CBD: How Should I Take Mine? – Dr. Alex Loyd

CBD: How Should I Take Mine?

CBD: How Should I Take Mine?

4 minute read

I discuss the top proven methods of CBD application, allowing you to benefit the most from your CBD.


The debate wages on.


How should I take CBD?


The answer is simple- there is no one-size-fits-all approach!


Your method of taking CBD depends entirely on what you intend to use CBD for.


Research[1] shows that CBD offers a wide range of health benefits, from improved sleep and anxiety to reduced inflammation and pain management.


However, the way that you take CBD will impact the effect that it has on your body-  each comes with a set of pros and cons.


Before you go ahead and buy CBD, make sure you’ve done the research!


Below, I summarize the best methods of CBD consumption so that you can get the most out of your CBD journey.




A popular method for taking CBD is by using a topical cream. This can also come in the form of balms or ointments and can be applied directly to the skin.


The main benefits of topical application include pain management and reduced inflammation, which also helps to improve symptoms of muscle and joint soreness.


The therapeutic effects of topical CBD also mean it can be used to improve chronic pain, such as arthritis.


Topical application allows CBD to bypass your metabolism, allowing for better blood absorption.[2]




Inhaling your product, or using a vape, is an extremely effective and quick way for CBD to enter your system.


Inhaling CBD, particularly by vaping, substantially increases the bioavailability of CBD- by as much as 70%.[3]


What is bioavailability?


Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD available to the body for use and remains unaffected by your metabolism.





Oral CBD is one of the most popular ways to take CBD.


However, ingestion has the lowest bioavailability and most of the CBD product can end up going to waste.


This is because our bodies are mostly made up of water and therefore fat-soluble products cannot be absorbed easily into the bloodstream.


However, there are ways of increasing bioavailability, which can increase the effects of CBD.


1.    Look for water-soluble CBD, which is far more absorbable.


2.    Check that your CBD Is made using nanotechnology[4], which breaks the cannabinoids down at a molecular level, increasing bioavailability and effectiveness.





Sublingual application of CBD involves applying CBD products under the tongue using a tincture (a dropper or spray), which allows CBD to be absorbed by the body more quickly.


The section under the tongue is rich with capillaries; this means CBD can enter your system more quickly and can be absorbed more effectively.   




My Dr. Alex Loyd CBD collection contains my Dr. Alex Loyd Quantum CBD (for oral and sublingual use) and my Dr. Alex Loyd Quantum CBD Balm, for topical application.


My water-soluble products use nanotechnology, meaning not only are they high-potency but they also offer far more bioavailability and absorption than other CBD products on the market.




Have a blessed, wonderful day!


Alex Loyd


[1] Larsen C, Shahinas J. Dosage, Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol Administration in Adults: A Systematic Review of Human Trials. J Clin Med Res. 2020;12(3):129-141. doi:10.14740/jocmr4090


[2] Hammell DC, Zhang LP, Ma F, et al. Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. Eur J Pain. 2016;20(6):936-948. doi:10.1002/ejp.818


[3] Lanz C, Mattsson J, Soydaner U, Brenneisen R. Medicinal Cannabis: In Vitro Validation of Vaporizers for the Smoke-Free Inhalation of Cannabis. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0147286. Published 2016 Jan 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147286


[4] Cited 10.04.2021,  CBD American Shaman,  https://cbdlascolinas.com/proprietary-nanotechnology/


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