CBD-What is right for me?
Getting Started With CBD: First 30 Days
The many therapeutic benefits CBD oil has to offer are becoming more recognized, making
people interested in getting started with CBD. The first 30 days of taking CBD can be a
trial and error time in finding what works best for the individual. When getting started with
CBD, people often ask;
What format of CBD should I take?
How much CBD should I take?
Is there an optimal time of day to take CBD?
How often should CBD be taken?
How fast does CBD work?
Taking CBD consistently may increase the effects of the cannabinoid and the effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system. CBD oil should become a part of your daily routine.
WHAT FORMAT OF CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
CBD oil is versatile and is available in many different formats. CBD oil can be taken
sublingually, by ingesting capsules, or topically with balms. The most common method is to
take CBD oil sublingually. By placing a few drops of CBD oil beneath your tongue for a few
seconds, it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream via the capillaries.
While sublingual CBD is known for its versatility and fast absorption, gel caps are known for
easy ingestion and a more moderated delivery over time. Topical balms are rubbed into the
skin to treat soreness or skin problems. 491 offers an all-natural plant-based
balm crafted using 25 herbal extracts. The balm is an excellent non-greasy moisturizer that is soothing to the skin.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
There is no set answer to this question. How much CBD you should take depends on
different factors. CBD oil for general health may be a lesser dose than if you are trying to
deal with an issue. There is no right dose for everybody; it's best to listen to your body and
find the correct dose for you.
Start with a low dose and increase the dose as needed to find what works best for you. It is
easy to adjust the dosage while using sublingual CBD oils by taking more or less drops to find the minimum effective dose for your needs. CBD is safe to use without fear of
overdosing. There have been some that have complained of minor side effects after getting
started with CBD. These tend to disappear after using it consistently over time. It is
recommended to make CBD a part of your daily routine to achieve better results.
IS THERE AN OPTIMAL TIME OF DAY TO TAKE CBD?
There isn’t a “best” time of day to take CBD. It depends on what works best for you. Some
prefer to take CBD in the morning because they feel more energized and alert after a dose
Some people prefer to take CBD in the evening because it makes them feel more relaxed
and sleepy. CBD can help you to wind down from a busy day. Many prefer to break their dosage up and take a dropper in the morning and another at night.
Basically, you have to figure out what works best for you. Find the schedule that is easiest
to remember and provides the benefits you want. Then it is easy to make taking CBD a part of your daily routine.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD CBD BE TAKEN?
Most prefer to take CBD daily to perpetuate regular CBD levels in their body. CBD can build
up in the body over time. The belief in taking CBD daily is that it will lead to an increase in
cannabinoid receptors, making the entire endocannabinoid system more receptive and
efficient. It can vary significantly as to how long CBD will stay in the body. It could depend
on the specific dose taken, total body weight, amount of body fat and dose frequency.
Some others will take CBD only as needed to be effective to treat a particular condition.
How often you take CBD can depend on your body and the reason you're taking it. Be
patient and consistent. Consistent use of CBD oil allows the time needed to feel the results
and to find the right dosage. Missing a dose will lessen the amount of CBD in your system,
thus decreasing its efficacy.
HOW FAST DOES CBD WORK?
The answer to this question depends on the mode of consumption, dosage, and the desired effect. CBD effects and dosing amounts will vary from person to person. Sublingual CBD is one of the fastest acting formats, taking effect in about 20-40 minutes. Topical CBD balms are the slowest working. It could be an hour before you feel the outcome, but results can last for more than 5 hours. People react differently, have patience and listen to your body to find the dose that works best for you.
THE BOTTOM LINE
The answer to most questions on CBD is “whatever works best for you.” We’ve talked about some guidelines to go by, but the main thing is to be consistent, find the right dose and allow it time to work. Having CBD oil as part of your daily routine helps maintain a sustained level of CBD in your system and promotes an effective endocannabinoid system.
Because CBD oil doesn’t attach to the brain receptors that regulate respiration, there’s
virtually no risk of overdose by CBD. The same receptors that regulate respiration have
neighboring receptors that activate the brain's pleasure centers creating a euphoric
response that can lead to addiction. Over time the body will require more of a substance
that triggers these receptors in order to create the same benefits. Because CBD doesn’t
bind to these receptors, there’s no risk of addiction. For this same reason, there are also no withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking CBD (you can stop taking CBD anytime with no
side-effects). CBD works naturally with the neurotransmitters in the brain helping to balance them. If a level is too high CBD may help lower it if there’s not enough CBD may help raise it.