4 Ways to Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Life
1. CBD DAILY: MORNING
One of the best ways to cement a new supplement into your daily routine is to make it part of your morning ritual.
Many of us run on autopilot in the morning hours, especially on weekdays. If you manage to add a serving of CBD as a waypoint in your morning journey, you’re set.
You can accomplish this easily by adding traditional or softgel CBD capsules to the vitamins and other supplements you take every morning. Using a daily pill organizer can also make a world of difference towards taking CBD regularly.
As mentioned above, many people use CBD tinctures in beverages, and some add their preferred daily CBD serving to coffee or tea each morning. You can also use CBD oil in your favorite breakfast bar recipe.
Since some users report that CBD can cause a mild sedative effect, you may opt for a smaller serving during the morning hours.
But consistency is vital, according to users. Many report maximum results from using CBD daily compared to sporadically or strictly on an as-needed basis.
2. CBD DAILY: PRE OR POST WORKOUT
We’ve discussed CBD as a pre-workout supplement and post-workout recovery tool in previous articles, but we’ll provide the basics here.
Generally speaking, people who integrate CBD into their workout routines use it as a recovery tool. Some early research indicates that CBD may inhibit the release of stress hormones that can hinder muscle gains. However, these preliminary studies are not conclusive.
It can take up to two hours for CBD to reach the bloodstream when digested, so some fitness enthusiasts ingest CBD immediately before daily exercise. Doing so allows them to begin enjoying the effects of CBD shortly after their workouts.
Some also use CBD topicals as a way to alleviate joint or muscle pain during or immediately after exercise.
3. CBD DAILY: BEFORE BED
Sleep experts recommend a “wind-down” period beginning 30-60 minutes before bed. They advise lowering your home’s temperature, turning down the lights, shutting off screens, completing hygiene practices, and deep breathing or meditation exercises during this time.
Many people also incorporate CBD for sleep into their evening routines, especially those who take great care to get a good night’s rest.
Experts also agree that active people need more sleep per night compared to people who lead sedentary lives. cbdMD’s CBD PM, an award-winning CBD tincture with added melatonin, has become a particularly popular choice among the amateur and pro athletes who take CBD daily.
4. CBD DAILY: COMBINATIONS OF TIMES AND PRODUCTS
The best time to take CBD as part of a daily routine is a matter of personal preference, and some people use CBD more than once per day.
Some CBD users prefer to take a single, larger serving during a specific time of the day. Others may take the same total amount over several servings during their day and mix products for particular needs.
For instance, one person may wish to take a total of 60-70 mg of CBD per day while still supplementing their diet with melatonin. That person may eat two CBD gummies during the day, and take one serving of CBD PM at night.
Another example is that an individual may take a similar amount of CBD daily but only do so by taking two CBD softgel capsules at some point during the day.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TAKING CBD DAILY
There are endless success stories about using CBD for a wide range of purposes. But there are a few key things you should think about before you begin a daily CBD routine.
First, you should always speak with a licensed physician before starting any supplement. It’s doubly important if you take prescription drugs or have underlying health issues. A doctor can also offer guidance on serving sizes and the best time to take CBD in your unique circumstances.
There are also wide variations in the quality and safety of CBD products, and new CBD users should conduct thorough research before choosing a supplement.
By law, supplement makers are obliged to follow the good manufacturing practices (GMP) outlined in federal regulations. And while many CBD industry leaders follow or exceed federal GMP standards, there are still thousands of brands on the market. And honestly, do you think Chad’s CBD Oils follows such strict regulations when creating his products?
To gauge the quality of a CBD company's products, always look for third-party lab tests of their products. These are often referred to as Certificates of Analysis and should list all cannabinoid content and contaminants. If you cannot find such documents, those products cannot be trusted.
Independent registration for GMPs is another way to discern whether or not a company’s products are manufactured correctly.