How to Take Hemp Oil Orally

One of the most common ways to get CBD into your system is oral consumption. It is a familiar method that is quick and efficient. There are a few different ways on how to take hemp oil orally, such as tinctures, edibles, or capsules. Understanding how to use each is simple but pivotal to the product’s effectiveness.

What Are my Options?

Tincture

A tincture is a liquid supplement that is taken sublingually (under the tongue). Typically, tinctures have a dropper top that is used for administration. In addition to hemp oil, these drops often include a base oil such as grapeseed oil or coconut oil and flavoring. They are flavored to make the hemp taste slightly more palatable. However, some prefer the taste of hemp and there are natural varieties available.

To use a tincture: first, shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. Often times, the ingredients separate; shaking the product ensures a consistent serving. With the dropper top, fill the pipette with oil and then dispense the oil under the tongue. The amount of oil will depend on your specific serving size (see How Much Do I Take? below). Hold the serving under the tongue for 60-90 seconds. Swallow the remaining product, followed by your choice of liquid if desired. While this process is recommended 1-2 times daily, your frequency of use may vary.

Pure Extract

Pure hemp extracts are extracted right from the hemp plant and contain no additives. They have a much thicker consistency than tinctures and are dispensed out of an oral syringe. The color and consistency will vary depending on the variety you choose. This product is unflavored and may contain whole plant material, again, depending on the variety you choose.

To use a pure hemp extract, remove the cap from the end of the syringe. Dispense a rice-sized drop onto a spoon or directly into your mouth by pushing the end of the syringe. If you haven’t done so already, place the extract under your tongue. Hold it in your mouth for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the remaining product. Due to the hemp flavor, we recommend washing the product down with water or juice.

Edibles

Your option for edibles includes chocolates, chews, and lozenges. This variety of options allows many people to find something that will suit their taste. This type of oral supplement is particularly discreet in it looks just like candies or cough drops, so people won’t know that you are taking a dietary supplement. This allows you to take this supplement orally on the go or in the comfort of your own home.

Capsules

If you are already taking other supplements orally, adding another one might be a particularly easy way of adding it to your diet. These capsule supplements are taken the same way orally as any other capsule with water. These capsules come in different concentrations and are very easy to use when trying to find your perfect serving. When taking CBD hemp orally via capsule, you can be sure about exact servings due to the perfectly portioned oils and gel caps.

How Much Do I Take?

With hemp oil, there is not a one-size-fits-all serving size. What works for some may not work for others. The best practice is to start with the serving size on the package. If after a week you are not seeing the results you are looking for, increase the serving size for another week. Continue this method until your desired results are achieved.

The Benefits of Hemp

A person concerned with their health and reducing the number of medications they take might want to learn more about the benefits of taking hemp seed oil.

Advocates for hemp seed oil claim it has abundant health benefits. Some have said that it may improve acne. Others have mentioned the benefits of hemp as a cancer treatment as well as being an aid in slowing the progression of heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Although all this has not been medically proven by clinical research, there is data that hemp oil may be helpful in treating inflammation as well as issues with the skin.

Some of the skin conditions hemp oil has been effective with include the following:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Lichen planus

Some fatty acids are necessary in the working of the body systems; hemp oil contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. They are in the beneficial ratio of 3:1, which is considered the ideal ratio.

In 2011, a study found that adding Omega-3s to your diet can reduce inflammation. These Omega-3s fatty acids are the type that is present in hemp seed oil. This oil is also rich in gamma-Linolenic acid,(GLA), a type of Omega-6 fatty acid.

Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil

There is a great difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil. We’ll try to clarify why these two are different and why they may have different uses.

Hemp Oil

Hemp seeds are the basis of hemp seed oil. They originate with the Cannabis sativa plant. In addition to being rich in Omega-3s and Omega-6s, these seeds and the oil made from them, are high in vitamins D and B.

CBD Oil

Also known as cannabidiol, CBD oil is composed of the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. Containing high concentrations of beneficial CBDs, this oil also has healthful uses.

It has been claimed that CBD oil or products derived have been helpful with the following:

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Epilepsy
  • Addiction management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Inflammatory skin conditions

Full spectrum CBD may contain THC. Some people have taken it for recreational purposes for its psychoactive properties. On the other hand, it may prevent nausea and vomiting.

The difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil is that hemp seed oil is made from compressing hemp seeds, while CBD is made from an extraction process of the cannabis plant. CBD is then combined with other oils, such as olive oil. 

Hemp oil may also be used for cooking or as a salad dressing. It has been used as a conditioner for hair as well as a skin moisturizer.

Other Uses of Hemp

Hemp is used in products such as fabrics, foods, rope and much more. It is the seeds, however, that go into the making of hemp oil. It has been cultivated for non-drug use and has only trace amounts of THC.

Want to Learn More?

If you are curious about the different ways to take hemp orally, contact Made by Hemp today. One of our enthusiastic employees will be ready to help you find the perfect CBD hemp oil supplement for you and your lifestyle.

If you are new to CBD and interested to see how it can benefit you, be sure to shop Made By Hemp.

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