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7 Ways to Use CBD for Everyday Wellness

Dillon Kivo

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CBD for Everyday Wellness

The explosion of CBD products in the marketplace can leave consumers with a lot of questions. Should I take a tincture or a capsule? How much should I use? Do CBD-infused clothes do anything?

The answer to the last one is “probably not,” but plenty of other CBD products can fit into a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a rundown of how you might fit CBD into your daily routine.

 

1.   The Morning Capsule

A capsule in the morning can be a convenient way to get your daily CBD. If you already have a supplement or two that you take, then another capsule is easy to add. If you’re a breakfast-eater, there’s some evidence that you absorb more CBD if you consume it with fatty foods, like bacon and eggs.

2.   The Patch

One of the easiest and most effective ways to take CBD is a transdermal patch. This method is especially helpful if you have a particular spot on your body where you want to target the benefits. Just apply it in the morning, and it should gradually infuse your system all day.

3.   The Gummy Snack

Gummies, with their endless variety of flavors and shapes, are proving to be one of the most popular forms of CBD delivery. Gummies can be handy to keep with you at work or on the go, to munch on whenever you need a lift. They can also be a good option if you want to take CBD in public but don’t want to look “sketchy.” The only problem is that your co-workers might ask for some!

4.   The Pre-Workout Tincture

If you’re starting or accelerating an exercise routine, you can practice some preventive maintenance by taking CBD ahead of time. A tincture is a good option for this because it usually gets into your bloodstream inside of 30 minutes, while ingested forms can take more than an hour. Put a dropper full of the oil under your tongue and hold for at least 30 seconds to let it absorb.

5.   The Post-Workout Rubdown

After you’ve hit the gym, choose from a variety of soothing creams, gels, and lotions infused with CBD. Many of these come combined with other ingredients known to combat pain and inflammation, such as menthol and lidocaine, as well as natural remedies. CBD massage oil is also a thing, and in some areas, you can get professional massages using them.

6.   The Therapeutic Bath

Whether you’ve worked out or not, a hot bath can be a great way to melt the stress of the day, both mental and physical. Try a CBD bath bomb scented with essential oils used in aromatherapy to make your soak extra relaxing. cbdMD offers bombs infused with eucalyptus, frankincense, and lavender, with a range of natural colorings.

7.   The Nightcap

Your morning capsule should have lasted seven or eight hours, so by the time you go to bed, you might want to re-up. However, if you want an added sense of calm before bed, you can also find CBD products combining melatonin and other natural sleep aids. That way, you can wake up refreshed and ready to start all over again.

 

One more thing: before you start any CBD regimen, talk to your doctor. Research has found CBD to be generally safe, but it may interfere with your ability to absorb certain other medicines. Just make sure there are no conflicts, then feel free to start your CBD journey!

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Kivo Daily Magazine

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