From its humble beginnings as a therapeutic resource, CBD has quickly become one of the biggest health and wellness trends since its legalization in 2018. From smoothies, soft gels, spreads, sweets, and creams, CBD seems to be everywhere – and with good reason! Many studies have pointed to some of CBD’s natural benefits when it comes to health and wellness.
For such a hot new product, many remain confused about what CBD is and whether it can have an impact on their lifestyle. If you’re thinking of trying CBD but aren’t quite sure where to start, we’ve made this quick guide for how to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.
First of All, What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in hemp plants, but unlike its better-known counterpart, THC – CBD is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t produce the same euphoria or “high” associated with THC. People can safely use CBD daily without worrying about it affecting their mental state.
As the Food and Drug Administration expands its research and regulation, CBD products have grown in popularity for increasing overall well-being.
How to Use CBD?
CBD is available in a variety of forms that become more creative and accessible each day. As brands begin to focus more on their customers, they’re starting to create products that address specific pain points with specially formulated, CBD oil-infused products.
From the health-conscious yogi to those of us craving to please that sweet tooth, there’s something out there for everyone when it comes to CBD.
1. CBD Beverages And Smoothies
Juices and smoothies are a popular health trend that packs a nutritional punch into a neat and tidy package: take these drinks to the next level by adding the benefits of CBD.
The best way to add CBD to your drink is to use CBD oil. Simply add some into your beverage towards the end of its mixing, and you’re set. You’ll have to experiment with the best amount based on personal preference, but it’s always advisable to start with a less-is-more policy.
If you’re looking for some recipe inspiration, Healthy on Hemp is a great place to start!
2. CBD-Infused Chocolate
When it comes to dessert, you might be craving more than a smoothie. If you’d rather add your own CBD to your favorite dessert recipes, this is still possible with the same CBD oil used in your breakfast smoothie or afternoon sandwich. Luckily, CBD products can be just as easily incorporated into countless dessert recipes!
If chocolate is your go-to, check out these CB-Dulce CBD-infused desserts – from chocolate bars to fudge bites, we’ve got your cravings covered. As the name suggests, CBD-infused chocolate is mixed into the bar before you buy it. You consume the chocolate in the same way as any candy bar.
Full chocolate bars typically have about 100mg of CBD per product, so it’s good to know the exact amount of CBD you’d like to have before diving in. No need to feel guilty, either: all of our CBD-infused chocolate is premium quality, fair trade, and USA-made.
3. CBD Softgels
One of the easiest ways to get your daily CBD is with softgels. These easy-to-take capsules provide an exact amount and act quickly to provide CBD as simple as vitamins provide nutrients – no guesswork required. If you’re used to taking vitamins every day, simply add these CBD soft gels to your daily routine.
There are quite a few varieties when it comes to softgels: depending on the time of day you’d prefer to take them, you can choose from multiple formulas geared towards daytime or nighttime use.
4. CBD Topicals
If you’d rather not consume orally or are looking for some targeted help to soothe a painful area, CBD products also conveniently come as CBD-infused topicals and creams. They are most commonly mixed into ointments and muscle gels to target areas of pain directly.
Using a CBD topical isn’t confined to a certain time of day – for relief from arthritis-like symptoms, feel free to rub a little bit on your affected areas in the morning just as you would any other cream. We also recommend using a muscle-soothing solution after you exercise to reduce any unwanted tension or heat.
Introducing CBD into your life is an excellent way to maintain a healthier lifestyle, and thankfully, with all the options out there – you should be able to find a way to use CBD as part of your daily routine easily.