to Your Favourite Beverage
Whether you want something tasty and refreshing, or are a ‘just water’ kind of person, you’ll be glad to know that CBD oil can also be infused with pretty much any beverage you like… except, of course, alcoholic drinks.
You can add it to your morning coffee, which can help improve your concentration and alertness while reducing anxiety and the usual jitters associated with coffee. If you’re not really a coffee person, CBD oil also works well with fruity and sparkling water.
Regardless of which way you decide to go, a few drops of CBD oil can complement your beverage without altering their flavour or taking away from your enjoyment.
With the recent boom of both CBD and vaping, combining the two together has become very common. For vape users who wish to try CBD, you can source out buds with high CBD content and vape juices that contain CBD.
Vaping CBD is efficient, highly bioavailable, and allows you to feel its effects much faster. Unlike consuming CBD via the digestive system, inhaling CBD bypasses the stomach and makes its way directly into the bloodstream via the lungs, allowing you to feel its effects almost instantly.
Soak Or Meditate With CBD
After a stressful day at work, a simple meditation routine or a warm relaxing bath can help you put your body and mind at ease. Float into relaxation and let the day pass away with CBD baths, or a CBD infused meditation session.
You can even experiment with mixing CBD oils with other essential oils by adding them to your diffuser while meditating or doing yoga.
Essential oils such as lavender possess a range of properties that are known to induce relaxation. When paired with the anti-depressive and anti-anxiolytic properties of CBD, you can take your meditation sessions to a whole new level of unwound bliss.
If you prefer a warm bath to a meditation sesh, you can add CBD-infused bath salts or bath bombs. The warm water paired with the essential oils can help ease the stress from your mind while the CBD provides relief from inflammation, pains and aches in the body.
We hope this article has been helpful in providing you with some fresh ideas for incorporating CBD into your daily routine. There’s no denying its potential health benefits – and with the above methods, you can easily enjoy and experience what it has to offer.
Always speak with your healthcare provider before incorporating CBD or other cannabinoids into your routine – especially if you’re taking prescription drugs, or have underlying health issues. Your doctor will use their understanding of your context to help you access the appropriate products, along with assisting you in administering the right dosages at the right times.