So, you’ve finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and try CBD oil, like everyone else seems to be doing. Or maybe you’re preparing to try consuming CBD oil by mouth for the first time, after having great success with topical CBD applications. Whatever the reason, you might be wondering what CBD oil tastes like.
Obviously, the answer to this question varies depending on the product you’re using and who you ask. There are a few factors that can be taken into consideration to ensure you are getting the highest quality (and best tasting) CBD oil.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of the two active ingredients found in marijuana (the other one is THC). CBD oil is made by extracting this ingredient from the marijuana plant. CBD can be produced using a number of different extraction processes and is mixed with a carrier oil. A carrier oil might be MCT oil, coconut oil, or olive oil and is simply mixed with the CBD to dilute it and increase the volume.
Types of CBD Products
There are all different types of CBD products such as:
Some people categorize CBD oil and tinctures as being the same thing, but they are actually a bit different. Although they look pretty similar, CBD oil is made through an extraction process that pulls the CBD from the plant. CBD tinctures are made by saturating the plant in alcohol and heating it slowly.
CBD capsules and edibles are a great option for someone who is really reluctant to try the flavor of CBD oil or already knows they don’t like it. But these products aren’t as widely available as CBD oil and might cost a lot more.
Although CBD oil is often considered a go to for most people, given the wide availability and quick absorption, there is a CBD product for just about everyone.
How to Find High Quality CBD
Taking a couple of factors into consideration can help ensure that you are buying the highest quality CBD. First of all, you want to make sure to buy from a brand that uses full spectrum, pure CBD. Also, CO2 extraction typically produces the highest quality and potency CBD oil so brands that use this type of extraction process are ideal.
Ultimately, look for brands who are transparent about their values and practices. There should be nothing to hide in their process.
So, What Does it Taste Like?
This is obviously a subjective question and varies depending who you ask. CBD is often described as having an earthy or grassy flavor. CBD oil does have the potential to taste bitter when dosed in higher concentrations. The taste of your CBD oil also might vary depending on the type of carrier oil it is used with.
The main carrier oils typically used with CBD oil are MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and hemp seed oil. Coconut oil and MCT oil don’t have much of a flavor, so they won’t mask the CBD taste at all. Hemp seed oil and olive oil have a bit of a flavor to them and may mask the CBD taste a little, if you don’t particularly like the flavor of CBD oil alone.
If you really can’t stand the taste of CBD oil or any of the carrier oils, you can always try a flavored option. Some CBD oil brands add peppermint or citrus oils to their products to give it some flavor. This is a great option for someone who is very sensitive to the CBD oil’s natural taste.
Another method you can try is placing a mint in your mouth at the same time as when you take your CBD oil. The mint should help mask some of the CBD flavor.
If none of these methods work for you, you might want to consider purchasing CBD capsules. This way, you won’t taste the CBD at all. The only downside is that CBD capsules take a lot longer to work, since your body has to digest them first.
How to Properly Take CBD Oil
The proper way to dose CBD oil by mouth is to place a few drops under your tongue, hold it there for at least ninety seconds and swallow. It’s that easy! This consumption method is referred to as sublingual and is a quick way for your body to absorb the oil.
Since sublingual CBD dosing is the best way to get the most out of your CBD oil, it is not typically recommended to mix CBD oil into food or drinks like coffee and smoothies. Although, this is an easy way to take CBD without tasting it, your body won’t absorb it in the same way and you might not experience the full benefits of your CBD products.
No matter your reason for trying CBD oil, there is a product out there for you. If you’re sensitive to new flavors, it might be wise to try a flavored CBD product first, before you go spending a lot of money on something that you may not be able to stomach. If you can find a brand that offers sample sizes, that would also be a great option as well.
Look into what type of carrier oil is used with the CBD oil you purchase because this could have an effect on flavor as well. Remember, buying high quality products is always worth it, so don’t skimp when buying CBD oil! Research the brand you are buying from before you commit.
People have found success in using CBD oil to treat all types of ailments, ranging from anxiety to seizures. There is a reason why this stuff is so popular all of a sudden! Whatever your reason is for trying CBD oil, have an open mind and be prepared to potentially try a couple of brands before you find your favorite.
If you can, find a friend who has CBD oil and try some of their before you buy!