CBD oil has taken over America thanks to its healing properties that cover everything from anxiety to chronic pain.
There’s no wonder so many people take it in thanks to its many benefits – it offers something that medicine simply cannot offer at the moment, all while legalized across every state in the USA.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound derived from the hemp plant. It is the cousin of THC, found in both hemp and cannabis. CBD offers all of the great benefits that people claim cannabis can, while being fully legal and clean of being psychoactive.
It doesn’t get the user high but instead relaxes the body to allow it to feel soothed and ready to heal. Healthcare Weekly points out that any CBD oil product with over 0.3% THC is actually illegal, so users know they’re good to go when choosing a well researched and reputable brand.
However, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding CBD as there are few long term studies. Many hear about the compound from family and friends and dive straight into a product they don’t quite understand.
So to help guide you through your first experience with CBD oil, we’ve created a list of the mistakes people make when using it in the hope that you will have a positive first time.
There are so many CBD products quickly making their way out onto the market all at once that the FDA will admit that it is hard to keep up and regulate each and every one.
There are simply so many things you need to know about CBD.
Rules such as the THC limit are in place, however, it is very difficult as a consumer to find out which CBD oil has the ingredients it claims it does on the label.
For this reason, some people do experience bad effects, and some, absolutely no effects at all.
That’s why you need to do thorough research before buying any CBD oil product.
It’s not just about added ingredients, either. As hemp is a bioaccumularor, it absorbs toxins from the soil, water, and the atmosphere which can be extremely harmful to your health.
To buy the best product, you need to track it back all the way to how the plant is grown. Your best bet is to choose an organic product.
You’ll then need to check that the CBD extraction process is safe.
Manufacturers that use the carbon dioxide extraction method are the best to choose as this provides the most potent and effective product over other methods such as heat extraction.
We also recommended checking third-party test documents to check you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for.
Many people will take the recommended dose of CBD once, and when they don’t feel anything, up the dosage again and again.
One thing to remember when it comes to CBD as its effects will become more noticeable as time goes on, and you shouldn’t expect the chronic pain you’ve had for ten years to simply disappear after two drops of CBD oil.
You should be consistent with the recommended dosage stated on the bottle to see the full effects.
And, if your product comes in a dropper bottle, make sure you check how many milligrams each drop is.
Different bodies will react differently to CBD and that is normal, so feel free to lower the dosage if you feel the effects are too strong. However, never exceed the recommended amount. It’s important to find the right CBD dose for you.
Having unrealistic expectations
Sometimes CBD oil brands, people we know and generic articles on the internet will claim that CBD is the cure for absolutely everything.
We know that this simply isn’t the case. CDB works to promote and strengthen the body’s overall wellbeing and creates a well-rounded effect on the body but is not designed to target and completely cure medical conditions.
It’s important that users do not come off prescribed medication and replace it with CBD, as it simply will not work in the same way.
It is advised to speak with your doctor before taking or using CBD oil as it may affect other medicines you are taking or your general wellbeing.
The effects of the oil may be very subtle at first and it may be hard to see the difference, but looking back after consistent use will show exactly what the oil has done for you.
The idea is to continue to take the recommended dose and be patient over what the oil targets.
For example, CBD may not completely rid you of anxiety, but it may soften the symptoms so you can sleep better at night and feel well rested and less stressed in the morning.
Sometimes this fantastic agent works in ways you don’t expect.
There are so many different CBD products on the market ranging all the way from creams and vapes to gummy bears and brownies.
When picking the right product for you, you need to think about what will fit into your day-to-day life best.
For example, if you work in a busy office five days a week, then a vape may not be the best choice.
You also need to consider whether you are (or are wanting to) purchase a CBD isolate or a full spectrum product.
There’s nothing to say which is better than the other, apart from how it works on your individual body.
Products labeled as CBD isolate contain solely pure CBD, whereas full spectrum products contain other parts of the hemp or cannabis plant, which includes terpenes, flavonoids, sugars, and secondary cannabinoids.
Full spectrum CBD has a much higher absorption rate than the isolate, however, if you’re finding it to be too strong for you, consider making the switch.
CBD can be great to promote all-around health when it is used properly.
Simply check and double check the product you’re buying and take the recommended dose carefully and consistently.
Don’t expect life-changing results and don’t stop taking your normal medication.
You’ll soon see the subtle yet brilliant effects of CBD taking hold if you are patient and look after yourself.
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