5 Best Ways to Add CBD Into Your Life
Live your best life with a daily dose of hemp-derived CBD.
July 10, 2021
Thousands of CBD products have hit the market ever since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production, sale, and use of products made from hemp. We understand that it can be challenging to know where to start.
Why do people use CBD? There is a wide range of reasons people turn to CBD, and there is a variety of delivery methods. Below, we break down how to use CBD oil products, including simple ways to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.
What is CBD
Not sure what CBD is? No problem. Here’s the lowdown.
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. It’s one of over 113 similar chemical compounds present in all varieties of cannabis, including hemp. These chemical compounds are known as cannabinoids. CBD is also the second-most abundant cannabinoid behind its famously intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cousin.
However, unlike THC, CBD does not cause a euphoric high nor does it make you feel like a space cadet searching for life on an unknown planet. It’s far gentler than that, which is why it’s so popular among so many users across the US and beyond.
What CBD Products Are Available?
It’s important to know what products are available, before adding CBD into your daily routine. As you may know, there are lots of CBD products on the market, the most popular are oral CBD and CBD topicals. Each delivery method has its purpose, and you may often find that a combination of different CBD products throughout the day works best for you.
Oral CBD Products: Tinctures, Capsules, and Gummies
If you want to take CBD daily as a supplement, people often think of products intended for oral use first. The three main categories for oral CBD products are – CBD oil tinctures, capsules, and edibles.
CBD oil manufacturers usually offer tinctures in a glass bottle with a dropper and they are often available in a range of concentrations.
To use a CBD oil tincture, pull your preferred serving into the tincture and then squeeze the dropper under your tongue and hold it there for up to 60 seconds before swallowing. The reason you want to hold it under your tongue is that it allows the CBD to enter the bloodstream directly through the tissue and into the small blood vessels near the surface of the mouth.
Another very popular method is CBD capsules, gummies, and other edibles. These are specifically intended to be swallowed, which allows the product to absorb through the digestive tract. Ingesting CBD and allowing it to absorb internally allows it to act on the body slower and it can be a more familiar and pleasant way to take CBD daily.
Why is CBD a decent addition to your daily routine?
CBD works wonders for your daily routine when used regularly. It may contribute to a sense of overall physiological relaxation, balance, and wellbeing.
How does CBD work with the body? Well, let us break it down for you…
- CBD soothes your body and promotes physiological balance by interacting with your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vital biological network of special receptors and chemicals located throughout your brain, central nervous system, and peripheral organs. This network is responsible for the regulation of core functionality such as mood, stress, pain, appetite, and immune response.
So that means… CBD encourages your entire body to run as smoothly as possible and keeps it ready for any and all of life’s many challenges — exactly the reason why Simple Leaf created a wide range of targeted CBD products in the first place!
Now, before you go clicking that buy button, it’s important to consider how CBD can be incorporated into your daily routine.
How To Introduce CBD Into Your Life
Want to know the best thing about CBD? There’s no limit to how you use it in your daily routine.
Want it with your coffee to brighten up your day? Need a little help after an intense workout? Want something to help you relax before bed? Whether you’re a morning person, workout-aholic, and/or a night owl – no problem! A steady, regular dose of CBD is great for all times of the day! Here are the best ways to include CBD in your daily life.
1. Take CBD to Help You Wake Up in the Morning
CBD is often viewed as an excellent addition to your early morning routine, especially if you regularly feel groggy or unrested when you wake up.
One study suggests a healthy dose of CBD every morning in capsule form may promote wakefulness, while another claims low CBD doses of under 15 mg causes a moderate spike in energy. However, higher doses can cause unwanted sedation, which isn’t fun when you’re getting ready to start your day.
That means CBD could already be working in your system while you’re brushing your teeth, or enjoying your morning caffeine.
If you’re like many of us and run on autopilot in the morning, especially on weekdays, try adding a serving of CBD Focus Energy in your morning routine and you’ll be set to start your day with a boost.
