Deciding to try CBD can be overwhelming. The best way to start? Keep it simple!
Here’s the simple basics of GETTING STARTED WITH CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring, non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis plants. All of our CBD is obtained from hemp plants grown and cultivated right here in the USA. CBD won’t make you feel ‘high’ or intoxicated but it does have enormous healing potential for a variety of uses.
Common Ways to Use CBD – Applying Topically and Ingesting Orally
The two most common ways to use CBD are orally by mouth and topically by applying directly to your body. Both of these methods have various different options like oil tinctures, CBD-infused foods and drink mixes, creams and salves, etc.
Using CBD Topically (Creams, Salves and Lotions)
If your main interest is to try CBD for muscle aches and pains or for skin health and wellness, a topical CBD product for applying on your body is a great option for you. An important benefit of CBD topical products is that they work quickly and can target specific body areas. Simply rub the desired amount onto your affected areas and feel the relief almost instantly. Great for soothing sore muscles and athletes love using them to treat muscle aches and soreness and for post workout recovery. We offer a concentrated CBD Salve and a cool menthol CBD Sports Cream.
Taking CBD Orally (Oil tinctures, CBD-infused Foods and Edibles)
Taking CBD orally is a great place to get started. Consumers take CBD orally for a wide variety of benefits including to reduce anxiety, for stress relief and mood enhancement, relief from pain, increased focus, as a sleep aid, and for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Taking CBD oil, called a tincture (concentrated liquid), is one of the most popular methods. It’s easy to use for beginners and is also widely used by experienced CBD users. Use the dropper to extract and dispense the desired amount of CBD and hold it under the tongue for up to 60 seconds before swallowing. This method is exceptionally fast-acting and effective. However, the taste of CBD oil can be strong and bitter, especially unflavored oil, so many come flavored with essential oils. We offer Fresh Mint, Lemon Zest, and Citrus Orange CBD Oil Tinctures.
CBD edibles and foods are increasing in popularity. They’re tasty, easy to consume, and they contain pre-measured doses of CBD. A considerable benefit is that you don’t have to worry about figuring out the right dose and they’re much more pleasant to consume than oil tinctures. We offer great tasting CBD-infused Almond Butter, Hot Cocoa Mixes, and chewable Gummies. However, the CBD will take longer to absorb since it must pass through the digestive system but it will be released over a more extended period providing longer lasting benefits.
How Much CBD Do I Use?
Finding the right dosage for you is important. If you take too little, you won’t experience the benefits and if you take too much you may experience mild side effects. Remember, you can’t overdose on CBD, but taking more of it then you need won’t provide greater benefits. The right amount for you depends on your weight, severity of your condition, your intention, and the potency of the CBD. As a general guide, consumers use between 5 mg and 50 mg for anxiety relief and mood elevation. Consumers often use a higher dosage of between 25 mg and 100 mg or more for sleep-related issues and for relief from pain and inflammation. It’s best to start with a low amount and increase your dosage gradually until you find that ‘sweet spot’ that’s best for you. You may find a few small doses during the day more beneficial than one large dose. Patience is essential. While many experience results immediately, it’s also common for it to take several days and for some even a week or more.
Is CBD Safe with Other Medications?
CBD is widely recognized as safe; however, if you are taking prescription medications, please consult with a qualified medical professional as more research is still needed in this area.
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