Are your CBD products working for you?
Most people have heard of the natural substance, CBD at this point but some countries (Mostly UK & Europe) are still quite some way behind the U.S in terms of education surrounding CBD including how to dose and what type of CBD to take. From world leading scientists and researchers all the way to the patients suffering from chronic diseases & illnesses, almost everyone that has used CBD can vouch for the incredible health benefits this natural substance can potentially offer.
CBD, derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, is a phenomenal natural substance that shows promise with effective results against conditions such as anxiety, depression and even cancer. It has repeatedly come up as a natural remedy to assist with severe bouts of pain, inflammation, insomnia, hormone imbalances and mood swings.
Now in the U.S, there is sufficient scientific evidence showing CBD’s potential in treating various health problems but at the same time, there is a lot of misinformation out there, fuelled by the regular availability of false or fake products using the name of CBD and claiming to offer the same incredible results that the genuine article can actually offer.
Many people have tried taking CBD products only to get unsatisfactory results, or products that don’t stand the test of time and therefore never return to continue their CBD journey. This has helped to create a sense of confusion around the benefits of this natural substance and has now made people start to question ‘does CBD even work or not?’
If you have personally tried CBD oil and you didn’t quite get the results you were looking for, there may be various factors at play. In this blog, we discuss some of top reasons why CBD might not have worked for you as an individual.
- Your CBD product isn’t coming from a reputable source.
Thanks to the rapid rise in popularity of CBD, the product is now starting to explode on the shelves. From online companies such as Hemprove to pharmacies, everyone seems to want to sell CBD.
As a result of this there are now plenty of scammers out there looking to take full advantage of this situation by promoting and selling potentially fake, very low quality and untested CBD products. In some examples, it has been proven that some companies have been caught selling hemp seed oil that contains hemp extract but contains zero CBD content and this can be extremely confusing for consumers if they are new to CBD and are looking into buying CBD products for the very first time.
- You may be taking an incorrect CBD Dosage.
CBD products generally don’t come with dosage recommendations, although some UK based companies have now started to add weight/height dosage recommendations such as Orange County CBD, which is proving to be extremely helpful, especially for first time triers. But for the companies that still don’t do this it is then leaving consumers to figure it out for themselves which can then lead to another level of complexity to simply taking CBD. Because CBD effects each individual person differently, factors such as age, weight, general overall health, gender, etc. can play a vital role in regulating CBD's effects on your body.
As a general rule of thumb, you should begin with 1-6 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. But this can also depend on your pain/anxiety/stress levels from day 1. For example, if the pain or stress is still seeming too much, and your current CBD dose isn’t quite helping as much as you expected then you can increase your dosage little by little until you reach the minimum recommended dose or a satisfactory, management level of pain/stress/anxiety.
Please make sure to always remember what works for one person may or may not work for you. Outside factors such as diet, exercise, and metabolism rate can have effects on your body’s response to CBD products.
- You may need a different CBD delivery system.
Some of the most popular forms of CBD include vape liquids, tinctures, capsules, topical creams, and edible treats. This being said, if you have ever tried a particular delivery system and achieved no effect, it might be possible that a different form of CBD would work perfectly for you.
It needs to be understood that the different delivery methods are primarily referring to how the actual CBD content gets into your bloodstream. For example, if you take a CBD tincture sublingually or under your tongue then you are directly absorbing the product into the bloodstream and bypassing the liver that takes a large amount of the beneficial properties from the oil if swallowed directly.
On the other hand, CBD chocolates or edibles will pass through your digestive system before ending up in your blood, which can take longer to get the desired results and also lead to less effective results but can be much more enjoyable and suitable for people who don’t smoke/vape or don’t want to take any oil orally. So, trying out a different delivery system is always a good idea to helping maximise the benefits from your CBD.
So, if you feel as though your CBD products aren’t fully working, next time you are looking to invest in a new CBD product you haven’t seen or heard of before, make sure to follow this checklist:
- Always go for a reputed company or brand that has a registered online presence. Famous brands such as Orange County or Elixinol have firmly established themselves as quality sources.
- Read customer reviews and feedback.
- Always scan the third-party lab report (QR codes where available) to confirm the amount of cannabidiol in the product is as stated.
You might have to try a couple of brands/products before finding the one that works best for you but don’t give up! Keep trying until you achieve the results that you desire and when you hit your sweet spot, you will know about it and never look back!