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Why You Need To Build CBD Up In Your System
So everyone is talking about how great CBD is working for them, and so you decide to try some yourself?
Nothing happens. You are expecting something to happen (anything!), but you don’t look or feel any different!
So you wonder, does CBD work at all? A few days later, you’re convinced CBD is a well-orchestrated scam designed to leave your wallet dry.
And so, you, like most other impatient people, give up and abandon CBD.
But maybe, if you have read this article, you might have realized that CBD works differently for everyone. Others might use it now and experience effects instantly, but others have to use it for a few days, weeks, or even months to get the desired results.
So, what exactly affects how fast we experience results after using CBD? Does CBD need to build up in your system?
Well, why don’t you read this article just further to get answers to all these questions?
Building Up To Your Proper Dosage
One of the main reasons why CBD doesn’t seem to work for most people is the lack of proper dosage guidelines.
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all CBD dosage recommendation; you have to build up to your proper dosage.
This is because CBD affects people differently, and what works for you may not work for me.
So how do you figure out the best CBD dosage for you?
The quickest way to get an ideal dosage idea is to talk with an expert. Now, this may not give you the exact answer you’re looking for, but it will provide you with an idea on where to start from.
When we talk about improper CBD dosage, we mean either overdosing or under-dosing- both instances will give you a bad experience.
When you take less than the required amount, you most likely won’t experience any effects.
On the other hand, although CBD is shown to be well-tolerated in humans, a too heavy CBD dosage may cause you to build a tolerance. This means that when you take a lower dosage in the future, it will not work for you.
It’s recommended that you start with the lowest possible dosage, then build your way up.
This could mean starting maybe with 15 to 30 mg a day (or as per the manufacturer’s recommendations). After a week, increase your intake with about 5mg of CBD. Continue this until when you achieve the desired results.
It’s also advisable that you keep track of the amount of CBD you consume each day, and how it makes you feel.
You Need To Build It Up In Your System
Figuring the right dosage is not enough; you need to use CBD consistently. Treat it as you would any other wellness supplement. You don’t use it once, right?
When consumed, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system- a system of receptors responsible for maintaining the body’s internal environment at optimal levels (homeostasis).
When your endocannabinoid system is working normally, it should not take you too long before experiencing effects from CBD.
Otherwise, it will take time before you can get all the benefits of a highly functioning ECS.
This is why some people may experience effects immediately after using CBD for the first time, while others may need to use it several times before experiencing any result.
Over time, CBD builds up in the body and can help stimulate an increase in cannabinoid receptors.
This can help make your ECS more sensitive to stimulation by CBD and other cannabinoids.
Experts think that using CBD regularly (better to make it a daily habit) may help maintain a sustained level of the compound in your system. This may, in turn, help maintain a balanced and well-functioning endocannabinoid system.
Other Possible Reasons Why CBD Is Not Working For You
So even after using CBD consistently, you’re yet to achieve the desired results? Don’t give up yet; the following factors could be the reason:
Low-Quality CBD Product
CBD is everywhere. You can quickly get it from your local dispensary or just order one online.
Unfortunately, the hemp sector is highly unregulated, meaning it’s up to you to ensure you’re getting the right product.
In an analysis of 84 ‘CBD’ products, it was discovered that almost 70% of them had different amounts of CBD than the one advertised.
This is not the worst-case scenario, though; some products may have artificial ingredients that may be harmful to you.
So how do you spot the best CBD product?
- Check the certificates of analysis from 3rd party independent labs-Don’t let anyone tell you how potent their product is; let them prove that!
3rd party independent lab results should indicate, among other things, the source of hemp, CBD concentration, as well as other ingredients used.
- Go with a reputable brand– Be wary of brands that are popping up everywhere. It doesn’t mean a new company must be bad, but you will be more confident working with an established brand. Check online reviews, what are other clients saying about the company? What about their products?
If you have to go with a less established company, make sure to check the certificates of analysis.
Maybe it’s time to change the delivery method?
If you have been trying one form of CBD with no luck, you should consider other CBD consumption methods.
Different CBD delivery methods affect bioavailability, which refers to the amount of CBD that’s available for use by the body.
Edibles have the lowest bioavailability since they have to be digested before Cannabidiol can get into the bloodstream.
Tinctures, on the other hand, deliver CBD directly to the bloodstream through a network of capillaries found under your tongue.
Still, the best CBD consumption method will depend on the type of relief you’re looking for.
For instance, if looking for aid with physical discomforts, e.g. back pain, using CBD sublingually may not achieve the desired effects on time. This may make you think that CBD is fake, while in real sense, all you need is to apply it topically (massage CBD topicals directly to the affected area)
Does CBD Work?- It All Goes Down To Research, Proper Dosage And Consistent Use
Many factors will affect how fast CBD works for you (or if it works at all!).
You must get high-quality CBD products as well as choose the best CBD consumption method based on the type of relief you’re looking for.
But most importantly: You must be aware that a standalone CBD dosage will hardly yield the results you’re looking for, you must be patient, do thorough research and give the compound enough time to build up in your system.
You must also build up to your proper dosage because as you’ve seen, too much CBD will cause you to develop a tolerance, meaning a lower dosage in future will not cut it for you. On the other hand, less than enough CBD will not achieve the desired results.
If you have any questions regarding how to use CBD, please let us know.
Use this article for informational purposes only. For medical advice, talk with your doctor.