2. Recover with CBD Pre- or Post-Workout
You could be an advanced athlete and that still won’t stop the inevitable post-workout aches and pains. Everyone has muscle fibers and physical exertion can cause these fibers to tear, resulting in muscle stiffness, soreness, and pain. Some fitness enthusiasts ingest CBD immediately before their daily exercise. Doing so allows them to begin enjoying the benefits of CBD shortly after their workouts.
Research indicates CBD might play a vital role in post-workout recovery, particularly when it comes to muscular inflammation. This is because CBD inhibits a large number of inflammatory response molecules, stopping them from overreacting to injury and causing overwhelming inflammatory pain.
3. Add CBD To Your Nightly Sleep Routine
Your daily routine wouldn’t be complete without a decent night’s sleep. Without consistent, quality rest each night, you, your mind, and your body suffers, causing cognitive decline, stress, or anxiety.
Sleep experts recommend a “wind-down” period beginning 30 to 60 minutes before bed in order to get your best sleep possible.
Nighttime is one of the best times to incorporate CBD for sleep, especially for those who are serious about getting a good night’s rest.
Sleep experts also agree that active people need more sleep per night compared to people who lead sedentary lives. Simple Leaf’s Sleep Support, an award-winning CBD capsule with added melatonin, has become a popular choice among amateur and pro athletes who take CBD daily.
4. Take CBD Before Social Events To Calm Nerves
Do you get nervous before social events? Are you scared of public speaking? Maybe you have an upcoming job interview? The fear is real.
Thankfully, researchers believe CBD has the potential to calm your central nervous system via endocannabinoid system interaction and serotonin receptor activation. One study even suggested high doses of CBD have a similar effect to imipramine, a potent antidepressant.
5. Mix and Match Your Daily CBD Products
When to take your daily CBD and how often is a matter of personal preference based on each person’s schedule and goals. When it comes to choosing the CBD products that are best for you, we find that most customers prefer to use CBD more than once a day.
Some CBD users prefer to take a single, larger serving during a specific time each day. Others may take the same total amount but prefer to split it up over several servings during their day and mix various products for their individual needs. In this case, choosing different CBD products may be the best way for you to introduce CBD into your life.
For example, a person may supplement their morning with CBD Focus Energy, in the afternoon take a CBD Mood Boost, and then in the evening take CBD Sleep Support – all of which are CBD softgel capsules.
Figuring Out The Right Amount of CBD For You
Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about the appropriate dosage and any potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you’re taking a prescription medication that contains CBD, such as Epidiolex, a form of seizure medication. Ideally, navigate this process under the guidance of a qualified physician.
CBD dosage is expressed in milligrams (mg), the CBD dosage for you largely depends on the conditions and symptoms you’re trying to treat and your unique endocannabinoid system, which is associated with motor control, behavior, emotions, the nervous system, and homeostasis.
In other words, there are a lot of variables that go into deciding how much CBD to take.
Also, it might be wise to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.
Things To Consider If You Take CBD Daily
Always speak with a licensed physician about your wellness regimens. A doctor can offer guidance on serving sizes and the best time to take CBD based on your unique circumstances.
Something else to consider is, CBD products widely vary in terms of safety and quality.
In the U.S., wellness product manufacturers are required by law to follow the good manufacturing practices (GMP) outlined in federal regulations. Many CBD industry leaders follow or exceed federal GMP standards, but not every company is a good actor, and some of them disregard regulations.
To judge the quality of CBD products first look for third-party lab test results. These are often referred to as Certificates of Analysis and should list all cannabinoid content and contaminants in the product. If you cannot find these documents or the documents have failed tests, those products should not be trusted.
Simple Leaf CBD Wants to Hear From You
We’d love to hear your story, learn about how CBD helps your individual needs, and follow your wellness journey.
Find us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know how your daily CBD use has supported you and your goals. Also, you can contact our Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based customer service team anytime if you have any questions about CBD or Hemp Products.