5 Ways to Take CBD at the Office

by Edie Horstman

For people who suffer from chronic pain, high anxiety or concentration issues at work, CBD provides convenient and quick relief. Incorporating CBD into your professional life is easier (and can be stealthier) than you might think. There are three main ways to take CBD: orally, via topical application or as an inhalant. In other words, while you can ingest it as an oil, CBD is also available in capsules, tinctures, creams and more.

How to Take CBD Oil

If you’re relatively new to CBD oil, ingesting it orally is the place to start. You can do it in a variety of ways, and all of them are beginner-friendly. The most straightforward method is via capsules and pills. They’re less intimidating than smoking, and it’s easy to monitor your dosage, since capsules come in pre-measured sizes. Also, you won’t taste the oil when CBD is in capsule-form—a good option for those worried about the taste. Another oral option is to whip CBD oil into butter, beverages and more. That said, keep in mind that it can take up to 2 hours for the CBD to enter your bloodstream and have an impact.

Another easy way to take the oil is by topical application—especially suitable for treating aches, pains and sore muscles. Lotions, creams and shampoos made with CBD oil are available on the market. Your body will absorb the oil well, given that there are many receptors on your skin, but be sure to give your skin time to absorb the lotion before washing. Last but not least, you can reap the benefits of CBD oil by inhaling it via a vaporizer. Simply pop the CBD cartridge into your vaporizer, turn it on and you’ll be good to go. That said, when it comes to taking CBD at the office, there are easier ways than going outside to take a hit from your vape pen.

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1. Softgels

One of the most discreet ways to take CBD at work is via capsules, softgels or pills. Just as you would take a multivitamin with your breakfast, CBD capsules are a quick and easy way to reduce anxiety, ward off heart disease and more. Our CBD softgels are a great option. With pharmaceutical grade, phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp oil, our softgels work hard to provide essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties. Both the 10mg and 25mg softgels are convenient, easy-to-take supplements. Plus, softgels are absorbed by your body more quickly than capsules.

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2. Smoothies

If you’re a breakfast-on-the-go type of person, there’s no better way to get your CBD than by adding CBD oil to your favorite morning smoothie. Simply add a few drops (or up to 1 teaspoon) of CBD to your smoothie for a nearly tasteless, therapeutic boost. Smoothies can be a nutrient-dense, delicious option to accompany your morning email scroll. For inspiration, By CHLOE has a filling, orange dreamsicle smoothie worth trying.

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3. Hot Beverages

Whether you’re a coffee, tea or matcha drinker, adding CBD to your morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up is an easy way to bring zen to your workplace. Enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea—infused with CBD oil —is a subtle, low-key way to initiate pain relief and relaxation. When added to liquid, CBD will be digested slowly, bringing long-lasting effects. Matcha CBD lattes are increasingly popular, and you can make them at the office with a few simple ingredients. If you’re not keen on bringing a CBD tincture to work, brew water-soluble CBD tea instead.

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4. Edibles

Between CBD gummies, chocolates, cake pops and more, CBD edibles are becoming widely available. Pack a few CBD edibles to munch on at the office, and you’ll feel calm and collected for those morning meetings. You can easily make big batches of CBD-infused goodies as part of your meal prep strategy. If you love energy bites, for instance, try these CBD-infused raspberry energy bites. Regardless of your preferences, incorporating CBD into your work routine is an easy, delicious way to enjoy cannabidiol at the office. Say hello to snacking your stress away.

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5. Lotion

Last but not least, keep CBD-infused body lotion at your desk—especially if you’re prone to back issues, neck stiffness and wrist discomfort. CBD creams, lotions and salves can be used to treat a specific area of your body that’s experiencing pain. In essence, the topical application of CBD allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed directly into the affected area for faster, more focused relief.

Edie Horstman is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, wellness blogger and freelance writer. She works with health-focused brands, co-creating content in the digital marketing space. She lives in Denver, Colorado.