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Combining Your CBD Intake With Your Regular Diet, Cooking With CBD Oil, and Other Tips

Combining CBD with your regular diet can seem daunting at first, primarily because you have so many options of CBD products that just fitting it into your lifestyle without changing anything might seem difficult. But in fact, the case is entirely the opposite.

Because you have so many product options to choose from, the versatility of the cannabinoid actually becomes greater. An innumerable amount of options available at the click of a button make consuming, buying, and cooking with CBD oil as easy as it has ever been.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

How Can You Get CBD Oil?

CBD Oil With Food or Empty Stomach? When and How Much CBD Should I Take?

Different Ways to Eat CBD

Tips for Cooking With CBD

Conclusion

How Can You Get CBD Oil?

CBD oil seems to be all over the internet in today’s modern world, and because CBD was legalized since the passing of the 2018 farm bill, it’s even easier to get a hold of it.

All you have to do to get CBD oil is shop online and visit a reliable online retailer like Hemmfy and purchase your CBD product of choice. The only catch about buying CBD oil online is that you have to be extremely careful of who you are buying it from. Not every online retailer takes the time to audit and curate the brands they sell products from, and not every CBD brand out there is as reliable as some of the leading brands in the industry.

On the other hand:

Because CBD is such a new product in general, it is not unheard of to find false goods in the market. Which explains, once again, why it’s so important to purchase from online retailers you can trust.

But the only place you can get CBD oil isn’t just the internet. All over the country, you can now find CBD-infused drinks and beverages, CBD creams, and CBD capsules, and even more amazingly, this includes major retailers like Walmart and other large retailers where you would have never thought to see cannabis-derived products just a few years back.

The pricing on CBD may vary widely depending on where you purchase it from, but there is one rule of thumb that does apply; the more CBD in your product the more costly it will be.

As for legality:

CBD is currently considered a federally legal substance in the U.S. But this only applies if the CBD being sold is sourced from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. The reason for that is that THC is the main psychoactive ingredient found in the cannabis plant, however, THC is much less prevalent in the hemp plant.

CBD Oil With Food or Empty Stomach? When and How Much CBD Should I Take?

There is no right or wrong time to take CBD. In fact, much like any other cannabinoid, taking CBD is a highly customizable experience. Not only do you have the option of preparing CBD recipes, CBD beverages, or taking CBD in dozens of other presentations, but you may also customize your experience in terms of dose, time, and plenty of other variables.

Because everybody is built differently on a physiological basis, not everyone will react the same to the same serving sizes or times when they take CBD. A big part of deciding what’s best for you is knowing your tolerance well.

CBD Oil With Food

Unfortunately:

There isn’t a firm answer to any of these questions, it really is what works best for you and your body.

In some states, you do have the option of visiting a licensed physician that can analyze your specific medical case and make some recommendations. Our suggestion is that you always visit a licensed physician that can address your specific case, but if you don’t have this option and you’re still adamant about trying CBD, then we highly recommend following product guidelines found on the label.

Different Ways to Eat CBD

As briefly addressed above, there are tons of different ways you can consume CBD. Some of the most popular categories include CBD topicals, CBD edibles, vape products, CBD oil, and of course, hemp flower.

Because CBD is most commonly extracted from hemp and it contains a more dominant CBD composition than marijuana, smoking or vaporizing hemp in flower form is also a great way to consume CBD. It’s really just up to you to decide the consumption method that suits you best.

That said:

One of the main advantages of CBD is that it’s an incredibly flexible substance. Once it has been extracted from hemp, CBD concentrate can be used to make a wide variety of products that fit pretty much anywhere in your schedule. This allows the frequent CBD consumer to easily fit their CBD supplementation into their daily diet and overall routine.

With that comes an array of different ways to ‘eat’ CBD.

CBD Recipes

Cooking with CBD oil has never been easier than it is today. Sure, you can take raw hemp flower and infuse your own oils and butter, which is always a fun project to undertake. But cooking with CBD oil doesn’t have to be done from scratch.

In fact:

Plenty of CBD oils are now water-soluble and manufactured as edibles. What this means is that they already come with a carrier oil base that allows CBD to quickly move through the digestive tract and into the bloodstream, it also allows the product to dilute into any recipe and spare you the time it takes to make hemp-derived cannabutter.

CBD Infused Drinks

One CBD product category that has certainly picked up in the past 3 years is CBD infused beverages and drinks. While hitting the kitchen and crafting your own CBD recipes can be a fun process, it can also take some time. Which is not practical if you need to consume CBD on the go or if you just don’t have enough time to cook.

CBD infused drinks are a convenient option that provide an accurate CBD dose every single time. But that’s not all, CBD infused beverages often also contain other functional ingredients and healthy drink bases like coconut water. With CBD drinks you don’t have to change anything about your diet, you just have to drink it with your regular meals as you would any other beverage.

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are technically considered edibles. But the advantage of CBD capsules over other edibles is that they’re much more convenient to take on trips than a brownie or even a beverage.

Another advantage of capsules is that you know exactly how much CBD you’re taking every time. So if you’re extremely particular about how much CBD you take each time, then capsules are probably the best option for you.

But bear in mind:

CBD capsules are still edibles, and this means that they have to go through the digestive tract and experience the same breakdown of particles that any edible CBD product has to. In other words, CBD capsules still have a slower onset and less bioavailability than smoking hemp or vaping CBD.

Premade CBD Edibles

Premade CBD edibles are a great way for non-cooks to eat their CBD. Edibles are delicious treats that come in just as many sub-categories as there are main categories. Baked goods, gummies, mints, and plenty more to choose from are all options.

CBD edibles are probably the best option for people who can’t stand the natural herbal flavor of CBD. Edibles mask the potent herbal scents and flavors of CBD that are to be expected from the terpenes extracted from the hemp plant along with the cannabinoid.

Tips for Cooking With CBD

Tips for Cooking With CBD

If we could give you just a few tips to cook CBD oil it would be the following:

Store Correctly

You want to always store your CBD and any cannabis-derived products in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. And if you’re working with hemp flower, then you’ll want to make sure that your flower bud is kept in a tightly sealed glass container.

If you’re buying infused CBD oil then you only have to make sure that you find an appropriate place for your product as it will already come with an adequate container.

Dose Accurately

As briefly touched upon in the intro to this article, dosing accurately will require knowing your tolerance and your consumption goals well. With CBD oil you’ll need to calculate how much CBD is in each drop, but with other products like edibles it is more than likely for the product label to tell you exactly how much CBD each serving brings.

Consume at Appropriate Times

Depending on how your body reacts to CBD, you will find that sometimes are more appropriate to consume CBD than others. For instance, if you feel sleepy when consuming CBD then it’s probably a good idea to consume it in the evenings and not first thing in the morning when you need to be on your toes.

However:

Bear in mind that the way two people react to the same serving size of CBD at the same time of the day could be extremely different from one another, so make sure you understand what CBD does for you first.

Conclusion

Purchasing CBD oil has never been easier, not only can you buy it from the comfort of your own home, but you can also buy it in a 100% legal way. There are hundreds of CBD products available and all of them are designed to easily fit into almost any diet or lifestyle.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.