(Natural News) CBD oil is one of the most popular supplements on the market. Heralded as a cure-all for everything from acne to Parkinson’s disease, there is no shortage of people interested in taking a CBD supplement. Some evidence also indicates taking CBD oil can help with eliminating inflammation and pain, combating oxidative stress, improving sleep, boosting heart health and slashing cancer risks.
But what is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a medicinal compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. You can find CBD supplements in many different forms, but CBD oil is typically one of the most commonly available varieties. CBD oil can have a “piny” or “earthy” taste, which some say might even be reminiscent of cannabis. For some, the taste can be overpowering and hard to consume. But if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil, don’t despair: There are several “tricks of the trade” that have developed over the years.
Masking the taste of CBD oil
Daisy Luther, of The Organic Prepper, reports that one of the key things that makes CBD oil taste “skunky” is THC. While the THC in CBD oil is unlikely to get you high, it will give your CBD oil a pungent flavor. But, Luther notes, if you choose a CBD isolate instead of a whole plant oil, you can eliminate THC entirely, resulting in a much more mild flavor.
However, it is worth noting that many people prefer to use a whole plant CBD oil and that research shows full-spectrum whole plant CBD oils are superior to isolates in terms of health benefits. Fortunately, there are several ways to help mask the flavor of CBD oil if you don’t like it:
1. Stick something under your tongue
Taking CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) is one of the most effective routes of administration. If you put something else under your tongue at the same time, you can mask the flavor. Be sure to choose something that will melt and has a strong flavor, such as a piece of dark chocolate or a powerful mint.
2. CBD-infused baked goods
Luther reports that you can add CBD to just about any baked good — just be sure to mix your CBD oil with whatever fat your recipe calls for. Just take your melted butter or oil, whisk in the CBD oil and continue on with your recipe, business as usual.
3. Brush your teeth
Marijuana Break suggests that brushing your teeth right before taking your CBD oil supplement will help mask the flavor.
4. A drop of honey
Honey has a myriad of health benefits, and its sweet taste can help mask the “earthy” flavor of CBD oil. You can either mix the honey and CBD oil together, or simply apply a little of each under the tongue.
5. Take with coffee
Daisy Luther recommends taking your CBD with your morning coffee. After you’ve made your coffee just the way you like it, siphon off some into a shot glass, add your CBD and bombs away.
6. CBD gummies
As Luther reports, making your own homemade CBD gummies is surprisingly easy. There are many recipes for homemade gummies available online and the process can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be. By making your own gummies, you can keep the cost low and avoid added sugars and other unsavory ingredients.
7. Take with yogurt
Another great option for getting your daily dose of CBD down in the morning is to simply take it with a spoonful of yogurt. The extra probiotics won’t hurt, either.
8. Try CBD capsules
You can buy your own capsules and fill them with your chosen CBD oil. Taking CBD oil by capsule lets you skip the taste without sacrificing health benefits. However, taking CBD oil this way means it will take longer for it to work.
Overall, CBD oil is a great supplement with many health benefits and medicinal uses. You can learn more about CBD at CBDs.news.
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