Millions of people across the UK and worldwide are using CBD products to support their health and well-being.
Whether you want to take CBD for general wellness or specific reasons, there are many ways to introduce it into your daily routine.
You can take CBD in the morning or evening, after a workout, or at any other point during the day. Better yet, there are many product options suited for different uses, such as oils, capsules, gummies, and creams.
Everyone is different, so it’s best to match your preferences with the ideal CBD product and your preferred time of day. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Types of CBD Products
It’s useful to be aware of the different types of products before adding CBD into your daily routine. Although CBD is available in everything from chocolate to beverages, the four most popular product types are CBD oil tinctures, capsules, gummies, and topicals.
CBD oil tinctures are sold in glass bottles with a dropper and used by holding the desired number of drops the tongue for at least 60 seconds (sublingual absorption).
CBD oil is the most popular method of using CBD because of its efficient absorption and relatively long-lasting effects. You can also use it orally by adding it to drinks and foods and even applying it to your skin.
Meanwhile, CBD capsules are ingested, which means their absorption rate is lower and slower than CBD oil. However, they’re incredibly convenient and more familiar for most people: all you have to do is swallow a capsule with water.
Gummies are similar to capsules and have the added benefit of a pleasant flavour, especially if you dislike the taste of unflavoured CBD oil.
Finally, topical CBD products such as creams and balms stand out for having localised effects, so they only work where you apply them. As such, they’re best used as needed for localised concerns.
Arguably the easiest way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine is to take in the morning. Many people already take other supplements after waking up or with breakfast, so it’s the perfect opportunity to add CBD into the mix.
You can take a few drops of CBD oil or even add it to your morning coffee or tea. Meanwhile, a more convenient option for people used to taking other supplements regularly is to take CBD capsules.
There are two advantages to taking CBD in the morning. For one, it’s easy to incorporate it into your daily ritual by taking it right after you wake up or with your morning drink of choice.
Also, the effects of CBD will last during arguably the toughest part of the day: from when you wake up to the post-lunch slump experienced by many people.
Many people take CBD to aid their sleep, so this is another popular option for adding it into your daily life. Ideally, CBD should be taken about 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
CBD oil is the best option for adding CBD into your evening routine because of its high absorption and consistent timing until you feel the effects, but some people prefer capsules or gummies.
After a Workout
CBD is growing increasingly popular with athletes and active individuals.
Although there’s nothing stopping you from taking CBD before your workout, most people take it after exercising because CBD is better suited for supporting recovery due to its relaxing and soothing effects.
Depending on your preferences, you can use either CBD oil or a topical CBD cream. Topical products are ideal for dealing with localised soreness or inflammation after working out, whereas CBD oil is better for supporting overall recovery.
Some people also prefer to use CBD capsules because you can take them before exercising and have the effects kick in right around the time you’re done with your workout.
Aside from the three options above, you can also take CBD at specific times of the day that best suit your preferences.
For example, you can take CBD gummies while you’re at work because they’re discrete and will provide you with a subtle boost of wellness when you need it most.
Some also take CBD regularly in the morning, evening, and sometimes the middle of the day to maximise CBD’s benefits. Others prefer to take CBD oil around lunch or dinner time or only on days when they really need it.
On top of that, some people use multiple CBD products, such as CBD oil in the morning or evening, CBD capsules or gummies while they’re at work, and topical products when they’re exercising.
Tips for Adding CBD Into Your Daily Life
Whatever option you choose, you’ll first need to find a high-quality CBD product.
That’s why we always recommend that new CBD users look for companies with third party-tested products. You should be able to look up the test reports yourself to confirm that you’re buying a safe and effective product.
It’s even better if you can find information about the hemp source and any other signs of a transparent, respectable company, such as membership in UK cannabis industry associations.
As one final tip, be aware that CBD works best when you take it regularly because its effects can build up over time.