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How to Use CBD Oil

January 21, 2019

How to Use CBD Oil

So, you've decided to give CBD Oil a try.  You have browsed our options and read our product descriptions, but you are not sure how or where to start.  How do you use the oil, what types so you choose? Choosing the ideal type for your needs can be confusing.  This is why Heartland Cannassist offers a wide variety of options.

Types of CBD Products and Uses

For first time users, deciding on the delivery method can be overwhelming.  There are drops (tinctures), sprays, balms & creams, concentrate oral applicators, gels and capsules, edibles and even vapes.  So in this blog, we will discuss these delivery methods to guide you on your quest.

CBD Tinctures

CBD Oil tinctures are also know as drops and are designed to be placed directly under the tongue (sublingual) or into the cheek area.  This method of delivery allows the CBD to be easily absorbed into the body and thus into the bloodstream. Tinctures can come in a variety of flavors or unflavored.  This also makes them suitable to add to beverages or even into recipes. 

CBD Sprays

CBD sprays are a type of tincture and an easy and convenient way to ingest CBD Oil. CBD Sprays have a lower concentration of CBD and beginners find it a suitable delivery method.  Like tinctures, they can be flavored or unflavored and are ideal for those who want their CBD in an easy to deliver form.

CBD Balms and Creams

A CBD Balm or Cream is a topical only application that is easily absorbed into the skin while soothing and moisturizing at the same time.  Unlike drops, sprays, capsules or softgels, there are no specific instructions for dosage. It doesn't enter the bloodstream and can be used more freely.  CBD Balms and Creams are often used to moisturize the skin and promote relaxation of the area it is being applied to. 

CBD Softgels and Capsules

One of the easiest ways to ingest CBD is to use softgels or capsules. The CBD oil is delivered in pre-portioned amounts so you know exactly how much you are ingesting.  They can be easily added to your daily medication or vitamin regimen. If you take softgels or capsules but find the dosage isn't enough to provide the relief you need, you can supplement with small amounts of tinctures or sprays to add to the dose.


There are gummies, chocolates, honey, honey sticks and cake pops that can be a popular way to get your daily dose of CBD. They are in a variety of flavors and strengths. Many people will use the edibles throughout the day as a supplement to the tinctures, softgels and capsules. 

Transdermal Patches

Transdermal patches are a newer, more complex delivery and are ideal for those looking to dose for a longer period of time - up to 96 hours. Like topical balms and creams, they can be applied to specific areas of the body, but unlike balms and creams, patches are typically more concentrated and the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. 

Vaping CBD Oil

Vaping or Inhaling the heated vapors of CBD oil is another method of using CBD. It does have disadvantages as it is a form of smoking and each puff is accompanied with a cloud of smoke so being discrete is a bit difficult.

Everyone is Different 

Everyone is different and when starting with CBD, we recommend starting with the smallest dosage to see how you do.  From there you can work your way to stronger doses and different delivery methods until you find what works best for you.   But most importantly, make sure the CBD you choose is sourced from the best non-GMO Hemp, is grown organically and is distilled in a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly co2 extraction process.  Look for the COA (Certificate of Analysis).  When buying CBD, cheaper is not better.  

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